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ARUNDEL HOUSE - Charming New England Vacation Rental Minutes From the Ocean

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 14

Classic Colonial Brick Home on 4 Acres with a very large yard, ideal for LARGE GATHERINGS. Centrally located between Kennebunkport, Biddeford and multiple beaches and only 6 Miles to the Ocean!! There are 2 large bedrooms with queen size beds, 2 small bedrooms with twin size beds and 3 bedrooms with full size beds. Large Eat in Kitchen, second fully equipped kitchen, 2 Fully Furnished Living Rooms, one with a Sleeper Sofa. Amenities include: Screened Gazebo, wood burning stove, washer and dryer, BBQ Grills, Lobster Pot, 2 comfortably furnished masonry patios, wood deck and NEW stone sitting wall with fire pit, Cable TV and Wireless Internet Access.

The house is readily divisible for two separate house units. Inquiries welcome for specific features and amenities on each side or rental of a single unit of the duplex.

More Details

Cynthia Elliott
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017


Arundel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
  • The house can be rented as two separate units or combined for large parties. The whole house sleeps 14 and has 2 full bathrooms and a washer and dryer. Please feel free to contact the owner for further information.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

ARUNDEL HOUSE - Charming New England Vacation Rental Minutes From the Ocean
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Nice Place - Phantom dogs!

  • 3 of 5

Our now very large extended family came to the Arundel house for the first time this year, although we'd been renting smaller houses in the area for over ten years. We wanted to try a place big enough to hold all of us. The house was more or less what we expected, although perhaps closer to a busy road then we were used to. It was clean and well-maintained, and the owner (although living out of state) was easy to reach on email.

We had a very good time and were very happy with the 'value' of the accommodations. It's hard to be disappointed in this area of Maine when the weather is good!

Unfortunately, when we returned home and asked about the return of our substantial safety deposit, to our complete bewilderment, the owner accused of having had dogs in the house! This was based upon the 'word' of her cleaners--who claimed there was dog hair all over the house--enough to justify many extra hours of cleaning. As a result, she deducted one half of our deposit (including a substantial amount for a broken light fixture in the only room we didn't use! However, it was at least imaginable that one of the kids was in there and didn't tell us, etc.). We do not own any dogs and we did not have any on the premises during the week we stayed there (nor did we see any dog hair when we thoroughly cleaned the house before leaving), so this accusation came a real (costly) surprise.

Since the owner is not in Maine, she can only rely on the accounts of her local cleaners (who did not take any pictures), but I would be very cautious about sorting out how the deposit is managed before renting here again. I would recommend that a third party come and take a quick look at the house on the day of departure to confirm the state of the premises and head off any phantom dogs and phantom dog hairs. We have a long history of renting in the area (and never with dog/s) and this is first time this has happened to us. It made for a very unpleasant ending to an otherwise wonderful week in Maine.

This problem with the phantom dogs makes me rate our overall experience much lower than it would otherwise be. I hope the owner can find a way to ensure the same kind of problem doesn't arise with future guests, as trust is an integral part of these kinds of rental arrangements, and the Arundel House is certainly a very nice spot for large families.


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfy perfect quiet home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for us to prepare for my daughters wedding. The home gave us the opportunity to separate the younger and older generations yet be all together. The home and grounds are spacious, quiet and private. Perfect for family get together. Love the outdoor fire pit and watching the fireflies in the meadow. Cynthia was wonderful to work with and her home is warm and cozy. I use to live in KPT and this was the perfect place to truly feel back home again. Thank you soooo Cynthia!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katherine...we love being there too!
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation home, absolutely charming through and through. Cynthia was easy to work with, flexible and accommodating. Perfect location: a short easy drive (7-8 minutes) to downtown Kennebunkport - loved kayaking and ice cream there - and two more minutes to the ocean. Super close to restaurants and the grocery store - everything was easy to get to. Backyard that was great for the kids, and a gas grill and very cool fire pit for cool nights. We stayed in the clapboard part of the house, what a wonderful and sweet cottage feel. Pics don't do the downstairs justice! Enormous fireplace in the center of it fills the space with charm. The kids and I didn't turn on the TV even once. Great bedroom spaces for parents and young kids - the full-size beds on that side were super comfortable, and we didn't have any privacy issues. Buyer beware - no electrical sockets in the clapboard bathroom, though there were extension cords. Found it didn't matter at all. We LOVED our time here - easy simple living with everything moments away. This location and house, in particular, was ideal for us. It let our vacation have quiet and serene, sunny mornings following late nights, in a space that felt entirely ours. We hope to return next year for another wonderful experience. Thank you Cynthia. Ellie L

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful charming home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at your home. The history of this historical home is present throughout every room and space. We were in awe! In Texas we havent experienced an opportunity to cozy up with a 300 year charm and we are so grateful for this opportunity and memories created. We wanted for nothing- as you have provided within the home everything one would need- linens, kitchen items, beach items, so much more. Took us a while to get the hang of the recycling- but by end of stay even our 4yr old was catching on!

You have a beautiful slice of history and we had the best time staying here and experiencing Maine for our first time!

Thank you again for allowing us to visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cape Arundel, Dutch Elm
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Parson's, Goose Rocks, Kennebunk
Car: necessary

This historic rental property is located a short 5 minute drive from Kennebunkport, a picturesque town in York County, Maine, United States, with a population of 3,720 as of the 2000 census. The town center is located along the Kennebunk River, approximately one-half mile from the mouth of the river on the ocean. Historically a fishing village, in recent decades the town has become a popular seaside tourist destination with a small district of souvenir shops, art galleries, seafood restaurants, hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts.


Rates & Availability

Arundel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 7 2017 - Oct 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning included $0
Sales tax included $200

For parties of more than 10 weekly rates will be $2,800 plus tax. Cleaning services are included.

A payment of half is required with the reservation and the balance and security deposit two weeks before occupancy. Rate includes required 8% sales tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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