Goose Rocks Beach Spacious 5 BR, Steps from Beach, Sunny, Big Porches(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:14 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 Baths And Large Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 10
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.”
Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Plenty of bathrooms and showers for 10 people!
- Game Room:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
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
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Living Room:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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
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:
- Outdoor Grill:
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My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- cleaning fee $150
- Tax Rate 9%
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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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spacious summer 'cottage' with beautiful porches
relax on the front porch!
lovely sunny dining room, new pine floor
another den shot
Blue Room--queen bed, two closets, sunny, ocean views
new full bath, large tiled shower, wide pine floors
full bath, separate tub and shower
The Goose Rocks just offshore at low tide
starting an evening bonfire on the beach, Timber Island in background
The Maplewood, circa 1910
barn entrance and side screened porch
big kitchen, pantry off to the right of fridge
comfy paneled den
East Room--king bed, two closets, sunny, ocean views
Pink Room--double bed and twin bed, private access from back stair case
sink in new bathroom
partial shot of downstairs in barn--lots of room for beach gear!
low tide adventure out to the Goose Rocks
long summer days, gorgeous sunsets on Goose Rocks Beach
spectacular skies, wide open beach
night time at the Maplewood
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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