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USA Maine Midcoast Maine Boothbay Listing #2536

Bufflehead Cove - Boothbay, ME

16 reviews
Max occupancy: 7 2 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Dog-friendly  (25 lb weight limit) 

Dog-friendly waterfront home with grand piano and fireplace!

This lovely, three-bedroom and dog-friendly Boothbay vacation rental boasts amazing cove views and is a bird-watcher's paradise with buffleheads (small American sea ducks), blue herons, egrets, and many other species viewable right on the water. Sit in the comfortable living room and watch the wildlife as you relax and appreciate the tranquil view.

Located on a little more than two acres, this secluded Boothbay Harbor getaway also has a perennial garden, complete with a lily pond. It is ideal for a peaceful family retreat for up to seven guests.

With an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furniture, you will feel right at home here. On entry, you're immediately mesmerized by the amazing view of the cove. A Kurzweil digital grand piano dominates the living room so that you can tickle the ivory at your leisure, as you gaze upon beautiful ocean views. A large white sofabed and matching armchair, a flatscreen TV, a fireplace, and a sliding glass door complete this bright and airy spot. Savor a glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee on the beautiful deck, which has patio seating for six as well as two comfortable chairs.

The library lies at the back of the house on the main floor and has a comfortable sea foam green couch and two armchairs, as well as hardwood floors, a leather ottoman trunk, and a grandfather clock. A built-in bookshelf affords guests a great reading selection and Maine-centric and nautical paintings dot the walls.

The open-floor plan extends to the bright and expansive full kitchen, which showcases stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, including a breakfast bar and a collection of pretty blue and white china. The gourmand in your party will delight in the many kitchen accoutrements available, as well as the plethora of counter space to whip up a chef-worthy repast. Savor it all at the wooden eight-seat dining table in the exquisite formal dining room that overlooks the perennial gardens. A half bath lies just down the hall.

Head upstairs to the formal sleeping quarters. The house boasts three impeccably decorated bedrooms. Think clean lines and bright and cheerful interiors. The master suite has a full bed with clean white linens and pops of color here and there. Recline on the two armchairs as you look out over the lily pond or perennial gardens. A white armoire and antique bed bench complete the space. The master bath features a standalone shower and white decor.

A second bedroom also treats guests to a full bed, a grandfather clock, hardwood floors, and exposed wood beams. A third bedroom features a twin day bed with trundle and a white armchair, as well as built-in bookshelves. Another full bath with a tub lies just down the hall.

Guests have access to a washer and dryer on-site as well as free WiFi, a DVD player and board games. The outdoor lily pond will become one of your favorite places to relax after a whirlwind day of sightseeing. You can even bring your dogs, though a nightly fee and a 25-lb weight limit will apply.

Boothbay Harbor is the heart of the entire Boothbay region in Lincoln County. From miles of scenic hiking trails on land trusts to coastal beaches with lovely breezes to mom-and-pop shops harking back yesteryear, you're truly away from big city life. The Maine State Aquarium is nearby as are other historic and scenic sites.

Relax and recharge at this wonderful Maine vacation rental and enjoy a peaceful escape!



Board games

Golf on-site

Golf Nearby



Washer/dryer : Private

Wood-burning fireplace







Internet : Time Warner



DVD player

Wireless router






Water view

16 reviews

Becky R. Nov 2018
We loved this house! It is amazing. Both bedrooms with full sized beds have bathrooms. We loved the layout and the way the old federal-style (I think) home had been renovated to make it modern and spacious, yet retain all the charm. The house had everything you could ever want or need. The grand piano is a Kurtzweil! (My sister played it - what a treat!). The house is so well-appointed and the attention to detail is amazing. The house is a bibliphile's dream !!! Books, books, everwhere!! It was stunning. The bedrooms, except for the child's room (toys, Charlotte's Web, charm) had their own bathrooms. The kitchen/livingroom has a fireplace and glass doors leading on to a spectacular deck, and the water is just a stone's throw away. It was so cozy. The gardens outside are beautiful. It is very private, as well; the house doesn't look onto any other buildings. We were stunned by our good fortune! The pictures online do not do it justice.
Robert G. Oct 2018
The house is charming, beautifully decorated and in an exquisite location. - like on golden pond. This is our second stay there and can't say enough about how much we like the house EXCEPT the master bedroom and the double guest room (a third den/guest room has a day bed) both have double beds - not queens. On both visits we had friends join us for a couple of nights and all of them couldn't get comfortable in the small beds. Time to change to at least queens. Even during a recent month in Europe - where the beds for the longest time used to be too small and uncomfortable - all the beds in vacation rentals in France and Italy were queens and kings... no doubles. Too bad. We've found another beautiful house on Southport Island for next year with a king, a queen and a double in what will be the kids' room.
Carol R. Jun 2018
My family and I had a wonderful stay. The house was more beautiful then the pictures. I hope we have the pleasure of staying there in the future.
Niels B. Oct 2017
A fabulous House , we loved lur stay here
Robyn G. Oct 2017
We had an amazing time in the area and the home was so relaxing. We felt that our long weekend could not have been better! Highly recommend this Home to anyone traveling with a family!
Mary H. Jun 2017
Grounds are beautiful. Deck is lovely but has a broken umbrella on back porch. No fans in the house. And yes you will need them. House could use a good cleaning. I happened to notice the dust under the beds when my granddaughter dropped her toy. If you have allergies probably not the best location for you. House sleeps 6. Beds are small and very soft. Need to invest in some new mattresses for what you charge per night.
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback and were able to pass it along to the owners. They have decided to replace the umbrella and the fridge and will purchase fans for the home. They are still deciding on whether or not to purchase mattresses at this point. Thank you!
Lindsay V. May 2017
This is a very special home. It is exactly what you think of when you think of coastal Maine. Located on a coastal inlet, it looks directly out into the cove and at a small island where just one home resides. The island is attached to the Boothbay peninsula by a tiny private bridge, a part of the view. Buffleheads fish in the waters in the morning, and the tide fluctuates every 8 hours, emptying and filling the inlet outside the home. At low tide, you can walk on the seabed collecting stones. At high tide, the water has risen 9 feet and fills the inlet. Lobster fishermen and trawlers go by in the cove daily. This home is incredibly relaxing. A fire in the whitewashed hearth and the views from the couch or deck make for a perfect combination to get away from it all. The beds are plush, and the views from the the 2 cove facing bedrooms fantastic to wake up to. The home is on a few acres of land, so nice and secluded but not hard to reach. The front acres are lovely also, with a little pond and some beautiful tall pines. The house itself was very clean and well taken care of, and a few gardeners came by in the day and have done a great job of keeping the spacious front grounds lush and well kept. The Local Manager is knowledgeable, accommodating, and a fantastic resource for area information. Overall, a great stay.
Sheila D & Bob G. Oct 2016
I loved this house and felt sorry to leave it. We were there for ten days and had a wonderful time. An exquisite house in a beautiful location..can't wait to go back
Kristine T. Jul 2016
The house and location were perfect for rest and relaxation! It was secluded feeling, but it wasn't far from Portland (only 1 hour away) and Acadia (only 2.5 hours away). We enjoyed morning coffee + evening wine every day during our visit.
Elizabeth K. Jul 2016
Location was great. Property overall was lovely. Loved the back deck. Perfect for lazy afternoons.
Marybeth L. Dec 2015
We thought the owners were generous in sharing their family vacation home situated in a beautiful setting. We loved that we were close to the Coastal Botanical Gardens. Every room was filled with charm.
Kristy C. Nov 2015
Thank you Vacasa!