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Charming Boathouse Cottage Directly on the Water

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Note: You MUST include your phone # when sending an inquiry in order for us to reply.

Charming little Boathouse Cottage, situated right on the harbor. Has incredible picture window, feels like you're on a cruise ship during high tide. Has rooftop deck with equally great views. Walking distance to town, shops, and tourist attractions. Small kitchenette, microwave, full size refrigerator, large stainless utility sink in bathroom. Jetted tub with views of harbor.

Guests of the Boathouse Cottage have access to our deep water dock. The Boathouse is a weekly rental, Saturday to Saturday. We do not pro-rate for shorter stays, nor do we offer a nightly rate.

We require a phone# in your inquiry in order for us to respond.

Keywords: waterfront, pet friendly, kitchenette, cottage, boothbay harbor

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

The Boathouse Cottage is walking distance to everywhere in town. Select harbor tours can pick you up right off our deepwater dock. Bring your kayaks or rent them in town, or even have them delivered.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our recent visit to Boothbay harbor was most enjoyable. The weather was glorious, conditions at the Boathouse Cottage were ideal, Boothbay town was a pleasure to stroll around and the people

we met and visited with were most friendly. All in all we had a very enjoyable trip and we would like to thank you for helping make it so,

especially for being there to rescue us when we had locked ourselves out.
Aug 2014
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West Boothbay Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jetted tub with separate shower. Large window allows you to soak in the tub and enjoy the harbor view.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Charming Boathouse Cottage Directly on the Water
average rating of 4.7 based on 23 reviews
Durham, Connecticut

It doesn't get much better than this!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Boathouse cottage and will definitely not be our last! We were looking for a private place to stay that would be within walking distance to town, and we found it here. The walk to town is very short, but you'd never know it, given the privacy of the Boathouse. After exploring the entire town, we truly feel that the view from the cottage is the best in town.

The cottage itself is the perfect size for a couple, and the view from the picture window in the bedroom is incredible. The kitchen is modestly equipped, but it worked perfectly for us, as we didn't want to do a whole lot of cooking. We didn't see the need, when there were so many restaurants within walking distance! Shane generously told us to let us know if there was anything we needed and didn't have; there wasn't. We did make use of the grill on the deck, which was great.

The cottage is right next to the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. There was some activity there during the week, but the noise was minimal and never bothered us.

The best thing about the cottage is the rooftop deck, as well as the use of the large oceanfront lawn and dock. We really enjoyed our nightly trips to the rooftop to look at the stars (including a couple of shooting stars). We enjoyed wine and snacks on the lawn one night with Shane, who is an extremely personable host.

We truly believe there's no better place to stay in Boothbay Harbor (if you need more space, check out Shane's other properties on the same lot: Landings East and Sur La Mer). We can't recommend the Boathouse cottage enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I had a great time as well on the lawn, sharing wine, cheese, and stories. Perfect evenings paired with a great location...can't beat it. I'm grateful to have guests like you that really enjoy and take advantage of the lawn, dock, and upper deck. Hope to see you next season.
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New Gloucester, Maine

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Boothbay Harbor was another cherished adventure! The Boathouse cottage is cozy, comfortable and a place we will be sure to return to on another visit. The cottage extends out from the waters-edge and we heard the lapping water as it lulled us to sleep each night. Shane, the owner and host is a gem! He made sure we had everything we needed and assisted us when requested. The cottage is dog-friendly and we were able to walk the grounds of the estate (3 cottages) for ease of potty-time for the pooch. As others have mentioned the rooftop deck was an envious perch to watch the boat traffic. The kitchenette was just the right size and we used the outdoor grill provided too. We would recommend the Boathouse for couples (and dog) and when we bring more of our family with us next time, we plan to stay at one of Shane's other cottages.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful words. That little cottage is a real treat, isn't it? Very happy to share the grounds with all the guests, especially the dock and floats. I'm looking forward to your return!
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Our new " Home Away from Home "

  • 5 of 5


The Boathouse was perfect for us... an easy walk to everything but still private. We were able to go on a whale watch, clambake on Cabbage Island and lots of seafood eating all without driving . Boothbay Harbor is beautiful and packed with little shops to pop in and out of. We're already planning on our return trip next summer- we started while on the way home!!

Mary & Dwayne

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your first, and not the last, stay was as you'd hoped. Accessibility is really a great feature, as well as the rooftop deck. Next time, let's plan to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset on the dock.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 10th visit to Boothbay, first at the cottage. We brought our dog for the first time and it was probably our best visit. Great view from the cottage, next to a working boatyard, no problem with noise, they are very civilized and we never heard them, just enjoyed watching some of the work. I'm an early riser and my early morning walks with Alf (our dog) to the lobster dock at the other side of the harbor were very pleasant. Stating close to downtown is a big plus.

I had several nice talks with Shane. Good landlord, very helpful, very personable.

Good location for day trips, which we did a lot of.

This area is very dog friendly and was good for us. Our dog is an important part of our lives.

We're looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Sandy & Alf- It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we're so happy you enjoyed your time in the harbor, and making the Boathouse Cottage your ground zero. You did pick a great time to visit, with all of the colors and the laid back atmosphere that comes with Fall in Boothbay Harbor. Thank you for such a kind review and we look forward to seeing you again next season.
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Vernon, CT

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from another great stay at the Boathouse Cottage. The view was just as fabulous as we remembered and we enjoyed hanging out on the rooftop deck. We had a few days of rain and fog and we're thankful for the huge picture window where we could enjoy the scenery while staying cozy inside. The cottage was very clean and we liked having the kitchenette so we could eat in for some of our meals. Shane was great- we locked ourselves out and he came right over to let us back in! The location can't be beat and the view from the dock on the property is just amazing. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great having you both back for another vacation! There's great comfort in familiarity so we're glad the Boathouse Cottage feels like your second home, at least for a week. Hoping to see you back next season.
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Serenity by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to unwind, relax, etc. As mentioned in other reviews, the location to town is one of the main features that attracted us. Close enough to walk everywhere, yet far away from the hustle of the shops and restaurants. I loved the huge window facing the ocean inlet, hearing the foghorn blow, feeling the breeze through the windows in the evening, and the view could not have been any better.

I took advantage of the roof deck, reading in the afternoon sunshine, and just watching and listening to the birds and boats. This is the most relaxing spot we have been to recently. I would definitely return...the restaurants are wonderful, the surrounding areas are a lovely drive. We spent a morning at the Botanical Gardens, on the recommendation of a friend, and enjoyed it immensely. A little hard adjusting to city life again, but there is always next summer to look forward to!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh...we agree. There's just something about the salt air combined with the local flavor and cozy cottage that make you just want to have your address changed, at least for summer. It's always a joy to know that we can share those things with our guests. Thank you for staying with us and making the most of the Boathouse Cottage during your vacation. We hope to see you again, like most of our repeat guests.
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Rates & Availability

West Boothbay Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Garbage/Recycling@$30/wk $30
Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

$50 per pet, 2 small dog limit.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel, 75% of the deposit will be refunded if we're able to re-rent for that week. Deposit will be forfeited if we're unable to re-rent that week.

50% deposit is due with return of signed rental agreements, $250 refundable security deposit, payable by personal or cashier's check. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival date, payable by personal or cashier's check.

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