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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 Baths, big porches, large outdoor shower, Sleeps 10

The Maplewood is available for a three-night minimum stay between Mon Sept. 25th and Mon Oct. 2nd -- includes a weekend, and is a beautiful time at the beach and in Maine! Rate is $300/night, plus taxes and cleaning fee. Please let us know if you're interested.

THE MAPLEWOOD IS BOOKED FOR SUMMER 2017. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL POST AVAILABILITY FOR SUMMER 2018 IN JANUARY 2018.

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.”

More Details

Owner
Maureen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Amenities

Goose Rocks Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , spacious new bathroom built in 2012
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , large, enclosed, private, fantastic!
  • Plenty of bathrooms and showers for 10 people!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • East Room - 1 king , two closets, large windows, beautiful ocean views,
    Captain's Room - 2 twin/ single , best bdrm views! small cute room up front, perfect for kids
    Pink room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , private access via back stairway, ocean view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , on first floor
    Blue room - 1 queen , large windows, beautiful ocean views
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Reviews

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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Thanks Maplewood!

  • 5 of 5

We are long time fans of Goose Rocks Beach, a special place for our extended family for many years. The Maplewood was fun and very comfortable for our crew of 5, plus assorted friends. The owners made everything very easy and were super thoughtful in their attention to us renters/guests. Thanks for a wonderful two weeks!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, ME, USA
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Goose Rocks Beach was the perfect setting for eight college friends celebrating 70th birthdays! The sandy beach was lovely for walking or just sitting with a good book. Within a short driving distance we discovered several unique shops in Kennebunkport, Wells, and Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. There were many excellent choices for dining nearby. Some of the best fried clams ever were enjoyed in Cape Porpoise at the Chowder House.

Maplewood was all we had hoped for and more. We loved all the nooks and crannies, original details mixed with the subtle modern upgrades, the sunlit upstairs bedrooms, and the sound of the lapping waves at night. The layout of the house fit our many various needs. The large kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for meals, and we found the house spotless!

Thank you and your family for sharing this lovely place, Maureen.  It was the perfect spot for a delightful reunion.      

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON, Can
5

Bravo Maplewood!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Goose Rocks Beach for about 35 years and have stayed in a number of great rentals. This year (2013) we were extremely fortunate to be able to rent Maplewood. Our 3 generations, 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 3 grandsons decided that Maplewood is the best by far. It works for a family. It is well equipped and furnished with space galore. The ambience is superb - possibly its greatest attribute is the wrap around veranda, a natural gathering space from breakfast to post dinner glass of wine.You are truly in touch with the Goose Rocks community which is the ultimate. Maplewood has a long history a lot of which is reflected by the contents and furnishings. The book and CD collections make it seem a home rather than a rental. Needless to say we recommend Maplewood without reservation. Had we not been assured by the owners that we can return we would not have provided this review in fear of losing out on the opportunity to others.

Thank you Owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Two Weeks at Maplewood Cotage

  • 5 of 5

We rented maplewood Cottage the first two weeks in July for one or our rare family reunions. It proved to be the prefect spot for our clan, so spread out in terms of age and geography. The house lived up to expectations and then some. We found everything spotlessly clean. The roomy interior gave everyone space and, when needed, privacy, and the early 20th century charm immediately won over young and old alike. The location too was ideal, with Goose Rocks Beach just across the street and water views from many of the rooms. The beach itself, which stretches for about three miles, is ideal for long walks and, for the hardy among us, invigorationg swims.

Our fourteen year old grand son loved his "bachelor pad" upstairs in the barn, and we, the elders, enjoyed our large airy bedroom with king size bed and water view. Our other family members had teriffic accommodations as well.

For those not familiar with the Kennebunkport area, Goose Rocks Beach is a family oriented enclave with a mixture of original structures like the Maplewood and newer homes and renovated and enlarged cottages. The only commercial enterprise is a small general store. For more extensive shopping, however, there is a good sized market a few miles away in Cape Porpoise and, a few miles further, a large Hannafords supermarket in Kennebunk.

