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The historic Harrington House. In-Town Coastal Get Away

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 people very comfortably.

This historic home has been beautifully restored and features plenty of room and modern conveniences with an ocean view. While a cool ocean breeze blows in most summer nights, our home offers air conditioning to guarantee comfort. Only a minute walk from downtown Boothbay Harbor, you are close enough for the fun but not too close to the commotion. Great seafood dining, live music and shopping can be reached without your car! Weeks worth of entertainment are very close by including whale watching tours, deep sea fishing, kayaking, lighthouse tours, a botanical garden, aquarium, art galleries, shops and great dining. Also close by is a grocery store, YMCA (with short term memberships), drug store and hospital.

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About Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor is one of the most picturesque and active boating harbors on the coast of Maine. Explore the famous footbridge and winding streets with an array of shops, art galleries, restaurants (open air to fine dining), sightseeing boats, whale watches, island ferries, fishing excursions, kayaking, concerts on the library lawn, craft fairs, and more. The Boothbay Region is home to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a State Aquarium, and more than 20 parks & preserves including a large system of hiking trails maintained by the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Golf is available at the Boothbay Country Club; athletic and fitness facilities are available at the newly renovated YMCA for reasonable daily rates. Enjoy fun day trips to: Monhegan Island, Damariscotta, Pemaquid, Freeport, Rockland, Camden, Popham Beach and many more. Return after a fun filled day making use of all of the activities only steps away to the tranquility of your vacation home.


There is always something fun going on in the BBH area! Most people think of Maine only for the summer, but some of the most special events happen 'off season'. The Claw Down lobster cook off in Sept, Fall Foliage in October, your family Thanksgiving dinner, a wreath making party or Holiday Party weekend, A quite Jan get away to unwind, a romantic Valentine trip, welcome in spring...

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More Details

Jim & Lisa Stover
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Jim & Lisa Stover

We spend the rest of the year in Chicago in the very busy fields of Real Estate, Wine Sales, Hotel Management, Senior Care, Medicine, Research and School. After a crazy year we all look forward to a short but special visit to our home in Maine!

Jim & Lisa Stover purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim & Lisa Stover chose Maine

This home was ours the moment we found it! There was no question that we would enjoy many years and great times raising our family and watching it grow in this home.

What makes this house unique

This home affords both a quiet serene ocean view and a quick walk into town. We think it's the best of both worlds, accommodating the reader and the shoppers in the group. Park the car and forget about it!


West Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Room 1 - 1 queen
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Each bedroom has it's own personality and are all very comfortable.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is an additional dining table in the living room that can be opened up to accommodate more seating for meals. There are 4 folding chairs and a folding table as well.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

The historic Harrington House. In-Town Coastal Get Away
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was charming & well cared for. Everything we could possibly need was provided & we would certainly recommend it to friends!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful coastal Maine Home

  • 5 of 5

Great, comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay. You discovered the hidden gem of Maine and that is visiting in January! As we are always fully booked in the summer, not only are the rates and availability much better in the winter but the Harbor is arguably at it's most beautiful then. We enjoy or own visits most in the off season when the crowds are down and our local friends actually have some time to relax and socialize, which is hard to do during the summer tourist season. Thanks again for the review!
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  • 5 of 5

Quaint New England cottage, plenty of space for the 4 of us , could have doubled that and still been comfortable. Excellent location within walking distance to town, and what a cute town to stroll around. Went to the botanical gardens, which was awesome, took the advise of your kindly neighbors to take the shuttle, all went well.

would definitely contact you again for rental in another season to enjoy the seashore. Your home is very comfortable and inviting.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from a week long stay and had a fabulous time! This house is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It is the quintessential New England home! Very comfortable and well stocked. The porch and backyard are great for relaxing, building a fire, grilling, etc. The location of the house is ideal, as it is a quick walk into town for food, ice cream, shopping, etc. We took several early morning walks in the area, which provided fantastic views! Not only did the adults have a great time, but so did our young children, who were sad to leave. We won't hesitate to stay here again when we're back in the Boothbay area!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlight of our Trip.

  • 5 of 5

House was everything we could have hoped for. It was very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Just what you would expect from that Maine setting. There is a nice couple that lives above the garage. They introduced themselves when we pulled up. But really didn't notice them for the remainder of the stay. Thanks for sharing you house with us. Our kids want to make this an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are from Florida and decided to try something different and spend a week in Maine in November! Our "what are we doing" fears disappeared as soon as we began our 1 hour 15 minute drive from Portland airport to Boothbay Harbor. Maine was a beautiful as I had always imagined and by the time we pulled into the driveway of this house, I was in love!

The house is very old but had been updated very tastefully. Very cozy, spacious and warm (important to warm weather Florideans). It sits up on a hill overlooking the ocean and I loved the sun that shined into the front of the house every morning. The first hour of the day in the front living room with my computer, coffee and sun was my favorite hour of the day! The yard was big so there was no issue with neighbors being on top of us. There is a seperate apartment above the garage and the couple that lived there were very nice.

It really was a short walk to town so we only got into our car to go exploring around the peninsula. McSegulls was out go to restaurant in town.

Loved our time, town & this house - can't even imagine how wonderful it would have been in the summer or fall.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bear Angie Glad you discovered the secret of winter in Maine. The slow pace allows you to see Maine as it really is. Good to hear the home is very warm. New windows, insulation, doors... have taken us a few years to do but seem well worth it. Hope to see you again. -Jim & Lisa
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Looking for a wonderful change of pace? This vacation home is your cure! Located in the quaint fishing village of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this is the perfect get away for enjoying ocean life, fall foliage, holiday lights, a family get together or just peace & quiet. Hilltop views of the ocean including 2 lighthouses. Located only 2/10 of a mile from downtown, there is plenty to do & see including great shopping, dining, boating, hiking, golfing, etc! This historic home is bright and comfortably furnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, family room, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 8 very comfortably with 2 queen ,1 full, 2 twin + full size futon. Sits on almost 1 acre with nice sized front and back yards.

Other Activities: whale watching

Golf: Boothbay Harbor Country Club is open to the public. 3 miles away.

Ski: Lost Valley Ski Resort in Auburn, Maine


Rates & Availability

West Boothbay Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June seasonal high
Jun 21 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
June prime
Jun 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July prime
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
July seasonal
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
Aug prime
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct low
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
late dec
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
new years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $145
Tax Rate 7.0%


We are happy to work with special situations and shorter/longer term pricing. Feel free to email or call if you have a unique circumstance or additional questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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