When I Opened the Front Door.....
Submitted: February 14, 2011
Stayed: July 2010
You’ve seen the pictures. You’ve absorbed all the adjectives in the web site narrative. But it’s really only seconds after you open the front door that, with a huge sigh of relief, you quickly realize that you’ve made the perfect choice for where you and your family & friends will be relaxing for the next week or two.
This historic home, tucked just 3 minutes from downtown, has nooks, comfy down couches, wide pine floors, fireplaces, outside tables with umbrellas, tasteful lush gardens, fluffy towels, ottomans for books, magazines, PCs or flip-flopped feet. What I appreciated the most is that there’s a place for everyone to do what they want to, whether that’s inside or outside the home. This house makes entertaining and relaxing very easy. (If you love lobsters but don’t want to spend time cooking them, ask the Owners about where you can have them cooked and cracked – and you just pick them up, all ready to eat!)
The house, filled with antiques and the Owners’ various collections, is immaculately clean and immediately welcoming. There’s a sense of pride in the home that the Owners enjoy sharing with their repeat guests. You’ll hear lots of “oohs and ah’s” as you move throughout the main house and adjacent carriage house. This home could easily be on an HGTV segment entitled, “ How to Make Your Guests feel at Home.” Lots of TVs, cook books and classic CDs.
What I enjoyed the most was the proximity to downtown, just a 3 minute stroll - the great restaurants serving “lobsta chowda,” art galleries, shops and stores to pick –up coffee or the Sunday NYTs.
Don’t expect to be dancing til 3 AM, however, kids. This sleepy town rolls its sidewalks up about 10 PM. Kennebunkport is also an excellent spot for those who want to take a day trip to Kittery, Bath, Freeport, Camden or Boston.
Probably best suited to Empty Nesters or Baby Boomer couples but couples with children are fine, too.
Families with Young Children,
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