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Bold Colorful 5BR Waterfront Cape on 15 Acre Estate

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The fully renovated 1800s Cape in full summer

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Boothbay estate description

Come away from it all....catch your breath.

Six miles from the bustle of Boothbay Harbor is a peaceful retreat, set among rolling fields, meandering stone walls and richly colored perennial gardens........imagine a place that evokes your fondest memories....and brings your vacation dreams to bold colorful life....
Wake to birdsong in the apple trees and early morning fog on the Back River....then make yourself delicious coffee and a hearty, healthy breakfast in the fully-equipped kitchen in the fully renovated 1800s Cape.

Wander 15 acres of gardens and woodland trails....borrow a tandem, inflatable kayak to paddle with local seals....enjoy games, ride bikes, meet our friendly bald eagles and other critters.....watch the Maine painted turtles or listen to frogs on the freshwater pond......wander the park-like grounds.....take a cool dip in the river....

Refreshed, venture out into the Boothbay region to see whales, go lobstering, shop, view our many galleries, try some local restaurants and generally have a memorable visit. The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is only 4 miles away! Or try hiking at any of the 13 preserves within 10 miles of this home.

At the end of the day, imagine coming ‘home’ to a snack and drink on the wrap-around porch....a good book in the hammock.....a sunset through the windows....and a long, delicious sleep in one of your five lovely bedrooms with private bath, luxurious bedding, paddle fans, cable TV, WiFi.

Or come home to a peaceful evening in one of your five elegant bedrooms with private bath, luxurious bedding, paddle fans, cable TV, WiFi....in the Farmhouse across the courtyard. When the buildings are not rented to VRBO guests, they function as an inn. See more information about both buildings by googling the Bold Colorful Life Inn.

Renewed again, live your bold and colorful life! Both buildings available year-round.






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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome:

                The pond is full of tadpoles in the summer, with Maine painted turtles and wildflowers. The Back River is a wonderful place to splash, swim, paddle a kayak or a dinghy. On site and nearby are great places to walk and hike--hiking poles are loaned to guests. We have a sandbox and children's toys for your use. We have rainy-day puzzles, artist kits, books and movies....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The Cape wrap around deck is accessible with a ramp, but does not have the interior space for wheelchair accessibility. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

              • Ruby : 1 queen

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              • Peridot: 1 twin/ single

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              • Turquoise: 1 double

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              • Garnet: 1 double

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              • Butterscotch Amber: 2 twin/ single

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              • The Ruby Peridot Suite is a two bedroom suite (one Queen room and one Twin) with an elegant French door with shades to allow privacy between rooms. Each bedroom has an entry door and they share the Ruby Peridot bath. Colors are crisp pink and peridot green, with shiny pumpkin pine floors. The views are of the apple trees, Barn Gallery and the Back River. The Turquoise room is a Standard/Full room with private bath. The views are of the courtyard, gardens and woods. The Garnet Room on the first floor is also a Standard/Full room with private bath and views of the courtyard, gardens and Back River.. Both have shiny pumpkin pine floors. The Butterscotch Amber Suite is a room with Twin beds, attached to a private bath on one end and a sitting room on the other. The bedroom and bath have shiny barnboard floors and the sitting room the original shiny pumpkin pine floors. Views include the apple trees, Barn Gallery, the woods and the Back River....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Ruby Peridot: toilet, shower

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              • Turquoise: toilet, shower

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              • Garnet: toilet, shower

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              • Butterscotch Amber: toilet, tub, shower

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              • The Ruby Peridot bathroom has an over-sized diamond-shaped shower and is decorated in the pink and green of the two rooms in the Suite. The Turquoise bathroom has a shower, as had the Garnet room on the first floor. The Butterscotch Amber bathroom has both a clawfoot tub and a shower. The tub looks out over the apple trees to the river. All baths have shiny barnboard and pumpkin pine floors....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The pond is full of tadpoles in the summer, with Maine painted turtles and wildflowers. The Back River is a wonderful place to splash, swim, paddle a kayak or a dinghy. On site and nearby are great places to walk and hike--hiking poles are loaned to guests. We have rainy-day puzzles, artist kits, books and movies. Catering Available. Refreshed, visit the whole Boothbay region. The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is only 4 miles away! Try hiking at any of the 13 preserves within 10 miles of this home. At the end of the day, imagine coming ‘home’ to a snack and drink on the wrap-around porch of either building...a good book by the fire...a sunset through the windows...and a long, delicious sleep in one of your five lovely bedrooms with private bath, luxurious bedding, paddle fans, cable TV, WiFi. AC is available at additional cost, as we are doing our best to be 'green'....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (4)...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    There is a television in the living room and in several of the bedrooms. ...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • River
                  • Waterfront
                  • Waterfront:

                    This waterfront property is situated right on the Back River and also has a large freshwater pond, full of wildlife....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Air Conditioners are available for rent by the week. ...moreless

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Linens are provided and beds are already made when you arrive. Please leave linens washed and folded when you leave. We'll make up the beds for the next guests. Thanks!...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        The Cape living room is equipped with cable TV, VCR and DVD players, boom box, books, tapes etc for your entertainment. ...moreless

                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Towels are provided, but please do bring your own beach towels....moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen:

                        This building has a full private kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, oven, sink, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, kitchen island....moreless

                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Binoculars
                      • Boat:

