Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant

22 Harris Island Road , York, ME 03909 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

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The Dockside is a special place on the Maine seacoast offering distinctive dining, accommodations, inn, and lodging overlooking picturesque York Harbor, Maine. It captures the essence of Maine with its waterfront location, gracious hospitality and abundant array of sights, recreation and activities. This unique waterfront location on a private peninsula provides unsurpassed panoramic water views of York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Spacious grounds provide privacy, relaxation and classic Maine natural beauty. Accommodations are in the Maine House, a quintessential "New England Cottage" and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge, most with a private deck with water view. Our restaurant shares the same magnificent views while offering a truly enjoyable dinning experience. Dockside is close to Portsmouth, NH, Ogunquit, ME and Kennebunkport, ME. There are four beaches in York, antique shopping, nature walks, fishing, golf, lighthouses, whale watching and of course many fishing opportunities. The famous Kittery Outlets are nearby. Dockside is perfect for that special romantic getaway, or anniversary. All rooms have; air conditioning/heat, cable TV, phone, WIFI and iron/ironing board. Most rooms have private decks with water views. On site we offer complimentary afternoon treats and iced tea or coffee, Continental-Plus breakfast buffet each morning. On site activities; river cruise, badminton, croquet, shuffleboard, bikes, beach chairs and boat rentals.




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Maine anyday

4.0 on August 11, 2017

View, breakfast,location ,walks all terrfic with wonderful food choices in the area, too.

Family Reunion and Rehearsal Dinner

5 on August 27, 2016

We had ten rooms and relatives from all over the country. Everyone exclaimed, “What a setting; its gorgeous!” Ages ranged from 6 to 91, and everyone loved their time at the Dockside Inn. Rooms and views lovely, breakfast delicious, staff accommodating in every way. Occasion for reunion was our son’s wedding, and we had our rehearsal dinner at the Dockside Inn Restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. Lobster, roast beef, or beautiful vegetarian dinner. Cocktails and appetisers on the lawn before dinner. Idyllic.

Perfect Getaway

5 on August 26, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the Dockside for two nights. We had been there several times before, but not recently. We were reminded of what a perfect place it is! Once we park the car, everything is easy, comfortable, taken care of, fantastic. We use the bikes, beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels. Two days feels like a week, as we enjoy a leisurely and delicious breakfast, relax on the lawn, bike to the beach, take a boat out on the river, eat mussels and sip wine in the evening at the excellent restaurant right on the premises. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. It is the perfect getaway - thank you Eric, Carol and all! We'll be back as soon as we can...

Wonderful stay.

4.4 on July 10, 2016

The room was comfortable and the people were great. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be staying here again. We would recommend the Dockside Guest Quarters to our friends and anyone else who would ask. Our score for onsite dining is for the Dockside Restaurant where we had dinner on our anniversary. It did not meet our expectations. The breakfast served at the Dockside Guest Quarters was plentiful and delicious.

Lovely property, great location

4.0 on October 18, 2015

Enjoyed our stay, rooms decorated very tastefully, dear suited to the location. Staff very friendly, breakfast had variety of breads, hot dishes, fresh fruit and drinks, and was varied each day. Breakfast area was a bit small for number of guests being served. Dockside had a number of cottages, plus the main house, and a full restaurant in a separate building. We ate there twice, food and service was excellent.

Beautiful and Relaxing Getaway

4.8 on October 03, 2015

The setting was beautiful! We had our own private cottage right at the waters edge. The sunrises over the water seen from our rooms sliding glass doors and private deck were amazing! Breakfast was delicious and the lobster dinner at their restaurant was wonderful. Sat. morning Eric took us for a lovely cruise. We enjoyed our stay the Dockside so much that once we arrived we didn't move our car for 2 days.


3.6 on August 31, 2015

Great location for a romantic getaway weekend. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Great place and restaurant has excellent food

4.6 on August 21, 2015

We have stayed here twice, and loved it both times. Very friendly staff, breakfast is great. Ate at restaurant for lunch once and dinner, meals were terrific both times. We definitely plan to return. View is awesome. Can sit outside and have morning coffee watching to boats go out.

Very enjoyable weekend stay

3.8 on June 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend stay. The views from the inn were gorgeous. It was a serene, peaceful place to sit and relax. We enjoyed the "continental plus" breakfast, which featured two egg dishes and sausage one day and an egg dish, apple-baked french toast and sausage the next day. The breakfast also included fresh fruit, muffins, pastries, bagels, granola, yogurt and delicious bread. The inn was quiet and clean. We would stay here again.

