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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children age 5 and over are welcome.
Minimum age of primary renter:3
Guests are responsible for bagging their trash and placing it outside for pick-up. Separate recyclable from non-recyclable.
No cooking indoors.
Bed and bath linens are changed weekly for guests staying longer, with housekeeping weekly.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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.
Location is ideal and parking for one vehicle off the road convenient.
Our guests said the beds were comfortable and the breakfasts were wonderful. They found the hosts to be delightful. As a guest visiting the premises we found there was a slight musty smell in the downstairs seating area ... and not having a table or chairs that we could sit at was inconvenient. Our guests did say that a television would have been nice. Overall the experience was good. Thank you.
Appreciate the 4-star review from the person who arranged this stay for others, and spent just a little a time at the house. It's a 230- year-old house, not surprising it's a little musty, but you made us think about how to control that better - thanks for that! We don't understand complaints about inadequate parking, as we often entertain groups with 3 or 4 cars; or inadequate seating, as the parlor has seating for 8, and a long low table to sit around, as well as a desk for writing or note-keeping. A TV is just not part of the package, but Wi-Fi is available, with passwod. We're very glad the guests enjoyed their stay; we certainly enjoyed meeting them.
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.