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USA TODAY featured one of the best 50 houses to rent across the USA!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

FEATURED IN USA TODAY ON 12/17/17 as one of the "50 GREATEST HOUSES TO RENT ACROSS THE USA". This incredible home is for people with extraordinary taste. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this newly restored home offers spectacular views from it's decks, porches and expansive stone patio. It is a vacationer's dream home. Additionally, this one-of-a-kind landmark property was highlighted in the 'Travel & Leisure' August 2006 edition (p.192) and in 'Maine Home & Design August 2007 edition. The house was completely restored (finished June 1, 2012) it to its original, authentic condition.

Staying at The Stonehouse is like stayng on a yacht. There are water views from every window! Fall asleep at night to the sound of the waves on the rocks below. Wake up to lobster boats outside your window gathering their daily catch. Enjoy sunrise on the deck outside the kitchen while watching the cormorants dry off their wings. Enjoy the afternoon breezes on the side porch while lying on the couch reading a good book. Watch the spectacular red sun set behind St. Ann's Church steeple while sitting on the front porch. There is always something to watch/enjoy outside every window at The Stonehouse.

This home features 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sitting room/office, and multiple fireplaces on three living floors...all freshly restored!

The first floor has a living room, dining room, sunporch, galley bar area, pantry and state-of-the art kitchen all with ocean views. A stone porch off the living room clings to the edge of the ocean. A large outdoor entertaining patio with gas grill is off the kitchen as is a brand new wood deck for dining.

The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms: Master suite with King bed brand new bathroom (shower & tub) and a spectacular porch capturing high level views of the sea. Bedroom with Full Bed connected to bedroom with twin bed by brand new bathroom (shower only).... Master porch continues outside these 2 bedrooms. Bedroom with 2 twin beds and private newly rennovated bath (shower only).

The 3rd floor contains 2 bedrooms, each having a queen-sized bed and one newly renovated bath (shower only). It also has a playroom outfitted with a TV, VCR, FAX/COPIER/SCANNER and wireless internet throughout the house.

NOTE: The 2 car garage and room above is not included in the rental.

Keywords: Oceanfront

More Details

Ashley O'Neil
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

About Ashley O'Neil

This house has been in our family for 3 generations and hopefully will be for many more to come. We cherish this special home and will rent to a family who will feel the same way and will take care of it like it is their own. No parties! One week rental minimum.

Ashley O'Neil purchased this house in 1930

Why Ashley O'Neil chose Kennebunkport

It's the nicest house in Maine!! A one-of-a-kind!

Voted by USA TODAY on 12/17/17 as one of the "50 GREAT HOUSES TO RENT ACROSS THE USA" (Only home in Maine.)

What makes this house unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kennebunkport in York County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 (3rd Floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared bath for 2 Queen bedrooms on 3rd floor
    Bathroom 1 (1st floor) - Toilet , This is the powder room
    Master Bathroom (2nd floor) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , separate tub
    Bathroom 2 (2nd Floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared bath for Bedroom 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 (2nd Floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath for Bedroom 4
  • All bathrooms have been fully updated/restored.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom suite, Queen size Beds (2) One in each of the 2 bedrooms on the 3rd floor., Double Beds (1) One in a bedroom on the 2nd floor., Twin or Single Beds (3) Two in one bedroom on the 2nd floor with private bath. One in a single bedroom on the 2nd floor.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A notebook is providing with information about all attractions in the area for your reference.


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(19 traveller reviews)

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USA TODAY featured one of the best 50 houses to rent across the USA!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

