About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Classic Federal-style house with guest cottage, great location near Dock Square
Experience Kennebunkport at the Oliver Davis House compound--a unique historic property (circa 1827) with a fabulous main house and a detached guest cottage. Beautifully decorated year-round home with all conveniences. Central air conditioning to keep you comfortable, even during a heat wave. MAIN HOUSE SLEEPS 4. The COZY CARRIAGE HOUSE SLEEPS 2-4 MORE--great for extra guests or older kids. Comfortable elegance, antiques, pumpkin pine floors, original moldings. Lovely garden, patio--perfect for outdoor dining. Gourmet kitchen/breakfast nook, and formal DR that seats 8. Large LR with wood-burning F/P + small library. Master BR suite, fireplace, dressing room, en suite bath + guest room w/ private bath. Near Colony, Nonantum hotels--perfect if you are attending a wedding in Kennebunkport, Ogunquit or Southern ME. Rental includes linens, W/D, gas grill, picnic basket, lobster pots, and beach chairs--everything for an ideal Maine vacation. Enjoy a relaxing retreat from 'the real world' any season.
The Oliver Davis House compound is a delightful place for friends and family to gather and share all the good things Maine has to offer.
Want to learn more about the Oliver Davis House and Kennebunkport? Call Heyward Whetsell at 727-539-9742.
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- Mar 28, 2018
About Heyward Whetsell
What are 2 empty-nest Southerners doing in Maine? Absolutely loving it! The Oliver Davis House is our retreat, and through the years many guests have enjoyed 'the way life should be.' We love gardening, antiqueing, entertaining, picnics on the beach, and walks along the ocean. And spending time with our kids and friends when they come to visit.
Heyward Whetsell purchased this House in 2004
Why Heyward Whetsell chose Kennebunkport
The Oliver Davis House compound is a beautiful small historic home and guest cottage that retains its charm while offering every modern convenience and comfort. Located in the heart of Kennebunkport, it offers something for everyone--an easy walk to Dock Square or the ocean. The house is decorated with antiques, but it's stylish, not frumpy. Luxurious, but not over the top. It's a place where you can get back to basics.
What makes this House unique
The private garden at the Oliver Davis House is a major attraction in summer. Designed in a traditional style that complements the period architecture of the house, the main part of the garden is filled with hydrangeas and offers the perfect spot for afternoon cocktails. There's a separate patio with a fountain for al fresco dining, and a small intimate space reserved for naps in the hammock shielded by espaliered apple trees and woodsy ferns, rhododendrum, lilacs, and Japanese maple. The gently sound of wind chimes blowing in the breeze make the garden even more relaxing. Equipped with gas grill, fire pit, torchieres--the garden at the Oliver Davis House doubles our living space and offers a wonderful seasonal option to enjoy the outdoors in summer and fall.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely house. Great location.
This is a unique house, built in 1827 and decorated with antiques (the beds are firm and 21st century.) The 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms allowed for us and our friends to be very private when we wanted to. The master bedroom has little spaces with desks so you can do some work if you want to spoil your vacation.
It is better stocked with supplies than the average Walmart. The owner warns you about the low ceiling in the basement where the washer/dryer are located (as well as beach chairs, etc) and my bald head has the bruises to show his warnings must be taken seriously. There is a very comfortable living room , dining room and useful kitchen.
The location is one minute from Dock Square but quiet, even in the lovely garden. You have to drive to beaches if you are taking chairs, etc but the beaches are great and the owner can give you tips about where to go.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. (warning-not a place for small kids.)
So glad you enjoyed your visit, Michael. We enjoyed having you as our guest!
Charming, immaculate, well-located.
Our stay at the Oliver Davis house was a wonderful experience. The home is historic and set in the historic district, near the harbor, shops, galleries, and restaurants. It is an easy and lovely walk for sight seeing, eating out, or shopping. The home is beautifully decorated, charming and immaculate. The owners provided a booklet of everything we needed to know about the house, nearby restaurants and activities. One sunny afternoon, we walked a few steps to board a sailboat which gives tours of the harbor and beyond. I enjoyed sitting in the secluded garden and reading. We loved walking to the Colony Hotel for drinks on the lawn, overlooking the harbor.
We would most highly recommend this lovely home to friends and family.
Most amazing experience
I write "experience" because that is what this is...you will truly feel as if you have left reality and gone to heaven! The house is gorgeous, and the location is UNBEATABLE. You are literally in the heart of town and hear the horse drawn carriages plip plop outside your bedroom window.
In addition, the owner is kind and so quick in responding to any questions.
I CANNOT recommend this house enough!!!
Another wonderful stay at the Oliver Davis House
This is a wonderful property- beautifully maintained and decorated, with amenities that one would expect and need. The owners have done an excellent job of making this feel like one's own vacation home. They are extremely responsive and attentive. Kennebunkport offers many activities- the beach, antiquing, great restaurants, etc.
This is the place to stay if you are in kennebunkport. Quick access to the town and other emenitues
Loved the house. Great history. Great library of books. All 8 of us read a number of the art and history books. Walked to town every night for ice cream or lobster roll! We went whale watching, sailing and fishing. The house had everything we needed ... Thanks Heyward. The owner was always accessible and wiling to make sure we had whatever we needed.
Wonderful New England escape!
This was our second stay at this home in Maine and we absolutely love it. The home is wonderfully maintained and provides a great vacation getaway. My wife and I bring our 3 young children and our mother-in-law, and the home accommodates us perfectly. Walking distance to the beach and even closer to town. The home oozes history yet impeccable. The furniture and decor make you feel right at home. The owner has put together a wonderful packet of things to do and places to see. We travel frequently--but this is the trip we always look forward to. Couldn't come with a higher recommendation!!
Kennebunkport: Maine's coast at its finest! Quintessential New England village with charming historic houses, a gorgeous walk along the rocky Atlantic coast, and wonderful sandy beaches. Outstanding antiquing--from elegant shops to flea markets. And fabulous restaurants to suit every palate and price range. Attractions: Walker's Point, home to George and Barbara Bush; the Nott House, an historic sea captain's home; Dock Square shops and restaurants; lobster boats and a lighthouse. Carriage rides, bicycling, sailing and sightseeing cruises, and in winter, sleigh rides. A perfect get away every season that truly lives up to Maine's promise of 'life the way it should be.' Easy day trips to Boston, Portland and Portsmouth.