Perched atop the most elevated bluff on the point, 250 feet from the water, this gracious 1862 landmark home affords long views over an authentic, small, working harbor and beyond to ledges, islands, river and bays. From the octagonal cupola crowning our rooftop, the panoramic vista to the Atlantic is stunning. Sparkling water showered with buoys provides a colorful confetti background for watching lobster boats, sailing vessels, seals and shorebirds. Hidden from those traveling Route 24 to Orr's and Bailey Islands is Cundy's Harbor, a seaside treasure- just ten minutes from U. S. Route 1 -central to the entire Bath and Brunswick, Maine region!
The Captain's Watch was built during the Civil War as the "Union Hotel". It later flourished as the "Cliff House" and the "Ocean View House". Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and the Harpswell Heritage Trust, the eight room original section survives as Maine's "oldest known coastal hotel structure". After its heyday, the inn became a stately private residence until its rebirth as a hospitable bed and breakfast. For the history buff, we have inherited an array of intriguing photos and 'stories' from the days when visitors arrived by schooner, steamer or stage. Come share our pride in the restoration of this charming old home.
We invite you to take pleasure in our private peaceful setting with its commanding views. Sense the allure of the picturesque small fishing village and connect to the sea with a captained sail. From inside the house or from on the decks and terraces, savor the rugged beauty of the harbor's cove, cool sea breezes, country garden landscape and the beautiful architecture of this informal hip-roof Greek Revival home. From our hilltop, delight in brilliant sunrises and sunsets and a 'planetarium' night sky.
View of Cundy's Harbor to the Sea from The Captain's Watch
A warm and cozy atmosphere has been created in this elegant yet unpretentious home. Family antiques and collections of old china and quilts are perfect accents for the lovely rooms. Relax, our furniture is comfortable and meant to be enjoyed- from parlor to dining room to our queen and king sized beds. We insure a good night's sleep for even the tallest of guests. Bedrooms all have private baths and overlook the water. Two share access to the enclosed cupola for the ultimate 360 degree view. The second floor Captain�s Quarters demi-suite is a favorite for a romantic getaway. Along with the common rooms, the demi-suite also includes a working fireplace, TV, and couch to stretch out on, and can accommodate an extra person. Our first floor rooms all have easy access and are convenient to our cheerful guest library/living room. Each room has something special to offer.
Breakfast is thoughtfully prepared in the sunny kitchen- follow the aroma of coffee brewing at dawn! Scan the shimmering water with boats stirring on moorings- greet the day from our East facing decks. From 8-9 o'clock, pick up a tray to eat outside or we'll serve you in the original paneled dining room. Indulge yourself to a leisurely meal with congenial conversation and tips on 'area musts'. Our gourmet omelets, cinnamon French toast and sour cream blueberry pancakes are favorites most requested by returning guests- delicious!
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