5 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, 3 story home - off street parking, brand new house
About Lori Woods
Ed's grandfather purchased this land for each of his grandchildren. Ed, five brothers and one sister. Ed's family has been spending summers at York Beach since he was born. His mother, since she was born. This has been a lifelong dream for Ed and I, we are blessed to have this come true while we are still young enough to enjoy it with our sons, daughter inlaws, and granddaughters. On the weeks we are not able to enjoy this beautiful new home, we would love to share our hard work and our privilege to own such home with families alike, so they too may have the many memories we have made and continue to make at York Beach.
Lori Woods purchased this House in 1970
Why Lori Woods chose Cape Neddick
Our home is new, exceptionally clean and has lots of room. All rooms are very spacious, not crowded with lots of furniture. There are beds and bureaus in every bedroom, as well as large closets. We are a short 2 min walk to Long Sands Beach (directly behind the Dairy Bar on the dirt roads in the back). The roads are a little bumpy, but we keep it this way to discourage fast drivers, as we have children in the neighborhood who like to ride their bikes and play.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Greeps Dream 🏠
Ed and Lori , We had such a wonderful week at your house! It was so beautiful had everything and more that we needed! We have been coming to York for 30 years with my children and now with our grandchildren! Thank you so much ! My grandchildren loved their room ! 5 min walk to the beach it was by far the best place we have stayed .We hope to see you again ! Thank you Theresa And Bob and family
Hi Bob and Theresa,
It was so nice to meet you, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I truly hope we will see you again soon! Best of everything to you and your family, including your sister. Thank you for respecting our beach house and for choosing our hone to make family memories in.
Best to you, Lori and Ed
Sad to say I was very disappointed with this rental experience. The house was nice and new and about a 10 minute walk over to the beach. It had plenty of room for our two families to vacation together. Unfortunately, from the beginning, we had issue after issue with the owner of the property, who manages it herself. I was hesitant to even write a review when I got the email from VRBO asking us to rate our stay because her personality makes me predict she will go after everything I’m saying, and in trying to defend herself, will be negative toward us. I would like to have a good memory of our vacation.
However, from the beginning, I knew she was going to be hard to deal with because we booked our stay 11 months in advance. I had an email confirmation from VRBO with half payment paid for our Sat - Sat rental. She would not honor or even acknowledge the confirmed dates and said it was Fri - Fri only weeks before our vacation. She said she could not move the dates even though I showed her our confirmation. We had to quickly change show tickets at Ogunquit playhouse and flights. She said she would split the difference of the change fee.
The house instructions say that all beach towels needed to be washed, which we did. We stripped all beds, made them with the coverlet as instructed, cleaned up, and started washing shower towels but didn’t finish all by 10AM check out. Because we left towels for the cleaners to wash, she emailed me when we got home saying that she refused to give the promised refund of the change fee. Not ethical in my book.
In addition, our stay was not very comfortable at times. The instructions said not to put the AC below a certain temperature but it did not work and there was no breeze because it is not on the water. She was responsive and sent people quickly to fix it, but after it was serviced, the upstairs bedrooms were stifling hot and our family did not sleep well. This alone should have warranted some goodwill credit back, let alone keeping money that was already promised.
We, too, are rental property owners and know how to treat renters, acknowledge when things don’t go as planned, honor promise, and make things right to ensure our renters are happy! Unfortunately we had a negative experience here.
So sorry to have the negative review. I will not get into defending myself, as I know I truly don't have to and I tried everything to keep Bonnie happy. Some people are never happy.
I will say that there was a problem with the A/C, although we had just had it serviced the day before they checked in. It was working in most rooms. Bonnie contacted me several times stating the master bedroom (2nd floor room) was very hot for her. It was reading 75 when the temp outside was over 90. I did have the A/C people back again to check this out. I told her to turn the A/C down to 68, which is not the norm for us, we try to keep it 70 to keep utilities down. This was still not cold enough for here. She never mentioned anything to me regarding the third floor, if she had, we would have brought down portable air conditioners for her. However, we had no idea.
I have specific rules which have always been followed by my renters, without any problems. The cleaner has 5 hours to clean a 5 bedroom home with 4 bathrooms. Asking tenants to wash their laundry - all except bed linens, is not uncommon. In fact, most homes don't provide linens at all. All we ask is that the towels be put in the laundry and end up in the dryer for the cleaner. The cleaner does the linen laundry. We also ask that all beach chairs and keys be accounted for, the chairs were fine, however, there is a key missing. These rules have been followed in detail by every other tenant I have had.
Bonnie expected me to have the renters coming in before her to check out early to accommodate her Friday night playhouse tickets. I know there was confusion regarding the check in and out dates. However, they are explicitly listed in the listing for the house. She texted me the day before checkout stating, not asking, that they would be checking out at 11 not 10. I told her no, as we had discussed the fact that the cleaner needs this time to clean the house previously.
I refunded her security deposit completely, I should have withheld the amount for the key, but I didn't. Refunding her more due to her having to change her Playhouse tickets would have been done, had she done the proper check out. Aside from the fact that the Playhouse does not charge for a change in dates.
Sadly, I can't make everyone happy. I don't think anything I could have done would have made a difference to her. Please read our other reviews and know this is not the norm.
We had a wonderful week at Herps Dream
The house has everything you could want. Convenient walk to either Long Sands or center of town. Will definitely be renting again!!
Thanks so much! It was a pleasure having you all at Geeps Dream! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future! Stay well and enjoy the remaining 2018!
Just like home away from home
We finally found our Beach House! This place exceeded our expectations. There wasn't an item we needed that wasn't there for us. It's beautifully decorated and new and clean. The layout is perfect for the family to gather together but everyone had their own space to retreat to when desired. The walk to the beach and fun activities in town is very short. The kids had a blast and we all enjoyed our stay. A couple of rainy days were not a problem because the house was so comfortable. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Thank you so much for the review. We love to hear all the family vacation raves! We are grateful for your stay with us this year and look forward to many years to come!
Have a great 2018 and we hope you stay healthy, happy and thinking of the York Beach memories throughout!
This house was everything it promised!
This was our first time staying in York Beach and we had a terrific time. Geep's Dream accommodated 14 people with ease, 8 adults and 6 children between the ages of 7and 1. The open concept on the first floor kept us together without ever feeling cramped. The outdoor shower was a nice surprise and helped keep the sand outside. The location was perfect for walking to the beach and restaurants. The week flew by and we all hope to return next year.
A beautiful house to spend your vacation in!!
This is our second year renting Geep’s Dream House. We love it! The open floor plan of the first floor is perfect to gather the family for meals or to relax after a day spent at the beach. The house is beautiful and has everything you need and then some to enjoy your stay. We will be back next year!! Ed and Lori Woods thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and making our vacation amazing!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation.
It makes us very happy to know that other families are able to create wonderful beach memories!
We look forward to seeing you again next year! Til then, stay safe, healthy and happy!
Best to you and the family,