DRAMATIC UP-CLOSE HARBOR VIEW

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Jane Hurd

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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DRAMATIC UP-CLOSE HARBOR VIEW

Boothbay Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Year-round Fully-equipped House With 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths

Welcome to our home--a unique 1870's white frame, neo-classical gem in the middle of Boothbay Harbor. Our house is perched about 15 feet above and 50 feet from the harbor's edge--only steps away from an array of excellent restaurants, ice cream parlors, exquisite jewelry and clothing boutiques, a goldsmith, gift shops, antique stores and several art galleries that feature local and regional artists with national, and, even, international reputations.

Walk further down the waterfront two or three minutes away and choose from many opportunities for sailing, kayaking, whale- and puffin-watching; or perhaps, take a day-trip or overnight to the famed year round artists' haven of weather-beaten Monhegan Island. Go on a clambake; take a boat tour of lighthouses, sometimes accompanied by seals and porpoises. Hop the local ferry for a tour of the inner and outer harbors, or go deep sea fishing and even try your hand at lobstering with an authentic lobster fisherman.

Then, you may be ready to retreat to our 30' long porch. Stretch out under our umbrellas or in the sun. Enjoy a few minutes--or hours--watching the harbor go by.

Ours is a year-round, fully appointed house. Step from the porch through French doors into our sunny, warm living room with mid-19th c. wide pumpkin pine floors and Oriental rugs. You will find a gas fireplace if you need it, a couch made for lounging and plenty of comfortable chairs for relaxing, reading, listening to music or watching cable TV or videos. A toilet in a closet on the main floor is our version of a half-bath.

Our efficient, fully-equipped kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a 5 burner gas stove with two ovens, fridge/ freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There are three ways to make coffee: drip, french press and keurig. You will find ample eating, drinking, cooking and baking utensils. We will make sure some basic provisions are in the kitchen for you.

A formal dining room with a bay window and chandelier is one of our two eating areas. The other is at the end of the living room just off the porch through the French doors where a round table offers the same expansive view of the harbor. More likely, you will light there because there is so much in the harbor to capture your attention.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with queen-size beds. Bed linens and towels are provided. One bedroom has a harbor view, and an adjoining bathroom with a shower. The other offers views of the magnificent gardens of three stately B&B's across the road. The second bathroom at the head of the stairs has a claw-foot tub. Both bathrooms offer fabulous harbor views from most unique perspectives. (No need to be concerned: both have window shades to keep the seagulls from peering in.)

A flight of steep stairs will take you up to the attic where 6 skylights reveal a view of the outer harbor and even a lighthouse. On the opposite side a seventh skylight gives you a bird's eye view of town. The same view as the porch one floor up is will give you a different angle from which to enjoy the harbor view. The router for wi-fi access is in the attic.

Farther afield, interesting day trips are within easy driving distance. The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, 50 minutes to the northeast, features a large collection of Andrew Wyeth paintings as well as those of his father and son and many other fine, nationally heralded artists. Keep going, and drive to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Visit Bar Harbor while you are there. Wander off the main roads for views of spectacular Penobscot Bay.

For a jaunt closer to home travel north through Damariscotta, 18 miles away and drive out to the end of the next peninsula to visit Pemaquid Light, the lighthouse imprinted on the Maine quarter.

LL Bean and other shops in Freeport are 45 minutes to the south. On the way, stop at Bowdoin College in Brunswick where both Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne studied and taught. Restaurants and other cultural icons abound there.

Keep going to Portland, 58 miles from our doorway, and take in exhibits at the Portland Museum of Art--arguably the region's finest museum--or climb the nearly 200 year old Portland Observatory. Food and visiting opportunities abound throughout the Portland area.

If you are thirsty for more art, travel inland to Waterville and the new, expanded, just opened new wing of the museum and art gallery at Colby College.

Please phone with any questions. We would be happy to speak with you.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Jane Hurd

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Dramatic Up-close Harbor View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
baltimore, md
5

Lovely week exploring the Maine coast

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a truly lovely week at Harbor Watch and would return there in a heartbeat. The house is an oasis in the center of a lively, beautiful harbor, best viewed from the wrap-around porch where many mornings we spent absorbing our own private slice of Maine. There were plenty of activities, all within walking distance, and we wished we could stay another week just so we could continue our explorations. We walked everywhere, ate a lot (!) and ventured out on the water for kayaking, sailing, diving and boat cruises for whale watching and visiting Monhegan and Squirrel Islands. The house was comfortable, elegant and equipped with everything that we needed. It was difficult to come home after such a perfect vacation.
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
baltimore, md
5

Ready to return to Boothbay Harbor.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a truly lovely week at Harbor Watch and would return there in a heartbeat. The house is an oasis in the center of a lively, beautiful harbor, best viewed from the wrap-around porch where many mornings we spent absorbing our own private slice of Maine.
There were plenty of activities, all within walking distance, and we wished we could stay another week just so we could continue our explorations. We walked everywhere, ate a lot (!) and ventured out on the water for kayaking, sailing, SCUBA diving and a whale watching boat cruises. We especially enjoyed visiting Monhegan and Squirrel Islands.
The house was comfortable, elegant and equipped with everything that we needed.
It was difficult to come home after such a perfect vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dramatic Up-close Harbor View
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

July in Boothbay Harbor in this house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Boothbay is a charming little town and you are right in the center when you stay in this house. It is like stepping into the past but with a great eye on the present. You are free from parking worries being here, the parking is right outside your front door and thus you are able to walk around town leisurely, or sit out on the porch overlooking the Harbor where the tourist seem miles away. The house is cozy and pleasant and doesn't miss an amenity! I guess I loved the easy contact with the town and yet inside or out on the porch the noise of said town was gone and peaceful.
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Dramatic Up-close Harbor View
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Truly Spectacular Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Absolutely amazing view of the harbor. Enjoyed many hours simply relaxing on the deck watching all the varied activity. Each morning I took a short stroll down to the footbridge that crosses the harbor, stopping along the way to explore a different shop or attraction each time, and for lobster, right off the boats! The location is so convenient to everything one would want to see or experience, just steps out of the front door. We found it ideal both for those of us who wanted comfort and leisurely unwinding and the those who wanted to be more sporty and active. We especially enjoyed the short drives to hiking trails, canoeing and those incredible coastal vistas. The house is a perfect blend of period character, charm and elegance with a well appointed kitchen and many comfy spots for lounging. Some of our favorite moments were spent lingering at the breakfast table while enjoying that sparkling water view. The home was spotless and just as described, with everything we needed conveniently at hand. The booking process was also very efficient and easy. We have already reserved another stay to escape the Southwest heat this summer!
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Dramatic Up-close Harbor View
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

View, Kayaking and more

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This lovely small home in Boothbay Harbor is a a comfortable and welcoming place to stay in the heart of a welcoming town. We have been here frequently in all kinds of weather (including an April snowstorm) The home is just a few steps from nearby shops and restaurants. Also within walking distance are art galleries, antique shops and places to arrange kayaking and sailing excursions. For those who would rather watch, the large, sunny deck overlooking Boothbay Harbor provides hours of entertainment.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Boothbay Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Three Seasons
May 24 2014 - Nov 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 

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Personal or cashier's check direct to us. One half payment due upon booking. Second half due 30 days in advance of arrival
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjoins bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Claw-footed tub has hand-held shower spray.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet only in hallway closet between living room and kitche
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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