Howard & Susan Hennigar
About Howard & Susan Hennigar
My husband and I are both from New England. Massachusetts and Connecticut respectively. We were married in Boston and lived in the city for over 30 years with the exception of three years living in Brazil during his career in banking. I worked in elementary school education. My husband went to school in Maine so finding a house in the Boothbay Harbor area for weekends and summers, just three hours from Boston was a perfect match.
Howard & Susan Hennigar purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Howard & Susan Hennigar chose Boothbay Harbor
We were looking for an antique house, on the water, sunny and with some land. We couldn't believe our luck when we drove by the property on our way to a realtor and saw the "For Sale" sign on the house 40 years ago. We brought our three children here for summers and weekends and now our grandchildren are enjoying this lovely property.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our charming antique Cape is situated on 210' of the Sheepscot River. The house is tastefully furnished and offers all the amenities you need for a great vacation. The water views are beautiful looking out to Indiantown, Boston and Green Island. Fish, kayak and swim off the dock or sit on the southern facing front porch and enjoy watching osprey, eagles and seals or lobster men pulling their traps. And the large yard is great for children or games. Hike and explore two Boothbay Region Land Trust properties within walking distance of the property. Oak Point Farm, just 3/4 of a mile down the road offers 32 acres of fields, forests and 2000' of water frontage to explore. This is truly a lovely spot-quiet, yet only 3 miles to the center of Boothbay Harbor's shops, restaurants and excursion boats.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great Family Week in Maine
Fantastic location to access the water, town and all that Boothbay Harbor has to offer. We rented kayaks for the week and were able to keep them on the dock with no trouble. The old home charm was comfortable for two adults and teenage/adult children. We loved sitting on the deck playing games, eating dinner and just watching the eagles and osprey. If not on the deck we would fish and sit on the dock with the chairs we brought to enjoy life on the water. My husband caught a few strippers right front the dock and from the kayaks. Susan and Hap could not have been more accommodating, making us feel at home the moment we arrived. What a great week.
Seals in the Harbor
Just wondrous. Cannot say enough that is good. The house if utterly perfect.
A slice of heaven
Rented this house for a girlfriend reunion. Stayed the week and would love to have stayed longer. Happy hours and star gazing out on the dock, shopping, and eating in Boothbay Harbor, Acadia park, Bar Harbor.......Hap and Susan were great hosts and have a beautiful, quaint home
This location and the house are the way life should be! Thanks to Sue and Hap!
Great location on water and quiet street. Super clean and comfortable.
We visited in a cool stretch in early November. The house was warm and very conducive to cooking meals and sitting in the comfy living room and dining area. Super well equipped kitchen and super clean. Nice bathtub in the upstairs bathroom. The beds and bedding were amazing. Nice views and easy access to dock and water. Our hosts were extremely polite and respectful of our time. Great location!
Memorable Maine Experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful Maine restored home. Very clean and in excellent condition. Owners Susan and Howard are genuine and very considerate - they dropped by to ensure we had everything we needed - we only wish we had more time to stay as we would have enjoyed dining with them as they have very interesting backgrounds. Booth Bay Harbor is an ideal location because of close proximity to many points of interest. Be sure to check out BBH village, Reid State Park, Bowdoin College, LL Bean and numerous great restaurants. We enjoyed purchasing lobsters cooked fresh and consumed them back at our “Home away from home”. We will definitely come back to this property.
Excursion boat trips for sightseeing: lighthouses, seals, puffins, eagles, osprey, whales...
Day/overnight trip to Monhegan Island, day trips to Cabbage Island for a lobster bake, historical Burnt Island, Reggae Cruises, deep sea fishing excursions...
Other things to do: Hike the many trails the Boothbay Land Trust (firstname.lastname@example.org) maintains. Some within walking distance of this property. The newest BBRLT property, Oak Point Farm, is just 3/4 of a mile down the road. This year round nature center has 32 beautiful acres of fields and forest-great for hiking and birding-and 2000 feet of water frontage with a deep water dock and three moorings. There is also a man-made freshwater pond created to support waterfowl habitat. In the winter the trails will be open for cross-country skiing along with sledding and ice skating on the pond. Or shop the numerous antique stores, gift shops and art galleries in the area, The Boothbay Harbor Country Club for golf and dining, the Maine State Music Theater (summer) and Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick or drives to scenic towns such as Camden, Rockport, Bath and more...