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Charming Cottage On Kennebunk River, front and rear river views

Kennebunkport, ME, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
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 Kennebunkport

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      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 sheets, white bedspreads, 4 pillows, pillows in shams, (Some down and some down alternative) waterproof bedpads, mattress toppers, extra blankets in chest at foot of bed, bureau, kleenex, electric fan. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS AND TOWELS OR CONTACT cottagelinens.net WHO WILL DELIVER & PICK UP.

      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, combination tub/shower, Footed Tub has Shower, and front river view
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          .5 mile walk to the ocean and the Colony Beach.
        • Water View
          River view front and back of house

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Linens Provided
                  Sheets and towels provided. Beds will be made and please strip the beds before you leave.
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Maytag dryer. Table for folding laundry and hanging space near washer and dryer. Also outside lines with clothes pins available.
                • Heating
                  Electric Baseboard heating, separate controls in each room. Please use only the heat in rooms that are occupied. Turn off when you leave that room.
                • Internet
                  Wi-Fi included and 46' Samsung Smart TV for internet. Booster Apple Airport for strong signal.
                • Iron & Board
                • Hair Dryer
                • Living Room
                  46" Samsung Smart TV with VCR/DVD player, 2 Sofas, coffee table, 3 wing chairs and one club chair, Free Wi-Fi.
                • Parking
                  Off Street parking, long driveway at south side of house, two cars may park side by side. At least 6 cars will fit in the driveway.
                • Telephone
                  Unlimited Local calls only
                • Towels Provided
                  Towels will be provided, 2 sets for each queen and double bed and one set for each twin.
                • Washing Machine
                  Maytag top loader

                  Kitchen

                    • Coffee Maker
                      Mr. Coffee maker provided with permanent filter and Farberware Hot Pot. Ground Coffee and tea provided with sugar or Sweet 'n Low or Splenda, in the Front Pantry, with yellow counter tops.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      IKEA dishes for 12 and Mikasa flatware, plus older stoneware dishes and stainless available.
                    • Dishwasher
                      General Electric
                    • Kitchen
                      Eat-in kitchen for 4-6 people
                    • Microwave
                      Hamilton Beach
                    • Oven
                      Kitchen Aid Toaster Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      Full set of Cuisinart pots and pans, Le Creuset Dutch Oven, various cast iron frying pans, and bakeware, 2 blenders, rice cooker.
                    • Refrigerator
                      Amana, bottom freezer
                    • Stove
                      GE gas stove with oven
                    • Toaster
                      Cuisinart 4 slice toaster

                      Dining

                        • Dining
                          Table has an extra leaf to seat 10 or 12. Mikasa flatware, table cloths, place mats, etc.
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 8 people

                          Entertainment

                            • DVD Player
                              To be replaced..
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Time Warner Cable, HBO.
                            • Television
                              46' Samsung Smart TV with Time Warner Cable and internet access, with VCR/DVD player, small TV in kitchen, Free Wi-Fi.
                            • Video Library
                              A few DVDs. You've Got Mail Nine Dave An American President Some VHS tapes

                              Outside

                                • Bicycles
                                  Kennebunkport Bicycle Co Rentals, they will deliver.
                                • Boat
                                  nearby boat rentals. see information notebook near front door.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Large Front Porch, seating for 10 -12, outdoor dining, river views, lilac bushes provide privacy. Bench and "coffee" table in back yard with creek view.
                                • Golf
                                  Nearby golf at Cape Arundel Golf Club and Webhannetgolfclub.com
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  nearby kayak rentals. see information notebook near front door.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Front large lawn and flower garden surrounded by a white picket fence. Back yard with view of tidal creek.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Stainless Steel Kitchen Aid 3 burner Gas Grill with side burner, Cedar planks for grilling and utensils.
                                • Tennis
                                  Nearby tennis courts at The Kennebunk River Club.

                                  Suitability

                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Attractions

                                        • churches
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • photography
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • 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.)

                                                          10 Reviews

                                                          Wonderful4.8/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Thanksgiving at Riverholm

                                                          Larry C.

                                                          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.

                                                          Perfect Stay!

                                                          cameron y.

                                                          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.

                                                          Perfect Stay!

                                                          cameron y.

                                                          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.

                                                          A great place for a family!

                                                          Sarah J.

                                                          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!

                                                          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.

                                                          Nice Older Home on Busy Street Across From Kennebunk River

                                                          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.

                                                          Loved it!

                                                          M3RTopsfield, MA

                                                          Great cottage, lots of space and warm at the same time! Location was perfect for walking downtown and to the beach. Everything we needed for cooking and lots of extras!

                                                          Location

                                                          Kennebunkport, ME, USA

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          $250
                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          $1,500
                                                          Tax Rate
                                                          9%

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

                                                          $707avg/night
                                                          10 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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