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Stunning Nubble Lighthouse & Ocean Views, 3891 sq. ft. 267' of rocky coast!

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,891 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths: 1 full, w/jetted tub, 2 - 3/4's, 1 - 1/2 bath, sleeps 10

Have the winter of your discontent made summer by this house in York. Take postcard photos from a 5 bedroom oceanfront home about 1500 feet from Nubble Lighthouse; a mile to the nearest beach. All of the rooms have ocean views; half of the rooms have a view of the Nubble Light House. From the deck, lower level sunroom, or sunny dining room there are panoramic views from Long Sands Beach to the Nubble Light. On a clear night, you can see four lighthouses(from left to right): Nubble or Cape Neddick Light, Boon Island Lighthouse, the Isle of Shoals, and Whaleback Light. No bedroom is more than 7 steps from a bathroom. There are four queen bedrooms, and one with two twin beds. Watch the dawn strike the Nubble Lighthouse; the rhythmic waves crashing against the rocks; the sea birds, the pleasure, lobster and fishing boats, and kayakers. Explore rocky pools at low tide. The perfect place to relax or to walk. Enjoy the cries of the seagulls and the salt air. There are two 46"and a 55" HDTVs, an Xbox360 Kinect, and 5 Sonos wireless speaker units, and a surround sound set, (for hooking up to Internet radio or sync your music with your smart phone, iPad, or iPhone). Enjoy WiFi, and a multifunction printer to print your boarding passes. Free long distance to U.S. and Canada.

Why stay here? My wife and I bought this place as it has one of the most stunning locations that we have ever found. For a family gathering or retreat, there are five levels and a .61 acre yard allowing places to be apart or together. There is a separate game/family room for the children, just out of earshot from most of the rest of our home, another living room right by the kitchen and dining area, a deck off of the dining area, and a first floor sunroom for a get away. The Nubble is magical for us at any time of day or year. The leaves in York were stunning again this fall. My sister says that the Christmas lights on the Nubble makes it even more enchanting, as you can see from the picture Michael Blanchette took. The storms can be majestic showing the awesome power of the waves as they roar and spray on the rocks. Each dawn seems different, the dawn mist, the red in the morning, or the break of any day on the Nubble. No matter what you are doing you can enjoy the incredible light as it changes through the day. Some of the sunsets are spectacular, too. On moonlit nights, gazing on the shimmering waves, sometimes I hear 'Clair de Lune' other times, 'Moonlight Sonata' or 'La Mer.' We love the sound and smell of the ocean, and the cries of the seagulls, even as they drop shell fish on the rocks. We hope that you will, too. No weddings or large parties. First booking priority is given to returning guests for the same week(s) in the next year. There are reduced rates from September to May, and three day weekends are available from late October until the end of April.

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

Or kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

There are many fine restaurants in the area, and some are award winning.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near. One is a top 100 public course.

There is an outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery, or go a bit over an hour north to Freeport for their mall and L.L. Bean.. York, has no shortage of art, craft or touristy shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

More Details

Owner
Mike Javoronok
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Mike Javoronok

My family went to York Beach for summers for over 50 years. I grew up in Worcester, MA. I went to college in Philadelphia, and law school in Omaha. My wife, Delinda Mercer, a psychologist, moved to from Philadelphia to Scottsbluff (where I practice law) for me. The next moving choice is her choice -- that next move will eventually be to York. Our blended family has 4 children. The oldest, Sara, went to Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Our other three children are students, who still love the beach.

Mike Javoronok purchased this house in 2010

Why Mike Javoronok chose York Beach

My family started going to York when I was 4 years old. I spent many a summer in York, surfing, and working at the Oceanside Store. What surprised me is that my wife, Delinda, wanted us to return there, eventually to retire. I have a photo of Nubble Light and a rainbow that I took from the deck. Everytime I look at that photo, I think of Wordsworth:

MY heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky:

So was it when my life began,

So is it now I am a man,

So be it when I shall grow old 5

Or let me die!

The child is father of the man:

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety.

Above you can see a rainbow that Alyssa DiRubbo took that was even better than mine!

