Parsons Beach Home with a Special Luxury: 20 Acres, Pool & Beach, All Private.

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Last updated: 09/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Why My Place is so Special

Calling our mile long sandy beach one of the finest anywhere is not an overstatement and perhaps the best part of this expansive beautiful beach is its privacy.

Crescent Surf Beach is grounded at one end by a turn-of-the century, enormous cottage built by my great-grandfather and at the other by Rachel Carson. Beyond the nesting birds there, warmer waters of Little River head to the sea twice daily. Fishermen's haven. It takes but five minutes walking on a dirt, tree-lined private road and a short grassy path to reach the shore.

Our twenty-acre Farm is a unique treasure. It includes a generations old apple orchard, gently rolling fields with colorful wild flowers, an ever changing tidal marsh, amazing oak, maple, high white pine all bathed in ocean air.

In addition to annual upgrades to the fields, roads, beach and pool, each year we do home improvements; this year it's replacing the carpet upstairs and down. Last year kitchen and windows. Your house is so filled with light that the professional photographer who took the shots for VRBO said, 'This is the only place where I've never had to turn on lights to do a shoot.' The furniture is mostly new, attractive and comfortable. Enjoy the many works of museum quality, original art and art objects.

With huge decks,and windows, the architect brought the outdoors in. From the front you see all the JULY 4th FIREWORKS from the Kennebunks.

The Farm is perfect for both small families or larger ones: rent only the Main House that sleeps six or both it and the Pool House to accommodate up to ten.

There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, the downstairs master bedroom with bath and two upstairs with one bath. The open living area features many large windows with views of rolling fields, marsh, some ocean and great sunrises. The just painted and appointed colorful kitchen adjoins the dining area.

Through a breezeway, and into the Pool House, four friends or additional family have their own space with two large bedrooms. The upstairs Ocean Bedroom has a gorgeous view of the ocean and the other, the Wood Bedroom has mesmerizing views of hummingbirds, fields and forest. Have coffee in bed and watch the birds. The Pool House has its own bathroom, breakfast nook plus a colorful sun room where you feel you are outdoors...and from it, you go right to the pool. The sunroom is ideal for small children to play.

A huge mowed area on a flat field adjacent to the west side of the house is ideal for outdoor games.

The in-ground 18 by 30 foot pool, under full sun, provides for real swimming and refreshing dips. It is 9' deep at one end and 3' at the other. An optional solar cover keeps the water several degrees warmer than normal. A hot and cold water shower is adjacent.

When leaving your nature paradise, you're only 2 miles to the fantastic resort town of Kennebunkport, 10 to Ogunquit and 40 to L.L.Bean and Freeport's outlet stores.

Quiet is ubiquitous. No neighbors in sight. The nearest paved road, Route 9, is so far away little traffic can be heard; you only hear surf and geese. Maybe you’ll spot the moose in the marsh. Nature, the beach and ocean, the pool, wildlife, wild flowers, the delights of summer await you at competitive pricing. Book now.

Keywords: Two beautiful private beaches. From on a 30 foot hill in your architect designed home, 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 pool. The water pump works 24/7 to maintain cleanliness. Lounge outdoors on three decks: one screened in, one on the East and one on the West. One is always perfect.

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Old enough to safely walk the spiral stairs....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Excellent location for children over the age of five or those who are able to safely walk the spiral stairs alone. Lots of dirt lanes for cycling. Children love the beach, pool and playing on the lawns....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Possibility of a well behaved dog which stays on a leash when off of my property. A leash is necessary on the beach when there are people present, but dogs may always swim there....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    The Wood Room, downstairs. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    The Ocean Bedroom....moreless

  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Twins, (1) pack crib/play One queen bed is downstairs. There is a bathroom on each floor. In the Pool House, Two bedrooms, with queen beds, and a bathroom with shower downstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs, Main House...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Pool House Downstairs Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs, Main House. Shower is a sit down one....moreless

  • There is a bathroom on each floor of the Maine House and one downstairs in the Pool House. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. At low tide there is ample room on the beach for soccer, baseball or volleyball. Night skies are memorable....moreless


  • Games:

