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Destination estate with exclusive views, privacy, and convenience

Bedrooms 6
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Exciting renovations started in preparation for 2017!

Enjoy your own oceanfront accommodations but within a short walk to the center of town. Sitting atop a sloping knoll, this 1920's coastal home has undergone many renovations over the years, each with an interesting story. Additional renovations will begin Fall of 2016 that will further enhance your vacation experience. What has remained constant is its incredible view of the Atlantic.

Each bedroom has it's own bath with shower. The Penthouse, situated at the very top with private balcony, also features a Jacuzzi tub and king size bed.

A sprawling slate patio is perfectly poised for morning coffee or sunset cocktails. It's idyllic views make for a memorable family style dinner or lunch. Stroll down the grounds to the dock with floats and enjoy those cups of coffee or cocktails right on the water while soaking up the view of lobster boats and sailing vessels drifting by. Guests have been known to flag down local lobsterman and purchase fresh-out-of-the-water lobsters for that night's boil. You may even see a curious seal swimming by.

Doing dishes never was so appealing as the kitchen window looks directly onto the harbor for beautiful sunrises.

A short walk to town, but far away enough to have highly sought after privacy during peak season. Due to the nature of the location, we caution parents to be aware of the high patio, sea wall and sloping nature of the grounds when determining appropriateness for children under 16.

Need more space for a larger group? There are 2 other rentals on the estate available: The Boathouse Cottage (#343069), sleeps 2, and Landings East (#402456), sleeps 4. These 2 rentals are dog friendly, whereas the Manor does not permit pets.

***Contact host before booking online to discuss rental agreements that will need to be signed prior to reserving****

Private, group Yoga classes are available and conducted on the lawn with panoramic views of the harbor. $100/90minutes up to 12. Requires advance notice.

Private, group painting classes are available and conducted on the lawn by accomplished local artist, Erik Minzner. $110/student: 8x10 canvas, brushes, paint, easel included, minimum of 4 to book.

Private Chef/Catering offered by The Butcher & The Baker. Inquire with owner, requires advance notice.

Private group Tai Chi course: $100/60-75 minutes (requires advance reservation)

Grounds available for weddings.

More Details

Shane Riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Shane Riley

Sur La Mer, now The Manor at Mill Point, functioned as a Bed & Breakfast for many years, garnering repeat patrons that really loved to call it home during vacation. With the ongoing challenges of operating not only a B&B, but also a number of other businesses in town, we determined that the home could be of more benefit as a weekly rental to larger groups looking for the perfect spot to make new memories, and likely an annual getaway. With those renovations previously mentioned, the owner's quarters are in a totally opposite wing of the home, complete with our own bedrooms, baths, kitchen, living area, and entrances. You're greeted, given a tour & brief history of the home, and then the adjoining door is locked during your stay, offering your group privacy but having the benefit of issues resolved or questions answered very timely.

Shane Riley purchased this house in 1998

Why Shane Riley chose Maine

Refer to the photos...who wouldn't want to live here?

What makes this house unique

Just a short walk to town. Waterfront.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Shane! I received your package yesterday - thanks for the prompt turn-around. We really, really enjoyed our time at your beautiful home - thanks for your hospitality (and arranging the gorgeous weather!). We'll definitely hope to return again soon.

Take care
Aug 2015
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West Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Penthouse bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, sink.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean views, pvt bath with shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Harbor and ocean views, pvt bath with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ocean views, pvt bath with shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Pvt bath with shower, no water views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Harbor views, pvt bath with shower
    Penthouse - 1 king , Pvt deck, full bath with jacuzzi tub, skylight
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dock and moorings available to guests that may arrive by boat. Private group Yoga available - book ahead, $90/90minutes for up to 12 conducted on the lawn. Private painting classes, Plein Air, on the lawn - 8x10 canvas, paint, brushes, and easel provided: $110/person, minimum of 4 to book.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Destination estate with exclusive views, privacy, and convenience
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great vacation for my wife's 40th birthday.

  • 5 of 5

We booked Sur La Mer for my wife’s 40th birthday. We had 5 couples join over the course of a week and we had an absolute blast. The place has an amazing location – right on the harbor – and a short walk into town. You can actually see lobsters off the dock at low tide! One day we bought lobsters from a lobsterman checking his traps right of the dock. That made for an amazing meal on the huge patio that night. We did yoga on the lawn one beautiful morning. The proprietor, Shane, was extremely accommodating and had excellent recommendations in terms of places to go, to eat things to do. Highly recommended. My wife and I travel a lot and we don’t usually visit a place twice - we may make an exception here.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Wonderful Boothbay Harbor Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of longtime friends who vacation together every year. Sur La Mer offered a very well-appointed house in excellent condition along with a splendid balance of comfort and elegance. We enjoyed our time together in the roomy living room as well as the large patio that offered a spectacular view of the harbor. We took pleasure in the short walks into town for shopping and restaurants. Viewed from the middle of the outer harbor during an evening sail, the stately and picturesque Sur La Mer served as visual confirmation that we had made the right choice for a week vacation home.

