Topside Inn

60 McKown St. , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)

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Overlooking beautiful Boothbay Harbor on Maine’s midcoast, Topside Inn affords guests amazing water views in every direction. Indulge in peaceful, comfortable rooms with modern amenities, and savor a delicious full breakfast to start each daily adventure. Take a quick walk down hill into the center of town to enjoy a boat tour, art galleries and shops, and a great seaside meal. Or head out by car to the nearby botanical gardens, hiking trails, lighthouses, golf course, and scenic country and ocean view drives. Let us help you plan a perfectly classic coastal vacation.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful Anniversary Trip!

5 on October 10, 2017

This was my first time in Maine. My husband and I loved Boothbay Harbor. Staying at the Topside Inn made our trip extra special. Buzz and Mark are gracious Hosts. Buzz went out of his way to make our time there very comfortable . The Inn is relaxing and has a great view of the Bay. Fresh baked cookies daily plus other treats are available 24/7. Delicious breakfast daily! We both loved our room. I can’t wait to visit again!!


Best of everything!

5 on October 09, 2017

Topside Inn was wonderful in every way! The setting is excellent and the Inn is so charming - with rockers on the porch or Adirondack chairs on the lawn - to relax and take in the beautiful harbor views. Speaking of views ... our "room with a view" and a comfy window seat was perfect. Breakfasts were delicious ... and the afternoon cookies were a treat. Best of all - Buzz & Mark are the consummate hosts - engaging, welcoming, helpful, and fun! We can't wait for our next visit!


First time in Boothbay Harbor!

5 on October 02, 2017

We stayed 2 nights last week and it was the BEST B&B experience we've ever had. Buzz & Mark are such genuine nice guys, and we enjoyed talking with them. They take turns preparing breakfast so I'm glad we got to have 2 breakfasts since they were both amazing! Buzz's homemade granola was fantastic and I would have loved a container to go, but we did get the recipe so I'll have to try making it. We will be recommending this place to all of our friends and co-workers as the only place to stay in Boothbay!


Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on September 27, 2017

This a beautiful inn to stay at; gorgeous views of the bay; clean rooms and delicious breakfast. Both Buzz and Mark were delightful hosts and attentive to their guests' needs. Would definitely stay there again.


Delightful B&B

5 on September 11, 2017

A truly lovely B&B. Buzz and Marc are friendly, hosts who clearly enjoy Their jobs! The bedroom was beautiful and the Breakfast was delicious - and more than plentiful! All days snacks and coffee are available and the location was excellent. Hazel


Impressive!

4.4 on September 10, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in August and absolutely loved everything about it! The breakfasts are sensational and the afternoon snacks a welcome bonus. Rooms are exquisite, ours had a beautiful view across the harbour. Mark and Buzz make you feel very welcome, we didn't want to leave! Will be back one day for sure.


Picture perfect

4.8 on September 08, 2017

This was the best bed and breakfast experience ever. The hosts think of every detail to make sure your stay is comfortable. Our room was in the main house and included a dressing room with dresser and closet to keep the room free of suitcase clutter. A guest kitchen is provided with glassware available, beverages, snacks, and fresh homemade cookies every afternoon. The gourmet breakfasts were amazing. The location is a short 2 block walk from the town, but it is up a pretty steep walk. However, the view from the porch or front lawn are picture perfect. Mark and Byzz gave spot on recommendations for dining and activities. We were always made to feel at home. We wouldn't stay anywhere else if we return to Boothbay Harbor.


Topside Inn, Boothbay Harbor

4.6 on September 07, 2017

Mark and Buzz provide the perfect place to stop and regroup. They are always willing and happy to go out of their way to help make the stay pleasurable. Breakfast is a gourmet experience. End your day on the covered porch or lawn enjoying the magnificent view of the harbor.


Great place to stay

5 on September 06, 2017

I can't say enough good things about my experience at Topside Inn. It seemed like every room had a great view. The staff was very accommodating -making sure everyone's needs were met-whether it was special restrictions for breakfast or suggesting places to visit. They thought of everything from blankets on the front porch for a cool night to snacks. I attended a wedding on the grounds and everything was perfectly done.


