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Curran House a Kennebunkport Village Home

Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps five, one full bath with shower

Curran House is on Maine St. in the village of Kennebunkport. It is an easy walk to the post office, the village center, library, shops and galleries, the village green and about a mile and a half to the Colony beach. Curran House has two bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with a queen and a single bed for a child. Downstairs is a living room, dining room, kitchen and full bath with a shower.

The house has a patio with a grill and a nice backyard with woods beyond. Maine St. is one of the prettiest streets in Kennebunkport with historic homes, tree shaded sidewalk and an historic library which was once a custom house for ship's bounty.

A few times daily a horse and buggy pass by Curran House touring guests viewing the highlights of Kennebunkport.

Next to our house is our large barn where our guests can store their bikes, kayaks and beach gear.

We provide maps of the area, lists of things to do, names of good local restaurants, beach passes and lots of books and magazines.

More Details

Harriet Gott
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, a bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Harriet Gott

Jim and Harriet Gott are the owners of Curran House. this is the home that Jim Gott grew up in. His mother, Mary Curran left Ireland as a young woman and married a Maine man. Curran house is named for Jim's mother. This was her dream home when she became an American and it is the home she spent the rest of her life in.

Harriet Gott also grew up in Kennebunkport, not too far from Curran House. Jim is a many generation Maine native but Harriet's family moved here from New York state in the 1930s. Jim was a commercial fisherman for over 30 years and now Harriet and JIm own and run Bufflehead Cove inn in Lower Village. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Harriet Gott purchased this in 1939

Why Harriet Gott chose Southern Coast of Maine

This is a family home that has belonged to the Gott family since 1939. Jim and Harriet Gott have owned it for twenty years.

What makes this unique

The best things about Curran house, not counting the family history and ties, are the perfect location on Maine street, the quaint neighborhood, the easy walk to the center of the village and the coziness and comfort of the house itself.The whole length of Maine street are period homes that were built in the 1700 and 1800s.


Kennebunkport Accommodation and Amenities

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is downstairs. It has a toilet, sink and large shower. Lots of towels, stores of extra toilet paper, soaps, tissues, a stored ironing board and iron.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • Master bedroom has a king bed, closet, drawers and a rocking chair. It also has air conditioning. The second room is divided with the first part having a small child's cot, lots of books, a play area, closet and a dresser. The second part of the room has a queen bed, closet and dressing table.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Curran House a Kennebunkport Village Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect my family. So close to the cute Main Street with great restaurants and ice cream. The place was clean and had everything we needed! We can wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying at The Curran House it is close to all you need and so charming.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in to this immaculate rental, we loved it. So cozy, old, and all the basics we could need. Nice kitchen. The owners went right out and replaced the missing lobster crackers for our lobster dinner one night. Comfortable bed. We felt right at home. The stairs are steep so one must be careful. Loved walking in the mornings down the short walk into Dock Square to get the paper. My husband and I would definitely rent this again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I am always shy about asking a guest to do a review of Curran House. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this and we hope we see you again in the future. Warm regards, Harriet
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Lovely Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, clean, classic Maine cape located close enough to the town center, yet still feels private and not touristy. The house is tastefully decorated, with a well equipped kitchen, and Harriet and Jim were accommodating and friendly proprietors. My family enjoyed being able to walk into the sweet shopping area, which is quaint with many wonderful restaurant options, easily ride bikes to two nearby beaches, and plenty of sidewalks for pretty early morning runs. This will be our go to rental for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly reccomend!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly reccomend this weekly summer rental...a quintessential New Englander with wide pine floors and lots of charm, great layout, and a perfect location for those who want to be within a short walk of Dock Square, Colony Beach, and area amenities. You definitely get your money's worth, and the owners are very gracious and helpful to! I enjoyed staying here very much, and would rent this home again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wells station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rts 35 and 9
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Gooches Beach
Car: necessary

Kennebunkport is the summer home of President George Bush and his family. The village has a shipping history that goes back to the 1700s and beautiful old architecture. Kennebunkport is on a tidal river that flows out to sea and it has two protected ports: the Kennebunk river and Cape Porpoise harbor. Fishing, lobster and pleasure boats fill the river and harbor.

There are miles of sandy beaches, a rocky coast with beautiful coastal walks and roads, summer theater, art galleries, chic shops, lots of restaurants, antiques and a quaint old village. There are two golf courses to choose from and many tennis courts.

Other Activities: art galleries and studios


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

1300 per week for July, August and September ( village rental) rate and photos
1300 per week

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.