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Quintessential Maine and Classic Kennebunkport!

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A perfect example of a N.E. Shingle Cottage, Shady Oak is a relaxing haven.

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kennebunk Beach house description

Quintessential Maine and Classic Kennebunkport! 'Shady Oak' is a 1889 shingle cottage located in the historic Cape Arundel neighborhood (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) of Kennebunkport - one block from the ocean, a 5 minute walk to the Colony Beach (a great beach for kids) and a short walk to the Port, with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. This idyllic Victorian house is located just around the corner from St Ann's Church, the Kennebunk River Club and Walker’s Point (summer home of President George H.W. Bush).

The house boasts 5 bedrooms, including a master suite (ground floor), and 2 1/2 baths (plus an outdoor shower!). The bedroom configuration is California king (master), 1 queen, 2 twins, bunk room (bunk bed, single over double with a single trundle) and queen pull-out sofa. In addition to a fully equipped kitchen, there is a dining room, family room and sitting room.

You can also enjoy the screened in porch, an outside patio / living room and an outside dining room under a custom made pergola. The stunning professional landscaping creates a wonderful environment with extensive stone walls and plantings designed to be at their peak in June, July and August.

Other amenities include:

• Nespresso coffee maker
• Hi-speed Wifi
• 2 TVs*
• 2 DVD players and 100s of DVD
• Wii
• Apple TV
• Netflicks
• Fire Pit (with lots of wood)
• Large gas BBQ grill
• Washer and Dryer
• Dishwasher
• Loads of board and other games and puzzles
• lots of books

* Please note that we do not have cable TV.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 double

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

                Bunk Room...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen size pull-out sofa and TV/DVD player...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Master with ensuite, also has a chaise lounge (ground floor)...moreless

              • 5 bedrooms - (1) Master bedroom - California king bed, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tube and shower (ground floor) (2) 2nd Bedroom - Queen size bed (3) 3rd Bedroom - two (2) twin beds (4) Bunkroom - single bunk over a full size bed with a single trundle (5) 5th Bedroom / Den - queen size pull out sofa (with TV and DVD player)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet

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              • Bathroom 4: shower

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              • (1) Master ensuite bathroom with tub and shower (2) Upstairs bathroom with toilet and shower (3) Downstairs cloakroom with toilet (4) Outdoor shower...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                TV with Apple TV and Netflicks (please note that we do not have cable)...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Video Games
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Partial Ocean Views to the South and West (the house is located one block from Ocean Avenue and the Ocean)...moreless

              • Water View:

                Partial Ocean Views to the South and West (the house is located one block from Ocean Avenue and the Ocean)...moreless

              • Village:

                The house is located in the historic Cape Arundel Neighbohood of Kennebunkport (listed on the National Register of Historic Places)...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Internet:

                    High speed WiFi...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Fireplace:

                    Double sided fire place. The house also features an outdoor fire pit....moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Nespresso coffee maker and traditional trip coffee maker...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Outdoor dining room under a custom made and iconic pergola...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Professionally designed and maintained gardens...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season (Fall)
                  Oct 4 - Nov 28, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500
                  Christmas Prelude
                  Nov 30 - Dec 13, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,000
                  Low Season (Spring 2015)
                  Apr 4 - May 22, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  Shoulder Season (Spring 2015)
                  May 23 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  High Season (2015)
                  Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,500
                  Shoulder Season (Fall 2015)
                  Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  Low Season (Fall 2015)
                  Oct 3 - Nov 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee $250
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Check-ins are generally scheduled for Saturday afternoons such that stays run from Saturday to Saturday, but please do contact us if you are interested in alternate days.

                  Please note that we are willing to allow events to be held at the house but only with our prior consent and subject to agreed terms.

                  Please note that pursuant to Maine law we are required to charge 8% sales tax on rentals.


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                  Last updated: 09/08/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland International Jetport (Portland, MW)
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Wells, ME
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-95
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Colony Beach
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Colony Hotel / Stripers @ The Breakwater
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cape Arundel Golf Club
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Colony Hotel / Stripers @ The Breakwater

                  Car: Recommended

                  St Ann's Church and the Kennebunk River Club are just a short walk from the house, perfect if you are attending an event at one of these venues. In addition, Dock Square (the center of town or 'the Port'), featuring numerous shops and restaurants, is a short walk or bike ride away.

