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Historic Capt Chadbourne House in-Town, Near Beaches

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Capt. Chadbourne House, circa 1780 Kennebunk, Maine


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cozy house, 5 guests maximum

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 can accept parties of no more than three at a time, owing to local regulations. We rent to just one party at a time in any case. 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 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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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1280 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children age 5 and older are welcome....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children age 5 and over are welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • 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 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....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. 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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    a variety of paperbacks for vacation reading...moreless

  • CD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • 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 a walkable small-town center, with great amenities - shops, restaurants, banks, a lovely library, a charming local museum, parks, playground, and historic walking tours....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
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Breakfast served 9:00 am unless requested otherwise. Breakfast room open from serving time until guests are finished....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    fireplaces in Master Bedroom and Parlor...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Cast iron radiators...moreless

  • Internet
  • 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:

    up to 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    up to 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Sufficient space for 3 vehicles or 2 vehicles and a boat...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    available in house - ask for password...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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


  • Refrigerator:

    Mini-fridge in suite, no kitchen privileges...moreless


  • 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 in Lower Village...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross-country skiing 5 miles ...moreless

  • Tennis:

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

  • Water Sports Gear:

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



Write a review 4.6
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$650 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Oct 20 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$650 $2,300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 1 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$700 $2,650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$900 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, ME
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kennebunk Inn
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Webhannet at Kennebunk Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95, Maine Turnpike
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kennebunk Inn
2 Miles
Nearest 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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Kennebunk, Kennebunk, ME, USA:
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 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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Capt. Chadbourne House, circa 1780
Kennebunk, Maine

    Capt. Chadbourne House, circa 1780 Kennebunk, Maine

  • Gracious beamed breakfast room

    Gracious beamed breakfast room

  • Monarch stopping by

    Monarch stopping by

  • 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

  • Autumn gold

    Autumn gold

  • Large private parlor with fireplace

    Large private parlor with fireplace

  • Queen Bedroom with romantic 4-poster bed and fireplace

    Queen Bedroom with romantic 4-poster bed and fireplace

  • Double bed

    Double bed

  • 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!

  • Nubble Light

    Nubble Light

  • Boats on the beach

    Boats on the beach

  • Storm surf, winter

    Storm surf, winter

  • Summer garden

    Summer garden

  • Christ Church, where we're both on staff

    Christ Church, where we're both on staff

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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