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USA Maine Southern Maine York Listing #4460

York Family Retreat - York, ME

56 reviews
Max occupancy: 20 8 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 8 bedrooms 4 bathrooms No pets 
8 Garrison Avenue, York, ME 03909

Expansive ocean view home, very elegant, with room for 20!

Looking to book that perfect home for a family reunion or a big group of good friends? This York vacation rental has everything you need to host everyone in style with room to spare!

Just a block from the crashing waves of York's picturesque beaches, you and your guests will be surrounded by historical sites, antique shops, top tier golf courses, and world renown seafood feasts.

As you step into the home, you'll be greeted by rich hardwood floors, an airy sea-inspired atmosphere, and an open layout that is perfect for gathering a large group together.

The main living area is on the second level, with an open floor plan and beautiful windows to bring in the natural light. Watch your favorite cable shows on the impressive flatscreen HDTV, or pick the perfect DVD for a fun movie night in.

Use the fast in-house WiFi to check that recipe one more time before you and a few culinary assistants step into the open-style kitchen and put all of the upgraded stainless steel appliances to work. The custom granite counters allow you to spread out. A massive kitchen island gives you the chance to entertain nearly half a dozen people as you sip a glass of wine and cook up a masterpiece.

Fire up the gas grill outside the side entrance, and take in the sweeping views of the shoreline from the two balconies while the dishwasher takes care of the plates. There's even a bonus kitchenette on the main floor, so guests can stash snacks and cool drinks to enjoy on the porch.

When it's time to retire you and your guests will be able to stay in style and luxury. This eight-bedroom, four-bathroom home can easily sleep to up to 20 guests. Each of the eight large bedrooms boast a queen-size bed, with two of the rooms also hosting a pair of twin bunk-style beds. There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, and three bedrooms and one full bathroom on the third floor.

With a private washer/dryer on the first floor and central A/C throughout, you might never want to leave this amazing home.

York offers a wide range of activities to get the group out and about. Book a whale watching cruise or head over to the museums of Old York to learn about the rich history of the area. Find a hidden treasure as you check out one of the antique shops.

Head over to the York Golf and Tennis Club to play a round of golf, or work on your serve on the tennis courts. Take one of the many walking tours offered in the area to experience the history come alive. Have a night out with your group and book a table at the Fox's Lobster House after a day exploring the Nubble Lighthouse.

Fill your next coastal getaway with style and relaxation at this Maine vacation rental.

*Please note that parties are not allowed. Thank you for your consideration.

*Please note: this home resides in a noise-sensitive area and the owners participate in our Good Neighbor protection program. Our smart home technology will alert our team if excessive decibel or occupancy levels are detected, allowing us to reach out directly with a reminder of maximum occupancy and quiet hours. This technology is privacy compliant, and only monitors the presence of decibels and devices—not any personal conversation or information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to be good neighbors!

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AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Central AC

