About Us

Mission Statement:  Our mission is to provide a quality rental experience for our property owners and renters through timely communication, our extensive rental portfolio and our expertise.

At Absolute Beach Rentals, we specialize in helping make people’s vacation dreams come true. Located in the heart of Old Orchard Beach, we rent oceanfront properties, beach cottages, houses and condos in downtown Old Orchard Beach, Ocean Park, Kinney Shores, Pine Point and other locations. Among these rentals, we have options of low off-season rates, a few pet-friendly properties and various vacation accommodations. To view our wide selection of rental properties and to prepare your time of fun in the sun, click the ‘View Beach Rentals’ tab on our homepage where property information and availability is updated daily.

Open year round, we are available to answer any questions you may have. In 2014, we received the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award given out by The Center of Entrepreneurship. This award recognizes a small business in Maine that shows a commitment to honesty, integrity, ethics and trust.

We are also proud members of The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau (BBB) & National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Additionally, we strive to stay connected to Old Orchard Beach with various community outreach efforts, such as helping Old Orchard Beach High School launch their Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism Academy. We continue to do work with other organizations such as The Salvation Army and The University of New England as well.

As a company, we are a second generation, family business and we have been going strong now for 10 years. To learn more about our staff, please see our write-ups below:

David Reid Sr., Owner/President

David retired from the Teamsters Union and again from the Life Insurance Industry after 30 plus years. At that time he wanted to explore starting his own business. After purchasing a cottage in Old Orchard Beach and obtaining his Real Estate license, he decided to try the rental side of the real estate business. For 10 years he has operated Absolute Beach Rentals and this venture has been rewarding in many ways. The ongoing interaction with owners and renters fits well with David’s outgoing personality and commitment to a job well done. David often remarks that the majority of people we deal with are happy, from the renters on vacation, the owners successfully managing their properties and the vendors who enjoy the boost to their businesses in the summer months.

David prides himself with the fact that we have grown the business with many long term owners and repeat renters. He is especially proud that ABR is now a second generation business with his son Matthew working full time learning the operating basics, helping create a new website and bringing ABR up to date in many areas.

Suzanne Reid, Executive Vice President

Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and retired officer from Unum Life Insurance Company after 34 years. She has been married to David for 41 years, raised three children in Cape Elizabeth and has lived in the small beach community of Old Orchard Beach for 7 years. Since leaving Unum Suzanne works part time at Absolute Beach Rentals (ABR), volunteers at St. Margaret’s Church and spends many hours with her parents, grandchildren, other family members, friends and exploring Maine, New England and Florida with David . One of the biggest satisfactions Suzanne has with the ABR business is building relationships with owners and repeat renters. Offering strong customer service is a priority and is reflected in the number of owners who have been with ABR since its inception and the percentage of repeat renters the business enjoys.

Matthew Reid, Vice President of Operations

Matthew is also a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he received a B.A in English and a M.S.Ed with a concentration in Teaching and Learning. Additionally, he studied Exercise Science/Fitness Instruction at the University of California San Diego. Matthew has worked with Absolute Beach Rentals over the last 10 years in various roles and was brought on as a full time employee in January 2016. Some of his responsibilities include accounting duties, marketing work, web site design in addition to facilitating the property rental process. Matthew enjoys the fast pace of ABR, meeting new people and helping renters find the best possible rental for them. Outside of ABR, Matthew works part time as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

 

 

For more information about Absolute Beach Rentals, please visit the links below:

Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014

Better Business Bureau Profile

Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce Member

 

DISCLAIMER: Prices, amenities, and availability may be subject to change.