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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is the place if you want just get away and experience a rustic simplicity, freshness and quietness. This is truly one of those places that my wife and I will ensure stays at the top of our list even if it is just to stop in for a warm hello and grab a quick cup of tea and visit... More 

Thank S S
Braselton, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We felt welcome from the first steps in the door at this little B & B! A tour of the house that displayed many farmhouse antiques and aesthetically pleasing. It was like stepping back in time with modern conveniences. For the three day stay at Wabi Sabi, we felt like we were at home. The view from the back porch,... More 

Thank KentuckyFaninGA
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Wabi Sabi Cottage in Alna, Maine is one of those rare gems where EVERYTHING is in perfect harmony! From the cheery sunflowers arching over the welcoming sign in front, to the freshly-washed sheets drying in the sun and soft breeze, to the tantalizing scent of homemade muffins baking, to the serene views of the water slowly rising and falling in... More 

Thank Pevandi
Martin, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2014

What a wonderful treat it was to stay at Wabi Sabi Cottage. The cottage is so thoughtfully furnished with an extensive collection of antiques carefully assembled by Joan the innkeeper which made you feel so at home as soon as you walked through the door The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable with a great attention to detail. It... More 

Thank krayers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We ADORED Wabi Sabi Cottage. There were two claw-foot bathtubs in the bathroom and no Cialis in sight!!! Joan's breakfasts were to die for: divine homemade scones, sticky buns, eggs any way you like them and other tasty, yummy homemade delights and stimulating conversation. The view from our window was mesmerizing as we watched the tide ebb and flow. We... More 

Thank TuniaHyland
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at the end of our 10 day vacation to Maine, celebrating our 30th anniversary. The Sheepscot room was a peaceful oasis at the end of each day. One can lie in bed and dreamily gaze onto the Sheepscot river or choose one of the two claw foot tubs for a relaxing soak while reading about... More 

Thank Tamara B
Brunswick, Maine, United States
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88 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

I was with two other photographers cruising the back roads of Alna and we cam upon this sweet looking place and it had and ice cream sign. We got out and started taking photos of what looked like an old bed and breakfast. Joan met us on the porch and saw us snapping away, and we said we were going... More 

1 Thank Kathy M
Abirim, Galilee, Israel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

In the middle of March, we were looking for a place to stay in the Brunswick area, but it seemed that most B and B's in the area were closed for the winter. We were very lucky that another innkeeper referred us to Wabi Sabi Cottage, because our stay could hardly have been more wonderful. The B and B/Cafe is... More 

1 Thank MargaretGalilee
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Stayed at Wabi Sabi cottage together with my 16 yr old son in separate rooms and thoroughly enjoyed it! Joan is very hospitable and makes fabulous food. When we arrived mid-afternoon we were treated to tea on the screened in patio overlooking the Sheepscot river. Joan's scones, homemade jam, and fancy ball shaped donuts were delicious. The room in the... More 

Thank ylvl
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We like everything about Wabi Sabi. The place is as quirky and adorable as the pictures suggest and the surrounding scenery is breath-taking.The lemon scones and blueberry muffins are to die for and we're not much into baked things and sweets. The wonderful "Horse Eggs" are soft scrambled eggs (straight from the hens you can hear clucking below the porch)... More 

Thank KathrynSpike

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wabi Sabi Cottage is a 2 Room Bed & Breakfast. Innkeeper, Joan, has a passion for old General Stores and has collected antiques for 20 years which populate every inch of the cottage. The Post Office from the Old Seal Harbor, Maine (yes, that is where Martha Stewart has her summer home Skylands) was purchased at an antiques auction and built into the wall of the 8 seat "Post Office Cafe". Few people sit in the cafe when the screen porch overlooking tidal Sheepscot River is available. Many locals enjoy sitting around the large round table in the kitchen while Joan cooks every breakfast to order. She rises at 5am every morning to make fresh scones (she has sold over 17,000 scones in three years that are delivered fresh daily to the local Maine Coast Bookshop Cafe). Serving breakfast by reservation only at 8am and 9:30am. Limit 8-12 at each seating. Group Lunch, private dinner parties and Afternoon Tea served by reservation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wabi Sabi Cottage

Address: 111 Sheepscot Rd, Historic Sheepscot Village, Alna, ME 04535-3616
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Alna
Price Range: $168 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“not a bad room in the house.”
 of 5 bubbles 40SS, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There are two restaurants and lobster pond that you can enjoy the sea food of your choice. Ask Joan and Bill - the hosts at Wabisabi cottage”
 of 5 bubbles Pevandi, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are two rooms. The larger room overlooks the river an has a large bath with two soaking rubs. The smaller room is a double with a small bath that overlooks the road. Both are well done and quite comfortable. The larger room in the back might be more comfortable if you had more than one adult.”
 of 5 bubbles krayers, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Of the two rooms available, the Sheepscot River Suite is larger.”
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 of 5 bubbles goldenpassport, 6 Aug 2011 | Read review
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