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“Tranquil Setting Close to Town” 5 of 5 stars
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Bufflehead Cove Inn
20 Bufflehead Cove Lane, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Kennebunk B&B and Inns
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19 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Tranquil Setting Close to Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Bufflehead Cove Inn is set in a tranquil setting on the banks of the tidal Kennebunk River. The river boasts a variety of bird life especially ducks. It is just a few minutes away from the shops in Kennebunkport and Ocean Drive. The Inn has a beautiful wide covered porch. During warm weather breakfast is served on the porch overlooking the river. The breakfast was beautifully presented and absolutely scrumptious. The Innkeeper was very personable and accommodating. You can tell that she loves her job and is passionate about providing guests with the very best experience possible. Unless you've been there it's difficult to understand how the inn can be so peaceful and tranquil yet be so close the hustle and hustle of the town. What else? Water views, fine bed linens, tastefully appointed rooms, fresh flowers, beautiful gardens, immaculately clean rooms...and a nice host. We'll be back!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
What a nice description of our inn, the surroundings and River's bird population... the ducks, wild ones and ours, are the daily entertainment!
Thank you also for your kind words about me... you are so right, I love inn keeping. I have been doing this for 30 years and still enjoy meeting you all and sharing this beautiful location. I never tire of the view, summer or winter.
Please come back and see us again soon. Harriet
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed in the Hideout room at Bufflehead Cove. Room was absolutely amazing and staff was out of this world fabulous! Breakfast in the morning was home cooked and absolutely delicious. Room was immaculately clean and spacious. Coffee was brought to our room every morning at 7am, which was such a nice touch. Even wine and cheese also added a special touch.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Hi Angela S, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. The Hideaway room is perfect for a honeymoon because it is so private. That's why we deliver your morning coffee.... so you can privately sit on your porch early in the morning and enjoy that first cup!
We thank you very much for the complements. I have passed on your comment about the breakfast to Helena and Jim, our breakfast cooks.
Please come back and visit again some time in the future. Warm regards from Maine, Harriet
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Our stay at kennebunkport was great, partly due to the hospitality of the hosts who were available from morning to dawn. The room was comfortable, the breakfast were delicious and even the snacks (cheese wine cookie and fruits) were terrific. The site is very well located, as we were a few minutes away from the town and the beach either by car or by bike, which can be borrowed from the b&b.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Hi YPoon, We enjoyed meeting both of you and are pleased that you were happy with your visit. Our River room is our smallest room, so it is a pleasure to hear that you liked it. The view is pretty and having the open air balcony extends the room a bit.
I hope your trip back to Canada went smoothly and also hope we see you sometime in the future. Enjoy your summer, Harriet
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This review has been far too long in coming, as we actually stayed at Bufflehead Cove Inn at the beginning of October 2013 and I have been meaning to write this ever since we got back to the UK. We stayed at BCI for 2 nights whilst enjoying a 2-week New England road trip and I really can't fault it - it was definitely the best place we stayed on that trip. We stayed in the Garden Room, which is large, bright, airy, beautifully decorated and feels very private. We only met Harriett during our stay, who was truly charming and extremely helpful with any queries we had. Breakfasts were phenomenal - the ginger pancakes on our first morning and the apple cake which was served with the striata on our second morning were highlights of our two-week trip. The setting for breakfast, on the deck overlooking the cove, could not have been more beautiful and peaceful. We would love to return if we ever find ourselves pack in Kennebunkport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Wow, how nice that even after almost a year later you took the time to write tripadvisor. We thank you so much. It was a pleasure to read your nice comments. I will pass on the complements about the breakfast to Jim and Helena, our breakfast chefs. I am not sure who made the Ginger pancakes but it sounds like a 'Jim creation'. If you are ever back in New England, I hope you will visit us again. Harriet
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canton MA
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's amazing to find a luxurious, peaceful retreat within sight of busy Kennebunkport center! The Bufflehead Cove Inn lived up to expectations, providing such a picturesque setting that we chose to stay on the grounds in lieu of sight-seeing on our first afternoon.
Harriet was warm and welcoming.( We appreciated the effort she made to make reservations for us in a second Inn when we decided to stay in Maine longer.) Breakfast on the porch was a great way to start the day. The river view from our spacious Balcony room was a first for us. We love ocean views and had underestimated the serene beauty of a tidal river.
-Therapy for the soul! We're looking forward to coming back.

Room Tip: We loved the size, view, and designer touches of the Balcony room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Hello from Bufflehead Cove, We enjoyed meeting you and are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again for a longer one! I agree with you about the peacefulness of the river view. It's fun to watch the tide come and go... it's such a different experience from high tide to low.
Harriet
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had an idyllic weekend stay at the Bufflehead Cove B&B. Our room was large, but cozy, and beautifully appointed. The breakfasts were wonderful, creative, and satisfying. Our host, Aaron, couldn't have been nicer. We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The Garden Room was very comfortable and private.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Hello prubin9, Thank you for your review of Bufflehead. We so appreciate it when our guests take the time to write to tripadvisor. We hope you visit us again soon. Warm regards, Harriet and Erin and all the staff at Bufflehead Cove.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was the second time we stayed at the Bufflehead Cove Inn, and it was as wonderful as we remembered. We stayed in the Cove Room, which is comfortable and has a perfect little reading nook in front of a fireplace (and a nice little balcony for reading outside overlooking the river). We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mainehatty, Owner at Bufflehead Cove Inn, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you La Contessa, It was good seeing you both again and we really appreciate the reviews you have done for tripadvisor. Please come and visit again. Warm regards, Harriet and Erin
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Address: 20 Bufflehead Cove Lane, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bufflehead Cove Inn is Kennebunkport Maine lodging at its best. Visit this intimate Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport Maine today to experience the serenity and seclusion of waterfront lodging. Secluded and private, the Bufflehead Cove Inn is the perfect destination for summer vacations, rejuvenating weekend getaways, or simply a trip to get away from it all. ... more   less 
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