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4br Beach House Right On Goose Rocks Beach (Availalbe June 17-July1st!)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom (sleeps 12), 2 bathroom home with amazing beach front location

Welcome! As of May 18th, we have had a cancellation due to illness and June 17th through July 1st is now available.

Whether you are a couple looking for a quiet weekend away, or a big family looking for a place that can accommodate up to 12 people or folks of different ages, this is the place for you. With beautiful views, ample space and beach-front access, this house can't be beat!

This classic beachfront house is located on the private side of Goose Rocks and has direct access to three miles of pristine, white sand beach. Used by family members and a stable group of long-time renters, there are only a few weeks available each year. The first floor has a kitchen and bathroom, both recently renovated, one bedroom, and an open, integrated living and dining room. This main area has three seating arrangements, an 8-10 person dining table, a picture window looking onto the beach, and a flat screen TV. The main living area opens to the outdoor deck, which has a gas grill and an umbrella-covered outdoor dining table. This is a terrific location to relax in the late afternoon. The upstairs contains a full bathroom and three bedrooms: one ‘bunk room’ with six single beds, one bedroom with two twin beds, and a master bedroom with a queen bed. The front lawn contains Adirondack chairs and a low table, perfect for morning coffee. The lawn, which is dotted with pine trees, encircles the house and completes the setting.

More Details

Owner
Michael Rigney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Michael Rigney

Our family has owned this house since the mid 1980's, when our parents went searching for a vacation home in Maine. We're a big family -- seven children -- and the house has been a formative part of our lives. We played here as children, lived and worked here together as teenagers and college students, and now bring our own families here to play in the sand and swim in the ocean.

Michael Rigney purchased this house in 1986

Why Michael Rigney chose Kennebunkport

Our ongoing family tradition captures what's special about this property: upon first arriving, we almost always walk up the side lawn to get a look at the beach. Thirty years later, it's a favorite part of the ritual of coming back.

What makes this house unique

The house is located directly on the beach, allowing easy access and a relaxed, full experience of the beach, Goosefare Bay, and the open ocean, from dawn to dusk and into the night. The front lawn is an ideal location for morning coffee, afternoon reading, or evening beach viewing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Goose Rocks Beach has been part of our family for over 40 years. This will be our 10th summer at the Rigney cottage. The house is casual, comfortable and furnished with care: perfect for a magical family vacation! Not to mention, a lovely and breathtaking location.
Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Goose Rocks Beach
Car: necessary

Amenities

Goose Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Accessible from both kitchen and 1st Floor Master Bedroom
    Second Floor Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Middle Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    First Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , One of the twins in this room is a trundle bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pack 'n play, window fans, space heaters, beach toys are all stored in the house.

Reviews

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4br Beach House Right On Goose Rocks Beach (Availalbe June 17-July1st!)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Wonderful Family Trip to Goose Rocks Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect. Everything you need for a wonderful stay and right on the beach! With 10 people ranging in age from 6-72, we all had a wonderful time celebrating at 50th wedding anniversary. The owners are very responsive and reachable. The beach is beautiful and the house is the perfect size. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oceanfront dream house

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a marvelous time in Maine with my family. The house was perfect. Everything we needed was available. The beds were confortable. Kitchenware, nothing missing. Windows everywhere, the beach fabulous. The owners were easily reachable and gave good advices on place to buy good fish. We had the luck to have a full moon night and clear sky. I wish I could keep it a secret, but since I'm a generous kind, I wanted to share my experience with you all. Thank you to the Rigney family to share their house.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massachusetts
5

A vacation to remember.

  • 5 of 5

As a child our family spent part of every summer vacationing in Maine and spent countless hours on Goose Rocks Beach. With our parents failing in health we knew our chance to have one last, amazing family vacation for us all to remember, on the beach we had all "grown up" on was upon us. And so, in July 2013, three generations of Grand parents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins traveling from California to Massachusetts did just that. Having arrived, sight unseen, we weren't sure what to expect. We were NOT disappointed. The setting was breath taking and the house was absolutely amazing. The first floor is so open and provided so much space that we were all able to be together for family dinners and game night. The master bedroom on the first floor was perfect for the grand parents. They had their own easily accessible bedroom and bathroom while the rest of the family comfortably occupied the remaining bedrooms upstairs. The beach was just as amazing as we all remembered growing up and the next generation left feeling the same way. When it was time to go home, there were tears shed by all. No one wanted to leave the house we had claimed as home for the last week. The memories we made in this home are priceless. We hope to return soon and have highly recommended it to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Extraordinary vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at this house several times, and I have vacationed at Goose Rocks since I was a teenager. The beach is just as spectacular and serene now as it was two decades ago (it never feels too crowded or loud, and it is perfect for long walks.) The house is on the private end of the beach--directly on the water. The views are unbeatable, the sunsets magical.

