"Each of the reviews on this site have captured the qualities that make the Stone House a five-star experience. At the risk of redundancy, virtually every aspect of this home makes a stay in it a memory that will be cherished and life-long.
The home's picturesque location is a rarity among dozens of spectacularly stunning Kennebunkport homes. It sits poised on a slight incline behind a rock-filled shoreline that enhances the melodic sound of crashing waves. The professional landscaping must receive ongoing attention based on its pristine condition, beauty, perfect placement of lounge chairs facing the shore and sun, and use of materials that are indigenous to the area.
The home itself, its furnishings, maintenance and appearance was even more impressive than the on-line photographs. Beauty is more easily captured in photographs but quality must be touched and seen in person to truly appreciate. This home is replete with quality. If it has not been featured in a home magazine, it should be.
Given my love of cooking, I was blown away by the quality of the appliances, all of which are new (six-burner gas range, double wall ovens, Sub-Zero side-by-side that preschoolers could easily play inside, two refrigerator drawers inconspicuously tucked under the kitchen's massive island, a pantry with yet another smaller refrigerator, wine refrigerator, sink and serve ware to easily accommodate 12. In terms of cooking implements, the cabinets are filled with virtually everything needed to prepare a complex meal. The owners have generously stocked the pantry with tea, coffee, condiments and every paper product one needs. The kitchen's recent renovation and its multiple views from window-lined walls makes it simply the most functionally beautiful kitchen in which I have ever worked.
The ocean views seamlessly continue from room to room including welcome surprises (third floor bathroom in particular) making the setting both a welcomed distraction and calming influence.
The property maintenance also deserves its own five-star rating due to the impeccable cleaning that must be done regularly from the spot-free windows that blanketed each room, the immaculate hardwood floors, stair treads, towels and bedding.
Bernie Sanders would say that a stay in this home can only be afforded by the top 1%. I would agree. However, its quality, beauty and uniqueness makes it a home in the top 1% in the country."
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: May 27, 2016