Boothbay Harbor Region, ME, USA

Boothbay Harbor Region, ME, USA

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Where to stay near Boothbay Harbor, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 853 vacation rentals near Boothbay Harbor. From 375 houses to 297 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Boothbay Harbor for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The Boating Capital of New England

Frozen in time, Boothbay Harbor is a postcard-perfect fishing village that lures seasonal sunseekers and year-round residents alike. There's a fantastic sense of community, so why not stay local with Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals? Chances are you'll soon be enjoying drinks with your neighbors. Relaxation is the order of the day, so don't hold back on packing a good book, a few board games and a nice bottle of wine. Boothbay is also known as the Boating Capital of New England so, if you're into yachting, fishing or sailing, you'll be in your element.

Devouring seafood in Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is anchored by a lively waterfront strip lined with cafes, bars and local galleries. Historic Victorian homes overlook the water, with some available as Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals. With sun decks, spacious living areas and your own set of keys, you'll soon feel like a local. One of Boothbay Harbor's simplest pleasures is devouring local seafood. Find some of the best dockside restaurants in the town's lively East Side district. Every summer, whales flock to the warm waters of Boothbay Harbor. Whale-watching cruises offer a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the gentle giants.

Ride the Boothbay Railway

If you can drag yourself off your adirondack chair, Boothbay Harbor is brimming with unique attractions. Set right on the water, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are a wonderland of forests, meadows and beautifully manicured gardens. Kids will love the themed children's garden, complete with storybook characters and puppet shows. The Boothbay Railway Village is a novel way to spend an afternoon, with a narrow-gauge steam train puffing its way through the recreated New England town. The village also throws a lively events calendar, including craft fairs, antique shows, kids' festivals and more.

Summer sunsets in Boothbay Harbor

Summer is high season in Boothbay Harbor, with crowds peaking from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Long days and constant sunshine make it a fantastic time to swim, boat or simply relax on the sun deck with a sunset G&T. From breezy waterfront cottages to luxury oceanfront homes, Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals make it easy to unwind. If whales are on your wish list, visit from May to October, when pods of humpbacks cruise along the coast.

Whale watching in the Gulf of Maine

Part of Lincoln County, Boothbay Harbor is one of New England's finest deep-water ports. It's set on Maine's Cape Newagen Peninsula and juts into the Gulf of Maine. The bay is dotted with low-lying islands, scenic bays and hidden coves. Thanks to its natural V shape, Boothbay is well protected from the Atlantic. This makes for glassy water, light sea breezes and easy anchorage. The Gulf of Maine is an important habitat for whales, offering the chance to spot a host of different species.