Why Tom Bubrig chose Boothbay
We bought the property in 2013 because it checked off so many items on our "perfect vacation home" checklist. We fell in love with the tree-filled two acre lawn with frontage on Mill Pond. The historic East Boothbay General Store is 100 yards up the street and features wonderful sandwiches, pizza, morning pastries and coffee. Walk another five minutes and you can eat at the Lobsterman's Wharf restaurant with its outdoor deck over the Damariscotta river.
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Our second visit and there will be more!
My two young daughters and I enjoyed our second summer visit here and it was as lovely as the first. The canoe, toys in the shed, and charmingly appointed cottage keep the kids entranced, and I like sitting on the bucolic tree swing looking out over the water and watching them play. This has become a yearly must visit for us and every time we come we want to stay longer!
This is a beautiful place. Sitting down by the pond for morning coffee was so peaceful. Great spot for a little camp fire . We cooked a few dinners while there and found everything we needed. Lots of good restaurants around. Nice farmers markets and walks by the water. Thanks to Tom and Celeste for sharing their lovely place with us. Would love to visit again.
We thoroughly enjoyed out time at this cottage. While the body of water it is on may actually be called a pond, it really seemed more like a small lake to us. The trees around the sides of the property meant you did not really see neighbors much. Some house lights could be seen at night. The cottage location meant that it was possible to enjoy ocean related activities during the day, and then, come back to enjoy watching the birds around the small lake in the evening. It was also nice to enjoy a fire in the evening after the sun set. Firewood was provided. It was also easy to gather small fallen branches from the wooded area on the property.
The cottage was more than adequate, there was nothing that we could think of that was missing.
Our biggest concern about providing a 5 out 5 rating is that higher ratings may mean more demand and then harder for us to rent it in the future.
Thanks for staying in our cottage. We agree "pond" seems unusual for the official name of it. That makes it sound small. We guess since it has a six foot tide from the ocean, they can't call it a lake but maybe it's not big enough to be called a bay. Regardless, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Tom and Celeste
Lovely view of pond. Relaxing on chairs before firepit. I would suggest a gas grill vs charcoal. Cottage is clean comfortable without a separate bedroom. A great spot with acess to local dining shopping and harbor cruise
Idyllic, Quiet Spot
We loved our stay here. The hosts have thought of everything. It's on a quiet, lovely yard on the mill pond. Great spot for a campfire. Birds and frogs, but no other noises! It's a short drive to many restaurants, shops, etc, but it was a real pleasure to come home to this cottage.
It was a pleasure having you here. We love it when our guests teach us about new things to do in the area. We need to check out the Puffin watching boat cruise from Boothbay Harbor! Tom and Celeste
What a restful and enjoyable stay we had here! Conveniently located. Grocery store and all amenities within minutes of this quiet home. We loved the tree swing and spent every evening enjoying the peace of the yard. Lots of great trails, shops, restaurants, the farmers market on Thursday, various harbor tours, Monhegan Island, and stunning sunsets down by Ocean Point every evening. Hendricks Head Beach was quaint. The Aquarium and Botanical Gardens were fantastic hits with my daughter. We didnt want to leave and we cant wait to return!
Thank you staying at our cottage this summer. We're glad you got the most out of your vacation. You are most welcome to return at any time. Tom and Celeste
Many people ask about beaches in the area. There are many rocky beaches close to the house. For large sand beaches, we recommend going to Reed State Park and Popham Beach.