Maine Stay Inn & Cottages

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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 or dine in our main dining room. 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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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Excellent place to stay!!

5 on October 13, 2016

The Inn was beautiful!! Staff were very helpful and accommodating!! Room was exceptional!

Charming B&B

5 on October 09, 2016

Lovely place, filled with history and lots of charm! The rooms were very spacious and had all of the amenities you would need. Breakfast was wonderful. Knowing we had to leave early, they accommodated us without a problem. Would highly recommend.

Experience maine the right way.

4.0 on August 25, 2016

WE have stayed at the Main Stay Inn a nunmer of times. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The service and breakfasts are excellent. A nice way to experience maine and kennebunkport.

Best place to stay in Kennebunkport

4.8 on August 17, 2016

This is by far the best place to stay in Kennebunkport. We stayed in cottage #5. It looked just like the picture and very clean. Breakfast was fabulous. This was our second time there and we will be back again.

Warm hospitality / Teutonic attention to detail

5 on August 09, 2016

Just about the perfect B&B experience. The grounds and rooms are impeccably maintained with numerous "extras" throughout. The innkeepers and staff all exude genuine, warm hospitality. Maine Stay has my highest possible recommendation.

Superb B&B

5 on July 29, 2016

Teutonic attention to detail with warm personal hospitality from the innkeepers and staff make Maine Stay the inn of choice in all of New England. Could not be recommended more highly.

Innkeeper Response
So glad this guest noticed our attention to detail and our warm hospitality. We strive had to provide the warm atmosphere and we take pride in the little details. Hope to see you again. Judi

Most comfortable bed ever!

4.0 on June 19, 2016

Innkeepers were kind, although the gentleman was a bit overly quirky. Nonetheless, we found our stay in one of the guest cottages incredibly comfortable. There was ample space, soft towels, and the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! The inn is located within walking distance to the quaint downtown, and lovely river area, including loads of restaurants and shops. The only real down-side was the underwhelming food - the parmesan-crusted "savory French toast" with asparagus and hollandaise was lacking in flavor and texture, and the afternoon cookies were overcooked and reminiscent of something store-bought.

Cozy and Comfortable

4.8 on June 06, 2016

We had a great weekend at Maine Stay, the grounds were beautiful and the Inn was really nice, and our hosts were very welcoming. Our bathroom was small, but everything else exceeded our expectations. Kennebunkport is a great place to visit!

Innkeeper Response
I wish I knew what room this guest stayed in, as we have some rooms with smallish bathrooms, one is even almost minute, but others are palatial. Hopefully, this guest will return and will call for guidance on bathroom sizes. Thanks for your kind review.


4.8 on May 28, 2016

This is a wonderful place! The cabins are very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are fabulous. The location is just a few blocks from shops and restaurants.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you were comfortable and happy as we work hard to make things good for everyone. Judi

Great property, great people, great time!!!!

4.8 on April 18, 2016


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Rooms & Rates

King Suite w/ Whirlpool

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

Romantic Cottage Suite 7

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

King Suite w/ walk in shower

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

Romantic Cottage Suite 4

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

Cottage Suite 8

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Contemporary Cottage Suite 9

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Captain Walker’s Suite Room 16

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Luxury Cottage Suite 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Romantic Cottage Suite 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Elmview Room 15

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Four Poster Room 18

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe Cottage Suite 5

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe Fireplace Suite Room 12

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Abbie’s Retreat Room 17

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Premier Cottage Suite 6

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Luxury Cottage Suite 11

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Garden Room 14

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Seaside Resort, Historic District, Oceanview, Small town


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, National/State parks, 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, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, 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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  • 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.



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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  • 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.