BEACH FRONT AT THE GAZEBO

Donald Giancola

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Bedrooms 2
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BEACH FRONT AT THE GAZEBO

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Short Sands Beach was recently named one of the 10 best beaches for a family vacation by www.familyvacationcritic.com, and you are on its doorstep! Relax on your front porch in one of our 10 traditional wooden rockers as you watch the waves roll in or take in the nightly band concert at the gazebo. Park your car and put the keys away. Everything you could want to do is right outside your front door. No need to walk a long way or drive to the beach, step out the door and feel the sand between your toes.

York Manor is a unique property housing a two bedroom condo, an ocean view studio/efficiency with its own entrance located in the main building, and a charming Victorian era one bedroom cottage.

Your beachfront condo is located in a historic Victorian home, one of the last vestiges of a time gone by. Recently updated with a new kitchen, two bedrooms and panoramic views of the beach and bold Atlantic coast your condo is the perfect place to put your feet up and relax. This is Maine; this is “The Way Life Should Be”!

The studio/efficiency has its own entrance and overlooks York Beach. A full-size bed and sofa sleeper complete the sleeping accommodations. Perfect for a small family or up to four guests. The efficiency-sized galley kitchen has everything you need to feel right at home. Two burner cooktop; no oven, but who wants to cook when you have great restaurants right out the door.

At the rear of the property is a charming one bedroom cottage with additional sleeping accommodations in the living room. Sleeps four in a full-sized bed in the bedroom and two day beds in the livinging room. The 'Diane' has its own porch for a quiet evening or join the other guests on the front porch in one of our classic wooden rockers.

Start your day with a panoramic view of the ocean from your front window as you watch the sun come up over the ocean horizon. If you are like us you might take a stroll on the beach, walk downtown for the morning paper, and come back just in time to head for the beach. Maybe its lunch at The Goldenrod. After lunch its back to the beach again, it's only about 100 ft. from your door. After dinner sit on the porch in your favorite rocker, make new friends, share a bottle of wine, relax, and enjoy the serenity of listening to the waves as the sun sets. If you feel like a little night life you might want to walk about 200 ft down Ocean Ave. to Inn on the blues for some great music.

Short Sands Beach is rated one of the 10 best family beaches by Parents Magazine, and for good reason. This is a clean, environmentally friendly beach, with modern rest rooms, lifeguards, and plenty of great beach toys. Enjoy the beachfront playground or take in a pick-up basketball game while you picnic on the grassy park. Bring your Frisbee and Whiffle Ball & Bat.

Need a break from the beach? Stroll down the street to our quaint Victorian village, eat at the historic Goldenrod and watch their famous salt water kisses being made right in the window. Try your luck at the Fun-O-Rama where you will hear “Honey, win me that big stuffed bear.” Do you have a sweet tooth? Turn the corner and stop at Sweet Josie’s, our favorite candy store with real old-time penny candy, or buy some silver jewelry at the ever popular Bill & Bob's.

One more block and you’re at Maine’s only zoo, York’s Wild Animal Kingdom and Amusement Park where you can even ride an elephant!

Short Sands Beach has the natural beauty of an old fashioned New England Victorian seacoast town, with its sandy beach, two lighthouses, an amusement park and zoo, a bowling alley, penny arcade, boutiques and plenty of history. Great 'Down East' restaurants are within walking distance of your condo, all the lobster you can eat, art galleries, boating, fishing, and plenty of time to relax with your family.

For the art lover and history buff, York is one of the oldest towns in the country with nine historic house tours, and the country’s oldest jail “The Old Goal”. Art galleries abound. Take the Shore Road to Perkins Cove and the quaint village of Ogunquit, Maine’s first artists’ colony. While you’re there stop in at the Ogunquit Art Museum home of some of the best Maine artwork.

We are only one hour north of Boston, and 40 minutes from the historic seaport of Portland. In Portland you can take in a Sea Dogs baseball game or stroll around the historic Old Port for boutique shopping. Did someone say shopping? Kittery’s outlet shopping mecca is just five miles down the road.

For a day on the water try a cruise on the Finestkind and watch an authentic Maine lobsterman haul lobster. Deep sea fishing on the Ugly Anne, out of Perkins Cove, is a York Manor tradition.

And can you think of a better way to top off the day than stopping for a monster cone at Brown’s Ice Cream and then watching the waves break over the rocks at York’s famous “Nubble Light”?

Many of our guests have come back each year for over 20 years. Find out for yourself what they discovered years ago, York Manor is a hidden gem on the Maine Coast.

Every day is like a weekend when you stay at York Manor.

Keywords: APARTMENT, CONDO, COTTAGE, EFFICIENCY

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Donald Giancola (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Donald Giancola

My Great Grammy bought York Manor 45 years ago with the idea this would always remain in our family. Now, after 45 years and four generations, I'm old enough to run on the beach by myself.

I won my first prize at the Fun-O-Rama last year. My dad is teaching me to play Skee Ball.

One of my favorite things, and sort of a family tradition, is going to lunch at The Goldenrod. Its pretty old, 1896, but the salt water kisses are really great. My dad and his brother really like the fudge.

My cousin Lynne loves lobster, she always looks forward to going to one of the nice restaurants for a lobster dinner, there are plenty of those around.

My dad says York Manor will always be a place to come home to, no matter where we live the rest of the year. I come here every year from London, it is worth the trip. I bet you will come back too.

Donald Giancola purchased this condo in 1970

Why Donald Giancola chose York Beach

The location of York Manor can't be duplicated. It sits right at the center of Short Sands Beach, fronting Ellis Park and its Victorian Gazebo. Listening to the band concerts, having a picnic on the grass, or just sitting on our porch in one of our 10 classic wooden rockers will bring you back to a quieter, simpler time; a time to enjoy your family, just as we have done for the last 40 years.

