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PROMINENT WATERFRONT IN CAPE PORPOISE; PRIVATE PIER; ISLAND ACCESS

Alexander Bowe

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Alexander Bowe

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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PROMINENT WATERFRONT IN CAPE PORPOISE; PRIVATE PIER; ISLAND ACCESS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

- 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 4 BRs have private sinks, 10 person maximum

The Wahwa Cottage situated on a prominent point of land, over looking the five islands of Cape Porpoise. The owners of the Oriental Tea Company built this cottage in 1898. The house features a 10 person formal dining room; a comfortable living room and a large eat in kitchen. A private pier provides the center for water activities such as swimming and kayaking and access to the broad stretch of sandy flats for walking, playing and island adventuring. A spacious wrap-around porch has areas for shady reading and sun bathing. There are large lawns for out door games such as softball or Badminton. A 10-minute walk takes you to the bustling Cape Porpoise fish pier or the quaint village of Cape Porpoise. The tidal change is 8-10 feet in front of the house making a landscape that is always changing. At low tide, the sand flats are accessible for one half mile in all directions. In the evening, relax on the porch to watch the sun set reflecting on the islands.

Beautiful Vistas: unique environment: The sea coast of Cape Porpoise is surrounded by a protective island boundary. These islands form a barrier from the Atlantic ocean's waves and wind, creating an ideal area for kayaking, canoing and any other type of recreational boating. The islands provide a multitude of inlets, coves and beaches to explore or make shore. The six islands directly in front of the house are Stage, Fort, Cape, Trotts, Redins and Goat. All of these islands are owned by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, and are open to the public for picnicking and touring. Please visit their web site for a web cam view of the area from the light house situated on Goat Island. The exact coordinates of the house are: 43.369918,-70.429709. These can be used in Google Earth 'Fly To' tab. Google maps does not show the address location correctly.

Late Summer Tennis Court: An original clay tennis court is available depending upon the weather conditions. The surface of this court is actually a grey clay. It is very susceptible to water pooling and can not be used for days after a hard rain. Often in August and September, when the court has dried out it is very convenient. So bring your raquets, maybe you will get lucky

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alexander Bowe (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2014

About Alexander Bowe

My Great Grandfather Herbert Allen built the North House in 1898. His father Frank Allen built South House in 1900. Father and son were partners in the Oriental Tea Company out of Boston. The large brass kettle in Government Center Plaza in front of the Starbucks was originally hanging in front of the Oriental Tea Company on India Street.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Excellent New England Experience

  • 5 of 5
We hosted a 50th birthday party for family and friends. This was the second of two houses we rented for the weekend and by far the favorite. We couldn't stop talking about how peaceful it was and how beautiful the views were from the house. It worked perfectly for the Sunday afternoon Lobster Bake on the lawn.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Beautiful, private, and fun!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here in September and it is the BEST time of year in southern Maine! The weather is perfect, with crystal-clear, quiet days. Hardly any tourists although the shops are still open. The house and the location can't be beat. An amazing Victorian still owned by the descendants of the family that built it in the late 1890s. The kitchen was probably remodeled in the 50s. You will love sitting on the porch, or walking on the islands(bring a picnic!), and we especially loved walking up to the pier for fried clams! We bring our kayaks every year because the protected waters in front of the house (the islands offer a ring of protection from the open ocean) are so still in September.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Vermont
5

A bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5
This is our 4 th year renting and we are constantly amazed with it's beauty and serenity. The house is quaint, "homey", and steeped in history. The area is private and very well situated to many of the tourist attractions. However, once you arrive you will want to stay and enjoy all that is around you. If you are an artist and / or photographer....this place is heavenly! Sunsets, changing tides, endless atmosphere...
The owners are helpful and welcoming. We just love it.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121425
+1 -508-332-8159
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

A TRULY MAGICAL SPOT!!!

  • 5 of 5
The great-great grandparents of the current owners built these houses and boy did they choose the BEST LOCATION possible! You are in a very private and quiet area down a private road. You have the islands out front, boating at high tide and walks across the flats at low tide! You can walk up to the local pier and get fresh lobster, fried clams, or go to the fancy restaurant there, or the attached very nice bar which has great food also and is more low-key. See all the lobster boats in the working harbor!! Then Kennebunkport is only a few minutes away by car -- let the tourists stay there, while you luxuriate in your own Victorian by the sea with a wraparound porch!!!! AMAZING! So peaceful and wonderful. We have stayed in high summer but also September is PERFECT there. Recommend bringing or renting kayaks, the protected waters in front of the houses, which have the islands out front making a breakwater, mean it's nice and calm enough for kayaking -- even out to see the seals out on seal rocks! Or out to the LIGHTHOUSE!! You will never forget a wonderful vacation in this spot!!!! You can also camp out on the islands if you reserve ahead with the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
LITTLETON NH
5