    Bocci outdoors, lots of soccer balls, big mowed grassy area and beach for your ball games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    limited classical music . ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Excellent High Definition, I have Netflix,; pay if you buy anything on it....moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch Sony Bravia, excellent viewing. living room. With Bose Sound Booster. Hear Everything! Bravia Sony T.V. in Wood Room also. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    puzzles, cards, bocci,....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some films available. Sony DVD....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    You are very near the ocean, to totally private Crescent Surf Beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Home is on top of a hill with sweeping views including some ocean, a marsh, an orchard, meadows and in the distance a forest of tall white pine, grand oaks and maples. Surf is clearly audible....moreless

  • Water View:

    The ever flowing tidal marsh out front. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • 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. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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 ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Rinnai propane heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    unlimited high-speed wi-fi. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are made up for you....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The big room includes the dining area, with floor to ceiling windows, cathedral ceiling, plenty of seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Very ample....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided, including beach towels, but bring your favorite beach ones if you like....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New stackable Maytag washer & dryer...moreless


  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new Bosch quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Bright and cheerful, well designed, shown in photo....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, large....moreless

  • Oven


  • Bicycles:

    Bring bikes!...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Golf:

    Kennebunkport ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Many guests kayak at Crescent Surf, Little River and off the Mousam River, as well as at other rivers nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Good for playing with balls, kites, horseshoes, badminton, playing tag, soccer...dogs......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large new grill with steamer....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool has a solar cover to keep water warm. Filtered 24/7 with chemicals and cleaned frequently; it's under the sun all day. Nine feet at the deep end, 3 at shallow end....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$7,500 $28,000
* 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 $99
  • Cleaning House and Pool $450
  • Tax Rate 9%


Minimum stay is 3 days. Please call or write about the special discount for longer stays. Home cleaning is done by The Maids and the pool by a local cleaner. Other than summer, weekly and long weekend rates vary, depending on the dates. Please ask for details.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/08/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portsmouth or Portland
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Crescent Surf Beach

Car: Necessary

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 experiences and, in Kittery and Freeport, discount shopping centers.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1890

About the owner: Lived in and Love the USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain and England.

Why the Owner Chose Kennebunk, ME, USA:
My mother's ancestors moved here from Alfred, Maine, back in 1890, to be on the ocean. 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 troops here during W.W.II., and once they scared my mother once when she came out of the water. I moved here in 1978 with my two boys after I inherited the Farm with its twenty acres from my mother, Helen Parsons. I wanted my children to enjoy the wonders of country living and be able to attend the excellent schools of Kennebunk. The Kennebunks have excellent activities for children, including the K.B.I.A. at Kennebunk Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Col. Hart received all the lands between Little River and Great Hill 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. 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 vacationed at my Aunt's. Walk a labyrinth.

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  • The Great Room Filled with Daylight

    The Great Room Filled with Daylight

  • From the West

    From the West

  • Morning on the front deck.

    Morning on the front deck.

  • Don't miss a Romantic Stroll after Supper.

    Don't miss a Romantic Stroll after Supper.

  • Large Bedroom Pool House

    Large Bedroom Pool House

  • The Ocean Room, Upstairs Pool House with Ocean View

    The Ocean Room, Upstairs Pool House with Ocean View

  • View into Kitchen

    View into Kitchen

  • The Sun Room,  Play Room, North Wall Screens, overlooks the pool.

    The Sun Room, Play Room, North Wall Screens, overlooks the pool.

  • View from East Deck with large barbecue and ocean

    View from East Deck with large barbecue and ocean

  • One Side of Kitchen

    One Side of Kitchen

  • Upstairs Hallway

    Upstairs Hallway

  • The Pool House

    The Pool House

  • Pool late afternoon.

    Pool late afternoon.

  • Side View Pool

    Side View Pool

  • View from Master Bedroom Main House at dawn.

    View from Master Bedroom Main House at dawn.

  • Orchard and Lane

    Orchard and Lane

  • The Other Side of Large Bedroom, Downstairs

    The Other Side of Large Bedroom, Downstairs

  • The Dining Area

    The Dining Area

  • Enjoyment.


  • Tidal Marsh in Distance, Low Tide

    Tidal Marsh in Distance, Low Tide

  • Whole House with Pool

    Whole House with Pool

  • Beach at Low Tide.

    Beach at Low Tide.

  • Master Bedroom Main House with ensuite bath

    Master Bedroom Main House with ensuite bath

  • Your Private Beach

    Your Private Beach

VRBO #254077

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 06, 2016

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Parsons Beach Home with a Special Luxury: 20 acres, pool & beach, all private.

Kennebunk, ME, USA #254077

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