Welcome to Crowes Cottages! Located between the beaches, these charming cottages provide a rare opportunity for the perfect vacation in Maine. We have blended together rustic style cottages with modern amenities to make for a relaxed and comfortable week (or two!) at the seacoast, reminiscent of the way life used to be or as we say in Maine, "the way life should be".
Crowes Cottages has been a family destination for over 40 years in York Beach. We feel very fortunate to have recently purchased the property from the "Crowe" family and feel confident we can provide wonderful family experiences for the next 40 years! Our foundation will be great customer service that will lead to great rental experiences here at Crowes! We bring over 12 years of experience managing other rentals in York Beach, with a proven track record of ensuring clean, well appointed units that will exceed guests expectations. For us, that's the fun part!
Each of our 7 cottages can sleep up to six people, boasting 2 bedrooms, applianced kitchens, sparkling clean baths, picnic benches for outdoor dining and parking for two cars. On the property we provide horseshoes, room for the kids to play and a couple of charcoal grills. In each unit, there will be a double bed in the first bedroom, 2 twins in the second and either a double futon or pull out couch in the living room. Each cottage has 1 AC window unit.
Come, park and play! Crowes is located so close to everything you can literally park the car and leave it for the week while you enjoy walking to two beaches and downtown York Beach. If you are familiar with the Short Sands area, then you know there is plenty for everyone to do. Of course there is a sandy beach, but also a large modern playground, penny candy, casual and fine dining options and of course, ice cream shops!
York Beach is unique in that it offers entertainment for the family that will remind you of yesteryear. York's Wild Kingdom is a small amusement park with a very nice zoo. We have our gazebo near the ocean where you can listen to live music many nights a week plus arcades and bowling. For those of us looking for more mature amusement, there are a few nicely appointed bars within an easy walk where you can sit outside and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage while enjoying the sights and sounds of our beachside town.
If you do want some day trip excursions, there is so much to do in our area! Here are some great ideas for family fun: Whale Watching out of York Harbor or Perkins Cove, day trip to Ogunquit to enjoy that 5 mile sandy beach plus great restaurants and shopping or play at one of two public golf courses in York.
York Village is robust with colonial history featuring historic museums where you can travel back in time. Perhaps you might enjoy fresh or salt water fishing. There are locals here who will offer deep water fishing or guided kayak excursions. There is scuba diving, tennis courts, paddle boarding and so much more!
The Cliff House, located on Shore Road between York and Ogunquit, is a world wide destination with a dramatic $100 million renovation that was recently completed in 2016. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or indulge in their gourmet dining.
Perhaps live theatre is something you would love to enjoy on your we have it! Check out the Ogunquit Playhouse where nationally known stars are known to perform throughout the summer. Portsmouth, NH (just over the border and about 10 minutes away) also has fine live theatre at the Music Hall.
Speaking of Portsmouth, let's not forget this wonderful small city. Always known for being a unique seaside port town, a resurgence has occurred over the last decade making this city a nationally recognized destination vacation spot on its own. Fine dining, live theatre, and unbelievable shopping attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Contact us for more details of each cottage and availability. We know we do not have enough photos currently but the snow came too soon! As soon as we have a little less snow, we will get some more interior shots!
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy our comfortable cottages as your home base. We will do our absolute best to ensure you love your time here and want to come back year after year.