|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
MARSHVIEW is a large two-story, duplex situated on an oversized, corner lot, less than 350 yards from Moody Beach. Our home is located on a quiet, private road. Each side of our home is a completely self-contained, comfortable, and fully furnished cottage with a stocked kitchen and all the amenities of home. If you have a large family, rent both sides; see rental #228516—Marshview South.)
During the 25 years we've owned MARSHVIEW, we've lovingly updated and decorated it to make a welcoming, restful, family friendly, seaside home. It’s our home; we love spending as much time as we can here and hope you’ll enjoy staying here also.
The large windows fills the house with light--making it airy, bright and cool; you can hear the sounds of the waves, as well as breath in the fresh smell of the sea. There’s a deck where you can watch a spectacular sunsets; the Rachel Carson Sanctuary keeps the land behind our home free of houses—the area is, however, a habitat for many species migratory birds. So you may want to bring your binoculars, camera or your paint- or sketch pad.
On MARSHVIEW NORTH’s first floor there is a spacious LR with hardwood floors, comfortable furniture, a flat-screen TV, DVD, WI-FI internet; a large EIK that's a great gathering place & a new ½ bath; the 3 bedrooms & full bath are on the 2nd floor.
Marshview also features a large backyard, a charcoal grill, picnic table, a fire pit, and hot & cold outdoor shower that’s shared by both sides.
For your convenience, we’ve made an information binder containing pamphlets: emergency services, churches, museums, tourist attractions, historical sites, deep sea fishing and whale watch cruises and more. There are golf courses in Wells, York, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk which cater to all skill-level of golfers. The Ogunquit Playhouse features live theatre where known actors grace the stage at prices you can afford.
Less than 350 yards from our front door is spectacular Moody Beach. It’s a private, sandy beach that provides something for people of all ages and all tastes. It’s a place for surfers and walkers, body surfers, surf casters, kayaker, or for those who just want to enjoy the sun and sea. Its tidal pools are spots where the young can enjoy the water and build their sand creations.
The beach is a great place to walk from the rock jetty—just north of our public right-of-way—to Ogunquit, the Marginal Way or Perkins Cove—a 4-5 mile walk on the beach. Bring your bike and take a 3+mile ride along Ocean Ave with its breath-taking views of the sea. You might catch sight of the seals basking in the sun on the rocks near Wells Beach.
Take a walk on the beach at night; if the moon is full, the scene of the moon on the ocean is breathtaking. Regardless, the beach at night is lit by bonfires and flood lights to enhance the ocean’s stunning views.
And who would think of coming to Maine without thinking of eating LOBSTA? One of my favorite places for lobster, clam chowder and fish dinners is Fisherman’s Catch, a rustic, friendly, family-owned restaurant off Route 1N on Harbor Rd. on the way to Wells Harbor. (If I don’t eat there several times a season, I go into withdrawal.) There are places where you can buy your lobster already cooked or raw and bring it home to eat or cook. Sometimes, there are festivals in Wells, Ogunquit or surrounding towns which often feature fish fries, lobster bakes, etc. Check in the book I’ve made for the schedule of events in the front.
Restaurants cater to all tastes and pocket books—from the ever crowded and popular Egg & I for breakfast or lunch or the Old Village Inn, Prime Steakhouse and Barnacle Billy’s. Merriland Farms, on Coles Hill Road—off Route 1 North—serves sumptuous breakfasts, as well as makes the great jam we give as gifts to our guests. Another of my favorites, which is open year round, is Varano’s; it has great Italian food and is less than 3 miles from our house.
With Maine’s beautiful coastline, historic fishing villages and towns, meandering roads, antique shops, art galleries, activities for children, trolley rides, day trips, deep-sea fishing & whale watching, there’s much to do in addition to going to the beach.
They’re high-end outlets in Kittery and Freeport--the home of LL Bean--selling everything from housewares to family apparel, accessories, etc. Interesting boutiques feature one-of-a-kind gifts, hand-crafted items, as well as designer jewelry, leather goods and more. Don’t forget to stop at “Spoiled Rotten” on Beach St. in Ogunquit, where you’ll discover wonderful and unique gifts. It’s another of my favorite haunts.
Come, join us and stay at our home and find out why we think, “It’s a great place to spend as your seaside vacation”!
For a number of years before we bought Marshview, my husband and I came to Moody Beach on vacation. Our time here was a delightful respite from our stressful lives. When we would drive over the Portsmouth Bridge, I could feel the stress leave my body, smell the sea air and experience a sense of well-being. Our children loved coming here; they made friends with whom they still maintain ties.
