All hopes that this apartment would be as wonderful as the online photos were totally exceeded. This was my first experience with VRBO and it was very positive from start to finish. The owner was so helpful in answering my questions in advance of signing the lease, and was equally responsive to all inquiries once we arrived at the property. His knowledge of the home and the surrounding area was extensive (he's a local). We appreciated his warm and welcoming manner when he stopped by to confirm that everything was to our satisfaction. Overall very accommodating.
This wonderful home, circa 1896, has been lovingly updated but still retains the character of an historic property. This was particularly appealing to our family as we were looking for a beautiful and comfortable home, with strong bones dating back to an earlier era.
What we loved most about the house were its incredible views of Mother's Beach and the ocean from several rooms in the house. Because it's on the second floor views are unobstructed. The open floor plan capitalized on the views, natural light and fresh ocean breezes, but also provided for different activities among family members. We all loved the deck and grilled out as often as possible. Plenty of additional chairs accommodated impromptu gatherings with family in the area. A favorite spot inside was the sunroom with gorgeous new arched windows and tongue-and-groove wood paneling with panoramic views of the beach.
Kitchen was small but well-equipped -- everything we needed without getting too "gourmet." The house was spotless when we arrived (high priority for us and obviously the owner as well). Parking for 2 cars in back and 2 in front. No permit needed. Great to have complete access to all outsides spaces (no one lives on first floor) so it felt like "our house." Must be able to climb stairs since it is on second floor. Convenient to all points of interest in southern Maine; Kennebunkport is just minutes away. Great meal at Billy's Chowder House in Wells. Wonderful antique shop, Bulfinch, is within 1.5 miles. Great Laundromat/cleaners in lower Kennebunkport. Daily walks down Kennebunk Beach; wonderful playground on Mother’s Beach for young children. We're planning on returning next year!