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Craig Griffeth

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Walk To The Beach From Coastal Bluff Nature Preserve.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Southern Coast of Maine House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 6-bedroom, 4-bath Home In Extraordinary Private Setting-walk To Beach

This beautiful contempory colonial home is less than one mile -- a 20 minute walk-- to the gorgeous beaches of Biddeford Pool. Located on a 3.5 acre parcel at the end of a private road and surrounded by a nature preserve, this property is exceptionally private and pristine. The house is elevated on a craggy coastal bluff and the ocean can be seen from the cupola. A glassed-in front porch is a terrific place to enjoy the morning sun, and a large open deck is a perfect gathering spot for sunning, outdoor grilling and viewing sunsets over the marsh. The hilltop setting and nearby ocean produce coastal breezes and you can often hear the surf.

The first floor features a gourmet kitchen, a spacious dining room, and a double parlor living room with double patio doors leading to a large, open deck. One of the living rooms, separated by French doors, can be utilized as a bedroom for those choosing to stay on the first floor. A first floor bath features a large custom shower with granite pebble floor located near the entrance, a perfect place to wash the sand off your feet after a day on the beach.

Six large bedrooms are located on the upper floors. The second floor features three bedrooms, two of which share a common bath. The master has a private bath with Jacuzzi. Three bedrooms on the third floor share a full bath. The five king and one queen size beds are all exceptionally comfortable with individually wrapped coils and quality linens. If the ocean breezes don’t keep you cool enough, the central AC on the upper floors will!

The first floor entry, sunroom, kitchen and dining rooms have custom tile floors, while the living room is oak. All stairs, catwalks and bedrooms have beautiful blond maple floors with area rugs spread throughout. The large palladium window and cathedral ceiling above the foyer allows plenty of light to shine on a two-story, central staircase, while framing views of the front lawn from the catwalk. There are three TVs, three DVD players, high speed Wi-Fi and all new appliances. All amenities included and housekeeping is available.

There is plenty of parking along the circular driveway and enough room for a boat or an RV. The lawn area is approximately one acre with plenty of flat, wide open space. The back porch can be accessed from a handicap accessible ramp. It is quiet and peaceful in the absence of any traffic noise or light pollution. This is a great place for stargazing

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Craig Griffeth (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
Walk To The Beach From Coastal Bluff Nature Preserve.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Indiana
5

The "Maine" place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our 21-person family had the perfect stay. House is perfectly located, clean, well appointed, fully stocked & very private on 4-acres of property. The owner was very accessible, responding promptly to any home & area questions we had. Loads of wildlife & easy access to great ocean beaches. The 4-season room was perfect for the adults to kibitz while watching to kids play baseball, corn-hole & tag in the large yard. An excellent value.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD
5

the perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here this past summer with a large group of extended family. The photos do not even do it justice, the house is immaculate- very spacious, clean and comfortable. From the moment we arrived until the day we left, the owner was available whenever we needed him and provided us some terrific local info. He even shared a book that he wrote on the Marginal Way, which we read cover to cover.

While the property itself is very private, the location was central to all of the places that we wanted to visit. it's a 20 minute walk down the hill to a very nice beach as well as a bit longer walk to a serene bird sanctuary with beautiful views. Every morning, we woke up and mapped our day. During our week stay, we were able to visit Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, and Ogunquit.

Plenty of seating for large dinners, the rooms all have large beds, and the yard and porch are perfect. We even saw a Porcupine and some wild Turkeys wondering around our yard.

The family is already talking about renting the home again for future visits. We will never forget our first trip to Maine!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massachusetts
5

5 star vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very well kept. Super clean, spacious and bright. Beds were so comfortable. The beach right near the house was our favorite one we visited in Maine. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwich Connecticut
5

Excellent Home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent rental home. This home was exceptionally clean and spacious, great for a large gathering of friends and family. There are 6 large bedrooms, spacious, clean and bright with king size beds. There is also a small bedroom off one of the rooms, with a double bed, great for children. The beds are exceptionally comfortable. This is a great property for small children. It is private and far away from the street, so there is no traffic and no worries about the kids playing in the yard. It is close to Kennebunkport and the beaches. The appliances are all new. The owner stocks the home with amenties (paper towels etc.) and the kitchen is fully stocked (there is even a lobster pot). There is central A/C for the hot summer days. I would highly recommend this home. I have rented several houses in the past, and this is the best one yet. I look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and clean home for 12+ people

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family wedding/vacation with 13 people, including children. The house is spacious, clean, well-equipped and private. There were plenty of linens and towels available as well as laundry amenities. There are four bathrooms with showers and we were never without hot water. Craig was available when and if we needed him (we called late in the evening with minor questions). The grass was cut before and during our stay which allowed us to enjoy the large lawn. The long private driveway provided a great venue for the kids to play and ride bikes safely. The screened porch is a great place to enjoy the outside without the bugs and mosquitoes.

The location is excellent considering a short drive away from traffic to kennebunkport. The beach is a short drive or bike ride away. When we trek back to Maine for a family vacation with multiple families we will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quebec City, Canada
5

The perfect house for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for GREAT place for family reunion, this is the place!. The house is impeccable, modern, well-equipped and very clean. All 6 bedrooms are spacious with king beds, and one with a double bed. Lots of clean linen and towels provided. All 4 bathrooms are spacious and clean. The outdoors landscape is spectacular, very private and quiet, lots of room to play with the kids and ideal for evening wood fire. The house is about a mile from the beach and easy to access. We really have nothing negative to say about the place. We have rented several houses in the past in Maine, but this one is the best we have been to. I highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rates & Availability

Biddeford House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + 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:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath with jaccuzzi on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large custom tile shower with granite pebble floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Blue room, north-second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Yellow room-south, second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Green room-west, third floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Orange room-north, third floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , White room-south, third floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Sofa bed-first floor in private living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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