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Smith Cottage Higgins Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 440 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

The Smith Cottage Higgins Beach is a small house located at 38 Ocean Avenue, Higgins

Beach, Scarborough, Maine. The house is a short walk to the beach.

There are two bedrooms (each with a queen bed); 1

full bath; kitchen/living room has sunny open floor plan -

Kitchen stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer and gas grill. All dishes, cookware, etc.

supplied. Living room with smart/cable TV, internet access. No housekeeping. Well-kept grounds, private back yard.

Dennis Smith
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ça fait maintenant 11ans que nous louons cette maison à chaque année (au printemps, en été ou en automne). L'endroit est parfait pour notre famille: de l'espace, une cour intime et fleurie, situé à un coin de rue de la plage, dans un quartier très calme. La maison est accueillante, propre, bien équipée et les propriétaires sont des gens charmants et vraiment sympathiques. C'est toujours un plaisir d'y revenir!
May 2017
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Scarborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Higgins Beach just happens to be one of the best beaches in Maine. It is a 3/4 mile white sand beach (the kind of fine sand that "squeaks" when you walk on it) located between rockbound cliffs to the south and the Spurwink River to the north. A gentle beach slope makes it safe for the kids while the offshore surf break makes it a favorite of surfers. Offshore is Richmond Island, a great destination for kayakers. A real "beach community" the Higgins Beach neighborhood is walkable - you don't have to get in your car to buy local seafood at the fishmarket, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat at the Higgins Beach Market. Although, you may opt to dine at one of the award winning restaurants at the two local hotels. The Higgins Beach Clubhouse offers Wednesday morning breakfasts, scheduled musical entertainment, festive Fourth of July activities, etc.


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Smith Cottage Higgins Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Charming cottage close to everything you could want!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! The house is clean, lovely landscaping located in a quiet neighborhood, and complete with all the comforts of home! Plenty of space for a cottage, 20 minutes to Portland and less than a 5 minute walk to the beach! Perfect stop for a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kristen. We were happy to see you again this year. Glad you had great weather and so much fun during your stay. Bev and Dennis Smith
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Chicago, USA

Lovely cottage in quiet area close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Had a quick one-night stay at Bev & Dennis' place, and I wish I could have stayed longer! The cottage was clean, spacious, and exactly as described. Bev and Dennis were friendly, communicative, and provided everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, private cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage for our family of three. Great location just a couple blocks from the beach. Owners are very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend, and stay here again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you and your family again!
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Very clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Dennis and Beverly’s cottage! It is in a quiet and nice neighborhood and is a short walk from a beautiful Maine beach! The landscaping around the house is beautiful and well maintained. The house itself is clean, comfortable, and very well stocked with top quality soaps, lotions, towels, etc. We stayed as a family of 5 in the house and felt we had plenty of space. Everything was in perfect working order. Dennis and Beverly were very welcoming and friendly and gave great suggestions for things to do and places to eat in the area. They were very available for any questions we had or anything we needed. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back in the future! We highly recommend this cute cottage to anyone visiting this area.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family. Good size with own yard area for privacy. Bedrooms and beds were a good size. Great location. Walking distance to beach, great for summer months but still chilly for spring. We spent a lot of time in Portland and it was a 15 minute drive. Lots of lighthouses to see along route 77. The bedrooms were a little chilly in spring because the central heat was in the main room. I would suggest extra plush blankets to cozy up with. Overall we had a wonderful stay. Owners were very accommodating and supplied a pack and play for toddler.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank Paulina you for her five-star review and are glad her family enjoyed their stay. We are so sorry however that she found the bedroom chilly. I'd hate for potential guests to have the impression that the heat in our cottage is insufficient. Its a 440 square foot house and guests are comfortable at as much as 20 below in the winter. The outside temperature during her stay ranged from 47 degrees F during the day to 31 overnight. My guess is that she didn't see the temperature setting on the heater. Regardless, I wish she had let us know during her one-night stay. It would have been an easy fix and we are more than accommodating to the needs of our guests. With regards to the bedding - she did locate the extra pillows - but must have missed the extra down alternative comforter. In Maine we dress ourselves and our beds in layers to adjust to the always changing weather conditions. ;-) Warm regards, Bev & Dennis Smith
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San Jose

Convenient location and great space

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my husband, our 3 month old daughter and myself for the Thanksgiving holiday! Although it was cold when we were there, we loved stepping out to the back deck with the small lawn area - can imagine it would be perfect in the summer. We walked on the beach everyday we were there (only 1 block!) and in the evenings - so quiet and serene - only the scent of wood fire on the nose :) We were only a 5 minute drive from family on Cape Elizabeth so it was a great location for us!

The laundry and basic-stocked kitchen was HUGE for us with a newborn. We enjoyed breakfast and some lunches in and even hosted some family for pizza for dinner so the space was perfect. Bev and Dennis were easy to work with, gave us our space but were available for questions or recommendations as needed. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Old Port area, Portland
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Restaurant
Shade, Higgins Beach Inn
Nearest Beach
Higgins Beach
Car: recommended

Local attractions include: Lighthouses, such as Portland Headlight , Two Lights State Park, and Bug Light; Rachel

Carson National Wildlife Sanctuary and Audubon Nature Center.

Activities include surfing, boating, birding, tide pooling, surf casting, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, walking, biking, beachcombing/shell collecting, fine dining.

A 15 minute drive will bring you to the Old Port shops, restaurants, and craft breweries, the Museum of Art in the City of Portland, and the Maine

Mall in South Portland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cottage for rent by the week May-June @ $950; July-August
$1400/wk.; - September to October 15th @ $950; after October 15th please inquire for short- and long-term winter rates.

Please note that the above rates include the State of Maine sales use tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.