Waterfront with Magnificent, Panoramic Views
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Waldoboro house description
WONDERFUL HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL SETTING
* Quiet, safe neighborhood on a private road.
* Spacious front lawn for a game of croquet or badminton.
* Windows and decks in back overlook ever-changing saltwater vistas.
* Our own new dock has a large float with swim ladder.
* Next to the dock is a new stairway to the shore for exploring sea life at low tide, or launching kayaks from dry land.
* Great boating, especially kayaking, canoeing and sailing.
* Fish from shore or dock.
* Investigate islands, enjoy bird and seal-watching.
SPOTLESS, COMFORTABLE HOME
* Large, airy master bedroom with queen size bed. *Smaller bedroom with double bed, antique, hand-painted country furniture.
*Third bedroom has two single beds, mirrored dresser and an old, lift-top student desk.
* Water views from cozy den, large eat-in kitchen, and extra-large living/dining room.
*Maytag clothes washer and dryer. Recently renovated full bathroom.
* Well supplied with local recreational and restaurant information. Books and games and puzzles; TVs, stereo. Outdoor furniture and new gas grill.
*Half bath is an authentic period piece from the 1970s.
* All living spaces on one floor.
* Besides boating, swimming, walking, hiking, fishing, reading and daydreaming, you’ll find the town of Waldoboro a lovely interlude between charming Damarascotta and the busy Rockland/Camden area.
* Known as the home of the five-masted schooner, Waldoboro has a new library with a friendly staff, a small theater, and a local history museum.
* Unexpected bonuses in Waldoboro include an excellent bakery(Borealis), *one of the state’s best pizza places (Movie & Pizza), *The Narrows, a tavern with wonderful musicians, *The Rusty Hinges, on Tuesday evenings and good food all the time, and an exceptional *grocery store (Morse's) that makes its own sauerkraut and aged cheddar, and imports other unusual foods. And, of course, we have the *famous local landmark, Moody’s Diner.
* In and around Waldoboro you’ll find super restaurants, antique shops, weekly auctions, fine arts galleries, and crafts studios. Rockland’s *Farnsworth Museum is one of the country’s best American art museums, and up the street, *Sunfire Mexican Grill is wonderful. From bargains (think Reny’s in Damarascotta) to top-of-the-line boutiques (e.g. *Archipelago at the Island Institute in Rockland), you can explore and shop as much (or as little) as you like.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio:
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- About 15 minutes to Damariscotta; 25 minutes to Rockland.
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The view out the back of the house was constantly changing on the tidal Medomak River. We spotted a couple of seals usually at dusk and a heron who visited frequently. Each day, the kids enjoyed exploring as the tide went out. The ranch house was laid out nicely and in good order. The wifi worked well, and it was nice to have a landline with long distance capability since cell service was not as clear. Nancy was a pleasure to deal with and very informative. It's about 3 miles to Rt. 32 from the house so the location is private although relatively close to Rt. 1. It was a pleasure to visit for one week and we would certainly consider returning in future years.
- Guest Tom (Delaware)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Owner response: We're very happy that you enjoyed your week. Nancy
Perfect tide watching!
Perfect tide watching!
This home is in the perfect "Maine" setting. My family enjoyed one high 80 degree week and one cooler, foggy, rainy week. Both were just about perfect. The shore is very kid friendly and so interesting at both high and low tides. we loved the large living room/ dining room for games, family meals or just reading. The three bedrooms were comfortable and worked well for our family of 6. The kitchen had all we needed to cook up lobsters, clams, shrimp and scallops. The chairs waiting for us at the end of the dock were a perfect addition so we could be close to the water, reading or watching the river activity. This was my 4th summer renting at Butter Point in Waldoboro, and I am looking forward to renting again.
- Guest Sas (Chicago suburb)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you Susan. We are happy when you are. And grateful for your review.
We love this place! Our most recent stay is at least the third time we have rented this house. We love the location, it's quiet and the views are gorgeous. We find the house so cozy and comfortable - with everything you need. (Very clean and well maintained.) I think you need at least two weeks to really enjoy the area, there are so many day trip possibilites! We like the Waldoboro location as you can easily travel both north or south (or inland) to so many other towns/sights. You can bring your own linens or pay the modest laundering fee if you don't have time to wash them before you leave. (We have done both.) We have always had a wonderful time here, and the rental process has been simple and without any issues at all. Highly recommend this owner and rental.
- Guest Lrickey (Annandale, VA)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Wonderful to hear from you. Many thanks.
A relaxing vacation by the water
A relaxing vacation by the water
This June my husband, son and two grandsons had the pleasure of staying at this home in Waldoboro. Our original reservation was for one week but we enjoyed it so much we asked to extend it for another week. Luckily it was available. The new dock is great. We enjoyed sitting on the float in the evening and enjoying a drink. We especially loved the live lobsters which we order and were left in the box in the water by the dock.The boys loved paddling around in the water and looking for clams. Rockland is a short drive away and provides a variety of interesting things to do. And there are numerous excellent restaurants nearby. We particularly enjoyed Moody's and even got their cookbook as a souvenir.The house was spotless when we arrived which was a real pleasure. We are hoping to return next summer.
