Lovely Waterfront Home with Private Cove and Gardens
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- 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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- 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
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- 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....moreless
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We have been vacationing in Maine for 40 years and stay in various locations around the Boothbay area. This cottage is a classic Maine cottage with great views and a perfect location. We found it comfortable for a family of five. Grandma had no trouble with access. Short drive to many of the local attractions. Very relaxing. We hope to visit again in the near future. We would recommend it to anyone, it is worth the rental rates.
- Guest Enough Said (Annapolis MD)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
BEAUTIFUL VISTA AND GARDEN
BEAUTIFUL VISTA AND GARDEN
We were the first rental of the year and fell in love with the place before we even opened the front door. The garden was gorgeous and you could see through the large window in the living room out the other side of the house to the water. When we entered the house we were immediately comfortable, no sense of strangeness at all. Everything we could have wanted was provided, right down to the card table, fishing equipment, firewood, etc. The living room is quite large and comfy, with plenty of seating. The entire waterside of the house is a wall of continuous windows. It is great for two couples, which we were, since the bedrooms are on either end of the house, along with bathrooms and even a small kitchette area at one end. One bedroom is quite large and has a large bathroom, which includes a washer and dryer. The other end of the house has two bedrooms, one with a double, the other with twin beds, both quite small, but comfy. The bathroom is small, but adequate and has great water pressure. There are enclosed porches along the waterside, running the length of the house, except where the living room is, and all windowed (opens up and has screens). The water is right there and it is so easy to watch the tides change and the fish run through and the lobsterman getting their traps........We had a couple meals down in East Boothbay at the Lobsterman's Wharf......it was very good, by the way. Boothbay Harbor was very short drive, as was the grocery store, etc. Our road was a dead end road, which added to the privacy and quiet. It was great working with Doug and I am sure if you stay here you will love it as we did.....would not hesitate to return!
- Guest Citizen Of The World (New York State)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
This house is immaculate and vey comfortably furnished. The view is stupendous. We were here with 2 small children and four adults. Everyone had fun! It's a genuine Maine cottage experience. We loved it.
- Guest Susu (Whittier, ca)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
My family and I love this cottage! We stayed here by chance one summer and have returned for three weeks every summer for over 10 years. It is the perfect place for both relaxing and for exploring the Boothbay Region. Completely away from the tourist crush, it is peaceful, private and quiet, but everything you want to do or see is at most, a beautiful, vigorous bike ride or easy drive away. That is, when we can tear ourselves away from the cottage. It is ideal for bird-watching, reading or just relaxing and watching life on the salt water go by: with lobster boats out checking traps, sail boats heeling in the breeze, yachts, and sea kayaks all parading by. I spend hours on the deck or transfixed by the wall of windows watching the Great Blue Herons strutting on the lovely little low-tide beach, and the ospreys diving from the trees, or the occasional seal climbing on the rocks to sun just a few yards below. And on June nights, fireflies surround the cottage and light the little lane down to East Boothbay center. Speaking practically, the cottage works great if you are traveling with family or friends, as the guest bedrooms are on the opposite side of the cottage from the master bedroom and main living and eating rooms. The guest rooms have their own bathroom, a small kitchenette/dining room and covered porch, and a door between the guest side and main house. So all can have as much or as little privacy as you want. The only caveats I have are that the guest bedrooms and bath are a little small and tight, like an old Maine “camp” (which the guest side was). The kitchen doesn’t have a lot of counter space. That being said, however, we stay for at least three weeks and manage to cook most of our meals and frequently entertain for dinner. And our friends and adult children who have stayed with us have all loved this cottage. With the spectacular water views and little cove and tidal beach on one side, and the gorgeous, old, lush gardens on the other, this really is a magical spot that holds a special place in our hearts. The rustic, down-to-earth charm of the Maine coast at its most enchanting.
- Guest Andy (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Date of stay 08/18/11
- Review Submitted 05/31/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
I adored this wonderfully peaceful and comfortable place. It's a true Maine experience. If there hadn't been so much to do in the area, I could have sat all day at any of the picture windows -- or on the huge deck -- looking at the incredible view of boats on the river. It's right near the water, perched high above, on a quiet side street, but near the village center. You can tell that the house is well-loved -- delightful garden and care in details. I enjoyed walking on the rock cliffs -- and the LOBSTERS, of course! But there is a whole lot more of Maine-type stuff to do there.
- Guest Happy (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 07/08/11
- Review Submitted 05/22/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
$1450/wk & tax peak season $1150/wk & tax 5/17-6/14; 9/13-10/18 off peak discounts for extended stay guests Cleaning Fee $85 Saturday to Saturday Rentals Only $500 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit NO PETS
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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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View from Driveway
garden path to cottage from car park
Kitchen sink area
sun porch for dining and relaxing
Livingroom view of Damariscotta river
Outdoor Porch with view of Damariscotta river due East
Sunrise from deck
Laundry in Master bath
Second bedroom with full size bed
View of house from parking lot off private road (garden down the hill)
Kitchen range and refrigerator
Kitchen to Dining
dining table in sun room next to living room
View from living room to the damariscotta River
Living room with working fireplace
Living room view to garden
12'x14' deck with steps to waterfront
View from Damariscotta River of cabin
Guest suite full bath with shower
Third bedroom with twin beds
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