Prime Location...Steps to Perkins Cove...Charming Renovated Cottage-Great Deal!(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Newly Renovated Cottage Steps Away from Perkins Cove
The property has three bedrooms and one bathroom. It has been remodeled to preserve that quaint New England cottage charm of this 19th century structure, while updating the property to make it comfortable for everyday living.
The master bedroom is on the 1st floor and has a king bed and a door that leads to a small covered side porch. There is a TV in this bedroom hooked up to cable.
The two guest bedrooms on the 2nd floor have a queen bed and 2 twin beds. We have found that this bed layout works for a multitude of family set ups. There is a tv in the Queen bedroom, but it is not hooked up to cable. There is a spacious loft outside the upstairs bedroom that has a desk for those that need to work a bit during vacation. There is also a all-in-one printer/scanner here. There is wifi throughout the property as well.
The bathroom, located on the main level, is spacious with a large vanity and stack washer/dryer tucked in a closet. There is also a pantry just off the kitchen island for additional storage.
The main level is set up with a “great room” layout…the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all combined in one large area, making for quality family time. There is a table that seats 6 as well as barstools at the kitchen island. The small cove off the living area is lovely in the mornings for coffee and checking your emails.
The outdoor bluestone patio is extremely private with it’s border of arborvitae shrubs and we love to hang out here all day long reading, eating, chatting! It’s also our preferred dinner location during the summer months. The furniture is modern and new and extremely comfortable…great for napping or enjoying evening cocktails with friends.
I renovated this place to be our second home, not your traditional rental property. I put a lot of love and care into the renovation and furnishings. We use this property for half of the summer and I like to feel comfortable in my home…I don’t want dorm room furniture that you see in some rentals and all of our former renters have recognized this and love it for those reasons. When I rent a vacation home, I’m looking for a great price, a great location, and a nice comfortably furnished house that I can enjoy. I can honestly say that this property has all 3 of my requirements. Also, for ease of travel for you, we provide all bedding and bath and beach towels...so forget about packing all of those items that take up so much space in your suitcase. We LOVE our home and I’m sure that you will too!
***Please note that once you have signed the rental contract and paid your deposit, renter has no right to cancel this reservation and no funds will be refunded. Owner may refund the deposit only if we are able to re book that time period.***
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Member since: 2015
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Summer High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 8%
I will consider less than 3 nights off season on non Holiday weekends or weekdays, but it will require a cleaning fee. During season, rentals are Saturday to Saturday with check in at 3 pm and check out at 11 am. Bed linens and towels are included in the price of the rental.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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For those of us who have been visiting Ogunquit for many years, we recognize that this home is situated in one of the most sought after locations in Ogunquit. We have the best of both worlds…we are quietly tucked away from the main road (Shore Road) yet just steps from Perkins Cove (just 0.15 miles to be precise) and the hustle and bustle of Ogunquit. And you can avoid that bottleneck of traffic on Rt. 1 by taking the Pine Hill Road route directly from Rt. 1 to the house. That’s priceless for me!
In general, Ogunquit has been ranked as one of the best “walking towns” in America. You really can go just about anywhere by foot or via the trolley system. We’ve been going there for the 10 years that we’ve owned our house and still are managing to find new things to do each year. I’ve outlined some of our favorites below.
We love to walk over the footbridge in the mornings and watch the local fishermen go out for the day, then we get our coffee and breakfast at either Breaking New Grounds or the Cove Café’, followed by a picturesque walk down the Marginal Way.
At lunch, you’ll usually find us at the Lobster Shack for the best chowder in Ogunquit or Barnacle Billy’s where you may run into the former Bush Presidents. If you want to get a quick and small beach fix, there are 2 wonderful beaches right off of the Marginal Way…and our kids loved to go down and play in the sand there when they were younger…check the tide charts for sure! These beaches make a great late day beach excursion…they are small but very quaint with rocks that our kids loved to climb.
We love the many dinner options in the Cove…MC Perkins Cove (one of the best Cosmo’s I’ve ever had), Oarweed, Jackie’s Too…all of these restaurants have fantastic views of the ocean. And then of course we finish the evening with ice cream.
