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Renovated Maine Captain's Colonial 'Bluebrier' Overlooking 'The Port'

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Kennebunkport House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10

Incredible Kennebunkport location overlooking Port & Dock Square.Featured home in Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival, the Prelude Christmas Tree Tour and Maine Home + Design magazine. Complete high end renovation 2008. Bathrooms with marble, granite & tile.New kitchen with granite counters flowing into Keeping Room. Large gathering spaces including 1st floor kitchen with breakfast table, comfortable seating & flat screen tv. Great room with fireplace, lounge seating & dining table for 10. 2nd floor family room seats 14 with unbelievable viewsand flat screen HD TV .1ST floor bedroom (Maine Room) with queen sized bed. Three bedrooms on the 2ND floor including the Lobster Room (bunk beds), Sea Room (one twin and one oversized twin brass beds), & Shell Room (queen sized bed). 3RD floor Captain's Berth with king sized bed, seating area and TV. Beautiful Full bath on each level. Lovely outdoor space includes wrap-around porch with rockers, swing & great water view. All house sound system. 4 tv's. WALK TO TOWN AND THE BEACHES. Email for more photos. Be aware that scammers have hacked some Homeaway accounts and asked for money to be wired. I WILL NEVER ASK FOR MONEY TO BE WIRED. NEVER WIRE MONEY!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sherry Turner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Renovated Maine Captain's Colonial 'Bluebrier' Overlooking 'The Port'
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Guelph, Ontario Canada


  • 5 of 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Everything was perfect. The house is very bright (lots of windows), decor absolutely beautiful and very clean. Linens, towels provided along with 6 bikes which are great for cycling down to the beach. The owner & the housekeeper provided excellent customer service. My friends & I highly recommend this gem located in town overlooking the port. No need for car unless you want to explore outskirts of Kennebunkport. Shopping wonderful, restaurants delicious & locals are extremely friendly and courteous.

This is the best property rental I have ever stayed at.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location...Well Equipped..Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Sherry has a wonderful home, that is what it truly is, a home. Beautiful down to the fine details. Helen, the concierge was wonderful and very helpful. I recommend this property to anyone who wants to make a great memories!

Jim and Jennifer McKelvie

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Orange

Couldn't of Asked for More

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Sherry for providing such an amazing vacation. If you're interested in this property, pack lightly because everything you can think of is already provided at this beautiful home. From lobster platters to washing machines; everything is available in the property. The location is awesome, a 2 minute walk right into town, or a mile stroll to the beach. We loved the layout that afforded quieter experiences for the adults, while still giving the kids room to spread out.

Helen the house manager was super helpful in providing local recommendations and was 'on-call' if there was anything else we might need. (which was nothing!)

It's always a bit nerve wracking renting a home when you only have pictures to go by; however this was an easy decision and an even easier experience.

Thanks again and so hope to make it back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you nice review. Glad you enjoyed our home! Sherry
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience for family. The house was beautiful, clean, and the best stocked home I have ever stayed at. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. I am an avid cook and there was nothing that I needed that I did not find in the kitchen. I felt like I was staying in my own home with all the amenities one could want. The location was perfect - just minutes from Dock Square. We rode the bikes to the beach and even had a Barbara Bush sighting. Our choice for lobster was the Port Lobster Company where you can pick up your steamed lobsters ($8.00 for a 1-1/2 pound lobster) and take them back to the Bluebrier where you will find everything you need to devour them. The Tia restaurant - just minutes from the Bluebrier was a great place to eat. Also enjoyed David's restaurant on Ocean Street for several meals. We went to Hannafords a short 10 minute ride away for groceries. I would definitely recommend this home to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had high expectations for this property given reviews we read before booking - and it exceeded them! The home is very roomy, very well kept, and extremely well outfitted. The concierge services provided by Helen were extremely helpful also. If there was anything we would change it would be the occasional late-night revelry from Federal Jacks restaurant down the hill, but we gladly overlooked that for the fantastic location and fantastic views of the port from the wraparound porch - which we enjoyed every day of our stay. In summary, of the many similar sized and priced properties we've used in other vacation destinations, we rank Bluebrier right up with the best. Thanks for the wonderful stay!

Russ & Rene Tiejema

Dallas, TX

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

No need for further research! This house simply has everything - beautiful decor, wonderful location, well stocked kitchen, sparkling clean. Our group of ten women were thrilled.

My family has rented many houses over the years. This is the very best.

Also the owners are incredibly helpful. They clearly love Maine and they will make you love it too.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Federal Jack's
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Webhanet Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Wells, ME
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Gooch's Beach
Car: not necessary

The home is perfectly situated to enjoy all that the Kennebunk's and nearby New England towns have to offer. Portland is an easy 30-40 minute drive and has much to explore. Portsmouth, NH is 40 minutes away and equally as charming a seaport town. The area is filled with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, fabulous restaurants of every price range and, of course, endless lobster shacks. Walk to the famed Clam Shack for awesome fried clams or The White Barn Inn for a Five Star dining experience. The scenery is spectacular from the rugged beach to the charming New England villages, coves and countryside.

I will NEVER ask you to wire money and be aware that many scammers have hacked Homeaway sites and done just that.

Other Activities: Museums, Day trips to Boston, Ferry to Nova Scotia


Rates & Availability

Kennebunkport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 28 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 27 2017 - May 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 12 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Payment will by check in advance of occupancy. I WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO WIRE MONEY. BEWARE OF WIRE FRAUD.
Security Deposit is $1800-2000 depending on season
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 3PM and check out time is 10AM.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Great pond stone floor in shower stall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot antiques tub
  • The bathrooms were renovated in 2008. The first floor bathroom has a shower with pond stone floor and ceramic tile walls and ceiling. The second floor bathroom is ceramic and a combination shower and tub. The third floor has a large marble shower and the original claw foot tub. All have custom mirrors, ceramic floors and great lighting.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st Floor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3rd Floor
  • All the rooms are freshly painted and full of character and charm. All except the second floor 'Lobster Room' have water views. They are filled with a combination of antiques and new furnishings. The theme is totally nautical and the rooms are decorated accordingly. The home home was professionally decorated by the well known designer Carlton Varney in 1993 and renovated again in 2008, professionally, with Mr. Varney's touch still very much a part of the decorating scheme. Bluebrier has two fireplaces. There is a wood burning fireplace in the kitchen and a gas fireplace in the Keeping Room, both on the first floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We do have 6 beach chairs and 4 adult and 2 childrens bikes with three locks.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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