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Fabulous Artsy Home! Steps away from the ocean, shops, restaurants and more...

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom 3 bath in a terrific location. Close to the beach, museums, shops.

You must know the history behind this house. In the early 1920s, Grace Merrill (a local painter) bought a small strip of land along a rocky ledge on Shore Road near Perkins Cove. Before a structure was built—even before she had a design for her new studio—she named the future home “Stonecrop” after the hardy flower that “clothes the rocks with starlike yellow bloom.”

Miss Merrill built Stonecrop with salvaged materials from an old barn and other local structures. She reclaimed the barn’s hand-hewn pine timbers to construct a 24-foot high great room, while a damaged 18th century dwelling supplied a stone fireplace and a unique staircase. As construction proceeded, she scoured the surrounding towns for wood, doors, windows—whatever she could find that fit her vision for the home. “From all sides, old materials seemed to pour in,” Merrill wrote. “All summer, my long-suffering car was adorned with bags of cement, old brick, and iron in varied shapes.”

The result of her vision is this unique house with a special history. Stonecrop has been a home to artists for much of the past century. Two previous owners, painter Ruth Seeger and printmaker Beverly Hallam, are still active in the Perkins Cove area. Current owner and photographer Dana Berenson welcomes you to Stonecrop. Dana is proud to inherit the creative legacy of Miss Merrill, and invites you to enjoy the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Dana Berenson and Gabriel Coleman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Dana Berenson and Gabriel Coleman

Hi, my name is Dana and I am from "away." That is what people who were born in Maine call people who were not. "You gotta be born in Maine to be from Maine. " I hope by the time I am 90 they will call me one of their own. I currently live in Portland Maine with my husband, his 2 kids and our dog Millie. Portland is a fantastic city and you must visit during your vacation. It is a BIG foodie city. We can give you lots of suggestions of where to eat.

I am a portrait photographer and until recently I owned an art gallery called StoneCrop Gallery. Yup, the gallery was located in the house you are looking at. There was a working gallery here since the 1930's. I have moved my portrait business to Portland and I plan on photographing every family from here to Boston.

I grew up in Boston and I am a city gal through and through. When I was a kid to escape the heat of the summer we would spend time in the Cape, in the Berkshires, and also along the coast of Maine. All three places are near and dear to my heart.

Dana Berenson and Gabriel Coleman purchased this house in 2005

Why Dana Berenson and Gabriel Coleman chose Southern Coast

Why did I buy this house? Well I almost didn't. I knew that i wanted to live in Maine. That was a given. And i knew that i wanted to be in York or Ogunquit. I literally viewed tons of houses but nothing really jumped out at me. My realtor kept telling me that i should look at StoneCrop and that it was a unique and special home. When he told me that the house had an art gallery attached to it that was owned primarily by women, my interest was piqued. I was intrigued. So we set up an appointment to see the house. I walked into the main room of the house and i knew it was mine. It was love at first sight. I first lived in this house part time while managing the gallery, then in 2011 I moved in full time. I LOVE this house. Due to the craziness of life, i have moved to Portland Maine full time. This house needs to be lived in and shared. You will understand what i mean if you plan your vacation at StoneCrop. You will not want to leave. Before you ask, nope, it is not for sale : )

What makes this house unique

Stonecrop's greatest feature is the great room with its 22 ft floor to ceiling windows. This is where you and your family will hang out after a fabulous day at the beach or shopping in town.

While the adults are hanging out downstairs, kids can go upstairs and play games or watch TV. I have a good sized television with cable, with comfy sofa and giant lounge chair. Off the den is a bedroom with charming built in drawers, armoire, and queen sized bed. Who ever gets the upstairs bedroom will be a happy camper because the guest bathroom is off the hook. It has a volcano shower that everyone will fight to use. So keep it your secret and take that room.

The master bedroom suite...let's just say whoever booked this vacation gets the master bedroom suite! Can you say jacuzzi tub, private veranda, and giant walk-in closet?

Downstairs... dining room... deck... bedroom and open kitchen for lots of great meals...

I made sure that you have a great place to sit and relax in front of the house. There is teak furniture with an umbrella and we have a fire pit that you can use. I say at the end of the day you should have a BBQ, a nice bottle of wine, and you can relax on this comfy furniture. Have a little fire and make some Smores!

Did i forget to mention the screened in patio? There have been many summer cocktail parties and dinners in this room. The twinkle lights, the sound of the ocean... corn on the cob and lobster. Need i say more?

Finally, you need a fun place for the kids to have as their own, right? Look no further than the charming summer cabin dubbed "le shed-teau." What was built as a quaint Maine summer camp cabin but relegated for years as a storage shed, has been restored to its original glory. Screened windows and a bunk bed!

One last thing... did i mention that i am a photographer? A portrait photographer! If you book a week at the house and would like a family portrait, let me know and we can plan a time to photograph your whole crew.


