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A Timeless Cottage To Reconnect With Life...

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

nest (n) A place affording snug refuge or lodging; a home. A place or environment that foresters rapid growth or development.

nesting (v) To create or settle into a warm and secure refuge.

cottage (n) A small, single-storied house, especially in the country and/or near a beach or body of water.

The word nest is an ancient word that takes us back to a time that was simpler. A time when our focus was on living in the moment. A time of simple values, simple pleasures. A sunrise or sunset for instance, a simple meal or just the happiness associated with feeling a breeze in afternoon while gazing out across a river. A time when we allowed ourselves to let go. A time when we didn't avoid the puddles after a rainstorm but jumped into them with both feet. A time of laughter, rainbows and pine scented afternoons. A time when all the stresses of modern life were unknown.

Nest Cottage is a snug refuge from modern life, located atop a small hill overlooking a body of water. Nest Cottage is also very much a time machine. As you step inside you will instantly feel it embrace you and your senses will come alive as your transported back to a simpler way of life.

We have crafted Nest Cottage with purpose and care to create for you a one of kind experience. Nest Cottage is more than a place to sleep and eat. Nest Cottage is a place to restore, rejuvenate and create life. The simplest things will suddenly have deep meaning. Sipping coffee on the screened porch as you watch the sunrise. Reading a book as you wave to a lobsterman out for their morning catch. Visiting old world General Stores and having real conversations of local life or simply spending a day exploring nearby islands.

Nest Cottage transports you to a life that is ions away, yet you are minutes from restaurants, shopping, hiking, swimming and more. From the nearby Lobsterman's Wharf to downtown Boothbay Harbor. From Ocean Point to Spruce Point and beyond. Nest Cottage is all at once a refuge and a gateway to adventure.

Nest is comfortable, chic and modern. Cable TV, high-speed wireless internet, modern furnishings, ultra comfortable beds, tremendous closet space, and modern kitchen appliances mean you can step back in time in without sacrificing comfort.

There is no other place like Nest Cottage in all of Maine, at least that is our opinion.

A place designed to help you grow, reconnect and step back in time. A place where you get to be you, just you, not a title, a job or worry about the next meeting, next day or even the next hour. A refuge where you simply live for the moment.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2018

Why Kate chose East Boothbay

We searched for two years to find just the right property. The combination of views, access to activities and that special feeling that conveyed 'you are home'. After viewing many properties we feel as if Nest Cottage choose us. The property is quaint, peaceful and truly a retreat. Yet there are tons of adventures waiting just outside your door - from watersports, to hikes, to quintessential Maine villages. Regardless if you want to just sleep away the afternoon or go for that challenging trail run, watch the sunrise or sleep in late, enjoy a cup of coffee at the Boothbay General store with a real-world boatbuilder...Nest delivers.

What makes this cottage unique

Nest cottage isn't just a vacation rental, but truly a home. Our guests have told us that from the moment they spot the cottage on the hill to the first steps through the door, they feel as if they are embraced and that they are home.

Maybe that is why so many who experience Nest Cottage, book their next trip before their current trip ends.

All we know is that Nest Cottage is a true sanctuary, a place to relax and we have worked hard to make it a truly comfortable retreat. We hope you will take the time to explore all Nest has to offer and come to learn for yourself, just why so many others, love Nest.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We found this to be a very comfortable cottage, with a decent size kitchen, amazing screened porches and terrific views. We also found that it had blazing fast internet access - great for keeping in touch with the office - and our family didn't feel cramped in the least.

We split our time between eating out and preparing meals in the cottage and didn't find anything missing. We also enjoyed plenty of sunsets over the river while dining on the porch.

The kids enjoyed the kayaks, but we recommend you keep an eye on them as the currents can be swift. We also used the local boat ramp to launch our own boat, which fit well with our truck in the driveway.
Jun 2013
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East Boothbay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks on the property
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very clean and spacious!
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Very clean...private and all yours!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Awesome skylight and views of the woods.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Comfortable room - good storage!
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very large, great closet and a slider out to a deck.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do not supply sheets and towels as part of the rental cost. If you need us to supply them we offer an inexpensive option to rent linens from a local supplier. We make all the arrangement and beds are made upon your arrival. Please let us know in advance your needs. We have worked very hard to create a total get away environment. Whether you are looking to relax, write a great novel, go sightseeing and antiquing or want to enjoy a day of whale watching or trail hiking....Nest delivers!


