USA Maine Midcoast Maine Boothbay Listing #21923

Captain Kent's - Boothbay, ME

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7 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed 5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Historic riverfront home with boathouse & private dock - dogs OK

Make this quaint dog-friendly cottage in Boothbay your home away from home for your next coastal Maine vacation. This house is the former residence of sea captain, John Kent, who built it in 1832 and was also the site of the Sawyer Island Art Studio where artist Joseph Bailey Ellis whose sculptures are still on exhibit at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. This deep history is treasured and so the house purposefully retains some of its original vintage touches of antiques, glassware, and authentic ambiance while adding many modern conveniences for your enjoyment. Curl up with a good book after a day of activities, or head out across the Grand Lawn to the Boathouse where you can sit and relax to the rise and fall of tides. This is also a great place to grab a beverage and get ready to be wowed by the stunning sunset views across the wide expanses of the water that surround the property on all three sides. For an even closer experience, the adjacent private dock awaits you and your kayaks for a paddle and exploration of nature’s family including the fun-loving seals, seabirds, and other feathered, finned and furred sun-seekers. The 2.5-acre property has well-maintained lawns and shade trees for peaceful walks or for frisbee and ball games as there is lots of room to spread out. Additionally, you will notice a portion of the property that is now dedicated to periled pollinators that are sadly on a national decline. There you can stroll along the mowed pathways to discover Maine native wildflowers where butterflies abound (seasonally). We are proud to be members of the national programs, Monarch Watch and Firefly Watch, and support their connection to organic and sustainable practices and citizen science. Nature guides pamphlets for hiking in the area and for these programs and others are available in the house.

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 5 miles. Casual dining within 4 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 4 miles. Gas station within 4 miles. Supermarket within 5 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Maine State Aquarium3.2 Miles
Maine Maritime Museum26.0 Miles
Pemaquid Beach Park29.7 Miles
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse31.4 Miles
Popham Beach State Park39.8 Miles
Dolphin Mini Golf5.7 Miles
Chocolate Church Arts Center24.9 Miles

Things to Know
Free WiFi
Dogs welcome for a nightly fee
Private washer/dryer
Fireplace not available for guest use
This house was built in the 1830s when staircases were steep and narrow

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.





Baby gates

Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view



Water view





Cable : Time Warner

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions



On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

7 reviews

Dalton S. Jun 2022
Unique vintage home.
Michelle S. Jun 2021
This house is on a beautiful piece of property. There’s plenty of room for lawn games. We enjoyed having breakfast outside overlooking the water. The down side is there isn’t a fire pit which would’ve been wonderful to spend the evening outside. The house is very old. It’s is NOT for a family with older adults or small children. The steps into the house are tall with no railings. I just had a knee replacement and had a difficult time managing getting into the house as did my elderly parents. The stairs to the second floor were steep and treacherous. We had a toddler with us she she had a hard time navigating the stairs. The doors and windows are old and I’ll fitting which allow bugs in. No need for ac because there is always a great cross breeze throughout the house. The sinks still have the old plumbing with two different faucets which make it difficult to wash up. The house has lots of character and cobwebs to match. We had a great stay even with all the quirks that come with an old home. Just beware of the stairs…
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us, Michelle. We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay! We apologize for any misunderstanding: this home is not listed as including a fire pit amenity. We are sorry to hear that the stairs in the home were not suitable for your party. We have shared your comments regarding the updates needed with our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future!
Barbara B. Jun 2021
Beautiful views, fascinating historic home!
Diamond Shamrock LTD J. Sep 2020
This is a beautiful location! There is ocean on 3 sides of the property and I'm pretty sure you can see it from every single window in the house. The house itself is historical and hasn't been updated much. There is running water, electricity and most modern amenities (TV, internet, fridge, dishwasher, etc...) but it still maintains its vintage feel. This was a wonderful vacation to help reset from the fast pace of life and remind me of the things that are important.
Gary B. Aug 2020
Allison K. Aug 2020
The house is what you would expect if going to visit an old family home. Charming, and quaint with some modern upgrades - but not many. It’s rustic, with adorable dishes, and great space with some of the best views we’ve ever seen. Sunset is beautiful.
Pilar O. Jul 2020
Gorgeous location. The house is surrounded by water on three sides. View of island preserve is astonishingly close. The private dock is great for boats, swimming and watching the impressive tides come and go. Sunset views are stunning. Grassy lawn and oaks provide lovely place to run and play and linger in the shade. Great walks in 3 directions on a relatively quiet road. Close to land trust sites, lobster shack, and grocery store. as well. House is charming— no fewer than 5 doors to outside. Full of wonderful antiques, angles and nooks. Wide pine floors. Butler pantry for sink and dishes and fridge and stove in an adjoining room meant we got a lot of steps while cooking. Sweet older dishes and glassware made it feel like we were staying in grandma’s house. Basic cookware, appliances and utensils. But lots of tools for boiling lobster and eating corn. Grateful for washer/dryer. Two families shared with plenty of privacy for each.