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" --- We invite everyone to read the true reviews that follow here. The endless praise of all types citing all phases of Castleview By The Sea, come directly from our guests, and not from number counting software systems designed to profitably "rate" properties, so that the "rating company" themselves will appear "popular". See "THE RATINGS MYTH"" at the end of our testimonials"
"THE RATINGS MYTH"
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!
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, 2615 Ivy Place, 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, 528 Morton Rd., Stockbridge, MI 49285
Breath-taking views - peaceful place - warm hospitality, wisdom abounding! Thank you Bill, have a lovely winter respite!
Mark Brown & Karen Holland, 26 Starwey, Exeter Devon, UK
A warm welcome. Thank you. Brilliant tour guide.
Gerta & Chuck Zinda, 1031 S 102nd St, 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, 2 Meadow Creek Lane, Falmouth, ME 04105
Bill - Thank you for your hospitality - the food, room, the conversation were great. We'll be back!
Dave & Phyllis Ritenour, 6171 N. Parker Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Great Hospitality! If you want to know anything about the Camden area, ask Bill.
Rob & Maryellen Cosentino, 6486 Saranac, Davie, FL 33331
Great hospitality, great food, & entertaining conversation!
Rickson & Michele Sun, 2468 Cowper St., 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, 312 Secretariat Lane, Fairview, NC 28730
Brian Berry & Susanne Deuane, 2615 Ivy Place, 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, 23 Douglas Ave., 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, 932 Vellejo, San Francisco, CA
A great respite for us. Your spirit is wonderful.
Dr. Donald and Theresa Krawitt, 19 Cove Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Bill is a delightful chef, host, raconteur, and
concierge who makes you feel at home!
Karol Synder, Box 732, Stockbridge, 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, 17 Five Crown Royal Pkwy., Marlton, NJ
Memorable, exciting, the most wonderful, funny, warm
host. I will always remember all of the fun and
laughter, Bill. Many thanks for your wonderful
Patricia Harkleroad, Wiesbaden, Germany
We made a friend and we hate to leave! Thanks Bill, for
your "open heart".
Eduardo & Zelmi Favaron, Iuncal 1855, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1116
Bill showed us his heart and a very, very wonderful stay
we will not forget.
Jerry & Patty Bonvisuto, 85 Hawler Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
We loved every minute here, loved our room, food and the
laughs too. We'll be back!!
Beth & Bill Gaffin, 2 Cidac St, North Reading, MA 01864
Great time, lots of fun decor! Thanks for all the hikinmg & restaurant tips.
Judy & Mike Starasinic, 1268 N 450 E.,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, 271 Washington Avenue., Milton, NJ
Wonderful! Bill is a great Host - Camden is beautiful - We will be back!!
Patric & Mara Kinney, 453 Whittier Ave, 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, 716 Bitter Rd., Collegeville, PA
Great host, great food, great conversation, Thanks, Bill!
Alison and Joe Schoppe, 82 SE Harbor Pt. Dr., Stuart, FL
You're a gracious host, Bill! Thanks for a wonderful time.
Pamela and Jack Karle, 3881 Gundry Avenue, Long Beach, CA
Beautiful location and view, wonderful host- Thank you.
Joe Acampora and Catherine Kliene, 2420 Kingsland Ave.,
Excellent. Bill is a wonderful host and an excellent
cook! We'll tell all our friends about it.
Suzy and Rudy Baron, 1470 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach,
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
Steven & Christine Durand, 25 Irving Pl., Harrison, NY
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, 475 Brookpark Dr., Canfield, OH
We loved it!! Best breakfast in Maine, and the art
exhibit is wicked good! It was delightful!
Paul & Donna Schnell, 1031 Madison Pl., Laguna Beach, CA
Most congenial host --- Most sexy room.
Rita & Fargen Haerem, Sagatun Veien 44, 2300 Hamar, 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, 320 Washington Pl.,
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.
Pete and Charlotte Arnby, 120 33 Foundation Place,
Rancho Cordova, CA
Great room. Great company and breakfast. We'll be back.
Samantha Saucier and Kerry Huckins, 90 Racliff St. #32,
The best! Great memories, with a great host! Highly
recommended. I'm engaged! See ya next year!
Mary Ellen Vehlow and Steven Hessler, 1510 H. St. NW
#400, 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
Ann Fraser, 32 Maidstone Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054
Great view, Great food. Bill was full of suggestions
about sights to see. A very enjoyable and memorable
Janice and Stephen Piper, 2524 Ocean Blvd., 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, 545 Stanley Ave., Cincinnati, OH
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, 6030 Louis XII St. New
Orleans, LA 70124
We just absolutely loved it!!