Most of our guests come back every year, some have come for 40 years in a row, through two generations. We have watched their children grow up and have children of their own. This is a family place, a lace you can always come home to. Once you stay here you will call it your own.

You have probably heard this before, 'The old timers picked the best location.' Well, this is it! At the turn of the century York Manor was a dormitory for the chamber maids working at The Ocean House, one of the last remaining old wooden hotels dotting the Maine Coast. Unfortunately they are gone now replaced by cookie cutter condos, but the Victorian tradition lives on at York Manor.

York Manor is close to everything but seems so far away, almost lost in time. We are just an hour from Boston but this is the 'real' Maine.

What makes this condo unique

The porch! Watching the surf roll in or just people watching (you're likely to view one of the many weddings held at the gazebo) with the other guests. Lasting friendships have been made on this porch, most of our guests come back year after year, some for 40 years!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Beach Front at the Gazebo
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
5

Best vacation spot on York Beach Maine!

  • 5 of 5
We have been enjoying our vacations here since 2010. The location is great, the beach is right across the street. Jazz, German Polka and Brass Bands perform in the gazebo across the street. You can sit on the front porch and enjoy the view and people watching. The accommodations are clean and well maintained. Lots of historic character through out the Manor.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
winter park co usa
5

There's no place like home

There's no place like home
  • 5 of 5
Oh I can guess you can say I am one of those long-term visitors .
Since 1970 we have been coming to the York Manor there's nothing better than sitting on the porch watching the surf roll in. This is just one of those places that cannot be duplicated you have to see it for yourself. Just please don't come during my two weeks .
thank you
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
5

Oregon "Left" Coasters

Oregon "Left" Coasters
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent time last September, 2013, at York Manor. Neither of us had ever been to the East Coast, as we live in Oregon, the "left coast" of our country. We were excited to experience the differences and similarities of the two regions. We fell in love with the East Coast landscape, architecture, and people. We enjoyed our time at York Manor completely. It was all we had hoped for and more. We loved Don's unit and were so glad to meet some of the family owners. It felt like coming home......but totally new and exciting. The house was comfortable, could not ask for a better view, and that front porch was a pure joy.......even during the thunder storms and downpours. Loved eating lobster and visiting so many other areas within a few minutes or hours drive. Thanks again for the use of your big boiling pot and directions on how to cook lobster!!!! We will return.
We watch now, to see how the weather is in our "new found paradise." Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We recommend York Manor it to all.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
N. Chelmsford, MA
5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at the York Manor in August and loved it! We knew we wanted to book for the next year before we ended our vacation. Great location and you can walk to everything (beach, town, etc...). The condo we stayed in was stocked with everything we needed. Owners are very hospitable and ensure a great stay!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
Tewksbury, MA
5

Incredible Location

  • 5 of 5
I discovered York Manor 5 years ago and I am glad I did. York manor is located directly across from the beach with everything you need in walking distance. A family friendly place the grassy area, gazebo, basketball court and playground offer you alternatives if you ever want a break from the beach. This location provides an excellent area for runners to run or families to bike and at night the gazebo hosts live entertainment that my family and I enjoy listening to from our living room as we eat dinner. I would highly recommend York Manor for your next vacation!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
Sutton, MA
5

Couldn't ask for a better view.

Couldn't ask for a better view.
  • 5 of 5
My family and I, in one way or another, have been staying at the York Manor since I was twelve years old (I'm now 52) , from initially staying with my grandparents until now, sharing the place with brother's family, two of their "children" now in college, both having spent a week each summer at "the beach house" every year of their lives. York Beach is in their blood now and I fully expect to be spending our yearly vacation at the Manor for many years to come, watching gazebo concerts and thunderstorms from the porch, braving the cold water with our boogie boards, or simply gazing out at the amazing view from our beach house window, even someday having ice cream for lunch with my future "grand-nieces and nephews". Can't wait till this year!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Perkins Cove
Nubble Lighthouse
Yorks Wild Kingdom
Goldenrod
Brown's Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Ogunquit Playhouse
Stonewall Kitchen LLC
Museums of Old York
Dockside
The Union Grill and Pub - the Union Bluff Hotel
Ogunquit Playhouse
Barnacle Billy's
Stonewall Kitchen Cafe
Brown's Old Fashioned Ice Crm
Perkins Cove
York's Wild Kingdom
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston's Logon Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Ferry to Nova Scotia at Portland, Maine
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wells, Amtrak to Boston and beyond
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Short Sands Beach

Try deep sea fishing on the Ugly Anne out of Perkins Cove, a York Manor tradition, or take a cruise on the Finestkind and see lobsters hauled by an authentic Maine lobsterman.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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York Beach Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $750/wk
  • US Dollars
  • May 14 - June 18 $750 - $950
  • June 18 - September 3 $1150 - $1500
  • September 3 - October 18 $750 - $1250
  • WEEKLEY RENTALS ONLY. Call for discounts for longer stays and returning guests.
  • $75 cleaning fee, 7% State Tax
  • 20% deposit required 60 days prior to rental, Balance due 30 days prior to rental
  • Pay by personal check or credit card

Amenities

Amenities

York Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has two twins that can be made up in King Bed., Queen size Beds (1) Sleeper sofa in livingroom converts to Queen Bed., Double Beds (1) Second bedroom has double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Master bedroom has two twins that can be made into King bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Living room has panoramic view of Short Sands Beach, the beachfront gazebo, and the bold Atlantic coastline. On a clear day you can see Boon Island Light, maybe even Portugal!.

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