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Oceanfront Retreat Cottage on Spruce PointBoothbay Harbor

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The RETREAT COTTAGE is a very special spot. The fireworks display on the fourth of July is right out front in Boothbay Harbor. It is a tiny cottage perched on the rocks overlooking Boothbay Harbor. Built for one or two guests. Peace and quiet are in abundance. Staying in the RETREAT cottage is very much like staying in a boat. The ceilings are very low so folks over 6 feet may not be comfortable in the main room. The kitchen is tiny but all you need for light cooking. Most of your time will be spent in the chairs out front. The view includes ocean on 3 sides, Burnt Island Light, Cuckolds Light, Squirrel Island, Mouse Island and a steady parade of boats of all kinds. The sunsets are absolutely amazing! Spruce Point Inn is just down the road and offers many wonderful amenities, such as pools, tennis courts,hot tub, a spa and a wonderful restaurant. There are walking trails all through the woods behind the Inn. Boothbay Harbor region offers activities of kinds. The Chamber of Commerce Region guide will help you plan your days on Spruce Point. On the 4th of July and the last Wednesday in June the Harbor lights up with fireworks and the RETREAT has a front row seat. You can be as busy as you like while Boothbay Harbor or spend your days in the chairs in front of the cottage enjoying the boats going by and some of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen. Treat yourself to a vacation you'll never forget.

This is a place to relax and enjoy ' Maine, the way life should be.' A vacation at the RETREAT COTTAGE is one you will always remember and want to revisit year after year. Bring your good books, your kayaks and your comfortable clothes and leave that busy life behind for a bit. There is no phone in the cottage so please bring a cell phone if you need a phone on your vacation.One other word of caution....the cottage is very small and the ceiling is low. If you are over 6'1 you may not be comfortable indoors.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, bungalow, private,peaceful,oceanfront, unique

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Endicott
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Susan Endicott

The RETREAT COTTAGE is owned by John and Charlotte Druce, former owners of The Spruce Point Inn. They have welcomed guests for over 20 years and look forward to showing you around this beautiful spot. Their home is right across the street and The Inn is just up the road.

Why Susan Endicott chose Boothbay Harbor Area

We owned and operated The Spruce Point Inn and wanted to live nearby. Many famous people have stayed in RETREAT. It has a history that always was of interest to us.

What makes this cottage unique

A romantic hide away right on the ocean. Sunsets at the RETREAT Cottage have been the subject of many artists and writers over the years. The Druce dock is available for kayaks or swimming. Private parking for one car. Nearby attractions are The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, The Opera House and the Land Trust offers miles of hiking trails.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful place! Had a wonderful weekend and cannot wait to come back.
Jun 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Retreat Cottage on Spruce PointBoothbay Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
United States

Even Better Than We Thought it Would Be!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect when we arrived, including replacement of down pillows and comforter to accommodate a severe feather allergy. As frequent guests to Spruce Point inn in the past we know the Booth Bay Harbor area very well and have always said "someday we will stay at Retreat Cottage" but since we could never plan far ahead it was always booked. This year we are moving to the West Coast so this was our last Maine vacation - we never dreamed the cottage would be available but it was.

The cottage is small - perfect for two adults and is so peaceful. We started and ended each day sitting in the chairs out front - coffee in the morning; wine in the evening. The kitchen is small but thanks to our manager, Sue we learned of Eventide and were able to pick up some very nice cheeses, meats and breads for anti pasto We also stopped at the York Farmer's market on the way up and got some meats and veggies. It was easy to whip up a gourmet meal a couple of days - and the others we headed to Muscongus Bay Trading Company in Round Pond which is a long time favorte.

Having a chance for an evening sail on our last night made the entire trip perfect.

Thank you Susan for helping to make this happen and to our host John Druce who elected to keep the Retreat Cottage and maje u available for special memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully romantic couple of days

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 nights over the July 4th weekend. We decided not to head into Boothbay Harbor for the fireworks and were pleasantly surprised when we could see most of them lying in bed through the about romantic :) This tiny place is like living on a luxury boat dry docked at the edge of the water. I'm 6'0" and navigated the small quarters without any trouble although I'd think anyone 6' 2" or taller might have a rougher time of it. Would definitely return if staying in that area again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport, CT

A delightful seaside summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If a water view and proximity to the water are important criteria for an ideal vacation, than this cottage on Boothbay Harbor can't be beaten. On a sunny day with enough wind the number of sails makes for an exceptional vista.

Well maintained property. While small it had all the necessities and the size made for cozy quarters. Sitting outside enjoying the view was the important consideration. We used the interior sparingly, primarily for sleeping.

Not a location for fine dining, which was fine with us. The lobster docks in the area are what this region is all about when it comes to food. The Botanical Garden nearby was the attraction that most appealed to my wife. It was well cared for and designed, a peaceful place to spend some time.

While staying at the Retreat this summer we reserved two weeks for next summer which should speak for itself.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Codders

  • 5 of 5

Retreat Cottage is both a retreat and a treat. While close to town and nearby activities, you will feel as if you are on a boat in the middle of the ocean. Perfect for a single or couple, the Cottage will exceed your expectations for rest and relaxation. The amenities card for the Spruce Point Inn Resort is a bonus. If you can pull yourself away from your deck chair, bikes, kayaks and two pools are just steps away. You'll want to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Dream Cottage on the Water in Maine

  • 5 of 5

If your idea of getting away to a quiet, peaceful location for some real R&R at a cozy cottage with a breathtaking view of the ocean that's literally steps away, then, like my husband and I, you probably thought you could never find it in your price range. But this magical little place is real, just like the listing pictures, it's comfortable (the queen bed is better than mine at home), it's far enough away, yet close enough to anything we needed (like a few really fine restaurants and one casual one with THE BEST lobster stew), it's amidst the trees and wildlife on the coast (we saw loons, a seal, a bald eagle who nearly landed on the roof, and of all things, a mink that scampered within 15 feet of us while watching sunset).

The nautical theme inside the cottage is fitting. Like the cabin of a comfortable boat, space is used in efficient ways. Everything you'll need is there. Beware the tall of stature, though. Might want to wear a helmet. Be certain to visit the Botanical Gardens even if you're not a gardener. The trails are gorgeous. If you're very lucky, you might get to meet the owner. We were delighted to be remembered and are thrilled to be returning again in 2013.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had another peaceful stay in RETREAT this September. We will count on your visit next year. Thanks for the wonderful review. be well susan and john
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Wilson, NY

Retreat Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at RETREAT was exceptional. We had perfect weather and everything was perfect at the little cottage. Just what we were looking for. RETREAT is a perfect name. Thank you Susan.


  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My pleasure. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon. be well susan
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Boothbay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
May 7 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
peak summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Security deposit is expected before arrival. Payment for rental is expected at the end of your stay. Checks or cash only.

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Boothbay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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