About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Private waterfront cottage with ocean, island and lighthouse views on quiet tidal cove. Located in Cape Porpoise, a small fishing village which is part of Kennebunkport. Fully equipped eat-in kitchen, screened-in porch, both overlooking the cove. Large living room with two twin built-in daybeds and fireplace, cozy master bedroom and bath. Pier and water access for kayak, canoe or boat owners to Cape Porpoise islands. Less than a mile to Cape Porpoise village, you will find restaurants, grocery store, shops and galleries. It is a scenic walk to the local pier where you can fish or watch the lobstermen bring in their catch. A short drive to Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunk beaches and Kennebunkport center.
Please call or email for availability as we do maintain the calendar on this listing. Sorry, No Pets.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
This property was a family residence for many years and for this reason it holds many memories. Originally this house was owned by a sea captain who was part of the Nunan fishing Fleet in the early 1900s. My family purchased the property when I was ten years old. My Dad was a teacher, but owned and operated Arundel Marine, which is now called the Arundel Wharf Restaurant and is located in the center of Kennebunkport. We commuted from Paddy Creek to the marina by boat. Growing up here was wonderful, I spent my summers waterskiing, sailing and exploring the nearby islands with my cousins. Now my wife Joan and our two daughters are sharing the Paddy Creek experience. Our girls are fortunate to have grow up in this area, enjoying the Maine outdoor experience this property offers. We love swimming off the float, relaxing on the pier, snoozing in the hammock, kayaking, sailing or visiting the Cape Porpoise Islands and Goat Island Lighthouse. We love being near the water and enjoying Maine at its best. For the past ten years we have been renting our waterfront cottage. We have also rented the main house for the past six years to the U.S. Secret Service. We are now renting them both on a weekly or monthly basis throughout the year. We are happy to offer you and your friends and family our property to create your own Maine summer memories.
Why Owner chose Cape Porpoise
We consider this a very special place. What is so special about it? First of all, it is situated on a tidal cove in Cape Porpoise, a quaint coastal village which is part of Kennebunkport, Maine. Our four-acre property is surrounded by water and is the last property on the end of a private road - so there is plenty of privacy. We have our own pier and float where you can dock your own boat, kayak or canoe - or you can rent one to explore the seven Cape Porpoise Islands. The pier and float are a great place for kids to swim, catch crabs and fish or for adults to sunbath, read a good book or enjoy a cold drink. The grounds include a large grassy area where many soccer, volley ball, and tug of war games have been played. The four acres include a peaceful area to rest in a hammock by the water as well as secluded woods with paths where you can enjoy a nature walk. The property has a colonial style house, as well as a quintessential Maine cottage for accommodations. They can be rented separately or together to accommodate large families or groups. Because the distance between the house and cottage is approximately 150 ft, both the house and cottage have their own space and privacy. The pier and float are to be enjoyed by and offer water access to both the house and cottage occupants. Less than a mile to Cape Porpoise village, it is a short walk to breakfast, lunch or dinner or for an ice cream run. In the center of Cape Porpoise you will find restaurants, a grocery store, post office, shops and galleries. It is a scenic walk to the local pier where you can fish or watch the lobstermen bring in their catch. A ten minute drive to Kennebunkport's Goose Rocks Beach, and the Kennebunk beaches as well as Kennebunkport’s Dock Square.
What makes this Cottage unique
What is unique about this cottage is that is actually sits on the edge of the water - and at high tide the cottage is above the water. Because on the new codes it is not possible to build so close to the water.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The enchanting Cottage at Paddy Creek
I had the great good fortune to rent the Cottage the first week of July; my stay there was nothing short of blissful, and I can't recommend it highly enough. The cottage is a rustic little gem of a place - immaculately clean and comfortably furnished. The porch is breezy and comfortable, the cottage open to the air, and the extremely well-equipped kitchen is ideal for steaming lobster on the stove while looking out on the water.
From its idyllic location on a peaceful tidal cove you see both the cove and the ocean so there's both a sense of protection from the sea and openness to the cove itself. The dock is a marvelous amenity — a serene spot to enjoy coffee in the morning, cocktails at sunset and for watching the moon rise in the evening. At high tide the dock is an inviting spot to dangle your feet in the water, go for a swim or to set out in a sea kayak (as I did) and paddle out to the ocean to explore the nearby Cape Porpoise islands, including the Goat Island lighthouse. For the ultimate in relaxation a snooze in the tree-shaded hammock on this beautifully landscaped property can’t be beat.
