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EXPERIENCE MAINE. No metric for a unique over the water indulgence. LIVE IT UP!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Master with king started as a boathouse. 3 bedrooms up 2 queens& futon sleeps 10

A unique Southern Maine water front EXPERIENCE .

The best room in the house is the private deck pier & floating dock with its panorama of tidal beauty. Great for swimming, kayaking & able to accommodate up to a 14 foot power boat. This private dock is a unique feature in this area.

The master bedroom downstairs sits over the water affording stunning ocean views to start the day. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 queens. There is a queen futon in the family room also. There are 2 full baths one up and one down.

The kitchen is newly renovated but was tastefully done to appear vintage & consistent with this 100 yr old cottage. There is a gas stove, dishwasher, & microwave. Just off the kitchen is a washer/dryer. The downstairs is an open concept with the kitchen flowing into the dining room, sunwashed family room, and game room which all take advantage of the beautiful harbor views ever changing with the tides.

The living room sits at the front of the house & is remarkable for its original fireplace built with local stone from Goat Island where the Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the harbor. This has now been converted to a wood pellet burning stove.

Also included is outdoor gas grill, wireless internet, cable TV with premium package and blue tooth speakers to listen to your music inside or out.

We provide beach parking passes to Gooserocks beach as well as all the Kennebunk beaches including Gooches and Mothers beaches. This house is also the perfect starting point for biking trips to Cape Porpoise pier, Gooserocks beach, Biddeford Pool, Kennebunkport, and the Kennebunk beaches. Excellent biking in mostly rural surrounding area which includes the nearby world class resort Hidden Pond.There is also the bridle path which requires a mountain bike.

The port affords excellent shopping and the outlets in Kittery are 15 minutes away .A half an hour trip to Freeport with LL Beans flagship store is the perfect way to spend a rainy day

Thier are a surfiet of restaurants in the area for all tastes and budgets, from the BYOB local favorite the Wayfarer which is a 3 minute walk from the house to the Five Diamond White Barn in Kennebunk. The Cape Arundel Inn with its sweeping ocean views. A quaint watering hole on Cape Porpoise Pier The Ramp is a five minute walk. Mabels known for its Lobster rolls or fried clams at the iconic Clam Shack.

The area offers a wealth of outdoor activites including surfing and paddle boarding lessons from Aquaholics. There are several kayak rental and guided tour opportunities with kayaking to the islands near Gooserocks and Cape Porpoise being an area gem. There are bike rental and weekly group rides of different ability levels offered at nearby Kennebunk Bike Shop. You can take a large boat to go deep sea fishing or whalewatching. You can also rent a smaller captained boat just for 3 or 4 to fish for the abundant coastal stripers. There are areas known for surf casting offering quiet solitude. A 3 hour excursion on the sailing schooner Eleanor is available just to relax and take in the view from the ocean.

For the dedicated excercise enthusiast there is early morning bootcamp offered outdoors on the Kennebunk beaches. There are several health and fitness facilities in the town of Kennebunk.

The KBIA located next to Mothers Beach is a childrens day camp with over a 100 year history. Children can register by the week, month or year. All activities are a la cart so you can tailor your childs experience. There are a wide variety of activities from swimming lessons to the renowned sailing program. Group tennis and golf lessons , island exploration ,leather and woodworking to name a few.

With its natural beauty and varied activities the area offers the perfect vacation. This also includes just relaxing on your beach of choice reading summer novels while the kids swim or boogie board in the great waves.

Add the charm privacy and beautiful ocean views of Pier Pressure and there is a good chance you have started a family vacation ritual.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter White
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Peter White

We have owned a summer home in Kennebunk for over 20 years and decided a few years ago to search for another fully insulated home that we could use in the offseason and rent on season. We spent the week between Christmas and New Years there this year with family and friends and it was awesome. We have an intimate knowledge of the area and looked at several properties over the last few years and felt that we came across a gem with Pier Pressure.

We enjoy many activities. My wife is an avid runner and swimmer. I am an avid street bicyclist. We both love kayaking and just relaxing reading with a glass of wine on the deck or on the beach. We also both love fine food and dining. I am also a tennis player and belong to a local club.

Our oldest son loves to skim board and surf and can often be heard singing and playing guitar around a firepit with his friends on summer nights.

Our younger son has worked at the KBIA and enjoys biking, swimming and just hanging out.

My wife describes the house perhaps the best. She calls it SWEET and it is sweet in so many ways. We would like nothing better than to share our new gem as well as the surrounding area with others who we think will learn to love it as we do.

