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Five Gables Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Imagine waking up with the blissful feeling your room resembles a Maine cottage overlooking a picturesque bay. Here we enjoy quiet mornings on the porch watching lobster boats bobbing in the bay. Yet a short five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster eating, galleries, shopping and our #1 rated Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. 15 of our 16 rooms have an ocean view, all have air conditioning, private en-suite bath and 5 have a fireplace. Your stay includes complimentary Wi-Fi, full buffet breakfast served in front of the fireplace or on our porch overlooking the bay and afternoon tea with homemade cookies. The Inn is known for its warmth, comfort, gourmet breakfasts and spectacular views. Our guests come often, and stay awhile. Join us, and recapture some of the graciousness of grand days gone by.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
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What a wonderful B and B. The setting was so beautiful and quiet. And everything was immaculate in the inn. The porch looked very inviting, just a little chilly when we were there. Breakfast was delicious!!! Only wish we had another night there. Would highly recommend a
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We stayed for three nights in September and it was great - with a single caution. We booked late and spent two nights in Room 9. It is much smaller than indicated from the photo and there is just enough room to walk around the bed. The third night we moved to Room 12 on the
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What can we add that hasn't already been said? The clean and comfortable rooms, incredible gourmet breakfasts on the porch overlooking the water, sherry and port by the fire in the evening,and gracious attentive hosts Steve and Susan along with their wonderful staff, guarantee
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Two nights here was a great start to our vacation in Boothbay. It is a beautiful inn and Steve and Susan are great hosts. The weather wasn't the best but the fire in the common room helped keep the chill and dampness away. I am sure that being here in the warm summer months
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We have stayed in B&Bs around the world and Five Gables is world class! Susan, Steve and staff make you feel welcome and you are never rushed. Everyone seems encouraged to enjoy the inn, the view and the area. The location is perfect on a quiet road with wonderful views of
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D0 you allow for pets(dog)
Thanks for your interest in the Five Gables. Although we are certifiable pet lovers, the inn is small and the rooms are so unique that we have not been able to come up with an approach that would allow for pets and not effect guests who might have allergies or other animal sensitivities. If anything changes we will let you know and in the meantime sorry for the inconvenience.
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Is the inn handicapped accessible?
Hi: Sorry for the delay in getting back in touch. Our daughter Bonnie was graduating from college and we took a little time away to celebrate with her. Part of the charm of the Five Gables is that it is an old inn, the flip side is that the older construction creates only limited handicap accessibility. However, we do have several rooms on the first floor that have worked as they do not require any stairs. We would be glad to discuss each of these rooms in more detail and see if we can accommodate your needs, please feel free to call us at your convenience.
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Do any of the rooms have air conditioning?
Thanks for your interest in the Five Gables. We do not have air conditioning, the rooms are cooled by the fresh, cool ocean breezes and ceiling fans. As our coastal area cools considerably at night, it is seldom too hot. Most guests sleep comfortably with a light blanket, even in July and August.
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"Choose your room when you make your reservation on their website."
"avoided the first floor rooms that are outside the front porch. No porch access after 9 PM in consideration of the rooms."
"Room 11 has a great view of the bay!"
"We had room 5 with bay view and king size bed."
"Go for a room with a water view! Room 8 had 2 comfy chairs, but some rooms didn't have upholstered chairs, so ask before choosing a room."
$158 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineBoothbayEast Boothbay
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