My husband and I stayed one night in Room 12 at the Nautilus. The side view of the ocean was perfect and it was great to open the windows to the room to not only get a corner breeze through but to listen to the waves crash. Rena was very kind and provided all of the information for us to make ourselves comfortable and be able to do all kinds of activities. She shared with us that the owners took over the place in May 2013 and that they live just around the corner in case we needed anything. The room was clean, pretty basic, but comfortable. The breakfast was set up as a buffet style. It was okay enough to fill your stomach, but nothing too fancy. The location is hands down the best for the area. The house is very New England and lived up to what you would want to see on the coast of Maine. A very comfortable stay for a good price along the beach.
Absolutely beautiful and relaxing! I get so tired of the hectic city life in nyc so its nice to just wake up to a bright blue sky and fall asleep to the ocean waves splashing against the shore. Dick is extremely nice and was very helpful when my boyfriend and I had a bit of a problem leaving on our last day there. Everything there screamed new england charm and paradise. The rooms there had a very nautical feel with billowy curtains and bright decor. This is definitely a place you can go to if life back home is driving you insane. Perfect getaway for me and my boyfriend. He loved it too and he isn't easily impressed. If you need a paradise a little closer to home, then this b&b is the perfect place to go... Just make sure you have a drivers license and a car or else you'll end up walking a mile into town just for a bottle of water during the off peak season.
We were pleased with our stay at the Nautilus, even though it was a bit out of the way of things. It wasn't nearly the quick, 10-minute jaunt into Portland that we expected, and the surrounding community was like a ghost town (to be fair, we were there after peak season). The rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the view was as promised. We loved waking up to see the sunrise over the ocean. The beach is wonderful if you like long walks (and who doesn't?). The innkeepers are either stand-offish or respectful of their guests' privacy, since once we checked in, we never saw them until it was time to leave (at most B&B's we've stayed at, the innkeepers socialize at breakfast and offer suggestions for things to do in the area). They didn't seem interested in initiating interaction with guests, but when we did see them, they were pleasant. I was a bit annoyed by the signs posted around the B&B that reminded guests not to be make noise, run in the halls, go without shoes in the house, etc. Do the innkeepers think their guests are all children?
What does it tell you if we drive from Kansas to Ocaean Park to stay at the Nautilus By The Sea and at $4.00 plus per gallon of gasoline !!!!!!!!!! Have made the trip for so many years and will continue to do so as long as Patte and Dick are the Innkeepers!!!!!!!!!!!
My husband and I usually stay at The Billowhouse across from this B & B, but they happened to be full this particular weekend. They suggested The Nautilus By The Sea. It was very comfortable and we had a great room overlooking the ocean. The rooms were very neat and clean and we enjoyed the beautiful sunrise and sunsets. We were able to leave our windows open and fall asleep listening to the waves rolling onto the beach.