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Maine Stay Inn & Cottages

34 Maine Street , Kennebunkport, ME 04046-1800 USA (Show map)

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The Maine Stay Inn offers luxurious accommodations in the historic coastal Maine community of Kennebunkport. The Main House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides updated styling and modern amenities in a stately Victorian home. The Cottage Suites, offering added space and privacy, range in style from updated traditional to 21st century modern, and these guests may choose to enjoy breakfast delivered to their door. All guests enjoy a multi-course gourmet breakfast daily, afternoon tea and snacks, and complimentary Wi-Fi. All accommodations have en-suite baths (some with whirlpool tubs and heated floors), flat screen TVs, and many feature gas fireplaces. The main house and five cottage-style buildings surround expansive lawns and gardens, with hammocks and Adirondack chairs for your relaxation and enjoyment. Stroll tree-lined streets to fine shops, restaurants and art galleries of Kennebunkport's Dock Square. The scenic harbor is just a block away, while you'll find sandy beaches just a mile from the inn.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Maine Stay Inn

4.8 on May 28, 2015

Judi and Walter were fabulous and made every aspect of our stay excellent. Breakfasts were great and the main house, where we stayed, was lovely.


A wonderful stay

4.4 on May 27, 2015

What a delight to stay in such a well maintained, beautiful 'home'. The overall stay couldn't have been better. We thank Judi and Walter for their warm hospitality. We thank the staff for just being like friends.


Best B&B For Us

5 on May 16, 2015

We just returned from our stay. We've stayed in a dozen or so B&B's and loved this the most. We stayed in a cottage, and enjoyed the private space which had an extra couch, TV, fridge, Kuerig, separate from Bedroom. Nice to relax and 2 separate TV areas. So many details that they thought of, from jacuzzi tub, phone charger, bedding and bed were super nice, everything was clean, and it was located walking distance to restaurants and shops. Everything we wanted and more.


Warm and cozy and close to town.

5 on May 11, 2015

We came up for a few days after being in Boston for 1.5 weeks for a conference. It was such a nice retreat. This time of year was not too crowded. The location of the Inn is so close to town and we enjoyed walking around. We stayed in cottage #7 which was very comfortable and spacious. Having breakfast in the Inn was great and we met two lovely couples. Innkeeper Judi was very helpful and all the staff very accomodating, especially if you have food sensitivities or allergies. My husband wanted me to make sure I said that the bed was very comfortable! We had good sleep and a restful time at the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages and look forward to coming back again some day when we can stay longer.


April post marathon trip

4.8 on May 09, 2015

Travelled from AZ to see our girls run the Boston Marathon. Reseerved this Beautiful inn a couple months in advance. Stayed in one of the "cabins" behind the main house. Very easy to access with parking directly outside the door, lots of space in bedroom, small but adequate bathroom, and nice kitchen with Keurig coffee maker! some dishes, etc. we had breakfast brought to our room in the AM....excellent and hot! The only negative was the slightly musty smell to the "cabin"..it probably hadn't been aired out since fall. Would highly recommend this lovely facility which was very convenient to shopping, etc.


Cool house in a great location, minor issue.

3.0 on April 30, 2015

Cool old house with several out buildings in a great location within walking distance to downtown Kennebunkport. The room was just renovated, the staff attentive, and the food good, but I felt overall there was a poor attention to detail. For example the TV in the just renovated room was new, not name brand, undersized, and not programmed right. The breakfast overall was great, but the breakfast meat lackluster.

Innkeeper Response
We try to see every guest comment as a learning experience and an opportunity to enhance the stay for all of our guests. Each year we renovate many rooms to make sure that they are in top notch condition and meet the expectations of style, comfort, and luxury for our visitors. This year was no exception. Unfortunately, from this review I can't identify which room we have a problem in. All of the rooms and suites recently renovated have 32" or larger HDTVs, which is a size that we feel looks appropriate without overtaking the design of the room. I can't comment on the brand, because in most cases they were purchased based on our experience in the store! If these visitors had alerted us to a programming problem, we would have worked on it immediately. Based on the timing of this review, it is likely that these guests visited recently when we were testing out a new locally produced bacon and sausage. Honestly, we didn't like either option as well as our previous varieties, but felt committed to exploring Maine-made products. While we were experimenting, we asked as many visitors as we could for feedback on the meat selection (which is always served as a small side and not the main feature at breakfast), but must have missed surveying these folks. Rest assured, we have gone back to our previous suppliers of breakfast meats!


