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

Best Ocean side B & B

5 on September 03, 2018

great vacation.


Excellent facility

5 on August 31, 2018

Superior in every detail. Wonderful spot as a base or just stay and relax.


Tops at Boothbay Harbor

5 on August 29, 2018

We had a lovely stay at the Topside mid August. The room (#9) was recently renovated and was bright and very nice. We had a view of the harbor. The breakfasts were fantastic! The main part of town was a short walk downhill, with some decent shops and restaurants.


Topside is Tops

5 on August 27, 2018

A perfect setting to view the coast of Mid-Maine. Every touch is well thought out before you even think of it. Breakfast was world class, with tastes that excite the most sophisticated palette. We will return for another stay.....No question.


Another wonderful stay at Topside Inn

5 on August 24, 2018

Beautiful inn with a great location on the hill. Rooms are so clean and comfortable. Breakfasts are exceptional! Mark and Buzz are wonderful hosts, anticipating all your needs. Already booked for next year!!


delightful weekend experience

5 on August 15, 2018

This is one of my favorite hotel experiences ever. Mark and Buzz were attentive and proactive about every detail of our stay. The food was outstanding. Superb.


Maine Oasis on a Hilltop

5 on August 13, 2018

What an amazing B&B! Mark & Buzz are top notch hosts and have done an amazing job at the Inn. We had some of the best breakfasts ever (homemade jam & granola was to die for) & our room #19 was relaxing and SO comfortable (I have even ordered the same sheets for our home). Fresh baked cookies in the afternoon and delicious infused water available as well. Our favorite thing to do was the Cabbage Island clambake, which you can WALK to from your room! They helped us book dinner in Boothbay and had a wonderful resource of recommendations. We have recommended Topside to all family and friends and will definitely be coming back! What an oasis with a beautiful location on top of the hill!


Beautiful!

4.8 on August 09, 2018

We enjoyed our stay so much! We had stayed in the in once before and loved it so when we were looking for a place to just relax we checked out Topside and stayed in their house on the bay. Quaint and beautiful! My husband has some special health needs right now and they were more then helpful in accommodating our needs! Buzz and Mark are wonderful!


Boothbay Harbor Perfection

5 on July 26, 2018

We just returned from our New England vacation. Started out in Martha’s Vineyard then Boston and then up the coast of Maine. In Maine we stayed 3 nights in Boothbay Harbor and at the Topside Inn. The accomodations and attention to detail was incredible. Mark and Buzz will make your stay special - from their COMPHY sheets to their gourmet breakfasts nothing was overlooked. I highly recommend Topside Inn it will be a great experience.


Attention to details set the Inn apart

5 on July 24, 2018

Topside Inn is a top notch B & B. Their attention to detail sets them above most places. The room was clean and tastefully decorated. There was a personalized letter on the bed welcoming us to the Inn when we arrived. The soap, which is made for the Inn, was so good we bought several bars to take home! The view from our room was amazing. Breakfast was exceptionally good. The location is convenient to town and the pier. I highly recommend Topside.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Located on the first floor of the main house, this large room, originally a parlor, has ten foot high ceilings, two window bays looking onto the front porch and views across the lawn to the harbor and islands. This is only first-floor guest room in main house and it has easy access to living room, dining room and guest kitchen area. Sitting area with leather chairs and ottomans KING bed with dark seagrass headboard Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination

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

Room 2

Second floor of the main house, while this room does not face the harbor, it has nice Eastern views of the village and famous footbridge across the inner harbor and the best view of the sunrise. Queen bed and separate dressing room with closet and bureau, perfect for storing things out of the way. Private in-suite bathroom with shower in a short but deep tub

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

Room 3

Incredible water views of the harbor and ocean from this charming room in the southeast front corner of the main house, second floor. Queen bed with black iron frame is set in the window bay that brings great morning light Formerly a small bedroom, the private in-suite bathroom has a large tile and glass block walk-in shower, lots of extra space and an eastern-facing window to let in the morning sun.

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

Room 4

One of our most popular rooms, with incredible views of the harbor, islands and sunsets from our largest room in the front southwest corner of the main house. A light, bright and airy room with four windows to capture the ocean breezes on the second floor of the main King bed with dark seagrass bed, luxurious and comfortable, and two leather chairs. Private in-suite extra-large bathroom with two separate vanities and tub/shower.

