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Unsurpassed Luxury, In Town With Harbor Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed Rooms with Baths En Suite, Central Air, 5 Baths, 2 Half Bath, Sleeps 8

Stunning Historic Home with an ideal In Town location and Water Views. The Ivory Goodwin House c. 1809 represents the best of both worlds. State of the art modern amenities in a masterful, museum quality renovation and addition. Featured in the Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival and Kennebunkport Historical Society Garden Tour.

Perfect location for that special gathering of family and friends. Ideal 'Home Base' for the Bride or Groom's family. Create memories during Christmas Prelude or those 'Big Chill' reunions with best friends.

There are 4 Bedrooms, with new high end marble bathrooms en suite. There are a total of 5 Baths and 2 half Baths.

In addition there is the Captain's Hideaway Loft and Balcony with panoramic harbor views. Pull out sofa bed, half bath, mini frig and office set up.

The bedrooms are beautifully appointed with antiques, Stark Carpeting and Raplh Lauren Fabrics. Two bedrooms have gas fireplaces. Some have water views. The Master Bedroom has an incredible spa like bathroom with a seamless glass shower room including air jet soaking tub, rain fall shower heads and other high end fixtures.

Amenities include Central Air Conditioning, In House Music System, Flat Screen TV in all Bedrooms and the Great Room, WIFI and 4 Fire Places (3 gas/1 wood burning)

The home has incredible public space for your enjoyment and entertaining. The Living Room is spacious with a wood burning fireplace and wet bar. The Dining Room has a gas fireplace and exquisite tiger maple dining table that seats 10. There is a fully equipped Kitchen. The large Great Room has stunning architectural detail with sumptuous furniture, flat screen TV and music system. French doors lead to a granite terrace.

The Grounds are nothing short of incredible. Manicured and styled in the tradition of Williamsburg, with lilac topiaries, rose bushes and boxwood hedges. The stone patio and terrace is a work of art and a wonderful spot to relax and entertain. To top it off, the horse and carriage go by.

Located in the Historic District of Kennebunkport surrounded by Ship Captain's Homes. The home is 1 block from Ocean Avenue and the Village Green, a 5 minute walk from Dock Square and a short walk to Colony Beach.

The original house is in the Greek Revival Style c.1809. The Ivory Goodwin House (as it is known) was named after it's original owner Ivory Goodwin. Goodwin was a master ship building craftsman and captain of the ferries to the islands off Cape Porpoise.

More Details

Rich Malconian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

What makes this house unique

The home is very unique and NOT a typical rental property. The house has been painstakingly restored with a new architecturally sensitive addition. The result combines the best of old world charm and state of the art modern amenities. Every convenience and comfort has been taken into account. The physical location is

incredible. Literally walk to everything. You constantly are aware of the water and the nautical history and heritage of the Kennebunkport.

There are wonderful dining options, art galleries and shops within a 5 minute walk. The property is beautiful inside and out. The Williamsburg style grounds and landscaping are exquisite and represent a very unique feature of the property. Whether it's Spring, Summer, Fall or during Christmas Prelude the inside and outside of the house complement each other in a very unique and special way.


Kennebunkport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Suite Spa Setting, Two Water Fall Shower Heads
  • Bathrooms are en suite with their corresponding bedrooms. -All bathrooms are brand new, marble tiled and elegant. -Each bathroom is unique in design with a variety of luxury appointments such as....Marble tile, Water Works fixtures, Seamless Glass Shower Stalls, Hans Grohe shower heads and faucets. Luxurious white, spa like turkish towels. Unlimited hot water capacity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Harbor and Marina Views, Gas Fireplace, Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Views of Sea Captain' Homes, Gas Fireplace, Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Spa Bath, Harbor and Marina Views, Flat Screen TV
    Captains Hideaway Loft - Panoramic Water Views, Balcony, Half Bath, Office Set Up
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower Level Suite,Queen Murphy bed 60' flat screen, sofas
  • All Bedrooms have Central Air-Conditioning and Marble Baths En Suite. The Master Suite, Second Bedroom and Captain's Hideaway Loft have water views. Two of the bedrooms have gas fireplaces. Bed Rooms are charming and filled with architectural detail and charm. Each is luxuriously appointed with antiques, Stark Carpeting, Ralph Lauren and designer fabrics on furniture and bedding. Historic Greek Revival Style mill work detail in each room. All Bedrooms have shutters or room darkening shades. Each bedroom has a flat screen Samsung or Sony TV. Stearns and Foster deep pocket mattresses. High thread count sheets. Pillows and comforters from Cuddletown of Maine.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
simsbury ct

