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Spacious 8 Bedroom/5 Bath Charming Seaside Cottage by the Beach/Ocean

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Spacious and comfortable classic cottage with large fenced in yard and gardens

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Last updated: 07/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Orchard Cottage is just a 2 minute walk to the beach. Enjoy this comfortable, spacious and gracious, renovated 1913 home in any season! Plenty of space for family gatherings, entertaining, as well as nooks for privacy. Authentic old fashioned charm combines with modern convenience. Bathrooms refurbished in 2015. Relax on porch with harbor view or enjoy the large yard and gardens from the hammock. Dine on terrace while children play. Walk from quiet street just 2 minutes to Harbor Beach to swim in pristine Ocean. Explore the cliff walk with spectacular Ocean views. Or walk along the York River, across the Wiggly Bridge, through trails in a nature preserve. Buy lobster on dock. Cook in fully equipped cook's kitchen or walk to local restaurants including the York Harbor Inn and Stage Neck Inn just a few minutes away. Enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, running, biking, golfing, & dining in York, Kittery, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit or Portsmouth, NH. Enjoy movies, live theatre, concerts, duck pin bowling, mini golf. Watch salt water taffy being made in York Beach. Go Whale Watching, Explore local Forts, View Lighthouses. Climb the rocks, Explore Tidal Pools, Body Surf & Boogie Board. Visit Historic York, Galleries, Isles of Shoals, Cliff Walk, Children's Museums, Portland. Shop at Kittery Outlets & Stonewall Kitchens. Or just breathe the ocean air and relax with a good book! Please note that rates vary depending on the season. Enjoy gas logs fireplace in fall, early spring and winter. Third floor full bedroom and bathroom not available in winter. Book early for the summer!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have children's books, games and beach toys. We have bocce and horseshoes for older children. We also have a bed rail for a young child just learning to sleep in a bed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please inquire...moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    New King & twin in 2012...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 double

    available only in spring, summer & fall...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 is upstairs, 2nd floor, and has king size bed and own bathroom. Bedroom 2 is upstairs, 2nd floor, has king size bed and extra twin. Has its own large bathroom. Bedroom 3 is downstairs, 1st floor, has a queen size bed, has its own bathroom and a sitting room on the other side. Bedroom 4 is upstairs, 2nd floor, has double bed. Bathroom is shared with other bedroom across the hall. Bedroom 5 is upstairs, 2nd floor, has one twin bed. Bathroom is shared with other bedroom across the hall. Bedroom 6 is upstairs, 3rd floor, has one twin bed. Bathroom is shared with other bedrooms across the hall. Bedroom 7 is upstairs, 3rd floor, has two twin beds. Bathroom is shared with other bedrooms across the hall. Bedroom 8 is upstairs, 3rd floor, has one double. Bathroom is shared with other bedrooms across the hall. ALL THIRD FLOOR BEDROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. We have a bed guard available for kids just learning to sleep in a bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    claw foot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    claw foot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    claw foot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub

    claw foot tub, no shower...moreless

  • 4 of 5 bathrooms have claw foot tubs. 5th bathroom has modern tub/shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are lots of spaces to dine, relax and enjoy, including our outdoor terrace, outdoor porch, interior all seasons porch with game table, and sitting room/office/tv room. Living room and Dining room are elegant and spacious. Dining table seats 8 plus side table can seat an additional 4 to 6. Additional chairs from enclosed porch or office/sitting room can be used in spacious livingroom for more seating. Kitchen table seats 4. Kitchen Island seats 2 on stools. Gas stove has 6 burners and 2 ovens. 'Cook's' Kitchen is fully equipped with food processor, blenders, pots & pans, etc. Pantry adjoining kitchen provides lots of storage space. Bar pantry allows for gracious and easy entertaining. Downstairs bedroom suite provides space and privacy. Beautiful staircase leads to large hall and upstairs bedrooms. Back porch/mudroom provides more space for storage. Back staircase allows for great flow. Quiet alcove for reading in upstairs hall....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View:

    You can see the harbor from the house and the ocean and beach are just around the corner!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large table seats 8. Additional side table and chairs for 4-6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning in 3rd Floor Bedrooms Please note that 3rd Floor Bedrooms are available at a different rate than usage of 1st and 2nd floor. Please Inquire....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas Logs Fireplace in Living Room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Parking for one car in garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    2 American coffee makers and 1 French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped 'cook's kitchen' with 5 burner gas stove and 2 ovens...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen with dining area for 4 at table, 2 at Island stools and two comfortable chairs for relaxing with a cup of coffee. 5 burner stove with two ovens....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 burners...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    The garden terrace is a lovely area for outdoor dining and entertaining....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,500
Fall 2015
Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$850 $850
Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter /Spring 2016
Jan 1 - May 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$850
Early Summer 2016
May 30 - Jun 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$850
$5,500
Summer 2016
Jun 20 - Sep 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$7,500
Fall 2016
Sep 5 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$850
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 1 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$850
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $350 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Check in at 3:00 pm. Check out at 10:00 am. We have a 7 night minimum during the summer.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Wonderful location affords privacy on a dead end street, at the same time being just a few minutes walk to the beach and ocean. We are also within walking distance of restaurants, the river and the harbor. A longer walk or a short drive brings you to York Village. We are also a short drive from York Beaches and the village of York Beach, Nubble Light and Cape Neddick. Ogunquit, Kittery, Portsmouth, NH and Portland are other favorite day trips.

