Maine is becoming the go-to place where celebs go to escape the paparazzi. Celebrities in Maine include Martha Stewart, George W. Bush and John Travolta. Additionally, the actor known for playing the role of Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, spends a lot of time there. In fact, he spends so much time there that Patrick Dempsey has a home in Maine.
Patrick Dempsey’s Home in Maine
Originally from Maine, Dempsey spent his childhood there before moving to NYC at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. After gaining success as an actor and settling on the west coast, Patrick Dempsey and his wife purchased another home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He also has several businesses in Maine.
Situated on more than 80 acres, with gorgeous views from every window, McDreamy’s house is everything you would imagine for one of the big celebrities in Maine. Originally built in 2002, the actor purchased the home and has made many additions since then. Outdoors, the house features multiple patios, a pool and in the winter, an outdoor skating rink. Inside, the seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms are impressive but overshadowed by the massive state-of-the-art entertainment center. It’s no wonder Patrick Dempsey spends so much time in Maine.
Other Celebrities in Maine
Maine is a favorite spot with other celebrities as well. Also in Kennebunkport is the summer retreat of the Bush family. Nearby, John Travolta has a cottage on the island of Islesboro, where he and his family summer away from the spotlight. Stephen King also calls Maine home, with a house in Bangor, while Martha Stewart has a house in Seal Harbor, which is occasionally open to the public. Martha often posts about her favorite restaurants in Maine. Additionally, Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect, is from Portland and visits her childhood home frequently.
What to Do Nearby
Celebrities in Maine have gravitated to Kennebunkport. This town has been a resort destination for over a century, and today is the place to be all year. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, there are plenty of beaches to visit, scenic lighthouses to view, boat adventures and tours. Away from the water, you can browse the quaint boutiques and local craft stores. Additionally, celebrities in Maine are often seen dining in the top restaurants in town.