Guest Reviews

With 30 years of experience on the vendor side of the Travel Industry, we fully subscribe to the value of impeccable word-of-mouth testimonials. Instead of "romancing" travel writers who so routinely create glowing articles in return for a free stay; we steer clear of "pretension".

Bill and Gail Robinson, 10059 Wood Sorrell Lane, Burke, Va. 22015

"In our view, spending a few days in a B&B (Bed and Breakfast) style inn should be like staying in the home of a good friend. The homes of friends are not expected to be hotels. Bill Butler's Castleview by the Sea is a B & B that is a home in the very best sense of the word and our stay there during the first week of October 2011 was exceptional and delightful in every way. It was delightful by virtue of Castleview's convenient location close to town, the comfort of the spacious and well appointed room and the attention to our needs by the the Innkeeper, particularly his delicious breakfasts. It was exceptional in the opportunity our stay offered to experience the company of, and good conversation with, the other congenial and interesting guests, and to enjoy the happy friendship of Bill Butler. We will certainly be back for another stay on our next trip to Maine."

Jim Jones & Linda Tsantis, 11911 Castlegate CT., Rockville, MD 20852

One word "Awesome"!! Excellent food but surpassed by Bill's hospitality . . . more than a great host . . . a new friend. Thanks for making the trip a joy.

Al & Nancy Faxon, 332 New Ireland Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255

We came, We saw, Castleview Conquered! Great stay - Great room - Great Food - We'll be back.

Dennis & Kayla Taggart, Salt Lake City, Utah

Great place. Our whole visit here was just what we wanted/hoped for, thanks!

Joan & John Johnston, Newtown, PA 18940

Bill is a charming and gracious host. The Inn is lovely. We had a wonderful time. A great place to unwind.

Brian Berry & Susanne DeCrane, Baltimore, MD 21234

Thank you - we had a great stay! Best host in Maine. The view from our room was awesome! So was breakfast!

Karen Kazyak & Jeff Steigman, Stockbridge, MI 49285

Breath-taking views - peaceful place - warm hospitality, wisdom abounding! Thank you Bill, have a lovely winter respite!

Mark Brown & Karen Holland, Exeter Devon, UK

A warm welcome. Thank you. Brilliant tour guide.

Gerta & Chuck Zinda, West Allis, WI 53214

Wonderful breakfasts! Wonderful home! Thank you!

Jude & Steve Manning

Lovely setting in a great town. Out of a fairy tale, quaintness. Nice job running this B&B, Bill.

Baer & Priscilla Connard, Falmouth, ME 04105

Bill - Thank you for your hospitality - the food, room, the conversation were great. We'll be back!

Dave & Phyllis Ritenour, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Great Hospitality! If you want to know anything about the Camden area, ask Bill.

Rob & Maryellen Cosentino, Davie, FL 33331

Great hospitality, great food, & entertaining conversation!

Rickson & Michele Sun, Palo Alto, CA

There are not too many places where one can see the sunrise right from bed - gasp. . . Thanks, Bill, for being such a gracious and delightful host!

Paul & Linda Saylor, Fairview, NC 28730

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Castleview. Bill is so warm and a terrific travel guide. Thank you for helping us make the best use of our time during are all-to-brief visit to your beautiful area!

Brian Berry & Susanne Deuane, Baltimore, MD 21234

Thank you- we had a great stay! Best host in Maine! The view from our room was awesome! So was breakfast!

Shirley Jen, Ottawa,Ontario

What a wonderful warm visit to Camden, made memorable by our studio with the Castleview and Bill's hopitality. It was exactly as portrayed and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Nicole Young and Steven Radcliffe, San Francisco, CA

A great respite for us. Your spirit is wonderful.

Dr. Donald and Theresa Krawitt, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Bill is a delightful chef, host, raconteur, and concierge who makes you feel at home!

Karol Synder, MA 01265

Grace & gratitude to you Bill, for the gift of joy you gave us this weekend. You are blessed with a highly unusual spirit --- so life giving! Thank you for sharing your home and your soul!!

Dolly Alvarez Crooks, Heidelberg, Germany

Three magical days of laughter, kindness and genuine friendship & affection from one Bill Butler. See you the same time next year!

Wilma Murphy, Marlton, NJ 08053

Memorable, exciting, the most wonderful, funny, warm host. I will always remember all of the fun and laughter, Bill. Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality.

Patricia Harkleroad, Wiesbaden, Germany

We made a friend and we hate to leave! Thanks Bill, for your "open heart".

Eduardo & Zelmi Favaron, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1116

Bill showed us his heart and a very, very wonderful stay we will not forget.

Jerry & Patty Bonvisuto, Oxford, CT 06478

We loved every minute here, loved our room, food and the laughs too. We'll be back!!

Beth & Bill Gaffin, North Reading, MA 01864

Great time, lots of fun decor! Thanks for all the hikinmg & restaurant tips.

Judy & Mike Starasinic, Chesterton, IN

Bill is a delightful host, wonderful chef and the best tour guide you could ask for. The Inn is lovely. We had a great time here!

Jan & Alan Hodgson, Milton, NJ

Wonderful! Bill is a great Host - Camden is beautiful - We will be back!!

Patric & Mara Kinney, Syracuse, NY

So Wonderful! If you want great ideas about things to do, just ask Bill - he kniws just what to do and the best ways to do it!

Paul and Brenda Smith, Collegeville, PA

Great host, great food, great conversation, Thanks, Bill!

Alison and Joe Schoppe, Stuart, FL

You're a gracious host, Bill! Thanks for a wonderful time.

Pamela and Jack Karle, Long Beach, CA

Beautiful location and view, wonderful host- Thank you.

