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Beautiful Victorian Steps Away from Short Sands Beach, Shops, and Restaurants

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Front view of Victorian Charm with a southern exposure. 8% Maine Sales Tax.

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

Property description

This ageless Victorian home is located at York Beach, just a 3-5 minute walk to Short Sands Beach. Its uniqueness is in the design of old 1860's New England. The house has a total of five bedrooms- three on the second floor and two on the third floor. Linens and A/C units are provided in every room. There is a half bathroom on the first floor off the kitchen, a full bath on the second floor, and a 1/2 bath (shower and sink) on the third floor. The house has four bays of windows to enjoy the salty ocean breezes. It faces south and the flowers throughout the property grow magnificently. With the windows open at night, you can hear the calming sounds of the ocean. In the back, there is a privacy hedge of Canadian Hemlocks that gives shade on a hot day to the patio, which is fully equipped with a gas grill, table w/ umbrella, and seating for six. Enjoy the beautiful gardens as you sit on the side porch off the living room, or while sitting in the shade of one of the trees on a warm summer day.

The property is conveniently located in the heart of York Beach, just a 3-5 minute walk to Short Sands Beach and all the shops, restaurants, and fun nearby! Bring the kids (or your inner child) to York's Amusement Park, located right next door, and ride the ferris wheel and merry-go-round, or take a swing at the batting cages. Walk down to the beach and play skeeball, Pac-Man, or air hockey at the arcade. Stop in Sweet Josie's Candy Shoppe for some fudge or ice cream on your way back home, or visit Goldenrod Kisses for a quick bite and some delicious salt water taffy- made in house!

Just a little bit down the road is charming York Village. It is very quaint with many historical homes and one of the oldest jails (1617) in the U.S. Many of the buildings are open for tours during the season as vacationers enjoy going back in time to days of old to hear York's colorful history of early settlers and native Americans in the early 1600s. The area has so much rich history that folks take numerous photos for their vacation memories and enjoy later when they are home. Be sure to visit the famous Nubble Lighthouse. Once you see its majestic setting, you will understand why it is photographed closed to a million times a year! There is always something to do for people of all ages.

Please Note: There is a 8% required Maine Sales Tax in addition to weekly cost.

Keywords: Victorian house, pet friendly, walk to beach

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

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  • Convertible bed(s)

    Sofa bed located in first floor living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleep sofa in living room with memory foam mattress for added comfort...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Located on first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located on second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    Located on third floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    TV's 1 in the Living Room & 1 in the Kitchen...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • 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:

    Separate dining room with seating for 8. Extra chairs available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly laundered mattress, and pillow covers, sheets, and towels provided each rental; blankets and bedspreads also provided. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available for up to four cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Broadband wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private back patio equipped with gas grill and large table with umbrella and six chairs. Small porch also located off living room. Six beach chairs are also provided for use during your stay....moreless

 

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7 night min stay

$3,700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $529 Nightly


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Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

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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 garden, 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 large, open front yard and a private back patio 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 Victorian Charm with a southern exposure. 8% Maine Sales Tax.

    Front view of Victorian Charm with a southern exposure. 8% Maine Sales Tax.

  • Living Room facing south, 4 windows, sunny exposure, door to side porch

    Living Room facing south, 4 windows, sunny exposure, door to side porch

  • View of Living Room- full size convertible sofa bed

    View of Living Room- full size convertible sofa bed

  • Dining Room, view from windows to front hall

    Dining Room, view from windows to front hall

  • Kitchen, fully furnished, flat screen CableTV

    Kitchen, fully furnished, flat screen CableTV

  • Bedroom 3,  has twin beds perfect for children

    Bedroom 3, has twin beds perfect for children

  • 2nd floor, Master Bedroom, Queen bed, bright sunny south exposure with 5 windows

    2nd floor, Master Bedroom, Queen bed, bright sunny south exposure with 5 windows

  • 2nd floor hall view from windows towards rear of house

    2nd floor hall view from windows towards rear of house

  • 2nd floor bedroom view from bay of windows, bright sunny southern exposure

    2nd floor bedroom view from bay of windows, bright sunny southern exposure

  • 2nd floor bathroom is large with charming facilities

    2nd floor bathroom is large with charming facilities

  • 3rd Floor Shower Room

    3rd Floor Shower Room

  • Sunrise from front door of house, Big Snow!!! 02/19/2014
York Beach, ME

    Sunrise from front door of house, Big Snow!!! 02/19/2014 York Beach, ME

  • Detail front view of Victorian Charm. 
A 8% Maine Sales Tax

    Detail front view of Victorian Charm. A 8% Maine Sales Tax

  • Another view of Living Room looking towards front hall

    Another view of Living Room looking towards front hall

  • Dining Room from front hall looking towards west

    Dining Room from front hall looking towards west

  • Dining Room view from kitchen towards front hall double doors

    Dining Room view from kitchen towards front hall double doors

  • 1st Floor Bathroom/utility room w/washer&dryer

    1st Floor Bathroom/utility room w/washer&dryer

  • 2nd Floor Front Hall, view looking towards front of house

    2nd Floor Front Hall, view looking towards front of house

  • View of Master Bedroom from closet area toward front bay of windows

    View of Master Bedroom from closet area toward front bay of windows

  • Bedroom 2nd floor view from door looking to west window

    Bedroom 2nd floor view from door looking to west window

  • Bedroom #3- queen bed, windows overlooking front yard

    Bedroom #3- queen bed, windows overlooking front yard

  • 3rd Floor Bedroom #4 view towards hall. One double bed

    3rd Floor Bedroom #4 view towards hall. One double bed

  • 3rd floor Bedroom #5 view towards hall. One double bed

    3rd floor Bedroom #5 view towards hall. One double bed

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  • Bathrooms
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