More than we could hope for

5 on August 30, 2017

Mark & Buzz were the most wonderful hosts for our first visit to Maine. They were incredibly responsive leading up to the trip, and they helped us plan our perfect stay in Boothbay. Highly recommend the Topside Inn for one's stay -- we will be going back! Beautiful B&B in every way. Amazing breakfast. Exceeded our expectations. Thanks Mark & Buzz and the Topside crew!


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Rooms & Rates

Room #1

Located in the Main House, Room 1 is on the first floor, just off the center stair hall with direct access to common areas. Two window bays onto the front porch offer views across the lawn to the ocean, and includes a sitting area with leather chairs and ottomans. KING bed with dark sea grass headboard; private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #2

Located in the Main House on the second floor, Room 2 has eastern views of the village and famous footbridge across the inner harbor. A comfortable queen bed anchors the main area with a separate dressing room perfect for storing things out of the way. Private in-suite bathroom with shower in a small tub; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Room #3

Located in the Main house on the second floor, room 3 has incredible water views of the harbor and ocean form windows on 2 sides of the room. A queen bed with black iron frame is set in the window bay that brings great morning light. Previously an additional guest room, the huge private in-suite bathroom has a tile and glass block shower and lots of extra space to spread out; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #4

Main House, 2nd floor - one of our most popular rooms Room 4 has incredible water and sunset views from our largest room in the front southwest corner; a light and airy space with four windows to capture the ocean breeze. The bathroom was a small guestroom, very large with 2 vanity areas. A king bed with a modern sea grass frame - luxury and comfort. Previously and additional room, the private in-suite bathroom is extra-large with two sink areas and tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $319

Room #6

Located on the third floor of the Mian house, Room 6 has spectacular water views of the entire harbor, islands and lighthouses from this wonderful top corner room with window seat in the front dormer for comfortable lounging. KING bed with light sea grass headboard, luxurious and comfortable. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $319

Room #7

Located on the third floor of the Main house, Room 7 has spectacular water views of the entire harbor, islands and lighthouses from this wonderful top corner room with window seat in the front dormer for comfortable lounging. A queen bed with bookshelf headboard, large private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #8

This secluded spot enjoys the entire lower level of the Windward Guest House, a spacious open-air deck with a limited but interesting view of the harbor over the Boothbay Boatyard and the Topside gardens. Inside includes sitting room with wicker lounge chairs, refrigerator and microwave. A KING bed with bookshelf headboard - luxurious and comfortable. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, double vanities and lots of extra space; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board. Air Conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snack

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

Room #9

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 1st floor w/ easy access Exceptional "laying in bed" water views of the harbor, islands and out to sea, plus more from the comfortably furnished covered porch with new cable railings of this coveted end room - very light, bright and airy. Porch photo is from center room, Room 9 has an unobstructed view of the harbor. KING bed with light sea grass headboard - luxurious and comfortable. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #10

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 1st floor w/ easy access Nice views of the western harbor, gardens and wooded hillside from the nicely furnished covered porch that now has cable railings. KING bed - luxurious and comfortable. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, modest in size, efficient; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Room #11

1 KING BED: Windward Guesthouse : PHOTOS TO BE UPDATED 1st floor w/ easy access. Nice views of the western harbor, gardens and wooded hillside from the comfortably furnished covered porch, now with new cable railings. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, modest in size, efficient; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks. Please Note: Room 11 had two beds in previous years, new in 2017 only one king bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

Room #12

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 1st floor w/ easy access Nice views of the western harbor, gardens and wooded hillside from the comfortably furnished covered porch of this end room - light, bright and airy. KING bed with light sea grass headboard - luxurious and comfortable. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, modest in size, efficient; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Room #14

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 2nd floor - one of our most popular rooms Exceptional "laying in bed" water views of the harbor, islands and out to sea, plus more from the comfortably furnished front corner covered porch of this coveted end room, now with new cable railings - very light, bright and airy. (photo is from middle room, #14 has direct harbor views). 2017: Room 14 is being renovated, with new vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, A/C recessed lights, built-in furniture, floors and more. Bright, airy and spectacular views. KING bed with private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, ceiling and room fans to amplify the cool ocean breezes, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $319

