Located on a quiet, private road, this idyllic 3 bedroom, 2 bath house features views of the ocean, fishing boats, Crescent Beach, and Richmond Island. Crescent Beach State Park is just a 2-3 minute stroll away, via a private path through nature preserve. The path opens a good distance from the park's main entrance, so you'll be sure to find the privacy you desire. At Crescent Beach, you'll find soft sand, a gentle tide, and rocky coast line at both ends. You'll also find walking/jogging trails along the shore and through the woods in both directions. Popular activities include swimming, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Kayak rentals are available nearby, for pick up or delivery. If you like, drive or bike along Scarborough Marsh toward Higgins Beach (5.0 mi. away), Scarborough Beach (6.1 mi.), or Ferry Beach (7.0 mi.). Explore the rocky coast of Two Lights State Park (1.7 mi.), or picnic next to Portland Headlight at Fort Williams (6 mi.). Kayaking at nearby Scarborough marsh is also popular, and rentals are available on site. You can also visit nearby farms to select locally harvested seafood and locally grown produce, then barbecue on the deck while watching sail boats and other watercraft pass by. Or, leave the dinner prep to others: 4 star dining and other fine establishments are right around the corner (0.2-0.5 mi.). And of course, Portland's Old Port and Downtown await just 12-15 minutes away. Named by Frommer's Travel Guides as one of twelve "surprising, thriving and emerging world travel destinations," Portland offers great food, pubs, shops, music, art, scenic cruises, and more! The house in brief: • 3 bedrooms and a den (a king, a queen, and 2 twin beds sleep 6; a fold-out futon in the den sleeps 2) • Open concept living/dining room (dining table can comfortably seat 10 with optional extension leaf) • Full kitchen with dishwasher, oven, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, glassware, dishware, lobster pot, etc. • Large deck with gas grill and table that seats 8 (additional seating also available) • Large, fully fenced-in yard • High-speed WiFi Internet access • 2 TVs with 120+ channels and DVD players (TV in living room also has smart features) • Stereo in the living/dining room (with adapter for your MP3 player or smart phone) • Washer/dryer in basement and free to use • Linens & towels included (NO additional fee) • Welcome basket with area maps, directions to popular attractions, brochures for popular activities, restaurant menus, and more The area in brief: • Crescent Beach State Park (via private path): 0.2 mi. • Kettle Cove State park (immediately adjacent to Crescent Beach) • 4 Star Dining: 0.2 mi. • Nearest farm offering locally harvested seafood and locally grown produce: 1.4 mi. • Two Lights State Park (and The Lobster Shack): 1.7 mi. • Portland Headlight (at Fort Williams Park): 4.8 mi. • Higgins Beach: 5.0 mi. • Scarborough Beach State Park: 6.1 mi. • Ferry Beach (Scarborough): 7.0 mi. • Portland's Old Port: 7.0 mi. • Scenic cruises (including sailing, whale watching, and island hopping): 7.0 mi. • Popular historic sites (including the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Victoria Mansion, and Portland Observatory): 7.0-8.0 mi.