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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

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Claire Murphy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017


Waldoboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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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Historic home, water view, great neighbors, wonderful gathering place
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Make Yourself At Home!

  • 4 of 5

Nice spot for a family retreat over 4th of July week. Well kept older (1830’s) farmhouse style home with many conveniences.

Great kitchen, with older appliances in working order. The JennAir indoor grill was a nice touch. Coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, dishwasher, microwave all available. It was handy to find basic condiments in the refrigerator for guest use so you don’t have to go out and buy ketchup, mustard, mayo, all those things that you don’t really want to stock up on and then use just a few times. Cabinets are stocked with basic foods in case you need something.

Bright and sunny house, with pleasant window views, all very private. You can’t see another house from anywhere except the front of the house, where the view is toward the water of Sampson Cove and the Medomak River. You can see the across the street neighbor in the distance but the neighbors on either side are completely screened by evergreen trees along both sides of the house. Great sunset views toward the water.

There appears to be some work in progress … you can see fresh paint in a couple of rooms and on the deck. Room appointments are a mixed bag, some newer furniture, some older, some antique. Not brand spanking new hotel quality, but more than comfortable, especially for a large group. Oversupply of both bath and beach towels!

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space to spread out, so even in a large group you can find a private nook if you want one. The living room is huge, so your entire group can gather together for socializing.

Two of the bedrooms are smaller in size, with just enough space for a double bed, bedside tables, and a dresser. On the other hand there is a queen size bed in the living room (on the floor, no bed frame), such that the living room could almost be it’s own separate little apartment. Our kids enjoyed that space as a play area, taking advantage of the toys on the bookshelves surrounding the bed. There is also a children’s toy and book nook next to the stairs.

All in all, a happy place to stay. Would return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely view, spacious and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was ship shape. Love the bright and sunny kitchen. Plenty of books and videos for a rainy day. All systems working ... we needed a little heat for the late spring weather. Used the Russian stove too. Nice deck, but a little too early for porch sitting. Grill in good working order. Plenty of beach towels!

The local Hannaford has been nicely upgraded - you don't need to run down to Damariscotta any more for variety of items.

Beautiful coastal views nearby - Friendship Harbor is just down the road. The kayak put in on Deaver Road is even closer. Martin's Point Road in Friendship has a private little beach that's great for beach combing, with island views. It will be a pleasure to return when we have time.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the authenticity

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The home is large and spacious. It has lots of room for large families. It has a great kitchen to cook in and all the amenities needed. It has a pretty water view and is quiet with easy road access. We were able to obtain fresh lobsters from the pier in Friendship. Friendship is so pretty. We were able to go to the botanical gardens in Booth Bay for a spectacular show. Our children loved that. We also were able to do some snow tubing. Maine is fun in summer and winter. Claire is a great communicator and answered all our questions. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Oh I forgot the Russian stove is cozy.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne, for your considerate use of our home. It was a pleasure to have you and your family back. We are pleased you were able to relax and enjoy the house. Wow, you found lobsters down in Friendship in the dead of winter! Silly me, I think of them as a summer product. Those winter lobstermen must have to dress really warm. I am very glad the Russian stove was there to help you with the cold weather. We use it every time we go up in the colder months. And we quite enjoyed it over New Year's, while we snuggled in watching old Alfred Hitchcock shows on DVD! Hope you can make it back in summer of 2017. I know your clan gathers from far and wide. It is wonderful to catch up with far away family in a place as lovely as mid coast Maine.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Waldoboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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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