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Michael and Anne Dakin

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Quintessential Maine And Classic Kennebunkport!

12 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect 1889 Shingle Cottage (5 Beds, 2.5 Baths) In A Historic Neighborhood

Quintessential Maine and Classic Kennebunkport! 'Shady Oak' is a 1889 shingle cottage located in the historic Cape Arundel neighborhood (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) of Kennebunkport - one block from the ocean, a 5 minute walk to the Colony Beach (a great beach for kids) and a short walk to the Port, with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. This idyllic Victorian house is located just around the corner from St Ann's Church, the Kennebunk River Club and Walker’s Point (summer home of President George H.W. Bush).

The house boasts 5 bedrooms, including a master suite (ground floor), and 2 1/2 baths (plus an outdoor shower!). The bedroom configuration is California king (master), 1 queen, 2 twins, bunk room (bunk bed, single over double with a single trundle) and queen pull-out sofa. In addition to a fully equipped kitchen, there is a dining room, family room and sitting room.

You can also enjoy the screened in porch, an outside patio / living room and an outside dining room under a custom made pergola. The stunning professional landscaping creates a wonderful environment with extensive stone walls and plantings designed to be at their peak in June, July and August.

Other amenities include:

• Nespresso coffee maker

• Hi-speed Wifi

• 2 TVs*

• 2 DVD players and 100s of DVD

• Wii

• Apple TV

• Netflicks

• Fire Pit (with lots of wood)

• Large gas BBQ grill

• Washer and Dryer

• Dishwasher

• Loads of board and other games and puzzles

• lots of books

* Please note that we do not have cable TV.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael and Anne Dakin (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Michael and Anne Dakin

Anne and Michael were married at St Ann's in Kennebunkport, just steps away from Shady Oak. Anne and Michael have a deep love of Maine, Anne spent summers with her grandparents in Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport while Michael's family have long history Down East.

Michael and Anne Dakin purchased this house in 2007

Why Michael and Anne Dakin chose Kennebunkport

Shady Oak is an oasis, enjoy the ultimate relaxation in a beautiful environment. The house itself is very special and harkens back to the history of Kennebunkport as a resort community. Steps away from the ocean and minutes from town, this is the perfect location to enjoy everything the Maine coast has to offer, or do nothing at all but kick-back and enjoy yourself.

What makes this house unique

Historical house and location with all the amenities you would want. Beautiful gardens and ample space make this the perfect vacation getaway.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Quintessential Maine And Classic Kennebunkport!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this home! It was my families first visit to Maine and this was the perfect size for all 9 of us adults to spread out. Indoor and outdoor dining areas were the perfect size for meals and game nights. I even brought my 20 month old and he did well. House was basically toddler friendly except for a few minor things I had to place at a higher level. The house was quiet at this time of year and a great walk to the beautiful water and rocky coastline. It was about a mile walk to the downtown area that several of my family members enjoyed. House had everything we needed for our week visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Lovely throughout

  • 5 of 5

The Dakins' home exceeded our expectations. Perfect location is walking distance to Colony Beach and town of Kennebunkport. The property manager, Steve, welcomed us and was a font of information. The house is beautiful, comfortably decorated, and has a screened-in front porch (our 8-month old granddaughter loved the baby-sized Adirondack chair!), back patio, lush landscaping, huge outdoor grill and eating area. We didn't get a chance to use the firepit. House was just the right size for our 9-person family. Beds are super comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked with most staples so we did not have to buy much. Washer and dryer in laundry room are better than the ones I have at home. Only negative mentioned by our adult kids was they wish there was a second bathroom upstairs, but they came down and used ours sometimes so it really was not an issue. i was worried about the lack of air-conditioning but we did not need it in June with the windows open and several fans in the home.

