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Linda Murray

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

OceanView GooseRocksBeach: Fall Weeks-Weekends/Prelude/July 2017 one week left!

8 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Goose Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths, sleeps 8 (max 6 adults)

Oct./Nov. 2016 weeks/weekends still available; Veterans Day;Thanksgiving; Holiday Prelude 2016. Summer 2017 peak weeks: June 3-10, June 10-17, June 17-24 and July 15-22 only peak weeks left! Our cottage is steps to the sands of Goose Rocks Beach and a short drive to all the fun of Kennebunkport. This chic cottage has ocean views, a chef's kitchen, two King size bedrooms, a Queen room and a bunk room (2 twins one lower one upper bunk). Max 6 adults plus children. The upstairs is a huge post and beam great room with ocean views and a long wooden dining table that invites lingering over dinner while viewing the sunset over the ocean. Viking stove and range in kitchen. Deck for dining and viewing ocean. Private right of way path to Goose Rocks Beach. This cottage is perfect for one to three couples, or for families. A wonderful home for multi-generational vacations. Goose Rocks Beach is a gorgeous 1.5 mile long sandy beach perfect for shelling, walking, contemplating in a beach chair! Walk to the Tides Beach Club three blocks away for dinner or drinks on the porch. Dine just one mile away at the fabulous gourmet Earth restaurant. A short drive to Cape Porpoise and Dock Square Kennebunkport.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Murray (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

OceanView GooseRocksBeach: Fall Weeks-Weekends/Prelude/July 2017 one week left!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Perfect Maine Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven (Five adults and two kids) enjoyed a week in July and are so excited to return again this summer. The home was clean, well-maintained and has everything we needed. We loved the floor plan with the bedrooms downstairs and kitchen and living area upstairs. The views from upstairs are amazing and perfect for a family meal or just relaxing on the patio.

Goose Rocks Beach is a short walk from the house but close enough to go back and forth in just minutes. Morning walks on the beach are peaceful and afternoons with the kids were enjoyed by all. We loved staying away from the port but still close enough to drive over and enjoy all the shops and restaurants.

The owners are a joy to work with and easily available if needed. Linda takes the time to ensure you are settled in and is readily available if you have questions or need recommendations.

Can't wait to return this year!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved staying at our home and enjoyed our beautiful beach. We love that you are returning for another summer!
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Amazing place and great experience

  • 4 of 5

The property was amazing. Plenty of room, very comfortable. The views from the kitchen were fabulous. I went with friends for the Christmas prelude and we couldn't stop talking about the views, the house and the closeness to the beach. I can only imagine how amazing it is during the summer. Would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the views too! And Christmas Prelude is one of our favorite times in Kennebunkport.
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5

Perfect Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We are heading back for a week this August - our third consecutive summer!

My family has New England roots and honestly could never agree, or decide, where to go for a summer vacation. We have found our spot!

This perfect house in Goose Rocks Beach appeals to everyone in our family - (my husband and I and our two daughters ages 5 and 8), my parents and my brother and his girlfriend.

First, Goose Rocks Beach is the cutest beach town around. We have explored other areas and nothing compares to the charm and character of GRB. My girls love biking around the town. Great ice cream shop, amazing restaurants, lobster shacks, yoga on the beach in the mornings, general store, etc... and you always have the luxury to explore the great town of Kennebunkport which is just a short drive. My husband loves to golf and has also found his favorite local courses.

The house is one house back from the beach - just down a little path - close enough we let our 5 year go back and fourth from the beach to the house on her own. The beach is private and gorgeous. Another favorite activity for our girls is heading out to explore Timber Island when the tide allows - so cool!

The house has a super chic beach decor and accommodates all of us. The view from the upstairs kitchen (and balcony) is breathtaking. The house is surrounded by a large yard, perfect for bringing lobsters home and eating outside.

Last but not least - the owners are great. I haven't met Linda in person but I have her phone number saved in my phone and feel like she is friend. She is always attentive If I have a question or need something, but mostly she will just call or text to make sure everything is ok and to just chat for a few minutes.

