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Since 2005, Cottage Advisors has led the
construction of more than 1,000 cottage homes.


The seed for Cottage Advisors was planted way back in 1976 when well-known, Westford, MA attorney, Howard Hall developed his first residential community. By the early 2000's, Howard had partnered with another Westford builder to create The Village at Stone Ridge, a 110-unit development of age-restricted condominiums. Stone Ridge was noted for its preservation of open space and thoughtful design and construction. Howard’s dedication to preserving the natural beauty of sites – coupled with his own delight in meeting and talking to people – led him to explore a whole new kind of residential development. In 2005, he founded Cottage Advisors to combine efficient use of the land and high-quality homes with amenities designed for social interaction. His vision was to bring back the sense of community that seemed to be missing from so many residential developments.



Cottage Advisors initially focused on creating classic resort cottage communities throughout New England and Canada. Working as both developer and building partner, Cottage Advisors has created The Cottages at Summer Village in Wells, ME; Summer Village at the Pond in Westford, MA; Seaglass Village in Wells, ME; and Sandbanks Summer Village in Prince Edward County, Ontario. In 2014, Cottage Advisors brought these cottage and community  design principles to the residential home market creating it's first Pocket Neighborhood, The Cottages at River Hill in West Newbury, MA.



Cottage Advisors places a priority on personal relationships and local ties. The company is a family business, with Howard and his son, Howard “Chip” Hall, at the helm. Each Cottage Advisors community is built by a core Cottage Advisors' construction team working with local tradespeople. This commitment to using local craftsmen provides employment in the communities which reinforces the pride that subcontractors take in doing quality work in their own area, and is a cost-effective option to traveling construction teams.



The Porches of Kennebunk continues Cottage Advisors’ commitment to:

  • Quality of space, placing a priority on efficient design and top quality materials

  • Restoring an old-fashioned sense of community by creating gathering places and small clusters of homes that foster social interaction with neighbors

  • Locations that encourage walking both within and outside the community

  • Creating low-maintenance, ENERGY STAR certified homes

  • Preserving natural beauty through conservation land and sensitive land use

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THE Bassett Team


Kennebunk Beach Realty promises to provide uncompromising dedication to customer service and deliver it with honesty and professionalism. We pride ourselves in helping folks achieve the American Dream of home ownership.


Since 1965 Kennebunk Beach Realty has been the local, hometown Real Estate Agency in the Kennebunks. We are proud to be locally owned and independently operated. Over the years, we have expanded to become a leader in real estate sales and at the same time, diversifying to include a full range of real estate services. Our goal has been to serve customers and clients with honesty and integrity through our knowledgeable real estate professionals and support staff. Statistics provided by the Maine Real Estate Information System (MREIS) show that we are consistent leaders for real estate sales and rentals in the Kennebunks. Our success is attributable to a team of experienced, caring professionals who pride themselves in offering full personal service throughout the entire real estate transaction. At Kennebunk Beach Realty, we are large enough to offer a wide range of talents and expertise yet small enough to offer the most personalized services.

All of our Brokers are members of the Local, State and National Association of Realtors. We adhere to the Code of Ethics and support an ongoing commitment to real estate education, always earning more than the required credit hours.

We take pride in the servicing and marketing of our listings, and we employ an excellent advertising and exposure program in order to reach the largest numbers of potential buyers for these listings. A close, co-operative relationship is imperative with other area brokers and their agencies. We recognize that our client’s interests are best served by exposing listings to the greatest number of potential buyers.

Kennebunk Beach Realty, Inc. handles a diversified range of properties. We get a wide range of clients looking for single-family first homes, second homes, land, condominiums, investment and commercial properties. We have found that one of our best sources of buyers is those people who begin as tenants. Many of our customers and clients rent in the area before purchasing and due to our large rental base, those buyers more often than not, go through us.

No agency can guarantee that they can sell your house, but we work hard for our customer and clients and are particularly supportive of our community. Our success is not the result of individuals, but is a collaborative effort of a dedicated and committed team. We guarantee the best in service as we market your property. 


Introducing The Bassett Team

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The Bassett Team shares a passion for this dynamic community

and wakes up excited to go to work and help others connect with

this special place. Together, they take customer service to

another level. Communication is key to any transaction. They

pride themselves on being responsive and available to their


Bringing a refreshing approach to the same old way of doing

business has earned them the reputation as one of the area’s

most aggressive marketing teams. Their strategic approach is to

attract maximum buyer interest to the property by positioning it

properly in the marketplace. Their knowledge of marketing is

key to positioning homes to sell quickly and for top dollar.

They are professionals who give their best every day and understand

the importance of staying focused on what matters most.

For you, this means you can rest assured your best interests are

taken to heart and your specific real estate goals are always top

priority. Combining their wealth of experience, keen business

insights and intimate knowledge of the local market, they have

what it takes to lead you to your goals. Entrust your transaction

to not one but a team of dedicated real estate professionals

committed to maintaining a tradition of excellence.