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Historic home, water view, great neighbors, wonderful gathering place

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

Description

Waldoboro House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms, beautiful kitchen, spacious LR, dining room, sleeps 10

This 5 bedroom family friendly home sits on 5 acres with a view of the Medomak River inlet that leads to open ocean. Convenient to Boothbay Harbor's shops and restaurants. Near Bath, a boatbuilding capital and home of Bath Ironworks. The charming nearby villages of Damariscotta and Wiscasset offer fine shops and restaurants. Beaches at Pemaquid, Birch Point, Martin's Point, Owl's Head and many others. Great beachcombing and tidepools. Too many antiques shops to count. Flea markets and swap meets. Live theater right in town, as well as in surrounding area. Catch the clam hod relay races on Waldoboro Day. Local seafood, and Maine blueberries in summer. Live music, fun museums, and miles of rocky coast. Enjoy stunning sunsets from the front porch.

Limited water access via right of way across neighboring property.

Annual 'Most Considerate Guests' award. This year's award of two free nights or two nights to add to a longer stay is awarded to Janis and Colin M. Thank you very much for taking such good care of our home! -- Claire and Tim Murphy

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Claire Murphy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Historic home, water view, great neighbors, wonderful gathering place
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
5

Excellent Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great stay. House was clean. Easy to access, and just outside all the fun of the busy vacation areas. Many bed rooms and sitting areas, great open kitchen, and a nice backyard. Would definitely recommend this place!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Charming New England home; excellent cust. service

  • 4 of 5

The customer service we received from Claire was exceptional. She was always responsive to emails, went above and beyond in providing suggestions for things to do in the area, accommodating when it came to early check in as we were traveling through the night, and called to check in with us upon our arrival. There is an abundance of maps and local brochures at the house to help you find local attractions, directions. GPS on our phones was pretty unreliable (would take us round about routes instead of having us turn around somewhere) - I would highly recommend taking the Main Atlas and other maps with you. There isn't a whole lot going in Waldoboro - but there are many day trips within a reasonable distance. We checked Reid State Park ( bring bug spray - they were terrible!), Permaquid Beach (excellent relaxing sandy beach for the kids), Booth Bay has a bunch of great shops, restaurants, whale watch (keep an eye out for groupons). I would say that the Maine Aquarium in Booth Bay is something you could forgo for the money. There is a hands on exhibit but it's very small and not a lot to see. We hit a lot of great farm stands and local markets that were wonderful. As long as you're okay with day trips you can't beat the price for this rental. In terms of the home itself - it was a charming new england home and much larger than we expected. There wasn't really a water view because of some overgrowth, but it was still very nice. We had 5 adults and 2 children (2 and 11) - the house was spacious and well organized (labels on cupboards and sheets, etc.) It was a little challenging with one shower - but we expected that coming in. Stairs made it tough with the toddler - baby gates might even be worth bringing. The kitchen pantries and general kitchen goods were well stocked which we made good use of as we cooked a lot of our meals to save money. The new grill was an excellent investment by the owner. The rangetop could stand to be replaced and would have made things substantially easier, but it's still functional. It was quite warm when we stayed there but there were plenty of fans in the house that kept us comfortable for the most part. There are plenty of kids toys and movies for the little ones. I would recommend extra beach towels (we could only find 3) and we did not use the sun room as we felt it smelled of cat urine. However - even with the minor things noted above we had an exceptional stay and would definitely recommend it and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you found so much to enjoy at our home in Maine. Thank you for your helpful comments. I hadn't noticed that our water view has dwindled... I guess it is time to do some tree trimming! I am working right now on re-stocking our beach towels. It's like the missing socks that never come out of the dryer, we used to have several more towels and they must be in dryer limbo. Good thought on the baby gates. I think we still have a couple from when our daughter was small that we can bring up. We are looking forward to arrival of a new 2 burner unit for the stove top so that SOON we will have 4 working burners rather than 2 burners and a double hot plate. We hope to have that in place later this season, and are sorry it will be too late for you. Maybe next year! We'll see what we can do about that cat aroma in the sun room; sounds like it's time for a rug cleaning. We'll attend to that Labor Day week while we are there. I understand from our cleaner that you left the house looking very nice. We appreciate that you treated the house as you would want your own home treated. You all are welcome back any time.
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5

Cozy Christmas Holiday

  • 5 of 5

How nice to snuggle up by the living room fire on a cold night. The winter sunsets were brilliantly colorful. A restful winter vacation, with time enough to watch movies and read by the fire. The snow was very deep, and it was hard to get out the the grocery store. But inside we had plenty of room to bake cookies, create interesting family dinners, and work on our hobbies.