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Time Warner

Cable : Time Warner

TV

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Iron

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Deck

Patio

Scenic

Water view

56 reviews

Karen J. Jul 2019
We really loved our stay in York, ME at your rental! It was ideal for the 18 of us and everyone mentioned how comfortable they felt living in a home with so many amenities and proximal to the beach and other activities. Thanks for your hospitality.
Walter H M. Apr 2019
Its a great house for a large group of people!!
Maryellen P. Mar 2019
This house was beautiful, the location was amazing, and it suited our family perfectly. Having bedrooms on the upper and lower level and the living area in the middle was perfect. Early risers and those early to bed benefitted from this plus the kids were able to play in one area while the adults could enjoy some level of quiet! It was very well stocked, beautifully appointed and made fro a perfect weekend for our family.
Mary Anne C. Dec 2018
We had a family reunion in York Maine and our accomodation was great! The house is very large with plenty of room for the 11 of us. Especially good is the eight bedrooms giving everyone privacy. And the common area for eating , playing games , watching TV is perfect. Views from the decks very nice.
Cara L. Nov 2018
Stayed at the house for a family reunion weekend. It was a beautiful home with LOTS of open space for all of us to be able to hang out together inside. There was seating for 12 around a table and an additional 4 chairs at a nearby counter that made it easy to all enjoy means together. The view from the home was also quite nice and we found some fun things to do nearby even though it was November. There were 4 bathrooms which made it easy for everyone to have a place to go and there was even shampoo, conditioner and soap in the bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with enough dishes and utensils for everyone and a nice selection of pots and pans. The only downside for us was the configuration of the bedrooms- 6 of which had queen sized beds only. Since we were not all couples, it meant some of us had to share- but we probably should have paid more attention to the layout when booking. Overall, I would say it is a GREAT place to stay and would highly recommend it.
ANDREW H. Oct 2018
We just concluded a week long extended family vacation with a party of 13 (10 adults and 3 kids) and this house did an outstanding job of housing all of us! The two separate bedroom areas and two full size refrigerators were very welcome. We did plenty of cooking here and found that they had most everything that we needed. It was very nice to be able to walk to the beach on the warmer days. One small item of note was that there were no window coverings in the dining area and stairs so that felt a little like we were in a fishbowl at night. All of the bedrooms and living room have window coverings. We found everything to be as good or better than advertised and would definitely recommend staying here especially if you have a large group!
Racheal H. Sep 2018
This home was perfect with the open layout and the location right across the beach! We loved the two decks and all the bedroom and bathroom options. Would recommend to any large group.
Kellie B. Jul 2018
Perfect Location & enough room for everyone!
Thomas R. Jul 2018
Fantastic house with absolutely the best layout for large families!!!
Florrie B. Jun 2018
We had a wonderful stay here. The house was very clean and were just like the pictures. We were here for a funeral service and wanted to be able to all be together. This was a perfect spot.
We would definitely stay here again.
Caroline M. Jun 2018
Admin is easy to work with and contact, House is clean, well equipped and spacious. Location is great as well. Had lots of fun!
Emily M. Jun 2018
The house was gorgeous- exactly as pictured! Well stocked with clean linens, bathroom supplies and kitchen supplies. We fit 15 people comfortably for a weekend getaway. Convenient access to the beach (walkable, or a short drive if you need to transport things), and the views on the upper deck were incredible!
Darla B. Jun 2018
We had 19 people in this house with 8 being young people and children and you wouldn't know it. So much room.
Steven P. May 2018
Positives - great location. House is immaculate and well stocked with everything you need. Kitchen / dining area is perfect for a large group gathering. Two full sized refrigerators. 16 men slept comfortably. 70” TV. 3 great decks.

Negatives - this is nitpicking but for two years in a row we have had issues with the grill. Last year, 2 burners were not working and it hadn’t been cleaned in ages. Worth noting, once notified, the property manager sent over someone to address. Unfortunately this year we showed up and the burners and shields were completely rotted out, rendering it useless. We bring up a considerable amount of meat to grill, so this was frustrating. Lastly, this property is in a residential neighborhood with few other rentals. The neighbors, understandably, ensure that the 10PM noise ordinance is strictly enforced. Assuming you have a large group, just know to get off the decks and close all windows by about 9:45 or you will get a call. We had 16 guys watching the Bruins playoff game, which ended at 10:15... so yes we got a call. We learned our lesson for the next night.

All in all the positives far outweigh a couple slight inconveniences. I would highly recommend this rental for any large gathering. Eric and the Vacasa team are accommodating as well.
Manager response:
The grill has been completely replaced, and we apologize for any grief it caused our guests. Thank you!
Wayne H. Apr 2018
WOW - we were blown away by this home. Quiet neighborhood in easy walking distance to the beach, plenty of parking. The home is huge, very solid materials, many large and glass-door shower bathrooms, plenty of cooking gear, 2 levels of decks to sit on and look at the ocean and lighthouse in the distance.

There is a huge dining table great for many people to eat at and a large island to prepare food or sit and chat. tile floors and hardwood throughout, plenty of towels, blankets etc.

It really was just a WONDERFUL place for up to 20 people as listed .... or for our family of 6 plus our Maine family who came and visited often during our 6 days there.

Highly recommend Vacasa, Erik, and this home.
Deborah Ron S. Jan 2018
Nice house for a few families to rent and spend time together. Had a great time.

