COMFORTABLE & SPACIOUS 'COTTAGE' CHARM, HARBORVIEW, 2 MIN WALK TO BEACH/OCEAN

Laura Barr

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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COMFORTABLE & SPACIOUS 'COTTAGE' CHARM, HARBORVIEW, 2 MIN WALK TO BEACH/OCEAN

York Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

8 bedrooms, 5 full baths, sleeps 15 comfortably

Orchard Cottage is just a 2 minute walk to the beach. Enjoy this comfortable, spacious and gracious, renovated 1913 home. Plenty of space for family gatherings, entertaining, as well as nooks for privacy. Authentic old fashioned charm combines with modern convenience. Relax on porch with harbor view or enjoy the large yard and gardens from the hammock. Wine & Dine on terrace while children play. Walk from quiet street just 2 minutes to Harbor Beach to swim in pristine Ocean. Explore the cliff walk with spectacular Ocean views. Or walk along the York River, across the Wiggly Bridge, through trails in a nature preserve. Buy lobster on dock. Cook in fully equipped cook's kitchen or walk to local restaurants. Enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, running, biking, golfing, & dining in York, Kittery, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit or Portsmouth, NH. Enjoy movies, live theatre, concerts, duck pin bowling, mini golf. Watch salt water taffy being made in York Beach. Go Whale Watching, Explore local Forts, View Lighthouses. Climb the rocks, Explore Tidal Pools, Body Surf & Boogie Board. Visit Historic York, Galleries, Isles of Shoals, Cliff Walk, Children's Museums, Portland. Shop at Kittery Outlets & Stonewall Kitchens. So much to do! Or just breathe the ocean air and relax with a good book! Please note that rates vary depending on the season. Book early for the summer!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Laura Barr

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks french, italian, english
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I have an eye for quality, cleanliness, design and detail which is evident in our rental home.

Laura Barr purchased this house in 2009

We've enjoyed family vacations in this area for many years. The house has been in the family since 1949! Being so close to one of the most beautiful pristine beaches we've ever encountered is truly a marvelous treasure. The Maine air is crisp and the Atlantic ocean clear. Whatever the season, there's always so much to enjoy in the area. York Harbor has been a destination, particularly in the summer, since the late 1800's. It's easy to understand why.

A unique benefit our our home is being so close to the beach and yet being on a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle. Also, being able to walk to the beach and not having to get in the car and park, is ideal. Spectacular natural beauty and restaurants, within walking distance, are wonderful, too.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254783
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York Harbor Southern Coast of Maine
5

A beachside gem!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful home! Clean, spacious, well appointed. Everything from the kitchen to the garden games. The plumbing was a little noisy and there were not many beach towels (no problem because we brought our own) but those are tiny things. Really convenient to the beach and the York Harbor Inn (great bar). We particularly enjoyed the screened in porch. Laura was great to deal with - very efficient and clear. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you appreciated the house and location. We've cut down on the number of beach towels we offer our guests this year, and do suggest our guests bring their own. There is simply too much laundry (sheets and towels for up to 15 guests) for our cleaning person to also launder more beach towels in the 5 hours between guests on "turnover day".
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254783
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York Harbor Southern Coast of Maine
5

This is a true gem

  • 5 of 5
This turned out to be the perfect venue for a wonderful, memorable, nostalgic family reunion. The accommodations are exquisite. The owner has put considerable thought and work into retaining Orchard Cottage as an exceptional destination. The ambiance of a stately, 100 year old Maine house has been successfully retained in the upgrade to remarkably modern appliances, conveniences and amenities. Ample space for a large family, comfortable beds, eclectic showers, coastal décor and multiple niches for privacy make for an outstanding down-east experience. The home is accurately and honestly depicted on the web site; it is exactly as advertised. The owner and the caretaker are both easily available for questions and guidance. The amenities are remarkably complete for a vacation; all one need bring is a suitcase with a bathing suit and a change of clothing. The side yard is quite ample; our grandkids used it for soccer, lacrosse, Frisbee, croquet and bocce with ease. The beach is quite proximate and welcoming. Orchard Lane has a comfortable quietness and the York Harbor setting is inviting to the visitor while avoiding the honky-tonk, touristy distractions. Without doubt, this place invites multiple return visits.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your well written review and appreciation. We look forward to having you back.
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
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York Harbor Southern Coast of Maine
5

My family of 13, ages 7 to 70+ loved every minute.

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, huge comfortable well-preserved house with every amenity thinkable. We 13 used every inch of the propertiy and went to the beach daily, hiked, even looked at a home for sale. Other family members even drove to see us and were just as enamored. The house has 1913 charm yet convenience of internet access, washer and 2 driers, up-to-date kitchen, large pantries, extra tables for family dinners, plenty of room to gather to make a jigsaw puzzle after dark; beach was close, clean, safe. It was a dream come true, and we wil be back. Judy Werner
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we will welcome you back with open arms! We are so very happy your family enjoyed our home and area as much as we do!
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
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York Harbor Southern Coast of Maine
Boston, MA
5

Great Maine Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5
Overall, we were very very happy with this rental. I have done several homeaways and they have always seemed to better in person than what was pictured. This house is very clean, nicely decorated, fully equipped, and so spacious! It was perfect for our group of 12. We unfortunately didn't have great weather to be able to really utilize the lovely yard space, but it didn't really matter because we enjoyed cooking and relaxing in the house. The only complaint was that the electrical wiring seemed to be old or not hooked properly because breakers kept getting tripped forcing us to have to go into basement to figure it out and get stuff back on. It was things as simple as using iron in same bathroom as hair dryer.

