The house is set back from the street, offering privacy and parking for five cars.Just a few minute walk down a private way and vouloir la the beach
Tall Pines: Quintessential Summer Beach House
Tall Pines: Quintessential Summer Beach House
12 guests
4 bedrooms
12 beds
2 baths
12 guests
4 bedrooms
12 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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12 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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. Tall Pines is also available Off-Season @ Tall Pines: Quintessential Maine Beach House

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 for shared use 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 wifi access, 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. All who have come think it is a magical place.

Guest access

We have 4 bedrooms which can sleep up to 9 guests. There are two bed rooms with queens, a room with two singles and a bunk room with a trundle. There are 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. There is one full bath in the main house and auxiliary bath with laundry on first floor of the garage. This rental is for up to 12 people. The billiard room has 2 futons; there is an additional fee for exclusive use of this space. Guests have private access to the main house and exclusive use of the large front yard where 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. There is parking for 5 vehicles in the yard.

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 we happen to be away. People generally know that Maine is fantastic in the summer but the other seasons are wonderful 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 Maine 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. The breweries and brew pubs are also a big draw.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
3 single beds


Extra people £27 / night after 11 guests
Cleaning Fee £91
Security Deposit £381
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

- Summer rentals are weekly only
- House capacity is 11 guests, If your group is larger please identify this when making booking. Occupancy and fee adjustment can be made at owners discretion
- Check-in 3:00-7:00 Saturday afternoon
- Check-out 10:00 Saturday morning
- Primary renter age 25 or older
- Respect of neighbors: Quiet Time before 8:30 AM/after 10:00 PM
- Use "piggy bucket" to rinse off feet before entering house
- We love our books, CD,'s, and DVD's so borrow but please return.
- If you break it you replace it and please tell us about it
- Please strip beds and leave linen on beds, put used beach and bathroom towels designated place
- Return items to original locations
- Please comply to posted Billiard Room and Dog rules
- Restocking items would be appreciated: gas for grill, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, etc. for benefit of our next guests
- Thank you

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
July 2017
We had a fabulious vacation. Our adult children came with their children, some staying some coming in and out as well as my husbands siblings. We loved the beach . Fabulious swimming, walking and running. Incrediable to see the tides change. It is a stones throw across the street. The pool room and the corn hole game provided great entertainment. We used the picnic table almost every night. Fabulious with children. The abundance of toys , beach toys, beach chairs etc were a real plus when you have children or grand children. Judy and Tom are gracious hosts. We were there 2 weeks and they were there about 10 days. When they were presant they made themselves scarce and it was not a problem for us to have them on the property. Much to do in the local area. We would recommend it as a wonderful spot to stay. A thought for those that like large bedrooms. This is a wonderful old beach house built in the 1800s. The bed rooms are small but for sleeping just fine! There is a great deal of character to the house. We enjoyed that aspect.

Jenine User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful place to stay for the week, the house was beautiful and comfortable to house all 11 of us the entire week. Great location, loved the game room. A great time was had by all! Ages 9 to 65, none of us were ever bored. Nice clean semi private beach. Less than 10 minute ride to the pier. Screen porch a huge plus for morning coffee and late night talks. So much more than we expected.

Vanessa User Profile
August 2017
Judy est une excellente hôte. Elle est très chaleureuse et accueillante. La maison est très bien située. C'est un parfait mélange de maison de plage et de chalet avec la section feu. Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances!

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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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