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Heron Cove on Hodgdon Island, Boothbay, Maine

Boothbay, ME, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome To Heron Cove on Hodgdon Island, a modern, fully-equipped, waterfront home for your relaxation and enjoyment in beautiful Boothbay, The Heart of Mid Coast Maine.

A wonderful four season get-away home. Come for a holiday, a vacation, a season, or a sabbatical; for relaxation, renewal, or inspiration. Enjoy warm summer breezes, beautiful sunsets, birds and seals, and picturesque views of the islands and tributaries of the Sheepscot River. Watch lobstermen ply their trade. Walk or bicycle to nature preserves, a park, or other islands.

Bring your boat and explore the pristine and protected waters of the Sheepscot and Kennebec Rivers. Outstanding kayaking area often visited by local tours; 300 yards to two launch sites, paddle miles of protected and beautiful back waters. Boothbay Harbor, just five minutes by car, a few more by boat, features excellent dining, quaint shops, excursion boats, family recreation, and one of the prettiest harbors in the United States. We endeavor to offer you a totally relaxing experience in a tranquil and beautiful setting, with generous amenities and warm surroundings.

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*****Note: traveler's phone number is required when inquiring or booking.*****


Lisa Cameron

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
What makes this House unique

Very quiet. Noon whistle in the distance every day. Wonderful place to think and/or relax and/or recharge batteries but still stay connected to the business world.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom #1 - Queen size Beds (1), Pak 'N Play Bedroom #2 - two twin beds Bedroom #3 - two twin beds


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Waterfront


              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Mobile Phone
                        Cell phone service inside the house is variable. Cell phone service outside the house (deck, yard) is good.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Heating
                        Central heating - oil fired forced hot water.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining room table can accommodate 8 diners with leaf inserted in table.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Family-package cable TV
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            One step to front door, 5 steps to main floor from front door. all living facilities, including bedrooms and bathrooms (bathrooms are not fully handicap-accessible), are located on the main floor.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Please See Our Website for More Details, Location, and More Photos - www.hodgdonisland.com

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                9 Reviews

                                                                Very Good4.2/5

                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Regina K.Poland Maine

                                                                We loved the house and the view and would love to do it again but it needs to be cleaned a little better. The fridge was dirty and the bedspreads could be washed. The basement is pretty musty smelling but we figured that goes with the territory.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for the review. The refrigerator issue is being addressed as we speak (the current one that is over 20 years old is being replaced this winter). In terms of cleaning and the bedspreads, we are at the end of the season and now have some time to catch up on a few things that happened during the vacation season including carpet cleaning or items that need replacing, . Our cottage changeover cleaner does the best that she can and I pitch in for her when I am able and schedules permit and both of us try to keep up with things. We are currently addressing the musty smell issue in the basement, too, as best we can. And yes, you're right, that comes with the territory.

                                                                Please feel free to keep us in mind for the future

                                                                Thank you,


                                                                Update 2/7/18 - there is a brand-new refrigerator in place (the old one has been disposed of) and the bedspread is now stain-free and all bedspreads and linens in the house will be thoroughly washed and cleaned for the season.


                                                                Well equipped accommodations with an excellent view.

                                                                Len H.

                                                                Our party of 5 adults found this house perfect for our needs. The kitchen is well equipped and it was very easy to prepare meals. The view from most rooms is outstanding and the long back porch facing the water is a real highlight. Would return to this rental house in the future.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you - we really appreciate it. I'm glad that you had a great vacation at our home and everything went well. Please keep us in mind for your future travel plans to the Boothbay area.


                                                                Excellent river view

                                                                Mary D.Arlington, VA USA

                                                                Family run retirement home with ample space for 6 guests. Home retains sense of former residents as much of the decor is in keeping w the vintage of the house. Clean, two full baths but guests must manage trash and laundry. Quiet serene private setting away from the bustle of Boothbay. Close to great hiking at Boothbay regional land trust

                                                                Great water views in a quiet location

                                                                Claire F.

                                                                Our family of 5 spent four days at Heron Cove in July, 2017. The house is comfortable and definitely has room for everyone to spread out. The views from the deck are wonderful, especially with the osprey nest right across the way. Chicks in the nest, parents busy feeding them, what a show! This was our first time in the Boothbay Harbor area, and we loved it. The botanical garden right down the road is amazing, we did a couple of the hikes in the Boothbay Regional Land Trust, spent a couple of afternoons walking around Boothbay Harbor, watched the Fourth of July fireworks from the Oceanarium lawn, and took the Hardy Boat Tour from New Harbor to view puffins.

                                                                The bathroom renovation looks great and the bedrooms are comfortable. My kids enjoyed playing ping pong in the basement, which has a bit of a musty smell. Wish some of the bushes in the front were cut back so we had a better view of the water, and access to the water (a simple dock) would be great. I know the river is tidal, so that presents challenges.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for the review. Yes, the bushes have been cut back this fall - an annual chore (and hopefully won't grow too much next spring but they may need some pruning next summer). We have considered putting in a dock and thus have better access to the waterfront but the cost of that project would be prohibitive. Yes, you're correct, it is tidal and that presents several challenges in it's own right. Glad you enjoyed your time there and we hope to be able to have you as a guest in the future.


                                                                Plenty of room in a lovely location

                                                                Diane O.

                                                                Five of us enjoyed a winter weekend at this property. There was abundant sleeping and living space, a big kitchen with ample storage and room to spread out, and a great table to gather around for meals and games. The area is stunningly beautiful, and each morning we watched the birds in the water out front, including a pair of bald eagles cruising the area. It was a very easy drive to Hannafords supermarket, a YMCA (for those of us needing their gym fix), and Boothbay Harbor. Lisa was very nice to work with, very responsive and helpful, and even offered a late checkout when she realized we were leaving on Superbowl Sunday. The only reason I'm not rating this a 5 is there seems to be a mold issue. 3 of the 5 people in our group reacted to it and needed to take Benadryl or use their asthma inhalers with frequency. Otherwise, it was a perfect stay and we really enjoyed it!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                The mold/mildew problem is mostly in one of the bathrooms and that issue is being addressed as we speak - the bathroom is being totally renewed with all new walls, fixtures, cabinets, etc.

                                                                Thank you for bring that issue to our attention.


                                                                very nice, quiet

                                                                David K.

                                                                This was perfect for a quiet, off-season week spent working on a novel. Neighbors were nearly invisible. The house has full amenities, heat, beautiful view, few distractions, a big enough yard for kids to run around in, tide-pooling at low tide, and proximity to Boothbay Harbor when you want restaurants and tchotchkes. Good-sized grocery store 5 minutes away. Patronize the good folks at Red Cup Coffee House. Enjoy Italian food at Port, and try the haddock chowder at Oak Street Provisions.

                                                                I had trouble finding the place because I arrived when it was dark and missed a key turn, but during the day it is easy to find, and very close to the botanical gardens (closed off-season).


                                                                Boothbay, ME, USA

                                                                Three Nature Trails All Within One Mile, Two Boat/Kayak Launching Ramps and Waterfront Park Within 1/4 Mile, Many of the Commercial Kayak Tours in the Area Launch at Our Island, and Award Winning YMCA Within Three Miles. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is also a mile away.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                The traveler's phone number is required. Renters and guests must take their trash and recyclables to the dump (or take it home). An extra fee will be billed to the renter for any trash left on site and subsequently taken to the dump by the caretaker/maintenance person or owner of the property.

                                                                9 Reviews
                                                                Very Good 4.2/5
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