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Elegent-Waterfront:'the Old River House'-in Town, on River

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The 'Old River House' from the Kennebunk River

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kennebunkport estate description

Old world elegance. Built in 1848, this fully restored, approximately 7500 sq ft. (entire house including 'The Old Rigging Loft') sits just 0.2 of a mile from the beautiful Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Located on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this house has 10 bedrooms, each with their own sink, 4 baths and two fireplaces.

The 'Old River House', sits on the Kennebunk River next to the Arundel Yacht Club. Two public parks sit in front of and along side the house.

'The Old River House,' and 'The Old Rigging Loft' are nestled among the many old Captain's Mansions of the 18th Century. An almost $800,000 renovation in 2010 brings this grand old Captain's mansion back to its original grandeur. Antiques throughout the many rooms and the frequent passing of the Kennebunkport horse drawn carriage brings one back to that slower, more quaint part of American history. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the porch are just perfect for watching the river boat traffic and the children taking sailboat lessons at the 'Arundel Yacht Club' next door.

'The Old Rigging loft', according to historical data, was one of the more popular 'Riggers' for the 'Clipper Ships' built in Kennebunkport during her heyday as one of Americas largest builders of Clipper Sail Boats. Today, 'The Old Rigging Loft' is now, a separate apartment, with a Care-taker (seasonal), for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests.

If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, or home-made chocolate, you have a fully renovated (2010) Kitchen with Top of the line 'Medallion Cabinets' and rare and unique 'Blue-sparkle South African Granite Tops'(only place in the world that produces Blue Granite). New GE Profile, and Amana Appliances can help make you the families best chef when you cook fresh seafood from, 'Port Lobster Pound' right down the road on Ocean Ave, next to the famous 'Mables Restaurant.'

There are four stair cases, and three levels of living space. New rugs, new bed mattresses, new curtains, new furniture, custom gardening, and an on-site Care-taker (in the seperate 'Rigging Loft' apartment), make your stay one of relaxed elegance, and comfort.

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Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Children are always welcome, and must be supervised....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                NO smoking inside house. NO candles. No Fireworks. This is a wood 150+ year Estate....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Give us a call 770-656-4939. We love animals too !...moreless

              Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Various historic books, and New England Magazines....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Watch hundreds of channels, many of which are HD, on Time Warner....moreless

              • Stereo:

                I-HOME Stero system...moreless

              • Television:

                (2) A 40' flat screen HDTV sits above the fireplace in the living room. The second TV sits in the master bedroom and is a Samsung 20'....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Luaus
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View:

                Enjoy River views of the Lobster boats going out to sea, with Seagulls following. Leter on in the day, see children taking sailing lesson at the Arundel Yaught Club across the street....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                The 'Old River House' has panoramic views of the Historic 'Kennebunk River' (Centuries ago, one of the largest ship-building ports in the USA) and is surrounded by the 'Kennebunkport Village Green', and the 'Silas Perkins Park', great for kids and adults....moreless

              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront:

                On The rKennebunk River... The Old River House, and ' Rigging Loft'...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Very large Dining room with 16 foot antique mahogany table, and antique chairs ...moreless

              • Dining Area

              General

              • Broadband Access:

                wireless internet by Time Warner...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Whirlpool Premier, Heavy-Duty 'Super-Capacity Plus' Dryer with 4 Temperature settings....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Remote controlled Gas Fireplaces in the Living room, and the Master Bedroom on 2nd floor....moreless

              • Garage:

                PLEASE bring garbage out to street on MONDAY NIGHT....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                (2) New (2010) Remote-control Gas-Fireplaces, in Living Room, and Master Bedroom....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Time Warner provided, and Wi-fi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets must be washed , dried, and left folded on beds.before departure. 3 Queen beds, 4 Full size, 3 twins. Please WASH WHAT YOU USE....moreless

              • Living Room:

                2 living rooms, one formal with 200 year old antiques, and one less formal with 40' Flat screen TV, Fireplace, 2 new couches....moreless

              • Parking:

                6 car will fit on the Ocean Avenue Driveway, and 2 cars on the rear, Green Street Driveway....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Driveway on Ocean Avenue will accomodate 6 regular-size cars, side by side....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Kenmore Heavy-Duty, 'Super-Capacity Plus' with Quiet-Pak....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Time warner Wireless. Code on back of Modem, in 2nd floor 'Captains Wood Room.'...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Catering Available:

