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Parsons Beach Home, Private Beach, Heated Pool, pet, week discount

Kennebunk, ME, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Stunning, water views, extremely beautiful, ideal for 2-3 generation families.

Why My Place is So Special

The Beach Farm is the crowning jewel of a 150 year old family enclave, founded by the owner’s great-grandfather. Your ONLY neighbor is Rachel Carson. The Beach Farm provides the ideal vacation for two and three generations.

The most memorable aspect of your visit to The Beach Farm is experiencing nature’s beauty and quiet and, especially, enjoying its private, white-sandy beaches. It takes just five minutes of normal walking to reach the private shorelines, walking on private dirt roads, some covered with huge pines. We supply a red wagon to haul beach items.

The breath-taking two mile-long white sandy beach is extra expansive and, at low tide, the ocean retreats a long way. When it comes in, the warm sand heats the water, making it acceptable to many swimmers. Fishermen have numerous sites to catch bass ( we provide two fishing rods for your use.)

There are 3 bedrooms in one side of the house: the downstairs master bedroom with ensúitte bath and two bedrooms upstairs with one full bath. The furniture is mostly new, attractive and comfortable for all ages. Enjoy the original artworks, many of museum quality. The big open living area, with comfortable seating for nine people, has large windows with great views of rolling fields, marsh, some ocean, great sunrises and also reflected sunsets. Bring your sheet music to play on the Spinnet piano. Decks are everywhere, including a screened-in one.

Through a breezeway, four friends or additional family have bedrooms. The upstairs Ocean Room with sitting area has a gorgeous view of the ocean. The large, downstairs Hummingbird Room, with sitting area and T.V., features mesmerizing views of hummingbirds, fields and forest. The Pool House features a colorful sun room with nine windows where you feel you are outdoors. It has toys and building blocks, ideal for small children to play and comfortable seating for adults. From it, occupants of the Pool House have their own door to the heated pool area.

All bedrooms have air conditioning and /or very good fans. Four have queen sized beds and one twins.

An alarm system is available for the main house.

The in-ground 18 by 30 foot heated pool, under full sun, provides for real swimming and refreshing dips. A hot and cold water shower is adjacent. Plenty of seating, tables and lounge chairs provide all ages with something to enjoy together, including an L.L. bean Bean Toss game.

New in 2018: a large recreation room including a ping pong table, puzzles and a variety of games.

From here you can see all the JULY 4th FIREWORKS from the Kennebunks.

We apply environment friendly insect spray on the lawns, keeping 90% mosquitoes far away.

When you wish to leave your wonderful paradise, you're two miles to the glamour of Kennebunkport!

The owner is a few miles away and can usually supply helpers for any need immediately.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. We provide you with a pass for Kennebunk Beach where, each day at 5:00 P.M., the whole beach turns into dogland haven full of free running happy dogs.

The charms of ocean and summer get-togethers await your family at the Beach Farm with competitive pricing. Book now!

Keywords: From on a 30 foot hill, enjoy the best New England offers: acres of nature that would captivate Thoreau himself, along with the great Atlantic Ocean. Every one will love the large, in-ground heated pool. The water pump works 24/7 to maintain cleanliness.

Outdoor activities abound: walk alone or with your dog on your designated beach area or on the many trails; bird-watch; take nature photographs; kayak from the nearby dock on the Mousam River or from the beach; fish for stripped bass at several locations; cycle private roads and star gaze into dark skies.



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Why Helen chose Kennebunk

My mother's grandfather moved here from Alfred, Maine, in 1890, It is said these two beaches comprise the longest stretch of 'undeveloped' shoreline on the East Coast. Crescent Surf is so isolated, the U.S. Military stationed here during W.W.II. scared my mother one time when she came out swimming. I moved here in 1978 with my two sons after I inherited the Farm with its large acreage. I wanted my children to grow up with the wonders of Parsons Beach and attend the excellent schools of Kennebunk.

