Eleanor Hardie

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Eleanor Hardie

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LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME

Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths & 1- 1/2 bath

This lovely home is situated on Goose Rocks Beach. Sit on the deck and watch the tides roll in. Spectacular views

and 30 second walk from deck onto the beach. This contemporary home has two floors:

First floor living room with wet bar and atrium door to large deck, sunroom,

large eat-in kitchen, bedroom with private bath plus laundry area/half bath.

Second floor: Master bedroom with large Jacuzzi and private bath, two other bedrooms.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Eleanor Hardie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Luxury beachfront home
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Luxury beachfront home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326994
+1 603 986-8360
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
3

PERFECT LOCATION BUT THE HOUSE NEEDS MANY UPDATES

  • 3 of 5
I have to reiterate what others have said. Location is absolutely unprecendented on my favorite beach in all of New England. My Mother-in-Law owned a home on this beach for years and it was such a priviledge to be back.

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms are amble. Love having a washer/dryer.

Property Management
We received prompt responses to all of our inquiries but did have a couple of miscommunications.

No reminder of balance payment due by notice; have been renting vacation properties for many years, first time this has happended, then scolding for not hitting the date.

Miscommuncation regarding location of key. Phoned, was put on hold then told apologetically I have so many properties I get confused.

Cleanliness of Property
The owner should reconsider the cleaning staff. Kitchen sink had food left in the sink strainer (ick), cob webs in many of the corners, none of the glass doors had been cleaned (which make up the whole back of the house and view of the ocean). Floors and Bathrooms were clean. Living room furniture had sand all of over it. Gave the maid feedback as we were leaving the property and she apologized profusely and would pay more attention to it.

Condition of Property
Once inside we were shocked by the condition of the property especially as compared with the outside, nevermind the price. Kitchen and bathrooms are original/never been updated from what I can tell (likely late eighties vintage) and not in good repair though they were mostly functional. Cabinets missing handles, drawers not easily opened, kitchen sink is absolutely disgusting. This is an easy fix and unclear why the owner doesn't paint the kitchen cabinets, replace the kitchen sink and cabinet hardware. Some of the glass doors that open onto the deck wouldn't open, had no screens and leaked during heavy rains. We had a flood in the dining room one day. Carpets throughout are gross, the one in the downstairs bedroom smelled whenever the humidity went up. Walls had some holes and are in need of fresh paint. What really amazed me was the amount of useless kitsch throughout the house. I systematically went around clearing as many surfaces as I could. Strongly recommend the owner declutter (throw away) most of this stuff, it's unnecessary. There's a very large built-in bar unit (knotty pine) that takes up one whole wall of the living room. It should be torn down and thrown in the dump

Love the location, not the condition of the property.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make every possible effort to make our guests stay comfortable and joyful.
In response to miscommunication, I do not believe there was any. This renter had a lease which clearly states what the deposit is and when the balance is due. I do not notice people that their balance due date is coming. Most everyone I deal with pays their balance due on time or before.
I did not scold you, I only e-mailed you that I have not received your payment. You said you would send it and that was the end of that. In response to the cleanliness of the house, I have been using the same cleaning crew for 4 years and this is the first time anyone has complained. I did not receive any calls from this renter stating that there was a problem regarding the cleanliness of the house of the flood she says she experienced. I am sure that I would have called the management company if I experienced a flood during my rental period. No calls again.
In response to the updating of the house. All the appliances and bathrooms are in good working order. The carpets are cleaned regularly and no odors are noticed.
Many of the people who rent this house do drop by and view the house to see if it is what they want for their vacation. Most love the house and location. We have several renters who come back year after year. Next season is nearly booked.
As to this renter's design ideas, you should know that the house was painted this spring. The renter's remarks regarding painting kitchen cabinets and tearing out bars are just over the top. This is a vacation home. You should have spent more time enjoying the beach rather than inspecting every nook and cranny for something you could complain about.
One of our renters this year said that he has been renting in the area for decades and this is the best house he has stayed in by far and has written a review stating that.
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Luxury beachfront home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326994
+1 603 986-8360
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

RIGHT ON THE BEACH, PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My family has been vacationing to Kennebunkport for years and I would have to say this was the Best vacation yet. You are able to walk out of your back door and put your toes right in the sand. The sunsets are beautiful and can be enjoyed unobstructed from the deck.
We stayed at the house with 3 families all with young children. There was plenty of space and privacy for everyone. The house is very large and well laid out. My son loved the train decor. The "children's" bunk room had some toys to play with and also a DVD player.
There are Plenty of places in the house for everyone to eat together The kitchen easily seats 8, dining sits 4 but we mostly are outside on the deck with 10 people. There is an outdoor grill and lobster pot. Just down the street you can buy fresh lobster and steamers. We had a wonderful lobster bake one night.
Washer and dryer is on the first floor, very convenient coming in from the beach. The only thing I wish the house had was an outdoor shower, otherwise the house is just a dream.
Goose rocks beach is very large and private. Very safe for young children. We had 3 three year olds and one 5 year old. They all enjoyed the wonderful tidal pools and shallow water. The beach has tons of shells to collect. There is a wonderful restaurant that is child friendly walking distance from the house. The restaurant has a very nice bar for the adult crowd. Downtown is about 15 minutes away and loaded with shopping and restaurants. The "General Store" is just a few blocks and has wonderful sandwiches made to order and a nicely appointed convenience store and even has beer and wine
The house location could not be any better.
Parking was not a problem, we had 4 cars with no difficulty.
The owners were lovely to deal with. Great communication
We will definitely be back to this house to make more family memories..I think of this place almost every day since we left.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Post Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$365
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 queen , jacuzzi in room
    Up stairs - 1 queen
    Bunk room - 4 twin/ single
    Dowstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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