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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.
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
|Attraction||Distance From Home|
|Maine State Aquarium||3.2 Miles|
|Maine Maritime Museum||26.0 Miles|
|Pemaquid Beach Park||29.7 Miles|
|Pemaquid Point Lighthouse||31.4 Miles|
|Popham Beach State Park||39.8 Miles|
|Dolphin Mini Golf||5.7 Miles|
|Chocolate Church Arts Center||24.9 Miles|
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
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.