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Lovely 3BR 150 Yards from Maine's Most Beautiful Beach

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The house, the two-car garage and driveway as seen from the street

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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Breathe the invigorating salt air and listen to the roar of the ocean from our beautiful home, just 150 yards from what we believe is the most beautiful of Maine's beaches, Gooch's Beach, a long strand of white sand that never really gets crowded. Perfect for sunbathing, swimming, surfing or just long quiet walks. Enjoy the use of our beach chairs for relaxing and our boogie boards for wave surfing.

At night you can grill fresh fish on the gas/charcoal grill and dine on our breezy back deck -- fresh fish are just a quick walk or drive into town. Between the family room, the living room and the den -- there's plenty of room for everyone to spread out without even going upstairs to the bedrooms. The den has a futon couch that can become a bed. The den also features its own sliding door to the back deck, which extends the full length of the house. We have hi-speed password-protected Internet WiFi throughout the house; digital cable, a DVD and VCR in the living room and digital cable TVs in two of the three bedrooms upstairs. Plus you get access to the extensive library of books we like to keep in the house -- we like to read. You'll find hardwood floors downstairs -- just installed five years ago. There's room for two or three cars in the driveway and one in the garage bay.

There's lots to enjoy in the house -- and even more in the surrounding area: wildlife preserves, kayaking, musical theater, live music, dozens of seafood restaurants, shops, museums and art galleries. Hope this is persuasive.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Gooch's Beach, one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches of the Maine Coast, is just about 200 yards down the street, just a few minutes walk away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Seating for 8 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Post-summer
Oct 1 - Dec 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rental begins on Saturday at 3 PM and ends on Saturday at 10 AM. No pets. No smoking. Renter must provide linens and towels.

One-half rental amount is due as nonrefundable deposit upon signing of agreement; balance is due two weeks before rental begin. If rental is cancelled in time for owner to successfully find another renter for same week, deposit can be returned.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
White Barn Inn
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Wells
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
White Barn Inn
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Gooch's Beach

The Kennebunk Beach area is one of the last white sandy beaches on the Maine Coast. Go just a few miles north and the coast becomes all rocks. Gooch's Beach, the beach just 200 yards from the house, is completely unspoiled by commercial ventures, although it does have port-a-potties. The area has some of the best restaurants in all of Maine. Dock Square in Kennebunkport is a lovely 15-minute walk away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: I work in publishing in New York City but fell in love with the Kennebunk area several decades ago. My wife and I and our two boys have been enjoying Gooch's Beach and the surrounding area for more than 30 years (I proposed to my wife on the beach!). We're sure if you come here, you'll leave with many memories too.

Why the Owner Chose Kennebunk, ME, USA:
For a summer vacation it offers the best escape possible: cool weather, a beautiful long strand of white sand (never too crowded), cold (but not ice cold) ocean water, in a relaxing environment. There are lifeguards but no vendors on the beach. And plenty of places to walk and bike--plus fabulous seafood restaurants just a few minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We just installed a new kitchen seven years ago with a very convenient island in the center, a new stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Also a new deep shower in the master bath. We love eating breakfast and reading the paper on the sunny back deck in the morning--and relaxing there with appetizers in the evening before using the gas/charcoal grill to broil swordfish or other fish from the fresh fish store that's just a few minutes away. I like the taste of charcoal so we have a grill where you can use gas or charcoal, as you prefer. And when we want to eat out, there's a tremendous selection of restaurants--the only AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star restaurant north of New York City is less than a half mile away. You can walk to it. The half-bath downstairs also has a washer and dryer.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The house, the two-car garage and driveway as seen from the street

    The house, the two-car garage and driveway as seen from the street

  • The sunny kitchen with central island. A sliding door leads to the deck.

    The sunny kitchen with central island. A sliding door leads to the deck.

  • The handsome dining room is perfect if you want to entertain guests.

    The handsome dining room is perfect if you want to entertain guests.

  • One of the guest bedrooms has two twin beds and a cable TV

    One of the guest bedrooms has two twin beds and a cable TV

  • Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with couches & a fireplace & a slidin

    Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with couches & a fireplace & a slidin

  • Back deck is perfect for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner.

    Back deck is perfect for breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner.

  • The front of the house. It's a Dutch colonial

    The front of the house. It's a Dutch colonial

  • The spacious living room includes digital cable HD TV, CD & DVD players & WiFi

    The spacious living room includes digital cable HD TV, CD & DVD players & WiFi

  • The master bedroom has a huge kingsize bed, cable TV and its own master bathroom

    The master bedroom has a huge kingsize bed, cable TV and its own master bathroom

  • The other guest bedroom has a double bed

    The other guest bedroom has a double bed

  • Back deck runs full length of house with access via two sliding doors

    Back deck runs full length of house with access via two sliding doors

  • Spacious Gooch's Beach, one of Maine's most beautiful, here at low tide.

    Spacious Gooch's Beach, one of Maine's most beautiful, here at low tide.

VRBO #250732

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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