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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Milford, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Kennebunkport excellence”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport is an outstanding example of what a B&B should be. Wonderful, comfortable beds and linens, spotless and homey rooms, gourmet three course breakfasts in a warm environment. The guests are a wide cross-section but lean towards the more mature end of the spectrum. The staff and Innkeepers are great. Two minute walk to Dock Square. Ten minute drive to beaches (Inn has beach passes for guest use).

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! It is very gratifying to be held out as an example of a bed and breakfast that does things well. In choosing the beds and bedding, and in decorating the rooms, our goal is to present guests with comfortable, luxurious spaces that invite rest, relaxation, and a wonderful night of sleep. We certainly hope that was your experience. We look forward to a future opportunity to help you enjoy visiting Kennebunkport!

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Jericho, Vermont, United States
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

The Captain Jefferds has a staff that is kind and a clean inn with loads of charm. I got to stay here for seven nights and the room serve was great. They fold the towels perfect, don't steal, and leave the room perfect for you when you return. The street the inn is on is even perfect. I highly recommend staying here for a romantic getaway. Also, I even brought my dog and they were very accomidating, she got her own cookie with her name on it.

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful visit! Thank you for your kind review and the great tip about the Kennebunk beaches being a fun place to take a dog. From June 15th until September 15th dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. Between September 16th and June 14th dogs are welcome any time of day. Like you, lots of people take advantage of the lovely beaches to stroll and romp with their pets, so it is awesome that you mentioned it. It was our pleasure to host you and your dog. We will have a new personalized cookie ready and waiting for the next time you visit. Hope to see you again soon!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

My husband and I spent two nights at the Captain Jefferds Inn and could not have picked a better b&b. We stayed in The Hideaway, the inn's cosiest room and almost most budget-friendly. It was small, as expected, but just what we wanted. Comfortable bed fitted with luxurious sheets (everyone raves about them) and a skylight overhead. Three-course breakfasts were top-notch (one morning blueberry pancakes and ham; the next, sausage quiche). The hostess always tended to vegetarians, or those with special dietary needs. The inn is conveniently located to the center of town, a very easy walk. However, the grounds are so beautiful and tranquil, you may not want to leave the inn!

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to know that you found the bed luxurious and comfortable and that Hideaway proved to be charming. It is also very nice to hear that you really enjoyed breakfast. We strive to conjure up creative, made-from-scratch food and we are always happy to create breakfast selections that fit with individual dietary restrictions or food allergies. It sounds like you also took advantage of our garden seating areas to relax and unwind, which is wonderful. We have several nooks tucked away which we hope guests find to be great spots to steal away to for some quiet time. We look forward to the opportunity to help you craft another perfect stay in Kennebunkport soon!

Best wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Tisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Received a warm welcome after a long drive of lemonade and cookies. Great location in the heart of Kennebunkport yet a haven of tranquility and perfect for relaxing. Loved borrowing the bikes and cycling round the coast road, meeting the other guests over superb breakfasts and sleeping in a wonderfully comfortable bed. We stayed 2 nights and could easily ave stayed longer.

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
We are so pleased that you had a great stay! Thank you for sharing your kind words. It is wonderful that you enjoyed touring around with the bikes and the camaraderie of the breakfasts. It is also very nice to hear that you had comfortable nights of sleep and that your time here was tranquil and relaxing. Our hope is that guests will find good food, great company, and restful nights here, so it is gratifying that we hit the right marks for you. It is certainly a high compliment that you felt your stay was too short! It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Inn and we look forward to seeing you again!

All the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

The Captain Jefferds Inn is the best place to stay when visiting Kennebunkport! The staff was so kind and helpful and treated us as if we were the only guests in the house, giving us lots of attention. Cookies and lemonade were delicious and the breakfast in the morning was outstanding. We stayed in the terrace room and it looked as if they had just updated it. When we come to Kennebunkport, we will for sure stay in this amazing home.

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is so nice to know that you felt special and valued, it is certainly what we hope to achieve with every guest. It is also great to know that the lemonade, cookies, and breakfasts were a hit. There is probably truth in the saying that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach. We hope so anyway. We look forward to the opportunity to help you have another awesome getaway soon!

Warmest wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

A picture post card period property which is beautifully furnished with style and elegance appropriate to the era, but with all modern comforts.The breakfasts are delicious and varied and the afternoon selection of cookies was definitely not to be missed! The grounds were very well kept and the location just perfect with the waterfront and town a very short stroll away.The staff were friendly and helpful.Certainly a place we will recommend and hopefully return to when we are next in the area.

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation! We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and that you found the Inn and grounds comfortable and attractive. It is also wonderful to know that you found the breakfasts and afternoon snacks tasty. We strive to create a welcoming environment and to serve fresh, flavorful food, so it is gratifying to hear when folks find their experience pleasing. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are in the area again!

Wishing you the best, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Westchester, New York, United States
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

From the time we arrived, we had caring concern for our every need. They couldn't be nicer, more considerate, and friendly. Dinner reservations - they take care of them. Activities to enhance our stay - a list of wonderful possibilities. A pass for the beach - they supply that and offer towels, beach chairs and umbrella if needed. Left something when we departed - they found it and will mail it to us right away.

Everything is in first class working order and extremely clean, and the breakfasts are all sumptuous and delicious. One of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. This is the kind of experience that makes us willing to consider a bed & breakfast when we travel elsewhere, but seldom see anything that compares! Give yourself a real gift and spend a few days here. No wonder we keep returning, and it just keeps getting better.

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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so fortunate to have guests like you who continue to allow us to play a part in making your vacation special. There really is no higher compliment! It is our pleasure to provide little touches that will hopefully make guests feel at home and maybe even a little spoiled. If guests aren’t feeling relaxed and comfortable then we don’t feel like we are doing our job! It is wonderful to hear that you continue to find the food, the amenities, and the beds to be a treat. We look forward to making your next visit even better!

Warmest wishes, Sarah and Erik, Keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn
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Property: Captain Jefferds Inn
Address: 5 Pearl St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6160
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Region: 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 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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