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Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 18)

Old world elegance. Built in 1848, this fully restored, approximately 7500 sq ft. (entire house including 'The Old Rigging Loft') sits just 0.2 of a mile from the beautiful Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Located on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this house has 10 bedrooms, each with their own sink, 4 baths and two fireplaces.

The 'Old River House', sits on the Kennebunk River next to the Arundel Yacht Club. Two public parks sit in front of and along side the house.

'The Old River House,' and 'The Old Rigging Loft' are nestled among the many old Captain's Mansions of the 18th Century. An almost $800,000 renovation in 2010 brings this grand old Captain's mansion back to its original grandeur. Antiques throughout the many rooms and the frequent passing of the Kennebunkport horse drawn carriage brings one back to that slower, more quaint part of American history. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the porch are just perfect for watching the river boat traffic and the children taking sailboat lessons at the 'Arundel Yacht Club' next door.

'The Old Rigging loft', according to historical data, was one of the more popular 'Riggers' for the 'Clipper Ships' built in Kennebunkport during her heyday as one of Americas largest builders of Clipper Sail Boats. Today, 'The Old Rigging Loft'( Barn) is now, a separate apartment, with Care-takers, and owner / operators, Scott & Cheryl Mahoney available 24 hours for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests. We make every effort to assure your 5 Star vacation stay. Just ask !

If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, or home-made chocolate, you have a fully renovated (2010) Kitchen with Top of the line 'Medallion Cabinets' and rare and unique 'Blue-sparkle South African Granite Tops'(only place in the world that produces Blue Granite). New GE Profile, and Amana Appliances can help make you the families best chef when you cook fresh seafood from, 'Port Lobster Pound' right down the road on Ocean Ave, next to the famous 'Mables Restaurant.'

There are four stair cases, and three levels of living space. New rugs, new bed mattresses, new curtains, new furniture, custom gardening, newly added european and american antique furniture throughout, is a hallmark of the Old River House.

More Details

Property Manager
Scott Mahoney
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Scott Mahoney

Inkeepers, Scott and Cheryl Mahoney have 8 wonderful children from 25 down to 5. 5 boys and 3 girls means they are very busy all the time. They have been married 27 years. Scott grew up in Lexington, Ma, and Cheryl in Farmington, CT. Scott moved to South Glastonbury, CT at age 8 and meet Cheryl at a 'Mixer' (dance) Senior year at her private school. Cheryl became best friends with Scotts mother (Gloria), so when they broke up, Scott would come home and hear Cheryl laughing with Gloria, her best friend. Cheryl, a year behind Scott, transferred to Scotts College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) . They went out with other people, grew up, and realized that they should be together and 27 years later, they still are. They have lived in Atlanta for 20 years. Scotts brother, Chris, worked at the Colony Hotel as a Busboy during College. Scott worked at the grand old 'Marshall House' in York Harbor, Me as an Elevator Boy one summer, and as a Bellman the next summer. The Marshal House was been torn down several decades ago. The Mahoneys vacationed here and in York Harbor, Me. Cheryl vacationed at her familys vacation home in Old Saybrook, CT.

Scott Mahoney purchased this estate in 2011

Why Scott Mahoney chose Kennebunkport

The Old River House is in the very heart of Kennebunkport, in town elegance and ease. No hassle finding parking in the 'Port,' just walk. Walk or drive to the beach. The adjacent Town Parks are very well maintained and used by locals and vacationeers. Kennebunkport really is Fun and Happiness. Its a great place for Adults and Kids.

What makes this estate unique

Breakfast in the morning, by the wall of windows, looking at the Lobster boats going out to sea and the Sea Gulls following. You can smell the ocean when the tide goes out (approximately a 13 foot tide!) and the sun bakes the sea weed. In the evening, sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch, with a glass of your favorite beverage, makes for a great and relaxed day. Finally, when going to sleep, the evening breeze temperatures get into the 50's to 60's, making for the best sleep you will have.

Map

Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub
"A true Maine, "Pub and Restaurant", loved by all for huge river view, excellent food at fair..."
Dock Square Coffee House
"Hot coffee on a cold, foggy morning...Is that Maine?...Yes. Great place, walking distance."
Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery
"A walk or by car...what a great place. The nicest Priests, , and beautiful property."
Kennebunkport Inn
"A favorite place to eat or stay. close to the Old River House...Lots of class and content !"
Pier 77 Restaurant
"Old friends, Kate and Pete own this truelly 5 star restaurant. Our older kids were married h..."
Bandaloop
"Walking distance from The Old River House..all natural, wellness (and good!) food"
Seashore Trolley Museum
"A very special place, and cheap. The kids will go nuts, and so will you on this very old tra..."
Lucas on 9 -- CLOSED
"This has been a restaurant for decades...great menu...easy parking. Nice people."
Arundel Wharf Restaurant
"400 ' from The Old River House. This is a premier spot in Kennebunkport. A Huge deck on the ..."
Clam Shack
"World famous at this point....and almost always a 20 minute plus waiting line.....a few minu..."
Alisson's Restaurant
"A family favorite for over 40 years...how is that. Rightfully, among the best seafood in Ke..."
H B Provisions
"Our friends....Good people, with good available quality staples. They have everything you ne..."
The White Barn Inn Restaurant
"Simply said: One of the few five star restaurants north of NYC, per several reviews. Expens..."
The Colony Hotel
"Unfair...I went here as a little boy. My brother worked here as a Busboy in the early 1970's..."
On The Marsh
"A really great restaurant. well thought of by the locals. expensive, for a reason...exceptio..."
Dunkin' Donuts
"What can we say....No one does better cake donuts then Dunkin, and we lived in the South wi..."
Cape Porpoise Creamery -- CLOSED
"Cape Porpoise Pizza is now Cape Arundel Pizza....We know these people. This is possibly the..."
Bartley's Dockside -- CLOSED
"A heads up for travelers...These guys know how to make Fried Clams, and usually you can get ..."
Ben & Jerry's
"What need be said.... Bring your children. A walk away fro The Old River House."
Breakwater Inn
"Elegant, expensive, and worth every penny...owned by the White Barn Inn. This is gorgeous, a..."
Chicks Marina
"Literally +-1000' from The Old River House. Park your craft here and stay at The Old River H..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.4 Miles
Amtrak Station Wells, Me. 1-800-872-7245
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Silas Perkins Park
Car: not necessary

