3 BR Cottage, 2 Bath plus outdoor shower, Sleeps 8
About Rob Egan
From a Boston suburb and we raised our kids every summer in our beach cotaage.
Rob Egan purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Rob Egan chose Kennebunk Beach
What makes this Cottage unique
quiet dead end street near everything! outdoor shower
Any pets require a discussion beforehand.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Great house, wonderful location, very clean
We had a great stay at Mere Cottage! The layout of the house worked wonderfully for our vacation and the street is very quiet. We left the windows open and by opening the front and back door (each with a screened door), there was a great breeze even during the 80-85 degree days we were there. The house was very clean when we arrived and Rob, the owner, was incredibly prompt in answering my questions about our stay. The kitchen was well enough stocked for us, the grill was nice, and everything was in good condition. Our stay there was very comfortable and it was great being able to walk to town and quickly drive down to the beach. The only downsides were that the dryer didn't work very well and the private patio is really just a graveled area outside the back door. I can't ding the house about the dryer because we didn't let Rob know it was drying poorly (and the duct needed to be cleaned) until we were on our way out, but hopefully it works better for the next guests. A true patio/outdoor area would have made the house perfect! That said, these were only very minor drawbacks to an otherwise wonderful stay.
The house has an excellent location
It would have been nice to have sheets and t towels included
quiet location with nice layout
We had a great time at Mere Cottage! The layout was open on the first floor which made our time together that much more wonderful. The dining table fits six comfortably as does the outside picnic table. (More than 6 would not work.) The house has SO MANY windows which made for nice breezes on a hot day. The lay out worked out well for our family with my mom who uses a walker, able to stay on the first floor with a bedroom and full bath. It was great to have a washer/dryer upstairs so no running up and down to do the laundry. The backyard is lovely with a picnic bench under a large tree for shade. There is a house being built two houses down so am noise on weekdays was significant. I would imagine it will be done by summer of 2019. Other times of the day were very quiet. Such a convenient location within walking distance of downtown and a little further to the beaches with parking passes included. One review stated that linens were not included; however for us they were, including towels, sheets, and pillows. Toilet paper and paper towels were also included as well as garbage bags and dishwasher detergent. (Some difficulty with the dishwasher with my husband needing to snap the oscillator in with each use and a large burner on the stove not in working order.) I had not realized upon booking that there is a no cancellation policy for this location and had wanted to cancel when we realized that the mattress situation would not work for us. Rob made changes in the mattress sizes and so we were well accommodated which was very hospitable! Of note, check out time is 10, not 11 as noted on the site. Kitchen is stocked as noted on the site; however, more mixing bowls and pans would have been helpful. Rob responded quickly to all of my inquires both before and throughout our stay. Overall I would recommend Mere cottage for your vacation with family and friends with a nice beach home feel and plenty of space/chairs for this family of 6.
We enjoyed a wonderful week in Mere Cottage. Very quiet street and easy walking distance to beach and town. House is absolutely charming and has everything you need for a fun and relaxing stay in Kennebunkport!
Great little old fashioned summer beach house.
We stayed a week with several friends, and love the location walkable to the beach and town, the sweet layout and interior, and the bedroom AC (it was hot the week we were there!). We didn’t love that there weren’t sheets and towels provided (we flew in), that was loud utility work in front of the house nearly every morning, and that the owner was at the house so often while we were there. We were expecting a little more quiet privacy at the end of the lane. Overall though, we really recommend the house!
Great cottage in a great location.
The cottage is within walking distance of everything in Kennebunkport. You may need a car for the beaches if you have a lot to carry. The cottage was the perfect size for our family, and very clean. Rob was responsive with any questions and had great recommendations for local restaurants etc. We had a wonderful time and recommend Mere Cottage to anyone visiting the area.
Walk to town for dinner in the port, ice cream, or bakery for breakfast (0.3 mile from cottage). Walk along the Kennebunk River on Monastery trails (0.2 mile from cottage). Walk/bike/drive to Kennebunk Beach (0.7 mile), Mother's Beach (1.8 miles), or Parson's Beach. Rent kayaks, take an outdoor shower, relax in the house, or drive to Freeport/Kittery for outlet shopping.