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“Harbor House is Quintessential Boothbay”
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Harbor House is Quintessential Boothbay”
Reviewed July 9, 2007

I've stayed at the Harbor House twice (2003 +2005) and continue to keep in touch with Tom and Monica. It's the essence of a summer home on the Maine coast!

The porch is wide and comfy with plenty of chairs and chaises, the breeze is constant and lovely, the view is wonderful.....you're a two minute walk from all the action along the water. You can park your car and spend the rest of your Boothbay experience on foot.....easily getting anywhere you want to go.

Tom and Monica make you feel like a long-lost relative who's come back to visit. The breakfasts are very good with a huge variety of things to eat. Ditto the afternoon tea and cookies and pre-cocktail snacks. Once you get here you never want to leave. It's Bar Harbor without the crowds and the pretensions!

Stayed August 2005
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed July 8, 2007

The Harbor House was truly everything we wanted in a Bed and Breakfast. The innkeepers are not only very friendly but also have stories and knowledge of local sights that made our trip magical. The location is convenient so we could stroll along all the shops and is set apart just enough to have that all-important quiet Maine front porch view from the rocking chairs! They have wireless internet and salty fresh air and baked french toast that is soaked over night! Every detail- down to the lace-trimmed luxurious sheets and the private bath- added up to the perfect stay.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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boston, ma
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Reviewed June 30, 2007

We recently visited this lovely B&B for 2 nights. I've stayed at several B&B's over the years, and this was the best one! Tom and Monica are wonderful hosts, the room was just perfect, and the views from the back porch are simply spectactular. This is a very well-maintained inn that is run very professionally. The breakfast that Tom and Monica made was delicious. They also have snacks, including freshly baked cookies and cakes, for their guests. I highly recommend that you stay here!

  • Stayed June 2007
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New York
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Reviewed June 19, 2007

As you drive into Boothbay Harbor, you can see the picturesque Harbor House up on the hill overlooking the harbor. It is everything you could hope to find in a charming, New England B&B. Hosts Tom and Monica have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are lovely - each one different and with its own personality. A hearty breakfast is served in a dining area that opens out onto the best porch in Maine! No matter what time of day, it is always cool and breezy on the porch - a perfect place for coffee, reading or a nap. And, it's just a short walk to all the shops, restaurants and boats - so you will never have to move the car! We have stayed at Harbor House several times and plan to go back again (and again!).

  • Liked — We loved the location and the hosts.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2006

Most enjoyable from the moment we saw the lovely B&B on the top of the hill. The porch is so inviting, as are the hosts Monica and Tom, and I could have spent my entire time in Boothbay sitting on that porch taking in the view.

The rooms are comfortable and clean, lacking no convenience and beautifully appointed. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious, with a different featured dish every morning.

We thought the location ideal. Just a few minutes walk from the waterfront, but far enough removed to be quiet and serene.

Harbor House is definitely on our list for a return visit and soon.

Stayed August 2006
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Rhode Island
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Reviewed August 18, 2006

This B&B run by Tom and Monica is a great value with rooms overlooking the water, a two minute walk to shops and waterfront, a quiet location to sleep at night, and an old fashion porch to relax after a day of sightseeing. We stayed several nights and the homemade breakfast had plenty of variety to please everyone. Really enjoyed a second cup of coffee on the porch before starting the day. Hats off to Tom and Monica for a wonderful stay and we plan to return next year.

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Additional Information about Harbor House Inn

Property: Harbor House Inn
Address: 80 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbor House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From atop of McKown Hill in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, enjoy watching boating activity on the Bay in our quite, relaxed setting while being only a short walk from the docks, shops and restaurants. Eight large rooms with private baths and king or queen beds are available. Each morning a hearty breakfast is served with house specialties. Ask about packages and specials rates. ... more   less 
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