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Cottage By The Sea

38 Kilkenny Cove, Hancock, ME 04640
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed at Carolyn at Buck for 2 nights in August. It is really a beautiful, quite place close to Acadia, Bar Harbor and other small villages. The scenery wherever you go around is just beautiful and the garden of the house itself has a view to the sea, with plenty of trees and nice spots to enjoy the views.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed here for our trip to Acadia. We usually aim cheap, but decided to endulge a bit. Worth EVERY penny. Beautiful place, delicious breakfasts, and extremely accommodating and nice hosts. Caroline and Buck literally made our trip. They will bend over backwards to make sure you have a great stay. Excellent excellent excellent. Stay here while you still can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

This was the perfect place for us. Very calm serene surrounding with exceptional service. The owners were absolutely fantastic. Every morning we were served an amazing full course breakfast. We could not have asked for a better stay. We have been to many b&b's but this greatly exceeded our expectations. Lisa and Brian

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Although we found it very difficult to find initially it was worth it when we arrived. The location is amazing and the sort of place you could just sit and stare. The fact that the innkeeper has been an interior decorator was obvious as the inside of the house was very beautiful. The gourmet breakfast was different each morning. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

First of all, the innkeepers were very attentive and clean. I had some of the best gourmet breakfasts of my life. The inn was located on a beautiful peninsula with a private view of water that is fed by Frenchmans Bay. Easy to access conveniences.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My husband and I had the great pleasure of spending 3 nights at the Cottage by the Sea. The setting is simply wonderful...inside and out. A wonderful style B&B that is very warm and relaxing. Have stayed in many B&Bs and never experienced a breakfast meal and setting as gorgeous as Carolyn and Buck provide. Our room was nicely decorated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Cottage by The Sea was the perfect Bed and Breakfast for our vacation to Down East Maine and Acadia National Park! Carolyn and Buck are very gracious hosts who go out of the way to make you feel at home in their beautiful home right on Kilkenny Cove. My wife and I enjoyed a delicious gourmet breakfast every morning! Carolyn... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Great stay. Watermelon and feta salad, French toast with blueberry syrup, crab quiche. Wow. Quiet location between Acadia and Schoodic. Carolyn and Buck were terrific.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

A lot of Bed & Breakfasts fall into the "quaint" category, but I've never been in one with a more expertly decorated interior. Carol, who runs Cottage by the Sea with her husband Buck, has a background in design that comes through elegantly in all the rooms available to a guest. Sitting in the breakfast room is so light, pretty,... More 

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Stayed at this bed & breakfast over a weekend. Its located close to lots of great Maine attractions like Acadia national park. From the start making reservations was easy. Its a beautiful B&B which is modern and contemporary, but has a very comfortable and homey feel. It overlooks the water, and has great areas to sit and sip a coffee... More 

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