HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION GORGEOUS 2BR HOUSE W/OPTIONAL 2BR GUEST COTTAGE

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Heyward Whetsell

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION GORGEOUS 2BR HOUSE W/OPTIONAL 2BR GUEST COTTAGE

Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

PERFECT FOR COUPLES OR SMALL FAMILIES. Sleeps 4 (or 6-8 w/optional guest house)

Enjoy the charm and simplicity of living in one of Kennebunkport's beautifully restored historic houses - a short walk to the Ocean or Dock Square's fabulous restaurants & shops!

The Oliver Davis House, c. 1827. Beautifully decorated year-round home with all conveniences. Comfortable elegance, antiques, pumpkin pine floors, original moldings. Lovely garden, patio--perfect for outdoor dining. Gourmet kitchen/breakfast nook, and formal DR that seats 8. Large LR with wood-burning F/P + small library. Master BR suite with AC,fireplace, dressing room, en suite bath + guest room w/ AC and private bath. MAIN HOUSE SLEEPS 4; COZY CARRIAGE HOUSE SLEEPS 2-4 MORE--great for extra guests or older kids. Near Colony, Nonantum hotels--perfect if you are attending a wedding in Kennebunkport, Ogunquit or Southern ME. Rental includes linens, W/D, gas grill, picnic basket, lobster pots, and beach chairs--everything for an ideal Maine vacation. Enjoy a relaxing retreat from 'the real world' any season.

The Oliver Davis House is a delightful place for friends and family to gather and share all the good things Maine has to offer.

Want to learn more about the Oliver Davis House and Kennebunkport? Call Heyward Whetsell at 727-539-9742.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Heyward Whetsell

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What are 2 empty-nest Southerners doing in Maine? Absolutely loving it! The Oliver Davis House is our retreat, and through the years many guests have enjoyed 'the way life should be.' We love gardening, antiqueing, entertaining, picnics on the beach, and walks along the ocean. And spending time with our kids and friends when they come to visit.

Heyward Whetsell purchased this house in 2004

The Oliver Davis House is a beautiful small historic home that retains its charm while offering every modern convenience and comfort. Located in the heart of Kennebunkport, it offers something for everyone--an easy walk to Dock Square or the ocean. The house is decorated with antiques, but it's stylish, not frumpy. Luxurious, but not over the top. It's a place where you can get back to basics.

The private garden at the Oliver Davis House is a major attraction in summer. Designed in a traditional style that complements the period architecture of the house, the main part of the garden is filled with hydrangeas and offers the perfect spot for afternoon cocktails. There's a separate patio with a fountain for al fresco dining, and a small intimate space reserved for naps in the hammock shielded by espaliered apple trees and woodsy ferns, rhododendrum, lilacs, and Japanese maple. The gently sound of wind chimes blowing in the breeze make the garden even more relaxing. Equipped with gas grill, fire pit, torchieres--the garden at the Oliver Davis House doubles our living space and offers a wonderful seasonal option to enjoy the outdoors in summer and fall.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202181
+1 207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Great place to enjoy the wonderful Maine Summer!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
From top to bottom, the house is beautifully decorated and equipped. The kitchen is very thoughtfully laid out (I love to cook), but who wants to cook when there are so many wonderful restaurants within walking distance!

If you want to stay in though, we ordered lobsters from Port Lobster one night (they cook them for you!) and grilled corn on the cob on the outdoor grill and had dinner in the home's formal garden, which is as pristine as the interior.

The bedrooms upstairs are equipped with air conditioning, but the evenings in Kennebunkport are so cool, we never needed them. I kept wondering if it was really summer, or just some strange prolonged version of spring.

The owner was easy to work with and everything was perfect when we got there. We thought of just getting a hotel room at one of Kennebunkport's numerous inns. So glad we didn't. We had space, privacy, and a home that felt unique and inviting, with a wonderful sense of style.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202181
+1 207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Beautiful house in great position.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
What a great house! It's beautifully decorated throughout with lots of stylish touches and high quality linens and furnishings. We enjoy cooking and the kitchen was very well set up with good equipment. This is definitely more of a home than just a basic rental property as it has everything. We found it very clean and comfortable and would definitely recommend it.
We also rented the Carriage House for my parents to stay in which was great as it gave them some space of their own.
The house has a beautifully planted garden which despite it's in-town location is quiet and secluded. We loved just being able to walk into town to get an ice cream or look around the stylish shops in Kennenbunkport. Great eating out if you don't want to cook.
The owners made the rental process very easy and hassle-free.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202181
+1 207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This beautiful house and carriage house were perfect for us during the week of our son's wedding in Kennebunkport. The house was very comfortable, clean and convenient to everything (most within walking distance). The outside patio was the perfect place to entertain friends and family and we took beautiful pictures in the garden. The owner was very accommodating and so easy to work with. We highly recommend this home - it was a memory maker!
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202181
+1 207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Nashville, TN
5

The kind of place you never want to leave...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
My family and I have vacationed at this beautiful family home during all seasons...truly it stays with me long after I have left. We have some of the most special memories of our young family at this house. Lobster dinners around the elegant dining room table; s'mores on a backyard barbeque; children frolicking in the Shakespeare garden...my memorie's list goes on! This house will truly elevate your vacation experience and take you back to Maine's Americana essence. A perfectly appointed house--appropriate for families and/or couples. I want to be a student of interior design from the owner! What a special place--not to be overlooked.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202181
+1 207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Palm Beach, FL, USA
5

Loved stay so much bought house around the corner

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
Our family of 6 adults plus 2 granddaughters spent a magical week celebrating my 60th birthday at the charming, historic Oliver Davis House. Family time was enjoyed in the lovely hydrangea-filled garden, gathered in the comfortable living room, and walking to town to take in the outstanding restaurants, galleries and shops. The warmth and convenience of the Oliver Davis House was so captivating to me that I was back in Kennebunkport within 2 weeks purchasing our own family home around the corner! Our family will never forget the fond memories of staying in the Oliver Davis House.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a treat when a visitor becomes a neighbor! We love to share Kennebunkport and the unique experience of living in the Oliver Davis House with others, and are always pleased when they discover how delightful it is to live in Kennebunkport.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-95 (Maine Turnpike)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

Kennebunkport: Maine's coast at its finest! Quintessential New England village with charming historic houses, a gorgeous walk along the rocky Atlantic coast, and wonderful sandy beaches. Outstanding antiquing--from elegant shops to flea markets. And fabulous restaurants to suit every palate and price range. Attractions: Walker's Point, home to George and Barbara Bush; the Nott House, an historic sea captain's home; Dock Square shops and restaurants; lobster boats and a lighthouse. Carriage rides, bicycling, sailing and sightseeing cruises, and in winter, sleigh rides. A perfect get away every season that truly lives up to Maine's promise of 'life the way it should be.' Easy day trips to Boston, Portland and Portsmouth.

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Availability & Rates

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring-Main House Only
Apr 5 2014 - May 31 2014
$2,450
$9,600
7 nights
 
 
Summer-Main House Only
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$2,900
$11,000
7 nights
 
 
Fall-Main House Only
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 22 2014
$2,450
$9,600
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - Carriage House $50.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00
Pet Fee $250.00 + Tax
Cleaning - Main House $100.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Optional 2 Bedroom Carriage House: $600/week in Spring and Fall, $800/week in Summer

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All baths renovated in 2005 with high-end fixtures selected to blend with the historic character of the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Rental includes all linens. House sleeps 4. Optional Carriage House sleeps an additional 4.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • playground
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hunting big game
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • surfing
Notes:
House is perfect for 2 couples or a family.
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