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Seaside Village Retreat – a Luxurious Victorian Condominium Near the Beach!

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Park Cottage in Early Spring

Park Cottage in Early Spring Our fabulous Harbor Beach -- 5 minute walk down Fisherman's Path Living room with fireplace and grand piano LR opens onto Conservatory Fireplaced library and home theater Comfy, air conditioned bedrooms, baths ensuite Stunning Kitchen with European Appliances and Fireplace DR table has leaves to seat eight. Can seat another 6 in the conservatory. Bright and breezy spaces. Sundeck Nooks abound Conservatory with open sundeck. BBQ nook near kitchen An Elegant Entrance Covered front porch A park like setting with wonderful gardens Picking Gardens Interesting nature walks out the back door A beach, a harbor and a 7 mile estuary Down a short path to the Fisherman's and Cliff Walks “Seaside Village Retreat – A Luxurious Victorian Condominium Near the Beach! The shed

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

York Harbor condo description

Park Cottage is a very large Victorian house that was originally part of the famous Emerson Hotel in the village of York Harbor, Maine. Guests rented suites of rooms for their family and servants during the Golden Era that began in the late 19th Century. Today Park Cottage is a classic example of interpretive historic preservation, blending modern conveniences and materials with timeless architectural detail, both inside and out. Set in a beautiful neighborhood close by the sea, with an outstanding beach, it is as perfect for a vacation as it was when guests arrived in horse drawn carriages. Our luxury condominium in Park Cottage can be rented as a 3 BR configuration with 2-1/2 baths, sleeping six.


Sea, Sun and Sand: We have a great beach a short walk down Fishermen's Path that becomes a wonderful expanse of hard sand at low tide. We play bocce ball on it, fly kites and generally run the grandchildren ragged. The water slopes out gently and there is rarely much surf. Since parking is very limited, there is never a great crowd either.

For more adventurous souls, you can surf on a section of Long Beach, a short ride up Route 1A. This is the next beach up the coast in York and it is about 2 miles long. Sometimes we go there for a walk up and back, stopping at the Sea and Surf for breakfast. Although busy, it is a lovely strand of sand and salt water.

A hop over the Nubble (where the famous lighthouse is) you will find York's third beach, Short Sands, complete with an arcade, salt water taffy and the York Wild Kingdom Park with its carnival rides and animal attractions.

Walking Around the Neighborhood: In addition to our fabulous Harbor Beach, there are great walks out the back door. By stepping down to the Fishermen's Path, you can go 'upriver or downriver.' Upriver takes you along the Harbor, up by the 'Wiggly Bridge,' a footbridge that connects to the Steedman's Woods, a wildlife reservation with beautiful paths. You can continue out the other side of the Steedman Woods to the George Marshall Store at the edge of the York River, next to John Hancock's Wharf. This historic location now houses a terrific gallery featuring regional artists in rotating collections, managed by the York Historical Society. To complete the walk, you can go by the golf course and back up to York Village for lunch and some tours of historic buildings before returning.

If you walk downriver, you skirt the Harbor and can either cross to the beach or visit one of several great restaurants. There is a very pretty walk along the Cliff Path above the ocean if you need to build up your appetite.

A Few Other Things We Do: On the walk down to our beach, you can stop at Bill Coite's house and buy some lobsters or ask him to take you fishing for stripers on his boat. He runs small charters and can take you spin casting or fly fishing for striped bass in and around the York River, one of the best locations in the world for this sportfish.

Across the street from us or in a number of other places nearby, you can have friends come to stay for a night or two at a bed and breakfast. Sometimes we play softball in the park next door to our neighbor, St. Georges Church. On the other side of the street from the park is the York Art Association building.

There are lots of church suppers, clambakes and festivals nearby in the summer, plus a variety of music and professional theater. Reservations for golf, fishing, kayaking, clambakes, boating and other attractions can made easily. York Harbor has been a summer resort destination for over 150 years for good reason. You have plenty of options.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            private full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            private full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            1/2 bath...moreless

          • Two bedrooms have full, private baths. The third bedroom has access to the 1/2 bath. Original Victorian trim and detailing have been retained. Rooms are very comfortable with multiple windows for excellent cross ventilation. The bedrooms with full baths are furnished very attractively, with luxury linens, and are air conditioned. The third bedroom faces northwest and can be opened to cool evening breezes (its large windows do not accept room air conditioners). Air conditioning is rarely needed in coastal Maine....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            en suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            en suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Toilet & Sink...moreless

          • Sets of towels are included.

