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Coastal home in York Harbor close to the beach, village & beautiful sunset views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,256 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 90 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 10

Desirable family location in York Harbor! Beautiful 5 bedroom tranquil home within walking distance to all - Harbor Beach, Fisherman’s Walk, Wiggly Bridge, Steedman Woods, and York Village (library, post office, yoga, bagel shop, diner, ice cream). Hardwood floors, newer kitchen with breakfast nook, stainless appliances, laundry; living room with TV, built-ins and fireplace; formal dining room seats ten; three season porch is perfect setting to relax and enjoy sunsets overlooking Barrells Millpond and Wiggly Bridge; five bedrooms – three with ceiling fans and two with A/C, along with two full baths and one half; high speed Internet access; pack n play available; 2 car garage. No smoking. Small dogs considered upon request.

Carin Hofer
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your "cottage"! You have done such a nice job at remodeling the whole house! The furniture was homey, comfortable and no matter where we were, porch, dining room, living room or kitchen, there was space for us all! The location was also great! We did a couple walks to the harbor, the beach and of course wiggly bridge.

I have rented from Homeaway and VRBO many times, but your home was not only well stocked, but the quality of everything was outstanding as well. The kitchen had everything we needed and more.

Thanks so much! Your wonderful home, and of course the spectacular weather, made this years Girls Weekend a huge success!


Sep 2017
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York Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2256 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 (Master bedroom) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (2nd flr shared) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 (1st flr) - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Flr Master - 1 king
    2nd Flr Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Flr Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    3rd Flr Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    3rd Flr Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • pack n play available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Coastal home in York Harbor close to the beach, village & beautiful sunset views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Clean, Cozy, Charming and Convenient!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The 'Lilac Cottage' was very well thought out. It was clean, cozy and well equipped! We had an awesome vacation! The owners were attentive to any questions we addressed. We had a family wedding close by, so our immediate family came and enjoyed this lovely home!! Thank You!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Charming Coastal Maine Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a charming house on the coast of Maine where our family including two grand-daughters could spend some quality family time over the Columbus Day weekend ... and the Lilac Lane Cottage was more than we hoped for. The house was more than spacious enough for 7 adults and two children. The front porch, overlooking a backwater bay was incredible. We spent more time there than anywhere else except the bedrooms. There were even toys available for our 4-year old grand-daughter! She's already informed us we have go back there next year! The cottage was immaculately clean, had all the amenities you could need and a great location. You are 300 yards from a harbor/cliff walk, and a short drive from stunning beaches, a picturesque lighouse, antique ahops and restaurants. The owners were wonderful to work with. They had a 3-ring binder that clearly identified what you needed to know about the cottage and the surrounding area. We had a couple of questions after we arrived and they got back to us almost immediately. I would recommend Lilac Cootage without qualification ... and my grand-daughter is right, we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful inside and out !

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a personal note and salt water taffy! (thank you!) House was immaculate. Everything was as described. Plenty of beach chairs and towels available for our use.There were 8 adults there and we had plenty of room. Beds were comfortable. LOVED the screened in porch, perfect for a glass of wine and cheese to watch the sunsets over the river. We brought kayaks and were able to use these in the river as well. We traveled most days to Long Sands beach, Short Sands beach and Wells beach, but could have easily walked to Harbor beach (we were just looking for more waves!) Harbor beach is protected and perfect for small children. Suggestions for restaurants were spot on. Could not say enough about the home, would go back again in the future. Thank you Carin and Jill

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was perfect for our recent vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Last week, my family: husband, son, daughter, grandson, sister, brother-in-law, and niece spent an amazing week in York, Maine. The listing description did not do the home justice.

To start, the parking is so much more than adequate. We had three cars, however, it would have been possible to hold several more in the expansive driveway. The grounds were well cared for. We often sat out in the back area after returning from the beach.

The interior of the home was spacious, immaculate in its cleanliness, and had amazing natural light streaming in through the windows. The sun porch was a favorite of everyone. It had ample space for our group and was cozy and inviting.

The kitchen had everything you could possibly think of making meal preparation a breeze. The washer and dryer were located in a closet area inside the kitchen. The dining room had seating for ten, and it was perfect for not only enjoying meals, but for game nights as well!

Each of the bedrooms were very comfortable and were equipped with either fans (ceiling and window), or air conditioners. With the amazing evening breeze, even the rooms without air conditioners were perfect for a good night's sleep.

The bathrooms were modern and clean. On one occasion, the entire family of eight was able to shower and prepare for a night out in less than one hour!

York Harbor is within walking distance of the home. We preferred spending time at Short Sands and as long as we were there by nine, we had no problem finding parking for three. We had a great time exploring the shops around the beach area and even saw a wedding and a proposal take place on the same night!

I have been to York many times, however, I had never spent any time in the village area. This is a spot everyone should make time to visit. There are several historic buildings and Fort McClary is not to be missed. The bagel shop was fantastic!

The Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods were within walking distance and the paths were great for exploring.

The owner of the home was gracious and went out of her way to make sure we were settled in. She made sure that we knew how to get in touch with her if there were problems or concerns.

As a family, we normally seek out vacation homes that are closer to the beaches we frequent, however, I would recommend this home to anyone. We will definitely look into returning on our next trip to York, Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Portsmouth Intl Airport (PSM), Logan (BOS)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
York Golf & Tennis Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
York Harbor Inn, Dockside, Stage Neck Inn
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
York Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

York Harbor is conveniently located near the Kittery, ME Outlets, the attractions at York Beach (which includes shops, restaurants, bowling alley, and York's Wild Kingdom Amusement Park), Ogunquit Beach, and Portsmouth, NH.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning fee $300
Property Damage Protection $59

Please note a 3% fee will be added to the reservation for credit card processing fee; 4.5% will be applied for international credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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