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Bright and relaxing home, in a fantastic Kennebunkport/Cape Porpoise location.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, nestled in woods by the water, near center of Cape Porpoise

This is a bright, relaxing, and comfortable home in a great location that was built by the owners with love. This is our primary residence but when renting, you will have the exclusive use of the house and property. We live down the road and will be able to assist with any needs and to make sure you have everything necessary for a great vacation.

We are happy to share our wonderful home and land with good people who will respect it. It is a fantastic location in the village of Cape Porpoise which is part of Kennebunkport. This home is unique as it is in the woods, yet a short walk to gorgeous water views and the conveniences of the village. There is even a tidal beach around the corner that you can walk to and take a dip or launch a kayak if you have one.

From the back porch, you will walk through the mudroom to see the big kitchen which is open to the living room and dining area. There is a downstairs master bedroom with master bath. A 1st floor 1/2 bath and laundry room as well. Upstairs leads to an art studio (easily used for additional sleeping) and 2 identical bedrooms and a full bath.

It's nice on a hot day to lay in the hammocks under the shade on our back porch. Or soak up the sun on the front patio where you can catch glimmers of the bay through the trees. Take a relaxing hot shower in the open air in our outdoor shower to wash the sand off from the beach. It even has 2 shower heads for couples!

Neighbors are visible yet you are surrounded by trees and have privacy. Stroll down the driveway which opens up to Cape Porpoise Harbor. Across the street is a fish house where you can buy fresh tuna (sashimi grade!), or lobsters and clams caught that day, they'll even steam them for you! In minutes you can walk to Bradburys Market in the center of Cape Porpoise and grab some supplies/vacation essentials. You can walk to the Wayfarer for a delicious breakfast (also serves lunch and BYOB dinner). Or stroll down beautiful Pier Road, around the head of the cove, to the amazing Pier 77/Ramp restaurant. Watch the boats come in with today's catch. This is all in our backyard, no car needed.

However; driving to local beaches is easy with over 5 beaches within 4 miles. Drive or bicycle down scenic ocean avenue past the Bush family compound to Kennebunkport, only 2.5 miles from the house for shopping, restaurants, and many more activities, including whale watches and sailing tours.

We will be more than happy to offer advice on activities in the area and assist with any other needs.

More Details

Aaron Altman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

About Aaron Altman

My wife, Dana, grew up right here in Cape Porpoise, a quintessential Maine fishing village, and I grew up in Kennebunk. We lived in Vermont for a decade after graduating from UVM. While we absolutely loved Vermont, we both knew Maine was our home. Three years ago, my wife's parents were kind enough to let us build a house on their land. They live in front of us on a tidal bay and share the same driveway. We feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place near our family. We look forward to sharing it with people that will appreciate the ocean, the quiet village of Cape Porpoise, the salt air, and our hand built home.

Aaron Altman purchased this house in 2013


Cape Porpoise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Shower has two shower heads and body spray heads.
    Downstairs 1/2 bath - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Hot water and 2 shower heads for couples!
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Guest bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The master is a 1st floor bedroom with a queen bed and master bathroom. The 2 guest bedrooms are upstairs (each has a full bed.) The rooms are identical in shape and size.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Bright and relaxing home, in a fantastic Kennebunkport/Cape Porpoise location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Our family had a great week

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and setting . Aaron and Dana are gracious hosts who provide everything needed for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home in a wonderful location! There wasn't anything we wanted we didn't have. Within walking distance of Langsford Lobster, the grocery, deli, several restaurants, the library, church, and the art gallery but we were nestled in the woods just another short walk from the water. It was beautiful! Aaron and his family members were great neighbors and we loved getting to know them. Would we do this again - you bet!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house and location

  • 5 of 5

During this holiday I felt as if we were staying in a friend's house. It was very comfortable and Aaron and Dana had left the cupboards well stocked, plenty of linen and towels and a bottle of wine and coffee on our arrival. The house is beautiful, very eco-friendly and sitting within a wooded area. We loved watching the chipmunks and squirrels and the wild birds at the feeder and there's even a local fox that we occasionally caught a glimpse of. There's not a lot to do within walking distance (that we discovered anyway) although there are a couple of local shops and restaurants a few hundred yards away and we really enjoyed walking to them. We cycled to Goose Rocks beach, which felt as if it was mostly uphill (coming back was a breeze!). If you're like me, who worried about sending a prepayment direct to property owners I didn't know, rather than through the payment system on the website, then be reassured - everything went well on that side. I highly recommend this house and the warm welcome we experienced.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, Great location, with Awesome Owners

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked this, the communications were great. The house is absolutely gorgeous, the greenery and openness were fantastic. So glad we looked further than Kennebunkport. This was close to everything without the heavy traffic. Four of us enjoyed the week, biking, walking, eating lobster and checking out local restaurants. Easy drive to Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME which we did as day trips 30 mins north or south. Everything we needed was on site and the home was immaculate. Would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning home, perfect location, wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about our incredible stay at this beautiful home. The owners were attentive and thoughtful from the booking process to the day of check out, and truly a pleasure to work with and get to know. They have a huge amount of pride in their home and it shows in every beautiful detail. It is quiet and charming with tons of space, and a great outdoor area for grilling and bonfires. The house is nestled among trees so it feels very private, and is surrounded by the bay so you get the best of both worlds. The location is perfect - there are shops, restaurants, fresh caught lobster, a grocery store and a fantastic market/deli all within a 5-10 minute walk. Hands down the best experience we could have imagined and we hope to make this our annual vacation spot. Thank you Aaron and Dana!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $149
Refundable damage deposit $500

If full balance is not received at least 30 days prior to arrival date, the reservation will be considered a cancellation.

Please send check to:
Aaron Altman
po box 7181
cape porpoise, ME 04014

50% of total rental cost (security deposit, cleaning fee, and rental fees) is due upon booking. The remaining 50% due >30 days before arrival date. Contract will be emailed and must be signed and returned before arrival.
Any cancellations result in loss of deposit, unless property is re-rented in which full refund is given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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