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Charming Antique Cape - Air Conditioned, Walk to Dock Square. Pet friendly.

  • 3 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
2 Reviews

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Charming Antique Cape - Air Conditioned, Walk to Dock Square. Pet friendly.
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Kennebunkport Southern Coast of Maine
5

An Idyllic Honeymoon Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were fortunate enough to get a booking at this charming Kennebunkport home for one week during our honeymoon in September. We could not have asked for a more idyllic home base or a more generous pair of hosts.

For starters, when we arrived in Portland we discovered there'd been a hiccup with our car rental. We called our hosts to let them know we'd be arriving late and they generously offered to pick us up despite our protestations that it was out of their way. It was, but they drove us to the Kennebunk port house anyway, and then went a step further by helping us locate a replacement rental car. This is just one example of the generous hospitality they repeatedly showed us.

The house itself was a dream.The historic wing is spacious and elegantly furnished, while the kitchen and master bedroom-bath offer all the comforts and amenities (even luxuries!) two guests could desire. All the amenities described in the listing were provided and more.

We had no problems with heating whatsoever, even though, by September, it was already pretty chilly (as you'd expect!). The house is so large that we happily only inhabited a section of it (the master bedroom, bath, kitchen and sunporch, which is warmed naturally from the sun), and that was plenty spacious for us. We didn't find it necessary to heat all those unused rooms. Despite the fact that we turned off the space heaters whenever we left the house -- doesn't everyone? -- it only took a quick ten minutes to heat all our rooms at the end of the day and we stayed toasty all night long. Our hosts even kindly provided an electric blanket for our bed.

As charming as the antique house on Highway 1 is, you don't go to Maine to stay indoors the whole time. The house served as the perfect home base for exploring Kennebunkport by foot; Dock Square is a short five minute walk down the road, passing a historic provisions store where you can pick up whatever groceries you might possibly need (assuming you're not eating lobster ever meal). The beaches can be accessed by foot or by car, as can the wildlife preserves and the many, I emphasize "many" delicious restaurants, pubs and eateries. We did a lot of eating in Kennebunkport, which necessitated a lot of walking. Thankfully, the house's location encourages it. Great location, too, for taking day trips up the coast and inland to the White Mountains.

We'd heartily recommend this house to anyone wanting a cozy homebase for your Maine vacation.

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