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Right on the Water! Beautifully remodeled for 2018.

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.

Enjoy your very own little cottage during the Festival of Lights! 2 night stay, walk to town, catch the shuttle to the Gardens A glow event.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

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
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • festivals
  • 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


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Right on the Water! Beautifully remodeled for 2018.
average rating of 4.695652 based on 26 reviews
Frenchtown, New Jersey

Sweet little studio with awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect space for a romantic getaway! Close to town, yet just removed from the crowds. Nice indoor hot tub, grill, and perfect deck for meals or a glass of wine. Shane is a fun host. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for a week in Maine. The house, though small, is incredibly convenient to downtown, and its waterfront location can't be beat. It's definitely on the beaten path—if you want privacy, there are better locations—but I would highly recommend it for its convenience.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage in great location.

  • 4 of 5

Interesting little cottage comfortable for two. I enjoyed the "crows nest" upper deck, perfect for dinner with the nice harbor view. At high tide the water is literally under the cottage, fun for duck feeding. Walk to town in minutes yet out of the hubbub, the location couldn't be better. Had a very interesting tour of the Boothbay Boat Builders next door, now in the process of restoring the "Ernestina Morrissey" and of course the Botanical Garden is a must see. Shane is a delightful and thoughtful host, we will definately be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: July 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: July 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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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Airtport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Boathouse Bistro & Tapas
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Ports of Italy
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hendrick's Head Light House
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Garbage/Recycling@$30/wk $30
Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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