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Abby Gordon

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor

20 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Boothbay Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Portside is a luxury condo with the charm of a cottage on the ground floor of the 3-unit Back Bay Cottage, built in 2006. We are next to the Chowder House and kayak and bike rentals and just one block from the footbridge. The cottage is in the heart of the harbor and yet you will find tranquility and privacy inside. Over thirty coffee shops and restaurants and numerous shops are within an easy walking distance, including many places open year round.

Portside shares a dock and float with the other two Back Bay Cottage units and has its own deck on the water’s edge. Comforts include state-of-the-art kitchen and appliances, gas fireplace, gas grill, flat screen TVs, a large video collection, wine cooler, iPod stereo, Wi-Fi and free reserved parking. All linens, towels, paper products and basic condiments provided.

Please ask about our website for more details on Back Bay Cottage, information on the history of the Boothbay Region, restaurant, shopping & entertainment recommendations, information on activities in the region, including walks right from our door, scenic drives, boat trips & day trips, practical information that may be useful during your stay, and much more!

Keywords: condo

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Abby Gordon (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Why Abby Gordon chose Boothbay

Although I just purchased this home at the end of 2010, I have been vacationing in Boothbay my entire life (since the age of three weeks) and my family has been vacationing in the area since 1914, owning property in the region and spending summers here since the 1930s. Whether this is your first time in the region or you have been coming for years, I hope you enjoy your stay to the fullest and discover why this place is so special to me and my family.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Portside Back Bay Cottage- Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! It was better than I expected! I felt right at home- the perfect home away from home. She provided everything. Although I stayed during the winter, the new addition to the local Y(YMCA) was a nice bonus! Nice therapy pool, swim laps in the lanes, and to conclude your visit, relax in the sauna. I am from Maine myself but I wanted a nice little getaway for my birthday. (Originally from Portland) It was beautiful to have the deck and being right on the water. And the kitchen! Beautiful bar, I enjoyed cooking meals every day I was there. The location is perfect. RIGHT in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor. Everything is in walking distance. This place definitely exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to booking this place again next time I am up!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, Jessica! And honored that you decided to stay here for your birthday. Please come back and visit again soon! Abby
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New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA
5

Perfect location with good support staff if needed.

  • 5 of 5

We rented Abby's Boothbay Harbor home for our 50th wedding anniversary destination event. We had 14 quests from throughout the U.S. flying in for the celebration. NO...the cottage does not hold sixteen people. Most were here for only three nights and we placed them at Brown's Wharf Inn for their stay.

The cottage has all of the amenities you could wish for and is beautifully decorated. There are cheaper rentals in Boothbay, but they do not compare to the attention to detail that you find at Portside.

Being from Florida we appreciated the fireplace in the morning probably the most. The kitchen has everything a chef would want. We don't cook when we come to Maine so we did not get the oven dirty. Another nice touch was the presence of the various household products that we usually have to go out and purchase.

We will book this property for our future visits to Boothbay Harbor. We usually come up every two years.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntersville, NC
5

Backbay Cottage - Incredible Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

How rare it is to find a vacation residence that is in the middle of a small community with numerous activity options and still feel a strong sense of privacy and serenity. That is Backbay Cottage in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The amenities of the cottage exceeded our expectations as did the quality of the cottage itself. Stepping through the french doors that open onto a private deck, we found ourselves literally at the water's edge. Stepping out of the cottage directly onto one of the main streets of Boothbay Harbor allowed us to have access within a few walking minutes to restaurants and shops of all kinds. I probably sound to enthusiastic, but this was such a delightful experience for all of us in my family. These were the best vacation accomdations we have every enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! I do hope you visit again soon! Abby
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Danbury, Connecticut
5

Portside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I spent a wonderful week at the Portside Cottage in Boothbay Harbor. The view was fantastic from the large windows. In the evening we watched TV in front of the fireplace. The condo had everything you could possible need. It was also clean and nicely furnished. Around the area you have a lot of quaint little shops to keep you busy. In you condo, you will find a lot of pamphlets to inform you of restaurants etc. Will love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing--I really appreciate it! Abby
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Bellows Falls, VT
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage. Abby has thought of everything to make it a a comfortable and relaxing stay. It is furnished perfectly and is in a great location. We had a wonderful stay, even though we were there in winter. Bird watching from the living room with our morning coffee was great. There were five of us and everyone loved the place. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Kathy! So glad you enjoyed. Yes, come back again soon!
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New Jersey
5

A lovely vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this lovely condo with a sweet cottage feel. It's easily in the best location in Boothbay Harbor, i.e., walking distance to restaurants, cafes, galleries and outdoor activities. At the same time it's a wonderfully private spot as well. I hope to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Chowder House
Nearest Golf
2 Metres
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10
The Chowder House
Car: recommended

Boothbay Harbor is a small town on the coast of Maine with a year-round population of just over 2,000 people that was established as a fishing camp and whose economy and whose spirit are linked to the fishing industry to this day. Boothbay draws more and more visitors each year, in the summer season, for the fall foliage and to a steadily increasing extent, in the off season months. The town offers numerous boat excursions including trips to nearby islands and whale watching and deep sea fishing tours, historical sites, a world-class botanical garden, an aquarium, numerous shops and art galleries, a network of hiking trails, sea kayaking, sailing, while not losing sight of its small town New England traditions. And of course the seafood cannot be matched anywhere in the world (and believe me, I’ve tried!)

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Rates & Availability

Boothbay Harbor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Mar 26 2016 - May 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$317
$1,750
 
 
Mid Season
May 21 2016 - Jun 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,115
 
 
High Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,755
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,755
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$217
$1,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

2016 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
January 1 – March 25 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
March 26 – May 20 $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
May 21 – June 17 $2115
June 18 – September 30 $2755
October 1 – October 28 $1750
October 29 – December 31 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)

2017 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
January 1 – March 24 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
March 25 – May 26 $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
May 27 – June 23 $2180
June 24 – September 28 $2840
September 29 – October 26 $1750
October 27 – December 31 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
Rental rates are subject to 9% Maine sales tax. All other fees (cleaning, etc.) are included except for a fully refundable $500 security deposit. We take a 30% non-refundable deposit to hold the reservation and the remainder (plus security deposit) is payable four weeks before your arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

30% deposit due at booking. Full refund for cancellations 6 months or more before the rental start date. For cancellations within 6 months of arrival, the 30% deposit will not be refunded unless the property is rented for the identical term or longer and only once payment has been received by the new guest. For cancellations within 1 month of arrival, the full amount will have been paid and is not refundable unless the property is rented for the identical term or longer and only once payment has been received by the new guest. I highly recommended purchasing travel insurance that will reimburse your rental payments should you have a family or medical emergency and be unable to travel.

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Amenities

Boothbay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1478 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a Queen bed in the master bedroom, and a King bed in the second bedroom. The trundle bed/twin beds in the den can be separate or pushed together to make one king bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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