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

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 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: 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! 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.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.

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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 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
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    See our information on ADA access, on the Malachite bedroom web page. ...moreless

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 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

  • 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 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

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

  • 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:

    There is a large, flat screen TV in the Media room and another TV that can be moved throughout the building...all bedrooms have cable hook-up. ...moreless

  • 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 another TV that can be moved throughout the building...all bedrooms 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
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • 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

  • River:

    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

  • 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

  • Waterfront:

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room table is a 200 year-old barn door, finished for dining. It seats 20 intimately; 18 with elbow-room. There are 5 raised stools at the kitchen island, as well. ...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:

    The clothes dryer is a front loader, large-sized dryer. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a see-through gas fireplace between the dining room and the Great room, which adds warmth and ambiance, in season. ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Work out at the local YMCA....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    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:

    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:

    Towels are provided, but we ask that you bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is a front loader, large-sized washer. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    This kitchen has two coffee-makers....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen drawers are full of cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pantry and kitchen cupboards are full of dishes and utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has a double sink in the window counter and another, single sink in the island counter. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    There are two microwave ovens in the pantry....moreless

  • Oven:

    The stove and oven are restaurant sized (6 burners and a good-sized oven), and gas-fired....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    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

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard refrigerator in the Pantry. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove and oven are restaurant sized (6 burners and a good-sized oven), and gas-fired. It comes with a 4 burner griddle, for those Sunday morning brunches!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    This kitchen has two toasters....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Rent bicycles in downtown Boothbay Harbor. ...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Two sit-on-top kayaks, and one inflatable boat, plus life jackets are complimentary. There are also local rental places for sea kayaks. ...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:

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

  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent sea kayaks in Boothbay Harbor. There are two sit-on-top kayaks, for your use. ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The gas grill is on the back porch, near the deck box with grill accessories. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    The Farmhouse has a SE facing front deck & porch, with 3 rocking chairs and 2 patio tables w/chairs; and a NW facing back porch & new deck, with 2 large tables & a smaller table w/ chairs....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Play tennis at the local YMCA....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    See above. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak 2015
Jun 12 - Sep 17, 2015
5 night min stay
$420 $520
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200 $11,000

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Colors 2015
Sep 18 - Oct 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$400 $480
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,040 $10,000

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Off Season 15-16
Oct 30 - Apr 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,575 $7,000

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$420 $520
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200 $11,000

Rates are based on 11 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

60 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
3 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, 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...

 

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 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 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 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.


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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 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 Malachite King/or Twins handicap-equipped bedroom

    The Malachite King/or Twins handicap-equipped bedroom

  • The Watermelon Tourmaline Queen Bedroom

    The Watermelon Tourmaline Queen Bedroom

  • The Amethyst Full Bedroom with river views

    The Amethyst Full Bedroom with river views

  • 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 Farmhouse from the Back River

    The Farmhouse from the Back River

  • 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 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 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 Tangering Citrine Queen bedroom and bath

    The Tangering Citrine Queen bedroom and bath

  • 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.

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

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

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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