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USA Maine Southern Maine York Listing #4709

York Starfish Haven - York, ME

54 reviews
Max occupancy: 11 2 Queen Bed, 5 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 4 dog max 
28 Airport Dr, York, ME 03909

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Bright, coastal family home close to beaches - dogs welcome!

Built with a family getaway in mind, this well-appointed York vacation rental welcomes guests with a location close to the beaches and other York attractions and dog-friendly accommodations.

Nestled in a family neighborhood on Cape Neddick, this coastal home sits between two of York's favorite beaches - Long Sands Beach, a 10-minute walk to the south, and Short Sands Beach, just a 5-minute walk to the north. Dining, shopping, and nearby area attractions are close at hand.

Designed to reflect its coastal location, this tasteful home boasts elegant touches like a cathedral ceiling in the formal sitting area, hardwood floors, and columns. Sea-themed decor, multiple sitting rooms with comfortable furnishings, and an open floor plan gives the home character while providing space and privacy, even to a large group of travelers.

The main floor of the home is starfish-themed with a soft blue palette. Bring a tray of ice tea to the more casual of the two living spaces to watch a family game show on the cable TV. Guests who prefer reading or are looking to chat amicably over an afternoon cocktail may prefer the more formal sitting area with a wood fireplace at its center, and plenty of natural light streaming in through the sliding glass door. For the big sports game or Saturday morning cartoons, there's a warm den area on the lowest level of the home. Provided WiFi keeps you connected all trip long.

The kitchen is designed for multiple cooks to participate in the meal preparation with long granite counters and modern appliances. Store plenty of fresh seafood in the double-door, stainless steel fridge with a pull-out freezer, and whip up pancakes in the mixer. Set the kids up at the breakfast bar with a smoothie from the blender and English muffin pizzas from the toaster oven.

This home is equipped with a table setting for every occasion: A fancy birthday dinner of fresh lobster can be held in the formal dining room. Bowls of oatmeal or fresh omelets can be hosted at the casual dining table with bay windows. Fourth of July barbecues may be enjoyed out on one of two patio areas, including a firepit for s'mores! You'll also find a laundry room and outdoor shower here, as well.

Two living areas on the first floor ensure that all guests will find a cozy spot to prop their feet. Pick between the comfy TV area or the formal sitting room with a wood fireplace. All the main bedrooms are upstairs, with two queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds and a trundle bed. The basement provides extra sleeping room with a sofabed and one day bed with a trundle. The family dog may join in as well with a dog bed and a set of dog dishes (a small nightly fee applies).

Choose Long Sands Beach or Short Sands Beach—both have lovely boardwalks with eateries, and plenty of sand to squish between your toes (there are two extra beach chairs provided if you need them). Shorts Sands Beach is great for families with younger children, as it includes a playground and the famous Goldenrod candy shop. Short Sands is known for York Days, an August event featuring sandcastle building contests and a fun craft fair.

Adventure is around the corner at York's Wild Kingdom, less than a half-mile from this rental. This combination zoo and amusement park will satisfy the need for thrills. Or take a visit to the Nubble Lighthouse for some photo opportunities, with a stop at Fox's Lobster House for some lunch and an ice cream cone.

Balancing comfort and fine taste with a great location, this Maine vacation rental will meet all the expectations for a classic East Coast getaway!

*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! 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.



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Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

