This is our first foray into an on-line rating system, but since we referred to Trip Advisor prior to our booking our stay at the Captain's Watch B&B and found the reviews very helpful, we thought we should add our experience to the mix. Our only previous experiences with B&Bs were in Canada, Ireland and Italy where we discovered each location and breakfast offering was different. We had never stayed at a B&B in the USA and therefore could only compare to our other out-of-country experiences. That said, we know what we prefer in an accommodation and we were very pleased with our three night stay at The Captain's Watch.
Our experience started with e-mail exchanges with Donna that included room selection options and her asking about special dietary needs (we are one vegetarian and one omnivore). On the date of our first night we arrived late, 11:00 PM, and directions to our room were readily visible upon our arrival. We had come to Maine with no set plan or agenda, just three days to explore. Our room had brochures to local attractions neatly laid out for our use. After breakfast the first morning, both Donna and Ken presented a wide variety of options for our sightseeing, from historical sites, art museums, places to hike, etc. so that we could select activities we prefer. In addition, they gave us some great restaurant recommendations. (I made the mistake of not following Donna's advice for a lunch spot and was disappointed in our meal. I learned my lesson.)
The rooms were immaculate, appointed with appropriate decor and some antique furnishings. Our bath towels were changed daily and it was obvious the rooms were attended to each day. The breakfast room was a wonderful, bright room in which to enjoy both the food and conversation with other guests as well as Donna and Ken.
We had read about the wonderful breakfasts offered at the Captain's Watch in other Trip Advisor reviews before our visit, and we were not disappointed. With one of us a vegetarian that eats little dairy and one who eats everything, our diet preferences were accommodated at each meal with quality offerings. The portions were such that we did not leave the table hungry. We had commented to Donna on how much we enjoyed our breakfasts and, unsolicited, she sent us the recipes for many of the dishes.
We were very happy with our first visit to Maine and the experience of staying at the Captain's Watch B&B in Cundy's Harbor. Being from Washington State and never visiting the east coast before, staying in this historic building overlooking the working harbor and exploring the greater Harpswell area was exactly what we were looking for, and Donna and Ken were great hosts. Of course, enjoying lobster in many forms over three days added to our first-time Maine experience. We hope to return to The Captain's Watch in the future.
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- The Captain's Watch Bed And Breakfast Harpswell, Maine