                  You can walk to a number of restaurants, as well as a spa and other amenities. If you love lobster, the lobster pound (Port Lobster) is just minutes away; order your lobsters in advance and pick them up already cooked, all you need to do is bring them back to the house and enjoy them, perhaps outside under the custom and iconic pergola.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Anne and Michael were married at St Ann's in Kennebunkport, just steps away from Shady Oak. Anne and Michael have a deep love of Maine, Anne spent summers with her grandparents in Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport while Michael's family have long history Down East.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kennebunk Beach:
                  Shady Oak is an oasis, enjoy the ultimate relaxation in a beautiful environment. The house itself is very special and harkens back to the history of Kennebunkport as a resort community. Steps away from the ocean and minutes from town, this is the perfect location to enjoy everything the Maine coast has to offer, or do nothing at all but kick-back and enjoy yourself.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Historical house and location with all the amenities you would want. Beautiful gardens and ample space make this the perfect vacation getaway.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • A perfect example of a N.E. Shingle Cottage, Shady Oak is a relaxing haven.

                    A perfect example of a N.E. Shingle Cottage, Shady Oak is a relaxing haven.

                  • Classic architectural details on this historically significant house.

                    Classic architectural details on this historically significant house.

                  • The sitting room, perfect for entertaining; provides access to screened-in porch

                    The sitting room, perfect for entertaining; provides access to screened-in porch

                  • The dinning room seats 10 and has direct access to the patio and pergola.

                    The dinning room seats 10 and has direct access to the patio and pergola.

                  • The light and airy master bedroom also has a comfortable chaise lounge

                    The light and airy master bedroom also has a comfortable chaise lounge

                  • A comfortable bedroom with a queen size bed.

                    A comfortable bedroom with a queen size bed.

                  • A lovely bedroom with two twin beds (the 'Star Fish Room').

                    A lovely bedroom with two twin beds (the 'Star Fish Room').

                  • Upstairs den and 5th bedroom has a queen size pull-out, and a TV w/ DVD player.

                    Upstairs den and 5th bedroom has a queen size pull-out, and a TV w/ DVD player.

                  • Outside dining at its best, the pergola is adjacent to the fire pit.

                    Outside dining at its best, the pergola is adjacent to the fire pit.

                  • The landscaping features extensive lighting, as seen here in the pergola.

                    The landscaping features extensive lighting, as seen here in the pergola.

                  • The eponymous Shady Oak, a jewel that is more than 200 years old.

                    The eponymous Shady Oak, a jewel that is more than 200 years old.

                  • Dogwood trees and stonework.

                    Dogwood trees and stonework.

                  • Elegant stone stairs from from the drive and extensive stonework throughout

                    Elegant stone stairs from from the drive and extensive stonework throughout

                  • Relaxing living room with a games table, loads of DVDs and books

                    Relaxing living room with a games table, loads of DVDs and books

                  • The fully equipped kitchen has everything that you will need for your stay.

                    The fully equipped kitchen has everything that you will need for your stay.

                  • The master bedroom with a california king size bed and en suite bathroom.

                    The master bedroom with a california king size bed and en suite bathroom.

                  • The upstairs landing and window seat features nautical maps of the Maine coast.

                    The upstairs landing and window seat features nautical maps of the Maine coast.

                  • Bunkroom w/a single over a full bed w/a single trundle underneath, kids love it!

                    Bunkroom w/a single over a full bed w/a single trundle underneath, kids love it!

                  • Another picture of the 'Starfish Room' with two twin beds.

                    Another picture of the 'Starfish Room' with two twin beds.

                  • The back patio is perfect for cocktails before dinner under the pergola.

                    The back patio is perfect for cocktails before dinner under the pergola.

                  • Enjoy roasted marshmallows by the fire after dinner, a great way to relax.

                    Enjoy roasted marshmallows by the fire after dinner, a great way to relax.

                  • Large front yard, perfect for games!

                    Large front yard, perfect for games!

                  • The sitting wall, beautifully planted garden and fire pit.

                    The sitting wall, beautifully planted garden and fire pit.

                  • Beautiful plantings and grass surround the pergola which is a room in itself

                    Beautiful plantings and grass surround the pergola which is a room in itself

                  $1,500 - $4,500 per week (USD)
                  6

                  5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 09/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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