About This Property
Our property sits in the heart of all the action yet is in the middle of farm country. Situated in sought-after York County we are 26 minutes to just about everything the county has to offer. You can call it Pine Tree State or Vacationland but you will never call it boring! Sugar sand beaches, romantic lighthouses, rugged rocky coastline, amusement parks, water parks, mini-golf, bowling, arcades, malls, adorable boutique shops, antique shops, farm stands, museums, seafood so fresh it may just swim off the plate, flea markets, we have it all! We even have an airport and all of it is approximately 26 minutes away! Want to avoid the traffic and enjoy something closer? Walk to a fabulous trail from the property that leads to a beautiful waterfall, walk down to the brook and spend the day fishing, walk over to the church to go swimming in the local swimming hole, or take a stroll on the trail behind the legion hall to explore the second brook on our property. We have 2 beautiful historic acres of land situated on a major route that will literally take you anywhere you can dream of. Easy access to historic Rte 1 as well. Close to historic towns such as Kennebunk, Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, and Camp Ellis. We can accommodate dry camping only. Built in 1792 by William Bradbury, the property was once a tourist stopover at the turn of the 18th century named Cookie Corner. Here lucky travelers could get a homecooked lunch, some fresh baked cookies, and a bath as traveling by buckboard or Model T tended to get one downright dusty back in the day. Our name, Cookie Corner, stands to this day, welcoming weary but maybe not so dusty travelers. Upon arrival, after you are situated, we will present you with a flyer outlining the addresses, names, and phone numbers for all of the best restaurants to eat at, the best attractions to see, and the best markets to pick up food and camping supplies. Our town is mostly agricultural so purchasing from local farm families is the norm but we do have big-box grocery stores as well. These can be Googled and are about 10 minutes from the property but they are not included on the list. We will be selling postcards this summer as a fond reminder of your visit. We have a camp store in the works that we hope to complete by summer's end as well.
We have elderly residents who aren't fond of loud noises late at night so we ask that all renters are quiet after 9 pm. You can still enjoy yourself after 9 but we ask that you do it quietly. We ask that you drink responsibly and be respectful to the owners and other renters. If you smoke, cigarettes must be extinguished in a bucket of water and we ask you only smoke in the area of your trailer as one of the owners is extremely allergic to cigarette smoke. Campfires must be extinguished before bed with a bucket of water. We have had severe wildfires here in ME in the past and ask that you help us to avoid them in the future by following these simple rules. Our insurance doesn't allow the use of the pool so we ask that you respect this as our private area. When you leave please make sure you have picked up all your trash and placed it in the bin and have left the area as you found it. All bottles should be placed in the redemption bin. All dogs must be on a leash at all times as we live on a busy road it isn't safe for your dog to be loose. We have our own dog who gets along with other dogs but if your dog doesn't like other dogs please make sure we are aware of this so we don't bring our dog near yours for your family's safety and comfort. Please make sure you clean up after your dog so the owners and other renters can also enjoy the property. The most important rule? Have fun!!
Trash WiFi Showers Restrooms
Firepit Picnic Fishing Wildlife Watching Playground Swimming Pool
Lake Creek River Swimming hole Forest Desert Beach
Sewer Hookup: No
Water Hookup: No
Unique To This Property
We have two brooks that intersect on the property creating a very deep pool that is full of great fishing opportunities. There is a hiking trail just past the property, behind the library, that leads to an amazing waterfall. Also within walking distance, behind the church is the local swimming hole where you can take a refreshing dip on a hot summer day. You may also enjoy relaxing on the expansive lawn that stretches down to the picturesque brooks. Or catch a catnap in the hammock in the shade of the cedar tree after a nice picnic lunch by the brook. Unfortunately, due to insurance restrictions, we cannot allow the use of the pool. Town trash pickup is every Thursday so all trash must be on the curb Thursday morning.
About The Owner
Melody Ml Norris
My husband, Gary, our son, Lee, and my mom, Nettie all live in a historic 1792 farmhouse built by William Bradbury and situated in the heart of York County Maine. We feel extremely blessed to be living in paradise while heading for retirement. Our family helped to settle the great state of Maine coming here first through Plymouth Rock on the Mayflower. Massachusettes eventually was split into two parts, one becoming our beautiful state of Maine where we very gratefully ended up. We would love to share our piece of paradise with others who wish to experience paradise for themselves.