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Waterfront Summer Rental in Kennebunkport's Cape Porpoise

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The cottage has been lovingly cared for by the owners for over 30 years, and this waterfront cottage offers the very best for a summer vacation.

Keywords: Waterfront,house, dock, summer, kennebunkport, cape porpoise, rowboat

Debby and Bruce
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Debby and Bruce

Bruce and Debby are transplanted Boston suburbanites who came to Kennebunkport full-time following work in high tech startups and a decade as hotel/beach bar owners in the British Virgin Islands. It was love at first sight when they got lost in Cape Porpoise in 1981 and purchased their house on that very day. Now retired, Bruce and Debby live across the street and enjoy the many friends and exploits of their 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Debby and Bruce purchased this house in 1981

Why Debby and Bruce chose Cape Porpoise

On our first trip to Maine, we followed the coast and ended up in this quiet, picturesque cove. A ‘For Sale’ sign was just being hammered into the ground in front of 25 Pier Road and our offer was accepted a few hours later. After 30 years we have come to love the community, and the wide range of activities of the area.

What makes this house unique

On the water with its own dock, the house is within walking distance of 8 restaurants, a library, grocery store, post office and coffee shop/take-out deli/catering service. The many shops and restaurants, beaches and golf courses of Kennebunkport and Kennebunk are all within a 5-minute drive. And the house is mid-way between the beautiful seaside towns of Portland and Portsmouth with their top-rate restaurants, museums, and other attractions. High tide kayaking and low tide walks to the many islands at the head of the harbor, including Goat Island with its lovely lighthouse to be climbed. A short walk from the house, Pier Road ends on a bustling fishing/lobstering pier with three restaurants (an outdoor casual lobster restaurant, a sports pub, and a high-end gourmet restaurant with beautiful harbor views). Spend time on the pier watching the lobstermen bringing in their daily catch or try your hand at fishing. The cottage's lawn makes a great spot for sunbathing, bocci, croquet, or passing the evening around the outdoor firepit.


Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Ramp at Cape Porpoise Pier
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Wayfarer, Cape Porpoise
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, Maine
Car: recommended

A kayak, a canoe, and 15 foot rowboat are available for use of tenants right from the cottage's dock. Lobstering and whale-watching trips are in the area, and the neighborhood lobster pound will cook your lobster and clams for no additional charge! Walk to six different eateries plus gourmet deli and ice cream shop.


Cape Porpoise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with views to the cove
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Air Conditioner, and can be split to 2 twin beds
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1), and all bedrooms on the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Small private dock, kayak, rowboat


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Summer Rental in Kennebunkport's Cape Porpoise
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
simsbury, ct

Great Vacation Spot in Cape Porpoise for our Family and Pooch

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect location and house for our family in Cape Porpoise. We had rented in Cape Porpoise before on Langsford St, but the house was sold and we had not gone back. This summer i found this house - with one week left and we were able to get it. The crew included my husband, daughter and friend, son and girlfriend, and our dog. When we arrived on a beautiful August saturday, we were more than thrilled when we saw what hides behind the white deck fencing. Not shown in the pics, is a huge space with an area of comfy seating, and a large picnic table, with views of the water. We spent a great deal of time out here - having coffee, reading, sunning, eating, drinking, etc.

The adirondack chairs on the lawn is another great spot to sit and relax.

There are also cozy chairs on the front porch to sit outside and read, or watch what passes by.

Bruce came over when we arrived and walked us thru everything. The house was totally supplied with everything we needed, along with clean sheets and towels ready for our stay.

The upstairs bedrooms were cozy and had plenty of room for the 6 of us. The king bedroom was very comfy, with carpeting in all of the bedrooms. There is no shower upstairs - just a tub, but we made it work, given there were 2 bathrooms for all other activities.

We love Cape Porpoise - going to The Ramp, and Bradbury's for groceries and morning coffee. Plus Cape Porpoise Kitchen has great take out, and we tried Musette for dinner, which was great.

It's a 5-10 minute drive to Goose Rocks Beach which is a great beach. We bought day passes at the Goose Rocks Beach store.

The Dining Room table is a perfect place for doing puzzles.

Wifi was great for all 6 of us. We all watched Game of Thrones on our iPads with no problem.

Not sure what more i can say. It was a pleasure meeting Bruce and Debby.

And we thank Mother Nature for perfect weather.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great family vacation we'll remember forever!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at Debbie and Bruce's house and hope to come back next year! The location and waterfront views were perfect. We had 7 adults and our dog and fit comfortably in the house. We walked to restaurants and stores, also an easy drive to downtown and the beaches. Highly recommend this house for your next family visit to Kennebunkport!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Debby and Bruce, for your hospitality and for making us feel welcome in your cozy waterfront home. The house's location on the harbor in Cape Porpoise is within walking distance of galleries, restaurants, and a well-stocked food market. (Be sure to try the blueberry muffins and the blueberry bread.) Even the rainy weather couldn't dampen our spirits, and we look forward to returning to Maine in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, NH

Our family had a great vacation at cape Porpoise thanks to great hosts and an awesome house.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time thanks to the hospitality of Debby and Bruce. They made us feel welcome right from the start. Even our dog Lilly was welcomed. The house is located on a great spot, has a great deck overlooking an inlet. There is so much to do, and you need not travel far. The house is an older home, but very well kept and undoubtedly has become a nice place for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and great house

  • 4 of 5

Large house cozy for families ! The location and the deck are fabulous to live. So nice to be able to walk to the stores, the lobster and fish provider, the dock. The boat, kayak and canoe is and are all Great to discover the islands around. We had only wek and would have stay much more ! The house gives a feeling of having great family past and we feel immediatly at ease. though it might need a little love for some aspect at it lived a long life ! We appreciated all the books, the beach toys, the puzzles on rainy day and the fire pit outside! Considering the high price, the kitchen would not suffer from a few updates (dangerous toaster, rusty ustensiles, no BBQ ustensiles) and a good deep cleaning. THe landlords living on the other side of thebstreets were awsome and very responsive, helpful and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

The Dock is wonderful. Debby and Bruce were gracious, welcoming, and helpful. The house is spacious but has a cottage like feel (felt wonderful the moment we stepped inside). Terrific space with a living area that adjoins a large, comfortable dining area. We had our families join us for lobsters, and we comfortably sat ten. The kitchen, more than fully equipped, has views over the water, and there is a comfortable sun porch, where we spent hours. There were just two of us, but there were two other bedrooms with plenty of room to sleep 6 more. The deck has an easy to use awning with plenty of comfortable seating. It's a quiet, comfortable, peaceful spot, yet if you want to sit on the front porch, you can watch plenty of friendly locals and visitors alike go by. We had everything we wanted and needed within walking distance. This place is a gem, with everything you could possibly need. Already looking to book for next year. Thanks for sharing your amazing place, Debby and Bruce!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check in after 3:00 pm, Check out by 11:00 am.
Linens included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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