Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast

167 Cape Neddick Rd , York, ME 03909 USA (Show map)


Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast is a refurbished 1910 farmhouse with 7 guest rooms. All rooms have private baths, air conditioning, and are wireless internet ready. We offer a full breakfast each morning for all of our guests. We are nestled between Cape Neddick Beach and Short Sands Beach in York. We are also within 8 minute to Ogunquit Beach. We are within walking distance to the local beaches, shops, and restaurants at Short Sands Beach. We have many attractions in the area which include York's Wild Kingdom and Amusement park, Mount Agimenticus, Kittery shopping outlets, Ogunquit Playhouse, and much more. See our web site at bittersweetbednbreakfast.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Delightful Stay

5 on January 24, 2017

I stayed here for 2 nights in early October 2016. The owners were extremely helpful through email before I chose to stay here and after I made my reservations. Once I arrived, the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners continued. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious, and then I was given ideas of where to visit in the area and what to see/visit. To my the most important thing about staying anywhere is the cleanliness, and the Bittersweet passed with flying colors. The common areas were cozy, and I was made to feel welcome to use them. The bedroom was clean and beautifully decorated. The rate was very reasonable. The grounds outside were breathtakingly beautiful. If I ever make it up to Maine (from Florida) again, I will definitely stay here.

Just Right!

4.0 on August 11, 2015

We spent a Sunday and a Monday evening at this place and found it to be excellent. We were warmly greeted by Victor upon arrival and given the low down on the accommodations and security. The room was snug with a private bath, ceiling fan, and AC if we needed it. The bed was comfortable, the room and grounds were immaculate, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. As others have said, Victor's blueberry muffins are a wonderful treat! Most people choose to eat out on the wrap around deck near the beautiful flower beds. Victor also had great recommendations for dining and adventures in the area. We highly recommend this place! I wish this site allowed me to enter some "Outstanding" ratings but those were blocked.

Outstanding Hosts!

5 on April 20, 2015

Highly recommended! Beautiful house, beautiful setting, great location for things to do. Victor is just wonderful: I made a reservation in October, had to reschedule, then ended up canceling on the day due to panic about driving in snow for the first time. Victor was above and beyond nice about it, he allowed me to come for a night 6 months later based on the night I paid for when I cancelled. Not many businesses would do that! Lovely!

Best Bed and Breakfast experience ever!

5 on May 16, 2014

Victor and Ray are the owners and operators and they also restored this beautiful house. What a treat it was to find this B& B. We will go back again. The food and location could not have been better. We loved the Nubble Light House and it was a close drive away. We felt so welcome and were treated so well, it was an amazing stay! Thanks! Mindy and Nathan from Texas

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on June 22, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely night at Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast! The room was clean and comfortable. The innkeeper was friendly and accomodating, and even packed up some of his delicious blueberry muffins for us to take along when we left. We would definitely stay at Bittersweet again!

Quiet Life

5 on May 07, 2012

We recently stayed at the Bittersweet Inn and it was a very satisfying, relaxing visit. The rooms are immaculately clean. The breakfast food is superb, especially the blueberry muffins. Ray would not share his recipe!!! Enjoyced greatly!!! I would recommend this B&B.

Four Days in Paradise!

4.0 on March 04, 2012

After months of chatting on FB Bittersweet was the perfect meeting place for two people to meet for the first time. We were welcomed by a gracious host Victor. The breakfasts were delicious and served to us on the front porch of a period 10 room Farm House that takes you back to another era. The entire house was beautifully decorated with antique furniture and immaculatley kept. We loved everything about the location and the availability of walking to beaches and dining. Now that we are together we look forward to another memorable stay at our favorite B&B but most of all we long for Vioctor's homemade blueberry muffins!


5 on February 08, 2012

Our two night stay at the Bittersweet could not have been any better, A lovely super clean bed and breakfast, This was the first time we stayed at a Bed & Breakfast and it was a wonderful experience. . Thanks to the owners Ray and Victor..We own a home in York which we close down the winter months. We have now found a great place (Bitter Sweet) to stay several weekends during the winter months.. If you are ever in the York area this is the place to stay Donna & Steve

Christmas by the sea weekend

5 on December 12, 2011

We had an amazing time at the B&B this weekend. Victor made you feel right at home and was very accommodating.the rooms we very clean and cozy!! My husband and I look forward to our next get away weekend! Amber

Refined and Yet Casual Accomodation

5 on October 21, 2011

We stayed at Bittersweet for two nights at the end of our seventeen day trip to New England. What a wonderful way to end our trip. The home is beautifully renovated and has just the right amount of decor to make it comfortable. Our rooms were good and the breakfast fine, not fancy. I have decided that all B&B 's should have a Keurig coffee machine to cater to those of us who need a bit more caffeine in the morning as well as whenever we want. It is always awkward to have to ask for the innkeeper to boil water for tea. Having an electric kettle would help as well.

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Rooms & Rates

All rooms

All of our rooms are available at the same price. They all have a private bath. We also have Air conditioning in the rooms. WIFI is available throughout the property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $165

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Waterview


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 95 north or south, get off at exit 7 just south of Maine Turnpike toll plaza, (Exit 7, The Yorks, Ogunquit). This is after you go over the big bridge from the south. From exit 7 continue till you get to route 1. Turn left on route 1 heading north for about 3.3 miles. Turn right onto route 1A. We are just 3/4 mile on the right side, acrooss the street from Shore Rd Market. 167 Cape Neddick Rd.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

CD player, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Walk to mass transit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only no smoking inside building
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay requred weekends July 1st-Labor day
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit will be taken at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: A cancellation notice must be given 1 week in advance for a full refund. If cancellation is given less than 1 week in advance, and the room can be rented, a full refund will be given. No refund will be given due to weather or early departure.
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Ray Goddard and Victor Guay

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About the innkeepers

Antique cars, furniture, Sports, gardening, etc

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  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: On farmers porch, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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