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On the water with tidal beauty. Private deck pier & dock for swimmers & boaters.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Cape Porpoise - Pier Pressure

Master with king started as a boathouse. 3 bedrooms up 2 queens& futon sleeps 10

We have posted a short aerial video that that is worth more than the next thousand words!

The best room in the house is the private deck pier & floating dock with its panorama of tidal beauty. Great for swimming, kayaking & able to accommodate up to a 14 foot power boat. This private dock is a unique feature in this area.

The master bedroom downstairs sits over the water affording stunning ocean views to start the day. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 queens. There is a queen futon in the family room also. There are 2 full baths one up and one down.

The kitchen is newly renovated but was tastefully done to appear vintage & consistent with this 100 yr old cottage. There is a gas stove, dishwasher, & microwave. Just off the kitchen is a washer/dryer. The downstairs is an open concept with the kitchen flowing into the dining room, sunwashed family room, and game room which all take advantage of the beautiful harbor views ever changing with the tides.

The living room sits at the front of the house & is remarkable for its original fireplace built with local stone from Goat Island where the Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the harbor. This has now been converted to a wood pellet burning stove.

Also included is outdoor gas grill, wireless internet, cable TV with premium package and blue tooth speakers to listen to your music inside or out.

We provide beach parking passes to Gooserocks beach as well as all the Kennebunk beaches including Gooches and Mothers beaches. This house is also the perfect starting point for biking trips to Cape Porpoise pier, Gooserocks beach, Biddeford Pool, Kennebunkport, and the Kennebunk beaches. Excellent biking in mostly rural surrounding area which includes the nearby world class resort Hidden Pond.There is also the bridle path which requires a mountain bike.

The port affords excellent shopping and the outlets in Kittery are 15 minutes away .A half an hour trip to Freeport with LL Beans flagship store is the perfect way to spend a rainy day

Thier are a surfiet of restaurants in the area for all tastes and budgets, from the BYOB local favorite the Wayfarer which is a 3 minute walk from the house to the Five Diamond White Barn in Kennebunk. The Cape Arundel Inn with its sweeping ocean views. A quaint watering hole on Cape Porpoise Pier The Ramp is a five minute walk. Mabels known for its Lobster rolls or fried clams at the iconic Clam Shack.

The area offers a wealth of outdoor activites including surfing and paddle boarding lessons from Aquaholics. There are several kayak rental and guided tour opportunities with kayaking to the islands near Gooserocks and Cape Porpoise being an area gem. There are bike rental and weekly group rides of different ability levels offered at nearby Kennebunk Bike Shop. You can take a large boat to go deep sea fishing or whalewatching. You can also rent a smaller captained boat just for 3 or 4 to fish for the abundant coastal stripers. There are areas known for surf casting offering quiet solitude. A 3 hour excursion on the sailing schooner Eleanor is available just to relax and take in the view from the ocean.

For the dedicated excercise enthusiast there is early morning bootcamp offered outdoors on the Kennebunk beaches. There are several health and fitness facilities in the town of Kennebunk.

The KBIA located next to Mothers Beach is a childrens day camp with over a 100 year history. Children can register by the week, month or year. All activities are a la cart so you can tailor your childs experience. There are a wide variety of activities from swimming lessons to the renowned sailing program. Group tennis and golf lessons , island exploration ,leather and woodworking to name a few.

With its natural beauty and varied activities the area offers the perfect vacation. This also includes just relaxing on your beach of choice reading summer novels while the kids swim or boogie board in the great waves.

Add the charm privacy and beautiful ocean views of Pier Pressure and there is a good chance you have started a family vacation ritual.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Peter White
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

About Peter White

We have owned a summer home in Kennebunk for over 20 years and decided a few years ago to search for another fully insulated home that we could use in the offseason and rent on season. We spent the week between Christmas and New Years there this year with family and friends and it was awesome. We have an intimate knowledge of the area and looked at several properties over the last few years and felt that we came across a gem with Pier Pressure.

We enjoy many activities. My wife is an avid runner and swimmer. I am an avid street bicyclist. We both love kayaking and just relaxing reading with a glass of wine on the deck or on the beach. We also both love fine food and dining. I am also a tennis player and belong to a local club.

Our oldest son loves to skim board and surf and can often be heard singing and playing guitar around a firepit with his friends on summer nights.

Our younger son has worked at the KBIA and enjoys biking, swimming and just hanging out.

My wife describes the house perhaps the best. She calls it SWEET and it is sweet in so many ways. We would like nothing better than to share our new gem as well as the surrounding area with others who we think will learn to love it as we do.

Peter White purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Peter White chose Southern Coast of Maine

Pier Pressure which is an oxymoron is the perfect place to decompress. If you want a vacation with water views this house is not just on the water parts of it are over it. The privacy and beauty of the back deck and pier are unique. The house is tranquil but the surrounding area by foot, bike or car is packed with any activity desired on a summer beach vacation.

