Atlantic Birches Inn

20 Portland Ave , Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 USA (Show map)

About

A relaxing vacation awaits at the Atlantic Birches Inn. The Inn is comprised of two homes, the 1903 Victorian shingle style Main House, and the 1920's bungalow called the Guest House. Each building houses five comfortable and uniquely decorated smoke-free guest rooms all with private baths and air-conditioning, 32" Led color TV's, free WiFi, large living rooms, and casual dining areas for our homemade continental breakfasts. Rooms vary from a cozy retreat for two, up to a two bedroom suite for a family of five. The Inn reflects the peace and tranquility of yesteryear, with a casual elegance. Guests enjoy the opportunity to linger over breakfast on our front porches shaded by birch trees, in our Gazebo surrounded by perennial gardens or just bask in the sun by the outdoor heated pool. We are located in the Downtown Historic District. A three minute walk has you in the center of activity in Old Orchard Beach and Maine's largest white flat sand beach. Located just 12 minutes from Portland and Kennebunkport, and 25 minutes from Freeport and Kittery, the Inn is conveniently located and offers a quiet respite in a busy vacation. Enjoy horseshoes, croquet and boccie on our lawn or soak up the summer sun in one of our colorful Adirondack chairs. We can host small weddings and rehearsal dinners as well as your wedding or vow renewal in our gazebo. We have an onsite minister to help with the planning and ceremony!

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Good value for the price.

3.0 on October 20, 2017

Stayed in a suite in the Cottage. Room was good sized. Well maintained. The inn owners were outstanding. Very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was below par. The muffins were very good but it was a continental breakfast no different than that at a budget chain motel.


Nice place

4.4 on October 19, 2017

Atlantic Birches Inn is a very nice B&B. The owners are super. It is an easy walk to the beach. The continental breakfast was a little disappointing. We have stayed in numerous B&Bs and they usually have a unique breakfast, not the same thing you could get if you stayed at the Days Inn. Otherwise, a very nice place to stay.


New England tour

4.0 on October 04, 2017

Really cute place with a very friendly innkeeper. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. Innkeeper was particularly helpful in recommending a good restaurant for Maine lobster!


Wonderful Discovery

5 on September 27, 2017

This was our first stay at Atlantic Birches and we wished we could have stayed more than one night. The house is lovely and well maintained. The service was top notch. The location couldn't be much better. We'll be back.


Very Nice Experience

4.6 on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed a very pleasant stay. The Inn is about as centrally located as possible--you can easily walk to town center and the beach in five minutes. The facilities were very well maintained and immaculately clean. The morning continental breakfast was very adequate and the freshly baked muffins were outstanding. Nancy and Steve are gracious hosts who chatted with their guests at morning breakfast every day. If ever in the area again we'll certainly stay here.


Cozy B&B, Great Location!

3.0 on September 20, 2017

Everything was wonderful, would recommend Water, Tea or Coffee be available to guests at anytime. Otherwise everything was great, from location, to hospitality and comfort!


Beautiful Inn, Lovely Vibe

5 on September 13, 2017

We've stayed here before and will continue to come back. The Inn is kept up really nicely and Nancy and Steve are great! Looking forward to visiting again.


Great historic B&B near the beach

3.2 on September 05, 2017

We enjoyed our two nights at Atlantic Birches. The room was great for the value. Excellent location and well-kept B&B. New owners are applying for all necessary permits and were only able to provide cold continental breakfast. Breakfast options were good and eating on the wrap-around porch is a great way to start the morning. One suggestion- provide beach chairs, umbrellas and toys that can be borrowed for a day. Pool looked nice and clean, but did not use it as we had two great beach weather days. Will keep Atlantic Birches in mind for our next Maine stay!


Wicked cute!

4.8 on August 16, 2017

We were greeted by Meghan, who was awesome. Our room was adorable and very clean. We will definitely be going back.


Love this place

4.6 on August 05, 2017

We arrived and were greated by Meghan who was just awesome. She showed us our room and told us all about the place and that the phone number linked to her cell if we needed anything. The room was so cute and very clean. We are already planning our next trip back! I am from Maine but moved years ago so I know the area and this is now my go to place to stay. The only reason I didn't give the food a perfect rating is we had so many plans we didn't actually have the time to enjoy the breakfast there everything looked great though . I highly recommend this B&B!


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Rooms & Rates

01 The Old Orchard House

This bright and cheery room is the perfect accommodation for your special occasion such as an Anniversary, Vow Renewal, Elopement, Honeymoon, Marriage Proposal, Engagement or a Romantic getaway. A wedding ring quilt covers the cast iron queen four poster bed, set in a semi-circle of five windows that offer a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and morning sunrise through the birch trees. The room is decorated a white and blue cherub wallpaper Located in Main House on the 2nd floor. Private bath w\shower. A\C

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

02 The Velvet

Our most spacious room has a crocheted Canopy Queen bed, and a day bed that opens up to 2 twin beds. Tastefully decorated with antiques, Victorian oak dresser and chest, an Queen Anne writing table. This room has two large windows that face our lawn and offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and morning sunrise. The bathroom is detached from the room it's a private bathroom for this room only, (bathtub\shower) right outside the room. We provide robes for this room. Located in Main House 2nd flr. A/C

