Discover the serenity and warm hospitality of our inn five minutes from Acadia National Park at Schoodic. Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn, an historic sea captain's home c. 1860, stands on 200 acres at the head of Sand Cove in the heart of beautiful Downeast Maine. At Oceanside Meadows your hosts, Sonja Sundaram and Ben Walter have two very specific goals; to ensure that you have an extraordinary experience staying at their historic inn which has been restored to its former glory with your comfort in mind, and to introduce you to their ever growing 200 acre nature preserve. Husband and wife team, Sonja, whose background lies in geography and teaching, and Ben, whose specialties are marine biology and ecotoxicology, are committed to the environmental preservation of this extraordinary place. Oceanside Meadows marries all that you would expect from an historic inn that has been open since 1860, with an unparalleled opportunity to explore and understand Maine's environment and its natural splendor. We welcome you to explore our inn and the wonders of our peninsula and surrounding area. Treat yourself to a relaxing respite on the ocean. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf on our private sandy beach. Individually appointed bedrooms are all furnished with your comfort in mind. Ocean and meadow views, private baths, flowers from the garden and gentle sea breezes await you.
5 on October 13, 2012
This place really blew me away! We had a comfortable 3rd-floor room in the Captain's House. Service was unbelievable, the Inn was immaculate, and the 3-course gourmet breakfast can't possibly be beat. The location was incredible, too - remote enough to be peaceful and across the street from the beach. I will definitely go back!
4.2 on October 21, 2011
We really began our New England vacation when we finally arrived at the Oceanside B&B. We had thought we were staying near Bar Harbor, but were instead forty minutes away! This was my fault for not really looking at a map, but in the end we were happy to be away from the touristy area of Bar Harbor. Prospect Harbor is quiet and beautiful, although there are not too many restaurants open during the "off season". We had wonderful wonderful vegetarian breakfasts which seemed to bother a few of the other visitors, but not us. The breakfasts were truly gourmet ! A very enjoyable experience!
4.6 on October 25, 2010
This B&B was great. Everything was wonderful, from the spectacular view, to the homey atmosphere in the houses, to the nice clean rooms, to the wonderful friendly staff. The breakfasts that they serve each morning was to die for and I greatly missed them when I left. I was pleasantly surprised with the location to Bar Harbor and would not have known about the fishing village in Corea and possibly Schoodic Peninsula. They were very helpful in recommending the whale watching cruise with Captn Robertson which was the hi-light of our stay even though we couldn't go because of a storm that blewn in. We toured the light houses,saw seals that we could almost touch and pulled lobster traps! I would definitly come again and stay here!
4.0 on October 06, 2010
Pre-check in was flawless by which I mean prompt and informative email explaining availabilities, room info, cancellation policy (reasonable) and other details. Made us feel welcome even before we arrived! When we got there we were met by owner who provided useful info about what to see and do in the area. Laminated printed guide sheets that he prepared were excellent. Room was charming. Lovely and intimate breakfast room and living room. Friendly staff, beautiful grounds. Could not have asked for a better situation!
5 on October 04, 2010
We wanted a special place to celebrate our anniversary, and Oceanside Meadows delivered it, and then some. The staff are phenomenal, friendly, courteous and accomodating. The view was spectacular from our room, and there's nothing like falling asleep to the water lapping on the shore. And if you don't know what to do on any given day, the innkeepers (Ben and Sonja) have a 14 day agenda already prepared! It was very truly the best vacation we've had, and will certainly be back.
