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Stay Year Round at Memories Cottage, York Beach, Maine!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This friendly, comfortable Maine cottage with knotty pine paneling has been recently tastefully and carefully updated. Well insulated, new windows, kitchen, foundation, completed 2014.

2 bedrooms, one with Queen bed, closet and air conditioner, the second bedroom has 2 twin beds on the porch. Kitchen has Refrigerator/Freezer, Stove/Oven, and eat in Dining area.

We have a full sized washer and dryer.

Bathroom with Tub/shower. Living room with 2 couches, cable TV and sky light and air conditioner. Combination locks on the doors, no keys to lose! Outside there are 2 parking places, outdoor chairs and table. Sit outside and enjoy the quiet family neighborhood. The cottage is a 'stone's throw' to a rocky beach for tide pooling, swimming at high tide, star gazing, and views of Shorts Sands Beach! Hear the waves from the cottage! A short walk the other way is another small tidal beach in the bay, scramble over the rocks to get there.

Popular Short Sands Beach is a pleasant 1/2 mile walk on a tree-lined side street. Shops, restaurants (including great local seafood). You'll find York's Wild Kingdom, The Goldenrod (world famous for salt water taffy made the same way 100 years), Funarama with games including skee ball, a wonderful beach side playground and the Gazebo for summer concerts. Walk on another 20 minutes to Dunne's ice cream and on to the Nubble Lighthouse, enjoying the rocky Maine coastline, and fabulous ocean views. Long Sands beach is another little walk or drive away.

Short drives open a world of sightseeing, shopping, hiking, boating, etc. Portland is 30 minutes away with ferries to the Maine islands; driving up or down the coast leads you to outlet shopping at Freeport, one hour away, or Kittery, 15 minutes away; a burst of driving to the heart of the New Hampshire White Mountains for a days junket is one and one-half hours away.

Please leave the cottage as your found it when you leave, a cleaning fee is not included. Please supply your own linens, towels, beach towels. We come to the cottage in between every guest, to make sure every thing is ready for your arrival.

The cottage has been in our family for 40 years, we love it and hope you will love it too and return year after year like some of our guests do!!

Please note, we accept pets on an individual basis. If you have allergies to pets, please find other accommodations.

We have cable TV and high speed internet. Keywords: Tastefully Updated Cottage Near the Beach

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About The Owner

Gary's family picked family oriented York for their vacation spot from their home in Keene. I'm Gary's wife, Marion, I'm from Bermuda, and a flight attendant. I love the cottage as our whole family does! We find York so interesting and has kept the old fashioned family oriented way, it is fascinating and charming. A great place to vacation year after year. We love it there. We just live 30 minutes away.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1972

Why The Owner chose York Beach

Family friendly, close to beaches. Several miles from Highway, easy to find. York is a year round town, there are reasons to come here any time of the year! The beaches, antiquing, proximity to Portland, Boston, mountains, ocean, etc!

What makes this cottage unique

This family friendly area, suitable for all ages. The beach, town, playground. Areas to explore, the White Mountains a few hours beautiful drive away. Shopping outlets in Kittery and Freeport. The Maine coast with spectacular scenery. Fall Foliage and the coast line are a wonderful combination for the walker, painter, photographer, or just want to see what it's all about!


York Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) In bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two in porch bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Stay Year Round at Memories Cottage, York Beach, Maine!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Quiet, charming peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting here for 5 years and plan on returning next summer. The location is perfect and the owners superb!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We love our faithful guests!
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Nice week at nice cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice little cottage in a good location in York. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage. Great location,quiet neighborhood. Close to Rocky beacb.

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at the cottage. Plenty of room.Comfortabe and cozy.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay at Memories Cottage again this year. We hope it will be for many years to come! We appreciate you!
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for one week and I think is was great. It had everything you would need for a stay. It is close to everything, walking within minutes to the beaches or a very short drive to everything else. Just a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

the beautiful southern coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5

We were able to explore many sand beaches (and enjoy picnics prepared in the nicely appointed kitchen at the cottage), light houses, and historic landmarks, including military forts, within easy driving distance of Memories Cottage every day AND still have time to enjoy the scenes of surfers, boogie boarders, and joyous dogs and their humans romping on the beach at Long Sands. Sunsets at near by Nubble Light were the perfect way to end the days before returning to the comfort of the cottage. There were sufficient reasonably priced restaurants nearby when we wanted to eat out and a market that carried a "fish chowder" selection of fish the night I wanted to make my annual Maine chowder and corn muffins. The cottage neighborhood was neat, quiet, and respectful of the privacy of all. Memories cottage provided us with more than we expected in the way of amenity's and comfort and made our 30th year of traveling and staying on the Maine coast a most excellent memory

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

Hear the sound of the buoy clanging and the waves rolling in, smell the salt air mingled with wonderful fragrant flowers while you relax in this charming, comfortable cottage. The owners, Marion and Gary, make your stay memorable with their thoughtful touches ... beach chairs, boogie boards, beach umbrella, a small grill and a readily appointed kitchen help to make your stay enjoyable. You are minutes away from downtown York Beach with it's quaint shopping, historic Goldenrod Kisses restaurant/candy shop and Short Sands Beach. Travel just a tad further south and you come upon the lovely Cape Neddick lighthouse, beautiful Long Sands Beach and then the historic area of York, Maine. Travel a bit further down picturesque Route 1A and you reach terrific outlet shopping in Kittery, Maine and then more fabulous history and shopping in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. If you travel North on Route 1A instead, you will pass through Ogonquit and Wells before reaching gorgeous Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine where shopping and restaurants abound, but don't stop there ... travel along the coast through Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough and then see the historic Portland Head lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Go a bit further and spend the day in Portland, Maine for more shopping, history and restaurants. This cottage is close to so much, yet still a quiet and peaceful retreat from the world. We have stayed here often over the past 10+ years and have loved every visit. The only downside is having to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several in York Beach
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Shore Road or the Lobster Pound Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Short Sands
Car: recommended

Two large sandy beaches near by, Short Sands, half mile and Long Sands, one mile. Tide pooling at the Rocky Beach just across the road and down a small road. Antiquing abounds from Route One in York, all the way along Route One through Ogunquit, Wells and Kennebunkport. York's Wild Kingdom is in York Beach village about half mile from the cottage. York village has the old fashioned and fun arcade for hours of enjoyment. The historic Golden Rod restaurant and candy shop, where you can watch them making salt water taffy.

Nubble Light is a good walk away, or drive and enjoy ice creams up by there at Fox's or Dunne's. Various festivals during the year in York Beach Village. Kittery Outlet Shops, just a 10 minute drive down Route One.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Starting 2017, we are preferring our guests pay by credit card through Cleaning fee is not included, please leave cottage ready for the next set of guests, as you found it. Please bring linens for the beds and all towels needed for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.