Come enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this brand new lakefront retreat just minutes from the quaint seaside shops and restaurants! The rental is a private, bright, spacious apartment in the lower level of the home with 9-ft ceilings and LOTS of windows and glass to see the beautiful water and sunsets from each room. Enjoy star gazing, fishing, swimming, or choose out of 4 kayaks or rowboat to explore the mile-long lake waters. Walk out the French doors to the grass and sit back in an infinity chair and listen to the wind in the trees and watch the sun sparkle off the lake, or take the short path that leads to the private dock with swim ladder and swim, lay out on a towel in the sun, or perch on a tree stump near the water's edge. The large bedroom includes a queen-sized bed situated nicely to look out over the water. Two fold-away twin beds in the living room sleeps 2 more and can be made up as one bigger bed. The unit has a small but fully equipped kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances for your convenience. Bathroom has dual sinks. Enjoy a private entrance, heat and air conditioning on it's own zone, and parking for 2 vehicles. Unlimited WIFI and Sling TV with news package on a smart TV (also ready for your Netflix, Amazon Prime or other connectivity) included. Games and puzzles line the closet shelves to encourage an unplugged experience. Property is located on a quiet dead-end road that leads to sidewalks into town. Walking the beautiful oceanfront route to town takes approx 20 minutes or take the 5 minute drive in a car. This is a great starting location for exploring the rest of the Boothbay region as well! Take in area walking trails, choose a boat tour to see picturesque islands and lighthouses, take a dip in the ocean from one of the area's rocky beaches, or see the nearby Botanical Gardens. The main part of the home is a part-time vacation retreat for the owners. (The pin on the map is incorrect. House is the first on the left above the pin) Welcome!
- House865 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
Wendy and Jim Barrows
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 2, 2018
About Wendy and Jim Barrows
We used to own a VRBO property with high ratings across the road from this new home so we are familiar with what travelers are looking for. Unfortunately, the star ratings won't transfer to the new property so we hope you will take a chance and trust that we have experience in providing a beautiful place for you to have a great stay in Boothbay Harbor!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, awesome host and fantastic quality of accommodation
We travel a lot and always prefer to stay in self-catering. When you live in someone else's space, there is always a tendency to look at it quite critically and think you might have done this or that a little differently - well not this time! Wendy and Jim have created a beautiful apartment in their home that is quite extraordinary from the perceptive of attention to detail, décor and little touches that make it truly special.
Boothbay Harbour is breathtaking at anytime of the year and Lakeview Drive is in West Boothbay which is a 25 minute scenic walk or a 5 minute drive to the centre of the town. You loose nothing by being here because the house is located on the edge of stunning fresh water lake with wildlife by your window and beautiful sunsets. They provide canoes various and it was just one of life’s memorable experience to walk out of your door overlooking the dock on a still, crisp Autumn morning and Kayak around the lake with no noise apart from that created by nature.
We cannot thank Jim and Wendy enough for their amazing hospitality, assistance and advice. We arrived as guests and left as friends – it does not get better than that. I am almost loath to post this review because this is a new venture for Wendy and Jim and I am certain that they will be overwhelmed by people wanting to rebook – get in now while you can.
Beautiful house by the lake
My husband and I were looking for a quaint place close to town for our week long stay in Boothbay Harbor and were lucky to find this gem. It is five minutes to the center of town. The apartment is part of a newly built house by the lake. It is beautifully decorated with attention to detail and impeccably clean. It has and expansive living room with large windows and French doors with views to the woods and the lake and very quiet. Wendy was very nice and responsive to our needs. Would highly recommend!
Great location, beautiful view, wonderful apartment
Wendy was so accommodating, ready to help with whatever questions we had. The apartment was very spacious and comfortable with incredible views down to the quiet private lake. 5 minutes from town. Loved it!
PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL STAY IN PARADISE - September 15 -- 22, 2018
We can only join the wonderful testimonials.
Arriving at Wendy was easy - saying goodbye was a challenged, so as we French say "Au revoir". Until we meet again Wendy.
Thank you Wendy for all the thoughtful and creative touches in the decoration of Paradise; the hues of ocean foam, greens, blues and greys are so calming.
Wendy has achieved magic and it is always a treat to return home to West Bootbay after a day of touring.. The comfort, the access, the beauty of the back lawn dipping to the water, the call of the loons, the flying dragons.
Boothbay has much to offer for all tastes. Ports of Italy, restaurant, suggested by Wendy was superb.
We loved Pemaquid's region. Damriscotta is a fun town to visit. We enjoyed picnics along some of the lesser travelled nooks (Muscongus area) - Do sample the local oysters, and as you start your journey home, do make a stop at the shacks in Edgecomb for a lobster roll.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Bernadette and Jim - CT. September 15 - 22, 2018
Beautiful and clean home away from home
Wendy and Jim provided a home away from home! It was exceedingly comfortable and clean and they were very thoughtful in every design decision and amenities included. The light in the living room and bedroom was just gorgeous and we loved the view of the lake from every window. We traveled with our five month old and his pack and play fit perfectly in the bedroom walk-in closet and he had plenty of space in the living room to roll around and play. The access to the lake was incredible and we loved having access to the kayaks and row boat. Thank you, Wendy and Jim!
We chose Boothbay Harbor as our vacation destination because of the quaint shops, the Harbor itself and all the activities the area provides. Wendy and Jim's apartment was absolutely perfect to come "home" to at the end of the day. Even though the house is less than 5 minutes from downtown, you feel like you're in an entirely different area. It was like having two vacations in one!
Wendy thought of everything to make our stay relaxing. The house is impeccably clean and fresh, and decorated beautifully. The huge windows make the place feel much larger than it is. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is luxurious with plenty of clean, fluffy towels. We spent our mornings down by the lake having coffee and enjoying how quiet the area is. It was unseasonably hot during our visit, so it was nice to have an air-conditioned house waiting for us. There are so many wonderful places to eat in the area that we really didn't use the kitchen much, but for those that do, the kitchen is well stocked with the essentials. We enjoyed taking the little boat out on the lake and sitting out on the dock at the end of the day to enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
Wendy was so helpful during the entire rental process, answering our questions before our trip and giving us information on things to do (The Botanical Gardens and a voyage on the Schooner Eastwind are a must!). She checked in with us on the day we traveled to make sure we arrived safely, gave us a quick tour of the property, and then left us to enjoy ourselves. We had plenty of privacy and could come and go as we pleased. The week flew by, and we didn't want to leave - the sure sign of a successful vacation! I can't recommend this rental property highly enough, and I encourage anyone who is considering a vacation to Boothbay Harbor to come and stay here. You won't be disappointed!