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Kate Nesbit

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Gorgeous solar home near Goose Rocks Beach, great for family getaways.

15 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Southern Coast of Maine House Rental Photos and Description

4-5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 10-12 comfortably

Relax in this gorgeous solar home on 6.5 acres surrounded by 212 acres of conservation land. Enjoy nearby beaches, walking trails, or the many dining and shopping options in Kennebunkport all within 3 miles. Unique and tastefully furnished, this open concept timber frame is bright and sunny with wooden floors and all the amenities of home; full kitchen, wireless Internet, cable TV, washer/dryer, a/c, rumford fireplace. Spread out in the multiple living areas or hang out together in the spacious living room. Two, newly remodeled bedroom suites each have their own bathrooms and sitting areas - one features a jetted tub and TV room, and the other has a 4-season porch with beautiful views of the grounds. Lets not forget the Resident Barnyard Animals which afford hours of fun interaction with younger children. A nature lover and outdoor enthusiasts' dream. Perfect for family reunions, friend getaways, wedding functions and holistic retreats. Includes fresh linens, beach chairs/towels, beach pass, gourmet kitchen with lobster steamer, grill, bikes, canoe. Well behaved pets welcome. No smoking

Beaches nearby. Whale watching, sailing.: Goose Rocks Beach 2.5 miles down the road. Kennebunk Beaches 3 miles away. Two Beach permits provided for public beaches. Chairs, towels, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, sunscreen etc. fully equipped. Whale watching, sailing charters available during summer.

Tennis, Golf courses : Cape Arundel and Webhannet golf course 1.5 miles away. Tennis courts 0.5 miles away.

Kids and pets.: Kids are welcome and love the animals. Well behaved pets are welcome upon prior notice.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kate Nesbit (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Gorgeous solar home near Goose Rocks Beach, great for family getaways.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a fabulous week at this beautiful, well-appointed home in Kennebunkport. When we arrived we found the house impeccably clean and inviting, which was so appreciated. Jonathan, the caretaker, gave us the tour and was always available for any needs we had during our entire stay. Owner, Kate, was so lovely and accommodating. Long before we arrived she had already become a friend! She wanted to make sure we had everything that we needed in place for our arrival.

When we were ready to hit the beach, there were ample towels, chairs, umbrellas, and boogie boards provided. The grounds are perfect for walking and exploring, bikes are also provided, and the kids LOVED the barn and animals. What a find this house was! We hope to return as soon as we can! Thank you Kate for your hospitality, and your kindness.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Rental for any family that loves animals!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with a Summer vacation rental. This beautiful home is located in a secluded area next to a large wildlife sanctuary so you can roam over the 10+ acres and also hop onto the nearby trails of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. Our dogs and kids loved having that kind of freedom. Even better was the easy access to beaches, shopping, sightseeing, dining and golf all within a short driving distance of our location. The only time we left the area was for a short (45 minutes) trip up to LL Bean in Freeport. The house accommodates a large family easily and is very clean and inviting. The kids especially enjoyed being able to visit the farm animals that live in the detached barn. The landscaping is lovely and the yard meanders down to a small pond with fish and turtles. We were completely satisfied with our stay and look forward to returning many times in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Kennebunport's Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family and our dogs had an unforgettable Kennebunkport experience while staying at his utopian farmhouse!

Situated on approximately 10 open acres and surrounded by more than 250 acres of protected land, this farmhouse is the perfect choice for those traveling with or without pets, who are looking for a spacious, comfortable, and private stay while visiting the beautiful Kennebunkport area. The landscape and set up of the home inside was stunning. The house is very clean and spacious and can accomodate a large group. The kitchen is equipped with all top line appliances and is continuous with the living room containing a lovely and warm 2 sided fireplace. There are windows lining the entire living room and kitchen area which overlook the picturesque landscape. There are two outdoor porches with beautiful views overlooking the barn and farm animals below. There is plenty of land for your children and pets to enjoy and a clear pond for those with dogs who enjoy the water.

The location is a stones throw from downtown Kennebunkport and its many attractions including Cape Porpoise and the Bush compound on Walker's point.

The barn is full of rescued farm animals, including 2 pot belly pigs, several goats, chickens, and even geese. The farm animals are all very gentle/friendly and are managed by a friendly employee who resides in a private location on the premises.

We highly recommend this home rental. We will definitely plan on renting this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome! Perfect for Large Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This property and home was perfect for our stay. Our expanding family includes my wife and I, our 3 grown "kids" and their spouses, 4 grandchildren (3 mod. - 4 yrs) and 1 black lab. We've been coming to Kennebunkport for 20+ years as my mother/father-in-law have lived in K'Port for several years. We've stayed at several homes and this was the BEST so far.

