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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access; Kayaking

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kennebunkport house description

The Wahwa Cottage situated on a prominent point of land, over looking the five islands of Cape Porpoise. The owners of the Oriental Tea Company built this cottage in 1898. The house features a 10 person formal dining room; a comfortable living room and a large eat in kitchen. A private pier provides the center for water activities such as swimming and kayaking and access to the broad stretch of sandy flats for walking, playing and island adventuring. A spacious wrap-around porch has areas for shady reading and sun bathing. There are large lawns for out door games such as softball or Badminton. A 10-minute walk takes you to the bustling Cape Porpoise fish pier or the quaint village of Cape Porpoise. The tidal change is 8-10 feet in front of the house making a landscape that is always changing. At low tide, the sand flats are accessible for one half mile in all directions. In the evening, relax on the porch to watch the sun set reflecting on the islands.


Beautiful Vistas: unique environment: The sea coast of Cape Porpoise is surrounded by a protective island boundary. These islands form a barrier from the Atlantic ocean's waves and wind, creating an ideal area for kayaking, canoing and any other type of recreational boating. The islands provide a multitude of inlets, coves and beaches to explore or make shore. The six islands directly in front of the house are Stage, Fort, Cape, Trotts, Redins and Goat. All of these islands are owned by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, and are open to the public for picnicking and touring. Please visit their web site for a web cam view of the area from the light house situated on Goat Island. The exact coordinates of the house are: 43.369918,-70.429709. These can be used in Google Earth 'Fly To' tab. Google maps does not show the address location correctly.


Late Summer Tennis Court: An original clay tennis court is available depending upon the weather conditions. The surface of this court is actually a grey clay. It is very susceptible to water pooling and can not be used for days after a hard rain. Often in August and September, when the court has dried out it is very convenient. So bring your raquets, maybe you will get lucky

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • West (library): 2 twin/ single

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          • South East (Light House Room): 1 double

            Sink, waterfront...moreless

          • South West (Tennis Court Room): 1 queen

            Sink, window seat...moreless

          • North East (Stage Is Room): 1 queen, 1 child bed

            Sink, waterfront, child bed is in a room just off this one...moreless

          • North West (Kiosk Room): 2 twin/ single

            Sink...moreless

          • All of the bedrooms except the 'West (library)' room have a sink and mirror. The east rooms have windows facing the water and offer marvelous sunrise views. The room furnishings are original, except for the mattresses! All rooms have at least 3 large windows with shades. The Northeast bedroom (see photo) has a small bedroom connected with a twin bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Second Floor 1: toilet, shower

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          • Second Floor 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            No sink...moreless

          • First Floor: toilet, outdoor shower

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          • The second floor bathroom #1 features a large, modern walk in shower. The second floor bathroom #2 has a large claw foot tub with a shower fixture....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This area provides private grounds with no traffic. A safe area for kids to play on the large lawns. The tide change in this area can be up to 12'. At high tide, water sports are done off the end of the pier. Swimming, canoing, kayaking and many more are enjoyed. At low tide the sand flats are excellent for walking and exploring the 5 islands that surround this protected harbor. An invigorating walk around the rocky coast line of one of these islands is a great way to work off a large lunch. Sea life can be found such as clams, hermit crabs, sand dollars and moon snails. As the tide comes back in over the warm sand it creates warm swimming pools and washes over the days sand castles. A boat trip to Goat Island light house is rewarding because the friendly hosts from Kennebunkport Conservation Trust will take you for a tour up to the top of the light house. July and August offer challenging Striped Bass fishing, you may find yourself competing for fish with our 41st president!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Piano
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Live Theater
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Photography
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Oceanfront
              • Waterfront
              • Village
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Heating
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Fireplace
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Telephone
                  • Clothes Dryer

                  Kitchen

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    The table in the kitchen can seat 6. ...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • 4 Ring Stove

                  Outside

                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 29 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,800

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Fall
                  Sep 7 - Oct 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $3,800

                  Changeover Day: Sunday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Maine state rental tax of 7% is in addition to the weekly rates posted

                  June and September are offered at a reduced rate. However, September offers some of the most pleasant weather on the coast of Maine. The days are warm and clear. This provides beautiful days for walking and sight seeing. As the colors start to change in October, the sharp contrasts of the blue water against the islands are


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Wells Me Transportation Center
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Wells Me exit from 95 N.
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Gooserocks Beach and Kennbunk Beach
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cape Arundel Golf Club
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Wayfarer, Nunan's, Captain's, Pier77, Cape Lobster

                  Car: Recommended

                  The coordinates of the house are:'43.369918,-70.429709'. These can be viewed in Google Earth 'Fly to' tab. The town of Cape Porpoise supports an active lobster fishing industry. About 30 lobster boats call Cape Porpoise their home port and they can be seen plying the waters from early morning to the afternoon. The center of town is a 10 minute scenic walk around the head of the harbor. Cape Porpoise offers several restaurants, lobster pounds and a grocery/beverage store. Nunan's Lobster Hut, (A NY Times Best Choice) is a classic New England Lobster eatery. A few galleries and shops round out the small town. The fish pier, also about a 10 minute walk, features scenic views of Cape Porpoise harbor and Goat Island light house. Large sandy beaches are a 10 minute drive to Kennebunk beach to the south or Goose Rocks beach to the north. Kennebunkport has many upscale shops and galleries as well as access to day sail charters, deep sea fishing and whale watching tours.

                  Other Activities: kayaking & canoeing

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: My Great Grandfather Herbert Allen built the North House in 1898. His father Frank Allen built South House in 1900. Father and son were partners in the Oriental Tea Company out of Boston. The large brass kettle in Government Center Plaza in front of the Starbucks was originally hanging in front of the Oriental Tea Company on India Street.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • South House: Wahwa Cottage at high tide

                    South House: Wahwa Cottage at high tide

                  • Wrap-around porch: waterfront side

                    Wrap-around porch: waterfront side

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • North East Bedroom Waterfront
Small room with child's bed off this room

                    North East Bedroom Waterfront Small room with child's bed off this room

                  • North West Bedroom

                    North West Bedroom

                  • South West Bedroom

                    South West Bedroom

                  • Goat Island Lighthouse

                    Goat Island Lighthouse

                  • Shell fishing on the sand flats

                    Shell fishing on the sand flats

                  • Aerial View of Cape Porpoise Harbor.  Black arrow shows house location.

                    Aerial View of Cape Porpoise Harbor. Black arrow shows house location.

                  • Wahwa Cottages at sunrise (rental house on left)

                    Wahwa Cottages at sunrise (rental house on left)

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • North West Bedroom

                    North West Bedroom

                  • North East Bedroom

                    North East Bedroom

                  • North East Bedroom Waterfront

                    North East Bedroom Waterfront

                  • South East Bedroom waterfront

                    South East Bedroom waterfront

                  • View from the porch looking towards Cape Porpoise Harbor. Bickford Island

                    View from the porch looking towards Cape Porpoise Harbor. Bickford Island

                  • View of House from Stage Island

                    View of House from Stage Island

                  $543 - $686 per night (USD)
                  6

                  5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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