|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE COVE
Our peaceful cottage sits just in front of a rock ledge and calm cove of the wide Darmariscotta River--hence the cottage’s name, “On the Rocks.” A summer home surrounded by green lawn and gardens, its many picture windows and large deck provide views of the constantly changing 9’ tides, of lobstermen hauling their traps, of sunrises, of seals riding the river’s current or of the blue heron that favors fishing in our small cove, and of the picturesque boat harbor downriver.
The heart of the cottage is its large living room, featuring three picture windows facing the river with a view of the harbor boats, another picture window facing the garden, a piano and a wood-burning stove. On one side of the living room is the kitchen, a sitting-dining area with a wall of screened windows also facing the river, and the master bedroom with queen bed and full bath with bathtub. The other side of the living room has an enclosed porch with day bed, a bedroom with a full size bed, another bedroom with twin beds, and a small room with kitchen table and a second bathroom with shower. This section gives privacy from the master bedroom on the other side of the living room.
Outside is a large deck with lounge chairs, table and charcoal grill, and of course a full view of river activity. Our cove is appropriate for children at low tides and has deep water access.
Our quiet home is a five minute walk down a private road to the tiny shipbuilding village of East Boothbay, where the river reverses its flows into the large town pond, a fascination to watch when standing on the village bridge. The village’s dock restaurant serves great lobster meals on its large open deck that faces the yachts and sailboats anchored in the harbor. A general store is around the corner with all the necessities you may need including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A ten minute drive takes you to Ocean Point, where old cottages line the winding road beside the ocean’s rocky coast, and where visitors stroll for true coastal scenery. A large public cove provides swimming for children and adults; beyond the cove are two miles of wide rock ledges that can be easily climbed over so one can feel the spray of ocean surf crashing onto the rocks, or so one can discover small tidal pools teeming with crabs, mussels and plant life.
Our cottage is a 15 minute drive to Boothbay, a lively town with waterfront restaurants and cafes where you can watch yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and harbor cruise boats as they head in and out of the charming harbor. Boothbay is also home for the incredible Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens, now quite famous as the largest in New England, and the small Maine State Aquarium, very exciting to children and situated on a beautiful harbor point with picnic tables, grassy lawn and a rocky shore. 13 lighthouses and 15 wildlife land preserves are available for visits and hiking. Kayaking, golf, mini-golf, a new YWCA pool, lobster and clambakes, and boat cruises are always offered, with Windjammer Days (late June), July 4 fireworks, East Boothbay Shipbuilders Festival (August), and on-going craft fairs as special events.
Nearby are Wiscasset, known as the “most picturesque village in Maine” with old sea-captain’s homes and popular “Red Eats” lobster rolls, Freeport with the LLBean flagship store and other famous outlets, Rockport with its Farnsworth Art Museum which features the Wyeth artists’ works, and the nearby “Christina’s Farm” located on an unspoiled peninsula, and Bath with its Maine Maritime Museum. A day’s round trip boat ride brings you to Monhegan Island, a fascinating island known for its footpaths through village homes and artists’ studios.
Our secluded cottage offers the natural peace and beauty for a genuine Maine experience.
Keywords: Peaceful cottage with large deck for views of Damariscotta river and East Boothbay boat harbor, private rock ledges and cove, near village general store and restaurant, Ocean Point, Boothbay, coastal Maine delights.
My wife and I have owned the house next door for ten years. Our extended family has enjoyed the Boothbay region for many many years. When we were approached by our next door neighbors about buying their family cottage of 46 years we knew it was a great opportunity to own 'another' slice of heaven.
Doug purchased this cottage in 2012
This quaint summer place was built by and had been in the same family for over 46 years until we, as the next door neighbors were lucky enough to purchase it when it was time for the family to sell. We currently use the house ourselves for part of the summer and will be renting it out the rest of the summer.
Many homes may be listed as waterfront but this cottage couldn't be closer, giving you the ability to watch lobsterman hauling their traps, and sailboats bobbing in the harbor from your living room or back porch.
