House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
About john ayers
We live in Virginia on a farm and have three kids, ages 11, 13 and 15.
john ayers purchased this House in 2000
Why john ayers chose Kennebunkport
I grew up on the east coast and vacationed throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic as a kid. When I had kids, I decided to look in Maine for a vacation house and fell in love with Kennebunkport. The coast is so beautiful here and its easily accessible by car or plane via Portland. Our house offers the perfect blend of quiet along with tons of activities right from our home. We now have three kids and the best part is watching them grow up here and seeing them explore all that living by the ocean offers.
What makes this House unique
The unique feature of our home is the feeling of solitude you get sitting on the back deck or down at the beach. You feel like you're the only one out there, except for the seals, cormorants and seagulls passing by the shore. Yet there are so many wonderful things to do, from swimming in the pool and ocean, playing tennis, wiffle ball and football with kids on the beach, fishing, kayaking, and biking to name a few. The house is well-situated to host family get-togethers. Many of our renters are grandparents who want to get their extended families together in one house. Groups of adults -- be it a girls group, travel club or just good friends -- also work well in the house with five separate bedrooms, four of which have their own bathroom. Kennebunkport has many fun activities for children and adults. The food in Kennebunkport is outstanding too, whether your cooking fresh seafood at home or enjoying the fine restaurants in town or in Portland.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Must have a valid government issued ID.
Must have a valid email address
Must have a valid mobile phone number
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This house was just beautiful
Thanks for staying with us for Prelude Sandra, glad you all enjoyed your stay! Best, John
Location. Location. Location.
If you’re looking for a location to take your breath away, especially at sunrise. This is it!
Hi Steve, glad you and your family had a great time celebrating your mother's birthday. Cheers, John
We had a wonderful stay. The house was beautiful and the location was ideal. We are looking forward to staying again next year. This is the perfect house for families with children.
So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay Jane, we look forward to hosting you again next year. Cheers, John
WE were thrilled and so extremely content with our stay at this property. Everything was perfect and we will be and have already started recommending to every one we know..Thank'you for offering us the opportunity of living in this oasis of beauty and peace. thank'you for your excellent service and attention.
So glad you and your family had a relaxing stay at our house Roselyne. It’s a special place to be with your family. We hope you will stay with us again! Best, John
One of a kind property
This property is astounding. The views of the ocean are beautiful, and falling asleep to the sound of the surf was a true pleasure. For our group (5 adults, 5 kids under age 7) it was perfect. The pool is fenced, and the tennis court was great for scooters and tricycles (which we brought with us). The swing set on the ocean was lovely. There was endless entertainment with walking the rocks, and we rather liked having the follow the schedule of the tides to determine our beach time each day. John was very attentive from afar via text and email, and the information left with the property about where to shop and dine was very helpful. Depending on the group you are traveling with, one thing to know is that the master suite (which has the trundle bed room adjacent) is much nicer than the other rooms—especially the bathroom. It was all recently updated while the other bathrooms have not been updated. Being directly on the ocean, as you might imagine, the moisture can be quite intense on humid days. There was mold on one shower curtain (owner reported it would be replaced) and the closet adjacent to the bedroom with twin beds had a very strong smell of mold, which at times travelled to the main living space. Most in our party didn’t notice it unless they literally stood right in front of it, but the person sleeping in the closest bedroom has compromised lungs and did get a significant cough during our stay. Like I said—not enough to bother a regular, healthy individual, but something to consider if you have a guest with related health issues. The master suite was completely fine and the “driest” in the house. Lastly, the kitchen was recently redone and has great appliances. Overall, we would have liked to see the house cleaned a little more deeply—we did stay at the end of the high season, however. Again, however, a very special property.
Glad you all enjoyed your stay Sarah. It's a great place to be together with your extended family.
Great House- Idyllic Spot!
Wow! What a beautiful idyllic spot. We had a group of all ages and none of us wanted to leave. The information provided by the owner was so helpful and made our week easy and enjoyable. Owner was also available and responded quickly to our questions. The views are spectacular and we all felt restored after such a nice vacation where we swam, kayaked, played tennis, relaxed and cooked many memorable meals in the fabulous kitchen.
Glad you all enjoyed your stay Barbara, nothing better than being at the beach with family. Cheers, John
The house has three adult bikes with child seats and five children's bikes, all with bike helmets, a tandem sit-in ocean kayak with paddles and lifejackets, and a stand-up paddleboard.