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A Timeless Cottage To Reconnect With Life...
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Quiet Maine Retreat Accessible to Activities

  • 5 of 5

Nest is the Maine getaway I return to year after year. Enjoy all the Boothbay region has to offer at this peaceful, well-appointed cottage on a quiet lane with fabulous water views. The open floor plan, screened-in porch and well-stocked kitchen is perfect for cooking and enjoying meals in, or drive a short distance to multiple restaurant options. Shopping and amenities are very close by car, and within walking distance is the East Boothbay General Store, a favorite for breakfast and morning coffee. With so much to explore in this area, come enjoy the beauty and peace of Maine from the welcoming, cozy base of Nest!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We enjoy having you stay in our home and it is also our getaway so we appreciate how much you enjoy the area and the amenities. Your 2018 vacation is quickly approaching, so just a few more months until it's Maine time !!
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Providence, RI

A constemporary cottage in a gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed the nest for multiple summers now and look forward to returning. Truly a gem in East Boothbay with airy spaces to rest, relax and even work. The wifi is excellent, the furniture tasteful and the kitchen set up to operate effectively. We love the screened in porch!

Everything about the place supports conversation, laughter and communication. If you are looking for modern flair in a beautiful setting this is the cottage for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments! We are always thrilled to have repeat guests that love Nest Cottage year after year, as much as we do. We look forward to having you enjoy our home and the Boothbay area in future years.
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All the comforts of home but with Water Views!!

  • 5 of 5

We live in the desert so to sit on a screened porch watching the comings and goings on the water is a real treat. If you want a fabulously located, turn-key vacation rental, look no further. This house is so comfortable, so well stocked and so spacious, you'll never want to leave. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the GREAT review and we are always pleased to read that the NEST and Boothbay are truly enjoyable for our house guests. We look forward to your next visit ! Kate & John
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NYC, New York

Perfect mini getaway to Boothbay Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We booked through cottage connection (I think they run the property for the owner) but we found the property here. Its a beautiful and charming house with plenty of room for a small family getaway. Its definitely like a nest and nestled away off a tiny road... but being hidden away has its charm as its nicely quiet and private with the exception of an occasional passing car or dog walker.

The house was very clean and well kept. I think our only real complaint was when I asked if the whole house had air conditioning and they said yes, but the TWIN ROOM does NOT have air conditioning. The occupants of that room were definitely a little less than thrilled but we turned up the ACs in the other rooms and situated fans to try to circulate the air. Not the most efficient, but we made it work. Also note that TOWELS AND LINENS ARE NOT INCLUDED. When I first read about the property of vrbo, they said they were. Cottage connection had to correct that and they can be provided for a fee, but we brought our own.

The kitchen was nicely stocked with plenty of plate ware and sizable pots to do lobster boils to our hearts content! The gas grill was fantastic and perfectly sized. The enclosed deck was perfect and was very clean and nicely decorated. We loved the new fire pit up front and made use of that as well.

Glad this property allows small dogs as well... we would think about bringing ours next time!

Overall it was a fantastic time and we definitely would recommend it to anyone who loved Boothbay Harbor as much as we do.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the feedback and the 5 star rating. We will definitely purchase a window AC for the Twin Bedroom for next season! Sorry for the confusion on the towels and linens and we have updated our VRBO description explaining that those items can be rented from the property management company. We truly hope you enjoyed your stay and will visit Nest again. Again thank you for the complements and we do hope you return to Boothbay and Nest. Kate
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Raleigh, NC

Home Away from Home in East Boothbay

  • 5 of 5

Second summer returning to Nest and the Boothbay region, and Nest truly is a home away from home. You will find a clean, well-stocked and tastefully decorated home to relax in while you plan your excursions and explore all this area has to offer. Opportunities abound for outdoor sports, hiking and sightseeing. Find a wonderful yoga community at The Yoga Firm with great wellness retreat options on Monhegan Island. Coffee, breakfast and delicious pizzas at the East Boothbay General Store are a must and just a short walk from Nest. Liz and her incredibly warm and welcoming staff are a highlight in the East Boothbay and Ocean Point area. Nearby in Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor, restaurant options abound and suit every taste. Shopping and cottage necessities are all nearby and easily accessible by car or bike. You can truly unplug at Nest or be as connected as needed with a faultless internet connection and cable television: Red Sox and Stanley Cup playoff games were enjoyed from the comfy couch this summer while taking in the amazing view of the water from the living room. This home is so well cared for and such a wonderful retreat. I look forward to returning again for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA


  • 5 of 5

Two weeks in this paradise was not enough!

This was my second getaway at Nest, and I'm already planning my return. The house is clean and cozy and exactly what you need to unwind and reset. The location is perfect for gazing at the water, walking to the East Boothbay General Store, or taking a short drive into town.

I had to work during the latter part of my stay. Internet connectivity was excellent as was cell service. If you can't completely break away from reality, at least the setting is gorgeous!

Thank you, Nest, for being a little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland JetPort
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Boothbay Golf Resort
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ocean Point
Car: necessary

You are truly minutes from just about anything you can imagine...hiking, quaint villages, old time general stores, lobstering, boating, golf, restaurants and just so much more..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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