Destination guide

Kick back in Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Maine and Kennebunkport vacation rentals are perfect for making the most of this charming seaside town. The beautiful beaches, such as Kennebunkport Beach and Colony Beach, provide the perfect opportunity to bask in the sun or take a romantic stroll. Once you’ve finished working on your tan, head into town to browse the many art galleries, or visit the sleepy village of Cape Porpoise to watch the fishermen bringing in their catch as the sun sets.

Things to do

Uncover the history of Kennebunkport

After settling in one of the many Kennebunkport vacation rentals, get your shoes on and head out to explore! One of Kennebunkport’s most popular attractions is the beautiful St. Ann’s Church. Built in 1887, it features stunning architecture and 25 beautiful stained-glass windows, as well as gorgeous gardens and views across the sea. There are family-friendly museums in Kennebunkport which are well worth a visit, too. The Seashore Trolley Museum is the largest electric trolley museum in the world, with trolleys from cities across the U.S. and the world, but the highlight has to be riding a historic trolley through the forest.

Activities

Discover the best of the Atlantic Ocean in Kennebunkport

Head out to sea and enjoy one of the many activities on offer. Most visitors will enjoy indulging in the local specialty of a lobster roll or two, but go one step further by taking a lobster tour and discover how these delicious crustaceans get from the sea to your plate. If you feel like fishing, there are many companies offering private angling charters. Make time to visit Dock Square in the town center, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the restaurants, and browse independent boutiques for gifts and souvenirs to bring back home.

Weather

Visit Kennebunkport for a superb summer getaway

Being fairly far north and on the coast, Kennebunkport can get quite chilly, especially in the winter when temperatures drop to an average low of 12°F. The best time to visit is during the summer when you can take full advantage of the outdoor activities on offer. June through August provide the most pleasant temperatures, hitting highs of around 76°F in July. Fall is also a lovely time to book Kennebunkport vacation rentals, though. The mercury tends to hover around the 50s in September, so you can enjoy favorable weather with fewer crowds.

Natural features

Hike through the gorgeous landscape of Kennebunkport

The coastal position of Kennebunkport provides gorgeous panoramas and a diverse habitat where wildlife thrives. The Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place to connect with nature and see Maine’s wildlife up close. Hiking trails take you through forests, woods and marshes, and you’re likely to spot any number of curious creatures such as cottontail rabbits and saltmarsh sparrows. To see some of the most majestic creatures of the Atlantic Ocean, book a trip on a whale watching tour. They run from May until October, and you’ll get to see various species of whale, as well as dolphins.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Kennebunkport

The nearest airport is in Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), located 12 mi (19.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), which is 21.4 mi (34.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Kennebunkport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,651 vacation rentals near Kennebunkport. From 794 Houses to 360 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kennebunkport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kennebunkport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kennebunkport:

  • Goose Rocks Beach: 67 vacation rentals
  • Cape Porpoise: 51 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 394 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 81 vacation rentals
  • Pine Point: 274 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kennebunkport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kennebunkport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kennebunkport Harbor: 2,083 vacation rentals
  • Dock Square: 2,082 vacation rentals
  • Kennebunkport Village Green: 2,082 vacation rentals
  • Bush Compound: 2,078 vacation rentals
  • Walker's Point: 2,077 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kennebunkport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kennebunkport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 794 Houses in Kennebunkport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kennebunkport include:

  • Cottages: 360 rentals available
  • Cabins: 360 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 407 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kennebunkport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 371 vacation rentals with pool available in Kennebunkport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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