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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access

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South House: Wahwa Cottage at high tide


Last updated: 11/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • West (library): 2 twin/ single


          • 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


          • 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


          • Second Floor 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            No sink...moreless

          • First Floor: toilet, outdoor shower


          • 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


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


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


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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Oceanfront
              • Village
              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people


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


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


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


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              from 7 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Early Summer
              May 31 - Jun 27, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Sunday

              Aug 30 - Oct 10, 2015
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Cleaning fee $160
              • Tax Rate 8%


              Maine state rental tax of 8% 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: 11/01/2014
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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Cape Arundel Golf Club
              15 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Wells Me Transportation Center
              15 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Wells Me exit from 95 N.
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Wayfarer, Nunan's, Captain's, Pier77, Cape Lobster
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Gooserocks Beach and Kennbunk Beach

              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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              • 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


              • 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 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

              • Wahwa Cottages at sunrise (rental house on left)

                Wahwa Cottages at sunrise (rental house on left)

              • Kitchen


              • North West Bedroom

                North West Bedroom

              • 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.

              $650 - $714 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 11/01/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 80%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/01/2014
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