100% great in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week for a girls trip! We had plans everyday to do things, but in the end, spent many hours at the house - didn't want to leave. The house was perfect in everyway - it was comfortable and scenic. We enjoyed the kitchen area and use every room in the house to its fullest. Being able to see sunrise and sunset from the house was a bonus! And not to mention, the owners are very helpful and very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six just finished spending two weeks at The Stonehouse, and to say it was perfection wouldn't begin to do this magnificent home justice. Some homes have breathtaking views, some have convenient locations, some have luxurious amenities, and some are warm and comfortable. The Stonehouse has it ALL. Do not hesitate, if you want a vacation of a lifetlime, you need to stay at The Stonehouse!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most AMAZING house I have ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? Everything about the Stonehouse is beyond amazing! As beautiful as the photos are they pale in comparison to the actual experience of being there in person. The setting is just perfection - if you want to be on the water... you are ON the water! We loved the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks or even during the calmer tides, the sound of the water lapping against the shore. You are surrounded by the ocean and the views cannot be beat! The sunsets are just insane and you have so many places to sit and enjoy them. The house itself is truly the nicest house i have ever rented - the architecture is magnificent and the interior design is not only impeccable but incredibly warm and inviting. We never felt like we couldn't relax or sit on a sofa because it was too precious. Ashley has done an amazing job of balancing high end design with welcoming ease and comfort. The house has EVERYTHING you could want or need and if you are someone who likes to cook like we are, the kitchen is nirvana! We stayed for a week and still didn't get to use all the rooms or spaces as much as we would have liked. It was so hard leaving but such an incredible family memory for us - one that we will have forever - thank you Ashley! And speaking of Ashley, she is so wonderful and easy to work with!! She really made our trip so special with all her thoughtful touches! If you ever have the chance to stay here, RUN don't walk to the Stonehouse - it will be the best spot for a vacation you could ever ask for!! We'll be back!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uncompormised Quality

  • 5 of 5

Each of the reviews on this site have captured the qualities that make the Stone House a five-star experience. At the risk of redundancy, virtually every aspect of this home makes a stay in it a memory that will be cherished and life-long.

The home's picturesque location is a rarity among dozens of spectacularly stunning Kennebunkport homes. It sits poised on a slight incline behind a rock-filled shoreline that enhances the melodic sound of crashing waves. The professional landscaping must receive ongoing attention based on its pristine condition, beauty, perfect placement of lounge chairs facing the shore and sun, and use of materials that are indigenous to the area.

The home itself, its furnishings, maintenance and appearance was even more impressive than the on-line photographs. Beauty is more easily captured in photographs but quality must be touched and seen in person to truly appreciate. This home is replete with quality. If it has not been featured in a home magazine, it should be.

Given my love of cooking, I was blown away by the quality of the appliances, all of which are new (six-burner gas range, double wall ovens, Sub-Zero side-by-side that preschoolers could easily play inside, two refrigerator drawers inconspicuously tucked under the kitchen's massive island, a pantry with yet another smaller refrigerator, wine refrigerator, sink and serve ware to easily accommodate 12. In terms of cooking implements, the cabinets are filled with virtually everything needed to prepare a complex meal. The owners have generously stocked the pantry with tea, coffee, condiments and every paper product one needs. The kitchen's recent renovation and its multiple views from window-lined walls makes it simply the most functionally beautiful kitchen in which I have ever worked.

The ocean views seamlessly continue from room to room including welcome surprises (third floor bathroom in particular) making the setting both a welcomed distraction and calming influence.

The property maintenance also deserves its own five-star rating due to the impeccable cleaning that must be done regularly from the spot-free windows that blanketed each room, the immaculate hardwood floors, stair treads, towels and bedding.

Bernie Sanders would say that a stay in this home can only be afforded by the top 1%. I would agree. However, its quality, beauty and uniqueness makes it a home in the top 1% in the country.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary property

  • 5 of 5

This is the quintessential Maine/Kennebunkport home. The house is in incredible condition and sits in an extraordinary location above the water. Comfortable, historic, and welcoming, we loved our week there. We had friends and family over for Thanksgiving, and the kitchen and utensils at the house we more than sufficient to create a wonderful meal. The housekeeper was fantastic and available for all our requests and needs, the owner was also extremely helpful and responsive. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect New England Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

We like to rent private homes when we vacation and have been privileged to stay in many throughout the world. It's not often we encounter one where the owner has so much love for the house...a fact that is obvious the moment you pull into the driveway at the Stonehouse! And it keeps getting better as you walk through the front door! Fabulous views, a lovely interior from top to bottom, and if you love to cook, you're gonna love the kitchen! A Perfect New England Beach Home! The owners are fantastic stewards and wonderful to do business with! If you stay here, please take good care, because I'm planning on coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kennebunkport, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
SEPT 5 - OCT 9
5 Sep 2018 - 9 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
OCT 10-DEC 15
10 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £386.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £7,725

$500 Cleaning Fee (Note: Towels and Linens provided)
$10,000 Refundable Security Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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