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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Alcove (See Description), 2 Baths +, (Sleeps 10)


This home books quickly. Reserve early to ensure your vacation at Mill Cove.

Unique ocean front home located on Mill Cove, a picturesque and active setting with panoramic southerly ocean views with sunrises and sunsets. SUN ALL DAY. A 5 minute walk gets you to the heart of Boothbay Harbor for shopping, dining, boat rides, and entertainment. No need to worry about parking.

This cove is tidal and has 6-8 feet of water at high tide and is a natural habitat for waterfowl, Striped Bass and Mackerel.

The back yard features beautiful gardens and a sitting/dining area right at the water's edge under a large pergola covered with wisteria and grapevine. Relax in one of our many Adirondack chairs on the waters edge. Enjoy the fire pit while roasting S'mores and watching the sunset on the cove. If you're feeling adventurous, we provide you with 3 ocean kayaks, or you can swim and fish off your own private dock and float without ever leaving the property.

Relax on the large deck equipped with gas grill and large dining area overlooking the magnificent gardens and the harbor.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen features a large island with dine-up seating. The sun room/dining area is just off the kitchen and features cozy pillow wrap around seating. The spacious but cozy Tuscan-style living room has bistro-style dining for four, beautiful gas fireplace, 46' LED Smart TV with CD/DVD and surround-sound with French doors leading out onto the entertainment deck.

Master bedroom has a queen bed, separate dressing room as well as a lounging area with TV/DVD and French doors leading onto a private deck overlooking the water with hot tub and bistro table and chairs. Bedroom 2 is water-view with a queen bed. BR 3 has 1 full and 2 twin beds . There is a full size pull out sofa bed in the living room.

This traditional Maine home has been in the family for eighty years and has everything to enhance your Maine vacation. If you want to be steps from town but feel like you're miles away, Mill Cove is your perfect vacation destination. “This is it!!!!!!” 3:00 pm Check-in, 10:00 am check-out. WIFI, Smart TV. Great place for a small wedding! We have had 9 here.

Keywords: water front, ocean front, on the water, Boothbay Harbor, Boating, Fishing, swimming, weddings, golf

More Details

Alden Jordan, Karen Lea
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Alden Jordan, Karen Lea

Born and raised in Boothbay Harbor. Owner of Jordan Construction for 29 years. Active in community.

Alden Jordan, Karen Lea purchased this house in 1932

Why Alden Jordan, Karen Lea chose Boothbay Harbor Area

This home has been in my family for 88 years. I have lived here all my life and enjoy living right on the ocean and close to downtown. I am an avid gardener and start all my plants from seedlings in my greenhouse and design different gardens each year. This property is perfect for families with pets and has lots of space to move around and explore.

What makes this house unique

You can swim, boat and fish right off the property. 5 minute walk to town for dining and entertainment. No need to pay for parking.


West Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is no smoking inside the home. Pick up and dispose of pet waste.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor
  • 2 baths + large outdoor fresh water shower. You can shower in privacy while enjoying the gardens and ocean view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom suite w/hot tub/deck/ocean view. 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Southerly ocean view. 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor sleeps 4
    Living room alcove - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size pull out sofa bed in living room alcove.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Full size bed (1)Twin or Single Beds, (2), Full size pull out sofa in living room. Baby Cribs (1) Have a pac n play for infant or toddler. All bedrooms are on 2nd floor. There is a full size pull out sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boothbay Harbor Country Club has been completely refurbished and offers 1 week memberships, $350 single, $525 family. The new owner is on his way to making this golf course number 1 in Maine. Ocean front pergola, deck dining area, dock and float, kayaks, fishing gear, fire pit, fresh water outdoor shower. Mill Cove is Tidal. Deep water dockage available at additional cost for boats up to 50' at Boothbay Harbor Marina, in the heart of downtown. Call for arrangements. Great place for a wedding. We have had 8 here. Appliances, furniture, decor and other amenities are upgraded as needed.


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average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Simply Amazing, hated to leave

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazing home with my brother and his wife for 2 nights. The house is absolutely amazing and has a beautiful kitchen that was big enough for all of us to cook in and had everything we could possibly need. We had dinner out on the porch that overlooked the water and the beautiful gardens that Karen and Alden planted. The lawns and gardens are lit up at night and look so pretty. We tried kayaking for the first time ever and are hooked. We loved that we could paddle around the cove and not worry about boat traffic. We especially loved the location and that we could walk to town any time we wanted and didn't have to worry about parking. The town is very nice with a lot of activity and places to eat at and shop. We only wish we had more time and hated to leave. This is the perfect place and we will definitely be back next year and stay for the entire week.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing! Hated to leave.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my brother and his wife for 2 nights and did not want to leave.

The house is absolutely beautiful with an awesome kitchen that was big enough for all of us to cook together and had everything we could possible need. We sat out on the deck and had dinner while enjoying the view of the harbor and the amazing gardens that Karen and Alden have. At night the lawns and gardens are lit up and look so pretty. Talk bout a great place, this is it. We went out on the kayaks for the first time ever and now we are hooked. Was nice to paddle around the harbor and not worry about boat traffic. We really liked that we could just walk into town whenever we wanted. The town is very nice and right on the water with a lot of things to do. Too bad we didn't have time to do more. We will definitely be back next year and stay for the entire week.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, great amenities, responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

My 89 year old father, 1.5 year old golden retriever and I loved our stay- we appreciated the amenities, beautiful garden and lovely water view and are so grateful for the opportunity to bring our dog to this fabulous setting! The kitchen is particularly luxurious, it is a convenient walk into town and the owner was attentive and responsive to our every need and question. The downstairs hide-a-bed was perfect since my elderly dad would have had trouble managing the steep stairs. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

This was a dream of a home and one of the most relaxfful vacations we have had in a long time. The location could not have been better.

Boothbay Harbor is a hidden gem to visit. We will be back.

The Drescher family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Well, this was year 2 of what has become an annual vacation to Boothbay Harbor. This is the second year we have stayed in this amazing home and we plan to return next year. Karen and Alden make this place special by providing those touches that make it feel like a home and not just a house. Where do I begin: The welcome wine and S'more fixings and plenty of dry firewood for the waterfront firepit! The fully stocked kitchen for any level of cheffing! Plenty of linens, pillows and blankets! Unbelievably beautiful gardens and grounds! Kayaks! The 5 minute walk to downtown. Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises over the cove! The list goes on. I have stayed in a lot of houses over the years through VRBO, Homeaway and Airbnb, but the home created by Karen and Alden holds a special place for me and my family. The weather was perfect, the house was perfect, the hosts are perfect. What more could we ask for? See you next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property that matched description and provided everything needed to enjoy our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Alden and Karen home is beautiful and provided everything we needed. They were perfect hosts, that provided some information as what to see in the area. Each evening we took the 5 minute to town to enjoy the gift shops, Ice Cream Factory and restaurants. Our favorite were McSeagulls and the Boat House Bistro. As other guest have mentioned, Katrina made her appearance and was loved by all. Some day trips included the Botanical Garden, Portland, Camden.

Overall experience was good and I would go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland PWM
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Thistle Inn, Ports of Italy, Boathouse Bistro
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Barret Park
Car: not necessary

Boothbay Harbor Country Club offers 1 week memberships. $350 for singles and $525 for families. The Country Club has been completely up-scaled to become one of the top courses in Maine. Botanical Gardens, whale watching, lobster bakes, boat trips, aquarium, Boothbay Harbor Railway Village, Dining, Entertainment, shopping, boating.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

No cleaning fee.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund