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Charming Cottage, Walk to Short Sands in Under 5 Minutes!

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Front view of Lilac Haven. View of 60' garden.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lilac Haven is an early American, post and beam farmhouse that dates back to 1750. Our location is in the heart of all the excitement of the beach area, yet remains private and secluded as it is nestled back from the main road and tucked in among glorious flower gardens.

While relaxing on the private porch having early morning coffee, you can listen to the birds singing in the trees and enjoy the gorgeous butterflies as they meander throughout the garden. The serenity and peacefulness of the area allows you to plan your day for a trip to the beach (about a 3 minute walk), hiking, golfing, antiquing, or shopping at nearby outlet malls.

There are three bedrooms. On the first floor is the Master Bedroom/bathroom and a sleep sofa in the living room. The second floor has two bedrooms - 2 twin beds in one room and 2 double beds in the other bedroom, and a full bathroom. The porch is equipped with a gas grill and a large table with seating for 6.

While visiting York explore the quaint coastal villages, antique shops, restaurants & pubs. Enjoy the luxurious tree lined park beginning the York Harbor Cliff walk or, a stroll in the woods leading to the Wiggley Bridge, the ending at the York River to admire a multitude of boats that include sailboats, cruisers, motorboats and lobster boats.





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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in any area within the house....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    private bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    Sofa bed located in living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double size sleep sofa ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located off first floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located on second floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 1st Floor Bedroom and Living Room...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table and seating for seven located in kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    window units in each bedroom and living/kitchen...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stack-on set will allow renter to do dry small laundry while on vacation....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly laundered mattress and pillow covers provided each rental; blankets and bedspreads also provided. No sheets or towels provided. **For our airborne or long distance guests, we do have a full linen rental option....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2-3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    Stack-on set will allow renter to wash small laundry while on vacation....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with gas grill overlooking beautiful garden. Large table with seating for six....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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7 night min stay

$2,500

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Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: In 1996, our beloved mother and grandmother retired from her job as a public school teacher in Boston and moved to York Beach. When she bought this house, it had been neglected for years and was in a very sad state. It was definitely a labor of love, but after months and months of hard work, we helped her to turn it back into the wonderful, charming home it is today. Unfortunately, we lost Sarah in January 2015, but we as a family have taken on the property and are devoted to making sure it is kept up to her fabulous standards!

Why the Owner Chose York Beach:
Taking old, run down homes and bringing them back to life is a passion that runs in the family. Many people thought Sarah was crazy for buying this house in its dilapidated state, but we saw the potential, and after months and months of hard work, the house was restored to its natural beauty. Sarah loved to garden and took great pride in her beautiful landscaping. The whole family gets involved in caring for the big yard and gardens, making sure it is ready for our guests to enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a unique house with lots of historic charm, but updated amenities. It has a private porch overlooking a beautiful garden- perfect for a barbecue! At night, the lights of the amusement park light up next door and you can watch the ferris wheel spin. The location can't be beat as the shops, restaurants, arcade, and beach are just steps away. Being just a 3-5 minute walk to Short Sands Beach is truly a luxury when considering the cost and limited availability of parking.


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Photos

  • Front view of Lilac Haven. View of 60' garden.

    Front view of Lilac Haven. View of 60' garden.

  • Master Bedroom 1st Floor, has sitting area/TV, private bathroom/ shower

    Master Bedroom 1st Floor, has sitting area/TV, private bathroom/ shower

  • 1st floor Hall looking towards Living Room

    1st floor Hall looking towards Living Room

  • Hall on 2nd floor looking towards Bedroom #3

    Hall on 2nd floor looking towards Bedroom #3

  • Bedroom #3 2nd Floor, 2 twin beds, has southern exposure

    Bedroom #3 2nd Floor, 2 twin beds, has southern exposure

  • 1st Floor Bathroom, off Master Bedroom

    1st Floor Bathroom, off Master Bedroom

  • Living Room 1st Floor, has full size pull out sofabed, Flatscreen Cable TV

    Living Room 1st Floor, has full size pull out sofabed, Flatscreen Cable TV

  • Kitchen 1st Floor, fully furnished with  seating for up to 7 people.

    Kitchen 1st Floor, fully furnished with seating for up to 7 people.

  • Bedroom #2, 2nd Floor, 2 double beds, large closet, southern exposure/4 windows

    Bedroom #2, 2nd Floor, 2 double beds, large closet, southern exposure/4 windows

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom, full bathroom with large linen closet.

    2nd Floor Bathroom, full bathroom with large linen closet.

  • 2nd floor hall looking toward Bedroom #3

    2nd floor hall looking toward Bedroom #3

  • Garden View from Front Porch.

    Garden View from Front Porch.

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Date last modified - Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 04/08/2015
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