ELEGENT-WATERFRONT:'THE OLD RIVER HOUSE'-IN TOWN, ON RIVER

Scott Mahoney

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
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ELEGENT-WATERFRONT:'THE OLD RIVER HOUSE'-IN TOWN, ON RIVER

Kennebunkport Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 17)

Old world elegance. Built in 1848, this fully restored, approximately 7500 sq ft. (entire house including 'The Old Rigging Loft') sits just 0.2 of a mile from the beautiful Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Located on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this house has 10 bedrooms, each with their own sink, 4 baths and two fireplaces.

The 'Old River House', sits on the Kennebunk River next to the Arundel Yacht Club. Two public parks sit in front of and along side the house.

'The Old River House,' and 'The Old Rigging Loft' are nestled among the many old Captain's Mansions of the 18th Century. An almost $800,000 renovation in 2010 brings this grand old Captain's mansion back to its original grandeur. Antiques throughout the many rooms and the frequent passing of the Kennebunkport horse drawn carriage brings one back to that slower, more quaint part of American history. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the porch are just perfect for watching the river boat traffic and the children taking sailboat lessons at the 'Arundel Yacht Club' next door.

'The Old Rigging loft', according to historical data, was one of the more popular 'Riggers' for the 'Clipper Ships' built in Kennebunkport during her heyday as one of Americas largest builders of Clipper Sail Boats. Today, 'The Old Rigging Loft' is now, a separate apartment, with a Care-taker (seasonal), for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests.

If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, or home-made chocolate, you have a fully renovated (2010) Kitchen with Top of the line 'Medallion Cabinets' and rare and unique 'Blue-sparkle South African Granite Tops'(only place in the world that produces Blue Granite). New GE Profile, and Amana Appliances can help make you the families best chef when you cook fresh seafood from, 'Port Lobster Pound' right down the road on Ocean Ave, next to the famous 'Mables Restaurant.'

There are four stair cases, and three levels of living space. New rugs, new bed mattresses, new curtains, new furniture, custom gardening, and an on-site Care-taker (in the seperate 'Rigging Loft' apartment), make your stay one of relaxed elegance, and comfort.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Scott Mahoney (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Scott Mahoney

Inkeepers, Scott and Cheryl Mahoney have 8 wonderful children from 25 down to 5. 5 boys and 3 girls means they are very busy all the time. They have been married 27 years. Scott grew up in Lexington, Ma, and Cheryl in Farmington, CT. Scott moved to South Glastonbury, CT at age 8 and meet Cheryl at a 'Mixer' (dance) Senior year at her private school. Cheryl became best friends with Scotts mother (Gloria), so when they broke up, Scott would come home and hear Cheryl laughing with Gloria, her best friend. Cheryl, a year behind Scott, transferred to Scotts College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) . They went out with other people, grew up, and realized that they should be together and 27 years later, they still are. They have lived in Atlanta for 20 years. Scotts brother, Chris, worked at the Colony Hotel as a Busboy during College. Scott worked at the grand old 'Marshall House' in York Harbor, Me as an Elevator Boy one summer, and as a Bellman the next summer. The Marshal House was been torn down several decades ago. The Mahoneys vacationed here and in York Harbor, Me. Cheryl vacationed at her familys vacation home in Old Saybrook, CT.

Scott Mahoney purchased this estate in 2011

Why Scott Mahoney chose Kennebunkport

The Old River House is in the very heart of Kennebunkport, in town elegance and ease. No hassle finding parking in the 'Port,' just walk. Walk or drive to the beach. The adjacent Town Parks are very well maintained and used by locals and vacationeers. Kennebunkport really is Fun and Happiness. Its a great place for Adults and Kids.

What makes this estate unique

Breakfast in the morning, by the wall of windows, looking at the Lobster boats going out to sea and the Sea Gulls following. You can smell the ocean when the tide goes out (approximately a 13 foot tide!) and the sun bakes the sea weed. In the evening, sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch, with a glass of your favorite beverage, makes for a great and relaxed day. Finally, when going to sleep, the evening breeze temperatures get into the 50's to 60's, making for the best sleep you will have.

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews
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5

Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 12 people and the place was spacious enough for all of us. The kitchen is fully renovated and equipped with everything you need to cook. The place was clean and neat when we arrived.
Scott was very accomodating in letting us arrive earlier in the day than usual. The house is a 5 minute walk from all the restaurants/bars in town. We really enjoyed our stay and are considering renting it again next summer.
Marco
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marco, thank you very much for your nice remarks! You and your guests are always welcomed back. Thanks again... from Scott and Cheryl.
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5

Great house for a large group

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with our wedding party in the Old River House for the weekend. It was a wonderful place for us all to hang out together, with enough space that we weren't on top of each other while getting ready. Great location and beautiful views of the river too! Be aware that there are only 2 showers though (4 baths total).
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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4

Great!

