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Steps From the Beach! Large Remodeled Beach House

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


York Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms (sleeps 12), 2.5 Bathrooms 200 yards from Harbor Beach

Built in 1890, this recently remodeled, charming vacation home is steps from Harbor Beach and the Harbor with some views of the water. There is plenty of space for 12 people with 6 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, family room, and kitchen. There is a large front porch. An optional two bedroom attached apartment with a complete kitchen and living room can be rented separately for an additional $1500 per week.

The location simply can' be beat!! Take the 1 minute walk down the hill to the beach or harbor. Wander down the Cliff Walk with its spectacular views of the ocean. The Wiggly Bridge is a short walk away, providing a lovely walk through the Steadman Woods. End your day with a family dinner at home or at one of the many nearby restaurants, many within walking distance.

York is a popular beach community with history, charm and accessibility. First settled in 1624 and the first incorporated city in America, the area offers a myriad of fun things to do including relaxing on the beach, fishing, sightseeing and shopping. It is home to the John Hancock Wharf and Mark Twain's Summer home and is an area which still has architectural examples from the Gilded Age, particularly the Shingle style.

There is much to do including fishing, kayaking, boating, biking, golfing, & dining in York and the surrounding communities of Kittery, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit or Portsmouth, NH. The area is known for summer theater, concerts, and the many activities in York Beach including 10 pin bowling, miniature golf, and salt water taffy and homemade ice cream . There are local forts, lighthouses. and historic homes. Rain or shine, there is an endless array of things to do.

Please note that the house is very close to the beach and the parking is limited to 4 cars parked in tandem. Please inquire for more details or questions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kevin Breen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Kevin Breen

Our family has spent summers in York Harbor since 1948, spending endless days on one the most beautiful in Maine. We are lucky enough to live in York and hope you too will enjoy what York has to offer.

Kevin Breen purchased this house in 2014

Why Kevin Breen chose Southern Coast of Maine

We are excited to have purchased this historic property in 2014. We are busy updating the interior to provide the coastal feel it deserves. The highly sought after location of the house is at the top of the hill that runs down to the beach, allowing you to easily go back and forth without the bother of loading a car. It is also a 2 minute walk to the York Harbor Inn and Stage Neck Inn which host many weddings and have restaurants on site. A unique house in a unique location.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Steps From the Beach! Large Remodeled Beach House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful home, right near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at the property, the perfect home for multiple guests. Beautifully appointed and one of the closest properties in York to the beach. A short walk to Stage Neck for dinner or the Cellar Pub for a drink. We had a power issue but the owner came over right after we texted him and fixed it immediately. Do bring extra toilet paper, garbage bags and paper towels if you have a large group. Rooms were clean and spacious. Can't beat the location!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing house and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got home from our vacation and this house could not have been more perfect! Plenty of rooms for my family (7 adults, 4 kids) and the location was exactly where we wanted to be.

The hosts were very quick to respond to all of my questions before we arrived and while we were there.

We are already hoping to rent again next year!

Thank you for everything

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Burlington, Massachusetts

Lovely home near water

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely, well-maintained and large home in a quiet part of York Harbor, right across the street from Harbor Beach and a short drive from Short and Long Sands. Kevin was a great host and communicator, couldn't have asked for anything more - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great beach house

  • 4 of 5

We shared with another family. More than enough room. 3 floors with 2 1/2 bathrooms. Kids rooms are on the top floor, no bathrooms. 2nd floor has 3 rooms with 2 bathrooms and the laundry room in the master. The first floor is the living/eating area. Nice beach decorartion. Tv did not have a dvd player but you know, we didn't watch much tv. Little thing about the kitchen, needs new cutting boards. There's a 1/2 bathroom on the first floor, in the kitchen, next to the dining room table. Not the best location. The best thing about this's vicinity to York Beach. Literally a 5 minute walk down the hill. The beach is in a cove and seems only locals come here. Parking is limited which makes it so quaint. We went to the beach everyday, all times of the day. Forget something? No problem, just walk back. Parking in the driveway can fit up to 4 cars. Because it's on a turn, I thought we'd have a hard time backing out onto the road. Never was an issue. We have AT&T for our cell service and did not have good coverage in the area. Considering what we saved by cooking at home and the vicinity to the beach, this house was well worth it. It's approximately 2 miles from a big grocery store and about 4 miles north of Kittery Outlets.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us stayed the for a long weekend before Memorial Day. Kevin (the owner) was very helpful and very available in getting us situated when we had problems getting in. Lots of room for ten people (more than enough) very close to the beach, and enjoyed fishing off the rocky point by the hotel. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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It was a great house for a family gathering on Easter Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We were there for a long weekend and had a fabulous time. The house was very comfortable for our clan. We had 11 adults and two very small children (3 yrs and 1+ year olds). The sleeping situation was just perfect and we were even able to separate the family with the little ones for noise by putting that family on the third floor and then in the early AM they could shut doors in the kitchen area and keep their noise level down for the rest of us choosing to sleep in.

The house was nicely appointed and very comfortable. The management person was very quick to respond to our questions. The beach and the harbor were truly just steps away. The front porch was delightful in the warmer afternoons.

We would definitely recommend this house for large gatherings.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
York Harbor Inn and Stage Neck Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Ledges
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
York Harbor Inn
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
York Harbor Beach
Car: necessary

Served by 3 international airports, Boston, MA (75 minutes), Manchester, NH (60 minutes), and Portland, ME (40 minutes). C&J Trailways hourly service from Portsmouth to Boston South Station and the Logan International Airport as well as service to NYC.

Activities - York Harbor Beach:

Boogey Boarding

Body Surfing


Sand Castle Building

Hunting for Starfish and Seashells

Playing Bocci on the beach

Fishing (in chartered boats you’ll find in the harbor)

Dining (lots of great restaurants in York and Portsmouth)

Cooking Lobster at home

Shopping Kittery Outlets and Stonewall Kitchen or LL Bean in Freeport

Walking along the Cliff Walk on the ocean and Fisherman's Walk along the harbor and river.

Visiting York Beach:

Amusement Park


Duck Pin Bowling

Watching Salt Water Taffy made at the Goldenrod


Visiting York Village:

Visit Old Jail, Old School, Tavern and Museum of Old York

Visiting Hancock Warf and the Marshal General Store Art Gallery

Visiting Portsmouth, NH:

Stawbery Banke Historic Village

Strolling the streets of the charming cobblestone town

Exploring Fort McClary:

Breathtaking views of Kittery Harbor

Wander inside the old fort


Famed Cliff Walk

Perkins Cove

Ogunquit Playhouse- Well known Summer Theater


Rates & Availability

York Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall '16
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter '16-'17
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring '17
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer '17
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall '17
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets possible - please inquire.
4 PM check in and 10 AM check out (inquire off season for extension)
8% tax added to rate
Sunday turnover in summer
Must be age 25 to rent.
50% deposit and signed rental agreement due within 5 days of booking
• 100% less a $100 cancellation fee if cancelled more than 60 days prior to Check-in Date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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York Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En Suite to Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st Floor Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
  • Powder room on the first floor. Two bathrooms on the second floor.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , third floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd Floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd Floor, En Suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 3rd Floor
  • Master Bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kid Friendly: Inquire about pack and play, high chair, bed rail, babysitting and other kid friendly services.

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