About This Listing
Beautiful antique Colonial furnished with charming antiques in the center of Kennebunk Village, 2-4 miles to lovely beaches. House sleeps as many as six; delicious and substantial breakfasts tailored to your tastes served each day.
Authentic antique Colonial, built ca.1780, in a National Register of Historic Places district, just 2-3 miles from several great beaches. Guests may rent 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, which share a connecting bath, and have private entry and parlor. Bedrooms are assumed to be double-occupancy for pricing purposes, unless otherwise specified. Two extra people sharing a room adds $60/night; two extra people in separate rooms adds $90/night. 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 bedrooms and bath. Breakfast room between their 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. Only one group at a time is booked,.for further privacy.
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, 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 a stop around the corner 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 8 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.
Owners' cats will visit guests only as welcomed.
We had a great time in Kennebunk This is a very nice place to stay. The private front room is a cozy place to read a book or play cards. Jean and Warren greeted us as old friends. We arrived later then we had planned and they they were still very gracious. The breakfasts were home made and delicious. We will be staying here on our next trip.
Jane & Warren were lovely hosts. They were very quick to respond to our initial inquiry and very helpful. Upon arrival the house was exactly as described and the historic atmosphere definitely added to the trip. The room set up worked wonderfully for out group (1 couple and 2 friends). The location was also ideal as it is close to beaches, restaurants and shops.
The breakfasts were delicious, much better than you would find in any hotel. They obviously have excellent taste in food and were very helpful in directing us to nearby restaurants to try. I would definitely stay with them again!
Jane & Warren are very nice and welcoming. It was my mom's 60th birthday, and they made a coffee cake with candles for breakfast to start celebrating early!! They had great recommendations for things to do and were flexible with our different arrival and departure times. They kept a clean home and served delicious breakfast. Excellent stay and excellent hosts!
Jane and Warren were wonderful hosts, and the rooms in their gorgeous historic house were beautiful and very clean! They served a delicious full breakfast every morning, culminating in a terrific lobster omelet on the last day. The bed was comfortable. The house was well-located, bearing in mind that you do need a car if you want to explore the whole Kennebunk area. The best part was the friendliness...and the conversation. We would definitely stay with them again. The only thing missing was access to a washing machine....helpful for the longer stay. But still, A+++++.
Jane and Warren's house is lovely, and they were excellent hosts. They gave us directions to a beautiful and uncrowded beach, and lent us beach chairs and a boogie board. The breakfasts were delicious.
The layout of their rooms is very good for a variety of group situations. There's only one bathroom, but otherwise the two larger bedrooms (of which we only used one) are well separated and there's plenty of privacy. The smaller bedroom is just off of the master bedroom and it worked really well for our 3-year-old -- it was dark and quiet; she slept late; she liked being so close to us.
About the Host, Jane & Warren
Enthusiastic history fans, we love sharing our beautiful antique Colonial home with guests, and cooking them delicious breakfasts. Warren is Music Director at a local UCC/UMC church, and Jane is secretary there.
Welcoming, friendly congregation, lovely traditional New England church building.
A beautiful historic library in a beautiful historic little town.
Fascinating historic cemetery
Generous, reasonably priced, and friendly
Good, home style cooking and friendly staff.
National Register Historic District, early ship's captains' homes
Great pub food, craft beers, and friendly cheerful servers
Best lobstah bisque anywhere!
Long, sandy beach, with tidepools at one end and a jetty for good fishing at the other; good beachcombing
Super authentic Mexican food, inexpensive and generous, by a family from Guadalajara; muy autentico!