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Captain Jefferds Inn
Ranked #2 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My wife and I visited for one night recently. Everything about our experience was perfect. The booking process was easy. Check-in was smooth. The house itself has lots of character and is in great shape. Makes for a very romantic setting. The rooms were nice and spacious. Our bathroom was ok, but we were explained going in that the bigger room had a less nice bathroom. Lots of very nice small details all over the room even under the bed! The breakfast was included and very good. I really enjoyed the cider in the afternoon. The location was perfect as it was walking distance to town. The owner and her staff were very friendly. Price was fair. Really enjoyed the place!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eloise023, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

David good morning, I feel like we're in very exclusive company with your recent review. Thank you! You're well traveled and your thoughts on your stay are welcomed and important.

I read that you sometimes vacation twice in the same place. Please be certain that you stay with us again, as Kennebunkport is a terrific town to return to.

Cheers!

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We arrived before the check-in time and our room was already available. This was a nice surprise as we were ready to rest after a 3-hour drive. We were greeted by Steve, who was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The location was perfect, just a 5 minute walk to the center of town. There were menus available in the sitting room so we could take a look at all the options the local restaurants had to offer. This was very helpful in deciding where to make our dinner reservations. Steve also gave us some excellent suggestions.
We had to leave at 7:00 AM for an early flight out of Boston and had let Steve know the night before. He had muffins and coffee ready for us the next morning with a lovely farewell note. It was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend the inn!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Miami G
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Eloise023, Public Relations Manager at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Miami G hello and good morning, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and our suggestion for dinner at the Hurricane as well.

Thank you for the wonderful review, I will be sure to bring it to Steve's attention if he hasn't already read it.

Please return to the Inn soon.

Cheers!

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We had a beautiful room. The house was spectacular and the grounds were lovely. Breakfast was amazing and beautifully presented. Great service although the staff just a but stuffy. Great location, within walking distance of the town shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Lisa J
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

We thank you for reviewing our inn and are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful home as much as we do. The fact that you can park your car and walk into the village with it's many unique shops, galleries and restaurants is a definite plus.
We hope that you will indeed return as our staff prides itself in providing a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our goal is for you to relax and enjoy the experience.
Wishing you more memorable experiences,
Sarah and Erik, keepers of the Captain Jefferds Inn

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Before we travelled to Kennebunkport, we looked at all of the top rated, local inns. We decided on Captain Jefferd's because of its size, the many excellent reviews, and their willingness to accommodate our German Shepherd Dog in a Carriage House room. We didn't end up taking our dog, so we switched to a large, comfortable, beautifully appointed room in the main house. The staff was extremely friendly and informative, and breakfast the next morning was both beautifully served and delicious. Located on a quiet residential street, and just a short walk from the center of Kennebunkport, the Inn is ideally located. Overall the setting and the service were top notch.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Arundel Room: one of the most private and largest the inn has to offer. Just loved...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan R
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We are so happy to know that you had an enjoyable visit and look forward to welcoming you back! Perhaps we will have the opportunity to meet your German Shepherd next time as well. We are pleased to hear that the Arundel room was a perfect fit for you. It is one of our largest rooms, offering plenty of space to spread out and relax in. If you return with your dog, the Baxter Room in the Carriage House offers a similar amount of space. We appreciate your kind words and love that you found us to be "A Jewel of an Inn!" We hope to see you again soon.

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

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

If you want a relaxed yet luxurious place to stay then look no further than Captain Jefferds in Kennebunkport. My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of a tour of New England in the fall. It was the perfect place to relax. Our room at the top of the house- Florida- was well appointed and exceptionally clean, although the sloping ceilings in this particular room might be difficult for taller guests. The 3 course breakfasts are beautifully served and quite delicious- and there is a good selection of teas and coffees for you to enjoy at any time just off the dining room. It was also really helpful that you could get a bottle of water from the fridge whenever you wanted. Afternoon teas in the conservatory or outside on a wicker rocking chair are an added treat, as is the log fire in the lounge at night. Shops and restaurants are an easy stroll away and the staff all went out of their way to help us plan days out or answer any questions we had. There was a lovely atmosphere to the place, which meant guests could chat easily or find a peaceful space.Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank June M
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable visit and found the inn to be the perfect place to relax. We strive to provide comfortable, welcoming spaces and offer personalized service to help guests maximize their stay. It is wonderful to know that we hit all the right marks for you. Between the sunroom, living room and our two patios there are plenty of spaces for guests to stretch out and unwind. It is nice to know that you particularly enjoyed the living room with our evening fire in the fireplace. One of the great aspects of cool fall evenings is the excuse to light a cheery fire. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your glowing review! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back the next time you travel to the area.

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

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is a delightful place to stay in a perfect location, within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants and shops in the picturesque dockside village of Kenebunkport. The rooms have sumptuous beds, are clean and comfortable with lovely robes and toiletries. Erik and Sarah were excellent hosts and very friendly. We enjoyed the afternoon tea as well as the delicious breakfasts. We stayed here at the end of a three week tour of New England and it was one of our favourite places which we would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LmKSussex_UK
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words and strong recommendation! We are so happy to know that you had a delightful visit. With so many wonderful places to stay in the area and around New England, we deeply appreciate hearing that your experience staying with us was among your favorites. We have tried to craft the ideal balance of warmth and luxury to create a place where guests feel genuinely welcomed and appreciated. It is nice to know that we hit all the right notes for you. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit New England.

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

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a 2 night B&B stay here on our self drive tour of New England. From the warm welcome we received on arrival to our departure everything about this place was just brilliant. We had the Katahdin room on the top floor and it was lovely, comfortable and very clean with lovely bedlinen, TV, clock radio etc and good quality toiletries. The lounges and dining room are delightful and the attention to detail throughout the place has to be seen to be believed. The standard of food is excellent including the complimentary afternoon tea. Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water is always available as is brandy and port. This beautiful building is ideally positioned just a short walk from the centre of the charming little town of Kennebunkport where there are a handful of restaurants plus shops. The only downside for people who are perhaps not as sociable as ourselves may be the fact that breakfast, which is served in 2 sittings, is served on a (rather grand) dining table seating eight so, unless you can grab one of the other, smaller, tables you may have to engage in some early morning conversation!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eloise023, Owner at Captain Jefferds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We are so pleased that you had a wonderful visit and enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that your driving tour captured the spectacular color and beauty of New England in the fall. We are happy to know that you felt warmly welcomed and that you appreciated little touches like the complimentary snacks and beverages we have available for guests. We strive to provide all the comforts of home coupled with spaces that invite guests to relax and unwind. Thank you so much for your lovely review! We would love to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you to Kennebunkport.

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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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 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range: £155 - £299 (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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