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Lovely Waterfront Home with Private Cove and Gardens

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boothbay cottage description

WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE COVE

Our peaceful cottage sits just in front of a rock ledge and calm cove of the wide Darmariscotta River--hence the cottage’s name, “On the Rocks.” A summer home surrounded by green lawn and gardens, its many picture windows and large deck provide views of the constantly changing 9’ tides, of lobstermen hauling their traps, of sunrises, of seals riding the river’s current or of the blue heron that favors fishing in our small cove, and of the picturesque boat harbor downriver.

The heart of the cottage is its large living room, featuring three picture windows facing the river with a view of the harbor boats, another picture window facing the garden, a piano and a wood-burning stove. On one side of the living room is the kitchen, a sitting-dining area with a wall of screened windows also facing the river, and the master bedroom with queen bed and full bath with bathtub. The other side of the living room has an enclosed porch with day bed, a bedroom with a full size bed, another bedroom with twin beds, and a small room with kitchen table and a second bathroom with shower. This section gives privacy from the master bedroom on the other side of the living room.

Outside is a large deck with lounge chairs, table and charcoal grill, and of course a full view of river activity. Our cove is appropriate for children at low tides and has deep water access.

Our quiet home is a five minute walk down a private road to the tiny shipbuilding village of East Boothbay, where the river reverses its flows into the large town pond, a fascination to watch when standing on the village bridge. The village’s dock restaurant serves great lobster meals on its large open deck that faces the yachts and sailboats anchored in the harbor. A general store is around the corner with all the necessities you may need including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A ten minute drive takes you to Ocean Point, where old cottages line the winding road beside the ocean’s rocky coast, and where visitors stroll for true coastal scenery. A large public cove provides swimming for children and adults; beyond the cove are two miles of wide rock ledges that can be easily climbed over so one can feel the spray of ocean surf crashing onto the rocks, or so one can discover small tidal pools teeming with crabs, mussels and plant life.

Our cottage is a 15 minute drive to Boothbay, a lively town with waterfront restaurants and cafes where you can watch yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and harbor cruise boats as they head in and out of the charming harbor. Boothbay is also home for the incredible Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens, now quite famous as the largest in New England, and the small Maine State Aquarium, very exciting to children and situated on a beautiful harbor point with picnic tables, grassy lawn and a rocky shore. 13 lighthouses and 15 wildlife land preserves are available for visits and hiking. Kayaking, golf, mini-golf, a new YWCA pool, lobster and clambakes, and boat cruises are always offered, with Windjammer Days (late June), July 4 fireworks, East Boothbay Shipbuilders Festival (August), and on-going craft fairs as special events.

Nearby are Wiscasset, known as the “most picturesque village in Maine” with old sea-captain’s homes and popular “Red Eats” lobster rolls, Freeport with the LLBean flagship store and other famous outlets, Rockport with its Farnsworth Art Museum which features the Wyeth artists’ works, and the nearby “Christina’s Farm” located on an unspoiled peninsula, and Bath with its Maine Maritime Museum. A day’s round trip boat ride brings you to Monhegan Island, a fascinating island known for its footpaths through village homes and artists’ studios.

Our secluded cottage offers the natural peace and beauty for a genuine Maine experience.





Keywords: Peaceful cottage with large deck for views of Damariscotta river and East Boothbay boat harbor, private rock ledges and cove, near village general store and restaurant, Ocean Point, Boothbay, coastal Maine delights.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                The cove is appropriate for children at lower tides....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                No Cats- Small toy breed dogs..... maybe....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Large 12'x14' deck with lounge chairs, comfortable eating chairs and table with umbrella, two windowed porches, small second kitchen, steps to river front with rock ledges for sunning or fishing, and a small sandy cove for children's swimming at lower tides and easy access for kayaks. A quiet retreat on private road with gardens and ample parking. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Attractions

                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Rocky beach to launch your kayak's or the canoe that is available for guests to use....moreless

                  • Downtown
                  • Oceanfront:

                    On the Damariscotta River about a mile from the ocean...moreless

                  • Village:

                    One quarter mile from the Post Office and General Store...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Located on the Damariscotta River...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Master bedroom, Master bath and living room ONLY...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wireless...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        everything you need...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        everything you need...moreless

                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early
                      May 16 - Jun 13, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,250
                      Peak
                      Jun 14 - Sep 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,550
                      Late
                      Sep 12 - Oct 17, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,250

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 8%

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                      Last updated: 12/09/2014
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                      Location

                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Lobstermans Wharf
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lobstermans Wharf

                      From our home you can walk to East Boothbay's marina and shipbuilding harbor, to the general store with internet access (and great donuts!), and to Linekin Bay. Our cottage is a15 minute drive to Boothbay, a lively town with waterfront restaurants and cafes where you can watch yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and harbor cruise boats as they head in and out of the charming harbor. Boothbay is also home for the incredible Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens, now quite famous as

                      the largest in New England, and the Maine State Aquarium, very exciting to children and situated on a beautiful harbor point

                      with picnic tables, grassy lawn and a rocky shore. 13 lighthouses and 15 wildlife land preserves are available for visits and hiking. Kayaking, golf, mini-golf, a new YWCA pool, lobster and clambakes, and boat cruises are always offered, with

                      Windjammer Days (late June), July 4 fireworks, East Boothbay Shipbuilders Festival (August), and on-going craft fairs as

                      special events.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: My wife and I have owned the house next door for ten years. Our extended family has enjoyed the Boothbay region for many many years. When we were approached by our next door neighbors about buying their family cottage of 46 years we knew it was a great opportunity to own 'another' slice of heaven.

                      Why the Owner Chose Boothbay:
                      This quaint summer place was built by and had been in the same family for over 46 years until we, as the next door neighbors were lucky enough to purchase it when it was time for the family to sell. We currently use the house ourselves for part of the summer and will be renting it out the rest of the summer.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View from Driveway

                        View from Driveway

                      • garden path to cottage from car park

                        garden path to cottage from car park

                      • Kitchen sink area

                        Kitchen sink area

                      • sun porch for dining and relaxing

                        sun porch for dining and relaxing

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Livingroom view of Damariscotta river

                        Livingroom view of Damariscotta river

                      • Outdoor Porch with view of Damariscotta river due East

                        Outdoor Porch with view of Damariscotta river due East

                      • Porch 2

                        Porch 2

                      • Sunrise from deck

                        Sunrise from deck

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Laundry in Master bath

                        Laundry in Master bath

                      • Second bedroom with full size bed

                        Second bedroom with full size bed

                      • View of house from parking lot off private road (garden down the hill)

                        View of house from parking lot off private road (garden down the hill)

                      • Kitchen range and refrigerator

                        Kitchen range and refrigerator

                      • Kitchen to Dining

                        Kitchen to Dining

                      • dining table in sun room next to living room

                        dining table in sun room next to living room

                      • View from living room to the damariscotta River

                        View from living room to the damariscotta River

                      • Living room with working fireplace

                        Living room with working fireplace

                      • Living room view to garden

                        Living room view to garden

                      • 12'x14' deck with steps to waterfront

                        12'x14' deck with steps to waterfront

                      • View from Damariscotta River of cabin

                        View from Damariscotta River of cabin

                      • Master Bath

                        Master Bath

                      • Guest suite full bath with shower

                        Guest suite full bath with shower

                      • Third bedroom with twin beds

                        Third bedroom with twin beds

                      VRBO #402248

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                      $221 - $250 per night (USD)
                      5

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/09/2014
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