Quiet Luxury Heart of Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Penthouse Condo
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
'Penthouse' is the premier luxury condo in the 3 unit Back Bay Cottage, located on the water on the fringe of downtown Boothbay Harbor. With a/c, 2 fireplaces, radiant in-floor heat, & R-53 insulation we're comfortable in any season.
Next to the Chowder House, steps away from the footbridge, this location is both quiet and convenient. Over thirty restaurants, coffee shops, and delis, together with stores, marinas, tour boats, fishing and sailing charters, the library and even the opera house are within easy walking distance.
Built in 2006 on the site of a former fishermen's co-op dock, the Back Bay Cottage's architecture emulates the turn-of-the-20th-century 'gentleman's cottage'. Penthouses' interior combines the charming traditional 'Down-East' bead-board detail with authentic European country antiques and original maritime art and boat models.
Comforts include air conditioning, two gas fireplaces, a 'great-room' state-of-the-art country kitchen with its granite work areas separated from the living areas by a large butcher block island; a 24 bottle wine cooler, an extensive DVD video and CD music collection, Wi-Fi, stereos, flat screen TVs, gas BBQ, about 40 feet of windows overlooking the water and a deck with stunning views of the harbor.
We provide all linens, towels, paper products, condiments, a 'welcome' basket & some complimentary wine & coffee.
We have plenty of on-site parking - even for an RV.
'Starboard', the 1 bedroom/1 bath condo unit (sleeps 2) located below the 'Penthouse' can be rented in conjunction with it at discounted rates. (See VRBO # 389011)
Penthouse shares a dock & float with the other two units. Not for large boats because you have to fit beneath the footbridge, the float is perfect for kayaks, canoes and dinghys.
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- On floor 2
- 2250 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 8%
7 night minimum during hi season
Holiday weekends during the shoulder season are 4 night minimums
We prefer that you pay by check. Email us & we'll provide a contract.
If you rent the 1st Flr 1QB/1B Starboard unit (VRBO # 389011) (Sleeps 2) simultaneously, save 20% on its rental rate.
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We are three blocks from the best Italian restaurant in Maine, two blocks from an excellent Pizza joint, three blocks from 5 or 6 good fish restaurants, next to the Chowder house, three blocks from Chinese & Thai restaurants, and three blocks from boutique popcorn & icecream stores. What else could a gourmand want?
Penthouse shares a dock & float with the other two units, so bring your kayaks, canoes, and low profile outboard motorboat (you have to get under the footbridge). Larger boats can tie up at one of the marinas and you can dinghy in - tide permitting.
Sailboat harbor tours, whale watching tours, excursion tours, fishing charters are available 3 blocks away.
Because of wealthy patrons Boothbay Harbor boasts a 'Y' as upscale as many private rec centers. A brand new Olympic swimming pool, several indoor tennis courts and running track, weight rooms give you no excuse.
Year Purchased: 2006
About: This is our retirement home. I'm a property developer and boat designer, she's an European antique dealer and interior designer, and we're both ocean sailors. We combined our talents to create the most comfortable, user friendly, casual floorplan we could envision and then surrounded ourselves with the antiques and marine art that we both love. We hope you like it as much as we do!
Why Boothbay Harbor:
We live high in the Colorado mountains - in ski country, but we really missed the ocean - and sailing. We also like living in resorts - because of the great variety of restaurants. So we spent 8 years exploring the East Coast in search of Nirvana - and kept coming back to Maine - looking for the right combination of small town/rustic/amenity laden/harbor town. Boothbay Harbor combined the character and aesthetics of a small, old fashioned fishing village with the amenities of a resort destination without any extravagances. Just large enough to have a golf course, a botanical garden, a first class 'Y', library, theatre, and some shopping, it provided enough diversity of activities without being too 'country-clubish' and with no mainstreet cookie-cutter retail. BBH also boasts one of the largest and finest harbors in Maine - perfect for small boat sailing.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Location, Waterfront, Luxury, Aesthetics, Did we say Location, View, Coziness, Charming, Ambiance, Understated Elegance, Comfort, And again Location. Whether its high tide watching the kayakers or low tide watching the gulls swoop in to pick up shellfish - anytime on our deck with coffee or a drink is the ultimate in relaxation.. Then we might wander downtown - which starts at our front door - to any one of a number of the town's fine restaurants - Ebb Tide or Andrews Harborside for breakfast, or McSeagulls or Ports of Italy for dinner. Walking is a key benefit to this location.
