Relaxing 2 Bed, 2 Bath water view, close to all amenities and beaches
Like so many others, my family purchased this house to be closer to extended family. Over time, the two family configuration proved ideal, as I could care for my Mom, while we both maintained our respective privacy and independence. Seniors often have limited choices and many concerns in unknown residential units. While not ADA compliant, it is designed to be safe. Under our ownership, this has has never been, nor ever will be an "income unit". It is a home and needs to be treated as such.
Anne purchased this House in 2001
Why Anne chose Biddeford Pool
Being in the heart of the village is the best of both worlds. High energy during the day, close to everything, but then quiet and tranquil the minute the store closes at 7 30.
What makes this House unique
Most people who discover Biddeford Pool think it's their own idyllic discovery. The more time you spend here, the more things you actually find to do. It reveals itself to the attuned. There is good reason people come back to the area year after year. Find out for yourself!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Not inside, not outside. No where on the property.
pets considered on an individual basis low season
Fine for children about 8 or older.
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Please be courteous at all times. Use an inside voice when inside and outside. Sound really carries around water. Please do not water the plants.
When returning from beach, please hose off legs and feet at one the outdoor spigots before entering the house.
I prefer people leave outdoor shoes in the foyer, then consider socks or indoor footwear. I do understand and waive if this if medically difficult.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This place is a gem - a beautiful home in the center of Biddeford Pool. The homeowner is such a gracious host. We absolutely loved our time there.
A charming village
Dear Anne, it is with great pleasure that we discovered your charming village. You made us feel welcome to Biddeford Pool that you love. We had a very comfortable stay in your warm and lovely home. We look forward to telling all our friends about your location. I discovered hidden behind tne fields, a wonderful beach to be remembered. I loved the quietness and the beauty of the sea one can share on your sandy beach. Thank you for your gentle presence around us during our stay.
Thank you so much!
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay, and I welcome you back with open arms!
Comfortable and clean home
Property was listed accurately and Anne provided us everything we would ever need in her home EXCEPT HEAT. We froze during the cold days because we were only allowed heat in the evenings because of the timer she imposed. Also, we spent wasteless time trying to figure out how the microwave worked when it, in fact, was broken. Anne had ordered a new one which had arrived but she never informed us that the microwave would be replaced because it was broken. Poor communication. I would recommend that the plants in the sunroom be cut back or removed because they were a bit overwhelming. Many items in the home gave you the feeling that an old person had lived there. No need to have so much clutter when vacationers want simplicity. Parking was very tight in the driveway and a van or SUV would have problems. We were fortunate our car was small.
This was a bad visit all around.
My previous guests, back to back bookings, were joyful, lovely guests, (please read their review) and they had no interest in the microwave... hence, when I determined that, despite it having power and lights, it was not functioning properly, the best I could do was order an overnight delivery replacement. Sadly, it took 3 days.
Micro arrived, in the rain, at 2:50. The new guests arrived at 3:10, leaving me no time, as I had been scrambling with my P/H guy to turn my oil burner BACK ON, in a courteous and gracious attempt to take the chill out of the air, as it was 50 and raining. That visit cost me $175.
It was also MAY 28th. Their visit was May 28-31, not March.
No one has their central heat on in Maine in late May. No one.
Heating season in Maine is October 15 to April 15.
When I arranged with "guest" to swap out the microwave the next "morning" ( which was noon) I found the apartment cranked up to 84 degrees.
I considered that an absolute exploitation of decency and trust... had I not been a resident owner, there would have been no heat at all.
I know of no summer rentals with anything other than, maybe, space heaters.
When they finally left, leaving me to strip the beds, which is not compliant with house rules, I saw that they never even bothered to open the drawer or closets to utilized the provided blankets... Even worse, they shoved away the warm bedding and quilts, sleeping in only top sheets.
Mr "Guest" was then complaining that the unit was only "66 degrees" which simply was not true, when it was 84 a mere 3 hours earlier. My second floor unit, with no heat zones drawing, was 72.
I have lived in this house 15 years. I know the temperature spread very well. I turned the heat back on at 5 pm for their second and 3rd night rather than listen to them whine.
(BTW- 66 degrees is a pretty common summer temp out here on our peninsula. A jacket or sweater is often needed.) Coastal Maine is not the tropics. 50's and 60's are very common temps even in the summer. This does not necessitate heat.
Guests who choose transitional season dates for lesser$, risk cooler temps. Not on the owner.
Strange that these frail seniors citizens, with a full size Buick, should complain about decor (as stated, exactly as represented in photos ) or standard size parking, which has previously accommodated full sized SUV's with ease.
This couple should stay in hotels where all of their expectations can be met by staff.
"Back in Time"
As we drove across the mile long road bordered on one side by the "pool" and the open ocean on the other, we could sense that something magical was waiting for us around the bend. Experiencing life (albeit 4 days) in the tiny village of Biddeford Pool is like going back in time. There's the quintessential Maine seacoast architecture, quiet shady streets perfect for strolling,
the old general store with all the necessities including lobster and wine, and friendly folks of all ages out for a walk, bike ride, or nap on the beach. The excitement of "the return" to summer homes or "the arrival" for the first time was palpable!
Anne is a wonderful host! Very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, considerate, and dedicated to her property. It's true! The rental space is not just a rental, but truly a home. Extremely clean, organized, well equipped, lots of windows, comfortable, cozy living room, sun room with lots of plants, 2 bathrooms (a treat!), deck overlooking the water, and grassy yard with flowers and shade trees and space to store our bikes and kayaks if need be.
We will definitely return to this magical place, and stay in "our" home in the village! Thank you, Anne!
Better than Home
This is a beautiful, meticulously maintained residence in a charming community. All amenities were provided, insuring a comfortable stay. Plus, you can't beat the views from the house. I will definitely return if our travel plans bring us to southern Maine again.
Fantastic and Clean
Anne was a gracious host. The home was larger than I anticipated. We loved having our lobster dinner (purchased from across the street) on the deck viewing Biddeford Pool . The home was very clean. The kitchen had every utensil and dish you could need. Having a private backyard was an added bonus. Thanks Anne