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Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor

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Portside's private deck

Portside's private deck Dining room & living room Looking at Back Bay Cottage from its float Dining room and breakfast bar Den overlooking water with trundle bed forming 2 twin beds or 1 king Master bedroom with queen bed and large en-suite bathroom Twin bedroom with full bathroom Portside's private deck Den overlooking water Kitchen with granite counter-tops and state-of-the-art appliances View of Back Bay Cottage from far side of footbridge Dining room Looking across the inner harbor to Back Bay Cottage Entrance to Back Bay Cottage Back Bay Cottage, next to the Chowder House in downtown Boothbay Harbor Artist's studio on the footbridge, just steps from Back Bay Cottage

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Last updated: 03/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Boothbay Harbor condo description

Portside is a luxury condo with the charm of a cottage on the ground floor of the 3-unit Back Bay Cottage, built in 2006. We are next to the Chowder House and kayak and bike rentals and just one block from the footbridge. The cottage is in the heart of the harbor and yet you will find tranquility and privacy inside. Over thirty coffee shops and restaurants and numerous shops are within an easy walking distance, including many places open year round.

Portside shares a dock and float with the other two Back Bay Cottage units and has its own deck on the water’s edge. Comforts include state-of-the-art kitchen and appliances, gas fireplace, gas grill, flat screen TVs, a large video collection, wine cooler, iPod stereo, Wi-Fi and free reserved parking. All linens, towels, paper products and basic condiments provided.

Please ask about our website for more details on Back Bay Cottage, information on the history of the Boothbay Region, restaurant, shopping & entertainment recommendations, information on activities in the region, including walks right from our door, scenic drives, boat trips & day trips, practical information that may be useful during your stay, and much more!





Keywords: condo

Property Type

  • 1478 sq. ft.
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                A ramp leads from the parking area around the side of the building to the deck. There is about a 5" step up to the unit from the deck, then the unit is all on one level. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • King size beds (1) The trundle bed/twin beds in the den can be pushed together to make one king bed, Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) There are two twin beds in the second bedroom and a trundle bed with two twin beds in the den....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Large kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, including wine fridge, Keurig and automatic drip coffee makers, double Avantium oven, and everything you need to cook, from a crock pot to a lobster pot....moreless

              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Oven
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                There is private parking for two cars, or one car with a trailer/boat....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Private parking...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                In living room...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking
              • Iron & Board
              • Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Heating
              • Babysitter

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV with over 200 channels in living room; cable TV in den and both bedrooms...moreless

              • Video Library:

                A number of videos and DVDs, DVD players and VCR ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Ipod dock/CD player/radio in den ...moreless

              • Television
              • Games
              • Toys
              • Books
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Shelling
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Hiking
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Fishing
                          • Boating
                          • Bay/Sound
                          • Autumn Foliage
                          • Churches
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Live Theater
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Forests
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking
                          • Marina
                          • Library
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Whale Watching

                          Other Activities

                              • Boothbay Harbor is a small town on the coast of Maine with a year-round population of just over 2,000 people that was established as a fishing camp and whose economy and whose spirit are linked to the fishing industry to this day. Boothbay draws more and more visitors each year, in the summer season, for the fall foliage and to a steadily increasing extent, in the off season months. The town offers numerous boat excursions including trips to nearby islands and whale watching and deep sea fishing tours, historical sites, a world-class botanical garden, an aquarium, numerous shops and art galleries, a network of hiking trails, sea kayaking, sailing, while not losing sight of its small town New England traditions. And of course the seafood cannot be matched anywhere in the world (and believe me, I’ve tried!)...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • A Gem!

                                A Gem!