Cape Neddick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Summer season rentals are minimum of 7 nights, with Saturday check in/out.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom. Everyone will fight to have the master bedroom because of the master bathroom. It has marble counters, beach stone floor, jacuzzi tub and separate shower with great water pressure. This bathroom is stylish and sophisticated. Bathroom 2. Everyone loves this bathroom. It is large and has the most amazing shower. (You can shower a slew of sandy little kids at once.) There are jets that hit all parts of the body. There are double sinks and tile floors. Lots of hooks for towels and robes. Bathroom 3 is very New England. Besides being lavender (people are always asking me what paint color I used) it has a deep claw foot tub with a adjoining shower. This is a great tub to bring a book and take have a soak. This bathroom is downright pretty. And if you ask nicely I will reveal the paint i used for it. We do supply shampoo, conditioner, and body wash so you do not have to pack tons of toiletries. We will also have extra paper supplies in the garage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room is the Den/TV room. It has a pull out couch.
  • The Master suite is built for relaxation. It has its own stairwell for privacy. The color of the walls, the flow of the curtains, the queen-sized bed with tempurpedic mattress just begs you to take a nap or watch TV with cable. You can keep the room cool with the AC or I like to keep open the French doors which lead to a private veranda overlooking the stone cliff landscape. There is a giant walk-in closet - no need to pack light! I almost forgot, the bathroom is insane. Jacuzzis tub, large stunning shower, beach tile floors. It is sophisticated and lovely. Bedroom 2 is on the second floor. This bedroom is New England quaint. A queen-sized bed, armoire, built in drawers and it has the best full bathroom in the house. There is also AC and a ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 is downstairs. Dark green walls, cozy and tucked away. This room has AC. Room 4 is the Den/TV room. Comfy sofabed & air mattress available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The location of StoneCrop is perfect. You can walk right into town to have some fun. Perkins Cove is 1/4 mile away and has some of the best restaurants around town. In PC you can book a day of deep sea fishing or a sunset sailing cruise. Barnacle Billy's is a must for dinner and drinks. In the cove begins Marginal Way, a beautiful coastal walk along the cliffs that will take you right into the center of Ogunquit. Ogunquit boasts one of America's greatest beaches (13th but we think it's #1), great shopping, fantastic restaurants and night life. We are located right next to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. From the museum you can catch a shuttle to Ogunquit Beach. There is also a nearby shuttle stop to all the fun at York Beach. If you want to host a lobster dinner, I have left a phone number where you can order steamed lobsters, corn and hot butter and it will be delivered right to your door. When you are staying at StoneCrop you are truly on vacation.


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Fabulous Artsy Home! Steps away from the ocean, shops, restaurants and more...
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Some things are best discovered .......

  • 5 of 5

You will be absolutely mesmerized by this property from the setting to the comfort to the decor and the peaceful, calmness it all brings. Discover for yourself. You will want for nothing. A seriously wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, attention to detail and the owners truly want you to enjoy their beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank you enough for sharing your home with us. We were in awe at every detail during our stay...from the "bubbly" that we used to celebrate our move out of state and a couple retirements to the flowers, recommendations for places to eat, games, to the easiest way to get to Marginal Way..perfect location to enjoy so much...OgunquitFest, Kittery, Kennebunkport and just relaxing in the great room. We go away yearly with two other couples and this is by far our favorite home. You were so kind and attentive to our needs and questions. We enjoyed many of the recommended restaurants, Frankie and Johnnys, Ogunquit lobster pound, Lapizzerria and when pigs Fly. All were fantastic. The only place I would recommend people stay away from is the Backyard coffee house. Very rude and inattentive staff. We hope to visit Ogunquit again and stay at Stone crop. Thank you for making us feel at home. Your art around the home is beautiful and we had fun walking to each and discussing them. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in the most extraordinary house!

  • 5 of 5

Stonecrop may be one of the most beautiful and unusual homes in all of Maine, certainly in Ogunquit. I remembered its unique half-timber exterior from my long-ago summers there as a teenager, so was delighted to discover we could rent it for my first trip back in a quarter-century. I was not disappointed!

Dana and Gabriel's lovely home has been restored to the most exacting standards. The massive wall of windows (and every other window and door) has been retrofitted with airtight double-paned glass. The wood throughout the house is reclaimed, and beautifully burnished. The bathrooms are also wonderful -- new, top-drawer plumbing and hardware -- and beautifully decorated with unusual tile. If you like to cook, although in Ogunquit, you'll never have to, the kitchen is immaculate and equipped with excellent appliances for the serious cook.

Most important, there are any number of excellent places to flop and read or daydream. Plenty of books and DVDs and games for children. In other words, it's a real home, not just a "rental." Should we return to Ogunquit, cannot imagine staying anywhere else.

