About the property
- Cottage840 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, sleeps maximum of 6
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.
Laurie or Joe McCammon
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Laurie or Joe McCammon
The very first trip I took as a newborn was a day trip from Portland with my sister and parents to Boothbay Harbor. Since then, this area has been an annual destination for my family.
Laurie or Joe McCammon purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Laurie or Joe McCammon chose Boothbay Harbor Region
We found this property entirely by serendipity. We were exploring the scenic back roads around BBH and got out of the car at Linekin Bay Resort to take a walk, The cottage owner, Rosemary (for which we named the cottage) was in front of her cottage and we struck up a conversation. Her parents built the cottage by hand in the 1920's. We are still close friends.
What makes this Cottage unique
We were simply captivated by the view - cove, bay, islands, sailboats, birds. It is hard to explain but the feeling inside the cottage is incredibly special, as if you can feel the decades of family joy and love the Corkums have experienced in it To us, it is worlds away, a return to an earlier simpler time when the real things mattered and things are quiet enough to really experience nature at its most glorious.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Like the sign in the stairway says: Fairytales do come true.
We loved our stay at this cottage. The location could not be better. The views of the morning sunrise were unbelievable. We loved everything about our stay here. We did feel the Bathroom could use an update but it did not distract from a wonderful vacation.
Summer cottage delight
Compass Rose is a quintessential Maine cottage. Perfect for our family of 4. The deep water float was a major plus. We enjoyed the kayaks and watching lobster boats check their pots right in front of the cottage. The sunrises were spectacular! The cottage was fully equipped with anything you may need! Thank you for sharing your home.
This stay was amazing - Perfect!
Everything was ideal - just like I expected. We absolutely loved it!
Charming cozy cottage
We love old cottage architecture and feel - there is nothing better and Compass Rose has it ten-fold. The view from the porch was wonderful, especially watching the lobster boats work their traps in the morning. It was cooler than we anticipated, so we were glad for the fireplace and warm quilts!! Loved the layout, proximity to town, dock and upstairs bedroom with hinged windows. Was the perfect rental for our days in Boothbay. Thanks so much!!
Quaint little cove. A Classic Maine Cottage
This is your traditional Maine cottage on the rocky coast of Maine. Cute and cozy and well appointed. It's located in a quiet little cove that overlooks cabbage island. We saw puffins on some rocks approximately 100 yards away and small lobster boats working their traps. There are plenty of toys to borrow. There is a small monitor heater that does a nice job taking the chill off and a fireplace in the living room. There's plenty of nice, quiet roads to walk around the neighborhood also.
Very cute and charming
The cottage was very cute and charming. It had that beach cottage look that I was looking for. It was also well supplied with almost anything we needed concerning dishes and linens. The view was fantastic, especially when the sun was coming up or at night with the moon on the water. The deck was one of our favorites along with the fireplace since it was still chilly when we were there. It was nice and cozy.
Boothbay Harbor is in the heart of Midcoast Maine, with Camden and Pemaquid to the north, Wiscasset and Georgetown to the south, and Monhegan Island to the east. It is just over 1 hour to Portland and 35 minutes to Freeport for outlet shopping and L.L. Bean. Activities unique to the Boothbay Harbor region: fresh Maine lobster, scenic drives, boating (marinas, sailboat and motorboat rentals, excursions including Puffin, whale watch, clambake and lighthouse tours, and ferry to Monhegan Island), kayaking, fishing (excursions including deep sea fishing), antiquing, art galleries, local crafts, golfing at Boothbay Harbor Golf Club, Boothbay Railway Museum, Fort Edgecomb, botanical gardens, extensive trail system covering a wide variety of ecosystems, vintage bowling alley, live summer theater, indoor and outdoor pool and tennis, restaurants (seaside, family, gourmet, ethnic, lobster pounds, takeout), first-run movie theater, fairs and festivals including the famed Windjammer Days in June.
Golf: Nearby golf privileges can be arranged at the private Boothbay Harbor Golf Club.
Additional information about rental rates
Pets may be allowed with prior approval of the cottage owner. . Well-behaved hypoallergenic breeds welcome - maximum 2 pets. . An additional pet deposit per animal of $100 may apply. Those wanting a mooring may rent our mooring adjacent to the cottage for $175 per week. Those not wanting linen service (towels, beach towel, sheets) can request a $50 refund of the linen fee.