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Oceanfront Cottage, Family Friendly

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Classic New England cottage, large deck faces ocean , 3 BR, 3 baths

This New England-style, 2-story, 3 bedroom, 2 car garage, cozy home is situated directly on the Kennebunkport coastline, offering spectacular 180 degree views of the rocky Maine coast, which includes Walker’s Point, President Bush’s family estate. The home sleeps six in bedrooms and has 1 queen air bed. There are beautiful ocean views throughout the home, thanks to its open design and to large expanses of glass and windows opening up onto the large, sunny, backyard deck. From the deck, it is steps away to the ocean where you can sunbathe on the rocks, watch the waves crash, and gaze into the tide pools. From the deck, one can view the tony yachts of the Kennebunkport Marina, the sail and the lobster boats passing by. The privacy and peacefulness afforded by the oceanfront location is enhanced by a large play space in the front yard and an open wetland across the street from the home giving the entire area and yard a secluded, out of the way feeling, also attracting a variety of birds and waterfowl. This gem of a vacation home is only a 30 minute drive from the airport in Portland, Me., a 90 minute drive from the airport in Boston, Mass., and a 75 minute drive from the airport in Manchester, N.H.

This home is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the towns of Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise, and Kennebunk and to explore all of southern Maine including Portland (an arts and foodie destination) and Freeport (an outlet shopping destination). It is is only 1.5 miles from the heart of Kennebunkport village with its many charming shops and restaurants. Walk, run, or ride a bike into the village of Kennebunkport via the famous a Ocean Avenue (with its many stately mansions facing the ocean) or by way of tree lined back roads and trails. Visit the nearby beaches in Kennebunkport and Goose Rocks Bay or the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve in Wells. Play golf at one of the many nearby courses. Sample the shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries of trendy Portland, Me., Ogunquit, Me., or the outlet stores in Freeport, Me. Or simply relax at home and enjoy views of the open ocean, crashing waves, lobster men working their traps, waterfowl of all kinds, and the many crustaceans and small sea life that fill the tide pools and rocky crevices just beyond qthe oceanfront deck. All with the soothing sound of the ocean as it washes over the rocks.

This lovely home features 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6-7), 3 full baths (with 2 shower/tub combos, 1 shower only), a spacious, open living and dining space downstairs, a huge, open den and living space with one air bed (with adjacent bedroom with double bed and bath) upstairs, and a downstairs back deck that extends the length of the house and is equipped with outdoor furniture and charcoal grill.

The ground floor has 2 bedrooms (carpeted) and 2 bathrooms, one with queen mattress and shower/bath and one with queen bed and shower/bath. The living/dining space downstairs (carpeted) is large, with windows and sliding door facing the ocean and opens to the deck. The kitchen (hardwood floor) is completely equipped to prepare 3 meals a day (including lobster), with dishwasher, microwave, electric stove/oven, refrig/freezer, coffeemaker, and has its own view of the ocean through the kitchen sink window. The downstairs is equipped with phone, cable TV, DVD player, and wireless internet.

The 2 car garage (with automatic door opener) provides entrance to the kitchen, making the unloading of groceries easy and efficient, and to the laundry room with washer and dryer.

Once you spend your vacation in this home, you will want to return year after year.

More Details

Owner
Rosemary Hollan, President, Hollan Maine, LLC, San Antonio, Texas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2017

Why Rosemary Hollan, President, Hollan Maine, LLC, San Antonio, Texas chose Southern Coast

The location of and view from this property is unequalled. It is so pretty that you will want to stay beyond the terms of your rental and return from year to year.

The cottage was purchased by our mother and father in '77.

Both of them went to school in the Northeast, although our father was born and raised in Texas. When we, the Texas offspring, asked our mother "why Maine, why Kennebunkport?" Our mother replied, "there is only so much coast of Maine". She appreciated the value of Maine's beauty, land, sea and culture, long before we children understood the magnitude of the beauty that is the rocky coast of Maine, especially the unspoiled shore of Kennebunkport.. Now, the rest of the world has discovered, is discovering, what our mother did many years ago. We invite you to come discover the alluring coast of Maine from a prime vantage point, this property.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is situated on a quiet, private cul de sac with unobstructed ocean frontage..it is quiet and peaceful. It is conveniently located to several beaches; the paved oceanside walking path (which goes by the Bush estate) and to the delightful Dock Square. It is also minutes away from small gourmet grocery stores and produce stands, bicycle and ice cream shops, seafood shacks, casualand fine dining. Regular chain stores and restaurants are a short car trip away.