Diane C. Oct 2017
5 couples spent the weekend at this spacious, comfortable house. The main floor was great . The walk to the water was short, the decks provided views of the water
Jennifer T. Oct 2017
The main floor of this house is perfect for entertaining and having some quality family and friend time. We loved the views from the 2 balconies, the large dining table, and the enormous kitchen island. You can comfortably watch tv from the couches or kitchen. As long as your guests go to bed around the same time, you will sleep comfortably in the cosy beds. Voices do carry throughout the main room due to its size and open floorplan, so it's possible to hear conversations in both the upper and lower bedrooms. This was fine for 12 girls who went to bed around the same time, but might be difficult for a family with babies sleeping or children napping. We loved staying at this home and would be happy to come visit again!
Nancy M. Sep 2017
Can't beat the location of this house! What it lacks in "homeyness" it makes up for in in living space. You need to bring anything other than the very basic kitchen needs. Close to beach and restaurants.
Cindy D. Sep 2017
home was beautiful and spacious it exceeded our expectations
Michelle B. Aug 2017
Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) stayed at this lovely beach house for a few nights. It was way more space than we needed but we loved it. The house was tastefully decorated with beautiful finishes in the kitchen and baths. There was enough room in the common spaces for a group 3-4 times our size. The views and sounds of the ocean naturally enhanced the relaxing feel and our enjoyment of the home.
Angela B. Aug 2017
The house was fully stocked with everything you could need- and really clean!
Michelle M. Jul 2017
Excellent house in a great location. Great for large crowds. Clean and well maintained.
Katie P. Jul 2017
This property was as clean as the virtual tour and pictures show. Easy walk to the beach. We had 18 people from 5 years to 76 staying in the house for a family reunion for a week.
Caroline M. Jun 2017
A beautiful house, well maintained and well eqipped. Plenty of room for a large group with tons of kids. Would definitely recommend this house. Great bunch of people to do business with. Easy to reach and very informative. They sent alerts and reminders before our trip so we knew exactly what to do. Would definitely stay again.
Glenna R. May 2017
We stayed here to celebrate two of our children's recent graduations from college. It was a perfect gathering spot for our friends and family who came from Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Texas and York! The main space on the second floor was open and inviting, allowing everyone to have both large group and more intimate conversations. The views are lovely, especially from the top balcony, and it was a quick walk to the beach for our young adults who enjoyed the water. The York area is charming and has wonderful restaurants and stores. We loved the photo opps at the Cape Neddick Lighthouse just a short drive away. We hope to return to this gorgeous home again when we visit family in the northeast.
Jean R. May 2017
We are happy to share that the home is exactly as shown in the pictures. The 2nd floor living is perfect for catching up with large group of friends and family. The large dining table is fantastic for meal time. And the large kitchen island is great for laying out food and drinks. And the 2nd refrigerator is critical with large group. One for beverages and overflow - and one for food.

The 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms was great for a large group. Easy for getting ready to go out. Queen beds were very comfortable. Bunk beds used by adults were comfortable but if you move too much you will be waking the other person up. Probably no issue for kids.

Parking is issue - 4 cars. So have a back up plan if you have more then 4 cars. Hopefully Vacasa can help you with that. And we've suggested more sturdy chairs for the upper two decks.

The walk to beach is short - and there is sidewalk along the beach when tide is in. Also restaurants in walking distance too. Sun and Surf on the water side north of the house is great.

Verizon phone service worked fine. Sprint & AT&T not so much.

