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2016 Renovation: House, Bumper Pool, Flatscreens, Firepit, Bar, Linens Provided!

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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York Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom Home, 1.5 Baths, 0.7 miles from the Beach

After a long day at the beach have the kids roam free in the basement to play, watch the flatscreens, play bumper pool, or play any number of the provided board games, while the adults enjoy the living room flatscreen, brand new kitchen, and glass porch. My home was renovated in 2016. It has 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a full garage with two driveways, a glass window porch, fire pit, horseshoe pits, basement bar, flat screen TVs, bumper pool table, and propane BBQ grill.

The main floor has three bedrooms with queen beds. The basement has another bedroom with 4 twin beds. The common basement room has a pull-out queen sofabed, flatscreen tv for lounging, a bar for entertaining, and 2 more twin beds. The basement also has a bumper pool table for fun times and extra refrigerator for additional beverages/lobster! Washer/Dryer are also provided. The main floor has a brand new kitchen with stainless appliances and a living room with brand new furniture. New real maple hardwood throughout. The back porch on the house has large windows and provides for a wonderful outdoor/indoor feel. Fun for evening dining or lounging after a long day at the beach.

This house was taken down to the studs and renovated in 2016. It is a perfect place for whatever your summer needs are. It is located close to the beach for daytime fun, it is near the village for historical sight seeing and guided evening tours, it is also near several restaurants for dining. Or, if you want to stay in a day or two the house has amazing amenities including, 3 flat screen TVs, brand new kitchen, basement bar, bumper pool, indoor/outdoor porch, fire pit, horseshoe pit, and propane BBQ grill.

The photos speak for themselves. This place is great, if you have any hesitations please feel free to contact me and I will assure you this is the house to rent to make the most of your summer vacation.

Note: I just finished renovating the house so I do not have an outside photo of the house. It has brand new siding and brand new landscaping. Once I have a good outside photo I will post it. The photo I have of the outside is from Google Earth. Sorry, it was the best I could do.

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

Joseph Szeniawski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Joseph Szeniawski

I am a military helicopter pilot in the United States Air Force, living in Alabama. I have family in York, ME who look after the house and I often visit York and stay in the house.

Joseph Szeniawski purchased this house in 2012

Why Joseph Szeniawski chose Southern Coast of Maine

This property is close to the beach but not so close you have to deal with all the noise of traffic and people at night. It's close enough to the beach to walk if you want. It is near the village for historical sights. It is near restaurants for dining and enjoying great Maine lobster. I am an honest straight forward person and will do everything in my power to make your vacation awesome!

What makes this house unique

My family lives in town so any issues you have can be remedied on the spot, same day. No long-distance issues to resolve or management company headaches. Most houses that sleep this many people are outdated and rent for $4,000 to $5,000 a week in York. Enjoy a freshly renovated home during your vacation. My place is a great deal. The summer is going to be here shortly!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! The accommodations worked well for our family. Thanks so much. The D----'s.
Aug 2014
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2016 Renovation: House, Bumper Pool, Flatscreens, Firepit, Bar, Linens Provided!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 31 reviews

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for the days leading up to our wedding - lots of beds and space available for guests to stay and relax in down time. The owner was very helpful in setting up the rental, and with providing lots of details about the house and area. The house is a few minutes from the main part of town and the beach, but was very easy to get to.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best of York - Beach & Town

  • 5 of 5

The location of this home is ideal. It sits in a quiet residential neighborhood, has a great big private backyard with both a horseshoes court & a fire pit, but is less than a ten minute drive from the beautiful beaches of York. The owner clearly takes great pride in & care of this property, & it is furnished in a comfortable, up to date & homey manner. The finished basement, the abundance of beds and televisions & the big backyard provide plenty of space for even a large group of friends & family to spread out & relax. The guide book provides outstanding recommendations for both restaurants & local activities. Thank you, Joseph, for welcoming us into your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. You and your guests are welcome back anytime. Have a safe and fun summer.
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York Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

Great described...plenty of room for our large family...had a great time...only minor issue was that the fridge was not quite as cold as it could have been...freezer was fine, but fridge was a little too warm, even on lowest setting...would recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the week. We looked into the fridge and it appears it was set to the highest number which was actually warmest not coldest--sorry for the confusion. Welcome back anytime and thank you for the reccommendation.
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Great Place for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate and the property was very clean and well-maintained.

My family and I had a wonderful time! The house was perfect for us - and had everything we needed.

We loved the horseshoe pits in the backyard - and enjoyed learning to play.

The fire pit was also a great time and we enjoyed sitting by the fire and roasting marshmallows.

The porch is awesome for playing games or having a family meal.

It was so great to have a washer/dryer available so that we could pack light!

The extra fridge came in handy, too.

The neighborhood was quiet and the location was a close drive to beaches and restaurants.

We spent a few days exploring Long Sands Beach (renting surf boards and stand up paddle boards, flying kites) and stumbled across some great restaurants (Stone's Throw and Guac-N-Roll). We also took a day trip to Ogunquit/Perkins Cove for shopping and sight seeing.

