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Goose Rocks Beach Spacious 5 BR, Steps from Beach, Sunny, Big Porches

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spacious summer 'cottage' with beautiful porches

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Last updated: 01/22/2016

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

PLEASE NOTE: WE'VE DECIDED TO OPEN THE MAPLEWOOD FOR THREE MID-WEEK PERIODS IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER. THOSE DATES ARE SEPT 5-8 (that is, Mon, Tues and Wed nights in the house), SEPT 26-29 (Mon, Tues and Wed nights in the house), AND OCT 3-6 (Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs nights). COST IS $250/NIGHT, PLUS CLEANING AND TAXES.

Please contact us if you're interested--there may be some flexibility regarding the dates, which we can discuss. Thanks for your interest!

THE MAPLEWOOD IS BOOKED FOR SUMMER 2016. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL POST AVAILABILITY FOR SUMMER 2017 IN JANUARY 2017.

The Maplewood is one of the original cottages at Goose Rocks Beach, built in the early 1900's when the trip up from Boston by horse and carriage took all day! It’s across the street from the ocean; you can walk there in a minute and set up for a long summer day on the gorgeous 1-1/2 mile stretch of sandy beach. It's quick and easy to head back to the house for fresh drinks, sandwiches, or a new book.

Goose Rocks Beach is part of Kennebunkport, but is a world of its own. It’s a 10-minute drive to the bustle of Dock Square, in the heart of Kennebunkport, and its many restaurants and shops.

The Maplewood has 5 bedrooms: East Room—king bed; Blue Room—queen bed; Captain’s room—two twins; Pink Room—double and twin beds; and a downstairs bedroom with a twin. The house has large windows that the sun pours through. The upstairs bedrooms have beautiful ocean views, and you can fall asleep at night to the sound of the surf.

There are 2-1/2 baths, plus a large, enclosed private outdoor shower that really feels like vacation! One of the full bathrooms was built in 2012; it’s lovely and fits right in with the house’s style and charm. The kitchen is large, eat-in, with two tables and a pantry with lots of cupboard space. It’s well-equipped, especially for lobster feasts! The dining room is big enough for all; the living room has a flat screen TV, cable, DVD player, and a hutch with lots of family games. There’s a laundry room with washer and dryer, and wireless internet access throughout the house and barn.

Perhaps the most notable feature of the Maplewood is its long front porch. You can enjoy your morning coffee, meals, or evening cocktails there, and the people watching is always fun. There’s a screened porch, too, on the side of the house.

The barn, which is attached to the house, has a large open first floor, perfect for all your beach gear, with lots of drying racks and hooks for beach towels. It has seating and a ping pong table too. The barn was an art gallery for many years in its previous life. The barn loft upstairs has spectacular ocean views and breezes, and is a great hangout for teenagers.

The Goose Rocks Beach area is ideal for children. The beach is protected by the Goose Rocks just off shore, and so the waves gently lap the shore. Low tide exposes large expanses of clean sand to play on and tidal pools to explore. Low tide also allows access to Timber Island by wading across the low water—a very special outing—and easy swimming out to explore the Goose Rocks just offshore. The calm water is excellent for kayaking—you can head toward Seal Rock and spot pods of seals. The neighborhood and wider environs are perfect for bicycling; the universally favorite destination for children is the General Store. The Goose Rocks Beach Association (GRBA) has a clubhouse, tennis courts, and children's programs and social events. You can join GRBA for a modest fee for just a week or two.

The Maplewood’s first rental season in its 104-year history was summer 2012. Here are a few quotes from that season’s guest book:

“The views from the upstairs rooms and the loft are priceless… The front porch cocktail hours and people watching were fantastic. We really hate to leave this place!”

“The house is absolutely charming—we loved it from the moment we walked in the door.”

“There is absolutely nothing we didn’t love about the Maplewood.”

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Goose Rocks Beach area is ideal for children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    An extra cleaning fee of $250 will be charged if smoking has occurred. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • East Room: 1 king

    two closets, large windows, beautiful ocean views, ...moreless

  • Captain's Room: 2 twin/ single

    best bdrm views! small cute room up front, perfect for kids...moreless

  • Pink room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    private access via back stairway, ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    on first floor...moreless

  • Blue room: 1 queen

    large windows, beautiful ocean views...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    spacious new bathroom built in 2012...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    large, enclosed, private, fantastic!...moreless

  • Plenty of bathrooms and showers for 10 people!

