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Recent Boothbay Harbor reviews
Even Better Than We Thought it Would Be!
"Everything was perfect when we arrived, including replacement of down pillows and comforter to accommodate a severe feather allergy. As frequent guests to Spruce Point inn in the past we know the Booth Bay Harbor area very well and have always said "someday we will stay at Retreat Cottage" but since we could never plan far ahead it was always booked. This year we are moving to the West Coast so this was our last Maine vacation - we never dreamed the cottage would be available but it was.
The cottage is small - perfect for two adults and is so peaceful. We started and ended each day sitting in the chairs out front - coffee in the morning; wine in the evening. The kitchen is small but thanks to our manager, Sue we learned of Eventide and were able to pick up some very nice cheeses, meats and breads for anti pasto We also stopped at the York Farmer's market on the way up and got some meats and veggies. It was easy to whip up a gourmet meal a couple of days - and the others we headed to Muscongus Bay Trading Company in Round Pond which is a long time favorte.
Having a chance for an evening sail on our last night made the entire trip perfect.
Thank you Susan for helping to make this happen and to our host John Druce who elected to keep the Retreat Cottage and maje u available for special memories."
Guest: SunnyDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"We were extremely pleased with our stay at the Buttercup cottage! Clean, comfortable and roomy with an outdoor deck overlooking beautiful Linekin Bay. Plenty of linens, kitchen utensils, pans etc made our stay quite comfortable. We picked up lobsters/steamers from the local fish pier on two nights and had everything we needed to cook them at the cottage and enjoyed our feast while sitting on the deck! The bed was quite comfortable. Although there is no A/C, we enjoyed the cool breezes off the bay in the evening. There are two fans available if you should need them. We brought our kayak and were able to bring it across the street to Barrett's Park and kayak all around the bay. The cottage is within walking distance to town, maybe a 10-15 walk. The owners couldn't be nicer and were happy to point out all the great local places to visit. Their recommendations for dining were spot on! We had a wonderful week exploring Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor, a day at Monhegan Island, kayaking to Burnt Island light house, Maine's Botanical Garden and the many hiking preserves with well marked trails nearby. Don't forget to go to Wiscasset and lunch at Red's Eats. An awesome lobster roll experience!! The lines start early, be prepared. Buttercup had all the comforts of home. The eclectic decor was fascinating and tastefully thought out and displayed. Each day, I'd notice something that hadn't caught my eye previously. We would highly recommend a stay at Buttercup. We look forward to a return visit in the future. There's still much more exploring of Maine's mid coast to do."
Guest: Dottie B.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
"We enjoyed staying in this comfortable, spacious cottage complete with our own laundry, cook's kitchen, free wifi and relaxing decks. Within walking distance to Sprucewold beach and dog-friendly, kayak and paddle board-friendly Barrett park, this home is wonderful for active families or adults who enjoy running, biking, or walking along the picturesque roads down to the beach or harbor. Bike riding the hills under majestic tall pines will also create an appetite to enjoy the lobster at nearby pounds and restaurants. House comes with it's own lobster pot and utensils, too! If you would just like to relax, you can do it here,too. Boothbay Harbor's walkway is a quick bike ride or car ride away. Owners were excellent which made for a relaxing Maine vacation. Bringing the pooch was a plus, too."
Guest: Jayne T.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
"My husband and I spent a perfect week at this home last summer and are currently planning our return trip for this summer! We sat out on the deck every afternoon and watched the ships go by out in the ocean. The decorating is authentic "New England" while still so comfortable, the house is as well supplied as my own, the location is perfect, just a few minutes to walk to town. The owners were very nice, easy to reach, and helpful with travel plans and day trips. I am literally counting the days to get back to this house, town, and a nice lobster dinner. Highly recommend!"
Guest: KimDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: April 28, 2015