King Real Estate Grand Beach Inn

One of the largest lodging facilities in Old Orchard Beach, we offer very large rooms and suites with kitchen facilities. With our convenient location, you won't have to go far to find lots of fun things to do. Take a stroll along the beach to the town center where all the action is. The famous Old Orchard Pier has shops and restaurants and the amusement park has all kinds of fun rides and games.


We provide an enjoyable and rewarding work environment for those who are willing to help us with our busy, summer vacation season. You will get to enjoy one of the United States’ prime vacation spots with 7 miles of sandy beach right across the street. The weather, food and natural attractions of Southern Maine are the reason many flock here in the summer months and call this town home.


Visit us online at the links below

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Why should you work for Grand Beach Inn?


·          Live and work in a vibrant beach community with many other J1 students

·          Employer provides housing assistance

·          Sponsored lunches and bbq picnics for students

·          Weekly events like concerts and fireworks occur in Old Orchard


What our participants have to say:


“My house is near to the beach. What better than this can you want. I like my job because my colleagues are very friendly and the job is good,” - Silviya


“My work place is really good with a lot of wonderful people,” - Florin


About Old Orchard Beach, ME:


Voted Maine's Best Beach annually!  Close proximity to Boston, MA and Portland, ME.  Old Orchard Beach is a busy, family-friendly resort location having over 100,000 national and international visitors yearly. 

It’s almost impossible not to have fun at Old Orchard Beach. The low surf makes this a favorite spot for swimming, sunbathing, and making new friends.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine is also known as “The Garden by the Sea.” It is located on the inner side of Saco bay on the Atlantic Ocean, meaning the town is a popular summer beach destination. A wooden pier on the beach contains many tourist businesses including a variety of souvenir shops.


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Maine experiences a humid continental climate with warm (although generally not hot), humid. During the summer months, daytime highs are generally in the 75–80°F (24–27°C) range throughout the state with overnight lows in the high 50s°F (around 15 °C). The temperatures seldom stays hot at night, which is great for sleeping! You might want to take a sweater or light jacket, because the air is cool near the water at night.



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How to Get There

Please contact your employer with travel plans before arriving in the US!


·        Students can fly into Boston Logan Airport (BOS) which will be the cheapest airfare.   From the airport, switch to the MBTA to take the Silver Line (SL1) to South Station and change to the Red Line towards Alewife.  At the “Downtown Crossing” stop, switch to the Orange Line which will take students to North Station.  From North Station, students can find the Amtrak Downeaster and ask an agent for a ticket to Old Orchard, ME.  The trip should cost about $34-$40 US. 

o    If arriving afterhours (between 7pm (19h) and 7am (07h)), students will need to book accommodation in Boston. 

·        Students can also fly into Portland International Jetport (PWM).  From the Jetport take an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi to the Amtrak Downeaster station, where they’ll ask the agent for a ticket to Old Orchard, ME.  The trip should cost less than $20 US. 

o    If arriving after hours (between 7pm (19h) and 7am (07h)), they’ll need to find accommodation in Portland, ME.