I haven't stayed at many B&Bs, but I'm finding it hard to picture one that is better than 16 Beach Street. Went there with my partner over Labor Day, and it was wonderful.
Linda and Dick were the perfect hosts. Warm, helpful, and friendly, but not intrusively so, and Linda cooked a couple of amazing breakfasts. Afternoon refreshments (lemonade, home baked shortbread) made it feel like home, without the headache and stress of our actual parents. :)
The room we stayed in (not going to say which one!) was HUGE, with a beautiful 4-post bed. The only (tiny) complaint is that the bathroom is quite small, but I've stayed in plenty of SF hotels that are even smaller. The view from our bedroom and the porch was great - and we spend a good couple of perfect late afternoon, late summer hours reading on the porch and people-watching the scene coming back from the beach.
And speaking of the beach, I can't imagine a better location. Half a block away from the heart of Ogunquit and it's restaurants and bars, and a 3 minute walk to the beach. Everything we needed was right at our finger tips, including beach chairs, towels, and a beach umbrella provided by 16 Beach Street.
Our first trip to Ogunquit after a frenetic week, and it was about as relaxing a time as I could have hoped for, and more. Thanks Linda and Dick for helping make it a great weekend for us - we'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 16 Beach Street is a classic three-story New Englander style home built in 1920 by the Perkins family. We are a small intimate Inn with five bedrooms. Because of its close proximity to the Beach, the Inn is decorated like a beach house in bright cheery colors. The location of the Inn is ideal. The trolley stops right outside the door and we are within walking distance to great shops, restaurants, the beach and the Marginal Way. Full breakfasts are served every morning along with our signature home-made scones. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 16 Beach Street Bed And Breakfast Ogunquit, Maine