We really enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage. The views from the living room and the porch are amazing. The neighborhood is secluded and quiet, yet within walking distance to a great restaurant and a short drive to Boothbay Harbor and Ocean Point. We really appreciated all the things that were provided as part of our stay, from the sheets and towels to the parking and trash pickup to the piano, puzzles and books! There were ample dishes, a toaster and even a chip clip! Not having to worry about anything really helped us to relax and to enjoy our vacation! A big THANK YOU to Doug who is so thoughtful, responsive and accommodating. We hope to return again next year! Thank you again!
You will feel like this cottage has been in your family for generations. We fell in love with the view and most days just lingered on the enclosed porch or outside on the roomy deck, watching lobster boats, sail boats and crafts of various configurations make their way through the blue, ever changing tides. Look for the heron guarding his hunting ground on the shore below or watch the otters diving for fish. Peaceful and relaxing yet you are just minutes away from restaurants, groceries and downtown Boothbay Harbor. Comfy beds. Relax and enjoy. We were a party of four adults and would recommend.
The views from this charming home on the Damariscotta River were fantastic! The early-risers in the group watched the otters swimming near the river bank. Osprey were often seen flying overhead. It was a short walk to the Lobstermans Wharf restaurant and the East Boothbay General Store. Short commute to great restaurants, sightseeing and shopping in Boothbay Harbor.
We have been vacationing in Maine for 40 years and stay in various locations around the Boothbay area. This cottage is a classic Maine cottage with great views and a perfect location. We found it comfortable for a family of five. Grandma had no trouble with access. Short drive to many of the local attractions. Very relaxing. We hope to visit again in the near future. We would recommend it to anyone, it is worth the rental rates.
We were the first rental of the year and fell in love with the place before we even opened the front door.
The garden was gorgeous and you could see through the large window in the living room out the other side of the house to the water. When we entered the house we were immediately comfortable, no sense of strangeness at all. Everything we could have wanted was provided, right down to the card table, fishing equipment, firewood, etc. The living room is quite large and comfy, with plenty of seating. The entire waterside of the house is a wall of continuous windows. It is great for two couples, which we were, since the bedrooms are on either end of the house, along with bathrooms and even a small kitchette area at one end. One bedroom is quite large and has a large bathroom, which includes a washer and dryer. The other end of the house has two bedrooms, one with a double, the other with twin beds, both quite small, but comfy. The bathroom is small, but adequate and has great water pressure. There are enclosed porches along the waterside, running the length of the house, except where the living room is, and all windowed (opens up and has screens). The water is right there and it is so easy to watch the tides change and the fish run through and the lobsterman getting their traps........We had a couple meals down in East Boothbay at the Lobsterman's Wharf......it was very good, by the way. Boothbay Harbor was very short drive, as was the grocery store, etc. Our road was a dead end road, which added to the privacy and quiet. It was great working with Doug and I am sure if you stay here you will love it as we did.....would not hesitate to return!
This house is immaculate and vey comfortably furnished. The view is stupendous. We were here with 2 small children and four adults. Everyone had fun! It's a genuine Maine cottage experience. We loved it.
From our home you can walk to East Boothbay's marina and shipbuilding harbor, to the general store with internet access (and great donuts!), and to Linekin Bay. Our cottage is a15 minute drive to Boothbay, a lively town with waterfront restaurants and cafes where you can watch yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and harbor cruise boats as they head in and out of the charming harbor. Boothbay is also home for the incredible Boothbay Region Botanical Gardens, now quite famous as
the largest in New England, and the Maine State Aquarium, very exciting to children and situated on a beautiful harbor point
with picnic tables, grassy lawn and a rocky shore. 13 lighthouses and 15 wildlife land preserves are available for visits and hiking. Kayaking, golf, mini-golf, a new YWCA pool, lobster and clambakes, and boat cruises are always offered, with
Windjammer Days (late June), July 4 fireworks, East Boothbay Shipbuilders Festival (August), and on-going craft fairs as
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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