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Waterfront Chauncey Creek House On Gerrish Island

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BD/2 BA 2,500 Sq Ft Home W/ 600' Of Tidal Water, Connected To Pepperell Cove

Private and quiet, with room to roam, the Chauncey Creek House is a very special place for all to gather, anytime of the year.

Picturesque Kittery Point is part of Kittery, Maine's oldest and southernmost town. Adjacent to York, it retains the unspoiled charm of a historic fishing village.

The Chauncey Creek House has deeded access to Crescent Beach, just a 5 minute walk away and sits on almost two acres of wooded and naturally landscaped property. It borders the neighboring Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, and the only residential neighbor is across the street on the landward side of the house.

Walk the beautiful terrain and safely enjoy a stroll to the beach along Tower Road, a private, low-traffic road in this rural, residential neighborhood.

A total of 6 guests can sleep enjoy the Chauncey Creek House. The three bedrooms are upstairs (two twins beds in one bedroom and a queen bed in each of the other bedrooms) There are 1¾ baths: one full bathroom upstairs with a vanity sink, bath tub with high-end fixtures, and toilet. This bathroom upstairs has two doors- one off the master bedroom and the other off the hallway. The downstairs bathroom has a walk-in shower with high-end fixtures and toilet.

Pets and children are welcomed guests. We have a playpen, gate, and booster seats for your convenience.

The home provides a large grassy fenced in lawn. Please keep your pet on a leash when visiting the beach.

The 2,500 sq. ft home welcomes guests with warm, colorful walls, hardwood floors and inviting comfortable furniture. The home is a modified cape house, with serene views of the tidal water and National Wildlife Refuge.

From each room, large windows offer views of the large pine and oak trees and the quiet waterfront beyond. This is a property that friends and family frequent, so guests will find all the necessary conveniences of home like cookware, utensils, spices, oils and serving bowls and trays to present any small or large meal. There are typically used condiments in the refrigerator.

The kitchen's large, open floor plan accommodates those that find themselves gathering in the kitchen, awaiting the next delicious meal. The large windows allow guests to catch sightings of wildlife and watch the ebb of flow of the creek's tide, just steps away.

The basement is equipped with a ping pong table and board games. It also has a water view.

There is plenty of scenery from any directions when traveling to Chauncey Creek House, along Mine Route 103 and US HWY 1.

It’s a pretty drive that winds past coastal cottages, salt marshes and forested properties. The rock fences and classic New England homes and historic buildings line the road, as it curves and edges past the water, with views of bobbing lobster boats anchored in the harbor.

Guests are welcome to use the canoe and row boat or bring boats. The property has a private floating dock. However, there is not a boat launch on the property.

Attractions at a glance:

-5-10 minute walk to Crescent Beach

-15 minute walk to Sea Point Beach

-Quick boat ride or 3 minute drive to Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier

-5 minute to town pier, post office

-15 minutes from Portsmouth, NH

-10 minute drive to the Outlet Shops: Kittery Outlets offer over a mile of famous name outlet stores filled with great savings every time you shop including Cole Haan, Banana Republic, Movado, Bose, Crate and Barrel, and Timberland.

Amenities at a glance:

-Screened in porch and two outdoor decks

-Gas grill, wood fireplace and outdoor fire pit

-Wireless internet

-Washer and dryer

-Dishwasher, coffee maker

-Iron and ironing board

-Hairdryer

-Sheets, towels provided

-50' flat screen tv with Cable

-Gas stove

-On demand hot water

-Off street parking for up to 4 cars

-Pets allowed

-Stereo with audio input for most devices

-DVD player

-Video input for TV connection to laptops

-playpen, gate and booster seats

-crab trap, fishing pole

-beach chairs and towels

-fire pit

-ping pong table , crochet, horse shoe

- board games

More Details

Property Manager
Lucy, manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Lucy, manager

Welcome to Kittery Point! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have, since I first discovered it in 1969. I have been the only owner since 1990. I have lived in and around the New England coast and central Maine for many years. I owned and operated a hydrogeology firm until 2006 and now work as a Senior Associate, Hydrogeologist for STANTEC . When I am not in Maine, hiking or boating, I am either living in Orange Beach, AL or traveling to Bequia in Grenadines or Switzerland.

