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Stunning Nubble Lighthouse & Ocean Views, 3891 Sq. Ft. 267' of Rocky Coast!

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I shot Nubble Light at dawn from the second floor deck, then went back to bed :)

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Property description

Have the winter of your discontent made summer by this house in York. Take postcard photos from a 2010-13 remodeled 5 bedroom oceanfront home about 1500 feet from Nubble Lighthouse; a mile to the nearest beach. All of the rooms have ocean views; half of the rooms have a view of the Nubble Light House. From the deck, lower level sunroom, or sunny dining room there are panoramic views from Long Sands Beach to the Nubble Light. On a clear night, you can see four lighthouses(from left to right): Nubble or Cape Neddick Light, Boone Island Lighthouse, the Isle of Shoals, and Whaleback Light. No bedroom is more than 7 steps from a bathroom. There are four queen bedrooms, and one with two twin beds. Watch the dawn strike the Nubble Lighthouse; the rhythmic waves crashing against the rocks; the sea birds, the pleasure, lobster and fishing boats, and kayakers. Explore rocky pools at low tide. The perfect place to relax or to walk. Enjoy the cries of the seagulls and the salt air. There are a 42' and a 46'' HDTV, an Xbox360 Kinect, and 5 Sonos wireless speaker units (for hooking up to Internet radio or sync your music with your smart phone, iPad, or iPod). Enjoy WiFi, and a multifunction printer to print your boarding passes. Free long distance to U.S. and Canada.
Why stay here? My wife and I bought this place as it has one of the most stunning locations that we have ever found. For a family gathering or retreat, there are five levels and a .61 acre yard allowing places to be apart or together. There is a separate game/family room for the children, just out of earshot from most of the rest of our home, another living room right by the kitchen and dining area, a deck off of the dining area, and a first floor sunroom for a get away. The Nubble is magical for us at any time of day or year. The leaves in York were stunning again this fall. My sister says that the Christmas lights on the Nubble makes it even more enchanting, as you can see from the picture Michael Blanchette took. Here is a link to a video shot by guest, Beth Dow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ddeAXykUX0 The storms can be majestic showing the awesome power of the waves as they roar and spray on the rocks. Each dawn seems different, the dawn mist, the red in the morning, or the break of any day on the Nubble. No matter what you are doing you can enjoy the incredible light as it changes through the day. Some of the sunsets are spectacular, too. On moonlit nights, gazing on the shimmering waves, sometimes I hear 'Clair de Lune' other times, 'Moonlight Sonata' or 'La Mer.' For a great example of the local birds see: http://nubblebirder.wordpress.com/ We love the sound and smell of the ocean, and the cries of the seagulls, even as they drop shell fish on the rocks. We hope that you will, too. No weddings or large parties. First booking priority is given to returning guests for the same week(s) in the next year. There are reduced rates from September to May, and three day weekends are available from late October until the end of April.

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

and kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

In the summer, there is some live entertainment

The food at the York Harbor Inn is very good. I recall them having some live music, too. Their website lists some additional attractions, as well as some cooking schools by Stonewall Kitchens.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.



For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.



There are three or four golf courses relatively


There is an outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery. York, has no shortage of art, craft or touristy shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3891 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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  • All the bedrooms have ocean views; three bedrooms have views of the Nubble Lighthouse. All bedrooms have new mattresses in 2010. Two bedrooms have stunning cherry furniture from Maple Corner Woodworks. Two bedrooms are in alder. One is Red Sox eclectic. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Two headed shower, two sinks, and a separate Jacuzzi....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    The only room without an ocean view....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Nubble view from the shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Ocean and Nubble Road view out the window....moreless

  • The three larger bathrooms are in tile and/or granite. The largest bath has an entrance to the master bedroom, a separate hall entrance, two sinks, a shower with two heads, and a separate jetted tub for two. No bedroom is more than a few steps from a bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The larger appliances are GE profile or energy efficient Cabrio. The smaller appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart. Our home also affords much privacy on its five levels, but to do so, it does have stairs. We have five Sonos wireless units for use individually, or synched together by a separate controller, or by your smartphone, IPad, or iPod, to play your favorites, or for Internet radio listening. We connected the second HDTV in December. All three TV's have DVD players, and a large number of Time Warner channels. There are WiFi and wired internet at the fastest speed we could get from Time Warner. One 46' Samsung TV has a soundbar with Blu Ray, and it can stream from the internet; the other 42. There is currently an HP touchscreen and multi function printer on site. We love the Nubble in good weather and bad, but there is a full house back up generator to insure no power outages in ice storms...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic view with Nubble Light on the left all the way to Long Sands Beach on the right....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    At low tide look out on over an acre of rocks!...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving:

