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We are sure you will enjoy the ever changing tidal riverscape from this private vacation spot as we have for the past 20 years. This rental is located on Barters Island, a 10 minute drive from Boothbay Harbor. The open floor plan provides wide water views from the kitchen, living and dining areas as well as the deck. There is a queen bed in ground floor master bedroom and an easy access shower in its bathroom. One upstairs bedroom has a double bed and the other has 2 twin beds. There is a full bathroom upstairs. There is an extra twin mattress in upstairs closet that can be used in any of the bedrooms to sleep a 7th person. We find this to be an ideal location for enjoying the pleasures of mid-coast Maine.
Renters must be 25 or older. There is a maximum occupancy of 8 which would require 1 person to use the extra twin mattress and another to use an air mattress, sleeping bag or cot that you provide....moreless
Open floor plan allows wheelchair use in living/dining areas and into kitchen. One would need to take a few steps to get into ground floor master bedroom and to use its bathroom. Bathroom has an easy - access large shower....moreless
The bathroom attached to master bedroom has a tub-sized shower, a double sink vanity and a linen closet. There is a powder room in entrance hall and a full bathroom with tub/shower on the 2nd floor....moreless
Relatively level lot with a small viewing platform at river's edge. Bench overlooking cove in wooded area next to house....moreless
Books for all ages but primarily for adults and teenagers: history, poetry and fiction. ...moreless
Games and a few puzzles are in the bedside cabinet in the master bedroom....moreless
Some pantry items are stocked at the beginning of the season: flour, sugar, coffee, tea, baking powder, olive oil,red wine vinegar and more. We ask that renters restock when an item is finished....moreless
Summer prime Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Sep 6 - Nov 7, 2015 3 night min stay
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Great place for picnicing, playing frisbee with your dog or swimming. At high tide the stone wall provides a great jumping in platform. I love that at low tide you can check out the area that will later be underwater and assure yourself of the absence of underwater obstacles. There is a great rock just off swimming beach that children and adults enjoy swimming or wading to depending on the tide.
Relaxing at the house and enjoying the everchanging tidal landscape of Back River is one of our favorite activities as well as, of course, lobster eating!! Many great daytrips are available: Camden - has a beautiful harbor and rewarding hike up Mt. Meguntacook, historic Pemaquid Harbor and dramatic Pemaquid Point, Damariscotta, Rockland, Freeport (L.L. Bean), historic Bath - maritime museum, Brunswick (home to Bowdoin College). The Boothbay Region Land Trust Preserves (www.bbrlt.org) are wonderful with numerous walking and water trails throughout the area - Porter Preserve on Barters Island, is a 5 minute drive from the house and offers fabulous views of the Sheepscott River with tidal islands where seals often sun themselves. The Costal Maine Botanical Gardens are nearby as well as the kid friendly Railway Village . There are various boating excursions out of Boothbay Harbor including puffin and whale watching trips, charter fishing trips and visits to Monheagan Island.
Year Purchased: 1990
Why the Owner Chose Boothbay: This house has been in the family since 1990 and we have been enjoying it immensely ever since. We value the peacefulness of the location as well as the availability of walks, concerts, boating, public library with its locally famous used bookstore and many, many other activities. When our children were young we all enjoyed the local Railway Village with train rides, animals and an antique car museum. We have also loved exploring other beautiful towns and state parks along the Maine coast and inland from this home base including; Bradford State Park (walking trails and mountain biking available) and Reid State Park (on the ocean with beach and a large 'tidal' pool that is great for small children.) Inland we have visited Moosehead Lake and the surrounding area; explored the paper company roads and canoed down a stretch of the Penobscot River.