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Scott Mahoney

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

46 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Kennebunkport Estate Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott Mahoney (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 46 traveler reviews

Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
5

A large and welcoming historic home with water views and easy access for kayaking.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of family members, gathered from California, Colorado, North Carolina, Maryland, Vermont and Massachusetts. The house is spacious with plenty of room for some to play chess in the living room, while some cooked in the kitchen and others sat in rocking chairs on the porch watching the boats go by. Scott was very welcoming and accommodating. Ten of us stated in the house. Additional family members stayed at the Maine Stay Inn, a short walk away. We grilled lobsters, medallions and chicken, walked into town for ice cream most nights, rented kayaks and paddle boards and enjoyed watching the tide come in and out.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another wonderful week at the Old River House

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Old River House again this year and our stay was even better than before. Cheryl and Scott have done a wonderful job on this beautiful home and each year they add more improvements, while managing to preserve the history and culture of a true landmark.

We look forward to enjoying the Old River House again next year. The location is perfect and the owners are a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan & Tracey, I have booked you for next year. Thank you very much for the 5 Star Review. You definitely receive a 5 Star Review from us. We miss your company. See you next year ! Scott & Cheryl
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The property was clean, spacious and in a great location. Owners were warm, helpful, and responsive

  • 4 of 5

We held a workshop in the Old River House. It easily accommodated us with each person being able to have their own bedroom. Bedrooms on the 2nd floor are beautiful - on the 3rd floor they are more simply decorated but adequate. The kitchen was easy to work in and accommodated multiple cooks. The living rooms (2) were light and airy making meeting as a group very comfortable. The table was large enough for all of us to eat at the same time - not always true for many houses that accommodate many people.

We had the afternoons off, and the location is so convenient to shops and the water that there were lots of options for activities for participants . And if nothing appealed, there was a great porch and comfortable chairs on which many of us spent time in the mornings, afternoons, and late evenings.

A very important part of our stay were the hosts, Cheryl and Scott. They were welcoming, warm, flexible available and responsive, willing to address anything that wasn't quite working for us -- including the purchase of large serving dishes when we asked. When the washing machine suddenly sprang a leak, they had it fixed immediately. I can not say enough about how much they added to making our stay comfortable and worry free.

My only complaint about the property is that it does not allow for cancellations, a fact that was not stated in the initial information but was readily available when I asked. They are willing to reschedule, however. Having this important information up front would have been a help. That being said, I would not hesitate to return and would certainly recommend it to large families and groups such as ours.

Thanks Cheryl and Scott. Hope to see you again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful old charming house with great location

  • 5 of 5

Very short walk to center of town. Very reasonable drive from Boston. It took us an hour and a half from northern Worcester county.

It is an older property, made back in the day with slightly narrower stairways and upper level rooms were made slightly smaller back then for structural integrity. Downstairs has large rooms great for everyone to hang out. It's a very charming older house. GREAT place for a family retreat. There were 23 of us, and we plan on going again.

Scott was very good at returning calls and emails promptly.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, Thank you very much for the 5 Star Review. Your family was a 5 Star...all 23 of you. Come on back anytime ! Scott & Cheryl
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5

A life experience!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my wife's 40th birthday this past weekend in KPort and chose The Old River House as our home base. It truly is a life experience to spend time in this house with a group of friends. Perfect location with easy access to all the amenities in town. Most of the house is renovated but maintains its historic charm. The owners are very nice. They were proactive about anything we needed to make our stay great and even surprised us with a gift at my wife's birthday dinner!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Mark, Thank you very much for your 5 Star Review of the Old River House. Your group gets a 5 Star from us too. Everyone was friendly, quiet, and the house was left immaculate . Come back for your birthday ! Scott & Cheryl
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful Prelude weekend at the Old River House. It is the perfect location to enjoy all the Christmas festivities and a less than 10 min walk to the downtown Dock Square area. It is also a great house for a bigger group of people. Our family of 4 and 3 friends and their families are all able to stay at the house comfortably. The kids love it and when they young ones get restless we can just walk across the street to the recently redone park on the water. Will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alesha, Thank you once again for another 5 Star Review. This was your fourth year here at the Old River House, and your group keeps getting larger! We have blocked your requested dates for next year. Merry Christmas to you and your family ! Scott & Cheryl
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Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery
"A walk or by car...what a great place. The nicest Priests, , and beautiful property."
Kennebunkport Inn
"A favorite place to eat or stay. close to the Old River House...Lots of class and content !"
Pier 77 Restaurant
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Bandaloop
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Seashore Trolley Museum
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Lucas on 9 -- CLOSED
"This has been a restaurant for decades...great menu...easy parking. Nice people."
Arundel Wharf Restaurant
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Clam Shack
"World famous at this point....and almost always a 20 minute plus waiting line.....a few minu..."
Alisson's Restaurant
"A family favorite for over 40 years...how is that. Rightfully, among the best seafood in Ke..."
H B Provisions
"Our friends....Good people, with good available quality staples. They have everything you ne..."
The White Barn Inn Restaurant
"Simply said: One of the few five star restaurants north of NYC, per several reviews. Expens..."
The Colony Hotel
"Unfair...I went here as a little boy. My brother worked here as a Busboy in the early 1970's..."
On The Marsh
"A really great restaurant. well thought of by the locals. expensive, for a reason...exceptio..."
Dunkin' Donuts
"What can we say....No one does better cake donuts then Dunkin, and we lived in the South wi..."
Cape Porpoise Creamery
"Cape Porpoise Pizza is now Cape Arundel Pizza....We know these people. This is possibly the..."
Bartley's Dockside -- CLOSED
"A heads up for travelers...These guys know how to make Fried Clams, and usually you can get ..."
Ben & Jerry's
"What need be said.... Bring your children. A walk away fro The Old River House."
Breakwater Inn
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Chicks Marina
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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:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 27 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,079
$5,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Maine Autumn & Winter
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$790
$4,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Prelude Xmas
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$955
$5,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $95 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

cleaning fee $290 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Flexible & Affordable: Our Rates are negotiable.

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Amenities

Kennebunkport Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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