|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This is one of the cutest cottages that you’ll find in Ogunquit in the most PRIME location…everyone who stays here loves this house! For those of us who have been visiting Ogunquit for many years, we recognize that this home is situated in one of the most sought after locations in Ogunquit. We have the best of both worlds…we are quietly tucked away from the main road (Shore Road) yet just steps from Perkins Cove (just 0.15 miles to be precise) and the hustle and bustle of Ogunquit. And you can avoid that bottleneck of traffic on Rt. 1 by taking the Pine Hill Road route directly from Rt. 1 to the house. That’s priceless for me!
The property has three bedrooms and one bathroom. It has been remodeled to preserve that quaint New England cottage charm of this 19th century structure, while updating the property to make it comfortable for everyday living.
The master bedroom is on the 1st floor and has a king bed and a door that leads to a small covered side porch. There is a TV in this bedroom hooked up to cable.
The two guest bedrooms on the 2nd floor have a queen bed and 2 twin beds. We have found that this bed layout works for a multitude of family set ups. There is a tv in the Queen bedroom, but it is not hooked up to cable. There is a spacious loft outside the upstairs bedroom that has a desk for those that need to work a bit during vacation. There is also a all-in-one printer/scanner here. There is wifi throughout the property as well.
The bathroom, located on the main level, is spacious with a large vanity and stack washer/dryer tucked in a closet. There is also a pantry just off the kitchen island for additional storage.
The main level is set up with a “great room” layout…the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all combined in one large area, making for quality family time. There is a table that seats 6 as well as barstools at the kitchen island. The small cove off the living area is lovely in the mornings for coffee and checking your emails.
The outdoor bluestone patio is extremely private with it’s border of arborvitae shrubs and we love to hang out here all day long reading, eating, chatting! It’s also our preferred dinner location during the summer months. The furniture is modern and new and extremely comfortable…great for napping or enjoying evening cocktails with friends.
I renovated this place to be our second home, not your traditional rental property. I put a lot of love and care into the renovation and furnishings. We use this property for half of the summer and I like to feel comfortable in my home…I don’t want dorm room furniture that you see in some rentals and all of our former renters have recognized this and love it for those reasons. When I rent a vacation home, I’m looking for a great price, a great location, and a nice comfortably furnished house that I can enjoy. I can honestly say that this property has all 3 of my requirements. Also, for ease of travel for you, we provide all bedding and bath and beach towels...so forget about packing all of those items that take up so much space in your suitcase. We LOVE our home and I’m sure that you will too!
***Please note that once you have signed the rental contract and paid your deposit, renter has no right to cancel this reservation and no funds will be refunded. Owner may refund the deposit only if we are able to re book that time period.***
We are Chris and Kerri Hanley…we have 2 children, Ethan and Olivia and a cute little Yorkie, Chester. We purchased this home in 2004 and renovated it from top to bottom! You’d never believe what we started out with compared to what we have now. We love our home and try to spend as much time there as work will allow…but in the past several years, it has become apparent that we NEVER use it during the most peak season, so you get that benefit! We look forward to the day when we can slow down our work schedule and spend more of the year in Ogunquit, but until that time, our loss is your gain.
Kerri Hanley purchased this house in 2004
Chris' family is originally from the New England area and he has wanted to buy a property in this area for a while. We got that opportunity in 2004 and started looking through real estate magazines. I saw this tiny little thumbnail picture of the cottage in a Houses magazine. I knew that was just what we were looking for...something that exuded charm with the cedar shingles and stone foundation. What a bonus when I discovered that it was in a town that I had always admired. We have since renovated the property to it's now condition...it still exudes charm! Chris made me promise not to modernize it too much with sheetrock and glossy finishes. We compromised and I think that what we came out with is a beautiful property that still has New England cottage charm but is modern and comfortable.
Location, location, location...that's why we kept coming back to this property when we were house hunting. Woodbury Lane is a little known secret area at the edge of Ogunquit. It is a very quiet area with very little car traffic...our kids have always played sports in the road with the neighbor kids. You are really out of the main stream when you are at the house, BUT the cove is just a quick walk over the bridge and you can be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Ogunquit. And there's no need to drive anywhere. That's what I love about it!
