Welcome to Compass Rose, a classic waterfront 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA cottage in lighthouse-studded Boothbay Harbor! The cottage is perched just 17' from the ocean's edge, an ideal vantage point for taking in unobstructed views of the shining expanse of sea, cove, lobster boats, sea birds and islands. Amenities include a private dock and deep water float, rocky shoreline, and a shared 30' wide sandy entry swimming area from mid to high tide. The cottage is ideally located on a quiet residential lane, yet walking or biking distance to the heart of the harbor with its wide collection of shops and restaurants. Lovingly maintained by a family of artists and writers since it was built in the 1920's, the cottage still charms with its over sized porch, brick hearth, exposed beams, and vintage woodwork. Compass Rose truly captures the relaxing and unforgettable ambiance of authentic coastal Maine.
Compass Rose enjoys an ideal location, about a mile to the heart of town, yet set on the side of a quiet point which is flanked by a beautiful waterfall, Appalachee Lake Preserve, and panoramic bay, cove, and island views. Enjoy a beverage or dinner overlooking the sea at neighboring Linekin Bay Resort or explore the many wooded trails in the neighborhood. Lobster Cove and Barrett Park with picnic and outdoor concert facilities are just 1/2 mile walk/bike. Take your morning coffee down to the rocky shore to watch spectacular sunrises and to observe the activity of the graceful sailing vessels, lobster boats and sea birds including osprey, mallard and eider ducks who make the cove their home. Row around the cove, fish for mackerel and striped bass off the dock, or Kayak to nearby islands. Enjoy ocean breezes and expansive ocean views from the cottage's over sized porch and private dock and float. All ages will enjoy searching for shells and tubing in the cottage's small, protected, sandy entry swimming area.
Rediscover simple joys.: Gather the family in the cozy greatroom for an old-fashioned board game, card game or puzzle. There are two flat screen cable TVs and DVD players and a stereo/CD/tape player along with popular books, magazines and DVDs of local interest, including a collection of Maine children's classics. Dine inside, or with ocean breezes on the outdoor covered dining alcove or sun porch (all with panoramic ocean views.) Enjoy personal touches, such as a guide to the area (with restaurant reviews), fishing poles, binoculars, floats, crab traps, yard games, free paperbacks, and the cottage album with photos and history dating back to the 1920's, and even a book of our favorite Maine recipes (including lobster stew, blueberry muffins and clam chowder, of course!)
A private family retreat for over 80 years, Compass Rose Cottage has been updated for your comfort and convenience. Virtually all of the cottage's original charms are intact: beamed ceilings, board and batten walls, bead board cabinetry, vintage light fixtures, wavy glass window panes and wood floors. The owners appreciate Compass Rose's rustic vintage charm, complimenting antique furnishings with comfortable 'coastal cottage' additions and high quality linens. The master bedroom has a dreamy quality, with new queen mattress, coordinating linens in pale blues, sage greens and whites, all to enhance the serene, panoramic ocean view. The kitchen, equipped by generations of loving moms, has modern appliances and is well stocked with everything you'd expect in a home, including coffee pot, blender, crock pot, baking dishes, griddle, microwave, BBQ tools, serving platters, bar glassware, cooler, ice bucket, lobster pot and crackers.
There is whole house Renai heater and electric blankets for chilly nights and in the warmer season, three A/C window units and plenty of fans.