                        One inflatable tandem kayak and one inflatable boat plus life jackets are available to our guests, complimentary. There are also local rental places for sea kayaks....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        Golf at the nearby Boothbay Country Club....moreless

                      • Golf Clubs
                      • Inflatable Boat
                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        see above...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Sand Box
                      • Tennis:

                        Play tennis at the local YMCA....moreless

                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        see above...moreless

                      • Wood Deck

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off Season 14-15
                          Oct 25 - Apr 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $260 $290
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,870 $7,350
                          Spring Blossoms 2015
                          May 1 - Jun 11, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $300 $315
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,085 $8,010
                          Summer Peak 2015
                          Jun 12 - Sep 17, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $375 $400
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,620 $10,200

                          Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Fall Colors 2015
                          Sep 18 - Oct 29, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $335 $360
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,380 $9,180

                          Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Off Season 15-16
                          Oct 30 - Apr 28, 2016
                          3 night min stay
                          $260 $290
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,870 $7,350

                          Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $365 $400
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,620 $10,200

                          Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 8%

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                          50% rental fee plus $400 refundable security deposit with signed agreement...we accept personal check, bank check, wire or traveler's check


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                          Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                          Location

                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Portland
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Boothbay Country Club
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Wiscasset
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Route 27
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Watershed Tavern
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Southport

                          The Bold Colorful Life Gallery offers colorful elegant jewelry, stunning natural photographs, and dramatic works of art in oil and pastel to our rental guests. The Bold Colorful Life Estate is also a Retreat Center, so plan to join us for a Retreat for personal growth, renewal and spiritual centering...

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: I’ve been saving for my ‘dream house’ for 40 years....and I fell in love with kayaking about 8 years ago. After a five year search through waterfront properties in CT, the Adirondacks, MA, NH and finally ME, this was the property that offered the combination of things I'd been seeking. And it was perfect for building vacation rentals so that the awesome environment could be shared. The setting is idyllic with fields, woods, old stone walls, apple trees, lilac trees and many perennial gardens. There are 15 acres of land, facing west for sunsets, on the protected waterfront of Maine and with a big freshwater pond. The whole estate sits atop Maine ledge, which is sculpted to fall gently towards the water. It's in an area where I am able to offer weekend and week-long retreats that combine personal growth, spirituality and 'back to nature' events, including hiking, paddling and exploring the nearby Botanical Gardens. And I want to share this beauty with as many people who love Nature and the wild, wonderful aspects of Maine as possible...so vacation rentals are the perfect answer.

                          Why the Owner Chose Boothbay:
                          The Boothbay peninsula offers the perfect getaway. The area is naturally breath-taking, with forests and fields, farms and gardens, brash rocky coastline and gentle coves and lakes. Boothbay Harbor is a charming town with lots of engaging activities and it’s just down the road. It's the place to go shopping, visit galleries and craft fairs, sample local fare at great restaurants, enjoy deep water activities like whale watching and lobster-boating. And there are natural bonuses: 13 nature preserves for hiking within 10 miles---5 within 5 miles---one within 1/2 mile; a major Botanical Garden within 5 miles; kayaking possibilities in rivers and lakes and the Atlantic. The Rockland/Camden area and Freeport shopping are within an hour's drive in either direction; and my favorite Maine park, Acadia National Park is two plus hours away. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward island, both favorite parts of Canada, are nearby too……..


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                          Photos

                          • The fully renovated 1800s Cape in full summer

                            The fully renovated 1800s Cape in full summer

                          • The park-like estate of 15 acres, with freshwater pond filled with frogs

                            The park-like estate of 15 acres, with freshwater pond filled with frogs

                          • The historic Cape well and English garden

                            The historic Cape well and English garden

                          • Dining room w/view to wrap-around deck & porch of the Cape.

                            Dining room w/view to wrap-around deck & porch of the Cape.

                          • The Ruby Queen Bedroom

                            The Ruby Queen Bedroom

                          • The Peridot Twin Bedroom, sharing a bath with Ruby Queen Bedroom

                            The Peridot Twin Bedroom, sharing a bath with Ruby Queen Bedroom

                          • Turquoise Full Bedroom with private bath

                            Turquoise Full Bedroom with private bath

                          • The Bold Colorful 1800s Waterfront Cape

                            The Bold Colorful 1800s Waterfront Cape

                          • The estate and river from the air

                            The estate and river from the air

                          • The Gallery Barn in summer

                            The Gallery Barn in summer

                          • Sailing on the Back River, at the bottom of the estate

                            Sailing on the Back River, at the bottom of the estate

                          • Walk down to the lovely Back River for a romantic moment

                            Walk down to the lovely Back River for a romantic moment

                          • The charming, fully-equipped kitchen in the Cape

                            The charming, fully-equipped kitchen in the Cape

                          • The Cape Living Room

                            The Cape Living Room

                          • The Ruby Queen bedroom through french doors into the Peridot Twin bedroom

                            The Ruby Queen bedroom through french doors into the Peridot Twin bedroom

                          • The Ruby Peridot bathroom

                            The Ruby Peridot bathroom

                          • The Garnet Full Bed and private bathroom

                            The Garnet Full Bed and private bathroom

                          • The Turquoise private bathroom

                            The Turquoise private bathroom

                          • The firepit with seating for 12

                            The firepit with seating for 12

                          • The lawns to the Back River

                            The lawns to the Back River

                          • The Farmhouse vacation rental across the courtyard

                            The Farmhouse vacation rental across the courtyard

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                          $260 - $400 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 11

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                          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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