Perfect Family Home-2 full baths-4 bedrms-Sleeps 8-Lots of Privacy-Pets Consdrd
John & Cynthia Pappavasiliou
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
Awesome place to stay and great location. Check in was easy Cynthia was great. A lot of things to do in the area. The house was clean would definitely stay here again.
Won't stay again...
I've been renting and Kinney shores for the past 10 years, it's a great area.
This house was disappointing in many small ways that added up and we would not stay again.
many of the closets and cabinets were locked off to renters which is understandable for their personal belongings. However we found that the house lacked many basic necessities.
Kitchen- no salt and pepper or basic spices available, though we could see these items locked away. Tupperware was limited and one of the few pieces we planned to use for the beach had a crack in the bottom with the words "broken" written in Black sharpie. Why not just replace it or throw it away?? Also no storage for groceries we had to leave all of our groceries on the counter for the week.
Bathroom- sufficient space and clean however with four children needing to bathe after the beach the broken latch in the downstairs tub required stuffing a face cloth in the drain...no hand soap provided (what was most irritating is that we could see these basic items locked away in the cabinets..I found it very cheap that they wouldn't allow rental guests to use the hand soap or basic toiletries and that we had to supply our own)
Bedrooms- spacious however very dated and unwelcoming with only beds and no decor. although linens were provided we wish we brought our own as what was supplied was very ratty and dated (holes, worn old musty blankets, mismatched linens, yellow drool stained pillows) ceiling fans were a plus as well as the extra fans that were needed on hot nights. One of the bedroom fans did not work so we took the two twin mattresses for the children and put them on the floor of the master bedroom
Living room- couches very dated with no support. patio furniture cushions are placed underneath the couch cushions to help support the couch; tried to build a puzzle that is provided, was missing tons of pieces.
Decks were empty, no furniture provided so basically unusable to enjoy the outdoors after returning from the beach
Swingset was very old, rotting wood with holes in the ramp that the kids were climbing on, not safe in my opinion
Chicken/animal coop out back with dead chicken in it next to hose where we'd rinse our feet after the beach was very strange and off-putting...
Many other nicer places to rent close by.
Hate to write a negative review, but all these things added up to a disappointing stay. Can easily be fixed We left 1 day early
Fantastic time- will rent again!
We really enjoyed our stay here! The house was very spacious and allowed our 18 month old lots of space to play! The owners were more then accommodating, even coming out to replace the propane in the grill when it ran out- within a hr of the call! My only complaint is we couldn't get the light right outside the back door to work but that's an easy fix! The kitchen was stocked, great washer and dryer, we found it very clean and well kept. Hope to be back!
Ideal place for families with young kids
We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Location was ideal (5 min to the beach). Beach is very quiet on this side, with few people on it. Beach is clean and you can walk for miles.
As for the house, we were two families there during our stay (with a total of 5 kids ranging from 6 months old to 5 yrs old) and the house was perfect for our needs. The house could probably used some improvements in certain areas, but it was very clean and safe for the kids. They really enjoyed the backyard with the swing set.
So overall, we would recommend the house to friends with kids, for very nice family time and a relaxing place. I should say as well that Cynthia and John were very nice and helpful.
Packing up to leave . . . sadly
This is a nice property an easy walk to the Ocean - 5 or 6 houses, safe area. We had 4 adults and 4 kids. Home had everything we need and owners greeted us with some needed supplies, which was nice. The enclosed back yard is lovely for the kids. We are leaving in a few hours, but look forward to coming back. A quick 1/2 mile walk to Ocean Park, and a short drive to Camp Ellis (2.4 miles) or the Pier. We recommend staying here for a nice family vacation, low stress, close to the beach: a modern, clean home with all necessary amenities and then some.
Located close to many Southern Maine attractions; with the main attraction being the breathtaking 7 mile beach! Walk it at low tide (we'll leave a tide chart for you) and go on a treasure hunt. Build a sand castle. Sunbathe. Body surf. Swim. Fish. Go for a sunset stroll. Have fun!
Other things to do: Old Orchard Beach - 1 1/2 miles, Palace Playland - 1 1/2 miles, Ferry Beach State Park - 2 miles, Camp Ellis - 2 1/2 miles, Funtown USA - 5 miles, Cinemagic - 5 miles, Aquaboggin Waterpark - 6 miles, Kennebunkport - 15 miles, Ogunquit - 20 miles, The Maine Mall - 16 miles, Hadlock Field (Home of the Portland Seadogs AA baseball team)- 17 miles, Portland and the Old Port - 18 miles, Kittery Outlet Stores - 25 miles. Many great restaurants just minutes away. Several great golf courses nearby. Tons of other stuff to do in the area.