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Location! Walk to beach, shops, golf! Kennebunk Lower Village/Kennebunkport

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8. 1 full bath/shower + outdoor shower. Charming 1875 barn. Fresh decor

Welcome to Cloud Nine Vacation House! Superb location to take advantage of all the amenities of Kennebunkport & Kennebunk Beach/Lower Village. Walk to great beaches, park, fishing, shops, galleries, restaurants, golf and Dock Square. Recently renovated, our Cloud Nine Vacation House is a modernized 1875 barn. On the first level is a great room, including a full kitchen, queen bedroom, and large bathroom with claw foot tub with enclosed shower, plus washer/dryer. On the second level are two large tandem bedrooms--one with a queen bed and rocker and the other with two twins and a full futon sleeping double bed. There's a large level backyard, featuring a refreshing outdoor shower (hot and cold water), outside seating, 3 Kayaks and 1 canoe available. You can also rent bikes, scooters, and boats nearby.

Wonderful Location: We love the Kennebunks and our vacation house is close to everything. You can walk to Kennebunk's wonderful sandy beaches. Two of the most popular beaches in the area are 1 mile away. Gooch's Beach is the largest in town--a big sandy expanse with great waves for swimming, boogie boards and the most popular surfing spot in the area. Nearby is cozy and picturesque Mother's Beach, with a playground for the kids too. We provide one free beach parking passes for our guests. These are the closest sandy beaches to town. There's golf right out the backyard (literally!). Kennebunkport's famous Dock Square and Kennebunk Lower Village is a 2-10 minute walk. Eat at All Day Breakfast (200 yards away) and sample all the great lunch and dinner choices within easy walking distance. The monastery with its lovely secluded riverfront walking trails is also an easy walk from our home. You can walk to Whale Watching excursion boat too!

Friendly and inviting: We love Maine and are proud to call the Kennebunk's home. We'll be happy to help you out with any vacation planning, including some insider tips on local favorites. We also can provide free beach passes for parking if you don't want to walk to the beach.

We ALWAYS welcome one well-behaved small dog.

Oh, the beaches....

Cloud Nine Vacation House is on Route 9 in Kennebunk Lower Village, a short walk or ride to Kennebunkport Dock Square and the area's most popular sandy beaches. The three main beaches--beautiful and expansive Gooch's Beach, rocky Middle Beach, the very popular Mother's Beach are all just a mile away. It's a 15-20 minute walk down a beautiful country road, or a 2 minute drive and parking is usually never a problem. And we provide a free beach parking pass. Plus there's some hidden gems very close by: Parson's Beach combines a beautiful river/march backside with the bold open ocean frontside. Shh...we're not supposed to tell people from away about Parson's Beach, as it's the locals favorite. It's less than a 5 minute drive. There's also popular hiking/walking/nature trails at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (5 minute drive) and Laudhold Farm and Marine Estuary (just 10 minutes). There's the old rail bridle path trail too.

We allow one well-behaved and trained small dog. Please know that we have a big open back yard--it's private but there is no fencing and dogs are not allowed on the adjoining golf course at any time. During peak summer months, dogs are allowed on the nearby sandy beaches before 8 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. It's a great way to give you and your dog some exercise!

In addition to the beaches, there's the lovely Bridle Path--7 miles of dog-friendly walking trails less than a 3 minute drive from the house. The bridle path meanders along the river, near the ocean and in marsh and forests. It's very special. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is less than 5 minutes away and dogs are welcome on a leash. This is good off-road bicycling trails too.

Your vacation house has its own private entrance and full use of the private and large back yard, with outdoor shower, bistro table, hammock, and gas grille. We have bicycles, kayaks, canoe, boogie boards, skim boards and other beach gear available on a first come, first serve basis. We can also put you in touch with great local places to rent bikes. It's a great way to see around town. Surfing and paddleboard equipment rentals and lessons are around the corner. Walk to rent a scooter--a popular way to tour the area.

Important: we have parking for two vehicles only at any time (we can direct you to nearby off-site parking for more vehicles). We are completely smoke free--no smoking inside or outside on property at any time. If you or anyone in your party is a smoker, then we are not the place for you--thanks for understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to Maine!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Tim

Enthusiastic Maine resident with over 20 years experience hosting guests from around the world. We love where we live and we're always glad to help with tips on where the locals go and help you with any vacation planning.

