Cool deal to Kennebunkport

Kick start summer with a visit to the waterfront town of Kennebunkport, Maine.

The riverfront Nonantum Resort is offering discounts as much as 60 percent on Sunday-Thursday stays from May 26 to June 30 (blackout dates: June 18, 24-25). A limited number of guest rooms are available on Friday and Saturday stays for $50 more per night.

Nightly rates of $99 (single or double occupancy) include:

  • Water view accommodations at the resort's historic Carriage House Inn
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • A $20 dining credit, per stay
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Trolley Tour ticket ($13 value)
  • Lobster boat tour ticket ($29 value)
  • One bike or kayak rental ($24 value)

Each guest room features its own unique decor. The resort features a swimming pool, a pub and restaurant.

This idyllic resort is a 10 minute stroll to the beach and is less than one mile from Kennebunkport's boutique shopping, upscale dining and galleries.

Book your stay by May 25 and start the reservation process at this Travelzoo link: www.travelzoo.com/hotels/boston/-99-Maine-Waterfront-Resort-w-Breakfast-and-88-in-Extras-1032919.

The Nonantum Resort is 90 miles from Boston and 22 miles from Portland, Maine.

Through midnight, tonight (5/19), AirTran offers one-way sale rates to both destinations.

Rates to Boston are $84 for Tuesday, Wednesday travel; $104 Monday, Thursday and $114 for other days. One-way rates to Portland are $99, $109 and $119, respectively. Factor in about $10-$12 for additional taxes and fees.

Rules require a ten-day or more advance booking notice. Sale rates are valid on trips finished on or before Nov. 14. Blackout dates: June 19, 24-26, 30; July 1-5, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31; August 5-8, 14.

Sale airfares are always subject to change. Every seat on every flight is not offered at the lowest rate. Since only a limited supply of seats is available, act quickly to make your purchase.

Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.