Cape Porpoise Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms With Deck Right Over Cape Porpoise Harbor In Kennebunkport
Available August 9 - 16, 2014!
The Fish House is a unique vacation spot. Originally a work shed for fishermen, it was turned into a guest house about 40 years ago. Much of the old character remains. This is a compact but 'full service' cottage with two bedrooms (one king, one full), a kitchen and full bath. Of course the views are amazing, since you are perched over the harbor. The cottage has its own wrap-around deck for sunning, lunching or lounging, and its own gas grill.
The setting is better described by photos. Slide a kayak off the dock for a buzz around the harbor, jump in for a swim on a hot afternoon. Many of Kennebunkport's most popular restaurants are a short stroll away, including 'The Ramp,' which gets more mentions in food magazines than Wolfgang Puck.
Our guests find the Fish House incredibly charming. It has low ceilings and the kitchen and bath are extremely clean, but dated (think early '70s). People who are willing to sacrifice a few luxuries are repaid in full with a truly reinvigorating vacation experience!
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Chuck McLaughlin
We will be fixing the house up to serve as our year-round home. Until then we are renting for fun and profit!
Chuck McLaughlin purchased this cottage in 2013
Why Chuck McLaughlin chose Cape Porpoise
The main house will be our year-round home once it's finished. We have lived in a few different neighborhoods around Kennebunkport and this village is by far our favorite spot. Cape Porpoise is separate from the crowds in Dock Square, but it has a grocery of its own and several restaurants within walking distance.
What makes this cottage unique
Cape Porpoise is the adorable fishing village with the working harbor that you have seen in the postcards. What you haven't seen is the way the light changes over the course of the day, and how the rising tide floods into the marsh grasses on the edges. What you can't hear in the postcard are the lobster boats steaming in after a day hauling traps, or the seagulls' response to their arrival, or the salty accents coming from over by the mailboxes in Bradbury's Market. We won't talk about the smells. Let's just say sections of Cape Porpoise are still pretty authentic in that regard. All joking aside, there are very few opportunities in Kennebunkport to stay in such a great spot. There is not much lodging in Cape Porpoise itself, so they tend to book up quickly. We hope our Fish House can provide you and you family with a memorable stay in our little town.