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USA Maine Southern Maine York Listing #16891

Necessary Escape - York, ME

15 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
254 Long Sands Road, York, ME 03909

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Charming cottage w/pleasant outdoor space, short walk to the beach!

This bright and cozy York cottage is approximately a third of a mile from the beach and close to everything the Yorks offer. This charming home has a gas grill on the back patio, plenty of outdoor furniture, and a lovely landscaped yard with a screened porch to enjoy a sunny Maine day.

What’s nearby:
The beach is mere steps from this home, as are plenty of bars and restaurants, trolley rides, and York's Wild Kingdom. Visit Wiggly Bridge and eat some lobster for a fun-filled day in York. Kittery outlet shops are only a 10-minute drive away, and popular Portsmouth shops, restaurants, and bars are about 15 minutes from your door.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router


Gas grill : Private


15 reviews

Ashley R. Sep 2020
Great house within a short walk to the beach! Very clean and comfortable for 4 people, we had a great stay!
Rebecca L. Aug 2020
House was very clean upon check in and great location with short walk to the beach.
Robert R. Jul 2020
Went for a girls weekend away and had a wonderful time. Beautiful home and walking distance to the beach :) hopefully we can stay again next summer!
Amy C. Jul 2020
We loved staying in this house as our home base. Close to the beach and attractions. The house is well stocked and the kitchen is great! The only 2 dislikes we had was the kitchen utensils could use some updating and also the cushions on the porch could use a good cleaning. Perfect place for us to have our 1st family getaway with our 7 month old! Will definitely be looking to come back!
Beatriz M. Jul 2020
Stayed with my 2 year old. The place was impecable, confortable, quiet and cozy. Walking distance to the beach. Definitely would recommend and stay again. The toys where appreciated.
Marilu D. Sep 2019
Clean decent sized rooms. Convenient to everything. Short walk to the beach and affordable. We will be back again
Sharon K. Sep 2019
We rented this home for 2 nights last year and loved it, so decided to return for a longer stay in 2019. I still love the house, especially the back porch! BUT more attention to detail is needed to ensure the house is in tip-top shape considering the $300 per night price tag. When we arrived, the kitchen garbage was half full and a bottle of cleaning product was left out on the counter. The shower had mold stains, as did the cushions on the back porch. And both the drawers in the refrigerator had about an inch of standing water. I would consider staying here again as I do love the house and location, but only with assurance that those issues have been addressed.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback. We will address your comments with the local staff. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Paula G. Jul 2019
What a great stay! I brought my daughter and 17 month old grandson as a treat for a beach getaway. We were pleasantly surprised at the little touches- I registered 2 adults and 1 child- what a nice surprise there were Lego blocks and trucks and even a tiny tea party set hidden throughout the house. His eyes lit up when we found them. We brought our beach buggy but there was a similar one on the porch with more sand toys and a beach umbrella which we were thankful for as we forgot ours. Our favorite place to be was the screened in porch. It was a great layout where we could leave the kitchen door open and he could roam through the house out onto the porch and play toys with us. The home was stylish and very comfortable. We enjoyed the window fans at night - they worked great. Being around a 5 minute walk to the beach was perfect for us. We were very relaxed and comfortable here. There was a nice breeze most of our stay. We were happy with our experience. I would recommend it and will be back for another partial week getaway. Also the yard was adorable and we loved all the green plush plants and landscaping to look at while enjoying time on the porch. Happy renters here!! Time went by so fast and we were wishing we had reserved it for all week instead of a partial.
Douglas G. Jul 2019
Great little spot. Was out of paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags, but very tidy and pleasant.
Timothy J. F. Nov 2018
Very nice place to stay. Great location!
Lukas K. Oct 2018
Great, clean Little Home close to all the attractions. Unfortunately the BBQ and Dryer didn‘t work. Overall a really good Location
Bruce D. Oct 2018
Two of us completely enjoyed our 4 night stay in this comfortable vacation cottage. It is conveniently located close to York Beach and York Harbor. The kitchen was very well appointed supplied and appeared recently renovated with updated appliances. One night we had live lobsters and used the supplied lobster pot which worked out great. The screened in porch is an outstanding feature which was used for having coffee in the morning entertaining in evening. The washer and dryer we're in the awkward location under the house. If you need to do laundry, there is a laundromat about a half a mile down the road. It has a TV which we did not use much. The Wi-Fi was a little slow side which does affect streaming videos. This is a very comfortable getaway that I would highly recommend two to four people.
Sharon K. Aug 2018
I recently stayed in this home with my 3 year old daughter while visiting York Beach. It was clean, comfortable and cozy. We really appreciated the linens and toiletries included in our stay, which made it feel like a great combination of rental home and hotel. My favorite part was the screened-in porch, which is lovely and a perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee, glass of wine or to steal a quick cat nap. This house is fairly small, so it would be best suited to one family or a few friends who really like each other. The location was great - allowed easy access to both the beach and Rt 1 without the craziness or noise of the beach area. The house does have a washer and dryer, but they're located in a crawl space under the house. Luckily there's a laundry mat very close by! We'll definitely stay here next time we visit York Beach.