In 1988, we purchased Marshview and that’s when the work began. That first year, every weekend from Thanksgiving to May on Thursday or Friday afternoon, we left New York drove 4-5 hours to Maine to work on the house. Most of the work we did was invisible: we stripped the rooms of layers-upon-layers of wallpaper; rewired the electric; cleaned, cleaned, cleaned; de-cluttered and more; we threw out broken and old furniture; and we never thought our home would be ready to open to guests.
The house was dark inside so we began by painting it light colors to bring the outside—in. Our painting projects have gone through many changes throughout the years as we try to attain the perfect “Cottage Style”.
Decorating has always been more fun than putting on a new roof, rebuilding the subfloor, installing hardwood floors in the living rooms and new kitchen floors, remodeling and replacing everything in bathrooms on both sides of the house—including the floors, walls, ceilings. But these things had to be done, so during the years we’ve done all of these things also.
We love being the owners of Marshview. We’ve met such lovely people and welcomed them and their families to our home. We appreciate hearing about their stays. We hope you will join us too.
Barbara & Michael
WHY STAY AT MARSHVIEW? In addition to being a lovely, comfortable home only 350 yds. from the beach, Marshview is in a great location. We’re only a trolley ride from Ogunquit with its boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants for all tastes and clubs to enjoy dancing and singing. (Don’t stopping at the fabulous & unique “Spoiled Rotten” on Beach St.) There are concerts at Ogunquit harbor.
Take Shore RD. (at the crazy intersection in Ogunquit) toward Perkins Cove, and in addition to tempting eateries there are many art galleries. In Perkins Cove seafood restaurants abound and it’s a port for sight-seeing cruises, deep sea fishing and other activities. There are jewelry designers, potters and other interesting shops.
Drive further south on Route 1, stop in York at the amusement park, the game farm, the taffy store and its historic village. Or travel south for another 30 minutes, you’ll find the Kittery outlets which line both sides of the road. Many people enjoy shopping at the Kittery Trading Post.
North from our house on Route 1 is the Village of Kennebunk and to the northeast is Kennebunkport—two great places to visit. In addition to the beauty of nature and the summer home of George H. Bush, there are art galleries, boutiques, novelty and clothes stores, designer jewelry, potters, and of course—restaurants.
Further north the meandering roads take you through quaint fishing villages, where you antique shops abound. In about 30-40 min., you arrive in Freeport, the home of L.L. Bean and other high-end outlets. It’s an easy town in which to walk around, with lots of rest stops, sidewalk or restaurant food and great shopping. Don’t miss having lobster at Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company, located on the beautiful South Freeport waterfront in South Freeport, Maine. It’s a local landmark for natives and visitors alike. This is a “must” for us; we sit outside or inside, enjoy the food and relax with views of the beautiful harbor and watch the boats.
It’s nice to have all the benefits of home without the hassle. Each year, Mike and I try to make sure we provide the amenities—both large and small—to add to your enjoyment. For the summer of 2013, we are adding an outdoor fire pit to be shared by our guests.
I’ve written about all the great area restaurants, but our kitchen is spacious and a great gathering place for family meals. If you’d like to eat breakfast out, try the Egg & I, Bintliff’s (both on Rt. 1 south toward Ogunquit) or Merriland Farms. Located off Rt. 1 north going toward Kennebunk on Coles Hill Road in Wells, the food is a treat, as is the jam we always leave for our guests as a gift. (There’s also a nice executive golf course there.)
It’s an easy, short walk--only 350 yds.--to the beach—and what a beach it is! It’s private, sandy, family friendly and a gathering center for the neighbors, but there’s always room to find a quiet spot for you and family. The beach is the scene of football, baseball and bocce other games, horseshoes, kit flying, Frisbee contests. There are sand castles, mermaids of all kinds, sand toys and sea shells. (If you don't find the type of shells you want, there are shops in Kennebunkport that have a marvelous assortments of real shells that are sure to satisfy you.)
Just looking at the ocean is a source of respite. Lobster boats, yachts, pleasure crafts, lobster traps, Nubble Lighthouse, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and Perkins Cove are all visible. (On the Fourth of July, fireworks can be seen from Ogunquit and from Kennebunkport.) Standing in, dodging or riding the waves, surfing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing are some of the activities people enjoy. Others love walking, looking for shells, bike riding, searching for hermit crabs or other ocean treasures.
We rented both sides of your house so our entire family could get together. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying there. We stayed there before, and we loved the changes and updates that you've made. We found the place very comfortable and pleasant. In fact, we loved it so much we're coming back again next summer.
North of Ogunquit; turn off Route 1 on Bourne Avenue, turn left on Ocean Ave., right on Marsh St. House is on the northwest corner of Marsh and South Tibbetts Ave.
Other Activities: surfing, bird watching, shopping, crabbing, semi-pro baseball
Golf: There are several competitive 18-hole golf courses near by in Sanford, Wells and Cape Arundel.
There's information on the web at 'Golfing in Maine'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 7 - Oct 20
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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