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The Tidewater

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Room & Suite (15)
Dining (1)
Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lobster boats”(10 reviews)
“owner phil”(4 reviews)
“rushing water”(4 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Non-Smoking Rooms
Suites
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle Bus Service
Private Balcony
Air Conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
The Tidewater is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean water coming and going right under your harborside room once powered a blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Few views can equal...
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Location and contact
15 Main St, P.O. Box 546, Vinalhaven, ME 04863-3920
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21.1 km to Knox County Regional Airport
15 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewslobster boatsowner philrushing watertrue mainereception areavery special placefirst floorone night staylobster rolla great place to stayshort walk from the ferrytidewatermoteldeckpreservequarryocean
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot, the motel is a bit pricey but the people are great and the location is awesome. We were there the 18th of June and the town was not quite open for business yet for the summer. The room was a bit dated but...More

Thank lthiker
Response from Tidewater04863, Manager at The TidewaterResponded 3 weeks ago

We hope you will return and allow us to earn an extra star!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The view from the balconies are stunning! It was extremely peaceful waking up and watching the lobster boats go in and out of the harbor, listening to the water as the tide goes in and out. Perfect location! Phil, the owner of the motel was...More

Thank Audrey V
Response from Tidewater04863, Manager at The TidewaterResponded 13 September 2017

We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay - The Tidewater is a special place and we're lucky to get to share it with people who enjoy it as much as you do!

Reviewed 19 October 2017

The tidewater was a great place to stay. We had 2 rooms on the 3rd floor and it was like having our own privet place. walk 3 of the Land Trust trails, I suggest everyone that that. We were there off season, so not all...More

2  Thank Pam R
Response from Tidewater04863, Manager at The TidewaterResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks Pam - it was fun having you stay as well! We look forward to seeing you as well. The Land Trust is a wonderful organization - we're glad you were able to take advantage of the important work they do. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Taking your car to the island for a day trip can be an administrative hurdle. Instead we did a walk on trip and rented one from Tidewater owner Sarah. She met us at the ferry and gave us great sight seeing tips. Price was super...More

1  Thank Charlie P
Response from Tidewater04863, Manager at The TidewaterResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks Charlie! I'm glad you had a great time - we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We loved our one night stay in Vinalhaven, and wish we could've stayed longer! The weather was perfect, the ferry rides from and back to Rockland were worth every penny, and the Tidewater motel was the perfect choice for us. Great location, a cute beachy...More

Thank Katja H
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The Tidewater is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean water coming and going right under your harborside room once ...More powered a blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Few views can equal those at The Tidewater and few places are as relaxing; the ebb and flow is nature's own sedative. Still, the world's most productive lobster fleet, anchored right outside your window, gets an early start, so you may not want to sleep in. If you want to be closer to the water, you'll have to get wet. Less
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Contact Information
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (15)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Carla C
13 June 2015|
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Response from Tidewater04863 | Property representative |
Rooms 3-8, as well as 14 & 16 are on the ground floor on the waterfront. Rooms 9, 10, & 17 are on the second floor, above the aforementioned rooms. The Aerie & The Crow's Nest are on the third floor, above Room 17. All have... More
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georgeleb49
22 May 2015|
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Response from sacrebleu62 | Reviewed this property |
In summer, most rooms are $185. Suites higher.
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"Definitely get a room with deck over the water - but most rooms fall into that category."
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"I would opt for the harbor side, with a slight preference for the ground floor."
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"Most relaxing with an expensive deck and awesome view of the harbor"
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"Read other reviews and choose a room based on your best interest. We enjoyed the Crow's Nest as a couple."
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