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Discover a Family Tradition on Linekin Bay

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

At the head of Linekin Bay, "The Mooring" is an eighteen-nineties shingle-style masterpiece overlooking a private dock and swimming area. The southern exposure of its wrap-around covered porch offers 270 degree views of the bay below.

The Mooring's generous accommodations make it an ideal vacation venue for family reunions. The living room is framed by picture windows and a large fireplace, and the adjoining dining room can seat all the cottage guests at its expansive oak dining table. The kitchen features a commercial Wolf range with full battery of cooking equipment.

The Master Bedroom sleeps four, and surveys the bay from three sides. A central hallway provides easy access to bedrooms and bathrooms alike.

The Mooring is a roomy, comfortable cottage that provides the ultimate Maine experience.

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Josh, Greg and Seth
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Josh, Greg and Seth

Joshua Dill built The Mooring in 1896, and our family has been summering on Linekin Bay for over a century!

Josh, Greg and Seth purchased this house in 1896

Why Josh, Greg and Seth chose Boothbay Harbor Area

Our great grandfather lived in the Boston area, and found a summer vacation village that he could reach in two days. Overnight steamer from Boston to Portland, ferry from Portland to Boothbay Harbor, then wagon to Bayville.

What makes this house unique

Right on the water, we enjoy the good weather brought to Linekin Bay by a prevailing Southwesterly breeze. The bay is protected, and we have great sailing, snorkeling, waterskiing, and fishing. Or, you can relax in a rocker on the wrap around porch, and watch the day roll by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just spent two weeks here after "the worst May we can remember"(local lobsterman)and were pleasantly surprised by warm weather and sunny skies. We hiked to Boothbay Harbor on the Appalachian Indian Trail, swam in Linekin Bay (the water actually reached 75 degrees), and ate a lobster roll a day.

The only rain day we had we drove to Freeport to shop LLBean and the outlet stores. Great bargains! The cottage felt like home to us, and we're coming back next year.
Jun 2005
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Discover a Family Tradition on Linekin Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The BEST Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing experience at The Mooring! The view was phenomenal, and the space was a absolutely perfect for our group of extended family and friends. We had family members from age 23 to 91...and everyone had a fantastic experience. The private dock was perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. Everyday at The Mooring was an adventure. The covered porch slowed for us to be outside at all hours (enjoying both the calm morning views and the brilliant sunsets). We can't wait to go back! ...but please don't choose our week ;)

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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THE Mooring

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting here for many years. A great house in a great location on the water. We will return this year and we hope many more to come. A wonderful, unique property.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

The Moorings is the perfect vacation spot! It is a lovely, Maine house with charm and an amazing location right on the water. We spent a week at this house for a family reunion (there were 16 of us!) and absolutely fell in love. There was space for all of us, a kitchen that had more pots, pans, dishes, and glasses than most summer camps and a view from the porch that was worth every penny.

We brought our kayaks and paddleboards and tied them at the private dock. Since the Moorings is on a bay, we could boat and swim in the calm waters every day. It was heavenly. The cute, small residential area of Bayville had tennis and indoor ping pong and everyone we met was friendly and kind.

By the end of the trip, we were all scheming how we could own such a property on the coast of Maine. This house is a gem. We are so thankful to have found it for this week and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Point of Interest
East Boothbay
Nearest Point of Interest
Boothbay Harbor

The Nature conservancy has restored a section of the Appalachian trail which starts in East Boothbay, and winds throug Bayville to Boothbay Harbor. A charming one-hour hike. , Five minutes from The Mooring, Boothbay Harbor offers a newly renovated YMCA facility with indoor olympic pool, a serarate therapy pool, work-out center, (pilates, roomba, yoga, and others) and indoor jogging track. Childcare is available.


Rates & Availability

East Boothbay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please refer to the The Mooring's Vacation Rental Agreement for additional information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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East Boothbay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Front Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from Master Bedroom and Hall
    Back Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Mom's Room, Boy's Room, Green Room
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , Adjoins Downstairs Bedroom
    Bath House - shower , Changing Room and Shower overlooking Linekin Bay
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Front Bedroom, overlooks Linekin Bay
    The Yellow Room - 2 twin/ single , Views of the Glen
    Mom's Room - 1 queen , Views of East Boothbay
    The Boy's Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Views of the Glen
    The Green Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Views of Murray Hill
    The Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Views of Linekin Shores
  • Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (7)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We feature a Blu-ray DVD player for our 46" HiDef LCD screen, with full Direct TV package including HB) plus Amazon Fire internet streaming

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