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Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage W/ Dock, Bay & Island Views, 5 BR/4 BA

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Summer cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10), spacious, fully equipped

This beautiful, roomy classic Maine summer cottage has been in the family for generations and is filled with happy family memories. It is fully equipped, spacious and comfortable, inside and outside. There is no better place on earth than the front porch as the sun goes down and casts its light on the hulls of the yachts anchored in the harbor.

FIRST FLOOR: Inviting, comfortable living room with oversized fireplace (stocked wood box), games galore (including bumper pool table), two seating areas, bookshelves filled with classics and contemporary books. Picture window looks out to the harbor and islands beyond. Formal dining room with table that seats 10 easily, picture window out to harbor and islands. Old fashioned pantry with sink. Eat-in country kitchen, fully equipped new large refrigerator, all utensils, dishes, pots and pans, cable TV with DVD. Contemporary 'fridge, dishwasher, microwave. Downstairs bedroom off kitchen has twin beds; bathroom with step-in shower across hall from twin bedroom. Large front porch for eating and lounging. Enclosed back porch with washer/dryer. Charcoal grill off kitchen.

SECOND FLOOR: Four bedrooms, two in front of house with ocean views, each with its own bath; two in back of house, one with enclosed sleeping porch. Bedroom 1: queen bed, bath with shower. Bedroom 2: queen bed, bath with shower and tub. Bedroom 3: queen bed, enclosed sleeping porch off of it with twin beds (ideal for children). Bedroom 4: twin beds, two dressers. Bedrooms 3 and 4 each has a sink for washing up. All sinks are original white porcelain in excellent condition. Shared bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4 off upstairs hall has shower. Another enclosed small porch with 3 twin beds off front bedrooms.

Maximum number of people at standard rate is ten. Up to twelve allowed with a $50 per person, per night additional charge.

All linens provided with house including sheets and plenty of towels. Beds are made up clean when you arrive.

Outside, lawn slopes down to 75 feet of ocean shoreline with small sand/pebble beach and rocks for young children. Large deep water dock, swimming ladder. Enjoy spectacular views of the harbor and Tumbler, Squirrel, and Fisherman's Islands from the dock's benches, the porch, living room, dining room, and two front bedrooms. Pick fresh flowers from the garden.

Kayaks available for use.

NOTE: A dinghy tied to the dock may be used by owners to get to/from boats during rental periods. Owners will go directly to dock and not disturb house occupants.

ENTRANCE: Driveway brings you in facing the garage; house is down the slope on left. Enter through the lattice back porch, into the kitchen. (Or walk around the right of the house to the ocean-facing side and come up the front porch steps.)

ONE MILE from bustling Boothbay Harbor for restaurants, shopping, bookstore, library, art galleries, and regular concert series. Within one hour (easy day trips) are extensive hiking, antique shops, more art galleries, and the shops of Freeport.

BOATS AVAILABLE: Two sea kayaks and one double kayak. Other boats may be rented in town, and can be tied up at the dock during rental period.

AMBIENCE: This is a classic Maine cottage, comfortable, much-loved and well-used, ideal for a few families or a family reunion. Absolutely no smoking in the house or on the property.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING RESERVATIONS: We do not take reservations until mid-January, when the calendar for the following summer will be filled in. As a family home, family members line up dates before we make it available for rent. MOST SUMMERS there is a week available in mid-July, and a week available in mid-August. If you are able to get away in June or September, those months are beautiful - especially September, and they are much more widely open.

Keywords: Oceanfront

More Details

Mary Saudek Jaffee
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Mary Saudek Jaffee

I manage the rentals for this extended family owned home that our parents bought in 1962. We have updated many things while maintaining the original Maine summer cottage feel. It is a gathering place for our large, multi-generation family, with incomparable access to the water, views, and generous living space. At this point we rent it out three to four weeks each summer to help with improvements, taxes and upkeep.

Mary Saudek Jaffee purchased this cottage in 1962

Why Mary Saudek Jaffee chose West Boothbay Harbor

If you are looking for an authentic Maine cottage on the ocean, with all conveniences inside along with views of boats coming and going from the West Harbor and the islands beyond, this is an ideal place. It is large - with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, ample living and dining rooms, full pantry and lovely eat-in kitchen. It is inviting and warm inside, and offers oceanfront recreation outside.

