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Water Access Cottage with Kayaks/Rowboats to explore islands & fishing harbor

Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME, USA
  • House1951 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Charming 3 Bedroom Cottage in Cape Porpoise - Completely Updated

Adorable summer cottage in charming Cape Porpoise is steps away from Paddy Creek. Bring your own boat, or rent one and easily paddle, row, motor, or sail to Cape Porpoise harbor. When you’re done, tie-up your boat at water’s edge for ease & convenience. Walk or paddle to the islands for an unforgettable day or afternoon picnic. Enjoy evening walks on picturesque Lands End Road, or bike to the harbor. Great place to sit back and relax during your summer vacation.

This lovely cottage features a relaxing front porch to sit out with your family. There is a large kitchen, kitchen, living room, den and three bedrooms. This is a great place for a family vacation. Only 10 minutes from Goose Rocks or Kennebunk Beach.



Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018

Hi - My Name is Bill Nieuwkerk. I grew up on Paddy's Creek, just 3 minutes from our newly purchased home. My Wife, Debbie and I live in Pennsylvania. I run a technology division for an Italian Aerospace Company, and Debbie is a Registered Nurse. We have 4 Children, all of whom love coming to Cape Porpoise every year.

WILLEM J NIEUWKERK purchased this House in 2014

Why WILLEM J NIEUWKERK chose Cape Porpoise

When this house became available, my wife & I jumped at the opportunity. It's a wonderful place to live/vacation. As a boy, my friends & I would frequently sail from Paddy's Creek to Cape Porpoise Harbor or Stage Island for fishing, swimming or camping. Unlike many beaches in Maine where the water is c o l d... Paddy's Creek is swim-able because the sun heats up the dark sand/mud, and when the tide comes in - Presto the water's warm!!! What makes this home so special, is that many of my childhood memories are still alive today. The local store, Bradbury Brothers is still in operation, where we used to load-up on candy, soda & ice cream. The Wayfarer, where we would have great breakfasts is still serving guests after 50+ years!

What makes this House unique

What makes this home special is it's privacy, cozy front porch, access to water. With our 17' sailboat, Kayaks, or skiff w/motor, it's the best way to enjoy all that Cape Porpoise offers (claming, fishing, boating, picnicking & swimming. Our property is next to Land's End Road. This road is great for kids to ride bikes on, and for leisurely strolls to see the breath-taking view of Cape Porpoise Harbor.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Master Bedroom w/walk-in closets & attached study
      • Queen Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bunk Bedroom
        1 bunk bed


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Outdoor Shower
          shower, Shower has Hot water
        • Upstairs Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
        • Downstairs Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              Waterfront access to Paddy's Creek, Cape Porpoise Harbor and then the Great Atlantic! Using the available Kayaks/Rowboat, can easily paddle/row to Islands
            • Village
              Village of Cape Porpoise
            • Waterfront
              Waterfront access to Paddy's Creek, Cape Porpoise Harbor and then the Great Atlantic! Using the available Kayaks/Rowboat, can easily paddle/row to Islands


                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Basketball Hoop on Driveway
                        • Garage
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          includes wireless Wifi.
                        • Fireplace
                        • Linens Provided
                          Not Provided, but can be provided through 3rd party service.
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Easily parks 3 vehcles
                        • Towels Provided
                          Not Provided, but can be provided through 3rd party service.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              All new crockery, flatware, dishes, utensils, etc
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen has all new Microwave, coffee maker, Mixers, etc
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              New & replaced in 2015
                            • Stove
                              Gas Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Seats 6 and 10 with Table Extension
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Internet with Roku Box for TV Service
                                    • Television
                                      New Flatscreen TV


                                        • Boat
                                          - 12 Foot Aluminum Skiff - Separate charges and contract required
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 Available - - Separate charges and contract required
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Private setting with 1/2 Acre Property
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Webber Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Windsurfing Board - Additional Fee of $50/week.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful House

                                                              Kathleen T.

                                                              My cousin and I came up for a few days in early December. The house was roomy with very comfortable, tasteful decor---and immaculate. The kitchen was well supplied, for those who enjoy cooking on vacation. There was a large family room with a television as well as a quiet sitting room on the other side of the house for readers. There were two lovely porches: a covered one in the front and a porch in the back that was partially covered and partially exposed. The lot was heavily wooded, which would be magnificent in summer, making it shady and private. I would certainly return to this wonderful home and would highly recommend it.

                                                              Great Christmas Prelude Weekend!

                                                              Michael S.-

                                                              My wife and I and another couple rented the home for a long Christmas Prelude weekend. Bill had the place all warmed up for us when we arrived. The home is clean, spacious and has everything you need for a long or short stay. The location was perfect. We were close to events, but away from the traffic. Bill was quick to respond to any question or need we had. We would definitely rent this home again. Thanks Bill!

                                                              Great house!

                                                              Reg N.

                                                              We had a great time!

                                                              Lovely house. It was nicer than I had anticipated.

                                                              Rosemary H.

                                                              Stayed for 2 nights and found the house very clean, comfortable and well appointed with everything you would need. Great location. Mr. Nieuwkerk was very pleasant to deal with.

                                                              Well kept home in a convenient location.

                                                              Jill O.

                                                              We had a fun time here for 2 nights with our group of 4. One minor issue was there was no toilet paper when we arrived. Another issue to be aware of is on the VRBO site it states that check out is 11:00 am . However the contract states check out is 10:00 am.

                                                              Wonderful stay

                                                              Keri V.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay at this well-equipped home. The layout is very functional, the kitchen well-stocked. The property owner was wonderful to work with - responsive and accommodating.


                                                              Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Damage Deposit
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                                                              Please call Bill/Debbie at #845-661-5753 for addtl details. Let us know how we can help you! - To secure reservation, guest must return the signed Occupancy Agreement along 50% of amount due - Balance due 20 days prior to stay. - Refunds are made on a limited basis. See Section 4.b of the attached lease agreement for the details refund policy - Security Deposit is $500 OR damage protection (but not both!) Deposits returned within 2 weeks of move-out - Boat rates are weekly w/separate contract - ignore fees if not using boats - If you bring your own linens & towels, the linen fee will be waived

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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