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

03 The Fiske

This warm and welcoming room with a maroon wrought iron four-poster king bed, is truly fit for a king. Decorated with Victorian maroon and beige wall paper, an antique Victorian dresser and piano are the focal points in the room. This room has two large windows in the bedroom that overlook our side lawn area. Located in the Main House on the 2nd floor. Private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

05 The Abbott Suite

A single room for 2 or 5 can be booked at the same rate as the Main House rooms plus $20 for 3rd person. Ideal for a family or two couples traveling together. Two bedrooms third floor hideaway under the eaves. One bedroom with Queen and Twin bed with matching pieced quilts and antique furnishings, Second bedroom with Queen bed with pieced quilts and antique furnishings. Adjoining bathroom with shower is located between the two bedrooms. Located in the Main House on the 3rd floor. Air Conditioned

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

07 The Seashore-Cottage Room

Bright and airy room with a antique wrought iron queen bed with pieced quilt. A light blue and white escape, this room with wicker and original white-paneled accents offers a perfect haven for a couple. The bathroom includes the claw-foot tub/shower- perfect for a long bubble bath. Located at the front of the Cottage House, the window offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. Private bathroom with (bathtub and shower)Air Conditioned

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

09 The Gables-Cottage Room

The perfect room for the traveling couple. Antique brass queen bed with pieced quilt is set under the eaves with light pink and white wallpaper decorated with antique furniture that creates an airy atmosphere a perfect haven for a couple. Located in the Cottage the window overlooks the rear sundeck that offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and our wooded back yard. Private bathroom (bathtub and shower). Air Conditioned

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

06 The Alberta

One of our favorite rooms antique wrought iron Queen bed and Twin bed with matching pieced quilts.. Decorated in a lavender and green floral theme with antique oak dresser, Queen Anne chair and English washstand. This room is perfect for a couple that require 2 beds or a family with a child. The bathroom has a window overlooking the pool. Located in the Main House on the 2nd floor. Private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Suite 2 The Lafayette

An accommodation that makes you feel at home. Perfect for a family or couple traveling. It is decorated in Lt. blue yellow and white with a nautical\seashore cottage theme. The bedroom is one-step down through an open doorway and includes a queen bed with a pieced quilt and yellow picket fence headboard. A living room with a Kitchenette with all utensils and appliances, kitchen table TV & Phone. A Futon sleeps 2 additional adults comfortably. Private bthrm w\shower. Cottage 1st flr. Private entrance. A\C

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

08 The Cleaves-Cottage Room

A very cheerful room with a antique white brass Queen bed with a plaid pieced quilt, red plaid floral wallpaper and original white-paneled accents is definitely the fun focal point of this room it is a perfect haven for a couple. Located at the front of the house, the window offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. Private bathroom (bathtub and shower). Air Conditioned

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Suite 1 The Vesper

An accommodation that makes you feel at home. Perfect for a family or couple traveling. It is decorated in Lt. blue yellow and white with a nautical\seashore cottage theme. The bedroom is one-step down through an open doorway and includes a queen bed with a pieced quilt and yellow picket fence headboard. A living room with a Kitchenette with all utensils and appliances, kitchen table TV & Phone. A Futon sleeps 2 additional adults comfortably. Private bthrm w\shower. Cottage 1st flr. Private entrance. A\C

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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Location

Location Type

Beach Community , Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From the Maine Turnpike (I-95) going north or south, take Exit 36. This will place you on I-195 headed for the center of town. Go 5 miles from the toll booth. Just after a Rite Aid on your right you will come to a 3-way intersection in downtown Old Orchard Beach. The Town Hall will be right in front of you. The Historical Society and Harmon Museum will be on your left. Go straight through this intersection and the Inn is just around the corner the Inn will be on your left. South on Route One. Take a left just past the Cascade Restaurant. At the light turn left onto Cascade Road. This turns into Portland Ave. We are about 4 miles on right. In Old Orchard Beach.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Lighthouses, Maine Mall, Old Port District, Scarborough Downs Race Track, Outlet Shopping, Water Parks, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Videos, Wedding Facilities ,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Picnic table ONLY
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of 12 are welcomed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min on Peak & Mid season weekends, 3 nights on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: The first night of your stay must in advance in order to confirm your reservation. Reservations 4 nights or longer require one-half the total as a deposit. Balance is due in full upon your arrival.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. The balance of your deposit will be refunded provided you notify us 21 days before the date of your arrival. If less than 21 days notice is given, your deposit may be refunded if we are able to re-rent your room for the period reserved. There are no refunds on early departures.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nancy and Steven Clark, Meghan Sardella

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Searching for something fun in retirement! We stumbled upon the Inn while looking for a beach house in OOB. Meeting new people, planning events, providing a beautiful and fun vacation spot for others is what makes us happy! We have a big wonderful family who will be sharing in our new life! Our daughter Meghan will be managing the Inn full time. Join us on the porch for a cup of coffee as the sun rises or a glass of wine as it sets. Looking forward to making new friends from around the world!

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Nook, Main House Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian gluten free


Signature Dish

Main House and Guest House Breakfast
Breakfast served in both buildings consists of coffee, tea's, juices, milk, fresh seasonal fruit salad, fresh baked muffins, cold cereals, english muffins and bagels, along with butter, cream cheese, assorted jellies and peanut butter.


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