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

Suite

This newly renovated and beautifully furnished suite provides seclusion and privacy for a perfectly relaxing Boothbay Harbor vacation. Multiple windows flood the suite with natural light and cool harbor breezes, while the private front porch offers views across the lawn to the ocean. Enjoy a variety of convenient and luxurious amenities like a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious sitting area, and more, during your stay at this fantastic Topside suite. Amenities: Private entry and front deck Sitting area with a comfortable couch, chairs, fireplace, and flat-screen TV Vaulted ceilings, skylights, ceiling fans and air conditioning Full kitchen with brand new appliances Oversized master bathroom with a soaking tub and separate glass shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 6

One of our most popular rooms with spectacular water views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses from the highest point in Boothbay Harbor. Located on the third floor of the main house this room has a window seat in the front dormer for comfortable lounging. King bed with light seagrass headboard, luxurious and comfortable. Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower. Adjacent sitting area in the double dormer at the top of the stairs provides another spot to watch the boats pass by Burnt Island Lighthouse and Tumbler Island.

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

Room 7

Spectacular water views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses from this wonderful top corner room in the main house. Third floor room with a window seat in the front dormer for comfortable lounging. Queen bed with bookshelf headboard Private in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination Adjacent sitting area in the double dormer at the top of the stairs provides another spot to soak up the views.

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

Room 8

Being completely renovated for spring 2018, this 'junior' suite is private, roomy and beautifully appointed. Spacious private open-air deck with both a shaded covered area and sunny spot with chaise lounge chairs, great views of the harbor over the Boothbay Boat Yard. Sitting room with comfortable seating area, coffee table with pop-up computer table, refrigerator and... soaking tub for two. King bed with luxury firm mattress and ample reading lights. Private, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and double vanities. Airconditioning Tall guests, please note: While large in size, this suite has lower ceilings (7') and a center beam (6?). Call us with any questions. Photos to be updated as construction progresses - to be completed by January 2018.

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

Room 9

Newly renovated for spring 2018 New bed and built-in furniture, recessed lights, hardwood floors, refrigerator, remodeled bathroom Spectacular water views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses, plus more from the front corner covered sitting porch Coveted end room ? very light, bright and airy King bed with luxury firm mattress and ample lighting. Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination Airconditioning PHOTOS: Please note some photos are from room 14, while room 9 is under construction, finishes and views will be the same, but no vaulted ceiling.

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

Room 10

Completely renovated for spring 2018. New bed and built-in furniture, recessed lights, hardwood floors, refrigerator, remodeled bathroom Great Harbor views from the private covered porch Nice views of the western harbor & wooded hillside from the room. King bed with luxury firm mattress, built-in furniture, and ample lighting. Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination.

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

Room 11

Completely renovated for spring 2018. New bed and built-in furniture, recessed lights, hardwood floors, refrigerator, remodeled bathroom Great Harbor views from the private covered porch Nice views of the western harbor & wooded hillside from the room. King bed with luxury firm mattress, built-in furniture, and ample lighting. Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination.

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

Room 12

Completely renovated for spring 2018. New bed and built-in furniture, recessed lights, hardwood floors, refrigerator, remodeled bathroom Great Harbor views from the private corner covered porch Nice views of the western harbor & wooded hillside and new orchard from the room; end room with extra windows. King bed with luxury firm mattress and ample lighting. Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination.

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

Room 14

Completely remodeled and one of our most popular rooms. If you are looking for some of the best water views at Topside - this corner King room is a great choice. Exceptional "laying in bed" water views of the harbor, islands and out to sea, plus more from the front corner covered sitting porch - one of the best views on the property Coveted end room - very light, bright and airy with new vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, and recessed lights. King bed with luxury firm mattress, new built-in furniture and refrigerator Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination

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

Room 15

Completely remodeled, bright and airy with vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, ceiling fan, hardwood floors and more. Exceptional views from the covered sitting porch and comfortable outdoor sofa. King bed with new built-in furniture with refrigerator Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination and traditional sliding barn door

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

Room 16

Completely remodeled, bright and airy with vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, ceiling fan, hardwood floors and more. Exceptional views from the covered sitting porch and comfortable outdoor sofa. King bed with new built-in furniture with refrigerator Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination and traditional sliding barn door

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

Room 17

This beautiful corner room was completely remodeled for the 2017 season. From Room 17, you can enjoy gorgeous harbor views from your sitting porch, a king bed, vaulted ceilings, and more. Amenities: Exceptional views from the covered sitting porch and comfortable sofa (Photo from room 14 porch) Bright and airy END ROOM with new vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, recessed lights and extra windows KING bed with new built-in furniture, refrigerator and new 'hardwood' floors Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination and traditional sliding barn door

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

Room 19

Beautiful corner room in the Leeward Guesthouse overlooking our newly planted orchard with peeks of the harbor, this private end room also has great sunset views. Covered sitting porch with nice views over the treetops of the harbor, gardens lower lawns and newly planted orchard. End room with extra west-facing window that captures the colorful sunsets Easy access - a short downhill walk, and one step up to the entry deck King bed with luxury firm mattress Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities and hair dryer Features a small refrigerator, second sink outside the bathroom

