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Sleep 13! Almost full for summer but check our newest listing#823527--sleeps 15!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Upscale Chickadee sleeps 17 w/ 6 bedrooms; 4 full 2 1/2 baths, 2 screen porches.

* 3 and 4 Porpoise Place are located in downtown Cape Porpoise

* This is the listing for Chickadee Cottage only which sleeps up to 13 in bedrooms; plus two queen air mattresses for the 2 great rooms.

* If you wish to sleep more than 13 but less than 29, consider Chickadee's sister property--Lupine Lodge at VRBO listing #713286.

* If you wish to sleep up to 45 or hold an event you can rent both properties. To do this go to VRBO listing #645382.

* THIS CALENDAR FOR THIS LISTING SHOWS ONLY WHEN CHICKADEE IS ALREADY BOOKED. It is possible Lupine Lodge may still be available. To check go to listing #713286 and click on the calendar or contact me through this site.

Porpoise Place is an ideal location for family reunions, weddings, large gatherings or parties, Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude, etc. Two newly constructed homes--Chickadee Cottage and Lupine Lane--are now ready for rental! Chickadee and Lupine can be rented separately or together as each are on separate but adjoining 3/4 acre lots. Both homes have new heating and air conditioning systems. Chickadee Cottage is handicap accessible and is dog friendly with a fenced area for dogs and children. Chickadee has six bedrooms: two masters with king sized beds and ensuite baths downstairs, and 4 upstairs with two more full baths: another King, two Queens, and a twin bunk bed with a trundle. There are also two powder rooms downstairs. Chickadee boasts two screened porches and a large deck facing the forever wild woodlands behind the house, a large kitchen/dining room with state of the art stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and a large cathedral ceilinged great room with a gas fireplace and large screened TV. There is a Weber grill with a direct gas feed so you will never run out of fuel! A large sodded grassed play area for lawn games (bocce, croquet, sign toss and others provided by owner), picnic tables, multiple decks and 2 screened porches.

Porpoise Place is a perfect venue in Southeastern Maine for your next event or vacation! Porpoise Place is located off Langsford Road in the quintessential fishing village of Cape Porpoise, Maine. Two large newly constructed homes at 3 and 4 Porpoise Place will offer you plenty of upscale housing and amenities to host your next corporate event, family reunion, bachelorette party, small wedding, or a multiple family vacation. If you want to take advantage of Porpoise Place for an event, both Chickadee Cottage and Lupine Lodge have to be rented. There is also a site for a tent or other facility for your gathering; contact the owner for further information about renting Porpoise Place for your event.

And while located in the very heart of Cape a Porpoise within two blocks of town center, Chickadee is surrounded by woods and natural Maine habitat. Walk behind the home on your own path to Bradbury’s market or the Church on the Cape. Or walk two blocks on the sidewalk to the ever popular Wayfarer Restaurant, the Captains restaurant for great seafood and home made desserts, or Cape Porpoise kitchen for morning pastries and coffee, take out sandwiches for your beach picnic, or take out prepared foods for dinner. Nunan’s Lobster is 4 blocks away and the Cape Porpoise Ice Cream shop is a dangerous 3 blocks from Porpoise Place. Or head up the street 2 blocks to Langsford Road Lobster and wait while they cook the freshly caught lobster you just picked out. If you are up for a half mile walk or bike ride you can head up Pier Road, enjoying beautiful views of CP Harbor, until you arrive at the working fishing/lobstering pier where you can watch the fishermen in action, sit out on the benches and view Goat Island Lighthouse, listen to the melodious fog horn, launch a kayak or indulge in the three renowned eateries–upscale Pier 77 with gorgeous views of the harbor, The Ramp, a very popular bar with lots of sports and other memorabilia, including autographs all over the walls of some of sport’s most acclaimed…and of course, George and Barbara Bush, or Cape Porpoise Chowder Hiuse where your food is made to order and brought out to you to eat while watching the boats and harbor.

