Only a Few May/June Weeks Left: Quintessential Maine and Classic Kennebunkport!(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Perfect 1889 Shingle Cottage (5 Beds, 2.5 Baths) In A Historic Neighborhood
- Our new gym which will be inaugurated this Spring, it will be well equipped including a range or weight and cardio exercise options
- Our new outdoor shower enclosure, allowing you to fully enjoy a shower al fresco, either coming back from the beach or just because
- The master bathroom has been newly retiled
- The house has a fresh coat of paint throughout
Quintessential Maine and Classic Kennebunkport! 'Shady Oak' is a 1889 shingle cottage located in the historic Cape Arundel neighborhood (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) of Kennebunkport - one block from the ocean, a 5 minute walk to the Colony Beach (a great beach for kids) and a short walk to the Port, with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. This idyllic Victorian house is located just around the corner from St Ann's Church, the Kennebunk River Club and Walker’s Point (summer home of President George H.W. Bush).
The house boasts 5 bedrooms, including a master suite (ground floor), and 2 1/2 baths (plus an outdoor shower!). The bedroom configuration is California king (master), 1 queen, 2 twins, bunk room (bunk bed, single over double with a single trundle) and queen pull-out sofa. In addition to a fully equipped kitchen, there is a dining room, family room and sitting room.
You can also enjoy the screened in porch, an outside patio / living room and an outside dining room under a custom made pergola. The stunning professional landscaping creates a wonderful environment with extensive stone walls and plantings designed to be at their peak in June, July and August.
Other amenities include:
• Nespresso coffee maker
• Hi-speed Wifi
• 2 TVs
• 2 DVD players and 100s of DVD
• Apple TV
• Fire Pit (with lots of wood)
• Large gas BBQ grill
• Washer and Dryer
• Loads of board and other games and puzzles
• lots of books
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Member since: 2013
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- 5 bedrooms - (1) Master bedroom - California king bed, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tube and shower (ground floor) (2) 2nd Bedroom - Queen size bed (3) 3rd Bedroom - two (2) twin beds (4) Bunkroom - single bunk over a full size bed with a single trundle (5) 5th Bedroom / Den - queen size pull out sofa (with TV and DVD player)...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Avoid the Crowds - Spring
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
In the Prime
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Avoid the Crowds - Autumn
Sep 9 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall Foliage - 2017
Sep 23 - Nov 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 12, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $250
- Tax Rate 9%
Check-ins are generally scheduled for Saturday afternoons such that stays run from Saturday to Saturday, but please do contact us if you are interested in alternate days.
Please note that we are willing to allow events to be held at the house but only with our prior consent and subject to agreed terms.
Please note that pursuant to Maine law we are required to charge 8% sales tax on rentals.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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St Ann's Church and the Kennebunk River Club are just a short walk from the house, perfect if you are attending an event at one of these venues. In addition, Dock Square (the center of town or 'the Port'), featuring numerous shops and restaurants, is a short walk or bike ride away.
You can walk to a number of restaurants, as well as a spa and other amenities. If you love lobster, the lobster pound (Port Lobster) is just minutes away; order your lobsters in advance and pick them up already cooked, all you need to do is bring them back to the house and enjoy them, perhaps outside under the custom and iconic pergola.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Anne and Michael were married at St Ann's in Kennebunkport, just steps away from Shady Oak. Anne and Michael have a deep love of Maine, Anne spent summers with her grandparents in Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport while Michael's family have long history Down East.
Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport, ME, USA:
Shady Oak is an oasis, enjoy the ultimate relaxation in a beautiful environment. The house itself is very special and harkens back to the history of Kennebunkport as a resort community. Steps away from the ocean and minutes from town, this is the perfect location to enjoy everything the Maine coast has to offer, or do nothing at all but kick-back and enjoy yourself.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Historical house and location with all the amenities you would want. Beautiful gardens and ample space make this the perfect vacation getaway.
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A perfect example of a N.E. Shingle Cottage, Shady Oak is a relaxing haven.
Classic architectural details on this historically significant house.
The sitting room, perfect for entertaining; provides access to screened-in porch
The dinning room seats 10 and has direct access to the patio and pergola.
The light and airy master bedroom also has a comfortable chaise lounge
A comfortable bedroom with a queen size bed.
A lovely bedroom with two twin beds (the 'Star Fish Room').
Upstairs den and 5th bedroom has a queen size pull-out, and a TV w/ DVD player.
Outside dining at its best, the pergola is adjacent to the fire pit.
The landscaping features extensive lighting, as seen here in the pergola.
The eponymous Shady Oak, a jewel that is more than 200 years old.
Dogwood trees and stonework.
Elegant stone stairs from from the drive and extensive stonework throughout
Relaxing living room with a games table, loads of DVDs and books
The fully equipped kitchen has everything that you will need for your stay.
The master bedroom with a california king size bed and en suite bathroom.
The upstairs landing and window seat features nautical maps of the Maine coast.
Bunkroom w/a single over a full bed w/a single trundle underneath, kids love it!
Another picture of the 'Starfish Room' with two twin beds.
The back patio is perfect for cocktails before dinner under the pergola.
Enjoy roasted marshmallows by the fire after dinner, a great way to relax.
Large front yard, perfect for games!
The sitting wall, beautifully planted garden and fire pit.
Beautiful plantings and grass surround the pergola which is a room in itself
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