          Other Amenities

              • The unit is a condominium on the first floor of Park Cottage. It has a large covered open porch, an open sundeck and a large glass conservatory on the southwest. The conservatory opens to allow full ventilation and very comfortable living conditions for relaxing and dining in an al fresco environment. This is a nice, casual option to using the formal living room and dining room. The kitchen is high-end with Miele and Sub Zero appliances, custom cabinetry, a cozy fireplace and island seating. A separate laundry room and 1/2 bath also has European appliances and custom cabinetry. There is a separate, fireplaced den with projection Cable TV. Air conditioning is very rarely needed in York Harbor because of the proximity to the ocean. However, we do provide air conditioning in the two ensuite bedrooms. We supply starting consumables such as toilet paper, soap and paper towels but rely on renters to replenish them for their needs....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                Several, including 45 inch in den/library....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Time Warner cable....moreless

              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                CD library...moreless

              • Piano

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Attractions

                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Forests
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Water Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

                      • Fitness Center
                      • Babysitter
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Village
                      • Water View:

                        There are limited views of the Harbor, which is about 200 feet away. Large Victorian era homes and landscaping predominate in the area. The beach is a short stroll away....moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Skiing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair

                      General

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        By special arrangement...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Three fireplaces, one each in LR, Den/Library and Kitchen...moreless

                      • Dialup Access
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Two ensuite bedrooms are air conditioned. The third opens to night breezes on the north side....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Firewood
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Asko, in laundry room in unit....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        In laundry room in unit....moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Two spaces assigned in private lot....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Linksys wireless connected to Broadband....moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            High end kitchen with Sub Zero, Miele appliances. Custom cabinetry, island with seating, fireplace....moreless

                          • Catering Available:

                            Many resources available...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Fully equipped to the corkscrew,...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher:

                            Miele...moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            Large sub zero with freezer and small sub zero bar refrigerator....moreless

                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave:

                            In kitchen garage enclosure....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Binoculars
                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            There is a large, covered front porch on the front of the unit with appropriate seating....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Raised, furnished sundeck off conservatory. Multiple plantings....moreless

                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Wonderful!!

                            Wonderful!!

                            • Guest joebone99 (Shelton CT)
                            • Date of stay 06/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/16/12
                            This was an amazing house to rent. We loved it. We have 2 small children who loved the place. I would recommend this place to everyone and we plan on going back again and again!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Wintering in Maine

                            Wintering in Maine

                            • Guest Jim (Carmel, CA, USA/Marblehead, MA USA)
                            • Date of stay 02/20/10
                            • Review Submitted 11/23/10
                            For reasons too complicated to go into, we needed a place to stay that was reasonably close to Boston but outside Massachusetts. We found the Curtis's cottages to be a wonderful solution, staying for an extended period between February and May, 2010, in all three of the units. Each of the units has its own particular charm. The solarium in the main cottage is wonderful. We became quite fond of York Harbor and the surrounding area, and we were actually sorry to have the time end. We wound up spending time with Carolyn and Ed Curtis and found them to be gracious and hospitable.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak season
                          Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,595
                          Off season
                          Sep 6 - Jun 26, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $386
                          $2,076

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $200 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 8%

                          Notes:

                          Rentals over 1 month are NOT subject to 8% State sales tax.

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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1981

                          About the owner: We are retired professionals, splitting our time between Maine and Florida. We spend much of our time in Maine aboard our cruising boat, M/V Moonbeam, exploring the coast between Long Island Sound and the Canadian Border. We're alway in touch by cellphone and Internet if we are not in the immediate area.

                          Why the Owner Chose York Harbor:
                          We are New Englanders and always knew where the best places were. You can't beat York Harbor.


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                          • Park Cottage in Early Spring

                            Park Cottage in Early Spring

                          • Our fabulous Harbor Beach -- 5 minute walk down Fisherman's Path

                            Our fabulous Harbor Beach -- 5 minute walk down Fisherman's Path

                          • LR opens onto Conservatory

                            LR opens onto Conservatory

                          • Comfy, air conditioned bedrooms, baths ensuite

                            Comfy, air conditioned bedrooms, baths ensuite

                          • DR table has leaves to seat eight. Can seat another 6 in the conservatory.

                            DR table has leaves to seat eight. Can seat another 6 in the conservatory.

                          • Sundeck

                            Sundeck

                          • Conservatory with open sundeck.

                            Conservatory with open sundeck.

                          • An Elegant Entrance

                            An Elegant Entrance

                          • A park like setting with wonderful gardens

                            A park like setting with wonderful gardens

                          • Interesting nature walks out the back door

                            Interesting nature walks out the back door

                          • Down a short path to the Fisherman's and Cliff Walks

                            Down a short path to the Fisherman's and Cliff Walks

                          • The shed

                            The shed

                          • Living room with fireplace and grand piano

                            Living room with fireplace and grand piano

                          • Fireplaced library and home theater

                            Fireplaced library and home theater

                          • Stunning Kitchen with European Appliances and Fireplace

                            Stunning Kitchen with European Appliances and Fireplace

                          • Bright and breezy spaces.

                            Bright and breezy spaces.

                          • Nooks abound

                            Nooks abound

                          • BBQ nook near kitchen

                            BBQ nook near kitchen

                          • Covered front porch

                            Covered front porch

                          • Picking Gardens

                            Picking Gardens

                          • A beach, a harbor and a 7 mile estuary

                            A beach, a harbor and a 7 mile estuary

                          • “Seaside Village Retreat – A Luxurious Victorian Condominium Near the Beach!

                            “Seaside Village Retreat – A Luxurious Victorian Condominium Near the Beach!

                          $371 - $386 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/14/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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