Charming Kennebunkport Homes: Where Coastal Elegance Meets Tranquil Living

One thing I love about New England is the seemingly never-ending collection of historic houses. They speak to my soul and tug at my heartstrings. Needless to say, I felt like I was in a world of eye candy while discovering the charming Kennebunkport homes along the coast of Maine during our recent vacation.

This first set of beautiful houses hug the coast of Goose Rocks Beach. It’s the first beach we visited when we arrived in Maine last week, and it didn’t disappoint.

charming kennebunkport homes - yellow house on corner



yellow coastal Maine home


Whether large or small, one home is just as pretty and unique as the next. I love the widow’s walk on the top of this little seaside cottage with a front row view of the beach. Can you imagine sitting in that little cupola while enjoying the ocean views?

seaside Maine cottage


Some of the houses near Goose Rocks Beach are newer and more modern, like this gray beauty with a myriad of windows and a unique garage with a paver driveway.

modern gray home in Maine


An abundance of windows is a must when your home faces the beach.

modern waterfront home on the east coast


As expected, you’ll find plenty of cedar shake shingle houses. The striped awnings add a nice little touch of color.

cedar shake Nantucket style home


This Nantucket style home enjoys a neat and tidy landscape with bunches of ornamental grasses.

charming Kennebunkport homes on the coast


One thing that surprised me about Maine was the abundance of healthy flowers and plants in the landscape. We definitely saw more flowers on this vacation than we did during our Hawaii trip. There must be something about that moist, salty air from the ocean that feeds the local vegetation. My astilbe don’t look even half as healthy as these on the corner of the street.

astilbe in front of fence


Not all the charming Kennebunkport homes are large and impressive. This little pink house is pretty cute and sits just a couple blocks from the beach.

little pink house in kennebunkport


A beautiful blue farmhouse could just as easily be found in Illinois as it is in Maine. Note the unique window panes on the top windows. And the curlicue treatment on the porch posts looks similar to the trim on my own house.

blue farmhouse near Goose Rocks Beach


Another cedar shake shingle house enjoys a waterfront view in the backyard. Notice the pretty daisies and the hydrangea bush – along with the little stars carved in the shutters.

Nantucket style house in Maine on the beach


And here’s another of the many charming Kennebunkport homes that enjoys a waterfront view in the backyard.

seaside cottage near Goose Rocks Beach


I hope you enjoyed these charming Kennebunkport homes near the beach. I’ve also got photos of historic homes closer to town, but I’ll share those on another day.

pale yellow farmhouse on the coast of southern Maine


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  1. Thank you, Jennifer, for all the beautiful Coastal home pictures. Yes, the homes are all unique, and charming.

  2. I like the older houses, but that is nothing new. I bet they are adorable inside. Thanks for the pic’s and I can’t wait for the rest of them.

  3. We also just returned from a trip to Kennebunkport. Like you I marveled at the beautiful flowers and the lovely beach homes.