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Spacious Beach House in the Heart of Cape Porpoise

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Cape Porpoise House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Beautifully decorated home in the heart of Cape Porpoise Village. An open floor plan that engenders fun for family and friends, while a propane fireplace and enclosed backporch allows for privacy and relaxation. Walk to local markets, restaurants, fishing pier and Goat Island Light House or dine across the street at Nunan's Lobster Hut . Goose Rocks beach is conveniently located just 2 miles away, and Fortune Rocks and Biddeford Beach are a short drive away (5 miles). Portland (25 miles), Freeport (30 miles), Portsmouth, NH (30 miles) are all an excellent day trip when not relaxing at the beach. Enjoy the tidal marsh views across the street and the outdoor seating area perfect for grilling and relaxing with friends. This home and its location are beautiful all year round. A wonderful home to 'get away from it all'!

Enjoy Local Golf Courses: Play some terrific local course like Cape Arundel, Dunegrass, and Webhannet Golf Club or travel a little further and play such challenging beauties like Ledges and Point Sebago.

Great All Year Long: Enjoy this beautiful rental year round. Great walking and biking views along the coast.

You will never want to leave.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Ben Bickford
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Spacious Beach House in the Heart of Cape Porpoise
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Sunny, Spacious, and Serene

  • 5 of 5

The house is sunny and airy, with plenty of cozy furniture and a bright, classic decor. Loved the claw-foot tub!! Highlights included eating on the patio and making a fire in the evenings. Beautifully maintained inside and out with plenty of room for everyone. Nice location, close to the beach and lots of good day trips. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when people enjoy our home in Cape Porpoise. We hope to see you all in 2010!
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Wonderful home and a beautiful town.

  • 5 of 5

Here for a wedding and we loved the home and neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home in Cape Porpoise! Hope to see you back again some time soon. Sincerely, the Bickfords
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Just what we were looking for. Perfect.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location for Xmas prelude. Cape Porpoise is very quaint village close enough to Kennebunkport Proper. Rented house so other family members could experience Xmas prelude for the first time. House had everything we needed. Very comfortable, cozy and clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying in our home! We agree that it is the perfect place for the wonderful Prelude celebration in Kennebunkport! We hope to see you again! Best Wishes, The Bickfords
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Cozy, comfortable, relaxing - very 'Maine'!

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed in the K'port/Cape Porpoise region for many years now. This year was truly one of the more memorable! The house is centrally located in Cape Porpoise; within easy walking distance to Bradbury's, The Wafarer, The Captain's, Cape Porpoise Kitchen and the Pier. It is also right across the street from Nunan's!

Our family is an active one, so many enjoyed early morning walks to the Pier, bike rides around the area and jogging to Gooches' beach and sometimes even back! There was plenty of room in the garage to store bikes, surfboards and other beach necessities.

The house is very clean, bright and very comfortable! The kitchen is spacious and has all of the modern conveniences including a very large fridge. (Perfect for a large family!) The outside shower is amazing - a great place to shower off the sand after a day at the beach!

We truly enjoyed our 2 week stay, and we would recommend this very easily to anyone looking for a comfortable, relaxing accommodation in this area!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed our home. See you next year!
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Pretty Good

  • 3 of 5

Overall we did have a lovely time on our vacation. However we think that the title of "beach house" is somewhat deceiving. We rented the house bc we thought it was close to the beach--it really wasn't and then there was the added hassle of buying a beach permit. We ended up driving to Wells Beach and Old Orchard Beach, paying a small flat fee to park and having a great time there. The owner was good at communicating when we were there for some hot days and asked for some fans. The house itself is great, in great condition, and we had no problems with it. Kids liked their bunk room, my husband and I had the Queen room and we gave the master to our relatives who were traveling with us. All were happy with the sleeping arrangements, the kitchen was good and the bathrooms had good water pressure (though the outdoor shower was broken so we couldn't use that). Again, our stay in this home was great--loved walking to the Wayfarer, market and Cape Porpoise Kitchen. But this is on a busy road with a construction site next door and general road noise, and there was check out confusion so we probably wouldn't stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 4 of 5

With three boys under the age of four vacations tend to be more work than play, but our week in Maine was heavenly! The proximity of the beach was great and the beach itself made the trip - flat sand and an enclosed cove meant my husband and I could actually sit down in beach chairs while the boys ran around and even while they played in the water. Add to that a walkable market with everything you could possibly need, a gourmet sandwich shop AND a lobster co-op next door and you can't get much better. We drove to downtown Kennebunkport for ice cream most nights and walked around the shops - one of the other best parts is the people. Super friendly and laid back - you feel instantly comfortable and at home up there.

The house is laid out well with a large eat in kitchen and most importantly, a kids play room! All in all, were it not for the winter months I almost convinced my husband we should move up there. It was a great week in a great house and I would recomment it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time in Cape Porpoise! Thanks for the review. Best, The Bickfords
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Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub
Goose Rocks Beach
Pier 77 Restaurant
Nunan's Lobster Hut
The Ramp Bar and Grill
Tides Beach Club Hotel Restaurant
Gooch's Beach
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland International Jet Port
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Down Easter
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rte 95
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Goose Rocks
Car: recommended

Unique working fishing village within the town of Kennebunkport. Enjoy a walk to the pier and watch the lobster boats come in from a day of work. Or relax and enjoy the sun setting behind beautiful Goat Island Light House. Spend the day shopping and dining on the water of popular Kennebunkport. View the beautiful art work of local and international artists at galleries galore. Antiques or auctions anyone? In need of practice for that golf swing? Many golf facilities of various levels. Feeling sea worthy? Enjoy a whale watching or fishing excursion, or just tour the beautiful coastline. So much to do, so little time!

Other Activities: Whale watches and harbor tours, Theaters during summer season, museums


Rates & Availability

Cape Porpoise House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall and Prelude
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jump Start
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
The Longest Days
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Booking Fee $55
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please note that Homeaway is now charging a reservation fee. From their website: "To help support the initiatives above and bring you more travelers and bookings throughout 2016, in February we’ll begin introducing a small service fee paid by a traveler who books or pays through the HomeAway checkout. Traveler service fees are commonplace in the travel industry, and based on research, we do not anticipate that a service fee will be a meaningful deterrent to travelers wanting to book your property.
The service fee will vary based on the total amount of the booking, and will be between approximately 4 and 9% of the total cost—the more the rental amount, the lower the percentage. It will be paid by your traveler during the checkout process and will be charged only on the first payment. Of course, it will only apply to a successful reservation, and will be refunded if the booking is cancelled."

I think you can avoid this fee and the online booking fee ($55) by paying me directly with check or money order.

Cleaning Fee: This is handled at the property with property manager John Morin. Renters may get up to $50 of the $175 cleaning fee refunded if they leave the property in satisfactory condition. This would entail having the majority of linens and towels washed and dried, so that the cleaning service only needs to sanitize the house upon their departure. Renters may request more information from John Morin about the arrangement upon their arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cape Porpoise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Wash the sand off or watch the stars come out as you shower!
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deep Clawfoot Tub!
    Powder Room - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom has its own full bathroom. And a new outdoor shower allows for easy cleaning after the beach, and the simple pleasure of seeing the stars as you shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , bunk bed and trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Aerobed
  • Master bedroom on first floor has a king size bed. Three bedrooms on second level. One room has a queen size bed. One room has a bunk bed with a trundle bed. Final room has two twins and additional aerobed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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