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The Coal Shack - Boothbay Harbor, ME

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Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 4 dog max 
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The Coal Shack: Pet-Friendly Harborfront Studio in Downtown Boothbay

Situated in the heart downtown of Boothbay Harbor, our 1-bed studio harborfront apartment - The Coal Shack - is walking distance to independent shops, restaurants and boat cruise tours. Stroll outside your front door to Pier 1 and Pier 8 to book whale watching tours, or arrange day trips to the sleepy and sparsely populated Monhegan Island.

Our newly renovated studio is warmly furnished with timber walls, copper fixtures and rustic furnishings. With one bed and a sofa sleeper, this apartment sleeps two adults and one small child. Our property is ultra pet-friendly. Need somewhere to take your furry friend? Grab your leash, and enjoy the convenience of a grassy park just outside of the front door. Or head to the off-leash trails, which are just a short drive away. Stop into nearby Two Salty Dogs store and grab a treat for your fur baby!

INSIDE THE HOUSE

Timber flooring and walls bring a cozy-yet-updated vibe to this newly renovated 1-bed studio apartment. Unwind in the living area, which has a sleeper sofa, leather swivel chair and flat screen TV.

Double French doors open out to a small mahogany deck with incredible views of Boothbay Harbor. Grab a seat in a padded club chair and watch fishing boats and yachts glide across the water.

A well-equipped kitchen features stunning Brazillian Blue Granite countertops, copper fixtures and contemporary digital appliances including a built-in microwave, dishwasher, convection steam oven, induction stove, Magic Bullet, and Keurig machine for brewing up morning coffees.

After a day of whale watching or shopping around downtown, take a hot soak in a the gorgeous river rock shower. When you’re ready to slumber, head to your relaxing master bedroom where a brand new queen bed awaits.

THE LOCATION

Located in the heart of Downtown Boothbay Harbor, our 1-bed studio is just a block away from the waterfront - with on site parking - putting you within walking distance of fishing, boating and sailing tours. Your four-legged friend will enjoy miles of dog-friendly hiking trails.

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. Take part in Cabbage Island lobster bakes, and enjoy some locally caught oysters on the half shell!

Our central location is also just a short stroll from local shops, independent home decor 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 (located right across the street), buy a special treat for your furry friend at Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters, and visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which hosts Garden's Aglow and Festival of Lights in Boothbay Harbor.

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.

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

AMENITIES

Bathrooms

Shared Bathroom Only

Children

Children's games

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 : Red Spectrum Communications

