The Cottages at Cabot Cove
What We Love
- Rate includes continental breakfast delivered in a basket left on your doorstep every morning (with treats like a strawberry-raspberry tart, yogurt parfait, fresh-squeezed OJ and coffee)
- Every cottage has a unique style, from beach shack chic to clean-lined contemporary
- Convenient kitchens
- Launching your kayak on the Kennebunk River, right outside your cottage
What To Know
- A $15 per night resort fee will be collected at checkout from the hotel
- While the vibe is laid-back and fun, it’s not the best scene for kids
- You’ll have to drive or bike to the beach
- Guest interaction is common in the centrally located cottages
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Cottages at Cabot Cove are 16 cozy abodes that were uniquely designed by different interior decorators, all encircling a lawn lined with beech and fir trees with views of the eponymous cove. But this isn’t a stuffy retreat with a blue blazer dress code. Feeling like a local on the Maine coast can be difficult — especially in the tight-knit community of Kennebunkport, America’s closest thing to an enclave for royalty. The immaculate design of the Cottages at Cabot Cove may fit the area’s tony, secluded tendencies, but the property’s quaint playfulness draws a young professional crowd. Each cottage is cozy but elegant, an effect achieved with bright colors, comfy furnishings and inviting corners with beachy knickknacks. The world outside your door is quintessential coastal Maine: Play croquet on the grounds, stroll to downtown Kennebunkport or have a relaxed dinner in your cottage’s kitchen.
In the Area
Join Captain Rich Woodman for a two-hour sail from Cape Arundel to Cape Porpoise aboard the 55-foot schooner Eleanor. There are three daily departures from the docks at Arundel Wharf Restaurant. Or take one of Cabot Cove’s beach cruiser bikes for a half-mile ride to sandy, quiet Colony Beach. For some eats, enjoy a collection of small plates and live music at One Dock. But if it’s a good roll you’re after, stop by the small, family-owned Port Lobster. And if your cottage gives you the design bug, Spaces Kennebunkport in town is worth a shop-through.
How to Get There
The Cottages at Cabot Cove were everything we could have dreamed of and more. I am already wanting to plan another visit. Communication before check in is great and accommodating. When you check in, there are complimentary afternoon snacks in the office and the friendly staff walks you to your cabin, gives you a map of Kennebunkport with directions and shows you the complimentary bikes, movies, books, board games and boats/kayaks. There were even welcome whoopie pies in the cottage waiting for us. We stayed in Sunrise Cottage #1, and it was a dream! The cottage was so well decorated, clean and cozy. We enjoyed playing cornhole on the lawn and riding the bikes into town. The location was perfect. An easy walk/bike ride into Dock Square. The staff was amazing and provided excellent recommendations and directions to everything we needed. We will definitely be back! The breakfast bag of goodies in the morning is a great touch as well as the snacks for the road when you check out. They absolutely think of everything, and these special little extras do not go unnoticed! If
Enjoy your own cozy space? Then this is the perfect place for you.
From the moment we arrived until the second we drove away, it was wonderful.
Quiet, Adorable cottages tucked away from the "commercial" side of tourism. It felt like home with a few extra perks. Breakfast delivered every morning, maid service, and the extra touches that remind you that you're on vacation.
We visited Kennebunkport in Autumn, so the temps were a bit colder making it not as easy to utilize this incredible property. Of course the leaves were absolutely beautiful, but I would also suggest going in warmer weather and enjoying all this little gem has to offer.
My husband and I stayed two nights in the Sea Worthy Cottage. I chose the cottage specifically because of the availability of a kitchen, and it did not disappoint. Everything we needed was available. The cottage was nicely decorated, clean, and quite comfortable. I found Cathy and Karen at the front desk extremely knowledgeable about restaurants in the area, as well as biking and hiking trails. The complimentary bicycles were great, and my husband and I made great use of them riding around Kennebunkport to see the sights. We also used the kayaks and enjoyed an afternoon of paddling in the harbor and downtown area. We would definitely stay here again! My only suggestion for improvement would be the addition of an ice machine for guests.
My cousin and I were in Kennebumkport for one night. Based on the reviews and cute pictures we chose this place. My cousin’s cottage was well maintained and attaractively decorated. My unit looked old, was dimly lit and decorated in drab colors. My shower had disgusting brown liquid in one corner of the shower and what looked like black mold on the wall just outside the shower stall. We arrived late at night and I decided not to call the emergency phone number out of consideration for the staff. My cousin offered to let me shower in her unit, but since I was paying $353 (including $54 in taxes) a night, It didn’t seem like I should have to do that. Knowing I couldn’t easily have a nice clean shower in the morning made it hard for me to relax during the night. After finally falling asleep at 2am there was loud construction going on outside my back window starting at 7am, In the morning I called the office and they sent a maintenance guy over who didn’t fix the problem, tracked mud into the bathroom and left me with an even bigger mess to clean up myself. So I cleaned it up with dish detergent and paper towels. (I would have used the kitchen sponge, but it smelled like mildew.) . When I told management what had happened they reduced my bill by $50. So now I was paying $300 for a room where I had to clean my own bathroom. When I expressed my displeasure, the receptionist said she would ask the manager to call me. The manager called me the next day and started arguing with me about the state of the room. Horrible hotel experience!
This was our second trip to The Cottages and we will definitely be back again. Cozy, comfortable, beautifully detailed finishes and touches make each of the cottages unique and special. The staff are exceptionally friendly and warm and a delight to work with. A wonderful retreat.