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Curbside view of house and courtyard

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Last updated: 09/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The house, originally named 'Blue Roof' by our grandparents, is charming and one of a kind. The house was built during an age where design favored rustic and idiosyncratic elements. From the quiet street, you walk through a flower-filled courtyard and arched front door to an enormous hacienda-styled living room/dining room. This room is furnished with comfy sofas and antiques. It also has a 10 foot long dining room table (designed after one in The Metropolitan Museum of Art) which has hosted innumerable lobsterfests.

House comes with 2 kayaks, 2 SUP (stand up paddle) boards and 2 bikes.

The eat-in kitchen is pine-paneled and, while rustic, has all kitchen appliances and amenities (including garbage disposal). There are four comfortable bedrooms. Two are in the main part of the house: one upstairs with a queen bed and the other on the main floor with a queen bed. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms - one with a claw foot tub and the other with an oversized tiled shower. The other two bedrooms are in a wing off the kitchen, accessed by passage through a 100 year old converted garage, called by us 'the shed' , which functions as a storage room, pantry, laundry, and gallery for interesting historical artifacts from the early 20th century. These bedrooms are pine paneled - one has a bunk bed with a double lower and twin upper bed and the other a double bed. There is a half bath that connects the two rooms and a shower room immediately outside the bedrooms.There is also an outdoor shower with hot water in a private enclosed area off the deck.

There are three lovely places to sit outside - in the courtyard watching the birds play in the birdbath; on the deck off the kitchen eating lunch and watching the golfers hit their approach shots to the first green; or on the 2nd story balcony sipping cocktails while the sun goes down.

Kenneth Roberts (December 8, 1885– July 21, 1957), a native of Maine and best–selling author of such historical novels as “Northwest Passage”, “Arundel”, and “Rabble in Arms”, built Blue Roof in 1924. It was fashioned from the timbers of a nearby barn. Roberts designed it with the help of three friends, one his mentor, the novelist Booth Tarkington (“Penrod”), who summered in Kennebunkport.


Keywords: Former residence of Maine author Kenneth Roberts, located on the first fairway of the Webhannet Golf Course and minutes by foot (two blocks) to the beach. The sound of the breakers on the beach can be heard, especially after dark

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    our kids liked spending time there. Yours will too....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    this requires specific negotiation with owners...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    although never actually tested, there is full accommodation and ramp access to the ground floor. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    bunk bed with full bottom and twin upper...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Shower is not connected to bathroom, but close by....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Classic claw foot deep tub....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shower is large and tiled with hand and overhead sprays....moreless

  • There is also an outside shower for after the beach.

Other Amenities

  • One canoe and two kayaks are available for renters to use although they are not meant for open ocean use. Also two SUP Boards....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    The house sits along the first and second fairways of Webhanet Golf Course....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Unique 6 1/2 foot long dining room table at one end of the oversize living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Rinnai propane heater in livingroom/diningroom. No heaters anywhere else....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large eat in kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Propane gas stove with 5 burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Webhannet Golf Course is open to the public. House abuts the first fairway....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks, one canoe are available for use in cove and rivers only....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Two SUP Boards and Paddles...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Oct 15, 2016
3 night min stay

$2,800
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Aug 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $175
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Payment is by personal check or bank transfer.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 09/06/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, ME
Kennebunk, ME, USA
Nearest Golf
Webhannet Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mother's Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1927

About the owner: The three above siblings own Blue Roof which has been in their family for 4 generations. As children, they learned how to swim and play golf there and used the house for assignations when in college. Over the past 30 years their own children have enjoyed the house but are now blown like leaves across the country, making Blue Roof available for sharing with renters.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
bike riding exploring the marsh bird watching striper fishing lobster meals with family


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

 

Photos

  • Curbside view of house and courtyard

    Curbside view of house and courtyard

  • View from tee of second hole of Webhannet Golf Club

    View from tee of second hole of Webhannet Golf Club

  •  Birdbath in courtyard

    Birdbath in courtyard

  • Living room for 2nd floor balcony

    Living room for 2nd floor balcony

  • Kitchen with windows looking into courtyard

    Kitchen with windows looking into courtyard

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Bedroom off living room with windows on golf course

    Bedroom off living room with windows on golf course

  • Bedroom with bunk beds and built in bureaus and bookcases

    Bedroom with bunk beds and built in bureaus and bookcases

  • Connecting half bath

    Connecting half bath

  • Lobster feast

    Lobster feast

  • Side view with deck taken from golf course

    Side view with deck taken from golf course

  • Front  door entrance through the courtyard

    Front door entrance through the courtyard

  • Living room from staircase

    Living room from staircase

  • Living room.  Master bedroom and bath are through the upper level red door

    Living room. Master bedroom and bath are through the upper level red door

  • Kitchen with windows and door looking onto deck and golf course beyond

    Kitchen with windows and door looking onto deck and golf course beyond

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Bedroom with bunks - lower is a full size bed, upper a twin

    Bedroom with bunks - lower is a full size bed, upper a twin

  • Connecting half bath between bunk bedroom and bedroom with a full size bed

    Connecting half bath between bunk bedroom and bedroom with a full size bed

  • selection of watercraft available for use

    selection of watercraft available for use

  • Lobster feast

    Lobster feast

VRBO #384517

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 15, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, italian
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