Lucy, manager purchased this house in 1990

Why Lucy, manager chose Southern Coast

I fell in love with this area many years ago and have many friends in the area that together we enjoy hiking, sailing, and kayaking.

What makes this house unique

The location of the property is ideal because of its proximity to outdoor activities and access to tidal water out the back door, the a private dock. I love sharing with others the great hiking, the beaches, and being on the water.

Amenities

Kittery House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , Claw foot tub with high end hand held shower wand
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs 3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
  • There is a playpen, gate and booster seats for small children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maximum of 4 cars are allowed. Guests may bring up to one dog, 40lbs or less for $100 fee. Please include a request to bring a pet, so we can provide an accurate quote for your visit. $500 refundable security deposit is required. Guests are subject to a loss of all or a portion of the security deposit if more than 6 guests are at the property, if recycling is not sorted from trash, and if more than 4 cars are on the property or if cars are parked along the road. We have a playpen, booster seats, and gates for equipment help with kids. For additional fees, to be negotiated, withCarolyn from thehourlywife.com , she will shop and prepare some meals in advance, run errands, etc. Beach chairs and towels are available in basement for trips to the local beach.

Reviews

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Waterfront Chauncey Creek House On Gerrish Island
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
5

Quiet and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, everything was super easy to arrange- loved living on basically a private island. 10 minutes drive from everything- lobster, ice cream, outlets, and more, but tucked away. The house itself has two huge bathrooms, two gorgeous bedrooms upstairs with enormous windows to see the quiet inlet, and is a 10 min walk from a beach with all sorts of cool things (seals! snails! birds!) If you'd like a beautiful Maine get away- this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful property... quiet, peaceful area

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time staying at the Chauncey Creek property over the 4th of July. The house is in a beautiful setting on a very nice street that is safe/easy to walk.

The house met all of our needs, with kitchen supplies and comfortable beds. Even though there is not any AC, each bedroom had a fan that we took advantage of. It cooled off nicely in the evenings. We used the canoe one day, and fished off of the dock a few nights and caught some stripers. Walk to the beach was only 8-10 mins. Rocky during high tide, and a nice sand beach during low tide.. very cool to see the difference. House is conveniently located between Portsmouth NH and York ME. Easy to get to restaurants, etc.

Bad time for mosquitoes apparently... striped Asian species were super aggressive, mostly in the grassy areas. Luckily they didn't venture on to the deck.. but were all over the yard so we didn't get the opportunity to have a fire at night, or sit out by the water. They were that bad. We would definitely stay here again, the house was very well kept. Only things to note that some of the 'amenities' provided were in pretty poor condition... beach chairs, childs booster seat. And may want to consider adding some more/better seating in the family room. There is a nice leather couch, but the other 2 chairs are very old and not comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback Ashley! I'm afraid there is not much to be done about the Maine mosquitos . There are many days where they are not issue but when they are...we wish for good winds and low moisture to keep them away..and insect repellent. 😊� The decks were positioned with that in mind, allowing an outside area away from the "cruising height" of the insects. Regarding the chairs, thanks for the feedback. It's been a frequent topic of discussion with David and I . Just when we had decided to replace them, we received a guest feedback that they loved the old leather chairs. I personally agree with you - time to replace which we will do in the fall. We had pulled the beach chairs, beach bag/towels and child booster seats out of storage after one guest requested the items last year. I purchased a new baby crib also. I really didn't expect they would get any use. Now that I know more guests are interested, I will improve. Again, appreciate the feedback. thanks, lucy
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Carlsbad, NM
5

Such a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for two adults and four kids. The home itself is beautifully appointed and well laid out. Everything you could possibly need for a longer stay is provided. The area is amazing, with lots to see and do. Tons of shopping and fun restaurants in the area, but the most fun we had was in the creek behind the home.

