LOOKING FOR A COTTAGE CLOSE TO SHORT SANDS BEACH? THIS IS IT!

Edith Desmond

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOOKING FOR A COTTAGE CLOSE TO SHORT SANDS BEACH? THIS IS IT!

York Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Br, 1 Bath close to Short Sands Beach and 'downtown' York Beach.

3 Br cottage sleeps 6 offers an open concept kitchen, eating area, and living room with TV, spacious enclosed, screened front porch to nestle after a long day at the beach, perfect for reading a book, relaxing with family and friends, or just to sit and daydream, 1 bath, driveway parking for 3 tandem cars, back patio, BBQ propane grill, and a yard in which to play. Scant 1/3 mile to Short Sands Beach, local attractions, restaurants, and shopping.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Edith Desmond (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Edith Desmond

My siblings and I grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts and spend part of every summer vacation at our cottage in York Beach. We all still live in the New England area. We love York Beach and enjoy seeing the next generations become enthralled with it as well.

Edith Desmond purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Edith Desmond chose York Beach

My family and I have spent every summer up at our cottage by the sea since we were young children. My father's family had been coming up to York Beach for generations to enjoy the beaches and the other myriad of things one can experience when spending summer vacations in a beach town. In fact, many of our cousins also own homes in the area.

There's nothing like walking down to the beach everyday of summer vacation and not returning home until the day was over. We swam and surfed, got 'treats' on the beach, played at the playground right at the edge of the beach and dug in the sand. Oh, the sandcastles we built!

When we got older, we all worked at The Goldenrod, a local ice cream, candy store, and restaurant in 'downtown' York Beach. Now, the next generation enjoys their time at our sweet little family cottage.

We hope you have a fun and relaxing vacation here as well!

What makes this cottage unique

Early on, we made the decision to enclose and screen in the 24 x 8 front porch. It was a good decision as we spent a huge amount of time on that porch outside but screened-in, eating dinner, talking, laughing, reading, playing board games, making up our own games, and people watching, of course! Since our cottage is located within walking distance of the beach and the town, we would greet our neighbors from the end of the street as they made their way down to town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you like the beach and York Beach, this is the cottage for you. Our family spent a week at this cottage and had a great experience. The cottage has 3 decent (cottage) sized bedrooms and a combined living-kitchen-dining area. It is a short walk to Short Sands beach and to York Beach center. Easy coming and going. Ideal for families and couples. Loved the screened-in front porch. We spent a lot of time there before and after the beach. Cottage was very clean on arrival. It has a 'shared' grill but that worked out fine. We used it each night and did not have any scheduling conflicts. Owner was very responsive to emails and correspondence.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Jul 2014
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Looking for a cottage close to Short Sands Beach? This is it!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Looking for a cottage close to Short Sands Beach? This is it!
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
Schenectady, NY
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented this cottage from August 9-16 along with our 3 children, aged 11, 10 and 8. This cottage was perfect and had everything you could ask for. First of all, it's 2 blocks from Short Sands, so we literally could lug all of our stuff to the beach in 5 minutes. We'd go down in the morning, set up our spot, hang out for the morning and then walk back to the cottage to make lunch to bring back to the beach. There are 3 bedrooms. My wife and I had one with a double bed, our daughter took the one that had the twin trundle bed, and our two sons took the room with the two twin beds. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us and all of our stuff. We could have slept 3 or 4 more if we had to. My parents, sister and brother-in-aw were in Maine staying elsewhere and we had them over for dinner a few times. There is plenty of room and all of the amenities to cook and host people. We had 9 people in the cottage a few times and there was plenty of room. The town was also just a short walk away. We walked to the town, the amusement park, and the zoo and didn't have to pay for parking. Oh, I forgot about the front porch...simply awesome. There is nothing like starting your day with a cup of coffee on the front porch while your family is sleeping, or ending it with a drink after a long day in the sun. Bottom line: this place has everything you would need for a week in York Beach. The owners were great and responsive and very helpful. We're planning to revisit next year and this cottage is the first place we'll look.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My family rented this cottage for 2 weeks this summer and had a wonderful time. The home is very welcoming and comfortable. Location is perfect! Although we didn't have any rainy or cold days; there were plenty of blankets, board games, playing cards and books available. It's obvious that the owner put a lot of thought into making it as comfortable as possible for their renters. I recommend it highly.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
5

Wonderful cottage-great location-steps to the beach-excellent for families and couples

  • 5 of 5
If you like the beach and York Beach, this is the cottage for you.
Our family spent a week at this cottage and had a great experience. The cottage has 3 decent (cottage) sized bedrooms and a combined living-kitchen-dining area. It is a short walk to Short Sands beach and to York Beach center. Easy coming and going. Ideal for families and couples.
Loved the screened-in front porch. We spent a lot of time there before and after the beach. Cottage was very clean on arrival. It has a 'shared' grill but that worked out fine. We used it each night and did not have any scheduling conflicts.
Owner was very responsive to emails and correspondence.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Looking for a cottage close to Short Sands Beach? This is it!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456134vb
781 820-7105
York Beach Southern Coast of Maine
Boscawen, NH
5

Perfect location in a great neighborhood....

  • 5 of 5
My three teenage children and I had a wonderful time this summer at this rental. There was plenty of room, the rental was very clean, the kitchen well-equipped, and it took less than two minutes to walk to the beach. We made great use of the screen porch most evenings and even though there was cable TV and a DVD player, we didn't have time to use them!
The owners were very easy to communicate with and we had such a great time that we will be back next year!
I would highly recommend this location as the perfect vacation rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rt 95
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
York Beach, Short Sands
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Union Bluff
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cliff House, Ogunquit
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
York Beach
Car: recommended

Located a brief walk to Short Sands Beach for beach combing, sunbathing, or splashing in the waves. Many other activities include Animal Forest Park, Bowling, Penny Arcade, Ellis Park Playground, shopping, churches, and several local restaurants. No need for a car once you arrive!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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York Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,400
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes weekly rate is $1400 for July-August, pre-season and post season rates are available, contact for details. Nightly rates are available for off peak season only.
50% at time of booking, remaining 50% due one month prior to rental date.
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Amenities

Amenities

York Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , two bureaus, closet, window
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , One Medium dresser and one smaller dresser, closet, window
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Trundle beds, one bureau, closet, window.
  • Trundle Bedroom offers versatility. The Trundle allows for a twin bed and a crib (not supplied) if second twin bed remains under the trundle, or two twins beds, or a king when twins are pushed together.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • library
  • marina
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Duplex cottage with plenty of privacy as the units are joined only at the back corner of the home. Rental unit enjoys private front entryway and includes exclusive use of front porch, front yard, and side driveway. Shared side entry way leading to separate side doors and common area back yard.
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