                                • Guest Francy B.
                                • Date of stay 10/13/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                                Our stay at Back Bay Cottage was perfect in every way. The condo is right in the heart of lovely Boothbay Harbor, with its many restaurants and shops. It’s cozy, impeccably maintained, charmingly decorated, and superbly equipped; Abby has thought of EVERYTHING a guest might need. We felt at home right away, and we never wanted to leave. The deck/dock is the best; we were out there at sunrise, sunset, moonrise and many times in between to enjoy the superb view and watch the tides. We would have been happy to curl up and spend all our time “at home,” but we had magnificent fall weather, so we walked all around town, took a harbor cruise and explored the nearby Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (a “must-see”), the Maine Maritime Museum and Iron Works in Bath, and the excellent Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. Back Bay Cottage is a gem. Highly recommended.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Francy, Thank you so much for your kind review and for leaving future guests with some must-sees in the region! Best, Abby

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                              • Jamie and Sandy (Florida)

                                Jamie and Sandy (Florida)

                                • Guest James S.
                                • Date of stay 08/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/26/13
                                Being born in Boston, and having spent most of our lives in three states, we recognize what characterizes and makes New England unique. Portside, at Back Bay Cottage, is an example of an accommodation that typifies life in a seaside New England Village. In addition to that, Boothbay Harbor itself represents much of the beauty of the entire state of Maine. Because of that, many artists over the years have chosen to reside in Boothbay. Whether shopping, dining, exploring, sightseeing, hiking, or simply sitting on the dock, the sights, sounds, smell, touch, and feel of being in New England are in abundance. Finding local activities and professionals is worthwhile.Through word of mouth, it just so happens the same recommendation will pop up regarding each inquiry.Soon you begin to feel like it's your home also. The interior and exterior of Portside portrays the natural integrity of its' setting and location. Where ever you cast your eyes, a picturesque scene comes into focus. Abby is welcoming, easy to communicate with, and offers a 5-star, real-life, get-a-way! Take the time to let Maine surround you in all that you do, and from the moment you open the door, until the time has come to close it, the word "Wow," will be with you.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Jamie, Sandy, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed Portside and were able to take advantage of all Boothbay has to offer! Warmest regards, Abby

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                              • Boothbay Cottage Port Side

                                Boothbay Cottage Port Side

                                • Guest Tracey (Columbus, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 08/31/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/14/13
                                My husband, son and I stayed a week in the Port Side cottage in Boothbay. We could not have been happier with the cottage! It was by far the most comfortable vacation rental we have ever used. The cottage has alot of space with a cozy, warm feel. So well stocked with everything from kitchen supplies to linens. Lots of info about the area with ideas, directions, menus or anything you would want to know. Loved our stay in Boothbay and at Back Bay Cottages, cant wait to go back!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Dear Tracey, Thank you for your kind review! I am so happy that you and the whole family enjoyed your stay. Take care, Abby

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                              • Heather et al.

                                Heather et al.

                                • Guest Heather (Fort Gratiot Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 05/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                                We cannot say enough good things about our time spent here. We had experienced my grandfather's funeral and needed to get away afterwards and decided on the coast. My mom, dad, brother, husband and myself had plenty of room. Abby has thought of simply EVERYthing a person would need down to a full candy dish. The kitchen was well equipped with anything you would need to cook while you are there. If we even had one little complaint...it would be those darn swinging doors on the pantry....pain in the keister. A top notch place to stay, convenient to the little village. We would love to return one day. Thanks, Abby.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Heather, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind review. I will have to find out if there is any other option for pantry doors! Best, Abby

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Beautiful cottage close to everything!

                                Beautiful cottage close to everything!

                                • Guest Marcus (Houston, TX)
                                • Date of stay 06/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                                My family and I stayed at "Portside" Back Bay Cottage and had a wonderful experience. The cottage was clean, very nicely decorated and had every kitchen gadget you could think of. The location of the cottage was amazing! We loved being right on the water and in walking distance to everything! The owner of the cottage was fantastic! She communicated with us throughout the planning of our trip and even allowed us to ship some items for our infant in advance of our stay. If we are in the Boothbay Harbor area again, we would definitely stay at Portside - Back Bay Cottage.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                                Owner response: Lisa & Marcus, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back again soon! Best, Abby

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                              • Perfect in Every Way!

