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Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast

36 Pleasant Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
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Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Damariscotta B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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La Grange, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Darmariscotta is a beautiful small town at the base of the peninsula that features the Pemaquid Light at its tip. It is in a Maine coastal area worthy of exploration. Oak Gables sits on an estate at the edge of town overlooking the river. The rooms are well furnished, spacious, and immaculate. Those expecting a private bath might be forewarned... More

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17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place looks to be an old estate on a piece of land that juts out into the tidal estuary; it's on a hill with slopes going down to the water. It's within easy walking distance of downtown also, and part of lovely historic neighborhood. The rooms are large and quiet. No traffic noise as it's well off the street... More

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Dallas, Texas
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69 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Hubby and I really enjoyed staying here. It was almost like being at home. Martha is such a gracious hostess. We stayed in the Studio Apt overlooking the Damariscotta River. It has a full kitchen, living area, dining nook, queen bed, full size bath and a private deck. Internet and cable TV are there. The grounds are especially beautiful. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We found our visit in mid-January a delight. The tourists are all gone and the bare naked winter property remains spectacular and is enhanced by a special quiet and peace. It's pleasant to stroll the grounds and an easy walk to town. Martha and her friendly companion, Dickens, add to the charm. We plan to return!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed in studio. Very clean and private. Everything you need for a short or long stay. Beautiful old home. Martha the host is sweet and welcoming. It is a perfect place if you want peace and quite. Only noise was a few birds in the yard. .

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Blue Hill, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Oak Gables was obviously an estate on the river. Really lovely grounds. Should be great for birdwatchers. Lovely back porch where you can watch the river. We stayed in the Studio apartment. Very big and very private. Nothing fancy, but very clean and nicely appointed without a lot gew gaws all over the place.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We've lost track of how often we've stayed at Oak Gables B&B in the beautiful little Maine town of Damariscotta. Our stay is always wonderful, thanks to our host, Martha Stoddert, her delicious hot breakfasts, the spacious yet cozy rooms, and the view from our window of the tidal Damariscotta River. Oak Gables is a grand 19th century house perched... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our week in the Cottage at Oak Gables is almost over and we are all very sad to have to leave. The cottage is a charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath cabin complete with full kitchen and comfortable living room withTV and wi-fi. Oh, yes, and an amaziing screened in front porch. The reason for the stay was for a reunion of sisters!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We strongly agree with every good thing other reviewers have said about Oak Gables. Only a few blocks from town center, it feels like a country estate as you enter the beautiful 9 acre grounds. We stayed in the Guest Wing, a large and beautifully appointed lower level suite, complete with a full kitchen and private bath. The Guest Wing... More

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Appomattox, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This delightful estate with its peaceful setting overlooking the Damariscotta River is the ideal spot to settle in for an extended stay. Oak Gables is close to the restaurants and shops of the charming villages of Damariscotta and NewCastle. Once we were relaxed and rested we also found the location convenient for day trips to the coastal towns of Rockland,... More

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Address: 36 Pleasant Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Damariscotta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast Damariscotta, Maine

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A winding driveway leads through stone pillars and up to the gracious oak-shaded home overlooking rolling fields, an apple orchard, and the meandering river. You’ll enjoy a delightful view from every vantage point, and the serenity of the setting will carry you back to a time of unhurried leisure. The grounds include a 20’ x 40’ pool as well as a boathouse perched over the river.Oak Gables is within strolling distance of downtown Damariscotta’s small Your hostess, Martha Scudder, has been welcoming guests to Oak Gables since 1987 and takes genuine pleasure in seeing that everyone feels completely at home. ... more   less 
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