It is obvious that this home is cherished by its owners as well as used by them. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Shady Oak and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful home, great location, friendly owner and amazing Maine experience.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, great location, friendly owner and amazing Maine experience. walking distance to ocean, beach and restaurants. House was comfortable, nicely furnished and clean, outdoor eating and the fire pit! Highly recommend property, Our week was fabulous! The house is located in a quiet and lovely area, and it closed to the ocean, I love the screen porch, working fire pit, the patios, outstanding pergola, and gorgeous landscaping. The house itself was impeccably well maintained, linens provided, with plenty of extras on hand. We had room to spread out, and host a dinner party of 14 comfortably. The proximity to the shore and Dock Square is perfect as well. Every detail has been provided thoughtfully. The owners were attentive and sensitive to us as tenants, and we felt welcome as their guests

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Great location: walking distance to ocean, beach and resstaurants.

House was comfortable, nicely furnished and clean.

Enjoyed the firepit, the beautiful landscaping, outdoor eating and the oak tree!

Highly recommend property!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A beautiful home and traditional Maine experience.

  • 5 of 5

Our week was fabulous! The house is amazing -- located in a quiet and lovely area, it encompasses the charm of a coastal Maine home with every modern convenience. I love the original windows, the screen porch, working gas fireplace, the patios, outstanding pergola, and gorgeous landscaping. The house itself was impeccably well maintained, linens provided, with plenty of extras on hand. We had room to spread out, and host a dinner party of 14 comfortably. The proximity to the shore and Dock Square is perfect as well. Every detail has been provided thoughtfully. The owners were attentive and sensitive to us as tenants, and we felt welcome as their guests.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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An unforgettable vacation at Shady Oak

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were most impressed with Shady Oak. It is an absolutely lovely home and very well situated, as it is close to the water, restaurants and shops. The home is beautifully furnished, the ambiance is warm and inviting and it is equipped with everything that anyone would need. The listing description of the property was extremely accurate. The contract was well worded and easy to understand. Mr. Dakin kept his word on every phase of my reservations and accommodations. The property was spotless and very well maintained. Mr. Dakin and Stephen, the Property Manager, were wonderful to work with. They are both very professional and it is obvious that they both are committed to making sure that their guests have an unforgettable visit, which my friends and I did. We loved walking to the ocean and enjoying the serenity of the area. The shops were most interesting and the numerous restaurants offered great food and a wonderful atmosphere. My friends and I will, absolutely, return and I will recommend Shady Oak without any reservation. My friends and I will be talking about Shady Oak and our perfect vacation there for many years to come. The only negative? WE HAD TO LEAVE!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland International Jetport (Portland, MW)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Colony Hotel / Stripers @ The Breakwater
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Wells, ME
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Colony Hotel / Stripers @ The Breakwater
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Colony Beach
Car: recommended

St Ann's Church and the Kennebunk River Club are just a short walk from the house, perfect if you are attending an event at one of these venues. In addition, Dock Square (the center of town or 'the Port'), featuring numerous shops and restaurants, is a short walk or bike ride away.

You can walk to a number of restaurants, as well as a spa and other amenities. If you love lobster, the lobster pound (Port Lobster) is just minutes away; order your lobsters in advance and pick them up already cooked, all you need to do is bring them back to the house and enjoy them, perhaps outside under the custom and iconic pergola.

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Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season (2016)
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Shoulder Season (Fall 2016)
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Low Season (Fall 2016)
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Christmas Prelude 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Spring Peepers 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Avoid the Crowds - Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
In the Prime
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Avoid the Crowds - Autumn
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
Fall Foliage - 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Prelude 2017
Nov 30 2017 - Dec 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-ins are generally scheduled for Saturday afternoons such that stays run from Saturday to Saturday, but please do contact us if you are interested in alternate days.

Please note that we are willing to allow events to be held at the house but only with our prior consent and subject to agreed terms.

Please note that pursuant to Maine law we are required to charge 8% sales tax on rentals.

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Amenities

Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower
  • (1) Master ensuite bathroom with tub and shower (2) Upstairs bathroom with toilet and shower (3) Downstairs cloakroom with toilet (4) Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull-out sofa and TV/DVD player
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with ensuite, also has a chaise lounge (ground floor)
  • 5 bedrooms - (1) Master bedroom - California king bed, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tube and shower (ground floor) (2) 2nd Bedroom - Queen size bed (3) 3rd Bedroom - two (2) twin beds (4) Bunkroom - single bunk over a full size bed with a single trundle (5) 5th Bedroom / Den - queen size pull out sofa (with TV and DVD player)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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