Breezy & Relaxed Oceanside Retreat on Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunkport Maine
The Beach House Inn, a Historic Kennebunkport Inn located on the water’s edge, overlooking Kennebunk Beach, The Beach House Inn is a luxurious historic seaside retreat, evoking a breezy, informal atmosphere, much like a private beach cottage. Throughout the year, this lovingly restored Inn beckons guests to enjoy the magnificent scenery that makes Kennebunkport Maine one of New England’s most popular seaside towns.
Built in 1891 as one of Kennebunkport’s original bed and breakfasts, The Beach House has recently undergone an elegant transformation. The Beach House provides an idyllic setting for a romantic getaway for two, or a family vacation. Whether sitting on the Victorian style wrap-around porch or in the Inn’s Great Room and Lounge, guests will enjoy the expansive views of the sea and rugged coast of Maine. On cool evenings, a warming fire blazes in The Great Room’s massive stone fireplace.
Open and airy, The Great Room and Lounge are decorated with a palette of neutrals, evoking the colors and scenery found on Maine’s coast. A selection of oversized slip-covered chairs, high back sofas and chestnut stained rattan chairs with leather seating invites guests to relax and enjoy their surroundings, just as if it were their very own beach house.
Is there no such thing as an un-inn? If so, this is it. No cutting-garden chintz. No reproduction four-posters. The Beach House, built in 1891 as a B&B fully renovated last year, is that tonic anomaly; a tailored, understated hideaway for the 21st century.
All 34 guest rooms are decorated in a masculine palette of sand and slate, with rich cocoa and ebony accents. Stripes and other geometrics supply the action. Lamps are fashioned as tote palm trees, headboards come snugly upholstered, and walls are hung with black-and white photographs of beach scenes. The net effect: tranquilizing, and refreshing.
The Beach House plays more than the good-taste card. Just steps from the porch is Kennebunk Beach (oh, the views!). The proprietor also owns the posh, tradition bound White Barn Inn up the road. But make no mistake; your granny’s seaside getaway never looked this good.
Our bed and breakfast Inn style accommodations include 34 guest rooms that have been completely redesigned and decorated with creamy neutrals mixed with elegant textures and fabrics.
The Beach House offers all of the privacy and amenities of a luxury country inn in a Victorian setting. Each of the 34 guest rooms offers views of the Atlantic Ocean or of the Inn’s beautifully manicured gardens, and full private bath, sitting area and king, queen or twin beds. The elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms are furnished with carefully chosen antiques and luxurious fabrics and wall coverings. Cots and Cribs are available on request and the Junior Suite offers a luxurious whirlpool bath. All of the Inn’s floors are accessible by elevator, and a handicapped room is available