This cottage by the sea is the perfect home away from home. The outdoor lounge on the patio is just as relaxing as the house itself. Sitting next to either of those roaring fireplaces is hard to resist. The cottage is full of charms, inside and out and the location is perfect! Set on a wooded lot steps from the sea and Perkins Cove, a walk into town along the gorgeous Marginal Way is spectacular but just spending the day in Perkins Cove itself is a delight. We are looking very forward to our next trip!
A MUCH NEEDED VACATION AND I COULD NOT OF FOUND A BETTER PLACE.
THE OWNER WAS VERY HELPFUL WITH OUR QUESTIONS WHILE WE STAYED.
IT HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL OUTDOOR SITTING AREA WHICH WE REALLY ENJOYED.
THE INSIDE IS ADORABLE AND SOO RELAXING. OH AND THE BEDS WHERE ONE OF THE MOST COMFORTABLE BEDS I HAVE EVER SLEEP IN.
IT WAS HARD TO DECIDE TO STAY UP AROUND THE FIREPLACE OR HIT THAT GREAT BED.
CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS.
THANK YOU KERRI FOR LETTING US ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL HOME.
We had a wonderful week long vacation at this beautiful cottage. The location is steps from Perkins Cove - just close enough for a quick walk after dinner to watch the boats come and go, which my 3 year old loved. It was a short walk along the marginal way to the beach and other downtown ogunquit shops and restaurants. The house itself is decorated so tastefully. I felt completely relaxed within minutes of arriving. We will be booking again for next year! Thank you for everything!
For my wife and I and visiting family, Kerri's place was perfect. Literally steps from Perkins Cove, we parked our car and walked everywhere. Initially concerned with crowds, we realized that not having to park and being right in Perkins Cove made this location fun and easy. And, when you do want to leave the area, back ways out to route 1 were never busy. For those of us who get up and out, the house was perfect with a great room for relaxing and chatting and a fully functional kitchen for snacks, light meals and drinks. If you are looking for an in-town location in Ogunquit this place is really amazing. Thank you Kerri for an excellently maintained property and a great location! We will be recommending to everyone.
We did not want to leave this charming house! My husband and I and our two young kids rented this property and couldn't have been more pleased. The house was clean and had all that we needed. The convenience of not having to pack sheets and towels was an added bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed the proximity to Perkins Cove and loved the walk over the bridge to the shops. We would love to come back again!
We arrived on Friday, the start of the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend. It was exactly as pictured on the website, and so much more! The house is perfectly situated close to the foot bridge into Perkin's Cove and far easier to get to by car then the Cove, as you get off the main route well before traffic becomes an issue. Kerri was the perfect host, answering all our questions and providing address and access instructions well before the group could get nervous about such things.
If you are going to Maine for Memorial Day then you know to expect both warm and cool days. We got both and couldn't have been happier. The house had heaters for the rooms to take that "nip" out of the air, and a gorgeous fire place that provide both warmth and ambience. We roasted marsh mellows in the fire place one night! We just threw open the windows on the hot days/nights and caught the New England breeze flowing off the Ocean.
Perkin's Cove with several places to eat is only a 4 minute walk, and the "down town" area of Ogunquit is a 20 min walk or 5 min car ride. Both are enjoyable at night when the traffic dies down. The beach is large and easy to find a spot. Night life is there if you want it with several dance clubs, bars and even a Piano Bar for those looking to do some sing-along!
Memorial Day weekend is my birthday weekend, and I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate the both of them with friends and family. If you love the area or want to experience it for the first time, you couldn't pick more amazing house or gracious host! DONT BOOK it for next year's Memorial day though...we want to!
For those of us who have been visiting Ogunquit for many years, we recognize that this home is situated in one of the most sought after locations in Ogunquit. We have the best of both worlds…we are quietly tucked away from the main road (Shore Road) yet just steps from Perkins Cove (just 0.15 miles to be precise) and the hustle and bustle of Ogunquit. And you can avoid that bottleneck of traffic on Rt. 1 by taking the Pine Hill Road route directly from Rt. 1 to the house. That’s priceless for me!
In general, Ogunquit has been ranked as one of the best “walking towns” in America. You really can go just about anywhere by foot or via the trolley system. We’ve been going there for the 10 years that we’ve owned our house and still are managing to find new things to do each year. I’ve outlined some of our favorites below.
We love to walk over the footbridge in the mornings and watch the local fishermen go out for the day, then we get our coffee and breakfast at either Breaking New Grounds or the Cove Café’, followed by a picturesque walk down the Marginal Way.
At lunch, you’ll usually find us at the Lobster Shack for the best chowder in Ogunquit or Barnacle Billy’s where you may run into the former Bush Presidents. If you want to get a quick and small beach fix, there are 2 wonderful beaches right off of the Marginal Way…and our kids loved to go down and play in the sand there when they were younger…check the tide charts for sure! These beaches make a great late day beach excursion…they are small but very quaint with rocks that our kids loved to climb.
We love the many dinner options in the Cove…MC Perkins Cove (one of the best Cosmo’s I’ve ever had), Oarweed, Jackie’s Too…all of these restaurants have fantastic views of the ocean. And then of course we finish the evening with ice cream.
When we have guests in town, we always take them out on the Finest Kind Lobster Tour…it leaves from Perkins Cove next to Barnacle Billy’s. It’s a great quick 50 minute trip with lots of great coastal scenery…you may want to take a sweater as it does get chilly on the ocean. Last summer we did a Finest Kind Breakfast Cruise that went north and gave us a view of the seals off of Wells Beach.
There are also some great art galleries as well as the Ogunquit Museum within walking distance from the house. If you are up for a longer trek, the center of town is about a 1 mile walk from Perkins Cove. We frequently take the scenic route via the Marginal Way and come out by the Sparhawk Hotel and then continue on to the center of town. Or you can catch the trolley from the Perkins Cove stop…it will take you into town if you don’t feel like walking. It runs all day until 11 pm during season. This comes in handy if you want to frequent the other restaurants closer to the center of town, but don’t want to walk the mile in your nice dress shoes. We love The Front Porch, Five-O Shore Road and That Place in Ogunquit. Joshua’s, further north on Rt. 1 is also great, but I’d definitely recommend driving.
We seldom drive in Ogunquit but when we do, it’s to a few different places. 1. If we are planning to do a long day at the Ogunquit Beach with all the boogie boards, beach umbrellas and coolers, we drive. It’s just too much to try to lug. 2. I love to shop at the outlets in Kittery! 3. We usually stay for 3-4 weeks at a time so we need to load up on groceries at Hannaford’s. 5. Antiquing on Route 1 is so much fun and you can’t really do it without a car .
If you are driving into town instead of flying…you may want to consider bringing your bikes if you have them. We love to take bike rides through the neighborhoods with our kids. It never seems to get old!
Some other activities that we have enjoyed over the years…
• Portsmouth, NH is a really charming town. It’s just 15 minutes away by car and it makes for a nice daytrip to wonder through the town and browse the shops. We like to eat lunch in one of the many cool restaurants along the river. Last summer we did a horse and buggy ride that was awesome!
• We love to paddle board! We’ve gone from one of the hotels on Rt. 1 on the river as well as have rented our own boards from Liquid Dreams Surf Shop to go out on the beach and around to the Cove.
• We enjoy buying and steaming our own lobsters, clams and mussels at the house as I tend to make a mess of myself!
• We like to take drives south on Rt. A1A past York’s beaches, stopping to mill around the York beach town…home of the Golden Rod Kisses. Lunch at this place is really cool and we love to watch them make the taffy. It’s the original equipment from many years ago and it is mesmerizing!
• The famous and frequently photographed Nubble Lighthouse is around the corner from York too.
• York’s Wild Animal Kingdom is fun...there is a zoo side and a vintage carnival side. Kids really like it.
As I mentioned, there is lots to do…you’ll need to keep coming back to fit it all in!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
I will consider less than 3 nights off season on non Holiday weekends or weekdays, but it will require a cleaning fee. During season, rentals are Saturday to Saturday with check in at 3 pm and check out at 11 am. Bed linens and towels are included in the price of the rental.