|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
"Moonbeam Manor" is a charm-filled turn-of-the-century Victorian in the heart of York Harbor offering 3,600 square feet of comfortable living space. The home is privately nestled off York Street, set on nearly 1.5 well-manicured acres, with an in-ground pool and large patio. With an outdoor shower for those warm summer days. Extensively renovated throughout, yet retaining its original details and character, this spacious home with 9 foot high ceilings features a fully-applianced kitchen with breakfast nook and granite counters, spacious family room, formal living and dining rooms, two fireplaces, main level office and baby grand piano. The third level has been recently renovated to include two bedrooms and a full bathroom. (Please note there are no bedrooms on the ground floor.)
We're back! After renting our 9 Bedroom house in Cape Neddick since 1995 we are onto another holiday rental adventure. This beautiful family managed home is located in York Harbor and offers a great getaway, quaint location for your family gathering and even a heated pool!
Alexandra purchased this house in 2015
Only house in York Harbor with a heated swimming pool!
NOTE: WE HAVE CONTRACTED WITH LOCAL YARD SERVICE CO. TO FULLY TREAT ENTIRE YARD, THREE APPLICATIONS FOR TICK ELIMINATION PROGRAM, AND MOSQUITO CONTROL FOR YOUR AND YOUR CHILDRENS SAFETY.
Heated pool with diving board and outdoor shower and heat retention blanket.
Covered outdoor BBQ cooking area & stone bar.
Baby grand piano in entry foyer.
As I sit on the back porch this morning with a cup of coffee overlooking the beautiful pool and lush landscaped grounds, it seems like a perfect time to tell you how wonderful our stay has been here at your family’s home in York.
Your standards are amazingly HIGH - everything was perfect for our arrival! And, I am a VERY FUSSY traveler! Comfort and cleanliness are all-important to us and you took care of everything with such great attention to detail!
Being able to walk to the beach and restaurants was such a plus for us. Yet, your home is set back just far enough that it feels like a "oasis for the mind and body!" It's possible to have the best vacation without ever leaving your home!
The grounds are magnificent – a perfect 10 +++++
The supplies you provided were over and above expectations – 10++
The cleanliness upon arrival was so appreciated – a perfect 10!
There was SO much attention to detail! The wonderful kitchen supplies, the beautiful thick towels everywhere, great beach chairs, citronella candles, 2 containers of gas for the grill, great books, great lighting, comfy beds and pillows. Every room was decorated so simply, yet so elegantly! I love the “beachy, shabby chic, French-infludence look” of your comfortable home! You can tell there has always been a lot of love and family caring in your homes.
Moonbeam Manor is comfortable, warm, elegant and inviting.
I also want to thank you for all your time and assistance leading up to the rental of your home. You were timely in your responses, extremely knowledgeable and very helpful throughout the entire process. You made renting this home most enjoyable!
AND, I want to thank you and your family for being SO VERY ATTENTIVE to us even AFTER our arrival! I know not everyone needs a TV in the bedroom….but ... you and your Dad were so great at helping us immediately by calling the cable company. You also knew that it was unseasonably hot and humid here for a couple of days (even though you have 6 ceiling fans that were great!) and your Dad actually purchased an air conditioner that he was willing to have installed immediately – that is SERVICE! It was also wonderful to have DJ take the trash out and then be available one evening when we couldn’t light the grill! Your level of service, understanding and kindness is a 20 on a scale of 1-10. We are looking forward to coming back in the Fall. We simply cannot express our appreciation and delight in finding MOONBEAM MANOR.
What a fabulous weekend getaway! I cannot say enough about this house. Ten of us got together for our annual fall birthday weekend and we had an awesome weekend. The house is spectacular. The gourmet kitchen, spacious eating areas both in and out, beautifully decorated bedrooms, two large sitting/living rooms and an outdoor fire pit. All our planning was done with Alexandra. She was terrific. Every detail was perfect. The house is large and very comfortable. The ocean is just minutes away.
We hope to rent this property again, on an annual basis!
Our group of six women rented this home for a girls get away weekend. We were so impressed with this home; the cleanliness, furnishings, comfort of the beds and a kitchen that is gorgeous with high-end appliances and stocked with everything you could need. The grounds were impeccably kept and we loved the location. Close to York Harbor Inn where we had a great meal and enjoyed some awesome Martinis. Alexandra was a pleasure to work with on the rental, very accommodating, I felt like I was dealing with a friend!! We can't wait to go back. Don't hesitate to rent this lovely home, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as our group did!!
We rented Moonbeam Manor for a week in June of 2015 and then again most recently for 10 days in September 2015. After an entire summer of rentals, this home was still a "20" on a scale of 1 to 10!
I have been amazingly impressed with the level of true dedication and caring by the family who owns and rents this home. Although I know each person's experience is unique and different - this is a family who deeply cares about the all of their guests. From the moment we arrived for our 2nd visit to this home - we experienced nothing but "over-the-top" customer service and attention. The home is always meticulously clean, beautifully decorated and extremely well-equipped with everything anyone would need for a great vacation!
