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ELEGENT-WATERFRONT:'THE OLD RIVER HOUSE'-IN TOWN, ON RIVER

Scott Mahoney

Advertiser since: 2012
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People17
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Scott Mahoney

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2014
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ELEGENT-WATERFRONT:'THE OLD RIVER HOUSE'-IN TOWN, ON RIVER

People17
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday estate in Kennebunkport

Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 17)

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Scott Mahoney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2014

About Scott Mahoney

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

Why Scott Mahoney chose Kennebunkport

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.

What makes this estate unique

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.

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Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3165592
+1 -770 656-4939
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Great Weekend

  • 5 out of 5
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.
Marco
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marco, thank you very much for your nice remarks! You and your guests are always welcomed back. Thanks again... from Scott and Cheryl.
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3165592
+1 -770 656-4939
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
Boston, MA
5

Beautifully Restored Historical Home

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole,

It is great to have 5 Star Guests as well.

All of us at The Old River House really respect and appreciate your sincerity.
Please call and do return anytime!
Scott & Cheryl
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3165592
+1 -770 656-4939
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Great house for a large group

  • 5 out of 5
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).
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3165592
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
4

Great!

  • 4 out of 5
"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.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3165592
+1 -770 656-4939
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

Great place to celebrate friendships!

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed your company. Thank you very much for the 5 STAR Rating. Our people work very hard to try to make every detail right. Sometimes we miss, but we try hard not to. Please come again !

Scott & Cheryl
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Elegent-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3165592
+1 -770 656-4939
Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

A perfect house from the old blended with new.

  • 5 out of 5
A house with a hint of being a rooming house in its day, has been updated to meet the modern needs of current visitors with wifi, tv's, and everyday appliances. The home is warm and inviting to guests, very family friendly and encourages entertaining at home with dishes for everything. (A real "Our home is your home" sort of feel.) The owners supply linens which was a real plus for us, as we travel across the country.

We didn't need all the rooms, so it was fun to pick out the one each wanted. Each had its own appeal. One recommendation is to include some sort of bedside table, it would be great for placing a book, computer or water. We loved the largeness of the house. Not everyone had to convene in the same room!

Located just 2-3 blocks from town was great. People were free to come and go to town at their leisure and enjoy the town without the bother of parking.

We were able to rent kayaks across the street and walk to Mabels famous lobster house and do fun funky shopping at a little store called Dana's (I think). Lots of places to eat, fairly close to the beach, Fun shops, friendly people and great places to eat in town.

Owner, Scott was easily available in the need of questions and quickly resolved any issues.

My family loved this house and voted this the best place we have stayed. We will be back.

Thanks Scott!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Donna. I like your suggestions and we will act on them. We look forward to your return !

Scott & Cheryl

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Wells, Me
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Silas Perkins Park

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.

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Rates & Availability

From $298 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday estate in Kennebunkport, Southern Coast of Maine

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2 night minimum stay
$969
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,297
$8,015
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Flexible & Affordable: Our Rates are: per couple, per day, and DISCOUNT for Longer stays, and more couples...Ask us for a quote !

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Kennebunkport in Southern Coast of Maine

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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