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Bring your boat or kayaks

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 4 bath waterfront home

The banks of the Cape Neddick river invite you to sit back, relax and watch the sunset over the water. Located on beautiful Shore Road, our property, once a B&B, offers a large recently updated home with plenty of room for everyone, making it the perfect place for a summer vacation, family reunion, or wedding group. Enjoy morning coffee, a cocktail, lobster bake or an evening bonfire in the spacious back yard with private dock overlooking the harbor.

Our house offers six bedrooms, four of which have water views. It boasts two master bedrooms, one on the first floor with a private deck and one on the second floor with a two person Jacuzzi. The four other bedrooms are on the second floor and share two additional baths. The modern fully appliance kitchen features granite countertops, breakfast bar, views of the river and is open to the living and dinning rooms. The living room has views of the water, flat screen TV, stereo with surround sound, built in bookshelves, and a wall of windows. The dinning room features seating for all and a wood burning stove/fireplace. A second living area or den with games, puzzles, another flat screen TV. and WII game system is available at the other end of the house for all to enjoy.

Tidewatch is located close to everything yet outside of the hustle and bustle of the beach. Just walk down the street and you can stop at the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound, a great place overlooking the harbor, for a meal, cocktail or evening entertainment. A little further will bring you to the Cape Neddick Beach, a quiet and safe haven perfect for families with young children, with tide pools, shallow calm water, and an uncrowded of beach. A fifteen minute walk in the other direction will bring you to Short Sands Beach with its larger crowds, amusement park, shops, restaurants and pubs, wild kingdom, funorama, bowling alley and gazebo with summertime concerts. For those more adventurous Long Sands Beach with its designated surfing areas is about one mile down the road while York Harbor and the village are about five miles away

More Details

Property Manager
Craig Schriefer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Craig Schriefer

I am a water person and spend much of my time surfing, boating, fishing, and kiteboarding. I am very familiar with the area and can help you get the most from your stay. I can recommend sites, attractions, activities, restaurants, day trips, events, babysitters and more. Just ask and I will be glad to help,

Craig Schriefer purchased this house in 1986

Why Craig Schriefer chose York Beach

Its in the middle of everything yet remains private. You can moor your boat in the back yard.

What makes this house unique

Sunrise over the ocean just down the street, sunset over the river in the back yard


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Use of dock and waterfront is at your own risk
  • Quiet time outside after 11:00pm
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • river ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , waterviews, tile
    Master 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , large first floor accessable from master and living area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , second floor, tile
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , second floor, tile
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , second floor, waterview, private bath w/two person Jacuzzi
    Master 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor, waterview, private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , water view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , waterview
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
Alpharetta, GA

Home Sweet Home-Away-from-Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic find and Craig was extremely gracious and accommodating. He made sure we were settled in, gave us local tips and some of the local history, and was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns. We were here on a family holiday (11 of us, teen to adult) and the house offered plenty of room for everyone with a great selection of books, games (both indoor and out), and lots of space to relax.

We brought a canoe and rented a kayak and paddleboard (Liquid Dreams Surf Shop in Ogunquit) to tool around the Neddick River. Just be mindful that the water level rises & falls with the tide so need to plan accordingly - we got "stuck" once or twice and had to navigate through the empty river bed. Oops.

BUT, not a problem... just cross the bridge and you're at a small beach or walk into town to hit Short Sands beach and all the treats that York has to offer.

We were there the week of July 4th and this location let us be close enough to walk into town for the fireworks and festivities but was far enough away from the crowds that we were able to relax, unwind, and have some great, stress-free family time. That's what it's all about and Craig made this feel like home.

Hope you enjoy your time here as much as we did.

Thanks again, Craig, for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ok so glad that you all enjoyed your vacation. It's such a pleasure to share my home with families like yours. I have always thought this was a special spot arms it's nice that others are getting to enjoy it. Thanks again, hope to see you next year.
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Perfect Family Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our famly weekend at Tidewatch was spectacular! The house is spacious and very comfortable and the riverfront location is beautiful. Craig was very welcoming and helpful. From morning coffee on the dock to the bonfire at night, we had a blast. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall, an average place in a lovely location.

  • 3 of 5

We found the house to be spacious and the proximity to town was great. The small, local beach was amazing and a favorite for young kids looking for crabs and shells. The back yard was also very welcoming and kids loved to fish off the dock.

Definitely good for a large group with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Be aware the pull out couch is in the family room right next to the front door at the foot of the stairs, so not great if kids or light sleepers need to use it.

Having a washer and drier on site was a huge plus, especially since there are no extra linens or towels in case of accidents etc.

Some things not mentioned in the ad....the owner lives on the property in a small cottage just out the back door. The rooms on the lower floor of the rental do not have shades or closeable curtains, so anytime owner needed to walk through the yard to get to his space, he could be seen looking in the dining room windows, as well as any of his personal guests. A bit disconcerting when children are in the house. Privacy is not a guarantee.

The back yard also has 2 small cemeteries from past centuries. Kinda interesting for some, maybe not for all. One of them is close to the water with some of the ground sinking in, and it is not well partitioned off.

Overall, an average place in a lovely location.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of my home and sorry you found the location of the pull out couch to be less than ideal. It is meant to accommodate the occasional guest in a pinch. I'm also sorry you were unaware that I also live on the property. Most of my guests seem to be reassured by my presence and ability to address any questions or issues that may arise. The only other times it had been an issue are when guests are using my home inn an inappropriate manner or overcapacity. Had you been upfront about your intention to use my property for the large groups that were here on a daily basis and the seven or eight cars parked here constantly I would not have accepted your reservation. Thank you, Craig
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Great family vacation - plenty of room for the whole gang!

  • 5 of 5

12 of us ranging in age from 1 to 70 enjoyed a week at Craig's in August. We had a great time - there was plenty of room for everyone, and the location of the house was perfect - within walking distance from York and Short Sands Beach, but far enough away to have a bit of privacy. We grilled, used the fire pit, and kayaked from the dock. We visited all three beaches (Long Sands was our fave) and, on our only rainy day, did a bit of shopping at Kittery. All of us had a fantastic time - Craig's house was great. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear that you all enjoyed your vacation. It was my pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again. Have a great year. Maybe next summer.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home and location for my family get-together. Easy walk to a lovely beach and to a fun York beach town. The home is comfortable for a big group. We brought kayaks that could be put in the river easily at high tide. We hope to return!,

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Tidewatch. The location is fantastic (walkable to Wild Kingdom and Short Sands beach, and our new favorite, Cape Neddick beach). The backyard is lovely, and we spent hours outside playing and watching the tide. The house easily accommodated our group of 14 with plenty of room to spread out. We hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you all as guests in my home. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your vacation. It was great to see the girls enjoying the swing and the ride will be waiting for you next year. Hope to see you all again. Enjoy the rest of your summer
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston MA, Portland ME, Manchester NH,
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Neddick Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack Wells ME
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cape Neddick 200 yards, Short Sands 1 mile,
Car: recommended

The Yorks, and Cape Neddick have miles of beautiful beaches , inviting you to relax, surf, fish, play and enjoy. We offer deep sea fishing out of York Harbor, three golf courses, plenty of restaurants and even some night life. The famous Ogunquit Playhouse is just a short drive up route one. There is outlet shopping in Kittery. Historic Portsmouth with is summer theater, concerts and festivals is just over the boarder. Boston, Portland and the White Mountains are all a reasonable drive from here.

There is however plenty to do right here in town and you may never want to leave.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £143.54
Damage Insurance £42.34
Damage Deposit £717.7

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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