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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,550 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Alcove (See Description), 2 Baths +, (Sleeps 10)


This home books quickly. Reserve early to ensure your vacation at Mill Cove.

Unique ocean front home located on Mill Cove, a picturesque and active setting with panoramic southerly ocean views with sunrises and sunsets. SUN ALL DAY. A 5 minute walk gets you to the heart of Boothbay Harbor for shopping, dining, boat rides, and entertainment. No need to worry about parking.

This cove is tidal and has 6-8 feet of water at high tide and is a natural habitat for waterfowl, Striped Bass and Mackerel.

The back yard features beautiful gardens and a sitting/dining area right at the water's edge under a large pergola covered with wisteria and grapevine. Relax in one of our many Adirondack chairs on the waters edge. Enjoy the fire pit while roasting S'mores and watching the sunset on the cove. If you're feeling adventurous, we provide you with 3 ocean kayaks, or you can swim and fish off your own private dock and float without ever leaving the property.

Relax on the large deck equipped with gas grill and large dining area overlooking the magnificent gardens and the harbor.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen features a large island with dine-up seating. The sun room/dining area is just off the kitchen and features cozy pillow wrap around seating. The spacious but cozy Tuscan-style living room has bistro-style dining for four, beautiful gas fireplace, 46' LED Smart TV with CD/DVD and surround-sound with French doors leading out onto the entertainment deck.

Master bedroom has a king bed, separate dressing room as well as a lounging area with TV/DVD and French doors leading onto a private deck overlooking the water with hot tub and bistro table and chairs. Bedroom 2 is water-view with a queen bed. BR 3 has 1 full and 2 twin beds . There is a full size pull out sofa bed in the living room.

This traditional Maine home has been in the family for eighty years and has everything to enhance your Maine vacation. If you want to be steps from town but feel like you're miles away, Mill Cove is your perfect vacation destination. “This is it!!!!!!” 3:00 pm Check-in, 10:00 am check-out. WIFI, Smart TV. Great place for a small wedding! We have had 9 here.

Keywords: water front, ocean front, on the water, Boothbay Harbor, Boating, Fishing, swimming, weddings, golf, hot tub, fireplace

More Details

Alden Jordan, Karen Lea
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Alden Jordan, Karen Lea

Born and raised in Boothbay Harbor. Owner of Jordan Construction for 29 years. Active in community.

Alden Jordan, Karen Lea purchased this house in 1932

Why Alden Jordan, Karen Lea chose West Boothbay Harbor

This home has been in my family for 88 years. I have lived here all my life and enjoy living right on the ocean and close to downtown. I am an avid gardener and start all my plants from seedlings in my greenhouse and design different gardens each year. This property is perfect for families with pets and has lots of space to move around and explore.

What makes this house unique

You can swim, boat and fish right off the property. 5 minute walk to town for dining and entertainment. No need to pay for parking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Boothbay Harbor in Boothbay Harbor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is no smoking inside the home. Pick up and dispose of pet waste.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor
  • 2 baths + large outdoor fresh water shower. You can shower in privacy while enjoying the gardens and ocean view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor sleeps 4
    Living room alcove - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size pull out sofa bed in living room alcove.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom suite w/hot tub/deck/ocean view. 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Southerly ocean view. 2nd floor
  • King Size Bed (1)Queen size Beds (1), Full size bed (1)Twin or Single Beds, (2), Full size pull out sofa in living room. Baby Cribs (1) Have a pac n play for infant or toddler. All bedrooms are on 2nd floor. There is a full size pull out sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boothbay Harbor Country Club has been completely refurbished and offers 1 week memberships, $350 single, $525 family. The new owner is on his way to making this golf course number 1 in Maine. Ocean front pergola, deck dining area, dock and float, kayaks, fishing gear, fire pit, fresh water outdoor shower. Mill Cove is Tidal. Deep water dockage available at additional cost for boats up to 50' at Boothbay Harbor Marina, in the heart of downtown. Call for arrangements. Great place for a wedding. We have had 8 here. Appliances, furniture, decor and other amenities are upgraded as needed.


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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have stayed in Alden and Karen's home and will be back again. Home is exactly as described and location is perfect. Walk to downtown and all shops and restaurants in 10 minutes or less.

If you like to eat in, the kitchen and amenities are top notch. The gardens and grounds are immaculate and relaxing to behold. The dock and kayaks are a bonus. The house is well laid out and we had several guests and visitors coming and going and we never felt crowded or cramped. Plenty of spots to relax and read your book. This is our favorite place and we love it here!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful. Views and gardens fantastic. Karen and Alden are gracious hosts. Best place to stay In Boothbay!. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, lovely hosts, smell of sea air, birdwatching haven

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Karen and Alden for greeting us with blueberry cake, wine and the fixings for s'mores, creating such a wonderful haven, giving us tips and guidance on where to eat and what to see, and letting us bring our pups! We hope to see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Fantastic location, wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Mill Cove and Karen and Alden were terrific hosts. We were a group of seven: four adults, three 4-year olds. Having the kayaks available was great and it is a super place to explore by kayak. The house very comfortable with every convenience and a huge kitchen which was a great gathering space. Fire pit for s'mores and lovely gardens to enjoy. It is only a short easy walk to the center of Boothbay Harbor and there are excellent restaurants and lovely shops. September was a great time to visit: perfect weather, not crowded with tourists and everything open. This house gets our highest recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Excellent home and perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a special vacation for our family and Alden and Karen did everything to make our stay extra special. Home is ON THE WATER. We swam, kayaked, and enjoyed the hot tub every day. Outdoor fire pit had wood provided for us (and s'more ingredients too!) We had small grandchildren with us but the upper deck had a nice gate and fence for safety. This home met all of our needs and more. Home was clean, comfortable, well appointed, with lovely views. Since we had 9 family members, there was ample room to seek privacy, if needed. Quick walk to downtown Boothbay Harbor. Loved the well equipped kitchen for our community meal times. Thank you, Alden and Karen, for a memorable family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation spot in Boothbay Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The entire family enjoyed our stay; kayaking, fishing off the dock, and exploring the harbor town. Karen and Alden's home was absolutely perfect and they were wonderful hosts. We definitely hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland PWM
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Thistle Inn, Ports of Italy, Boathouse Bistro
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Barret Park
Car: not necessary

Boothbay Harbor Country Club offers 1 week memberships. $350 for singles and $525 for families. The Country Club has been completely up-scaled to become one of the top courses in Maine. Botanical Gardens, whale watching, lobster bakes, boat trips, aquarium, Boothbay Harbor Railway Village, Dining, Entertainment, shopping, boating.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £74.45
Damage Deposit £223.35

No cleaning fee.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.