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“Secluded, quiet, clean retreat on the bay with great views, wonderful, personable owner/staff.”

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Quahog Bay Inn in Harpswell, Maine
Ranked #3 of 4 Harpswell B&B and Inns
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“Secluded, quiet, clean retreat on the bay with great views, wonderful, personable owner/staff.”
Reviewed July 19, 2011

If you are looking for a "out-of-the-way", secluded and quiet property, on the water overlooking a small harbor, this is it. The rooms are clean. We had the "Osprey 2", a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, dining AND living room unit and LARGE deck. Simple, basic, clean, with great views of harbor from inside and out on the deck.

This is not a boutique inn, but as stated above, a nice, simple inn. I took my elderly parents whom enjoyed the serenity and beauty. Morning coffee/breakfast on the deck overlooking a quiet harbor was sublime, and beckoning to linger, to do nothing but soak in the beauty. Again, quiet is the keyword here.

The inn has kayaks for exploring the surrounding bays. This is also a good base for exploring the area by car. One drawback is that most restaurants are 15 - 20 minutes.

I look forward to a return visit in the future with my wife.

The Casco Bay noon sightseeing cruise from nearby Bailey Island is well worth the time.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

We recently stayed for 4 nights at the Quahog Inn on a long trip to Maine from the UK – and couldn’t have been more delighted with the whole place. We were in the Dockside apartment which has a charming little deck where you can sit out and watch the fishing boats coming and going on the Sound in front of you (as well as seals, cormorants and more). The Inn is off the beaten track (but easy to find) and so is quiet and completely unspoilt – making for an utterly relaxed and peaceful experience.

Our apartment was huge for the two of us, and really well-appointed with a very thoughtfully equipped kitchen. The bedroom’s large and comfortable and the sitting room is huge which is helpful if you do hit any bad weather. The whole apartment has huge picture windows too, meaning you have fantastic views out onto the picturesque Sound in every direction – incredibly beautiful. We found all the space was such a pleasure after staying in B&Bs for a week.

We were able to spread out and take it easy, the mornings drifting by happily reading and sunning ourselves on the deck. We found excellent walks and places to eat nearby and loved the whole of the Harpswell area – and Brunswick is a charming small town nearby to visit, too.

But what makes this wonderful place even more special are the people. Jane is the most delightful manager and makes delicious muffins or pastries every morning, spread out with coffees and teas, a really generous array. And she’s so helpful and pleasant in making sure you have everything you need, as well as advice on places to eat and visit locally. You really do arrive a stranger and leave a friend and talking with her – and the family – is a pleasure, not just a formality you go through.

In all this was a great find – and we only finally prised ourselves away by promising we’d return again sometime soon.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

Having spent over a week hopping about between Boston, Cape Cod, Newport and Kennebunkport, it was delightful to spend 2 days relaxing at Quahog Bay. The view from The Crow's Nest is spectacular; we could happily have sat there for the duration of our stay but we did stir ourselves to do some hiking in this delightful part of Maine.
Breakfast is taken with the family and the freshly baked pastries, cakes and scones were delicious. I am hard-pressed to find fault but some wine glasses in our apartment would have been nice!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cupertino, California
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Wow, a spectacular location. The views of the water are incredible. You are 20 feet from a working lobster fishing dock. The lobster fisherman come to the breakfast location for food and talk about the fishing, the lobsters, and their boats. You can walk twenty feet and be face to face with a big wall of lobster traps, and off the the left just a little bit is a small shed where the lobsters are kept after they are caught. You would not want to be a lobster up here, the colorful buoys marking the lobster traps are everywhere.

Fresh cookies or muffins or scones or apple pie style pastries were baked fresh each morning we were here (June 18 and June 19). Very tasty, excellent when warm.

Rooms were spacious - we were in the "crows nest" and "osprey" rooms.

We talked with the owner each day with breakfast, very nice person!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

This place is great -- hanging out by the water, kayaking, a fabulous vacation spot that you can make almost anything you like out of. The accommodations are apartment-like, very comfortable, a place one could easily spend a week. Fresh lobster. Kind and helpful hosts.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

Stayed in the Dockside room and everything was great. From the complimentary kayak rental, muffins, water, and beer to the all around cleanliness of the suite, everything was Perfect. The suite was very large with a full kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom; all at an affordable price. There was enough space to stay for an extended time. A great getaway from the city. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

We just spent four nights at the inn with our toddler and infant. Jane and her family could not have been nicer or more welcoming. Our suite was enormous, spotless, and very comfortable. The best thing about the inn, however, is the location -- at the end of the road on a quiet, wooded peninsula overlooking the gorgeous bay. Our toddler loved watching the lobster boats and seagulls come and go. With only five or six suites, it was very quiet and incredibly restful. We plan to go back the next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Quahog Bay Inn in Harpswell, Maine

Property: Quahog Bay Inn in Harpswell, Maine
Address: Lobster Lane, Harpswell, ME 04079
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Harpswell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Harpswell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean front one and two bedroom suites on a deep water dock overlooking a small working lobster pound. Conveniently located 20 minutes from Bath and Brunswick and 30 minutes from Freeport Maine. All suites have amazing views of Quahog and Casco Bay along with private decks, private baths, fully equipped kitchens, and living areas. Canoes, kayaks, and boats available on site. ... more   less 
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