If you want to head to the beach, you can buy your weekly pass right at the police station less than half mile away and head 3 miles north by car or bike to Goose Rocks Beach or 3 miles in the other direction to Kennebunk, Gooch’s or Mother’s beaches. And if the restaurants and shops in Cape Porpoise aren’t enough, drive less less than 3 to highly acclaimed Earth restaurant at Hidden Pond (reservations book up weeks in advance so keep that in mind), the Tides at Tides Beach Club or check out the 50 plus ice cream flavors at Goose Rock’s dairy.

More Details

Deborah Davis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Deborah Davis

Former "Corporate America", I retired after 30 years and started building designing, building and renting seasonal beach homes in Cape Porpoise village. I employ ONLY local people to help provide work for many who could not otherwise afford to stay in the Village that we all cherish. In my former life, we moved 12 times for my job, and I traveled extensively all over the world. From this I learned what I liked and didn't like staying "away from my home". I designed Lupine Lodge and Chickadee with those learnings in mind, trying to anticipate needs. I am sure I will get feedback about what to change or add etc, and I will always continue to try to improve.

Why Deborah Davis chose Cape Porpoise

A little house in town on over 1.5 acres came up for sale. The house was not up to code and could not be altered in size or location, and needed considerable work to make it clean and safe. So, the house came down and I created a private road--Porpoise Place off of Langsford Road. That private road now leads to two private driveways--one to Chickadee Cottage and one to Lupine Lodge. Both sit far back on the lot and overlook forever wild. Yet, 1-3 blocks away are 3 restaurants, a fish house, a market, an ice cream store, the library, an art gallery, etc. You can walk 1/2 mile to the Pier where here are 3 more restaurants, a working lobster pier and a gorgeous view of the ocean and Goat Island Lighthouse.

And in a 2-4 mile drive you have access to the most popular Kennebunk beaches--Goose Rocks, Kennebunk Beach, Mother's Beach, Gooch's beach, Colony beach.

What makes this house unique



Dog FRIENDLY (discuss number, breed and size with owner).

Large sprawling great rooms to dine, relax, watch TV, enjoy fireplace or firepit!

Private wooded back area includes stockade fenced back yard to for toddlers or your pup!


Cape Porpoise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite handicap accessible-shower seat, toilet bar; 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath with double vanity; upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs---single sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Two bathrooms are Master equities to the downstairs King bedrooms. There are 2 other full baths upstair--one with a double vanity. Both have shower/tub combos. There are also two powder rooms downstairs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite & handicap accessible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3 children or teens
  • TWO of the bedrooms are very large plus there are two large great room areas, so we provide two queen airbeds with linens, along with the beds in the bedrooms. NEW THIS YEAR! WE CAN SET UP A NEW SAFETY APPROVED CRIB OR GRACO PACK AND PLAY WITH CLEAN SHEETS, A PORTABLE HIGH CHAIR AND A BABY TUB. THERE IS A $20.00 SET UP AND CLEANING FEE FOR THIS OPTION. YOU CAN RESERVE IT BY LETTING THE OWNER KNOW ASAP. Please call or email Deborah. Two large king sized bedrooms downstairs with 2 sink master ensuites with showers. One is handicap accessible. Four more bedrooms upstairs with 2 more full baths and 2 powder rooms downstairs. The house has 2 stair cases leading to the upstairs bedrooms. This allows for less noise and more privacy. We also provide two Queen air beds with linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Walk to local restaurants, deli, market and shops; drive two miles to Dock Square for more unique restaurants, shops etc.


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Sleep 17! 6 bdrs, 6 baths; private but in town walking, 4 mi Goose Rocks Beach!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

2018 New Year

  • 4 of 5

The place is roomy, clean, well equipped and was easy to find. Must be a wonderful place to stay in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Yes, your stay was smack in middle of the arctic air blast rocking the North East for almost 6 weeks now--and still no end in site. Come again in the summer!
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  • 5 of 5

Houses were very clean. Deborah the owner, was incredibly responsive to our questions. Houses had plenty of space and amenities for our party of 15. Homes were in a great location.

