About the property
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5) Pet Friendly :)
The Hutchin's Schoolhouse sits on a hill overlooking the Batson River and is located on Beachwood Avenue which is 1 mile from the fishing village of Cape Porpoise and lovely Goose Rocks Beach. A 3 mile drive or bikeride will bring you to Kennebunport's historic 'Dock Square' with it's many galleries, shops and restaurants.
This home began as a 2 room schoolhouse in 1909. The original building stands unchanged today .There are 12 foot ceilings throughout , hardwood floors,built-in book cupboards and tall windows to encourage summer sea breezes.The front entry was once the 'cloakroom' and greets you with pastel- colored stained glass sidelights.
Since the school's closing in 1949, a bathroom , kitchen, and 2 porches have been added.
One schoolroom is now the 'great room' and dining room.The other schoolroom has been divided into 2 14'x14'bedrooms.Each has a walk-in closet. One has a king-size bed and armoire and desk . Both bedrooms have 3 large windows and cooling cross-ventilation.The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, a dresser and a built-in book cupboard.
The kitchen is 'galley ' style (i.e. small and efficient) and has the basics--full-size stove,microwave,coffee maker, open shelving and lower cabinets. An antique armoire serves as a pantry . The kitchen's best features are the bay window over the sink and the 'butler's window' that allows one to view the river while at the stove .
The bathroom is roomy and has a claw-foot tub with a shower and a bay window. The sink is a mermaid design handmade by the owner.
There are 2 porches. One is enclosed and has a double-sized futon and faces the river. It has windows all-around. The 2nd porch is on the garden side and is open-air and covered. There is a nice swing--perfect for watching a summer shower or the many visiting birds and butterflies.
A kayak is available for paddling on the river or to transport it to a nearby pond or Goose Rocks.
The Schoolhouse owner is a Potter and will be working daily in her separate studio on the premises. The weekly rental fee includes 4 hours of studio time with basic instruction--or--work or play with clay on your own!
Pets are welcome!
Keywords: Riverside home
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 23, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Above and beyond all expectations!
House was beyond comfortable and even more beautiful than the pictures. Wendy could not have been any nicer. Within a short drive of anything you would want. Will definitely be back.
Peaceful and Charming Vacation Rental
If your looking for a wonderfully peaceful vacation spot with a beautifully charming house this is for you! Wendy is a delightful host with a beautiful heart! If you are thinking about this for your vacation, do it! You won’t be disappointed!!
Loved the peace and serenity. Beautiful home that captured the owner's generous spirit and love of nature. Outside space was perfect- right down to the porch swing! Everything was Exceptional. Can't wait to return.
A Beautiful Piece of History
We had such a wonderful trip and this home really was the icing on the cake! Wendy was wonderful and thoughtful and a pleasure to meet!! We would definitely recommend this house and would go back again.
Absolutely wonderful! Peaceful and beautiful.
Our 6th year here can't believe it! We look forward to returning all year! Wendy is like family to us. We feel like the school house is our house while we are there. Won't stay anywhere except here for our vacation . Highly recommended to anyone with children or pets. Everything is just minutes away , yet you feel like a million miles away from it all. Don't miss out on this!!!
We had a wonderful time!
Loved the house!
Hope to be back next year!