|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
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.