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Stunning Nubble Lighthouse & Ocean Views, 3891 sq. ft. 267' of rocky coast!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,891 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths: 1 full, w/jetted tub, 2 - 3/4's, 1 - 1/2 bath, sleeps 10

Have the winter of your discontent made summer by this house in York. Take postcard photos from a 5 bedroom oceanfront home about 1500 feet from Nubble Lighthouse; a mile to the nearest beach. All of the rooms have ocean views; half of the rooms have a view of the Nubble Light House. From the deck, lower level sunroom, or sunny dining room there are panoramic views from Long Sands Beach to the Nubble Light. On a clear night, you can see four lighthouses(from left to right): Nubble or Cape Neddick Light, Boon Island Lighthouse, the Isle of Shoals, and Whaleback Light. No bedroom is more than 7 steps from a bathroom. There are four queen bedrooms, and one with two twin beds. Watch the dawn strike the Nubble Lighthouse; the rhythmic waves crashing against the rocks; the sea birds, the pleasure, lobster and fishing boats, and kayakers. Explore rocky pools at low tide. The perfect place to relax or to walk. Enjoy the cries of the seagulls and the salt air. There are two 46"and a 55" HDTVs, an Xbox360 Kinect, and 5 Sonos wireless speaker units, and a surround sound set, (for hooking up to Internet radio or sync your music with your smart phone, iPad, or iPhone). Enjoy WiFi, and a multifunction printer to print your boarding passes. Free long distance to U.S. and Canada.

Why stay here? My wife and I bought this place as it has one of the most stunning locations that we have ever found. For a family gathering or retreat, there are five levels and a .61 acre yard allowing places to be apart or together. There is a separate game/family room for the children, just out of earshot from most of the rest of our home, another living room right by the kitchen and dining area, a deck off of the dining area, and a first floor sunroom for a get away. The Nubble is magical for us at any time of day or year. The leaves in York were stunning again this fall. My sister says that the Christmas lights on the Nubble makes it even more enchanting, as you can see from the picture Michael Blanchette took. The storms can be majestic showing the awesome power of the waves as they roar and spray on the rocks. Each dawn seems different, the dawn mist, the red in the morning, or the break of any day on the Nubble. No matter what you are doing you can enjoy the incredible light as it changes through the day. Some of the sunsets are spectacular, too. On moonlit nights, gazing on the shimmering waves, sometimes I hear 'Clair de Lune' other times, 'Moonlight Sonata' or 'La Mer.' We love the sound and smell of the ocean, and the cries of the seagulls, even as they drop shell fish on the rocks. We hope that you will, too. No weddings or large parties. First booking priority is given to returning guests for the same week(s) in the next year. There are reduced rates from September to May, and three day weekends are available from late October until the end of April.

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

Or kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

There are many fine restaurants in the area, and some are award winning.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near. One is a top 100 public course.

There is an outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery, or go a bit over an hour north to Freeport for their mall and L.L. Bean.. York, has no shortage of art, craft or touristy shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

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Mike Javoronok
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Mike Javoronok

My family went to York Beach for summers for over 50 years. I grew up in Worcester, MA. I went to college in Philadelphia, and law school in Omaha. My wife, Delinda Mercer, a psychologist, moved to from Philadelphia to Scottsbluff (where I practice law) for me. The next moving choice is her choice -- that next move will eventually be to York. Our blended family has 4 children. The oldest, Sara, went to Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Our other three children are students, who still love the beach.

Mike Javoronok purchased this house in 2010

Why Mike Javoronok chose York Beach

My family started going to York when I was 4 years old. I spent many a summer in York, surfing, and working at the Oceanside Store. What surprised me is that my wife, Delinda, wanted us to return there, eventually to retire. I have a photo of Nubble Light and a rainbow that I took from the deck. Everytime I look at that photo, I think of Wordsworth:

MY heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky:

So was it when my life began,

So is it now I am a man,

So be it when I shall grow old 5

Or let me die!

The child is father of the man:

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety.

Above you can see a rainbow that Alyssa DiRubbo took that was even better than mine!

Edward Weston described his career in photography as his love affair with light. Every time I go back, Weston, also, comes to mind. Each time, I see something different, sometimes new. Even as I do my DIY homeowner things, sometimes, I will just stop to take in the wonders around me. The changing light, weather, sights, smells, and sounds make our home on the Nubble a multi-sensory delight for those who take the time to partake of them. We hope that you will feel that way, too.

We bought this home as it has one of the most spectacular views that I have ever seen! We and some our guests who shared their photos have tried to capture some of that sense of wonder and place. The views are remarkable all year, not just in the summer. We enjoy the fall colors; the Christmas lights on the Nubble; the clean starkness of the snow, the rebirth that is Spring, and the ocean smells and sounds of summer when we open the windows more. Mike Blanchette took some of the shots for our website. What will you shoot?

