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Five Gables Inn

P.O. Box 335 107 Murray Hill Rd., East Boothbay, ME 04544-0335 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$145 - $255
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Imagine waking up with the blissful feeling your room resembles a Maine cottage overlooking a picturesque bay. Here we enjoy quiet mornings on the porch, no traffic, and a view of lobster boats bobbing in the bay. Yet a short five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster eating, galleries and shopping. 15 of our 16 rooms have an ocean view, all have private en-suite bath and 5 have a fireplace. Your stay includes complimentary Wi-Fi, full buffet breakfast served in front of the fireplace or on our porch overlooking the bay and afternoon tea with homemade cookies.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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True Bliss!!!

4.6 on July 20, 2014

We had such a wonderful time here at Five Gables. The view was amazing, we recevied great recommendations from the staff for food and site-seeing!! Everyone was super friendly and the attention to detail within the place was remarkable. We wished we could have stayed longer!! Breakfast was delicious as everything was homemade and having tea in the afternoon was a great treat!! Highly recommend this place!!!


4.8 on June 17, 2013

On my second trip to the East Boothbay area, I stumbled on the Five Gables Inn. What a terrific find! The rooms are charming, but the room at the top---with harbor views and working fireplace took my breath away when I opened the door. Didn't want to leave this charming place, with its tea service, great breakfast, wide welcoming porch and wonderful hosts. I will come back again and again! Can't wait!!

Modern Conveniences in Days Gone By Atmosphere

5 on September 15, 2011

Loved this Inn! With plenty of electrical outlets for charging our gadget batteries our human batteries were charged with the charm of this renovated Inn. Mike and De, as well as Lisa, friendly and upbeat, were very helpful in planning our days. Chef Mike's breakfasts could not be beat. The minute I crossed into Maine, my first time there, I fell in love with the state. This Inn kept the spark going.

Great weekend get-away

5 on July 29, 2011

Mike and De are the consumate hosts! The breakfasts are to die for. Great place to just relax and let the world go by. Mike and De also have super knowledge of great things to see and do around the area. The Botanical Gardens are a must. Five Gables Inn is on our calendar every year!

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely

5 on October 06, 2009

We booked this last minute, and took a chance over the phone. This is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Knowledgeable hosts with endless ideas for activities and sights to see. Wonderful accomodation and breakfast is delicious

Five Gables Inn

5 on September 25, 2009

Beautiful view, very nice staff, fabulous breakfast and front porch overlooking bay. Rooms were charmingly decorated and clean.

A Wonderful Start To Our Vacation

4.4 on October 13, 2008

Just returned from our first trip to New England, which started with three nights at Five Gables....what a brilliant start to our two weeks. Excellent location and, despite it being October, we were still able to sit on the porch for breakfast every morning. Speaking of which, the breakfasts were to die for - all cooked by Mike. YUM!!!!! Mike and De were excellent hosts, made us feel very welcome and had a superb knowledge of the area. It was just such a shame that we had to leave.....but we will most definitely be visiting the Five Gables Inn again.

Maine Mindset

5 on September 24, 2008

From arrival to departure, we were warmly pampered with wonderful food & lovely amenities. Mike and De are terrific hosts, welcoming & genial. The views of the bay top off a fabulous stay.

Wonderful Inn and Innkeepers

5 on September 22, 2008

This was our 2nd stay here and both stays were great. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast is outstanding. It doesn't get any better then sitting on the front porch eating Mike's and De's yummy breakfast. The Five gables is a must. We will be back ASAP.

Five Gables Getaway

5 on August 25, 2008

We stayed at the Five Gables several times in the last ten years and there are few experiences as consistent as staying at this inn. Mike and Dee Kennedy are exceptional hosts. Perfect location, outstanding breakfast and impeccable rooms!

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Location Type

Oceanside, Village


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles miles

Directions to property:

The inn is located just 3 miles from Boothbay Harbor. Take Maine Interste 295 to exit 28. Take U.S. 1 North to Route 27 South. Go 11.2 miles and turn left on Route 96 (also called Ocean Point Rd.). A Hannaford Grocery Store will be on your right. Go 2 miles to the village of East Boothbay. At the East Boothbay General Store (on your right) and the blinking light turn right on Murray Hill Road. The inn is 1/2 mile on the right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Rocky shores, Sea kayaking, Lighthouses, Scenic boat rides, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Nature Walks, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier , toiletries, iron

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Excursion boat trips, Excellent restaurants, Clam & lobster bakes, Whale watches, Lighthouses & islands, Trips to Monhegan Island, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No The Five Gables Inn is a non-smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited The Inn is appropriate for children 12 and older.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We cannot accommodate pets but there are kennels nearby.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's stay is needed to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: We are a small inn, therefore, cancellations and changes made with short notice impact us significantly. We understand that sometimes plans change so cancellations made 14 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival will receive a full refund less a $20.00 processing fee. If you need to cancel your reservation less than 14 days prior to your arrival date we will refund your deposit if we are able to re-rent the room for the nights you had reserved. However, if we are unable to re-rent the room, the charges for the room you had reserved will be billed to your credit card. If you arrive late or check out early, you will be charged for the cancelled nights.



Steve and Susan Plausteiner

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  • Time Served: 8:00am to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Common area with fireplace inside, Porch overlooking Linekin Bay

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
Baked French Toast stuffed with cream cheese and fresh blueberries served with Blueberry Sauce or Maine Maple Syrup.



P.O. Box 335 , 107 Murray Hill Rd., East Boothbay, ME 04544-0335 USA (Show map)

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