Joe Acampora and Catherine Kliene, Bronx, NY

Excellent. Bill is a wonderful host and an excellent cook! We'll tell all our friends about it.

Suzy and Rudy Baron, Newport Beach, CA

We had a great time. House is such fun. Your cooking, super! Didn't need to eat the rest of it. You are a great host and we'll tell everyone about your wonderful hospitality.

Steven & Christine Durand, Harrison, NY 10528

We had the most beautiful room ever!! Thanks a lot for the very warm welcome and the wonderful stay we had. The breakfast was super duper! (And being French, we know what we are talking about!)

Ann & Susan Cooper, Canfield, OH 44406

We loved it!! Best breakfast in Maine, and the art exhibit is wicked good! It was delightful!

Paul & Donna Schnell, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Most congenial host --- Most sexy room.

Rita & Fargen Haerem, Norway

Wonderful breakfasts! Comfortable atmosphere and very gracious host!

Robert and Barbara Romanansky, Plainfield, NJ 07060

The best breakfast ever! Good food, great conversation.

Jennifer Lissinger & Brian Jarrett, Wayne, PA 19087

We had a beautiful time and enjoyed the Castleview very much. It was everything you said and more. I know I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for everything and being so kind. Breakfast was yummy and filling. Thank you!!

Pete and Charlotte Arnby, Rancho Cordova, CA

Great room. Great company and breakfast. We'll be back. Thanks!

Samantha Saucier and Kerry Huckins, Portland, ME

The best! Great memories, with a great host! Highly recommended. I'm engaged! See ya next year!

Mary Ellen Vehlow and Steven Hessler, Washington, D.C. 20005

One of the best ever! Would you consider adopting us so we can stay?

Rich and Linda Wechner, Kernersville, NC 27284

Loved the stay and breakfast. Fun atmosphere and company!

Ann Fraser, Merrimack, NH 03054

Great view, Great food. Bill was full of suggestions about sights to see. A very enjoyable and memorable first visit!

Janice and Stephen Piper, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being "great", - bed (9), - b'fast (10). We'll be back!

Jeffrey and Barbara Fall, Batersville, AR 72501

An outstanding part of our anniversary trip!

Susan and Dana Kauch, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Wonderful host! Great views! We will definitely be back!

Steve and Kistin Meyers, Franklin, MA 02038

Top-notch hospitality - excellent breakfast, excellent room with beautiful view.

Cole, Cindy and Lashlee Warner, LA 70124

We just absolutely loved it!!

Janet and Paul Schank, Maurice, LA 70555

Very comfortable, good breakfast, and all around very pleasant!

Dale Yacko and Erin Bryner, Ogden, UT 84403

Great stay --- nice accommodations and super, super breakfast!

Drew and Kim Meyers, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Had a great time! Thanks for all your wonderful recommendations!

Paolo & Vanna De Carli, Trieste, Italy, 34184

Quiet. Good view and hospitality, special breakfast!

George and Pat Tyler, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

For a small B & B, has huge personality!

Les & Sue Dixon, Geneva, IL 40134

Wonderful food, wonderful view, wonderful host. Better than Bar Harbor!

Gunnar and Rita Indars, Littleton, MA 01460

Perfect vacation spot. Can walk to town & enjoy ocean view from bed plus shooting stars.

Craig & Chris Compton, Norcorss, GA 30092

A congenial and gracious host --- a lovely stay.

Dana & Jolaine Irish, Ozark, AL 36360

First Bed & Breakfast experience. Will do it again. Nice, relaxing, loved the old house. Great hospitality.

Irwin & Peggy Albrecht, Glenburnie, St. Louis, MO 63146

Great --- enjoyed talking to you and seeing all your neat things.

Claude & Claudia Blais, Quebec, J31 3W3

A place to come back, specifically for warm reception.

Rick & Donna Puleo, Odessa, TX 33556

Absolutely wonderful view, tremendous food and a great host. Loved our stay --- we'll be back!

Eric & Pat Foster, Webster, MA 01570

Had an excellent time!! And boy, can he cook!!!!

Jennifer Cobb and John Slack, New York, NY 10001

Absolutely fabulous. Thanks so much. Breakfast was VERY good. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality --- we'll be back!!

Judy Alling and Steve Sherwood, Beaverton, OR 97005

Fabulous! Heaven on Earth! Thanks for the hospitality.

Jim & Donna Chapman, Gainesville, FL 32608

The Best! Good company, great food & comfy beds. Thanks!

Bill & Cathy Bishop, Barrington, IL

We had a wonderful stay that exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the great hospitality.

Rita Reed & Dennis, Springfield, VA

Fabulous stay- Great room - nice host! Thank you.

Jon & Marie Gordon, Hyannis, MA

Excellent --- rediscover the meaning of love --- very warm and cozy --- great shower and muffins --- thanks again.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Judson, 1419 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

We've stayed all over, but this is the best. Would love to take the big room home to Texas.

Simon and Lavonne Burrow, Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa

Absolutely wonderful --- will be back --- see you in Cape Town Bill!!

Debbie Butler and Daryl Williams, Melrose. MA

What a perfect view!!

Katherine Keyes, 24 Carlos Dr., San Juan Capistrano, CA

Super --- super --- great host and breakfast.

Joan and John

Joan and I are missing your wonderful breakfasts!

Charlie and Charlene

Thanks for everything. stay was outstanding, advice on the mark, & the breakfast was the best.

Jose and Maria

...and specially we loved your breakfast, we will definitely come back.

Chris and Judy

Thank you so much for the great conversation and great breakfasts. We had a lovely time.


This is long overdue but wanted to thank you for such wonderful accommodations during my stay with Suzanne & June. The breakfast was wonderful as was your hosting skill. It was such a pleasure to meet you.