We will be back!

4.8 on April 22, 2015

We enjoyed the hospitality, decor, service and outstanding breakfast and Maine Stay Inn and Cottages. We stayed in one of the cottages. So relaxing and peaceful! We wish we stayed longer. We will be back.


Best weekend EVER.

5 on February 06, 2015

I booked my boyfriend and I to stay at the Maine Stay for the weekend of his birthday. Neither one of us had ever been to Kennebunkport before, and I knew he would like a nice relaxing time away. I booked Cottage #1 for us to stay in, and judging from the pictures, I could already tell it was going to be a wonderful experience. The website suggested that anyone with a food allergy email the Innkeepers and let them know, and since I have celiac disease, I did just that. The Inn was great at responding back and even suggested places for us to go for dinner during our stay. Upon arrival at the Inn, we were brought into the cottage. There were 2 pieces of Gluten Free chocolate torte on the counter, surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries. There was also a cheese and cracker plate set out, with a piece of biscotti wrapped up so that it didn't touch anything that was gluten free :) The staff had set out birthday balloons for my boyfriend, and there were rose petals on the bed. The fire place was amazing and we could just push a button and WHOOSH, there it was (it doesn't take much to surprise me). From the king sized bed, to the double whirlpool tub...this place was exactly what my boyfriend wanted for a birthday away. We walked around downtown Kennebunkport the next day, and spoke with many of the shop owners who were by far the sweetest people I had ever met. The town was getting ready to be decked out in red in hopes to make them the most romantic town in all of the US, for the month of February. My boyfriend never stopped saying how fantastic the room was, how clean everything remained, and just how wonderful the staff and Innkeepers were. We will definitely be back, and since there are more than the one cottage on the property, we definitely have to treat ourselves to experience the others!! Thank you so very much Judi and Walter....you made this gluten free girl so amazingly happy, and her boyfriend even happier. Thank you so much.

Innkeeper Response
We made you two happy and this review made me even happier. It is always wonderful when guests recognize our attention to details. See you again. Judi


wonderful B&B

4.2 on January 21, 2015

Everything was wonderful, this was our second time there and we hope to go back again soon!


George and Mame Houck

5 on January 04, 2015

Judy and Walter are fabulous hosts. This was our second visit since September. Great place to spend New years eve.

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. We look forward to your return when the warm weather returns. Happy New Year!


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Rooms & Rates

Cottage #1

Romantic Cottage Suite #1 offers modern accommodations with a corner gas fireplace, double whirlpool tub, king bed, two flat panel TV'S. Portable DVD upon request player, iPad dock, and separate sitting area with sofa, just adjacent to the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $359

Nightly Rate: $199 - $359

Cottage #2

Modern suite with California King Bed and cozy sofa in front of a raised gas fireplace. Large flat panel HDTV. DVD player upon request. Breakfast room with granite bar tops and pub table is perfect for enjoying coffee or our gourmet breakfast. Private bath with whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Cottage #3

Romantic and traditionally decorated in light blues and whites. This cottage suite features a California King mahogany plantation bed, gas fireplace, harwood floors, iPod Dock, and a flat panel TV. DVD player available upon request. Separate breakfast room which features a marble counter top and romantic chandelier. Enjoy a soak in a double whirlpool tub and complimentary delivered breakfast, should you desire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $199 - $359

Nightly Rate: $199 - $359

Cottage #7

A very romantic cottage suite, #7, features a spacious bedroom with a custom made king bed, two flat panel TV/DVD, iPad dock, and comfortable sitting area. Luxurious bathroom boasts an oversized whirlpool tub and separate shower. Breakfast delivery to room available upon request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $199 - $359

Nightly Rate: $199 - $359

Abbie's Retreat Room #17

Light and airy corner bedroom with king bed on the second floor, Abbie's Retreat features a double whirlpool tub in its private bathroom. Flat panel 39" TV and Keurig coffee maker.. Not appropriate for children under 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Cottage #8

This airy Contemporary Cottage Suite #8 offers a heavenly king sized bed and a full/queen sleeper sofa, modern furnishings in black and chrome, a flat panel TV with DVD player, comfortable sitting area, breakfast room with table and chairs, as well as a private bath with tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Deluxe Fireplace Suite #12

Our largest suite, #12, located on the first floor of the main house, features a large sitting room with a gas fireplace. Through french doors you will find an antique bed in windowed alcove and separate eating area. Luxury tiled bath features a 2 person shower with a rain forest shower head and body jets. Enjoy the option of breakfast delivered to your doon. Not appropriate for children under 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $199 - $399