BEST SPOT IN MAINE!!!!!! A MUST RENT!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a great house to rent...THIS IS IT!! Great for large families. My family has been renting this house for the past 5 years and each time it gets better and better. The house is right on the ocean. Great for that large family. Bring your book, a little music and some wine...the house and sights do the rest. The sounds of lobster boats going by in the early morning hours and the waves rustling in the evenings settle. BOY YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR ANY MORE. So relaxing and peaceful. We enjoy digging for clams and walking out around the islands at low tide. Fun for all of the kids and adults. Cape Porpoise is a wonderful town with wonderful people. The Bowe family has been very hospitible. TheY are like an extention for my own family. ENJOY AND DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR FISHING POLE AND PLENTY OF LOTION. YOU WILL WANT TO COME BACK FOR MORE.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Prominent Waterfront in Cape Porpoise; Private Pier; Island Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121425
+1 -508-332-8159
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
LITTLETON NH
5

BEST SPOT IN MAINE!!!!!! A MUST RENT!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a great house to rent...THIS IS IT!! Great for large families. My family has been renting this house for the past 5 years and each time it gets better and better. The house is right on the ocean. Great for that large family. Bring your book, a little music and some wine...the house and sights do the rest. The sounds of lobster boats going by in the early morning hours and the waves rustling in the evenings settle. BOY YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR ANY MORE. So relaxing and peaceful. We enjoy digging for clams and walking out around the islands at low tide. Fun for all of the kids and adults. Cape Porpoise is a wonderful town with wonderful people. The Bowe family has been very hospitible. TheY are like an extention for my own family. ENJOY AND DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR FISHING POLE AND PLENTY OF LOTION. YOU WILL WANT TO COME BACK FOR MORE.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wells Me Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Wells Me exit from 95 N.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Wayfarer, Nunan's, Captain's, Pier77, Cape Lobster
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Gooserocks Beach and Kennbunk Beach
Car: recommended

The coordinates of the house are:'43.369918,-70.429709'. These can be viewed in Google Earth 'Fly to' tab. The town of Cape Porpoise supports an active lobster fishing industry. About 30 lobster boats call Cape Porpoise their home port and they can be seen plying the waters from early morning to the afternoon. The center of town is a 10 minute scenic walk around the head of the harbor. Cape Porpoise offers several restaurants, lobster pounds and a grocery/beverage store. Nunan's Lobster Hut, (A NY Times Best Choice) is a classic New England Lobster eatery. A few galleries and shops round out the small town. The fish pier, also about a 10 minute walk, features scenic views of Cape Porpoise harbor and Goat Island light house. Large sandy beaches are a 10 minute drive to Kennebunk beach to the south or Goose Rocks beach to the north. Kennebunkport has many upscale shops and galleries as well as access to day sail charters, deep sea fishing and whale watching tours.

Other Activities: kayaking & canoeing

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Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $160
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Maine state rental tax of 8% is in addition to the weekly rates posted
June and September are offered at a reduced rate. However, September offers some of the most pleasant weather on the coast of Maine. The days are warm and clear. This provides beautiful days for walking and sight seeing. As the colors start to change in October, the sharp contrasts of the blue water against the islands are
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Amenities

Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor 1 - toilet , shower
    Second Floor 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , No sink
    First Floor - toilet , outdoor shower
  • The second floor bathroom #1 features a large, modern walk in shower. The second floor bathroom #2 has a large claw foot tub with a shower fixture.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • West (library) - 2 twin/ single
    South East (Light House Room) - 1 double , Sink, waterfront
    South West (Tennis Court Room) - 1 queen , Sink, window seat
    North East (Stage Is Room) - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Sink, waterfront, child bed is in a room just off this one
    North West (Kiosk Room) - 2 twin/ single , Sink
  • All of the bedrooms except the 'West (library)' room have a sink and mirror. The east rooms have windows facing the water and offer marvelous sunrise views. The room furnishings are original, except for the mattresses! All rooms have at least 3 large windows with shades. The Northeast bedroom (see photo) has a small bedroom connected with a twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This area provides private grounds with no traffic. A safe area for kids to play on the large lawns. The tide change in this area can be up to 12'. At high tide, water sports are done off the end of the pier. Swimming, canoing, kayaking and many more are enjoyed. At low tide the sand flats are excellent for walking and exploring the 5 islands that surround this protected harbor. An invigorating walk around the rocky coast line of one of these islands is a great way to work off a large lunch. Sea life can be found such as clams, hermit crabs, sand dollars and moon snails. As the tide comes back in over the warm sand it creates warm swimming pools and washes over the days sand castles. A boat trip to Goat Island light house is rewarding because the friendly hosts from Kennebunkport Conservation Trust will take you for a tour up to the top of the light house. July and August offer challenging Striped Bass fishing, you may find yourself competing for fish with our 41st president!

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