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Prices Reduced in May! 5BR Waterfront Cape on 15 Acre Estate

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The fully-renovated Antique Cape in high summer

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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

Six miles from the bustle of Boothbay Harbor is a peaceful waterfront 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....
The estate consists of four New England-style buildings: the main Farmhouse and historic, 200 year-old Homer Jones barn; a centrally-located garden shed, surrounded by gardens; a charming, renovated 1800s Cape and the Gallery Barn.
The Antique Cape combines new convenience with its historical heritage, with an exterior wrap-around porch and dormers, and a private back deck with great views of the shady woodland, home of the reclusive Lady Slipper, the apple orchard and the Gallery Barn. Inside, the first floor holds a comfortable, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and living Room, all set off with the original pumpkin pine flooring, and furnished with antiques. There is also a first floor bedroom, the Garnet which has a Full-sized bed, and private bath. The Garnet and living rooms face the courtyard, the Farmhouse and the river. A cozy computer nook at the top of the stairs also faces the courtyard and is one of the best spots to pick up the WiFli.
On the second floor are four additional bedrooms with three private baths. The Ruby Peridot suite, a Queen bed in the Ruby room, with a fancy French door leading into the Peridot, twin room, share the Ruby Peridot bath. The Turquoise, with a Full oak sleigh-bed, facing across the Back River Road to nine acres of woodlands, also with private bath. And the third, the Butterscotch Amber bedroom, with two twin beds, its own sitting room and with the unique bath with both clawfoot tub and shower.
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 recently renovated 1800s Cape.

Wander 15 acres of gardens and woodland trails....borrow an inflatable boat 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 or a sail on the river....

Refreshed, venture out into the Boothbay region to join a tour boat to see whales or puffins, or to go lobstering, shop, view our many art 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 four private baths, colorful bedding, paddle fans, cable TV, WiFli.

Or come home to a peaceful evening in one of your five elegant bedrooms with private bath, colorful bedding, paddle fans, cable TV, WiFli....in the Farmhouse across the courtyard.
When the buildings are not rented to vacation rental guests, they are offered in the B&B style...in either case, it's the perfect destination for a personal retreat, family or school reunion, wedding or other gathering event. See more by googling Bold Colorful Life Estate and Retreat Center.

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

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, and love this site. 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. 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

    ...moreless

  • Peridot: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Turquoise: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • 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 and the Barn Gallery. The Turquoise room is a Standard/Full room with an oak sleigh bed furniture set and a private bath. The views are of the courtyard, Back River Rd and nine acres of 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 beyond. It has 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 historic barn-board floors and the sitting room the original shiny pumpkin pine floors. Views include the apple trees, Barn Gallery and the woods....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Ruby Peridot: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Turquoise: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Garnet: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Butterscotch Amber: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • 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 private Turquoise bathroom has a shower, as has the Garnet bathroom on the first floor. The Butterscotch Amber bathroom has both a claw-foot tub and a shower. The tub looks out over the apple trees to the Gallery barn. All baths have barnboard and shiny 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 is available from local providers. 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, colorful 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:

    In the bookcase in the living room. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In the living room. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles and art equipment on the shelves of the bookcase between the kitchen and dining rooms. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All rooms have cable access. The Cape has three televisions....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Boom box equipment on the bookcase shelves in the living room....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a television in the living room and in two of the bedrooms. All rooms have cable access. ...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    On the bookcase shelves in the living room....moreless

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

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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River:

    At low tide, you will often see dozens of birds on the uncovered islands & day or night hear the haunting call of the loons. There are half a dozen seals who like to play in our cove. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Six miles from this property, the tidal Back River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. On the way, you'll pass the amazingly beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens...located right on the Back River!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The estate has 300 ft of water frontage on the river, which empties & refills every six hours & wildlife is profuse. At half & high tide, you can swim, paddle, canoe, fish or just sit & admire views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • 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...for $50 per week or per visit. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    **WiFli is short for 'When It Feels Like It'...our WiFi works wonderfully about 90% of the time, but we are on a peninsula which juts out into the ocean, so Mother Nature rules, at times....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading electric clothes dryer in the basement. ...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Work out at the local YMCA....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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, DVDs, 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:

