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A cozy, comfortable, un-winterized traditional Maine cottage with the ocean literally in the backyard. In the heart of a summer residential community, our family summer home is next door to a full children's recreational swimming, sailing, tennis, golf, marine biology and arts program sponsored by the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association. Additional activities are focused outdoors with a child-safe tidal cove for swimming as the water comes in over the warm clam flats, a gorgeous public beach with town lifeguards and bathroom facilities, walks to quiet estuaries and neighboring public beaches, shopping in nearby Kennebunk Lower Village and Kennebunkport, close to amusements and supermarkets when needed. This is not an investment property; it's our family home for rent starting early June through Labor Day, and by special arrangement into mid-September.
Indoors, the cottage features four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, modern appliances, 72-channel cable service downstairs with DVD player, all linens furnished, rent includes all utilities and taxes, space for parking two cars. Outside, a porch surrounds three sides of the house, an outdoor wash off shower, double kayak with paddles and PFDs, lawn furniture and gas grille.
We had an excellent family vacation at this cottage. Our children, ages 4 and 6, spent hours and hours each day playing on the beach just steps from the back porch. Some days, we rowed out in the rowboat to explore the cove; other days, we collected seashells and found hermit crabs in the tide pools. It was also great to have a full playground and a large sandy beach so close. The cottage itself was simple and traditional, very clean, with picturesque water views of the Maine coast. The location is convenient: accessible from New York City, with full supermarkets in town and many options for restaurants and activities in the area. One day we took an excursion to give our children their first horseback riding lessons. The owner was always extremely helpful and made sure everything about our stay was smooth.
We just got back from a week at this charming and comfortable beach house. It was perfect for our many generations of family. The owners are inviting and helpful without being invasive and have provided everything you would need for a great beach vacation, including beach chairs and sand toys! You are steps from a small protected beach, perfect for small children, and just a couple houses down from Mother's beach and a little playground. Breakfast on the porch overlooking the changing tides and dinner on the beautifully kept lawn watching the sunsets to the sounds of the waves. If what you want is a quiet, relaxing home-like place to spend time with family and soak in the beauty of the ocean then this is the place!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Rental interval begins early afternoon Saturday and ends mid-morning on Saturday to allow the cottage to be cleaned in the way it was prior to your stay. Saturday is observed as changeover day, which is customary for Kennebunk Beach area rental properties. Because the minimum stay is seven (7) days, requests outside of Saturday to Saturday rental dates cannot be encouraged.
For stays of one (1) week, check in full due upon return of signed hard copy lease document. For stays greater than one (1) week, check for the first week due upon return of signed hard copy lease document. In instances of more than one (1) week stay, full balance of rent due may be paid in advance and must be paid upon arrival. Security deposit of $US 500.00 must be paid in full upon arrival.