Master with king started as a boathouse. 3 bedrooms up 2 queens& futon sleeps 10
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.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location on the water
The home was great and the location was beautiful! Only the master bedroom is downstairs and the remaining 3 are upstairs. The stairs are narrow and steep so if you have a guest that has mobility issues, this isn’t the best place for you. The home was conveniently located near excellent restaurants which made the trip super relaxing.
Charming home with decor very fitting for its majestic seaside location
We are a family of 5 adults and this was our first visit to New England as well as our first experience with Air B&B in Boston and VRBO in Kennebunkport. Boston was fabulous in every aspect and our 3 night stay in Kennebunkport (Oct. 13-16, 2018) with VRBO was less than expected due to lack of communication. Prior to our arrival, I received an email to check my VRBO phone app for arrival information which I did. Dan Viehman was listed as the property manager for any problems or issues. There was no info for how to check in and access the property--only that check in time was 4:00 pm. I texted the owner's cell phone when we were driving from Boston Saturday afternoon. I received no reply but we continued thinking Dan Viehman might be there. We arrived around 5:00 pm to a locked home with no idea how to find a door key. I called the owner's cell phone and left a detailed message of the dilemma and never did receive a call back. We called Dan's phone and on our second try, by a stroke of luck, he happened to answer. Dan was very kind and informed us that he no longer manages the property but told us where the lock box was and what he thought might still be a working combination to open it for the door key. It worked! We found an information packet on the coffee table which listed Dan as the local contact--obviously not current information. In this packet was also information that we were to provide our own sheets and towels for our stay either on our own or through an outside service (company name and phone number provided). This was not mentioned in the VRBO app so that was a real big surprise! Being late afternoon on a Saturday we really had to scramble. Both bathroom toilet paper dispensers were empty with no back up rolls and we managed to buy TP and soap just before the local store closed. We left extra so at least now there's back up. When we returned from our trip, I messaged the owner through VRBO about a smoke detector that malfunctioned and I did get a timely reply that he appreciated us letting him know. That made me think that my mistake might have been trying to call his cell phone direct instead of messaging through the VRBO app. I'm not too adept at using phone apps and like I said, this whole process was new to us. If the only way to contact the owner is through the VRBO app, that is critical missing information. A local contact is also critical. Thanks Dan! Aside from communication issues, the property was delightful.
Nice place to get the family together
Very unique home, it was perfect for a family get together.
Picture perfect views
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.
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!
We loved our stay and enjoyed the location of the house. Sunsets on the pier were spectacular!
The deck is amazing! Fantastic views and great layout of the house
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.
Nice concise right to the heart review. Hope you can return soon!