USA Maine Midcoast Maine Boothbay Harbor Listing #57683

Crow's Nest Retreat - Boothbay Harbor, ME

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Max. occupancy: 2 1 King Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Romantic Crow's Nest Hideaway with Deck and Treetop Vistas – Walk to Downtown

The perfect retreat for couples—and full of New England charm—this crow’s nest hideaway has just enough room for 2, plus a private, romantic deck with lush treetop vistas in summer and ocean views in winter. Easily walk to downtown Boothbay from here.

ABOUT THE APARTMENT

A private deck welcomes you to your third-floor treetop escape. Spend mornings together sipping coffee at the table for 2 while looking out at the ocean or lush green landscape. A gas grill lets you enjoy casual alfresco meals during warmer months.

Inside, a warm wood interior lends the kitchen and dining area all the quaint charm you’d expect of a secluded New England getaway. Pick up fresh seafood downtown, then prepare dinner in a fully appointed galley-style kitchen where a skylight lets in a flood of natural light. The adjacent dining space seats 4 at a round wooden table.

The rustic theme continues into the king-size bedroom where artwork lines the walls and Victorian-style curtains add a touch of whimsy. The attached bath echoes the home’s historic character with a clawfoot tub, and also has a standing shower, vanity and dresser for storage.

Spend evenings in curling up on the sofa in the nautical-themed living area that channels the maritime setting of Boothbay. Here, a large picture window overlooks the trees and a comfortable sofa faces the 36” flat screen TV. Tuck into a novel in the reading corner with two plush armchairs.

THE LOCATION

Nestled above the landscape, your rental will feel like its own private getaway, but you’ll benefit from staying within walking distance of downtown Boothbay Harbor.

Walk down to Commercial Street, just a 5-minute stroll, and choose from whale watching with Cap'n Fish, a harbor cruise with Balmy Days or an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Schooner Eastwind.

When all that fresh sea air’s whetted your appetite, head back to shore and take your pick. Locals recommend lobster rolls at Shannon’s, or there’s tapas and wine at the Boathouse Bistro and great coffee at the Red Cup Coffee House. Ports of Italy, an Italian and seafood restaurant heralded as one of Boothbay’s best and most romantic eateries, is just a 6-minute walk away.

Explore the outdoors together and check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 8 minutes away by car, as well as the many nature preserves in the area.

Winter nights are aglow at Boothbay's Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Maine's largest light display just got even larger, with over 360,000 (and counting!) LED lights illuminating the central gardens and buildings and drawing festive crowds from all over.

Spend some time with your special someone and experience the charm of this crows’ nest getaway in an unbeatable Boothbay Harbor location.

