|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
New 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Cape style home in private location, great area for walking pets, as pets are welcome (2 dog max), acres galore! Full laundry (w/d), modern kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, center island breakfast nook & full dining area with french door to back porch. Air conditioning and gas fireplace for those warm or cool nights. Beautiful farmer's porch and spacious front lawn to sit and relax with complete privacy. Sleeps 8-10 comfortably. Master suite on 1st floor with whirlpool tub and shower, double sinks, closet space plus half bath w/laundry. 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. Paved circular driveway, plenty of parking.
My family and I live in Winthrop, ME (lakes region), where my wife, Becky is from, but I am originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts Our family loves the ocean and is the reason why we purchased this home in Boothbay Harbor. The property is private and a few minutes walk to the harbor as well as downtown and minutes to Barrett Park. Barrett Park has wonderful swimming and picnicking area right on the ocean. You can also bring your pet to the park which we love as we are animal lovers and we walk our lab, Jackson around our home all the time.
Becky Schmelzer purchased this house in 2012
Boothbay Harbor is a very desirable area of mid coast Maine. My wife is from Maine and Boothbay Harbor has always been a favorite place to come visit. The restaurants and shopping are amazing and we never tire of what the harbor has to offer. The towns people are incredibly friendly and are always welcoming.
The privacy is great because of our pets, there is no one on the road but us! But even though we have tons of privacy, we are only a few minutes walk to the harbor which is convenient as once we arrive, we don't have to worry about driving and can really take advantage of the beautiful views and surroundings of the area. We love the footbridge leading into the harbor and starting off our adventure with an ice cream cone as soon as we cross the bridge!
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time in Boothbay Harbor. The weather was beautiful and your gorgeous home was absolutely perfect for us! Everyone raved about how clean, comfortable, spacious and peaceful it was. We cooked several meals in your lovely kitchen and had many laughs around your dining room table. Thank you so very much for making our post-wedding vacation memorable. We will absolutely recommend your home to our friends.
Linda : )
What a wonderful home. Once a year we plan a family get together. Since we come for several different states it takes a little organizing. This year we found this home to be everything we hoped for. We did plenty of hiking in the woods and although the walk downtown wasn't that far, hiking back up was more for those in good shape. We made several trips to Dariscotta to the Pumpkin Fest.....highly recommend! The home was lovely and the one problem when the water department shut off the water (preparing for winter closings in the area) was quickly taken care of by the owners. I would highly recommend this home if you are looking for a home that is clean, close to many attractions or just to relax and enjoy the quite, peaceful surroundings. Thanks for the exceptionally wonderful weather and peak foliage!!!
Our family had the pleasure of staying at Ocean Harbor House this past summer. We have been coming to Maine for the last 19 years and to Boothbay Harbor for the last ten. During this time we have rented a variety of homes in various locations. Having not stayed here before, I'll admit there was some angst in coming to a new spot. Despite the numerous photos and phone conversation, you never really know until you get there. That being said, I am happy to say that the house exceeded our expectations!
The location was optimal: close to town but far enough away to be private and quiet. The house was furnished quite comfortably and attractively, with nautical themes throughout. Although we only cooked at home one or two nights, we assembled lunches and breakfast each day and found all the modern conveniences in the kitchen.
Our family is a unit of 6, plus grandma so it was important we found a house with a spot for each of us to sleep and relax! The living room, dining area and front porch were ideal for multiple gathering places. The downstairs master bedroom was very comfortable for Grandma and there was ample space for the rest of us upstairs. My daughter and I shared the luxurious downstairs bath with grandma and left the boys the one upstairs.
We enjoyed walking into town and found the house to be an ideal launching spot for day trips to Pemaquid or Damariscotta. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable, and attractive family rental home.
The photos are accurate as are previous reviews. The house is large, warm, and clean and is located about a 7-minute walk from the footbridge BUT do note that there is a hefty hill to climb on your way back to the house. The house is appointed with most home items but be sure to bring your own bar soap for showers as it is not provided. The only cons were that the propane was empty and the railings were dangerously wobbly on the back deck.
The owners were very easy to deal with and they obviously care about your visit. The house is very throughtfully provided with many of the things you sometimes have to buy or bring yourself (condiments, detergent, trash bags, etc.). The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc., and the bathrooms have plenty of towels. There's a decent washer and dryer if you need them.
There's full cable, internet, a DVD library, and a bunch of board games. Very considerate indeed. I'm glad people like the Schmelzers are willing to rent out houses like this. We were in town for a wedding and the house even served as an excellent backdrop to some of the photos. With a lot of family and friends staying in the area, the house frequently served as the base (because it was the nicest!) and entertaining was easy.
The house is close to Boothbay Harbor (5 mins walk) but it is on a steep hill which may not suit everyone. It's also close to many of the local attractions and Hannafords grocery store.
I would definitely stay here again.
My family of 4 (kids are 9 and 4 y.o.), my brother-in-law's family of 4 (kids are 6 y.o. and 6 weeks old) and my sister-in-law stayed at this property for a week. We had a very new baby with us - my brother-in-law and his wife stayed on the main floor with ample privacy to tend the newborn. The rest of us stayed upstairs -- with plentiful space! LOTS of beds! We marveled all week long about how comfortable the living was. With 9 people in a house, you expect to feel a little under foot at times. Here? Not once! The yard was huge and private, the kids ran amuck freely, yet when I wanted to go to town, I struck out on foot and was in the heart of BBH within minutes. It was really the best of both worlds: somewhat secluded, still easily accessible. The house was clean, had plenty of towels (!), great laundry facilities, and all the basic kitchen supplies. We will definitely return - thank you, Schmelzer family! What a wonderful vacation!
This home exceeded our expectations, which were high. Listing matched accurately all its amendities. It was clean, well-maintained and owners were extremely helpful and responsive. I would highly recommend this home if you are looking to stay in the Boothbay Harbor area. I have been coming to Boothbay Harbor since 1991. We were thrilled to be one of the first renters for their first season. We have already booked for next year. Having AC, Internet, TV, laundry; plus everything else.... comfortable beds, a great kitchen, a cozy living room - with comfortable seating.... a wonderful dining area with a great window seat area to relax in the morning. The front porch was also a great place to relax in the morning.... and the front yard was perfect for star gazing.... nicely situated on top of Park Street; private - yet so close to the swimming area at the park and shopping in town. The house is also easy access for luggage and groceries. We will be back in 2014! Many, many thanks to Becky and Russ for making our July 2013 trip to Maine our best ever!!!! Sandy & family
Enjoy a walk only minutes into downtown Boothbay Harbor for excellent restaurants, live music and shopping. Deep sea fishing and whale watching daily from the pier along with many other ocean activities to experience. Take in the beauty of the scenic Maine mid coast by driving around the harbor and the neighboring harbors. Lighthouse tours and the botanical gardens. Gray's Wharf & Mine Oyster showcase terrific local musicians along with a great dining experience as well as many other local restaurants. Taxi service and trollies are also available.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|HOUSE CLEANING FEE: PER WEEK||$125 + Tax|
Thank you to all our guests for a terrific season! We appreciate your comments and positive feeback about our home. We strive every year to improve our guests' stay to the midcoast of Maine. We will not be offering rentals from Oct 20th until late April. Please feel free to continue to inquire & make reservations for 2015. As of Oct 1st, 2013, Tax increases to 8%.