Fun, unique spot with lots of diverse boats traveling right by property. Seasonal cottage with great views, private dock, deep water & large screened porch in Juniper Point summer community. Four kayaks and a rowing dingy for your use. Clay tennis courts, and community house with ping pong & pool tables available just up the driveway with JPVIS Associate membership (about $40 one week). Short walk to wonderful community beach with tidal pool and float. Scenic fifteen minute walk to great state of Maine aquarium. Many excursion boats available for sight-seeing, seals, whales, fishing, day trip to Monhegan Island - an artists and lobstering community. Spectacular Land Trust hiking trails in area. Coastal Botanical garden, the largest in New England, is a 5 minute drive away featuring diverse plants, sculptures, activities. Beautiful state beaches 40 minutes away.
Additional Activities: If you're looking for a great spot on the Maine coast, this is it. You will see seals & lobstering, and fine arts & crafts. One company offers very popular island lobster bakes. Visit Monhegan Island via ferry. Enjoy tennis, kayaking to town & islands, and exploring coves. Swimming at the Juniper Point beach is fun with it's tidal pool and float. Southport Island, across the bridge, also has a nice beach. Ocean Point, a 15 minute drive away, is known for it's climbing rocks & sunsets. The Opera House offers entertainment and there are weekly bands at a few restaurants. Boothbay Harbor has several yacht clubs offering terrific sailing programs. Great golfing, including mini with wonderful shell museum. For youngsters, visit the Boothbay Railway Village. There are many terrific and diverse dining opportunities including great seafood. Huge ice cream cones and gigantic cinnamon buns are to be found in town. Homemade taffy (watch it being made) and fudge are also popular.
Activities in Surrounding Towns: Brunswick, a 45 minute drive away, offers the Maine State Music theater, the Theater Project, and many Bowdoin College activities including museums, international music performances, and sports & art camps.
Freeport, just 10 minutes south of Brunswick is a shopping destination being the home of L.L.Bean and many outlets.
Up the coast 25 minutes away is the picturesque town of Damariscotta. A bit inland is Damariscotta Lake.
The Farnsworth Art Museum featuring 3 generations of Wyeths is well worth the 60 minute trip to Rockland, in itself a wonderful town.
Camdem is another fun coastal town with many sailing excursions available, hiking (or driving) up the Camden Hills, swimming at lake, and shopping.
Antiques and art are plentiful along the coastal towns.
State Parks of Popham in Phippsburg and Reid in Georgetown offer large, very beautiful beaches 40 minutes away.
Long term & repeat renters welcome; highlights: Our cottage would be ideal for those looking for a regular summer vacation spot. It will be open for rent every year for 10 weeks during the months of June, July, August, and September.
Boothbay Harbor also offers a great toy & book store, and several high quality clothing stores.
By the way, the Boothbay area is world re-known for it's boat building industry. It's also home to a global ocean research facility - Bigelow Labs.