FAIRYTALE OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

Laurie or Joe McCammon

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FAIRYTALE OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

Boothbay Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, sleeps 6

Welcome to Compass Rose, a classic waterfront 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA cottage in lighthouse-studded Boothbay Harbor! The cottage is perched just 17' from the ocean's edge, an ideal vantage point for taking in panoramic views of the shining expanse of sea, hidden cove, lobster boats, sea birds and islands. Private amenities include a dock and deep water float, rocky shoreline, and even a 30' wide sandy entry swimming area from mid to high tide. The cottage is ideally located on a residential lane, yet walking or biking distance to the heart of the harbor with its wide collection of shops and restaurants. Lovingly maintained by a family of artists and writers since it was built in the 1920's, the cottage still charms with its over sized porch, brick fireplace, exposed beams, and vintage woodwork. Neighboring resort amenities (fee): heated pool, tennis, kayaks, sailing, massage, restaurant, bar. Compass Rose truly captures the relaxing and unforgettable ambiance of authentic coastal Maine.

Compass Rose enjoys an ideal location, : about a mile to the heart of town, yet set on the side of a quiet point which is flanked by a beautiful waterfall, Appalachee Lake Preserve, and panoramic bay, cove, and island views. Enjoy recreational privileges at neighboring Linekin Bay Resort (heated pool, tennis, sailing) for a fee or their restaurant and bar which is open to the public. Lobster Cove and Barrett Park with picnic and outdoor concert facilities are just 1/2 mile walk/bike. Take your morning coffee down to the rocky shore to watch spectacular sunrises and to observe the activity of the graceful sailing vessels, lobster boats and sea birds including osprey and eider ducks. Row around the cove, fish for mackerel and striped bass off the dock, or Kayak to nearby islands. Enjoy ocean breezes and abundant sunshine from the cottage's over sized porch or private dock and float. All ages will enjoy searching for shells and tubing in the cottage's small, protected, sandy entry swimming area.

Rediscover simple joys.: Gather the family around the wood-burning fireplace, enjoy quality time around one of our old fashioned board games or puzzles. There are two cable TVs and DVD players and a stereo/CD/tape player along with popular books, magazines and DVDs of local interest, including a collection of Maine children's classics. Dine inside, or with ocean breezes on the outdoor covered dining alcove or sun porch (all with panoramic ocean views.) Enjoy personal touches, such as a guide to the area (with restaurant reviews), fishing poles, binoculars, floats, crab traps, yard games, free paperbacks, and the cottage album with photos and history dating back to the 1920's, and even a book of our favorite Maine recipes (including lobster stew, blueberry muffins and clam chowder, of course!)

A private family retreat for over 80 years, : Compass Rose Cottage has only recently been made available for rental. Virtually all of the cottage's original charms are intact: beamed ceilings, board and batten walls, bead board cabinetry, vintage light fixtures, wavy glass window panes and wood floors. The owners appreciate Compass Rose's rustic vintage charm, complimenting antique furnishings with comfortable 'coastal cottage' additions and high quality linens. The master bedroom has a dreamy quality, with new queen mattress, coordinating linens in pale blues, sage greens and whites, and a metal headboard, all to enhance the serene, panoramic ocean view. The kitchen, equipped by generations of loving moms, has modern appliances and is well stocked with everything you'd expect in a home, including coffee pot, blender, crock pot, baking dishes, griddle, microwave, BBQ tools, serving platters, bar glassware, cooler, ice bucket, lobster pot and crackers.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurie or Joe McCammon (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Laurie or Joe McCammon

The very first trip I took as a newborn was a day trip from Portland with my sister and parents to Boothbay Harbor. Since then, this area has been an annual destination for my family.

Laurie or Joe McCammon purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Laurie or Joe McCammon chose Boothbay Harbor

We found this property entirely by serendipity. We were exploring the scenic back roads around BBH and got out of the car at Linekin Bay Resort to take a walk, The cottage owner, Rosemary (for which we named the cottage) was in front of her cottage and we struck up a conversation. Her parents built the cottage by hand in the 1920's. We are still close friends.

