Elegant Boothbay Waterfront Estate-15 Acres/Gardens, Trails, Wildlife
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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: Farmhouse and historic, 200 year-old Homer Jones barn; a charming garden shed; a renovated 1800s Cape and the Gallery Barn.
The Farmhouse combines new convenience with historical flavor, with exterior porches and dormers, and a new deck with fabulous river views, all surrounded by gardens.
Inside, the first floor holds a large, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and Great Room, built and furnished with 200 year-old barn-boards and timbers. These rooms face the river, the sunsets and the pond. A cozy media room with current technology and a handicap-accessible King 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 elegant Farmhouse.
Wander 15 acres of gardens and woodland trails....borrow a sit-on-top kayak or 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! So is the world-class Boothbay Harbor Country Club golf course! 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 front or new back deck....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, colorful bedding, paddle fans, cable TV, WiFli.
Renewed again, live your bold and colorful life! Both buildings (the charming historic Cape and the elegant Farmhouse) are available year-round.
When the buildings are not rented to Homeaway 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.
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- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
Children are welcome, and love this site. The pond is full of tadpoles in the spring and frogs 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 a deck box filled with children's toys for your use. We have rainy-day puzzles, artist kits, books and movies. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15
- The Watermelon Tourmaline room & the Tangerine Citrine room, on the second floor of the farmhouse, look south over the front 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 and new back deck, 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 access in all rooms; one movable TV; WiFli; room-darkening shades; colorful linens....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- All four regular bedrooms have private bathrooms with shower/tubs (we have a handicapped shower with seat in the Malachite King room), pedestal sinks, comfort height toilets and space for toiletries and cosmetics. Towels are plush and colorful. Fans quietly remove excess humidity. These bathrooms provide a private sanctuary....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Near The Ocean:
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
At low tide, you will often see dozens of birds on the uncovered islands & day or night you might hear the haunting call of the loons. There are half a dozen seals who like to play in our cove....moreless
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
A pair of bald eagles are nesting at the northern end of Tibbetts I (1/8 mi down river) & they regularly swoop overhead, looking for lunch. Enjoy your own lunch, on our picnic tables, with river views...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 18 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
The bedrooms are 'dressed', with full linen sets-sheets/towels/robes-on arrival. Guests are asked to wash, dry & fold the linens before departure..bring your own if you'd like to avoid that last chore...moreless
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
The pantry is stocked with two microwave ovens, two blenders, two toasters, a toaster oven, a Kitchenaid food processor, iced tea maker, ice cream maker, coffee grinder, waffle maker, crepe maker, etc...moreless
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio:
- Golf Clubs
- Inflatable Boat
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Water Sports Gear:
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Off Season 15-16
Oct 30 - Apr 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 8%
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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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, Snowboarding, 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; playhouse, 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...
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 12 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, many perennial gardens, apple trees, lilac trees and old stone walls 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, in the 'off-season', 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 Barters Island:
Mother Nature has shaped this property to be both elegant and beautiful...the buildings are on the plateau at the top of the estate and the lawns and gardens, stone walls and woodlands slope gently down and down to the Back River. A great Blue Heron often visits the freshwater pond; then flies off towards the river. Our local pair of bald eagles are seen wheeling overhead regularly as the tides change. A huge porcupine was seen at the south end of the property recently and we have visits from foxes and deer, ospreys and hawks. The property has a healing energy which most people feel the moment they step onto it. A visit here fills the vision with color, the spirits with hope and the body with calm and peace.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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 world-class Botanical Garden within 4 miles; kayaking possibilities in rivers and lakes and the Atlantic. We also have a world-class golf course 4 miles away. 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 just under three hours away. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward island, both favorite parts of Canada, are nearby too… 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...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.
- Primary: +1 2033317242
- Secondary: +1 2076336566 Maine
- Fax: +1 2076336566 Maine
Links to more information:
The Elegant waterfront Farmhouse
Lupines run wild near the pond, turtles and frogs
The Farmhouse from the freshwater pond
The Dining Room into the Great Room
The Farmhouse Kitchen into the Dining Room
The view of the Back River from the Great Room of the Farmhouse
The Malachite King/or Twins handicap-equipped bedroom
The Watermelon Tourmaline Queen Bedroom
The Amethyst Full Bedroom with river views
The Farmhouse and the Garden shed in summer
The reception deck, a rental behind the Farmhouse building
The Farmhouse from the Back River
Sailing on the Back River. View from the Farmhouse
On-Site Gallery, Jewelry, Paintings, Photographs
The barn door Dining Room table, seats 20, into the fully-equipped kitchen
The Farmhouse kitchen with views to the river
The Great Room library, with view to the river
The Media Room
The rich blue Lapis Lazuli Bedroom, A Queen bed and a Twin, with river views
The Tangering Citrine Queen bedroom and bath
The firepit which seats 12
The estate and Back River, from the air.
The Bold Colorful 5 Bedroom Waterfront Cape across the Courtyard from Farmhouse
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