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Bring your boat or kayaks

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 4 bath waterfront home

The banks of the Cape Neddick river invite you to sit back, relax and watch the sunset over the water. Located on beautiful Shore Road, our property, once a B&B, offers a large recently updated home with plenty of room for everyone, making it the perfect place for a summer vacation, family reunion, or wedding party. Enjoy morning coffee, a cocktail, lobster bake or an evening bonfire in the spacious back yard with private dock overlooking the harbor.

Our house offers six bedrooms, four of which have water views. It boasts two master bedrooms, one on the first floor with a private deck and one on the second floor with a two person Jacuzzi. The four other bedrooms are on the second floor and share two additional baths. The modern fully appliance kitchen features granite countertops, breakfast bar, views of the river and is open to the living and dinning rooms. The living room has views of the water, flat screen TV, stereo with surround sound, built in bookshelves, and a wall of windows. The dinning room features seating for all and a wood burning stove/fireplace. A second living area or den with games, puzzles, another flat screen TV. and WII game system is available at the other end of the house for all to enjoy.

Tidewatch is located close to everything yet outside of the hustle and bustle of the beach. Just walk down the street and you can stop at the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound, a great place overlooking the harbor, for a meal, cocktail or evening entertainment. A little further will bring you to the Cape Neddick Beach, a quiet and safe haven perfect for families with young children, with tide pools, shallow calm water, and an uncrowded of beach. A fifteen minute walk in the other direction will bring you to Short Sands Beach with its larger crowds, amusement park, shops, restaurants and pubs, wild kingdom, funorama, bowling alley and gazebo with summertime concerts. For those more adventurous Long Sands Beach with its designated surfing areas is about one mile down the road while York Harbor and the village are about five miles away

More Details

Property Manager
Craig Schriefer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Craig Schriefer

I am a water person and spend much of my time surfing, boating, fishing, and kiteboarding. I am very familiar with the area and can help you get the most from your stay. I can recommend sites, attractions, activities, restaurants, day trips, events, babysitters and more. Just ask and I will be glad to help,

Craig Schriefer purchased this house in 1986

Why Craig Schriefer chose Southern Coast of Maine

Its in the middle of everything yet remains private. You can moor your boat in the back yard.

What makes this house unique

Sunrise over the ocean just down the street, sunset over the river in the back yard


York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , waterviews, tile
    Master 2 - toilet , tub , shower , large first floor accessable from master and living area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor, tile
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , second floor, tile
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master 1 - 1 queen , second floor, waterview, private bath w/two person Jacuzzi
    Master 2 - 1 queen , First floor, waterview, private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , water view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , waterview
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Bring your boat or kayaks
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Very good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was confortable close to the beach, every thing was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, location to town and beaches were with-in walking distance. Hiking ,golf and dining also nearby. A few hick ups on the Y-fi going in and out but after all it is vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you all enjoyed your vacation. Come to find out TWC has been working on their lines to hopefully improve internet connection. It's not usually a problem. Thanks Craig
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Wonderful family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a week-long family vacation, I have no other words to describe this but "Awesome". Craig was very accommodating, answering any questions we had and both the adults and kids, ages 11-72, were busy all the time. From kayaking and swimming from the dock in the yard and the 5 minute walk to the beach to jumping off the bridge at high tide. The home and the gardens with an unbelievable back yard along the river were where we spent many hours. This home is definitely #1 on our list of return. The Nelsons, the MacGregors and the Johnstons

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Kids of All Ages

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week! The house is very great for a large group, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. Extremely clean which is not easy with beach sand. The kitchen is the best stocked of any house we've rented with lots of pots, pans, utensils and serving dishes. The grill was brand new with four burners and a side burner for sauce. Our kids loved playing in the backyard on the swing, watching the tide from the dock and eating lunch on the picnic table. We originally planned to go to Short Sands beach but never made it because the locals' Cape Neddick beach is only a five minute walk and has lots to explore with tidal pools, sand bars, rocks and shells, and our 15 year old cousin even took a leap off the bridge. Craig is readily available and willing to help with anything. Our family had such a wonderful week that we are already planning next year at Tidewatch.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home for large group

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this clean, well equipped and spacious home. The host was available when needed. There were 10 of us and we had plenty of room to gather together or have space apart when needed. The location is perfect for being able to walk to a very quiet, clean beach or go to the busier Short Sands beach whichever is your liking. Morning coffee, midday reading or evening sunset watching all enjoyable from the dock. Fire pit was great for evening of s'mores!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, SC

Perfect home for a family vacation in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This house was just what we were looking for: plenty of room for our group of 12, access to water for kayaking and exploring, close enough to Short Sands Beach for our kids to walk to and enough yard space for us to relax and play outside. The kitchen was probably one of the best stocked rental kitchens I have seen. (And I have been in 20+ rentals in my lifetime.) Craig was super accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The grounds around the house were beautiful. We loved walking up to the convenient store for lobster rolls. We had 7 kids, ages 12-16, and they loved being able to explore the area on their own, both on foot and in the kayaks we rented. We walked the Marginal Way in Ogunquit one day, which was just a 10 min drive north and also explored York Village another, but for the most part, we were happy just hanging out around the area.

As a side note, we did need to visit the York Emergency Room when one of the kids needed stitches, and it was probably the best ER visit we have ever had. The place is like a Spa. And no waiting!

We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston MA, Portland ME, Manchester NH,
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Neddick Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack Wells ME
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cape Neddick 200 yards, Short Sands 1 mile,
Car: recommended

The Yorks, and Cape Neddick have miles of beautiful beaches , inviting you to relax, surf, fish, play and enjoy. We offer deep sea fishing out of York Harbor, three golf courses, plenty of restaurants and even some night life. The famous Ogunquit Playhouse is just a short drive up route one. There is outlet shopping in Kittery. Historic Portsmouth with is summer theater, concerts and festivals is just over the boarder. Boston, Portland and the White Mountains are all a reasonable drive from here.

There is however plenty to do right here in town and you may never want to leave.


Rates & Availability

York Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early season
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early season
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Hogh Season
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hogh Season
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nightly Rate
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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