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Shorelands Guest Resort and Cottages

Route 9 West of town, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 USA (Show map)
13 Reviews
$69 - $265
per night

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A casual, country, family oriented Vacation Resort offering lodgings in typical Maine cottage and motel units. Located within walking distance of a beautiful sandy beach, with access to fishing and boating. Come and Enjoy a relaxing New England Vacation on the Southern Maine Coast, away from noise and congestion, yet still close to the Kennebunks, Wells, and Ogunquit . Smoke Free inside all units Stroll to the beach, relax in our pool, or hop into our hot tub . . . unwind at our comfortable, country motel and cottage resort! English, French and German Spoken



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.0
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining3.6

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Perfect Anniversary Weekend

3.6 on September 05, 2014

My husband & I were celebrating our anniversary with a weekend away to Kennebunk. I hadn't been in a while so I wasn't exactly sure where to stay. Shorelands was the best value I could find online, and I had searched for days....most of the hotels/inns/b&b's in Kennebunkport were $300-500 a night! granted it was Labor Day weekend, but still that's outrageous. I was a little nervous because some of the reviews I had seen online, mostly from 2012. We checked in with ease with the owner, I'm guessing and she was extremely pleasant and low key. We had our own parking space. Our room which was a "jacuzzi room", it had a huge bath tub with jets, at first I wasn't sure if I really wanted to use it but it was spotless, actually gleaming that I had to! Pure bliss. The pool is on the smaller side but decent with a few lounge chairs around it, the hot tub is amazing! The water was perfectly hot! About a 10 min walk to the beach, a little longer than I would like but its great because on your way to the beach you walk by a horse farm. Its like country then the beach....I had never seen that before, it was pretty cool. The beach itself was pretty quiet, almost seemed like it was private. They supplied bath towels and did come take our trash daily. To get downtown Kennebunkport, its too far to walk but an easy 5 minute drive. Overall one of the best long weekend trips I have had in a long time. I would recommend this place to any one. There were some couples and a few families, everyone seemed to be having a great time, not too noisy either. Plenty of space to cookout and grill with a few picnic tables and a fire pit. They also had a jungle gym for the kids that looked newer.

Weekend at Shorelands Guest Resort

3.0 on August 30, 2014

We had a nice stay. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. My husband raved about the beds! The mattress was the best he has ever slept on while we are away.

Shorelands Guest Resort and Cottages

3.0 on August 09, 2014

A typical beach cottage, bed was comfortable, a ceiling fan in the bedroom while there was an air conditioner in the dinning room/kitchen area. The only thing I found that was disheartening was the entrance door to the cottage. It was not very secure, any one if they wanted to could kick the door in; only a door knob lock was available, no bolt lock above. I ended up using the back of a kitchen chair to give me the feeling that I would be more secure.

Nice and relaxing!

4.0 on June 05, 2014

Room was quaint, had everything we needed for a comfortable, back to nature stay! Very close to the beach! Only complaint is that it isn't really a "Bed and Breakfast"- didn't really serve breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for giving us this feed back. We really appreciate your time for this. I can try to make it a little clearer what we do offer in the mornings. Our moderate rates also reflect the lesser breakfast offerings, which do include fuit and yoghurts as well as the muffins. Thanks again and please do come back..

Cute, clean cottage.

4.0 on August 05, 2013

Cottage was as expected from online website. Great location, close to private large beach, Shopping and restaurants. Very clean cottage and friendly staff. Muffins and Coffee were available daily. Pool, hot tub, basketball, Ping pong, kids swing set and bikes were all kept up Nice. Would stay here again and recommend to others.

great weekend getaway!

4.2 on June 20, 2012

I recently stayed here for a long weekend and i was very pleased! Compared to other cottages in the area, this property was eye appealing, boasting beautiful flowers and trees! The staff was friendly and the rooms were exceptionally clean! They have a nice swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit, and other amenities. What we loved most was that it is just about a half mile walk (the street has a beautiful view of a horse pasture and marshes) from the best beach in the area, parsons Beach! Also a quick drive to the main street with plenty of shops and resturants!

