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Classic Waterfront Cottage with Private Cove and Gardens - Boothbay Harbor

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE COVE

Our peaceful cottage sits just in front of a rock ledge and calm cove of the wide Darmariscotta River--hence the cottage’s name, “On the Rocks.” A summer home surrounded by green lawn and gardens, its many picture windows and large deck provide views of the constantly changing 9’ tides, of lobstermen hauling their traps, of sunrises, of seals riding the river’s current or of the blue heron that favors fishing in our small cove, and of the picturesque boat harbor downriver.

The heart of the cottage is its large living room, featuring three picture windows facing the river with a view of the harbor boats, another picture window facing the garden, a piano and a wood-burning stove. On one side of the living room is the kitchen, a sitting-dining area with a wall of screened windows also facing the river, and the master bedroom with queen bed and full bath with bathtub. The other side of the living room has an enclosed porch with day bed, a bedroom with a full size bed, another bedroom with twin beds, and a small room with kitchen table and a second bathroom with shower. This section gives privacy from the master bedroom on the other side of the living room.

Outside is a large deck with lounge chairs, table and charcoal grill, and of course a full view of river activity. Our cove is appropriate for children at low tides and has deep water access.

Our quiet home is a five minute walk down a private road to the tiny shipbuilding village of East Boothbay, where the river reverses its flows into the large town pond, a fascination to watch when standing on the village bridge. The village’s dock restaurant serves great lobster meals on its large open deck that faces the yachts and sailboats anchored in the harbor. A general store is around the corner with all the necessities you may need including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A ten minute drive takes you to Ocean Point, where old cottages line the winding road beside the ocean’s rocky coast, and where visitors stroll for true coastal scenery. A large public cove provides swimming for children and adults; beyond the cove are two miles of wide rock ledges that can be easily climbed over so one can feel the spray of ocean surf crashing onto the rocks, or so one can discover small tidal pools teeming with crabs, mussels and plant life.

Our cottage is a 15 minute drive to Boothbay, a lively town with waterfront restaurants and cafes where you can watch yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and harbor cruise boats as they head in and out of the charming harbor. Boothbay is also home for the incredible Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens, now quite famous as the largest in New England, and the small Maine State Aquarium, very exciting to children and situated on a beautiful harbor point with picnic tables, grassy lawn and a rocky shore. 13 lighthouses and 15 wildlife land preserves are available for visits and hiking. Kayaking, golf, mini-golf, a new YWCA pool, lobster and clambakes, and boat cruises are always offered, with Windjammer Days (late June), July 4 fireworks, East Boothbay Shipbuilders Festival (August), and on-going craft fairs as special events.

Nearby are Wiscasset, known as the “most picturesque village in Maine” with old sea-captain’s homes and popular “Red Eats” lobster rolls, Freeport with the LLBean flagship store and other famous outlets, Rockport with its Farnsworth Art Museum which features the Wyeth artists’ works, and the nearby “Christina’s Farm” located on an unspoiled peninsula, and Bath with its Maine Maritime Museum. A day’s round trip boat ride brings you to Monhegan Island, a fascinating island known for its footpaths through village homes and artists’ studios.

Our secluded cottage offers the natural peace and beauty for a genuine Maine experience.

Keywords: Peaceful cottage with large deck for views of Damariscotta river and East Boothbay boat harbor, private rock ledges and cove, near village general store and restaurant, Ocean Point, Boothbay, coastal Maine delights.

More Details

Owner
Doug
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Doug

My wife and I have owned the house next door for ten years. Our extended family has enjoyed the Boothbay region for many many years. When we were approached by our next door neighbors about buying their family cottage of 46 years we knew it was a great opportunity to own 'another' slice of heaven.

Doug purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Doug chose East Boothbay

This quaint summer place was built by and had been in the same family for over 46 years until we, as the next door neighbors were lucky enough to purchase it when it was time for the family to sell. We currently use the house ourselves for part of the summer and will be renting it out the rest of the summer.

What makes this cottage unique

Many homes may be listed as waterfront but this cottage couldn't be closer, giving you the ability to watch lobsterman hauling their traps, and sailboats bobbing in the harbor from your living room or back porch.

Amenities

East Boothbay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: 90 Days (50 % refund)
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) three twin beds, one on second porch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large 12'x14' deck with lounge chairs, comfortable eating chairs and table with umbrella, two windowed porches, small second kitchen, steps to river front with rock ledges for sunning or fishing, and a small sandy cove for children's swimming at lower tides and easy access for kayaks. A quiet retreat on private road with gardens and ample parking.

