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Year-Round Accomodations Within Walking Distance to Shops and Restaurants

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One large sunny bedroom, open kitchen & living room area, and bathroom.

“Mackerel scales and mare’s tails ships fly high sails” is an old fisherman’s saying that refers to the weather and fishing conditions. Generations of fishermen have called Boothbay Harbor home and that heritage is what makes this town unique. When you book a vacation rental with Mackerel Sky, not only are you getting a great place to stay but you are getting the insight of a local fishing family and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to continue a way of life that is becoming more and more difficult to sustain. Lobsters fresh from the boat are available to you at dock prices.

The apartment is the only unit on the second floor, so no noisy neighbors on either side of you. With more than twice the space of a typical hotel room and all the amenities of home you can cook your own meals or dine out, catch some local entertainment or watch a movie in. The apartment has everything you need at a rate lower than most hotels and B&Bs.

Two Blocks from the Harbor: Sitting on the outskirts of a quaint coastal town, the apartment is conveniently located near restaurants and shops. The public library is less than a block away. Just down over the hill you will find ferry boats for Monhegan and Squirrel Islands as well as boat rentals, fishing trips, and scenic boat tours. The Boothbay Region Land Trust provides the area with a wealth of hiking trails and scenic natural spaces. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the aquarium at the Department of Marine Resources, and the Burnt Island living history lighthouse tours make the harbor a destination for Mainers as well as people from away. Year-round businesses include Sherman's Department Store, McSeagull's restaurant, Jansen's clothing store, The Thistle restaurant, Mung Bean (gifts), House of Logan clothing, The Opera House, and the Harbor Theater.

Cozy Apartment for Two: The building was built in the spring of 1999. The downstairs is another single unit apartment. The property is nicely landscaped with ecology in mind and our birdhouses provide nesting for chickadees, the Maine state bird. The one bedroom apartment has been painted throughout with white paint for a clean, bright, cheery finish. The kitchen has beadboard cupboards in a sunny yellow. The furnishings are a mixture of traditional antiques and modern pieces with local artwork added for a flavor of the area. Hardwood floors run throughout the space. Two ceiling fans, four skylights, and two windows keep the air circulating throughout the rooms and help to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. In 2015, a new outside deck was added overlooking the gardens. Air conditioning is also provided. The owner is on site so you can be assured that the apartment is well taken care of.

Year Round Accommodations: Boothbay Harbor is a popular destination in the summer months but consider a visit during the quieter fall, winter, and spring seasons to experience what life is really like in a small coastal town. Go to the Thistle on Friday night for their standing room only happy hour. Have dinner at McSeagulls and enjoy some of the best fried haddock anywhere. Watch trick-or-treaters parade down Townsend Ave at Halloween. Wear your pajamas to the early bird sale always held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Kick off the holiday season with the Harbor Lights celebration the first weekend in December. In the coldest winter months you can peruse the latest best sellers at Sherman's, catch a movie at the Harbor Theater, see a show at the Opera House, or take a winter walk along our quiet coastal roads. Spring brings local road races, Fisherman's Festival, and ladyslippers at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Come and enjoy the quieter side of the Boothbay Harbor Region!

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Deanne Tibbetts
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017


