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Canterbury Cottage B&B- Open Year Round

12 Roberts Avenue , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)
175 Reviews
$89 - $165
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Open all year. Small bed and breakfast with comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms. On a quiet side street within easy walking distance to in-town shops, restaurants and Acadia National Park activities. Owners share a lifetime of island knowledge with guests while breakfast is served in the dining room. Dogs welcome.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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Great hosts

4.0 on August 01, 2014


Great place!

4.8 on July 27, 2014

Great value and excellent hosts! Would stay here again.

Awesome pet friendly B&B!!

5 on July 18, 2014

Great B&B!! One of the most comfy beds ever. They also let us bring our dog!

Awesome stay!

5 on July 17, 2014

Our stay at Canterbury Cottage was a great time. Super convenient location, cute room- stayed in the Look Nook, and delicious breakfast. We would definitely return!

Wonderful stay in a wonderful location

5 on July 13, 2014

For this trip my boyfriend and I had camped for a few days, then spent our last two nights at Canterbury Cottage in order to be comfortable, clean, and well fed before we headed back home. I am so glad we chose to stay at Canterbury Cottage, because it was clean, centrally located, comfortable, and cost about as much as a regular hotel room. The owners were ready to help with anything that we may need, and I even had a wonderful conversation about literature with Martha while she was making breakfast. I used to work in Bar Harbor, so I'm very familiar with the area and didn't need suggestions for things to do or places to eat. That said, I watched the other guests get really great advice for things to do and places to eat while I was there, and they all came back very satisfied with their day's activities. They're only two blocks away from the shops and restaurants, and are on a side street where parking is much easier (parking gets harder to manage in the summer, but in late June it's still not too bad). I loved the amenities, the olive oil/vinegar samples they left for us, and my boyfriend said that he liked the pillow mist they put on the linens. The bathroom is smaller, so expect that, but don't be put off by it. It is still more than enough room to do everything you need to. Lastly, the breakfast was amazing both mornings we were there. Balsamic berries and an inventive eggs Benedict one morning, stuffed french toast and roasted grapefruit the next. I cannot stress enough that anyone staying here needs to make sure they're downstairs for breakfast. It is so delicious. Everything was perfect. Thanks Tim and Martha! Everyone else: go to Bar Harbor, and stay at the Canterbury Cottage. It's worth it.

Great location and awesome friendly atmosphere

5 on July 11, 2014

Tim and Martha did everything possible to make our stay was very comfortable. The house is very clean and everything was just perfect. Great Job to them... keep up the great work!!!

Canterbury Stay

3.8 on July 11, 2014

Enjoyed meeting the different people that stayed in the house. Nice breakfast.

Great spot for dog-loving travelers

4.4 on July 08, 2014

Innkeepers demonstrated exceptional flexibility and accommodations. We arrived earlier than stated check-in time, but they had the doors open and made sure we felt welcome. Location is excellent, with Bar Island, Main Street, the free shuttle to Acadia National Park, and numerous other quaint streets and shops within walking distance. Coffee and other beverages always available, as well as snacks. Innkeepers were great references on local activities and had numerous local publications/references for guest perusal for planning adventures. Well-behaved, socialized dogs allowed to roam the house off-leash along with the innkeepers' dogs while we were on-premise--a treat after most B&Bs require dogs in crates or on leashes at all times. Great spot to stay.

Great location

4.6 on July 07, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Canterbury Cottage. It is well located a few blocks from the center of Bar Harbor and near to the bus stop where busses go around the area including Acadia. The breakfast was delicious. We had baked pears and a huge stack of pancakes! Our room, the Look Nook, while beautifully decorated, was a tight squeeze. Try to get one of the other rooms.

First timer at a B & B. Wow.

5 on July 07, 2014

My two night stay at Canterbury Cottage exceeded expectations. Martha and Tim are very warm and welcoming hosts--and terrific cooks. The cottage feels like a part of the islands history while offering very contemporary and comfortable accommodations. Once I parked my car out front, I was able to leave it there and see everything I wanted to see on foot. However, I heard Tim and/or Martha educating other residents about island features and the best way to find them. I stayed in the pet friendly room, which, except for a sturdy bedspread, was as lovely as any other. Although I was with a very small dog, I would not have had to worry if I had been with a larger dog that opted to sneak onto the bed while I was sleeping. If I ever return to Bar Harbor, I know where I will be staying.

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace , Open Year Round

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 4-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 10 years old &up
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes The Cottage Room is pet friendly

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit
  • Cancellations: 2 weeks in advanced before arrival



Tim and Martha Searchfield

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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  • Time Served: 7 AM to 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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Details Diamond Collection

12 Roberts Avenue , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)

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