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Beautiful Rental Houses for Your York Beach Visit

York Beach is a lovely beach town on the east coast of Maine. You can get extra enjoyment out of a vacation in York Beach by staying in a rental house, cottage, or condo. These lovely properties include many facilities to make you feel more comfortable. Perks such as free parking, washing machines, pools, and outdoor grills are often included.

The Beach Is the Place to Be

The beach is divided into two areas by a peninsula that is home to a lighthouse. The Long Sands Beach is to the south and Short Sands is to the north. As their names imply, the Long Sands Beach is larger than the Short Sands Beach though both have their advantages. Long Sands beach has a designated area for surfing. Both beaches have metered parking areas, but it is harder to find a spot at Long Sands Beach. Both beaches also have their own bathhouses and lifeguards on duty from late June to Memorial Day. Long Sands Beach is located near houses and hotels which is nice for those staying at those properties. Short Sands Beach is located in walking distance to the downtown area, which is convenient if you want to grab lunch, play in the arcade, or stroll through the beach shops.

Visit Nubble Lighthouse

This lighthouse is accessible by driving or via a short walk. While you cannot go inside the lighthouse, it is still fun to look at, paint, or photograph. Parking is available near the lighthouse. You can walk around Nubble or walk on the trail on the south side to the shore. The adventurous may enjoy climbing on the giant rocks on the shore. You can bring a picnic lunch and go fishing if you choose to. In addition, a gift shop and restroom facilities are available.

Wild Kingdom Is Fun for All

York’s Wild Kingdom is part zoo and part amusement park. With many animals from all over the world, the zoo is known for its exotic species, including a White Bengal Tiger. This venue also has a variety of family rides, a haunted house, paddleboats, miniature golf, and a picnic area.

Weather in York Beach

The weather at York Beach is pleasantly warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average winter temperatures are in the low 30s but can dip below 0F at times. Additionally, the area gets up to 49 inches of snow each year. The summer, however, is much warmer. The average summer temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s with highs in the 80s and 90s on some days. Spring and fall are moderate with temperatures in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The best time to visit York Beach is in the summer when all of the attractions are open and the weather is warm. If you do not like the crowds, you may choose to visit in the shoulder seasons of late spring or early fall.

How to Get to York Beach

York Beach is easily located off of U.S. Route 1, on the coast of Maine. It is easily accessible by car though the road can get a little backed up at peak times. Rental cars are ideal for those who wish to pack extra items for their vacation and do not have a sufficiently sized vehicle of their own. If you wish to fly into the area, the Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire is the closest. It is only about 15 miles from York Beach. Train travelers can get off of the train in Wells, Maine, only 11 miles from York Beach. This is a fun beach town to visit.

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                                                                                                      Recent York Harbor Reviews

                                                                                                      Grand Maine seaside cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family loves this rental. It is our 3rd time there and we hope to return in 2years. However, here are a few comments/suggestions that need consideration: Monday to Monday rental is not practical when some family members come from the Midwest. We hope you consider going back to the Sunday to Sunday schedule. The air conditioning units needed cleaning. The mattress in the sleep sofa in first level bedroom was uncomfortable. Some of the springs have given. The carpet at the top of the stairs between 1st and 2nd level needs to be secured. Though not yet crucial, someone could trip on It if not nailed down or stapled. There were a few sheets missing on 2 beds, no dish towels in the kitchen, which were readily supplied by housekeeping upon request. Service was excellent, house was spotless, with the exception of the air conditioners. It would be nice to have a fan for the porch dining area. There appears to be a humidity problem in the first level bedroom. Some windows need washing in the house. I do hope that these comments are helpful in your attempt to maintain the high quality to which you pride yourselves. We do hope to return in the future.
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                                                                                                      Our vacation week at this cute place was great!

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                                                                                                      We had a very enjoyable stay. The house was just as described...clean and close to Long Sands Beach. Internet service was great and furnishings and beds were immaculate and comfortable. Renee is pleasant and helpful. I would definitely stay here again!
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                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing home and location!

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                                                                                                      We have been coming to York for over 10 years and this is by far the best house we have stayed in! It was large enough and very comfortable for four families all with children. It was clean and very well maintained. It was very helpful to have the kitchen well stocked as we cooked almost every night. There was plenty of space for adults and kids to eat in the dining room and kitchen. The kids enjoyed the "kids room" as they called it. It had two bunk beds with trundles. There was plenty to keep them busy with the game room and when it was needed the house had enough nooks to be able to escape for some down time and a good book. I personally loved the front porch to relax on the adirondack chairs and the porch swing. Location is amazing! It's a short walk to Harbor Beach (it is our favorite beach in York) and Fisherman's walk, which is perfect for going on a morning run or watching the sunset. It is a close walk to the Wiggly Bridge, Steadman Woods and York Village. We would walk to The Bagel Basket for breakfast some mornings or to get a cup of coffee. Even though we have been coming for years, Lance was able to provide us with some "off the beaten path" spots to explore and enjoy. We are thankful for the wonderful family memories we made and we will definitely be coming back next year and years to come!
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016