Tiny, colorful, and just steps from downtown Kennebunkport? Talk about a dream beach stay.

By Marisa Spyker
January 22, 2019
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Come the middle of winter, Maine—and much of the Northeast—may very well be in the throes of some serious snowy weather. But if there’s one thing that’s sure to banish any sign of winter blues, it’s one look at this darling little studio cottage tucked away in the seaside town of Kennebunkport.

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Clad in powder blue shingles, the pint-sized rental cabin is situated on a lush green lot surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. Head-turning details like a cherry red door and gingerbread accents up the cottage curb appeal.

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And the cuteness doesn’t stop there. What this darling getaway—adorably dubbed the “Sandpiper”—lacks in size it seriously makes up for in coastal charm. Inside, the one-room cottage features a fully outfitted kitchenette on one side and a queen-sized bed on the other. Vaulted ceilings make the space feel open and airy, while distressed wooden details, plush linens, and a built-in window seat bring the cozy vibes. Beachy décor, such as a model ship and life preserver, firmly root the cottage to its maritime locale.

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Should you get the urge to venture away from your tiny escape (and swoon-worthy private backyard), the Sandpiper is just a short walk to Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and a mile from Gooch’s Beach. A golf course, driving range, and “wonderful antique store” are also nearby.

Sound like your version of vacation heaven? The Sandpiper cottage is available for rent on TripAdvisor starting at $177 per night.

And with that (plus this local’s guide to Kennebunkport!), you can consider your summer vacay—at least one of many—planned.

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