2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
We only had a weekend to spare, but since it was early in the season Mark allowed us to stay here for only a couple of nights - which only made us wish we had longer.
Communication was excellent, questions answered promptly via e-mail. We were given lots of information about the area before we came, too.
Furnishings were in good repair and COMFORTABLE. The weather was too chilly to sit outside for too long but the cottage interior was inviting and we had a great time just relaxing.
The kitchen seemed to have every gadget you could think of needing.
The fenced-in yard was a great touch as our two dogs are fond of going off on their own and it gets wearying to always have them on a leash. Instead, we could sit out (briefly) in the adirondack chairs and know they were safe. Boothbay Harbor is so close, and there are so many Land Preserves to hike in, that a week wouldn't even be enough time here.
I'd definitely come again.
Fantastic cottage escape
We wanted a waterfront cottage for a quiet, relaxing escape. Ideally it would be somewhere we could swim, cycle, kayak/paddleboard, hike, go for runs, golf, find good restaurants and spectacular scenery. We found all of this and more at Brian and Mark's cottage. The cottage itself is well appointed and cozy, and Brian and Mark go the extra mile to cater to their guests - the fridge was stocked with many items to welcome us - things we would have purchased for the week (saved us about $20-40), but likely would not have finished and would not have taken away with us (condiments, spices, cooking ingredients etc. etc.). Having rented a number of cottages/homes in various locales, this was a welcome and thoughtful touch. The rooms are nicely furnished, with plenty of books and dvd's available. Comfortable furniture, lots of light and an incredible view from the main bedroom.
However, while all of this is great, the real allure of this property is its setting. Right on the water, overlooking the dock, the bay, and the forest. At times still and serene, and other times vibrant with wildlife, kayakers, sail boats and lobster fisherman - but never noisy. Neighbours were around, but we never heard or noticed anyone - partly due to the orientation of the house focusing on the bay and forest. Even with Linekin Bay Resort just 5 mins walk away, we heard nothing.
Grocery stores are 5-10 mins away. Boothbay Harbour's downtown, with its shopping and restaurants, is 5 mins away. The many Nature Preserves are beautiful for light hikes in the woods. All in all, a fantastic cottage. We were sorry to leave and we hope to return again.
Thanks again Brian and Mark.
Wow, thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We really love our house and are happy you enjoyed it so much as well. When we stepped onto the property we knew we found something very special, now with the new dock it is even better. Hope you can return in the future. Mark & Brian
Pets are welcome at this cottage which was one of the main reasons we decided to stay there. We were pleasantly surprised to find the property was fenced in and did not have to worry about our dog wandering off and getting lost. One evening we brought our lobster dinners back to the cottage and ate outside watching the boats on the water. It was very relaxing sitting by the ocean and a great time overall. Mark was one of the most accommodating and responsive owners we've had the pleasure of dealing with. We look forward to going back next year.
Wonderful Vacation Get-A-Away
We love visiting Boothbay Harbor and staying at this fabulous home! The house is very spacious, clean, bright and cozy..just enough for our family!! The location is perfect for going shopping and dining down town! The views of the water from this home are without out a doubt the BEST! The yard is big and perfectly landscaped and you can walk right down to your own private beach!! We will always come back to this house every year for our Maine vacation!!
Welcome to Maine
A great Welcome to Maine spot. Great area for the kids to
play on the lawn and at the private beach area. Lots of room
even had visitors over for a lobster bake.
Walking distance to Boothbay Harbor
Owner was great to deal with. Will be back!