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Africa-Inspired Experience on the Coast of Maine

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About the property

One Master Bedroom Suite in The Woods with Access to Hot tub and Outdoor Shower

Rugged Elegance founders share their national, award-winning Africa safari-inspired Maine home and soulful lifestyle.


The space

Asante Sana ( Swahili for "thank you very much" ) has been featured in Veranda Magazine ( search "Veranda" and "Safari" ) and the book, "Veranda Retreats." Their landscape design has won numerous national awards.

• You don't need to fly all the way to Africa to experience one of the best African-like lodges and bushes on the planet!

• Your bedroom suite in the woods / aka "bush" is a six minute walk to one of the softest sandy beaches on the East Coast. You get the energy of the ocean and the peace and quiet of being near the Little River in the Woods!

• Park in front of the barn ~ a hop, skip and jump from Goose Rocks Beach

• Enter your domain via a private entrance

• Your guest bedroom suite includes access to Asante Sana's hot tub and outdoor shower

• Fresh brewed coffee or a latte, every morning!

• There is simply nothing else like it on the eastern seaboard!

Guest access

Your guest suite in the woods includes: Beach towels, two Austrian beach chairs with ottomans and a wagon to get your chairs + gear to Goose Rocks Beach.

Paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent. From your back door, through their "bush" head down The Little River to the Atlantic Ocean. Or borrow Rugged Elegant Jen's two surfboards and drive 7 minutes to Fortunes Rocks, one of the best surfing spots on the Atlantic.

Tim and Jen will help you rent bicycles and direct you to the Eastern Trail or a leisurely 25 mile bike ride into Kennebunkport along Ocean Avenue and back.

Sit by the gas fire with a book, a cocktail and listen to the birds, the ocean and the rustling of the trees.

There is no more idyllic setting in Maine than this!

Interaction with guests

Rugged Elegant Jen, her husband, Tim and their Golden Retriever, Aspen reside at Asante Sana. They are available to not only make you coffee in the morning but they'd be delighted to help you get the most out of your Kennebunkport, Maine get-away once you've arrived in paradise!

Other things to note

Your suite includes: a washer, dryer, separate sink for beachwear, and a coffeemaker!

Our Golden Retriever, Aspen is very friendly. However, we do not allow dogs or other pets at Asante Sana as our home is located on a family compound.

More Details

Jennifer Carolyn King
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2018

About Jennifer Carolyn King

Asante Sana resides on a family compound that has been owned by the King family since the 1930's. Your hosts, Jennifer King & Tim Fredel live in San Francisco nine months of the year and in their Africa-inspired home during the summer and fall months. They run a business called Rugged Elegance. Rugged Elegance is a "soulful" network of social entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The mission of Rugged Elegance is to inspire healthy, adventuresome, soulful living, and philanthropic giving. When Jennifer, Tim and their 300 members identify people, pursuits, products and/or philanthropies that inspire healthy, adventuresome and soulful living they call this "h.a.s. magic." Having traveled throughout Africa on numerous philanthropic missions they experienced h.a.s. magic unlike any other time in life. Having built Asante Sana from the ground up, they decided to share a bit of that magic with family, friends, and now potentially you! And you don't have to go to Africa to there!

Jennifer Carolyn King purchased this house in 2012

Why Jennifer Carolyn King chose Goose Rocks Beach

Every inch of this home is custom-made with Jennifer's design sense, John Saladino and Ivan Chatman's world-class talent, and Stephen Barlow's architectural prowess. Their landscape design by Todd Richardson has won numerous national awards. Plain and simple: You will not experience another property in the United States -- perhaps the world -- like this one!

What makes this house unique

• Walking distance to Goose Rocks Beach, one of the most sought after beaches on the eastern seaboard

• Chongwe Outdoor Shower

• Yemanja Hot tub

• In The Woods

• Asante Sana is nestled next to the Little River where you can paddle board or kayak down river to the ocean

• The Historic Village of Kennebunkport is a ten minute drive away

• Extraordinary restaurants like The Tide's Beach Club and Earth are minutes awy


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Tide's Beach Club
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Cape Arundel
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Saco Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Tide's Beach Club
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Goose Rocks Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £76.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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