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A Room with a View of the Harbor and Acadia National Park.

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We offer our guests a spacious rooms with en-suite accommodations including tub and shower. All rooms accommodate 2 people per night with the exception of a room with 2 double beds where additional fees applied for more than two people. All rooms have TV, micro, coffee maker, reefer, hair dryer, free wi-fi, and as a option a small kitchenette for an additional fee only in the double room.

This listing represents one of the four King rooms accommodating 2 guests available at the Inn. If this room does not meet your needs, please contact us for the availability of the room with 2 double beds if available. Each separate and private entry room has a view of the harbor with many working boats and yachts in the nearby marina or on mooring balls. Across the harbor is Acadia National Park with mountain rising out of the forest. We want to provide our guests with privacy and a serene setting to enjoy our little slice of Maine. You will also find a full and complete 4 star restaurant, with a full service bar below your room serving Mediterranean cuisine both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    If smoking takes place in a room the renter will be billed for smoke remediation....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Room 1: 1 king

    micro, reefer, coffee maker, cable TV & wifi, kitchenette...moreless

  • Inclusive of combo tub & shower and exceptional views of the harbor and Acadia national park. If available other similar private entrance accommodations may be available for larger parties....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • This listing represents the description of a single room. Additional accommodations are available for larger parties at additional cost....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Across the bay you will see Acadia National Parks forest and mountains....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The room has an expansive view of the harbor, and Acadia Nat'l Park....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Dockside Inn sits at the foot of Southwest Harbors public dock. Plenty going on in the busy harbor with fishermen, lobstermen, and the many yachts which dot the harbor....moreless

  • Village:

    Southwest Harbor is small and hides little gems down it's streets and alleys....moreless

  • Water View:

    Unobstructed views of the bay, forest and mountains from the room and restaurant....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Situated between Bar Harbor and Camden, Southwest Harbor rugged coastline and many bays will provide many hours of enjoyment....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    70 seat restaurant and full bar below the rooms with inside and outside seating....moreless

  • Dining Room


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room has electric heating registers in the sleeping area and bathroom....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    For weekly stays one set of sheets per week...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on the pier or public lot across the street...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For weekly stays 2 sets of towels per week...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    in all rooms...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Room may have have the availability of a combo sink, 2 burner electric stove and reefer below....moreless

  • Microwave:

    in all rooms...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    2 wine glasses, 2 drinking glasses, 2 each fork, knife & spoon, wine opener & can opener....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    in all rooms...moreless


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available in the local area...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available in the local area during the season...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available in the local area...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$600 $1,250
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$775 $2,650
Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2016
6 night min stay
$600 $1,750
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$775 $2,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 5.5%


No pets. No smoking. The person who checks in MUST have valid ID that matches the method of payment and be at least 21. Returned checks for insufficient funds will be filed with police.

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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51 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor Maine
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Barpub
Below room
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
To Cranberry Isles
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
Below room
25 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

The coast is what draws visitors to our part of 'Down East' Maine. The seafood is outstanding as are the locals who will kindly share with you any information you'd like to know. Close by are water activities, from deep sea fishing to digging for clams on the beach and don't forget to sample our Maine lobsters while you're here. We also have a ferry that regularly departs for the Cranberry Isles, which has it's own unique flavor for day trips. Southwest Harbor sits between the famous towns of Bar Harbor and Camden and is an easy and scenic drive along the coast. Our famous Acadia National Park is also located on our Island with various wildlife, hiking trails, mountaineering and our famous Cadillac Mountain for expansive views of the main coast, eastward to the Atlantic and west towards the vast forests of Maine. Just outside our door is bus service that takes you around Mt. Desert Island including stops in Bar Harbor.


Owner info

About the owner: My lovely young bride Joyce and I have been retired for 10 years and married for 44. For our retirement we purchased a cruising catamaran and left San Diego in 2006 and spent the following 8 years cruising in the Sea of Cortez Mexico, the countries of Central America, then through the canal and now we have our boat in Key West Florida. It's almost time for us to transition back to land, but we wanted to transition slowly which is why we bought The Dockside Inn. We're in Maine for 6 months then back to Key West for the other 6 and continuing to enjoy our cruising itinerary on the East Coast.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor:
When we were considering the purchase of a property to take that half step towards moving back ashore, we wanted it to be seasonally opposite to where our boat is slipped. So being in the Southernmost US city drew our focus to properties on the East Coast, but a goodly ways North. We settled on Maine for a few reasons...first we wanted a lot of nature, second we still wanted to be close to the sea, third... we wanted a state that wasn't crowded, fourth... we love sea food and wanted to sample the cold water variety, fifth... we wanted to experience the change of seasons and the beauty of the forests in autumn. Lastly, we have enjoyed meeting countless hundred of various people from all walks of life and nationalities and this looked like a good way to meet many more...on dry land.

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
The benefits of our Inn is the close proximity to natures beauty...the sea, our forests, lakes, rivers, streams and Acadia national Park. We offer comfortable clean rooms, on the water with an outstanding view of our harbor at less than the going rates. We think you will find it an enjoyable experience for a stay of a long weekend, week, month or season.

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  • Your view from the room.

    Your view from the room.

  • Available King

    Available King

  • Room views

    Room views

  • Yachts and working boats.

    Yachts and working boats.

  • Hinkley yachts dot the harbor.

    Hinkley yachts dot the harbor.

  • Restaurant bar.

    Restaurant bar.

  • Fresh mussels

    Fresh mussels

  • Fresh desserts made daily by the owner.

    Fresh desserts made daily by the owner.

  • Two double beds or a single King are available.

    Two double beds or a single King are available.

  • Room above restaurant with full bar below.

    Room above restaurant with full bar below.

  • Eastern view of the bay

    Eastern view of the bay

  • Our pier with mountains and forest views.

    Our pier with mountains and forest views.

  • Rip-rap with crowded harbor during the summer months.

    Rip-rap with crowded harbor during the summer months.

  • Exterior eating.

    Exterior eating.

  • A place to meet and greet.

    A place to meet and greet.

  • Come, visit us and enjoy our slice of Down East Maine.

    Come, visit us and enjoy our slice of Down East Maine.

$125 - $140 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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