What makes this house unique

As mentioned, every room has an ocean view, half the rooms have a lighthouse view. There are five levels to allow space together or away. For example, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are open to each other. The dining room has a panoramic ocean view, with the lighthouse on the left. The kitchen has black granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and it is well outfitted to suit most needs of those who cook. There is a five burner gas stove. The appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart.

There is a separate game/living room with an Xbox 360 Kinect. The first floor sunroom and the deck are other away spaces. In good weather or bad, it is a place to relax and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property probably has the most spectacular view of the Nubble light house, and the nicest property on the peninsula. It has a large, flat yard in the back and sides and plenty of parking for family and friends, which most of the other homes don’t seem to have. This house is literally right on the ocean. Listening to the waves is so soothing and the kids love to walk and explore the rocks. We rarely left the property because it is so beautiful.

More importantly, the interior of the house is top notch. The layout of the rooms, the quality of the furnishings and décor makes staying there a dream vacation. I got a few ideas for my own home! Everything one could want or need is supplied.

Mike is very attentive and concerned for our comfort and enjoyment. His hospitality is exceptional. We would not hesitate to come back and we have told all our friends what a perfect place this is to have a family vacation.

I also love the Friday to Friday week. It’s the first time we’ve been offered this schedule. It makes the vacation seem longer, and it gives our family members that can’t stay the full week, an entire weekend of enjoyment, instead of 1 day.

Thank you, Mike for making our family vacation the most memorable time in our lives.
Jul 2013
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York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3891 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two headed shower, two sinks, and a separate Jacuzzi.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The only room without an ocean view.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Nubble view from the shower.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Ocean and Nubble Road view out the window.
  • The three larger bathrooms are in tile and/or granite. The largest bath has an entrance to the master bedroom, a separate hall entrance, two sinks, a shower with two heads, and a separate jetted tub for two. No bedroom is more than a few steps from a bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms have ocean views; three bedrooms have views of the Nubble Lighthouse. Two bedrooms have stunning cherry furniture from Maple Corner Woodworks. Two bedrooms are in alder. One is Red Sox eclectic.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving ...
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The larger appliances are GE profile or energy efficient Cabrio. The smaller appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart. Our home also affords much privacy on its five levels, but to do so, it does have stairs. We have five Sonos wireless units for use individually, or synched together by a separate controller, or by your smartphone, IPad, or iPod, to play your favorites, or for Internet radio listening. All three TV's are hooked up to Netflix, have DVD players, and a large number of Spectrum/Time Warner channels. There are WiFi and wired internet at the fastest speed we could get from Spectrum/Time Warner. One 55" Samsung TV has a soundbar. There is currently an HP touchscreen and multi function printer on site. We love the Nubble in good weather and bad, but there is a full house back up generator to insure no power outages in ice storms


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average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Just incredible even in off season

  • 5 of 5

This was a special treat for my birthday. The pictures did not do justice to this beautiful home. I am just sorry my adult children were not able to join us, because the house is perfect for an extended family gathering. The several levels provide a little bit of separation so couples can have their own bedroom and bathroom. The home is exquisitely appointed, beautiful tile bathrooms, lovely hardwood floors, an elegant kitchen and comfortable, quality furniture. The owner had provided some extra amenities in the cupboards so we didn't have to buy everything from scratch. Being off season, we stayed in for meals, but I think we would have in any case, because the view from the dining room was just amazing. I fell in love with the Nubble when I lived in Massachusetts for a year and to see it everyday was just magical.

The owner was attentive and responsive to our settling in needs. The Wi-Fi was great and there is an awesome computer in the kitchen that was very up to date.

We would highly recommend the local Hanneford store. It was every bit as good as Whole Foods, great veggies, a good bakery and a complete seafood counter. We also fell in love with the local bakery When Pigs Fly which makes great sourdough bread. They also ship and my brother has taken to ordering it on line.

I would highly recommend this property and we hope we can return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, Thanks for the lovely review, and for spending your Birthday at our place in Maine! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it so much! You made me laugh as I've said before that there seem to be two schools of thought with regard to the photos of and from our home: those that say the place is just like in the photos, and those, like you, who say that the photos do not do it justice. At one time, I had taken most of the photos! After several comments similar to yours, I had a highly skilled professional photographer, Mike Blanchette, take some more pictures. One of his photos looks like as one guest said, "Like it was out of "The Polar Express." Yet, the same response! Too funny! We are blessed to have a place that can foment such a complimentary discussion! We also love it when folks enjoy all of what we offer as much as you and your brother! One note of clarification, there are five levels and 3 1/2 baths. The first floor has two bedrooms which share a 3/4 bath, 2-3 steps from their doors. The second floor has the kitchen, dining room and a living room, but no bedrooms, and it has a powder room. The third floor has two bedrooms. One bedroom on that floor has an adjoining door into the full bath with a separate two headed shower, and a jetted tub for two. The other bedroom on that floor has a hallway entrance to the same bath, again about 2-3 steps from that bedroom. In between the fourth and fifth floors is another 3/4 bath with views of the lighthouse from the shower. That bathroom is about 7 steps from the top or fifth floor bedroom. The fourth floor has the second living room. I'm also glad that you caught the magic of "The Nubble." It's hard to explain to folks who haven't seen or caught it. Parts of it for me are: walking in the mist, seeing the lighthouse go in and out of view, while listening to the fog horn, or the cries of the gulls. Other days, it is the smell of the salt air and the sounds of the ocean from gentle lapping to the pounding and soaring of the surf, while the water changes color and plays with the light. Please come back! Best, Mike
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Perfect house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our girls weekend group second stay. It is a clean and well equipped with every possible item we might need. The views of the Atlantic and Nubble Light are breathtaking.