Peter White purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Peter White chose Cape Porpoise

Pier Pressure which is an oxymoron is the perfect place to decompress. If you want a vacation with water views this house is not just on the water parts of it are over it. The privacy and beauty of the back deck and pier are unique. The house is tranquil but the surrounding area by foot, bike or car is packed with any activity desired on a summer beach vacation.

The house itself is charming and sweet and has all the modern amenities but with a classic beach cottage feel. The family room at the back of the house with its large bay window looking out on the water is drenched in sun all day as it faces south and this is the same for the back deck and dock.

The master bedroom could just as easiy be a boat cabin as you sit over the water. In fact this is a converted boathouse with windows on two sides and gets the early morning sun.

Given its location you can be in a busy beach town but are tucked away in a quiet retreat. Its location right on the harbor allows easy launching of any type of boat up to a 18 foot motor boat. This is also the perfect point to launch for kayaking and canoeing to the local islands.


What makes this cottage unique

There are very few rentals in the area with their own floating dock for the fisherman and boater.

The quiet location with your private water refuge allows you to get away from it all but have all the excitement of an active summer vacation at your fingertips.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Cape Porpoise, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • First floor bathroom walls are covered with a hand painted mural of the harbor and Goat Island Lighthouse.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Expansive views of the harbor from the 1st floor master bedroom (formerly a boathouse) with king bed. More beautiful views of the harbor from the upstairs master bedroom with queen bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Nice place to get the family together

  • 4 of 5

Very unique home, it was perfect for a family get together.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect views

  • 4 of 5

This property is ideally located close to dining, beaches, and shopping. We enjoyed beautiful weather and spent many wonderful mornings, afternoons and evenings on the large deck.

As advertised this property is tidal. The dock completely mudds out for about 2 - 3 hours during low tide so boating and swimming from the dock is limited at those times of day.

The home is very spacious but could

Use a good deep cleaning (peeling paint, cobwebs, mold in the bathrooms). Bedroom linens (bedspreads and pillows) were dated and worn, need replacing.

The owners were very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did have a new cleaning service this .year and have addressed this with them. If it happens again we will switch to a new service. CLEANLINESS IS BASIC!! We were embarrassed by this. We do have a thorough spring and fall cleaning done. We did replace some of the bed covers based on this review. We take negative feedback seriously and see it as constructive usually from guests accepting our price point. There is one small area of peeling paint on the downstairs bathroom ceiling which will be painted next spring. I did think “muddled out” was a bit harsh to describe our bucolic tidal setting. The beauty of the changing tides was one of the wonders that attracted us to this special home. One thing we can’t do for our guests is change the phases of the moon. We would if we could!
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We loved our stay and enjoyed the location of the house. Sunsets on the pier were spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The deck is amazing! Fantastic views and great layout of the house

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely be recommending this house to friends and family looking to stay in the area. 7 min the downtown Kennebunkport and very close to 3 different beaches. Several amazing restaurants within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alex Nice concise right to the heart review. Hope you can return soon!
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Loved the location. Within walking distance to groceries and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

This was a combined family trip of three couples. The house was perfect for the group. Weather was beautiful for afternoon relaxation on the back porch overlooking the cove. Sunrise was spectacular with the morning clouds reflecting off of the water. We walked to dinner at Pier 77 and Noonan's. Mabel's for lobster was the best meal out.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much for your kind review. Happy Holidays Peter
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31 Pier Road, Kennebunkport, Maine

  • 4 of 5

The property was very unique in so many ways. The location was terrific. Cape Porpoise is beautiful. The homes and views in the area are breathtaking. The tidal nature of the harbor makes for an always changing view that is engaging no matter what time of day. The deck/pier of the home adds to its unique design and makes for a fun place to hang out throughout the day and evening. The three restaurants, one convenience store and a specialty food take out store are all within walking distance which makes it very easy to stay close to home. Kennebunkport center with all its dining and shopping is an easy five minute drive from the front door. Again, a great asset to the location. The home was clean and well equipped for our family's two week visit. I would definitely recommend this property to both those who are familiar with the area or those who would like to become familiar with the Kport/Biddeford area. Brian Anderson, Ayer, Massachusetts

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian Thank you for your kind review. I wonder if you can tell me what made this a 4 star rather than a five star experience. This is our second year of ownership and we are striving to give our guests the best possible experience. We are very open to feedback. Thx Peter
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Ramp
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cape Arundel- public coarse
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Goose Rocks
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$202.17

The first rental installment is not refundable unless another tenant leases the property for the same exact term and at no less than the full rental amount, and there will be a 5% service charge of the total rent due assessed.
Standard rates apply Nov, Dec, March & April. Unavailable for rental Jan& Feb.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made