|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Our Ranch home is right across from Crescent Beach. About 300 yards from our home there is a smaller beach called Kettle Cove Beach. Both beaches have their unique characteristics: Crescent Beach is about 1 mile long crescent shaped. The beach is sandy in spots, other spots have rocks. Kettle Cove Beach has tidal pools when the tides are out--perfect for children looking for crabs, periwinkles and such.
There are hiking trails at Kettle Cove Beach, Crescent Beach, Great Pond Trail, Stonegate Trail, etc.
We have Kayaking, Cruises, Sports, Museums, etc. Please contact me and I will give you a list.
We have 3 lighthouses: Portland Head Light at Fort Williams State Park, Two Lights State Park & Lighthouse (one light house is run by the coast guard, the other is a private home., shopping and restaurants all nearby.
We are close to Portland--7 miles; Boston, MA -- 100 miles, New York City 320 miles, Montreal --268 miles, Hartford, CT -- 182 miles, Manchester, NH -- 78
Attractions: Kayaking: Audobon Nature Preserve in Scarborough, Maine Island Kayaking, LL Bean Outdoor Adventures Classes in Portland & Freeport. Cruises/Sailing on Casco Bay: Caso Bay Lines, Portland Schooner Company, Mail boat to the islands in Caso Bay, School of Ocean Sailing and many more. Lobster Boat Cruses: Lucky Catch Cruises. Duck Tours (it is bus/boat that goes on the water and land) Fishing Charters: Maine Salt Water Fishing, Capt. Keith Hail Fishing Maine Fishing and Diving. Whale Watching: 'First Chance Whale Watching' There are many more beaches and coves around the area.
BRING YOUR KAYAK!
Note: In front of our home there is an island called: Richmond Island. Pls ck out ram island farm site. You need permission to go to the island.
Attractions: Museums: Portland Museum of Art, Children's Museum, Southworth Planetarium, Portland Harbor Museum, Tate House Museum, Winslow Home House, Longfellow's childhood home. Portland Sea Dogs (minor league baseball), Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Ballet Company, Portland Stage Company. Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Golf Courses: Sable Oaks - South Portland, Dunegrass - Old Orchard Beach; and many more within 20 min of our home.
Shopping: Old Port Section of Portland has very unusual shops and great restaurants. Maine Mall in South Portland. Outlet shops in Freeport, ME (LL Bean store),
Other interesting towns: Scarborough, Brunswick, Yarmouth, etc. all nearby.
What is doing in what month:
June: Old Port Festival; July: Fourth of July Festival fireworks over Casco Bay. July: Yarmouth Clam Festival; August: Beach to Beacon 6.2 mile race from Crescent Beach to Portand Head Light. October: Harvest on the Harbor on the pier (GREAT!!) AND MANY MORE EVENTS!
Farms and Grocery Stores: Cape Elizabeth Farms: Jordan's Farm on Wells Road - veg. & fruit. Alewives Brook Farm on 83 Old Ocean House Rd - fresh lobsters, veg., & fruits. In July go around the corner & pick strawberries at Maxwell's Farm. Spurwick Farm has their own cattle - fresh frozen meat - 500 Fowler Rd. Grocery Stores: Pond Cove IGA. South Portland- Hannaford's & Shaw's. A wonderful store that I frequent: Micucci Grocery Store in Portland Italian produce retail & wholesale. Whole Foods Mkt in Portland. A wonderful little mkt in Munjoy section of Ptld--Rosemont Market & Bakery.
Places to eat that I found in Portland: I found Duck Fat delicious fries & sandwiches, Hot Suppa -- great brunch (not opened for supper), Local 188 and Five Fifty-Five -- all very nice. There are a lot of nice restuarants these are just a few.
Cape Elizabeth -- Places to eat: Rudy's Variety, The Good Table, The Lobster Shack and Sea Glass Dining
Rochelle and her husband Bill inherited the two Cape Elizabeth houses in 2002, from Bill’s late mother who had purchased the properties between 1968 and 1972. Bill had vacationed there with his parents since 1948 and when the homes went up for sale his parents were eager to immortalize the fond memories they’d made over the years. Many years later, Bill and Rochelle married and with their son Evan, they continued taking trips from their home in Connecticut to the houses in Maine during the summer months. Now retired, Rochelle and Bill reside in Mississippi, and Evan remains in his childhood home in Connecticut, but they still make trips up to Cape Elizabeth whenever they can spare a moment.
Bill, Rochelle and Evan purchased this house in 1972
While Bill had been visiting Cape Elizabeth since his childhood, it did not take Rochelle long to become quite fond of the bright little seaside village. Since her first visit in 1972, she became enamored with the remote beauty of Richmond Island, the rocky shores of Kettle Cove, and the ever-changing atmosphere of the nearby city of Portland. Both passed on their love of Maine to their son Evan, who through countless visits came to appreciate Portland’s renowned restaurant and beer scene, the small family farms of Cape Elizabeth and the overall hospitality Southern Maine has to offer. He now vacations there as an adult with his family and helps his parents oversee the Cape Elizabeth properties.
This idyllic little ranch house is the perfect get away for small families, couples or tight-knit groups of friends. Roomy enough to lay down your hat yet cozy enough to feel like a home away from home. This modest cottage is loaded with character from its charming fireplace to quaint bedrooms, and picturesque living room bay window overlooking the ocean. You’d be hard pressed to find another beach house quite as delightful as this.
My wife and I stayed here from September 2014 to June 2015. The location is perfect: it's right between Crescent Beach and Kettle Cove State Park. We loved walking on Crescent Beach even in the winter -- it's a beautiful, arcing 1-mile long beach. Also, within walking distance there are two very good restaurants (The Good Table and Rudy's), a cafe with excellent ice cream, Two Lights State Park (great place to watch the waves on stormy days), and The Lobster Shack for great lobster rolls.
It's a fantastic spot if you're into outdoor activities. There are trails for walking, running, and biking. You can kayak right from the beach across the road and there are even x-country ski trails nearby for winter visitors!
The house itself was great for us -- it has a beautiful view of the cove and is one of the rare spots on the East Coast where you can watch the sun set over the water. Great for birdwatching, too -- we saw eiders, brants, gulls, mallards, geese, plovers and a whole lot of others! If it's cold while you're there, the stove warms up the whole house very quickly!
Rochelle could not have been more helpful on the rare occasion we had to talk to her -- she's great! Couldn't recommend this spot more highly -- we loved it!
During the winter, you can cross country ski on Crescent Beach, Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust trails. All are in Cape Elizabeth.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
Maine Sales Tax of 9% is on rent and the cleaning fee.
The town of Cape Elizabeth has a "Short-Term Lease" policy. That needs to be filled out. Call me for more information.
More than two weeks, a discount would apply, please call for more information.
Winter Rental: 4 months or longer--Monthly rate plus utilities starts September 1st. Please call Mike Drinan for more information: 207 799-0829