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Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cozy antique Colonial house, 5 guests maximum, 3 bedrooms

The Captain Chadbourne House is a genuine antique Colonial home. Well-maintained, with numerous original features in spacious, beautifully decorated rooms furnished with charming antiques, this is a one-of-a-kind getaway. Downstairs is a spacious... parlor and foyer that opens to the breakfast room, where breakfast will be served daily. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms to choose from. The Master bedroom has a romantic 4-poster Queen bed with a cozy pillow-top mattress that has been said to save marriages, and a comfortable sofa. The front bedroom has a handsome antique double bed and a loveseat and wing chair. In the anteroom adjacent to the master bedroom are the appliances and a spare bed. We rent to just one party at a time, to provide our guests with privacy. Both the Master Suite and the Parlor have working fireplaces, where a wood fire will be laid for a small fee, or guests can provide their own fire logs. This is a vacation rental with breakfast served daily and a "dorm" fridge for snacks and beverages, No kitchen privileges.

An ample and delicious 3-course homemade breakfast is served daily in the lovely beamed dining room. Since we rent to only one party at a time, we're happy to tailor the menu to your preferences!

Located in the heart of Kennebunk Village, just a short stroll to shops, parks, restaurants, public library, historic museum, fishing pond, and many other amenities, this lovely home is only 2 miles away from several gorgeous beaches. Beach pass included in the rent in summer, $20 deposit.

Kennebunk is a peaceful little town with a great public library, historical museum, parks, tennis courts, a fishing pond, shops, restaurants,churches, and playground all within a very short walk of the Capt Chadbourne House. It's perfectly situated for walking tours of the Historic District and a sprawling historic cemetery.

During the summer, the free trolley can take you to the beach and back. For non-beach days, there are several distric3ts of antiques shops within just a couple of miles.

Whale-watching, fishing, lobstering, and schooner tours are available from the port, as well as surfing lessons, and surfboard, bicycle, and scooter rentals.

Keywords: House, historic, B & B, breakfast, B&B, in town, suite, antique, bed and breakfast, family, reunion, friends

More Details

Jane King
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jane King

Warren King is Music Director at Christ Church in Kennebunk, and wife Jane is an architectural historian and researcher. We bought the Captain Chadbourne House because we fell in love with the numerous original Colonial-era features, such as wide plank pumpkin pine floors, Indian shutters in the windows, beamed ceilings, and many fireplaces. We also love to entertain, and the house has wonderfully gracious rooms for guests. We love to cook, too, and we're sure you'll enjoy your breakfasts!

Jane King purchased this house in 2004

Why Jane King chose Kennebunk

We love the beach, and we love small town life. Kennebunk is a beautiful historic New England village, with miles of sandy beaches, and plenty of conveniences such as shops and restaurants within walking distance of the house. Lovely beaches are just 2-3 miles away. Kennebunk is just an hour and a half drive from Boston, located halfway between the historic cities of Portsmouth and Portland. The Portland International Jetport is just a 25-minute drive from Kennebunk, and Portland itself is a lively city full of history and culture, as is Portsmouth NH.

What makes this house unique

The Capt Chadbourne House is right in the heart of Kennebunk village, an easy walk to restaurants, shops, churches, parks, the public library, the excellent local historical museum, tennis courts, and the beautiful Summer Street ship captains' mansions which make up a National Register Historic District. The Capt Chadbourne House is on the museum's district walking tour! We're also just a short drive or bike ride to several glorious beaches, enjoyable in every season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jane & Warren,

We have enjoyed staying here very much. Thank you for your generous hospitality. Will recommend your B & B to friends.
Sep 2014
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Kennebunk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Jack & Jill bath between Bedrooms 1 & 2
  • Jack & Jill bathroom between bedrooms, with twin sinks, generous counter space, stall shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique bed, sunny room, with loveseat & easy chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful 4-poster bed, fireplace, couch, CD player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cozy room under the eaves; entered though Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Bed Romantic 4-poster with cushy pillow-top mattress, said to have saved marriages -sleeps 2; Charming Double Bed sleeps 2 in Front Bedroom. Extra Queen bed in anteroom for extra guests; low sloped ceiling makes this best for one guest or two children.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Breakfast served daily, customized for dietary needs. Your party will have the house and the breakfast room to yourselves, and you can invite extra guests for breakfast if you like - just let us know in advance. Located in the heart of Kennebunk village, walking distance to historic points of interest, parks, shopping & restaurants. Free trolley runs to beaches and other attractions in summer.