Room #15

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 2nd floor Nice views of the western harbor, gardens and wooded hillside from the comfortably furnished covered porch. KING bed; private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, modest in size, bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. 2017: Room 15 is being renovated, with new vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, A/C recessed lights, built-in furniture, floors and more. Bright and airy. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, ceiling and room fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $289

Room #16

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 2nd floor Nice views of the western harbor and wooded hillside from the comfortably furnished covered porch. King bed with private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. 2017: Room 16 is being renovated, with new vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, A/C recessed lights, built-in furniture, floors and more. Bright and airy. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, ceiling and room fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $289

Room #17

KING BED : Windward Guesthouse : 2nd floor Nice views of the western harbor, gardens and wooded hillside from the comfortably furnished covered porch now with cable railings of this end room - light, bright and airy. 2017: Room 17 is being renovated, with new vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, A/C recessed lights, built-in furniture, floors and more. Bright and airy. KING bed private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; refrigerator. Air conditioned, cable TV, wireless internet, ceiling and room fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $289

Room #19

Nice views of the harbor, gardens and lower lawn from this room and outside sitting porch; on the end with extra west-facing window and balcony with new cable railings that captures the colorful sunset. Easy access - a short downhill walk, and one step up to the entry deck. KING bed - luxurious and comfortable; private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; second sink outside the bathroom; refrigerator. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour co

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

Room #20

KING BED: Leeward Guesthouse : PHOTOS TO BE UPDATED Lower level. Views of the gardens, lower lawn and limited harbor views from this room and outside sitting porch. Easy access - a short downhill walk, and one step up to the entry deck. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; second sink outside the bathroom; refrigerator. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Room #23

Great views of the harbor, gardens and lower lawn from this room and outside sitting porch with cable railings; on the end with extra west-facing window that captures the colorful sunset. Easy access. KING bed with linen headboard - luxurious and comfortable; private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; second sink outside the bathroom; refrigerator. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks. NEW in 2015: Vaulted ceilings in the sleeping area with ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #24

Great views of the harbor, gardens and lower lawn from this room and outside sitting porch with cable railings. Easy access. KING bed - luxurious and comfortable; private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; second sink outside the bathroom; refrigerator. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks. One of the most convenient rooms to our parking area. NEW in 2015: Vaulted ceilings in the sleeping area with ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #25

Great views of the harbor, gardens and lower lawn from this room and outside sitting porch with cable railings. KING bed - luxurious and comfortable; private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination; bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and board; second sink outside the bathroom; refrigerator. Cable TV, wireless internet, room/window fans to amplify the cool ocean breeze, plus full breakfast and 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks. One of the most convenient rooms to our parking area. NEW in 2015: Vaulted ceilings in the sleeping area with ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

Room #21

Room 21, lower level, newly renovated. Designed to feel like the stateroom on a sailing ship, with wood panel walls and ceilings, porthole window, recessed lighting, new bath with glass enclosed shower and ceramic oyster sink created by local artist, this room is beautiful. Cable, flat screen TV, fridge and bar area and more.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

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Location

Location Type

Harbor and Ocean Views, Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Waterview

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Lighthouses, Whale Watch, Botanical Gardens, Puffin Watch, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children age 12+ welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum on weekends, call for one night availability
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night plus 8% state tax.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable with notice 14 or more days before arrival. With less notice, deposit is refunded if room is rented to another party for entire length of stay. We understand that life happens and we do our best to not keep deposits - please call us with any questions or special circumstances.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mark Osborn & Buzz Makarewicz

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

After living in Boothbay Harbor for more than 12 years your innkeepers know (almost) everything there is to know about the area. Mark’s family has been vacationing in Boothbay for generations and he has summered here every year. Mark moved to the harbor in 2003 when he purchased the Thistle Inn, more recently he managed Linekin Bay Resort before he and Buzz purchased Topside Inn from their good friends Ed and Brian. Buzz also owns a vacation home in Boothbay and has a degree in hospitality.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Trays prepared to take to rooms, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan & Gluten-Free


Signature Dish

Lobster Gnocchi
Homemade gnocchi is pan seared to order and served with locally foraged mushrooms sauteed with thyme, crispy proscuitto, shaved parmesan and topped with champagne poached Maine lobster, a sunny side egg and parsley oil.


Recipes

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