USA Maine Midcoast Maine Boothbay Listing #21923

Captain Kent's - Boothbay, ME

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5 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Dog-friendly oceanfront historic home w/ boathouse & private boat dock!

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.

What's nearby:
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:
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
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.

Dock Details:

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



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5 reviews

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.
Kevin R. Jun 2020
surrounded on 3 sides by water .... seals & herons you can see out the windows .... private yet close to town ... unbelievable sunsets from the Boathouse

However I wish having a dock in the water was advertised .... I would have brought my kayaks