Amenities

Kennebunkport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full baths, 2 with shower/tubs and one with shower only. Large mirrors, vanity, and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    open space - 1 child bed , one air bed in open space upstairs
  • 2 bedrooms with 2 baths/showers downstairs, one bedroom with shower/sink/vanity/toilet upstairs, sleeper sofa in upstairs great room and lots of extra space for children, Pack n Play for baby. Ample closet space
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Quiet cul de sac neighborhood has a pond that attracts birds and wildlife and a private ocean front. Rocky ocean front is an excellent vantage point to view a premier seagull rookery island. Room fans provided for those few hot days. Wifi and Internet provided. Local contact to assist guests with questions about the property, give tips and suggestions for recreation, dining, shopping, etc.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage, Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Columbia, SC
5

Incredible location!

  • 5 of 5

I could have stayed forever on the back deck of this house watching the waves against the rocks. The house had plenty of room, was very comfortable, and met all our needs. We were able to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and breezes off the big water! The location was also very convenient both to Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport for shopping trips and dinners out. We enjoyed kayaking on the Cape Porpoise causeway and boating/fishing from the Kennebunkport Marina. I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at our property. The ocean view is truly a sight to behold and to enjoy.
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5

Perfect rental for the Kennebunkport area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for two weeks in September. The house is a great location - you can walk into town easily. The view from the house to the ocean is perfect. Everything we needed was provided. We settled in easily, the house was very comfortable and we'll set up and we just enjoyed every moment. If we return to Kennebunkport we definitely will rent here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio
5

Great Honeymoon Destination!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was the perfect romantic getaway. It was our first trip to Maine and we highly recommend staying at this house to experience Kennebunkport and coastal Maine. The gorgeous view from the patio is worth the stay. It was just the two of us, so there was plenty of room. The house is clean, spacious and has everything you need to create a home away from home. It is in a quiet neighborhood, but still close to town. There is a kitchen so you can cook your own meals from the incredible selection of local produce and seafood. If you do not feel like cooking, you are close to an array of great places to meat.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DFW, TX
5

Go to sleep listening to the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming but spacious New England style cottage. Its not far from town, yet privately situated on a quiet cul de sac. The ocean views from almost every room are incredible. The pictures are a very real representation of the home and the gorgeous views. I loved walking down along the road in front of the Bush compound and by the beautiful church that has "outdoor seating"! I took more pictures than i can count. If you love the ocean, comfort, nature, incredible locally grown (and fished!) food--this is the place for your next relaxing vacation/visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galveston, Texas
5

Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August and had an amazing visit. This house has an incredible view of the water and the coastline. Every morning was picture perfect as we sat out back on the deck and watched the birds and lobster boats while sipping coffee. We also enjoyed walking down to the water and checking out the tide pools. The house was very neat, spacious, and equipped with everything we needed, not to mention that almost every room has that gorgeous view. There's a living area on the main floor, but there's also a very large den upstairs which is a great place for kids or teens to hang out. We rented bikes and rode into town or to the nearby beaches every day. It's a good workout for a "flatlander" like myself, but it's not a difficult ride. You'll want to stop every few feet anyway because it's like riding through a postcard. Between the picturesque coastline, the charming homes, magnificent estates, and the gorgeous flowers, it's hard to know where to look! We found some great vegetable stands and fish markets and really enjoyed being able to go back to the house in the evening and cook fresh fish or lobster, and, of course, spend some more time sitting on that amazing deck. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX, USA
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage last August and loved the location. It is on a secluded and quiet road but only a short distance from the bustling town of Kennebunkport. A beautiful rocky shoreline is just beyond the home's large deck, with a view of the Bush's compound just down the coast. A perfect location!

The home is very comfortable and family friendly. The large living area has ample windows to enjoy the view. We took advantage of the well equipped kitchen to cook lobster and fish that we bought from the local market and vegetables and fruit purchased from a local farmer's market--the blueberries were scrumptious! We also found excellent restaurants nearby, and we had fun exploring Kennebunkport and shopping in its eclectic mix of stores.

We enjoyed our stay very much, and recommend this home for anyone who wants to experience living like a local.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Kennebunkport, Maine
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Six courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
IH 95
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Kennebunkport or Cape Porpoise, Maine
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kennebunk Beach, Goose Rocks Beach, Mothers Beach
Car: necessary

The cottage is near Ocean Ave., which runs from Kennebunkport past the Pres. George H.W. Bush summer home and along the coast. Kennebunkport is a walkable town full of historic homes, museums, art galleries, shops, and restaurants of all types. Fitness and sports activities abound as well as nature walks, excursion boats and sailboats, summer theater and music. Our cottage is in the center of the most idyllic part of the Southern Maine Coast.

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Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$2,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
linens/cleaning $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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