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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath: 1half bath: pull-out queen size couch: modern kitchen

Our property is located on quiet Back River Road. This apartment is above a 3 car garage connected by a large deck to the owner's home. The lot features large, hardwood trees, birds and some small wild animals. Enjoy the serenity!

Area Description: Four miles away are the beautiful, tourist attractions that only Boothbay Harbor can offer. See the 'locals' working their lobster boats and notice all the larger cabin cruisers docked in the harbor too. Go on a whale watch, an island lobster bake, shop in the unique stores, sample some homemade ice cream, candies and flavored popcorn. Plan a visit, to the beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The Gardens feature magnificent displays and a beautiful waterfront location, many state of the art gardens, a children's garden, a gift shop and so much more. You may also enjoy the Boothbay Region Land Trust. It offers 15+ properties for your hiking and outdoor enjoyment. The region also features the Boothbay Railway Village, Dept. of Marine Resources Aquarium, several parks, beaches, a YMCA, and freshwater swimming. