Shorelands Guest Resort and Cottages

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


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 room4.2
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.2

Satisfactory, relatively speaking

2.8 on August 28, 2017

For this price range during the on-season, this place is satisfactory. It's a 10 min walk to the nearby beach which is quite nice. We were hoping to take advantage of the on-site bicycles but they are in serious disrepair (faulty tires, chains, etc) -- a bit of maintenance would go a long way; I would've fixed them myself if I had the right tools. In any case, if you're just looking for a small, cozy place to lay your head, relax, and check out local attractions, it's sufficient.

Innkeeper Response
thank you for responding with this. i was not aware of any bikes needing repair except for the locked up tandem, which is locked for that reason. Everyone has been signing out bikes all summer, and we do check them over. we do have the tools in the office, or just mentioning the problem might have kept away disappointment.

- Sonja (innkeeper)


4.0 on June 23, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Shorelands. It was relaxed, and neither of us had any complaints. The size of the room was perfect for us and we took full advantage of the kitchenette. We LOVED the skylight. The only thing we wished was different was that the pool and hot tub were closed during our stay this June. It was affordable and nice. 5/5 and would recommend for a quiet get away or anniversary! I'm only grading the onsite dining as unsatisfactory because there is none, but there are coffee, muffins, and yogurts in the office!

Good value place! (NO onsite dining)

4.2 on June 10, 2016

We stayed for two night in one of the cottages. The owner/operator was so nice! (Clarification: This site MADE me leave a rating for onsite dining...which they don't have. It wasn't "unsatisfactory" but n/a.) The rooms were clean & the beds were decent. The one criticism: They only have a tiny shower stall with a nonadjustable (as far as where it sprays) shower head. It was impossible to shower without getting your hair wet and shorter people/kids might have the spray directly on their face or over their heads. (Also, no blow dryer that I found so bring one!)

Innkeeper Response
thank you for providing this feed back.(i just had time to review all of our various sites and came across this) It would be helpful to know which unit had that shower, because that is an abnormality and we would love to fix it. Also, we have hairdryers, irons, etc available in the office for sign out. thanks again.

- Sonja (innkeeper)

Great place to stay in Green Gables area of PEI

4.6 on June 03, 2016

We stayed just before the summer season began. The owner was friendly, the cottage was cozy, comfortable and clean. It was a great starting point for our daily forays into Green Gables area (which we enjoyed a lot). It is a beautiful area, lots of green farmlands, very near the shore. Owner gave great advice for places to see, eat, and see sunset. Loved this place and would stay there again!

Far exceeded expectations...

4.8 on October 16, 2015

Very clean (always my top priority), nice firm beds, lots of space, homey feel with gardens and a small playground. Kitchen (on-site dining) was above our needs. Picturesque walk to the beach. Staff was very friendly. We all left very relaxed.

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..

- Sonja (innkeeper)

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.

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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: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $189

Jacuzzi Room

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

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $189

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: $179 - $285

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
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $89 - $149

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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

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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, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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.
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Languages spoken

some French, English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Kayaking, skiing at Sugarloaf all winter, books, grandchildren.

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

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