                Many caterer are with in a mile. 'Kitchen-Chics' are very popular. Local Pizza is delivered by 'Atlantic-Pizza'....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Gevalia 12 Cup Automatic drip....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                This is a fully operational culinary kitchen. All new top of the line appliances, and all commercial quality pots, pans, cutlery, and all other kitchen essentials....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Ample...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New (2010) Maytag Legacy Quiet Series 300....moreless

              • Freezer
              • Gourmet Kitchen
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, , you have a fully renovated Kitchen to impress all !...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Ge Profile Microwave...moreless

              • Oven:

                GE Premier...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, sugar, flour. Everything you need to cook is here!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Amana Premier. Series, with ice-maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                GE Premier Glass Surface ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Thick slice, 4 slot toaster...moreless

              • Wet Bar

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Available for rent a walk away in town...moreless

              • Boat:

                Available for rent a walk away in town...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Garden Patio-Deck measuring 21' x 15' overlooking the 'Kennebunk River' and, beautiful green 'Silas Perkins Park', Rock in our heavy duty black Porch Rocking Chairs....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Available for rent a walk away in town...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                This property is bordered by two beautiful public parks....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Brand new 'Brickman'' Stainless steel, 4 Burner Gas , Electric start, Grill....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Available for rent a walk away in town...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    In Silas Perkins Park, there are new Granite Stairs going down into the sandy beach Kennebunk River.....it can be cold!...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $276 $276
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,782 $7,076

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
                  • cleaning fee $300 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Flexible & Affordable: Our Rates are: per couple, per day, and DISCOUNT for Longer stays, and more couples...Ask us for a quote !


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                  Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                  Location

                  • Federal Jack's

                    "A true Maine, "Pub and Restaurant", loved by all for huge river view, excellent food at fair..."

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                  • Dock Square Coffee House

                    "Hot coffee on a cold, foggy morning...Is that Maine?...Yes. Great place, walking distance."

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                  • Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery

                    "A walk or by car...what a great place. The nicest Priests, , and beautiful property."

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                  • Kennebunkport Inn

                    "A favorite place to eat or stay. close to the Old River House...Lots of class and content !"

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                  • Pier 77 Restaurant

                    "Old friends, Kate and Pete own this truelly 5 star restaurant. Our older kids were married h..."

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                  • Bandaloop

                    "Walking distance from The Old River House..all natural, wellness (and good!) food"

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                  • Seashore Trolley Museum

                    "A very special place, and cheap. The kids will go nuts, and so will you on this very old tra..."

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                  • Lucas on 9

                    "This has been a restaurant for decades...great menu...easy parking. Nice people."

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                  • Arundel Wharf Restaurant

                    "400 ' from The Old River House. This is a premier spot in Kennebunkport. A Huge deck on the ..."

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                  • Clam Shack

                    "World famous at this point....and almost always a 20 minute plus waiting line.....a few minu..."

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                  • Alisson's Restaurant

                    "A family favorite for over 40 years...how is that. Rightfully, among the best seafood in Ke..."

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                  • Hb Provisions

                    "Our friends....Good people, with good available quality staples. They have everything you ne..."

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                  • White Barn Inn Restaurant

                    "Simply said: One of the few five star restaurants north of NYC, per several reviews. Expens..."

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                  • Colony Hotel

                    "Unfair...I went here as a little boy. My brother worked here as a Busboy in the early 1970's..."

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                  • On the Marsh Restaurant

                    "A really great restaurant. well thought of by the locals. expensive, for a reason...exceptio..."

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                  • Dunkin Donuts

                    "What can we say....No one does better cake donuts then Dunkin, and we lived in the South wi..."

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                  • Cape Porpoise House of Pizza

                    "Cape Porpoise Pizza is now Cape Arundel Pizza....We know these people. This is possibly the..."

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                  • Bartley's Dockside

                    "A heads up for travelers...These guys know how to make Fried Clams, and usually you can get ..."

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                  • Ben & Jerry's

                    "What need be said.... Bring your children. A walk away fro The Old River House."

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                  • Breakwater Inn

                    "Elegant, expensive, and worth every penny...owned by the White Barn Inn. This is gorgeous, a..."

