Gorgeous Farmhouse - 2 Miles to Goose Rocks Beach & Downtown
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kennebunkport farmhouse description
THIS IS YOUR DREAM VACATION HOME …
***Please scroll all the way down to read detailed information regarding pricing, fees, seasonal rates, location, and more***
A beautiful modern farmhouse on three private acres. Lovingly restored; designed by a prominent Maine architect to retain the home’s classic New Englander charm, with completely new kitchen, new bathrooms, gleaming new wide plank pine floors throughout, new windows, new appliances, new mattresses, new everything. A comfortable and inviting home: sparkling clean, light, airy and open.
Three bedrooms sleep up to six people: The master queen bedroom downstairs is connected to a large private master bathroom. The 2nd queen bedroom upstairs and the 3rd bedroom upstairs (with two twin beds) both easily access the 2nd full bathroom.
There are beautiful outdoor spaces: decks, large grassy lawns, fields, woods, and rocky ledges. Sunset views from spacious windows in large open living/dining area.
IN THE BEST POSSIBLE LOCATION…
Perfectly located halfway between the idyllic white sands of Goose Rocks Beach and the lovely quaint downtown of Kennebunkport – two miles from each. The characteristic fishing/lobstering village of Cape Porpoise is also just two miles away. Just a short drive to many other local beaches, numerous hiking and biking areas such as the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Trust land, and to countless other sights and activities (see points of interest map, below).
Downtown Kennebunkport is filled with shops, galleries, local artist offerings, and restaurants to suit everyone's tastes - from fine dining with a full range of lobster and seafood offerings to local breweries and chowder and clam shacks.
Spend the day luxuriating on the spectacular and tranquil Goose Rocks Beach, swim in its warm (for Maine!) waters. Enjoy nearby tennis, golf, or horse riding. Do some local sightseeing, take a boat ride, see a light house. Have a beer at the famous Federal Jack's Brewery. Experience fine dining at the elegant Pier 77 in Cape Porpoise or enjoy a simple fish fry with the locals at the Pilot House. Return to your inviting 'new' home to gaze at the bright stars from your deck, catch a firefly, or listen to the night-time music of the frogs and crickets.
Only a thirty minute drive south from Portland’s International Jetport, or a 1 hour and 15 minute drive north from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Keywords: Beautiful home with 3 acres of privacy, Ideally located 2 miles to Goose Rocks Beach & 2 miles to downtown Kennebunkport, Farmhouse has been completely renovated, Spacious, Light, Welcoming
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
The property has large grassy areas for play, a tire swing, a sandbox, lots of trees, fields, an old gazebo, and numerous rocky ledges that make it a paradise for kids. The surrounding area has a plethora of family-fun activities (beaches, water fun parks, state parks, hiking and biking trails, etc.) and numerous kid-friendly restaurants. We have many kids' toys and books inside (ages 3-10) and kid's bikes, a tub of outdoor toys, and beach toys for use in the garage. The house itself is not extremely kid-friendly in that it very new and clean. It has delicate new pine wood floors that can be easily damaged or scratched if careful attention is not taken. Because of our significant investment in the remodel of this home, we are asking for a $1500 security (damage) deposit that will be refunded upon a final review of the home to check that no damage beyond normal wear and tear has occurred during your stay....moreless
We are animal lovers but you can understand our reluctance to host animals in our newly renovated home. However under certain conditions and with a well-behaved pet we would be willing to consider....moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Water Sports Gear:
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Whale Watching
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Public tennis courts and a basketball court just a 5 minute walk from house, Cape Arundel Golf Club 2 mi from home, Arundel Barn Playhouse summer theater nearby, St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery with beautiful riverside walking trails nearby, the award-winning White Barn Inn Restaurant nearby, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge approx 6 miles away, numerous local art galleries and fine restaurants within two miles, Conservation Trust Land with many hiking and biking opportunities located throughout the area...moreless
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Our best experience to date on VRBO for vacation rentals
Our best experience to date on VRBO for vacation rentals
I stayed at this vaction rental home with my 2 year old son. I took a punt as I was told about the farmhouse in Australia, where we live and we jumpted right on this site (we use a lot). I have 3 comments to share that may help the demanding, unsuspecting holiday maker. First, it was clean, meticulously maintained, had a lovely vibe and had everything we needed and a little bit more. It really felt like a temporary home. Second, the location was fantastic, nestled in between Kennebunkport village, outlets, Cape Porpoise and Goose Rocks Beach, yet on a safe, quiet, leafy road great for long runs and walks and a huge yard for my son to play in. We even had an easy day driving to Portland, stopping at Higgins and Scarborough beaches on the way home. Third, the owner was a delight to do business with. She is truly one of a kind and helped us to have a most wonderul stay. But please don't look to rent in May in the next few years - as we will be extending our stay.
- Guest aussietraveller (Sydney, Australia)
- Date of stay 06/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Maine is a wonderful vacation destination and Kennebunkport is quintessential Maine! This pretty farm house feels like a home away from home, full of charm and warmth. You can't beat the location (near to all) and dealing with the owners is a pleasure! If you wish for a retreat from the daily rat race, this adorable home has been painstakingly restored for you! We loved our visit here and will return!
