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Oceanfront Estate with Heated Pool, Tennis and Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Enjoy the best of Kennebunkport from the privacy of your own oceanfront estate. Watch the sun rise over the ocean with a cup of coffee on the back deck, walk along the beach, play tennis on your own private tennis court, let your kids play on your own backyard swingset, take a swim in your own heated pool and finish the day with a relaxing drink on the rock terrace overlooking the ocean. Explore the natural wonders of the Maine coast and eat in some of the best Maine restaurants, from clam shacks and lobster houses to fine dining at places like the White Barn Inn and Hurricane.

The mid-century modern house is perfectly situated to take in the breathtaking 180 degree ocean views. Every room has a direct ocean view - the light from the floor to ceiling windows is amazing! Featuring an open floor plan, the common areas extend from the kitchen to the dining room to the living room. The well-equipped gourmet kitchen was recently renovated and comes with granite countertops, Bosch range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and butlers pantry. The kitchen opens into the dining room, which seats up to 10 people comfortably with an expansive view of the ocean. The living room is right next to the dining room and includes a large flat screen HDTV with HD cable, DVD, CD, surround sound speaker system and wood burning fireplace.

Each of the five bedrooms has a direct ocean view. The private master suite is upstairs and features a king bed, en suite bathroom with separate shower with rainhead and standalone bath tub overlooking the ocean and a separate sitting room with flat-screen HDTV. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor. One has a queen bed with en suite bathroom with shower. There is a king bedroom with an attached bathroom with a combination shower/tub. The remaining bedroom on the ground floor has two twin beds and attached bathroom with combination shower/tub. There is also an additional bedroom with a king bed downstairs with walkout access on the ocean side of the house.

The well landscaped grounds offer you complete privacy. You can relax and read a book or fall asleep in the hammock. Or you can be adventurous and go for a swim right off your own sandy beach or in your private heated pool. If you feel like getting some exercise, you can play a few sets of tennis on your private court, go for a bike ride into town or take the kayak out to Bumpkin Island to the see the seals and the nature preserve. You have complete privacy right on the ocean.

Keywords: estate, heated pool, tennis, oceanfront, family reunion, kennebunkport

More Details

john ayers
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About john ayers

We live in Virginia on a farm and have three kids, ages 11, 13 and 15.

john ayers purchased this house in 2000

Why john ayers chose Southern Coast

I grew up on the east coast and vacationed throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic as a kid. When I had kids, I decided to look in Maine for a vacation house and fell in love with Kennebunkport. The coast is so beautiful here and its easily accessible by car or plane via Portland. Our house offers the perfect blend of quiet along with tons of activities right from our home. We now have three kids and the best part is watching them grow up here and seeing them explore all that living by the ocean offers.

What makes this house unique

The unique feature of our home is the feeling of solitude you get sitting on the back deck or down at the beach. You feel like you're the only one out there, except for the seals, cormorants and seagulls passing by the shore. Yet there are so many wonderful things to do, from swimming in the pool and ocean, playing tennis, wiffle ball and football with kids on the beach, fishing, kayaking, and biking to name a few. The house is well-situated to host family get-togethers. Many of our renters are grandparents who want to get their extended families together in one house. Groups of adults -- be it a girls group, travel club or just good friends -- also work well in the house with five separate bedrooms, four of which have their own bathroom. Kennebunkport has many fun activities for children and adults. The food in Kennebunkport is outstanding too, whether your cooking fresh seafood at home or enjoying the fine restaurants in town or in Portland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay here! The house was absolutely perfect for three couples with small kids. Everyone had their own space, and the big open living room and kitchen spaces were great to hang out together. What really makes this house special are the outside spaces... The pool, playgym, beach, and even the tennis court were all perfect for a couple of toddlers to explore and have fun. Thanks for a great time!
Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
lots of options in town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cape Arundel
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
lots of options
Car: recommended

The house has two adult bikes with child seats and three children's bikes, all with bike helmets, a tandem sit-in ocean kayak with paddles and lifejackets, and a stand-up paddleboard.


Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Master - toilet , shower
    Moon and Stars Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Poolhouse Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower , Wonderful walk-in shower with separate standalone tub
    King Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is also an outdoor shower for washing off after coming back from the ocean.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mainfloor Master - 1 queen , Has en suite bathroom, wonderful view of the ocean.
    Moon and Stars Room - 2 twin/ single , Has ocean view, separate bathroom.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean view, walkout entrance.
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has separate sitting room and en suite bathroom , ocean view
    Queen Bed - 1 king , Has separate bathroom and ocean view.
  • We also have two pack-and-plays at the house.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are a variety of options if you would like to have someone prepare meals or a lobster bake on the beach. These are provided by a third party and would involve a separate fee after consultation with the provider.


