Historic House for Lovers of Beach, Water Sports, Golf and Gardens(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
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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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 8
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- There is also an outside shower for after the beach.
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $175
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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
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Curbside view of house and courtyard
View from tee of second hole of Webhannet Golf Club
Birdbath in courtyard
Living room for 2nd floor balcony
Kitchen with windows looking into courtyard
Upstairs bedroom with queen bed
Bedroom off living room with windows on golf course
Bedroom with bunk beds and built in bureaus and bookcases
Connecting half bath
Side view with deck taken from golf course
Front door entrance through the courtyard
Living room from staircase
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
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
selection of watercraft available for use
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 12, 2017
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