Close to beaches, shops etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Queens, NY

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

With 11 adults and 2 kids, the space was more than enough with ample amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The house itself was clean upon arrival and amazing with the two screened-in porches and firepit. The location of the house was perfect with a lobster market down the block and a small supermarket around the corner. It's also only a 10 min drive to Kennebunk. There was an issue with the heating/cooling system while we were there, but Deborah was always available via text message or a phone call and was very hospitable about it, offering to bring extra blankets if needed.

Overall, we would not hesitate to come back to Chickadee in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chickadee Cottage was a great home away from home. It was extremely comfortable, very well decorated

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding in Kennebunkport on Labor Day weekend. Family was coming to town for this memorable event and wanted to stay close to one another. So some family stayed here while other families stayed in Porpoise Place. The homes were perfect for eating and playing together. The gathering places in the home provided space to play cards, share conversation and get ready for the wedding together. Thanks for such a comfortable, fun home.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chickadee was the perfect family vacation house! Relaxing and peaceful but close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Chickadee Cottage was the perfect place for our group of 8 adults and two toddlers. Morning coffee and playtime with the little ones on the screened-in porches was precious. We loved the delicious meals at Chowder House, Nunan's Lobster, and Cape Porpoise Kitchen which are all within walking distance as well as being able to shop at Bradbury Market. It was a treat watching the lobsters being loaded off the pier while we looked at Goat Island Lighthouse. We loved the non-touristy vibe in Cape Porpoise while being close enough to Kennebunkport to enjoy Dock Square and beaches. Farm to Table which is directly across the street from the house is one of my favorite stores ever!

The house is beautifully decorated and very well laid out. The six comfy bedrooms with three on each side gave the grown-ups and little ones quiet spaces for naps and reading. The large living room had seating for everyone. The kitchen was well-appointed and we had everything we needed. The dining room which easily sat 10 and could probably seat 12 made for memorable family dinners. The large yard allowed us to play frisbee and soccer. The many tables gave us a place to put puzzles together--a family passion! Relaxing by the firepit and having s'mores was also a treat.

Deborah was incredibly responsive whenever we had questions and communicated regularly to keep us informed. The information in the house regarding things to do, check-out instructions etc. was organized and easy to understand. Everyone was so friendly and we were so sad to leave. We would rent this home again in a heartbeat! I highly recommend choosing Chickadee Cottage for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As my wife is quick to note, I'm particular and tend to have high(er) expectations than most. Chickadee and its owner, Deborah, blew away my expectations! Everything was exactly as presented! The house and grounds were spotlessly clean and immaculately maintained!

In today's world where most have forgotten the concept of Service, let alone actually apply it in their efforts, Deborah's care and attention to detail shows throughout the Chickadee property. As said, simply outstanding!!

We traveled from the Portland, OR region to rendezvous with family from PA and Upstate NY. All 13 of us would be delighted to stay here again and our family is already talking about a return visit!

We'd like to extend a heartfelt to Deborah for her professionalism, forthright honesty and warm hospitality throughout our stay. We loved visiting Maine and no doubt, having Chickadee as our 'home' for the week made our time there even more enjoyable!

P.S. Deborah - if you're ever in the Portland area, we'd welcome the opportunity to treat you and your husband to dinner as a thank you!

Lance & Andrea Lehman

Camas, WA

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Ramp
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Arundel Golf
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Wayfarer
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Gorham, Maine
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Goose Rocks beach
Car: necessary

2 miles to Dock Square, Kennebunkport which has many more shops and restaurants. Easy drive to other adorable Southern Coast of Maine towns like Ogunquit, York, Freeport, Portland etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
housecleaning $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please understand that there are in season and off season rates and they are up to date. I DO NOT negotiate from the posted in season and off season rates. If the calendar shows red it means someone has booked Chickadee. If it is gray or has a line through the dates, it means that someone has booked both Chickadee and Lupine together on my double site so Chickadee is not available. My rental rates are increasing very slightly for 2018. Should you wish to book now please call me at 207 730 1468 for those rates. However, I do not know if the State of Maine will raise the lodging tax that I must collect from you and pass on to them....if they do the last payment may have to be modified if I must collect additional tax. And if the cleaners raise their prices in 2018---wouldn"t be much--I have to pass that along as well.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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