What makes this cottage unique

PLEASE NOTE: We do not update the July and August calendar until early January, and we do not confirm reservations for those months until two weeks later, January 15. There are three weeks available in both June and September. In addition, there is usually one week in mid-July and one week in mid-August, but the July and August dates are confirmed later.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a fabulous time. My grandchildren think this is their summer house, so we will be coming back." (This was after two years of vacationing at the house with four grandchildren ages 1 to 8; they are returning this summer, 2011.)
Jul 2010
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West Boothbay Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - shower , Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Claw-foot bathtub; no shower
    Bathroom 3 - Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Step-in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Front of house, ocean view, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Front bedroom, ocean view, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Enclosed sleeping porch ideal for children off this bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom on first floor; has full bathroom.
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , Enclosed sleeping porch off Bedroom 3
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6) Two rooms have twin beds, and an enclosed sleeping porch off of bedroom 3 has twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Large fireplace in spacious livingroom with two seating areas; formal dining room sits 14; eat-in kitchen; pantry. This is a turn-of-the-century, shingle cottage with large rooms, smaller bedrooms, closets in every room. Family reunion friendly. Front porch overlooking ocean is spacious with comfortable seating. PLEASE NOTE: Owner may use the dock and dinghy tied to it to get to/from boats. Will not disturb families renting; will walk down side of property to dock.


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Classic Maine Oceanfront Cottage W/ Dock, Bay & Island Views, 5 BR/4 BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Knoxville Tn

Parents of The Groom

  • 5 of 5

Our son got married at the Costal Maine Botanical Gardens on the 7th. We along with his siblings and a Aunt and Uncle stayed in the house the week before and a few days after the wedding. The house was perfect. I felt like I was living in my dream summer cottage with all the necessary comforts of today like a dishwashers and new washer/drier, but at the same time it is an older home with the quirks of sticky drawers and old wall heaters. More importantly it has the joys of an older home. My family especially love the large fireplace in the living room and the dining room that easily seats 14. When my daughter decided to make cupcakes the bowls, mixer, pans and even the paper liners were tucked in one of the drawers of the kitchen. It is very centrally located, easy to find, and yet very private. All the relatives, friends, groomsmen etc. found their way to our place and instantly moved out to the large porch at the back that looks out at the water. That feature continues to be the one that everyone references as the most wonderful part of the house. Wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southeastern PA

Perfect BH place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We knew Boothbay Harbor would deliver on it's charm because I grew up vacationing there as a kid. However, when we rented The Hull to celebrate my mother's milestone birthday and relive old memories, we never expected the place we stayed to be such a great contributing factor to a fantastic week! The entire property was very well-maintained, and the owners couldn't have been more communicative and attentive to ensuring a wonderful stay. They've taken care of everything - you just need clothes and groceries. The listing description and photos are 100% accurate; however, they don't do justice to the whole package. Favorites: every front window has a gorgeous view, the large dining table accommodates big family dinners, campfire on the rocks by the water, kayaking. Very private, but centrally located to everything we wanted to do. We highly, highly recommend The Hull to vacation and establish memories for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful home with my extended family in late June. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay--plenty of space, bedrooms, bathrooms, and beautiful views. We enjoyed walking into town (less than a mile away) with plenty of shops and restaurants to keep us busy for the full week and having our own dock with kayaks was a definite bonus! The property was well maintained and cared for. Would consider this house again when traveling back to Boothbay Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Concord NY

Family Vacation and more

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of 9 just spent a week....not enough time. So much room, such a view, we were lucky enough to be there for Windjammer Days and watched the fantastic fireworks right on the porch! We used the kayaks and dingy and my grandson totally enjoyed throwing rocks from our own beach! We had huge family dinners, made smores in the fireplace and even managed to complete a 750 piece puzzle. The kids shopped in Freeport (just a short drive) and walked to town many times and found all our necessities just down the road at the grocery and drugstore. We saw the Botanical Gardens, the Aquarium, the Coast Guard station and even took a couple boat tours including a fishing excursion. What a great place for any age!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful owners, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We love this home!-going back for our 4th year. The home has authentic Maine cottage charm, character, a spacious living room, numerous bedrooms, and a view to die for overlooking the harbor with all the activities on the water. The yard is very large, nicely sloped, open, yet private. If I could have a second home in Maine, this would be it! I worked in Boothbay years ago. To be able to return and enjoy all the region has to offer as a tourist has been a real pleasure, though with staying at the Hull, I feel like I belong. 3 couples and teen age/college age kids have all enjoyed this home.It is clean, the owners very helpful and kind, and we would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bumper pool, games and puzzles, trips to islands, hiking, lobstering on lobsterman's boat, art galleries and museums


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Members of the owners' family may access boats via the dinghy tied up at the dock throughout the summer. This will be done without disturbing the family in residence.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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