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4BR Estate Vacation Rental in Kennebunk, Maine

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Updated on Apr 26, 2019

Elegant Family Estate on Very Private Two Mile Beach.

Located in: Kennebunk
The Big House 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. .


Long-time Executive Producer of 'This Old House' - Bruce Irving - states:

“The Big House 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, The Big House may very well be the most picturesque—and probably the grandest— house on the East Coast: The annex part of the home has 4 bedrooms, an elegant library, livingroom, kitchen and dining room. The annex has a private entrance and private living quarters to accommodate a family of 6. Interior details such as its hand-crafted wood floors (inlay designs) and 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.

The Big House 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.
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