Welcome to Cloud Nine Vacation House! Superb location to take advantage of all the amenities of Kennebunkport & Kennebunk Beach/Lower Village. Walk to great beaches, park, fishing, shops, galleries, restaurants, golf and Dock Square. Recently renovated, our Cloud Nine Vacation House is a modernized 1875 barn. On the first level is a great room, including a full kitchen, queen bedroom, and large bathroom with claw foot tub with enclosed shower, plus washer/dryer. On the second level are two large tandem bedrooms--one with a queen bed and rocker and the other with two twins and a full futon sleeping double bed. There's a large level backyard, featuring a refreshing outdoor shower (hot and cold water), outside seating, 3 Kayaks and 1 canoe available. You can also rent bikes, scooters, and boats nearby.
Wonderful Location: We love the Kennebunks and our vacation house is close to everything. You can walk to Kennebunk's wonderful sandy beaches. Two of the most popular beaches in the area are 1 mile away. Gooch's Beach is the largest in town--a big sandy expanse with great waves for swimming, boogie boards and the most popular surfing spot in the area. Nearby is cozy and picturesque Mother's Beach, with a playground for the kids too. We provide one free beach parking passes for our guests. These are the closest sandy beaches to town. There's golf right out the backyard (literally!). Kennebunkport's famous Dock Square and Kennebunk Lower Village is a 2-10 minute walk. Eat at All Day Breakfast (200 yards away) and sample all the great lunch and dinner choices within easy walking distance. The monastery with its lovely secluded riverfront walking trails is also an easy walk from our home. You can walk to Whale Watching excursion boat too!
Friendly and inviting: We love Maine and are proud to call the Kennebunk's home. We'll be happy to help you out with any vacation planning, including some insider tips on local favorites. We also can provide free beach passes for parking if you don't want to walk to the beach.
We ALWAYS welcome one well-behaved small dog.
Oh, the beaches....
Cloud Nine Vacation House is on Route 9 in Kennebunk Lower Village, a short walk or ride to Kennebunkport Dock Square and the area's most popular sandy beaches. The three main beaches--beautiful and expansive Gooch's Beach, rocky Middle Beach, the very popular Mother's Beach are all just a mile away. It's a 15-20 minute walk down a beautiful country road, or a 2 minute drive and parking is usually never a problem. And we provide a free beach parking pass. Plus there's some hidden gems very close by: Parson's Beach combines a beautiful river/march backside with the bold open ocean frontside. Shh...we're not supposed to tell people from away about Parson's Beach, as it's the locals favorite. It's less than a 5 minute drive. There's also popular hiking/walking/nature trails at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (5 minute drive) and Laudhold Farm and Marine Estuary (just 10 minutes). There's the old rail bridle path trail too.
We allow one well-behaved and trained small dog. Please know that we have a big open back yard--it's private but there is no fencing and dogs are not allowed on the adjoining golf course at any time. During peak summer months, dogs are allowed on the nearby sandy beaches before 8 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. It's a great way to give you and your dog some exercise!
In addition to the beaches, there's the lovely Bridle Path--7 miles of dog-friendly walking trails less than a 3 minute drive from the house. The bridle path meanders along the river, near the ocean and in marsh and forests. It's very special. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is less than 5 minutes away and dogs are welcome on a leash. This is good off-road bicycling trails too.
Your vacation house has its own private entrance and full use of the private and large back yard, with outdoor shower, bistro table, hammock, and gas grille. We have bicycles, kayaks, canoe, boogie boards, skim boards and other beach gear available on a first come, first serve basis. We can also put you in touch with great local places to rent bikes. It's a great way to see around town. Surfing and paddleboard equipment rentals and lessons are around the corner. Walk to rent a scooter--a popular way to tour the area.
Important: we have parking for two vehicles only at any time (we can direct you to nearby off-site parking for more vehicles). We are completely smoke free--no smoking inside or outside on property at any time. If you or anyone in your party is a smoker, then we are not the place for you--thanks for understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to Maine!