Private Waterfront Vacation Home on Barters Island

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.



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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome but we cannot accept cats....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This bedroom is on the ground floor with attached bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Located on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    This bedroom is located on the second floor....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) downstairs master bedroom, Double Beds (1) 2nd floor bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2nd floor bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Tub was converted to large shower for easy access....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Downstairs, entrance hallway...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second floor bathroom...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

Other Amenities

  • Relatively level lot with a small viewing platform at river's edge. Bench overlooking cove in wooded area next to house....moreless


  • Books:

    Books for all ages but primarily for adults and teenagers: history, poetry and fiction. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games and a few puzzles are in the bedside cabinet in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Music Library:

    (2) Primarily classical, Piano ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    overlooks river. Table has 2 leaves kept in front hall closet and there are extra chairs that can be used to increase table capacity....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    single car...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Looks out onto Back River...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Our driveway is at the end of Spofford Lane and becomes a small circle. There is room for several cars or car and boat but not for a very large vehicle or trailer. Small turn around area....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    towels for bathing provided but not beach/swimming towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    firewood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a 12 cup coffee maker and a press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    small toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Table with umbrella and chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a sunny, open lawn area - good for Frisbee throwing and ball chasing for dogs and children. The majority of our property is wooded....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small portable kettle style charcoal grill with a charcoal chimney for starting the charcoal without using lighter fluid....moreless



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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 4 - Jun 17, 2016
4 night min stay
Summer Prime
Jun 18 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 11 - Nov 5, 2016
4 night min stay

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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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 ( 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.


Owner info

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.

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  • Upgraded television, DVD/CD player and receiver

    Upgraded television, DVD/CD player and receiver

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • 2nd upstairs bedroom

    2nd upstairs bedroom

  • Nearby Mill Cove lobster pound

    Nearby Mill Cove lobster pound

  • Pond on the way to Porter Point Preserve

    Pond on the way to Porter Point Preserve

  • 1 of 2 upstairs bedrooms

    1 of 2 upstairs bedrooms

  • Upstairs hallway

    Upstairs hallway

  • View of cove from lawn

    View of cove from lawn

  • Trevett Country Store

    Trevett Country Store

  • Knickercane public boat ramp

    Knickercane public boat ramp

  • On the way to “Seal Rock”

    On the way to “Seal Rock”

VRBO #394207

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Private Waterfront Vacation Home on Barters Island

Boothbay #394207

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