We gave the comfortable rockers on the front porch a good workout, as we did the ping pong table in the barn. We also enjoyed touring the area on the three house bicycles.

We spent many happy hours in conversation around the large dining room table as we enjoyed meals we had prepared in the adjoining kitchen. All in all, we found the ambiance perfect for our family get together.

The book about the house as well as a kitchen bulletin board provide much useful information about such things as shopping and restaurants and, of course, where to buy lobsters.

The owners were, from start to finish, very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. We would higly recommend a stay at Maplewood without reservation and our family, we are sure, would all concur.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Two Weeks at Maplewood Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We rented maplewood Cottage the first two weeks in July for one of our rare family reunions. It proved to be the perfect spot for our clan, so spread out in terms of both age and geography. It lived up to expectations and then some. We found everything spotlessly clean. The roomy interior gave everyone space and, when needed, privacy, and the early 20th century charm immediately won over young and old alike. The location too was ideal, with Goose Rocks Beach just across the street and water views from many of the rooms. The beach itself, which stretches for about three miles, was perfect for long walks, and, for the hardy, invigorationg swims.

Our fourteen year old grand son loved his "bachelor pad" upstairs in the barn and we, the elders, enjoyed our large airy bedroom with king size bed and water views. Our other family members had teriffic accommodations as well.

For those not familiar with the Kennebunkport area, Goose Rocks Beach is a family oriented enclave with a mixture of original structures such as the Maplewood and newer homes and renovated and expanded cottages. The only commercial enterprise is a small general store. For more extensive shopping, however, there is a good sized market a few miles away in Cape Porpoise, and, a few miles further, a large Hannafords supermarket in Kennebunk.

We gave the comfortable rockers on the front porch a good workout, as we did the ping pong table in the barn. We also enjoyed touring the area on the three house bicycles.

We spent many happy hours in conversation around the large dining room table while enjoying meals we had prepared in the adjacent well equipped kitchen. All in all, we found the ambiance perfect for our family get together.

The book about the house as well as a kitchen bulletin board provide much useful information about such things as shopping and restaurants and, of course, where to buy lobsters.

The owners were, from start to finish, very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend a stay at Maplewood without reservation and our family, we are sure, would all concur.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince Edward Island, Canada
5

Absolutely charming beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week at The Maplewood for a family birthday celebration in May of 2013. This was our first visit to Goose Rocks Beach, and we were very impressed; it is a beautiful area -gorgeous sandy beach, amazing views, lovely little oceanside community.

Equally impressive was our accommodation, The Maplewood. It was charming - big, well decorated, comfortable, cosy, well equipped, and super-clean - we all loved it and are definitely planning to make a stay at The Maplewood an annual event. We had everything we needed for a wonderful family celebration.

The best parts were the great porches - with the ocean views - the huge dining-room where we had our lobster, and the lovely bedrooms with the ocean sights and sounds just outside the windows. And, the Maplewood is so close to Kennebunk, Biddeford, and, of course, the outlet shopping in Kittery. You couldn't ask for more.

The owner was great to deal with - prompt, clear, helpful, - and she went out of her way to make sure The Maplewood would be everything we expected. (The website is great, very well outlined.)

We recommend The Maplewood without reservation - it is a lovely beach house, full of character, just what you would hope for when you plan a visit to the New England coast. Thanks, Maureen for sharing it with us.

Coleen and family

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental rates: minimum two-week rental:
$3,800/week for two weeks

A deposit equal to 50% of the rental fee plus a refundable $300 security deposit and a $150 cleaning fee is payable upon signing of rental agreement. The balance of the rental fee plus the 9% Maine lodging tax is due one month before the rental period begins. If the Lessee must cancel for any reason, the Lessor will make every effort to replace the Lessee with another tenant for the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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