About the property
- House850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Sparkling clean, comfortable and fully equipped! No detail overlooked!
Walk to amenities (coffee shops, restaurants etc)
Saturday Farmers Market across the street
850 square feet on one level
Very clean and comfortable
On trolley route to beach and Port
Beaches and Port only 4 miles away
Beach parking pass included
Fully equipped kitchen with high-end appliances
Bright and sunny living room
Newly renovated bathroom
2 bedrooms (1 queen/2 twins)
Brand new screened in porch (12X20)
Grill for cookouts
Fenced in private back yard
Washer and dryer in basement
Some garage storage for bicycles etc.
Check out my other property (next door) that sleeps 2. ID# 4439076
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- within a few hours
- english, Learning Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Shelly Allen
Hi my name is Shelly. I grew up just down the road in York, Maine and raised my children (2 sons) through their younger years in Wells, Maine. When they became school aged we moved to Kennebunk were I have worked for the school system for 17 years. I have summers free which leaves me time to manage a HomeAway property for the summer. In past years I have worked seasonally for fine resorts and know what guests need and want. I consider myself to be adventurous and know the good spots to hike, bike, surf etc. I look forward to meeting my guests and am ready to assist in any way that I can :)
Shelly Allen purchased this House in 2004
Why Shelly Allen chose Kennebunk
Kennebunk has a great sense of community and the people are very warm and friendly. You can feel the vibe the minute you make your way to Main Street! It is very apparent that it is a community that cares. The beaches and quaint Kennebunkport are most likely the two top reasons the Kennebunks are so popular during the summer season.
What makes this House unique
I fell in love with this home because of all the light that filters into the living space. With so many windows in such a small house it is always bright and sunny and welcoming! All interior lighting are on dimmer switches to enhance the mood at different times of the day. All floors are wood and in the bathroom tile that looks like wood! The layout of rooms makes a lot of sense too. The back yard is private and is a great place to unwind and cook on the grill. A covered screened in porch adds to the living space. The gas cooking inside is also a treat. There are all brand new high end appliance in the kitchen which makes cooking fun. Also a washer and dryer in the basement and some storage in the garage for any recreational extras (bicycles, kayaks, surfboards etc) you'd like to bring along.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Wonderful stay in Kennebunk!
We had a wonderful time at Shelly's place in Kennebunk. The location was perfect, literally 2 minutes walking distance from the cute main street with stores, coffee shop, toy store and a lovely park and a 10'min drive through a beautiful area to Kennebunkport and the beaches. The house was immaculate and Shelly even welcomed us with a box of delicious fresh scones and a bottle of wine! She checked in by text several times to make sure we didn't need anything. The house was so nicely furnished and well appointed with everything you need, even a beach pass for the nearby beaches. We love this area so much and will definately be back! As an aside, Cherie's- the place where those delicious scones were from- is an absolute gem. We went there 2-3 times a day for baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other yummy treats and everything was excellent!
Our family of four truly enjoyed our time at the home
The home was very cozy, both bedrooms were comfy, shower was terrific, and kitchen really nicely provisioned! Very clean home, everything functional and ready to roll. We could tell that she put a lot of thought into preparing for guests. It was so sweet, Shelly even left a welcome pastry box and cold wine in the fridge. What a week we would come again! Kennebunk area has a lot to offer, we loved the beaches, restaurants and activities. Super relaxing and beautiful. Thanks Shelly!
Feels like home!
Another wonderful stay for me and my two sisters. This place feels like home. So comfortable. This is our go to for a place to stay in Maine.
These ladies (sisters) are special! They treated my home like it was their own...with great care and respect. Thank you for staying and THANK YOU for the BEAUTIFUL handmade scarf you made me! I Love Love LOVE it! I hope that you return to Parsons Street again someday!
Noisy Construction Work
First I would like to say that Kennebunk is very nice if rather quiet, with plenty of local amenities. It's very pretty, and everyone was very friendly. The house is within 1-5 minutes of all the amenities.
Secondly, the house is beautifully appointed. It has been recently been refurbished to a very high standard and to exquisite taste. Eveything you could hope is there down to high end toiletries. (apart from the all important corkscrew! which i suspect someone broke and did not tell Shelly)
However our stay was marred by ongoing construction work by a demolition company in the lot directly behind the garden. The noise varied throughout the day starting approx 7:45 am until around 4pm. When we arrived at the property the noise was particularly bad with a digger loading masonry into a dumpster. We contacted Shelly who was very pleasant and apologetic stating that she had not thought this would be an issue and so had not felt she needed to inform us in advance. Having travelled from the UK for our annual vacation we would certainly not have stayed here if we knew there was to be contruction work. We specifically chose the property as it had a garden (yard) as we planned to spend some time relaxing in the fresh air. As it happened we hardly used the screened porch or the garden before 5pm. I asked Shelly if we could have a refund so that we could stay elsewhere however she refused. Sorry Shelly, but I feel that you did nto handle this well - To claim that this is normal "town noise" and that you didnt feel you needed to inform us in advance is disingenuous at best. We were not even offered any financial compensation, and homeaway/VRBO insurance specifically excludes construction.
I realise it is not the owner's fault when a neighbour undertakes noisy work, but at a minimum i think you should contact renters and inform them - offering them a change to cancel and rebook - or agree to a reduced rate.
We will come back to Maine but sadly not to this property.
I apologize for any inconveniences Damian's family endured during their stay in Kennebunk at my property. I take great pride in my property and so appreciate the kind words regarding the house itself. I do not live on site and while I knew construction may be going on throughout the summer, as plans to bring a family restaurant to the center of Kennebunk develops, I was not aware the construction would be taking place on the outside of the building. I was under the impression the construction was going to take place internally. When Damian called I followed up with the construction crew to ensure they did not plan to work earlier than 8am and later than 4 pm. I thought this compromise was reasonable. Most guests take day trips and so would not be affected by it. I did email Damian several times throughout the months leading up to his stay asking if he had questions about the house and/or the area and he had none. My future guests will be very happy when the restaurant is complete as it will be an amazing place for families to dine!
Great for Families
Our family of four greatly enjoyed our stay. We were traveling with two young children and found the house to be quite child friendly. We appreciated the ability to easily walk into town for meals. The park down the street hosts free concerts in the summer and there is a playground nearby. Shelly was very responsive to questions before / during our stay. The house was as described and contained all the necessities for a comfortable stay. The backyard and back porch were highlights and we spent plenty of time there enjoying the shade.
Very cute house!
Loved the house especially the enclosed back porch. Nicely remodeled and very clean.
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN KENNEBUNK
5 minute walk to the chamber and beach/port trolley
4 miles from Mothers Beach, Parsons Beach and Gooches Beach.
BEACH PARKING PASS INCLUDED
Farmers market every Saturday across the street!
Fully equipped kitchen with high end appliances and gas stove
Lots of natural light
Newly renovated bathroom
Bedrooms with 1 queen/2 twins or king (all crisp new sheets :)
Private back yard
Screened in covered porch
Cozy daybed on porch to relax on
Garage space for bikes and boards
Lawn chairs are available
Clean and comfortable!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
30 day cancellation policy. $50 processing fee. 4 night reservations need to fit up against another reservation. Thank you!