Reviews

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Classic Waterfront Cottage with Private Cove and Gardens - Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Treasure of a Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage because of its amenities and location and feel like we hit the jackpot! The view of the river is awesome, and the sleeping and common areas worked out great. We were four adults and used the three bedrooms. The two enclosed porches plus the outside decks all offered lovely spots to enjoy the views and take advantage of sunny days while still allowing us to enjoy river views on our rainy days. It's obvious that someone has enjoyed this cottage over the years. We found lots of books, cards, puzzles, and games - not to mention a piano!

Everything we needed was provided - including a canoe. The kitchen was equipped with a little of bit everything - including a lobster pot. This was our first trip to the Boothbay area and we found lots to see and explore; from wine tasting, to beaches and lighthouses.

Also, from getting it booked, to making payment, getting directions and making sure everything was in order, Doug was on top of it! We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review Kassy. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

peaceful, calming , relaxing and charming

  • 5 of 5

adorable place with beautiful gardens right on the water....plenty of room for a group of people

good location close to town and shops. Owner was very nice and thoughtful. A great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent and well maintainied

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious. Perfect for our 35th wedding anniversary trip.

Owner left lights on to make it easy to find as we were arrivng after dark. He also had welcoming not and bottle of wine on the kitchen counter. the next morning he came over to ensure we had found everything we needed.

His cottage was next door so he was easily accessible and he provided his cell phone number. Nearby but NOT intrusive.

When we return to Boothbay Harbor, we will check with him first!

Kahler's for great local lobster at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

comfortable classic cottage

  • 5 of 5

I was in search of a new place to stay in East Boothbay as the house my family had been renting was recently sold. The location was perfect: near the East Boothbay General Store and Fisherman's Wharf restaurant yet away from the traffic on a quiet side street. The cottage has a very comfortable feel to it with a large living room to gather in at the end of the day. Most nights we'd light up the wood stove and watch a classic movie from the selection that was on hand (someone must have known we love movies!). Just about everything you need is already provided from the towels and linens to fishing poles and tackle box and Doug's recommendations on places to go and restaurants to try were very helpful. We wouldn't have known about the view from the upstairs bar at Mine Oyster if he hadn't mentioned it. There are plenty of books to read and decks of cards in case of a rainy/"do nothing" day. Freeport is an hour away in one direction and Rockland in the other. Definitely go to the Farnsworth Art Museum and Owl's Head Transportation Museum (Rockland) and stop for pie at Moody's Diner on the way back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute perfection

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better stay. The cottage was absolutely perfect for our party of 5. Perfect weather, amazing scenery and the food was delicious. We'll definitely be beck next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great views and location with everything included

  • 5 of 5

This East Boothbay location is perfect - on the water with a great view of lobster boats and the morning sunrise. And it's near the General Store that serves delicious sandwiches and sells local Maine gifts.

The cottage has everything you need to spend a hassle free week enjoying the beauty of the Maine Coast. It was very clean and well maintained. Also, the owner was very helpful providing good restaurant suggestions and ideas for interesting sights in the area.

Whether you a new visitor to the Boothbay area or a returning fan , I would recommended staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Inernational
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lobstermans Wharf
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Boothbay Country Club - with weekly memberships !
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lobstermans Wharf

From our home you can walk to East Boothbay's marina and shipbuilding harbor, to the general store with internet access (and great donuts!), and to Linekin Bay. Our cottage is a 10 minute drive to Boothbay, a lively town with waterfront restaurants and cafes where you can watch yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and harbor cruise boats as they head in and out of the charming harbor. Boothbay is also home for the incredible Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens, now quite famous as

the largest in New England, and the Maine State Aquarium, very exciting to children and situated on a beautiful harbor point

with picnic tables, grassy lawn and a rocky shore. 13 lighthouses and 15 wildlife land preserves are available for visits and hiking. Kayaking, golf, mini-golf, a new YWCA pool, lobster and clambakes, and boat cruises are always offered, with

Windjammer Days (late June), July 4 fireworks, East Boothbay Shipbuilders Festival (August), and on-going craft fairs as

special events.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning charge $100
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets are considered depending on size and age. The minimum/weekly fee for pets if accepted is $150.00

50 percent with agreement, balance 90 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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