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Classic Maine Cottage with ocean views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This renovated classic 1940’s shingled Maine summer cottage is bright and cheerful throughout--like a page from 'House and Gardens' magazine. Furnishings are in the Maine cottage style, and the gourmet kitchen has been recently updated. First floor has a single bunk bedroom suitable for children and shower bath, second floor has three bedrooms--two with queen size beds and one with twin beds-- and bathroom with a claw foot tub.

Enjoy ocean views through a wall of windows looking out across an open field or from the master bedroom. Open deck off the living room and kitchen is a great place for outdoor dining and for contemplating nature’s beauty. Contemporary fully equipped eat-in kitchen with stunning views into the surrounding 2 acres of woods.

Great place for kids who delight with playing field out-front, 'secret' forts in the woods, and looking for treasures on the rocks and beaches. Steps away from the Juniper Point community house, four clay tennis courts, boat dock and beach. This cottage has heat and a woodburning fireplace, so would be a good choice for the off season (May, June, September, October).

House is ideal for four adults, but will accomodate up to six maximum.

Keywords: classic cottage, Maine shingled cottage, water views, 4 bedroom, quiet, Boothbay Harbor, tennis, fishing, swimming, boating

More Details

Owner
Bill Barton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Bill Barton

Property is owned by Bill and Lisa Barton. Bill has summered in Boothbay Harbor all his life. Bill is also the past president of the Juniper Point Association, an organization that brings together residents on Juniper and McKown points and maintains the community house, four clay tennis courts, two docks, trails and beach access.

Bill Barton purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Bill Barton chose Maine

Bill's mother, the artist Nancy Hemenway Barton, was born in Boothbay the summer of 1920. Numerous family members have summer homes on Juniper Point and its been the much loved gathering spot for countless summers. Purchased the house in 1999 so that our children--we have six in all--would have a place to come with their spouses and children.

What makes this cottage unique

Summer in Maine is about the outdoors for us, whether it be boating, tennis, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming off the dock, or just relaxing in a family atmosphere. Bill's brother's both have houses nearby as do several cousins, so there is lots of movement between the cottages, picnics and fun multi-generational outings to nearby islands, beaches, or to town. The whole community retains a friendly, low key atmosphere that is welcoming yet not intrusive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We felt like a guest in a perfect summer cottage. From the moment we arrived the cottage felt just as we would have envisioned it if it had been our own. The Juniper Point community is a timeless respite and antedote to our hectic world. We feel fortunate to have discovered the Osprey and met you. What a great time we all had".
Aug 2008
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Amenities

Boothbay Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 2 small children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double (1),Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Juniper Point is a lovely, friendly, community located just minutes from the town of Boothbay Harbor. Juniper Point has 4 red clay tennis courts and, during the summer, is staffed by a full-time tennis pro. You're welcome to join the tennis program and join in the tennis clinics, tournaments and children's programs. The neighborhood also shares a community beach that's great for swimming and shell hunting. Juniper Point is just a short walk from the town of Boothbay Harbor which is a quaint town with cute shops, restaurants, and a boat tours.

Reviews

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(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Charming, delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the cabin! Five stars from a discerning "vacationland" duo

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katherine! So glad you had a nice time. Hope to see you next year.
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EXCEPTIONAL

  • 5 of 5

Everything I could have ever dreamed of and more! Gorgeous home. Perfectly appointed. Ideal location. Host Bill Barton was a pleasure to deal with. He answered any and all questions and offered up additional information about the area. I wish Osprey were my home!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven.....

  • 5 of 5

A little piece of heaven...My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Osprey this past summer for three weeks. We fell in love with the house, the point, and the people.

The Osprey is perfectly situated a short two minute walk from four beautifully maintained clay tennis courts. The house itself is warm, light and extremely well appointed. The view of the water from the living room and master bedroom are quintessential coastal Maine - gorgeous. We ate most of our meals outside on the charming side porch. Bill and Lisa do a beautiful job of making the Osprey a home and not a “rental.” From, hanging flower baskets to a jaunt on Bill’s beautiful boat, the owners could not be kinder and more accommodating.

The house is part of the Juniper Point Association, which anyone can join for a small fee and is well worth doing! The clay tennis courts are excellent and the pros are fabulous. Ice cream socials for kids on Thursdays, movie night on Tuesdays, and periodic adult events were priceless to this family. I attended yoga there on Tuesdays and all four of us joined the tennis clinics, which are offered daily for children and adults.

You can certainly choose to keep to yourself and simply enjoy all that the Osprey and Maine has to offer, but the people living on Juniper point are well worth noting. They are warm, friendly, caring, generous, and endlessly entertaining. Despite being temporary guests, our neighbors made us feel at home and part of the community.

As a side note, Boothbay Harbor is an adorable town with lots to offer. Tidal Transit has some fabulous kayaking tours. We loved the Maine Botanical Gardens so much so that we became members. My 8-year old son could not get enough of the touch and feel exhibit at the Maine aquarium. I went hiking on local trails several times, and my kids joined sailing schools where they made friends and learned new skills.

All of this helps make the Osprey a simply fabulous home!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for mid-coast Maine vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Water views, with access to a dock and a small beach. Short drive to town, and a little over an hour drive to Portland or Camden for day trips. The house has all the amenities we needed, including WiFi, is well maintained and clean, and plenty of room for large families. Many families in this compound of homes, so a good spot for a family vacation.

My wife and I like to bike, so we did some local riding. The Southport loop is scenic with minimal traffic, and the loop up to Barter's Island is nice too.

There are many kayak rental companies in the area, and some will drop off the kayaks to you. The house is in a perfect location for kayaks.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and glad you had a great time. Our best, Bill and Lisa
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Fun Family Times as the Osprey

  • 5 of 5

5 adults and 3 children fit perfectly in the Osprey. Our first stay in Boothbay was great fun. We made the most of activities in the area. Hope to come back one day. Thanks to the owner for guiding us to fun places to eat and things to do in Boothbay. The Osprey was refreshing and totally Maine! Exactly what you want to stay in when you are on the coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in picturesque boothbay harbor

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Osprey and had the most wonderful vacation! The cottage was beautifully decorated and well equipped. There were 5 adults and our 2 year old son, and the cottage was perfectly suited to us.

While in the area, we saw the aquarium, the gardens, and Monhegan Island, we fished, went on a puffin sightseeing tour, and got a private boat tour of the harbor region and shopped downtown. We enjoyed all of the restaurants and started most days with tennis drills on the clay courts next door to the cottage.

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay to explore Maine.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
McSeagulls, Robinson's Wharf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boothbay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Robinson's Wharf
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Reed's Beach
Car: recommended

Close to the Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens and town of Boothbay. Boothbay offers many restaurants, shopping, whale watching tours, guided fishing tours, kayaking excursions and hiking trails. There is something for everyone!

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Rates & Availability

Boothbay Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sep-Oct
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday only--minimum of 1 week.
Arrival time is 4PM, check-out at 11AM.
No dogs or pets
Parking for two cars

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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