Short Sands Beach was recently named one of the 10 best beaches for a family vacation by familyvacationcritic, and you are on its doorstep! Relax on your front porch in one of our 10 traditional wooden rockers as you watch the waves roll in or take in the nightly band concert at the gazebo. Park your car and put the keys away. Everything you could want to do is right outside your front door. No need to walk a long way or drive to the beach, step out the door and feel the sand between your toes. YOU CAN'T GET ANY CLOSER TO THE BEACH THAN YORK MANOR!
Historic York Manor is a unique vacation complex, situated directly on Short Sands Beach, with dramatic ocean views of the open ocean, housing 1 & 2 bedroom condos, a charming Victorian-era one bedroom cottage (the only cottage directly on Short Sands Beach), and a completely remodeled ocean-view studio/efficiency with its own entrance located in the main building. Call for best rates and availability.
Your beachfront condo is located in a historic Victorian home, one of the last vestiges of a time gone by. Recently updated with a new kitchen, new bath, two bedrooms and panoramic views of the beach and bold Atlantic coast your condo is the perfect place to put your feet up and relax. This is Maine; this is “The Way Life Should Be”!
All units are fully equipped with new electronics and high speed Internet. All have dramatic ocean views. Our rates are all inclusive, (except state tax). No cleaning fees; just leave it like you found it!
Start your day with a panoramic view of the ocean from your front window as you watch the sun come up over the ocean horizon. If you are like us you might take a stroll on the beach, walk downtown for the morning paper, and come back just in time to head for the beach. Maybe it's lunch at The Goldenrod. After lunch it's back to the beach again, it's only about 100 ft. from your door. After dinner sit on the porch in your favorite rocker, make new friends, share a bottle of wine, relax, and enjoy the serenity of listening to the waves as the sun sets. If you feel like a little night life you might want to walk about 200 ft down Ocean Ave. to Inn on the Blues for some great music.
Short Sands Beach is rated one of the 10 best family beaches by Parents Magazine, and for good reason. This is a clean, environmentally friendly beach, with modern rest rooms, lifeguards, and plenty of great beach toys. Enjoy the beachfront playground or take in a pick-up basketball game while you picnic on the grassy park. Bring your Frisbee and Whiffle Ball & Bat.
Need a break from the beach? Stroll down the street to our quaint Victorian village, eat at the historic Goldenrod and watch their famous salt water kisses being made right in the window. Try your luck at the Fun-O-Rama where you will hear “Honey, win me that big stuffed bear.” Do you have a sweet tooth? Turn the corner and stop at Sweet Josie’s, our favorite candy store with real old-time penny candy, or buy some silver jewelry at the ever popular Bill & Bob's.
One more block and you’re at Maine’s only zoo, York’s Wild Animal Kingdom and Amusement Park where you can even ride an elephant!
Short Sands Beach has the natural beauty of an old fashioned New England Victorian seacoast town, with its sandy beach, two lighthouses, an amusement park and zoo, a bowling alley, penny arcade, boutiques and plenty of history. Great 'Down East' restaurants are within walking distance of your condo, all the lobster you can eat, art galleries, boating, fishing, and plenty of time to relax with your family.
For the art lover and history buff, York is one of the oldest towns in the country with nine historic house tours, and the country’s oldest jail “The Old Goal”. Art galleries abound. Take the Shore Road to Perkins Cove and the quaint village of Ogunquit, Maine’s first artists’ colony. While you’re there stop in at the Ogunquit Art Museum home of some of the best Maine artwork.
We are only one hour north of Boston, and 40 minutes from the historic seaport of Portland. In Portland you can take in a Sea Dogs baseball game or stroll around the historic Old Port for boutique shopping. Did someone say shopping? Kittery’s outlet shopping mecca is just five miles down the road.
For a day on the water try a cruise on the Finestkind and watch an authentic Maine lobster-man haul lobster. Deep sea fishing on the Ugly Anne, out of Perkins Cove, is a York Manor tradition.
And can you think of a better way to top off the day than stopping for a monster ice cream cone and watching the waves break over the rocks at York’s famous “Nubble Light”?
Many of our guests have come back each year for well over 20 years, some for over 40 years! They discovered our secret, you can too. Find out for yourself what they discovered years ago, York Manor is a hidden gem on the Maine Coast.
Every day is like a weekend when you stay at York Manor.
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