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PEACEFUL, QUIET , FAMILY RUN

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath: 1half bath: pull-out queen size couch: modern kitchen

Our property is located on quiet Back River Road. This apartment is above a 3 car garage connected by a large deck to the owner's home. The lot features large, hardwood trees, birds and some small wild animals. Enjoy the serenity!

Area Description: Four miles away are the beautiful, tourist attractions that only Boothbay Harbor can offer. See the 'locals' working their lobster boats and notice all the larger cabin cruisers docked in the harbor too. Go on a whale watch, an island lobster bake, shop in the unique stores, sample some homemade ice cream, candies and flavored popcorn. Plan a visit, to the beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The Gardens feature magnificent displays and a beautiful waterfront location, many state of the art gardens, a children's garden, a gift shop and so much more. You may also enjoy the Boothbay Region Land Trust. It offers 15+ properties for your hiking and outdoor enjoyment. The region also features the Boothbay Railway Village, Dept. of Marine Resources Aquarium, several parks, beaches, a YMCA, and freshwater swimming. Don't forget to enjoy our fresh local seafood and hospitality while you are here.

Outlying areas: Maine boasts not only coastline, but mountains, rivers, lakes and a desert, yes a desert. When you arrive here you will see there are endless opportunities for outdoor and indoor entertainment. If you are here to relax and enjoy the quiet way of life, that is available as well. You have to see it to believe it!

More Details

Property Manager
Becky
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

About Becky

Kevin and I have lived in the beautiful, Boothbay Region since 1993. We love it's quaint New England fishing village appeal as well as it's close knit community that welcomes thousands of visitors every summer. We are currently the caretakers of our parent's retirement home. Mom and Dad are currently living in Virginia Beach. When the time is right they will move here to be closer to family. We live in the bigger home in the front, mom and dad's house is behind us over the garage.

Becky purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Becky chose Boothbay

We love our quiet little neighborhood just yards from the coast. We can't see the water from our home, but a short walk or drive brings us all the beauty of coastal living. The height of this home will allow you to have a bird's eye view of the the tree tops. Watch birds and squirrels scamper about on the branches of our many oaks and maples.

What makes this apartment unique

The home is located on a dead-end ocean inlet. The ocean is a short distance away a 7 or 8 minute walk.

Downtown Boothbay Harbor is less than 5 miles away.

An Irving station and the big grocery store is located less than 3 miles.

Traffic is minimal. Within 2 miles there is a beautiful town playground.

Owl hoots, crickets and croaking frogs disturb the quiet of evenings and nights in our surrounding forest.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Rockland,
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Too many to tell
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Sugarloaf
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Grimes, Cove
Car: necessary

The Boothbay Region has been a destination for travelers for over a century. The unique character of our rocky seacoast makes it a pleasure to enjoy from both land and sea. The Boothbay Region is found at the end of a peninsula in the Midcoast area of Maine. It is a picturesque area with rich maritime heritage. The region boasts several festivals which celebrate this heritage. The architecture of the region reflects the charm of a New England fishing village with white, clapboard homes, specialty shops, galleries, boat yards and marinas. You won't want to miss our beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, amazing whale watches and harbor tours. If you love to golf you need to play a round or two on our state of the art greens at Boothbay Harbor Country Club.

Amenities

Boothbay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The master bathroom was constructed to meet the needs of a handicap individual, it has railings for safety near the toilet and in the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Master Suite - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This sleepers sofa sleeps 2, egg crate in closet.
  • Master suite with beautiful wainscotting, hardwood floors, luxurious bedding , captains frame bed with drawers underneath, a large walk-in closet, and a larger master bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In order to access this beautiful apartment you must climb a minimum of five stairs from the front of the owner's home.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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PEACEFUL, QUIET , FAMILY RUN
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews
5

Beautiful accommodations; great location

  • 5 of 5

The Poff Mahal is a beautiful apartment with a full kitchen, two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a beautiful porch, and a private entrance. It is very quiet, yet centrally located in Boothbay, Maine, making it easy to get to many areas along the coast. Highly recommend this apartment and all its amenities.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We love are quiet, peaceful home here on the Boothbay peninsula. We are so glad you enjoyed it too! Kevin and Becky
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4

Very clean and modern. Nice amenities

  • 4 of 5

Convenient to town; good location.

