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Family Friendly Cottage Close To Beaches And Village In Quiet Setting

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,120 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom With Sunroom At Proximity To 3 Beaches

This charming cape is located between Kennebunkport Village and Cape Porpoise, a lobster fishing village. The house is on a 0.8 acre lot, so there is plenty of place to play and it is far enough from the main road so kids can play safely without having to worry about cars. There is also a swing set, and a slide. We built a sunroom with a bucolic view on surrounding pastures. At night, we can view the stars in the sky or the fireflies outside. In summer, we enjoy the screened gazebo built in the shadow which is certainly the best place to eat. The house is close to the two main beaches in Kennebunk/Kennebunkport, Gooch's and Goose Rocks Beach. Each is very different and worth visiting. When looking at tidal pools, you can find young lobsters (which we once found shedding its shell), crabs, sand dollar, sea stars and Hermit crabs. Sea glass can also be found nearby. The pier in Cape Porpoise with a view of the lighthouse is also worth a visit.

The cape has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 adults and 1 baby.

Bedroom 1- Queen

Bedroom 2- Queen futon

Bedroom 3- 2 Twin beds

Bedroom 4- Crib

Living room- reclining sofa and 2 chairs

Sunroom with papasan, swivel chair, table and chairs

Washing machine/dryer

Play room with small table, chairs, books, puzzles, and games

More Details

Owner
Chantal
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Chantal

My husband and I moved to Maine with our baby twins to work for a local company in 1999. We were looking for a family friendly area where we were able to raise our kids in a safe environment and this is what we found in Kennebunkport. We first rented the house and bought it a few years later. For me being close to water was always important. There is absolutely nothing like the sound of the ocean and walking barefoot in the sand early in the morning or after dinner to find internal peace.

Chantal purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Chantal chose Southern Coast

We moved to Maine with our baby twins and stayed there for almost 14 years until we had to move to Vermont for work. Kennebunkport is such a lovely place to live that we decided to keep the property. There is nothing like walking on the beach to feel reenergized.

What makes this cottage unique

We chose this Cape because of the unique settings, between Kennebunkport Village and Cape porpoise, which is a lobster fishing village. This house is on a 0.8 acre lot, so there is plenty of place to play and is far enough from main road so kids can play safely without having to worry about cars. There is also a swing set, and a slide. We built a sunroom with a bucolic view on surrounding pasture. During the night we can view the stars in the sky or the fireflies outside. In summer, we enjoy the screened gazebo that was built in the shadow and certainly the best place to eat. The house is close to the two main beaches in Kennebunk/Kennebunkport, Gooch's and Goose Rocks Beach. Each is very different and worth seeing. When looking at tidal pools, we can find some young lobsters (which we once found shedding its shell), crabs, sand dollar, sea stars and Hermit crabs.

Amenities

Kennebunkport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests provide their own towels& bed linens. Towels and bed linens are available for rent locally from Cottage linens, Inc. www.cottagelinens.net

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Cottage Close To Beaches And Village In Quiet Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Philadelphia suburbs
5

Cozy and clean!

  • 5 of 5

I, unfortunately, was not able to stay at this home (due to a family medical emergency). The rest of my family who WERE able stay there, however, reported back that the home was sweet, charming and clean!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnifique séjour!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très beau séjpour à Kennebunkport! Nous nous sommes sentis comme chez-nous, mais en vacances! La verrière de la maison est un plus, nous y avons passé de magnifiques soirées! Merci à Chantal de sa gentillesse pour répondre à nos questions!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The Maine vacation we were planning was amazing! Emailing with Chantal was a breeze and she was more then helpful in her responses! I almost felt embarrassed to email her because I had never booked a vacation this way before. However, she made me feel totally at ease and there was even a bottle of wine on the table for us upon our arrival! The house was perfect for our family of 6. The whole place was spotless and just the right size! We spent almost the entire time in the sun room! Sadly the weather didn't cooperate for us one day but sitting in the sun room in the rain was quite nice! We will definitely be heading back there!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Billericay, Essex, UK
5

Very homely family property in a secluded location only a few minutes drive from Kennebunkport.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, the house is well equipped and spacious and the garden is perfect for little kids. Our 17 month old particularly enjoyed the kids nursery with cot, toys and colouring in stuff. It is very peaceful here but ideally located for exploring the Kennebunkport area. Everything worked fine (including the linen rental) and Chantal was a delight to deal with.

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Girls Weekend Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this wonderful cottage and completely enjoyed it! The place was spotless!! Very close to town, easy to get to, close to a ton of activities. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home in Kennebunkport

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely time in this quaint house in Kennebunkport. The house is in a great location just outside of town and about 10 minutes from two great beaches, Gooch's and Goose Rock's. Our children (7&10) loved both. The house is well-maintained, inviting and even had a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived! What a nice touch. The swing set was well used by our girls. The sunroom was by far the most utilized room in the house- coffee and breakfast every morning and dinner every night. What a beautiful space! Chantal, the owner, was very responsive to any and all questions we had-before and during our stay. The only thing I can think of that we felt was missing was a grill. The ability to cook outside would have been great, but grills may be a liability for the owner. Overall, we had a wonderful time and would certainly recommend this rental! Thank you, Chantal!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Federal Jacks
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Club
Nearest Train
9.6 Miles
Amtrak -Wells station
Nearest Motorway
7.3 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Wayfarer
Nearest Beach
2.8 Miles
Gooch's beach
Car: recommended

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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
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$3,500
 
 
Early season
May 26 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$3,500
 
 
High season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment personal check
Payment Schedule:
-50% rental rate and 50% tax deposit at signing of rental-lease agreement, then remainder (damage deposit, cleaning fee, 50% rental fee and 50% tax) due 45 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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