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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
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
Low Season (Fall 2015) Oct 3 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas Prelude Dec 5 - Dec 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Low Season (Spring 2016) Apr 16 - May 21, 2016 7 night min stay
Shoulder Season (Spring 2016) May 22 - Jun 25, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season (2016) Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2016 7 night min stay
Shoulder Season (Fall 2016) Sep 4 - Oct 1, 2016 7 night min stay
Low Season (Fall 2016) Oct 2 - Nov 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Christmas Prelude 2016 Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$59
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
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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