The village of Cape Porpoise is a short walk away, where there is a small grocery store, restaurants serving good food, and a busy lobster pound — a perfect place to watch the lobstermen off-load their catch & then savor the fruits of their labor. Or one can opt to make the short drive into Kennebunkport, with its bustling Dock Square and plethora of restaurants, art galleries and activities of all kind.
Finally, I can’t say enough about the Cottage’s owners, Joan and Phil. Warm and friendly, they could not have been more helpful or more gracious hosts. Their kind hospitality added greatly to my stay. It’s hard to imagine a more perfectly charming and authentically Maine coastal spot than their Cottage. I fell in love with the place at first sight and can’t wait to return.
It is everything you need and nothing you don't to enjoy a week off the grid of the usual madness.
A little slice of heaven where your mind and body have the chance to reconnect and your soul feels right at home. A place to remind us that it's not only okay, but necessary, to slow the pace and just breathe. Read a book, do a puzzle, take a nap. Recharge your batteries and refresh your outlook at Paddy Creek.
Character, charm, and beautiful location
Superb location on a protected cove gave our family of 4 room to spread out and enjoy daily paddling out to Goat Island Lighthouse. Views from kitchen window and rocking chair on porch make you never want to leave. It's very clean, rustic and very Maine. Easy bike or car trip to center of Kennebunkport for shopping, and Satellite Donuts, when the tide goes out and the Cove goes dry. When the tide was IN we never left the place -my kids jumped off the dock, swam and paddled for hours. Surprised at how spacious it was--huge porch was a treat. We plan to come back. The owner is helpful, responsive and kind --and we were happy to meet her mid week. Renting paddleboards for the week was the best--easy paddling to all the little islands and the lighthouse, and close encounters with the lobster boats near the pier. Dreamy vacation spot.
A wonderful cabin, fully equipped, beautifully situated on the coastal inlet at Cape Porpoise. We enjoyed every minute of our stay!
wonderfully private and relaxing.
The cabin is located on the water of an incredibly beautiful and serene cove. When the tide was out I could see the various ducks and seagulls in formation and out foraging for their breakfast and dinner. The cabin was exceptionally clean and provisioned with an abundance of whatever could possibly be needed in order to prepare a meal. We had a large kitchen stocked with cookware in order to feed 20 if necessary. A number of restaurants and "sea to table" venders were within a three minute drive to the other side of the cove. Most missed are my morning coffee, a morning glory muffin, and the NY Times, all the while nestled outside next to the water's edge. I cannot recommend this place enough. I will be returning next year.
What an incredible experience. The cottage sits in a beautiful location on calm water, within sight of the ocean and lighthouse. The views are spectacular and the cottage itself is quaint. Anything you need in provided and the cottage is quintessential coastal New England stocked. The host is available and responsive, caring about the guests comfort. We spent two nights here and I wish it could have been longer...such a spectacular experience. If you want to see New England at its best, don't look any further! Cheers
Our four acre property is surrounded by water and is the last property on the end of a private road - so there is plenty of privacy. The cottage sits over the water at high tide so you feel like you are away from it all -- because you are! Located a mile from the center of Cape Porpoise you can easily walk to the grocery store or to a local restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is also a scenic walk to the local pier where you can fish or watch the lobstermen bring in their catch. At low tide you can go clamming with a license, walk the islands and enjoy island picnics. If you like the beach you can visit Goose Rocks Beach or Kennebunk Beaches in less than a ten minute drive, where you can jog, bike and walk along the beaches. If you want to get out on the water there are whale watching tours, fishing cruises and several places to rent boats, kayaks, windsurfing, scuba diving or other water sports equipment.
There are several golf courses (Par 3 and full courses) and driving ranges in the Kennebunk's including Pitch' n Put. If you like the arts you can enjoy summer theater at the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Arundel or Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, or the outdoor evening concerts on the green in Kennbunkport center along with many local art galleries.
There are also many local restaurants, gift shops and antique shops to visit. You may also want to visit other sites such as the Franciscan Monastery, Presidential compound, Laudholm Farm and the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge.
If you don’t mind driving 25 miles north you can visit the coastal city of Portland. You may also enjoy L.L. Bean and the outlets in Freeport, Maine, about 50 miles north of Kennebunkport.
There are also, water parks, theme parks and the York Zoo all within a half hour drive.