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Prouts Neck, Steps to the Beach

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Prouts Neck, (Scarborough) Maine In our family for about 135 years, now.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our wonderful summer cottage has been in the family for 135 years. We are on a pretty lane which dead ends at the beach. The beach at Prouts Neck is one of the most private and beautiful in the world. Our home is very comfortable for parents and children or grandparents and family due to having 5 bedrooms, 4 are upstairs, as are two bathrooms, and one bedroom with en suite bath is downstairs. All are renovated. Modern but old fashioned style kitchen. Best of both worlds!! Laundry machines are new.
Our floors are painted an attractive blue and we have new windows & screens. We don't have or need A/C. This is Maine, by the water!! There are several TVs. We have Wi-Fi. Tons of new and old books in the Dining room/library.

We're a 2 hour drive from Boston. There's an airport in Portland. We're around 15 minutes to Portland and the fabulous Exchange Street restaurants and shops. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to stay at 'Prouts'. We often go to Freeport for shopping at L.L. Bean and all the other great shops, then come home and hit the beach to regain our strength. The hustle and bustle of Old Orchard Beach, and the summerstock theatre in Ogunquit are wonderful fun. We also love going to Kennebunkport, to gallery hop.

We will NOT contact you to see if you want to re-rent. Please make early arrangements, (we love return visitors), to 'protect' 'your' week(s). We often fill up for the next year; soon after labor day. You've been warned!

Keywords: House, beach, Maine, Prouts Neck,
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 5th or so house from the beach. Near the famous 'Cliff Walk' around Prouts Neck. ( Which our family has ALWAYS called 'The Rock Walk'. So there!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    See photo of library in dining room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    TV in upstairs king bedroom . TV in livingroom. TV in downstairs off kitchen bedroom....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    When we have our Annual Lobster Dinner we drag over additional tables and chairs....see photos!!! We seat a LOT of people....moreless

  • Dining Room

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    I BELIEVE we are set up for unlimited USA long distance. Not promising it, in case that's changed....moreless

  • Garage:

    Don't forget to peek into the garage for a surprise....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    We even provide beach towels!!! ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    You can park 4 cars in the driveway, two tandem spaces....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 24 - July 1, 2017
Jun 24 - Jul 1, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,500
July 15 - July 22, 2017
Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2017
6 night min stay

$2,750
July 29 - August 5, 2016
Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2017
6 night min stay

$3,500
August 5 - August 12, 2016
Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2017
5 night min stay

$3,500
August 12 - 19, 2017
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2017
6 night min stay

$3,850
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $350
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. Deposits are non-refundable. Security deposit required.

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT contact you to RE-RENT. PLEASE...we want you to be happy...remember to book as SOON as possible for the next year to try to make sure nobody else 'takes it'. This HAS been a problem!!! Protect your week(s). We get inquiries even before you get there!

50% non-refundable deposit at the time it is reserved.


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Location

Winslow Homer's Home/Studio is on the lovely hike around Prouts Neck...one hour to do the whole loop from our house. We're 10 miles from Portland and about an hour's drive to Freeport and all the shopping (L.L. Bean, etc.) Get a Portland book, too much to describe.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1880

About the owner: We had fun at this nearby Kennebunkport Gallery and were back at the beach after lunch. Our sons are the family's 5th generation in this sweet summer home.

Why the Owner Chose Scarborough, ME, USA:
This great summer cottage has been in our family for close to 135 years and has been lovingly maintained and modernized. We have painted wood floors. Everything you need to be modern, to be comfortable..IS modern. We will NOT contact you to RE-RENT. PLEASE...we want you to be happy...remember to book as SOON as possible for the next year to try to make sure nobody else 'takes it'. This HAS been a problem!!! Protect your week(s).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have a wonderful fireplace and relish beach walks to collect driftwood kindling. We have an outdoor shower (with hot water) to rinse the salt from bathing suits when you're not yet ready to call it a day. When we renovated the third bathroom, we couldn't part with the claw footed tub. It's out on the patio and the shower nozzle reaches it!!! We have a garage but it's not for cars. Go look. Washer and dryer are new and conveniently, in the kitchen.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Prouts Neck, (Scarborough) Maine
In our family for about 135 years, now.

    Prouts Neck, (Scarborough) Maine In our family for about 135 years, now.

  • Nothing beats a sweet rocking chair

    Nothing beats a sweet rocking chair

  • Dining room/library

    Dining room/library

  • The bunk bedroom.

    The bunk bedroom.

  • The double bed, bedroom.

    The double bed, bedroom.

  • a twin bedroom,iron beds original to our home ( new mattresses of course)

    a twin bedroom,iron beds original to our home ( new mattresses of course)

  • getting ready for lobster feast

    getting ready for lobster feast

  • The new big pebble oversized shower, inspired by the beach pebbles.

    The new big pebble oversized shower, inspired by the beach pebbles.

  • This photo shows the start of the famous rock walk hike

    This photo shows the start of the famous rock walk hike

  • Cozy big living room at dusk.

    Cozy big living room at dusk.

  • Annual softball on the beach, Labor Day 2012.

    Annual softball on the beach, Labor Day 2012.

  • son wearing an "I survived" T-shirt after a long shopping d...

    son wearing an "I survived" T-shirt after a long shopping d...

  • Our family on the beach

    Our family on the beach

  • Welcome

    Welcome

  • Livingroom is big and has tons of windows.

    Livingroom is big and has tons of windows.

  • 2012 table set for lobster dinner. Tables merged for this family tradition. FUN

    2012 table set for lobster dinner. Tables merged for this family tradition. FUN

  • All bedrooms have are corner rooms with two windows. (installed 2009)

    All bedrooms have are corner rooms with two windows. (installed 2009)

  • Our beach path

    Our beach path

  • Left side of the new 2011 2nd upstairs bathroom. 2nd has orig claw foot tub.

    Left side of the new 2011 2nd upstairs bathroom. 2nd has orig claw foot tub.

  • My husband watching our full grown chicks and rememberig when they were tiny.

    My husband watching our full grown chicks and rememberig when they were tiny.

  • The tidepools ( high tide)

    The tidepools ( high tide)

  • one of the beach roses ( rosa rugosa) lining the path to the beach

    one of the beach roses ( rosa rugosa) lining the path to the beach

  • beautiful view of our beach from the 'Rock Walk' (1 hour loop door to door)

    beautiful view of our beach from the 'Rock Walk' (1 hour loop door to door)

  • Our son's dog in 'stealth dog mode', on the beach.

    Our son's dog in 'stealth dog mode', on the beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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