P.S. Dana is a great host. We arrived to fresh flowers, chilled white wine, a gift card to her favorite coffee joint and a large bowl of Nespresso capsules. Communication was friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, unique, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Stone Crop. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine and flowers waiting for us! The house is incredibly comfortable and beautiful. We had family staying with us and with three bedrooms and three baths we had plenty of space and privacy. The location was very convenient. The experience was the best! Thanks, Dana and Gabriel!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place, Plenty of Space

  • 3 of 5

I rented this place with my family and after arriving it took a few minutes to get acquainted with the home. The location is very close to Perkins Cove, you can walk there but it is a heavily travelled street with no sidewalk and this makes for some dangerous corners. My family's first impression was a musky smell, I'm not sure if it had to do with the age of the home or the basement below. For the most part you can open all the windows and get use to that but there was one thing that bothered us all and that was that the place was not properly cleaned before we arrived. The kitchen counter and a the table were not thoroughly cleaned, which is something you expect when the place is turned over to you and your paying top dollar for the place. Another major sanity issue was the owner has a dog or dogs with dog beds in the master bedroom closet. This was very surprising to me because it clearly states no pets allowed in the description. There was hair on the floor, carpets, couch and the odor of pets, especially in the master BR. I did call the owner and she apologized and was very nice and commented about getting a new cleaner. It is hard to write a bad review when and owner is very polite and nice but i feel that people renting this place should no this. I love animals but do not have pets and I have an 8 month old infant. If i had my choice i would not have introduced him to a week long stay with pet odor, dander and hair, especially if its not our dog.

The home was very unique and the two upstairs bathrooms were beautiful. the showers in them both amazing if it wasn't for the dog issue and some cleanliness problems it would be a 4 star stay. I hope that the owner has taking care of the problem and will be more sensitive to renting a home with pets to non pet owners or at least having it thoroughly cleaned so no trace of pets remains during guest stays.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and I am sorry that you had some issues with the house. Anytime there is a problem we do try and take care of it ASAP. I think I stated in my house profile that I am a dog owner. The dog has not been in the house for over 5 months. I did a major professional cleaning before the rental season started (as I got married in June at the house) The house was scrubbed, mopped and dusted until it sparkled and shined. We do our best to keep the house as clean as possible. We too love a clean house. I do keep my dog's bed in the upstairs closet tucked away under a counter. I will move that into the garage so it does not bother anyone. You are right that the cleaners did not do there best work when you got there. I did talk to them and gave them your feedback. They felt terrible that they missed cleaning the kitchen counter and that there were some dust bunnies in master bedroom. It was good to let them know that they needed to step up the cleaning. They are on top of it now. The next guests said that the house was perfectly clean when they got there and they had no issues with the smell or fur. I am confident that the cleaning issue have been taken care of. As it is an old house (estimate 95-100 years) when it rains the house can smell like an old house. When there is a heavy rain I think the house smells of Maine, salty air, the sea, grass... but I can see how that smell may bother some people. It is true that parts of Shore Road does not have the best sidewalks. There is a narrow walking path until you get to Woodbury Lane. (A short cut to Perkins Cove) Parents need to be mindful when walking with little ones. Walk about 1000ft, south and take a right turn onto Woodbury lane and follow that to the drawbridge. If you are waling to Ogunquit center, take The Marginal Way and you will avoid all the roads. (It starts in Perkins Cove) I think a lot of the coastal roads in Southern Maine have spotty sidewalks. I am glad that you liked the the house and when I saw you it sounded like you had a nice vacation with your family. Thanks for your feedback. Dana-
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  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds were beautiful. The kitchen, and really the whole house, was complete with anything you would need. There were multiple "living spaces" for hanging out, we enjoyed all of them. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom. We also enjoyed the front patio and fire pit. Shops and restaurants a very easy walk, we went multiple times. Beautiful beach, quick drive.

Dana and Gabriel were consummate hosts, concerned with our experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
There are a lot.
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Cape Neddick Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Again, there are so many
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ogunquit Beach
Car: recommended

There is so much to do here. For must-see and places to go i suggest.

* The Beach... everyday!

*York Village. A great beach and honky tonk town. Kids LOVE it. There are Arcades, pizza, shops an amusement park and zoo.

*Nubble Light House. Everyone goes. It is a must see. (Near York Village.)

Marginal Way. Walk it every morning with your coffee from Breaking Grounds.

If it rains... a day trip to Portsmouth or Portland. Portland is a tremendous foodie city.

Mt A for a day hike.

Rent surf boards or SUB from Wheels and Waves or Liquid Dreams. Take a lesson. There is surfing camp for kids.

The Scoop Deck in Wells. There is a lot of controversy about who has the best ice cream. TSD has my vote

Barnacle Billy's for a lobster dinner and rum punch.

EARTH Restaurant in Kennybunk. May be the best meal of your entire life.

Book a message with the Beachmere Hotel or Dragon Fly

Calluna is my favorite shop for gifts, clothes, flowers and more.


Rates & Availability

Cape Neddick House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer season rental is minimum of 7 nights, check in/out on Saturdays.

50% deposit is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, we will endeavor to re-rent the property and if a new guest is secured, we shall refund the reservation deposit, less a service charge, to the canceling guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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