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Popham Beach Family-Friendly Home

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Stunning view of Popham Beach and the ocean. No other houses in sight.

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Last updated: 03/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home On Four Levels, Sleeps 8 Comfortably

There are few places on the Eastern seaboard where one can stand on the deck of an oceanside house and see nothing but salt marsh, beach and the Atlantic -- no houses, no people, nothing but solitude and the sounds of waves, gulls, and Sequin’s fog horn. Yassou (a Greek salutation meaning “welcome”), sitting on a high, granite bluff overlooking the Maine coast, the sand beaches of Popham and Seawall, and the open Atlantic at Casco Bay, is such a place.

Yassou is a 9-acre property overlooking the tidal Morse River and the 4-mile stretch of sand beaches known as Popham and Seawall – formed where the mouth of the Kennebec River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

There are 3 structures on the property – a main house and two out buildings. The house is 2,500 square-feet, spread over four levels, and built to take advantage of the views.

The ground floor has two bedrooms: The Family Bedroom, with a queen bed as well as a twin, and the Two Twins Bedroom. This floor has a full bath, a laundry area with washer and dryer, and a library room that features a small TV for watching one of the many VCR tapes in our collection.

The second floor, with its ocean views, houses the main living and dining areas with an open floor plan and a vaulted ceiling. The living room area is centered around a large cozy fireplace on the northern end of the main floor, with the dining area and the open-shelved kitchen with a breakfast bar on the south side.

Outside decks surround three sides of this level with a screened-in porch off the kitchen. Three sliding-glass doors provide easy access to the deck from this floor. There is also a full bath and master bedroom on this floor, with access from the bedroom to the quiet north side deck for morning coffee as the sun rises.

A loft above the main floor leads to another bedroom and stairs leading up to “The Tower,” which is a treat unto itself. Perched 35’ high, The Tower commands a 360° bird’s eye view of the surrounding countryside and ocean. Five adults can comfortably sit in The Tower, which is a stunning place to watch the sunrise or sunset.

Two out-buildings complete the structures on the property. “Blossom,” nestled in the pines just beneath the main house, is a rustic bunkhouse. “The Gallery” is a workshop and storage shed just east of the main house.

For those interested in further exploration of the natural beauty of the property, two private nature trails, created and maintained by our family, provide instant access to adventurous hiking in the Maine woods, plus beautiful vistas along the Morse River and pristine salt marsh.



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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/02/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • The Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    On second (main living) floor...moreless

  • The Family Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • The Two Twins Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    On first floor...moreless

  • The Tower Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    On third floor - loft/tower...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Full bath on ground floor. Full bath on second floor.

Other Amenities

  • If you are looking for a modern house with high tech amenities, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a welcoming, colorful, warm, and cozy log cabin with rustic charm and access to nature, you will love spending time at Yassou - our family home. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many diverse books, including lots of children's books. Several books on Maine history, wildlife, art, and culture....moreless

  • Games:

    Great selection of board games, cards, poker chips, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small TV available for viewing videos from our VCR library...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    360° views of Popham and Seawall beaches, Fox Island, Seguin Lighthouse, and the Morse River. ...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Popham State Park is 1/2 mile from the house, a 15-minute walk. A Popham Beach State Park Season Pass is provided with the rental....moreless

  • Rural:

    Yassou is set high on a bluff overlooking the marsh, river, and beach. Surrounded by pristine land protected by The Nature Conservancy and Popham Beach State Park, Yassou is a serene oasis getaway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar seats four. Dining area table in the main living area can be pulled out to seat eight. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood, kindling, and newspaper provided with rental....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat available in all first floor rooms as well as the second floor bathroom. The fireplace can be used, if needed, to take the chill off on cooler days....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for eight around fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 cars below house. 4 additional spaces available 50 yards down driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls. Cell signal is sketchy depending upon the server and where on the property you call from. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels as well....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10-cup automatic drip...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils to serve 8. Fully equipped kitchen contains everything needed to prepare, serve and store food....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, salt, pepper, flour, sugar, ketchup, mustard, plus the necessary plastic wrap and paper towels, paper napkins, sandwich bags, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with freezer. An additional upright freezer is available in the on the first floor by the laundry....moreless

  • Stove:

    4-ring electric stove and oven ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound deck and a screened-in porch....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Season 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

  • Popham Beach State Park

    "The most beautiful beach in Maine! Long beach walks. "

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  • Sebasco Harbor Resort

    "Beautiful golf course and elegant dinner spot. We had a wedding reception here. "

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  • North Creek Farm

    "1850s Salt Water organic farm with ornamental flower and rose gardens. Sells organic produce..."

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  • Water's Edge Restaurant

    "Best place for fresh lobster, fish, clams, and mussels right off the docks! Informal, famil..."

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  • Spinney's Oceanfront Restaurant

    "Just two miles from the house. Right on the beach. The best place to get lobster, fried cl..."

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  • Maine Maritime Museum

    "Very interesting and well done museum. Great activity for rainy days. "

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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Airport (PWM)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Spinney's Restaurant, Popham Beach
3.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sebasco Estates
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Spinney's Restraurant, Popham Beach
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Popham Beach State Park

Car: Necessary

Popham Beach (just 1/2 mile away), begins where the mouth of the Kennebeck River meets the ocean and extends for 2.5 miles, turning into Seawall Beach (just beyond the Morse river), which continues another mile and a half to the Small Point community.

