USA Maine Midcoast Maine Boothbay Harbor Listing #57674

Buddy's Barrel House - Boothbay Harbor, ME

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Max. occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Buddy's Barrel House: Pet-Friendly Apartment in Downtown Boothbay Harbor

Situated in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor, this newly renovated two-story apartment occupies the top two floors of a lovely coastal home built in 1894. The apartment combines unique design elements with high-end touches that include deluxe appliances and modern rustic furnishings. With room for eight, a fabulous downtown location and on-site parking, this apartment has it all. And feel free to bring your four-legged friends. Our property is ultra pet-friendly.

ABOUT THE HOUSE

There’s a fresh fun feel throughout this beautifully furnished home with rustic barrel-themed decor and lots of windows overlooking the harbor.

After a day on the ocean, cook a hearty meal in the haute kitchen with slate countertops from Monson, Maine, wood cabinetry, and upscale appliances. Serve meals at the dining table set beneath a one-of-a-kind pendant chandelier. A stained glass window casts beautiful light through the dining room and provides a sneak-peak at the back deck with bistro seating for six.

In the living area, curl up on a large sectional sofa. Play a hand of cards around the re-purposed wine barrel coffee table or unwind in front of the wall-mounted TV. There’s even a wine barrel dog bed nearby for your furry friend!

A sunny 2nd floor deck offers a tranquil spot to catch the coastal breeze.

The master bedroom is located on the main level and furnished with a queen-size bed, sitting chair, and dresser. A novel barrel-themed sink and tile shower complete the en-suite bathroom. Main level also has a convenient half-bath with marble sink and quirky décor.

The upper floor has two bedrooms and full bath that includes an original claw-foot tub with shower combination. There is also a perfect area to view the harbor and watch the boats go by. The bunk room is great for kids with two twin-over-twin bunk beds, bean bag chairs, and classic board games. A tastefully appointed third bedroom features a queen-size bed, unique teak bench, and a spectacular 5-foot round window with sweeping view of the inner harbor.

EXTRA PERKS & MORE DETAILS

Amenities include a washer/dryer, bike rack, and parking space for two cars. All bedrooms and living spaces have individual heat and A/C units so occupants can adjust temperature to their liking.

This rental is accessed via a flight of stairs.

THE LOCATION

With a fantastic downtown location and on-site parking, you can easily explore the best of Boothbay Harbor on foot. Book whale watching trips with Cap'n Fish and go in search of minke and humpback whales surfacing along the Maine coastline. Or head to Schooner Eastwind and enjoy tours around the Burnt and Ram island lighthouses.

Our central location is also just a short stroll from local shops, independent retail stores and fabulous restaurants. For traditional Italian classics, walk next door to Ports of Italy or a short walk to Harborside Tavern for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can also indulge on specialty foods at Eventide or buy a special treat for your furry friend at Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters (both located across the street). Visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which hosts Garden's Aglow and Festival of Lights in Boothbay Harbor.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

