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Family Friendly Typical New England Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Close to Ocean Access

Come home to Nana and Grampas Hillside Respite, where the cool waters of the Atlantic ebb and flow up into Lobster Cove. The typical Maine home is located across the street from water, but trees have grown up along the shore and the water is not visible from the house. A few steps down Lobster Cove Road provide beautiful views. The fog horn is easily heard on those misty, foggy evenings. The yard is large for children to play outside, and the beautiful shade trees keep the inside naturally air conditioned! The porch offers an opportunity for late afternoon cocktails, iced tea or lemonade. Take a cup of coffee and walk (5-6 minutes) to Barrett’s Park to watch the sun rise, see the lobster boats go out to haul their traps, and enjoy the beginning of a new day. A half hour walk to town across the famous footbridge allows for great dining, fun shopping and special events. The house has a picnic table and a grill for outside dining. So rest and relax or go out and have adventures. Come in the fall and see the foliage, or come in November or December to enjoy the Botanical Gardens holiday lights! We are waiting to hear from you.

Sheilagh and Doug Morgan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2016

About Sheilagh and Doug Morgan

I am Sheilagh who spells her name differently - old Gaelic so no one spells it correctly! I am retired from a career in special education. I love the Maine smell! My dad used to say he couldn't breath well when he crossed "that bridge" in Kittery and I'm beginning to think he was right. I grew up in Boothbay Harbor, went to school at the East Side School ( which is now a home goods store), the Middle School on School Street (now some kind of apartments) and graduated from the Boothbay Region High School (I was 3rd in my class and my husband kids me by saying that was because there were only 3 kids in the class - we were small, but not that small). I worked various jobs locally including babysitting at the cottage which is now Barrett's Park. Then I met Doug, the man of my dreams, we were married in the Congregational Church and moved off to California while he worked on a grant for his Master's Degree in Marine Biology. We returned to New England, had 2 children and now live in CT. I would move to Boothbay tomorrow if the 4 beautiful grandsons we have were not close to us in CT. I love to come home and sit on the porch, feel the ocean breeze, watch the birds, enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and do NOTHING! A big change from my everyday schedule. I am active in my church, being with my grandchildren, enjoying a group of girl friends "the YaYas" for a bi-weekly wine and chat, and spending time with my wonderful husband, Doug.

Why Sheilagh and Doug Morgan chose Boothbay Harbor Area

I grew up in Lobster Cove! When I was a child all the houses in the cove were owned by members of my family. The town was very different then, not so much visitors, but property owners "from away" who came to summer. Fishing of various kinds was the economic livelihood. When I graduated I couldn't wait to get away. However, it wasn't long until I couldn't wait to get "HOME". My parents purchased this house from my Great Aunt Abby Nora who went to the Lincoln Home to spend the remainder of her time on earth. They "updated" the place to the 1960's style and I had the room with the closet. The bathroom was moved from the end of the barn to inside! I married and moved various places with my wonderful Doug but we always came "HOME". Two children, spouses and 4 grandchildren and now we all come "HOME" whenever we can. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, we have tried to keep it to my parents style so we feel like we come home to "Fran's kitchen".


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Typical New England Home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful location and Great Host

  • 4 of 5

This house offers a peaceful alternative to the hustle of Boothbay. This classic, Maine home is clean and well maintained. We really appreciated all the family memorabilia and history that this home represents.

The washer/dryer and outside clothes line were very helpful. The kitchen, although very small is very well equipped. We had everything we needed, even a lobster pot. I would suggest simple meals using the grill since there isn't a lot of room, especially for clean up.

The best part of the house is the lovely side porch where we could relax and watch the osprey in the trees.

The one bathroom is upstairs, which is a bit inconvenient. It is, however, a large, clean, freshly painted room. There isn't a lot of closet space, but the owners provided back of the door hangers which helped a lot. When the weather turned hot, there were window fans provided which helped make the upstairs more comfortable.

Finally, I had wonderful, consistently great communication with the owner. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to a small, active family.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thank you for the great review! It is our goal that everyone who becomes part of our rental family have a wonderful time in BBH regardless of what nature hands out for weather, so we try our best to make our home "friendly" for everyone. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will join us again sometime in the future! Sheilagh
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Excellent Family Friendly House

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Hillside Respite many times over the past couple of years. Our two boys are always asking when we are going to go back. It's within walking distance of a great rocky beach park where the kids can get in the water, find crabs and skip rocks and within a short drive of a great sandy beach. Having a kitchen is great so we don't always have to eat out, although the restaurants and bars downtown make it hard to stay home. Shopping is great in the little downtown area, always some great finds. The library has a great used book sale section and we always find some great reads. There is plenty of room for everyone and we enjoy the family time. Coffee on the porch in the mornings smelling the fresh salt air is a must! The boys enjoyed a kayak adventure in the harbor this time and can't wait to do it again. Sheilagh and Doug are great and we love booking with them!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful Home Near Everything

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in Boothbay Harbor at Hillside Respite on Lobster Cover Road in April of this year after friends recommended it to us. We arrived to a comfortable and peaceful home after a six hour drive. We discovered a kitchen, dining room, living room, and three spacious bedrooms. The porch and yard were very welcoming and our three year old enjoyed endless hours of playing, exploring, and running around the yard while we sat on the porch overlooking the cove. The house is very close to the center of town but far enough away at the same time. We really enjoyed our week in Boothbay on Lobster Cove. I really recommend this property. I have already referred some friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I hope you will enjoy our home again! Thanks Sheilagh Morgan
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, ME

One trip our family really enjoys is a day boat trip to Monhegan Island. Monhegan is a beautiful island with no cars - walking only. It has great views from cliffs and trails around and across the island. It is an artist and fishing community.


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7 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 8.5%

Deposit of one half at rental and remainder 2 weeks before arrival.

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Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Blue bedrooom upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Pink Bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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