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Our comfortable cottage sits on a dock close to town, over looking Lobster Cove

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom,1 bath and sleeper sofa, large dock and float, a real Maine Cottage

You can't get any closer to the water than this cottage. This cottage rests on a 250 foot working wharf, used by lobster men in the winter to store their traps and gain access to the water. Bring your boat with you and keep it at the float for an additional rental fee. (space is limited, call for details) You may be able to buy lobsters directly from a lobster man hauling traps in the cove. One cozy bedroom with a double bed and living room with a sleeper sofa, the cottage sleeps 2-4 people. The galley style kitchen has a 4 burner stove and oven to fill all of your basic cooking needs, or you can use the lobster cooker and grill out on the dock. The inside table seats 4, and when weather is nice, eating at the picnic table on the dock is perfect.

If you are looking for a place to disconnect, unwind and relax, come soak up the sun and fresh air or watch the sun rise over Lobster Cove. Treasure hunt the shore while the tide is out or toss in a lure and catch a striped bass or mackerel for dinner. Take a trip into town for a day of shopping or an evening at the Opera House which hosts a wide variety of entertainers such as Jackson Browne, Celtic Storm, Pete Best Band, and Marty Stewart.

More Details

Lisa Burnham
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Why Lisa Burnham chose Boothbay Harbor

In 1974 my parents were looking for a nice place to raise their family. They both had grown up on Lobster Cove Road. My father was a second generation lobster man. The property was perfect. They built our home across the street and began to expand the small existing dock to accommodate his lobster traps and fishing gear. For many years, he would build his own lobster traps in his work shop, which has now been completely renovated into Lobster Cove Cottage. My two teenage sons, forth generation lobster men, continue to fish their traps in the cove, (you may have a chance to see them). During the winter the dock is still used by six lobster men to store their traps and gear. My father built the dock with the help of his friends so other lobster men would continue to have access to the shore. I welcome the opportunity to share this wonderful cottage and the real Maine experience with visitors to the Boothbay Region.

What makes this cottage unique

This could be the opportunity of a lifetime to witness a real Maine working waterfront in action. Before the first week in June, the lobster men will be working on, preparing and setting their gear in preparation for the lobster fishing season. When you rent in the early season (at our early season rates), you can see them loading their boats, and the dock becomes a busy workplace. Unlike in the summer, during this busy time before June 1st, the dock is not available for guests use, and the float becomes available in early June.


Boothbay Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , makes good use of a small space
  • Three quarter bath with corner shower makes good use of a small space. Vanity and closet offer good storage space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Cozy bedroom with comfortable double bed, dresser and closet. Four window offer the most spectacular view. Sleeper sofa in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Our comfortable cottage sits on a dock close to town, over looking Lobster Cove
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Very quaint, quiet, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We definately hope to return. This was an excellent way to experience a Maine coast lobster bay. It was an added to discover the water at our dock was swimmable (esp at low tide), and that a small park was right next door. Thank you for being there!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice guests.
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Place was amazing beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was super, right on the water and walking distance to town

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The historic footbridge across the harbor is wonderful
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location - kayaking straight from the dock, short walk to town for restaurants/shopping, biking all around Boothbay. Perfect for relaxing on the dock at all times of day. Wonderful sleeping with working windows/water views on 3 sides.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rent kayaks or other water craft from Tidal Transit in Boothbay Harbor, they will deliver them to the cottage for you.
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This is a delightful small house with a magnificent views that hold your attention all day

  • 5 of 5

we were here at a very warm time and Lisa brought us a fan because threes no air conditioning

The walk to town where there are many restaurants is short and there is a great seafood outdoor place very nearby

Very clean and comfortable

We would certainly stay there again

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to share with wonderful guests.
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Perfect Maine Setting

  • 4 of 5

Delightful location near Boothbay Harbor. Enjoyed wine on the dock and lovely views from the windows. Nice park near property where we watched the tide roll in while sitting on rocks one evening. Boothbay is a fabulous little vacation community and we appreciated how the community dressed up residences and businesses with flowers. We enjoyed trips to the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens and Cabbage Island for the Clam Bake. Lisa''s place was a great home base for our Maine vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to have people from all over the world enjoy a stay in Boothbay Harbor.
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Special little spot

  • 5 of 5

This place is special little perch right on the water. Very comfy and everything you need to enjoy a few days in Maine. On the water. I will absolutely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport (pwm)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mc Seagulls, Or Rock Tide (walking Distance)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-295 Brunswick,
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Brown Brothers, Rock Tide, Lobster Dock
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hendricks Head Beach, Southport
Car: necessary

Enjoy a picnic on the shore at Barrett's Park or take a nice walk across the foot bridge to town. On your way back from town, stop into one of the lobster retailers, watch the lobster men unloading their catch and pick up fresh lobster to cook and eat on our dock. The cottage is just 4 miles from a world class golf course and the Botanical Garden. Take a day trip to Monhegan Island, a lobster bake at Cabbage Island, whale watching, go lobstering or deep sea fishing on a charter boat, and sailing on a sunset cruise. Our YMCA offers day passes if you would like to workout, play tennis, walk on the track or swim in the new pool. Take in a movie at the Harbor Light Cinema. Enjoy a round of mini golf and an ice cream at the Dolphin golf or take a ride on the train at the railway village after viewing their collection of antique autos. The Boothbay Region is a wonderful place to unwind, relax and disconnect from reality.

Take a day trip to Freeport for a day of shopping at L.L. Bean and the outlet stores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Please call me or send an inquiry if you are interested in reserving any of the openings in my calendar that are shorter than the 3 night minimum. Thank you.

After we agree on your reservation a check for 50 percent of the rental fee (non-refundable) may be mailed to me. Final payment will be due 2 weeks prior to your stay and will include, a separate check for $ 250.00 security deposit (which will be mailed back to you intact following an approved post checkout inspection), 50 percent of the rental fee and 8 percent sales tax on total rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.