|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Old world elegance. Built in 1848, this fully restored, approximately 7500 sq ft. (entire house including 'The Old Rigging Loft') sits just 0.2 of a mile from the beautiful Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Located on the world famous Ocean Avenue, this house has 10 bedrooms, each with their own sink, 4 baths and two fireplaces.
The 'Old River House', sits on the Kennebunk River next to the Arundel Yacht Club. Two public parks sit in front of and along side the house.
'The Old River House,' and 'The Old Rigging Loft' are nestled among the many old Captain's Mansions of the 18th Century. An almost $800,000 renovation in 2010 brings this grand old Captain's mansion back to its original grandeur. Antiques throughout the many rooms and the frequent passing of the Kennebunkport horse drawn carriage brings one back to that slower, more quaint part of American history. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the porch are just perfect for watching the river boat traffic and the children taking sailboat lessons at the 'Arundel Yacht Club' next door.
'The Old Rigging loft', according to historical data, was one of the more popular 'Riggers' for the 'Clipper Ships' built in Kennebunkport during her heyday as one of Americas largest builders of Clipper Sail Boats. Today, 'The Old Rigging Loft' is now, a separate apartment, with a Care-taker (seasonal), for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests.
If you don't walk to town for the many award winning restaurants for lobster, scallops, fried clams, fresh fish, oysters, hand-churned ice cream, or home-made chocolate, you have a fully renovated (2010) Kitchen with Top of the line 'Medallion Cabinets' and rare and unique 'Blue-sparkle South African Granite Tops'(only place in the world that produces Blue Granite). New GE Profile, and Amana Appliances can help make you the families best chef when you cook fresh seafood from, 'Port Lobster Pound' right down the road on Ocean Ave, next to the famous 'Mables Restaurant.'
There are four stair cases, and three levels of living space. New rugs, new bed mattresses, new curtains, new furniture, custom gardening, and an on-site Care-taker (in the seperate 'Rigging Loft' apartment), make your stay one of relaxed elegance, and comfort.
Inkeepers, Scott and Cheryl Mahoney have 8 wonderful children from 25 down to 5. 5 boys and 3 girls means they are very busy all the time. They have been married 27 years. Scott grew up in Lexington, Ma, and Cheryl in Farmington, CT. Scott moved to South Glastonbury, CT at age 8 and meet Cheryl at a 'Mixer' (dance) Senior year at her private school. Cheryl became best friends with Scotts mother (Gloria), so when they broke up, Scott would come home and hear Cheryl laughing with Gloria, her best friend. Cheryl, a year behind Scott, transferred to Scotts College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) . They went out with other people, grew up, and realized that they should be together and 27 years later, they still are. They have lived in Atlanta for 20 years. Scotts brother, Chris, worked at the Colony Hotel as a Busboy during College. Scott worked at the grand old 'Marshall House' in York Harbor, Me as an Elevator Boy one summer, and as a Bellman the next summer. The Marshal House was been torn down several decades ago. The Mahoneys vacationed here and in York Harbor, Me. Cheryl vacationed at her familys vacation home in Old Saybrook, CT.
Scott Mahoney purchased this estate in 2011
The Old River House is in the very heart of Kennebunkport, in town elegance and ease. No hassle finding parking in the 'Port,' just walk. Walk or drive to the beach. The adjacent Town Parks are very well maintained and used by locals and vacationeers. Kennebunkport really is Fun and Happiness. Its a great place for Adults and Kids.
Breakfast in the morning, by the wall of windows, looking at the Lobster boats going out to sea and the Sea Gulls following. You can smell the ocean when the tide goes out (approximately a 13 foot tide!) and the sun bakes the sea weed. In the evening, sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch, with a glass of your favorite beverage, makes for a great and relaxed day. Finally, when going to sleep, the evening breeze temperatures get into the 50's to 60's, making for the best sleep you will have.
We were a group of 12 people and the place was spacious enough for all of us. The kitchen is fully renovated and equipped with everything you need to cook. The place was clean and neat when we arrived.
Scott was very accomodating in letting us arrive earlier in the day than usual. The house is a 5 minute walk from all the restaurants/bars in town. We really enjoyed our stay and are considering renting it again next summer.
We have stayed at the Old River House with friends the past few years for Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude and have found the owners responsive and welcoming and the house clean, comfortable and able to accommodate our larger group of 6 adults and 3 children without any problem. A wonderful option for just 2 or a large party as the house offers everything you would need for a fun and relaxing stay in Kennebunkport and with his close proximity to downtown it is very convenient for those who just want to walk into town and take in the sites. Our family highly recommends this house and its owners and we enjoy staying every year.
The Old River House is gorgeous, beautifully restored, tastefully decorated and extremely spacious. It's straight out of House Beautiful or New England home... I never wanted to leave. I was lucky enough to meet Scott and Cheryl as I arrived that day, and they gave my the grand tour. Scott and Cheryl truly put a lot of love into this home.
I booked the Old River House for a small company offsite with a group of extremely discerning designers. They couldn't have been happier - bedrooms for everyone, a spotless house, there were sheets and towels for all, plenty of dishware and utensils... Scott and Cheryl are the utmost of hosts and think of everything from soup to nuts. The Old River House is perfect for a vacation any time of the year - I'll definitely go back. Thanks Scott and Cheryl - it truly was a pleasure meeting the two of you and I hope to see you again soon!
We stayed with our wedding party in the Old River House for the weekend. It was a wonderful place for us all to hang out together, with enough space that we weren't on top of each other while getting ready. Great location and beautiful views of the river too! Be aware that there are only 2 showers though (4 baths total).
"The Old River House" is a perfect house for a group of people. There were 8 of us which means that each of us had her own bedroom which was great! The dining room was large and we were all able to eat together with plenty of room to spare.The location was ideal.
We LOVED sitting out on the porch in the morning drinking our coffee and looking over at the water and boats.
I probably should have given it a 5 star rating but the sink in my bedroom was backed up and one of the shades (which I found in the window-sill well couldn't be put up because the hardware needed replacement but also the shade had a huge hold in the middle.
I would DEFINITELY go back and/or recommend it to friends.
We had a wonderful stay at the old river house. It is such a convenient location to shops and restaurants. The living area was a great spot for gathering at the end of the day. We enjoyed the nearby beach, and having coffee on the front porch each morning. It was a great way for old friends to celebrate our over 50 years of friendship. We plan to be back again next year!
Maine is dramatic; cool evening air, windows open at nite. A huge 13' tide, means run in when the tide comes in. That also means the ocean has a 'sea smell'...because the sun bakes the seaweed on the rocky coast, when the tide is 'out.' The restaurants are all within walking distance. and state their 'award winning' status... for 'Lobster Rolls', or 'Fried Clams', or 'Clam Chowder', etc.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Pet Fee||$125 + Tax|
|cleaning fee||$300 + Tax|
|Notes||Flexible & Affordable: Our Rates are: per couple, per day, and DISCOUNT for Longer stays, and more couples...Ask us for a quote !|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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