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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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

How to get to and around Boothbay Harbor

The nearest airport is in Wiscasset, ME (ISS), located 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 15.3 mi (24.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Brunswick Maine Street Station.

Where to stay around Boothbay Harbor Region?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 564 vacation rentals near Boothbay Harbor Region. From 231 Houses to 250 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Boothbay Harbor Region are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Boothbay Harbor Region?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Boothbay Harbor Region:

  • New Harbor: 68 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point: 24 vacation rentals
  • West Boothbay Harbor: 111 vacation rentals
  • Round Pond: 34 vacation rentals
  • Christmas Cove: 26 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Boothbay Harbor Region?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Boothbay Harbor Region. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: 961 vacation rentals
  • Barrett Park: 942 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park: 890 vacation rentals
  • Reid State Park: 938 vacation rentals
  • Boothbay Harbor Marina: 955 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Boothbay Harbor Region listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Boothbay Harbor Region?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 231 Houses in Boothbay Harbor Region. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Boothbay Harbor Region include:

  • Cottages: 250 rentals available
  • Cabins: 250 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 250 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Boothbay Harbor Region?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Boothbay Harbor Region. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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