Delightful as usual

4.2 on June 01, 2015

The beautiful setting with its view of York Harbor, the clean comfortable room, and the pleasant accommodating staff make a stay at the Dockside Quarters a delight! Our many visits there have consistently provided a wonderful base site for exploring southern Maine.

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Rooms & Rates

Maine House (#101)

This is one of our most popular rooms- for good reason. This is a large sunny corner room on the second floor of our Maine House. There is a large deck with comfortable chairs, begging you to spend some time enjoying the view, directly out the harbor channel to the ocean. You can have the same great view from indie you room because of the large sliding glass door. King bed, upholstered chair, wicker couch, WIFI, cable TV, heat and A/C all make this room very cozy and comfortable. The bathroom has been completely updated yet retains the classic cast iron claw footed tub. Many guests send us outstanding sunrise pictures each year, taken from this deck!

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $275


Our largest accommodation, with similar units on 1st and 2nd floors and in each of our outer buildings. All suites have living rooms that open onto private decks with great water views. Comfortable porch furniture makes it easy to spend time enjoying the view. The living rooms have a pull-out sofa, dining table/chairs, TV and a comfortable chair. Some suites have gas fired fireplaces. The kitchen area is compact yet complete with everything you need. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven and all the utensils, pots/and and dishes. You won’t want to do too much cooking because our outstanding restaurant is close by. The bedroom has a queen bed, TV and plenty of closet space. These are great rooms for extended stays or if you just need a little extra space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $258 - $335

Queen with Alcove

This is our mid-size room, queen bed in the main bed room and a twin bed in an alcove. Like most of our rooms these have private decks with a great water view. The twin bed in the alcove provides accommodations for a third person or extra space should you need it. Bathrooms have granite counter tops, tile floors and tub/showers. TV, Refrigerator, heat, A/C and WIFI make these rooms very comfortable.

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

Nightly Rate: $162 - $275

Standard room

Filled with plenty of amenities, these rooms feature a queen bed, comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing, plenty of room in dressers and closets for belongings, and baths with vanities and tub/showers combination. Depending upon which building you’re in, these rooms either offer access to a large waterfront balcony or a private balcony sporting great water views.

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

Nightly Rate: $148 - $252

Queen with fireplace

For romantic getaways or a distinctive touch, these rooms offer a queen bed and an in-room individually controlled gas fireplace. Additionally these rooms feature comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing, plenty of room in dressers and closets for belongings, and baths with oversized showers. Private balconies and spectacular water views add to the ambiance here.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $275

Captain's Quarters

If privacy and comfort in a quintessential Maine seacoast setting is what you are looking for, then this is the place for you. The Dockside is pleased to offer a special three bedroom, 2 ½ bath unit in our Captain’s Quarters building. This unit is ½ of the first floor and the entire second floor of a two unit Cape Cod style building, with extraordinary water views. There is also plenty of room outside to play and relax as the Captain’s Quarters is surrounded by lawns, gardens and water. The view out the front door is York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Out the back you see the Wheeler Wildlife

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $2500 - $3500

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Location Type

private peninsula, ocean front, 1.5 hrs from Boston, Oceanview, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Numerous scenic walks, York Historical District, Portsmouth, N.H., Kittery outlets, Lighthouses, 3 town beaches, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , River cruise, Bikes, Lawn games, High-speed internet, Beach chairs, umbrellas

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Croquet, Shuffleboard, Motorboat rental, Rowboats, beaches, Badminton, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Limited to first floor room only.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitters can be arranged with two week notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: The greater of: 25% of total or 1 night's rent.
  • Cancellations: Two week notice required for refund. $25 fee deducted from all refunds. Cancellations with less than two weeks notice forfeit deposit. Maximum of $500 in third party gift certificates may be used per visit.
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Lusty Family

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

The Dockside has been owned and operated by the Lusty family for 50 years. Eric & his wife Carol are the second generation of Innkeepers. They share the same desire to provide a "taste of Maine" for their guests in a truly remarkable setting.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: on porches overlooking the Ocean, In the baywindow room overlooking harbor, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Weddings, business meetings

Signature Dish

Roasted Duckling with orange sauce
Not a meal you normally prepare at home because of the time it takes. The time we take make it worth it!! Roasted twice to remove the grease normally associated with duck. A cranberry stuffing with crisp skin gives the duck wonderful flavor.


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