Would definitely recommend this place to a large group that wanted to enjoy the area and still have a nice place to go back to.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your Girls Weekend for the Bride-to-be. We are sorry the weather wasn't better for you and we'll check into why you may have tripped the breaker in one of the bathrooms. We will certainly rectify it for future guests. Thanks for letting us know.
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
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York Harbor Southern Coast of Maine
5

great reunion

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cottage while attending a wedding in York Harbor. It was perfect! The house is huge! Everyone had their own space but we were all were together. We had a wonderful reunion with friends and enjoyed the weekend in York. The location was perfect, close to the town and restaurants. The house was very clean and well maintained. Laura was very nice to work with. Fun times!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the house and appreciate its size and ideal location. Come again!
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Comfortable & Spacious 'Cottage' Charm, HarborView, 2 min walk to Beach/Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254783
+1 2034813921
York Harbor Southern Coast of Maine
5

The Perfect Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
From the second we moved in we felt at home. It was the perfect setting for our family reunion of 9 adults and 5 children. The house was as it was described on the website although the pictures do not do the rooms justice! We spent a long time exploring all the nooks and crannies of the beautiful three story home.The kitchen was massive, perfect for cooking large family dinners. The dining room sat everyone comfortably (plenty of extra chairs are provided). Everything you could need was provided- kitchen utensils, appliances, extra blankets even beach toys, beach chairs and board games. There is a nice flat screen tv that we moved into the small sitting room for the children. We enjoyed sitting outside in the spacious backyard watching the butterflies and walking to the beach five minutes down the hill. The owner provided great customer service when there was an issue with the toilet which a plummer fixed immediately.
No visit is complete without a trip to Foster's (within walking distance), Brown's ice cream by the Nubble Lighthouse and the outlets.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you were a good fit for the house and enjoyed it as much as we do! It's always hard to portray everything on a website. You've really captured the house and area for us.
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Car: not necessary

Wonderful location affords privacy on a dead end street, at the same time being just a few minutes walk to the beach and ocean. We are also within walking distance of restaurants, the river and the harbor. A longer walk or a short drive brings you to York Village. We are also a short drive from York Beaches and the village of York Beach, Nubble Light and Cape Neddick. Ogunquit, Kittery, Portsmouth, NH and Portland are other favorite day trips.

Other Activities: York Harbor Beach:

Booging Boarding

Body Surfing

Sunbathing

Sand Castle Building

Hunting for Starfish and Seashells

Playing Bocci on the beach

Fishing & Lobstering (in chartered boats you’ll find in the harbor)

Dining (lots of great restaurants in York, Kittery, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit, Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME only 45 minutes away.)

Cooking Lobster at home. Buy lobster at the dock and produce at the Farmer's Market

Shopping Kittery Outlets and Stonewall Kitchens or LLBean in Freeport

Walking along the cliff walk on the ocean and river walk along the harbor and river.

Visiting York Beach:

Amusement Park

Zoo

Duck Pin Bowling

Watching Salt Water Taffy made at Goldenrod's

Playground

Visiting York Village:

Visit Old Jail, Old School and Museum of Old York

Visiting Portsmouth, NH:

Stawbery Banke Historic Village

Strolling the streets of the charming cobblestone town

Exploring Fort Foster on Gerrish Island:

Playground

Beach

Pier

Exploring Fort McClary:

Breathtaking views of Kittery Harbor

Wander inside the old fort

Ski: Ski Gunstock or Sunday River.

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Availability & Rates

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York Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Fall 2014
Aug 26 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$850
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 1 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 29 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,500
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 6 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
From
$850
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Check in at 3:00 pm. Check out at 10:00 am. We have a 7 night minimum during the summer.
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Amenities

Amenities

York Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Study Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , claw foot tub, no shower
  • 4 of 5 bathrooms have claw foot tubs. 5th bathroom has modern tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , New King & twin in 2012
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , available only in spring, summer & fall
  • Bedroom 1 is upstairs, 2nd floor, and has king size bed and own bathroom. Bedroom 2 is upstairs, 2nd floor, has king size bed and extra twin. Has its own large bathroom. Bedroom 3 is downstairs, 1st floor, has a queen size bed, has its own bathroom and a sitting room on the other side. Bedroom 4 is upstairs, 2nd floor, has double bed. Bathroom is shared with other bedroom across the hall. Bedroom 5 is upstairs, 2nd floor, has one twin bed. Bathroom is shared with other bedroom across the hall. Bedroom 6 is upstairs, 3rd floor, has one twin bed. Bathroom is shared with other bedrooms across the hall. Bedroom 7 is upstairs, 3rd floor, has two twin beds. Bathroom is shared with other bedrooms across the hall. Bedroom 8 is upstairs, 3rd floor, has one double. Bathroom is shared with other bedrooms across the hall. ALL THIRD FLOOR BEDROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. We have a bed guard available for kids just learning to sleep in a bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
There are lots of spaces to dine, relax and enjoy, including our outdoor terrace, outdoor porch, interior all seasons porch with game table, and sitting room/office/tv room. Living room and Dining room are elegant and spacious. Dining table seats 8 plus side table can seat an additional 4 to 6. Additional chairs from enclosed porch or office/sitting room can be used in spacious livingroom for more seating. Kitchen table seats 4. Kitchen Island seats 2 on stools. Gas stove has 6 burners and 2 ovens. 'Cook's' Kitchen is fully equipped with food processor, blenders, pots & pans, etc. Pantry adjoining kitchen provides lots of storage space. Bar pantry allows for gracious and easy entertaining. Downstairs bedroom suite provides space and privacy. Beautiful staircase leads to large hall and upstairs bedrooms. Back porch/mudroom provides more space for storage. Back staircase allows for great flow. Quiet alcove for reading in upstairs hall.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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