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Best location and views (read reviews!).

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2

5th Season. 1860’s flat in Boothbay Harbor where local hat makers once lived graciously above their shop. Newly renovated 2nd floor of 3 story building with private entrance. 850 sq feet of interior living space with high ceilings and large light filled windows that will remind you of a time and pace long lost. Private ~100 sq foot deck. Shabby chic style with mix of antiques and new furniture. Bedroom with cherry pencil post queen bed. LED Samsung 'Smart' TV in living room (Broadcast, Netflix (Supplied) & access for your accounts to Amazon, Hulu and others). Eat in kitchen with basic stove and 1941 Refrigerator (works great!). Renovated large bath with tub and shower. Parking (1 space) on premises and easy walking to boats (day trips including Monhegan), restaurants, trolleys, shops, Opera House and all that Boothbay Harbor has to offer. Solid, quiet building. Ideal for relaxation and day trips returning to town for cocktails and dinner. Perfect for fireworks (when offered by town) . For those who appreciate tradition. Free Wifi, heat, AC, bedding, and access to laundry room. Sleeps 2. Can be rented in same building with Penthouse "Aerie" (500095) for traveling with friends!

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Tom

Former city dweller living on nearby island. Appreciates classical tastes and small town charms. Antique and art collector for years.

Tom purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Tom chose West Boothbay Harbor

Small town character and courtesies and village community in gorgeous unspoiled setting. Easy access to best boating on east coast of America.

What makes this apartment unique

Perfect dimensions for easy living. Solid and secure yet at the heart of village. Drive and park to remote parks and gardens, walk to boats, shops and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cher Tom;

Nous avons passé 2 belles semaines l’appartement etait tres agreeable, eclairé pres de toutes les activites aux quelles nous avons participeés. Ici il y a beaucoup de sorties pouvons faire; croisiere, bateau, voilier, peche. De plus nous avons apprecie les visites des maisons historiques aux alentours et cela dans un rayon d’une heure & moins de route. Nous garderont un tres beau souvenir de l’endroit.

Jean & Jocelyne
Aug 2014
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West Boothbay Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly tiled. Large room. Two sets of towels are provided. We do not provide daily towel service or other amenities of hotels costing twice as much for similar space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized cherry pencil post bed. Best bedding.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Antiques and art. Classic yet fun. More 'Shabby Chic' than 'pottery barn.' Private entrance. Private deck. Note: the TV's are excellent, but Network access is basic. If you are coming on vacation to watch something specific on TV plan on using the pub or select another apartment with cable.


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average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

Four years and counting!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our trip to Boothbay Harbour, our fourth year. Our stay at 29Mckown Street has always been much anticipated. The location is the best, and Tom and sidekick “Ruthie”, are always there to greet and advised on things to do. we can’t imagine staying any where else. thanks again, Tom, see ya next year. Sherry and Kurt Dillman

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for our expanding family of repeat customers. Each has made the work seem like pleasure - and we look forward to their return each time.
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month long stay in Boothbay Harbor. This house places you right downtown where all things fun-to-do happen. It's location is the best feature -- we were literally within walking distance of everything the bay has to offer. And when we weren't participating in the activities, we enjoyed just sitting on the lovely porch, overlooking the bay, and observing all the other tourists struggle to find a parking place.

The next best feature of the house is the porch. We sat for hours reading, knitting (me not him), and just people watching. Right from the porch you can see the harbor boats coming and going all day long. There's quite a bit of street noise but that just adds to the ambiance of being in the center of things.

Thirdly, our apartment was clean and comfortable -- a little quirky with its 1947 Kelvinator and the European washer/dryer -- the bed was very comfortable and being from Florida we loved being able to sleep with the windows and doors open letting in the ocean breeze.

Finally, our hosts (Tom and Ruthie) were a delight. Tom was very helpful and pleasant and even included us in a reception he held in the main part of the house. And, Ruthie (dog), was the greeter every time we came in the door. What a sweet dog she is -- I will miss her.

We loved BH -- we walked the entire city many times and sat on the opposite side of the bay for long periods. The Farmers Market is an additional surprise with great artisan breads and treats to purchase.

No doubt - if you go, you'll love it! We hope to return in the near future.

Thanks, TOM!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location to walk to all that Boothbay Harbor has to offer!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at 29 Mckown Street for three nights in June 2018. The location was the absolute best. From the second floor balcony, the view in the picture is exactly what you get. You are so close to the activities of the harbor yet far enough away to lose any noise or activity that might disturb you. The bed was very comfortable and the second floor unit had all that was necessary to make for a very cozy stay. All necessary utensils if you desired to make any meals, all linens, all other typical household items were supplied. This sure beats a single hotel room for comfort and the feeling of a home. We normally look for places out of town for the quietness, but this place has us rethinking that approach. It was so nice to get up, have coffee on the second floor deck, then walk off into the town to explore. After exploring, a short walk has you back at the unit with space and comfort to relax, regroup and plan more activities. We would not hestitate to come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming. I love it in town too. I hardly saw you both - you took advantage of so much to do. We'd love to have you back and earn our 5th star!!
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You too, could be "sitting on the dock of the bay"

  • 5 of 5

this is our second stay at 29 McKown st. So needless to say we do enjoy it. The location is great, everything is within walking distance and , Tom and his sidekick, Ruthie, are great host and "hostess". tom is always willing to suggest something fun or a great place to eat after a long day. if you are thinking of staying in Boothbay, this is a great place to be!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming back. You really are getting to know the town! Soon I'll be getting advice from you....
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, right in the center of town, lots to do within walking distance. Comfortable rooms, and a wonderful deck with a view of the harbor, perfect for a drink or a book.

And best of all,, a friendly, helpful host, always available but always discreet.

It was a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful having you. Please do come back!
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Eclectic In the middle of everything, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I walked, I ate, I sailed, I napped, I shopped, I listened to concerts and saw the fireworks from the balcony. I loved my visit to 29 McKown Street in Boothbay Harbor. Tom and Ruthie (his Westie) were wonderful hosts. It was a perfect "I" vacation. The apartment was clean and close to everything. I hope I can get back soon. Gail from Florida July 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another lovely guest who made the most of her time here and we hope to see back again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boothbay Harbo
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ports of Italy
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Historic 3 season resort community with winter solitude. A place to finish the book you've had on the bedside forever, and unwind in small town charms. Welcoming locals where you can dress down and experience village life.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Maximum occupancy 2 persons. Day guests limited to 6, no large parties. Private deck limited to 4 persons.

Any rental agreement equal to or longer than 22 days requires 180 days cancellation notice for refund.

We are a small operation, with an on site office usually staffed from 9-4pm week days. Check ins are requested from 4-6 pm to avoid having to revisit site (we greet all of our guests). Often we can accommodate earlier check-ins, please just ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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