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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at Captain Jefferds Inn while vacationing in Maine, This was our first time in Maine and our first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast. Our experience could not have been better. From the time we arrived we felt right at home. We stayed in the Terrace room and it was beautiful and immaculate. The sheets on the bed were the best! And the robes were an added bonus! Each breakfast we had was delicious and served by a friendly staff. The location of the Inn was perfect. It was with-in walking distance from everything in town, yet in a quiet neighborhood. If we return to Kennebunkport, we will definitely stay at Captain Jefferds Inn!

Room Tip: Terrace Room was great as it had a side entrance from the outside of the Inn.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

We are thrilled to hear that your first stay at a bed and breakfast and your first visit to Maine were so enjoyable and proud that we played a part in making the experience special! Thank you so much for all of your kind words. It is wonderful to know that you found the sheets divine and the meals delicious. It is certainly our hope that little touches like silky soft sheets and plush robes will add elements of luxury to our guests' stay. Of course breakfast is one of the stars of the show, so we whip up fresh, made-from-scratch creations each morning. Hopefully the breakfasts were the perfect fuel for getting out to explore everything that area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to Kennebunkport!

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

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

From the moment I parked my car - and walked toward the welcoming "candle" lights in the windows - I knew I had arrived at a special place, indeed. Welcomed by another guest no less - and immediately followed by a gracious welcome from Steve - I felt relaxed and at home. Steve did a seamless check-in for me and took me to my wonderful little Hideaway where I had the good fortune of staying for three nights. The rooms are immaculate - well tended - exuding warmth and comfort. And - the breakfasts are just over the top - beautifully prepared - lovingly served - and we always had to be asked to finally leave we all got so involved in conversations with one another. (There are two seatings - so it you choose the first seating - you do have to be finished within an hour). While I have lived away for 30 years now - the Kennebunks are "home" where I grew up and went to school. It is a pleasure to come back and experience the delightful hometown feeling where even though changes have been many - the gentle graciousness and strong history of the area still remain. The current owners have embraced this graciousness and history and added their wonderful touches and amenities to the Inn - touches I am sure would make Captain Jefferd proud to know his legacy is in such thoughtful hands.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely - perhaps just talk with the owners or staff before booking to make sure the ty...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

We are so happy that you felt warmly welcomed and comfortable during your stay. It is special for us to know that we helped make your visit "home" so enjoyable. Steve is a gem and truly focused on helping guests get the most out of their visit. We deeply appreciate the history of the area and the home we are fortunate enough to be the stewards of, so it is wonderful to hear that our appreciation shines through. Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back the next time you plan a trip home.

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

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Captain Jefferds is by far a favorite place for my wife and I to visit. We were first referred here two years ago by a friend of the family and told of its charm and beauty, and they were spot on. We have referred other family and friends here and they too have enjoyed the comfort and amenities of the Captain Jefferds as well. Beautiful rooms, a gorgeous sitting area, amazing kitchen and sun porch. Every aspect of this is purely spectacular.

The breakfasts are always of the highest quality. Staff is always friendly and welcoming. They treat you like family from the moment you walk in until you leave and always welcome you back!

With plenty to do in town you can never be bored. Or if you just want to sit back and relax, the Inn has a collection of books to choose from and many of the rooms have a good size tub or hot tub to relax and unwind in.

We have been here twice and surely will return again!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great. If you are looking for large, luxurious and spacious....the Arrundle (s...
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

It is incredibly gratifying to rank as one of your favorite places to visit! We couldn't be happier than to know that your second stay was just as special as your first. We strive to create a setting where guests feel warmly welcomed and at ease, so it is wonderful to hear that you feel just like "family" when you are here. Our success is truly measured by how happy are guests feel, so we appreciate knowing that you thoroughly enjoy your visits. Thank you so much for your referrals and for your lovely review. We look forward to visit number three and helping you and your wife have another relaxing escape to Kennebunkport!

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

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This 1804 Sea Captains' home was very charming, romantic and picturesque.The overall atmosphere is beautiful and quaint. We were greeted and given a warm welcome from innkeeper assistant Steve. Sarah and her staff were very pleasant and gave personal service to their guests' needs.The rooms are immaculate.The breakfast and afternoon tea divine.The location is quiet and a short walk to shops, restaurants and galleries. We had an enjoyable stay.If you would like a taste of Maine, Captain Jefferds' is the place to experience it.

Room Tip: The Wyeth Room has lovely windows and charm.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experience at the Jefferds! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay. It is great to hear that you felt warmly welcomed and that you found our location ideal. We are definitely fortunate to have a spot that hits the perfect balance between close proximity (to shops, restaurants and attractions) and being peacefully tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of historic homes. The heart of the village is just a five-minute walk and the area’s beautiful beaches are minutes away by car. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again sometime soon.

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

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

With its welcoming staff, comfortable ambience, and every amenity a quality inn could offer, walking through the door at Captain Jefferds is like coming home again. Situated within a quiet neighborhood, the inn and its gardens offer a peaceful place to escape from the busyness of life, and yet is only minutes away from shopping and the beach. And after a day of boating, swimming, or simply walking around the port, it's nice to come "home" to afternoon tea or a cool drink of lemonade in the sunroom. Whether making dinner reservations or bringing a guest an extra towel, the innkeepers and staff are very accommodating and aim to please. My family and I have been frequent guests of Captain Jefferds Inn for more than ten years, and since I am very particular, that is a testimony in itself. We love it there. It's our home away from home.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

We are truly fortunate to have guests return to us time after time, there really is no higher compliment. It is wonderful to know that the inn feels just like “home” for you and maybe even just a little better because here you don’t have any chores! We are always happy to do everything we can to help guests relax and get the most out of their visit to Kennebunkport. It is a special job and we take great pleasure in doing it. Thank you so much for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back often over the next ten years!

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

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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This made our fourth visit to this fantastic inn. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and constantly went out of their way to make our stay very enjoyable. We were lucky to be able to spend four nights in the Adare suite. Very comfortable and unbelievably clean room. Fruit and cheese tray with sparkling wine was waiting for us when we arrived. Sarah and Erik even went above and beyond to obtain a special variety of roses for me for my wife and my 14th anniversary.
Breakfasts were fantastic and different. Service was outstanding especially with Tina tending to everything and remembering how you like things done, like how you like your coffee. Steve was like talking to a friend about the local cuisine each evening when we came back "home".
Thanks for a having such a special place.

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you for your loyalty and kind words about our staff and the inn. We want the inn to be a welcoming, relaxing place especially when you want to celebrate a special occasion such as your 14th anniversary!
We look forward to your 5th return visit!
Sarah, Erik and staff

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The property is beautiful. The location is perfect. The staff bend over backwards to make you feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible. The breakfast is delicious. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation at a first rate property in lovely Kennebunkport, then look no further. My wife and I have travelled all over, and this place ranks right up there at the top. Surprisingly great, considering the reasonable price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that your getaway was everything you hoped it would be. It is very gratifying to hear that your experience here ranks so highly among the many places you have traveled! Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to make your next visit just as special as this one.

All the best, 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: $249 - $414 (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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