Loved the amenities

4.0 on August 04, 2011

We stayed here because it was among the cheapest places we saw to stay in Maine. It was awesome! This is not a place for anyone looking for a Hilton-esque vacation. But it was super fun for us (20-somethings on a budget). We went to the grocery store nearby and bought dinner supplies. We grilled out on one of several of the gas grills. They had a stove, microwave, even a toaster. The rooms were clean and pretty spacious. The bathroom was very tiny though. Not a problem for us, but could be an issue for bigger people. The room was ideal for a couple, or maybe for a family with small children. It would be a tad crowded for 4 adults. All-in-all, we'd definitely stay there again. Highly recommend it.

An overall outstanding stay!

5 on June 15, 2011

Everything was absolutely wonderful here. The breakfast was really good, all the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and provided great customer service, and the room was clean and very comfortable. I look forward to another visit very soon.

An excellent place to stay!

5 on June 11, 2011

My stays here have always been a great experience. The staff members are all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and well kept and very nicely decorated. I certainly recommend this place to all my friends and family.

Excellent place to stay.

5 on June 07, 2011

We had a great time here and I don't have anything bad to comment on. Clean rooms, good service and a beautiful location. Would definitely recommend.

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Rooms & Rates

One Bedroom Cottage Unit

Bedroom with 2 double or 1/2 queen beds, best avail. Living area with Queen sleeper couch and Kitchen area, or 1 or 2 twin beds. Could also substitute small 2nd floor Motel Suite with 1 queen bed and sleeper couch in sittingrm/kitchen. Suites have tub/shower, cottages mostly showers only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $89 - $179

Nightly Rate: $89 - $179

Jacuzzi Room

Cottage Room with one king bed, double Jacuzzi bath tub, kitchenette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $89 - $139

Nightly Rate: $89 - $139

2 Bedroom Cottage

Cottage with 2 bedrooms, Living area with kitchen in between. 2 bathroms, one with tub/shower, one with shower only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $225

Nightly Rate: $139 - $225

Standard Cottage Room

Cottage Room in Duplex cottage building, 2 double beds OR 1 queen bed and single sleeper, both with kitchenette and small bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $59 - $139

Nightly Rate: $59 - $139


Location Type

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Wells Estuary Reserve, On Route 9, Suburban


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 26 miles

Directions to property:

from South heading North: Maine Turnpike (Rt 95) Exit 19 in Wells, left onto Rt 9 East, 5 Miles on Rt 9 East, on left side of Rt 9. from North heading South: Maine Turnpike (Rt 95) Exit 25 in Kennebunk, left onto Rt 35 South to Junction Rt 9 (not Rt 9A), right onto Rt 9 West, 2 miles on Rt 9 West, on right side of Rt 9 after crossing Mousam River.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Trolley Museum, Water Parks, Board Walk, Biking, Walking Trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Outdoor Pool, Ping Pong, Shuffleboard, Basket Ball, Play Area, Bikes to borrow

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Whale Watching tours, Historical Tours, Art Galleries, Antiquing, Gas Barbeques and Lobster Cooker, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only $200 cleaning fee if smoking inside units
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited advance notice required
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required +$15/n per pet, designated walking area off property only.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: summer weekends 2 N min. some units weekly only.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One or 2 night's stay for short visits, $250 deposit for weekly stays.
  • Cancellations: 14 days advance notice required for nightly deposit refund minus $30 book keeping fee. Weekly stays, after May 1, refunded only if full week is re rented.




Languages spoken

some French, English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Kayaking, skiing, books, granchildren.

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  • Cost: .50 per item
  • Time Served: 7:30 am on
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room


Route 9 , West of town, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 USA (Show map)

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