To celebrate the end of summer last year, we went away for Labor Day weekend to one of our favorite towns in Maine - York Beach. We decided for this year to spend an entire week at the beach and realized it would be more cost-effective to rent a house instead of staying at a hotel for 7 nights.
Since I’m OCD with being organized and I love lists (wayyyyy too much), I started making a serious packing list for our beach rental. I began with doing a Google search for some ideas since we have never rented a house before, but the search really didn’t come up with much. I only found a couple links that were somewhat useful from some discussion boards: http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/posts/list/114311.page and http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/313529
Luckily we just visited some friends at their lake house in NH last weekend, so we were able to see what was included in that house and get a better idea of things we should consider packing. Their house was very well stocked, but it did take some time to find basic cooking utensils, so I think it may be easiest to pack a box of our own kitchen things and bring it along. It also seems like it may be hit or miss with how new the pots and pans are, so I decided we should at least bring our flat frying pan for making pancakes.
Here is the list I came up with – I decided it was easiest to break it into sections. It quickly went from one page to two as I started adding beach and bathroom items, but I don’t think there’s much I missed. I did add extra lines to handwrite items on in case I think of something later on or the day before we leave.
Beach Rental House Packing List Aug 2011
Feel free to download the list for your own personal use – just click on the link above the list and it will bring you to the site where you can print or save to your computer. Hopefully this will help someone else before the summer ends :)
Or right-click the pictures below to save to your computer: