Classic Waterfront Cottage with Private Cove and Gardens - Boothbay Harbor(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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.
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Member since: 2012
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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. ...moreless
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 29 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
May 21 - Jun 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 18 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 21, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning charge $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
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50 percent with agreement, balance 90 days before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose East Boothbay, Boothbay, ME, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
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View from Driveway
garden path to cottage from car park
Kitchen sink area
sun porch for dining and relaxing
Livingroom view of Damariscotta river
Outdoor Porch with view of Damariscotta river due East
Sunrise from deck
Laundry in Master bath
Second bedroom with full size bed
View of house from parking lot off private road (garden down the hill)
Kitchen range and refrigerator
Kitchen to Dining
dining table in sun room next to living room
View from living room to the damariscotta River
Living room with working fireplace
Living room view to garden
12'x14' deck with steps to waterfront
View from Damariscotta River of cabin
Guest suite full bath with shower
Third bedroom with twin beds
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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