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Oceanfront Estate with Heated Pool, Tennis and Private Beach
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 21 reviews

Best Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at John's home with our family and cousins. 4 kids ages 3-9. This couldn't have been a more perfect location for our family. The house is beautiful - pictures don't do it justice. And the property seems unmatched in the area. You can watch the kids do all activities from the kitchen or back porch. There is direct access to the beach - no need to cross a road. I think you'd be hard pressed to find another house with this access.

The rooms are spacious and cozy, and the upstairs master bath was just redone and is gorgeous - everyone took baths there! Kitchen is fully stocked with any utensil or pot you could possibly imagine. And everything was clean!

Highly recommend for anyone looking for a family spot with young kids. We spent hours just playing in the yard and beach - on the swing set, hunting for crabs, games on the tennis court. And of course swimming.


  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie, thank you so much for your kind review! Coming from a large family myself it gives me great pleasure when extended families stay at the house and get a chance to spend time together whether playing games on the beach, swimming in the pool or ocean or just hanging out. There is nothing better than spending time at the beach with family and friends. We hope you will stay with us again!
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Madison, CT

Outside Awesome, Inside Tired

  • 3 of 5

I want to first offer full appreciation for the homeowner's responsiveness leading up to and during our recent stay. In the grand scheme of things, our annual family get together was a success however the experience was not without issue:

1. While comfortable - the house is a bit tired and shows it's wear from it's beautiful oceanfront location

2. Fans were needed in the bedrooms and 2 of them did not work - *owner quickly remedied

3. There were not enough towels so be sure to bring extras

*I'm sure owner will remedy

4. Bathroom tub didn't drain and wasn't fixed until the day before we left although it was a known issue prior to our arrival - a little gross

5. Septic tank backed up, naturally causing a rough 24 hours inside the home - *owner quickly remedied by having it pumped out

6. The pool house is uninhabitable (lots of mold and bugs)

7. With the house facing due east - all rooms have mother nature's alarm (aka sun) offering your daily wakeup call around 5:30a (could be spun as positive if you like sunrises but would prefer type of shades that give both options)

The views from the house are beautiful, the pool was great, my kids loved the play yard and we enjoyed the tennis court daily. While we will be returning to KBPT, consensus is it unfortunately will not be to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you all experienced a couple of hiccups during your stay. During the course of the Summer things can definitely arise that need dealing with and we act to rectify them as soon as we hear of any mishaps. I'm glad that your family enjoyed their stay overall.
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New York

Spectacular house, charming town, highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

My family (parents & grown children + spouses) spent a fantastic few days at John's home in Kennebunkport. The photos hardly do the house justice -- it's beachfront property is gorgeous with tons of activities -- swimming, tennis, kayaking, etc. -- and a wonderful home to spend time with family. Location is excellent if you want access to the nearby town of Kennebunkport and you can go further afield to explore other towns and the city of Portland (which has some great restaurants too). Bedrooms all very comfortable. Living space with open-concept kitchen, dining room, and living room are great for family gathering. Kitchen is fully operational which we took advantage of. And finally, John was a great host, very responsive, and made sure everything went smoothly. Highly recommended and I hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Chip. I am glad you and your extended family were able to spend time together at our house, it's a perfect setup for family fun and adventure whether you relax at the house or venture out. We hope you all can return again soon!
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This home is a perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, amazing location on the ocean and lots to do without ever leaving. The house is clean, well stocked (you only need to bring clothes) and is perfect for families (they have a closet of toys!)

Each room has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is open and bright. We comfortably fit 3 families with 4 children and didn't use all the bedrooms.

Outside there is a heated pool, tennis court with all the gear, bikes, kayaks, swing set, hammock and a firepit.

John was easy to work with and responded quickly. The only negative were some issues with vbro/homeway customer service but that isn't John's fault.

We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review Kathryn. It is such a special place to share with family and friends. We would love to have you stay with us again!
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The "Best' Family Trip Ever

  • 5 of 5

Every year for the last eight years my family of 8 adults and (now) 6 grandchildren rent a house in different vacation spots throughout the U.S. for a week of family fun. We have had some amazing vacation rentals but all agreed that this beautiful house and property in Kennebunkport was the "best." The house was clean, well-equipped, family friendly (great sleeping and bathroom set up), open, airy and bright, comfortable, and well-located. The beach and rocks were amazing and right out the back door; the gated pool was heated well for our stay in early June; the tennis court was in great condition; there were ample towels, sitting areas, play areas for the little ones, bikes, paddle board, and kayak - all of which we used. John was great to work with as well. We had no issues - only amazing memories. Easily a five star.

P.S. The basement bedroom is now a king bed - worked perfectly for our fourth adult couple.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Outstanding experience in the terrific home. Great (much needed) updates since our last stay. Would highly suggest that all bedrooms (except downstairs) be outfitted with King size beds or at minimum 2 twin beds that can be place together. Owner is highly responsive. Have already booked another stay! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed the house and all the new updates. We are continually updating/renovating to ensure the house offers a comfortable, relaxing vacation for our renters. Look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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