                                Perfect in Every Way!

                                • Guest Jill H. (Glendale)
                                • Date of stay 10/27/12
                                • Review Submitted 12/21/12
                                My sister and our 89 year old dad spent two wonderful weeks at Abby's place. This condo offers pure luxury - and its immaculate! The kitchen has every amenity imaginable and a stunning black stone farmhouse sink. We road out Sandy which brought high winds and rain for a day and a couple of days later a nor 'ester brought snow. Through it all we never lost power and felt cozy and safe in front of the gas fireplace. The cottage is a short block to town where you'll find the shop owners welcoming and helpful. We stayed late in the season which is our preference to avoid crowds. Some shops and restaurants were closed but we found plenty open. Mama D's became one of our favorites - casual, friendly and great comfort food. Abby was always available by email and when we asked if we should tie down the deck furniture she had the caretaker come over and take care of it immediately. We've rented vacation homes from Southern California to Carmel by the Sea, the Dordogne and Theoule sur Mer - the Back Bay Cottage will always remain one of our favorites! We would highly recommend it!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Jill, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the hurricane didn't stop you from exploring. I just arrived at Back Bay Cottage (December 26th) and I have to admit, I'm secretly hoping for a blizzard - so long as I can stay curled up in front of the fire just watching! I hope you can come visit again soon! Happy holidays! Abby

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                              • Beautiful!!

                                Beautiful!!

                                • Guest User (Danville, CA)
                                • Date of stay 10/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/28/12
                                If you are looking for a relaxing, beautifully decorated, turn-key condo on the coast of Maine, the Back Bay Cottage-Portside is the place to stay. I can not say enough wonderful things about our visit here. My elderly parents, brother and I stayed at the condo for four days and wished we never left. The condo is so comfortable, beautifully furnished, and extremely clean with every amenity you could think of needing. We even picked up fresh lobsters and clams across the bay and every pot, pan, and utensil was stocked in the kitchen for the freshest seafood dinner consumed in the three weeks we were traveling. Abby, the owner, is a gem! She had a welcome basket waiting for us upon arrival and answered every question promptly during the planning of our trip. The property is conveniently located within walking distance to numerous restaurants, bars, and shopping in Booth Bay Harbor. Also it is a great location for exploring the coast of Maine and its numerous lighthouses. I would highly recommend this fabulous condo! Thank you Abby!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Joanne, I am so glad that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you visit again soon! Thank you so much for your kind words. Take care, Abby

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                              • Comfortable luxury

                                Comfortable luxury

                                • Guest TX Travelers (Nacogdoches, TX)
                                • Date of stay 09/15/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/25/12
                                Stayed a week at this spacious harbor view condo with all amenities. Owner goes the extra mile to make you comfortable. What a kitchen! Easy access to town. Be sure to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens just a few miles away. Lots of recommendations for all area activities written by owner who knows this area from years of personal experience.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Thank you, Becky, for your kind words! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. I hope we see you back in Boothbay again soon!

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                              • Wonderful!

                                Wonderful!

                                • Guest Stacy W.
                                • Date of stay 07/07/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/23/12
                                We had a terrific time in this beautiful condo with our 3-year-old twins! It is a terrific in-town location for walking to restaurants, shops, ice cream, boat tours, etc. We followed Abby's advice and did a ton of picnicing. Some of our favorite adventures included: - Dinner at McSeagull's - Dinner at Lobster Dock - Downeast Ice Cream - Kayaking (right next door) - Hendrick's Head Beach with a picnic - Farmer's Market (Thursday morning) - Lunch at Lobsterman's Wharf in East Boothbay - LOVED East Boothbay General Store for picnic supplies - Reid State Park - Pemaquid Beach Park - Cap-n-Fish's Seal Cruise - Scenic drive through Ocean Point in East Boothbay - Grilling on the deck with fresh lobster and scallops We highly recommend this terrific condo (which felt much more like a cottage)!