Shane was an excellent host and offered the perfect touch in terms of being available to address any of our needs but also ensuring our privacy. He offered a great knowledge of the area and made every effort to ensure that we had an enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home right on the water...fabulous views!

  • 5 of 5

This was a group of childhood friends (nine luxurious women) celebrating a milestone birthday....we had a wonderful time and loved the house. It is hard to find a house with six bedrooms, six baths in Boothbay...but Sur La Mer filled the bill. Easy walk into town and many restaurants and attractions. Homeowner Shane was very helpful and always there when we needed him. Boothbay Harbor is a magical place. If you want to go, stay at this property...I guarantee you will make memories you'll never forget! Thanks Shane! Here's to LRC!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I never thought that watching 9 ladies do the electric slide on my patio at midnight could be so much fun! What a great group of friends that know how to have a good time. I don't think my summer would've been quite the same had you not vacationed here. I look forward to winning back my $10.
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What a View!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of twelve spent the week of July 4th at this wonderful rental. The location is perfect. When we would tell shop owners in town where we were staying, they would all say 'that's the best view in town', and they were right! The property is very charming (as is the wonderful host, Shane...he became an extended member of our family) and is well appointed and comfortable. The dining room table was huge and perfect for game playing, puzzles and lobster dinners. The house is a very short stroll into town, so the teenagers were able to go in town each day to explore. Wine on the patio is a must at sunset. We hope to make it back again in the coming years!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a perfect way to start my season! I really did feel like the long lost cousin that could hold his own at a backgammon board...I'm taking everyone down next time! It really is the perfect spot for viewing fireworks, boats, cocktails, dining, walking to town...did I mention cocktails? I look forward to another adventure with the family again. I've got some additional activity options up my sleeve.
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Location, location, location and VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5

Sur la Mer was perfect for us. It was a great 2 week family vacation with people from 3 to 70. The waterfront with its deep water dock with plenty of dock space couldn't have been more convenient for our armada of boats and water toys. We availed ourselves of their large mooring as well. The view from the terrace is spectacular and being able to easily walk to town was fantastic. There isn't a place in Boothbay that can begin to touch this place. Our stay was enhanced by a particularly pleasant owner who went out of his way to make certain we were comfortable. Sur la Mer is a faded beauty so if you are looking for posh interiors and updated conveniences she is not for you. She is comfortable and welcoming and for us perfection.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, what a wonderful time was had by all, including me. To see the home and dock used to it's fullest was just heartwarming. Your "armada" really was great to see out in the water, enjoyed by your family. Sur la Mer may be perceived as a faded beauty, but a beauty nonetheless in a perfect location with unbeatable views and access. "Posh" is certainly not what we're selling; it's eclectic, casual, and comfortable. Prior to turning our Inn into a weekly rental, we determined that high end finishes and furnishings was overkill especially for a family of 12 with children enjoying a vacation with reckless it should be. It just becomes too expensive to maintain and replace. So many this season have truly taken advantage of everything the property has to offer. And that is a lesson I keep having to learn as I frequently get wrapped up in life's cobweb; get out of the house and soak it all up!
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful setting for our family reunion. We were close enough to town to walk in, but far enough away to feel secluded. While we were there, we enjoyed lunches at Robinson's, Dunton's Dog House, and Lobsterman's Wharf. We had leisurely dinners at McSeagull's and The Thistle Inn. Our activities included the outstanding Botanical gardens, a walk on Ocean Point, a whale watch, and kayaking. But nothing could compare to the sights seen from the spectacular patio which overlooks the harbor- we saw so many fishing boats, yachts and sailboats, a cruise ship, and a tall ship. And one night there was a double rainbow over the harbor! It was the perfect spot for our 29th family reunion! And don't let me forget to mention Shane- he was the perfect "host"- available when we needed him for questions or recommendations!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to see your family enjoying Sur La Mer. It truly is in a perfect location; within walking distance to town but with a feeling of seclusion once you're on the patio. Thanks for letting the estate become part of your reunion memories and hopefully part of the next slideshow.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Additional services or activities available onsite. Inquire with host for specifics. Advanced Reservations Required


Tai Chi

Plein Aire paint course

Private Chef /Catered meals

Wine Tasting/Education course


Rates & Availability

West Boothbay Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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4 day weekend retreat
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Garbage&recycling@$50/wk $50
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

If you must cancel, 75% of monies will be refunded if rebooked for same time period. If we are unable to rebook, the entire deposit is forfeited. Reservation date changes will be treated the same as cancellations, once reservation has been secured and website availability calendar has been blocked.

A signed rental agreement must be completed prior to solidifying a reservation. Contact host before reserving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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