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Doesn't get any better than this! Great property near Short Sands.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable, family friendly and a short walk to everything you need.

'Breakwater' offers views of the York Bay and Cape Neddick from its fabulous wrap around porch, the most used room in the house! Whether you are watching the sun rise with your morning coffee or relaxing after a day at the beach for Happy Hour, this casual home is a perfect vacation destination. This house has updated utilities and is a perfect mix of old and new. Pet friendly and a fabulous porch in a popular location. Other Periwinkle Properties located right next door on are listed under 418442, 418443 and 680980. Check them out.

Anita French
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Anita French

We live just over the border in New Hampshire but love to play at York Beach. We formed Periwinkle Properties LLC when we purchased this set of three houses in the spring of 2012. Periwinkle combines our interest in fixing up older houses and time at the beach. 'Hidden Treasure', 'Breakwater', 'Windswept' and 'High Tide' are all part of Periwinkle and available for rent individually or as a package.

Anita French purchased this house in 2012

Why Anita French chose York Beach

The spacious, wrap around porch is the perfect place to start off your morning with your favorite cup of coffee or wind down after a day at beach. Plenty of comfortable seating and places to walk. Three floors of living make it easy to share with friends and family and still have plenty of room to spread out. Everything you need for your get away is right here.


York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Second floor
  • Showers have hand held shower heads and are walk in for easy access.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin XL
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out couch in living room sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Playroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sheets and bath towels available for use at no additional charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Doesn't get any better than this! Great property near Short Sands.
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Good location with plenty of room and very well equipped in the kitchen and all throughout.

Thank you,

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family Thanksgiving!

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and great location. My adult kids and grandkids had a ball putting together the "feast." House is very cottage and comfortable for a large group. Especially fine that our two well behaved but large dogs were welcome. Thanks to Anita for making us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best 4 weeks of the year.

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for extended stays. The porch is the big draw, rain or shine.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam, NY

Cindy, John and friends little slice of heaven for five days.

  • 5 of 5

We take this trip to Maine every year with friends. This was our fourth year at Breakwater, we have already rolled over our time to next year the same weekend in September. Don and Anita do a wonderful job with their properties you can't go wrong renting from them. The house is always clean, the kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed. The living room has comfortable couches and chairs and plenty of them. Don and Anita are always upgrading the house and furniture inside and out. There are cards, puzzles, board games, beach carts, beach chairs, floats for the ocean, all you need to bring is your personal items, food and drink. We pull straws for the king size bedroom, so far we have all had a chance to sleep in the comfy king size bed. Short Sands is just a short walk away as is our favorite restaurant Union Bluff. There are lots of little specialty shops to buy your souvenirs or grab a cup of coffee at the Daily Grind or pizza at the Beach Bucket. As you can see by what I've written Breakwater at York Beach Maine is a wonderful place to stay. You'll love, love, love it! Cindy Slate, Amsterdam N.Y.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Gorgeous views, cozy and has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at a Periwinkle Property and again, we loved it! This house has everything you'll need to enjoy your time in York and we especially love the dog friendly atmosphere and railing provided at the stairs so they can roam free - very handy! We love the deck on this house - so much seating and a perfect outdoor dining table for a big family meal. You won't need to bring much! There's beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, buggies - you only need to bring your towels, food, and yourselves. The master bed (king) is nice and very comfortable for the week. The queen and full bed squeak quite a bit though and could use some updating. The pull-out mattresses could use replacing too. We skipped using them and advised our family who was arriving later to bring an air mattress so they could get a good night's sleep after all the beach fun. The walk to Short Sands or the Nubble is easy and beautiful and don't miss out on breakfast at Goldenrod Kisses; the pancakes are amazing! Anita is so nice and will respond to you day or night with any concerns, which is really outstanding. We won't hesitate to stay here again. Lovely location, really nice people and great memories made.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It could be a 10-star rating!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cottage for several years. It has a wonderful wraparound porch, and has been completely renovated. We love the fact that the cottage is so well-equipped that we do not have to pack much beyond the personal things we would want or need. Having a washer and dryer and dishwasher is a big plus. Anita and Don are committed to your having an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Union Bluff
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Ledges Golf Course (Public)
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster Wells Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fox's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Short Sands

Family friendly York Beach, Maine offers plenty to do within walking distance or a short drive. Long Sands Beach has over a mile of sandy beaches and rocky coast to explore. Short Sands Beach is located next to restaurants, arcade and local shops, within a half mile walk. Nubble Lighthouse and Brown's Ice Cream are other local attractions that are just down the street. Don't forget the Kittery Outlets and historic Portsmouth NH, just across the bridge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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