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Labor Day Weekend 2018 still available- arrive on Saturday, stay 3-5 nights!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 15

Large House, large yard, walk to beach or Dock Square, GREAT PORCH! The Munson Cottage is a unique 100+ year old summer home that has been in our family for three generations. Nestled in the woods, yet only a 5-minute walk to the public beach and breakwater. Dock Square in downtown Kennebunkport is just 1 mile away.

The Munson Cottage has six bedrooms and three bathrooms to sleep fifteen comfortably. Linens and towels are provided. There is a working fireplace in the living room, a screened in porch, a dining room, and a full kitchen with an electric stove and an antique propane cast iron stove for heat and cooking.

We rent by the week for the months of May, July, August and September only as it is a summer house with no central heat. Pets are considered on a case by case basis.

More Details

James Munson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About James Munson

The Munson brothers (Stuart, James, and Chris) spent their summers in the Munson Cottage beginning in 1968. They made lifelong friends, held summer jobs, and came to think of Kennebunkport as their second home. Many extended family members would gather in K-port each summer, spilling over into local hotels to enjoy time together in beautiful Maine. Their father Bob was the heart and soul of the Munson Cottage for decades until his passing in 2011. He would drive up from Virginia each May to ready the house, weed his rock garden and daylilies, and enjoy time with family and friends. He would return in September to enjoy the changing season in Maine and prepare the house to be closed for the winter months. The house continues to be a place for the brothers, their families and friends to gather in the summer to make special memories.

Why James Munson chose Kennebunkport

The Munson Cottage is over 100 years old and has been lovingly maintained by the Munsons for decades. Great care has been taken to retain the charm and character of our summer home. We hope that other families will make the same lifelong memories that we have made at the Munson Cottage with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

Antique cast iron stove in kitchen that still works! We use it to take the chill off the early summer and fall mornings. The large screened porch is always the favorite gathering spot, and the large dining room has plenty of room for the whole gang!


Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • First Floor with private bath - 1 queen , first floor with private full bath
    Upstairs queen - 1 queen
    Upstairs Double - 1 double
    Upstairs two twins - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , full sized folding crib in closet
    Upstairs "bunk" room with twin beds - 5 twin/ single , cable hook-up and TV
    Upstairs King bedroom - 1 king , cable hook-up
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Labor Day Weekend 2018 still available- arrive on Saturday, stay 3-5 nights!
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Perfect Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Munson Cottage was a wonderful place for our annual multi-generational family gathering. The house is not overly fancy; it has that perfect cozy Maine cottage feel. The porch is a beautiful gathering place- I could have spent the entire week there. The living room, complete with working fire place and supply of dry wood, was great for chilly mornings. We walked to the local beaches, took bike rides and cooked family meals. James and Lindsey were warm and welcoming hosts and good communicators. Our family has rented houses in Maine each summer for the past 25 years. The Munson Cottage a very special place, and we hope to be able to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback- especially since you are such a seasoned Maine traveler! Thanks!
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Very conscientious owners!

  • 5 of 5

We live in Naples, Florida and because of Irma we actually never made it to the house.

However, in our communicating with the owners we found them to be very concerned and accommodating. Being under no obligation whatsoever they were willing to work with us to make our vacation happen. Unfortunately, it didn't come to be, but we are grateful for their kind offer.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olga we hope you can try again next year.
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Munson Cottage. This place has it all! Great yard for lawn games, walking distance to Colony Beach, a mile to downtown and plenty of room inside the home for a large group we had 13.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVE our return clients. So glad you enjoyed your stay- let us know when you can return to beautiful Kennebunkport!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Enjoyable stay in a rustic home.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Munson cottage. Blessed with cool nights with windows open and a fire in the fireplace to start the morning. Easy walk to the Colony hotel and beach, Port Lobster and Mabel's and lovely walk along Ocean Ave. Short drive or longer walk into town. Plenty of bedrooms and beds for a large family and 3 bathrooms , also appreciated for a larger group. Kitchen has all the basics and very well- equipped with every pot, pan, utensil ever needed. Washer and dryer were appreciated with a toddler along. Lovely yard and wonderful screened porch where we spent a lot of time. Definitely would return. James Munson was a great host and very helpful when we needed for a couple of issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Natalie for your understanding about the surprising visit from the bees. So glad we could get rid of your unwanted guests!
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Berkeley, CA

Fun family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 had a great time staying at the Munson Cottage. It is ideally located -- short walk to the beach and a couple restaurants, and town is a quick bike ride or walk away. The house is a charming old farmhouse with plenty of room for a large group. The house is rustic and homey with a fully stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed the house and the short trip to town. We love our walks along the river to town and enjoy the water views from the Colony Beach, the Breakwater and Parson's Way.
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Wonderful spot for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our sincerest thanks to the Munson's for sharing their home. This was the perfect spot for our family to meet. With kids in California and Vermont we love to get everyone together whenever possible. This home was so comfortable. Plenty of space for everyone. The kids rooms with 5 single beds and the screened in porch were favorite areas for the little kids. The house and kitchen had everything we could possibly use or want. Beautiful yard and easy walks down to the water. Beautiful beaches in the area and lots of fun things to do in town, trolley ride, lobster cruise and yummy places to eat. It was perfect. Thank you, Cathy and Guy

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy and Guy. We are so glad your family enjoyed our home. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells Stations


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (1-4 nights) $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

A $150 cleaning fee will be added to stays of 4 days of less

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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