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211 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7556
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
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Maybe it’s the crisp sea breezes and salt air, the captivating ocean views or the quaint Victorian charm of a beautifully restored bed and breakfast built in 1891, but time just seems to slow down when you check into the Beach House Inn in Kennebunk, Maine. Located directly on the beach, our Kennebunk hotel is one of the oldest oceanfront inns in Maine, blending warm hospitalitywith the breezy, casual ease of a private, New England coastal cottage. Open April through December, the Beach House Inn has remained faithful to its past while offering all the modern conveniences and luxuries today’s traveler expects.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Laundry service
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WestGang wrote a review Oct 2020
Brookfield, Wisconsin22 contributions33 helpful votes
The location right on the beach is fantastic. Great walking area along the coast. It's a very short drive or bike ride (they had complementary bikes to use), but a little longer walk into downtown Kennebunkport. We had a great room looking out onto the ocean. Clean and well maintained. The downsides were: they didn't staff the property for check-in and guests were required to check in at a related property several miles away, and rather than a prepared meal they had very limited take-away "snacks" in lieu of breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020
John W wrote a review Feb 2020
New York3 contributions5 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We love this place and have been visiting them for about 17 years. We always get the same room and just enjoy the visit. The view from the front porch is always great to have that first cup of coffee with...cant wait till we are back in 2020.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Karl Whipple, General Manager at The Beach House
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Good Day, What a wonderful review and generous comments - Thank you. We are delighted that you found your home away from home. Once you book your reservation , please email me to let me know your arrival date as I would love the opportunity to personally meet you. In hopes to see you soon, safe travels. IN the spirit of hospitality, we remain. Karl Kwhipple@thebreakwaterinn.com
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Brandon B wrote a review Oct 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana31 contributions3 helpful votes
The building is clean and well maintained, and our room was very spacious with a great view. It would have been nice to have a small refrigerator and microwave in the room (many great restaurants in the area!) but I understand that doesn't really fit the B&B style. The breakfast was a small selection of grab and go muffins, granola bars, etc. I'm not sure if that's just because of COVID or if that's always the way they do breakfast. We didn't really interact with any staff other than check-in at the sister property a few minutes away. Overall it was an enjoyable 3 night stay and I would stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2020
majorkat717 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glens Falls, New York18 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved our stay with Beach House. Great communication with the reservation team (especially during Covid). Loved the simple but exquisite room overlooking the ocean. Pleased to see beach towels and bikes for guests to use. Perfect location—away from the tourist feel of Kennebunkport but just a couple minutes drive away and LITERALLY right across the road from the ocean. Shoutout to our thoughtful housekeeper who left a handwritten note for our arrival, and to the friendly breakfast attendant who gave the feel that we had the run of the place but that we weren’t completely alone.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Cenzo1974 wrote a review Sep 2020
Bethel, CT43 contributions30 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our 2 night stay at the BeachHouse Inn! We like to stay on the beach, so this placed checked all the boxes for us. We didn’t want to be in the busy downtown area. It was also a nice walk in either direction to some quaint beaches! The room was slightly dated, but very clean. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$168 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to The Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Wells Reserve at Laudholm (2.9 miles), Saint Ann's Church (1.1 miles), and Ocean Avenue (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at The Beach House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Beach House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joshua's, Big Daddy's, and Ocean Cape Arundel Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to The Beach House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wallingford Farm (3.7 miles) and Perkins Tide Mill (1.6 miles).
Does The Beach House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.