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Canterbury Cottage B&B- Open Year Round

Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)
185 Reviews
$89 - $165
per night

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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
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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Really great B&B

4.0 on August 25, 2014

This is a great B&B, within walking distance to shops and entertainment. Tim & Martha were great hosts, and gave input each day on places to visit. They also made some fantastic recommendations for dinner - we were not disappointed in their choices. I would recommend their establishment to anyone visiting Bar Harbor. Oh yes - Clinton and Ellie May were the cutest dogs as well.

Lovely stay in a perfect location

4.6 on August 24, 2014

Canterbury Cottage is a quaint, cosy, period home/B&B, offering excellent value in its ideal location for visiting Bar Harbor and its environs. Tim & Martha are hospitable hosts, more than willing to share their knowledge of the area, and providing delicious breakfasts to give a good start to the day. We look forward to being able to stay there again.

Delightful stay at Canterbury Cottage!

5 on August 22, 2014

We went to Canterbury Cottage for our honeymoon. DELIGHTFUL stay, will be returning we LOVED it there. They are sweet and helpful but non-obtrustive. The food is phenomenal and they are so welcoming. Rooms have AC are spotless and have private bathrooms! We LOVED our stay and will return! They even surprised us with a bottle of champagne for our honeymoon!

A wonderful vacation

4.8 on August 14, 2014

We had never been to Bar Harbor, and Tim and Martha couldn't have been more helpful! They let us borrow their guidebooks and maps, set us up with dinner reservations at one of their favorite restaurants, and told us a lot about hidden gems and off the beaten path places for us to get lobster, hike, and explore the island. The house is in a perfect location for walking into the main part of Bar Harbor to eat, shopping, or gaze out at the beautiful views. The rooms were clean and cozy, and we slept so well in the comfy beds with the windows open! Coming from Atlanta, it was a nice change to have the fresh Maine air circulating our room. The breakfasts were delicious and we met a lot of nice couples. We can't say enough about this wonderful cottage, and hope to come back soon!

Great location, great breakfast!

5 on August 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights for our 20th anniversary. This was our first bed and breakfast and we were not disappointed. Canterbury Cottage is located blocks from downtown and the Village Green (central Island Explorer pick-up location). Each morning we were treated to a different, fabulous breakfast. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

no complaints!

5 on August 11, 2014

can't think of one negative thing to say about our stay here: -convenient location (easily walkable to downtown bar harbor); -clean and comfortable room with a nice bathroom (we stayed in the cottage room); -delicious full breakfasts (blueberry pancakes!); -lots of guidebooks on hand, as well as to-do suggestions from the owners; -very reasonable prices; -pet friendly. the two dogs who live here are sweet and friendly. they are often out of sight, but if you don't like animals, this isn't the right place for you -- because you probably will see them occasionally. i consider having dogs on-site to be a huge plus to any establishment ... reminded me of home!

Low key/unpretentious B&B

4.4 on August 11, 2014

Every B&B is different and Canterbury Cottage is not the exception. This was the first B&B we stayed at were pets were openingly welcomed. However, the house was clean, neat, and contained no evidence that several pets were in residence with us. While the innkeepers had two dogs, they were well behaved, stayed off the furniture, did not bark or come to the breakfast table. Our innkeeper was friendly, helpful and an excellent cook. He even dried our clothes when we got drenched in a late afternoon shower while we were in Acadia National Park. We throughly enjoyed our stay and recommend Canterbury Cottage if you want a low key B&B when you visit Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor.

Almost fine

3.2 on August 09, 2014

Room was charming, inn conveniently located, but the hosts were difficult and not terribly friendly. I tried to be polite by calling ahead and to say that we would be checking in on the later side of the check in window, and the owner told me to hurry because he had evening plans. The following morning we got a knock on our bedroom door an hour before check out, with the owner asking us to check out immediately because he had to go somewhere...

Canterbury Cottage B&B

3.0 on August 08, 2014

Beau gîte, très bien situé dans la ville.

Great place

5 on August 06, 2014

Best Bed and Breakfast I've ever stayed at.

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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

Special meal options


Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase