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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
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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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.