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Waterfront Home, With Pier & Lighthouse View

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, 2 full Baths, Dining, Family, Living Rm, 2 Porches, 2 Decks

Formerly rented by the U.S. Secret Service for several seasons, we are now doing weekly & monthly rentals. Our waterfront home is surrounded by water and has ocean, island and lighthouse views on a quiet tidal cove. Located on 4 acres in Cape Porpoise, a small fishing village in Kennebunkport. Our property is on the end of a private road so there is plenty of privacy. The house looks directly towards the water so at high tide you can take in the water views and feel like you are away from it all. We have our own pier and float on the property which you may use to tie up a boat -you can bring or rent a kayak, canoe or boat & explore the Cape Porpoise islands. A great place for kids to swim, or fish for crabs off the end of the pier. The pier is is shared with the cottage which we also own on the property- which can be rented with the house if needed. The house and cottage are completely separate so you have privacy with more than 100 yards separating the two. We have a fully equipped galley kitchen. Dining room, family room and living room with water views. Sleeps 6-3 bedrooms: master w/ fireplace & water view. 2 full baths. Back porch & deck, front porch/ deck overlooks water. Sorry, No Pets.

Less than a mile to Cape Porpoise village, you will find eight restaurants, a grocery store, library and art gallery. It is a scenic walk to the local pier where you can fish or watch the lobstermen bring in their catch. A three mile drive to Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunk beaches and Kennebunkport center.

More Details

Joan Ludwig
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've had a great time, we discovered the cape porpoise islands and the sandy beaches at low tide, the water is so clear and warm and we love the quiet location here at the house."
Jul 2015
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Cape Porpoise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has a shower. Upstairs bathroom has tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 queen , lighthouse view & Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 Front - 2 twin/ single , Water view
    Bedroom 3 Back - 2 twin/ single , Water view
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-size Futon
  • Lie in bed at night in the master bedroom and watch the Goat Island Lighthouse flash every six seconds and fall asleep to the gentle sound of the Cape Porpoise bell buoy in the distance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do not provide linens. If you do not want to bring your own, you may arrange for linens by calling a local linen service called Cottage Linens. They will deliver clean linens right to the door and picked them up at the end of your stay.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Home, With Pier & Lighthouse View
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 20 reviews

The Absolute Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home situated on a private cove, has a fantastic view of the water along with Goat Island Lighthouse and the other islands. As you take in the view, your troubles seem to melt away into the gorgeous sunset over the cove. The perfect getaway for sure! This home is tastefully decorated, spacious, comfortable & immaculate. The grounds are beautifully maintained and so inviting with Adirondack chairs, a swinging hammock and our favorite long dock which juts out over the calm ocean bay. This served for us, the perfect place for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

As a tour director, I am very particular about selecting the right spot for my vacation. We found this home to be in the perfect location, only minutes to beaches, restaurants, grocery store, the famous Dock Square and Franciscan Monastery. The owners are very pleasant, helpful, and go out their way to make things comfortable. We will surely be back. We highly recommend this spot. You won't want to leave!

M. O.

Retreat/Tour Director

Shrewsbury, MA

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We come to Maine every summer. This is the nicest house and in the best location we've stayed in. The owners are very very nice and keep the house in impeccable condition. Couldn't be better.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, lovely home. Great location out of Kennebunkport, but loved Cape Porpoise. Did not realize dock was shared with cottage, but it did not distract from our enjoyment of the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely time

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was roomy for our needs. With 2 little girls and 4 adults, it was nice to have all the extra space. We loved that the house was so close to the water. We enjoyed kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The girls loved swimming in the water by the shore. It was like our own private beach.

The kitchen is well stocked with every thing you need to cook meals. We were so impressed with the pans and options available to us. We enjoyed many fine meals.

The house is also close to the wharf and other great restaurants. And it was close to the 2 major beaches nearby. It was an ideal spot for a family vacation. We created many family memories that week. We will definitely return to this spot again in the future. I would highly recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Troy NY 12180

A wonderful stay at Paddy Creek

  • 5 of 5

The home, the setting, the bay and ocean view for the property at Paddy Creek was spectacular. We very much enjoyed being able to kayak and paddle board from the dock and from the water front that was right at our door step. Our two young grand daughters loved playing and swimming by the rocks and the gentle bay and we all enjoyed the near by beaches. We ate at several nice outside restaurants and also picked up cooked lobsters to go less than 5 minutes from the house. The house was very clean, extremely comfortable and well appointed. It was as if the owners, Joan and Phil, had simply let us stay in their house for the week. We have already booked our stay with them for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Anchorage, Kentucky

Peaceful Paddy Creek

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting a house on Turbat's Creek for nearly thirty years. This year we moved to Joan and Phil's house on Paddy's Creek as we needed a larger house. This house and property exceeded our expectations in every way. Joan kept us informed prior to arrival so we could check in without delay, she called to make sure everything was in order soon after arrival and kept in touch throughout our stay (in a non-intrusive way). The house has everything you could need or want. The pier was perfect for our Whaler and kayaks (brought our own). Although there were TV's everywhere, we never watched them. It was nice to have the washer/dryer so we could keep clothes clean. Our son-in-law was able to use the small office to conduct his IT business while the rest of us were able to read or play games without distracting him. The porches are wonderful, both inside and out. Our grandkids loved watching the tides come and go. We spent lot's of time on the water, fishing, swimming, kayaking, etc. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay and look forward to coming for more time next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Ramp, Pier 77
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95 Kennebunk, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Captains
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Lost Valley, Auburn, Maine
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Gooches Beach, Kennebunk or Goose Rocks, K'port
Car: necessary

Waterfront home with ocean, island and lighthouse views on quiet tidal cove. Located on four acres in Cape Porpoise, a small fishing village which is part of Kennebunkport. Our property is surrounded by water and is the last property on the end of a private road - so there is plenty of privacy. The house looks directly towards the water so at high tide you can sit back and take in the water views and feel like you are away from it all -- because you are! We have our own pier and float where you can keep your (or rent) kayak, canoe or boat and explore the Cape Porpoise islands. Located a mile from the center of Cape Porpoise you can easily walk to the village grocery store or to have breakfast, lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. 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. We are also three miles to Kennebunkport where you will find Dock Square and plenty of shops, antique stores and restaurants.

A short drive (3 miles) to Goose Rocks Beach and Kennebunk beaches. 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, Ogunquit Playhouse, or the outdoor evening concerts on the green in Kennebunkport center along with many local art galleries.

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.


Rates & Availability

Cape Porpoise House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Partial weeks available off- season only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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