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Oceanfront Cottage, Family Friendly

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • : 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The sleep sofa is in the great room upstairs....moreless

  • 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...moreless

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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    Books about Maine, local history, mysteries...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Deck at rear of cottage overlooks lush natural vegetation and the rocky coast itself, less than fifty yards away, which can be walked even at high tide...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    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
  • Garage:

    Enclosed two car garage opens to kitchen and laundry room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless modem...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Downstairs living room features TV, comfortable loveseats and a sofa, plus the full windows to the deck and rocks and ocean beyond; huge upstairs great room offers more space and views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Park in garage or on driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Equipment for baking, roasting, broiling, cooking...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, lobster pot and equipment, flatware and dish service for 8 plus serving platters, utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck at rear of house has spectacular view of vegetation, rocks and ocean less than fifty yards away. Perfect for sunning, dining, reading, entertaining....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gracious front lawn; rear yard is in natural coastal state with lush coastal shrubbery...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill and utensils ready for use...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring-Early Summer
May 1 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 23 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • linens/cleaning $300
  • Tax Rate 9%


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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, Maine
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kennebunkport, Maine
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Six courses nearby
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH 95
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kennebunkport or Cape Porpoise, Maine
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

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 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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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Ocean Front Cottage,
Family Friendly

    Ocean Front Cottage, Family Friendly

  • Ocean view, deck access
from Living/Dining Area

    Ocean view, deck access from Living/Dining Area

  • Dinner, anyone?

    Dinner, anyone?

  • Efficient Kitchen great for treating guests

    Efficient Kitchen great for treating guests

  • View from Master BDRM

    View from Master BDRM

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • Bathroom with shower/tub

    Bathroom with shower/tub

  • View from upstairs bedroom, double bed  with full bath

    View from upstairs bedroom, double bed with full bath

  • Dusk, view from the deck

    Dusk, view from the deck

  • famous Kport fried clams and lobster rolls await!

    famous Kport fried clams and lobster rolls await!

  • 2d floor, Ocean View Windows, Queen Air Bed & Sleeper Sofa (twin)

    2d floor, Ocean View Windows, Queen Air Bed & Sleeper Sofa (twin)

  • Million Dollar Sunset from Deck

    Million Dollar Sunset from Deck

  • Large family area with deck access/ocean view

    Large family area with deck access/ocean view

  • Deck view with Bush house in background

    Deck view with Bush house in background

  • Kitchen window looks at ocean

    Kitchen window looks at ocean

  • Master BDRM with ocean view (queen bed)

    Master BDRM with ocean view (queen bed)

  • Downstairs bedroom w/ queen mattress/en suite bathroom

    Downstairs bedroom w/ queen mattress/en suite bathroom

  • Ocean View from Living Room

    Ocean View from Living Room

  • Sunlight from the ocean view into upstairs bedroom

    Sunlight from the ocean view into upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bath with shower

    Upstairs bath with shower

  • Bush house at sunset,
view from the deck

    Bush house at sunset, view from the deck

  • Climb on the rocks behind the cottage

    Climb on the rocks behind the cottage

  • Cottage, rear view,
From rocks, ocean behind

    Cottage, rear view, From rocks, ocean behind

  • Moon rise from the deck

    Moon rise from the deck

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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