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Walter McDonough

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Charming waterfront cottage on beautiful Linekin Bay

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Boothbay Harbor Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Great Cottage. 2 baths, sleeps six comfortably with fun waterfront ammenities

This waterfront cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bunk rooms (sleeps 6 adults comfortably), 2 full baths, a large living / dining room, a TV / family room, a well equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, etc.), a laundry room with washer and dryer, and an outside deck with amazing water views.

The cottage is in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the incorporated village of Bayville on beautiful Linekin Bay.

The rental includes the use of a private dock (great for swimming, fishing, picnicking, sunbathing, etc.), a private rocky beach and a community tennis court. A community beach and dock are also available, a short walk away.

The property is located approximately 2.5 miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor (with its great restaurants, shops, boat tours, kayak rentals, etc.), 3 miles from the excellent (and challenging) Boothbay Harbor Country Club, 3 miles from the quaint village of East Boothbay with its famous shipyards, general store and restaurant and 5 miles from the famous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (rated as #1 on the 2013 list of Top Ten gardens in the US). A Boothbay Region Land Trust hiking trail abuts the property and is easily accessed from the cottage.

The cottage has cable TV, wireless internet, an outdoor gas grill, and a set of stairs from the dock to the beach for easy beach access. There is parking for at least 3 cars.

Check in Saturday at 4 PM, check out Saturday at 11 AM..

Linens can be provided upon request . (beds include 1 queen and 4 twin).

Discount available for stays of two weeks or longer.

No smoking and no pets.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Walter McDonough (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Walter McDonough

We are a retired Banker and a retired Middle School Teacher from Massachusetts. We live in Maine in the summer and SW Florida during the winter

Walter McDonough purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Walter McDonough chose Boothbay Harbor Area

This property was originally purchased by Walter McDonough Sr. both to give is family a summer vacation home in Boothbay Harbor and to allow him to pursue his hobby of giant tuna fishing. The property is located in the quintessential village of Bayville, which met his needs of a quite piece of property, close to the Harbor, but far enough away as not to be disturbed by it, with deep water frontage and a dock for his boat.

Bayville was founded as a summer colony on the coast of Maine in the 1880's. Many of the current cottages are owned by the descendants of those who first summered here.

The village of Bayville is one of 5 incorporated villages in the state of Maine and currently has about 50 homes, almost all are summer cottages. It also has a community tennis court, dock, beach, post office with lending library, and community house. All are within walking distance of the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has beautiful views, and is located on Linekin Bay., which is one of the best sailing and boating areas in the Region. The cottage has a dock for swimming, kayaking, boating, sunbathing etc. There is also a table at the end of the dock for eating, reading, etc.

The cottage is located in Bayville and is less than 3 miles from both the town of Boothbay Harbor, with its fine restaurants, shopping, boat trips etc, and the Boothbay Harbor Country Club with its challenging 18 hole golf course, fine dinning room and driving range.

There is a hiking trail that runs through the property that can be used to either get to Boothbay Harbor or East Boothbay with it restaurants, and general store (The East Boothbay General Store has fabulous homemade baked goods.)

The village of Bayville also has a community tennis court (which is free and only requires uses to sign up in advance to play.)


based on 4 traveler reviews

Charming waterfront cottage on beautiful Linekin Bay
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful location on Linekin Bay!

  • 4 of 5

Traveled with our adult children for their 1st trip to Maine. All LOVED the cabin on Linekin Bay. Great location; quick drive to a grocery store and BoothBay Harbor restaurants. Cabin kitchen was small but stocked with everything we needed. Full access to gas grill on the deck where we cooked our own dinner a couple of nights and ate outside. Bought whole lobster and steamer clams at a coop in town. They cooked them and we brought them back to the cabin, spread out newspaper on the picnic table on the dock and ate our fill! Cabin is technically located in East Boothbay which is wooded and a great area to go for a walk to the little old Post Office or town dock. We called the kayak company and they delivered 2 kayaks that the 4 of us shared for 3 days. Water was very calm and great for exploring Linekin bay! Called the owners in advance to ask if they provided beach towels and a hair dryer, both were brought over and waiting for us! They had the bottom bunk in both downstairs rooms made up so my boys didn't have to share a room. The view here was beautiful. My husband and I had been to Bar Harbor before and loved it, but there was a lot more variety of things to do in this area; putt putt, breweries, quilt shops, lobster shacks, kayaking, hiking etc. I did have a snafoo with the VRBO website but Walter and I got through it! Very memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoy your stay in our cottage and in Boothbay Harbor.
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Perfect location for a quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

