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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier, Tennis Court

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South House at Wahwa Cottages at high tide


Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 1900. The house features a 10 person formal dining room; a comfortable living room and a large eat in kitchen. There is a clay tennis court for your use. 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.

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

  • First Floor: toilet, outdoor shower


  • Second Floor 1: toilet, shower


  • Second Floor 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    No sink...moreless

  • 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. There is a 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:

    Time Warner Road Runner...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Samsung 40" Smart TV. Catch all the sports....moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • 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
  • Tennis:

    There is a clay court on the property. This court plays beautifully and is very easy on the knees....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 28 - Jul 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Jul 3 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Sep 4 - Oct 16, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


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


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 contrast of the blue water against the islands are photogenic.

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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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 at Wahwa Cottages at high tide

    South House at Wahwa Cottages at high tide

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

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

  • Kitchen


  • View from living room

    View from living room

  • South East Bedroom waterfront

    South East Bedroom waterfront

  • Shell fishing on the sand flats

    Shell fishing on the sand flats

  • Northwest bedroom

    Northwest bedroom

  • West bedroom

    West bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Porch at low tide

    Porch at low tide

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

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

  • South East Bedroom waterfront, double

    South East Bedroom waterfront, double

  • Goat Island Lighthouse

    Goat Island Lighthouse

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

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

  • Southwest bedroom, queen

    Southwest bedroom, queen

  • Northwest bedroom

    Northwest bedroom

  • West bedroom

    West bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

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