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- Secondary: +1 970.376.7376
Built in 2006, the Penthouse is the premier & most luxuriously appointed rental condo in downtown BBH. Central A/C keeps it cool & radiant in-floor heating & 2 gas fireplaces keeps it warm. A large deck with LL Bean deck chairs & a large wine cooler keep it hospitable.
The stunning downtown harbor view from the Penthouse deck. It's 2 blocks away.
The long view of the Great Room with dining in foreground. English & French antiques complement the nautical artifacts.
This cozy reading nook is off the Great Room, next to the kitchen, with a view of the deck, and its own TV.
A Wine-Cooler, Double Oven, Advantium Microwave, Instant Hot Water, Country Sink, & French Door Refrigerator with in-door ice & water modernize the honed granite traditional ambiance.
The Great Room antique pine country dining table seats 8 with 5 more at the island.
The en-suite master bath has a large jacuzzi tub with water views, 'his' & 'hers' individual vanity sinks with three mirrors each, & a large shower with bench for pleasurable relaxation. Oh yes!, a closet as large as a small bedroom.
The king bedroom office area has a comfortable desk overlooking the harbor. Equipped with hi-speed Wi-Fi, a lazer-jet printer, paper, pads, envelopes, stamps, & its own stereo.
The en-suite den has a large flat screen TV and Queen sleeper sofa, complemented with stunning original maritime art. If you're a sailor, its' library has over a hundred books on sailboat design, heavy weather technique, interiors, etc.
View of the footbridge with kayakers renting their boats from next door. Our own float works well for kayaks, canoes & dinghies - thats it in the foreground.
Foggy nights are an absolute delight from the Penthouse deck. After a touristy day, the serenity of sitting on the deck, glass of wine in-hand, watching the gulls, or boats, or clouds, shouldn't be missed.
Looking in from the covered deck @ the 1QB/1B Starboard rental below. VRBO #389011 Yes, lots of antiques here, too.
Private parking for up to 8 cars - even an RV - Walk 2 blocks to downtown restaurants & boats
The Great Rooms' conversation & comfort area is right off the deck- with fireplace & flatscreen TV for your choice of pleasures.
The Great Rooms custom couches are far too comfortable in front of the large TV
This 12 ft long traditional butcher block island breeds conversations with the chef & seats 5.
The honed granite country sink & countertop with the traditional butcherblock island serve 2 chefs and entertain 5 seaters.
The en-suite master King bedroom boasts a new 'pillowtop' mattress for 2014. It has its own gas fireplace & flat screen TV.
The master bedroom has 20 ft of window views of the inner harbor and faces East. A delightful way to wake up, or use the dark shades and sleep in.
The queen en-suite guest bedroom with classic beadboard trim, antique bedside tables, bookcase, lounge chair and, of course, its own flat screen TV.
The Back Bay Cottage entry is filled with both land & maritime maps & paraphernalia. You can plan day trips by water or car.
The BB Cottage is just 2 blocks from downtown boat excursions, restaurants, bars, bookstores, ice cream shops, coffee shops, galleries, &, of course, ladies clothing & jewelry shops.
With a separate 1 QB/1B Starboard rental below, (VRBO #389011, 20% off if rented w/PentHouse), you can park your in-laws downstairs in their own private domain.
The Back Bay Cottage has 3 Rental Condos - a total of 7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14 - Parks 8 cars - docks 3 dinghies.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015
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