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New Beautiful Kennebunk Maine Area Secluded Riverfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Secluded Riverfront two+ bedroom cottage newly constructed on a very private section of the Mousem River with pristine views and only 10 minutes from downtown Kennebunk Maine. This cottage is the only building directly on a mile long section of the Mousem River called Old Falls Pond. There are a few other Cottages you can see set back from the River when you boat up and down but it is rare that you will see anyone else on this pond/river. The fishing is very good with Large and Small Mouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Pickrell etc. The Ocean is only 12 minutes away and southern Maine has many great Restaurants and Sites to see.

Patrick Hoey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Why Patrick Hoey chose Sanford

This location was the only cabin built on this section of the river/pond in 1950

and thus still the only cottage right on the water available to reconstructed as a new waterfront.

In effect this cottage is alone on this part of the river/pond and across the river is all natural Kennebunk conservation Land so it acts as a private nature sactuary. There is no public moter boat access so no traffic on the river for you and your carry in boat.

What makes this cottage unique

Private boating, fishing and dock swimming with new swim ladder


South Sanford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock for Boat or Canoe with Swimmer Ladder


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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New Beautiful Kennebunk Maine Area Secluded Riverfront Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Amesbury, Ma - USA

Beautiful Kennebunk area cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed in the cottage June 21 - June 28, 2008 and everything was clean and new - the lake water was clean and warm - we went swimming everyday - I would highly recommend this cottage to any family looking for a private getaway near the ocean with your own private lake area.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This waterfront cottage is a short drive to the ocean beaches and in a very private river/pond location . The cottage has better swimming then the ocean because the river/pond water with swimming ladder has much warmer water all summer which kids love. We also have a new heated outdoor shower this year.
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beautiful and well worth it!!!

  • 5 of 5

The picture of home doesn't do it justice. It was beautiful and so peaceful. Children loved the lake and even caught some fish. The road to home is definitely in the woods but well worth it. We would definitely go back here again. All the amenities were at our disposal and the home was very spacious for a family of six. We loved the outdoor shower and enjoyed the water view so much. we brought inflatable boats which was a blessing. Highly recommend families do the same. Water very calm and fairly warm. The view is probably even more picturesque in the fall. Can't wait to book another trip here. Thanks again Mr. Hoey for a wonderful vacation in Maine paradise.:)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Great place to vacation, we didn't want to leave. The lake was amazing, it was very private almost like it was just ours. We loved Maine Diner, and kennebunkport shopping. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the cabin for 2 nights while down to run in a race. Nice spot with great privacy.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful family summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented for a week in August 2016 and had a wonderful time. Although we never met Patrick, he was readily available and helpful to us by phone. The cabin well-suited the five of us (two young kids, plus grandma) and was well-stocked and in very good condition. Responding to an earlier post -- we saw an occasional spider, yes, but the house is in the woods, and it wasn't enough to deter even my squeamish suburb-dwelling children. The lake is very peaceful -- only once did we see signs of another human being, there are almost no houses on it, and we never saw motor boats. Because the house does not make boats available to renters, we purchased $100 inflatable kayaks on Amazon, and they worked just fine - we even felt comfortable letting our 8 and 10 year olds (who are excellent swimmers) use them by themselves within our sight. The kitchen was clean, newish and well-stocked, and the one or two items we were looking for we found at a Walmart within 20 minutes away, and Patrick reimbursed us. We also loved the location -- the ocean beaches are close, for an easy day trip. (We tried Ogunqit - great swimming for young kids.) Portland is also easy striking distance -- we did a schooner day trip on the harbor. Next time we return, hoping to do a day trip to Boston. Renters should be aware that the access road to the cabin leads through an iffy-looking neighborhood, where homes are not well-tended. We drove past the access road several times because it didn't look right for a vacation rental neighborhood. Once at the house, though, which is more remote, we had no worries, and it won't deter us from renting again. Also the outside photo of the house is a little dated -- the house isn't brand-new anymore, but still in great condition. The inside photos are very accurate and the house feels new-ish inside. Last, guests with mobility issues should be aware that there is a step-down from living room to kitchen, and one bedroom is down a circular stair. (Bathroom is upstairs). There are also stairs down to the lake. Overall, had a terrific time and can't wait to go back! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island, NY

Not what we expected

  • 3 of 5

Stayed at this camp with my family (2 young children and wife) for 3 days in mid-June. I want to start off by saying that the owner is very helpful and was available throughout the booking process. The home itself is in a beautiful and secluded area, not far at all from Kennebunkport and the beaches yet you feel like your hundreds of miles away! Unfortunately it was inside the home where we had some issues. First, it appeared that we may have been the first renters of the season. There were dead and live bugs in almost every room of the home. When you have 2 young children walking/crawling around having bugs on the floor can be a little bit of a pain to deal with. So I swept them up. Spiderwebs blocked many of the doors so I swept them away too. I've been to plenty of Maine camps and am well aware that bugs are all over the place both in and outside, but I felt that I shouldn't have had to do the cleaning/exterminating of them, especially beacuse there is a housekeeping charge on your bill. Outside in the covered porch area, the table was covered in pollen so I cleaned the table off so my family could sit at a clean table together. Again, it just felt like I shouldn't have had to do that. Also, for families with young children, young as in the toddler range, the house is NOT kid friendly. Their is spiral staircase that we had to block off, as well as a step about 6 feet across leading into the kitchen area which a child can easily fall down. Again, for kids about ages 5 +, I think you're good, but not a 3 year old and 18 month old. In retrospect I guess I could have asked about child safety but I thought the pictures looked like the home was safe enough and so we booked. We spent much of our time in Kennebunport eating and hanging out; the trip to town is simple and takes about 15 minutes. The property surrounding the home is quiet and beautiful (we had a Bald Eagle hanging out in the back yard for about 3 hours one day!). It's a shame that we had to do the cleaning because the home itself is pleasing to the eye and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello All, This first rental of the season was check in 6-9-16. Maid did cleaning 5-2-16 so cottage was empty for over 4 weeks before this rental. Going forward will have maid clean again the day before the first rental of the season as have had no cleaning issues in past 8 years when cleaning done right before the rentals. All weekend rentals since 6-9-16 which has been every weekend have had no issues as cleanings done right before the rentals start.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland ME
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Route 95 and Route 109
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 95 and Kennebunk Road
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Rachel Carson Beach
Car: necessary

This cottage is in a very private secluded location on the Mousam River five miles upstream from Kennebunk, ME. This one mile long section is called Old Falls Pond because it has a dam downstream that produces a great fishing and exploring area as no other Cottages are on the lake front. Bring your own Canoe, Kayak or Small carriable boat and you can explore both sides (the opposite side is Kennebunk Conservation Land) of the river including some rapids upstream. Below the dam you can also hike for miles and see the original natural rapids created centuries ago after the last ice age.

Other Activities: Property has Dock on private mile long pond/river for carry in boats


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

$75 cleaning fee per rental

50% due at time of booking and final 50% due 30 days before check in date by Check or Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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