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Historic Schoolhouse Near Goose Rocks Beach Pet Friendly~ Pottery Lessons

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

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Keywords: Riverside home

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About The Owner

The owner is a professional potter-owner of

Wendy Twitchell Porcelain

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Map

Amenities

Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Historic Schoolhouse Near Goose Rocks Beach Pet Friendly~ Pottery Lessons
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Enchanted!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wallingford
5

A Beautiful Piece of History

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South River, New Jersey
5

Absolutely wonderful! Peaceful and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayland, MA
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!

Loved the house!

Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enchanted Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent from 07/01/2017 to 07/08/2017 vacationing at the Historic Schoolhouse. We enjoyed learning about the history of the home and could imagine what it was like to attend school in the early decades of the 20th century. We appreciated the fact that the schoolhouse has been restored to be a comfortable home with all the needed modern day amenities while preserving the charm of the past. The location of the home provides easy back road access to Goose Rocks Beach, Dock Square, Cape Porpoise, or even Route One to complete the needed task of food shopping at Hannaford's Market. We enjoyed the country setting of the cottage and took great pleasure in watching the hummingbirds and the beautiful gardens from the porch swing. Wendy was warm, friendly, and informative and made us feel right at home.

There is much to do in Kennebunkport ( beaches, shopping, restaurants, boat trips ). This is a wonderful home base to come back to after your daily adventure along the southern coast of Maine! We had a great vacation and feel lucky that we had the opportunity to spend the week at this lovely cottage in the woods.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful historical home very close to beach and town.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and the beautiful gardens. Very clean with all the comforts of home. Would recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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