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Welcome to Zillow’s Rental of the Week. Our site is filled with information on homes for sale and apartments for rent, plus we have data on more than 100 million homes in the U.S., so lots of homes catch our eye.

It’s the first week of August and the last few weeks to squeeze the last rays of sunshine out of summer before school and fall weather rolls around.

What better way to end your summer with a bang than to hit the beach in high style with this Kennebunkport beach rental?

This week’s rental: 197 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport ME

For rent: $9,500/month

Location: Kennebunkport, ME

Details: 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Perched on the edge of Maine’s rocky beaches, the clapboard house is partially secluded, hidden by a grove of trees on one side, and buffered by a stretch of rocky beach on the other. The summer rental currently is listed for $9,500 a month, but the listing instructs those interested to contact the agent for more details. Like many other beach homes, the Colonial-style home is most likely available for a weekly rental at a lower price. With six bedrooms, the rate could become more affordable with a few friends to divvy it up. The home has ocean views from nearly every room and has been featured in both Travel & Leisure as well as Maine Home & Design magazines. Added bonus: Take a short walk down Ocean Avenue and across the bay is Walker’s Point where the Bush summer compound is located. Former President George H.W. Bush spent much of his childhood there and it’s also where Bush’s children, former president George W., Jeb, Marvin, Neil, Dorothy and Robin occasionally visit.

Why rent in Kennebunkport?

The southern Maine beach town’s website calls it “the place to be all year” with stretches of beach to enjoy in the summer, and festivals and events to enjoy during spring, fall and winter. This rental is situated off Ocean Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares to several of the town’s public beaches, waterfront cafes and stores. Like any beachfront or tourist mecca, the cost of living is a bit higher. Median Kennebunkport home values are presently $649,000.

The listing is held by Courtenay Allen by Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

 

About the Author

Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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