Submitted: August 15, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
Everything about this home and surrounding property is simply perfect. I will start with my communication with the homeowner, Kate. She was extremely flexible, always prompt in returning my messages and clear in her answers to my questions. Because of this, when we arrived, everything was just as expected.
Now, on to the house...The house is spacious, beautifully decorated and so interesting- yet not intimidating to rent with 3 young children. The layout was ideal for two families, with each of us inhabiting a different "wing" of the house and sharing the living areas comfortably. Every detail has been attended to- from beach towels to lobster pots, bicycles to a fire pit, observatory, 4-season porch, you name it- this house has it! On top of that, nothing about the property is "cheap"- all the appliances, furnishings, even the blinds, are tasteful and high-end. Luxurious!
The caretaker, Jay, does an immaculate job on the grounds. The lawns and flowers were beautiful and tidy. Jay was kind and friendly, bringing us vegetables from a friend's garden, teaching the children how to hold the chicks and gracing us with a dozen fresh, delicious eggs from the resident hens!
A short run to arguably the most desirable beach in Southern Maine, Goose Rocks Beach, I spent a couple of mornings enjoying the quiet solitude of the white sand and lapping waves while the world woke up to yet another sunny day.
Days were spent at Kennebunk Beach, Goose Rocks Beach or Biddeford Pool (where we were graced with a close-up view of a young harbor seal sunning herself for more than an hour).
Evenings, we frequented nearby Wolff's Lobster Pound for affordable lobsters and steamers.
Our time went so quickly, but we truly enjoyed every minute. This house is everything a family could need, and so much more. We highly recommend staying here- you'll never want to leave!
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