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The Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 4 Harpswell B&B and Inns
Corona
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“A wonderful Maine experience!”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights at the Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast. We had traveled to the area with my sister and brother in law, both avid Maine travelers for many years. Through those years, I had heard my sisters opinions of the various Inns and Bed and Breakfast establishments they had visited, and there were many. Always, The Captain's Watch was their favorite in all ways. Naturally, it was on top of the list of establishments they wanted to share. Expectations where high, and they were certainly met. The Captain's Watch is perfect in our opinion. It's location at Cundy's Harbor is amazing, as is the 1860's era inn itself. Add the personal touch of Inn Keepers Donna & Ken, and Donna's amazing breakfasts, and you simply have the perfect Maine destination.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed two nights at the Captain's Watch and enjoyed it very much. Normally, we have either stayed with relatives in Freeport or rented a house in Harpswell but this time we chose a B&B as we had limited time to travel. Donna and Ken are fun hosts and know a great deal about the area of Harpswell and surrounding towns with excellent recommendations of things to do. I felt very much at home by her welcome. Next time, we plan on sailing with Ken on his sailboat! Donna's breakfasts were excellent and filling which left us with no desire for lunch!
Accommodations very comfortable and clean.

Room Tip: We were showed several rooms on the 2nd floor. The one we chose had views of Cundy's Harbor. T...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colorado, USA
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21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Not a thing to complain about. We wish we had discovered the Captain's Watch years ago. Very clean, quiet (well, there are lobster boats puttering about in the harbor, but not very noisy... and it's a working harbor after all), very clean and excellent, varied breakfasts. Noteworthy was the conversation at breakfast with some fascinating guests; this place attracts some very nice people!

Donna is ready early each morning with good coffee and seems to enjoy having people in her kitchen. Ken pitches in when not taking out a sailing charter. Library and several wharfs just a short walk away. The view from the cupola is quite nice.

Lastly, their "sitting room" has comfortable couches and chairs and a fine stock of reading material to augment the strong internet wifi signal.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We have spent our summer vacation in Maine for the past 5 summers. We found the Captain's Watch B&B for our first trip to Maine in about 20 years 5 summers ago. For the past 3 summers, we have "bookended" our days in ME by spending our first and last nights of vacation here. Each spring when we contact Donna and Ken, they are always gracious and accommodating to our requests for both dates and preferred rooms. Once we book our dates with them, we work out the rest of our trip and we don't usually stay at other B&Bs because we don't think any could compare to our experiences at the Captain's Watch.

Donna and Ken are wonderful hosts and they take the time to get to know their guests. Their suggestions for ideas of things to do around Harpswell and along our routes to other parts of Maine are excellent. The rooms (we have stayed in all but 1) are clean, comfortable and charming and we never get tired of the views. Breakfasts are excellent! and Donna does a wonderful job of planning so that we don't eat the same breakfast twice during our stays. We haven't been disappointed any of the 5 summers that we have visited and our stays at the Captain's Watch are where we feel most at home.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Ken and Donna run a professional enterprise with an engaging personal touch. The rooms are beautifully maintained, immaculate, each with their own personality. (We stayed in the Cupola East room - make sure you go up to the Cupola for a great view).
Breakfast was different each day (wonderful sour cream blueberry pancakes). Our fellow guests were from everywhere and we all became part of the family.
Beautiful views, peaceful setting, great for walking, biking, reading, chill in'. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

My cousin and I had the pleasure to stay at this well-appointed and friendly B&B. Donna and Ken welcome you like your family. They know the area extremely well and provide a wealth of information. Our breakfast yesterday morning was outstanding! Donna provided a parfait of apple cake, strawberries and cream to get us started with our coffee, tea and juice. This was followed by a wonderful omelette with our choice of ingredients, potatoes, and foccacia. We were set for the day! If you go, I recommend the Cupola East room with fantastic views of the water. It was a spectacularly sunny and clear day with blue skies. While I showered, I had a terrific view of the water. That was quite an awesome experience! My cousin stayed in the spacious suite and was very happy with her accomodations and view. Be sure to take advantage of the 360 degree view from the cupola. We enjoyed our coffee there before breakfast and couldn't believe the view. It was a lovey way to start the day and so relaxing. Go to The Captain's Watch B&B, relax, enjoy the local flavor, a delicious and hearty breakfast, the location/view and the cheerful innkeepers. Can't wait to stay there again in "my" room! Had a great night's sleep too... the bed was extremely comfortable which is so important.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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captainswatch, Owner at The Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 28 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B and for your thoughtful comments on your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed being with us and do look forward to your returning. Glad our newly renovated bathroom now with the shower's glass enclosure has turned out to be a fun addition to the Cupola East bedroom.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

My accomplice and I were on the last third of a tour through Eastern Canada and New England late October. Hurricane Sandy was bearing down. We drove blindly away from our goal of New York City, ended up in Harpswell. Most places had closed for the season.Phoned Captain's Watch cold from the local Info office and Donna & Ken welcomed two hapless Australian weather-virgins with open arms. The tempest with the sunny name crossed landform and pounded away all the next night even here in far off Harpswell. Yet we felt safe within the assured calm of our hosts and the clapboard egress of the historic white house planted on generous grounds. That night Donna prepared a superb dinner for no extra charge; the power evapourated, Ken set out a battery of elegant candles. We ate together, talked like drains. Before the night had touched its apogee we had canvassed sailing, politics, religion, the universe, metaphysics and recipes. Liberal Humanism is alive and well at this perfect, comfortable, gourmet and unique B & B. Our fathomless thanks.

Room Tip: The room with access to the Cupula viewing area is excellent. All good though, comfortable beds and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast
Address: 926 Cundys Harbor Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-4511
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Harpswell
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Harpswell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
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The Captain's Watch Bed And Breakfast Harpswell, Maine

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