Victorian by the Sea

33 Sea View Drive , Lincolnville, ME 04849 USA (Show map)


Conveniently located in a quiet country setting just off U.S. Route 1, at 33 Sea View Dr. in Lincolnville, Maine only 4 miles north of downtown Camden and 1 mile south of Lincolnville Beach. Each of our seven guest rooms features a private bath and ultra comfortable queen-sized bed. Many rooms have ocean views and fireplaces. In your room, you will find fluffy robes, chocolates, and personalized amenities. The wide wrap-around porch with its white wicker furniture provides a tranquil setting to enjoy the view, read a book, or chat with other guests. Early risers may be rewarded with a breathtaking sunrise followed by a bountiful breakfast featuring local, organic fruit, home baked muffins or breads, and seasonal entrees. Free wireless internet.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

Quiet Getaway

3.8 on October 19, 2012

The rooms were very clean and warm (it was October). The house was incredibly quiet for being 140 years old. Very little creeks from the hardwood floors. Breakfast was a great mix of fresh berries and cream, country ham, and pumpkin pancakes. We enjoyed our stay and might stay again. There are a ton of old homes in the area though, so it's hard to do the same thing twice.

A+++++ inn...cannot rate it highly enough!!

5 on October 15, 2012

This was SUCH a beautiful place to stay at!!!! The setting was so quiet and the inn so very lovely. Playing in the background, downstairs, was soft classical music. The breakfasts were beyond fantastic...I am NOT a breakfast person, yet I thoroughly enjoyed their breakfasts...oh my word were they amazing!! In fact, after being home, I have missed not having that kind of breakfast! :) Robert & Jeanne were the BEST hosts!!! There is just NO WAY to put into words how lovely this place is; how hospitable Robert & Jeanne were; how excellent the food was; and how breathtaking the setting is (the ocean is easily viewed from the breakfast room). While eating breakfast, I was able to take pictures of lobster boats out working. Everything about the place was ABSOLUTELY delightful. The inn sits down this long road, very near the water's edge. So the only noise is the sound of the outdoors and the ocean. I only wish my husband and I could have stayed there longer than 2 nights. It's EASILY a place a person could stay a week or two at, and thoroughly feel at home there. If I could have given this B&B more than 5 stars in all categories, I would have. There is NO way anyone can go wrong with staying at this B&B...EVERYTHING about it is PERFECT!!!!! Thank you Robert & Jeanne for such a lovely time there!!!

Birthday Weekend

5 on October 01, 2012

The owners have every single detail down pat. The room was beautiful, the breakfasts were outstanding, and they started my stay with a map of the area and noted places to be sure to see. They even brought out my breakfast on my birthday with a lit candle to celebrate! I would definitely recommend Victorian by the Sea!!

Wish we could have spent more time at the B&B!

5 on April 20, 2012

We were meeting my husband's family, so we spent most of the day in Camden and Rockport running around. (The art museum in Rockport is GREAT!) When we did finally get to The Victorian By the Sea, it was SO RELAXING! We had such a cute room and it was so comfortable! The following morning, we got up early and spent our time enjoying the serene view (IT'S BEAUTIFUL!) and reading the paper before dining on a gourmet breakfast (YUMMY!). My husband doesn't even really like eggs, but he ate all of the crab souffle that the inn keepers served. It really was the perfect weekend

Best of our trip

5 on October 01, 2011

We recently did a family reunion vacation to Maine and I was very worried about steering not just my immediate family wrong, but all my relatives as well. We chose the Victorian by the Sea because of its great reviews and after talking to the owners on the phone several times, and I am so glad we did. We stayed 3 night and took almost every room and they all worked out great. After the reunion, my wife and I continued our B&B tour and stayed at several others include some in Canada and never had as great of an experience. I can't recommend The Victorian by the Sea enough. The rooms were spotless and clean and we really felt like they went the extra mile for all of us.

We had the best stay we could have ever asked for!

5 on January 29, 2011

We visited the inn in early spring, and were amazed at our accommodations. We were traveling with a year old baby, and the innkeepers, Jeanne and Rob, had thoughtfully provided us with apartment rooms which included a crib bed and a gate to prevent the baby from falling down the stairs. The inn itself was spectacular. The view alone is priceless, but the Victorian "cottage" (it's rather large to be called that) was impeccably clean, tastefully furnished, the beds were extremely comfortable. For each day of our three day stay, the breakfasts varied, but were absolutely delicious, and we looked forward to them with anticipation every morning. We had some special dietary needs, and they paid special attention to this by making sure my husband's food was dairy free. The breakfast room affords a breathtaking view of the bay, and we toured the towns in the surrounding area which are picture perfect in their charm. We felt that no detail was overlooked in making our stay enjoyable. The peaceful setting and the excellent service provided us with the best three day vacation we could have hoped for, and we eagerly anticipate a return visit!

A Peaceful Retreat

5 on October 14, 2009

We really enjoyed our stay. We had the Sawyer Suite which is essentially the top floor. From our balcony, a wonderful view of the boats in the bay and the stars at night. Rob and Jeanne are gracious hosts. The breakfasts were exceptionally good. The inn is located off the road and is very peaceful and quiet. Lovely grounds. Very pleasant to sit on the veranda and read.


5 on July 08, 2009

Found this place on line and was very pleased. Very elegant Victorian home, beautiful antiques. Warm, cozy, comfortable rooms. Rob and Jeanne are wonderful people! The breakfasts were to die for! I was hard pressed to leave, we felt so at home. We are already planning to go back next month!

