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Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches

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Capt. Chadbourne House, circa 1780, Kennebunk, Maine

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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. The house is a great rental for families or friends. Downstairs is a spacious parlor and foyer that opens to the breakfast room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms: the Master bedroom and the front bedroom share a connecting bath, and opening from the Master is a third bedroom with Queen bed. 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 the extra queen bed. Guests have the choice to rent one, two, or three bedrooms. We rent to just one party at a time, regardless of the size of the group. 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.

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

Check out the great reviews entered by our happy guests from all over the country and beyond! Off-season discount available during Winter and Spring -- just ask!

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 districts 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

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1280 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children age 8 and older are welcome....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Antique bed, sunny room, with loveseat & easy chair...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Beautiful 4-poster bed, fireplace, couch, CD player...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Cozy room under the eaves; entered though Bedroom 1...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Romantic 4-poster with cushy pillow-top mattress, said to have saved marriages. Extra Queen bed in anteroom for extra guests, Double Beds (1) Charming antique bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Jack & Jill bath between Bedrooms 1 & 2...moreless

  • Jack & Jill bathroom between bedrooms, with twin sinks, generous counter space, stall shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Breakfast served daily, customized for dietary needs. Located in the heart of Kennebunk village, walking distance to historic points of interest, parks, shopping & restaurants. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a variety of paperbacks for vacation reading...moreless

  • CD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Capt Chadbourne House is in the heart of a highly walkable, comfortably scaled small-town center, with all downtown amenities, such as shopping, restaurants, a lovely library, a charming local museum....moreless

  • Village:

    Kennebunk is an attractive, quaint and peaceful village with a full complement of services -- shops, restaurants, recreation facilities, historic features, and friendly, cheerful residents....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Breakfast served 8:30 am unless requested otherwise. Breakfast room open from serving time until guests are finished....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    House linens are provided; beach towels are available for those traveling by air....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful and spacious parlor with original 1780's details & fireplace; equipped with games and books; wine glasses on request....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Sufficient space for 2 vehicles or 1 vehicle and a boat...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels provided; beach towels for air travelers only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    available in house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Bedroom and parlor; Fires will be laid with firewood for $10.00/setting...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Rentals available in Lower Village Kennebunk....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio and screened porch reached by outside path....moreless

  • Golf:

    Webhannet & Cape Arundel Golf Courses nearby (2-3 mi.), Hillcrest Driving Range & Mini Par-3...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals & lessons available Lower Village...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in park 1 block from house...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surfing lessons & rental in Lower Village Kennebunk....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring
Jan 5 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$110
$600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall, non-holiday
Oct 15 - Nov 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$110
$600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Nov 21 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$135
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • short-stay cleaning $50
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Children are charged the same as other guests, despite VRBO's price quote function, which does not recognize them as such.

Base rates are for 1 bedroom, 2 people; for each extra bedroom, add $60/night or $300/week.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, ME
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kennebunk Inn
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portland
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Webhannet at Kennebunk Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Wells
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95, Maine Turnpike
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kennebunk Inn
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Parsons

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Warren King is Music Director at Christ Church in Kennebunk, and wife Jane is the church secretary and also 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!

Why the Owner 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The Capt Chadbourne House is just a mile and a half from Maine Turnpike Exit 25, yet right in the heart of the 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, which enjoyable in every season.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Capt. Chadbourne House, circa 1780,
Kennebunk, Maine

    Capt. Chadbourne House, circa 1780, Kennebunk, Maine

  • Double bed

    Double bed

  • Gracious beamed breakfast room

    Gracious beamed breakfast room

  • Monarch stopping by

    Monarch stopping by

  • Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth

    Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth

  • Nubble Light

    Nubble Light

  • Boats on the beach

    Boats on the beach

  • Storm surf, winter

    Storm surf, winter

  • Summer garden

    Summer garden

  • Autumn gold

    Autumn gold

  • Queen Bedroom with romantic 4-poster bed and fireplace

    Queen Bedroom with romantic 4-poster bed and fireplace

  • Large private parlor with fireplace

    Large private parlor with fireplace

  • Extra anteroom bedroom with queen bed, opens off Master Bedroom

    Extra anteroom bedroom with queen bed, opens off Master Bedroom

  • A tenant bringing in the groceries

    A tenant bringing in the groceries

  • from some happy guests in the Fall!

    from some happy guests in the Fall!

  • Surf at Goose Rocks

    Surf at Goose Rocks

  • Enjoy a whale watch tour!

    Enjoy a whale watch tour!

  • Blue flag iris, Spring meadow

    Blue flag iris, Spring meadow

  • Lupines in springtime, growing wild

    Lupines in springtime, growing wild

  • Christ Church, where we're both on staff

    Christ Church, where we're both on staff

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/25/2015
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