On-site activities

Board games

Outdoor

Deck

25 reviews

. Sep 2021
The Buddy Barrel House is an outstanding apartment in downtown Boothbay Harbor. The apartment is spacious and very modern and clean too!!! Strongly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Boothbay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2021
Excellent home and location. Great for our family of six This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2020
This property was much nicer than portrayed. The location was walkable to the shops and restaurants. It was very pleasant to sit on the deck and enjoy a morning coffee and an evening cocktail. It felt like being part of the neighborhood and not at all like a rental. The decor is beautifully curated and had everything we needed and more. The kitchen is very well stocked. Clean, clean, clean! We felt very safe.
There’s a beautiful water view from the upper floor landing and the second bedroom. The round window in the second bedroom is stunning!
The restaurants all had outdoor seating (important to us during CoVid) and friendly staff.
The shops are typical tourist quality goods. The property owners shop, Two Salty Dogs, was well equipped for dog owners and our friends made some great purchases there.
Each day we chose a different state park to hike and one was more beautiful than the next. Maine really does a great job making the best of their natural beauty. Each park had very well marked trails and a variety of difficulty.
We had two negatives that do not detract from the overall wonderful experience we had with the property. The air conditioning in the master bedroom did not work. Even though we were there at the end of September, it was hotter than we expected. The managing company did attempt to fix it but it was not repaired for our stay. We cranked up the living room air conditioner in the evening and that worked out fine.
The other issue is that there were lots of ant in the kitchen. We tried to keep food off the counter and cleaned up as we went along. They could do some exterminating or use more ant traps.
We definitely recommend this property and will use it again when we are in the Boothbay area. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2020
Absolutely beautiful home in a great location. Loved and appreciated all the extras such as olive oil, tea and coffee. Would highly recommend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2020
We loved our Airbnb! Beautiful design, had all the amenities and was in a great location. We also loved how dog friendly it was. We would definitely stay again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2019
Perfect location, everything about the place was so well thought out! I have been coming to BBH for about 50 years and was traveling with friends. Walkable you’re everything, fantastic amenities, just perfect! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
The rental was in a great spot for our stay: one block from stores and restaurants. The apartment was sparkling clean and had lots of room for the four of us. Accessing it was easy. The directions worked perfectly.
Turnkey was easy to work with. Any questions I had were answered quickly. We did have a couple of minor issues. I texted turnkey and they responded immediately. They got our concern to the local representative and by the time we got back from breakfast it had been taken care of
We would gladly rent this place again and would rent anywhere from Turnkey
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
We shared this apartment with another couple for a couple of nights. Wish we could have stayed longer because it was so incredibly nice!
Very clean and comfortable. The decor was “Wow”! It has the nicest kitchen we have ever experienced in a vacation rental.
Turn Key was very accommodating and easy to rent from. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2019
Cannot say enough good things. The location is perfect - can walk to everything (except the grocery store!). Very well equipped kitchen - had everything we needed. We did lobster dinners both nights we ate in. Very comfortable for 4 adults and 3 children. Plenty of room for us to spread out - the weather was great so the two balconies got good use.
Communication with Turnkey was prompt and courteous. Two parking spots are provided right outside which is helpful as parking is busy in town during the holiday season. There is a spacious laundry room - great with 3 kids!
We could not have asked for anything more for our vacation spot!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
The house was perfect for our family of 4 and my parents. Loved the location. It was fully furnished and loved all the decor. Would definitely stay here again This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
From the moment we arrived until we left Buddy’s Barrel House was more than we could ever have expected! The whole house had been updated and the owners spared no cost. The location was incredible, walking distance to everything. Check out was extremely easy. We would definitely stay here again!
Turnkey was very helpful through the whole process. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Pros: Nice downtown location (walkable to shops and restaurants), pet friendly, great kitchen, nice bathrooms, pretty view from upstairs bedroom, and air conditioning! Cons: Not much. Stairs to apartment are steep if you or your dog have mobility issues, not much of a view from the main level or the deck. This rental is really great for enjoying downtown Boothbay Harbor especially given the off street parking. We didn’t bring our dog because she doesn`t Travel well but very pet friendly with bed and food/water bowls provided. Well appointed kitchen with modern appliances and very clean! Overall, great rental! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Our family of 5 adults rented this lovely home for the 4th of July holiday week, as we were in the area for wedding. We`ve all rented quite a few homes through VRBO and other sites, and decided this was our favorite rental of all time. Not only is this tastefully decorated and the location is PERFECT in Boothbay Harbor, but the kitchen was equipped better than we would have expected. It is set up to entertain! EVERYTHING you could possibly need, even a lobster pot and the tools needed to get that yummy goodness out of the claws. Would rent this place in a heartbeat if we`re ever back in the area. Do NOT hesitate folks . . . this is the rental you want. Also, VERY pet friendly! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2019
Love coming back. We have rented Buddy Barrell house for two years and love
The location and our home away from home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2019
What a stunning spot. Perfect in town location. Great quality touches throughout the house (sheets, towels, kitchen gadgets) Stunning lighting options. Kitchen of your dreams! Your family will enjoy this sweet well thought out house in town. Immaculately clean. We hosted a small family dinner here for Easter and everyone enjoyed the heck out of the house. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
Fantastic place. Great location. Very comfortable and quite possibly the nicest vacation rental I have ever stayed This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
no complaints - excellent experience This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2018
Beautiful, clean and spacious rental. Excellent location right in town. Would definitely return and would give a 5 star rating This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2018
Buddy`s Barrel House was just perfect for a friends get away. Very nicely furnished, cool wall hangings and very clean. The outside patio was great to hang out on for cocktail hour or coffee in the am. Close to the harbor to go to Monhegan Island or whale watching. We really had a terrific time and would definitely rent this place again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2018
This apartment was exactly as described. Beautifully furnished, up-scale appliances, excellent layout, including a nice deck and laundry. It was immaculate upon arrival. In town location was perfect for easy walking to great restaurants and boat rides. Property managers were extremely helpful. All in all a great vacation spot.
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2018
I cannot imagine a better way to visit Boothbay Harbor! The Barrel House is incredible! First, it is located right in the heart of town with absolutely unbeatable views of the bay and town. Beyond the location, every detail of this home absolutely blew us away. The design and decor are stunning and made us want to stay forever. What`s more, the home was spotless and clearly very well cared for. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2018
This was the perfect house for us during our stay in Boothbay. It`s location allows you to easily walk to local shops/restaurants/activities. On top of that the design and decoration of this house is amazing! You can tell the high level of quality that was put into the design and construction. The lighting options alone were incredible with many dimmer switches, ambient lighting in the kitchen and along the ceiling, etc. There are 3 bedrooms (Master downstairs and 2 upstairs - 1 with double bunk beds). Each room has it`s own individually remote-controlled ductless heating/AC unit. Very comfortable beds, and quality lines throughout. We also couldn`t believe how well stocked it was. We didn`t need to buy anything - coffee, paper towels, dish soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc. There`s a nice deck with table and chairs and a great view of the harbor from the upstairs bedroom`s huge port hole window. There`s even a custom shade you can put in this window to block the morning sun if need be. The owners really thought of everything! It was also nice having a dedicated parking spot in a town where parking can be limited. Would love to stay in this house again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2018
A great location and beautiful apartment. Very modern, clean, beautifully designed and cozy. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2018
The Barrel House is a beautiful property and conveniently located. Nicely appointed and comfortable for our family of 4 plus our little dog. The Kitchen had everything you needed to get started and then some. Would recommend to anyone needing a quiet get away this time of year. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2017
We had a wonderful stay at this charming place right in the midst of downtown Boothbay Harbor. We could walk anywhere and enjoyed going out in the evening for a stroll around town and an ice cream. The apartment is beautifully and creatively decorated and we sort of felt like we were in a real live Potterybarn catalog ! It was also very clean and comfortable. Our kids loved the kids room with 2 great sets of bunk beds. We loved our dinner at the Ports of Italy restaurant which was a 3 minute walk from the apartment. There are many other nice restaurants that you can walk to. We went on the Eastwind schooner and loved it. We also took the boat to Monhegan Island and went on a puffin cruise. The Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens are also a `must see`. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.