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Storybook Beach House - Beautiful yard & views of Kettle Cove and Crescent Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Newly built and beautiful beach house in Cape Elizabeth at Kettle Cove and Crescent Beaches. Ocean views captured throughout every room; fall asleep to the gentle lull of ocean surf. Open concept living provides very relaxed atmosphere. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, gourmet kitchen all with upscale, comfortable furnishings. King bedroom with Select Comfort mattress, queen bedroom, full-size pull out sectional couch (upstairs).2 levels of decks are for relaxation and gathering for morning coffee and gorgeous sunsets. Both upper and lower decks are furnished with comfort in mind. The large private yard is professionally landscaped with lots of summer blooming perennials and a lovely, lush green lawn. Summer vegetable and herb garden for you to pick your own! There is also a large stone pavered patio area with a fire pit and comfortable adirondack chairs. Stainless steel automatic gas grill for cooking. Plenty of yard space for playing yard games and outdoor recreation. Very safe play yard for children. A very nice neighborhood to walk and bike ride. The best morning coffee and pastries as well as the best ice cream in town are a short, lovely walk (Kettle Cove Ice Cream and Cafe). You can visit (by walking or car) the extraordinary Two Lights State Park with the most perfect coastal views and picnic & playground areas. Famous 'Two Lights' neighborhood which is home to the 'Lobster Shack,' is approximately 1 mile away. Explore Ft. Williams State Park and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trails that surround Great Pond (accessible by foot from this property). This property is unlike many others because of the private setting. You are at the beaches but the home is surrounded by state park and landscape buffering for a secluded, and quiet park-like feeling. We hope it becomes your most favorite summer place to be.

Why stay at teh "Inn" when you can have a beautiful secluded beach cottage few minutes walk from Crescent Beach.

Just 15 minutes from Portland's beautiful 'Old Port'. 30 minutes to Freeport and LL. Bean. Lots of sightseeing and activities within 30 minutes of home. Give it a try-you will not be disappointed.

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Alan Baillie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Why Alan Baillie chose Cape Elizabeth

We sold the house next door and built this beach cottage seven years ago. The unique location allows us to feel as though we live on the beach yet from the road side you feel like you live on a farm, due to Maxwell's Strawberry field being across the street. We are secluded due to abutting State Park, the strawberry field and ocean views... At night you can hear the surf and smell the ocean. Beautiful sunset views. It's just a few minutes walk to the beach and a seven min walk to the ice cream store. Plenty of walking paths and mile long Crescent Beach across from you. Bring your bikes, kites, roller blades etc. Nice yard to play in (but careful of beautiful perennials around the house.) The Lobster Shack at Two Lights (another State Park) is about a mile down the road. Rudy's and the The Good Table are up on the main road. A few miles up the road and you can get pizza, coffee and gourmet food items in three separate locations. Enjoy your stay!!


Cape Elizabeth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Large sectional couch in second floor living room with full size pullout bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Storybook Beach House - Beautiful yard & views of Kettle Cove and Crescent Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Miami, FL

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks in August. The beach is just a short walk from the house, in fact, with the windows open, you can hear the surf all night long.

The house is well-appointed and comfortable inside and out. We enjoyed the fire pit and hammock outside and preparing meals with fresh grown produce outside. But if you don't want to cook at home there is no shortage of good restaurants in Portland.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay...hope you can visit again.
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Boulder, CO

great place

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year visiting this property and its truly lovely. Convenient, comfortable, etc. What isn't lovely is that the rental price increased $1000 this year and upon looking for next year, its $1000 more. I'm sorry but this is obnoxious. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Cape Elizabeth. The beach was great and only a short walk from the house. The kids (10, 7 and 5) loved playing in the huge and beautiful yard. Ice Cream and Coffee were only a short walk away and the Lobster Shack was only a 5 minute car ride. The home owners were great to work with and they surprised us with very nice welcoming gifts to make the stay all so much better.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous vacation spot!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful, well appointed and supplied with nice quality linnens and very clean. The owners were so attentive and put so much effort in to ensure our comfort for our stay. It is in a fantastic location, beautiful ocean views from in the house and the lovely spacious yard. Short walk to the beach and beach chairs and cart to lug our stuff were a blessing. We were sad to leave and hope to return next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Maine Beach Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family cannot imagine a more perfect house rental for our week at the beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The house was everything the owners described in their listing, and more--bright and airy, immaculately clean, well-furnished and supplied for a comfortable stay, and secluded with easily walkable access to Crescent Beach and Kettle Cove. We look forward to returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was better than a home away from home. It is a beautifully built and decorated home with gorgeous landscaping. The owners made sure every need was met. There were so many nice little surprises that we just kept noticing throughout our stay beginning with a welcome note and cookies. We didn't expect, but really appreciated the bathrobes. We loved the wood for the fire pit and having use of the grill. The place was perfect for our family of five--parents, teenaged boys, and grandmother. Plenty of space for us to all relax and enjoy ourselves. We love the hammock, fire pit, and rocking chairs on the porch. Loads of books and magazines to just spend a quiet afternoon with. It was great having two tvs with access to Netflix and a wii and some good old board games for the one or two rainy days that are inevitable in Maine. The beach is two minutes from the house and for those of you who haven't been to Kettle Cove or Crescent Beach, they are both beautiful sandy beaches and the adjacent state park is wonderful for walks. The house was immaculate and fully stocked with anything you could need, and even a few of the things you always forget to bring on vacation. The owners were great with communication and recommendations. There are so many incredibly good restaurants in Portland that you couldn't begin to make a dent in them in just one week. This is a fabulous place to stay if you're considering the Portland area for vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

This home is located in the most premier location in all of Cape Elizabeth. Most private home setting that is closest to beach. A perfect summer vacation spot.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Contact owner at or call 207-415-2322 if interested in renting.
A Maximum of six guests allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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