About this listing
Beautiful antique Colonial furnished with charming antiques in the heart of downtown Kennebunk, 2-4 miles to lovely beaches. House sleeps up to five; delicious and substantial breakfasts served each day. Please ask about special winter rates.
Authentic antique Colonial, built ca.1780, in a National Register of Historic Places district, just 2-3 miles from several great beaches. Only one party is booked at a time for privacy, so the bath is shared only with other members of your party. Delicious homemade breakfast served daily in the gracious beamed dining room (sorry, no kitchen access for guests --but we promise you'll love the breakfasts!) Beach pass is included during summer months.
Kennebunk is a peaceful little town with a great public library, historical museum, parks, tennis courts, a fishing pond, shops, restaurants,churches, and playground all within a very short walk of the Capt Chadbourne House. It's perfectly situated for walking tours of the Historic District and a sprawling historic cemetery.
During the summer, the free trolley can take you to the beach and back. For non-beach days, there are several districts of antiques shops within just a couple of miles.
Guests have offstreet parking, private entrance, parlor, and bath. Breakfast room between guest quarters and ours is open for breakfast, then closed for the rest of the day, providing total "airlock" privacy. Guests have a small fridge in their part of the house, but no cooking facilities. The screened porch and patio are available for guest use, accessible by a path through the front garden.
Interaction with guests
We do our best to greet guests at arrival, and we serve a generous breakfast each day, customized to guests' preferences/dietary needs. Otherwise, we are available if needed for emergencies.
We are in a lovely National Register Historic District with many sea captains' mansions, near parks, shops, restaurants, and numerous historic attractions in close walking distance. The village is charming, with a full range of services and recreation.
In summer, free "trolleys" run from nearby to all the nearby beaches and attractions.
Other things to note
There is free Wi-Fi. We enjoy helping with recommendations to the best local restaurants, beaches, and entertainment.
Children over age 5 are welcome guests.
NO smoking, please.
Please bring your own beach towels if you can. (we can provide if needed.)
Guests are responsible for their own toiletries.
Bed and bath linens will be laundered and housekeeping provided weekly for those staying more than one week. Guests are otherwise responsible for maintaining their spaces.
Trash can be disposed of by placing bagged trash outside the door.
No pets, please.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We are enthusiastic history fans, and we love being able to share our antique 1780's Colonial home in coastal Maine, and now our Biscuit Box style cabin in Western Bay, Newfoundland, with others who appreciate historic homes. Warren is Music Director at a local UCC/UMC church in Maine, so that is where we are most of the year. We are thrilled to have found the cabin overlooking Western Bay, where most of our neighbors are related to Warren's family and we can hear the surf through our windows.