The house itself is charming and sweet and has all the modern amenities but with a classic beach cottage feel. The family room at the back of the house with its large bay window looking out on the water is drenched in sun all day as it faces south and this is the same for the back deck and dock.

The master bedroom could just as easiy be a boat cabin as you sit over the water. In fact this is a converted boathouse with windows on two sides and gets the early morning sun.

Given its location you can be in a busy beach town but are tucked away in a quiet retreat. Its location right on the harbor allows easy launching of any type of boat up to a 18 foot motor boat. This is also the perfect point to launch for kayaking and canoeing to the local islands.


What makes this cottage unique

There are very few rentals in the area with their own floating dock for the fisherman and boater.

The quiet location with your private water refuge allows you to get away from it all but have all the excitement of an active summer vacation at your fingertips.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

On the water with tidal beauty. Private deck pier & dock for swimmers & boaters.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

31 Pier Road, Kennebunkport, Maine

  • 4 of 5

The property was very unique in so many ways. The location was terrific. Cape Porpoise is beautiful. The homes and views in the area are breathtaking. The tidal nature of the harbor makes for an always changing view that is engaging no matter what time of day. The deck/pier of the home adds to its unique design and makes for a fun place to hang out throughout the day and evening. The three restaurants, one convenience store and a specialty food take out store are all within walking distance which makes it very easy to stay close to home. Kennebunkport center with all its dining and shopping is an easy five minute drive from the front door. Again, a great asset to the location. The home was clean and well equipped for our family's two week visit. I would definitely recommend this property to both those who are familiar with the area or those who would like to become familiar with the Kport/Biddeford area. Brian Anderson, Ayer, Massachusetts

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian Thank you for your kind review. I wonder if you can tell me what made this a 4 star rather than a five star experience. This is our second year of ownership and we are striving to give our guests the best possible experience. We are very open to feedback. Thx Peter
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  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely, we enjoyed the deck and the ability to walk to restaurants and the market. The kitchen was well equipped and the home had lots of board games and puzzles for the kids. The rental of linens and towels was expensive and should be factored in when calculating the overall cost of renting the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!!! It's our second summer and trying to make this a home away from home. We stay there a lot offseason and love it. We plan to continue to do what we can to show our love as current caretakers of this piece of heaven.
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A great place for an extended family to chill together in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us spent a very pleasant week. The owner was tremendously helpful before and during the stay and the local manager was great as well. It was a joy to wake every morning right on the water and hang out on the gorgeous deck. The area is rich with things to do, but we didn't have to go anywhere; restaurants and a general store were a block away--just far enough to be out of sight. The house was clean and comfortable with all amenities including a kitchen with everything you need to cook if you want to. I can't say enough to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charles Thank you so much for your kind review. This is our second summer and it's good to get feedback on how dialed in we are. We plan to continue decorating and arrange for any creature comfort we can think of. Sandy& Peter
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Hamilton, Ohio

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five took a last minute trip up the East Coast. The days we rented this charming house were our best. The home is tastefully decorated and has a very comfortable "Home feel". We truly enjoyed sitting on the back deck watching the tide move in and out. Spent time looking at the local wildlife and found all kinds of new birds in this area. If you want peaceful this is the home for you. It was quiet but within reach of a number of shops , activities and great dining. Owners had placed novels, puzzles and games in the home for us to utilize. If you get a chance to go to this area be sure to take a trip to see the whales. it was an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Somebody is quite the artist. We loved the paintings on the bath wall and all the special touches. The Ellis family Hamilton, OHIO

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much for your great review. You really nailed it. Your comments mirror exactly the way we feel. It is our second summer and we plan on continuing further decorating to to highlight the homes charm. We plan to take good care of it while we have the privilege to own it. Thx Peter& Sandy
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Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for my bachelorette weekend. It was absolutely stunning. I don't think any of us left the deck the entire weekend. We rented kayaks and had them delivered to the house. It was such a treat to launch the boats off the dock and explore the wonderful islands surrounding the bay. We are already making plans to come back again next year with a few couples. The owners were very helpful and accomodating and returned our security deposit in full and timely manner. Great spot for families, couples and friends looking for a relaxing weekend or week.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thanks!!
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Beautiful !! The epitome of New England charm!

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Stunning views!

Our family of 6 enjoyed the home, and area! Great place to relax and enjoy friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cape Porpoise, Southern Coast of Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Foliage
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

security deposit £819
cleaning fee £123
Tax Rate 9.0%

The first rental installment is not refundable unless another tenant leases the property for the same exact term and at no less than the full rental amount, and there will be a 5% service charge of the total rent due assessed.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cape Porpoise in Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • First floor bathroom walls are covered with a hand painted mural of the harbor and Goat Island Lighthouse.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Expansive views of the harbor from the 1st floor master bedroom (formerly a boathouse) with king bed. More beautiful views of the harbor from the upstairs master bedroom with queen bed.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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