Enjoy the relaxed ambience of the Franciscan Guest House, fantastically located a short stroll to shops, dining and beaches and surrounded by the beauty of the 46 acre St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery and Retreat center. Here you will find peaceful landscaped grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (designer of New York's Central Park), beautiful riverfront walking paths marked with religious shrines, and the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the Guest House. As a nonprofit, we offer affordable rates to families, couples, and seniors.
4.4 on October 04, 2013
The property is beautiful and adfords a peaceful setting away from the activities of the nearby village which is a short walking distance. There are single and double rooms in the Main Bldg and apartment accommodations in separate "housing" on this former estate. We had a lovely three bedroom apartment with a small living room that had a refrigerator and a microwave. It was spotless and reasonabe in price. You can walk the grounds and sit outside in the good weather. They are open year round and prices vary according to the "day" of the week and the "time" of the year. WE found it reasonable compared to other nearby motels.
4.2 on July 28, 2013
I didn't know what to expect, although having been to retreat places, I had a little bit of an idea. My friend and I enjoyed the peacefulness of the place, the view to the Monastery from our window. The people at the front desk were friendly and most helpful. It is so well situated, near the town to go visit and shop and so near to the beach for a walk. We loved the breakfast. More than a continental breakfast most B&B offers, and for a few dollars more, you get even more! The room was nice and clean, beds comfortable. A real nice quiet place to spend a few days away to rest and enjoy discovering Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. We thought we had left the world behind us.
4.6 on July 22, 2013
We did not know exactly what to expect. Despite an initial issue associated with the basic nature of the room, the time here was well spent and very enjoyable. We definitely would return. Since the monastery is on site attendance at morning Mass seemed like the natural thing to do, and we did. The guesthouse is separate from the monastery so members of any faith can feel equally welcome. The grounds are spacious and there is an inground pool which offers a nice respite at the end of the day. All in all, this was a very enjoyable and peaceful time. If you want to get out and about, the town of Kennebunk is a 10 minute walk away and Kennebunkport is a minute or so more across a bridge. Don't miss this peaceful place.
3.4 on April 23, 2012
Situé à mi-chemin du port de Kennebunk et de sa plage, nous avons pris l'habitude d'y retourner à chaque été. Qualité-prix exceptionnelle. Calme et sécuritaire !
4.0 on September 27, 2011
My husband and I stayed 4 nights at the Guest House recently and found it a perfect place to stay. We were able to walk to the lower village and it was close to the beach where we started and every day. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast exceptional. The grounds were lovely and we enjoyed walking around them and visiting the chapel. We would highly recommend staying here if you're in the area.
Riverside, Beachside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town, Village
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Internet Service, Telephone, VCR , parking pass for local beaches for a fee, outdoor saltwater swimming pool, on property riverside walking path, All rooms with mini-fridges, fresh linens available daily
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Our hosts, the Friars, offer you their estate for your enjoyment and respite from sightseeing. Very much like what you would find in Europe, the Friars keep to themselves but welcome you to enjoy yourself, the grounds, and the riverside walking path. All profits go toward maintaining the property and to other charitable causes here and in Lithuania.
Dinner includes Lithuanian dishes like Kugelis (made with potatoes and sometimes meat), and hearty American dishes such as roast pork, chicken, turkey, meatballs, stuffed cabbage, or pastas. A salad bar and various soups are always available with dinners. Deserts include Lithuanian pastries. Dinner is served Friday and Saturday, summer months only. Breakfast includes homemade Lithuanian breads and cheeses. Regular continental breakfast items are available along with hot dishes like eggs, pancakes, and french toast for a small fee. All Lithuanian dishes are prepared by our wonderful cook, Aldona.
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