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Oceanfront Estate with Heated Pool, Tennis and Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

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. Two have a queen beds, one with en suite bathroom with shower and the other with 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

john ayers
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About john ayers

We live in Virginia on a farm and have three kids, ages 9, 11 and 13.

john ayers purchased this house in 2000

Why john ayers chose Kennebunkport

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

Our family had a wonderful reunion at this beautiful and private place. With the swimming pool; tennis court;kayak; beach; and gorgeous ocean views,we felt like we had a piece of the coast of Maine all to ourselves. There was something for everyone--73 yr. to 1 yr! The owner was very pleasant and helpful in promptly answering questions. Would love to go back!
Jul 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Oceanfront Estate with Heated Pool, Tennis and Private Beach
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
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: Dec 1, 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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Houston, Texas

Beautiful Vacation Home for all ages

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I recently returned from an incredible week in Kennebunkport. This house was absolutely perfect. We had 4 children between 8-3 plus 2 teenagers. There was something for everyone! We played tennis, kayaked, rode bikes and enjoyed the pool almost every day. The little kids thoroughly enjoyed the playscape and having direct access to the rocks and beach. We roasted marshmallows and spent lots of time throwing rocks in the ocean. There isn't a bad view from anywhere in the house. The rooms are great and the kitchen is fully stocked. All in all, it was a great experience and I would recommend this house to anyone, except when I plan to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

A perfect week in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our family started vacationing in Maine in 1930, but we had never stayed in K'port. This year we grouped family and friends at this wonderful house right on the ocean. It's unusual to be right at the sea, with a pool and a tennis court. The house was spacious and well supplied and the views could not be better. Everywhere you looked there was water. The house, tennis court and heated pool were in excellent shape.

Restaurants in the area were casual and easily accommodated our large group. The lobsters, scallops and shrimp were devoured. Too bad we were too early for Maine blueberries. But we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Master - toilet , shower
    Queen Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Moon and Stars Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Poolhouse Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mainfloor Master - 1 queen , Has en suite bathroom, wonderful view of the ocean.
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has separate sitting room and en suite bathroom, ocean view.
    Queen Bed - 1 queen , Has separate bathroom and ocean view.
    Moon and Stars Room - 2 twin/ single , Has ocean view, separate bathroom.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean view, walkout entrance.
  • We also have two pack-and-plays at the house.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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

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