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The Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 4 Harpswell B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very enjoyable stay at The Captain's Watch. We stayed for three nights; first two in the Captains Watch Room and the last night in the Harbor View Room. Both were very nice. We loved the access to the cupola for wine and cheese that we had brought the first night. Donna and Ken were delightful hosts! They had great suggestions for dinner (Morse's on Orr's Island; so good we ate there two of our three nights in Maine!) We didn't have time to go sailing with Ken on his boat this time, but will next year for sure! They did allow us to use their dock to put in our rental kayaks that we had picked up and transported on our car. We had a great time paddling around the bay and exploring the litlle islands and coves.
All in all, a great mini-vacation and one we would love to repeat. We highly recommend the Captain's Watch B&B. Wonderful breakfasts, great accomodations and delightful hosts! A truly winning combination!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at the Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast. We had traveled to the area with my sister and brother in law, both avid Maine travelers for many years. Through those years, I had heard my sisters opinions of the various Inns and Bed and Breakfast establishments they had visited, and there were many. Always, The Captain's Watch was their favorite in all ways. Naturally, it was on top of the list of establishments they wanted to share. Expectations where high, and they were certainly met. The Captain's Watch is perfect in our opinion. It's location at Cundy's Harbor is amazing, as is the 1860's era inn itself. Add the personal touch of Inn Keepers Donna & Ken, and Donna's amazing breakfasts, and you simply have the perfect Maine destination.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Captain's Watch and enjoyed it very much. Normally, we have either stayed with relatives in Freeport or rented a house in Harpswell but this time we chose a B&B as we had limited time to travel. Donna and Ken are fun hosts and know a great deal about the area of Harpswell and surrounding towns with excellent recommendations of things to do. I felt very much at home by her welcome. Next time, we plan on sailing with Ken on his sailboat! Donna's breakfasts were excellent and filling which left us with no desire for lunch!
Accommodations very comfortable and clean.

Room Tip: We were showed several rooms on the 2nd floor. The one we chose had views of Cundy's Harbor. T...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not a thing to complain about. We wish we had discovered the Captain's Watch years ago. Very clean, quiet (well, there are lobster boats puttering about in the harbor, but not very noisy... and it's a working harbor after all), very clean and excellent, varied breakfasts. Noteworthy was the conversation at breakfast with some fascinating guests; this place attracts some very nice people!

Donna is ready early each morning with good coffee and seems to enjoy having people in her kitchen. Ken pitches in when not taking out a sailing charter. Library and several wharfs just a short walk away. The view from the cupola is quite nice.

Lastly, their "sitting room" has comfortable couches and chairs and a fine stock of reading material to augment the strong internet wifi signal.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank brits4us
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have spent our summer vacation in Maine for the past 5 summers. We found the Captain's Watch B&B for our first trip to Maine in about 20 years 5 summers ago. For the past 3 summers, we have "bookended" our days in ME by spending our first and last nights of vacation here. Each spring when we contact Donna and Ken, they are always gracious and accommodating to our requests for both dates and preferred rooms. Once we book our dates with them, we work out the rest of our trip and we don't usually stay at other B&Bs because we don't think any could compare to our experiences at the Captain's Watch.

Donna and Ken are wonderful hosts and they take the time to get to know their guests. Their suggestions for ideas of things to do around Harpswell and along our routes to other parts of Maine are excellent. The rooms (we have stayed in all but 1) are clean, comfortable and charming and we never get tired of the views. Breakfasts are excellent! and Donna does a wonderful job of planning so that we don't eat the same breakfast twice during our stays. We haven't been disappointed any of the 5 summers that we have visited and our stays at the Captain's Watch are where we feel most at home.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Ken and Donna run a professional enterprise with an engaging personal touch. The rooms are beautifully maintained, immaculate, each with their own personality. (We stayed in the Cupola East room - make sure you go up to the Cupola for a great view).
Breakfast was different each day (wonderful sour cream blueberry pancakes). Our fellow guests were from everywhere and we all became part of the family.
Beautiful views, peaceful setting, great for walking, biking, reading, chill in'. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My cousin and I had the pleasure to stay at this well-appointed and friendly B&B. Donna and Ken welcome you like your family. They know the area extremely well and provide a wealth of information. Our breakfast yesterday morning was outstanding! Donna provided a parfait of apple cake, strawberries and cream to get us started with our coffee, tea and juice. This was followed by a wonderful omelette with our choice of ingredients, potatoes, and foccacia. We were set for the day! If you go, I recommend the Cupola East room with fantastic views of the water. It was a spectacularly sunny and clear day with blue skies. While I showered, I had a terrific view of the water. That was quite an awesome experience! My cousin stayed in the spacious suite and was very happy with her accomodations and view. Be sure to take advantage of the 360 degree view from the cupola. We enjoyed our coffee there before breakfast and couldn't believe the view. It was a lovey way to start the day and so relaxing. Go to The Captain's Watch B&B, relax, enjoy the local flavor, a delicious and hearty breakfast, the location/view and the cheerful innkeepers. Can't wait to stay there again in "my" room! Had a great night's sleep too... the bed was extremely comfortable which is so important.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Pat M
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captainswatch, Owner at The Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B and for your thoughtful comments on your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed being with us and do look forward to your returning. Glad our newly renovated bathroom now with the shower's glass enclosure has turned out to be a fun addition to the Cupola East bedroom.

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Additional Information about The Captain's Watch Bed and Breakfast

Address: 926 Cundys Harbor Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-4511
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Harpswell
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Harpswell
Price Range: $140 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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The Captain's Watch Bed And Breakfast Harpswell, Maine

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