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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Erik and Sarah and their staff were all excellent in making this truly a home away from home. My wife and I were in Kennebunkport for a conference held at the Captain Jefferds Inn. Our room, the Chatham, was excellent! Little unexpected treats like: a comfortable wing back reading chair that also was a recliner; wooden storm windows that could be closed at night to make the room really dark for a great night's rest; and tons of horizontal space on which to place our stuff, made the room special. Breakfasts were terrific! At the Captain Jefferds, "breakfast" is firmly in place in the name "bed & breakfast". Common areas were very comfortable, accessible, and felt like home. But most of all, the friendly, welcoming, and accommodating Erik, Sarah, and staff made the stay among the very best B&B experience we've ever had!

Room Tip: The Chatham was located very near the front door, on the 1st floor. Easy access to all common areas...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

It is extremely gratifying to hear that your experience here ranks among the best you have had at a B&B. It was our pleasure to host you and we are so happy to know that you had a wonderful time. We have certainly tried to make the inn a comfortable, welcoming place with lots of little conveniences and luxuries, which hopefully makes guests feel appreciated. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Kennebunkport.

Wishing you all the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our wonderful experience began before we even arrived when we received a welcome email prior to our visit saying that they were looking forward to our stay and asking if we had any special requests etc. We were traveling with our two young boys (8&9) and had booked a suite with a large bed in the master and a twin bed for the boys to share. Eric and Sarah were gracious right from the start and gave us an extra room (the Hidaway) for the boys. It was precious! What a welcome! The common area (sunroom) in the main inn was stocked with coffee, fabulous loose leaf teas and treats for the guests to indulge in at any time of the day. There was a cabinet filled with board games, so the boys loved that! I can't say enough about breakfast! DELICIOUS both mornings. The first morning we were served a yogurt and granola parfait followed by a homemade scone then stuffed french toast with a rasberry sauce. YUM!!! The next morning we had a delicious fruit cup, Blueberry muffin to die for and eggs florentine! Delicious!!! Oh and the bed linens area the softest most wonderful I have ever been blessed to rest upon! Bathrobes in the rooms were super soft and cozy too. Eric and Sarah have really thought of everything. They even have a well organized box filled with folders for each of the local restaurants complete with menus. I could just go on and on! I hope to be able to go back someday. Even considering sending my parents up this summer for their 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you Eric, Sarah and Staff! Hugs from Steve and Jennifer Collins (Ryan and Evan)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jennifer C
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

We are so happy to know that the four of you thoroughly enjoyed your visit! We’ve tried to come up with little touches and conveniences that will make the experience of staying here feel warm and welcoming. It is so nice to hear that Hideaway and the game cabinet were hits and that you appreciated so many of the details. It would be our pleasure to welcome your parents for such a momentous occasion and we certainly look forward to hosting you again sometime too! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your kind words.

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

My husband and I just returned home from 2 days of relaxation at the Captain Jefferds Inn. When we arrived, there was a bottle of champagne and a note congratulating us on our 44th wedding anniversary from our host, Eric and Sarah. What a lovely couple and Eric's cooking is amazing. Staff member Rachel was very knowledgeable of the places to see in the area. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and hot tea and homemade cookies in the evening, after a great meal in town. We so enjoyed the walks we took including Beach Avenue and Ocean Road. The accommodations are wonderful, the silky sheets and the view from the Florida Room out onto the garden that Mrs. Bush planted.

Thank you, Eric and Sarah for making our 44th anniversary a wonderful success.

Room Tip: All the rooms that we saw were great!!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DonnaL568
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Congratulations again on your 44th anniversary and thank you for allowing us to play a role in your celebration! We couldn’t be happier for you and are so pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay. It sounds like everything aligned perfectly to create a special getaway. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport offer so much, the beautiful coast, quaint villages, unique shops, and fabulous restaurants. We truly are fortunate to have a location that offers our guests so many ways to enjoy themselves. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back for your 45th if not sooner!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had an amazing stay at the Captain Jefferds Inn. Sarah and Erik and their staff were all amazing making us feel right at home. The interior of the Inn is beautiful and grand. Our room was very comfortable and we had our fireplace going each night that we were there. We would highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking to travel to the Kennebunkport area. As a matter of fact we are looking to return in the near future as well. Thanks again Sarah and Erik for a wonderful, hospitable stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank CharlieH403
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We strive to create a wonderful experience for our guests so it is always nice to hear when we have hit the right mark! Thank you so much for your recommendation and your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and making your next stay as enjoyable as the first!

Warmest wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Captain Jefferds Inn a few weekends ago. We brought our dog and stayed in a lovely room. The provided the dog with bowls for food and water, extra towels, a treat, and even a tennis ball to play with. For us there was plentiful food and drink, luxury accommodations, and heavenly sheets. Seriously, the sheets were awesome. The breakfast was also great and the Inn is very conveniently located. We'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the terrace room, it's great if you have a dog and easy to get into the main hotel.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

It is wonderful to know that you and your dog felt welcomed and maybe even a little pampered. We have tried to think of touches that will make the guest experience special for both our two- and four-legged guests, so it is gratifying to hear that they helped make your visit enjoyable. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We spent only one night at Captain Jefferds, but we enjoyed it so much we plan to return. The inn is lovely with spacious public rooms filled with light from a multitude of windows on the main floor. The owners, Erik and Sarah, are wonderful hosts, and their staff is great. We stayed in the Arundel room which is a very pretty, large, quiet room on the second floor of the main house.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Nothing is more gratifying than having guests enjoy themselves so much that they are inspired to plan a return visit! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your kind review!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed only one night at the Capt. Jefferds Inn and were so sad that we had to leave! The staff and owners are very welcoming, the breakfast is delicious and beautifully presented, and the room was lovely with a private bath and working fireplace. We highly recommend this B&B for a warm and calming visit to Kennebunkport.

Room Tip: If you want a real New England feel to the room, reserve one with a working fireplace.
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

We are so glad that you had a calming, beautiful visit! We strive to create a warm, welcoming environment for our guests and are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you to Kennebunkport.

Warm wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Address: 5 Pearl St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6160
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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 #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range: $214 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain Jefferds Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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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