Mike's detailed instructions on how to use everything in the house, makes it so easy to enjoy all the home has to offer.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth, Thanks to you and yours for being our guests, again, and for wanting to return a third time! We try to have our home clean, well maintained, and well equipped. Being right off of the ocean makes the maintenance a challenge. We love to go back at different times of the year. We look at it as a Monet canvas/haystack thing. The views are almost always lovely, but ever changing. I'm a list and instruction person. I'm glad that you found the instructions helpful. There is a giving and sharing with all hospitality. Thank you for giving and sharing such a lovely review! See you next year! Best, Mike and Delinda
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Everything you could have asked for.....

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Perfect location. Unbelievable views. Very relaxing environment. The owner made sure that your stay there would be as if you're living in your own home with all the conveniences of home. He didn't hold back on anything. We 're coming back here again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear All, Thank you for your wonderful review! You appreciated and summed up what we have to offer in so many ways in such a concise review! We're so glad that you and yours are coming back! Thank you again. Mike
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Magnificent rental property

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mike,

We had a wonderful experience renting your summer home at Nubble Light in York Me.

Everything about the house was delightful, from the the incredible quality and comfort of every room to the amazing views of the Nubble Light House to the waves crashing against the rocks on your shoreline.

Along with the sunrise and sunsets and watching the lobster boats in early morning harvesting their catch make it the best location on Nubble Road.

The house is designed perfectly for comfort and convenience, and the three levels are perfect for multiple couples to have their own private spaces.

Views from every room make it impossible to move around the house without stopping to gaze in awe of the beauty of the Ocean and Light house.

The best reference I can give on this property is to ask for the opportunity to return again next year. It was that enjoyable for all of us.

As the saying goes a picture is worth a thousands words so I have enclosed a few photo's of the incredible views from the house and grounds of your property. Please feel free to use them if you wish.

Please note the photo's of the lighthouse taken with my i-phone through the lens of the telescope you have in the dining room. Tricky to do but an interesting perspective you might not have seen yet.

Thank you again Mike for your attention to making our stay such a wonderful experience.

I would rate this a 5 star vacation at your summer home.

Best regards,


  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, Thanks for the outstanding review! What a nice treat for you to give your photographer wife a surprise vacation at a place that has many of her favorite views! I love her high surf photos, and your telescope round shots with the IPhone are quite clever. I had never seen that before. Thanks for letting us use them. My wife says that our home offers a blend of serenity, beauty, and comfort. I'm glad that you and yours found the same. Welcome back in advance for next year! Best, Mike
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By far the best property I have stayed at! I can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I travel all over and this is by far my favorite! This was my second stay (not last), and the owners are extremely accommodating. It's a gorgeous property and I feel at home when I am there. I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jodi, Thank you for your kind words and glowing review! Delinda and I try to make our home feel like home. It's nice to be appreciated. Also, thank you for your honesty and candor with the small damage issue. We don't have a damage deposit, and we rely on the honesty of our guests, if something comes up. We appreciate your sense of honor. Please let us know when you, Otis and Robby would like to come back! Best regards, Mike
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the property is much nicer in person than the pict

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fabulous and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great home. It has amazing views of Nubble Light. It is more than well appointed, no toothbrushes required the owner has thought of everything . Fireplace in Nov. beautiful ....and layout of the house is such that every one has their own space. This house is a ten for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Manchester 60; Boston 68; Portland
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fox's Lobster House
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, ME Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fox's Lobster House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Long or Short Sands
Car: necessary

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

and kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

In the summer, there is some live entertainment

The food at the York Harbor Inn is very good. I recall them having some live music, too. Their website lists some additional attractions, as well as some cooking schools by Stonewall Kitchens.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near by

There is a outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery. York, has no shortage of art, craft or tourist shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $270 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Friday is changeover day for weekly rentals. From late October through April, we have a weekday as changeover day -- we can only get a cleaning crew in Monday through Friday. Because of the size of our home, and we now provide linen service, we charge $270.00 for cleaning, which is additional. The above is subject to a 9% Maine state sales tax. The rate went up from a previous 8%. Also, we have a high rate of returning guests for June through September. Returning guests get first chance to rebook for the next year. If you pay by credit card on the website, homeaway charges a service fee that I have no control over.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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