                                Owner response: Hi Stacy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your week in Boothbay and that my advice was useful. It's always nice to hear feedback. It sounds like you were quite busy!! That's fantastic. Your list includes so many of my favorite spots and activities in the region. It just makes me sad I won't get to spend any time there myself this summer! Thank you so much for your kind review and I hope you can visit again soon! Take care, Abby

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Beautiful condo, outstanding convenience, and great views!!!

                                Beautiful condo, outstanding convenience, and great views!!!

                                • Guest Rob S. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
                                • Date of stay 05/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/02/12
                                We had a great stay in Boothbay. This condo is beautiful, extremely well appointed and super cozy. The condo has modern appliances and fixtures while the decor emphasizes Maine and the sea. The info provided by the owner is really helpful too. It's truly a place where you can escape a busy life. You can hang out in the den and read a book or watch a movie. You can spend hours watching the birds and the tide coming in an out on the deck. Or you can watch the sunrise. The location is great too. You can walk to everything. The condo was clean and the pictures represent it well. I recommend this condo. It's definitely a place we will return to.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Rob, Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I do hope you will visit again soon! Best, Abby

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                               

                              Special offer: LAST MINUTE SPRING SPECIAL - 20% OFF!

                              Take 20% off the usual rates for last minute bookings for April & May 2014!

                              Offer for: Apr 16, 2014 - May 31, 2014 View calendar

                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Low season
                              Jan 1 - Mar 28
                              3 night min stay
                              $217
                              $1,150

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                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $89
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              January 1, 2014 – March 29, 2014 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 4 nights)

                              March 29 – May 24 $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 4 nights)

                              May 24 – June 21 $1995

                              June 21 – September 27 $2595

                              September 27 – October 25 $1750

                              October 25 – December 31 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 4 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $950 for a long weekend

                              Portside rents year-round Saturday to Saturday. The rates are for up to 6 people.


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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Portland Jetport at 60 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: The Chowder House at 10 Metres
                              • Nearest Golf: Boothbay Country Club at 2 Metres
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2010

                              Why the Owner Chose Boothbay Harbor:
                              Although I just purchased this home at the end of 2010, I have been vacationing in Boothbay my entire life (since the age of three weeks) and my family has been vacationing in the area since 1914, owning property in the region and spending summers here since the 1930s. Whether this is your first time in the region or you have been coming for years, I hope you enjoy your stay to the fullest and discover why this place is so special to me and my family.


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                              Photos

                              • Portside's private deck

                                Portside's private deck

                              • Looking at Back Bay Cottage from its float

                                Looking at Back Bay Cottage from its float

                              • Den overlooking water with trundle bed forming 2 twin beds or 1 king

                                Den overlooking water with trundle bed forming 2 twin beds or 1 king

                              • Twin bedroom with full bathroom

                                Twin bedroom with full bathroom

                              • Den overlooking water

                                Den overlooking water

                              • View of Back Bay Cottage from far side of footbridge

                                View of Back Bay Cottage from far side of footbridge

                              • Looking across the inner harbor to Back Bay Cottage

                                Looking across the inner harbor to Back Bay Cottage

                              • Back Bay Cottage, next to the Chowder House in downtown Boothbay Harbor

                                Back Bay Cottage, next to the Chowder House in downtown Boothbay Harbor

                              • Dining room & living room

                                Dining room & living room

                              • Dining room and breakfast bar

                                Dining room and breakfast bar

                              • Master bedroom with queen bed and large en-suite bathroom

                                Master bedroom with queen bed and large en-suite bathroom

                              • Portside's private deck

                                Portside's private deck

                              • Kitchen with granite counter-tops and state-of-the-art appliances

                                Kitchen with granite counter-tops and state-of-the-art appliances

                              • Dining room

                                Dining room

                              • Entrance to Back Bay Cottage

                                Entrance to Back Bay Cottage

                              • Artist's studio on the footbridge, just steps from Back Bay Cottage

                                Artist's studio on the footbridge, just steps from Back Bay Cottage

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