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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Skip Gault
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Skip Gault

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

Skip Gault purchased this house in 1996

Why Skip Gault chose York Harbor

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.


York Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
Kitchen: Why does everyone seem to end up in the Kitchen!! French door refrigerator with freezer/ice below, dishwasher, disposal, large capacity gas stove with microwave above, 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Wonderful, again.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have had our every-other-year family reunion at Overbank-Above-the-Beach. We keep coming back, after years of moving from place to place, because we have never found a place we like better. York/York Harbor is perfect for entertaining folks of all generations and the house is lovely, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The beautifully landscaped grounds offer lots of room to spread out, play games, read in the shade, contemplate the harbor or roast marshmallows. I think we'll be back in 2019!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always brings smiles when families appreciate Overbank the special ways our family share.
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Glorious Location for Wedding Week at Overbank!

  • 5 of 5

We found a treasure when we found Overbank! Our daughter was getting married on 6/10 in S Berwick, ME and we were spending the days prior getting the favors ready, welcoming friends and family from out of town, we found this home to be the perfect setting. There was plenty of spacious, comfortable room to spread out with the sun room becoming "wedding central" for decorations/favors, hair, make up and champagne! Each day began by embracing the spectacular view of the ocean with a cup of coffee, even when it rained. We never slept better in the most comfortable beds and listening to the waves rolling in! Overbank could not be more comfortable and your hosts, Skip, and Jenn, help make your stay special! It was absolutely perfect in many ways! We look forward to going back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing the photo of the elegant bride descending the staircase as her waiting father beamed.
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Wonderful house and views

  • 5 of 5

We spent a recent long weekend at Overlook and we were thrilled with our visit and with this remarkable house. Jen welcomed us with a good introduction to the house which was clean, tidy and remarkably roomy. The dinning room was absolutely lovely—spacious, nicely proportioned, large windows and a fireplace. Fourteen of us sat around the large table quite comfortably. Our little girls had their own table all to themselves. The kitchen, though small, was warm and congenial and a hub of activity for breakfast stragglers throughout the morning. The garden was an unexpected joy, with chairs scattered in several areas, all with a view of the beach and a vast ocean horizon. It was lovely. Since it was October it was not bikini weather but the beach was still a fun place to be. The grown-ups played bocce and the little ones were digging to China. We look forward to returning to this comfortable house in the future and enjoying all of its delights.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Overbank is best for families staying together, stay together!
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Fantastic views and great memories

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly a 'home away from home'. We spent the week leading up to our daughter's wedding at Overbank and loved every aspect of the house and the property. Overbank had everything we needed or could have wanted. We didn't even bother to dine out because the kitchen and dining room were fantastic for entertaining. The location near the Cliffwalk and Fisherman's walk is perfect and the beach is literally steps away. We plan to come back again (and again).

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to share Overbank,...the location of many of our family's weddings,..and cherished memories.
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  • 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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And many more Mainemories for all!
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WONDERFUL April vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Maine in the spring is a special treat; sleepy towns arousing from the deep 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: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nubble Lighthouse
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,250
Cleaning $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 30-days prior.
Personal check or wire.
Mid-stay cleaning available at $225 in advance only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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