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Parsons Beach Home, Private Beach, Pool, Amazing Tranquility, Sleeps 10

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Why My Place is so Special

Calling our mile long beach one of the finest anywhere is not an overstatement and perhaps the best part of this expansive beautiful beach is its privacy. Sometimes you may find yourself alone when you take a morning or evening walk.

Crescent Surf Beach is grounded at one end by a turn-of-the century, enormous cottage built by my great-grandfather and at the other by a conservation area for Least Terns and Piping Plovers donated to the contiguous Rachel Carson Preserve by my mother. Beyond the nesting birds, warmer waters of Little River head to the sea twice daily. Fishermen wade out to catch strippers at Little River; they fish from Hart's Rocks in front of the Big House or at neighboring Mousam River.

Five minutes away by foot, The Farm is a unique treasure. Ten open acres include a 100 year old apple orchard, gently rolling wildflower fields, an expansive tidal marsh and woods of amazing oak, maple and high white pine. The Farm offers an exclusive location for family gatherings, rejuvenation for creative minds and a center for outdoor activities.

Your house is so filled with light that the professional photographer who took the shots for VRBO said, 'This is the only place where I've never had to turn on lights to do a shoot.' The furniture is new, attractive and comfortable. Several guests take delight in the many works of art.

There are 3 bedrooms in the main house. The master bedroom is downstairs, conveniently located off the spacious living room. The downstairs features six, floor to ceiling windows and two double sets of glass doors with views of rolling fields, marsh, some ocean and great sunrises. The sunny kitchen leads into the dining area. Two bedrooms and a bath on the second floor have a hallway that looks onto the cathedral ceiling of the living room.

Through a breezeway, four friends or additional family have their own space with two large bedrooms. One called the Ocean Room, has a gorgeous view of the ocean and the other, the Wood Room, has mesmerizing views of hummingbirds, fields and forest. Called the Pool House, it also has its own breakfast nook plus a colorful sun room where you feel you are outdoors...and from it you can go right to the pool. More photos are available of these rooms, upon request.

A mowed area on a flat field adjacent to the west side of the house is ideal for ball games. New this year, within the open field, is a full sized labyrinth surrounded on two sides by walls of trees.

It takes five minutes walking over a dirt, tree-lined road and a short grassy path to reach the beach. Another five minute walk on the private beach gets you to the river and large sand dunes for picnics.

The in-ground 18 by 30 foot pool with outdoor hot and cold shower provides for real swimming or quick refreshing dips. An optional solar cover keeps the water ten degrees warmer than normal.

The water source is a 150 year old spring fed well. During dry periods I request your cooperation to limit water use.

From the garden, receive or pick some of your favorite flowers and vegetables.

When leaving your paradise, you're only 2 miles to Kennebunkport, 10 to Ogunquit and 40 to L.L.Bean.

Peace is ubiquitous. No neighbors in sight. The nearest paved road, Route 9, is so far away little traffic can be heard; you hear only the crashing of surf and birds overhead. Maybe you’ll spot the moose in the marsh. Nature, the beach and ocean, a pool, wildlife, wild flowers, all the delights of summer await you at competitive pricing. Perfect for that family gathering. Book now.

Keywords: Two beautiful private beaches await you. From on a 30 foot hill in your architect designed home, enjoy the best New England offers: acres of nature that would captivate Thoreau himself, along with the great Atlantic Ocean. Every one will love the large, in-ground pool. The water pump works 24/7 to help maintain cleanliness. Lounge outdoors on three decks: one screened in, one on the East and one on the West. One is always perfect.

Outdoor activities abound: walk alone or with your dog on the beach or on the many trails; bird-watch; take nature photographs; kayak from nearby tidal dock on the Mousam River or from the beach; fish for stripped bass at three locations; cycle private roads and star gaze into dark skies.

From the decks see a fantastic view of some ocean, plenty of tidal marsh, an apple orchard, fields and beautiful tree-scapes. Ideal place to bring the family together for a special occasion.


Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Old enough to safely walk the spiral stairs....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Excellent location for children over the age of five or those who are able to safely walk the spiral stairs alone. Lots of outdoor space and activities. Children love the beach, pool and playing on the lawns....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Possibility of a well behaved dog which stays on a leash when off of my property. A leash is necessary on the beach when there are people present, but dogs may always swim there....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    The Wood Room, downstairs. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    The Great Ocean View Room....moreless

  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Twins, (1) pack crib/play One queen bed is downstairs. There is a bathroom on each floor. In the Pool House, Two bedrooms, with queen beds, and a bathroom with shower downstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs, Main House...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Pool House Downstairs Bathroom...moreless

  • There is a bathroom on each floor of the Maine House and one downstairs in the Pool House. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Many shore birds and water ones, turkeys, smaller wildlife, foxes and deer. We have beautiful sunrises and partial sunsets seen through enormous white pines across the meadow. Apart from the ocean and an occasional small plane, you won't hear anything. At low tide there is ample room for soccer, baseball or volleyball. Night skies are memorable....moreless


  • Music Library:

    limited classical music . ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Excellent High Definition....moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch Sony Bravia, excellent viewing. HD....moreless

