Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)
I love the beach! I spent my summers growing up on the coast of Maine. My whole family including two grown children, my little grandson, sister, cousins all love the beach and have that inherited pull to the ocean that runs in our blood from our shipbuilding Grandpa. We've been vacationing on Long Island in Casco Bay. Casco Bay is another nice day trip you might enjoy. Ferry service is available out of Portland at Casco Bay Ferries. When not enjoying the cottage myself, I spend my time living on a boat in Kittery, Maine and enjoying the sites and sounds of the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth, NH. I usually have a little garden growing in the backyard with vegetables and fruit - help yourself to whatever is available. I've been to a lot of beaches all over the world and I truly believe we have some of the best right here in Maine!
Ellen purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Ellen chose Kennebunk
LOCATION: This house is a short bike ride to the beach or just a few minutes by car. But the beach is not the only thing to do (only in my mind), there is so much to see and do within walking distance: concerts in the Park, farmer's markets, craft fairs, hiking, bowling to name just a few. Kennebunkport is 5 minutes away, groceries, health food store, fitness gym all within a mile or two.
What makes this Cottage unique
Quiet, private beach at the end of the road, just take a right and keep going until you hit the beach (no parking permit required). The town of Kennebunk is a short walk from the house for a leisurely stroll for shopping, diner or just an ice cream. The old historic Inns in the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area are a treat to visit for lunch or diner. The quiet backyard and patio is just right for cup of coffee in the morning or relaxing after a long day.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
$50 non-refundable fee for pets.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 1 adult)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The cottage was very cozy and easy to manage; perfect for a small family or couple. My wife is unable to walk without help and the small size of the house was a definite plus with helping her to get around. I was especially pleased with the convenience of the home's laundry facility and the ease of using the kitchen. The neighborhood is quiet and the setting very peaceful given its proximity to Rachel Carson NWF. A definite 5 star property rental.
Thank you John! I am so glad you guys had a nice stay and that the cozy cottage was made your vacation more enjoyable. Would love to have you come again!
Great location, great house!
Quiet neighborhood, beautiful house
The house was beautiful with everything I could have asked for. Perfect size for 3 people. Parsons beach was beautiful with only one complaint, not enough parking and had to walk a half a mile and park on the street. Though was worth the walk because of how gorgeous the ocean is. Loved having board games and card games at the house, made our nights enjoyable.
Thank you Kellie, it sounds like you guys had such a good time! I'm so glad.
Yes, they just cut out a out 20 parking spots this year.
I usually drop my stuff off, then I can enjoy the walk down.
I stayed at the cottage with my 2 young children 2 &3 Ellen had some toys outside for them to play with (which they loved) the cottage is in the middle of everything so much to see and do. Perfect size for my family
Thank you Michelle, so glad you all had a good time. Would love to have you back!
Very nice cottage
Nice cottage with all the commodities and great surround. The host was very attentive and courteous. We had all the informations needed. Fabulous.
Thank you Diane and Norman,
Would love to have you back! So glad you got to enjoy the sunroom, it's my favorite place to hang out. Loved the pretty picture you drew of the geraniums in the window seat!
We have rented from VRBO in the past and have several trips for the future. This is by far the worst to date. Not because Maine isn't ok (beaches are rocky and filled to the brim with seaweed on the beach as well as red algae floating) but because we felt the house, distances to beaches, etc were misrepresented. Plus there was no beach pass as promised ($25/day parking). The house had feces under the bed (cat or ferret-NOT mouse dropping). Over charged for having to do sheets and cleaning before left. Unclean glasses, dust everywhere... just find another place.
The Kozy Kottage was not misrepresented. The description clearly states that the beach is 2 miles from the house and the town is within walking distance.
It was unfortunate that the prior guests had taken the parking pass with them, however the pass was not "promised" in the ad, it was a bonus included in the arrival information AFTER booking, though I did replace it as soon as possible. Also, no parking pass is necessary for Parson's Beach at the end of the road.
Although I was totally embarrassed that you found dog throw-up under the bed, it brought to my attention that I need to leave more time between guests (and check under the bed!). As a goodwill gesture you were refunded $100.
Regarding washing your own sheets and towels, a lot of rentals include a cleaning fee of up to $200. Instead I do rely on guests to do their own dishes and launder the sheets and towels before they leave. VRBO rentals are not hotels.
It seems your "Maine" experience just was not what you had expected as noted in your description of our beautiful beaches.