What makes this House unique

Col. Hart received all the land between Little River and Mousam River as an acknowledgment of his contribution to the War of Independence. He chose the hill where my house sits for his home site, farmed the fields and hayed the marsh. His descendants sold their homestead to my great-grandfather in 1890. You can know you frequented the same beach as George W.H.Bush and Cole Porter. George during the last few years of his administration when he jogged it during the off season and Cole while he and my cousin were roommates at university and visited at my Aunt's.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Downstairs
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single, 1 child bed, Upstairs
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, upstairs
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, The Wood Room, downstairs.
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, The Ocean Bedroom.
      • In the main house, there are two queens and 2 Twins, (1) pack crib/play. One queen bed is downstairs. There is a bathroom on each floor. In the Pool House, there are 2 bedrooms, one downstairs and one up with queen beds, and a bathroom with shower downstairs.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Downstairs, Main House. Shower is a sit down one.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs, Main House
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Pool House Downstairs Bathroom
      • There is a bathroom on each floor of the Maine House and one downstairs in the Pool House.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          You often hear the surf in stereo: from Parsons Beach and from Crescent Surf!
        • Ocean View
          From every room there is a view; the Farm has a 360 degree view. From the side with the pool and lounging deck you see some ocean, marsh and, beyond the field, white birch and other large trees.
        • Rural
          Abundance of fields, tall oak, white pine, old apple orchard, marsh, white birch, wild flowers.
        • Water View
          The tidal marsh out front.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds are made up for you.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Ocean breezes, fans, new powerful AC for living room, new sun shades. New AC in master bedroom.and in two large bedrooms upstairs
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      New Rinnai propane heater.
                    • Internet
                      unlimited high-speed wi-fi.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      The big room includes the dining area, with floor to ceiling windows, cathedral ceiling, plenty of comfortable seating for ten.
                    • Parking
                      Very ample.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      Yes, free calling North America.
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels are provided, including beach towels, but bring your favorite beach ones if you like.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New stackable Maytag washer & dryer


                        • Microwave
                          New, large.
                        • Catering Available
                          There are several fine caterers in the area.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Brand new Bosch quiet dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          Bright and cheerful, well designed, shown in photo.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisine art
                        • Oven
                          Has upper and lower burners.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some flour, sugar, spices,
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand new, quiet.
                        • Stove
                          New glass top, 4 burner electric range, with oven.
                        • Toaster
                          New Toaster.


                            • Dining
                              guests often eat on the deck during the day and in the screened in deck area at night and for breakfast. Extra large barbecue with steamer.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Music Library
                                  limited classical music .
                                • Books
                                  Feature books on Maine and books in general.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Sony, blu ray.
                                • Game Room
                                  Large, new game room featuring ping pong, desks with games, puzzles, books, reading chairs.
                                • Games
                                  Bocci outdoors, soccer balls, .L.L.Bean , bean toss.
                                • CD Player
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Excellent High Definition, I have Netflix,; pay if you buy anything on it.
                                • Television
                                  42 inch Sony Bravia, excellent viewing. HD.in living room. With Bose Sound Booster. Hear Everything! Bravia Sony T.V. in Wood Room also.
                                • Toys
                                  puzzles, cards, bocci,.
                                • Video Library
                                  A few films available. Sony DVD.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bring bikes!
                                    • Boat
                                      Launch your boat off Mousam River ramp.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) There are two decks in the main house one faces the sunrise and one the sunset. A portion of the east deck on the ocean side has a dining table and is screened in for breakfast and evening dining.
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Many guests kayak at Crescent Surf, Little River and off the Mousam River, as well as at other rivers nearby. Rent one in Kennebunkport Kayak Rentals.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Good for playing with balls, kites, horseshoes, badminton, playing tag, soccer...dogs...
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large new grill with steamer.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Town of Kennebunk courts available
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Two fishing rods.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              The POOL IS HEATED. So many of you asked, is the pool heated? As of now, I can say “yes.” The pump runs 24/7. Pool is kept very clean. It’s 9’ deep at one end, 3 at the other. Some floaties available


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Many shore birds and water ones, turkeys, smaller wildlife, foxes and deer. We have beautiful sunrises and partial sunsets seen through enormous white pines across the meadow. Apart from the ocean and an occasional small plane, you won't hear anything. Dark night skies are memorable.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  20 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  a great find!

                                                                  Grant T.

                                                                  We had a great trip. Very comfortable home, lots of peace and quiet, and an absolutely beautiful beach.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks, Grant! I enjoyed having your family at the Farm.


                                                                  Wonderful week in a spacious, secluded house

                                                                  Stephen P.Ithaca, New York

                                                                  We had an absolutely wonderful week staying in Helen’s beautiful, welcoming home. Helen went out of her way to ensure we would be comfortable: she is extremely warm and accommodating. This vacation was a family vacation consisting of 9 people: my husband, our two young adult children and one of their friends, my sister and her husband and our great-aunt and cousin, and our little and perfectly behaved dog. Delicious breakfasts with pastry purchased at a nearby patisserie, good food from the local supermarket, we had the beautiful, inviting home where we picnicked, had a swimming pool and played games on the beautiful lawn, taking long walks near the Nature Reserve, and into the woods at Helen’s house, relaxing on one of the many decks. It was idyllic. When we ventured out, there were nearby wonderful, fresh seafood restaurants, Miniature Golf, Pitch and Putt and exploring the lovely town of Kennebunk.

