Wonderful spot for family vacation, retreat, or exploring the Seacoast!
Beautiful and private waterfront home on a tidal creek on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, ME. Our back deck overlooks a sloping yard to the creek. We are minutes away from many beaches, wonderful restaurants, shopping, ropes course and lobster!
This is a beautiful and cozy Maine Post and Beam Cape house overlooking a sloping lawn to a tidal creek. Gorgeous every season, including autumn leaf peeping time!
The feeling inside the house is open and rustic, but not old. I, with wifi and basic TV, but no extensive cable channels.
Kitchen is well stocked with new appliances (gas stove), cooking utensils and small appliances, so it is easy to make yourself at home if you don't want to go out often during your stay.
The master bedroom and bathroom and laundry are on the first floor. The kitchen opens to the dining room, which has large sliding glass doors to the back deck (two levels). The living room is comfortable, including a new futon which folds out into a double bed, and a second couch (not a sleep sofa).
The second floor looks down on the dining room. One of the rooms is open in this space, with day bed and trundle. The other two rooms each have a single bed.
The property is on a tidal creek in which you can launch kayaks or a canoe at mid-high tide, and which empties at low tide. The yard is clear with wooded borders, so there is an open but private feeling. The back deck is two levels, with table and grill on the upper deck.
You will probably want a car to get into town, unless you are avid cyclists. However, two local beaches are in short biking distance, and there is tidal creek access in our back yard. Fort Foster and Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier are less than a mile away, so walking and biking are a wonderful option. See further detailed information about beaches, parks, and other activities below:
BEACHES and PARKS
Fort Foster- This is a wonderful park for children, adults, families, individuals. There are beaches, paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, forts to climb, a long pier, and beautiful views. The gate to the fort is 0.85 miles away. Take a left out our driveway, a right onto Pocahontas, and drive straight. The gate usually opens at 10:00 am, sometimes earlier in the summer and on weekends. Before this, you can usually park outside the gate and walk in to the beaches. The walk is about 1/3 a mile. Or you can drive in during park hours. The cost is $10 per car, or $5 per person ($1 per child)
walking or biking (these rates may not be accurate, but close).
Sea Point Beach and Crescent Beach - 1.7 miles to the parking lot, although non-residents park 0.1 - 0.2 closer (parking areas are marked, or park on the side of the road before that). These are two adjacent beaches which are generally quiet, with mild surf, very soft sand, and a grassy and rocky walking area at the point where the two beaches meet. A great bike ride (a couple of gradual and persistent hills). No costs for this beach, no public facilities.
York Beach - Long Sands and Short Sands - Great spot for families. Large beaches, many people, more surf, life guards, food, souvenir shops, restaurants. Nubble Light House is in between the two beaches and worth the trip. Right near the light house is Dunne’s Ice Cream (used to be the famous Brown’s Ice Cream). Short Sands is just beyond Long Sands, and also has a playground, basketball nets, more parking, home made salt water taffy made before your very eyes, and the Arcade and Bowling Alley.
Fort McLary - another park at the site of a former WWI military fort. This Park, about two miles on the left if you head back toward Kittery Circle on 103, is smaller. There are a couple of areas to climb and beautiful views, but no easy beach access.
Odiorne State Park and Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH (just south of Portsmouth on rte 1A) are worth a visit, especially if you have interested children.
EXPLORE PORTSMOUTH - Great restaurants and shopping, but also a wide selection of entertainment, including plays, live music, theater and music in the Prescott Park. Look into (URL HIDDEN) for a lot more information.
KITTERY OUTLETS - If you want to shop, take a left out of our driveway, a left onto Pocahontas, a left over the bridge, a left onto Chauncey Creek Rd, a left onto 103, and then take a right onto Haley Rd, just across from the gas station (and right before the fire station). Stay on that windy road for about 3 miles until you reach a light, which is route one. Most of the shopping is to your right.
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden
- Pets Considered
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Dining Room
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Towels Provided
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- DVD Player
- Coffee Maker
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Iron & Board
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Hair Dryer
- Pantry Items
- Housekeeper Included
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Deck / Patio