Edward Weston described his career in photography as his love affair with light. Every time I go back, Weston, also, comes to mind. Each time, I see something different, sometimes new. Even as I do my DIY homeowner things, sometimes, I will just stop to take in the wonders around me. The changing light, weather, sights, smells, and sounds make our home on the Nubble a multi-sensory delight for those who take the time to partake of them. We hope that you will feel that way, too.

We bought this home as it has one of the most spectacular views that I have ever seen! We and some our guests who shared their photos have tried to capture some of that sense of wonder and place. The views are remarkable all year, not just in the summer. We enjoy the fall colors; the Christmas lights on the Nubble; the clean starkness of the snow, the rebirth that is Spring, and the ocean smells and sounds of summer when we open the windows more. Mike Blanchette took some of the shots for our website. What will you shoot?

What makes this house unique

As mentioned, every room has an ocean view, half the rooms have a lighthouse view. There are five levels to allow space together or away. For example, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are open to each other. The dining room has a panoramic ocean view, with the lighthouse on the left. The kitchen has black granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and it is well outfitted to suit most needs of those who cook. There is a five burner gas stove. The appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart.

There is a separate game/living room with an Xbox 360 Kinect. The first floor sunroom and the deck are other away spaces. In good weather or bad, it is a place to relax and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property probably has the most spectacular view of the Nubble light house, and the nicest property on the peninsula. It has a large, flat yard in the back and sides and plenty of parking for family and friends, which most of the other homes don’t seem to have. This house is literally right on the ocean. Listening to the waves is so soothing and the kids love to walk and explore the rocks. We rarely left the property because it is so beautiful.







More importantly, the interior of the house is top notch. The layout of the rooms, the quality of the furnishings and décor makes staying there a dream vacation. I got a few ideas for my own home! Everything one could want or need is supplied.







Mike is very attentive and concerned for our comfort and enjoyment. His hospitality is exceptional. We would not hesitate to come back and we have told all our friends what a perfect place this is to have a family vacation.







I also love the Friday to Friday week. It’s the first time we’ve been offered this schedule. It makes the vacation seem longer, and it gives our family members that can’t stay the full week, an entire weekend of enjoyment, instead of 1 day.







Thank you, Mike for making our family vacation the most memorable time in our lives.
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in York Beach in Cape Neddick

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3891 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Two headed shower, two sinks, and a separate Jacuzzi.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The only room without an ocean view.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Nubble view from the shower.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Ocean and Nubble Road view out the window.
  • The three larger bathrooms are in tile and/or granite. The largest bath has an entrance to the master bedroom, a separate hall entrance, two sinks, a shower with two heads, and a separate jetted tub for two. No bedroom is more than a few steps from a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms have ocean views; three bedrooms have views of the Nubble Lighthouse. Two bedrooms have stunning cherry furniture from Maple Corner Woodworks. Two bedrooms are in alder. One is Red Sox eclectic.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving ...
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The larger appliances are GE profile or energy efficient Cabrio. The smaller appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart. Our home also affords much privacy on its five levels, but to do so, it does have stairs. We have five Sonos wireless units for use individually, or synched together by a separate controller, or by your smartphone, IPad, or iPod, to play your favorites, or for Internet radio listening. All three TV's are hooked up to Netflix, have DVD players, and a large number of Spectrum/Time Warner channels. There are WiFi and wired internet at the fastest speed we could get from Spectrum/Time Warner. One 55" Samsung TV has a soundbar. There is currently an HP touchscreen and multi function printer on site. We love the Nubble in good weather and bad, but there is a full house back up generator to insure no power outages in ice storms

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average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
5

Wonderful stay at a fantastic house and location

  • 5 of 5

The glowing reviews by other renters are all on the mark. A very comfortable and well equipped house with incomparable views . . . matched by a very attentive and caring owner. The only thing I can add is that there is nothing better than being able to sip morning coffee and looking out at squadrons of ducks bobbing in the ocean just beyond the waves crashing on a rocky shore.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marilyn, Thanks for your glowing review! It's nice to be appreciated for what we have and what we try to provide. I hope that you had a chance to try the Kona coffee. The birds change with the seasons. The ducks are in freshwater lakes in the summer, but go to the ocean shore in the winter as it will not ice over. I'm glad that you got to enjoy them and the rocky shore. Please come back. Best regards, Mike and Delinda
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5

Can't say enough good things about this house! Spectacular Views!!