We spent evenings at the house: cooking, grilling, playing horseshoes, hanging at the fire pit, and playing games on the porch.

Joseph has great customer service - he sent along all important info/welcome letter promptly and provided a great binder at the house that was filled with important info for the stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. You are welcome back anytime. Have a fun and safe and fun summer!
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Beach weekend

  • 4 of 5

My family, 7adults and 5 children, had a great time at the beach. This house was fantastic for the children. They had an amazing play area downstairs and their own bed. The back yard was a great play area also. The house was very clean and had plenty of space. It is located in a quiet neighborhood where everyone waved to you. The only thing that would have been an improvement is the beach being within walking distance. Bring lots of quarters for parking. It was also great that I could rent for less than 7 days.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It's ok you clicked 4/5 by accident--I understand it can be difficult to fix on the website but thank you for the email to follow up. I'm also glad I was able to accomodate your short stay last minute. See you next summer--I'm glad you are booking again for another year!
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful neighborhood, the home was neat and clean with plenty of room..we had no problem with 10 people staying there..lots of pillows and linens and towels to accommodate everyone..we enjoyed are stay very much..thank you Joe for the use of your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Enjoy the rest of your summer. You are welcome back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
MHT (61mi) // PMW (58mi) // BOS (59mi)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ruby's (1.5 mi) // Inn on the Blues (3.0 mi)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ledges (7.0 mi) // Cape Neddick Course (7.0 mi)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Dover, NH (20 mi) // Wells, ME (15 mi)
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 95 (I-95)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
York House of Pizza (0.4mi), Rick's Diner (0.3mi)
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Gunstock Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Short Sands 2.0mi//Harbor 1.5mi//Long Sands Beach
Car: necessary

York is an amazing summer getaway. The beaches offer great sights and sunbathing during the day. Short Sands has great shopping opportunities and fun bars at night. The Golden Rod is an old-time diner with a candy shop for the kids with in-house hand made taffy. Long Sands beach provides for the best enjoyment of the beach with plenty of space to spread out and relax. Harbor Beach is the smallest of the beaches but it is where you will find the locals and get the best tips on things to do in town. Mt. Agamenticus offers great hiking and beautiful scenery. York Village is home to historic buildings with guided tours day or night. 'Ghostly Tours' is an amazing evening adventure for the not-so faint of heart. The Bagel Basket is a great breakfast place open very early for the morning bird, with great coffee, bagel sandwiches, wraps, muffins, and drinks. Rt 103 Bridge is a fun place for those who like to do 'bridge jumping.' A popular spot for the local teens looking for a fun summer activity. Wiggly Bridge is a picturesque sight with hiking and biking. Nubble Light House is the most photographed lighthouse in the US. It has a restaurant nearby called Fox's and a souvenir shop. Browne's ice cream is next to the Nubble Lighthouse and has the best ice cream in town--A must visit in the evening after a day at the beach. Fun-O-Rama in short sands offers and arcade and bowling for the fun seekers. Inn on the Blues is a fun bar in short sands. For those looking to see the local bar, Ruby's Brick Oven Grill has a Bar out-back frequented by the locals. The Restaurant out-front of Ruby's is quite nice and separated from the bar. The Union Bluff is a hotel in the Short Sands area with a locally frequented bar on the 1st Floor level, a more low-key option to Inn-on-the-Blues. Excursions Kayaking is tremendous--owner Mike Sullivan runs a great business and provides a unique experience to his customers. The Lobster Pound on US Rt 1 provides true Maine seafood dining. It also has an outdoor bar out back with Bocce and Horseshoes. Always a great experience with colorful locals. Golf is available at 'The Ledges' and at the 'Cape Neddick Country Club.'

For those seeking additional night life opportunities and daytime shopping, Portsmouth NH, is a ten minute drive south on I-95 or US Rt 1. It has a tremendous amount of bars and shops, but it lacks the daytime tranquility and peacefulness York provides. Portsmouth has more of a city atmosphere. Fat Belly's Bar, Portsmouth Brewery, and The Page are good restaurant/bars. The Portsmouth Gaslight offers a night-club feel on the top floor of the 3 floor establishment, it also has an outdoor bar with bands.


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Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

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York Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass Door Shower with Two Shower Heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower on back of house. Great for beach sand.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom w/ half bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Large Basement Bedroom w/closet and window.
  • Bedroom 1: Queen (Sleeps 2) Bedroom 2: Queen (Sleeps 2) Bedroom 3: Queen (Sleeps 2) Bedroom 4: Four Twins (Sleeps 4) Basement: Queen Sofa Bed (Sleeps 2) Basemen Common Area: Two Twins (Sleeps 2) Total: 14
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
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
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Brand new 2013 Renovation. Great place for adults, kids, entertaining, and having fun. Close to the beach, but not so close you have to deal with noise of traffic and people at night. Close to the village for historic sights and evening tours. Close to the harbor for marina and boat life. Close to the highway and local Route 1 for easy access to Kittery shopping Outlets.

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