|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Sit on one of the wicker chairs, rockers or couches that marks the enclosed wrap around porch on the beach side of this home and watch the tides come and go. Beautifully decorated, it is equipped with all amenities including wireless internet, 4 TVs with DVD players, a library of reading material, porch game table and many games for the family to enjoy. We also supply an Ihome speaker and docking station for listening to music and charging your cell phones.
This home has been lovingly maintained and updated throughout the years and boasts two brand new bathrooms. The kitchen, which has a quaint eating nook (seats 6) is fully-equipped with modern conveniences and amenities including a dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, coffeepots, stemware and lobster pots.
The first floor has kitchen, dining room (seats 8), living room, large wrap-around enclosed porch, laundry, and full bath. The second floor boasts a lovely Master Bedroom with casement windows that look out on a beautiful view of the ocean. Two other small bedrooms and a lovely new bath complete the upstairs.
Over the garage there is a separate entrance to the 4th bedroom suite - which also has comfortable reading chairs, its own bath, kitchenette with small refrigerator and microwave (no stove), and a balcony that overlooks the cottages and ocean across the way.
Guest limit capacity of 8 persons.
This home is owned by Kathy Hughes-Morris and Bob Morris of Concord, Mass. Kathy's aunt, Mary Hughes, purchased this home in 1968 and it has been in our family ever since. We have been coming to Drakes Island since our childhood and have been coming back for years with our own children. We know this is a very special place.
Drakes Island is a beautiful and unique place. It is a quiet enclave of homes nestled within reach of the splendor and majesty of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Rachael Carson Wildlife Preserve. A family paradise, children can play at the local playground, as well as attend special events and daily activities at the Community Center. Tennis is available to members and guests. Residents and visitors can kayak, go hiking, birdwatching, surfing, fishing, biking, antiquing - all within minutes of home.
The wrap-around enclosed porch is the highlight of this home. Sit there for hours just reading, entertaining friends, enjoying the ocean views and breezes and watching all the beach goers coming and going.
My family has spent decades of summer vacations renting homes on Drake's Island and this is by far the Very Best Beach House on the island.
My wife loves waking up in the morning to the smell of the brisk Atlantic air streaming in through the windows. The kid's love having their own space to hang out in above the garage and each having their own bedrooms. I love the huge porch that wraps around the front and side of house, it is so relaxing and comfortable to sit out on the porch and enjoy a chilled glass of wine, read a book, watch and talk to the neighbors.
The beach, which is beautiful, is directly across the street and spans for miles from one end of the island to the next. The creek and jetty have become daily walks for the entire family. Tennis at the recreation area is a highlight of our vacation,
The island is so safe we feel comfortable letting the kids roam and play at will. A short drive off island and there is shopping, restaurants, theater, groceries, sight seeing. Ogunquit and Kennebunkport are both easy drives with tons of things to do.
Anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable and memorable family vacation, this home has it all.
Four generations of my family thoroughly enjoyed a week on Drakes Island from this wonderful property. We arrived to a very clean and organized house. Everything you will need is here - but remember to bring your sheets and towels. Amazing large porch, very comfortable living area, great kitchen and eating nook. Dining area sat all of us! The apartment above the garage is fantastic and was a great spot for our older daughter to relax and enjoy time away from the older folks! Bedrooms were very spacious, bathrooms are upgraded and beautiful. Owner of this property is a responsive communicator, and even checked in on us the first day to be sure we found everything. The short walk to a beautiful beach is another high point - very much enjoyed by all but especially my older parents who could still easily walk there, and my youngest daughter with 2 year old grandson!
The deck is beautiful and the grill worked perfectly. Grilling out and enjoying the meal on the expandable table is a real treat in view of the ocean! Again, plenty of seating.
The house has many unique areas to escape to, so even large groups are not in each others way unless they want to be. Porch (2 sides - huge), lawn, living room, apartment, bedrooms, deck, kitchen eating nook....
We appreciated all the work the owners have done to make the property comfortable and organized! Expectations at move out day are clearly presented, so no guessing and allows each move IN day to be as awesome as ours was!
We enjoyed Drakes Island for years when our kids were growing up, and now we are enjoying it again with our grand children. I would highly recommend this rental - you will love the area AND the house!
Drakes Island is a small residential community with 2 miles of a beautiful sandy beach. It is surrounded by the lovely Wells Harbor, the Rachael Carson Wildlife Preserve, and the glorious Atlantic Ocean.
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|