Bayside Inn B&B

55 Union Street , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)


Bayside...At the Head of the Harbor. A 19th century sea captain's home offering suites and rooms with queen and king beds, private bath. Enjoy a hearty homemade breakfast with a panoramic view of the harbor and historic Footbridge. Convenient and picturesque. Open all year.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

We loved the innkeepers

4.8 on August 11, 2014

We had a few favorite things with Bayside, but our first experience was meeting Peter, a gregarious volunteer firefighter and charming host. He is a piece of work! There is a hammock, Adirondack chairs overlooking the harbor, kayaks, a fabulous sunporch for reading or checking email, and delicious breakfasts. This isn't a "fancy" BandB, it's a homey, casual, clean and comfortable inn where you can really feel relaxed. Definitely recommend.

"HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" June 20-22 2014

5 on June 27, 2014

We have just returned home to Massachussets after another delightful stay in the Bayside Inn in Boothbay Harbor. Many years ago we were recommended to book in with "The Sullivans". We were so happy to be welcomed with such hospitality, that we have returned every year since to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, and also for "A Family Weekend"! Kathyn and Peter are the "Best of Hosts", greeting us with a warm smile, as they answer the doorbell! Entering their home, you feel at home, right away. Their home is graciously furnished to answer all needs of their guests. As you climb the stairs you are welcomed into "A Quiet House"! After a good night's sleep in a most comfortable bed, we go downstairs, lured by the delicious smells wafting in the air! Breakfast awaits! We are never dissapointed by the delicious offerings , presented by our "Gourmet Chefs", Peter and Kathyrn. Both are dedicated in catering to their guests in every way. Always there is laughter and fun banter, a great way to start the day! We have met many people from different states and from many countries, too numerous to mention. Last year in June we were delighted to sit at the table with a young couple planning to return in the Fall for their wedding, sharing their plans with us. Amazingly, when we returned for our Fall visit we discovered we had picked "The Wedding Day", as the house was full of young adults in the wedding party! We joined them all later at the church to see the bride walk down the aisle! Our greatest joy is when we manage to get all of our adult children and our grandchildren to gather at Sullivans. Do we have a ball! Riley and Matthew join the Murphy kids playng ball, kayaking, swimming, You name it we have fun together! Bayside Inn is a great family home to visit.

Beautiful Inn!

5 on June 23, 2014

The inn was beautiful, close to shops and restaurants, and the innkeeps were extremely nice people. Great place to stay! Would reccomend to friends and family, and will hopefully be back on another trip soon!

Bayside Inn B&B is Actually by the Bay---Go Figure

5 on September 06, 2013

My wife Judy and I spent two nights at the Bayside over the Labor Day Weekend, and I must tell you that the Inn exceeded out expectations in every way. Kathryn & Peter Sullivan, the owners, are very personable, and see to it that your stay is memorable. The breakfast that they serve is fresh cooked, delicious, and I will assure you that you won't go away hungary. If you want a B&B with the atmosphere of Maine focused on fising villages, sail boats, and even a foghorn in the distance lulling you to sleep in the evening, The Bayside Inn is the place for you. We will be returning.

A wonderful getaway!

5 on July 10, 2013

My recent stay at the Bayside in was everything I had hoped for and more. Kathy and Peter are wonderful Innkeepers, the house was spotless and welcoming, and breakfast, which changed daily, was tasty and filling. And the views...from the sunroom and my looking at a painting that continues to change.

THE place to stay in Boothbay Harbor!

5 on June 29, 2012

Kathryn and Peter Sullivan are wonderful innkeepers and their 1880's sea captain house was the perfect getaway. On the water...a short walk to shops and a stunning view from the room. A glass of wine +an adirondack chair + view of harbor with schooners was an amazingly relaxing afternoon.

Great location, great house, great hosts

4.4 on May 18, 2011

Bayside Inn is in a beautiful spot on the water in Boothbay Harbor, just a few minutes walk from the downtown shopping and dining area. The hosts were wonderful and helpful in pointing us to things to see and do in the area and the breakfast and service were both great. Definitely highly recommend it!

Boothbay Harbor Bonanza

4.8 on May 17, 2011

This is a lovely old house. We had a clean, quiet room overlooking the old footbridge in the bay. Gracious hosts and a scrumptuous breakfast. We hope to return many times.

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Rooms & Rates

Montsweag Bay

This second floor room is charming and bright with a Jenny Lind four poster queen size bed. The beautiful view of the harbor, floral wallpaper and plush carpet add to the sweet and coziness of the room. A private, in-suite bathroom with shower is yours as well.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $165

Sheepscot Bay

The most affordable of Bayside’s guestrooms. Located on the second floor, this bright and cheerful room is filled with morning sun to gently bring you back from a deep sleep, aided by the cool breezes from the large bay windows found in the room and your cozy, queen-size bed. Your private in-suite bath with shower only add to the ease, comfort, and pleasure of your visit.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $155

Hockomock Bay

This second floor suite is perfect for family travel, an extended stay or for someone who just enjoys extra room. There is a queen-size brass bed in the main room along with a double sleep sofa. The adjacent room has a single sleep sofa and fully equipped efficiency kitchen and offers harbor views. Both rooms have doors that can be closed for privacy, and there is a private in-suite bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $135 - $185

John's Bay

This third floor suite is perfect for family travel. The main room has a queen-size, white iron bed, homey wicker and a private bath. The adjacent room has a double sleep sofa and fully equipped efficiency kitchen with window seats providing spectacular views of the harbor. Both rooms have doors that can be closed for privacy and a private in-suite bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $185

Linekin Bay

This spacious and inviting room is located on the third floor of the home and has outstanding views of the harbor, footbridge, and islands. Its four window seats and four-poster king-size bed adds character and comfort to the room. A wet bar is provided with under counter refrigerator and microwave. The private bath is a step outside your door, named and locked for your use only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $185

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 61 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Piano

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2-8pm
  • Check Out:: 10am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To confirm a reservation for one night, full payment is requested in advance, and with longer stays a 50% deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable, less a $20 handling fee if cancellation is received 14 days or more prior to arrival date.



Kathryn & Peter Sullivan

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About the innkeepers

Innkeepers Kathryn and Peter Sullivan have been the proprietors of Bayside Inn since the summer of 2001, when they moved to Boothbay Harbor from Boston, Massachusetts. The birth of their daughter that spring made them ready for a lifestyle change, so Kathryn resigned from FDIC as a senior bank examiner and Peter as a foreman for Nashoba Paving Company. The house was Kathryn's childhood home and the B&B was established by her parents in 1990.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian