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Unbelievable Rates! Walk to the beach and downtown!

York Beach, York, ME, USA
  • House3857 sqft
  • Bedrooms10
  • Sleeps27
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay0 - 7 nights

10 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, Sleeps 27. Convenient location: walk to town & the beach

**Unbelievable rate for this size home!!! A very rare rental opportunity is now presenting itself in York Beach, Maine! You can now reserve the entire Candleshop Inn, once our area's premier Bed and Breakfast, for your private group. The current owners, Barbara and Michael Sheff, have made the hard decision not to operate this historic inn as a Bed and Breakfast, but rather are now interested in offering the entire home exclusively for weekly rental. This beautiful inn features 10 bedrooms (many with private baths) and 7 baths. There are gorgeous ocean views from many of the bedrooms, as well as the front porch. WIFI is featured throughout the house. The large deck is tucked privately in the back with seating for 25 people.

The Candleshop Inn is just a short walk to Short Sands Beach in York Beach, Maine. Each of our 10 guest rooms is unique and comfortably decorated, accommodating one to five people in twin, double and/or king beds. Five of our guest rooms offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to a range of bedding options, we offer rooms with private full baths, 3/4 baths or half baths. In total, the house can comfortably sleep 27 people.

The Candleshop Inn is just a short walk to Short Sands Beach in York Beach, Maine. Consider booking our property for your family reunion, destination wedding, or friends getaway to southern Maine!

Property Manager

Heidi Hayes

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Feb 12, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
      • Attic Treasures
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Ocean view, Rocking chair, 3rd floor
      • The Bridal Suite
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Ocean views. Private bath. Great for 2+ guests..
      • Beachside Romance
        1 king, Sitting area, 2nd floore
      • The Mirror Room
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, Ocean view, Side chair, 2nd floor
      • Boon Island Light
        1 double, Ocean view, Rocking chair, 2nd floor
      • The Serenity Suite
        1 double, Ocean view, double bed, Private half-bath
      • Country Comforts
        Double bed, Closet and dresser, 1st floor
      • The Captain's Quarters
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, Ocean view, Private full bath, Sitting area
      • Grandma's Boudoir
        1 king, 2nd floor
      • The Club House
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, Ocean view, Side chair, 3rd floor
      • We offer a diverse collection of ten guest rooms, most of which can accommodate more than two people. Each of our 10 guest rooms is unique and comfortably decorated, accommodating one to five people in twin, double and/or king beds. Five of our guest rooms offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.


      • 7 Bathrooms
      • Private half-bath on 2nd floor
        toilet, shower
      • Full bathrom on 2nd floor
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Another full bath on 2nd floor
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • New 3rd floor full bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom with shower on 1st floor
        toilet, shower
      • Private full bathroom on 3rd floor
        toilet, tub, shower, Clawfoot tub
      • Outdoor shower
        outdoor shower
      • Private bathroom on 2nd floor
        toilet, shower
      • We offer rooms with private full, 3/4 or half bathrooms, as well as rooms with shared bathrooms.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Ocean views from many rooms. Easy 5 minute walk to Short Sands Beach, a great family beach. Or if you want a different beach, take the trolley to Long Sands. All great, clean beaches in York!
        • Beach View
        • Downtown
          The Inn is located in the downtown area of York Beach. You are close to shopping, dining, bars and family attractions.
        • Near The Ocean
          See, hear and smell the ocean. We are so close! You can fall asleep at night to the sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks.
        • Ocean View


            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WIFI throughout the house
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      There is parking for 12 cars
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Propane fired cast-iron stove in living room


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 20 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  There is one
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • York Beach is truly a family destination in the beautiful southern Maine coast area. The quaint downtown area of York Beach offers seasonal gift shops, restaurants, a family arcade and more ... all within walking distance. It is also a wonderful seaside destination in which to simply come and be in peace at the oceans edge.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Idan B.

                                                              Rooms were great, space for everyone, the place was clean , internet worked great. Absolutely no complaints. We'll probably book again next year! Already looking forward to it!

                                                              Office Retreat

                                                              Jeffrey S.

                                                              There were 20 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house provided plenty of rooms for privacy, games and conversation. We even managed a sit down dinner both nights. It's just what we needed. The early risers headed to the beach for a walk or run so as not to disturb others. Even with guests playing cards in the parlor the bedrooms were very quiet and enough removed from the noise. A bonus was the weather could have not been any better.


                                                              Loved it! Perfect Maine house

                                                              Raychel G.

                                                              We rented this fabulous house with multiple families for our wedding. It was perfect for everyone. The kids loved how big it was!

                                                              It was big enough and had everything we needed to host a large party after the wedding.

                                                              It was super cute and very clean. Total Maine charm! The owners and agent were really helpful friendly and very easy to work with.

                                                              The location is perfect to walk to town and the beach. Even our seniors had no problem. The views from some rooms and the front porch are beautiful.

                                                              It really made our wedding staying there! Highly recommend and will be back :)

                                                              Thank you again!

                                                              Wonderful experience

                                                              Kimberly L.

                                                              We used this as a place for our wedding guests to stay over Labor Day weekend. It is a very easy walk to the beach and close to entertainment and amenities. The Inn is absolutely lovely. Many of the bedrooms are ocean view, and very comfortable. The kitchen had all of the servingware we needed to host a dinner on Saturday. The property manager, Heidi, was very easy to work with. She was flexible in showing us the property last minute and adjusting our check in time when we were arriving later than 3pm.

                                                              I rated the Inn four stars instead of five due to the early checkout time (10AM) and because one bedroom is on the first floor, both of which are probably not an issue for most other people.


                                                              York Beach, York, ME, USA

                                                              While you are visiting the Candleshop Inn, be sure to visit the Union Bluff for a great meal and a beer at the bar. Also within walking distance is the famous Goldenrod Candy Shop. You can stand on the sidewalk and watch how this historic restaurant makes homemade salt water taffy. Take the kids inside to visit an old fashion penny candy counter, or sit at the soda fountain and have a sundae made with the Goldenrod's homemade ice cream! There are great souvenir shops, choose Mexican, Chinese, wood grilled pizza or fresh seafood from one of the many restaurants located within a quick walk. Many nights a week, stroll over to the gazebo to hear local bands playing in the evening. Of course, there is York Wild Kingdom which features a very nice zoo and rides for the kids. Wrist bands are good for the day so go for the zoo in the afternoon, walk back to the Inn for dinner and head back for rides in the evening. Take a morning or afternoon to head to the Nubble Light House. This is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. We are so lucky in York. We have 4 beautiful public beaches to choose from, and if that is not enough, take a quick ride to Ogunquit and enjoy that public beach as well. While you are in Ogunquit, enjoy the shopping and dining there as well. Or make a day of it and jump on board a whale watching boat or deep sea fishing vessel in Perkins Cove. There is so much to do in our area we just can't cover it. Of course, a Maine vacation is all about relaxing so leave yourself plenty of time to sit and enjoy the ocean. Maine really is the way life should be.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Linen Service Available: $300 In addition to the weekly or nightly rate, there is an additional charge of $350 for cleaning, $300 for linen rental, 9% tax and a refundable security/damage deposit of $1000. A deposit of 50% of the total due will be required at the time of reservation. Final balance will be due 60 days prior to arrival. If cancellation occurs prior to 60 days, deposits received are non-refundable If cancellation occurs within 60 days, no refunds will be applied. If we are able to rebook the Inn, we refund the deposit less any difference in rates.

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                                                              Property # 3491871