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Scott Mahoney

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

52 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott Mahoney (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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 52 traveler reviews

Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .
average rating of 4.826923 based on 52 reviews
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Great location! Easy to get to shops, galleries, and restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Not too many places would have accommodated a group as big as ours! Scott, the owner is wonderful. Loved our stay, we made so many family memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

High on charm and Old World elegance...

  • 5 of 5

For our large family attending a weekend wedding at the popular Nonantum Resort, the Old River House was the smarter, more spacious and affordable alternative to the local hotels. High on charm and Old World elegance, we found the Old River House to be equally as convenient to all wedding events and downtown shops/nightlife. Scott's responsiveness and flexibility prior to booking was impressive, and he made himself readily available during our stay. Thank you, Scott & Family!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, Thank you very much for a great 5 Star Review. We enjoyed your large group. That's our specialty. Please return again. Its beautiful in the Fall ! Thanks Kelly ! Scott & Cheryl
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5

Very nice property! Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Great location near downtown, well-kept old home, lots of bedrooms, fully stocked kitchen. Great location for a team or family retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, First, Thank you very much for the 5 Star Rating. You are good to your word ! We really enjoyed your group. Please come back anytime. Have a great fall season. Scott & Cheryl
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5

Great experience! Spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4-generation, 13-person group for 3 days. Plenty of room to accommodate all of us comfortably. Kitchen was very well equipped. Location was outstanding -easy walk to town and short drive to the beach. The little park across the street was a great place to hang out and to watch river activity. No A/C, but fans in every bedroom made for comfy sleeping. A great experience overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Robert & Elaine, We very much enjoyed your company at the Old River House and thank you for the 5 Star Rating. We give you folks a 5 Star too. Please come back anytime. Have a great summer! Scott & Cheryl
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KPT makes us happy!

  • 5 of 5

Always fun to stay at Old River House which has the Best Porch in town. This was our second stay. Scott and Cheryl are accomadating and easy to work with. The location is perfect for what we like to do, kayak rental a block away at the Kennebunkport Marina, every restaurant an easy walk, shopping, shopping and more shopping. We walked Ocean Ave to Walkers Point everyday, sometimes twice. Love the shore dinner at the Colony also an easy walk. Our daughter loves the beach, you only have to decide which one. Fishing trips out of Arundel Wharf where we all caught a Striper. We took our dog over to Ghooch's beach every morning to swim. We spent many hours at the Silas Perkins Park across from the house boat watching. House is authentic Maine circa 1850! Cannot wait to come back.

Donna, Phil and family

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Phil, & Zeke, Thank you so very much for the 5 Star Rating. It means so much to the Old River House. We became good friends. We do miss you. Have a great remaining summer in Chicago and please come back to the Old River House ! Scott & Cheryl
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and fit the description and pictures as advertised. Scott was very friendly and easy to work with ahead of our trip. Also, the house is in an excellent location walking distance to town!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ted, Thank you very much for the 5 Star Rating. It means a lot to the Old River House. We love business events like yours. We are very thankful you chose us. Please come back again . Scott & Cheryl
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Map

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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Maine Autumn & Winter
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$865
$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
 
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%

Flexible & Affordable: We try to accommodate everyone and specialize in large gatherings, and business events.

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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 ...
  • 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 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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