4.0 on September 22, 2010
If you're looking for a tourist trap, don't come here. We happened on this Inn while searching for a B&B near Acadia National Park. We didn't realize that this side of Acadia -- Schoodic Peninsula--was much calmer and less developed than the Bar Harbor side. After visiting the Bar Harbor side, which was wonderful in its own way, we were very happy to get back to Oceanside Meadows. The Inn is part of a beautiful, protected nature preserve. A week before our 5-day stay, we received an email from the Inn with suggestions for 14 days of activities on the Peninsula. This wonderfully informative email was just the first part. Ben gave us a "walking tour" of the area when we arrived, and presented us with ten specialized laminated broachures relating to the Oceanside Meadows--the ecosystems, the flora and fauna, hiking paths, wildlife, interpretive trails--along with maps showing the location of restaurants, artisan shops, back roads. He even called to make a reservation for our first dinner out. Each night, we ended up chatting with other guests in front of the fireplace, often with a glass of "BYOB" wine in hand. This Inn attracts the most interesting and friendly, very laid back people. As one guest told us, "You need to go looking off and behind the roads to appreciate and enjoy this part of Maine." We will definitely be back again.
5 on September 05, 2010
MYwife and I and two friends flew from Atlanta to Portland and enjoyed the drive to Prospect Harbor. We stayed in Room 1 in the main house, a roomy, comfortable room with great views. Breakfast was wonderful with unique offerings. Ben was very helpful with sightseeing tips and restuarant recommendations. We stayed a week and could have stayed longer.The area is fabulous and we just scratched the surface. The Inn is a keeper and worthy of a return trip.
4.6 on August 31, 2010
Ben and Sonja are the most cordial and knowledgeable couple we have had the opportunity to meet. The historical Inn is immaculate in cleanliness and appearance. The location on one of the few sand beaches in the area adds an ambiance that adds to the attraction. The sound of the surf at night with our open windows lulled us to sleep. Each couple receives at check in a detailed suggested itinerary with complete directions to each must see attraction and who to contact. Breakfast is a unique experience with a different healthy meal each morning. One suggestion, listen to Ben! His knowledge and suggestions will enhance your visit to the Acadia National Park area, surrounding sites and short drives to places that include light houses, lobster fishing boats, and a must see, the light house at Quoddy Point in Lubec Maine.... The location is the further east point in the United States .
4.0 on August 29, 2010
We have been going to the inn since my daughter was 4 yr old--she's now 14. She managed to meet another child to play with 3 years in a row, & the 3rd child (no longer a child) & her family are people we consider friends. We have been fortunate enough that the innkeepers now tolerate us bringing our 2 little dogs, so the whole family can enjoy the vacation together. On most days, you'll have the entire beach to yourself, & there's no telling what you might find. There are few places open late in the evening, & dinner is usually something to be planned earlier than later. But despite the economy, there is still wonderful food and wine to be had, as well as lots of art, antiques, jewelry, etc. As to the inn staff, we have always found them to be extremely friendly & helpful. Each year we have found something new to do, even though we do enjoy doing the same things each year. The innkeeper, Ben,is a wealth of information on where to go, what to see, where to eat, etc. & is a big advocate of the local arts & ecological preservation. The inn is definitely on the quieter side of Acadia National Park, & it is precisely for this reason that we chose to stay there. Not to mention that there are lots of other wonderful landscapes to enjoy that are not actually part of the park, but are part of the extensive wildlife refuges or just one of the local spots. We have seen eagles flying overhead, moss & lichen "gardens" in Petit Manan, followed a beaver across a lake & seen many beaver lodges, encountered deer & have even looked a juvenile black bear in the face. There's nothing like seeing these creatures in their natural habitats versus seeing them at the zoo. Whatever your idea of fun is, the staff can point you in the right direction--all you have to do is ask.
4.4 on August 11, 2010
We spent two lovely days and nights at this beautiful site in late July and could not have been more satisfied. The host family are enthusiastic, warm, generous with their time, and unbelievably knowledgeable about the area. Breakfasts were delightful, with creative cooking and presentation. Our room was comfortable and spacious. The grounds are well-maintained and worth exploring. We look forward to a return visit soon.
Beachside, Oceanside, Small town
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, 4 local Light Houses, Acadia National Park 5 mins away, Bell Foundry, Glass Blowing, Private Sand Beach, Whale Watch Cruises, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery, Zoo
BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Mountain Climbing, Four Masted Schooner, Whale Watching, Concerts, Lighthouses, Science Lectures, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Ben and Sonja Walter Sundaram