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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 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 Boothbay Harbor Area

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Classic Waterfront Cottage with Private Cove and Gardens - Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 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

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

The location of this cottage was perfect. Our own rocks to climb on and feel the cool water of the Damariscotta river.

Abundant wildlife and sea birds to entertain us.

The bedrooms were at either end of the house which afforded a degree of separation for two couples. Kitchen was well equipped and the views from the continuous picture windows were breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Great place to enjoy your vacation with the family!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful spacious property with a beautiful view that more than delivered for our family vacation. It is very close to downtown Boothbay Harbor (less than 10 minutes drive). The owner Doug gave us some recommendations for our stay and was very hospitable. He suggested we take the family up Mt. Battie and we were rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains and coast line near Camden. The property had many things for the family to enjoy including board games, puzzles, kayak and canoe, fishing from the beach area directly in front of the camp. Short walk to the Lobster Man's Warf and East Boothbay General Store. All around great place to stay and there were several days the kids asked if we could just stay at the camp! They loved it here, there is a beautiful deck that overlooks both the garden and the ocean with a grill. Highly recommend this property and we will definitely return for future vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sudbury, MA
5

Just what we were hoping for!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A true find! We enjoyed this cottage so much that we spent more time there than going to all the wonderful areas that are so close nearby. The views were spectacular outside and cozy, charming, comfortable and well appointed on the inside! We enjoyed eating, barbecuing and spending hours on the deck and using the fireplace one day that was chilly and overcast. We could walk to the general store which had great coffee and food. We spent my birthday there and it was the best birthday ever thanks to this "gem" of a cottage. The owner was pleasant, helpful and could not have been more accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worcester, MA
4

Long weekend in East Boothbay

  • 4 of 5

Charming, clean and comfortable. Owner was very pleasant and helpful. Just a short ride to Boothbay Harbor, Botanical Gardens, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay Deb, and hope to see you again next year. Thank You.
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New Hampshire
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage. The views from the living room and the porch are amazing. The neighborhood is secluded and quiet, yet within walking distance to a great restaurant and a short drive to Boothbay Harbor and Ocean Point. We really appreciated all the things that were provided as part of our stay, from the sheets and towels to the parking and trash pickup to the piano, puzzles and books! There were ample dishes, a toaster and even a chip clip! Not having to worry about anything really helped us to relax and to enjoy our vacation! A big THANK YOU to Doug who is so thoughtful, responsive and accommodating. We hope to return again next year! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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

East Boothbay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Late
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning charge $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

PLEASE DISREGARD THE SERVICE FEE. THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL (VRBO/HOME AWAY) FEE THAT THE RENTER WOULD PAY VRBO/HOMEAWAY IF CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WERE ACCEPTED.

50 percent with agreement, balance 90 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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