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                  • Chicks Marina

                    "Literally +-1000' from The Old River House. Park your craft here and stay at The Old River H..."

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland Jetport
                  0.01 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cape Arundel Golf Course
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Wells, Me
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-95
                  0.01 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sunday River
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Silas Perkins Park

                  Maine is dramatic; cool evening air, windows open at nite. A huge 13' tide, means run in when the tide comes in. That also means the ocean has a 'sea smell'...because the sun bakes the seaweed on the rocky coast, when the tide is 'out.' The restaurants are all within walking distance. and state their 'award winning' status... for 'Lobster Rolls', or 'Fried Clams', or 'Clam Chowder', etc.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: Inkeepers, Scott and Cheryl Mahoney have 8 wonderful children from 25 down to 5. 5 boys and 3 girls means they are very busy all the time. They have been married 27 years. Scott grew up in Lexington, Ma, and Cheryl in Farmington, CT. Scott moved to South Glastonbury, CT at age 8 and meet Cheryl at a 'Mixer' (dance) Senior year at her private school. Cheryl became best friends with Scotts mother (Gloria), so when they broke up, Scott would come home and hear Cheryl laughing with Gloria, her best friend. Cheryl, a year behind Scott, transferred to Scotts College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) . They went out with other people, grew up, and realized that they should be together and 27 years later, they still are. They have lived in Atlanta for 20 years. Scotts brother, Chris, worked at the Colony Hotel as a Busboy during College. Scott worked at the grand old 'Marshall House' in York Harbor, Me as an Elevator Boy one summer, and as a Bellman the next summer. The Marshal House was been torn down several decades ago. The Mahoneys vacationed here and in York Harbor, Me. Cheryl vacationed at her familys vacation home in Old Saybrook, CT.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport:
                  The Old River House is in the very heart of Kennebunkport, in town elegance and ease. No hassle finding parking in the 'Port,' just walk. Walk or drive to the beach. The adjacent Town Parks are very well maintained and used by locals and vacationeers. Kennebunkport really is Fun and Happiness. Its a great place for Adults and Kids.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  Breakfast in the morning, by the wall of windows, looking at the Lobster boats going out to sea and the Sea Gulls following. You can smell the ocean when the tide goes out (approximately a 13 foot tide!) and the sun bakes the sea weed. In the evening, sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch, with a glass of your favorite beverage, makes for a great and relaxed day. Finally, when going to sleep, the evening breeze temperatures get into the 50's to 60's, making for the best sleep you will have.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The 'Old River House' from the Kennebunk River

                    The 'Old River House' from the Kennebunk River

                  • View down The Kennebunk river

                    View down The Kennebunk river

                  • View of river from front deck.

                    View of river from front deck.

                  • The' Old River House' of 1848.

                    The' Old River House' of 1848.

                  • The famous 'Old Rigging Loft.'

                    The famous 'Old Rigging Loft.'

                  • Front porch living...

                    Front porch living...

                  • Dining Room.

                    Dining Room.

                  • Breakfast room

                    Breakfast room

                  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom.

                    2nd Floor Master Bedroom.

                  • 2nd Floor 'Old river Room.'

                    2nd Floor 'Old river Room.'

                  • 3rd Floor bedroom.

                    3rd Floor bedroom.

                  • 3rd floor Children's bedroom.

                    3rd floor Children's bedroom.

                  • The Grand old River House Since 1848

                    The Grand old River House Since 1848

                  • 'The Old River House'

                    'The Old River House'

                  • The River House views of the 'Port'

                    The River House views of the 'Port'

                  • Sun set on the River

                    Sun set on the River

                  • Silas Perkins Park

                    Silas Perkins Park

                  • Fully restored culinary kitchen (2010)

                    Fully restored culinary kitchen (2010)

                  • Formal living/entertaining room

                    Formal living/entertaining room

                  • Entertainment room

                    Entertainment room

                  • 2nd Floor Admiral's Quarters

                    2nd Floor Admiral's Quarters

                  • 2nd Floor spare bedroom.

                    2nd Floor spare bedroom.

                  • 3rd Floor bedroom.

                    3rd Floor bedroom.

                  • 3rd floor bedroom.

                    3rd floor bedroom.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $276 per night (USD)
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                  10 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 17

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/10/2014
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