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Doesn't get any better than this! Great property near Short Sands.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable, family friendly and a short walk to everything you need.

'Breakwater' offers views of the York Bay and Cape Neddick from its fabulous wrap around porch, the most used room in the house! Whether you are watching the sun rise with your morning coffee or relaxing after a day at the beach for Happy Hour, this casual home is a perfect vacation destination. This house has updated utilities and is a perfect mix of old and new. Pet friendly and a fabulous porch in a popular location. Other Periwinkle Properties located right next door on are listed under 418442, 418443 and 680980. Check them out.

Anita French
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Anita French

We live just over the border in New Hampshire but love to play at York Beach. We formed Periwinkle Properties LLC when we purchased this set of three houses in the spring of 2012. Periwinkle combines our interest in fixing up older houses and time at the beach. 'Hidden Treasure', 'Breakwater', 'Windswept' and 'High Tide' are all part of Periwinkle and available for rent individually or as a package.

Anita French purchased this house in 2012

Why Anita French chose Southern Coast of Maine

The spacious, wrap around porch is the perfect place to start off your morning with your favorite cup of coffee or wind down after a day at beach. Plenty of comfortable seating and places to walk. Three floors of living make it easy to share with friends and family and still have plenty of room to spread out. Everything you need for your get away is right here.


York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Second floor
  • Showers have hand held shower heads and are walk in for easy access.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin XL
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out couch in living room sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Playroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sheets and bath towels available for use at no additional charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Doesn't get any better than this! Great property near Short Sands.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at High Tide for our two previous vacations and loved the house. We decided to try another Periwinkle property this year.

Breakwater is a wonderful house. As much as we loved High Tide, we love Breakwater even more. This is the perfect vacation house. It is very clean and spacious. Everything we needed, and more, was included. We especially loved those handmade quilts which added to the homey atmosphere. All we really had to bring was our clothing, personal items and food.

We spent a great deal of time on the wrap-around porch. We ate every meal there and it quickly became a favorite gathering spot.

This is a pet friendly house and we are so grateful for this. Thank-you!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relatively large group (10) at the house for a weekend and had a great time. Everyone had enough space, the house and its porch were great and we were a stones throw from the beach. I highly recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, well maintained, spacious. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at a Peeriwinkle Property and loved it. The cottages are clean, well maintained and a short walk to short sands. We hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It really doesn't get any better than Breakwater!!

  • 5 of 5

Breakwater was clean, comfortable and the views from that amazing porch was just what we needed, so much so we booked it again for next year. Our family had a wonderful time, thank you Anita and Don.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Breakwater was beautiful. Clean. Spacious. Gorgeous views of water. We had a wonderful stay. I would recommend this place without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best ever

  • 5 of 5

This has to be the place to stay. It is neat, clean everything you could possibly need is in this cottage. The view is fantastic!! I hope to return and would recommend this to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Union Bluff
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Ledges Golf Course (Public)
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster Wells Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fox's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Short Sands

Family friendly York Beach, Maine offers plenty to do within walking distance or a short drive. Long Sands Beach has over a mile of sandy beaches and rocky coast to explore. Short Sands Beach is located next to restaurants, arcade and local shops, within a half mile walk. Nubble Lighthouse and Brown's Ice Cream are other local attractions that are just down the street. Don't forget the Kittery Outlets and historic Portsmouth NH, just across the bridge.


Rates & Availability

York Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late spring
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late fall
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early spring
May 24 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late spring
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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