Cozy antique Colonial house, 5 guests maximum, 3 bedrooms
About Jane King
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!
Jane King purchased this House in 2004
Why Jane King 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.
What makes this House unique
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.
Children allowed - Children age 5 and over are welcome.Children age 5 and over are welcome.
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 3
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Close to everything
This property is an easy walk to restaurants in Kennebunk, and a short drive to Kennebunkport and to the beach.
We enjoyed hosting Alex and his Mom.
Cute house with the best hosts!
This is an old house with lots of character and some quirky features. The location is great, just off the high street and near an amazing collection of old homes. Just walking around the neighborhood is a treat. Warren and Jane are the friendliest hosts I’ve ever stayed with, and they make the best homemade breakfasts! Ask about their butterflies!
Thank you, Jeremy, we enjoyed your visit!
Old house = no amenities
I usually do my research before renting a house. Somehow I booked this property even though it had no kitchen access, no tv, and weak air conditioning. Please note that owners are on site and lock the door to the dining room and kitchen.
So sorry you were unhappy. The listing description is very clear about the available amenities. You were served a generous home-cooked breakfast in the dining room each day, and it is clear in the listing that kitchen privileges are not included.
Interesting older house, need maintance
The house is an interesting historic building but due for maintanence. It was hard to find with no sign out front and overgrown plantings. While the place was very clean, the air was musty and I would not recommend for anyone with mold or mildew allergies. The bed in the smaller attached room was not comfortable and both large beds needed some repair as one of the four posters was loose as was the footboard in the other room. I know the hostess has been ill and they were kind to provide us with a nice warm breakfast on the second day of our stay.
In fact, I became seriously ill, was hospitalized for weeks, and had to have major surgery. The rental is priced appropriately for its somewhat rustic condition. If you're looking for perfection, you'll have to pay more.
Hats off for the Captain Chadbourne House!
Staying here was a bit like staying at our family's summer home, that is to say, it was very warm and inviting. We slept well and in the morning our hosts, Jane and Warren, always served up a delicious and hearty breakfast which kept us going for most of the day without having to stop our sightseeing for lunch. Our breakfast was followed up with a short visit by the Kings, always on hand to help guide us in whatever adventure was to be experienced that day. We had a terrific time in Kennebunk, made even more so by our stay at the Captain Chadbourne House. We doff our hats to the Kings!
Bob Jan, Mark, and Jill were wonderful guests -easy to talk with, helpful, and a joy to be with - like old friends and a lot of fun.
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.