Charming historical cottage right on the bay. Views are amazing! Peaceful and relaxing. So much better than staying at a hotel. Caught some fish off the docks. It's my kind of place.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice location, some concerns

  • 3 of 5

our stay was fine, it's a quiet place in the woods on the shore, and they let us use their pool which was unexpected. nice people.

but then a couple of weeks later something strange happened. the owners waited 2 weeks after we left (conspicuously the day after I left a positive review here) to inform us that they were withholding half of our deposit. they quickly reversed course when I stood up to them, but just beware. they claimed the place needed extra cleaning, but they could offer no examples to illustrate the claim. funnily enough we went out of our way to leave the place in good shape (starting laundry, dishwasher, stripping the beds, etc).

note they charge for linens (!), and they wanted to charge us for using more linens than they thought we would use. bizarre.

the house is old and musty and dark and the inside temperature is quite a bit cooler than the outside. also the owners live in the house next door which is high overlooking the rental, so you feel a little like they're looking down at you at all times.

also the cupboard is completely bare, so bring your own oil, vinegar, spices, everything.

make sure you read and follow the rules, and you might want to do a walkthrough with the owners before you leave, so that they don't try to ding you on the deposit like they did us.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Before we begin the 2015 summer rental season, we thought we should address some of the issues raised in the review of our cottage by Mr. Joshua C. First: We actually thought that he and his family had a good visit in the cottage. As he correctly points out, we live next door and up the hill from this property. (We do not, however, spy down on our renters We highly respect their right to privacy and the only area that we can clearly see from our house is the pool area which is not included in the rental of the cottage property.) Note: We did let them use our pool when we were not using it because we thought their child would have fun there on warm days. Second: We do not charge for linens. Our expectations were that since there were only 2 adults and 1 small child there would only be two or three beds used. When Joshua’s family left we found an overabundance of soiled linens and we had too little time to launder them for our incoming renters. Third: Their household trash was still in the barrels and wastebaskets inside the house at the end of their rental period. The trash for the property is picked up twice a week. We showed them where to place the bagged trash outside and we reviewed the pickup schedule with them. There was also a misunderstanding in terms of recycling. Within the house we have posted information regarding the recycling policies. These rules are mandated by the state of Maine. When they left we had to go through and wash bottles, separate items, and (at our expense) request an additional trash pickup. Fourth: Our cleaners do not give us a bill. They tell us how many hours they worked and we pay them accordingly. After this rental, they said they required additional manpower, and called in another person to clean the cottage. When I asked our renter to share in the extra expense, he refused, saying in effect, If you can’t show me the bill, we won’t pay it. Since we could not, we refunded his entire damage deposit. Finally, this rental property has been in our family since 1948. The houses are only used in the summer and do not have central heat. There are however, space heaters in the rental cottage for those occasional cool Maine mornings or evenings. We truly love sharing our piece of the beautiful state of Maine with those from afar (and often those from only an hour or two away!). We strive to have all renters experience “The Way Life Should Be”. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2015 season!
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great view, nice folks, quiet house

  • 4 of 5

Walter's a sweet guy. The house is rustic but comfortable, nautical theme everything, lots of taxidermy fish on the walls. If you have small kids (0-4 years or so) don't bother bringing toys; the house has a bunch of stuff they can play with.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Boat Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Boothbay Harbor
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
on property
Car: necessary

Boothbay Harbor is one of the premiere tourist centers in the state of Maine, with many restaurants, boat trips, kayaking adventures hiking trails and sightseeing activities on the beautiful Maine coast. There is nothing like a lobster dinner on the Maine coast, a boat ride on this beautiful rocky coast or a trip to the Costal Maine Botanical Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Boothbay Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
early fall (Special)
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 24 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Boothbay Harbor Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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