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Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 18)

Old world elegance. Built in 1848, this fully restored, approximately 7500 sq ft. (entire house including 'The Old Rigging Loft') sits just 0.2 of a mile from the beautiful Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Located on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this house has 10 bedrooms, each with their own sink, 4 baths and two fireplaces.

The 'Old River House', sits on the Kennebunk River next to the Arundel Yacht Club. Two public parks sit in front of and along side the house.

'The Old River House,' and 'The Old Rigging Loft' are nestled among the many old Captain's Mansions of the 18th Century. An almost $800,000 renovation in 2010 brings this grand old Captain's mansion back to its original grandeur. Antiques throughout the many rooms and the frequent passing of the Kennebunkport horse drawn carriage brings one back to that slower, more quaint part of American history. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the porch are just perfect for watching the river boat traffic and the children taking sailboat lessons at the 'Arundel Yacht Club' next door.

'The Old Rigging loft', according to historical data, was one of the more popular 'Riggers' for the 'Clipper Ships' built in Kennebunkport during her heyday as one of Americas largest builders of Clipper Sail Boats. Today, 'The Old Rigging Loft'( Barn) is now, a separate apartment, with Care-takers, and owner / operators, Scott & Cheryl Mahoney available 24 hours for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests. We make every effort to assure your 5 Star vacation stay. Just ask !

If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, or home-made chocolate, you have a fully renovated (2010) Kitchen with Top of the line 'Medallion Cabinets' and rare and unique 'Blue-sparkle South African Granite Tops'(only place in the world that produces Blue Granite). New GE Profile, and Amana Appliances can help make you the families best chef when you cook fresh seafood from, 'Port Lobster Pound' right down the road on Ocean Ave, next to the famous 'Mables Restaurant.'

There are four stair cases, and three levels of living space. New rugs, new bed mattresses, new curtains, new furniture, custom gardening, newly added european and american antique furniture throughout, is a hallmark of the Old River House.

More Details

Property Manager
Scott Mahoney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 Marshal 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 Southern Coast of Maine

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.

Amenities

Kennebunkport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
  • All ten bedrooms have their own antique sink with hot and cold running water. They do leak a bit, as they are 170 years old but we really dont want to replace them with new sinks for historical reasons. We have also added chairs in most bedrooms, night stands, etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You are at the Old River House now, Rest and Relax. We have taken great care to make sure your stay is a fabulous one and that you will return !...Our Maid service is 5 Star. Everything is very clean. All linens, towels are fresh and clean. The cabinets are packed with just about every spice ( and if we don't have it just knock on our door in the Old Rigging Loft, and we will go out and get what you need !) Owner/Operators, Scott & Cheryl, are the Caretakers of the Old River House, and are always available on site convenience. Please note; Back driveway (Green St) is for on site Caretaker. Green St allows FREE parking when available.

Reviews

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Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .
average rating of 4.8305087 based on 59 reviews
5

Amazing Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

Our two families (total13) enjoyed plenty of lovely space to mingle in at The Old River House. The scenic and charming New England location was perfect for walking to beach, town, shops, restaurants, etc. We have already booked for next summer and look forward to making many more happy family memories! Thank you, Scott and Cheryl for being such gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joanne and Michael, Thank you very much for the 5 Star Rating. Very appreciated ! We definitely give your group a 5 Star too. It is quite an honor to get such a nice Review from one of New Jersey's premier Antique Dealers. We look forward to your company next summer! Thanks again, Scott & Cheryl
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Saco, ME
4

Wedding Party Rental

  • 4 of 5

The Old River house was the perfect location for our entire wedding party and significant others to stay for our wedding weekend (16 people total). The house was beautiful, and fit everyone comfortably and we were thrilled with the beautiful park across the street where we were able to take wedding photos. Unfortunately the refrigerator was not working for the entire first day that we were there and thank goodness that we had brought our own cooler to try to keep some of our food cold overnight. Scott was very attentive once we brought it to his attention, and ended up buying a new one so this won't be an issue for anyone in the future! Overall we are so happy that we could stay here, aside from the fridge everything was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Topnotch !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Cheryl & Scott for your warm welcome & your availability when needed.

Your house is perfect, our large group of adults & kids really enjoyed our stay and we got far enough space for all of us.

Your house is very well located in Kennebunkport, it was great to be at a walking distance from everything you need.

We will come for sure!

Best

Fanny & the French group

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fanny, We joyfully give you & the French Group a 5 Star. 10 adults, and 8 kids and the Old River House was in great shape when you left. Please come back again ! Scott & Cheryl
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5

Beautifully maintained historic home with plenty of modern amenities to make the stay enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

We found the home excellent for larger groups. The home maintains historic quality, but ample modern amenities to make our stay comfortable. Hosts Scott and Cheryl were very accessible and accommodating. And plenty to do just a short walk away.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Glenn, Thank you very much for the 5 Star Review. We definitely give your group 5 Stars. Your group was very large at 18 guests and the house was left immaculately. Please return to the Old River House anytime! Thanks again, Scott & Cheryl
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5

Perfect Place to Enjoy Prelude

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had another great time staying at the Old River House during Prelude. You can see the Friday night fireworks from the front porch and it is less than a 10 minute walk to downtown where many of the holiday festivities and shopping are located. The owner, Scott, is very attentive and responds quickly if you need him for anything. Also the house is large enough to comfortably accomdodate 3 couples and 5 children.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alesha, Time really fly's. We enjoyed your group again for the fifth straight year in a row ! We give you a 5 Star Review and thank you for our 5 Star Review. See you soon ! Scott & Cheryl
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Worcester, MA
5

Splendid Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week-end we10 women had at Scott and Cheryl's Old River House!!! From the moment you walk in, you feel right at home in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The Old River House is beautifully maintained with lovely antiques, spacious/cozy rooms, and wonderful areas to relax and just enjoying your surroundings. A fully applianced and stocked kitchen made cooking together fun and a perfect time to catch up with old friends and family. Cheryl and Scott are a lovely and gregarious couple who really want your stay to be perfect! When one of the breakers needed to be reset, Scott was there immediately. He stayed to join us for a glass of wine while giving us the history of the house as well as he and Cheryl's journey in bringing the Old River House to where it is today. In terms of the creature comforts, the home is heated well, plenty of hot water for showers and lots of towels!! We really enjoyed watching movies on a rainy Saturday night, lounging on big leather couches with a toasty fire to keep us warm. This was a such a treat for all of us! We are all looking forward to our next visit to The Old River House!! Thank you Cheryl and Scott!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosanna, WOW ! You are prolific ! What an amazing Review ! Thank you very, very much. Cheryl and I really enjoyed your stay. Thank you and come back soon. Scott & Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.4 Miles
Amtrak Station Wells, Me. 1-800-872-7245
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Silas Perkins Park
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$855
$5,699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $99 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning fee $290 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: No Refund policy. However if your plans change we will make every effort to rebook you to a new available date or re-rent your booking date to another renter. If we are successful, We will give a refund.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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