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Quick and Easy Goose Rocks Beach access! Great location! A "home" to enjoy.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8: maximum)

For those who are looking to spend a week in a well-appointed, upscale 'home' versus a traditional rental, this property will not disappoint. Furnishings and appliances have been chosen to reflect the care and concern of the owner for comfort and relaxation. Great pride and effort are obvious in the choice of everything from the granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances to the artwork on the walls, to the bikes provided for exercise, and the outdoor shower for washing off the ever-present sand!

This is clearly a residence that respects the beauty of the location and invites the renters to be comfortable as well as respectful of the quality provided. Set in a quiet, residential, family-oriented beach community, just yards from 3 miles of white sand, yet off the beaten path, this home offers everything for a peaceful respite away from suburban or city life.

Keywords: A 'home' versus a 'cottage', newer, well-appointed, well-located, comfortable, 'classy'

More Details

Audrey Lakin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2018

About Audrey Lakin

My husband and I are 'displaced' New Englanders who have found in Maine the place we hope to eventually retire. We purchased our home in 2004, and have furnished it in a way that reflects our love for the property and the area. 'Innisfree' is a place to which we invite our friends and family, as well as discerning summer renters. Currently, we spend five-six months off-season in the house, and we take great pride and satisfaction in the people who come to be 'stewards' in our absence. Many of our tenants return year after year. Kennebunkport is a delightful community: one can shop in unique stores, swim in warm (for Maine) and safe water, and eat in marvelous restaurants. No 'chains' here. It is a place of quiet relaxation, yet accessible to Boston in an hour and a half, and to Portland, ME in about 30 minutes. Portland is a locale of excellent restaurants, ocean-going voyages, and an eclectic community. The Portland Museum of Art has a fine collection of Maine artists and there is always a concert or theater worth going to see.

Audrey Lakin purchased this house in 2004

Why Audrey Lakin chose Goose Rocks Beach

We chose this location because it reflects our values: respect for the environment, respect for those around us, in a friendly atmosphere. We've created a house that is our home, as well as a place that renters could share. It has been our good fortune to make wonderful friends among the year-round residents, and we admire the commitment of those who wish to protect the area from advancing commercialism and chain stores. This is a place where one can hear the ocean, as well as hear oneself think. It is not a place of high pressure, nor amusement park noise. We appreciate being in a place that is so pristine, and hope that our home is an example of how very much we feel honored to be there.

What makes this house unique

One of the best features of our home is that we can walk out the door and be ON the beach in less than five minutes! We spend enormous amounts of time just walking the beach, watching the piping plovers, the seals, the gulls, and the people revel in being able to absorb the beauty of the surroundings. Somehow, everyone is friendly at the beach, and those who walk it daily get into a routine of greeting each other, yet keeping respectful distance if it's clear one doesn't want to be disturbed. Additionally, we LOVE the area restaurants and their commitment to farm-to-table high quality food. There are so many great places to eat that we can't possibly fit them all in! Everywhere we go, we find new 'friends' in the locals: from shopkeepers to artisans, there are treasures in abundance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thanks for opening your house to renters. We will be back!"
Aug 2010
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Goose Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Quick and Easy Goose Rocks Beach access! Great location! A "home" to enjoy.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 19 reviews

Our Happy Place !

  • 5 of 5

Our family looks forward to our return to the Goose Rocks each and every year. It is truly our favorite vacation destination where we can relax and reconnect. Life is simple and the people friendly, warm and Audrey and Paul.They have designed a beautiful home with thoughtful amenities such as sturdy beach chairs, hairdryers,and a range of books for beach reading or the occasional rainy day. Innisfee offers plenty of space for the family to gather as well as little nooks for quiet time. Of all the cottages we have rented, Innisfree is the only "home" and clearly our favorite. Although we never like to leave , we know we will return to create more wonderful memories. Our sincere thanks to Audrey and Paul for opening up their home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such heartfelt and kind words: music to our ears, as this is the kind of response we hope to create when we share our home. Many of our tenants have returned year after year, and we are beginning to feel like they are "family". Certainly, we appreciate that the W's love our home and treat it as respectfully as we do. They are welcome back any time!
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Perfect home at Goose Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) had a wonderful stay in Audrey and Paul's home! It is definitely more of a home than a cottage. The entire house is updated, and is nicely decorated with pastels and beautiful, clean furniture. It is a very short stroll to the beach, only a street back from the ocean. There's actually an ocean view in one of the top floor rooms. We had no problem quickly stopping back into the house when we needed to use the restroom, or forgot something at the beach. Since it is more a house than a cottage, we made sure our kids were extra careful with the light colored rugs, furniture, etc, so definitely a place for you if you're willing to be extra careful of your surroundings. Goose Rocks is an amazing beach, and this is a great house, can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's renters who recognize the "home" that we provide, and care for it in the same manner that we love to share our place with. We take care to provide a comfortable, clean and welcoming environment, and are grateful that there are those who appreciate our efforts!
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Newburyport area

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful and memorable family vacation! Audrey's home is lovely and very inviting! We hope to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marlboro, New Jersey

A Wonderful vacation…staying at a wonderful house!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a fabulous Maine vacation with our two grown sons, daughter-in-law, younger son's girlfriend and our 4 month old granddaughter. We were lucky to have rented this great house a short walk from Goose Rocks Beach. Everything about the house was wonderful..the kitchen was stocked with everything we could possibly need which made our three lobster feasts that we cooked on three different nights so fun and enjoyable…it was a great family effort..and delicious too!! The bedrooms were well appointed and the

beds really comfortable. The owners have made sure that the house has everything that renters would need..from the supply of umbrellas in the foyer to the bicycles, beach chairs and all the extras that made our visit so great. The love that the owners have for this house is quite obvious and we appreciate that they shared it with us! As for the proximity to the beach..the short walk is easy and the beach is gorgeous. We loved everything about the house and look forward to returning very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous home and gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful stay last summer at this beautiful house. Our hosts were very kind and helpful with all arrangements, helping to make our stay stress free and very relaxing. The house is beautifully kept, and reflects in so many little ways and details the obvious love that the home owners have for their summer home. My family includes youngsters from several generations, and we were able to accommodate all needs and cares while sleeping peacefully and comfortably, and enjoying many meals, walks and cuddles all together. Highly recommended rental - except of course any weeks when we wish to return!!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home by he beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home within walking distance to Goose Rocks beach. Well appointed home that the owners take obvious pride in maintains and sharing with others. We stayed with our two young children and felt like we were staying in a family home not a rental home. Thank you to the owners for sharing their beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is exactly how we want our "guests" to feel; it is our home first, and a summer rental second. It's such a pleasure to share our home with people who feel the same way! We are grateful to those who take "care" to preserve both the furnishings and the atmosphere in the same way we do. It's not for everyone because of the emphasis we place on care taking , but those who appreciate a well-kept, clean and well-furnished home seem to enjoy it!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Saco, Maine
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Rte 95
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Goose Rocks
Car: recommended

We're about 60 yards from a 3 mile stretch of white sand. One of the best beaches in Maine!

Tenants must provide own towels and linens. May be rented through Cottage Linens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Taxes of 9% are not included in the rental fee.
$200 cleaning fee per week, check made directly to cleaning lady. Additional $75 may be added for mid-stay cleaning if stay is more than one week.
Linens and towels are NOT provided.

50% at booking (non-refundable unless owner can re-rent), 50%, plus $200 cleaning fee and $500 security deposit 30 days prior to occupancy (non-refundable unless owner can re-rent)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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