Private and quiet, with room to roam, the Chauncey Creek House is a very special place for all to gather, anytime of the year. The house rests on 600 ft of waterfront on Chauncey Creek, a tidal waterway on Gerrish Island. Nearly two acres of property provide room for water access (from our pier), interesting wildlife, and a firepit with plenty of stumps (and chairs) to set around the fire in the evenings.
Walk the beautiful terrain and safely enjoy a stroll to the beach along Tower Road, a private, low-traffic road in this rural, residential neighborhood. The Chauncey Creek House has deeded access to Crescent Beach, just a 5-minute walk. From Crescent, it is only another 5-10 minutes along the beach to popular Seapoint Beach. The property borders (across the water) the neighboring Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, and the only residential neighbor is across the street on the landward side of the house.
A total of 6 guests can sleep enjoy the Chauncey Creek House. The three bedrooms are upstairs (two twin beds in one bedroom and a queen bed in each of the other bedrooms) There are 1¾ baths: one full bathroom upstairs with a vanity sink, beautiful claw foot bath tub with high-end fixtures, and toilet. This bathroom upstairs has two doors- one off the master bedroom and the other off the hallway. The downstairs bathroom has a walk-in shower with high-end fixtures, sink and toilet. All rooms have new windows, the downstairs water side has huge bay windows. These multiple windows, doorways and screen-porches allow excellent circulation of sea breeze off the Atlantic from Crescent Beach (about 2000 feet away) or northwest winds off the abutting Creek.
As noted, there is a screened-in porch on the eastern (ocean-side) end of the house equipped with a small dining table with access to the propane-fired Weber grill. An additional porch, open to the afternoon sun, is located off the northwest side of the house picking up the NW wind and lovely views of the sunset and the fire pit. There is rustic arbor on the point that is lovely for watching the kingfishers, osprey, and other birds feed. The continuous rise and fall of the tide make for an evolving environment to watch.
Children are welcomed guests. We have a playpen, gate, and booster seats for your convenience. We have limited fishing supplies and a crab trap. The basement is equipped with a ping pong table, picnic supplies and yard and board games. It also has a water view.
The home provides a large grassy fenced in lawn for your pet and another for the garden.
The 2,500 sq. ft home welcomes guests with warm, colorful walls, hardwood and soft pine floors and inviting comfortable furniture. The home is a modified cape house, with serene views of the tidal water and National Wildlife Refuge. Access to over 600 feet of water front and pier.
From each room, large windows offer views of the large pine and oak trees, high-bush (and low) blueberries, small maple trees, sea grass. and the quiet waterfront beyond. This is a property that friends and family frequent, so guests will find all the necessary conveniences of home like cookware, utensils, spices, oils and serving bowls and trays to present any small or large meal. There are typically basic condiments left in the refrigerator.
The kitchen's large, open floor plan accommodates those that find themselves gathering in the kitchen, awaiting the next delicious meal. The large bay windows allow guests to catch sightings of wildlife and watch the ebb of flow of the creek's tide, just steps away.
Picturesque Kittery Point is part of Kittery, Maine's oldest and southernmost town. Adjacent to York, it retains the unspoiled charm of a historic fishing village. Kittery has many lovely restaurants. There is plenty of scenery from any directions when traveling to Chauncey Creek House, along Maine Route 103 and US HWY 1. It’s a pretty drive that winds past coastal cottages, salt marshes and forested properties. The rock fences and classic New England homes and historic buildings line the road, as it curves and edges past the water, with views of bobbing lobster boats anchored in the harbor.
Fort Foster, a lovely Town park (minimal entry fee) is located at the opposite end of Gerrish Island, less than five minutes by car, ten by bicycle (not provided), and 20-25 by foot with some lovely path options through the center of the island. The park provides great picnicking, waterfront walking paths, swimming access, and great views of Portsmouth Harbor and Pepperell Cove, Kittery Point. Other great hiking is available in the Wildlife Refuge and at other accessible trails shown on the guest’s arrival data.
Guests are welcome to use the two canoes and row boat that are near the pier or bring boats. The property has a private dock and float. Launch from either the salt marsh or the dock, depending on the tide. However, there is not a launch for boat trailers on the property. Keep in mind that the tide comes and goes twice each day for anywhere from 8-11 feet.
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Attractions at a glance:
-600 ft of waterfront on Gerrish Island, home to Fort Foster.
-Five -ten minute walk to Crescent Beach
-15 minute walk to Sea Point Beach
-Quick boat ride or 3-minute drive to Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier
-5 minute drive to town pier, post office
-15 minutes from Portsmouth, NH
-10 minute drive to the Outlet Shops: Kittery Outlets offer over a mile of famous name outlet stores including Cole Haan, Banana Republic, Movado, Bose, Crate and Barrel, and Timberland.
Amenities at a glance:
-Screened-in porch and two outdoor decks
-Gas grill, wood fireplace and outdoor fire pit
-Wisteria entwined arbor on the point of the waterfront property
-Coffee maker(s), expresso machine, toaster, waffle maker, blenders, toaster oven, tea kettles, etc.
-Washer and dryer
-Iron and ironing board
-Sheets and towels provided
-50” flat screen tv with Cable in living room
-18” flat screen tv with Cable in master bedroom
-On demand hot water
-Off street parking for up to four cars
-Curbside garbage and recycling service (Tuesdays)
-Stereo with audio input for most devices
-Video input for TV connection to laptops
-Playpen, gate and booster seats
-Crab trap, fishing pole
-Beach chairs and towels
-Ping pong table, croquet set, horse shoes
-Some old board games