    Top loading electric washing machine in the basement. ...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    **WiFli is short for 'When It Feels Like It'...our WiFi works wonderfully about 90% of the time, but we are on a peninsula which juts out into the ocean, so Mother Nature rules, at times....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    In pantry. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    In pantry and kitchen island drawers. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    In pantry and cupboards. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    In pantry. ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The Cape has a full private kitchen with refrigerator, electric stove & oven, sink & kitchen island. Pantry includes:microwave, toaster/toaster oven, waffle iron,dishwasher& additional equipment....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    In pantry....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry and cupboards are stocked with staples. Our policy is feel free to use a little. If you use a lot, please replace the item for the next rental guests. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard refrigerator in pantry. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric 4 burner stove. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    In pantry, with toaster oven and a myriad of other equipment. ...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Rent bicycles in downtown Boothbay Harbor. ...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Cape has a wraparound deck and two seating areas. The large table with chairs is on the back deck; two small 'flirty' tables with chairs are on the front deck. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf at the nearby world-class Boothbay Country Club....moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent sea kayaks in Boothbay Harbor. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    See all the lovely lawns on our website...boldcolorlife.com....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The gas grill is on the large back deck, near the large patio table and chairs. ...moreless

  • 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
Spring Blossoms 2015
May 1 - Jun 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$265 $315
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $6,500

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

Summer Peak 2015
Jun 12 - Sep 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$285 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $7,500

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
$265 $315
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $6,375

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
$250 $290
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,870 $5,000

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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $7,500

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

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  • Tax Rate 8%

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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Watershed Tavern
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boothbay Harbor Islands
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boothbay Country Club
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Wiscasset
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 27
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Watershed Tavern and Center Cafe
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Southport

Car: Necessary

Come away from it all....catch your breath. Wander 15 acres of estate gardens and woodland trails....borrow an inflatable boat to paddle with local seals....meet our friendly bald eagles and other critters....listen to the loons on a River View bench...play croquet or badminton on the many lawns....watch the Maine painted turtles or listen to frogs on the freshwater pond....wander the park-like grounds....take a cool dip or sail on the river...enjoy a book in a hammock. Refreshed, venture out into the Boothbay region.

Close proximity to ocean, restaurants, golf, mini-golf, boating, world-class golfing, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and every kind of shopping and gallery. There are 13 hiking preserves within 10 miles, freshwater swimming and ice fishing at Knickerbocker Lake, 3 miles down the road. There are small Maine beaches within 10 miles and large ones within an hour's scenic drive. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes, Mini Golf, Antique museum and Railway Village, State Aquarium, tours to see islands, puffins, whales and lobster boats. There's a year-round Opera house, movie theatre and Historical Society. And did we mention the local restaurants and shops???

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....when it is open.

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 wandering down to the Back River. There are 15 acres of land, facing west for sunsets, on the protected waterfront of Maine and with a big freshwater pond and woodlands. 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 six miles down the road. This is the area 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 4 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……..

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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...when it's open. 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...


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Photos

  • The fully-renovated Antique Cape in high summer

    The fully-renovated Antique Cape in high 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

  • The Cape dining room

    The Cape dining room

  • 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

  • The Garnet bedroom, first floor of the Cape

    The Garnet bedroom, first floor of the Cape

  • Turquoise Full Bedroom with private bath

    Turquoise Full Bedroom with private bath

  • Butterscotch Amber twin bedroom, with private bath with historic tub and shower

    Butterscotch Amber twin bedroom, with private bath with historic tub and shower

  • 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

  • Butterscotch Amber private bath with historic clawfoot tub and shower

    Butterscotch Amber private bath with historic clawfoot tub and shower

  • 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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