- Guest Andrea (Boston MA)
- Date of stay 04/14/12
- Review Submitted 04/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a nice review. We look forward to your return trip to Maine!
Perfect home/perfect location in Maine
Perfect home/perfect location in Maine
We stayed here for a week in this newly renovated home in August 2011. The kitchen is modern, very open and has a living area with it. It made me feel as if I were in Scandinavia with the clean lines and beauty of the decor. The home is on a quiet road with a ceramics studio across the street. We brought 3 teenagers and 5 bicycles with us. This area is perfect for cycling, we went all over... to the beaches, out to lunch and to downtown Kennebunkport. The shopping in Kenndbunkport offers great shops, the restaurants have super food, but be sure to get recommendations from locals so you don't pay too much. Eat as much lobster as possible. We took a whale watching tour when the teens went deep sea fishing. We also just relaxed at the house and cooked some great meals there. The owners are very easy to work with and the house was easy to find. We will go back again!
- Guest KAAfromPA (Bradford, PA USA)
- Date of stay 08/03/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind review! And also for mentioning the ceramics studio across the street. The artist is a gifted Maine potter. We have some pieces of her pottery in the house and she tends to have open studios most weekends during the summer. It is a nice compliment to say the clean lines of the house remind you of Scandinavia, as it is an aesthetic we admire. We look forward to your return!
Cozy, Rustic,Can't wait to come back
Cozy, Rustic,Can't wait to come back
We stayed here for one of the best weeks we ever spent anywhere. The House was wonderful. Spotless. Showers were great. Kitchen is brand new and has it all The beds wondeful. We had everything we needed at our fingertips. The location and the house was everything you could imagine in a quaint New England setting. The restuarants were excellent yet not expensive, the town of Kennebunkport picturesque. We loved the town, loved the beaches, Cape porpoise was out of a storybook. It was a short trip to Portland. Something to do everyday or a great place to stay home and curl up and read. I had the best meals at Cape Porpoise and brought the recipes home with me. We plan on coming back and to move from being unofficial renters to your first official renters. Thanks for the dream vacation.
- Guest Crazy for Maine (West Chester, Pa)
- Date of stay 09/10/11
- Review Submitted 04/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I'm so thrilled you had such a nice time. Cape Porpoise truly is a gem. The Pier 77 restaurant there is one of our favorites, and the kids love the nearby Chowder house. I'm impressed you were able to obtain their recipes! My meal of choice is the scallops with wasabi mashed potatoes and grilled bok choy. I've tried to recreate it at home with little success!
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2 night min stay
|Summer High Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay
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**MINIMUM 1 WEEK STAY DURING SUMMER HIGH SEASON**
** RENTALS ARE SATURDAYS TO SATURDAYS ONLY**
Please call Annette at #408-569-9484 for additional details or with any questions; I am more than happy to share as much information as possible with our potential guests.
- Fifty percent (50%) of total due at booking, along with signed Rental Agreement, to secure reservation (non-refundable)
- Balance due 20 days prior to stay (non-refundable)
- Refundable Security (damage) deposit of $1500 due prior to stay
Additional Fees and Taxes:
7% Maine Occupancy tax
$250 cleaning fee
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- Nearest Airport: Portland, ME International at 26 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Portland at 29 Miles
- Nearest Train: Wells, ME Amtrak Train Station at 10 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 1-95 Kennebunk Exit at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Goose Rocks Beach at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Dock's Square (Kennebunkport downtown) many bars at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Shawnee Peak, Bridgeton, ME at 68 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Cape Arundel Golf Course at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Dock's Square (Kennebunkport downtown) - numerous at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport:
The Goose Rocks Beach area first captured my heart when I discovered it during my college years as a student at Bates College. It had been a long-standing dream to spend time in this area with my family. This vacation rental makes possible the realization of that dream: our kids have now grown up playing annually on this same beach that I fell in love with as a young adult. Having moved to many different areas of the country, Kennebunkport remains our nostalgic 'home base' and we cherish the family time we spend here.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
This home's easy accessibility from the airports in Portland and Boston is a huge draw for our family, making trips here easy and uncomplicated. The abundance of natural beauty and wealth of fun activities gives this area endless appeal. We feel especially grateful for the home's wonderful location - something we hadn't fully realized at the time of purchase. Its proximity to so many activities we enjoy - beaches, hiking, biking - encouraged us to completely renovate the house in 2009-2011. This restoration has been a labor of love in which we have fully invested ourselves. Renting our beloved Maine home to like-minded people who can appreciate the many unique charms and offerings of both the house and the area is what makes it possible for us to maintain the home for future generations of our family and guests to enjoy.
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Front of house from Beachwood, taken summer 2010, after completion of remodel.
Living room - daytime. August 2011
View of back lawn and woods - Oct. 2011
View of back lawn from living area. July 2011.
Night view of back of house (with moon shining above!) - Summer 2011
Downstairs queen bedroom. April 2012
Stairway going down view. April 2012
Upstairs twin bedroom view - evening. April 2012
Front of house April 2012
Kitchen - evening. April 2012
View of old gazebo on rocky ledge behind house. July 2011
Dining area - evening. April 2012
View of front entry and stairway - April 2012
Master bathroom (with tub and shower). Night view - April 2012.
Upstairs queen bedroom view - April 2012
Living Room - evening. April 2012
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