Oceanfront Cottage, Family Friendly
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 and 1 twin sleeper sofa in the great room upstairs. 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 the 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 twin sleeper sofa (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 twin beds 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.
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Member since: 2014
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Neighborhood offers many opportunities for kids to climb on rocks, visit 'hidden' beach, explore nature at the pond nearby. Secluded cul de sac has little traffic, big front yard for little ones....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
Beautiful wooden dining table adjacent to kitchen in the living room offers ocean view, from lobster boats in morning to crashing waves at tide changes. 6 dining chairs plus 2 folding chairs. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 23 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- linens/cleaning $300
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Ask owner for information regarding cancellation policy
Off-site concierge available for assistance
50 percent due upon signing lease.
Balance due, along with tax, linens/cleaning fee, and security deposit 30 days before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 1977
Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport, Kennebunkport, ME, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
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Ocean Front Cottage, Family Friendly
Ocean view, deck access from Living/Dining Area
Efficient Kitchen great for treating guests
View from Master BDRM
Bathroom with shower/tub
View from upstairs bedroom, double bed with full bath
Dusk, view from the deck
famous Kport fried clams and lobster rolls await!
2d floor, Ocean View Windows, Queen Air Bed & Sleeper Sofa (twin)
Million Dollar Sunset from Deck
Large family area with deck access/ocean view
Deck view with Bush house in background
Kitchen window looks at ocean
Master BDRM with ocean view (queen bed)
Downstairs bedroom w/ queen mattress/en suite bathroom
Ocean View from Living Room
Sunlight from the ocean view into upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bath with shower
Bush house at sunset, view from the deck
Climb on the rocks behind the cottage
Cottage, rear view, From rocks, ocean behind
Moon rise from the deck
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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