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Address: 28 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7628
Phone Number: 207-967-4865
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St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling...

St. Anthony's Monastery is situated on a 66 acre estate with lovely rolling lawns, riverside walking paths and English Gardens.

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We only did a drive-through but it was lovely

I understand they have beautiful gardens but we only drove into the main area - interesting sculptures and shrines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Victor, NY
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Victor, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I understand they have beautiful gardens but we only drove into the main area - interesting sculptures and shrines.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was not staying at the related Franciscan Guest House,but was cordially welcomed to tour the grounds and enjoy the shrines. A peaceful place away from the bustle of Dock Square yet within easy walking distance of the same and....the beach!

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I explored the grounds and some of the walking paths, but it was last "vast" than I had thought. We took one path to the river and spied the house we were renting on the other side. It just wasn't that interesting, alas, but an easy walk for those who want a short walk.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very quiet and restful place with a great breakfast every morning! The grounds are amazing and have not changed since I last visited in 1970. Walking distance to downtown and the beach,

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Monestary to see the place since I had heard so much about it. Very peaceful and tranquil place for walking, reading and meditating. Purchased some very nice items in their gift shop and had Fr. Andrew bless them. He did a very thorough and personal blessing over each individual item. Gentleman who was working in the gift... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's impossible to find a better place to stop and enjoy a peaceful, contemplative break. The grounds are beautiful and worth some time just to catch your breath. Surely not a place to rush through--give yourself an hour, just to decompress. There's a beautiful chapel indoors and a grotto set in a large grassy meadow outdoors. Plenty of parking. Highly... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We liked staying here. The rooms were more like a dorm type of arrangement. Our room was clean and we had a bathroom. The site is very nice here. I enjoyed the salt water pool. The food was pretty good as well.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We saw St. Anthony's on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a nice quick stop. We are so glad we did because there is so much more to see than the main photo on TA! There is a lovely walking path, a swing over looking the water, and so much more. Take an hour and explore the grounds! It's... More 

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ROCHESTER NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

some great views on the river, intriguing history. We went thru by trolley tour, we walked there and spent several hours exploring and enjoying grounds and statues/monuments and the church and gift shop too.we actually went back in the Evening, they had a guitar concert event, was fascinating, as well as "pot luck catered" by the Lithuanian community folks, fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I've never stayed here but have friends who have. I make this a near daily meditation stop. I've practice karate for years and this is one of those places where I don't need to slip on my headsets for an amazing form-driven meditation. If you meditate, know what it means to follow your breath, or simply want time to think,... More 

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