- Guest Judy (Omaha, NE)
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 08/22/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Wonderful to hear from you. And thank you for your kind words. Look forward to seeing you next year.
Beautiful views over priced
Beautiful views over priced
We stayed in July it has great views but found it to be over priced compared to other proerties in the area. Owner waived fees for dog and cleaning I feel that she needed the rental as we did not book until a short time before we arrived there must have been a reason for all of the vacant weeks. Sparsely furnished with no comfortable furniture to sit in. Great amount of books on shelfs but loaded with mildue. Two small tv's with very limited selection of channels ( 2 french 3 public 1 local and no national stations). You must be out by 10 in the morning and the house must be as clean as an operating room or you will be charged a very large fee which they will deduct from your deposit. One day I walked in from the deck to find the owners agent snooping around the house. Small dog next store barks all of the time at your door.The day we left we started cleaning at 7:00 am and it took forever for things to dry in the dryer which was very stresfull because you must be out by 10:00 or you willbe chared a fee.
- Guest Happy (wakefield ma usa)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Owner response: Wade rented at a large discount after scheduled guests (who return every year) canceled at the last moment because of family illness. Wade and his family left our house in an unacceptable condition. For the first time in eleven years of renting I deducted the cost of extra housekeeping time, but refunded most of his security/cleaning deposit. I wrote Wade an explanation but received no reply. On August 8 my refund check was cashed. On August 15 I received a copy of his review. Please be reassured, we have never charged for late departure, our furniture is very comfortable (as our photos show), our rates are comparable to similar properties, etc. But the charge of "snooping" is untrue and insulting. The truth is this: we noticed a leak from the washing machine the day before Wade arrived. I called to ask him if arranging a repair was OK. He said yes. When the repair was scheduled, our housekeeper called to tell him. No answer. She lives nearby, so she walked over to the house. The breezeway was unlocked and the front door was open. She rang the bell. No answer. Finally she stepped inside and started calling "Hello". He came in from the back deck, and he agreed to the repair time. She left. That is not snooping! We ask renters to let us know how we might improve their stay. Wade's only fair complaint, about the clothes dryer, has been taken care of. We value and respect our guests, and do our best to welcome and please them. This review makes us sad, but we hope it won't discourage you.
A magical place right on a large tidal river. Water views change every half hour. Shorebirds galore (gulls, terns, osprey, heron, and today an eagle). Seals play on an island offshore. Dock for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Three bedrooms, two large sitting rooms, deck with grill accomodate family and guests comfortably. Immaculate. Near major inland attractions: Boothbay, Damariscotta, Pemaquid and Rockland. We have come back for many years and all cares just fall away as we walk in the door. Be sure to schedule your visit when the full moon is rising over the water—unforgettable view from living room picture windows.
- Guest Margo (Wendell, MA)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Many thanks for your comments—they remind us why we love this place so much. Your enjoyment over the years is especially gratifying.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Jack, an architect, grew up in North Carolina. I'm a writer, born in New York. We've lived in many places and traveled a good deal, but nothing compares to the beauty and pleasures we find here. Sitting on the deck, kayaking, going for walks, reading . . . this house is the most wonderful and relaxing place I know. Exploring nearby, and visiting museums and antique shops is fun too.
Why the Owner Chose Waldoboro:
The town of Waldoboro is unique. Though it has a significant summer population it has kept the character of a small, friendly town. We have summer theater, a new library with a very helpful staff, a great take-out pizza place (voted one Maine's best in Down East magazine) where you can also rent a movie, and good local restaurants. We have everything you might want to find out about Maine in over decade's worth of Down Easts in our library. We also have an eclectic, maybe even eccentric variety of books, from mysteries to philosophy.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is sunny, very clean and comfortable and has ever-changing beautiful views.
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Sunset and rainbow over our dock and local lobster boat.
Floor plan of this house that is sunny, comfortable and welcoming.
New dock and new stairway to the shore. May 2012.
Serenity at low tide.
Watch the river, read and relax in living- dining room. Well stocked library.
Dining area of living room.
Watch seabirds, seals & lobster boats in the sunny, eat-in kitchen.
Master bedroom has windows on two walls.
. . . old school desk
Great Blue Heron visits every year.
Full moon is always awesome.
The house is set back on a private road.
Overlooking salt water Medomak River from the deck in back of house.
Fun at low tide.
Kayaking toward our shoreline.
View from living room.
Binocular view from kitchen, local lobster boat.
Smaller bedroom is furnished with country antiques.
Bedroom with twin beds and . . .
Tuesdays local musicians, The Rusty Hinges, at The Narrows in Waldoboro.
Sunrise and lobster boat from our deck.
It is beautiful any time of the the day or year.
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