Lovely in all seasons

5 on December 06, 2007

This was the first time I'd ever stayed at a B&B. Since then we have stayed at the Victorian 2 more times, always with a wonderful experience. The 1st visit, our innkeepers upgraded us to the best room in the house: a combination of no-one else in the inn but also it being our honeymoon. The Sawyer Suite takes up the entire top floor, with an additional 2 rooms in the loft, making it perfect for a family with slightly older children. Greg and Ginny are charming hosts and Ginny's cooking is divine (the orange cream french toast and the gingerbread scones live on). The grounds are wonderful although the drive is a little difficult in winter. The only problem is that this inn is not within walking distance of Camden or Lincolnville, since it straddles the town line. A wonderuful place for a romantic getaway, especially if you like seclusion. We've visited in winter twice and summer once and loved it every time.

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Rooms & Rates

Bay Room

Our coziest 2nd floor room with views of the Penobscot Bay. Relax by the wood burning fireplace and read about the first occupant of the room, Ruth Sawyer, in her autobiographical book, The Year of Jubilo, which you will find on the shelf. Queen-sized, pillow-top mattress and private bathroom with shower. Double occupancy. No pets in this room.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Sunrise Room

The bay-window seat offers seasonal views of the ocean in this sunny 2nd floor room. A pillow-top queen-sized mattress, and private bathroom with large shower, make this a most comfortable room. Double occupancy. No pets in this room!

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Season Room

The décor in this charming 2nd floor room evokes Autumn with colors of red and gold. A queen-sized pillow-top mattress, cozy gas fireplace, and spacious bath with antique soaking tub and shower are sure to relax the weariest of travelers. Views of the cedar and birch forest behind the inn. Double occupancy. No pets in this room!

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

Cottage Room

The Cottage Room offers the privacy of a cottage with a separate entrance along with the amenities of a B&B! Charming cottage-style decor, gas fireplace, spacious bathroom with tub and shower combination and garden views from its private pourch. Double occupancy. This room may accomodate a small pet for an additional $15 per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Harbor Room

This charming first-floor room features twin beds, fireplace, bay window seat and private bathroom with antique claw-foot tub/shower. Free internet access is available. This is not a pet-friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Victorian Suite

Our best two room suite offers views of the Penobscot Bay, cooling sea breezes from the many open windows or the warm from gas fireplace for the cooler mornings. The wide plank pine floors to the tasteful furnishings and cheerful feel, your stay in the Victorian Suite will be long remembered. You be sure to enjoy the queen-size canopy bed handcrafted by Windsor Chairmakers of Lincolnville Beach. A chaise, wing chairs and grand ocean views welcome you in the turret setting room. The private bathroom includes an antique claw-foot soaking tub and shower combination, dressing table and fluffy terry bathrobe will pamper and refresh you. The room is accessed from the large hallway sitting room on the second floor may accommodate a third person at $35.00 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $279

Sawyer Suite

Third large floor suite is ocean view retreat that will allow you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Maine coast! The spacious bedroom is a queen-size bed and the private bathroom includes an extra-large dual sinks bathroom, a claw-foot soaking tub and separate shower. This suite occupies the full third floor. A reading nook with chaise overlooks the Bay in addition to a separate sitting area with gas fireplace offer true cozy privacy. The private balcony with a sliding glass door, a favorite among photographers, offers stunning views of the bay, and for early birds spectacular view or the sunrise. A bonus to the suite, accessed by a ship’s ladder, is the loft with two twin-size cots. This loaf room is great for one or two older children. The loft is an additional $35.00 / night / person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $219 - $279

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Location Type

4 miles north of Camden, Maine, 1 mile south of Lincolnville Beach, Maine, Countryside, Oceanview


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 85 miles

Directions to property:

Travel North on Rt. 1 from downtown Camden. Continue 2.5 miles from Camden Hills State Park entrance. Turn right on Seaview Drive and continue past motel towards water. Set GPS to 33 Sea View Dr., Lincolnville, ME 04849

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Kayak rentals, Biking, Hiking Trails, Lighthouses, Schooner sails, Winery tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Copier, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Spa, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Vegetable Garden, Free Wireless Internet, Free On-site Parking, One Pet-friendly Room - Cottage Room, Secure Bicycle Storage

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 - 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The Cottage Room is our only pet-friendly. Add $15.00/ day.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night, 2 nights in summer
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit: For a two-night stay or longer, a 50% deposit is required. Payment in full is required for single-night stays.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation: Because of Maine’s short summer season and the inn’s limited size, cancellations have a big effect on our livelihood. If cancellations are received more than 14 days before your reservation date, your full deposit (minus a $25.00 administrative fee) will be refunded. For cancellations that occur less than 14 days before your reservation date, any deposits will be forfeited unless we are able to rebook your room. No refund will be offered for early check-outs or no-shows. Reservation dates may be changed with no additional charges.
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Jeanne & Rob

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Our cats are not in the Inn

About the innkeepers

We have been the innkeepers at Victorian by the Sea B&B since June 2008. We look forward to hosting you at our beautiful Ocean View B&B in Lincolnville, Maine.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Wrap-around Porch or Sunroom overlooking the ocean, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

We can usually accommodate dietary restrictions, but please advise us when booking your reservation so we may be prepared.

Signature Dish

Maple Glazed Baked Pears
Unique and special for breakfast our pears are served hot with local produced maple syrup, spice and a garnish of fresh mint from our garden.


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