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All reviews gracious hosts port of call french toast other guests three courses feel right at home maine coast each morning an amazing job private balcony exceeded our expectations great glass of wine special anniversary memorial day wine and cheese hour wonderful antiques grounds are lovely
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful and luxurious home I've ever stayed in. We were a group of 15 women gathered to celebrate our 30+ year friendship. Brenda and Mike welcomed us with a great glass of wine from their wine collection. Breakfast for 10 days with no repeats in the stunning dining room. The presentation of the three courses was magazine worthy. After our hearty breakfast we enjoyed walking through the garden and sitting by the bay. Cocktail our was a great time to gather, relax and enjoy the cheese, wine and fruit on the side porch. The antiques that Brenda has collected will amaze you! Beds were comfy and we enjoyed our own fire pits on our decks. All the ladies felt we were saying good bye to friends ! I can't say enough about the Maine hospitality.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank AbileneTexasDenna
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Of course, we also enjoyed your group. Each of you added such unique personalities to our memories in this house. It was wonderful to get to know you each. We loved every moment of your time with us. Hope we can see each of you again.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Only spent one night here but the innkeepers are delightful and know the history of this property. It's beautiful with lovely views, flowers, and close to the ocean. The 3-course breakfast was amazing and we loved every moment we were there! Because it is a piece of history, it's an older inn, which adds to its character and loveliness. The innkeepers have updated rooms and bathrooms and have added beautiful furniture and décor.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Tonya C
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We were so happy to meet you and want to say thank you for appreciating our little Inn. Hope you can stay with us again sometime.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This very large, elegantly furnished Sea Captain's residence on the Maine coast in Searsport is well-located, set back from Route One while backing to a sheltered slip of cove. In the days of tall ships, this was a busy port, but is a sleepy town now. It provides easy access to busier towns like Belfast and small historic gems like Castine. The Inn itself is lovely inside and out, offering welcoming outside porches on several levels and sides. One includes furniture grouped around a fire pit. Each morning begins with a lovely three-course breakfast, enough to keep you fueled all day. In the late afternoon, you are welcome to enjoy wine and cheese at your leisure. Take a walk on the extensive grounds, marked by gardens, abundant wildflowers, and a view of the sea. The proprietors are gracious and helpful, and run a spotless and historically impressive summer residence.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Norma Jo S
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property. We do hope to see you back for another visit in the future.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great place not far from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and other destination along the mid coast of Maine. Booked three nights but were able to add a fourth. Brenda and Mike are the owners and hosts and they are incredible folks. Beautiful historic mansion overlooking Penobscot Bay. Three course breakfast's that are fantastic and the best I've ever had. Wonderful grounds. Sit down by the bay on Adirondack chairs in the evening and light a fire, wonderful. They also do a nightly wine and cheese get together on the deck overlooking the water. Good wine, cheese, company and conversation. The owners used to run a restaurant on the property but it is not operational now. Should be. We stayed in the Port of Call Charleston room. Nice size with bath and shower. Good Wi-Fi reception. Could use a small refrigerator. Very nicely decorated as is the entire mansion. The two rooms facing the water are probably the largest and nicest rooms at the mansion but are hard to get without an advance reservation. One of the best B & B's I've ever stayed at. Made for a great vacation on the coast of Maine.

Room Tip: Two large rooms facing the water are probadly the finest rooms.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank paul60ii
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Folks, thanks for such a great review with lots of details. We enjoyed having you with us and it is rewarding to hear that you enjoyed being here also. Hope we see you again in future years!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were hoping to spend a special anniversary at a lovely Maine Inn. On the internet the Captain Nickels Inn looked like the perfect choice. In reality it was even more fantastic than the online photos! The house, decor, and location are all lovely. The owners of the inn, Michael and Brenda, really made the experience extra special because of their warm hospitality, gentle manner and outstanding cooking ability! The breakfasts were three courses and a cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the water set the tone in the evening. Not a detail was overlooked, from the nautically themed china to the key fob which matched our room's decor. We were totally pleased. Thank you!

Stayed: August 2017
Thank Kathlinda12
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

We are so very pleased that we met all your expectations. Hope you have many more wonderful, memorable anniversaries. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we hope that we can be your hosts again in an upcoming year. Our best wisher to you both.

Mike and Brenda

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