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HISTORIC CAPT CHADBOURNE HOUSE IN-TOWN, NEAR BEACHES

Jane King

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Speaks: english
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HISTORIC CAPT CHADBOURNE HOUSE IN-TOWN, NEAR BEACHES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Kennebunk House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Captain Chadbourne House is a genuine antique Colonial home. Well-maintained, with numerous original features in spacious, beautifully decorated rooms furnished with charming antiques, this is a one-of-a-kind getaway. The house is a great rental for families or friends. Downstairs is a spacious parlor and foyer that opens to the breakfast room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms: the Master bedroom and the front bedroom share a connecting bath, and opening from the Master is a third bedroom with Queen bed. The Master bedroom has a romantic 4-poster Queen bed with a cozy pillow-top mattress that has been said to save marriages, and a comfortable sofa. The front bedroom has a handsome antique double bed and a loveseat and wing chair. In the anteroom adjacent to the master bedroom are the appliances and the extra queen bed. Guests have the choice to rent one, two, or three bedrooms. We rent to just one party at a time, regardless of the size of the group. Both the Master Suite and the Parlor have working fireplaces, where a wood fire will be laid for a small fee, or guests can provide their own fire logs.

An ample and delicious 3-course homemade breakfast is served daily in the lovely beamed dining room. Since we only rent to one party at a time, we're happy to tailor the menu to your preferences!

Check out the great reviews entered by our happy guests from all over the country and beyond! Off-season discount available during Winter and Spring -- just ask!

Located in the heart of Kennebunk Village, just a short stroll to shops, parks, restaurants, public library, historic museum, fishing pond, and many other amenities, this lovely home is only 2 miles away from several gorgeous beaches. Beach pass included in the rent in summer, $20 deposit.

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.

Whale-watching, fishing, lobstering, and schooner tours are available from the port, as well as surfing lessons, and surfboard, bicycle, and scooter rentals.

Keywords: House, historic, B & B, breakfast, B&B, in town, suite, antique, bed and breakfast, family, reunion, friends

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane King (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Jane King

Warren King is Music Director at Christ Church in Kennebunk, and wife Jane is the church secretary and also an architectural historian and researcher. We bought the Captain Chadbourne House because we fell in love with the numerous original Colonial-era features, such as wide plank pumpkin pine floors, Indian shutters in the windows, beamed ceilings, and many fireplaces. We also love to entertain, and the house has wonderfully gracious rooms for guests. We love to cook, too, and we're sure you'll enjoy your breakfasts!

Jane King purchased this house in 2004

Why Jane King chose Kennebunk

We love the beach, and we love small town life. Kennebunk is a beautiful historic New England village, with miles of sandy beaches, and plenty of conveniences such as shops and restaurants within walking distance of the house. Lovely beaches are just 2-3 miles away. Kennebunk is just an hour and a half drive from Boston, located halfway between the historic cities of Portsmouth and Portland. The Portland International Jetport is just a 25-minute drive from Kennebunk, and Portland itself is a lively city full of history and culture, as is Portsmouth NH.

What makes this house unique

The Capt Chadbourne House is just a mile and a half from Maine Turnpike Exit 25, yet right in the heart of the village, an easy walk to restaurants, shops, churches, parks, the public library, the excellent local historical museum, tennis courts, and the beautiful Summer Street ship captains' mansions which make up a National Register Historic District. The Capt Chadbourne House is on the museum's district walking tour! We're also just a short drive or bike ride to several glorious beaches, which enjoyable in every season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jane & Warren,

We have enjoyed staying here very much. Thank you for your generous hospitality. Will recommend your B & B to friends.
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 26 reviews
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Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195349vb
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Kennebunk Southern Coast of Maine
Scottsdale AZ
4

A Lovely month long stay!

