"This is an outstanding Maine cottage in beautiful Boothbay Harbor. It is spacious, very well equipped and appointed, has a fantastic view of the outer harbor and all of the boating activity, clean and well maintained, has a large lawn areas in both the front and back, beautiful gardens, and a front porch that is a focal point for family gathering and relaxation. The location is idea as it is in a quiet area away from touristy area, yet convenient for everyone's interests.
We are a couple in our early 70's who shared the cottage with two or our married sons and their families (10 of us in total). Staying in a nearby cottage were two other sons and their families (8 in total), so for many afternoons and evening we had 18 of us gathered at this wonderful cottage.
The kitchen is very large (4 or 5 cooks could work here without being in the way of each other) with a spacious center island, 2 sinks, 2 ovens, and every small appliance and piece of kitchen equipment a large family would need.
The great room is just that, "GREAT". Two long sofas and several chairs at one end gathered around a beautiful fireplace and entertainment center and the other end had two dining tables (we put these together so that we could accommodate all 18 of our family), a desk, sideboard, and a beautiful old church pew that would seat 10 people! One evening we hired a caterer who turned this space into a wonderful place for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration!
The owners of this property are wonderful and very accommodating -- they love this place and want their quests to love it as well.
While there is little reason to leave this property when visiting, it should be noted that there is a lot to do in and around the immediate area: Boothbay Harbor village is a 5 minute drive from the cottage and offers many restaurants, shops, boat tours, rental kayaks, and entertainment; within a 10 - 15 minute drive you can visit a wonderful aquarium, a narrow gauge railroad & antique auto museum (kids love the train ride!), beautiful Southport Island, the Botanical Gardens (a real gem -- don't overlook this first class attraction for all ages!) and more coastal scenery at Ocean Point."
Guest: The Stevens family
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 25, 2015