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Sunset Retreat over 300 of Riverfront

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Secluded cottage on 8 acres- 300 ft unobstructed waterview - sleeps 7

This property was formally a campground and is now a private meadow for a open plan cottage nestled on the Back River in Boothbay. Sea Mist cottage was built in 2004 and has expansive views from every window. it is also well equipped with all the modern amenities including Wifi, cable, washer, drier, two TV's. Outdoor equipment includes picnic table, fire pit, grill and 4 adirondack chairs for nighttime star gazing, two kayaks come with the house.

Sea Mist Meadow cottage is an open airy cottage with valuted ceiling screened in porch, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, second bedroom is in the loft with stair access (steeper than a conventional staircase). Perfect for families, friends or a couple's retreat.

Quiet, comfortable and spacious, it's truly a home away from home. Enjoy cookouts on the lawn, cocktail parties at sunset on the deck, or warm summer night dining on the screened in porch or just catch up on some R & R. Located 5 miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor, and 3 miles from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Harbor Country Club.

More Details

Denise Leighton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Denise Leighton

My husband Don, Landscape Architect, has been contributing to the Boothbay Landscape since The early 90's. He designed the initial Master plan for the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, made landscape improvements for the Spruce Point Inn and designed the 'Whale Park' in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Our family has been vacationing here every summer for more than 25 years.

Denise Leighton purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Denise Leighton chose Boothbay Harbor Area

This property was formally a campground. It's unique feature is the large open Meadow spanning over 300 feet of waterfront with unobstructed views. The property's water access is on the west with views spanning from southwest, west to northwest.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets are absolutely amazing and starry nights breathtaking. In June the firefles perform and incredible appearance with a haze of twinkling glow over the meadow.


Boothbay Railway Village
"Great for families with young kids. Adults would enjoy the museum."
Red's Eats
Le Garage Restaurant
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Oceanpoint Shoreline
"Great for shoreline exploration or picnic on the shoreline ledge."
Whale Park
"In the heart of Boothbay Harbor overlooking the Harbor surrounded by shops and restaurants. ..."
Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Car: recommended


Boothbay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single sink. This bathroom is located on the second floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink located on first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Loft type bedroom upstairs sleeps 4
  • First floor bedroom, Queen size bed, dresser and two nightstands, closet. Larger window seat- northwest views of the water.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Sunset Retreat over 300 of Riverfront
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Henniker, NH

Back River Reverie

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine a more serene and relaxing place than Sea Mist Meadows. This was our third summer there and it was, once again, a perfect retreat. Enough off the beaten path to afford us privacy and yet, within 10 minutes of the Harbor and all the activity. We saw an abundance of wildlife, fox, geese, gulls, fish jumping in the river and the weather was perfect. The owners see to all your needs and make you feel very welcome. We are already signed up for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and complimentary words. We truly LOVE accommodating our guests. Our joy is your enjoyment ❤️
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The location and style of the house made for an absolutely perfect vacation. The house is beautiful, very clean and fully stocked. The property manager Micheal was very accommodating to our changing arrival time and available all week to answer our questions via text. The beds were so comfortable and plenty of room for our extended family to spread out. An overall wonderful time, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, private, idyllic Maine get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is a home that is even more spectacular person than in the photos! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us, Denise! My husband, 3 young children, and our dog fit perfectly in your beautifully appointed home in this incredibly special and peaceful setting on the water. We enjoyed kayaking, grilling and having dinner on the deck, roasting marshmallows on the firepit, playing in the meadow, and watching the sunset from the porch. In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed all Boothbay has to offer from your home's central location -- we love how close you are to the Botanical Gardens and train museum, farmers market and even the playground, as well as many dog-friendly hiking trails. Thank you, Mike, for meeting us upon our arrival to show us around the home. Your warm welcome and knowledge about the home and the area as well as your efficient responses to our texts were much appreciated. We can't wait to return to Sea Mist Meadows next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie! We are delighted that your family enjoyed your vacation. We take great pride in providing a wonderful experience for our guests. We hope to have you retuning again for a other vacation in the future.
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Outstanding views, privacy & location

  • 5 of 5

My family of three (including a 5-year-old) had a wonderful time at Sea Mist Meadows, the property is outstanding! We ended up making dinner at the house instead of going out much of the time, because the views there are better than any restaurant! We also very much enjoyed the kayaks and exploring Tibbet Island.

Denise, the owner, is very pleasant and communicative, and Michael, our contact at the house, took great care of us. I have been coming to Boothbay for a long time, but usually stayed in the downtown harbor area. No more! This property offered so much more, and far outweighs the walkability of downtown, in my opinion. The harbor is only a few minutes away by car.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, lovely and well-cared-for cottage in Boothbay!

  • 5 of 5

Sea Mist Meadows was exactly as advertised, only better. Clean, well kept, and obviously cared for property, on beautiful grounds, with all the amenities one could need. We especially enjoyed the kayaks, and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in October, 2016. The location is spectacular -- very private, quiet, located on the water with a large field leading from the house to the water. We brought our dog with us and he absolutely loved romping around in the field. The owners even took care to have the field sprayed with a natural solution of cedar oil to help keep the ticks at bay. Much appreciated! The house is lovely and the views nothing short of stunning. Best of all are the beds!!! So many places we stay the house is great and the beds are horrible. They have seriously comfortable adult beds and it made a huge difference to our stay. The property manager, Michael, was a dream. He was so helpful and he reached out to us mid-vacation to see if we needed anything. His advice on dog-friendly hikes was perfect. All in all, this is a great place to stay and is very well located. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

100% refundable 120 days prior to stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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