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1885 Victorian Summer Cottage, Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sweetbrier Cottage is located off Ocean Avenue adjacent to the Colony Hotel property on Cape Arundel. Colony beach, restaurants and shops are within 3-5 minute walk from the house. Downtown Kennebunkport is 1 mile via Ocean Ave. Large wraparound porch and private driveway with parking for up to 4 cars.


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upstairs bathroom, newly renovated, subway tile in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Master bathroom, newly renovated, fixtures and vanity...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Cable in living room and master bedroom...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Lunch at the kitchen island and dinner in the dining room. Completely restored to original condition. French doors open to porch....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    First floor laundry room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Original arched fireplace in living room, for show only. NOT OPERATIONAL....moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced hot water...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room is focal point of the downstairs. All original beams and windows, complete with two window seat areas and stairway to 2nd floor....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking for 4 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front load. First floor laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set-up....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully updated kitchen, granite island and counters. Seating for 4 at island, tin ceiling. Attached sunroom....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven, over and under....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bike rentals in town....moreless

  • Boat:

    Whale watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Sailing Excursions all within 5-10 minute drive....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several well known courses within 20 minutes drive....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Colony Hotel
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cape Arundel Golf Club
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Stripers Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Colony Beach

Car: Necessary

Located in Cape Arundel, you are just minutes away from beaches, restaurants, whale watching, deep sea fishing and shopping in Kennebunkport. Just off the main road, this historic property is one of the oldest homes on Cape Arundel. Walk or bike to area attractions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I grew up spending summers in the area and my family eventually moved here in the 1980s. I had always been looking for a place of my own and when I came across Sweetbrier I decided this was it. I love the proximity to town, and being close to the ocean.

Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport:
Development of Cape Arundel as a Summer Colony began in the late 1800 by a group called the Kennebunkport Seashore Company. They envisioned parks, hotels and recreational areas to attract vacationers from the Boston area. Sweetbrier Cottage was one of the early summer cottages built in the traditional Victorian Shingle Style that was so popular at that time. The unique architectural elements of the house and simple lines characteristic of the shingle style are appealing inside and out.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Stepping inside the rooms with exposed beams and lengthy spans is a bit like stepping back in time. The house is situated perfectly to catch the cool southwest breezes. The wraparound front porch is ideal to sit, relax and take in the sounds of distant foghorns and the smell of the ocean. With the fully updated kitchen you truly get the comforts of today while reliving what it must have been like 100 years ago on vacation along Maine's southern coast.

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Speaks: english


  • View from street level

    View from street level

  • View from driveway.  Back entry into sunroom.

    View from driveway. Back entry into sunroom.

  • Details on roof return

    Details on roof return

  • Side porch view of turret

    Side porch view of turret

  • Sunroom


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom, view towards master bath

    Master bedroom, view towards master bath

  • Bedroom #3, twin beds

    Bedroom #3, twin beds

  • Back stairway

    Back stairway

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • View from front yard

    View from front yard

  • Front details

    Front details

  • Front porch from corner

    Front porch from corner

  • Kitchen


  • Sunroom


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living room with window seat

    Living room with window seat

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Bedroom #2, full bed

    Bedroom #2, full bed

  • Upstairs Bathroom Shower

    Upstairs Bathroom Shower

  • Parsons Way, View of Colony Beach

    Parsons Way, View of Colony Beach

VRBO #472365

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1885 Victorian Summer Cottage, Pet Friendly

Kennebunkport #472365

5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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