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Captain Jefferds Inn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 Pearl Street, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046   |  
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Ranked #3 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Love it, love it, love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visit Kennebunkport every Fall and fell in love with this B & B. The family that owns and runs it are absolutely wonderful. It's all about the details, and 'The Captain Jefferd's' excels. From the professional staff, who, by the way, have been there since we started visiting, to afternoon tea and snacks - everything is just perfect; and if it isn't, it will be in a blink. The average guest tends to be very very well travelled - many from the UK. All in all, just a lovely experience and a great location to tour. Also, the grounds are amazing. If you garden, you'll love it.

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  • Stayed September 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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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We love that you love it here! And we also love that you keep coming back to visit year after year! Having familiar faces walk through the door is one of the greatest pleasures of innkeeping. We sincerely appreciate the continued support and admiration that you have shown us over the years. Thank you so much for your kind words. We can't wait to welcome you back!

Warmest wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was the first Inn we stayed at on our holiday to New England. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the accommodation the welcome and assistance we received. The Inn is well positioned for strolling to the town. The common rooms are comfortable and provide excellent snacks and beverages of which we took full advantage. The multi course breakfast was a great experience being served at a large table which encouraged interesting conversation with other guests. We will be recommending this Inn to friends who are thinking of touring New England.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We are so pleased that you enjoyed so many elements of your stay. We aim to offer comfortable, yet luxurious accommodations and have done our best to offer little touches and creature comforts to make each guest feel completely at home. We appreciate knowing that you particularly enjoyed breakfast. Our hope is that the multi-course meal not only provides guests with a delicious start to the day but also serves as a wonderful opportunity to meet other guests from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to Kennebunkport!

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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North Reading, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I returned to this Inn for our second time in celebration of our wedding anniversary - the 21st this time around!

We stayed in "The Hideaway" this time - one of the less expensive rooms in the Carriage House attached to the main Inn. While smaller than the main house room we'd stayed in last year, we found its quirky entrance, warm wood finishes, drenching shower, and big comfy quilt most welcoming and comfortable.

The common rooms of the Inn are gorgeous - the coffee-equipped "Sun Room" being our favorite. We even borrowed the Inn's bikes for a ride through town!

Breakfast here is to die for! Multiple course of delicious fruits, breads, and breakfast entrees that leave on totally satisfied. All served before a warm fire at a big table that encourages camaraderie among the guests.

This place is really a treat!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
It is always a thrill to help guests celebrate an important milestone, we truly appreciate the opportunity to play a part in making your 21st wedding anniversary special! We are happy to hear that while small, Hideaway served as a charming and comfortable spot to call home during your visit. It is also wonderful to know that the ambiance and the food served at breakfast were a perfect one-two punch for you. We figure a delicious meal combined with the opportunity to meet guests from all over the world equals the perfect way to start the day. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your lovely review. We look forward to helping you celebrate for many years to come!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I spent one night at Captain Jefferds with my family and we were not disappointed. The inn is perfectly located at only 5 minutes walk to Kennebunkport town. We stayed in the Vermont suite which has a master and a small room. They were both extremely comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and fully equipped. As underscored by many reviewers, the inn offers an amazing 3 courses breakfast which is more than a plus. Altough we had very limited interaction with the staff, the impression is that of being served by professionals who like what they do and care about their inn. Overall, a great experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We are so happy to know that you and your family had a great experience during your visit! We are definitely fortunate to be located in a lovely neighborhood of historic homes right on the edge of the bustling village. Close enough to be just a short walk away but far enough to feel like a peaceful retreat. It is wonderful to hear that you found breakfast to be more than a plus. Our aim is to present guests with a delicious and hearty meal each morning as the ideal way to jumpstart the day. Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon!

Best wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our stay at the Captain Jefferds Inn was our second visit. It is a lovely well kept former sea captain's property. The staff is extremely attentive to the details that create an exceptional visit. It is clean, comfortable and updated. One of the most enjoyable pleasures is the three course served breakfast which is beautifully presented in the dining room. It is shared with other guests and nice to meet other travelers most of whom were repeat customers. The grounds are well maintained and there are several sitting areas inside and outside. It is nice to be able to walk to the village and enjoy the many restaurants without driving. We hope to return next fall.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Welcoming guests back to the inn is truly one of the most rewarding elements of what we do. We are so pleased to hear that your second visit was just as enjoyable as your first and appreciate knowing that breakfast is a particular hit. We try to put just as much care into the details of breakfast as we do in creating comfortable rooms. Everything we serve is made from scratch and the dining room layout encourages guests to turn the meal into an opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back next fall and making your third visit a wonderful, relaxing getaway.

Warm wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport is a wonderful place to stay.  The decor is lovely and the feel of the Inn is so relaxing.  The location is convenient but yet peaceful.  You are in walking distance of shopping, sight seeing and eating.  The staff was extremely helpful and accomodating.  Breakfast was amazing and the afternoon teas looked very inviting.  We had such a good time but our visit was much to short.  The town and people of Kennebunkport were so welcoming. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
We are thrilled that your visit was a relaxing experience and that you enjoyed so many elements of your stay. Our goal is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where guests feel well taken care of so it is wonderful to know we hit all the right notes for you. Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay soon!

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Central, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our second visit to this Kennebunkport gem. Beautiful home with very comfortable accommodations. Staff is exceptionally attuned to visitor's needs and very knowledgeable of the area's offerings. B&B is located only block from downtown shopping/touring area. Breakfast is served in community setting and well prepared and presented.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
We love welcoming guests back to the inn and appreciate having the opportunity to host you a second time! We are so pleased that you had another enjoyable visit with us. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your enthusiastic review. Your kind words and acknowledgement of our efforts is genuinely appreciated. We look forward to making your third visit just as special!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Address: 5 Pearl Street, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain Jefferds Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Truly "Your Very Special Place." The Captain Jefferds Inn Bed & Breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine is a warm and inviting 1804 sea captain’s home. From the time you enter through this Maine inn's red front door you will experience the charm, comfort and exceptional hospitality provided by these Kennebunkport innkeepers and their dedicated staff. At the Captain Jefferds Inn it's all about personal service and little touches to enhance your stay like free wireless internet access throughout the property and afternoon tea featuring a wonderful assortment of home baked goods and light hors d'oeuvres as well as fresh squeezed lemonade and iced tea in the summer months and hot mulled cider in the winter. We are pet friendly in 5 outside entrance rooms. ... more   less 
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