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Miscellaneous

Wide clearance

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

On-site activities

Board games

Outdoor

Balcony

Deck

61 reviews

Gary O. Oct 2022
Place was great, dogs enjoyed the outdoor porch they also got to see other dogs passing by,location was perfect, definitely stay again....
Christian L. Oct 2022
This little ‘shack’ was so comfortable, it was so well appointed with everything we needed. The view from the balcony was awesome, and it was great to be literally feet from the main area of town.
SCOTT B. Sep 2022
First time to Maine. The space was in a perfect location. Everything you would want or need was there. Easy access to the harbor, shops and many restaurants. If we visit the area again, will want to stay at this spot.
Yulia Z. Aug 2022
This place is perfect for a short stay at the picturesque Boothbay Harbor. Great location, everything is within a walking distance from shops, harbor, restaurants, cruises, nice view from the balcony. Dog friendly place, it was a very nice touch to found a 'welcome' treats and dog-friendly trails suggestions from a Two Salty Dogs shop right across the street; perfectly equipped kitchen, nice bathroom and shower; comfortable bed; very clean and well maintained cozy and creative use of small space place. 4 starts only for the reason that it is a small walk-up 2nd floor studio apartment, not really an entire house (to be fair - no one lives on the first floor). Overall, a cool, cozy, clean and convenient place.
Jenna G. Aug 2022
Very clean and great spot to be within walking distance to shops and restaurants at Boothbay Harbor. Would absolutely stay here again!
Kathy A. Jun 2022
Location
Ambiance and the DECK!
Barry I. Apr 2022
Love the coal shack. Nice and cozy. It’s an annual stop on our itinerary
Heidi H. Jan 2022
Loved! Location is convenient to the harbor and local businesses including personal favorites such as Eventide, Ports of Italy, and of course, The Salty Dog. (We did not bring our dog but there were clean dinner and water bowls ready by the door. Cute touch. Super creative decor; efficient and functional layout; clean, new appliances and all of the dishes and cookware we needed to prepare our breakfast, lunch and dinner for two days; comfortable bed and warm bedding plus the heat pump warmed up the apartment in moments in spite of the single digit temperatures in January. Parking right out front. Looking forward to returning as soon as we possibly can!
Lauren M. Dec 2021
This is just such a nice little spot. Perfectly located in town, harbor views, incredible attention to detail, warm and cozy--it's always an absolute joy to stay here.
Sean R. Dec 2021
The place was well maintained, efficient, quiet and had everything we needed, and we were right downtown, perfect!
. Aug 2021
We had a great weekend and we loved the location. Great view from the deck. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2021
Great location, easy check in, clean inside, well stocked kitchen. Only complaint is that when we encountered an issue during check in, there was no way to get a human being on the phone. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2021
The Coal Shack was clean and the perfect size for us and our dog. The location and view were great!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2021
perfect as always! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2021
The place was perfect, location, amenities, comfort....could not have been better....and best of all pet friendly! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2021
This apartment has the perfect view and location for enjoying Boothbay. We were the envy of people walking down the street as we enjoyed the balcony and views. The apartment is beautiful and offers everything you and your dog might need. We were able to walk to activities, shops and restaurants. We highly recommend this property. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2020
We come to the Coal Shack frequently. It has become home away from home.
Couldn’t ask for better accommodations from location to sea view. We recommend this awesome gateway to our friends and to all of you.
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2020
4 beautiful days in gorgeous Boothbay Harbor. As the photo shows, the deck overlooks the harbor. The town is clean and active, even in November. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2020
The rental was a beautiful space with a modern look and amenities. Check in was easy and socially distant. Beautiful view of the harbor from the spacious balcony. Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2020
Love the location, the attitude and the accommodations.
We keep coming back and love it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
Great studio apt in Boothbay Harbor. Nicely furnished & complete kitchen. Walkable to everything. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
Every thing about this vacation. rental was simply perfect. We have traveled across country and stayed in well over 40 pet friendly accommodations, this one is by far our favorite. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
This studio was so nice I didn`t want to leave, My husband kept saying C`mom lets go explore,I just wanted to relax and sit on the deck.Wonderful place. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2019
My husband and I always vacation with our two dogs and the coal shack was the perfect vacation rental. The studio was immaculate and had everything we needed for the week. The balcony was a wonderful spot for our dogs to enjoy the salty air and for us to sip our morning coffee. Highly recommend! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2019
My wife and I loved the Coal Shack. It was different from our annual resort trips to BOOTHBAY HARBOR! Loved the view and all the very nice modern amenities ie: wolf stove, microwave, dishwasher by Boch. It would be nice to have a King size bed instead of QUEEN. Lock on back door was very tough to manipulate. That needs to be changed. Frustrating to open especially at night. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Coal Shack very much and possibly would rent again next year. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Wonderful This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2019
Our studio was immaculate, charming, absolutely adorable, every square inch of space was usable, the owners thought of everything anyone could need. The bed was sooooo comfortable.... and the view from the deck was breathtaking! Boothbay Harbor is a place to fall in love with. We had a problem with the lock and initially couldn’t get in. Once in we had to leave the studio unlocked unless we were inside. It was unsettling to go out and have to leave the place open. Turnkey was immediately responsive when our cell service returned on our way home. No one in the area had a landline we could use. So bring a cell phone serviced by Verizon or a backup plan. Most cell phones have no service in the area. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2019
It was our second time at the Coal Shack, my husband, our dog and I all had a relaxing weekend with lots of walks, bikes and dinners in the town. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2019
We went away for a short trip to Maine and landed in Boothbay. We found this place to stay as a result of my bride`s `cuteness` factor being a top requirement. What we didn`t expect was how great this little unit would be! It was in a perfect location as we walked to dinner and breakfast often. It`s also very close to this cute coffee shop downtown, where we spent more time than we should have! The unit was well stocked with the essentials and we didn`t find ourselves asking where something was. Property was clean and easy to access. Sadly we didn`t get to enjoy the balcony as it was raining our entire trip, but trust me the views were pretty great! Would definitely stay here again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Mar 2019
What a wonderful little spot. Went in off season so everything was closed and quiet but Boothbay in the summer is wonderful too and this location is perfect! The apartment is fully updated and the kitchen has everything you could pissibly need to cook in it. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Literally the only thing I could possibly think of to complain about is the shower: the water doesn’t get hot enough and the water pressure is pretty lame. Other than that everything was great! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Dec 2018
Excellent This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2018
It was perfect! The Coal Shack was beautiful! Everything you could ever need, they thought of it. Perfect location, walking distance to everything. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2018
Overall, the studio apartment was lovely. Enough space for myself, my husband and our two Labs! Amenities in the apartment were just as described. Would definitely stay again. The only issue was with the code upon arrival and the lock for the door was difficult to use. TurnKey staff was very attentive with lock issue. Very welcoming, pet friendly town! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
Wonderful unique rental. Absolutely wonderful magical rental
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
We were very satisfied with the place in every way. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
The apartment was exactly as it was described and photographed. It is beautifully equipped. Centrally located to everything and still nice and quiet. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
This is our second time staying at The Coal Shack and it was awesome. It is so hard to find dog friendly rentals and this one is nicer than most places that do not allow pets. We love it! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
We truly enjoyed our stay and was happy to bring our dog with us. The place was just like the pictures, top of the line fixtures, vaulted ceilings, and the location could not be beat. Views of the water and the shops, restaurants were right outside the door. Such a charming place and very relaxing. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
perfect weekend away, enjoyed the apartment, the local restaurants and paddleboarding. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
Just perfect! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2018
The Coal Shack was the perfect place to stay for our getaway. My husband and I and our two pups loved hanging out on the balcony. The location was perfect as restaurants and shops (Two Salty Dogs store was right across the street) were all right there or only a few minute walk away. The Coal Shack was extremely clean and had beautiful details throughout. Turnkey made Check in and check out super easy. We will most definitely be coming back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2018
My trip to this beautiful studio sits right amidst the Boothbay Harbor downtown area it was a perfect location for me and my best gal my dog June it has air-conditioning it’s pet friendly it’s a studio only big enough for 1 to 2 people everything is in
one room except for the bathroom I love this set up the studio apartment is very cute and was carefully curated to make this room looks so much bigger than it was! We had a great time Jason who is in charge of turnkey happen to have his office underneath the
studio apartment this gentleman went above and beyond to make me happy and make sure that all was going well throughout our months today I do have to say that the owner of the studio apartment is a jackass he was rude he is disrespectful and just because he
owns the studio apartment he felt that he could jump in and be disrespectful to me there was one parking space Jason had given me permission to park in the second parking spot for a short period time and we were going to a concert . My niece came to pick me
up when she got there she parked in the second spot but we moved Out within 15 minutes the owner of the studio came over to my car and in front of my family decided he would be mean and ugly because I had parked in the second spot which I thought was pretty
unprofessional and I would never rent the studio apartment not because of Jason intern key but because of the owner of this place and his name is Don. he runs the two salty dogs pet outfitters directly across the street and should probably stick to this because
it’s the thing that he does best and should never interfere with a third-party who was trying to make my stay as beautiful as possible. Jason is the man!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2018
Just a wonderful place to stay. This studio was beautifully decorated and had every amenity you need. The owners did a fantastic job of making the most of the space and providing everything you need. The location was perfect, right in town with a nice view of the harbor from the balcony. Turnkey makes the rental experience very easy. We will definitely reserve this spot on our next Boothbay visit. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2018
We love this rental and try to go as frequently as we can. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2018
The Coal Shack was peaceful, clean, thoughtfully decorated and all around a great space for a couple with a pet! A great location and fully eqipped kitchen! We loved it! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2018
This was an amazing property in a great harbor town. Located all of 100 steps from Boothbay Harbor and the great shops and restaurants the town has to offer. The amenities inside the property were the biggest surprise. It had everything you need to cook and relax - which came in handy for us due to some bad weather. Would literally offer to buy this property right now from this management team - it was that great. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Feb 2018
Great location, right in the heart of the harbor. Eventide Specialties right across the street has great food! Would recommend staying here anytime! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2017
If anything the description of this studio was understated. The photographs look great, but they cannot quote capture the details that the owners obviously enjoyed creating.