Maine is dramatic; cool evening air, windows open at nite. A huge 13' tide, means run in when the tide comes in. That also means the ocean has a 'sea smell'...because the sun bakes the seaweed on the rocky coast, when the tide is 'out.' The restaurants are all within walking distance. and state their 'award winning' status... for 'Lobster Rolls', or 'Fried Clams', or 'Clam Chowder', etc.

Amenities

Kennebunkport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
  • All ten bedrooms have their own antique sink with hot and cold running water. They do leak a bit, as they are 170 years old but we really dont want to replace them with new sinks for historical reasons. We have also added chairs in most bedrooms, night stands, etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You are at the Old River House now, Rest and Relax. We have taken great care to make sure your stay is a fabulous one and that you will return !...Our Maid service is 5 Star. Everything is very clean. All linens, towels are fresh and clean. The cabinets are packed with just about every spice ( and if we don't have it just knock on our door in the Old Rigging Loft, and we will go out and get what you need !) Owner/Operators, Scott & Cheryl, are the Caretakers of the Old River House, and are always available on site convenience. Please note; Back driveway (Green St) is for on site Caretaker. Green St allows FREE parking when available.

Reviews

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5

Perfect for Family Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent Labor Day weekend in Kennebunkport to celebrate the life of my grandmother. The Old River House is huge and was the perfect size allowing all 12 of my family members to share a home comfortably. The location was PERFECT! It was great that everyone could go into town whenever they wanted. We had a wonderful brunch Sunday on the porch. The green space and water view across the way was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Michelle, We give your large group a strong 5 Star Review. Your group was quiet and left the Old River House very clean. Please come back anytime ! Thanks again, Scott & Cheryl
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Perfect Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of friends had such an amazing stay at the Old River House. Scott and Cheryl welcomed us with an amazing basket of treats from all local vendors; there was delicious bread, jam, sweets, and oils. The home was spacious, dotted with antiques, and centrally located. We could see the water and walk right into town. Scott was helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions. We loved our long weekend there and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and the Boston, team, You were the perfect guests ! Thank you very much for the 5 Star Review and your kind comments. We are now doing the gift basket for all our guests. Thank you for the idea ! Please come back again ! Scott & Cheryl
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Just right for our family wedding

  • 5 of 5

Property is perfect for our family--we were right at home in this well restored 1818 home. The décor is stunning--period furniture with excellent art wherever one looks. Scott and his family are friendly and helpful . The view over the Kennebunk River is beautiful. Bill and Ann

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  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill & Ann, We welcome you back anytime and we definitely give your group a 5 Star Review. A big group and you left the Old River House in great order. Please hurry back ! Scott & Cheryl
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mollie Thank you soooo much for the 5 Star Review. Your Ladies weekend was amazing !!! The Old River House is cleaner now then when you arrived ! Please return anytime you want You are definitely a 5 Star group !
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Awesome ladies' weekend at The Old River House!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome weekend at The Old River House in Kennebunkport. The house is beautiful, was impeccably clean, and had everything we needed. Plenty of room for our group of 13 women – we loved gathering on the porch overlooking the park/boats on the water. Location was very convenient; within walking distance to shops, restaurants (2 of our favorites were Allison’s and Dave’s), and apparently the beach, although it was a little too cool for that on Saturday (but we lucked out with a craft fair directly next door).

The owners, Scott + Cheryl Mahoney, were great – they were readily available (although we had no issues during our stay), and provided us with lots of suggestions for restaurants.

I would definitely recommend the Old River House as a wonderful gathering place - loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Evening Jill, Thank you kindly for the 5 Star Rating. We really appreciate that. Your ladies group was easily a 5 Star. You are a great writer. Your details on the Old River House, the location, and other details was exceptional. You could definitely be a writer for Travel Magazine or Homeaway! Please come back. Thanks Jill, Scott & Cheryl
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Great vacation, as always!

  • 5 of 5

The Old River house is a wonderful vacation property and very comfortable for families. We had a wonderful time and Scott and Cheryl were available and friendly hosts, as always. The new additions to the house (front porch rail and additional bathroom on the second floor) were excellent and very well done. The location of the house could not be more perfect, water views and a short walk to Dock Square.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, Cheryl & I miss you folks already ! Thank you very much for the 5 Star Review. We definitely give your group, 5 Stars. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for tipping our maid service $100.00 She loves you !!! Stay warm in Houston and we will see you next year at the Old River House ! All The Best, Scott & Cheryl
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $290 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: No Refund policy. However if your plans change we will make every effort to rebook you to a new available date or re-rent your booking date to another renter. If we are successful, We will give a refund.
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