QUINTESSENTIAL MAINE AND CLASSIC KENNEBUNKPORT!

Michael and Anne Dakin

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUINTESSENTIAL MAINE AND CLASSIC KENNEBUNKPORT!

Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect 1889 Shingle Cottage (5 Beds, 2.5 Baths) In A Historic Neighborhood

Quintessential Maine and Classic Kennebunkport! 'Shady Oak' is a 1889 shingle cottage located in the historic Cape Arundel neighborhood (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) of Kennebunkport - one block from the ocean, a 5 minute walk to the Colony Beach (a great beach for kids) and a short walk to the Port, with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. This idyllic Victorian house is located just around the corner from St Ann's Church, the Kennebunk River Club and Walker’s Point (summer home of President George H.W. Bush).

The house boasts 5 bedrooms, including a master suite (ground floor), and 2 1/2 baths (plus an outdoor shower!). The bedroom configuration is California king (master), 1 queen, 2 twins, bunk room (bunk bed, single over double with a single trundle) and queen pull-out sofa. In addition to a fully equipped kitchen, there is a dining room, family room and sitting room.

You can also enjoy the screened in porch, an outside patio / living room and an outside dining room under a custom made pergola. The stunning professional landscaping creates a wonderful environment with extensive stone walls and plantings designed to be at their peak in June, July and August.

Other amenities include:

• Nespresso coffee maker

• Hi-speed Wifi

• 2 TVs*

• 2 DVD players and 100s of DVD

• Wii

• Apple TV

• Netflicks

• Fire Pit (with lots of wood)

• Large gas BBQ grill

• Washer and Dryer

• Dishwasher

• Loads of board and other games and puzzles

• lots of books

* Please note that we do not have cable TV.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Michael and Anne Dakin

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Anne and Michael were married at St Ann's in Kennebunkport, just steps away from Shady Oak. Anne and Michael have a deep love of Maine, Anne spent summers with her grandparents in Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport while Michael's family have long history Down East.

Michael and Anne Dakin purchased this house in 2007

Shady Oak is an oasis, enjoy the ultimate relaxation in a beautiful environment. The house itself is very special and harkens back to the history of Kennebunkport as a resort community. Steps away from the ocean and minutes from town, this is the perfect location to enjoy everything the Maine coast has to offer, or do nothing at all but kick-back and enjoy yourself.

Historical house and location with all the amenities you would want. Beautiful gardens and ample space make this the perfect vacation getaway.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Quintessential Maine And Classic Kennebunkport!
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Pennsylvania
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect! From the start Michael was very responsive and helpful. The house was immaculate, the kitchen had anything and everything you might need to cook in and it had games galore to keep our 7 year old grandson entertained when we were at the house. It was large enough for our family of 10. Although it was a little bit of a walk, we did walk to the main street of Kennebunkport and the beach is a walkable distance. We couldn't have picked a better house for our vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Lynn, Ma
5

A CLASSIC VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
This place is so wonderful! It was everything that my family and I needed to escape from it all. The owners are first class! They made our stay so memorable. Words can not express how wonderful the whole experience was dealing with them and the property managers. They answered all of our questions we had and cared that our stay was perfect. It was one of the greatest vacations my family has ever taken together and the memories will last forever! Can"t express enough the hospitality my family received from everybody involved in the renting process and afterwards. Will return without a doubt.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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PEACEFUL, PERFECT FAMILY GET-AWAY.

  • 5 of 5
This is vacation-land Maine at its finest. My family and I have stayed at Shady Oak on several occasions. The house is large enough that the family can spread out and not be crammed on top of one another. The rooms are comfortable, the kitchen is an actual kitchen (not a nook or a "kitchenette"), the fire pit is great for cool evenings. The screened-in porch and the open patio are my favorites -- the grown-ups can sit with a drink or a meal and still be within earshot of the kids running around the lawn. The beach, shops, and restaurants are all a short walk away, which makes it easy to come and go during the day. The neighborhood is also bike-friendly for those who like to ride. And on longer stays we have day-tripped to Portland for minor-league baseball, microbreweries, and more restaurants. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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DELIGHTFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
Shady Oak is a beautifully appointed, delightful home away from home. The house has 5 bedrooms (a master on the 1st floor + 4 bedrooms upstairs), perfect for vacationing with multiple families, and is an oasis for relaxation and entertaining, with an enclosed front porch, beautiful patios, and a dining room that opens up to an elegant pergola, campfire pit (s'mores!), and gorgeous landscaping.