When we have guests in town, we always take them out on the Finest Kind Lobster Tour…it leaves from Perkins Cove next to Barnacle Billy’s. It’s a great quick 50 minute trip with lots of great coastal scenery…you may want to take a sweater as it does get chilly on the ocean. Last summer we did a Finest Kind Breakfast Cruise that went north and gave us a view of the seals off of Wells Beach.
There are also some great art galleries as well as the Ogunquit Museum within walking distance from the house. If you are up for a longer trek, the center of town is about a 1 mile walk from Perkins Cove. We frequently take the scenic route via the Marginal Way and come out by the Sparhawk Hotel and then continue on to the center of town. Or you can catch the trolley from the Perkins Cove stop…it will take you into town if you don’t feel like walking. It runs all day until 11 pm during season. This comes in handy if you want to frequent the other restaurants closer to the center of town, but don’t want to walk the mile in your nice dress shoes. We love The Front Porch, Five-O Shore Road and That Place in Ogunquit. Joshua’s, further north on Rt. 1 is also great, but I’d definitely recommend driving.
We seldom drive in Ogunquit but when we do, it’s to a few different places. 1. If we are planning to do a long day at the Ogunquit Beach with all the boogie boards, beach umbrellas and coolers, we drive. It’s just too much to try to lug. 2. I love to shop at the outlets in Kittery! 3. We usually stay for 3-4 weeks at a time so we need to load up on groceries at Hannaford’s. 5. Antiquing on Route 1 is so much fun and you can’t really do it without a car .
If you are driving into town instead of flying…you may want to consider bringing your bikes if you have them. We love to take bike rides through the neighborhoods with our kids. It never seems to get old!
Some other activities that we have enjoyed over the years…
• Portsmouth, NH is a really charming town. It’s just 15 minutes away by car and it makes for a nice daytrip to wonder through the town and browse the shops. We like to eat lunch in one of the many cool restaurants along the river. Last summer we did a horse and buggy ride that was awesome!
• We love to paddle board! We’ve gone from one of the hotels on Rt. 1 on the river as well as have rented our own boards from Liquid Dreams Surf Shop to go out on the beach and around to the Cove.
• We enjoy buying and steaming our own lobsters, clams and mussels at the house as I tend to make a mess of myself!
• We like to take drives south on Rt. A1A past York’s beaches, stopping to mill around the York beach town…home of the Golden Rod Kisses. Lunch at this place is really cool and we love to watch them make the taffy. It’s the original equipment from many years ago and it is mesmerizing!
• The famous and frequently photographed Nubble Lighthouse is around the corner from York too.
• York’s Wild Animal Kingdom is fun...there is a zoo side and a vintage carnival side. Kids really like it.
As I mentioned, there is lots to do…you’ll need to keep coming back to fit it all in!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are Chris and Kerri Hanley…we have 2 children, Ethan and Olivia and a cute little Yorkie, Chester. We purchased this home in 2004 and renovated it from top to bottom! You’d never believe what we started out with compared to what we have now. We love our home and try to spend as much time there as work will allow…but in the past several years, it has become apparent that we NEVER use it during the most peak season, so you get that benefit! We look forward to the day when we can slow down our work schedule and spend more of the year in Ogunquit, but until that time, our loss is your gain.
Why the Owner Chose Ogunquit, ME, USA:
Chris' family is originally from the New England area and he has wanted to buy a property in this area for a while. We got that opportunity in 2004 and started looking through real estate magazines. I saw this tiny little thumbnail picture of the cottage in a Houses magazine. I knew that was just what we were looking for...something that exuded charm with the cedar shingles and stone foundation. What a bonus when I discovered that it was in a town that I had always admired. We have since renovated the property to it's now condition...it still exudes charm! Chris made me promise not to modernize it too much with sheetrock and glossy finishes. We compromised and I think that what we came out with is a beautiful property that still has New England cottage charm but is modern and comfortable.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location...that's why we kept coming back to this property when we were house hunting. Woodbury Lane is a little known secret area at the edge of Ogunquit. It is a very quiet area with very little car traffic...our kids have always played sports in the road with the neighbor kids. You are really out of the main stream when you are at the house, BUT the cove is just a quick walk over the bridge and you can be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Ogunquit. And there's no need to drive anywhere. That's what I love about it!
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Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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