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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.
You'll enjoy all the comforts of home at this waterfront retreat, but should you choose to venture away, there are activities just minutes away. You're just over two miles from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, where you can soak in more natural landscapes. The town of Boothbay is just over three miles from the home, while Boothbay Harbor is five miles south,
and each offers numerous unique dining and shopping experiences, as well as microbreweries. Also, you may want to check into options for an assortment of cruises for whale watching and to witness more breathtaking views where the famous rocky coast meets the water’s edge. Some other local attractions where our guests have enjoyed visiting include: The Maine State
Aquarium, The Maine Maritime Museum, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
Things to know:
Dogs welcome for a nightly fee
Fireplace not available for guest use
This house was built in the 1830s when staircases were steep and narrow
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
Parking Notes: Unlimited parking on the premises.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.