The property is also a short walk to the beach, and nearby amenities (e.g., shopping, ice cream, lobster rolls); just about a mile stroll further is the Port. The location is well positioned for runners too, with several loop options and lots of hills for training! :-)

I have visited the property several times with my two kids; the whole family LOVES Shady Oak!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
London
5

ELEGANT COMFORT IN A WONDERFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We have recently enjoyed a fabulous week in Kennebunkport. Shady Oak felt like a home from home.
The house is warm, well appointed and most importantly comfortable. We felt very relaxed there and despite the many restaurant options we enjoyed cooking 'at home' on two evenings. Our children loved the swing in the old oak tree and that kept them entertained for most of the week until an NFL football was purchased.
It is amazing how much throwing and catching you can do in a garden before heading to the beach!
Michael and Anne's home is gorgeous! We loved the fire pit which we managed, despite the chilly evenings, to enjoy a couple of times.
The location of the house is perfect, nestled just a short walk from the Ocean road making it a quiet and safe environment for the children to be outside playing.
The occasional sighting of a chipmunk in the garden was an added joy!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to going back next year.
thank you!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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COZY PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed and Michael and Anne's house a few times in the past. We absolutely love this property. It's perfect location to KPort (not too close, so you're not right in the middle of the hustle and bustle, but close enough that you can walk to town in 10-15 minutes). The beach at Colony is right down the street, as are restaurants, the Bush's compound and other great attractions.
The house is very tastefully decorated. It's clean and fresh set against a beachy white palette. There are beautiful photographs taken by Stephen Maka, a well known nature photographer and it really adds to the decor. The house is very comfortable and cozy and the recently landscaped backyard is so perfect for entertaining. There is an outdoor fire pit with a stone hedge surrounding it making it idyllic for smores and just hanging out. If you are traveling with kids and family, as we did, we found the home perfect for all of us. There is plenty of room for everyone and there are great little nooks for getting away from it all...like the screened in porch, which was also wonderful for evening cocktails.
The hosts are very well organized and the kitchen is very well appointed. I love to cook and this kitchen is wonderfully suited for that. The bedrooms are nicely divided and gives everyone plenty of privacy. And the beds are very comfortable. Mike and Anne, have put together a book with all the KPort and surrounding area attractions, including restaurants, museums, things to do with kids, etc. It was very helpful.
We love it here and we always come back!
Thank you Mike and Anne
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland International Jetport (Portland, MW)
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Wells, ME
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Colony Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Colony Hotel / Stripers @ The Breakwater
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Colony Hotel / Stripers @ The Breakwater
Car: recommended

St Ann's Church and the Kennebunk River Club are just a short walk from the house, perfect if you are attending an event at one of these venues. In addition, Dock Square (the center of town or 'the Port'), featuring numerous shops and restaurants, is a short walk or bike ride away.

You can walk to a number of restaurants, as well as a spa and other amenities. If you love lobster, the lobster pound (Port Lobster) is just minutes away; order your lobsters in advance and pick them up already cooked, all you need to do is bring them back to the house and enjoy them, perhaps outside under the custom and iconic pergola.

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Availability & Rates

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Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Shoulder Season (Fall)
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Low Season (Fall)
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Christmas Prelude
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Check-ins are generally scheduled for Saturday afternoons such that stays run from Saturday to Saturday, but please do contact us if you are interested in alternate days.

Please note that we are willing to allow events to be held at the house but only with our prior consent and subject to agreed terms.

Please note that pursuant to Maine law we are required to charge 7% sales tax on rentals.
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Amenities

Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower
  • (1) Master ensuite bathroom with tub and shower (2) Upstairs bathroom with toilet and shower (3) Downstairs cloakroom with toilet (4) Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull-out sofa and TV/DVD player
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with ensuite, also has a chaise lounge (ground floor)
  • 5 bedrooms - (1) Master bedroom - California king bed, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tube and shower (ground floor) (2) 2nd Bedroom - Queen size bed (3) 3rd Bedroom - two (2) twin beds (4) Bunkroom - single bunk over a full size bed with a single trundle (5) 5th Bedroom / Den - queen size pull out sofa (with TV and DVD player)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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