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Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches
average rating of 4.62069 based on 34 reviews

Charming antique colonial, congenial hosts.

  • 5 of 5

In the heart of Kennebunk, walking distance to shops, restaurants, and recreation; a short drive to beaches. We had a wonderful time there,

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cold Spring, MN

Hospitality and more....

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) recently stayed at this property for a long weekend , and couldn't have been more pleased. The house is set back from the main road and is surrounded by trees and shrubs, so it doesn't give you a wow 1st impression. However, upon entering the house, you could really feel the history of this grand old house. It is decorated with history in mind, and it provided everything that we needed, including awesome beds and A/C. With all that said, what makes this property so special are its hosts Jane and Warren. They made us feel right at home immediately. It was not a show; it was true hospitality. Every morning they served a breakfast that included homemade blueberry pancakes, peach cobbler, and blueberry muffins. They were genuinely interested in our lives and shared many stories about there adventures. They also helped us immensely with restaurant and tourist recommendations. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Kennebunk or Kennebunkport.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial Home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, granddaughter and I enjoyed our stay in this historic home. Jane and Warren were gracious hosts. Jane prepared delicious breakfasts for us during our stay. We were disappointed at not getting to go on a whale watching tour but Jane located other tours we could enjoy, which we did. The overall ambiance of the home was charming. As with all centennial homes, it could use some updates; however, the quaintness of the home was enchanting. Personally, I enjoyed the no TV and AC. The fresh air was a change. We were awakened every morning by singing birds which is also very nice to wake up to instead of blaring alarms or radios. If you are looking for a place to stay that takes you back in time, this is the place to stay. We would recommend this home mainly for adults because the unique setting would be a little benighted for kids, but adults would certainly enjoy the serenity of the home. The location is perfect and close to everything. A bit far for the beach if you are walking but you can rent bikes or go for a drive; it is not far at all. Overall, we give 5 stars.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The location was great for anyone wanting to explore the beautiful scenery. Jane and Warren did what they can to make our stay warm and comfy. Each morning we had warm breakfast made from scratch. Thanks for that!!!!!

On arrival we had some difficulty in finding the house. A sign that could have been seen from the street, a light, or some trimming would of been helpful in locating the house.

Thank you so much for the effort.



  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Candle lights were on in the foyer windows, as they always are when we expect guests, and the house looks just like its picture on VRBO. A tip-off might have been the Australian flag hanging by the door as two of the guests were from there., We have had guests from Germany who told us they knew they were in the right place when they saw the German flag. Only very small signs are allowed in the Historic District, unfortunately.
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Dallas, Texas

Historic House with Warm and Friendly Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here during our first trip to Maine. Warren and Jane were very friendly hosts and excellent cooks. They went above and beyond to make sure that we felt welcome. They even flew a Spanish flag at the front of the house for my husband who is from Spain! They had a beach pass for us to use and we were allowed to park on their property. The location in Kennebunk was perfect for us to visit several locations up and down the coast of Maine. We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, United Kingdom

Captain Chadbourne House Kennebunk Maine USA

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable stay, in an interesting period property and a pretty New England town. Warren and Jane were welcoming hosts and the breakfasts were excellent and varied.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Kennebunk Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Webhannet at Kennebunk Beach
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-95, Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Kennebunk Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Brickstore Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
tennis courts & playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Gooch's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Parsons' beach
Car: recommended

Walking tour of historic ship captains' residential neighborhood & historic cemetery.

Whale watching, lobstering,fishing, and lighthouse tours, schooner rentals; surfing lessons; surfboard, bicycle, and scooter rentals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65

Children are charged the same as other guests.

Base rates are for 1 bedroom, 2 people; for additional guests, add $40/night/person or $500/week.

A substantial breakfast is included in all rates; no guest kitchen privileges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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