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

Heyward Whetsell

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Heyward Whetsell

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION GORGEOUS 2BR HOUSE W/OPTIONAL 2BR GUEST COTTAGE

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

Overview

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heyward Whetsell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Heyward Whetsell

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

Why Heyward Whetsell chose Kennebunkport

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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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
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
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+1 -207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Beautiful house in great position.

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
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+1 -207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Nashville, TN
5

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

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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HISTORIC CHARM, GREAT LOCATION Gorgeous 2BR House w/Optional 2BR Guest Cottage
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+1 -207 967-5967
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Boston MA
5

When I Opened the Front Door.....

  • 5 of 5
You’ve seen the pictures. You’ve absorbed all the adjectives in the web site narrative. But it’s really only seconds after you open the front door that, with a huge sigh of relief, you quickly realize that you’ve made the perfect choice for where you and your family & friends will be relaxing for the next week or two.

This historic home, tucked just 3 minutes from downtown, has nooks, comfy down couches, wide pine floors, fireplaces, outside tables with umbrellas, tasteful lush gardens, fluffy towels, ottomans for books, magazines, PCs or flip-flopped feet. What I appreciated the most is that there’s a place for everyone to do what they want to, whether that’s inside or outside the home. This house makes entertaining and relaxing very easy. (If you love lobsters but don’t want to spend time cooking them, ask the Owners about where you can have them cooked and cracked – and you just pick them up, all ready to eat!)

The house, filled with antiques and the Owners’ various collections, is immaculately clean and immediately welcoming. There’s a sense of pride in the home that the Owners enjoy sharing with their repeat guests. You’ll hear lots of “oohs and ah’s” as you move throughout the main house and adjacent carriage house. This home could easily be on an HGTV segment entitled, “ How to Make Your Guests feel at Home.” Lots of TVs, cook books and classic CDs.

What I enjoyed the most was the proximity to downtown, just a 3 minute stroll - the great restaurants serving “lobsta chowda,” art galleries, shops and stores to pick –up coffee or the Sunday NYTs.

Don’t expect to be dancing til 3 AM, however, kids. This sleepy town rolls its sidewalks up about 10 PM. Kennebunkport is also an excellent spot for those who want to take a day trip to Kittery, Bath, Freeport, Camden or Boston.

Probably best suited to Empty Nesters or Baby Boomer couples but couples with children are fine, too.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

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
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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $2,450 Per week

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall-Main House Only
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
$9,600
 
 
Spring-Main House Only
Apr 4 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
$9,600
 
 
Summer-Main House
May 23 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
$11,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - Carriage House $50
Cleaning - Main House $100
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Optional 2 Bedroom Carriage House: $600/week in Spring and Fall, $800/week in Summer

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Amenities

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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
House is perfect for 2 couples or a family.

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