"It actually pains me to join the chorus here and write yet another sterling review of this very special place, lest too many more people discover what we very lucky ones know already: If you're going to spend a week in Kennebunkport, there is simply no better place to do so than 12 Pleasant Street.
In fact, it's difficult to accurately portray in words what a wonderful setting Rich and Steve's fabulous house provides for experiencing and exploring the Kennebunkport area. They say "you can't go home again," but our weeklong stay for the second straight year was every bit as satisfying as the first. And with all of the accolades about its beauty and meticulousness below and in other reviews, it's a more intangible sense that makes the place so special...a feeling that, within 20 minutes of arriving, you are home.
Indeed, the house is utterly immaculate. The owners maintain it with an attention to detail and commitment to quality that is the equal of any fine lodge, inn or hotel in the area. From the fresh flowers to the excellent linens, no detail is spared. It is stocked with every necessity, furnished with top-of-the-line appliances, and designed with ultimate comfort, relaxation and fun in mind. It's bright and airy design marries old Maine with all the modern convenience one could want. The beautiful third floor "perch" (Captain's Loft) exposes one of the most wonderful views one could have in Kennebunkport, of the harbor, beach, and ocean beyond. There is no place we'd rather be than at sunset on the deck of that loft, wine in hand, watching the boats lazily glide into Kennebunkport River and out to sea.
The location is ideal -- a short, easy walk into the heart of town and to the local marinas and inlets, and a short drive to the main beaches, surrounding ports (like beautiful Cape Porpoise), and everything else that's available to willing travelers to this stunning slice of New England.
So many times, listings like these make promises that aren't kept...but this home is the exception. If anything, the pictures don't really do it justice. We love our stays at Rich and Steve's beautiful hideaway and look forward to many more years with our family in this very, very special retreat!
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 18, 2016