    (2)...moreless

  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining room has a panoramic ocean view with a bench on the ocean side....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    PreCor 100i cross trainer and a Concept II Rowing Ergometer. This is the second living room, too....moreless

  • Garage:

    Narrow two car garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are two living rooms. One has an XBox 360 Kinect, and a door to lighten the noise from the video games to the rest of the home....moreless

  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    For 6-8 cars....moreless

  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    GE Profile...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen cabinets are light cherry, and the countertops are black granite. We love to cook (and eat), so the kitchen is well appointed....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    GE Profile...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Two ovens: one regular size, the other can bake or be used as a warming oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    GE Profile with dispenser for filtered water and ice....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Profile gas -- 5 burners, and a large and small ovens....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Take postcard photos from the deck, which is just off the dining room. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Larger .61 acre yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    The grill is hooked up to our underground propane tank. Nubble light and ocean views while you grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May
May 1 - May 30
7 night min stay

$3,500
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30
7 night min stay

$4,000
July - August
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay

$5,000
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 - Sep 8
7 night min stay

$4,000
Fall
Sep 9 - Oct 21
7 night min stay

$3,500
Value
Oct 22 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
$600 $600
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • cleaning $260 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Friday is changeover day for weekly rentals. From late October through April, we have a weekday as changeover day -- we can only get a cleaning crew in Monday through Friday. Because of the size of our home, the cleaning crew charges $260.00 to clean, which is additional. The above is subject to a 8% state sales tax. Also, we have a high rate of returning guests for June through September.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester 60; Boston 68; Portland
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fox's Lobster House
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Ledges, Golf Digest listed Best Places to Play
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Wells, ME Amtrak
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fox's Lobster House
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long or Short Sands

Car: Necessary

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

and kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

In the summer, there is some live entertainment

The food at the York Harbor Inn is very good. I recall them having some live music, too. Their website lists some additional attractions, as well as some cooking schools by Stonewall Kitchens.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near by:

http://attractions.uptake.com/golfing/maine/york/734665422.html

To see what a master photograher can do with many of the local sights check out: www.michaelblanchette.com

There is a outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery. York, has no shortage of art, craft or tourist shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My family went to York Beach for summers for over 50 years. I grew up in Worcester, MA. I went to college in Philadelphia, and law school in Omaha. My wife, Delinda Mercer, a psychologist, moved to from Philadelphia to Scottsbluff (where I practice law) for me. The next moving choice is her choice -- that next move will eventually be to York. Our blended family has 4 children. The oldest, Sara, went to Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Our other three children are teenagers, who love the beach.

Why the Owner Chose York:
My family started going to York when I was 4 years old. I spent many a summer in York, surfing, and working at the Oceanside Store. What surprised me is that my wife, Delinda, wanted us to return there, eventually to retire. I have a photo of Nubble Light and a rainbow that I took from the deck. Everytime I look at that photo, I think of Wordsworth: MY heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old 5 Or let me die! The child is father of the man: And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. Above you can see a rainbow that Alyssa DiRubbo took that was even better than mine! Edward Weston described his career in photography as his love affair with light. Every time I go back, Weston, also, comes to mind. Each time, I see something different, sometimes new. Even as I do my DIY homeowner things, sometimes, I will just stop to take in the wonders around me. The changing light, weather, sights, smells, and sounds make our home on the Nubble a multi-sensory delight for those who take the time to partake of them. We hope that you will feel that way, too. We bought this home as it has one of the most spectacular views that I have ever seen! We and some our guests who shared their photos have tried to capture some of that sense of wonder and place. The views are remarkable all year, not just in the summer. We enjoy the fall colors; the Christmas lights on the Nubble; the clean starkness of the snow, the rebirth that is Spring, and the ocean smells and sounds of summer when we open the windows more. Mike Blanchette took some of the shots for our website. What will you shoot?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As mentioned, every room has an ocean view, half the rooms have a lighthouse view. There are five levels to allow space together or away. For example, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are open to each other. The dining room has a panoramic ocean view, with the lighthouse on the left. The kitchen has black granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and it is well outfitted to suit most needs of those who cook. There is a five burner gas stove. The appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart. There is a separate game/living room with an Xbox 360 Kinect. The first floor sunroom and the deck are other away spaces. In good weather or bad, it is a place to relax and enjoy.


