My husband and I have vacationed in the Boothbay
Harbor area for the past 23 years and have stayed
in a variety of inns, houses, and apartments.
Almost every year we have driven to or through East
Boothbay either to eat at Lobsterman's Wharf or on
our way to Ocean Point. We had no idea that just
off of the main road, there was a little piece of
heaven on Linekin Bay.
Our friends found Seanook Cottage on the internet
and booked the four of us for the last week of May.
We had the most relaxing, peaceful, wonderful
vacation there. The views from inside the house
and from the numerous decks are spectacular.
From our bedroom, the last thing we saw before we
closed our eyes at night was the full moon shining
on the beautiful water. The first thing we saw when
we woke up in the morning was the picturesque
sailboats and lobster boats. Across the bay, you
can see the architecture of both new and restored
houses and the Five Gables Inn nestled among the
wooded landscape. Just a short, brisk walk away
from Seanook through beautiful woods and along
the water is the wonderfully restored East Boothbay
General Store. They have a remarkable menu of
delicious salads, sandwiches, and pizza. And don't
forget the tasty breakfast pizza and muffins!
Seanook is only about three scenic miles from
Boothbay Harbor, where you can find a wide array
of shopping, dining, and harbor activities. The
Boothbay region is central to so much else in Mid-
Coast Maine, and daytrips are essential! Our
husbands played golf at the beautiful Samoset
Resort ("The Pebble Beach of the Atlantic"), where
most of the front nine holes are laid out along the
ocean. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is a must and
one of our favorite spots. Freeport with all of its
great outlet stores is just a short drive away.
Seanook is undergoing a long restoration process,
but you will hardly know it because Ron and Mary
Ellen have made it so comfortable. I can't say
enough about their helpfulness and eagerness to
please their guests. Although you won't even
realize they are there unless you need them, it is
great to have your hosts so near by.
I must admit I hesitated to write these comments
out of selfishness. Seanook is like a rare gift that
you want to keep all to yourself! I can't wait until
our next visit. We feel that we have found our
home in the Boothbay region!