  • Toys:

    puzzles, cards, bocci, bring kites....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some films available. Sony DVD....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Home is on top of a hill with sweeping views including some ocean, a marsh, an orchard, meadows and in the distance a forest of tall white pine, grand oaks and maples. Surf is clearly audible....moreless

  • Rural:

    Except for non-intervening sole owner/manager who frequents the Pool House when not in use, you are alone on twenty beautiful acres with plenty of birds and wildlife. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The ever flowing tidal marsh out front. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    guests often eat on the deck during the day and in the screened in deck area at night or for breakfast....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ocean breezes, fans, new powerful AC for living room, new sun shades. New AC in master bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Rinnai propane heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    Extra fast connection, unlimited Internet wi-fi. Sports and films, many news channels, including BBC....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A large area that includes the dining area, about 500 square feet, with floor to ceiling windows, cathedral ceiling....moreless

  • Parking:

    Very ample....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your beach towels, please....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New stackable Maytag washer & dryer...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    There are several fine caterers in the area....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosch quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Bright and cheerful, well designed, shown in photo....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, large....moreless

  • Oven


  • Bicycles:

    Bring bikes!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) There are decks on the east and west, one faces the sunrise and one the sunset. A portion of the east deck on the ocean side, has a dining table and is screened in. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Many guests kayak at Crescent Surf, Little River and off the Mousam River, as well as at other rivers nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Good for playing with balls, kites, horseshoes, badminton, playing tag, soccer......moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Shared during limited times with sole owner. Pool has a solar cover to keep water warm. Filtered 24/7 with chemicals and cleaned frequently; it's under the sun all day. Nine feet at the deep end....moreless



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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 - Oct 14, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,129 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Cleaning House and Pool $350
  • Tax Rate 8%


All prices quoted are for up to ten guests.

In and out day is Friday. Please call or write about the special discount for longer stays. Home cleaning is done by The Maids and the pool by a local cleaner. Other than summer, weekly and long weekend rates vary,depending on the dates. Please ask for details.

50% is due when completing the agreement; the balance is due 60 days before occupancy. Payment by check or bank-wire.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portsmouth or Portland
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

The Ogunquit Summer Playhouse presents plays organized in NYC just for this theater and they generally excel.

There are beautiful golf courses and many places to kayak, hike or swim. The area is known for a wide-range antiquing experiences.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1890

About the owner: I grew up in Connecticut and Prince Edward Island and studied in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I later lived in Calgary, Alberta where my second son was born and where I taught elementary school. After living abroad for a few years, I moved to this family home in 1978 and have been enjoying it ever since.

Why the Owner Chose Kennebunk Beach:
My mother's ancestors moved here from Alfred, Maine, back in 1890, to be on the ocean. It is said these two beaches comprise the longest stretch of 'undeveloped' shoreline on the East Coast. Crescent Surf is so isolated the U.S. Military stationed troops here during W.W.II., and they scared my mother once when she came out of the water. I moved here in 1978 with my two boys after I inherited the Farm with its twenty acres from my mother, Helen Parsons. I wanted my children to enjoy the wonders of country living and be able to attend the excellent schools of Kennebunk. The whole area, Kennebunk, Lower Village and Kennebunkport have excellent activities for children, including the K.B.I.A. at Kennebunk Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can know you frequented the same beach as George W.H.Bush and Cole Porter. George during the last few years of his administration when he jogged it during the off season and Cole while he and my cousin were roommates at university and vacationed at my Aunt's on the beach. Walk a labyrinth.

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  • The Main House.

    The Main House.

  • Pool late afternoon.

    Pool late afternoon.

  • Morning on the back deck.

    Morning on the back deck.

  • Dawn Pool Dipping

    Dawn Pool Dipping

  • View from the South West, Main House and Pool House.

    View from the South West, Main House and Pool House.

  • Bright, colorful kitchen.

    Bright, colorful kitchen.

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed. Still bright.

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed. Still bright.

  • View from Master Bedroom Main House at dawn.

    View from Master Bedroom Main House at dawn.

  • Don't miss a Romantic Stroll after Supper.

    Don't miss a Romantic Stroll after Supper.

  • Orchard and Lane

    Orchard and Lane

  • View from Ocean Room Bed

    View from Ocean Room Bed

  • View from Wood Room Includes Hummingbirds on the Honeysuckle.

    View from Wood Room Includes Hummingbirds on the Honeysuckle.

  • Beach at Low Tide.

    Beach at Low Tide.

  • Morning on the front deck.

    Morning on the front deck.

  • Summer from Pool House breakfast nook.

    Summer from Pool House breakfast nook.

  • Lunch time.

    Lunch time.

  • The Big Room. Note cathedral ceiling and spiral stairs, carpets and cool tile.

    The Big Room. Note cathedral ceiling and spiral stairs, carpets and cool tile.

  • Fresh air dining room. Abundant art.

    Fresh air dining room. Abundant art.

  • Downstairs master bedroom with queen bed. Note brightness.

    Downstairs master bedroom with queen bed. Note brightness.

  • The Back Entrance to the Farm.

    The Back Entrance to the Farm.

  • Sunroom, overlooks woods and pool.

    Sunroom, overlooks woods and pool.

  • Ocean Bedroom

    Ocean Bedroom

  • The Wood Room

    The Wood Room

  • Simple Relaxation.

    Simple Relaxation.

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