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Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 10
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday estate in Kennebunkport

Estate, 10 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 18)

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'( Barn) is now, a separate apartment, with Care-takers, and owner / operators, Scott & Cheryl Mahoney available 24 hours for the convenience and comfort of 'Old River House' Guests. We make every effort to assure your 5 Star vacation stay. Just ask !

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, newly added european and american antique furniture throughout, is a hallmark of the Old River House.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Scott Mahoney
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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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.


based on 53 holidaymaker reviews

Historic-Waterfront:'The Old River House'-In Town, on River .
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews

Great experience! Spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4-generation, 13-person group for 3 days. Plenty of room to accommodate all of us comfortably. Kitchen was very well equipped. Location was outstanding -easy walk to town and short drive to the beach. The little park across the street was a great place to hang out and to watch river activity. No A/C, but fans in every bedroom made for comfy sleeping. A great experience overall!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Robert & Elaine, We very much enjoyed your company at the Old River House and thank you for the 5 Star Rating. We give you folks a 5 Star too. Please come back anytime. Have a great summer! Scott & Cheryl
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Scott and Cheryl for your hospitality during our stay at the Old River House. You were both very welcoming and accomodating. From bedrooms to the living and dining spaces, there was more than enough of room for our large group. The home was also very clean and comfortable. Highly recommend, especially for larger families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Allison, We give you & your group a 5 Star too ! Thank you very much, and thank you for putting our little ones to work babysitting for you ! We will have another full bathroom when you return next year! Have a great Fall Season ! Scott & Cheryl
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Great location! Easy to get to shops, galleries, and restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Not too many places would have accommodated a group as big as ours! Scott, the owner is wonderful. Loved our stay, we made so many family memories!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High on charm and Old World elegance...

  • 5 of 5

For our large family attending a weekend wedding at the popular Nonantum Resort, the Old River House was the smarter, more spacious and affordable alternative to the local hotels. High on charm and Old World elegance, we found the Old River House to be equally as convenient to all wedding events and downtown shops/nightlife. Scott's responsiveness and flexibility prior to booking was impressive, and he made himself readily available during our stay. Thank you, Scott & Family!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, Thank you very much for a great 5 Star Review. We enjoyed your large group. That's our specialty. Please return again. Its beautiful in the Fall ! Thanks Kelly ! Scott & Cheryl
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Very nice property! Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Great location near downtown, well-kept old home, lots of bedrooms, fully stocked kitchen. Great location for a team or family retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, First, Thank you very much for the 5 Star Rating. You are good to your word ! We really enjoyed your group. Please come back anytime. Have a great fall season. Scott & Cheryl
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KPT makes us happy!

  • 5 of 5

Always fun to stay at Old River House which has the Best Porch in town. This was our second stay. Scott and Cheryl are accomadating and easy to work with. The location is perfect for what we like to do, kayak rental a block away at the Kennebunkport Marina, every restaurant an easy walk, shopping, shopping and more shopping. We walked Ocean Ave to Walkers Point everyday, sometimes twice. Love the shore dinner at the Colony also an easy walk. Our daughter loves the beach, you only have to decide which one. Fishing trips out of Arundel Wharf where we all caught a Striper. We took our dog over to Ghooch's beach every morning to swim. We spent many hours at the Silas Perkins Park across from the house boat watching. House is authentic Maine circa 1850! Cannot wait to come back.

Donna, Phil and family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Phil, & Zeke, Thank you so very much for the 5 Star Rating. It means so much to the Old River House. We became good friends. We do miss you. Have a great remaining summer in Chicago and please come back to the Old River House ! Scott & Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.4 Miles
Amtrak Station Wells, Me. 1-800-872-7245
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Arundel Wharf Restaurant
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Silas Perkins Park
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Kennebunkport, Southern Coast of Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Maine Autumn & Winter
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest
Winter Prelude Xmas
1 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £85 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65
cleaning fee £237 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Flexible & Affordable: We try to accommodate everyone and specialize in large gatherings, and business events.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 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 9 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
  • All ten bedrooms have their own antique sink with hot and cold running water. They do leak a bit, as they are 170 years old but we really dont want to replace them with new sinks for historical reasons. We have also added chairs in most bedrooms, night stands, etc.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • 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
You are at the Old River House now, Rest and Relax. We have taken great care to make sure your stay is a fabulous one and that you will return !...Our Maid service is 5 Star. Everything is very clean. All linens, towels are fresh and clean. The cabinets are packed with just about every spice ( and if we don't have it just knock on our door in the Old Rigging Loft, and we will go out and get what you need !) Owner/Operators, Scott & Cheryl, are the Caretakers of the Old River House, and are always available on site convenience. Please note; Back driveway (Green St) is for on site Caretaker. Green St allows FREE parking when available.

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