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A private room with a view of the harbor and Acadia National Park.

Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

A spacious private room with en-suite accomodations.

Don't be put off if you see dates on the calendar blocked off. We have 5 rooms and that reservation represents only a single room, so chances are we have others available. However, it does pose a problem as Home Away won't let you book on top of another reservation. If that happens just give us a call and we'll work with you to resolve it. 786-385-8442 or 207-844-0047

At our Inn we offer our guests spacious private rooms with en-suite accommodations including tub and shower above our restaurant. All rooms accommodate 2 people per night with the exception of a room with 2 double beds where additional fees applied for those over 13. All rooms have Sat 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 restaurant, with a full service bar below your room serving a seafood focused Down East Maine cuisine with both indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting).

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Mick

My lovely young bride Joyce and I have been retired since 2005 and married since1970. 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 in Mexico, the countries of Central America, then through the canal and now we have our boat in Key West Florida.

It was 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 most of the year, then head back to Key West for a bit to continue to enjoy our cruising itinerary on the East Coast, the Bahamas and hopefully Cuba in the future..

Mick purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Mick chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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 the harbor and Acadia National Park at less than the going rate. We think you will find it an enjoyable experience for a stay of a long weekend, week, month or season.


Southwest Harbor Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Room 1 - 1 king , micro, reefer, coffee maker, cable TV & wifi, kitchenette
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This listing represents the description of a single room. Additional room accommodations are available for larger parties at additional cost.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

A private room with a view of the harbor and Acadia National Park.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Cozy Accomodation with a Millon Dollar View

  • 4 of 5

Our recent stay in Bar Harbor Maine was very pleasant. Our landlords were sensitive to our needs and provided a clean and well appointed room with a wonderful view of the Southwest Harbor area. If we were to return we would probably chose to revisit the Dockside, having a taproom and restaurant right downstairs came in very handy. I felt the cost was very fair.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as much as you liked being here.
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Exactly the way I expected it to look Right at the harbor and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and quiet. The sunrises and sunsets are the best. Mic and Joyce couldn't be any nicer. They really have your interest at heart. Caring people and it shows. Thanks for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, it's folks like you that make this fun!!
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This is a great place to kick back and relax.

  • 4 of 5

This isn't the most glamorous room but the view of the harbor is to die for! Mick and Joyce were great, warm and responsive to any requests. If you don't care about the frills, you can have a great home base to explore Acadia. Southwest Harbor is a great place, nice and quiet compared to Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Beautiful view, Excellent Restaurant, Great Hospitality....

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in the restaurant. It was very nice and clean. Bar tender was superb. We did not eat but enjoyed some drinks and some great music. The food coming out of the kitchen looked very appetizing. The views of the Harbor were quintessential Maine! Mick and his wife were very hospitable with our experience at their property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were fine guests.
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Redding, CT

Just right

  • 5 of 5

The Dockside Inn was just right for my wife and I on our short trip to Maine this summer. We stayed three nights. The location in Southwest Harbor was great. The town itself is lovely, and is a short drive from Acadia and Bar Harbor. The restaurant below (owned by the same owners as the rooms) was good, and were the owners Mick and Joyce were really friendly. The room has everything you need, including a nice view of the harbor. It was foggy for most of our stay, so we couldn't really see it, but it cleared up a bit toward the end and the view was beautiful. The WiFi worked fine for us, which was important because my wife and I are freelancers and had to work a bit during our stay. Altogether, very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest, a pleasure to host at our Inn.
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Quaint room overlooking gorgeous Southwest Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The vacation rental Dockside Inn is very quaint, relaxing and overlooks gorgeous Southwest Harbor. Sunset and sunrise views are picturesque. There are quite a few restaurants within walking distance.

The customer service was great. The only two drawbacks were 1) not having a functional WIFI network and 2) the TV being very small. But even these issues were minor inconveniences on this vacation.

Will definitely go back to this place when we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Harbor Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

No pets. No smoking. Smoking in room will invoke forfeit of damage deposit exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Bangor Maine
Nearest Barpub
Below rooms
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
To Cranberry Isles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
102 and 3
Nearest Restaurant
Below rooms
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
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. The 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 and Acadia national park during the summer months only.


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