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Discover a Family Tradition on Linekin Bay

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
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
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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

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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Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • The Green Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Views of Murray Hill
    Master - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Front Bedroom has 180 degree views over Linekin Bay
    The Yellow Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Yellow Room overlooks the Glen and its pocket cove
    Mom's Room - 1 queen , Views of East Boothbay and the Murray Hill Cove
    The Boy's Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Views of the Glen
    The Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Views of Linekin Shores
  • 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
  • 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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(6 traveler reviews)

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Discover a Family Tradition on Linekin Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Welcoming, beautiful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and well equipped home. Our family enjoyed swimming, kayaking, and exploring Maine. We enjoyed every moment from morning coffee on the beautiful porch through and evening meals in the wonderfully large dining room (then back to the porch). Even the weather was perfect! Thank You

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the Mooring, and like 4 years ago, it was great. The views, the beds, fully equipped kitchen, and the charm of an old maine home. My son's and grandsons fully enjoy the dock, fishing and catching crabs as well as kayaking in the cove. Docking our boat at your private dock was a plus. Beautiful views sitting on the gorgeous big porch , which we enjoyed every day and night. We will be back, for sure!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Maine vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had a glorious week at the Mooring with family and friends. It accommodates families perfectly, with six bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Many of the bedrooms have more than one bed, so our adult kids got to reconnect like it was summer camp (they even worked on jigsaw puzzles on a rainy day). The kitchen is organized for cooks-- a gorgeous Wolf stove with a built-in griddle, sharp knives and pots/saucepans/omlette pans/lobster pots. The dining room table acccommodates 10+. Kayaking and swimming were easy from the dock, but nothing could beat the soft breezes on that covered porch; we enjoyed its beautiful southern views of Linekin Bay on our green rocking chairs for coffee in the morning and cocktails in the afternoon. Spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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