Tim purchased this barn in 2005

Why Tim chose Kennebunk

Great location. Walk or short drive to beaches, nature trails, river waterways, and over 200 shops, restaurants, museums and galleries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Kennebunk, Maine

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking for 2 vehicles only. If you have more than 2 vehicles and we can direct you to nearby parking options. 1 dog only. No smoking inside/outside
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Full size bathroom has been beautifully remodeled. Antique claw foot tub with enclosed shower and stackable washer/dryer unit. In the summer, most of our guests prefer the wonderful private al fresco outdoor shower, with steamy hot water and refreshing cool water after a day at the beach or an early morning run!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs-Front - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs-Back - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Downstairs cozy queen bedroom is adjacent to full bathroom and great room. Upstairs, the two adjoining tandem-entrance bedrooms are large. The front bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and the back bedroom has two twins and a futon fold-out double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Inside, designer kitchen includes gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer as well as numerous appliances, including: -- Toaster -- Coffee maker -- Plus there's a Weber outdoor gas grille, with separate burners too. And literally dozens of restaurants within a 2-15 minute walk in Kennebunk Lower Village and Kennebunkport Dock Square. The area's most famous and popular breakfast spot--All Day Breakfast--is a 2 minute walk away. Keep in mind these important considerations: * We are COMPLETELY SMOKE FREE. No smoking on our property inside or out at any time. If you or anyone in your party smokes, then we are not the property or you. Sorry. * Parking for 2 vehicles only We can direct you to a nearby free park-and-ride if you need additional parking.


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Location! Walk to beach, shops, golf! Kennebunk Lower Village/Kennebunkport
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great spot for the marathon

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to watch and participate in the Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot, Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable long weekend. Perfect location, knowledgeable owners with wonderful local recommendations. We would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice time

  • 5 of 5

Great place overall!

  • Review Submitted: 21/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location, pleasant ambience, enjoyable experience. As nice outside as it is inside.

Casual but thoughtful--cloud 9 feels like it is yours--and we will be back to the little barn by the beach next year!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. You guys were great and we'll look forward to welcoming you back next time!
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Comfortable Property with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Cloud Nine. The property was very well maintained, and beautifully decorated. Everything we needed was within walking distance. The owners were friendly and gave helpful recommendations for restaurants to go to and other places to visit. Also loved that they were pet friendly. Would absolutely recommend, and would absolutely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Andover, MA

Absolutely Fantastic!!! Cloud Nine is a Little Piece of Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly wonderful stay!!! Owners are great people who welcomed us like family and attended to every possible need!!! Extremely quaint, comfortable, and well-appointed property with many beautiful, local touches!!! We couldn't have picked a better location for our visit to the Kennebunk area!!! The barn was very clean and everything we needed for an outstanding stay was available!!! Even small details like Kennebunk beach passes were taken care of!!! Words cannot express how pleased we were with the property and how much we would recommend Cloud Nine to others!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David! You and your family were wonderful guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to Maine soon!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Portland or Portsmouth to Islands
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells Amtrak to Boston, New York and beyond
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-95 at Wells or Kennebunk exits
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
5 nearby:Gooches,Mother's,Middle,Parsons, Colony

Location, location, location.

We are private and quiet, but right in the middle of everthing. Cloud Nine Vacation House is a 1-2 minute drive to some of the area's most beautiful beaches--Gooch's, Middle, and the always popular Mother's Beach. We're a few minutes to the serene Parson's Beach and the secret hideaways of Strawberry Island preserve, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, the scenic bridle path, and Laudholm Farm. We're within an easy walk to Kennebunk Lower Village (All Day Breakfast restaurant and On the Marsh are a 1 minute walk away) and the hustle-and-bustle of Kennebunkport Dock Square. We're also a short drive to Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks, Ogunquit as well as right between the shopping meccas of Kittery, Freeport, Portland and Portsmouth. Enjoy the 'way life should be'!

Golf: Cloud Nine Vacation House abuts the area's only driving range and Par 3 pitch and putt golf course. It's great fun for adults and kids too. There's other great golf courses within walking distance or an easy drive in just minutes.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.19
Damage Deposit AU$268.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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