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Sweetbrier Cottage is located off Ocean Avenue adjacent to the Colony Hotel property on Cape Arundel. Colony beach, restaurants and shops are within 3-5 minute walk from the house. Downtown Kennebunkport is 1 mile via Ocean Ave. Large wraparound porch and private driveway with parking for up to 4 cars.
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Located in Cape Arundel, you are just minutes away from beaches, restaurants, whale watching, deep sea fishing and shopping in Kennebunkport. Just off the main road, this historic property is one of the oldest homes on Cape Arundel. Walk or bike to area attractions.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I grew up spending summers in the area and my family eventually moved here in the 1980s. I had always been looking for a place of my own and when I came across Sweetbrier I decided this was it. I love the proximity to town, and being close to the ocean.
Why the Owner Chose Kennebunkport: Development of Cape Arundel as a Summer Colony began in the late 1800 by a group called the Kennebunkport Seashore Company. They envisioned parks, hotels and recreational areas to attract vacationers from the Boston area. Sweetbrier Cottage was one of the early summer cottages built in the traditional Victorian Shingle Style that was so popular at that time. The unique architectural elements of the house and simple lines characteristic of the shingle style are appealing inside and out.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Stepping inside the rooms with exposed beams and lengthy spans is a bit like stepping back in time. The house is situated perfectly to catch the cool southwest breezes. The wraparound front porch is ideal to sit, relax and take in the sounds of distant foghorns and the smell of the ocean. With the fully updated kitchen you truly get the comforts of today while reliving what it must have been like 100 years ago on vacation along Maine's southern coast.