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Heron Cove on Hodgdon Island, Boothbay, Maine

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Lisa Cameron
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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.


Boothbay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Heron Cove on Hodgdon Island, Boothbay, Maine
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews
Poland Maine


  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, 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, Lisa.
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Well equipped accommodations with an excellent view.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA USA

Excellent river view

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great water views in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! 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. Lisa
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Plenty of room in a lovely location

  • 3 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Lisa
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We really enjoyed it here!

  • 5 of 5

We came here and found a beautiful home, a gorgeous view of the water, and all of the amenities we wanted and needed. We could spread out in the house, and it was very cozy and nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Too numerous to mention
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Freeport, ME
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt. 1, Wiscasset
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Too numerous to mention
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Popham Beach, Bath, ME
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner'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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