5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Located 200' Back From Short Sands Beach, Biddeford, Me
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Location but needing some TLC and updating
The location of this property was close to perfect as it's located close to the beach and only a short drive to Kennebunkport and Portland. Other positives include the house's size and layout.
Unfortunately there were some negatives which needed to be addressed. The overall cleanliness of the house was poor. The dishes in the dishwasher were dirty. The floors in a couple of the bedroom were filthy, especially under the beds (old tissues and dust bunnies). The upstairs bathroom shower was dirty, had old soap in the soap dish and the grout was in need of a good scrubbing. The overhead kitchen light wasn't working. The refrigerator, dishwasher and some of the furniture needs to be replaced. There isn't a dresser in one of the upstairs bedrooms. The upstairs family room was cozy featured a large sectional sofa, rocking chairs which allowed us to take advantage of the great water views . The downstairs living room was in need of a sofa and chairs, television. It seemed like a wasted space which had a great view of the ocean with no real place to enjoy it. The kitchen was functional but very dated. As I mentioned earlier, the refrigerator (broken shelf and drawer fronts) and dishwasher (age) are needing replacement. The drawers and kitchen shelves are in need of some organization and shelf paper. Our biggest frustration was the handling of the trash by the previous renters. The supplied required bags were not used by the previous tenant which led to the trash not being picked up. What a horrible smell!!!! We had to clean up garbage on the property from the ripped open bags, remove all of the maggot infested trash (THIS IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION!!) in ripped bags from the cans and place the garbage in the orange bags.
Overall, despite the things mentioned above, we really enjoyed our stay at the Sky Harbor house. Brian, the owner, was quick to respond to our needs/issues and it was a pleasure to work with him. Making some changes (maybe a security deposit ) would prevent some of our issues. Thank you again Brian for the opportunity to stay in your property.
Great home great family time
The family loved this rental!!! All want to return next year.Short distance to beach. Ample room for 8 of us.
Beautiful beach vacation spot
Our family had the best time at this property. A private, secluded beach is steps away, and when it is low tide you can walk out to the island (which our kids loved). The living room upstairs has a beautiful view and was a perfect gathering area. The house was full of any amenity you could think of, kitchen stocked with anything you might need to use while cooking, and the linen service was an added bonus. The owner was super friendly and responded very quickly when I reached out. Would definitely recommend this property!
My family and I loved staying at Brian’s home. It was such a treat to walk down to the water everyday and relax. We cooked in a few nights and the kitchen has pretty much everything you need. We also went out to dinner in Portland and Kennebunkport, which is about 25 minutes away. I wish the house had more of a sitting area in the living room, but there was plenty of room for everyone to sit upstairs (the couch is located upstairs). We packed a few movies for the dvd player, which I’d recommend!
Overall, we had a lovely time and look forward to returning! If you are looking for a nice and quiet retreat - this is your place!
Wonderful family vacation. Hope to come back next year!! Screen doors would have been good because of the heat this year, we really enjoy your home, location and beach.