14 Bedrooms | 10 Baths
From $25,025 per Week
Parsons Beach Estate, Kennebunkport, Maine Vacation Rental
Parsons Beach Estate is located in the center of Parsons Beach, a two mile private beach and perhaps the most dramatic stretch of beautiful sandy beaches in southern Maine. Parsons Beach – a private family enclave – has been in the Parsons family for hundreds of years and remains unspoiled to this day – and yet is only 90 minutes from Boston and 40 minutes from Portland, Maine.
Casual elegance, timeless architecture, a superb location, make this magnificiant home the ideal choice for a relaxing getaway, active vacation, family celebration or business retreat. Whether you enjoy sports, shopping, historical adventures or just plain adventure, the Kennebunk Coastal area abounds with something for everyone
Rentals are available by referral by friends and family. Parsons Beach Estate on Parsons Beach has 14 bedrooms – all of which have spectacular ocean views.
Long-time Executive Producer of 'This Old House' - Bruce Irving - states:
“Parsons Beach Estate is, in my opinion, one of the finest examples of seaside architecture on the East Coast. An act of defiance on its exposed, wind- and spray-swept point, it's the quintessential weathered New England house paired with an equally hardy lone pine. It's an icon that captures man's complex relationship with the land and ocean.”
Perched on a rock-bound promontory overlooking the ocean on the private acreage of Parsons Beach in Kennebunk, Parsons Beach Estate may very well be the most picturesque—and probably the grandest— house on the East Coast: With 15 bedrooms, a recently modernized kitchen, an elegant library overlooking the ocean, an immense wood-paneled dining room that seats 20, and an Annex with a private entrance and private living quarters to accommodate a family of 8, Parsons Beach Estate provides a luxurious setting. Interior details such as its hand-crafted wood floors (inlay designs) and exquisite carved crown moldings further underscore its grandeur. Because it offers one mile of private beach on either side of its promontory, called Hart’s Rocks, it is unique among coastal dwellings.
Parsons Beach Estate also has a proud but little-known history. Built in its present location in the 1888 by Charles Parsons, the house has remained in the family through several generations. It has also provided summertime shelter and beach recreation to American presidents, business leaders, and celebrities: Cole Porter and Humphrey Parsons, classmates at Yale, vacationed there, staying in what is now the Annex. (Most recently, former President George Bush enjoys fishing near Hart’s Rock because the Mousam River flows into the ocean there. Through the decades, children, sunbathers, joggers, fishermen, pleasure boats skirting the shore, seals sunbathing on rock outcrops, and guests have all brought the summer scene to life for the family
Children are welcomed
Pets require prior approval and non-refundable pet deposit
Smoking is prohibited
Some homes allow events, please ask.
50% down to book
50% (due 60 days prior)
Please bring proof of identification
Passport Required for non-resident
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**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
15,000 Sq. Foot
Iron & Board
Fitness Room / Equipment
Dining Room seating 18 people
Satellite / Cable
Games for Kids
Kayak / Canoe
Outdoor Entertainment Area
Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda
Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Walkway to Water