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Skip Gault

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

20% Discount: July 30 - Aug 6, 2016

13 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Southern Coast of Maine House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 16, 6 Bedrooms + Garden House (seasonal) 4 1/2 Baths (2 in-suite MBR's)

Overbank Above-the-Beach - Ideal for a grand Family Reunion or prime residence for Bride's family. Overbank is ideal for families and best friends to come together, reconnect and reminisce. Having more space at Overbank brings everyone closer together.Harbor Beach across the oceanside park is the best local sand beach for young children/toddlers. See adjacent York Harbor Inn website for photo gallery, activities calendar and details.

Overbank Above - the - Beach: 60 feet high above Harbor Beach for spectacular sunrise and sunset ocean views and the sound of waves and fresh ocean smells. Choose the front lawn with fire-pit for evening storytelling, the Garden Terrace for outside dining, relaxing in the Garden Retreat with wood buring fireplace on those magical foggy days, or a late night beach walk.

Floor plans, additional interior photos, and aerial photos available upon request.

New large capacity gas range, microwave, kitchen cabinets,....and

Bose SoundDock 10.

First Floor: First Floor: Light, bright rooms. The south facing 1st floor is perfect for entertaining with oversized Dining Room with large bay window for ocean views. Retire to the Living Room with gas log fireplace, 52' HDTV and Bose SoundDock 10 for your IPod. ,...or the quiet Music/Reading Room with gas log fireplace and large bay window looking across to the Stage Neck rocky point... or the Morning Room for after dinner family board games and 2nd HDTV. Outside, a sitting patio overlooking Harbor Beach, the fire pit, or the Garden Retreat. (Floor Plan available upon request.)

Second Floor: Second Floor: Grand front staircase leads to (4) front bedrooms with ocean views, (2) master suites with in-suite bathrooms and (2) bedrooms served by a front hall bathroom. (2) rear bedrooms face the Garden with glimpses of the ocean and sounds of the waves on Harbor Beach. These rooms are served by a 2nd floor bath and optional back staircase to Kitchen. (Floor Plan available upon request.)

Ideal Family Reunion Headquarters: Outside: The front lawn, with south sun and large trees for shade, has spectacular long ocean views and views of Harbor Beach activities and the boats entering the York River.

On-site parking for 6-8 vehicles.

Dining Out: Walk to fine dining at the adjacent York Harbor Inn, the Stage Neck Inn or Foster's Clambake. Rick’s or the Bagel Basket is breakfast central.

Events: Check with Landlord for Events on the property or for additional guests.

Family Reunion Headquarters: Book early. Contact the adjacent York Harbor Inn for additional accommodations, catering and facilities. The Reading Room is a private club overlooking Harbor Beach and directly across York Street from this property. Contact the Reading Room for limited wedding dates for 100-130 seated guests. dinner/dancing arrangements.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Skip Gault (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Skip Gault

Family summer home,....ideal location in York Harbor, Maine.

Skip Gault purchased this house in 1996

Why Skip Gault chose Southern Coast of Maine

Overbank Above - the - Beach has a front yard with south sun, large trees for summer shade, and faces the oceanfront park and Harbor Beach with long ocean views. Onsite parking for 6-8 vehicles.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

20% Discount: July 30 - Aug 6, 2016
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Mainemories...

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's third stay at Overbank. We absolutely love, love , love it. If you are looking for a place to vacation or have an event, look no further.

At Overbank you will listen as your kids giggle, buckets in hand, as they race toward the ocean (which is just a short walk.) Catch up with family and friends around the fire pit and enjoy the most amazing views. At night leave that flat screen TV off and play cards for salt water taffy. When you finally end your day, the sound of the waves crashing will lull you into the most relaxing sleep you've ever experienced.

I should warn you that something happens on that first full day. You will notice that you are walking a little slower, and breathing a little easier. The rushing stops. The stress fades. You are able to fully and completely enjoy time with family & friends.

To Skip (the owner) & Jen (caretaker) you are two amazing people. Your love of Overbank is seen in every detail you offer. From the beach chairs and boogy boards to the fine dining dishes and stemware.; From the smell of freshly laundered sheets to the perfectly folded towels laid out on each and every bed. Thank you for taking the time to make each of our stays so memorable. We are truly blessed to be able to make Mainemories (as my daughters calls them) at such a wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And many more Mainemories for all!
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Massachusetts
5

WONDERFUL April vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Maine in the spring is a special treat; sleepy towns arousing from the deep winter...no snow, no crowds and the crispness in the air is invigorating...with 50 degree temps, a sweater and cap were all we needed to sit on the beach and read for hours on end, the soothing sound of the the surf our only companion. The towns (including York Harbor/Village) are walkable and some shops are open...the beaches are definitely open and GLORIOUS in their pristine-ness.

