|Minimum Stay||2 - 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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
The Cottage was lovely. The family that rents the Cottage are lovely. The view fantastic. Location fantastic. Cannot share enough positives regarding the Cottage.
Resturants in Cape Porpoise are all you need, for breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Activities are in abundance. Yet, once you are there there is no need to leave the porch.
I would recommend to anyone. It is perfect.
My family had an amazing time at the Cottage on Paddy Creek. It was beautiful. We are looking forward to future visits. Paddy Creek is a perfect water front location outside downtown and close to Goose Rocks Beach.
The cottage itself was very sweet. We spent hours on the screened porch, watching the variations in the tide, appreciating the sunrise, laughing, and feeling completely relaxed.
The property is tremendous, with a beautiful hammock, and wood swing which was perfect for our 5 year old. Also with the water front access we spent a lot of time kayaking and on paddle boards.
Thank you Joan for sharing this amazing place with others.
We loved our stay at the cottage!! It was so very peaceful and beautiful. Bonus that it was a quick drive into town and Porpoise Point. Our son loved it too and keeps asking us when we are going back to our "new house".
Would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family. We will be back!!!!!
We only stayed 2 nights; not enough to time to fully enjoy this cottage as I would've liked! Joan was very accommodating with our late arrival, having lights on in the drive and at the cottage for us. We found it perfectly clean; we slept well; we woke to beautiful surroundings and new experiences since it was our first time staying by the ocean.
The first day was a chilly, foggy day so there were foghorns echoing through the mist. We enjoyed watching the tide coming into the cove as we prepared for the day. We went into Kennebunkport to Mornings in Paris for coffee, then searched for parking and finally went with the paid parking at Federal Jack's instead of wasting more time driving around. We had lunch there, and browsed the numerous specialty shops and enjoyed the views, driving past the Bush place on the way back to the cottage. We went into Cape Porpoise to eat dinner at Pier 77. We thoroughly enjoyed the delectable seafood, live jazz, and courteous treatment from the staff and waitress. The harbor views with the setting sun were perfect.
The second day was sunshiny, and we regretted needing to leave these surroundings so soon (but had a deadline in MA in the evening, after doing more ME sightseeing.) If we come again, I would hope to stay longer to fully enjoy more of Maine, both at the cottage and in the surrounding area, bringing my paints and easel with me. Coming from central IL, it was a sweet taste that whetted the appetite. I didn't realize MA and ME were so forested with mature trees, everywhere. The winding back roads would remind mid-Westerners of Brown Co., IN. The difference is quickly realized when you sight the ocean, and harbors and lighthouses, and architecture of the majority of the homes, and pick up that's it's a bit different culture seasoned by the ocean in all it's moods. I loved how homes and streets are so well-kept, but retain individuality and historical charm. Because history is everywhere. :)
So yeah, take some time at the cottage to unwind with your family. It's a nice, private setting with nature literally at your door. No walking across a street or waiting on traffic to enjoy it.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 20
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$95 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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