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Grand Maine Seaside Cottage at the Ocean

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


York Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 16

Located on the grounds of the beautiful Stage Neck Inn oceanfront resort, Stage Neck Cottage is a magnificent turn-of -the-century shingle-style home. The cottage is just steps away from the exclusive York Harbor Beach and Stage Neck Pool and Tennis Club. Rental of the cottage includes a membership to the Stage Neck Pool and Tennis Club, in season, during the stay. Rental also includes full use of resort facilities, including indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room, sauna, and Stage Neck Spa. Usage is for up to fourteen people.

The cottage is unique as it is situated at the mouth of the York River and harbor only steps away from the beach. The views are spectacular. The vast blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean stretch out before you, all the while the hustle and bustle of local lobster boats resonate through the harbor.

The home features a gourmet kitchen, family room, living room, and porch as well as 7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and laundry facilities.

This luxurious summer cottage from an era gone by boasts over 10,000 square feet of well-appointed living space; the cottage provides plenty of room for family and friends to spend time together enjoying all the wonders of York Harbor. While just steps away from the sandy beach with sun-filled days of tide pooling, surfing and swimming, the cottage is just a short drive from live music, theaters, outlet shopping, award-winning restaurants and outdoor activities, such as kayaking, biking, and hiking.

The grand front entrance stairs lead up to the expansive deck, which surrounds the formal living room, dining room and sun filled breakfast room with incredible views of the harbor and beach. The views of York Harbor continue to the back of the house into the gourmet eat-in kitchen and state-of-the-art entertainment center with flat screen TV and surround sound. Up the stairs from the formal living room are two master suites with full baths, sitting areas and ocean views.

One suite has a king bed, spacious sitting area, walk-out balcony, Jacuzzi, and separate shower. The second suite has a king bed, full bath with a private separate space, perfect for a baby or small child. The third room at the back of the house has two twin beds and a full bath.

Below the formal living area are three bedrooms on the ground floor. The first room has a king size bed and sitting area with a pull-out couch. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a private sitting area and the third bedroom has two twin beds and a separate play area. The ground level is surrounded by a private wrap-around deck and flower gardens.

Enjoy peaceful afternoons on the grand porch experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of coastal Maine.

Stretch out on the hammock by the garden and become enthralled in a world off the beaten path, void of stress and deadlines; leave time behind and relax.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect getaway !! The house is gorgeous, very clean and well located. The service with Stage Neck Inn was excellent. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this rental !!!
Sep 2015
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Grand Maine Seaside Cottage at the Ocean
average rating of 4.952381 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Maine Seaside Cottage is the perfect venue for a large group of family and/or friends. The description of the property was spot on. We thought the house was lovelier than the photos on the VRBO website.

The house was spotless. The kitchen was supplied with everything we needed for meal preparation. The prep kitchen helpful. There are various types of dinnerware--plastic for informal breakfasts and fancier ware for dinners. There are 2 dishwashers, 2 full size refrigerators, crisper drawers and small refrigerator in prep kitchen good for keeping the white wine cool. Finally, a separate freezer on the lower level. There is a view of York Harbor from the main kitchen sink--so lovely.

We ate our dinners in the fully glassed in dining area. There is also a more formal dining room.

The bedrooms are beautifully furnished--the master bedroom large enough to be an apartment in an of itself. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to provide privacy for our group.

Working with Jane Smith was a pleasure. She responded quickly to all my questions. It was nice to meet her after all of our electronic communication. She is delightful and so helpful.

The highlight of our trip was a Windjammer schooner cruise on Casco Bay AND eating lobsters which were purchased at Fisherman's Cove. Fisherman's Cove cooked the lobsters perfectly. We also bought little neck and steamer clams. Excellent, fresh seafood.

We visited the Nubble light, Bush compound which can be seen from the road, Ogunquit, and Kennebunkport. We enjoyed driving the small country roads. A few of us enjoyed a visit to Agamenticus mountain where there are lovely 360 degree views which extend all the way to Whiteface Mountain in NY. Fort McClary in Kittery is interesting and provides a beautiful view of the harbor.

We enjoyed spectacular weather.

I would happily recommend this property to friends and relatives. Loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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great house!

  • 5 of 5

house was great. large and as pictures. everything was clean and plenty of towels. on perfect property with outdoor/indoor pool and on nice beach. we were three families with children and plenty of room!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Terrific house for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family, eight adults and six children, gathered here for a celebration of our 50th anniversary. Everybody loved the house and found it very comfortable. We also appreciated the easy access to the pool, the beach, tennis and nice walks. The house is also very well equipped. Our only quibble with it is that it would be nice to be able to access the Internet in more areas of the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Grand Maine seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves this rental. It is our 3rd time there and we hope to return in 2years. However, here are a few comments/suggestions that need consideration:

Monday to Monday rental is not practical when some family members come from the Midwest. We hope you consider going back to the Sunday to Sunday schedule.

The air conditioning units needed cleaning.

The mattress in the sleep sofa in first level bedroom was uncomfortable. Some of the springs have given.

The carpet at the top of the stairs between 1st and 2nd level needs to be secured. Though not yet crucial, someone could trip on It if not nailed down or stapled.

There were a few sheets missing on 2 beds, no dish towels in the kitchen, which were readily supplied by housekeeping upon request.

Service was excellent, house was spotless, with the exception of the air conditioners.

It would be nice to have a fan for the porch dining area.

There appears to be a humidity problem in the first level bedroom.

Some windows need washing in the house.

I do hope that these comments are helpful in your attempt to maintain the high quality to which you pride yourselves. We do hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Luxurious accomodations in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful historic home that has been modernized for comfort and convenience. The kitchen is exceptionally well-appointed, with top-end appliances, every utensil you could ever need, and plenty of silverware and dishes for a very large group. We had comfortable seating for a family dinner of 14 in the lovely sun porch, with a great view of the ocean and a nice cool breeze. The location can't be beat, with easy access to a lovely beach, two waterfront walking paths, and the choice of either a short walk to eat at the Inn or nearby restaurants, or to cook our own meals. We could not have found a better setting for our family reunion in Maine, and staying in this fantastic house was a big part of what made it such a perfect trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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No better place on the coast.

  • 5 of 5

This was the most fantastic experience. The house is just beautiful and so much room and privacy for the 15 of us! The layout is fantastic. Very well appointed, comfortable beds, tons of space and lots of bathrooms to accommodate everyone, views from the windows were wonderful. Every room had a water view, be it to the harbor, or the ocean or both! Great appointments in the luxury kitchen, with plenty of pots and pans, lobster pots, beautiful commercial gas range, grill, commercial warming drawer, micro extra large with convection, two dishwashers, refrigerator drawers in the island and even an extra 3rd refrigerator downstairs, and a 4th in the butlers pantry. Loads of beautiful serveware, stemware, utility room with washer and dryer, gas grill outside. I LOVED the extra long dining table in the sunporch overlooking both the bay and the for everyone at one gathering table! Rockers on the front porch for everyone! Not to mention access to both a beautiful indoor pool and hot tub, an outdoor pool overlooking ocean, and tennis courts. Our guests also enjoyed special dining at the Inn. Cannot say enough about this home. Very well maintained, great and responsive management. Top Notch facility!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I am so happy to hear that you had an outstanding visit. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Cheers, Jane Smith
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Rates & Availability

York Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 9.0%


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York Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 5.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Please see the section FURTHER DETAILS near the bottom of this listing for individual bedroom details.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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