Nice after-Christmas sales in our favorite Rockland stores, Sea Street Graphics, Seagull Cottage, and Grasshopper!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth year here, and looking forward to 2015! Morning coffee on the porch or in the sunny kitchen, close enough to many fun things to do, yet far enough from the tourist traffic. A welcome place to come back to after treasure hunting, or a day at the beach! The owners are wonderful people! Highly recommend as a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Antiques, Local Color, Lobsters, Sun and Sea!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three stayed in this lovely, spacious older home. All systems worked fine. We burned a few logs in the Russian stove one cool morning, but most days were 78 to 88 degrees. Would recommend to friends and family. We return every year.

Found some great bargains at Montsweag Flea Market in Woolwich. Bought lobsters in Friendship for $3 per pound! Enjoyed the sun and water at Birch Point Beach State Park in Owls Head, Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, and Martin’s Point Beach in Friendship. We watched videos found in the media library, in the evenings and on the occasional rainy day. Explored Fort William Henry at Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site in New Harbor. Would love to try kayaking in the many wetlands we saw. Bought souvenirs at the Friendship Day craft show, but missed the lobster boat races. More bargains at Big Al’s odd lot store in Wiscasset. Browsed the Rockland Antiques Exchange and the used books stores in Rockland. Returned home tired but happy,

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Central location. Big house for a group of folks.

  • 3 of 5

Lots to do around the area. Many beds for a big group. Grill in poor shape and only one burner on stove top worked which makes cooking challenging. Nice view with no access to water.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. I hope you found some of the kayaking and beachcombing spots we left directions for. Our old gas grill is still hanging in there, fortunately, and we are saving for a new one. We may be able to buy one by the end of this summer. I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with the stove; perhaps there was confusion about which knob contolled which burner, between the stove and the JennAir grill. We arrived the week after you departed and found both burners worked fine. Feel free to call us when something does not work, if you should come another time, and we may be able to clear things up on the spot.
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Deb's Diner
"Deb's has great breakfasts and is crowded if you don't arrive early. Eggcellent specials. ..."
Damariscotta Lake State Park
"This lovely lake is only 20 minutes from our house in Waldoboro. Trees for shade, kiddie pl..."
Moody's Diner
"Moody's is a very popular tourist attraction. We like Deb's better - smaller, more personal..."
Narrows Tavern
"The Narrows can always be relied on to be open and to be serving good food and drink. It's ..."
Deaver Road on the Ocean
"Deaver Road is along the Medomak River, and has a shallow flat area good for wading and for ..."
Martin's Point Beach
"You can't beat Martin's Point for a quick run to the beach. Bring a beach chair and sit for..."
Pemaquid Beach Park
"This is the nearest ocean beach to Waldoboro with a sweeping sandy shore. Often uncrowded. ..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Martin's Point
Car: recommended

Family size 5 bedroom house with fireplace, near rocky and sandy beaches and town boat landing, a ferry to Vinalhaven Island, close to Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Wiscasset and Damariscotta. Antique shops too numerous to mention. Waldoboro boasts an alpaca farm, and its own live theater. Fresh local seafood outlets and dockside lobster feasts ... or more conventional restaurants too. Kayak rentals are available on our street.

Don't miss Waldoboro Day and the clam hod races in June!

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Rates & Availability

Waldoboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Special
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$120
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Large Group Fee +$20 $0
Tax Rate 8.0%

Larger groups (7-10 guests) will be charged $140 for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Waldoboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Workshop
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs, doubles as an office
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry room with washer and dryer. Full basement. Russian stove: an oversized central fireplace that heats entire 2 story brick chimney, will burn through the night, wonderful winter and cold weather heat source. If you come in cold, just stand with your back to it and you'll warm up in no time. Mud room with window seat, coat closet and jacket pegs. Glassed in front porch with view of ocean. Large back deck with view of fields and woodlands. Neighbors have cats, dogs, goats, chickens, and peacocks. A kid's wonderland! Access to ocean via right of way across neighbor's property, along left property line.

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