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Lovely 3BR 150 Yards from Maine's Most Beautiful Beach

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The front of the house. It's a Dutch colonial

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kennebunk house description

Breathe the invigorating salt air and listen to the roar of the ocean from our beautiful home, just 150 yards from what we believe is the most beautiful of Maine's beaches, Gooch's Beach, a long strand of white sand that never really gets crowded. Perfect for sunbathing, swimming, surfing or just long quiet walks. Enjoy the use of our beach chairs for relaxing and our boogie boards for wave surfing.

At night you can grill fresh fish on the gas/charcoal grill and dine on our breezy back deck -- fresh fish are just a quick walk or drive into town. Between the family room, the living room and the den -- there's plenty of room for everyone to spread out without even going upstairs to the bedrooms. The den has a futon couch that can become a bed. The den also features its own sliding door to the back deck, which extends the full length of the house. We have digital cable, a DVD and VCR in the living room and basic cable in two of the bedrooms upstairs. Plus you get access to the extensive library of books we like to keep in the house -- we like to read. You'll find new hardwood floors downstairs -- just installed two years ago. There's room for two or three cars in the driveway and one in the garage bay.

There's lots to enjoy in the house -- and even more in the surrounding area: wildlife preserves, kayaking, musical theater, live music, dozens of seafood restaurants, shops, museums and art galleries. Hope this is persuasive.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Eat-in kitchen has an island in center and can seat 6...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dining
              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

                parking for one car in garage; two in driveway...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Garage
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Living Room seats 7

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Digital cable...moreless

              • Video Library
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Books

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Golf
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 14 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Post-summer
                  Sep 13 - Oct 25, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  Rental begins on Saturday at 3 PM and ends on Saturday at 10 AM. No pets. No smoking. Renter must provide linens and towels.

                  One-half rental amount is due as nonrefundable deposit upon signing of agreement; balance is due the week of rental. If rental is cancelled in time for owner to successfully find another renter for same week, deposit can be returned.


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                  Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1980

                  About the owner: I work in publishing in New York City but fell in love with the Kennebunk area several decades ago. My wife and I and our two boys have been enjoying Gooch's Beach and the surrounding area for more than 20 years (I proposed to my wife on the beach!). We're sure if you come here, you'll leave with many memories too.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kennebunk:
                  For a summer vacation it offers the best escape possible: cool weather, a beautiful long strand of white sand (never too crowded), cold (but not ice cold) ocean water, in a relaxing environment. There are lifeguards but no vendors on the beach. And plenty of places to walk and bike--plus fabulous seafood restaurants just a few minutes away.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We just installed a new kitchen five years ago with a very convenient island in the center, a new stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Also a new deep shower in the master bath. We love eating breakfast and reading the paper on the sunny back deck in the morning--and relaxing there with appetizers in the evening before using the gas/charcoal grill to broil swordfish or other fish from the fresh fish store that's just a few minutes away. I like the taste of charcoal so we have a grill where you can use gas or charcoal, as you prefer. And when we want to eat out, there's a tremendous selection of restaurants--the only AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star restaurant north of New York City is less than a half mile away. You can walk to it. The half-bath downstairs also has a washer and dryer.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The front of the house. It's a Dutch colonial

                    The front of the house. It's a Dutch colonial

                  • The spacious living room includes a TV with digital cable, a CD  player & turnta

                    The spacious living room includes a TV with digital cable, a CD player & turnta

                  • The master bedroom has a huge kingsize bed, cable TV and its own master bathroom

                    The master bedroom has a huge kingsize bed, cable TV and its own master bathroom

                  • The other guest bedroom has a double bed

                    The other guest bedroom has a double bed

                  • Back deck runs full length of house with access via two sliding doors

                    Back deck runs full length of house with access via two sliding doors

                  • House includes two-car garage with spacious driveway for visitor parking.

                    House includes two-car garage with spacious driveway for visitor parking.

                  • The new kitchen gets lots of sun in the morning and a sliding door leads to the

                    The new kitchen gets lots of sun in the morning and a sliding door leads to the

                  • The handsome dining room is great if you want to have guests visit.

                    The handsome dining room is great if you want to have guests visit.

                  • One of the guest bedrooms has two twin beds and a cable TV

                    One of the guest bedrooms has two twin beds and a cable TV

                  • Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with couches & a fireplace & a slidin

                    Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with couches & a fireplace & a slidin

                  • Back deck is perfect for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner,

                    Back deck is perfect for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner,

                  • Gooch's Beach, one of Maine's most beautiful beaches, is just a short walk away.

                    Gooch's Beach, one of Maine's most beautiful beaches, is just a short walk away.

                  VRBO #250732

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 31, 2014

                  $1,500 - $2,500 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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