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Wireless router

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private

Beach chairs



54 reviews

Terri B. Aug 2020
The house is a great location. Amenities are good. Open floor plan.
Morgan S. Jul 2020
We were so impressed with our accommodations! The house was very clean and while it felt beachy, it didn't have that damp, musty feeling of a beach home. The house is very spacious and has a great back and front yard for hanging great AC! There is a ductless system with AC on the main floor and then in the master bedroom. We did find a unit in one of the closets that we tried setting up in another bedroom but it wasn't working...would recommend the owner replace so next guests can keep cool..we had a very hot weather week! The house also comes equipped with most basic necessities for cooking and sheets for bedding. All around we were very pleased...thank you!
Kyle J. Jul 2020
House was clean and very close to the beach. 5 minute walk. Plenty of sleeping arrangements . House is not the easiest for pets with the hardwood steps and floors but a nice place to hang out and the location is very good
KAREN K. Mar 2020
9 minute walk to the beach. 25 minutes walk to Nubble. Lovely home with all the comforts of home.
Deborah B. Nov 2019
The set up, the house, the decor, the location!!!
emilie b. Oct 2019
Very nice house close to everything in York. The kitchen is laking of equipement (wine glasses etc) if you want to cook in house. Aside from that everything is amazing
Gina M. Aug 2019
Home was perfect for my girlfriends weekend! No small feat for 9 women in the mid-50 category😉. Plenty of room for everyone inside and outside.
The decor was so cute and the house was super clean. Close walking to beaches and restaurants and a short Uber to raucous Ogunquit nightlife. Would definately do this again!
Terri B. Aug 2019
set up of rooms
Ruth K. Jul 2019
Perfectly situated in a quiet residential area tucked between the two main York beaches, this well-appointed home is also located close to everything needed for a perfect vacation.

We walked to both beaches and the Nubble Lighthouse. Being that close to the best lobster house in the state (Fox's in Nubble's shadow) was bad for the waistline, but nirvana for the tastebuds! And, of course, Dunn's ice cream was close, too. Getting to the supermarket to stock up was super-easy, too.
Kathleen G. Jul 2019
This house was clean and perfect for our family. We enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen and we used the barbecue. The deck was great and we loved that we could walk into town and to the beach.
Sheila F. Apr 2019
We rented Starfish Haven for an annual girls weekend and it was wonderful. The home is large enough for everyone to have their own space, there was 7 of us, but has a great open concept kitchen and family room that allowed all of us to enjoy conversation till the wee hours. The beds were comfortable, the house immaculately clean. The location perfect for morning and evening walks, Looking forward to renting again for Vacasa.
Theresa E. Apr 2019
We, as a family, enjoyed the beautiful home with more than enough bedrooms to accommodate everyone. It is clean, well kept, and furnished very comfortably. We would choose this house again. They are also dog friendly and that was really important. Close to the beach area and restaurants and shop. An added plus is being near the Nubble Lighthouse !! We easily traveled to Ogunquit, Wells, and Kennebunkport. Off season is sometimes difficult because many places are closed but we loved the outlets in Kittery and the shops in York and Ogunquit and Kennenbunkport. Bessie's restaurant was really great for a varied menu and delicious food. I would recommend this for families!