The owners are amazingly helpful and hospitable and went well out of their way to help us. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO
5

Wonderful quiet retreat on Chauncey Creek

  • 5 of 5

I found this lovely house to be comfortable and well equipped for my solo getaway to Kittery. Even though the house is definitely large enough for a family, it was cozy and welcoming for one person. Walking in the neighborhood was magical as was the discreet path to a rocky beach right on the ocean.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely spot for a family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Chauncey Creek House over the Columbus Day weekend with one set of grandparents and our two children ages five and nine. The location was a big hit with the grandparents who are avid birdwatchers. The short walk to the beach was loved by all. We spent hours gathering shells and building with rocks. Everyone loved the house canoe and we spent a great deal of time paddling around enjoying the scenery. The house is very nicely located and it was just a short drive out to dinners and shopping in Kittery, York or Portsmouth. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, etc., though the nearest grocery store feels a bit further away. I'd recommend shopping in advance so that you feel settled in upon arrival. When we did have questions about where things were located, etc. the property manager responded within minutes to our messages.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The grocery store issue is new. The local grocery store, Frisbees has been closed due to a fire with no opening date posted. The Irving gas station on the intersection of 236/103, has risen to the occasion in stocking basics plus some really fab sandwiches. The Hannafords in York is the closest full grocery store, about a 15 min. drive. We will add this to our information sheet for our next guests.
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4

Beautiful relaxing setting

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place! A great deck for relaxing overlooking the tidal river. Screened porch was wonderful for bug-free breakfasts and dinners. Kittery, Portsmouth, beaches both rocky and sandy, and good walking trails all within a short walk or short drive--important for a family like ours with very divergent interests. Well equipped kitchen, big dining room table where we played strategy board games. Well furnished, lovely artwork, and comfortable all around.

Only down side was that two of the hottest, most humid days of the year happened while we were there, so sleeping was tough without AC. But otherwise, a lovely place to get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we can not control the weather, we are replacing all existing windows with double hung windows. This should make it easier for the sea breeze to cool the house.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland (Boston 60 miles)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Rudder
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Ledges Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Boston
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 95
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Anneke Jans
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
White Mountains or Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Crescent Beach .25 (Seapoint Beach .5 mile)
Car: recommended

Sea Point and Crescent Beaches - Sea Point Beach can be accessed at the end of Sea Point Road. Look for the small parking area that marks the entrance to Sea Point Beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach during the day until June 15th. Abide by parking signage-only residents with valid dump stickers are allowed to park at the head of the beach after May 15th. Sea Point's has a 550-yard sandy crescent beach with gentle surf on the north side of a tiny peninsula and is backed by a marsh, providing wonderful bird-watching. Nearby Crescent Beach, also backed by salt marsh, is the 'local' beach, and a great stopping point on a winding bike trip along the coast.

Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier- If you’re looking for an authentic lobster-in-the-rough experience, this is the seafood shack for you. Lobsters, steamers, mussels, and all other sorts of fresh seafood are served atop brightly colored picnic tables on a deck overlooking the creek of the same name. It’s BYOB, and many patrons arrive toting an assortment of accessories to enhance the meal — side dishes, tablecloths, candles, bug spray. The view of the water is what makes this an outdoor dining experience not to miss. With the post office just across the street and the town dock tucked down behind The Captain and Patty’s restaurant, which in turn lies directly behind Enoteca, this truly is the hub of Kittery Point.

On the other side of Chauncey Creek and the house, along Brave Boat Harbor Road, there is the enterance to 1.8 mile loop trail that takes you through the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

The closest full service grocery is Hanafords in York. There is a small gas station/deli/grocery about 10 min. drive. It is called Kittery Food Mart (Irving gas).

Our house cleaner offers additional services to be negotiated separately such as shopping, errands, meal preparation, additional cleaning, special events, etc. Her website is thehourlywife.com . Her name is Carolyn Heps 603.380.3837

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Rates & Availability

Kittery House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May 16 - Labor Day 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
$7,500
 
 
Shoulder season
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
$5,000
 
 
Low season
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$4,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Low Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
 
Holiday 2017-18
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
low season
Jan 3 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$4,000
 
 
High season
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
$7,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellations: The full amount is non-refundable for cancellations made within 31 days of arrival. If cancellations are made more than 32 days of arrival, the full amount will be refunded minus a cancellation fee.
We highly recommend trip insurance Cancellation Protection or Carefree Rental Guarantee offered through VRBO and HomeAway.
Forfeiture of damage deposit is detailed in the agreement

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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