Unsurpassed design and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our third year in a row, and it only gets better. The minute we arrive we relax: the house is gorgeous, elegantly furnished, immaculate and on the most picturesque historic street in town. We feasted on seafood, played golf, went to the beach, rode bikes, took walks along the coast and enjoyed time with friends. It was, in short, a perfect vacation, and what made it perfect, above all, was staying in this house. Rich's taste is exquisite, and he is the nicest guy. As my mother said, he made exactly the house you would make for yourself if you only had the talent. I would follow him anywhere!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing family experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to southern Maine was so special with luxurious accomodations in a beautifully restored captain's home. Rich and Steve have done such a spectacular job in making sure their guests have an adventure of a lifetime. Their home is beautiful with everything you need from beach chairs to comfortable beds, to blankets while sitting out on the patio in the cooler temps, to games for the kids...they have thought of everything to make one's stay perfect! Our family highly recommends the Rugosa lobster boat educational. Our grandkids and kids loved it! One of the highlights was going to St. Ann's Church the Sunday we were there and seeing former First Lady Barbara Bush! The church is a must see! Also, the house was close to town so we walked everywhere. Thank you, Rich and Steve, for helping us create such special memories! Rodger, Jill and family

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third consecutive year staying at this fabulous home. The owners pay very special attention to detail, with so many amenities at your fingertips. They are very much responsive to all needs and concerned that we truly enjoy ourselves. This spacious home is well located in walking distance to downtown with only a few minutes drive to the beach, which has so many advantages.

The gorgeous grounds are so well maintained with beautiful plants and manicured lawn, and we spent many evenings barbecuing on the patio or eating lobster with all the seafood utensils provided in the house. The fact that we want to come back for a fourth year should speak volumes of how much we love the house and the whole experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to celebrate family meeting together from all over the US and U.K. The home has everything you need and could possibly want, and Rich went out of his way to welcome us and guarantee a great time. Great location for walking to Dock Square and the river.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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A special gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our return for a third year in a row speaks for itself.

We love the house and gorgeous yard, the owners' attention to detail and concern for our enjoyment, and the proximity to downtown and the beach.

We look forward to a fourth year in 2018!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredibly beautiful home which has spoiled us relative to other vacation rentals. The rental process was quickly and easily done, and Rich and others were very accommodating. The house is not only beautiful but very bright and comfortable. Part of the house dates back to 1809; there's also a significant addition to the home and then total remodeling of the house so it flows well together and looks almost new. The kitchen had all the equipment and utensils you would ever need, including crackers for those great Maine lobsters. It's also in a terrific location and we could easily walk to restaurants, shopping, coffee, etc. The yard was also manicured beautifully. We now understand why this home has only been rated a 5.0. If we're up this way again, we would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dock Square
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Wells, Maine
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-95, Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dock Square
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Colony Beach, Kennebunkport
Car: recommended

Marinas, The Jetty and Colony Beach are located a short stroll along Ocean Avenue. The Village Green, Fishing Charters, Schooner Ship Cruises, Power Boat and Kayak Rentals, Dining, Shopping, Art Galleries and of course the Horse and Carriage Rides are 2 blocks from the house.




Additional information about rental rates


Payment Schedule:
50% Non Refundable Deposit Due at Signing of Rental Agreement.
50 % Remaining Deposit Due 60 Days Prior to Arrival.

Housekeeping Fee: $ 400.00
State of Maine Hospitality Tax: 9%

50% Due Upon Signing of the Rental Agreement.
50% Due 60 Days Prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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