  • 4 of 5
We had such a good time, with breakfasts so huge and delicious, with Warren acting as sous chef, and Jane at the helm. Kennebunk is a great spot to be as you can be at the beaches, walk to the village, and go inland and to various historic and interesting places. We took advantage of the extra bedroom and had overnight guests, at a minimum charge, and were treated with a surprise breakfast each week. However, if you are a couch potato, you will miss the TV. We did not miss it one bit. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195349vb
-2079858759
Kennebunk Southern Coast of Maine
Benton AR and Broomfield, CO
4

best of Maine.

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful location. Great hosts. We recommend it.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the upgrade, thanks!
business
Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195349vb
-2079858759
Kennebunk Southern Coast of Maine
Benton AR and Broomfield, CO
3

Our stay at Chadbourne House

  • 3 of 5
I would give 5 stars for location, 5 stars for the historic value and beauty of the house, 5 stars for the wonderful hosts. I suppose, however, a good nights sleep has to rank among the highest factors in my rating. In that area, I would give 1 to 2 stars, due to the lack of quality of the bedding. If a minimal amount of money were spent on good quality mattresses and pillows, this would be an excellent place to stay, and I would choose it on my next trip, for sure.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ken was very congenial and complimentary about their stay with us, along with his wife and their friends, so this review totally blindsided us. In fact, our bedding is high quality, and numerous guests have remarked on how well they slept. We contacted Ken and he said his friends' mattress was too soft for them, but no one mentioned it to us. If they had, we would have had the choice of a back-board between box spring and mattress, or making up the smaller bedroom where the mattress is very firm. We always do our very best to correct issues as soon as we are aware of them, but we can't address issues we don't know about!
business
Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195349vb
-2079858759
Kennebunk Southern Coast of Maine
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
The location was a great base for exploring the coast of Maine and seeing some of the lighthouses. The owners were very nice and responsive when needed and really went the extra mile since we couldn't arrive until 11 PM due to flight delays. And the breakfasts were outstanding! We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone staying in the area.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195349vb
-2079858759
Kennebunk Southern Coast of Maine
Sarasota, FL
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
The rental was a very homey and comfortable one. The hosts were friendly and gracious. The room was very clean and breakfasts are excellent. The location is very convenient in the heart of the historic district. I have stayed at quite a few bed and breakfast and this was a nice place and a great value. Highly recommended. I hope to stay here again sometime.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195349vb
-2079858759
Kennebunk Southern Coast of Maine
5

Captain Chadbourne House

  • 5 of 5
Everything was as described - great older historic home, well maintained and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The accommodations were nice, but the real stand out was the breakfast we had every morning - delicious, fresh, homemade locale foods. The owners deserve extra credit for some of the best food on our trip. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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"charming Colonial town with a variety of shops, restaurants, parks, and activities."
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Perkins Playground
Perkins Playground
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Kennebunk Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Portland
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Webhannet at Kennebunk Beach
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-95, Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Kennebunk Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Parsons
Car: recommended

Walking tour of historic ship captains' residential neighborhood & historic cemetery.

Whale watching, lobstering,fishing, and lighthouse tours, schooner rentals; surfing lessons; surfboard, bicycle, and scooter rentals.

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Kennebunk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Holidays
Nov 27 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 5 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

short-stay cleaning $50
Notes Children are charged the same as other guests, despite VRBO's price quote function, which does not recognize them as such.

Base rates are for 1 bedroom, 2 people; for each extra bedroom, add $60/night or $300/week.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kennebunk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Jack & Jill bath between Bedrooms 1 & 2
  • Jack & Jill bathroom between bedrooms, with twin sinks, generous counter space, stall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique bed, sunny room, with loveseat & easy chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful 4-poster bed, fireplace, couch, CD player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cozy room under the eaves; entered though Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Beds (2) Romantic 4-poster with cushy pillow-top mattress, said to have saved marriages. Extra Queen bed in anteroom for extra guests, Double Beds (1) Charming antique bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Breakfast served daily, customized for dietary needs. Located in the heart of Kennebunk village, walking distance to historic points of interest, parks, shopping & restaurants.

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