Other Activities: York Harbor Beach:

Booging Boarding

Body Surfing

Sunbathing

Sand Castle Building

Hunting for Starfish and Seashells

Playing Bocci on the beach

Fishing & Lobstering (in chartered boats you’ll find in the harbor)

Dining (lots of great restaurants in York, Kittery, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit, Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME only 45 minutes away.)

Cooking Lobster at home. Buy lobster at the dock and produce at the Farmer's Market

Shopping Kittery Outlets and Stonewall Kitchens or LLBean in Freeport

Walking along the cliff walk on the ocean and river walk along the harbor and river.

Visiting York Beach:

Amusement Park

Zoo

Duck Pin Bowling

Watching Salt Water Taffy made at Goldenrod's

Playground

Visiting York Village:

Visit Old Jail, Old School and Museum of Old York

Visiting Portsmouth, NH:

Stawbery Banke Historic Village

Strolling the streets of the charming cobblestone town

Exploring Fort Foster on Gerrish Island:

Playground

Beach

Pier

Exploring Fort McClary:

Breathtaking views of Kittery Harbor

Wander inside the old fort

Ski: Ski Gunstock or Sunday River.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I have an eye for quality, cleanliness, design and detail which is evident in our rental home.

Why the Owner Chose York Harbor:
We've enjoyed family vacations in this area for many years. The house has been in the family since 1949! Being so close to one of the most beautiful pristine beaches we've ever encountered is truly a marvelous treasure. The Maine air is crisp and the Atlantic ocean clear. Whatever the season, there's always so much to enjoy in the area. York Harbor has been a destination, particularly in the summer, since the late 1800's. It's easy to understand why.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A unique benefit our our home is being so close to the beach and yet being on a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle. Also, being able to walk to the beach and not having to get in the car and park, is ideal. Spectacular natural beauty and restaurants, within walking distance, are wonderful, too.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
 

Photos

  • Spacious and comfortable classic cottage with large fenced in yard and gardens

    Spacious and comfortable classic cottage with large fenced in yard and gardens

  • Spacious living room with plenty of seating. Gas Logs Fireplace makes room cozy.

    Spacious living room with plenty of seating. Gas Logs Fireplace makes room cozy.

  • The airy dining room with bay window seats 8, plus 4-6 more with side table .

    The airy dining room with bay window seats 8, plus 4-6 more with side table .

  • Easy Entertaining! Bar/Pantry has lots of space, extra sink and mini fridge.

    Easy Entertaining! Bar/Pantry has lots of space, extra sink and mini fridge.

  • There is nothing like a grand old porch in Maine!

    There is nothing like a grand old porch in Maine!

  • Grand terrace is a wonderful spot to relax or entertain any time of the day.

    Grand terrace is a wonderful spot to relax or entertain any time of the day.

  • One of two master bedrooms with king size bed, and adjoining bathroom.

    One of two master bedrooms with king size bed, and adjoining bathroom.

  • Office/GameRoom adjoins downstairs Queen bedroom – a great spot for work or play

    Office/GameRoom adjoins downstairs Queen bedroom – a great spot for work or play

  • Charming bedroom with twin bed has adjoining bathroom.

    Charming bedroom with twin bed has adjoining bathroom.

  • Serene 3rd floor bedroom has two twin beds, views & AC. Bathroom is across hall

    Serene 3rd floor bedroom has two twin beds, views & AC. Bathroom is across hall

  • Cozy, peaceful 3rd floor bedroom has AC. Bathroom is next to bedroom off hall.

    Cozy, peaceful 3rd floor bedroom has AC. Bathroom is next to bedroom off hall.

  • Beach Roses & Ocean Breezes are minutes away for strolling along the Cliff Walk.

    Beach Roses & Ocean Breezes are minutes away for strolling along the Cliff Walk.

  • York Harbor Beach has smooth soft sand, gentle slope and pristine ocean!

    York Harbor Beach has smooth soft sand, gentle slope and pristine ocean!

  • Spacious, Fully Equipped Cook's Kitchen with Sunny Breakfast Alcove for Morning

    Spacious, Fully Equipped Cook's Kitchen with Sunny Breakfast Alcove for Morning

  • Screened in Porch is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the breezes, year round.

    Screened in Porch is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the breezes, year round.

  • Charming Porch adjoins the Screened Porch. Sit & relax after a day at the beach!

    Charming Porch adjoins the Screened Porch. Sit & relax after a day at the beach!

  • Enjoy comfy chairs and tranquil garden. Grill on the terrace!

    Enjoy comfy chairs and tranquil garden. Grill on the terrace!

  • Something's always in bloom in garden opposite terrace! Hose for sandy feet, too

    Something's always in bloom in garden opposite terrace! Hose for sandy feet, too

  • Downstairs bedroom with Queen Bed has adjoining bath and sitting room.

    Downstairs bedroom with Queen Bed has adjoining bath and sitting room.

  • One of two Master Bedrooms with adjoining Bath also has additional twin bed.

    One of two Master Bedrooms with adjoining Bath also has additional twin bed.

  • Sunny bedroom with double bed shares bathroom with twin bedroom across the hall.

    Sunny bedroom with double bed shares bathroom with twin bedroom across the hall.

  • 3rd floor double "Sky" bedroom with AC is a quiet and cozy retreat.

    3rd floor double "Sky" bedroom with AC is a quiet and cozy retreat.

  • Old fashioned charm combines with modern convenience in one of the 5 bathrooms.

    Old fashioned charm combines with modern convenience in one of the 5 bathrooms.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french, italian
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