About Us - Company History

On the Water in Maine ® Inc. is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, the Vacation Rental Professionals of Maine and the National Vacation Rental Managers Association.  They are also members in good standing of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.   Recognized Internationally in the September 2013 issue of Travel & Leisure Magazine offering one of the World's 50 Greatest Dream Trips at one of our Megunticook Lake rental properties.

Affiliation Logos

As of 2022, On the Water in Maine ® Inc. celebrates its 16th year in business. The story began in 1997 when there was just one lake house and the Owner, Tiffany Ford, dissatisfied with the service of the local rental company, started On the Water in Maine ® Inc.  Since 2006, many others have joined the On the Water in Maine ® Team with the same work ethic and desire: to provide great service, exceptional properties, and a lot of amenities. On the Water in Maine ® has since grown leaps and bounds and is now one of the largest Vacation Rental Agencies in Northeastern USA.  

In 2012, On the Water in Maine® branched out into the Boothbay vacation rental area and a separate division and website to market the region was created under 'Boothbay Vacation Rentals Inc.   Later that same year, another division, 'Camden Vacation Rentals Inc.' was also started and operates out of the main office in Rockport. 

Tiffany grew up in Freeport, Maine back when L.L. Bean was the only retail store in town. Her house was on the ocean located in Maquoit Bay and she spent a lot of time around the water on her family's beach. Tiffany attended Penn State and the University of Southern Maine where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, minor in Chemistry with a concentration in Athletic Training. She followed up her Bachelor's Degree with a Master's of Science Degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. As a Forensic Scientist, she worked for the Dept of Justices' Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives  (ATF) as a Forensic Document Examiner in their Headquarters Lab in Ammendale, Maryland. Today, she is a licensed Real Estate Designated Broker for her sister company, On the Water Real Estate, Inc.  She also owns and operates  Ford Forensic Documents, as well as, a new venture down the road, Trapt Escape Rooms bringing in a new location for locals and visitors to have fun with their family and friends, Trapt Escape Rooms. She just finished her first suspense/thriller novel that she hopes will be on bookshelves before long. A title is yet to be determined!