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

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Scott Mahoney

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
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5

Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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
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.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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5

Stay at the delightful Old River House!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Our family enjoyed everything about our stay at the Old River House in Kennebunkport. Walks to town and down Ocean Avenue, relaxing by the fire, working in the well-appointed kitchen, three floors of living space with beds for all-- it worked very well for us and we look forward to returning. The owners, Scott and Cheryl, are also very accommodating and available for help when needed. Overall, a unique and memorable place!
Owner's Response: Good Evening Bea,
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
We have been doing a lot of painting, and cleaning to prepare the Old River House for next season.
We look forward to your next stay. Have a great Christmas !
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
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perfect setting and location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Old River House. The property was lovely and clean and well appointed. We loved the fact that it afforded us the ability to walk to the great restaurants and lovely shopping areas within minutes.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
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"The Old River House" was a great location.

"The Old River House" was a great location.
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a great time staying at "The Old River House" It was fun staying at
such a historic old home. It was large enough to take care of entire family with
room to spare. We loved it's location and sitting out on the porch and visiting.
Thanks, for a great stay! Looking forward to staying there again. We give it 4.5 stars.
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie,

We think we can win you over to a 5 star rating with some improvements we will make this winter. We very much enjoyed your family, and we welcome you back again. Have a great winter season.

Best Regards,

Scott & Cheryl
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Beautiful, interesting, convenient area.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
HUGE HOUSE, MANY ORIGINAL FIXTURES, HISTORICALLY. INTERESTING!
The only drawback is lack of bathrooms. There is one nice bathroom, modernized with a beautiful shower, on the second floor. There's another with a clawfoot tub on the third floor. The third floor toilet immediately overflowed and was fixed asap..grateful for that!. There is a powder room as you enter the side door on the first floor.
If you have many people in your family, as you would in a 10 bedroom home, this is a problem. Someone was always looking for a "free" bathroom. Each bedroom, however, has a sink, which was great!
Other than that, the home has kept it's historical look throughout and has much charm. It's about 2 blocks from downtown Kennebunkport and is surrounded by beautiful properties. It's a great walking, jogging area. The rental rate seems very reasonable.
Our son was married in Kennebunkport and we had a wonderful stay!
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your response. We winterize the 2nd floor half bath this time of year, and that means less bathrooms available...sorry, but good news. We have plans to make that bathroom a full season bathroom, making four bathrooms all the time, and we plan to convert to a full bath with new shower.
Thanks, we will see you next season.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Dock Square Coffee House
"Hot coffee on a cold, foggy morning...Is that Maine?...Yes. Great place, walking distance."
Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery
"A walk or by car...what a great place. The nicest Priests, , and beautiful property."
Kennebunkport Inn
"A favorite place to eat or stay. close to the Old River House...Lots of class and content !"
Pier 77 Restaurant
"Old friends, Kate and Pete own this truelly 5 star restaurant. Our older kids were married h..."
Bandaloop
"Walking distance from The Old River House..all natural, wellness (and good!) food"
Seashore Trolley Museum
"A very special place, and cheap. The kids will go nuts, and so will you on this very old tra..."
Lucas on 9
"This has been a restaurant for decades...great menu...easy parking. Nice people."
Arundel Wharf Restaurant
"400 ' from The Old River House. This is a premier spot in Kennebunkport. A Huge deck on the ..."
Clam Shack
"World famous at this point....and almost always a 20 minute plus waiting line.....a few minu..."
Alisson's Restaurant
"A family favorite for over 40 years...how is that. Rightfully, among the best seafood in Ke..."
Hb Provisions
"Our friends....Good people, with good available quality staples. They have everything you ne..."
White Barn Inn
"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
"A heads up for travelers...These guys know how to make Fried Clams, and usually you can get ..."
Ben & Jerry's
"What need be said.... Bring your children. A walk away fro The Old River House."
Breakwater Inn
"Elegant, expensive, and worth every penny...owned by the White Barn Inn. This is gorgeous, a..."
Chicks Marina
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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

Kennebunkport Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
SPRING SPECIALS....
Apr 1 2014 - May 20 2014
$200
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,310
$5,160
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$276
$276
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,782
$7,076
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Pet Fee $125.00 + Tax
cleaning fee $260.00 + 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

Kennebunkport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Wet Bar
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
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:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • 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

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