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2 acre Oceanfront Estate with heated pool, indoor spa, & spectacular views

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 sofa-bed/spare room, 5 bathrooms. Sleeps 9 : Minimum Stay 1 week

Situated on two acres at oceanside between Ogunquit and York, this 5500 square foot seaside estate offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, including the Boon Island and Cape Neddick Lighthouses. Ideal, because of its layout for two or three couples. Two private rooftop decks, two patios, a long porch with pergola and extensive gardens. Spectacular views of the sea and its local population of seals. A gardener and pool service are included. 75 minutes from Boston/Logan Airport and 35 minutes from Portland/Portland Jetport. BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER 2017. Also available at a price of $25,000 for a two week period.

Bedroom 1: panoramic views, fireplace, bath, queen size bed. Bedroom 2: Second Level oceanside. Twin beds (or make into a king), bath. Bedroom 3: large, queen-size bed, private bath, skylights.Bedroom 4:The Crows Nest : third floor, double bed and futon.Spectacular third level views with widows walk.

More Details

Frank Wallace
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2018

About Frank Wallace

Chuck, David and I (Frank) , all retired educators, acquired Villa CREF (college Retirement Equities Fund :-} in 1998 as a retirement residence large enough to give each of us his own living space. I am in the cottage. David and Chuck in separate parts of the big house. It's ideal for our needs! 6500 square feet! We have had summer renters for 15 years, many back for several summers. They have all been great to have as guests. You would be too. By the way, our gardens were on the National Garden tour for four summers!

Frank Wallace purchased this estate in 1998

What makes this estate unique

Read the comments from our renters. One of them rented for six summers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Frank, et al: I hope this email finds you well. Please share our thoughts with Chuck and David. The kids were water rats the entire time. It brought back fond memories of my childhood to see the kids jumping around in the pool most of the day. Who would imagine that a giant hole with water would keep children endlessly entertained. Lauren, who thoroughly enjoys sunbathing, had a great time by the pool as well, dividing her time between minding the kids, reading, and being the general audience for belly flops and the source of the much needed praise all kids require.As for myself, while I like the sun, I can’t handle it for too long and, like the children, I bore easily. This predilection for ennui was cured by your kitchen. Obsession is best diverted from worries of business and mortality by those transient and hedonistic joys like cooking. I must have visited Hannaford’s at least 10 times during our one week visit.My son, Caleb, who doesn’t yet read, proved fairly adept at identifying the birds by their pictures. We thought we had spotted Scarlet Tanagers but Michael, the gardener (extremely nice guy and quite interesting) seemed fairly certain it was something else. A perch maybe? I don’t recall now. We fed the fish once per day and had no mishaps, and no bullfrog catching, though admittedly I don’t think we ever saw or heard him. Michael helped me correctly identify the edible nasturtiums which he ate first to demonstrate that they were safe. We found out at The Trading Post that you don’t need a fishing license to fish on the ocean or on any estuary so long as you are where the slack tide is. Once you move inland you need a license for fresh water fishing. We bought some bunker and tried fishing off the rocks. The kids more enjoyed just navigating around the rocks than actually fishing. We never made it far, other than a short run to miniature golf one night. Interest in Kennebunkport quickly waned in light of the beautiful gardens, the rocky coast, the sunrises… Who needed the crowds and aggravation? We left New York to get away from that after all. Well, I hope we proved considerate guests. We would be interested in returning next year, around the same time. Sorry for the long-winded note. To borrow from Twain, it would have been shorter if I’d had more time. Best regards, Tim
Jun 2006
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Cape Neddick Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • LOFT/CROWS NEST - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3RD FLOOR: Bonus Sleeping Area Above Bedroom #4, Views, Deck
    BEDROOM #3 - 1 queen , 2ND FLOOR: Ensuite Bathroom
    BEDROOM #2 - 1 queen , 2ND FLOOR: Queen, Ensuite Bathroom, Fireplace, Den, Views
    BEDROOM #1 - 1 queen , 1ST FLOOR: Queen Bed, Ensuite Bath
    BEDROOM #4 - 2 twin/ single , 2ND FLOOR: 2 Twin beds, Ensuite Bath, Library, Views
  • You will find a floor plan of the house at our website: type in the word shorefront and follow it with the standard dot addition.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
5 bedrooms with 4 baths. Renters may choose between twin or king size beds in two of the bedrooms. Solarium, 2 pantries; 2 acres of gardens; fishing from the rocks; views of 2 lighthouses; pool table; beach 1 1/2 miles. Wireless high speed Internet.Pets are welcome.


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2 acre Oceanfront Estate with heated pool, indoor spa, & spectacular views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Unique and Wonderful Oceanfront Gem

  • 5 of 5

We've spent a number of wonderful, extended summer vacations here and look forward to coming back again soon. The spectacular location and spacious house with expansive kitchen makes this the perfect place for our family to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the ocean at our doorstep. Nights were spent on the upper deck stargazing and during the day we explored the surrounding area or just spent our time sitting in the hammock or on the porch reading taking in the sea breeze.

Our grown children joined us during parts of our stay and there was no need to look for restaurants - we just headed to the local seafood shop and ate at home most nights with freshly caught local fish and a bottle of wine on the patio with the ocean as a backdrop. There's even a garden that provided freshly picked herbs and vegetables to make our meals that much more special, along with the beautifully manicured flower gardens that added so much to the experience.

My favorite spot in the house was sleeping in the third floor room facing the ocean. We'd leave the windows open and let the waves lapping on the shore lull us to sleep and wake up to them in the morning.

Staying here is such a unique experience, it's hard to put into words all the wonderful memories we've made during our stays and we hope to make it back soon. Thanks again for everything Frank, Chuck and David

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gardens of Eden

  • 5 of 5

We had several unique considerations when renting a house. First, it had to be handicap accessible, second it had to entertain 2 adolescent boys, third it had to be restful for overtired parents/caregivers and finally, have a view. This location met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations! The gardens were the best surprise of all- simply stunning! The house was well maintained, the pool was a blast- the views from the third floor bedroom were amazing. The hosts were available without hovering. I can not say enough about our experience. We were able to accommodate my mother in law on a first floor bedroom with bathroom. While the house has a step or two, my mother in law was able to be in her bedroom, enjoy the views from the living room and sit on the porch with little effort. The only challenge was getting into town by bike- not being used to such tight roads and blind curves, we were a bit intimidated at first. But we quickly overcame our anxiety and took on the challenge. We would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you so much!! What a generous and beautifully detailed review. We are in your debt. . Keep well... and come back some day.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Route 95 York
Car: necessary

Swimming, walking, biking, fishing, beaches, restaurants, shopping, sail boat rentals, art museums and galleries, summer stock theater,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.