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
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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 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:

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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.


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