  • 5 of 5

My two brothers and I booked this house to celebrate our Mother's 90th birthday in mid April. Mike was very detailed and honest in his description of the house, and offered concern that there might be too many steps for Mom to navigate. She was recovering from a broken leg when we got there, so we were glad we had not booked a more ambitious trip. She got around the house fine with a little helping hand. It is laid out so that everyone feels like they have their own space, but the kitchen/living room/dining room are a large, open space to gather comfortably. The views are unbeatable out of almost every window! We had one day with heavy rain and wind gusts to 50 mph, and felt like we had a front row seat to the spectacular ocean waves crashing on the rocks with the lighthouse in the distance. Warm and cozy next to the gas fireplace, we all agreed we couldn't think of a better place to be on a blustery day. The kitchen was well stocked, the house had lots of extra amenities, the beds and pillows were very comfortable, the house was spotlessly clean. And the day the temp was 22 degrees and sleeting we were super excited to have a 2 car garage! Kittery Tading Post and the extensive Outlet Malls are about 15 minutes away (with no traffic). Mike responded promptly to all my texts. If you want to have an extra special vacation this is the house to book!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing! Our favorite by far!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, young sons and I frequent this home. We've stayed during all seasons and it never disappoints! We love the space, cleanliness but especially the views! We're always looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

92 year-old Mom has rented an oceanfront house for a family gathering each of the five winters since Dad passed away. Each year is special, but this house was amazing! The views of Nubble Lighthouse, the incredibly well appointed kitchen, the comfy livingroom and the great family room, not to mention the eiders and harlequins bobbing on the waves made this our favorite vacation house yet. Hope to be back next year! Thank you, Michael.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property just recently and had a unbelievable weekend! Although we lucked out with the weather (55 degrees in January), this house has everything you need and more for a family getaway. The views of the Nubble Lighthouse and Long Sands beach are stunning. We are planning another trip up as soon as we can!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ryan, Thanks for the kind words and sharing your good time! I love the changing weather and how it changes the views! They are stunning. We’re glad that you’re coming back! Best regards, Mike
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Perfect house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our girls weekend group second stay. It is a clean and well equipped with every possible item we might need. The views of the Atlantic and Nubble Light are breathtaking.

Mike's detailed instructions on how to use everything in the house, makes it so easy to enjoy all the home has to offer.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth, Thanks to you and yours for being our guests, again, and for wanting to return a third time! We try to have our home clean, well maintained, and well equipped. Being right off of the ocean makes the maintenance a challenge. We love to go back at different times of the year. We look at it as a Monet canvas/haystack thing. The views are almost always lovely, but ever changing. I'm a list and instruction person. I'm glad that you found the instructions helpful. There is a giving and sharing with all hospitality. Thank you for giving and sharing such a lovely review! See you next year! Best, Mike and Delinda
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Manchester 60; Boston 68; Portland
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fox's Lobster House
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, ME Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fox's Lobster House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Long or Short Sands
Car: necessary

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

and kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

In the summer, there is some live entertainment

The food at the York Harbor Inn is very good. I recall them having some live music, too. Their website lists some additional attractions, as well as some cooking schools by Stonewall Kitchens.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near by

There is a outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery. York, has no shortage of art, craft or tourist shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in York Beach, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Value
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,670
for 3 nights
From
£487
From
£487
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,013
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,013
for 7 nights
£3,013
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,519
for 7 nights
£3,519
 
 
Fall
7 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,013
for 7 nights
£3,013
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,103
for 7 nights
£4,103
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £192.86 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Friday is changeover day for weekly rentals. From late October through April, we have a weekday as changeover day -- we can only get a cleaning crew in Monday through Friday. Because of the size of our home, and we now provide linen service, we charge $270.00 for cleaning, which is additional. The above is subject to a 9% Maine state sales tax. The rate went up from a previous 8%. Also, we have a high rate of returning guests for June through September. Returning guests get first chance to rebook for the next year. If you pay by credit card on the website, homeaway charges a service fee that I have no control over.

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