Barbara D. Mar 2019
The house was perfect for our needs. It was clean and beautiful.
Beth W. Jan 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at Starfish Haven. The kitchen was well stocked, bathrooms had plenty of towels , soap, and shampoo, and is was very nicely decorated and clean. Our only issue was that the owner only allows 3 cars to be parked on the premises. That was an issue for us and we had to find parking for other cars.
Natalie K. Nov 2018
Liked house clean and bright , comfortable furniture. Good location for taraveling to and from, dining and shopping
Amanda M. Sep 2018
My family stayed here over an abnormal heat wave. The house was very clean with a great beachy feel. My daughters loved the surf board themed room and the gas fire pit! Great location with a 10-15min walk to 2 beaches and downtown. The only drawback was only the master bedroom had AC. My girls and parents had to sleep in basement to get cool. The owners ran over the next morning and put a window AC unit in one bedrooms and fans in the other.’s not normally 90+ degrees at the end of Aug. Would definitely stay there again!
Stephanie V. Jul 2018
We absolutely loved our stay here! We were a little nervous because it was dog friendly (we brought our Golden Retriever), but it was just as clean as all the reviews said. It was an easy walk to both Short & Long sand beaches. Great location near Nubble Lighthouse, Dunnes ice cream & Fox’s Lobster House! We hope to vacation here again!!
MICHAEL G. Jul 2018
Exactly as described in the VRBO post, a clean, beautifully appointed home. Perfectly located near beach and town. Loved the deck and fire pit in the back yard. Great kitchen, comfortable bedrooms. Great A/C on hot days. We will come back the next time we visit York.
Sharon B. Jun 2018
Absolutely beautiful, tastefully furnished upscale home in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to Short Sands Beach, York, Dunne's Ice Cream and Nubble Lighthouse. Short drive to York Village, York Harbor Inn for dining, with breathtaking views of the ocean and elegant victorian homes and cottages.
Kathryn V. Jun 2018
Great home! Beautiful and airy with plenty of room for everyone. Perfect location to walk to both beaches. We will be back again and again.
Judy M. Oct 2017
Wonderful long weekend destination. Beautiful home and perfect location.
Madeleine T. Sep 2017
The property is very well kept and furnished nicely (good quality appliances). The kitchen has plenty of utensils to use. Bed sheets, covers and bath towels are very new, good hygiene. We enjoyed our stay, and will surely return.
Thank you Vacasa.
France L. Sep 2017
All good except the for the basement tv
Pamela S. Aug 2017
We stayed and had a blast. S'mores on the fire pit, the outdoor shower, great from top to bottom.
Denise F. Aug 2017
Beautiful home close to both beaches. We had a great family vacation. Plenty of room for everyone yo spread out and relax.
Jillian L. Jul 2017
This was very family friendly. It was a short walk to the beach and all that both long sand and short sands beaches have to offer. We hope to have the opportunity to visit again in the future.
Katherine S. Jul 2017
Hosted a girls weekend for 8 women at Starfish Haven. Beds for everyone, and the living room was able to accommodate our group. Kitchen was also a great size and had enough cook ware to serve both breakfast and lunch for the group. We walked to both long and short sands beach, and to the lighthouse. Would stay here again!
James E. Jun 2017
The location and amenities were great!
Nancy M. May 2017
We found Starfish Haven to be a great spot for our girls getaway. Enough bedrooms for everyone and space to get together or be apart, as desired. The furnishings were beautiful and comfortable. It's located in a great neighborhood with many different walks to beautiful York landmarks.
Alex M. May 2017
Thanks, it was a wonderful week!
Dorothy-Jane G. May 2017
This well-maintained, spacious home is conveniently located in Cape Neddick. It has a well-equipped kitchen, and plenty of space for a family to hang out and relax after a day out and about. Vacasa is very responsive and easy to work with.
Kevin S. Apr 2017
I enjoyed staying here.
Patricia B. Apr 2017
Sunny , bright and spacious home. Well furnished throughout. Great location!
Marianne G. Mar 2017
Nice quiet street. Nicely decorated beach theme.
Shane S. Mar 2017
This home does not feel like a rental. It is immaculate, comfy and feels like home. We would love to stay here again in the future.
Gregg C. Jan 2017
The property was excellent and there is a lot of common spaces to spend quality time with friends and family.
Maureen D. Nov 2016
Leslie F. Nov 2016
Very nice location and house was perfect
Bryan L. Oct 2016
This is a very nice home to rent at York Beach. Well maintained, clean, newer construction, great location with everything you need for a wonderful visit for you and your family.
JT L. Oct 2016
Beautiful little spot in a great location close to town and the beach. Quiet neighborhood though, so you need to watch your noise level. Great space for a quiet, relaxed girls getaway weekend!
Richard P. Oct 2016
charming house in an excellent location
Matthew M. Oct 2016
Although there were no ocean views, the location was great, and I would stay here again.
Catherine F. Oct 2016
Great stay at Starfish Haven! Though there was only two of us and our two dogs, and we only stayed for a few days, it was a most pleasurable visit! We wanted something close to the beach for the dogs and close to family in York. The house is well equipped, well furnished, very comfortable, exceptionally clean and very spacious! Great for two families or just one large one! Or even just two who want some space!! Lol.
Christina P. Sep 2016
Nice property but need to bring extra blankets and basic necessities to cook with!!
James H. Sep 2016
A beautiful home where we built great memories.
Teresa P. Aug 2016
We had three kids under 5, and this house was great. We've stayed at other homes that are more kid friendly but this place was fantastic and regardless of whether you're traveling with kids or not, this home is worth renting! I hope we can stay here again next year.
Emily V. Aug 2016
We spent several days in York with my family and my sister in laws family. There were 5 kids and 4 adults. The house was beautiful and an easy walk to Short Sands beach. We had more than enough room in the house. It was great having a washer and dryer available.
Celine T. Aug 2016
Your home was very beautiful, we really enjoyed our stay. We loved sitting on the front porch.
Shannon C. Aug 2016
Beautiful house! Short walk to beach! Close to neighbors, but everyone was super friendly!