Nightly Rate: $199 - $399

Elmview Room #15

Charmingcorner bedroom decorated in blues and browns. Authentic Waverly printed custom draperies, antique headboard. Large Flat panel TV (DVD player upon request) and private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $249

Nightly Rate: $149 - $249

Captain's Deluxe Fireplace Suite 16

Captain Walker's Unit is a large two room suite. Flat panel TVs in both rooms, king size bed and a gas fireplace. Extra long marble counter top with plenty of storage. Full size pull-out sofa with Tempurpedic mattress

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $189 - $349

Nightly Rate: $189 - $349

Cottage #9

This suite features a heavenly king sized bed, full sized tempurpedic sleeper sofa, 32" flat panel TV, iPod dock,breakfast room, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. Advanced heating and cooling system. Sophisticated and soothing colors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Garden Room #14

Adorned with Waverly wallpaper, hardwood floors, and queen four poster bed, the garden room features a gas fireplace and flat panel TV. French doors lead to a private deck with bistro set, umbrella, and comfortable chairs. Deluxe tiled private bathroom with soaking tub Not appropriate for children under 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $169 - $329

Nightly Rate: $169 - $329

Cottage #6

Now our most deluxe unit in the property. A mulit-room suite with hardwood floors, marble tiled bathroom floors. King bed, advanced heating and cooling system, 2 person whirlpool tub and shower combination. Pull out sofa with a tempurpedic mattress if room needs to accommodate more than two. Flat panel TV's in the bedroom and the living room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $299 - $439

Nightly Rate: $299 - $439

Cottage #10

Classic Cottage Suite #10 features two double beds, flat panel TV with DVD player, breakfast room, sitting area, and private bath with tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $149 - $289

Nightly Rate: $149 - $289

Four Poster Room #18

Charming corner bedroom with queen rice carved four poster bed, period furnishings, TV/DVD and private bath with tiled shower. Not appropriate for children under 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $279

Nightly Rate: $149 - $279

Cottage #11

Newly renovated contemporary Cottage Suite #11 features a king bed, American Leather full/queen sofa bed, electric fireplace and contemporary furnishings. 32" TV with portable DVD available upon request

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Cottage #5

Just renovated, this large and inviting cottage suite is decorated in regal blues and crisp whites. California King bed with a custom headboard. Flat panel TV/DVD, gas fireplace, and plush sofa with ottoman complete the sitting area. Spa-inpired tiled bathroom suite features granite topped oversized vanity, double whirlpool tub and flat panel TV, and tiled shower with body jets and built in bench. Refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $209 - $379

Nightly Rate: $209 - $379

Cottage #4

Recently decorated in rich milk chocolate tones, Cottage Suite #4 features a king sized bed, gas fireplace, breakfast room, soothing private bath with tub/shower and hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy complimentary breakfast room service or join us in the main dining room for gourmet breakfast daily.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $169 - $309

Nightly Rate: $169 - $309

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Location

Location Type

Seaside Resort, Historic District, Vista oceano, Small town

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 25 miles

Directions to property:

95N to Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Exit 25. 35S for 6 miles to intersection of Rt 35/9. Left on Rt 9 over bridge straight to T-intersection. Turn right onto Maine Street. Maine Stay is 2/10 mi down on left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, presidential summer home, Cape Porpoise, carriage rides, Seashore Trolley Museum, summer theater, antique shopping, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos , Complimentary concierge service, Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, restaurant menus, expansive yard and gardens, hammocks, adirondack chairs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Whale-watching, Scenic Lobster Cruises, Amusement Parks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM - 7PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Families with younger kids allowed only in cottage suites
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum stay during peak season and on holiday weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit
  • Cancellations: Full refund of deposit if reservation is cancelled 14+ days in advance of arrival date minus a $25 cancellation fee. If the reservation is cancelled less than 14 days in advance, we will refund the full amount, minus $25 bookkeeping charge only if we rebook the room at the full rate.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Judi & Walter Hauer

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

One of our favorite past times is enjoying a walk on the Maine Coast. There are lots of incredible nature preserves with almost limitless miles of trails in the area. Such a treat!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: breakfast seatings
  • Serving Location: Breakfast can be delivered to all suites, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free, advance request; vegan, advance request


Signature Dish

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Light and fluffy with ricotta cheese, served piping hot with warm maple syrup.


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34 Maine Street , Kennebunkport, ME 04046-1800 USA (Show map)

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