I highly recommend this property (just as long as it's not during our week in August!)

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our families who return year after year! And agree about Goose Rocks Beach--it is wonderful.
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been holidaying at GRB for over 40 years. This year the entire family were together - adult children and grandchildren - 9 in total. Linda's home exceeded all our expectations. It's a fantastic place for young children with the beautiful beach so close. This end of the beach at GRB is the best for families with children - wide, and great at low tide. The bunk beds were a great hit for the kids and the upstairs family room was a perfect play space for them. The home is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need for cooking. The outdoor deck off the kitchen is fantastic for breakfast, lunch and supper.

Linda is a gracious host and very accessible if need be.

We have already booked our two weeks for 2014. Linda, thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to share our Goose Rocks Beach home and this wonderful family beach with you. And we are honored that you are returning for another summer!
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5

A special place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented a place on the Cape last summer and had a wonderful week away. This year we chose to head to Kennebunkport and stay on Goose Rocks Beach. What a special place!! Everything in the description about this home is accurate. The location is steps from the ocean and so convenient for a family with a little one who still needs an afternoon nap. The house is immaculate and a perfect layout for 2 families to share. We especially loved taking walks every morning with the baby and even joining the 5K road race on July 3rd. The owners were prompt to respond to any questions during the rental process and a pleasure to deal with. We hesitate to recommend the property to anyone else because we would love to keep our "little secret".

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree---GRB is the kind of amazing family place that you want to keep secret! We are so glad that you enjoyed being so close to the ocean and thank you for all the complements about our home!
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5

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

I work in the travel industry and have rented several homes over the years but this one exceeds all expectations! I typically prepare myself for a sub-par kitchen, linens, mis-matched furniture etc. when renting a vacation home but none of that was true about this home! It looks straight out of a magazine! All of the furnishings were top notch - comfortable and beautiful! The kitchen was fully stocked with very nice dinnerware, cookware and utencils. Fantastic range as well.

All of the beds were comfortable and the layout of the home allows for larger groups to spread out and enjoy separate spaces for reading and talking as well as room for large gatherings.

If all of that wasn't enough - the location of the home was great as well! It is right on the beach with amazing views and beautiful sand for a walk. It was very quiet and felt like a private beach. It was also very easy access to Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport. We loved going into Cape Porpoise each morning for coffee and the restaurants in the area were fantastic.

Linda the owner was also great. She was traveling in Puerto Rico during our stay but still took the time to call and welcome us and assist with anything we needed.

This was our first time in Maine but certainly not our last stay at this incredible home!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin this review means a lot to us especially coming from an expert in the travel industry! Thank you for the great words about the decor. We are glad you love Goose Rocks Beach and our beach house as much as we do!
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Goose Rocks Beach is a part of Kennebunkport but a world away. One of the longest sandy beaches in Maine with a protected cove it provides a serene escape. Shelling, beach walking, swimming, hikes at low tide to nearby Timber Island, kayaking to outlying islands and the Cape Porpoise lighthouse are all part of Goose Rocks Beach vacation. A ten minute drive away is the bustle of Dock Square in Kennebunkport with shops, restaurants and sightseeing. Goose Rocks Beach is 35 minutes from Portland Maine and its hip cobblestoned streets and waterfront.

Other Activities: beachcombing, shelling

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Rates & Availability

Goose Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Autumn
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
2016 Late Autumn
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

2500 to 4700

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Amenities

Goose Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Kids Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Half Bath Upstairs - toilet
    Half Bath 2nd Master - toilet
  • The master/King room has an ensuite bathroom with shower. The bunk room and Queen room share an older bathroom with a tub. The back King room has a .5 bath. There is also a .5 bath upstairs off of the great room/living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bunk Bed Room - 2 twin/ single , full bath adjoining
    Queen Bed Room - 1 queen , full bath adjoining
    Master BR One - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom/shower
    Master BR Two - 1 king , .5 bath adjoining
  • A versatile beach home. Great for a couple with children; a multi generational vacation (two king sized beds!); two or even three couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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