|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful 3BR home with its own private beach. Plenty to do for families with small children from building sandcastles, swimming, clamming, or exploring the tidal pools. Great for adults looking to get away for a peaceful, relaxing break from the daily grind. Unique all-cedar home with ocean views on one side and marsh on the other. Abuts Rachel Carlson wildlife reserve. Sleeps 6+. Master bedroom with sun room windows - view to ocean, sky and surrounding pines (Queen bed). Additional bedroom (Twin beds), third bedroom/den with queen futon. Two full baths, newly remodeled kitchen, wood stove. No Pets. Internet, Cable, WIFI.
Activities and Attractions in Kennebunk, Maine: Five miles from the charming town of Kennebunkport (a nice bike ride) with quaint shopping, galleries and excellent restaurants, 1/2 hour from Kittery outlets, 45 minutes to LL Bean and more outlets. Wonderful beach for children with amazing climbing rocks, pools to explore at low tide, and protected species (Piping Plovers and Least Terns) nesting May - July on Fish & Wildlife property next door. Whale-watching, fishing, canoeing, hiking and bird-watching at Rachel Carson Reserve and Laudholm Farm. Twenty minutes to Ogunquit where the Marginal Way provides spectacular views of the Atlantic as you walk along the rockbound coast and restaurants and shops abound. Golfing is excellent. Public tennis courts and playgrounds for children in Kennebunk.
What an amazing place for a vacation. Very cozy home with a wood burning fireplace which we used often in the cool evenings. The beach was one of a kind, with absolutely no one on it and only 100 feet from the house. My kids played for hours, climbing on the rocks, digging for clams, searching for sea glass and riding the waves. We saw all kinds of wildlife including all different kinds of birds, seals, clams, deer, lobster traps, and crabs. The town of Kennebunkport is very quaint with cute shops and great restaurants. There was a sea kayak that my husband took every day to explore Little River and tributaries. By far one of our most favorite family vacations.
Unfortunately we came back from a VERY dissapointing vacation and an experience hopefully not to be repeated.
We found the house to have a good location as was described, but the state we found it in was unacceptable. The furniture and appliances were old, dirty and worn. Bedding did not fit the beds properly and was a mixture of styles and colors. More importantly, there were rugs covering water and mold stains on the carpets, and stains of dripping water even on the lampshades in the bedroom! We were then infested by ants. This can happen in that kind of setting and we took care of it. (put poison down, even though we had a toddler with us) However, the following night we were visited by a family of mice in the livingroom. We were sat there reading our books while our 2 year old was asleep upstairs and they just ran around under the couch.
We then decided that was NOT ACCEPTABLE, especially travelling with a toddler and being pregnant and PAYING THIS KIND OF MONEY.
We contacted the owners as we thought this was important enough to contact them directly instead of their caretaker and to explain the situation. They were going to send the caretaker over, who did not show up till the next weekend. We did not stay a day longer and left on day 3. The owners were going to refund our money, but AFTER THE WEEK WAS OVER AND WE WERE HOME, let us know THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND and ACCUSED US OF STAYING THE WHOLE WEEK!!!!
We ended up in York Harbor in a lovely house which was bright and clean and we paid for those nights ON TOP of the rent for this house.
Anybody who wants to see images of this - we are NOT making this up, as the owners also told us the caretaker found no evidence, can email me directly. I will be more than happy to elaborate on this.
Other Activities: Shopping, Tide Pools, Whale Watching, Canoeing, Bird Watching
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
No Pets. 1/2 deposit upon booking. Balance due prior to occupancy.
1/2 due upon rental. Final payment due before occupancy.