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Beautiful Ocean Views! Right at Short Sands!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


York Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2 bath home overlooking Short Sands!. Fully Handicap accessible

Welcome to Bayhaven! Bold ocean views from every room of this house. Poised on the hill, overlooking the Atlantic, and Short Sands Beach beyond, you will feel like you can reach out and touch the water! Hear the roar of the surf pounding the rocks at night as you sleep. The house is beautiful, featuring 4 BR's that sleeps 11. There is a large livingroom/Diningroom with great views. The living room has a SMART TV, DVD and gas fireplace with remote. The wonderfully stocked kitchen includes a lobster pot, blender, coffee maker and everything else you would need to prepare meals. There is an awesome farmer's porch on the front and nice deck in the back. Sit and relax in the rocking chairs and watch the changing scenes of the ocean and sky. It is dramatic.

Try getting up early to watch the sun come up over the ocean's horizon or relax in the afternoon with a glass of wine and good book. Be careful...You won't want to leave!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Heidi Hayes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016


based on 12 traveler reviews

Beautiful Ocean Views! Right at Short Sands!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Front Porch is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well maintained and supplied. The ease of accessibility was wonderful. I would recommend this property. Listening to the water hitting the rocks at night was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming ocean view home

  • 4 of 5

We just finished our York vacation in this lovely home. As prior reviews have stated, this is well kept, clean, updated and nicely decorated. The owners have taken great care to think of almost anything you would need for your stay. Beds were comfortable and we were very pleased with the linen package. We had a problem with the grill on the deck not working and I applaud both the property management company and the owner for their almost immediate replacement. There are a couple of things that are worth noting. If you have children with you that need room to run, the available yard space is small. The living room area in this home is on the small side and really big enough for only 5 -6 people to comfortably sit to watch a movie. As described, the couch is a pull out. If you plan to sleep there beware that there are no curtains/ blinds/shades for the windows on the first floor so the light streams in in the morning and it is shining right in your eyes when sitting at the table for dinner. It made the the first level very hot in the late afternoon and evening and we were thankful to have the air conditioning. Two of the 4 bedrooms have air conditioners. The other two would benefit from it as well ( and were were there in June). When we chose this rental we chose it because my husband is not a great beach fan ( unlike the rest of the family) but loves to sit out on a porch looking out at the ocean.The photos of this property are absolutely accurate EXCEPT currently there is a home being constructed right across the street which the angle used for these photos does not show. During our week the noise from the machinery was terrible for several of the days we were there starting around 7:00 AM. The rentals for the ocean view properties in this area of York are on the steeper side which I am willing to pay but I believe when you are paying these prices something like construction going on right outside your front door should be disclosed. The construction has a ways to go so if you are renting this property over the next few months I would certainly expect to hear some noise. In the future I will ask about construction before I rent!

All that said, the owners have done a nice job with this property and I would recommend it to family and friends

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carolyn for the thoughtful review. The owners have listened and plan on installing some kind of window treatments on the first floor. For those of you familiar with this home, you might remember the large yellow house directly across the street. The owner has taken it down and is in the process of rebuilding. Completion expected in Sept. 2016.
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  • 5 of 5

This home was spectacular. The views amazing, walking distance to short sands beach, ice cream, meals and shopping. Plenty of space, immaculate place. Breakfast on the porch watching the waves crash on the rocks every morning was a huge delight. The realtor was so easy to deal with and I would recommend this place a million times over.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We have vacationed in York many times and love the area! The house was so clean and the pictures were exactly what you see upon arrival! Plenty of linens and the kitchen was really stocked well!

Cant wait to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the most fabulous vacations

  • 5 of 5

This house was one of the best we have rented. Very well stocked, great view/location, and lots of room. Will recommend to all our friends.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf of the owners and myself, thank you for the wonderful review!! Come back any time! Heidi
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Incredible view, impeccable home!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Bayhaven during October, and it was such a beautiful, peaceful place to spend a fall weekend. The views are spectacular! The house is very clean and tastefully decorated. We stayed with 3 other couples and there was plenty of room for us to congregate together or to find a quiet spot to sit and unwind! The town of York is ADORABLE! We got to walk through during a Harvest Festival and found a great place to have a fabulous seafood dinner that evening. I

Bayhaven is an amazing getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Inn on the Blues, The Union Bluff
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Neddick Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Inn on the Blues
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Short Sands
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

York Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 11 2016 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Jun 9 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1244 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , On third floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • All the bedrooms are located on the 2nd or 3rd floors. The couch in the livingroom pulls out to a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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