A bit strange communicating with the owners who were responsive and cordial--but only communicated by text and a couple phone calls in the beginning.

We stayed 4 nights; it would have been nice to put faces to the owners. We never saw them despite a friendly overture by myself on the second morning. I mean they live in the attached house and use the garage beneath the rental...but they were like ninjas. (Maybe they've had guests who were overly needy in the past and now keep a wide berth...I don't know.. it was a tad disheartening as we are warm and respectful people...oh well)

I guess they are busy and private people. They never bothered us but still it was a bit odd; I'd liken it to checking into a hotel and never seeing the staff the entire time. I know it's not a bed and breakfast... but like I said...odd.

It is what it is. Not trying to be negative; just relaying our experience.

Beautiful house; nice decor. First class construction.

There was a house manual on how to use appliances, procedures.

Probably would give five stars if not for feeling like we rented from ghosts...

Alas. It is a beautiful property; this was our experience.

I DO recommend this rental unreservedly.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erik, Thank you for staying with us and for your unreserved recommendation! We appreciate that so much. We did try to catch you a couple times when we were home. We try hard to be quiet coming and going on weekdays as we head out for work and school. We also knew you had little ones with you and we didn't want to disturb their sleep with a knock on the door after bedtime. We love meeting our guests, but we also try very hard to respect their privacy and vacation time. I guess this time we just didn't make the connections we usually do. If you visit the area again please stay with us and we will make sure to meet you face to face. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Tucked away, cozy charming apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Poffman. It was private, neat, clean and very cozy. The apartment was everything we needed for us and our 2 year old son. Great porch area and backyard. Off the beaten path but still very close to lots of activities- not far from the Harbour, the Railway Village, various yummy lobster shacks and there is a terrific playground 2 minutes away. Quick jaunt to Botanical Gardens, which is a must see for any age- my husband and I thourghly enjoyed it and our son did not want to leave the kids area! Our stay was short and we wish we could've stayed at this cozy spot longer. When we come back to the area, we will want reserve again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! We love or quiet spot out here in the woods and so near the water. Our son and daughter also enjoyed their almost daily visits to the local playground when they were youngsters. We are so happy that you enjoyed our beautiful region! We do hope to see you again sometime! Kevin and Becky
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Canton, NY
5

Wonderful place to explore the coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at Becky and Kevin's place. It's a beautiful spot just a short trip from downtown Boothbay Harbor and the surrounding areas. Becky was quick to respond to questions and we will definitely consider this spot the next time we are in the area again. Don't hesitate to book as this is a terrific two bed, two bath home for a great price!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our place and the Boothbay area! We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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5

What a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the newness of the place. Beautiful wood floors, wainscotting, adorable kitchen. Everything seemed designed for the guests' convenience. Ceiling fans, air conditioner in master bedroom. The full bathroom is huge with a new, large shower. Although we didn't use it, there was a nice screened in porch to relax on.

A short drive into Boothbay Harbor or Southport Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doc Eddy, Thank you so much for your review! We try hard to include everything our guests need. We also try to make improvements as they are suggested to us.
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Northwestern NJ
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place and Becky is really "Grace under pressure". She handled a situation with grace, ease, professionalism and concern.

I said several things repeatedly during our too short of stay --- 1) I could live in this house, 2) Wish we could stay long (was only there 2 nights), 3) Such a great location (was visiting my father who was literally down the road) and 4) I wish I more time to get to know Becky (only met Becky - I am sure everyone in the house is as nice). The person I was with keeps saying (and even now) we need to go back.

Becky thought of everything. She put notes up to tell you where things are or how to use something. Her style is so cozy (just wished we could have enjoyed the screened in porch, at least once). Would highly recommend this place but then the place may be totally booked, which is good for everyone but me.

Some of the other comments such as noise - must be fixed because we did not hear anything. The bed was super comfortable.

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Your Grace under pressure comment was so kind. I was feeling some stress that day. First time in five years that situation has presented itself. We would love to have you both come stay with us again! Thanks again!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $80
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

We are keeping our home open and available for the Boothbay Region Festival of Lights this season. We plan to put some Christmas decorations and lights in the home for our holiday visitors. The region will be open for you eating and shopping pleasure. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will be putting on a fabulous show for you too!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.