Popham Beach has a lovely curved shape with spectacular views of several islands just off the coast, including Seguin with its lighthouse, and Fox Island, which can be accessed by foot at low tide.

Featuring the second largest sandy beach in the state of Maine, Popham Beach State Park is considered one of the nicest beaches on the East Coast. It covers 529 acres, and is well equipped with bathhouses, showers, picnic areas with grills, and hiking trails. Beach lifeguards are on duty at central beach stations throughout the summer months. Visitors enjoy fishing on the beach, swimming and body surfing, sun bathing, shell collecting, and board surfing when the tides are high.

The quaint village of Popham, 3 miles from Yassou, is perched at the mouth of the Kennebeck River at the tip of the penninsula where the beach begins. The village overlooks a beautiful natural harbor, Atkins Bay, filled with boats of all sizes and descriptions on one side, and the river and beach on the opposite side.

Popham village has two restaurants and a small grocery store, a library, church, hiking trails, and the historic landmark, Fort Popham, built in 1860 during the Civil War. A second fort, Fort Baldwin, built during World War II, sits atop nearby Sabino Hill. Parts of Popham Beach were used filming the movie, 'Message In A Bottle,' starring Kevin Costner.

The village of Popham is part of Phippsburg township, which boasts several beautiful peninsulas to explore; a golf course and tennis courts at Sebasco Resort; two nature preserves providing a variety of hiking trails; many places to kayak, canoe, sail or power-boat; several good restaurants specializing in local seafood; quaint local produce stands; and a charming gourmet farm store offering local organic produce, eggs, artisanal cheeses, fresh baked goods, fine wines and beer, plus assorted gifts.

There are several museums in the area, including the Maine Maritime Museum; a multiplex movie theater and an art house cinema; lots of wonderful antique shops; plus a great variety of shopping options just a half hour drive in the Bath /Brunswick area. Freeport, which features major outlets including the L.L. Bean Flagship store, is a 45-minute drive. Boothbay Harbor, an hour's drive north, features boat sightseeing tours and whale-watching tours. Traveling to Portland can take 1 hour or more, depending upon traffic. Boston is a 3-hour drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: Chuck and Mary Callanan built Yassou in 1975 as a summer home for their family of six children. Since then it's been a special and sacred place for 4 generations of Callanans. The entire extended family, (23 and counting) still comes together every year in August for our 'family meeting.' The home is now fully insulated, and electric heating now makes it possible to live comfortably at Yassou much of the year.

Why the Owner Chose Phippsburg, ME, USA:
For a decade, our family rented property every August on Seawall Beach from the St. John family. In 1975 the St. John family donated their estate to the Nature Conservancy to be preserved in its wild state forever. Before the transfer, they sold five special lots of land as inholdings. Yassou is located on the largest and highest point of that land with unobstructed views of Spirit Pond preserve to the north, Bates Morse Mountain Conservancy to the west and Popham Beach state park to the south and east.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Yassou is perfect for both quiet, romantic get-aways and retreat weekends, as well as fun-filled family reunions. Popham Beach is the most obvious draw, but the unobstructed views and access to pristine wilderness are Yassou's most unique feature. So too is private access to the Morse river and Spirit Pond dam for fishing, clamming and swimming, as well as two private nature trails on the property and along the marsh.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/02/2017

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Photos

  • Stunning view of Popham Beach and the ocean. No other houses in sight.

    Stunning view of Popham Beach and the ocean. No other houses in sight.

  • The rear view and entry with the Tower to the right

    The rear view and entry with the Tower to the right

  • The front deck, ocean side of home

    The front deck, ocean side of home

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Large and bright open living area on main floor

    Large and bright open living area on main floor

  • Main Floor Bathroom

    Main Floor Bathroom

  • The third level loft overlooking the living room, w/ stairs leading to the Tower

    The third level loft overlooking the living room, w/ stairs leading to the Tower

  • The Tower is a favorite spot to view the spectacular 360 views

    The Tower is a favorite spot to view the spectacular 360 views

  • The Family Bedroom-perfect for parents with a young child. Queen and single bed

    The Family Bedroom-perfect for parents with a young child. Queen and single bed

  • The Twin Bedroom

    The Twin Bedroom

  • Blossom: a perfect playhouse for kids or a more rustic bunkhouse
getaway

    Blossom: a perfect playhouse for kids or a more rustic bunkhouse getaway

  • Front Deck looking out to the Atlantic Oocean

    Front Deck looking out to the Atlantic Oocean

  • Main entry on lower level

    Main entry on lower level

  • The screened in porch off the kitchen

    The screened in porch off the kitchen

  • Spacious kitchen provides open shelves

    Spacious kitchen provides open shelves

  • The Master Bedroom with queen bed and a door that leads to a secluded deck

    The Master Bedroom with queen bed and a door that leads to a secluded deck

  • Secluded section of the wraparound deck just off the Master bedroom

    Secluded section of the wraparound deck just off the Master bedroom

  • A cozy bedroom in the Tower with stunning views from windows on three sides

    A cozy bedroom in the Tower with stunning views from windows on three sides

  • The Tower's windows looking out to the ocean

    The Tower's windows looking out to the ocean

  • The cheerful Library doubles as another bedroom with a full size futon sofa bed

    The cheerful Library doubles as another bedroom with a full size futon sofa bed

  • The storage shed for tools, hardware and various supplies

    The storage shed for tools, hardware and various supplies

  • Another beautiful sunrise on Popham Beach, 5 minutes away

    Another beautiful sunrise on Popham Beach, 5 minutes away

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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