Everyone enjoyed the home and the surrounds and are keen to come back!! It is perfect for a Ladies College Reunion!!
Linda Q. May 2017
The house was spacious, and the photos are good representatives of what to expect. There were plenty of sleeping spaces and plenty of seating areas. We stayed for two nights. The beds were comfortable. The heating/air conditioning was adequate. We didn't cook, so I can't comment on the cookware or the stove. I would stay here again, but I'd make sure to bring my hair blower and my own supply of toilet paper.
Kaitlyn A. May 2017
We stayed here with a group of teenage girls! It is such a beautiful house with an amazing view! Very spacious with many rooms - the floor plan was very open which helped in feeling like there was a lot of space even though there were 15 teenage girls staying in the house! Both decks had a view of the ocean which was wonderful! Would definitely stay here again!
Laurene B. Apr 2017
Great place
HaYoung N. Apr 2017
This three-story house was large and spacious enough to house 16 of us including four children (it has a baby crib too). Location is great, you can even look at the see through the large window/balcony from the kitchen. All the kitchen appliances are fairly new and there are even two fridges! It was very comfortable and we really enjoyed our weekend there. We consider coming back here again.
One thing to note is that if you are sensitive to sound during the night, I would recommend bringing earplugs because every door including bathrooms bangs pretty hard when they shut. Other than this, this place is awesome.
Ana And Carlos M. Jan 2017
Love this property! Clean, modern and well taken care of.
Lou M. Dec 2016
Amazing house, perfect for large parties.
Sharon H. Dec 2016
Lovely home. Lots of room plenty of beds and bathrooms. The only comment I would make is that it can be very loud. So if you want kids to go to sleep and adults are staying up, good luck
Thomas B. Dec 2016
The house wonderfully accommodates a large group...exceptionally clean, convenient, and beautiful.
Alice D L. Nov 2016
We found the house to be spacious, clean, nicely located by the ocean, and with a perfect layout for large groups. Big table in the kitchen was great for meals and hanging out. Since we stayed over Thanksgiving weekend, the extra refrigerator and sink downstairs came in very handy, given the size of our group and the amount of food/drinks we brought with us. The kitchen is furnished with enough plates/bowls/cups/silverware for 20 people, and also has the standard appliances - stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. Also, if it helps, the kitchen is not really stocked with basic ingredients - not a problem, just good to know what to bring/prepare for during your stay.
Janet B. Oct 2016
A very spacious, high-end rental with comfortable beds and attractive furnishings. All of the furnishings were high quality.
Anna R. Oct 2016
all 13 of us had a wonderful time in this great house !!! close to the beach, shopping and lots of places to dine ! The house is roomy and very comfortable !!
Steve G. Sep 2016
The home was fantastic. Especially the kitchen table where the entire family could sit for dinner.
Erica S. Aug 2016
Wonderful house and fit our 18 person group perfectly!
Betty G. Jul 2016
The family enjoyed being together and loved having enough comfortable beds for all 16! The large table was fun for all to gather. We enjoyed putting puzzles together on the table also. The view was great of Nubble Light and Boon Light. (although a new home being constructed might block the light). The ocean is still visable however. Not much room for outdoor activities, but decks are accomodating and the walk to the ocean was enjoyable. The large TV was good for evenings, but only one other TV for those that needed other programming. (and that was in a bedroom.) Restaurants were all a convenient ride nearby). We anjoyed our time together and the 8 Garrison Avenue offered the perfect opportunity .
Casey G. Jun 2016
Great house and great area. Cabs are tough up there, and Uber is non-existent so account for that when making plans.
Edmond Y. Jun 2016
The house was clean, smelled good and was very up to date. The size is perfect for a reunion type event where you would like to accommodate over 15 people. I think it listed that they could sleep 20(probably for fire code) but it is big enough to sleep more than that. The location was excellent. It was close to the water but also near the highways. It was very pleasant. Parking was limited to about 4 vehicles but that is not really an issue
Trish R. Apr 2016
We loved this house! The layout was perfect with bedrooms on the top and bottom floors and common space on the 2nd floor. The rooms are nicely sized and quiet if you need to get away from the group. The decks are amazing particularly the view from the top deck. Limited parking so you need to plan accordingly. We had an amazing time and would certainly highly recommend this location!
Ryan C. Apr 2016
very spacious home with a full equipped kitchen. great for any occasion. I organized a bachelor party for 16 guys and we had plenty of space to grill meat, play games, sleep. The parking is a little bit limited, but we were warned in advance and planned carpooling accordingly. Thanks for a lovely stay, Vacasa.
Heidi V. Feb 2016
The house was amazing and the area was great! We would definitely come here again.
Adam M. Jan 2016
Our group goes away each MLK weekend. We are large: 10 adults and 8 kids, and the house seemed just perfect. The large kitchen made meals terrific and the table was able to accommodate all of the adults while the kids ate at the island. The house was clean, with appropriate linens and plenty of beds and bathrooms. With so many bedrooms/people and only one living space, it got quite loud at times--the house seems quite new or newly renovated so perhaps some rugs would act as a noise buffer. Its a nice walk to the beach and York is quite cute in winter. Definitely recommend.