Boothbay Harbor House Rental Photos and Description
3-4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 6 (summer rates based on 6)
Experience all that Summer or Fall in Maine offers! New Boothbay Peninsula custom cape with Sheepscot River frontage, fifteen minutes from Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset (prettiest village in Maine) and Damariscotta. House offers air conditioning, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters and ceramic tiled baths. Area offers fine restaurants and beaches, great kayaking, and numerous whale watching, deep sea fishing and sight seeing excursion boats. Visit the renowned Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, or go antique hunting. Watch lobster boats haul traps in front of the property, or launch your kayak from the Association dock a short walk from the house and explore the Sheepscot.
Modern Luxury: This custom cape was built in the fall of 2006. As you enter the large foyer, to the left through French doors is the kitchen, dining and living area that opens to the spacious 14' x 22' deck. Right of the foyer is a large laundry room, and then a self contained bedroom / bath suite. Upstairs is the master bedroom/bath suite, a small bedroom and a third large bedroom/bath suite. Floor plans available.
Solitude Yet Close To Town: The house is accessed via either Mill Rd ( from Route 27) or Cross Point Rd (from Route 1), which are idyllic country roads with water vistas. The house sits on a 2 acre lot. No highway noise can be heard, and at night no lights are visible from the opposite shore. Peace and quiet are the norm at the house, yet it is only 15 minutes to Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta or Wiscasset.
Designed To Please: The house design allows each of the 3 large bedrooms to be isolated from the rest of the house, with each having a private bathroom. Accordingly, the house is ideal for an extended family or 3 independent couples vacationing together. Multiple users can access the wireless Internet service simultaneously via laptops. Additional photos available on request.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Joe first came to the Boothbay during his high school and college years, spending the summers of 1967-72 working at Burleigh Hill, a boys' sailing camp owned and operated by Joe's junior high school gym teacher and coach, Lester Rhoads. Burleigh Hill operated as a camp from 1955 to 1975, and was also a registered yacht club that each summer competed against other state and New England yacht clubs. After the camp ceased operations, Joe continued to vacation at the former camp property with his family (wife Marian and sons Colin and Pete) as a guest of the owner until the owner's death in 2000. In 2004, Joe and Marian purchased the Quarry Farm property that is about 4 miles away from Burleigh Hill and built the house in 2006. Joe and Marian practice law together with one other partner.
Joe has been associated with Boothbay since 1967 and has spent at least a part of each summer since then in the region. Joe introduced Marian to the region in 1985. When the former Burleigh Hill property was sold by the heir of Lester Rhoads in 2001, Joe and Marian continued to vacation in the region for several years, and then decided to buy their own property. Joe and Marian and the boys first viewed the Quarry Farm property on a bitterly cold January day, but everyone immediately said 'this is it'. Over the fireplace mantel, the Burleigh Hill Yacht Club Burgee continues to fly!
Some of the major factors that attracted the family to this property are its proximity to the major population centers of Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset and Damariscotta, and yet the house enjoys an incredibly peaceful, quiet and idyllic setting overlooking the Sheepscot River with almost 180 degree views up and down the river from the property. At night, there are no lights to be seen across the river, as the opposite shore remains largely undeveloped. The night sky, with little ambient light, highlights the stars. The two roads that access the property from either Route 1 or Route 27 can also be truly described as scenic; the Mill Road winds and turns and offers views of river coves at two points, while the Cross Point Road runs along the Sheepscot River for most of its length. A stay at the property thus allows each day to begin and end in a very private and peaceful way, yet the day itself can be spent enjoying the many things to do and see in Mid Coast Maine.