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2017 Reno! Beach House Revival Sleep 14. HDTVs, Firepit, Grill, Linens Provided!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

NEWPRICE, 2017Reno! Beachhouse Revival. Firepit, Sleep14, Grill, Linens Provided

I purchased my home in 2017 and completed a full renovation of the farmhouse situated directly on Long Beach Ave in York Beach, Maine. New heating system, complete new electrical system, all new paint and drywall, new front and rear decks, completely new kitchen appliances and cabinets and all new bathrooms with new tiles, toilets, and vanities, as well as impeccably re-finished original oak hardwood floors throughout the house. The house was built in 1917 and moved to it's current location in 1937. The house has amazing craftsman finishes, which I have preserved while updating to modern amenities. Linens, pillows, towels are provided

The house is 3 stories. A finished walk-out lower level which has: a full bathroom and bedroom. A main floor with: 2 decks, a living room, dinning room, brand new kitchen and half bath. A second floor with 4 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The deck on the back of the house overlooks a massive grass yard with a small view of the ocean along Long Beach Ave and has amazing sunsets. The front farmer's porch is great for morning coffee or to relax in the evening. The fire-pit in the backyard is a perfect place to sit and relax after a day full of fun. The elevated back deck is wonderful for grilling using the brand new propane grill and enjoying a dinner under the stars. My home has air-conditioning to hide from the summer heat and a large country fan in the living room providing a great breeze. The HD TVs in the living room and finished lower level provide for a relaxing area to possibly split up the adults and children for a relaxing evening. Brand new clothes washer and dryer are provided. There is also an outdoor shower under the back deck to rinse off that troublesome beach sand.

The walk to Long Sands Beach is 4 minutes, 0.2 miles. The walk to Short Sands Beach is 6 minutes, 0.4 miles.

The furniture is brand new in 2018, but respects the historic nature of the house. The front porch has double rocking chairs great for relaxing and saying hello to passers-by. The back deck has a patio dining set with umbrella and additional wood rocking chairs. The kitchen table is 10 feet long accommodating up to 14 chairs. The living room has a modern sofa sectional with chaise lounge, a love-seat, and chair for seating up to 16 people. The lower floor has another love-seat and chest of drawers along with 3 twin beds and HD TV.

Master Bedroom: 2 Queens Beds, Sleeps 4.

Bedroom 2: Queen, Sleeps 2

Bedroom 3: Queen, Sleeps 2.

Bedroom 4: Twin, Sleeps 1.

Bedroom 5: 3 Twins, Sleeps 3.

Living Room: Pull-Out Sofa-bed, Sleeps 2.

I am an honest and up-front person and I hope for my guests to be the same. I have impeccably renovated this farmhouse situated on the beach with my own hands. I hope you will respect and enjoy this amazing historic home steps from Long Sands Beach and Shorts Sands Beach. I look forward to talking soon. Enjoy!

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Joseph Szeniawski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Joseph Szeniawski

I am a military helicopter pilot in the United States Air Force, living in Alabama. I have family in York, Maine who look after the house and I often visit York and stay in the house.

Joseph Szeniawski purchased this house in 2017

Why Joseph Szeniawski chose York Beach

This property is close to the beach but not so close you have to deal with all the noise of traffic and people at night. It's close enough to the beach to walk if you would like a short stroll, 0.2 miles to Long Sands and 0.4 miles to Short Sands. It is near restaurants for dining and enjoying great Maine lobster. I am an honest and straight forward person and will do everything in my power to make your vacation awesome!.

What makes this house unique

My family lives in town so any issues you may have can be remedied on the spot, same day. No long-distance issues to resolve or management company headaches. Most houses that sleep this many people this close to the beach rent for $7,000 to $8,000 a week in York. Enjoy a freshly renovated home during your vacation. My place is a great deal. The summer is going to be here shortly!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing! We stayed a full week and wish we could have stayed longer. The house was perfect. We arrived to an impressively clean home located directly between the beaches. The house has been wonderfully renovated. The new bathrooms, kitchen, furniture (inside and out) are tastefully designed. The impressively large yard and fire-pit were perfect for our large group of 14. The outdoor shower was perfect to wash away the beach sand. We had coffee on the front porch each morning with a glimpse of the ocean, grilled on the back deck each night watching superb sunsets, and finished the evenings around the firepit….Perfect Maine Getaway. Joseph was an amazing host, responsive, respectful, and considerate.
Jul 2018
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York Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower
    Walk-out Lower Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 2 queen , 2 Queens, Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 Queen, Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 Queen, Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 Twin, Sleeps 1
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , 3 Twins, Sleeps 3. Common Room in walk-out basement.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Full Pull-out Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom: 2 Queens Beds, Sleeps 4. Bedroom 2: Queen, Sleeps 2 Bedroom 3: Queen, Sleeps 2. Bedroom 4: Twin, Sleeps 1. Bedroom 5: 3 Twins, Sleeps 3. Common Room in walk-out basement. Living Room: 1 Full, Pull-out Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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2017 Reno! Beach House Revival Sleep 14. HDTVs, Firepit, Grill, Linens Provided!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Well stocked and beautifully renovated home

