About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 full baths + outdoor shower, Sleeps 12
Haven't heard of Rankin Lane? That's why those who stay here love it so much. Rankin Lane runs for 20 acres of Maine coastline just off of Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport. With just five houses on these 20 acres, you get unprecedented privacy overlooking the ocean, where kids can roam, bike, rollerblade and have hours of fun down on the rocky coastline.
House is in MINT condition - opened December, 2012. Gorgeous views of the ocean from all downstairs rooms - including the granite counter-topped kitchen - but most everyone is drawn to the open front porch. Two of the four upstairs bedrooms have some of the best views in the house. The 'Bonus Room' above the garage has a 56' flat screen television with a sleeper couch, recliner, a bubble-hockey arcade game and plenty of room for kids to relax (and sleep) after long days outside.
Some other highlights include:
1. Direct access to a beautiful, remote, rocky, tidal front beach where kids can find washed ashore sea treasures and sea glass, or spend hours (at low tide) finding sea urchins, star fish, crabs and baby lobsters in some of Maine's most abundant tide pools. And did we mention seals? In the summertime they're visible from our beach with binoculars basking at nearby Bumpkin Island. Too cold in the late fall and winter to play in tide pools? Walk down to our beach and the seals are now playing less than 50 yards away on our tidal 'Bass Rocks' (they move in a 1/4 mile - 50 yards from our shore in the colder months:). You will almost always have the beach to yourselves. Our neighbors on the water are friendly and know and respect our access to roughly 100 yards of coastline, but please be sure to follow the path and stay on the left-hand side of the fence down to the water. Once on the shore, ENJOY!
2. A front porch for lazy any-season days of reading, entertaining, doing puzzles, or just taking in the ocean in virtually complete privacy.
3. A 100-Year old fire-pit where multiple families can gather for late night s'mores, stories and relaxation. A former raised well, it's been filled to support some of summer and fall evening's best nights.
4. Two kayaks (green and orange), paddles and life jackets for the summer and early fall months. Take them down to the front beach (on calm days) or to nearby Turbat's Creek - a kayaker's paradise 1/3 mile away. Check tide charts before hand as 'The Creek' is surrounded by tidal islands with mud flats at low tide and 8-10 feet of water at high tide. Many say it's the best kayaking spot in the state.
On Rankin Lane, you're only 2.5 miles from Downtown Kennebunkport - but a world away.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 05, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our experience was truly heavenly....our stress just floated away as we turned down Rankin Lane. Peaceful, private, beautiful and that is just driving up to the house. The owners have thought of everything possible to make their guest relax and enjoy their time in heaven, winter or summer. This home is a lovely blend...kick back and enjoy the quiet or let the fun begin....entertain! Sleeps 14 comfortably on the beautifully decorated second floor. And kids.....oh my! The list of kid friendly fun is endless and you don't even need to get into your car. If your not a Mainer now...you will be when you leave. Perfect!
My dream home
This home would be my absolute dream home. Gorgeous house, beautifully decorated, on a lovely piece of land with an ocean view. Loved every minute of my time in this immaculate, stunning house.
My family and I had the privilege to spend a week here in early August and couldn't have asked for a better place to relax and enjoy Mother Nature along the brilliant rocky coast of southern Maine. My wife and I have never been so relaxed and it was a blessing to see the warm smiles on our children's faces chasing each other along the brilliant seaside. We can't wait to return!
Our family vacationed here over the summer. It was the perfect getaway. The house is beautiful with all of the extra touches you hope for in a vacation home. The owner was terrific. We look forward to staying here in the future.
Brand new home with unbelievable front porch and views that can't be beat. Quiet, inviting but close to it all. Best place in Kennebunkport.