                                                                  Helen’s house is lovely, I admire her beautiful art work from all over South America. The house was neat and clean, and as an added bonus Helen has become a friend. She made us all feel very welcome indeed and was always at the other end of the phone if we had a question.

                                                                  I cannot recommend this house enough. The quiet space around you, the beautiful woods make a beautiful backdrop. I looked forward to greeting the turkeys close to the parking space each day. And there are many beautiful birds to admire.

                                                                  We hope to be able to return to Helen’s home next year. It was a wonderful time to spend all together as a family. I’ll be contacting Helen soon to set up a date for next year. I highly recommend staying at her home. If you like nature, privacy, a short walk to a private beach, you may never want to leave the property, but there are many places to go. Kennebunk is in a sweet village, and food galore at many wonderful restaurants.

                                                                  We thank Helen for her hospitality and for her generous spirit.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  You are such an extraordinary wonderful and thoughtful family, thank you.

                                                                  Encore visit!

                                                                  Mary M.

                                                                  This was a repeat visit for us and we liked it every bit as well as last time. The location is very private and peaceful and I think for us the pool makes a big difference

                                                                  It is awesome.

                                                                  The property is well appointed and provides for every need. We like the Kennebunk area very much.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Mary,

                                                                  It was so good to see you and your family again including your lovely grand-daughters. Yes, the pool extends the beach experience and it is so simple to jump in at any time.

                                                                  I look forward to your next visit when we will have a recreation room featuring a ping pong table.

                                                                  Happy rest of summer,


                                                                  Excellent Vacation Spot

                                                                  Kathryn G.Cincinnati

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Helen's home. The private beach is one of the best in Maine, and I enjoyed the short walk to get there multiple times each day. The pool was also easily warmed up by the sun/solar cover, and was a lot of fun for adults and kids during high tide. There is a great grill available on the deck, it is perfectly located to be in the shade for dinner cooking. If you shop right, and take advantage of the 2 fridges, you may not need (or want) to leave the Farm. There are also plenty of comfortable spots to enjoy your peaceful surroundings, decks, screen porches, etc... If you want to stay close to the beach and enjoy walks on a beach where you won't be dodging others, and peace and quiet - this is the place for you! The beds and bathrooms are also very comfortable, we would definitely come back for another stay.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Kathryn.

                                                                  Thank you very much for your visit. Your observation about using the two refrigerators is a good one and I shall utilize it in my description.

                                                                  Hope to see you next year!

                                                                  Happy Fall and Winter


                                                                  Marsh, Beach, Kennebunk!

                                                                  judy j.

                                                                  A wonderful two-week stay for family--6 adults, 2 kids. Beautiful quiet setting down a private road but close to diverse range of activities and great restaurants. Short walk to amazing wide sandy beach that is often empty. Good grill. Lovely pool. Good Wifi. House provides enough space for privacy but also has a good-sized living room for gathering and playing cards or doing jigsaw puzzles. The back deck is a great spot for looking out over the marsh and watching the birds and other wild life. Helen, the owner, could not be more welcoming or helpful.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  My pleasure to host you. I grew up on this beach, but I never stop seeing other people being amazed by it. Or the quiet around here. Glad you enjoyed the nature and got to see the bald eagle.

                                                                  Great property for a family vacation.

                                                                  Brian T.

                                                                  Spent a great week at the Farm. House was the perfect setup for our extended family reunion. The pool and proximity to the beach were perfect for the kids.

                                                                  I would highly recommend this home for a great vacation.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks, Brian, I enjoyed meeting your family and especially seeing your adorable twins. Glad you all enjoyed my place. Helen


                                                                  Kennebunk, ME, USA

                                                                  The Ogunquit Summer Playhouse presents plays organized in NYC just for this theater and they generally excel. There are beautiful golf courses and many places to kayak, hike or swim. The area is known for a wide-range of antiquing and, in Kittery and Freeport, discount shopping centers.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  In and out days are usually Saturdays. Minimum stay is 3-7 days. Please call or write about the special discount for longer stays. Home and pool cleaning are done professionally. Please see my refund policy. I will do refunds, but, because I mainly just do summer rentals up here on coastal Maine, for only a few weeks, I want to be able to find another guest before I refund you if you cancel.

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