The house was an absolute dream...the layout is spacious but not cavernous; felt like home and not like a sterile rental. The living room and library are wonderful with comfortable couches and amazing views..they both offer gas FP that puts out lots of warmth (many luxurious naps, book on chest, was taken in these two rooms). The library has lots of games and great book selection...we watched a few DVDs (redbox just down the road 1/2 mile) on the huge flat-screen in the living room but mostly listened to music on the sumptuous Bose stereo (the jack provided fits all phones/ipods via the head-set input).

The kitchen is a cooks delight; stocked with essentials and some. The BRs and BAs were fabulous. The heating system kept us warm throughout the whole house; no drafts at all. The caretaker, Jennifer, is pleasant, knowledgeable and easily accessible; answered questions promptly via text/call.

I could go on and on about this house...we've been renting vacation homes in the winter/spring in Maine for over 10 years and all agreed that THIS was our absolute favorite house of them all...thank you, Skip, for the opportunity to rent your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Making Memories - What A Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

Overbank is the most magical place you and your family will ever vacation. The home is located so that guests enjoy both privacy and majestic oceans views. The house is surrounded by gardens that would make Martha Stewart jealous, and the beach is short walk through beds of blooming flowers.The kids will say the yard is perfect for back-hand springs, cartwheels, and soccer ball dribbling. While the guys still talk about grilling dinner and relaxing "man-time" on the Garden Terrace. Mom's in our crowd love the large dining room table because we could all eat together with feeling crowded. We all enjoyed having four showers and plenty of hot water which was extremely helpful after a long, hot day at the beach.

The home is spacious, clean, and filled with everything you could possible imagine you would need on a beach vacation. Skip, the owner is a wonderful person who takes pride in his home. Jen, his House Manager, is one of those people whose personality is genuine. Her knowledge of the community and her funny demeanor will make you feel like you have know her for years. Overbank is truly is a place where you will forget the craziness of life, and remember to stop and pay attention because great memories are what life is all about.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Making Memories - What A Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

Overbank is the most magical place you and your family will ever vacation. The home is located so that guests enjoy both privacy and majestic oceans views. The house is surrounded by gardens that would make Martha Stewart jealous, and the beach is short walk through beds of blooming flowers.The kids will say the yard is perfect for back-hand springs, cartwheels, and soccer ball dribbling. While the guys still talk about grilling dinner and relaxing "man-time" on the Garden Terrace. Mom's in our crowd love the large dining room table because we could all eat together with feeling crowded. We all enjoyed having four showers and plenty of hot water which was extremely helpful after a long, hot day at the beach.

The home is spacious, clean, and filled with everything you could possible imagine you would need on a beach vacation. Skip, the owner is a wonderful person who takes pride in his home. Jen, his House Manager, is one of those people whose personality is genuine. Her knowledge of the community and her funny demeanor will make you feel like you have know her for years. Overbank is truly is a place where you will forget the craziness of life, and remember to stop and pay attention because great memories are what life is all about.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scarsdale, NY
5

A vacation we will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole experience with Skip and Overbank was fantastic. The location of the house is perfect, with so many wonderful towns in NH and Maine a quick drive away. The beach and zoo in York cannot be beat if you have children! The view from the house is gorgeous, and it was incredible to wake up to the sound of the ocean every morning. This was our first family vacation and we had such a blast that we hope to make it a tradition for years to come. We highly recommend staying at Overbank, and promise you will leave with many wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
5

A Perfect Week in York Harbor

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a family reunion. I've been renting vacation homes for 20+ years for our bi-annual reunion and your place, by far, is the best. There is plenty of space to spread out. The grounds and view are spectacular and the house - - comfortable, gracious and causal/ non-fussy enough to feel at home. York Harbor was a great choice for everyone in our three generation family group and Overbank Above -the-Beach was the perfect place to enjoy it all..We had a great time and are already talking about renting it again in the summer of 2015.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nubble Lighthouse
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Boston/Manchester/Portland
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 95 'Yorks - Last exit before Toll.
Car: recommended

Use Google Maps for 490 York Street, or York Harbor Inn.

