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Charming Cottage On Kennebunk River, front and rear river views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Cottage On Kennebunk River, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

1880s Summer Cottage on Kennebunk River, on Ocean Avenue, featuring a front porch, front view of the boats on the River and Cabot's Creek back view. 5 Bedrooms, on 2nd level, sleeps 10: 2 queens, 2 doubles and 2 twins. 3 baths upstairs, one powder room downstairs. huge living room, with 46" Samsung SMART TV, small living room, dining room, seats 8-10, eat-in kitchen, laundry room. Large front porch and slate terrace for gas grilling with river view. Front bedrooms, queen bed and twin beds have the river view. Large front lawn and garden. Enjoy yacht and lobster boat traffic. Walk .5 mile to Dock Square, town center and .5 miles to the ocean and Colony Beach. Off Street Parking. Nearby 2 marinas, kayak rentals, Lobster boat tour, Whale Watching tour, 2 hour sail on a two-masted Schooner Eleanor, and the Trolley Car Museum.


Property Manager
Marcia Madeira
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Marcia Madeira

I am a theatrical lighting designer and divide my time, between New York and Kennebunkport. Gooch's Beach and the Colony Beach are my favorites, where I go to recharge by the ocean and swim. I also love sitting on the rocks on the point. I am a good cook, so the kitchen has a good supply of pots and utensils.

Marcia Madeira purchased this cottage in 1944

Why Marcia Madeira chose Southern Coast

I've spent at least part of every summer of my life, in this house. I love eating all my meals on the front porch and watching the boats go by. The house is perfectly located between the town center and the ocean and beaches. My parents bought this property, once owned by Abbott Graves, because of our family history with Kennebunkport and the Seashore Company, which was formed to buy the Arundel Point and sell lots for summer cottages and hotels. My great-grandfather, John Townsend Trowbridge, built the first house on the Point.

What makes this cottage unique

The front porch views of the river, are partially protected by lilac bushes, allowing a full view of the river traffic and some privacy. It's great to sit out there, dine, read, cook-out, grill, entertain, etc. ( 3 burner gas grill) and watch the sun set.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our vacation at your place.
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Kennebunkport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Middle Bathroom - toilet , shower , Cabot Creek View
    Powder Room - toilet , First Floor Powder Room
    Rear Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , Footed Tub has rinse-off shower hose & dressing table
    Front Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Footed Tub has Shower
  • All Full bathrooms provided with soap, Dove shampoo and conditioner, Hair dryers, Aveeno body lotion. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS OR USE Cottagelinens.net FOR TOWELS & SHEETS. Bathroom sinks do not have mixed water.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Yellow Room - 1 double , cozy
    Bouquet Bedroom - 1 double , Dressing table with mirror
    Front Bedroom Suite, Blue - 1 queen , River view, adjoining front bath
    Front Bedroom 2 Pink Room - 2 twin/ single , River view, could share front bath
    Rear Owner's Suite - 1 queen , Private Bath with footed tub, Dressing table, Bay window
  • Bedrooms provided with white bedspreads, 4 pillows, pillows in shams, (Some down and some down alternative) waterproof bedpads, mattress toppers, extra blankets, flashlight, bureau, kleenex, electric fan. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS AND TOWELS OR CONTACT cottagelinens.net WHO WILL DELIVER & PICK UP.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
8 beach chairs available and a beach umbrella with sun protection. Local telephone, with wireless and wired phones. Front pantry with coffee and tea station. (coffee and tea provided.)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage On Kennebunk River, front and rear river views
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews
5

Thanksgiving at Riverholm

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 adult daughters and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Kennebunkport in this beautiful home on Ocean Avenue. It was a perfect location, an easy walk to the ocean or into town. Marcia remained in close touch, making sure we had everything we needed to cook our meals and be comfortable and happy. We did! We plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great place for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of bedrooms and space, right on Ocean Avenue, a well stocked kitchen and an incredibly responsive owner. The only minor drawback was the old-fashioned clawfooted tubs (as opposed to showers) but the water was hot and plentiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My house has 3 full bathrooms, the front bath has a claw-foot tub with shower, the middle bath has a shower stall and the rear bath has only the claw-foot tub, with a hose to rinse off.
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5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 4 nights at Riverholm. We are a party of 8 adults that travel to Kennebunkport every year at this time. We loved the proximity to everything we love to do: shop, eat, watch the boats and explore the area (on foot or by car). It was wonderful to be able to walk to and from dinner each evening. The home was well appointed and there was plenty of space to accomodate all of us. We could all be in the large living room without feeling crowded. Although we did not eat meals in (other than breakfast), the large living room and well equipped kitchen could certainly have handled it. We definitely plan to return to Riverholm.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 4 nights at Riverholm. We are a party of 8 adults that travel to Kennebunkport every year at this time. We loved the proximity to everything we love to do: shop, eat, watch the boats and explore the area (on foot or by car). It was wonderful to be able to walk to and from dinner each evening. The home was well appointed and there was plenty of space to accomodate all of us. We could all be in the large living room without feeling crowding. Although we did not eat meals in (other than breakfast), the large living room and well equipped kitchen could certainly have handled it. We definitely plan to return to Riverholm.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland, USA
3

Nice Older Home on Busy Street Across From Kennebunk River

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Close to both Dock Square and beach. Plenty of room for guests and easy parking. House was well maintained and clean. Many fine dining choices nearby. Owner was responsive.

Cons: Ocean Ave (street in front between the house and the river) carries a lot of traffic in July, fast-moving and noisy traffic from very early morning until late at night. If you try to sleep with the windows open you will be very conscious of it. House has electrical system challenges (judging from the written warnings not to try to use two electrical appliances at once) and very few electrical outlets. Only one real shower in the house. I felt the price point was too high for this home and location, and since we prefer peace and quiet on vacation if we return to Kennebunkport we will choose a property that is well out of earshot of Ocean Ave traffic.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morristown, NJ
5

Loved every second!

  • 5 of 5

The house has excellent river views and can easily accommodate over 10 people. Downtown is walking distance and the location is just spectacular! Can not wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Actually there are beds for just 10 people, 2 queens, 2 doubles and 2 twins, not more.
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Map

Nearest Airport
26.15 Miles
Portland Jetport, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nonantum Hotel Resort
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Golf
1.83 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
8.67 Miles
Amtrak - Wells, ME
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Arundel Wharf or Mabel's Lobster Claw
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Colony Beach
Car: necessary

Waterfront cottage with river front and back, 2 levels, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.

Great view of the Kennebunk River with yachts and lobster boats. Lovely front porch for relaxing or outdoor dining.

Easy walk to Dock Square Shops or the quiet Colony Beach by the breakwater.

Walk to the Point for great ocean views, St. Ann's Church and Walker's Point, home of the Bush family.

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Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,800
$16,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete. Sheets and Towels are not provided, please bring your own or use www.cottagelinens.com.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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