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Elegant Boothbay Waterfront Estate-15 Acres/Gardens, Trails, Wildlife

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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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....
The estate consists of four New England-style buildings: farmhouse and historic barn; a charming garden shed; a renovated 1800s Cape and a 1700s barn. The Farmhouse combines new convenience with historical flavor, with exterior porches, dormers and gardens. Inside, the first floor holds a large, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and Great Room, built and furnished with 200 year-old barnboards and timbers. These rooms face the river, the sunsets and the pond. A cozy media room with the latest technology and a handicap-accessible bedroom and bath face the courtyard. On the second floor are four additional bedrooms with private baths; two facing the courtyard, two facing the river, and a Gathering Room above the Great Room.

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.

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

When the buildings are not rented to Homeaway.com 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.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • 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. ...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Malachite.Handicap-Accessible...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Lapis Lazuli...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Watermelon Tourmaline...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

            Amethyst...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            Tangerine Citrine...moreless

          • The Watermelon Tourmaline room & the Tangerine Citrine room, on the second floor of the farmhouse, look south over the garden porch, across the courtyard to the Cape & barn, & across Back River road into nine acres of woods & wood trails.They are blessed with morning sun & bird calls. The Malachite room, on the first floor of the Farmhouse, does as well. It is handicap-equipped throughout. The Lapis Lazuli & Amethyst rooms, also second floor, face northwest to Back River, with a sweeping view of the river & the cove at the bottom of the property, & out over the back porch, towards the apple orchard & the freshwater pond. Spring & Summer nights, the air is filled with the sound of peepers & frogs. Amenities in bedrooms include a paddle fan;Cable TV in some rooms; WiFi; room-darkening shades; luxurious linens....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Handicap-Accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • All five bedrooms have private bathrooms with shower/tubs (handicapped shower with seat in the Malachite room), pedestal sinks, comfort height toilets with quiet lids and plenty of space for toiletries and cosmetics. Towels are plush and colorful. Fans quietly remove excess humidity. These bathrooms provide a private sanctuary....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Air conditioners are available for ‘rent’. Since they are not ‘green’, there is a $50.00 fee for the week or the visit....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

                Hundreds of books for loan while on site, in the Great Room library. ...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Found in the Media Room...first floor....moreless

              • Games:

                Found in the Media Room...first floor....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Ipod dock in the dining room also entertains the new back deck. ...moreless

              • Television:

                There is a large, flat screen TV in the Media room and a couple more TVs throughout the building...all have cable hook-up. ...moreless

              • Toys:

                Children's toys are located in the sports equipment deck box, behind the Gallery Barn. ...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Found in the Media Room...first floor....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • 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
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • River
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                The dining room table is a 200 old barn door, finished for dining. It seats 20 intimately; 18 with elbow-room. ...moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 18 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                Window air conditioners are rentable...for $50 per week or per visit. ...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Guests are asked to wash, dry and fold the linens before departure, so bring your own if you'd like to avoid that last chore....moreless

              • Living Room:

                The Great Room is 26 feet high and built with 200 year old timbers around new structural panels. ...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telescope
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                We call it WIFLI (When It Feels Like It), but it's really reliable about 95% of the time....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen
              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Binoculars
              • Boat:

                One inflatable tandem kayak and one other inflatable boat, plus life jackets are complimentary. ...moreless

              • Boat With Paddles
              • Deck / Patio:

                A brand new deck has been added for spectacular river and sunset views...as well as card games, tea chats and dinner for 18....moreless

              • Golf Clubs
              • Inflatable Boat
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                See above. ...moreless

              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden:

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

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Water Sports Gear:

                See above. ...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall Colors 2014
              Sep 13 - Oct 24, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $425 $480
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,140 $11,790
              Off Season 14-15
              Oct 25 - Apr 29, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $355 $415
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,665 $10,110
              Spring Blossoms 2015
              May 1 - Jun 11, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $390 $450
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,910 $11,150
              Summer Peak 2015
              Jun 12 - Sep 17, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $455 $520
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,380 $13,260
              Fall Colors 2015
              Sep 18 - Oct 29, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $425 $480
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,140 $11,790
              Off Season 15-16
              Oct 30 - Apr 28, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $355 $415
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,665 $10,110
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $455 $520
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $3,380 $13,260
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              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: 09/16/2014
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              Location

              60 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Portland
              6 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Boothbay Harbor Islands
              15 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Wiscasset
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 27
              25 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Popham Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Close proximity to ocean, restaurants, golf, mini-golf, boating, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and every kind of shopping. There are 13 hiking preserves within 10 miles.

              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 delicious coffee and make yourself a hearty, healthy breakfast in the fully-equipped kitchen.... Wander 15 acres of gardens and woodland trails....borrow a kayak to paddle with local seals....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.

              Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes, Mini Golf

               

              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. 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...and it was perfect for building vacation rental houses. 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……..

              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. 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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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • The Elegant Waterfront Farmhouse

                The Elegant Waterfront Farmhouse

              • Lupines run wild near the pond, turtles and frogs

                Lupines run wild near the pond, turtles and frogs

              • The Farmhouse from the freshwater pond

                The Farmhouse from the freshwater pond

              • The barn door Dining Room table, seats 20, into the fully-equipped kitchen

                The barn door Dining Room table, seats 20, into the fully-equipped kitchen

              • The Farmhouse kitchen with views to the river

                The Farmhouse kitchen with views to the river

              • The Great Room library, with view to the river

                The Great Room library, with view to the river

              • The Media Room

                The Media Room

              • The brilliant Tangerine Citrine Queen Bedroom

                The brilliant Tangerine Citrine Queen Bedroom

              • The Watermelon Tourmaline Queen Bedroom

                The Watermelon Tourmaline Queen Bedroom

              • The Farmhouse and the Garden shed in summer

                The Farmhouse and the Garden shed in summer

              • The reception deck, a rental behind the Farmhouse building

                The reception deck, a rental behind the Farmhouse building

              • The Bold Colorful 5 Bedroom Waterfront Cape across the Courtyard from Farmhouse

                The Bold Colorful 5 Bedroom Waterfront Cape across the Courtyard from Farmhouse

              • Sailing on the Back River. View from the Farmhouse

                Sailing on the Back River. View from the Farmhouse

              • On-Site Gallery, Jewelry, Paintings, Photographs

                On-Site Gallery, Jewelry, Paintings, Photographs

              • The Farmhouse from the Back River

                The Farmhouse from the Back River

              • The Dining Room into the Great Room

                The Dining Room into the Great Room

              • The Farmhouse Kitchen into the Dining Room

                The Farmhouse Kitchen into the Dining Room

              • The view of the Back River from the Great Room of the Farmhouse

                The view of the Back River from the Great Room of the Farmhouse

              • The rich blue Lapis Lazuli Bedroom, A Queen bed and a Twin, with river views

                The rich blue Lapis Lazuli Bedroom, A Queen bed and a Twin, with river views

              • The King-Sized Malachite Bedroom, first floor and ADD equipped

                The King-Sized Malachite Bedroom, first floor and ADD equipped

              • The Amethyst Full Bedroom with river views

                The Amethyst Full Bedroom with river views

              • The firepit which seats 12

                The firepit which seats 12

              • The estate and Back River, from the air.

                The estate and Back River, from the air.

              $355 - $520 per night (USD)
              29

              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 15

              View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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