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

Room 20

Located on the lower level of the Leeward Guesthouse, overlooking our newly planted orchard with peeks of the harbor. Covered sitting porch with nice views over the treetops of the harbor, gardens lower lawns and newly planted orchard. Easy access - a short downhill walk, and one step up to the entry deck King bed with luxury firm mattress Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities and hair dryer Features a small refrigerator, second sink outside the bathroom

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

Room 21

This newly renovated and beautifully furnished first-floor room has been completely redone with wood paneling on ceiling and walls, recessed lighting, all new furnishings, "driftwood" tile floors, and more. Enjoy the remodeled bathroom with the including a white-tiled shower, floating glass shower doors and a ceramic oyster vessel sink created by local artist, Alison Evans. Located in the Leeward Guesthouse overlooking our newly planted orchard with peeks of the harbor.

  • Covered sitting porch with nice views over the treetops of the harbor, gardens lower lawns and newly planted orchard.
  • Easy access - a short downhill walk, and one step up to the entry deck
  • King bed with luxury firm mattress
  • Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities and hair dryer
  • Features a bar area with a refrigerator

    • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 23

This newly renovated corner room is bright and airy with vaulted ceilings and breathtaking harbor views. Great views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses through the large picture window and outside covered sitting porch with privacy dividers. End room with vaulted ceilings, corner balcony, and extra west-facing window that captures the colorful sunsets Easy access - a few steps to the entry, and the sloping hillside below gives a high-above feeling without the climb! King bed with linen headboard and luxury firm mattress Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities and hair dryer Entry area features a small refrigerator and an second sink outside the bathroom

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

Room 24

This newly renovated room is bright and airy with vaulted ceilings and breathtaking harbor views.

  • Great views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses through the large picture window and outside covered sitting porch with privacy dividers.
  • Upper floor room with covered balcony.
  • Easy access - a few steps to the entry, and the sloping hillside below gives a high-above feeling without the climb!
  • King bed with linen headboard and luxury firm mattress
  • Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities and hair dryer
  • Entry area features a small refrigerator and an second sink outside the bathroom

    • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 25

This newly renovated room is bright and airy with vaulted ceilings and breathtaking harbor views. This room is the easiest to reach from our on-site parking area.

  • Great views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses through the large picture window and outside covered sitting porch with privacy dividers.
  • Upper floor room with covered balcony.
  • Easy access - a few steps to the entry, and the sloping hillside below gives a high-above feeling without the climb!
  • King bed with linen headboard and luxury firm mattress
  • Private, in-suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, bath amenities and hair dryer
  • Entry area features a small refrigerator and an second sink outside the bathroom

    • Maximum Capacity: 2

Water's Edge Cottage

Water?s Edge is a charming Maine cottage situated on the edge of Linekin Bay, and we do mean the edge?just steps from your front porch to a private beach with spectacular views of Linekin Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The 1.5-acre property is the last home on a private lane at the tip of a small peninsula, and has a secluded yard surrounded by beautiful woods. The property has a unique stonewall with steps leading down to the water and a 95-foot dock and mooring. The two-bedroom home has a master bedroom with a queen bed, flat screen TV and commanding water views from the bed. It also has a second bedroom with a full bed, a living room with a stone fireplace (candles only) and flat screen TV, a well-equipped cottage kitchen with a separate dining room and a newly completed screened-in porch overlooking Linekin Bay. There is an outdoor dining area with a six-burner grill. The home is decorated and furnished in traditional, yet updated, Maine coast cottage style. Nearby Linekin Bay Resort has an outdoor deck bar & restaurant with great food and beverages, a heated swimming pool and more. Guests of the cottage are welcome to Topside Inn?s concierge services to help with restaurant reservations and more to help you plan a perfect Boothbay Harbor vacation. Water?s Edge cottage is a five-minute drive from downtown and from Topside Inn. Children of all ages and dogs (with approval) are welcome. The cottage is available from early May to mid-October and is typically rented by the week, Saturday to Saturday, with possible exceptions in the spring or fall. Amenities:

  • 1.5 acres, including a large secluded yard and beautiful woods
  • Private 95-foot dock and mooring
  • Master bedroom with a queen bed, flat screen TV and beautiful water views
  • Second bedroom with a full bed
  • Living room with a stone fireplace and flat screen TV
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Separate dining room
  • Screened-in porch overlooking Linekin Bay
  • Outdoor dining area with a six-bur

    • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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:

Please visit our website's directions page for detailed guidance on how to find us.

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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