HISTORIC BEACH HOUSE FOR LOVERS OF BEACH, GOLF AND GARDENS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
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HISTORIC BEACH HOUSE FOR LOVERS OF BEACH, GOLF AND GARDENS

Kennebunk Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The house, originally named 'Blue Roof' by our grandparents, is charming and one of a kind. The house was built during an age where design favored rustic and idiosyncratic elements. From the quiet street, you walk through a flower-filled courtyard and arched front door to an enormous hacienda-styled living room/dining room. This room is furnished with comfy sofas and antiques. It also has a 10 foot long dining room table (designed after one in The Smithsonian) which has hosted innumerable lobsterfests.

The eat-in kitchen is pine-paneled and, while rustic, has all kitchen appliances and amenities (including garbage disposal). There are four comfortable bedrooms. Two are in the main part of the house: one upstairs with a queen bed and the other on the main floor with a king size bed. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms - one with a claw foot tub and the other with an oversized shower. The other two bedrooms are in a wing off the kitchen, accessed by passage through a 100 year old converted garage, called by us 'the shed' , which functions as a storage room, pantry, laundry, and gallery for interesting historical artifacts from the early 20th century. These bedrooms are pine paneled - one has two single beds and the other a double bed. There is a half bath that connects the two rooms and a shower room immediately outside the bedrooms.There is also an outdoor shower with hot water in a private enclosed area off the deck.

There are three lovely places to sit outside - in the courtyard watching the birds play in the birdbath; on the deck off the kitchen eating lunch and watching the golfers hit their approach shots to the first green; or on the 2nd story balcony sipping cocktails while the sun goes down.

Kenneth Roberts (December 8, 1885– July 21, 1957), a native of Maine and best–selling author of such historical novels as “Northwest Passage”, “Arundel”, and “Rabble in Arms”, built Blue Roof in 1924. It was fashioned from the timbers of a nearby barn. Roberts designed it with the help of three friends, one his mentor, the novelist Booth Tarkington (“Penrod”), who summered in Kennebunkport.

Keywords: Former residence of Maine author Kenneth Roberts, located on the first fairway of the Webhannet Golf Course and minutes by foot (two blocks) to the beach. The sound of the breakers on the beach can be heard, especially after dark

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
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The three above siblings own Blue Roof which has been in their family for 4 generations. As children, they learned how to swim and play golf there and used the house for assignations when in college. Over the past 30 years their own children have enjoyed the house but are now blown like leaves across the country, making Blue Roof available for sharing with renters.

The Owner purchased this house in 1927

bike riding

exploring the marsh

bird watching

striper fishing

lobster meals with family

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

Historic Beach House for Lovers of Beach, Golf and Gardens
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Historic Beach House for Lovers of Beach, Golf and Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384517vbi
860-989-9745
Kennebunk Beach Southern Coast of Maine
Vermont
4

A charming Maine vacation home in a great location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This is an older, unusual home in Kennebunk beach on a golf course and a very short walk to the beach.
The home has 2 bedrooms and baths in the "main" house and 2 more in a connected extension with a shared bath. There is a small but functional kitchen with a good sized eating area. There is a very large great room with large dining table and plenty of sitting space. There is a lovely deck on the first hole of the Webhannet golf course. The house has washer, dryer, dish washer and microwave. The house was very well provided for in terms of what one would need for a week's stay, including a well stocked kitchen. The property was very clean on arrival. The owner was very good to work with in setting up the rental
The property works very well as a vacation home for up to 8 people. Its location allows you to get to Rte 1 without going thru the traffic of Kennebunk.
There definitely is the feel of being in a funky but charming New England home. The one downside is that the mattresses were too old and needed to be replaced.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We will be replacing the queen bed including mattress in the downstairs bedroom before the next season (as well as the dryer). At that point, all the mattresses in the house will be less than 5 years old.
business
Historic Beach House for Lovers of Beach, Golf and Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384517vbi
860-989-9745
Kennebunk Beach Southern Coast of Maine
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our family absolutely loved our visit in your historic beach house in Kennebunk Beach! The home is very cozy and clean, also everything is available that you might need. The location is very close to the beach and to the quaint little town. We all said we would love to stay here again next year! Best family vacation house!! Loved it!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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Availability & Rates

Kennebunk Beach House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2000-$3000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • June 7-28, Sept 6-30: $2000/wk plus 8% ME tax
  • July and August: $3000/wk plus 8% ME tax
  • DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR MULTI WEEK RENTALS
  • Cleaning fee of $175. Pets allowed at owner's discretion for $150 per week
  • THE PROPERTY IS NOT AVAILABLE AT OTHER TIMES

Amenities

Kennebunk Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One bathroom with large tiled shower; one bathroom with claw foot tub. Additional large stall shower inside the house and outside shower for after the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • sailing
Notes:
One canoe and two kayaks are available for renters to use although they are not meant for open ocean use.

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