Totally unique - of course the barn and goats, pigs, roosters/hens, geese etc. were a hit with the children; the spaciousness of the house layout perfectly fit the needs of a growing family - 4 truly individualized "suite" areas for sleeping/privacy but a large common area for hanging out together. We "grew up" on Goose Rocks Beach so while we got spoiled being able to walk out and right on to the best kept secret beach in the world, this home's proximity (2-3 miles) to GRB worked just fine.

We tried to figure out what this home DIDN'T have as far as amenities, cookware/utensils, appliances, games etc. and could not think of anything lacking. Walking the spacious grounds, hanging out on the deck, feasting on lobster at the "kitchen table" that comfortably seated 12+ folks made this such a convenient, stress free getaway. Very clean and comfortable. You can literally get lost in this home with it's multiple "layers/floors" and nooks/crannies.

Location was perfect for our various pursuits; Goose Rocks Beach, my favorite fishing pier in Cape Porpoise, golf at Cape Arundel, lobster dinner, grilling out, playing games......I highly recommend this home/property for 4 families w/kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home and surrounding property is simply perfect. I will start with my communication with the homeowner, Kate. She was extremely flexible, always prompt in returning my messages and clear in her answers to my questions. Because of this, when we arrived, everything was just as expected.

Now, on to the house...The house is spacious, beautifully decorated and so interesting- yet not intimidating to rent with 3 young children. The layout was ideal for two families, with each of us inhabiting a different "wing" of the house and sharing the living areas comfortably. Every detail has been attended to- from beach towels to lobster pots, bicycles to a fire pit, observatory, 4-season porch, you name it- this house has it! On top of that, nothing about the property is "cheap"- all the appliances, furnishings, even the blinds, are tasteful and high-end. Luxurious!

The caretaker, Jay, does an immaculate job on the grounds. The lawns and flowers were beautiful and tidy. Jay was kind and friendly, bringing us vegetables from a friend's garden, teaching the children how to hold the chicks and gracing us with a dozen fresh, delicious eggs from the resident hens!

A short run to arguably the most desirable beach in Southern Maine, Goose Rocks Beach, I spent a couple of mornings enjoying the quiet solitude of the white sand and lapping waves while the world woke up to yet another sunny day.

Days were spent at Kennebunk Beach, Goose Rocks Beach or Biddeford Pool (where we were graced with a close-up view of a young harbor seal sunning herself for more than an hour).

Evenings, we frequented nearby Wolff's Lobster Pound for affordable lobsters and steamers.

Our time went so quickly, but we truly enjoyed every minute. This house is everything a family could need, and so much more. We highly recommend staying here- you'll never want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Three Generation Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We depended upon our daughters and sons-in-law to pick a vacation spot and house for a week long getaway celebrating my wife's birthday. Accordingly, the choice was suspect...

I can faithfully and accurately report that those suspicions completely vanished upon setting foot in the house. It is large and spacious, interesting, very well furnished and kept immaculately clean by the owner. It is fully stocked with modern appliances, cooking materials, bedding, towels and back up nicknacks. In addition to comfortable common areas there are 3 distinct suite areas which was perfect for us. The house and grounds are really quite lovely and even passed my wife's "muster" which is no small feat since I am still in the "trial stage" with her after 38 years of marriage.

The addition of the barn and animals adds another dimension which will be appealing to some folks. For us this was a mildly interesting addition, but we all very much enjoyed the fresh eggs.

Of more interest to us was the fleet of bicycles, spare set of golf clubs, and beach gear that was available.

The town and surrounding areas speak for themselves. We highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Federal Jacks - Shipyard Brewing Company
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Multiple Restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beautiful, private timber frame solar home at end of private drive. Nestled amongst birch trees and surrounded by 212 acres of Conservation Land. Close to Goose Rocks Beach, Fortunes Rocks and Kennebunk Beaches. Moments away from the tranquil seaside villages of Cape Porpoise with charming shops and galleries, restaurants, and freshly stocked seafood markets. Downtown Kennebunkport is less than 3 miles away where sailing, kayaking and fishing are accessible. Enjoy a bike ride to the beach or town on some of the best scenic roads in Southern Maine. If you enjoy walking or hiking, the Kennebunkport Conservation Land abutting the property has trails for your enjoyment.

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Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Amenities

Southern Coast of Maine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4-5 bedrooms, can comfortably sleep 10-12 people
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully equipped, gourmet kitchen equipped with Wolf stove and Sub-zero appliances. Bose Wave entertainment system. Landscape artist who maintains perennial gardens. Resident pot- belly pig named Sam in barn who loves listening to Mario Lanza along with four goats, and pet chickens, ducks and geese who provide delicious fresh organic eggs for breakfast. Staff who take care of the animals and grounds are present on a daily basis and will not bother occupants of house except to deliver fresh flowers if requested or if occupants would like to handle and pet the animals. Concierge person available upon request along with pampered pet sitting and child care. Delicious meals also prepared upon request.

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