  • 5 of 5

From the minute one enters this beautifully renovated and well-maintained home, that heavenly vacationland feeling immerses you. Cool breezes and salty air flow through the brand new windows (but air conditioning is there if you need it!) instantly relaxing the soul. There is plenty of room to spread out the family with three levels of lovingly renovated living space. Every detail has been well-thought out and the home is lacking for nothing. We love how the owner’s renovation blends modern amenities while still maintaining original details and the essence of this 100+ year old home. Just beautiful.

Breakfast on the inviting front porch is great way to start the morning, giving you time to decide which of the two walking distance beaches you want to enjoy after your morning walk to the Nubble Lighthouse.

The large back deck with beach views, along with its two tables with umbrellas, and rocking chairs to watch the glorious sunsets, make you never want to leave. And the family loves s’mores at the fire pit down in the large backyard.

Life in York is a dream and we can’t wait to go back to this home for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at my home and thank you for being great guests. I appreciate you leaving a detailed review and I am pleased you will be returning again next year. I look forward to having you. Enjoy your summer.
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A wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week, with extended family. ( 10 people) We chose this house based on location, photos and space. The house was just as described. Upon arrival, entry was easy, AC was on and the house was spotless. We enjoyed the front porch and seeing the ocean from the back deck. Had great walks to both Beaches and the down town. We had a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home & Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our family summer vacation. Located just 2 minutes from the northern point of Long Sands beach, we were able to walk back and forth to the beach several times a day effortlessly. Morning coffee on the front porch chatting with passersby and evening dinner on the spacious back deck were also favorite activities. We roasted marshmallows at the fire pit. The grandkids rode their bikes in the parking area in the back yard and played games on the lawn. The owner was easy to deal with and very helpful. His renovation brings out a great mix of elegance and respect for the historical significance of this building.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you for being a perfect guest. I am glad you enjoyed the location near the beach and renovated house. The large yard is a great place for the young ones to explore and have fun. It was nice to hear the front porch and firepit were enjoyed. I hope to have you stay again for many years to come. Thank you.
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I rented this house for a group of 13 adults for a long weekend. We had events in Portsmouth and Yor

  • 5 of 5

First off, I would like to say that we were here for one of the biggest heat waves and none of my friends complained of being uncomfortable while staying/sleeping at the house. Joseph was very nice to work with and he answered all my questions about the property quickly and effectively! My friends and I had activities in Portsmouth and York, and the house was in the perfect location. We were able to play backyard games in the huge back yard, grill on the deck, and also walk to the beach easily! We could see the ocean from the house which enhanced our experience even more and the sunset views from the back deck were absolutely stunning. We would not hesitate to stay here again, it had everything we needed for our trip and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful immaculate comfortable house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting York, (cape Neddick) for a few days, and were happy to have found this lovely house to rent. It is conveniently situated a couple minutes walk to both beaches and to center of town. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and all have air conditioning. There were basic items already there in bathrooms and kitchen which was nice, and not a given compared to previous places where we have stayed. House has a nice outdoors porch with dining table. We would choose this house again for sure!

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for treating my home like your own. You were a perfect guest. I appreciate your wonderful and detailed review. See you next year!
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Clean and close to attractions

  • 5 of 5

Clean and lack of toilet paper

Close to both short beach and Long Beach. Enjoyed grill but propane ran out.

Overall great experience would recommend to others looking to stay in Maine!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suki, thanks for the 5-stars. I am so glad you enjoyed the location and house. Sorry to hear your group used all the toilet paper and used the entire propane tank; I thought I had enough on hand. Extra toilet paper and an extra propane tank are located in the storage closet. Safe travels home. See you next year!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
BOS - Boston Logan 55mi // MHT - Manchester 55mi
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Stone's Throw 0.4mi // Inn on the Blue 0.4mi
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ledges Gold Course 7 mi // Cape Neddick Golf 7mi
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Dover NH
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Stone's Throw 0.4mi // Inn on the Blue 0.4mi
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Long Sands Beach 0.2mi // Short Sands 0.4mi

Location, Location, Location. Perfectly located between Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach. 0.2 miles to Long Sands Beach via Long Beach Ave and 0.4 miles to Short Sands Beach via Long Beach Ave. See pictures. Amazing location. Huge Yard. Fire-pit. Outdoor shower. Amazing Decks. Fresh renovation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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