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Experience an Oceanfront Family Vacation Retreat in famous Boothbay Harbor

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR/4 BA oceanfront compound with private deepwater dock, walking distance to..

!!!NOTE for winter 2018, the side apartment described below is not included, so the house sleeps 10 people, not 14 from (Oct 15 2018 to April 15 2019.)!!

Incredible sprawling oceanfront home with views of the water from every room in the house!!! Located in Boothbay Harbor, just 4 minutes from the heart of town and a 5 minute walk to Robinson's wharf and Southport Island.

This property was renovated in early 2016 and features an incredible New England design in a very spacious and sunlit home featured on

This is the perfect property for a large family vacation. Multiple generations can enjoy a wide expanse including an attached 'apartment' and plenty of space to relax inside and out, swim in the ocean off the dock, paddleboard, cook lobster, sit around the stone fireplace, and pick wild berries on the property. Families have enjoyed this property because of it's location and breathtaking beauty and amenities. It epitomizes a Maine vacation from the lobster wharf across the bridge (a 5 minute walk), or a quick 5 minute drive to the heart of Boothbay Harbor to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and boats that have made the town the summer destination of New England.

The kitchen features a professional gas range, stainless appliances, wood shiplap walls, stone countertops, and beautiful hardwood floors. Sleeps up to 14 people, this is the perfect retreat for large families, as there are separate sections of the house to have your own space. Features incredible view and sunsets on a spectacular waterfront property. Enjoy fires around the fire pit, or huge family dinners in the sweeping kitchen and dining room. The large living room offers several seating areas with incredible views of the water.

House is configured as one building divided into 2 separate living quarters. The main part of the home (everything to the left of the garage) has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Master with queen bed, guest room with queen bed, and guest room with two twin beds. Finally, 'Kiddiebunkport' is a bunk room with 4 twin beds and is off the living room, so kids have a place to sleep and hang out. It's every kid's dream!

The other section of the home (in photo, see section to the right of the garage) offers a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Bedroom has queen bed, downstairs full bathroom with clawfoot tub, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, and pull out sofa. For large family vacations, this is a great space for one family, but where everyone congregates in the main home but offers a separate space.

Have a lobster boil using the gas lobster cooker and the gas grill, or simply walk across the bridge to Robinson's for a great meal (or they will boil lobsters for you to bring home!!). Enjoy sunsets every night where each one just seems better than the last.

Enjoy seeing seals pop up in the water off the dock, and enjoy the gorgeous boats that pass by the Southport bridge, one of the oldest swing bridges in the country.

This is your perfect family vacation retreat with all the amenities and space you would need. The location is incredible, and you can walk to eat lobster, or take a quick drive along the water to the heart of town (or you can about 1.5 miles).

Enjoy the Aquarium which is said to be one of the best in the region, or visit the beautiful Maine Botanical Gardens.

More Details

Debbie Gordon and Glenn Ewing
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Debbie Gordon and Glenn Ewing

We bought our dream vacation home in Boothbay Harbor in 2015 and completely renovated the whole house and the grounds to make it a haven for everyone who visits! We are experienced vacation home owners, as we have a few other VRBO properties. We want to make sure you have the best experience ever , and return year after year!

Debbie Gordon and Glenn Ewing purchased this house in 2015

Why Debbie Gordon and Glenn Ewing chose West Boothbay Harbor

Glenn spend summers in the area when he was young. We started spending time here several years ago and ended up buying this beautiful property after some very serendipitous things was meant to be!

What makes this house unique

Waterfront, accessibility to town and the grocery (very important!), deep water dock, walk to the lobster wharf, and the scenery. Every day is never ceases to amaze us.


West Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets that have not been pre-approved will result in a deposit forfeiture plus additional fee.
  • Ask for event pre-approval! (20+ people including renters) or you are subject to $5,000+ fine and termination of trip with no refund
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Nautical Blue Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Charming pink and grey bathroom - toilet , shower
    In-law apartment bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , with beautiful claw foot tub
    Modern marble bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Maine retreat guest room - 1 double , Beautifully appointed guest room with lux linens and decor.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has beautiful fireplace and balcony overlooking the water.
    Crisp cottage guest room Two twins (or a king) - 2 twin/ single , Luxury linens in cheery colors with two twins, or as a king.
    "Kiddiebunkport" Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , A kid's haven! 4 twin beds accessed by its own stairway!
    In-law apartment bedroom - 1 queen , Attached in-law apartment has a spacious queen bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Property has private deepwater dock which can accommodate boats up to a certain size. Additionally, a mooring ball will be installed early 2017, so if you are interested in docking or mooring, please let us know. It is the perfect location in the region as a home base to tour the area.


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Experience an Oceanfront Family Vacation Retreat in famous Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Portland Maine

Maine, the way life should be.

  • 5 of 5

We filled this gorgeous home with love, laughter, family and friendship. We celebrated our son’s wedding in nearby Wiscasset. Family members came from far and wide and were transported to the quintessential Maine coastal experience here.

We were able to host a BBQfor 50 the night before the wedding.

The weather wasn’t always sunny or warm, but that added to the magic of the experience.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, airy, bright yet tranquil.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house. The homeschooled kids under 10 loved watching the swing bridge operate and learning about the tides by watching the boat dock go higher and lower in the water. The weather was chilly so we enjoyed the fire pit, too.

The house is well equipped for preparing meals. There was enough seating for our group of 13. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great gathering place

  • 5 of 5

Great view, fantastic kitchen. Spacious gathering place for family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish, comfortable, super well equipped and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Ten friends, amazing sea food, stormy weather and one of the most beautiful and cozy vacation houses I have ever been to—we had a wonderful weekend at Debbie's place!

We only stayed one night but since we arranged for a late check-out this short weekend getaway felt like a real vacation. The house is gorgeous, there is so much light, wooden floors, pretty bathrooms, super comfortable beds and—most importantly—an amazing kitchen that has everything your could need for a lavish dinner party! We spent several hours in front of the fireplace, had a dance party in the kitchen and went into the bay for a morning dip.

Thanks Debbie, it was a pleasure to stay at your house and we're all planning on coming back!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Would not hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new London, pa

Great mix of old and new

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 2 weeks the end of July to beginning of August. The set up was perfect for our family to gather as we celebrated our oldest son's wedding at a church in Boothbay Harbor. We used the larger home for us and to also house over half of the wedding party. The smaller home was used by the bride and groom and as a preparation area for the girls the day of the wedding.

We found the home to have a wonderful mix of old Maine Farmhouse/and new Open Concept. It was spacious, tastefully decorated, and not at all cluttered leaving room for the needs of several guests. Screens were placed in some windows so you can enjoy the cool Maine nights. And even though the bathrooms fixtures were dated in three of the four bathrooms they were in excellent condition with adequate storage and fresh fluffy white towels. The linens were high quality and adorable and the kitchen was well equipped. We used the kitchen everyday to cook for small and large groups of wedding guests and loved the open design, the fixtures, and the cookware . It was obvious that the owners had anticipated the needs of their renters and made sure that what was provided was in good working condition and clean.

The property offered a spectacular back drop for wedding photos as the landscaping has been professionally done and the dock was spacious enough to host a small gathering of friends and family.

Even though this home sits a stone throw away from the Southport Swinging Bridge, and the traffic passes right by the back and side windows, the quaint busy activity of this little section of BBH is mesmerizing. The sound of the cars crossing the bridge created a soothing percussion when mixed with the cries of osprey and the chimes announcing the turning of the bridge made this an enchanting little oasis secretly stashed amid the trees overlooking the tidal waters of Townsend Gut.

We hope to inquire on availability of this property in the future if our family gathers again in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $59

Please let us know if you will be docking a boat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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