West Boothbay Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but sufficient. The full sized shower includes a glass shower door. There is plenty or storage, towels, a hair dryer, locally made soap, a full length mirror, a ceiling fan, and a skylight.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The sunny bedroom has a queen sized bed. A ceiling fan keeps the air circulating in hot and cold weather. The window looks out over a small garden with nesting chickadees. There is also a skylight for additional fresh air and sunlight. The bedding is all cotton and there are reading lamps on each side of the bed. Local artwork and an antique quilt are on the walls and the room includes an area rug and hardwood floors. A Rinai heater, located in the bedroom heats the whole apartment quickly and efficiently. An air conditioner is available for those hot summer days. There is a new outside deck off the bedroom, added in 2015.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Mackerel Sky Suite is a one bedroom apartment, newly furnished with a mixture of antiques and modern furnishings. It features local art and a warm, inviting decor. The bedroom has a 32 inch flat screen Sony TV and a Roku player. The living room has a 22 inch Samsung TV and Roku player. DVD rentals are available nearby. The apartment does not have a phone so bring your cell. Our focus is on couples traveling to the area who are interested in a location convenient to exploring the downtown area and maybe catching a ferry for a day trip to one of the local islands. Older children are allowed only when the two person limit is not exceeded. The first level of the building houses a skin care specialist and a massage therapist, a bonus to anyone looking to enhance a relaxing visit to Maine. The owner is on site and the building is carefully monitored for your comfort.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Year-Round Accomodations Within Walking Distance to Shops and Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very clean and convenient to all local shops and restaurants. Great prices on lobster delivered right to your door. Definitely would stay again. Recommend the Glidden oysters @ Robinson's Wharf and Mama D's for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memoriable Memorial!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cute and quaint apartment that is walking distance from restaurants and shops. It is clean, nicely decorated, well maintained and well-equipped. The owners live right on the property and are very friendly as they recommended several places to go. The best priced lobster roll was at Shannon's Unshelled unless you make your own! We also enjoyed Robinson's Wharf restaurant and The Boathouse Tapas Bistro and Restaurant. We enjoyed Botanical Gardens and a local Craft Fair on Sunday. The only thing we did not like, as we are used to staying at hotels, is the additional cleaning fee. I would clean it myself next time! It should be incorporated into the price of the nightly rate.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Island, SC


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Boothbay Harbor. This apartment is ideal for a couple and is well appointed and as described. Outstanding location and great owners! We enjoyed walks around BBH and the local restaurants. Of note was the excursion to Monhegan Island. A wonderful day! The Botanical gardens were quite spectacular. We hope to be back one of these days.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was charming! It was welcoming, sunny and had all the amenities we needed. It was clean and the space is decorated beautifully with a lot of thought going into it all. We were able to completely relax here. It was just as described and the owners are wonderful! We got to talk to them a bit while we were there and they had a lot of great recommendations for places to go and things to see. Boothbay Harbor is a quaint town and people are friendly. The apartment is an quick walk to shops, restaurants, and the water. It was the perfect place to stay for the week! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Perfect for two people!

  • 5 of 5

Nice,clean,well equipped. Located in the perfect spot in town. Bring iPod for the iPod dock they have. Very romantic. Couldn't ask for a better value.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week in August. The property was so clean and well kept. It was our first experience with rental property and we were just wow-ed! The apartment was very well decorated and emitted a clean and relaxing vibe. Having a desigated parking spot in the downtown area of Boothbay Harbor also proved quite wonderful.

The town itself was fantastic. There is a ton to do and see and the rental property is right there within the action, so you don't have to drive far to experience the festivities.

The business below the apartment is a spa and so they are nice and quiet, as are the surrounding businesses. I would highly recommend this rental property to anyone considering a vacation in Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Monhegan and Squirrel Islands
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles

Mackerel Sky Suite is located in downtown Boothbay Harbor. It is a stones throw away from shops, restaurants, a small market, the public library, and Piers 1 through 8. During the summer season a free trolley serves Boothbay Harbor as well as ferry boats to Squirrel and Monhegan islands. In the fall, winter, and spring enjoy reduced rates and the quieter side of one of the most beautiful places on the Maine coast. The Boothbay region is home to miles of public trails, scenic coastal drives, classic New England architecture, and quintessential small town living. Destination attractions include the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, The Department of Marine Resources Aquarium, and The Boothbay Region Land Trust, as well as numerous lighthouses and public parks.


Rates & Availability

West Boothbay Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 17 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

During the months of July and August rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Checks and cash are excepted. Checks are made payable to Deanne Tibbetts. Half of the rental fee is due with the rental agreement. The remaining balance is due upon arrival. A separate check should be written for the security deposit and that will be mailed back to you when the cleaning crew has cleaned the premises.

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