What makes this cottage unique

We were simply captivated by the view - cove, bay, islands, sailboats, birds. It is hard to explain but the feeling inside the cottage is incredibly special, as if you can feel the decades of family joy and love the Corkums have experienced in it To us, it is worlds away, a return to an earlier simpler time when the real things mattered and things are quiet enough to really experience nature at its most glorious.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Fairytale Oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Fairytale Oceanfront Cottage
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Quaint little cove. A Classic Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This is your traditional Maine cottage on the rocky coast of Maine. Cute and cozy and well appointed. It's located in a quiet little cove that overlooks cabbage island. We saw puffins on some rocks approximately 100 yards away and small lobster boats working their traps. There are plenty of toys to borrow. There is a small monitor heater that does a nice job taking the chill off and a fireplace in the living room. There's plenty of nice, quiet roads to walk around the neighborhood also.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Very cute and charming

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was very cute and charming. It had that beach cottage look that I was looking for. It was also well supplied with almost anything we needed concerning dishes and linens. The view was fantastic, especially when the sun was coming up or at night with the moon on the water. The deck was one of our favorites along with the fireplace since it was still chilly when we were there. It was nice and cozy.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Breathtaking views...

  • 5 of 5
There are so many positives that describe Linekin Bay. Research will tell you all the pluses about this tranquil, under populated, non-commercial cove only minutes from downtown. Breathtaking!

We had such a lovely week at Compass Rose cottage. You don't want for a thing.
It's all about their deck. The beauty of having three separate vantage points is that you are protected from almost all of the elements, I.e., a uncovered peninsula for #1 days, sheltered rocking chairs for #2 days and a partially enclosed section for #3 days. There are NO #4 & beyond days in Boothbay! Inside the house can best be described as a trip into the past w/wood burning fireplace(boy did we burn some wood), rocking chairs, fully equipped kitchen AND a welcoming bottle of wine and fresh flowers!

Their website is totally accurate. CR defines the words quaint and comfortable.

NOTE: As relatively active seniors we did have some difficulty with the entrance from the road, particularly at night. Fortunately they provide two flashlights to take with you when venturing out after dark. The path is lit but a bit rugged due to tree roots.
Also, the shower is on the second floor.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Portsmouth, NH
5

Storybook Cottage

  • 5 of 5
John and I stayed at the "Compass Rose" cottage the beginning of September. We loved every minute of our stay! This cottage is "the real deal" if you want a traditional, comfortable, adorable, quaint getaway on the rocky coast of Maine. Laurie has thought of everything to make your stay extremely relaxing, including a nice bottle of wine when we arrived (with the table set looking beautiful)! The cottage is a great place to "chill" on the deck overlooking beautiful Linekin Bay or conveniently located for daytripping to the many other great towns around Boothbay (museums, antiques,restaurants, parks,the harbor, etc). We woke each morning to the lulling sound of lobsterboats checking their traps (right in front of the cottage) and fell asleep to the sound of the ocean crashing on the rocks below. One highlight was the Bald Eagle in the tree right above the porch! He was magnificent! We walked into town or rode our bikes and used our small boat as the cottage has it's own dock! We will always remember our perfect week at the cottage and will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Conway, Arkansas
5

A Fall adventure

  • 5 of 5
Wow! This place is wonderful for a great get-away to see Fall colors, to relax on the deck overlooking the bay, to explore the Maine coastal scenery, and for dining at the many resturants located nearby. The photos depict the house very accurately, the house was in sparkling condition, and the host was superb in having everything we needed. Upon arrival, we were greeted with seasonal decorations, flowers, and a bottle of wine. Even though we never met our host, her charming peronality was present everywhere with descriptions of things to do and places to visit. I would recommend it without reservation! EXCELLENT!!!! Thanks, Pat and Pat
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
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wisconsin
4

wonderful view

  • 4 of 5
My daughter and husband and my husband and I stayed there OCT. 4-6 and it was wonderful. We were celebrating our 43d and 8th anniversaries. Was warm and cozy.The morning view was beautiful! We had our morning coffee on the sundeck and watched the lobstermen check their catch.Not all places were open at that time of the year but we found good places to eat and on our last nite we did the cooking of the fresh live lobster. The place is furnished with all the items needed. The place was very welcoming when we arrived with the table set and a bottle of wine waiting to be opened. The bathrooms are small but we made do. Beds were very comfortable.The porch was the best for sitting and watching the the sunrise and in the evening with a glass of wine. Would love to go back. Lynne
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Monhegan and Squirrel Island Ferries
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Barrett Park
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many bars
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club (public after 1PM)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many restaurants
Car: recommended

