Kennebunk, Maine Seaside Cottage Or Gambrel, You Choose

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Take a break with us and escape to Kennebunk, Maine. This sleepy seaside destination has long been a retreat for those seeking oceanfront charm. And today, we found two of its gems! Whether you are dreaming of a seaside cottage or a secluded Gambrel, this is a Splurge vs. Steal you can’t afford to miss. Let’s take a look around.

Splurge: Oceanfront Beauty In the Heart Of Kennebunk Beach For $1.335M

Classic New England charm and oceanfront views combine at this meticulously maintained cottage in sought-after Kennebunk Beach! The three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage boasts ocean views from every window, met by a cozy wood burning fireplace and a fully updated kitchen and bath. There is even a wrap-around deck overlooking the ocean and yard. However, it’s the lifestyle that has us sold.

The listing says, “Witness daily sun rises and sunsets while breathing in the salt air and echoing of the ebb and flow of the surf. Enjoy lobster dinners, glasses of beer/wine and sunsets without leaving the comfort of your own home. Create timeless family traditions in this charming cottage with a strong rental history. Leave the chaos of your daily work behind. Rest, breathe, reconnect then fall off to sleep to the sound of the surf in this truly soothing, blissful retreat.”

Sounds like the perfect Kennebunk splurge to us. 

Hylah Riley with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has listed 195 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine for $1.335 million.

Steal: Updated 1929 Gambrel Walking Distance To Shops For $495K

Who says seaside living has to cost a fortune? This 1929 Gambrel is a steal with a prime location just steps from town. The three-bedroom, one-full-and-one-half-bathroom Gambrel beauty is also filled with charm! This includes gorgeous hardwoods, a quartz kitchen, and lushly landscaped lawn. 

What is a Gambrel? It’s a type of gable roof with two slopes on each side, the upper being less steep than the lower. Architecture buffs prize the style for its unique character and appeal. But looks aren’t all this charmer affords. 

It has a prime location too! From this steal you can walk to grab coffee or a bite at the seaside shops and restaurants – a huge plus for those who want authentic New England living.

According to the listing, “The perfectly landscaped yard with perennials, raised vegetable beds, blueberries, and raspberries is completed with the perfect white picket fence. Sidewalks to town, short drive to the beaches, and minutes to the Turnpike. A perfect location.”

How about that for a Kennebunk steal!

Judy and Debbie Andrews with Andrews Milligan Real Estate have listed 38 Fletcher Street, Kennebunk, Maine for $495,000.