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Tidewater Motel

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15 Main Street, P.O. Box 546, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Yes, it is true, the tide is ebbing right under me (room 4) tonight forming a sort of soothing white noise. The room is not luxurious by any standard but is nice and serviceable for our stay here. Love the porch right over the water. This is a fabulous town and island for photography. So many cool subjects.

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Vlodrop, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We sometimes stay here while cruising and leaving the boat on a mooring in Carver's Harbor. A shower and clean bedsheets feel pretty good after a number of days at sea. It's very homelike and they are happy to let you use their washers and dryers. Don't miss the book Away Happens by the owner Phil Crossman, who has multiple... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love the place. We had a room with a deck right over the water. The tide flows fast right under you. There are over a dozen bicycles to use at no charge, whenever you want and all in great shape. Coffee is always available, and it's a very laid-back vibe. Kayaks and canoe are available to rent as well,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We had booked the Harbor Master Suite (biggest in the facility) as we were part of a large group visiting the island. Check in was amusing. You found your key on a desk in the lobby and let yourself in. There were a few surprises.....there was a partially filled bucket of water in the center of the living area which,... More 

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Tidewater04863, Owner at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We live to amuse and are pleased to learn that these guests were suitably entertained by what most guests consider a casual and appealing procedural arrangement. Just before these guests arrived we experienced an unexpected leak from a third floor deck during a particularly strong southwest gale. I would certainly not get to repair it before fall, and so put... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Just returned from Vinalhaven Island, ME staying at this motel. There are not many choices but this is a good one in a rustic setting and easy walking distance to the few dining choices on this island. The room was comfortable with a small attached kitchen. The property is vintage but perfectly located for harbor views and a wonderful semi... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Tidewater. It's not fancy, but has a great location and the owner, Phil, was accommodating and friendly — he's a low-key, quiet, smart guy, and he was very helpful.The room was comfortable, the porch overlooked the water and the tide ran in and out UNDER the hotel. The sound takes some... More 

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Candler, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Getting to Vinalhaven is quite a ferry ride from Rockland, Maine. We really enjoyed the 1 hour and 15 minute ride to and from the island. We stayed in Room 14 on the first floor and had a great view of Carver's Harbor from our deck which is packed with lobster boats coming and going. It is a lobstering village... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Husband and I rented bikes here with the hopes of seeing the island that way. Don't be tempted. They're all ancient beater cruisers & do not mix with hills. Splurge on renting good bikes from the mainland & take them on the ferry with you. It's worth every dime bc the island is beautiful!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Although this is the only motel on the island, its still great. Its unique, every room is a bit different. The water rushes underneath the hotel which provides a nice calming and relaxing sound. The views are extraordinary and the people are friendly. There is not other place like the tidewater motel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a beautiful island to relax and spend some quality time with friends and/or family. There are not a lot of distractions. Everyone is friendly and welcoming! The hotel advertises free wifi, but my phone and laptop couldn't connect in our room (my husband's phone connected only on the balcony). The rooms were clean and comfortable. The tv in... More 

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