Boothbay Harbor is in the heart of Midcoast Maine, with Camden and Pemaquid to the north, Wiscasset and Georgetown to the south, and Monhegan Island to the east. It is just over 1 hour to Portland and 35 minutes to Freeport for outlet shopping and L.L. Bean. Activities unique to the Boothbay Harbor region: fresh Maine lobster, scenic drives, boating (marinas, sailboat and motorboat rentals, excursions including Puffin, whale watch, clambake and lighthouse tours, and ferry to Monhegan Island), kayaking, fishing (excursions including deep sea fishing), antiquing, art galleries, local crafts, golfing at Boothbay Harbor Golf Club, Boothbay Railway Museum, Fort Edgecomb, botanical gardens, extensive trail system covering a wide variety of ecosystems, vintage bowling alley, live summer theater, indoor and outdoor pool and tennis, restaurants (seaside, family, gourmet, ethnic, lobster pounds, takeout), first-run movie theater, fairs and festivals including the famed Windjammer Days in June.

Golf: Nearby golf privileges can be arranged at the private Boothbay Harbor Golf Club.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Boothbay Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 14 - Oct 11
3 night minimum stay
$210
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,449
 
 
Spring
May 1 - Jun 14
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,393
 
 
Windjammer Season
Jun 15 - Jun 28
3 night minimum stay
$210
From
$255
Fri,Sat
$1,533
 
 
Summer
Jun 29 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$2,093
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 1 - Sep 13
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,582
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,337
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Pets may be allowed with prior approval of the cottage owner. . Well-behaved hypoallergenic breeds welcome - maximum 2 pets. . An additional pet deposit per animal of $100 may apply.
$400 with the signed rental agreement. Then half the balance is due at 60 and 30 days prior to arrival, respectively. All major credit cards accepted as well as checks and PayPal.
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Amenities

Amenities

Boothbay Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Wireless Internet
  • Firewood
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st floor
  • Bathrooms are basic but with excellent water pressure and piping hot water. The second floor bathroom with angled ceilings has a new shower with dual shower heads (one hand-held) (no tub). It is equipped with generously sized fluffy towels and extra large beach towels (if linen service is requested), tissue and toilet paper, hair dryer, hand soap, first aid kit, scale, mirror, fan, and good lighting. Off the kitchen is the first floor half bath with small sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , oceanfront 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 6 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1st floor
  • The master bedroom enjoys a wall of windows with panoramic views of Linekin Bay, a new queen mattress with vintage style quilt, cozy electric blanket, and color cable TV with DVD player. All bedrooms have a rustic feel, with board and batten walls and beamed ceilings. (Please note that second floor rooms have angled ceilings, so may not be ideal for very tall guests.) A bedroom (with a/c two twin beds with memory foam toppers) is next to the master bedroom. On the first floor is a cozy guest room with small closet and comfortable double bed with memory foam topper.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Binoculars
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Linens optional ($50.00 extra), gas Renai heat, dining service for 8, parking for 2 cars, 2 adult bikes, fishing poles, crab traps, swimming tubes, life jackets, yard games, binoculars, local nature guides, small DVD library, paperbacks, children's books, games, stereo/ CD/ipad input / tape player, cell phone accessible area, 2 DVD players, 2 cable TVs (in master bedroom & living room). Wood-burning fireplace with starter wood/kindling. Portable a/c units in LR & twin BR; Several window and floor fans provided, as are night lights, electric blankets and extra quilts, blankets and pillows. Sandy entry mini 'beach' on property; Protected cove and bay ideal for fishing, rowing, sailing and kayaking. Neighboring Linekin Bay Resort with seaside restaurant, bar, and massage. Resort amenities (tennis, kayak, heated pool) day passes available for $80/day for family or $200 for 3 days per family. Sunfish sailing lessons $100 for half day or $55/hour
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