First, the apartment is scrupulously clean. When a rental is “pet friendly,” as this one thankfully is, sometimes it can be obvious that there were earlier pet guests. We wouldn’t have know that we weren’t the first inhabitants; it was that clean.

Every need that crossed our minds was provided for. (And some things we didn’t even know we needed, like two kinds of olive oil and organic Egyptian Duqqa herb blend.) Amenities include organic cotton sheets with stratospheric thread counts. DKNY quilts. Cable television with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Ice maker. River stone lined shower. Steam convection oven. And, and, and...

Boothbay Harbor is refreshingly walkable, and The Coal Shack is central, but even so, the street is quiet at night.

The Coal Shack is really a wonderful way to pamper yourself without breaking the bank. It’s no wonder Down East magazine just recently named it the best rental in Maine — as in the entire state of Maine! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2017
Great spot close to everything. Nice high-end amenities topped off by a great deck over looking Boothbay Harbour. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2017
We have rented in the Boothbay Harbor area many times but never in town. This change of location was wonderful. The studio apartment though small was a great getaway for a few days. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2017
Very beautiful small apartment rental with excellent finishes. The kitchen has everything you could possible need if you desire to make a meal My husband and I spent many hours on the comfortable deck watching the world go by. This is a dog friendly rental and my Schnauzer and Pappillon spent countless hours on the deck as well. There is a large Television with a washer/dryer and dishwasher, I would highly recommend! Please be aware on one drawback, there is a staircase in the back on the apartment, I was fine with it but if you are an older person, it may not work for you. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2017
We loved this little gem in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Only steps away from
restaurants, bars, and music. The deck overlooks the harbor and is a great place to have a glass of wine and unwind. We will definitely be back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2017
We had THE BEST stay. The property is top notch and full stocked...and welcomes big dogs. What more could you ask for. The deck is the best view of the harbor with ultimate people watching. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2017
This place is amazing and so charming. It`s the second time I have rented in the past 2 months - I adore it. The pictures cannot do it justice. The owners have thought of every thing. The kitchen is better equipped than my kitchen at home and the entire place was spotless. The little decorative details are incredible - as is the location. We met the owners while staying there. They provided us with a tour of the 3 bedroom rental in the same building. The details in that rental are equally amazing. If you have a dog, both rentals are perfect - the owners are such dog lovers are super nice. I forgot some items and they sent them along right away.
If you are looking for a relaxing, super clean - adorable rental in a Maine seaside town - this place is the one for you. I can`t wait to go back This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2017
Great location in a beautifully decorated studio apartment. Wouldn`t change a thing. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.