Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Enjoy This Summer Rental, Walking Distance to Town, Ocean View

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 60 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Kendall House is an elegant turn of the century Dutch colonial house that offers over 1900 square foot of living space. Beautiful matched wood interior throughout the house, large windows, and a pellet stove insert in the living room makes it warm. For those entertaining or with a large family, use the formal dining room that seats ten with ease. To relax, you can either sit in the sun room or on the open air porch. Both have spectacular ocean views to the north. There is outdoor furniture and a gas grill on the lawn looking out toward the ocean. On the second floor, there are water views from Three of the five bedrooms. The house is rented Saturday to Saturday. Some towels and linens are at the property laundry service is not provided.

One hour north of Boston MA and 45 minutes south of Portland ME, Kendall House is located on the north east side of the Nubble, a peninsula that has a beach to either side. Short Sands beach, .75 mi long with a boardwalk and a playground is a 5 minute walk away, while Long Sands offers a 1.5 mi long beach after a 15 minute walk. At the tip of the peninsula, a short 15 minute walk away, is the very picturesque Cape Neddick light house.

To the south is Kittery ME with its many retail outlets. Across the Piscataqua River, 14 miles from York is Historical Portsmouth NH. Traveling north from York, Ogunquit is only 6 miles away and has a beach as well as many quaint artisan shops. 5 miles further north on RT 1 is Wells with antique alley and its own beach. Whether staying in York or taking day trips, within 20 miles north or south there is great diversity of beaches, restaurants, live theater, museums, entertainment, parks and cultural events. Enjoy what the seacoast has to offer.

Keywords: York Beach, Kendall House, Rundlett, Nubble Light, Short Sands, York

More Details

David Rundlett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dave,

I wanted to let you know that our family had a fabulous weekend in your vacation home at Short Sands Beach.

It was a little cold and a little drizzly but we made the best of it. Sunday and Monday were quite nice and we loved the area!

We hope to rent again in the future.


May 2013
  • 1 of 1


York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

78% Complete
10% Complete
3% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
Enjoy This Summer Rental, Walking Distance to Town, Ocean View
average rating of 4.607143 based on 29 reviews

Great summer place with an old time feel.

  • 5 of 5

Great wood, the origonal beadboard Summer cottage with the feel of 1910's, approx. 300 yard walk to seaside. Definitely kid and dog friendly with 5 good size bedrooms. Showers with good water pressure. Plenty of space for food storage. Great location in between Short and Long sands and close to Nubble light. Large open and enclosed porch. Bring all your staples. Linens and plenty of towels are already there. House sings in high winds but felt quite stable while remains of Hurricaine Jose passed by the first night. The entire family loved the cottage. Thanx David for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean, roomy, and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in early September and it was awesome! The home was clean, the rooms were large, and we could all be together without feeling crowded. We spent most of our time on the large front and side porches. The view was nice, and the walk to town was quick. The home had everything we needed to cook meals and have a lobster bake. We all hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

View is fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Charming older home with fantastic view. Spacious home. Landlord was accommodating.

Beautiful and inviting porch with the best view.

Needs some updating of furniture and screen otherwise it was wonderful.

Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean but we froze the whole weekend.

  • 2 of 5

The house was hold but clean. No dishwasher and the tap was runing so slowly, it was a mightmare to do the dishes. We had to put wood pellet in the stove every 3 hours so if you don't wake up 3 times per night you freeze to death.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Beautiful house for summer only!

  • 2 of 5

A group of 10 of my friends and I rented kendall house for a reunion in mid october. The house is big and beautiful and perfect for a large group. However, the only heat source is a pellet stove thay is hard to work and doesn't heat very well. There is no electric or oil hest and that is not mentioned anywhere in the VRBO description. We spent the weekend freezing and we're barely able to hangout in a group because we all had to stay in our rooms cuddled under the covers. It's a great rental for summer but it's much too cold for spring or fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Girls getaway

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had a fantastic stay. Lots of room with everything you need. My only suggestion would be more comfortable furniture. The sun porch furniture looks appealing but is vey uncomfortable.

Close to everything and the outdoor porch is great .

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Point of Interest
Short Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown York Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape Neddick Light House
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Sands Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

This rental is clean as you go. Please leave the house in the condition that you received it in. If you would like to hire a cleaning service upon your departure, we can provide referrals. Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties