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Tall Pines -Quintessential Maine Beach House
Tall Pines -Quintessential Maine Beach House
4 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
1 bath
4 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

We, Tom and Judy, welcome you to our quintessential Maine turn-of-the-century “beach house.” Tall Pines is a two-minute walk down a private way to spectacular ocean views and the incredibly soft sands of aptly named Grand Beach. Nestled on a wooded five-acre lot, this very special Pine Point, Scarborough, Maine property has been loved and enjoyed by our family and friends since 1929. The main house affords an opportunity for you and family or friends to enjoy the ambiance of a time-gone-by.

The space

Tall Pines is a large property which offers lots of inside and outside options for places to hang out and enjoy the wonders of Maine. It was traditionally known as "the summer house" but in 2015 we retired here and have had it fully winterized and updated. There is the house its self and a separate building, two story garage. On the second floor of the garage is a billiard room available during spring, summer and fall. You will enter the house via the front porch which wraps around the large living room. There is an adjoining dining room which seats 8 or more and leads to a charming custom kitchen designed to look original to the house but which offers the convenience of a contemporary kitchen. The three season back porch is off of the kitchen and offers a special place to hang-out, eat, or sleep. The pass through room is our information center having telephone, wifi, bulletin board full of places to go, and our library. A "T" shaped hall leads to the four bedrooms and bath. Each room is unique and full of character with comfy beds and linens. On one side of the front porch we have set up a space for kids with toys, games, books and art supplies to help keep the younger set busy. There are games, music, TV, wifi, etc. for the grown-ups. All who have come think it is a magical place.

Guest access

We have 4 bedrooms each of which sleep 2. We list for accommodating 4 guests off season, as there is one bathroom. ( We can accommodate 12 during the summer with use of Garage bathroom and laundry.) There are two bed rooms with queens, a room with two singles and a bunk room(with trundle). When temperatures allow there is also additional sleeping options on both porches. The front porch has a wonderful day bed that sleeps one and the back porch has a day bed that sleeps one but has a pull-out pop-up that is another single and makes this a king size option. Guests have private access to the main house and exclusive use of the large front yard where spring, summer and fall you can access: the hammock, swing set, fire pit, room for games as well tables and chairs for sitting and looking out at the ocean across the street.

Interaction with guests

We occupy a suite that is located on the lower level so we will be there to meet and great and do our best to make your stay here wonderful.

Other things to note

On the lower level there are two living spaces: our suite and an apartment. The later is rented year round. The tenant is very knowledgeable about the property and can offer information if happen to be away. People generally know that Maine is fantastic in the summer but the other seasons are wonderful too. In early fall the days are warm and the evenings cool and the beach is almost empty. Of course the foliage is breathtaking. Tall Pines is a perfect place to base yourself to explore the area, help set-up or visit a college student or attend a college homecoming / reunion. Just relaxing is great too. All local restaurants stay open at least until Columbus Day Weekend and others year round. Portland is known for its many fine restaurants and is close by. Proximity to the Main Mall, Kittery Outlets, and the town of Freeport with LLBean and many ,many, other stores makes this location a perfect one to launch a shopping trip. And what could be more perfect than being able to come back to Tall Pines to truly kick back and rest. There are also many seasonal and sporting events as well as plays and concerts in the area to attend. In winter the beach is still a place to walk or run and above the tide line a place to cross country ski or snow shoe. There is skating on a near by pond or at public rinks in Portland.

Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Shampoo
Prices
Cleaning Fee £31
Security Deposit £387
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

- Authorized guests only
- No cats - well behaved dog per owner approval
- 2 night minimum
- Remove shoes and boots at entry
- Our books are our friends so please leave them with us
- Use of Billiard Room by sign-up
- Reservations - Firm
- Check-out 11:00 AM
- Quiet Time - before 8:30 AM & after 9:30 PM
- Check - In after 3:00 PM please notify us by 2:00 as to anticipated arrival time so we can be here to great you

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Meaghan User Profile
November 2017
We had a lovely getaway. With 2 couple and our babies there was plenty of room and toy and books which was a pleasant surprise. We were right across the street from the beach which was perfect. The house was charming and rustic....perfect for relaxing and unwinding. Judy and Tom were just lovely, thorough, and kind. They showed us the ropes and then let us be....perfect. We will definitely go back.

Tanya User Profile
October 2017
AMAZING! We loved our girls weekend away. Felt like we were visiting a family's place. Started planning our next trip before this one was over. We will definitely be back!
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
Thanks for the review. It was our pleasure to have you all as guests. Look forward to seeing you and perhaps a few more of the girls when you visit again.
October 2017

Pat User Profile
October 2017
What a perfect getaway! A cottage in the "woods" but right across from the beach. Only a few minutes into Portland and a good jumping off point for many locations. Judith was the perfect host and always available when needed. The popovers were a lovely welcoming touch.

Staci User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful house with history and soul. The porches made even rainy days comfortable and a place to rrelax and enjoy forest views from. The beach is a quick walk across the street. Great hosts. The billiard room and great music collection were a fun bonus.
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the property. We got (URL HIDDEN) very nice feedback in deed. Thanks
October 2017

Gwyn User Profile
October 2017
This is a beautiful, classic Maine cottage with a ton of vintage charm! With our 1-week in Maine, we stayed along the coast and didn't get into the interior. So, I didn't think we'd be able to find a great old cottage-in-the-woods to stay in, yet here it was! Sandwiched between a salt marsh and the ocean, it was amazing how private it was despite being down the road from Old Orchard Beach. All the amazing wood in the interior and the wrap around porch... we were so comfortable and relaxed by the setting. Judy and Tom were perfect hosts- making sure we had everything we needed, yet leaving us to ourselves. We greatly appreciated their knowledgeable local suggestions, the homemade popovers, and the lovely momento of our stay. We hope to stay here again next time we visit Maine!

Lily User Profile
September 2017
Nice stay, steps away from the pretty and dog-friendly beach.

Becky User Profile
June 2017
Everyone agreed, best sleep anyone has had!
Judith User Profile
Response from Judith:
So glad you all slept well. Please keep us in mind if you are coming this way again. Judy and Tom
June 2017

Scarborough, Maine, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Judith User Profile


We and our sweet shitzu dog Cinder, have moved into this wonderful place full time. We lived in and loved Portland for many years; and it is there that we raised two daughters, were foster parents, and began our joyous experience of being grand parents. Now we are retired and ready to enjoy life at its fullest. Tom’s career started as a teacher but for his last 30 years he has worked in customer service research at LLBean. Judy started her work life in the restaurant business but, has been a social worker serving children and families for her last 30 years. Our work reflects our interest in people and their well being. We have many loves that are evident in our home: playing and listening to music, watching movies and sports, making memories, celebrating holidays, promoting a child’s joy, reading a good book especially mysteries, appreciating nature, enjoying solitude or pleasure in the company and engaging conversation of others. Life is good in Maine. Come to Tall Pines for a true Maine experience you will always remember .

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Response time: within an hour

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