Entertainment

  • Books:

    good selection in book case in the living room...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    The barn (which is attached to the house), has a large open downstairs, perfect for beach gear--lots of drying racks and hooks for towels--and has seating and a ping pong table....moreless

  • Games:

    lots of games in the hutch in the living room!...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    flat screen high def...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The Maplewood is across the street from Goose Rocks Beach, a beautiful, 1-1/2 mile stretch of sand protected by the Goose Rocks just off shore, making the ocean extremely safe and child-friendly....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    A quote from our summer 2012 guestbook: 'The views from the upstairs rooms and the loft are priceless.'...moreless

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless available throughout house and barn...moreless

  • Living Room:

    In main house, with flat screen TV, cable, dvd player, and games. Also, loft in barn (which is attached to the house) with beautiful ocean views and breezes....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for 5 cars in front and back driveways....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all you need, particularly for lobster feasts!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    large eat-in, well-equipped kitchen, with two tables, and pantry with lots of cabinet space...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    The house will be well stocked at the start of the season. We ask that you kindly replace what you use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Three beater beach bikes available in barn. Suggest you bring your bicycles--the biking in the area is lovely. Fun destinations for ice cream, lobster rolls, etc. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Prime feature of the Maplewood is its long front porch. Quote from our summer 2012 guestbook: 'The front porch cocktail hours and people watching were fantastic. We really hate to leave this place!'...moreless

  • Golf:

    Cape Arundel Golf Club is 5 miles away. Public can book tee times. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your kayaks-the kayaking is perfect, as the water is protected by the Goose Rocks and generally calm. You can leave them out on the beach during your stay; just line them up with all the others!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of room to grill and play in the yard, large lot that extends the depth of the block, with back driveway for additional parking....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber gas grill, picnic table...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts at the Goose Rocks Beach Association (GRBA), which you can join for a modest fee for a week or two (www.gooserocksbeachassociation.org); Public courts about a 10-minute drive away....moreless

 

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Airport, Portland Maine
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cape Arundel Golf Club
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak station, Biddeford Maine

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • spacious summer 'cottage' with beautiful porches

    spacious summer 'cottage' with beautiful porches

  • relax on the front porch!

    relax on the front porch!

  • lovely sunny dining room, new pine floor

    lovely sunny dining room, new pine floor

  • another den shot

    another den shot

  • Blue Room--queen bed, two closets, sunny, ocean views

    Blue Room--queen bed, two closets, sunny, ocean views

  • new full bath, large tiled shower, wide pine floors

    new full bath, large tiled shower, wide pine floors

  • full bath, separate tub and shower

    full bath, separate tub and shower

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • The Goose Rocks just offshore at low tide

    The Goose Rocks just offshore at low tide

  • starting an evening bonfire on the beach, Timber Island in background

    starting an evening bonfire on the beach, Timber Island in background

  • golden sunset

    golden sunset

  • The Maplewood, circa 1910

    The Maplewood, circa 1910

  • barn entrance and side screened porch

    barn entrance and side screened porch

  • big kitchen, pantry off to the right of fridge

    big kitchen, pantry off to the right of fridge

  • comfy paneled den

    comfy paneled den

  • East Room--king bed, two closets, sunny, ocean views

    East Room--king bed, two closets, sunny, ocean views

  • Pink Room--double bed and twin bed, private access from back stair case

    Pink Room--double bed and twin bed, private access from back stair case

  • sink in new bathroom

    sink in new bathroom

  • half bath

    half bath

  • partial shot of downstairs in barn--lots of room for beach gear!

    partial shot of downstairs in barn--lots of room for beach gear!

  • low tide adventure out to the Goose Rocks

    low tide adventure out to the Goose Rocks

  • long summer days, gorgeous sunsets on Goose Rocks Beach

    long summer days, gorgeous sunsets on Goose Rocks Beach

  • spectacular skies, wide open beach

    spectacular skies, wide open beach

  • night time at the Maplewood

    night time at the Maplewood

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME, USA #458843

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