Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 18)
About Scott Mahoney
Inkeepers, Scott and Cheryl Mahoney have 8 wonderful children from 25 down to 5. 5 boys and 3 girls means they are very busy all the time. They have been married 27 years. Scott grew up in Lexington, Ma, and Cheryl in Farmington, CT. Scott moved to South Glastonbury, CT at age 8 and meet Cheryl at a 'Mixer' (dance) Senior year at her private school. Cheryl became best friends with Scotts mother (Gloria), so when they broke up, Scott would come home and hear Cheryl laughing with Gloria, her best friend. Cheryl, a year behind Scott, transferred to Scotts College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) . They went out with other people, grew up, and realized that they should be together and 27 years later, they still are. They have lived in Atlanta for 20 years. Scotts brother, Chris, worked at the Colony Hotel as a Busboy during College. Scott worked at the grand old 'Marshall House' in York Harbor, Me as an Elevator Boy one summer, and as a Bellman the next summer. The Marshall House was been torn down several decades ago. The Mahoneys vacationed here and in York Harbor, Me. Cheryl vacationed at her familys vacation home in Old Saybrook, CT.
Scott Mahoney purchased this Estate in 2011
Why Scott Mahoney chose Kennebunkport
The Old River House is in the very heart of Kennebunkport, in town elegance and ease. No hassle finding parking in the 'Port,' just walk. Walk or drive to the beach. The adjacent Town Parks are very well maintained and used by locals and vacationeers. Kennebunkport really is Fun and Happiness. Its a great place for Adults and Kids.
What makes this Estate unique
Breakfast in the morning, by the wall of windows, looking at the Lobster boats going out to sea and the Sea Gulls following. You can smell the ocean when the tide goes out (approximately a 13 foot tide!) and the sun bakes the sea weed. In the evening, sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch, with a glass of your favorite beverage, makes for a great and relaxed day. Finally, when going to sleep, the evening breeze temperatures get into the 50's to 60's, making for the best sleep you will have. PARKING: 52 Ocean Ave. driveway. Capacity; 6 cars side by side. FREE Parking Green St. (Back driveway for Landlord)>
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
NO WEDDING EVENTS, GROOMSMEN, BRIDESMAIDS STAYS.
NO SMOKING, Candles, Fireworks in or near house.
Sorry. NO PETS.
PLEASE handle Children. NO RUNNING IN HOUSE
TOILET PAPER ONLY. Please NO Tampons, Diapers, Easy-wipes in toilets.
WINDOWS: Old windows break easily. Please use Dowels.
CHILDREN: NO RUNNING through house. Please supervise. We have 8 kids. We love them. No running . Thanks.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I booked this house for a group of 9 women. Aside from ensuring there would be enough sleeping space for everyone, having a sufficient number of bathrooms was a top priority. Old River House fit the bill! There was more than enough space such that everyone was able to have their own bedroom.
While sleeping on a bed in a beautiful home (in your own room!) is definitely a step up from sleeping on an air mattress in a crowded apartment rented through Airbnb, my recommendation for improvement would be to update the mattresses (or at least add a mattress pad, as I know it would be an expensive endeavor to replace so many beds!) and the sunken-in couches in the living room.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. Scott was very communicative and easily reachable. The neighborhood is very safe and picturesque. The house is every bit as old and charming as we hoped it would be. Our group especially loved reading about the history of the home and the surrounding area. Loved the convenience of being so close to Dock Square. It was a bit chilly during our stay, so we especially enjoyed the gas fireplace in the living room while eating pizza and playing games. I would definitely recommend staying here with a large group!
Exceeded expectations in every way. Could not have been more perfect. Location was right in town, easy walking distance to everything. Beautiful views-nice to have park on two sides. Note- it does have a lot of stairs. All bedrooms on 2nd and 3rd floors . I would highly recommend !
We rented this house for a group of ten getting together for a college reunion. Scott was easy to work with, the house had everything we were looking for and was close to town so we could park our cars at the beginning of the weekend and just leave them. The house is a crazy cool old house with a lot of history that was fun to get lost in. Everything creaks so make sure you are comfortable with your travel mates schedules lol! Scott left us a nice welcome gift and everything was just perfect!
You folks were great ! You have a lot of history here in the port too!
Come back anytime !
Beautiful old home with expected quirks in an excellent location.
Owners are SUPERstars!
Scott and Cheryl were so accommodating for us during the 4th of July stay! We are so impressed with the beauty of their home and the level of communication from the owners! We are so grateful to them for making our stay so wonderful!
Adam and Abigail,
We really enjoyed your young group. Manners and class... definitely 5 Stars! Return anytime !
Scott & Cheryl
In town, historic building and antiques. Great hosts.
Thank you kindly for the 5 Star Review. We give your group the same !
Please return anytime.
Scott & Cheryl
Maine is dramatic; cool evening air, windows open at nite. A huge 13' tide, means run in when the tide comes in. That also means the ocean has a 'sea smell'...because the sun bakes the seaweed on the rocky coast, when the tide is 'out.' The restaurants are all within walking distance. and state their 'award winning' status... for 'Lobster Rolls', or 'Fried Clams', or 'Clam Chowder', etc.
GLUTEN-FREE; Restaurants with Gluten-free items on menu (partial);
Arundel Wharf, 400' from Old River House, on the water.
Federal Jacks Kennebunk 3/8 mile away, on water.
Alisons Restaurant at Doc Sq. 1/4 mile away
Hurricane Restaurant at Doc Sq. 1/4 mile away, on water
95 Ocean (Nonamtum Hotel) 1/8 mile toward ocean. Hotel is on the river (not restaurant)
White Barn Inn Kennebunk 1/2 mile near Monastery.
On The Marsh Kennebunk 3/4 mile away.
Pier 77, and The Wharf Restaurant 1.6 miles. On the ocean and harbor.
Ocean Cape Rest. Arundel Inn. Overlooking Ocean and the Bush Compound.