The house is recently renovated. Although it has always been comfortable and clean, it is now absolutely beautiful. Plenty of lovely sitting areas, a well-equipped kitchen, etc. It is a very well-cared for home, and the location cannot be beat.

I have traveled a fair amount, and this beach remains one of my absolute favorite places. It is truly special.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, MA
5

Never Want to Leave

  • 5 of 5

I've been to this home several times both during shoulder and high seasons. Whether playing bocce on the beach with graduate school friends who have flown in from around the country to meet up here, having a quiet romantic weekend, or spending a week in August with my partner and our twin toddlers, the house and beach have consistently provided a much needed respite, a place to unplug (although you don't have to as there is wireless), an unbeatable view, and everything we need for a self-contained vacation.

The proximity to the beach is unbeatable. The recently professionally redecorated interior and upgrade is comfortable, tasteful and not chintzy as many beach homes tend to be. The open floor plan on the first floor is wonderful for larger groups and/or families with children as one can feel connected (or keep an eye on younger children) but still enjoy a number of distinct nooks and sitting areas. The beach itself is extraordinary, and the option to enjoy tide pools and the estuary on either end of the beach provides never-ending pleasure for paddlers, beachcombers, and children alike. For active folks, there are several loops from the house which are good for runners, walkers and cyclists. Although there are many restaurants within a short drive, we tend to stay in and cook. The kitchen is well equipped. We often use the grill and enjoy supper on the table on the back porch. The large country farm style table indoors is comfortable for entertaining, and is also a nice work surface for computers, projects, puzzles, boardgames, etc. The two sitting areas that directly face the beach are the perfect place for an early morning coffee, an evening glass of wine (and really everything in between).

I've had a satisfying stay every time. I leave feeling rested. I've never wanted my time at this home to end.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, MA
5

Wonderful Beach House for Family

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to Goose Rocks Beach since the early 1980s. It's not only one of the best beaches in Maine, it's one of the best in all of New England. Where else can you find the combination of fine sand beach (two miles of it!) plus a protected bay, plus scant crowds, plus incredible views? I've been to Hammonasset in CT, Misquamicut in RI, many locations on the Cape, and Crane Beach north of Boston. Goose Rocks is the best beach I know. There's lots to explore for kids and adults, with two estuary outlets on either end of the beach, rocks exposed at low tide, The Tides Beach Club for dinner or drinks, a general store, and Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport nearby.

This particular house is sited in the exact middle of the private side of Goose Rocks, directly on the beach. It's private, with the best sunrise and moonrise viewing I've ever seen. It has a lawn that sits above the beach by ten or fifteen feet, and easy access down to the sand and waves. The family is great to deal with--fair and very responsive to questions, needs, and requests. The house itself is newly redecorated downstairs, with a great kitchen and various sitting areas with views over the water. The upstairs retains the charm of a beach cottage and can fit tons of people. Our family has been there with about ten people and it accommodated everyone just fine. People left saying how much they'd remember enjoying their morning coffee in the front sitting areas watching the sun rise.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $1,000

1) Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
2) Security deposit is required.
3) Cleaning fee of $125.
4) No pets are allowed. We have family members with significant allergies, including asthma.
5) Leasees are NOT permitted to have more than 12 people total in the house, or the lease will be considered void, with no refund.
6) Refunds are only provided if we are able to re-rent the time period for the same amount, or in the event a major storm. We have this policy because it is very difficult to rent beach rental properties on short notice.

50% payment upon lease signing followed by a second payment before May 1st for High Season or 60 days prior to the start of the rental for other seasons. Second payment includes cleaning fee and security deposit. Both payments include taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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