My husband and I love to cook - and this is indeed a "Cook's Kitchen." Although there are many great restaurants in York we were so happy to be able to sit by the pool during the day, or take day trips, walk to the beach late afternoon and then return back to Moonbeam Manor to cook a delicious summer meal and then dine "Al Fresco" on the porch. After dinner we would sit under the moon with the great fire pit and enjoy the tranquility. More than enough dry, crisp wood was available for our use throughout our stay.
On both occasions, I knew that I could call on the owner to answer any question or take care of any issue that arose. They were available 24/7 via text or email.
During any vacation rental, problems may arise. Because the owners have already anticipated most needs - the likelihood of any issues interfering with one's vacation are extremely rare. And, if an issue arises - the family is there is attend to it immediately.
The pool was cleaned from top to bottom twice during our stay. On this 2nd visit we asked if we would pay for additional cable television services. The owners arranged for Time Warner to come immediately and expand the service for our stay at no additional cost. They even offered to come and meet the technician so we could go out and enjoy the day.
After renting this beautiful and comfortable home twice this summer - my husband and I now feel like this is our "home away from home." The proximity of the home to the beach, great restaurants and wonderful walking routes makes Moonbean Manor an ideal vacation home for anyone looking for comfort, beauty and convenience.
Thank you Rada Family, for going "above and beyond" on every level!
Looking forward to a 3rd vacation!
I rented this home mainly for the location and the heated inground pool. This was my first summer with my toddler son and I wanted a comfortable home with the convenience of a pool, since swimming at the beach is not an option just yet. Unfortunately the owners did not take care to ensure the pool heater was working or that the pool was clean. The pool was filthy with accumulated mustard algae. The pool heater was not working and continuously tripping the circuit breakers. Upon my arrival, I spent an hour just bagging leaves from the pool hoping to clean it up a bit. The weather the day before and day of our arrival was wonderful, so these leaves had lived there for some time. The owners were very good about being apologetic for any inconvenience but their words were empty. They advertised one thing and delivered another. In the end I felt like they should have paid me to be the property manager. We were greeted with a note asking us to finish the laundry from the prior guests. Cable was not working on three of the four TVs. The instructions to the house instructed us to call Time Warner with cable issues. The cable that was provided was bare bones; again, for the price they should offer more. On our first night the fire alarm went off. When I called one of the owners, she had no idea about the systems and then her brother called telling me the fire department was on the way. When the fire department arrived, they felt the alarm sounds were most likely due to faulty wiring and found nothing of concern. When I complained about the pool, the owners informed me that I would have to meet the pool repair person. I did and he said that there was nothing he could do about the electric issue. All in all, it was a mess. Ultimately, our vacation was less than ideal. At the end of the week I was sad that we had been fooled and wasted our money. I could have spent much less for a home in York without a pool. This family has a lot to figure out and my family was the guinea pig. I hope others benefit from my feedback. I have rented from wonderful families who have delivered on their advertisement, but this was just very bad luck for my first summer with my son.
This high-end, well maintained, and perfectly appointed property is an exceptional rental in a perfect location. We previously thought it to be impossible to be this close to the ocean/beach, have this many bedrooms and overall scope and size, AND have an in-ground pool as a warmer option to the northern Atlantic...wow! On so many levels. We stayed here for a week with three kids under the age of 8. It was perfect! The pool is even safe and overly protected avoiding any unnecessary stress with small children. And the best part is the family who owns the property is very personable and professional. We have so many wonderful memories to pack up with us and the hope of staying here again in the future.
Nearest Airports: Boston Logan at 65 Miles; Portland Jetport at 49 Miles
Nearest Motorway : 95 at 2 Miles;
Nearest Beach : York Harbor, Short Sands, Long Sands at 0.2 Miles;
Nearest Bar/pub : Ships Cellar Pub at York Harbor Inn at 0.2 Miles;
Nearest Restaurant : York Harbor Inn at 0.2 Miles;
Conveniently located in Southern Maine only 1 hour 10 minutes from Boston/Logan, 45 minutes from Portland Jetport, Maine, & 15 minutes from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Here are a few ideas: Kayak rentals, surfing or stand up paddle boarding, fishing. Stonewall Kitchen is opposite the I-95 exit for York is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse. They also have cooking classes! For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum. There is York's Wild Kingdom with petting zoo in York Beach that also includes a Boardwalk and Arcade. There are a few golf courses/country clubs near by. York village is full of art, craft & touristy shops!
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
During Summer Season we rent Saturday to Saturday. ONE WEEK MINIMUM BOOKING.
Minimum Stay Off Season is two nights.
WINTER SPECIAL: Any 3 weekday nights $600.
We ask for a $750 deposit to hold booking that is promptly returned after occupancy if all is in order upon check-out.
All rentals are subject to Maine State Lodging Tax (9%).
We do not start taking reservations for the next summer until JANUARY of that year. Sorry, but overwhelming demand for summer weeks and we try to prioritize repeat renters. We do attempt to rent to first come first serve.
General Guidelines for Rentals
Right now we are not using CC payments via HomeAway or VRBO. FYI: if we were to accept CC there is obviously a charge to us, which we could stand to absorb. However HomeAway has a policy of now charging YOU an extra 4-9% (at their sole discretion) of the rental price for CC or bank transfer thru them, which we think is a bit exorbitant so we just use checks.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.