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Destination guide

The Boating Capital of New England

Frozen in time, Boothbay Harbor is a postcard-perfect fishing village that lures seasonal sunseekers and year-round residents alike. There's a fantastic sense of community, so why not stay local with Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals? Chances are you'll soon be enjoying drinks with your neighbors. Relaxation is the order of the day, so don't hold back on packing a good book, a few board games and a nice bottle of wine. Boothbay is also known as the Boating Capital of New England so, if you're into yachting, fishing or sailing, you'll be in your element.

Things to do

Ride the Boothbay Railway

If you can drag yourself off your adirondack chair, Boothbay Harbor is brimming with unique attractions. Set right on the water, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are a wonderland of forests, meadows and beautifully manicured gardens. Kids will love the themed children's garden, complete with storybook characters and puppet shows. The Boothbay Railway Village is a novel way to spend an afternoon, with a narrow-gauge steam train puffing its way through the recreated New England town. The village also throws a lively events calendar, including craft fairs, antique shows, kids' festivals and more.

Activities

Devouring seafood in Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is anchored by a lively waterfront strip lined with cafes, bars and local galleries. Historic Victorian homes overlook the water, with some available as Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals. With sun decks, spacious living areas and your own set of keys, you'll soon feel like a local. One of Boothbay Harbor's simplest pleasures is devouring local seafood. Find some of the best dockside restaurants in the town's lively East Side district. Every summer, whales flock to the warm waters of Boothbay Harbor. Whale-watching cruises offer a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the gentle giants.

Weather

Summer sunsets in Boothbay Harbor

Summer is high season in Boothbay Harbor, with crowds peaking from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Long days and constant sunshine make it a fantastic time to swim, boat or simply relax on the sun deck with a sunset G&T. From breezy waterfront cottages to luxury oceanfront homes, Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals make it easy to unwind. If whales are on your wish list, visit from May to October, when pods of humpbacks cruise along the coast.

Natural features

Whale watching in the Gulf of Maine

Part of Lincoln County, Boothbay Harbor is one of New England's finest deep-water ports. It's set on Maine's Cape Newagen Peninsula and juts into the Gulf of Maine. The bay is dotted with low-lying islands, scenic bays and hidden coves. Thanks to its natural V shape, Boothbay is well protected from the Atlantic. This makes for glassy water, light sea breezes and easy anchorage. The Gulf of Maine is an important habitat for whales, offering the chance to spot a host of different species.

How to get there

How to get to and around Boothbay Harbor

The nearest airport is in Wiscasset, ME (ISS), located 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 15.3 mi (24.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Brunswick Maine Street Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Boothbay Harbor Region, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 547 vacation rentals around Boothbay Harbor Region. From 236 cottage rentals to 232 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a water-view property in Boothbay Harbor Region?

You won't be gazing out the window to views of your neighbor's house around this area. Relaxing waterfront vistas and easy-going days with the family are the only things in your sights now. Vrbo has 231 waterfront vacation rentals in this destination. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our options here include:

  • 215 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 201 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 176 oceanfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Boothbay Harbor Region?

If you're after a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting a house is a terrific idea. You and your group will have loads of space for all sorts of vacation activities. There are 220 options available on Vrbo. Prices start at $125 per night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other property options, like:

  • Cottage: 206 vacation homes. Prices start from $100 per night.
  • Apartment: 34 vacation homes. Prices start from $108 per night.
  • Cabin: 33 vacation homes. Prices start from $123 per night.

Can I stay in Boothbay Harbor Region in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect getaway is unwinding with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help. 77 house vacation homes are listed. At the moment, they're the most popular choice here for large groups. The vacation properties that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can sleep 6 guests? We have 168 that will suit. The prices start from $114 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 75 vacation homes suitable. You can get one for as little as $123 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 38 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $171 a night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you book your Boothbay Harbor Region getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Boothbay Harbor Region?

Reduce those steep accommodation expenses with a little help from Vrbo. You'll find plenty of excellent rentals and save loads! Pemaquid Beach is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 25 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $208 a night, you can see why. Topsham is another place to consider. We've got 15 rentals here, and the average price is around $209 per night.

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