Janet and Paul Schank, 102 Decatur, Maurice, LA 70555
Very comfortable, good breakfast, and all around very
Dale Yacko and Erin Bryner, 1323 30th St., Ogden, UT
Great stay --- nice accommodations and super, super
Drew and Kim Meyers, 2853 Minto Ave., Cincinnati, OH
Had a great time! Thanks for all your wonderful
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, 1210 Sunset Rd., Geneva, IL 40134
Wonderful food, wonderful view, wonderful host. Better
than Bar Harbor!
Gunnar and Rita Indars, P.O. Box 2338, Littleton, MA
Perfect vacation spot. Can walk to town & enjoy ocean
view from bed plus shooting stars.
Craig & Chris Compton, 3794 High Shoals Dr., Norcorss,
A congenial and gracious host --- a lovely stay.
Dana & Jolaine Irish, 320 Grimes Rd., Ozark, AL 36360
First Bed & Breakfast experience. Will do it again.
Nice, relaxing, loved the old house. Great hospitality.
Irwin & Peggy Albrecht, 12832, Glenburnie, St. Louis, MO
Great --- enjoyed talking to you and seeing all your
Claude & Claudia Blais, 604 1st Str., Richelieu, Quebec,
A place to come back, specifically for warm reception.
Rick & Donna Puleo, 6677 Thoroughbred Loop, Odessa, TX
wonderful view, tremendous food and a great host. Loved
our stay --- we'll be
Eric & Pat Foster, 45 Scenic Ave., Webster, MA 01570
an excellent time!! And boy, can he cook!!!!
Jennifer Cobb and John Slack, 313 East 81st St, #4
Floor, New York, NY 10001
Absolutely fabulous. Thanks so much. Breakfast was VERY
good. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality --- we'll be
Judy Alling and Steve Sherwood, 10015 South Steeplechase
Circle, Beaverton, OR 97005
Fabulous! Heaven on Earth! Thanks for the hospitality.
Jim & Donna Chapman, 5143 SW 103 Way, Gainesville, FL 32608
The Best! Good company, great food & comfy beds. Thanks!
Bill & Cathy Bishop, 247 Oak Knoll Road., Barrington, IL
We had a wonderful stay that exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the great hospitality.
Rita Reed & Dennis, 6406 Twin Ave, Springfield, VA
Fabulous stay- Great room - nice host! Thank you.
Jon & Marie Gordon, 52 Stevens St., Hyannis, MA
Excellent --- rediscover the meaning of love --- very
warm and cozy --- great shower and muffins --- thanks
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Judson, 1419 Austin Highway, San
We've stayed all over, but this is the best. Would love
to take the big room home to Texas.
Simon and Lavonne Burrow, 24 Homestead Way, Pinelands,
Cape Town, South Africa
Absolutely wonderful --- will be back --- see you in
Cape Town Bill!!
Debbie Butler and Daryl Williams, 122 Grove St.,
What a perfect view!!
Katherine Keyes, 24 Carlos Dr., San Juan Capistrano, CA
Super --- super --- great host and breakfast.
Did you know that third party web site ratings are based on number of
reviews only, and NOT the content. ? Therefore, all a B and B has to
do is encourage guests to write reviews (or write a few themselves)
and the property will get a high desirability rating regardless of
what the guest says ! We have one glowing review which puts us in last
place, simply because it's the only review on a third party review
site. .It's a numbers game.. It's a shame that unsuspecting
travellers place stock in that kind of meaningless "rating system" as
opposed to reading true reviews on the property's own web site.
" Travel industry media Continue to document the attempt by third party review sites to gain "popularity" or "Credibility" by showing a large number of often unedited reviews, sometimes by folks who have never stayed at the property ! Could that be irresistible for any "perpetually disgruntled" travellers out there ?
NOW YOU'VE READ OUR GUEST REVIEWS. Even with them, as of 11/09, Trip Advisor "ranked" Castleview 21 out of 22 Camden B and B's in "popularity" based on a single very positive review as opposed to many on THEIR "review" site--not ours ! Does that mean they determine "popularity" by how many times we help them make money by telling our guests to use their review site instead of ours ? Certainly they will appear to be more "popular" with lots of reviews, but we see no reason to play third party number counting software games to make them appear "popular" while replacing the truth in our own wonderful guest reviews.
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