Short Walk to Lifelong Memories on Drakes Island Beach
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Drakes Island house description
Location: Drakes Island, Southern Coast Maine, USA (Between Kennebunk and Ogunquit, 30 miles south of Portland, 90 Miles north of Boston) 5 miles from Maine Turnpike and Wells AMTRAK Downeaster station, one mile drive to US Route One via a paved causeway.
Accommodations: Cape style house, 4 bedrooms (sleeps 9), 2 baths, new kitchen, living room, sun room, deck.
New to the limited Drakes Island rental market, a desirable all-residential location nestled along the southern coast of Maine. This home is in a quiet family area located at 5 Grove Street, a short 5 min walk to the sands of a beautiful two mile stretch of beach. The house has a remodeled kitchen which is open to a living room, sun room, deck, four bedrooms 2 full baths and an outdoor shower.
The newly renovated kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, countertop seating, as well as a full size kitchen table eating area. The living room has a full size sofa and two recliners, television and a woodstove hearth. The sun room is glassed in and includes a sofa, chairs as well as a television. The 10 x 10 deck has a gas grill and deck furniture. The downstairs bath with a tub shower includes a full size washer / dryer. The two downstairs bedrooms have full size beds. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms and a full bath. One bedroom has a Queen Size Bed and a twin size bed, the other has two twin beds. There is parking for up to 3 vehicles.
A community park area with a playground, basketball and tennis courts is a quick walk. Families enjoy bike riding on the quiet side roads, walking the beach and running from the harbor jetties to the inlet of the wildlife preserve. Drakes Island is surrounded by the nature of Wells Harbor and conservation land which provide interesting opportunities to explore and experience life and nature by the ocean. Antique shops are all along nearby Route One as well as many family and more formal restaurants. Grocery stores, shopping, movie theaters and other recreational activities are conveniently located within a 15 min drive. The owner is nearby on Drakes Island to share any advice or address any questions.
Come and enjoy your stay that will last a long time in your fondest memories.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Medical Services
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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My family - husband, 3 adult children, one son-in-law and baby granddaughter found ourselves so very much at home in this Drakes Island rental. It actually didn't feel like a rental - the home is so clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners have thought of everything a person would need while on vacation. The house is spacious and we never felt crowded. The guys loved the small refrigerator in the sun room along with the flat screen TV. The gals loved the living room and we all enjoyed sitting out on the patio. The short walk to the beach is so pleasant as is the walk around the neighborhood. Everyone is so nice and friendly. The first night we took a walk with our dogs, children were outside playing and people were sitting out on their porches enjoying the big band swing music being played off in the distance- it was like we had taken a step back to a more gentler time. We are so looking forward to returning to Drakes Island and this home away from home.
- Guest Judi O. (Holliston)
- Date of stay 08/31/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
I wanted a nice, relaxing vacation with my mom and my wonderful dogs, and we found it in this house. It is perfectly sized, with everything you could need, so clean, and the owners are lovely! The owners even had local dog cookies and a big bowl of cold water waiting for "the boys" when we arrived, which they loved:) Thank you for sharing your home, and we are looking forward to returning next year!
- Guest M3 Ann (Dudley, MA)
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/04/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank You - we enjoyed having you and the boys, the dog cookies are from "Old Dog Cookie Company" .
Drakes Island Vacation
Drakes Island Vacation
Great time at Drakes Island! Weather was great and home was clean, had everything one would need. Owners were helpful and very pleasant. Would stay again! Nice family vacation.
- Guest Jane (Swanzey, NH)
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
My husband and I stayed at this lovely beach house for a week in August with our two small dogs. We love Darke's Island and have vacationed there for years. The house is larger than it looks and very comfortable. We especially loved the three season porch with the large TV in the evening. All you need to bring is your beachwear for a fun vacation. The owners live across the street and were very hospitable. We loved this vacation house and our stay at Drake's Island!
- Guest Abby's sitter (Tn)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Sweet Summer Memories
Sweet Summer Memories
“We had the opportunity to stay at this truly wonderful beach house many times in the past most recently July of 2011. Our three sons still remember the fun and great times we had on Drake's Island. The beautiful beach was ideal for swimming, sandcastles, playing games and exploring for sea treasures. We also enjoyed riding bikes, playing at the friendly playground, leisurely walks on the beach and even a tennis match now and then. The house is so very comfortable for just relaxing, we appreciated all the conveniences of home and a good's night's sleep. Our great summer getaways to this home are times that we as a family truly cherish; and this is why we return to Drake's Island year after year. “
- Guest M&T (Leominster, MA)
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 05/31/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect Family Vacation
Perfect Family Vacation
Can't say enough about this charming and welcoming home.............beautifully appointed, all inclusive, fabulous neighborhood, safe and fun filled entertainment for kids and adults alike. Pleasant stroll to a beautiful beach where sun, sand, waves and friendly people await you. You will LOVE this vacation home and long to return year after year. We have the fondest memories of staying here (with the warm and friendly owners) and will cherish our days on Drakes Island. So happy to see this home on the rental market to share and provide unforgettable experiences for a new generation of vacationers.
- Guest MC (Waltham, MA, USA)
- Date of stay 07/29/11
- Review Submitted 05/31/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Unless other arrangements are agreed to rentals are Sat 3 PM to Sat 11 AM Min 3 night stay MAY be avilable at differnt rates in off season Maine rentals are subject to a 8% Tax which will be added to the rental fee. $400 Security Deposit required for full week stay 4/12/2014 to 5/23/14 $150 per night 3 night min or $1000 per week 5/24/2014 to 6/28/2014 $225 per night 3 night min. or $1500 per week 6/28/2014 to 8/23/2013 $2300 per week 8/2/14-10/15/14 $225 per night 3 night min $1500 per week.
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Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: Twenty five years ago we built this as our summer home and spent many happy summers here as our children grew. We love Drakes Island so much that after our early retirement we have made our permanent home here. We recently completed renovation a new house on the island as our year round residence. We refreshed and updated our summer home to share with others.
Why the Owner Chose Drakes Island:
The house is a short walk easy walk to the beach - one third of a mile. Island Activities include the community house, basketball , tennis and playgrounds, the beach and harbor. Many other families stay near by giving the area a neighborhood feel. We are just one street over from the main road making for easy access on and off the island.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
To take a quote from an essay, which we have framed in our home, that our daughter wrote on a school essay over 20 years ago 'In Maine it is fun to hang out. I think going to Maine each year brings our family closer together each year. Maine, especially Drakes Island, is an awesome place to go'
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Cape Cod Style Home on Drakes Island 5 Grove Street
Kitchen - newly renovated
Kitchen is open to the living room
Sun Room with TV, looking from kitchen, step out to deck on left.
Upstairs Bedroom with Queen and Twin - lots of room with a small desk
Upstairs Bedroom with Double and Twin. Lots of room.
Side Deck 10 x 10 with Gas Grill and Deck Chairs
Northern end of Drakes Island Beach at low tide by conservation area
Drakes Island Beach looking north from the Jetty End
Kitchen Table Area
Downstairs Front Bedroom - Queen Size Bed
Upsatirs Queen Front to Back Bedroom includes a Twin Bed
Upstairs Bedroom with Double and Twin looking toward back of house
Back of House with deck.
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