Served by 3 international airports, Boston, MA (75 minutes), Manchester, NH (60 minutes), and Portland, ME (60 minutes). C&J Trailways hourly service from Portsmouth to Boston and the Logan International Airport.

5-miles to full service grocery store and 15-minutes to Wal-Mart, BJ's Wholesale, liquor store and other large format retail in Portsmouth, NH (no sales tax). 5-minutes to York Hospital with 24-hour emergency room.

Trolley serving the Yorks stops at the York Harbor Inn. See schedule.

Walk to fine dining at adjacent York Harbor Inn or Stage Neck Inn, or Downeast clam/lobsters at Foster's.

Other Activities: Star gazing and story telling

Golf: York Golf (Bobby Ross designed) and Tennis Club is a private facility,...find a member.

Afternoon tee times available at Portsmouth Country Club and all times at adjacent Pease Golf Club.

15 minutes up Rt 91 to The Ledges for a true test of golf.

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Rates & Availability

York Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Summer Magic
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
 
 
2016 Fall Weddings
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
$4,800
 
 
2016 Family Holidays
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$686
From
$800
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 
 
2016 Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
2016 Family Holidays
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$686
From
$800
Fri,Sat
 
 
2016 Christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
2016 New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
2017 Family Holiday
Apr 15 2017 - May 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$686
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 Wedding Weeks
May 3 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
2017 Summer Magic
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,900
 
 
2017 Fall Wedding Weeks
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
2017 Faimily Holidays
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$686
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
2017 Family Holidays
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$686
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 Christmas Week
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
2017 New Years Week
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
2018 Family Holidays
Apr 13 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$686
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018 Wedding Weeks
May 1 2018 - Jun 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
2018 Summer Magic
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,900
 
 
2018 Wedding Weeks
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,250
Cleaning $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check-in 3:00pm and check-out promptly at 10:00am. Arrive early, park in driveway, and walk to beach!
Reservation Procedure:
Reservation Deposit in the amount of $1,250 and executed Rental Agreement due with booking. Reservation shall be confirmed via email upon Reservation Deposit credited to Owner bank account.
Reservation Deposit shall become the refundable Damage Deposit.

$1250 Reservation Deposit to confirm reservation.
50% Rental Initial Payment 180-days prior.
50% Rental Final Payment 90-days prior.
Personal check or wire.
Mid-stay cleaning available at $225 in advance only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Southern Coast of Maine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Bedroom #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom #4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1st Floor Powder Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Serves Bedrooms #2, and #3.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Bedrooms #5 and #6.
  • Second Floor: Grand front staircase leads to (4) front bedrooms with ocean views, (2) master suites with in-suite bathrooms and (2) bedrooms served by a front hall bathroom. (2) rear bedrooms face the Garden with glimpses of the ocean and sounds of the waves on Harbor Beach. These rooms are served by a 2nd floor bath and optional back staircase to Kitchen. (Floor Plan available upon request.)
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , Uses Hall Bath #2.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Garden House, wood burning fireplace, use house (seasonal)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Uses Hall Bathroom #1.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Uses Hall Bathroom #1.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Uses Hall Bathroom #2. Best 'kids rm', backstair to Kitchen.
  • Second Floor: Grand front staircase leads to (4) front bedrooms with ocean views, (2) master suites with in-suite bathrooms and (2) bedrooms served by a front hall bathroom. (2) rear bedrooms face the Garden with glimpses of the ocean and sounds of the waves on Harbor Beach. These rooms are served by a front or hall bathrooms and optional back staircase to Kitchen. (Floor Plan available upon request.)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen: Why does everyone seem to end up in the Kitchen!! New french door refrigerator with freezer/ice below, new dishwasher, disposal, new large capacity gas stove and microwave, and walk-in Pantry. Laundry Room with full size front loading washer and dryer. Communications: Time Warner Cable for Digital TV, high speed-wireless Internet, and (4) wireless telephones with unlimited calling in continental US and Canada. Wireless modem. 52' HDTV with internet connected Blu Ray DVD. Bose SoundDock 10 for your IPod music collection. Outside: Dining table for 8 in the Garden Terrace. Garden Retreat with fireplace with firewood. Front lawn fire pit with firewood and seating for storytelling, gazing at the stars, or just listening to the waves under the shade of large trees. Parking: On-site parking for 6 cars. Kayaking: See Excursions (207) 363-0181 for local kayak adventures for all ages.

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