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Photos

  • I shot Nubble Light at dawn from the second floor deck, then went back to bed :)

    I shot Nubble Light at dawn from the second floor deck, then went back to bed :)

  • Mike Blanchette's awesome April 23, 2014 sunrise 1200 feet away in Sohier Park!

    Mike Blanchette's awesome April 23, 2014 sunrise 1200 feet away in Sohier Park!

  • First floor sunroom looking Southwest.  Adirondacks in for the winter.

    First floor sunroom looking Southwest. Adirondacks in for the winter.

  • Master bath with two person jetted tub, two headed shower, and two sinks.

    Master bath with two person jetted tub, two headed shower, and two sinks.

  • Our guest, Barb Koski, shot a gorgeous sunrise!  Will you be up for this shot?

    Our guest, Barb Koski, shot a gorgeous sunrise! Will you be up for this shot?

  • Alyssa DiRubbo captured this lovely rainbow - reminds me of 'My Heart Leaps Up.'

    Alyssa DiRubbo captured this lovely rainbow - reminds me of 'My Heart Leaps Up.'

  • Wide angle winter photo of the yard by Mike Blanchette facing east.

    Wide angle winter photo of the yard by Mike Blanchette facing east.

  • Kitchen shot by Mike Blanchette.  Ocean view out the window over the sink.

    Kitchen shot by Mike Blanchette. Ocean view out the window over the sink.

  • Wide angle living room shot by Mike Blanchette -- Nubble view out the window

    Wide angle living room shot by Mike Blanchette -- Nubble view out the window

  • Third floor twin shot by Mike Blanchette -- Nubble view out the window.

    Third floor twin shot by Mike Blanchette -- Nubble view out the window.

  • Dining room panorama ocean sunrise by Mike Blanchette  --lighthouse on the left.

    Dining room panorama ocean sunrise by Mike Blanchette --lighthouse on the left.

  • Our home at dusk and Christmas lights on the lighthouse by Mike Blanchette.

    Our home at dusk and Christmas lights on the lighthouse by Mike Blanchette.

  • Mike Blanchette took this shot just before Christmas 2013, 1200 feet away.

    Mike Blanchette took this shot just before Christmas 2013, 1200 feet away.

  • I took this wider angle sunrise from the deck

    I took this wider angle sunrise from the deck

  • second floor powder room with ocean view to the west.

    second floor powder room with ocean view to the west.

  • Wide angle view looking toward Nubble Light

    Wide angle view looking toward Nubble Light

  • Elizabeth Hoffman captured this golden morning from the deck in November 2013.

    Elizabeth Hoffman captured this golden morning from the deck in November 2013.

  • Three generations of Millers enjoyed the views!

    Three generations of Millers enjoyed the views!

  • Game room photo by Mike Blanchette.  Precor 100i and rowing Erg. in back

    Game room photo by Mike Blanchette. Precor 100i and rowing Erg. in back

  • Third floor west bedroom from Master Bath doorway- ocean view to the SW by MB.

    Third floor west bedroom from Master Bath doorway- ocean view to the SW by MB.

  • The living room with Nubble Light lit up for Christmas through the window by MB.

    The living room with Nubble Light lit up for Christmas through the window by MB.

  • First floor bedroom by Mike Blanchette -- Nubble view out the window,

    First floor bedroom by Mike Blanchette -- Nubble view out the window,

  • Wide angle of first floor west bedroom by Mike Blanchette - window ocean view.

    Wide angle of first floor west bedroom by Mike Blanchette - window ocean view.

  • Wake up to this winter Nubble view from the loft bedroom? (by Mike Blanchette).

    Wake up to this winter Nubble view from the loft bedroom? (by Mike Blanchette).

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