  • 4 of 5
"The Old River House" is a perfect house for a group of people. There were 8 of us which means that each of us had her own bedroom which was great! The dining room was large and we were all able to eat together with plenty of room to spare.The location was ideal.

We LOVED sitting out on the porch in the morning drinking our coffee and looking over at the water and boats.

I probably should have given it a 5 star rating but the sink in my bedroom was backed up and one of the shades (which I found in the window-sill well couldn't be put up because the hardware needed replacement but also the shade had a huge hold in the middle.

I would DEFINITELY go back and/or recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Great place to celebrate friendships!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the old river house. It is such a convenient location to shops and restaurants. The living area was a great spot for gathering at the end of the day. We enjoyed the nearby beach, and having coffee on the front porch each morning. It was a great way for old friends to celebrate our over 50 years of friendship. We plan to be back again next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed your company. Thank you very much for the 5 STAR Rating. Our people work very hard to try to make every detail right. Sometimes we miss, but we try hard not to. Please come again !

Scott & Cheryl
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5

A perfect house from the old blended with new.

  • 5 of 5
A house with a hint of being a rooming house in its day, has been updated to meet the modern needs of current visitors with wifi, tv's, and everyday appliances. The home is warm and inviting to guests, very family friendly and encourages entertaining at home with dishes for everything. (A real "Our home is your home" sort of feel.) The owners supply linens which was a real plus for us, as we travel across the country.

We didn't need all the rooms, so it was fun to pick out the one each wanted. Each had its own appeal. One recommendation is to include some sort of bedside table, it would be great for placing a book, computer or water. We loved the largeness of the house. Not everyone had to convene in the same room!

Located just 2-3 blocks from town was great. People were free to come and go to town at their leisure and enjoy the town without the bother of parking.

We were able to rent kayaks across the street and walk to Mabels famous lobster house and do fun funky shopping at a little store called Dana's (I think). Lots of places to eat, fairly close to the beach, Fun shops, friendly people and great places to eat in town.

Owner, Scott was easily available in the need of questions and quickly resolved any issues.

My family loved this house and voted this the best place we have stayed. We will be back.

Thanks Scott!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Donna. I like your suggestions and we will act on them. We look forward to your return !

Scott & Cheryl
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4

Old River House was a great stay

  • 4 of 5
Our daughter got married at the Nonantum so we decided to make it a vacation. The Old River House was a great alternative for us to be all together as a family, and a gathering place for all who came to town. While we were there the washing machine stopped and we had some plumbing issues but Scott was easy to get hold of, attentive and quick to get things fixed. We would definitely consider staying there again. Thank you Scott!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather,

I am very proud of our teams of service personal. They were able to remove the old washing machine, full of water, and install new super capacity in very quick time. We were more then eager to call several plumbing services we have and pay time and a half to unclog the toilet on a Saturday.
We always strive for 5 Stars. We tried. We are very proud of our crew and we will try harder.
Have a nice Summer,
Scott & Cheryl
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Pier 77 Restaurant
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Bandaloop
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Seashore Trolley Museum
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Lucas on 9
"This has been a restaurant for decades...great menu...easy parking. Nice people."
Arundel Wharf Restaurant
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Clam Shack
"World famous at this point....and almost always a 20 minute plus waiting line.....a few minu..."
Alisson's Restaurant
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Hb Provisions
"Our friends....Good people, with good available quality staples. They have everything you ne..."
White Barn Inn Restaurant
"Simply said: One of the few five star restaurants north of NYC, per several reviews. Expens..."
Colony Hotel
"Unfair...I went here as a little boy. My brother worked here as a Busboy in the early 1970's..."
On the Marsh Restaurant
"A really great restaurant. well thought of by the locals. expensive, for a reason...exceptio..."
Dunkin Donuts
"What can we say....No one does better cake donuts then Dunkin, and we lived in the South wi..."
Cape Porpoise House of Pizza
"Cape Porpoise Pizza is now Cape Arundel Pizza....We know these people. This is possibly the..."
Bartley's Dockside
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Ben & Jerry's
"What need be said.... Bring your children. A walk away fro The Old River House."
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Wells, Me
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Silas Perkins Park
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant

Maine is dramatic; cool evening air, windows open at nite. A huge 13' tide, means run in when the tide comes in. That also means the ocean has a 'sea smell'...because the sun bakes the seaweed on the rocky coast, when the tide is 'out.' The restaurants are all within walking distance. and state their 'award winning' status... for 'Lobster Rolls', or 'Fried Clams', or 'Clam Chowder', etc.

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Availability & Rates

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Kennebunkport Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$276
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$276
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,782
$7,076
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
cleaning fee $260 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Flexible & Affordable: Our Rates are: per couple, per day, and DISCOUNT for Longer stays, and more couples...Ask us for a quote !

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kennebunkport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Wet Bar
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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

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