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

AMENITIES

Bathrooms

Shared Bathroom Only

Features

Iron

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Space heater

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Red Spectrum Communications

TV

Cable : Red Spectrum Communications

Wireless router

Sound dock

Stereo

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

Outdoor

Deck

43 reviews

Catherine P. Aug 2022
Excellent location and accommodation. The Crow’s Nest is spacious, clean and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Be prepared for lots of steps to get to the apartment, but the privacy and view is nice. Would absolutely recommend and stay again! Thank you!
Kevin W. Aug 2022
We had a nice visit in Boothbay and loved the location and quiet neighborhood. Lots of room in our cozy loft and well appointed. Highly recommended!
Valerie C. Aug 2022
Very quaint and quiet but just a 5 minute walk to all excitement. I will go back again. I took this time for a time out for relaxation and ocean breeze. Accomplished. Stars gazing at night sitting on the deck. So peaceful.
danny D. Jul 2022
Clean, quiet and close to the water
. Oct 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay from the location, accomodations, and walkability in Boothbay Harbor! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2021
We decided to visit Maine for my 66th birthday. This trip has been on my bucket list for many years. The Crow’s Nest was in the perfect location for Boothbay Harbor. Close enough to walk everywhere and just far enough away to avoid the tourist areas. The apartment is quaint and well managed. Enjoyed every minute of our stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2021
Great if you like being close to everything. But you have to admit that carrying luggage up 47 steps was a bit of a chore. If you strong and healthy it is a great place to stay. Reasonably large accommodation with A/C in 2 rooms. No frill furniture and decorations but adequate. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2021
Great time at this rooftop hideaway. Less than 5 minute walk from downtown Boothbay Harbor. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2021
Top floor hideaway with everything you need. Comfortable bed. Living area to relax in. Place to sit down and eat. Great deck! 5 minute walk to bars and restaurants. Nice spot for a couple looking to have a fun weekend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2021
I was surprised how clean Crow`s Nest is. Very comfortable and relaxing. A great place! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2021
The. Crow’s Nest is a great place to stay ! A very short walk to the center of Boothbay, yet quiet, safe, and clean.
The apartment is lovely- excellent kitchen , big in size, and great deck .
Be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs to get there!
I would happily rent with TurnKey again- they were very responsive. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is well located and a very short walk from downtown. We came in the off-season (February), and while some of the stores/ restaurants in the area were closed for the season, there were still a number that were open. The kitchen is well equipped as well, so we were easily able to cook. The apartment was very clean and communication was seamless. Would definitely recommend booking! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Feb 2020
Our stay in the apartment was perfect! Well equipped with the basics , and very clean. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2019
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week. It was off-season and most things were closed so we spent most of our time inside but the crows nest was a perfect spot and definitely made the vacation. We were there for Thanksgiving and I was able to make a full Thanksgiving dinner with the dishes provided so that was very convenient. My now fiancé actually proposed to me in the dining room so it is definitely a place we plan on revisiting. It was a perfect relaxing vacation however if you’re looking for more stuff to do I would recommend going in the summer. Also it’s three flights of stairs high so if you have trouble getting around I would maybe pick someplace closer to the ground. Other than that The location is right in the middle of everything and we had an awesome time! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2019
Perfect This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2019
The Crows Nest was the perfect place for a weekend retreat. Clean, quiet, and comfortable. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2019
The `Crow`s Nest` was charming, cozy and accommodating. Yes, the climb up three staircases was a challenge (especially when moving in/out) but the location was very convenient to all the shops and restaurants. A/C when we wanted it, areas for eating, puzzles, relaxing in front of the TV, and King bed for sleeping, we were very comfortable. And, of course, we enjoyed the flower and herb lined deck for morning coffee, reading, and BBQ. Perfect for 2 people! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
We enjoyed our stay at 18 West Street. The location was convenient to the downtown area. The property was clean, neat and very cozy. The whole experience was pleasrable and we hope to be back in the future. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
The Crow`s Nest is a quiet spot not too far away from the Boothbay hustle and bustle. Quaint yet spacious, very clean and certainly fulfills all needs for a multiple night getaway. As noted in the listing and many other reviews, it is really up there! I would not recommend the stairs for young children or adults afraid of heights. All directions and communication from TurnKey was helpful and reassuring. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
It was in a good location within a 5 minute walk to shops, restuarants, & boat cruises. Bed very comfortable. Lots of stairs to climb. We did have nice vacation here. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2019
The Crow`s Nest is in a perfect location - a very short walk to the harbor shops and restaurants (so no need to try to find street parking or pay for a lot), but away from the hubbub on a quiet street. The apartment was spacious and well designed. (We did wish some tea and coffee were provided, but the supermarket is a 5 minute drive down the street so it was no problem to stock up there.) No complaints at all about cleanliness, temperature, or other issues. It was chilly and rainy when we stayed so we didn`t get to use the outdoor deck, but in nicer weather it would have been great to spend the evening outside grilling dinner and enjoying the fresh air. And I can say that, at 7.5 months pregnant, I was able to manage the stairs up to the Crow`s Nest without any trouble (although I certainly had to catch my breath at the top!). This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Mar 2019
We had such a nice time in the crow`s nest. The room was lovely and the area is so cute, even in the off season there was no shortage of things to do. we were able to meet our hosts, too, and they were so friendly as well. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2018
First let me say that our stay in Boothbay Harbor was a wonderful way to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. The Crow`s Nest was clean and just what we were looking for to relax and enjoy the Christmas happenings in Boothbay.

There were two things, though, that were not addressed properly in our arrival instructions. First, there was only one remote for the television. The other remote was for the DVD player. We did, however, determine that we could get cable by pushing the button on the box below the television. The second issue was with the hot water. The faucet for the shower does not work correctly. It seems to be loose. In order to get hot water, you need to turn it in reverse. In other words, the cold is to the left while the hot is to the right. Sometimes the faucet didn`t engage at all until you got it to catch.

The last thing we were very disappointed with was the two Service Fees. We understood that VRBO had a $57. Service Fee. However, we were unaware that Turnkey would also be charging an additional Service Fee. It does seem exorbitant that there are two fees. Do you really need two groups to manage this one property?

