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Water Access Cottage with Kayaks/Rowboats to explore islands & fishing harbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,951 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming 3 Bedroom Cottage in Cape Porpoise - Completely Updated

Adorable summer cottage in charming Cape Porpoise is steps away from Paddy Creek. Bring your own boat, or rent one and easily paddle, row, motor, or sail to Cape Porpoise harbor. When you’re done, tie-up your boat at water’s edge for ease & convenience. Walk or paddle to the islands for an unforgettable day or afternoon picnic. Enjoy evening walks on picturesque Lands End Road, or bike to the harbor. Great place to sit back and relax during your summer vacation.

This lovely cottage features a relaxing front porch to sit out with your family. There is a large kitchen, kitchen, living room, den and three bedrooms. This is a great place for a family vacation. Only 10 minutes from Goose Rocks or Kennebunk Beach.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: dutch, I understand a little bit of dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Hi - My Name is Bill Nieuwkerk. I grew up on Paddy's Creek, just 3 minutes from our newly purchased home. My Wife, Debbie and I live in Pennsylvania. I run a technology division for an Italian Aerospace Company, and Debbie is a Registered Nurse. We have 4 Children, all of whom love coming to Cape Porpoise every year.

WILLEM J NIEUWKERK purchased this house in 2014

Why WILLEM J NIEUWKERK chose Cape Porpoise

When this house became available, my wife & I jumped at the opportunity. It's a wonderful place to live/vacation.

As a boy, my friends & I would frequently sail from Paddy's Creek to Cape Porpoise Harbor or Stage Island for fishing, swimming or camping. Unlike many beaches in Maine where the water is c o l d... Paddy's Creek is swim-able because the sun heats up the dark sand/mud, and when the tide comes in - Presto the water's warm!!!

What makes this home so special, is that many of my childhood memories are still alive today. The local store, Bradbury Brothers is still in operation, where we used to load-up on candy, soda & ice cream. The Wayfarer, where we would have great breakfasts is still serving guests after 50+ years!

What makes this house unique

What makes this home special is it's privacy, cozy front porch, access to water. With our 17' sailboat, Kayaks, or skiff w/motor, it's the best way to enjoy all that Cape Porpoise offers (claming, fishing, boating, picnicking & swimming.

Our property is next to Land's End Road. This road is great for kids to ride bikes on, and for leisurely strolls to see the breath-taking view of Cape Porpoise Harbor.


Cape Porpoise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1951 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - shower , Shower has Hot water
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/walk-in closets & attached study
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Water Access Cottage with Kayaks/Rowboats to explore islands & fishing harbor
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

My cousin and I came up for a few days in early December. The house was roomy with very comfortable, tasteful decor---and immaculate. The kitchen was well supplied, for those who enjoy cooking on vacation. There was a large family room with a television as well as a quiet sitting room on the other side of the house for readers. There were two lovely porches: a covered one in the front and a porch in the back that was partially covered and partially exposed. The lot was heavily wooded, which would be magnificent in summer, making it shady and private. I would certainly return to this wonderful home and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas Prelude Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple rented the home for a long Christmas Prelude weekend. Bill had the place all warmed up for us when we arrived. The home is clean, spacious and has everything you need for a long or short stay. The location was perfect. We were close to events, but away from the traffic. Bill was quick to respond to any question or need we had. We would definitely rent this home again. Thanks Bill!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house. It was nicer than I had anticipated.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights and found the house very clean, comfortable and well appointed with everything you would need. Great location. Mr. Nieuwkerk was very pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well kept home in a convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fun time here for 2 nights with our group of 4. One minor issue was there was no toilet paper when we arrived. Another issue to be aware of is on the VRBO site it states that check out is 11:00 am . However the contract states check out is 10:00 am.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this well-equipped home. The layout is very functional, the kitchen well-stocked. The property owner was wonderful to work with - responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Federal Jacks
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrak - Wells
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
91 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Goose Rocks Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
12' row boat - $149/wk $0
BYO Towels Linens $0
Sailboat - $275/wk $0
2 Kayaks - $149/wk $0
Cleaning Fee $195
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please call Bill/Debbie at #845-661-5753 for addtl details. Let us know how we can help you!

- To secure reservation, guest must return the signed Occupancy Agreement along 50% of amount due
- Balance due 20 days prior to stay.
- Refunds are made on a limited basis. See Section 4.b of the attached lease agreement for the details refund policy
- Security Deposit is $500 OR damage protection (but not both!) Deposits returned within 2 weeks of move-out
- Boat rates are weekly w/separate contract - ignore fees if not using boats
- If you bring your own linens & towels, the linen fee will be waived

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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