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your property.
William & Bonnie Estey This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2018
1 rainy day and 3 sunny days. 4 nice days. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
Wonderful stay in Crow’s Nest apartment right in the centre of Boothbay Harbor, easy walking distance to all parts of town. Apartment just as described and well equipped. Perhaps a kettle would have been useful but that’s probably only something that Brits like us always need for our tea. Very big bed super comfortable. Very spacious for a 1 bedroom and we would love to return one day. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
A perfect little stay for our vacation. Super close to shops and the harbor. Restaurants in walking distance made it a perfect home base for a week of exploring scenic Maine This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
Our vacation in Boothbay was wonderful. The house was a very short walk into the heart of town. It was very well taken care of and very comfortable. Each day we drove to Popham Beach (which was gorgeous), and the hour drive never felt too long because it was a beautiful trek! We hope to stay here again in the future. Thank you! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
Nice rental apartment. Up 4 flights of stairs. Well stocked with kitchen essentials. Beautiful gardening. Steps from downtown Boothbay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2018
Nice hideaway that is very close to the harbor. Great for a couple on vacation. A mere 5 minute walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, boat docks. The place was well maintained and well appointed. The hosts were very friendly and fun. Thanks for a great stay! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2018
The climb up the many stairs was hopefully going to reveal a cozy hideaway,and we were not disappointed! The outside deck is small,but perfect. Treetops all around give you the sense of being in a treehouse. Inside, a surprising amount of space, tastefully decorated a la New England seaside. The dark wood panelling all around was appealing and warm. And, the owners on the floor below us. Doug and Ron, were friendly and fun. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2018
My wife and I enjoyed a very beautiful weekend exploring Boothbay and the surrounding coastline. The apartment was well equipped and extremely clean and comfortable. The apartment is only a 5 min stroll from the harbor, shops and restaurants. Highly recommended. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2018
This was a mother/daughter trip and our first time to Maine! Even though we rented a car, the Crow`s Nest was perfectly located and walkable to downtown. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the claw tub is a must-do for baths! We were so happy to meet the kind owners so we could thank them for such a beautiful garden for us to wake up to every day. We also stopped at the TurnKey office and the local GM Jason Schlosser is a real treasure. He was so helpful in recommending places to eat and go to. I can`t wait to stay at this little slice of heaven again!!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2018
Absolutely amazing. Wonderful place. The location is amazing, the crows nest is really awesome!The pictures do not do this place justice. Way better than it looks! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Mar 2018
Had a wonderful stay! The home was clean and beautiful. The deck was lovely and you could hear all sorts of birds and see the bay. Had a wonderful stay-would recommend to anyone! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2017
I was really happy with how easy the process was - I booked online and got email reminders before the trip that included checkin times and the code for the lock on the door. I really liked not having to coordinate checkin with a person and just being able to come in whenever we made it up there using the door code.

The apartment was nice and clean and a great location, close to downtown. My only slight complaint is that the wifi was pretty slow and the signal was very weak - I could only connect in the TV room, and even then it wasn`t fast enough to watch a video without waiting a while for it to load. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2017
My wife and I loved our experience with this rental property. The location was perfect- a short walk to downtown restaurants and shops. The hosts were very concerned with making sure our stay was wonderful. The house itself was immaculately clean and was very peaceful and quiet at night. The bedroom had windows that opened to allow n the night air. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked and allowed us to cook a home made meal with ease. The bathroom had a great shower with terrific water pressure. Our only concern was that my wife and I are no longer spring chickens and dragging our bags up 3 stories was a challenge. But, that aside, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will probably stay there again in the future. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2017
What a neat place to hang for a few days while in Boothharbor! The place was beautiful, the flowers outside on the deck were gorgeous, the walk to downtown was easy and fun, and so many great places to eat and enjoys the sights. Everything was clean and ready to go for us when we got there. I would recommend this place for a couple that has no handicaps. The only issue was the WIFI, they need a booster for it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2017
Only negative was that internet service was limited to one area in the kitchen. Could not use in living or bedroom.
ALOT OF STAIRS!!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2017
We really enjoyed this little crows nest. The little patio served really well as a place to enjoy meals and reading outside. This spot is very close to walking to town. The location was perfect! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2017
The Crows Nest was a great place to stay. We were very comfortable in this beautifully decorated roomy apartment. The location was perfect. Walking distance to the Boothbay Harbor town. We really enjoyed sitting out on the deck surrounded by beautiful flowers in the cool weather. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2017
central location in town
roof top garden
used our car very infrequently This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2017
Found this property on VRBO (Vacation Rental BY OWNER) and was surprised to find out I was actually booking through a property manager. The listing claimed you could stay 2 nights and get 1 free and after multiple phone calls (and being on hold for 20 minutes) after several days the property manager said it was an expired offer and would not honor the rate. We continued booking because of the location and it being last minute there were few options. The apartment is advertised as being air conditioned, but it was an attic apartment with one small window unit in the bedroom. Notes in the apartment asked guests to only cool the bedroom as the unit would not cool the entire space. On an 80 degree it was VERY hot inside the apartment. We met the owners who occupied the rest of the house below and they could not have been more lovely. Gave us excellent recommendations and shared some strawberries they picked. Would HIGHLY suggest they rent the property themselves and not use a management company that falsely advertises. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.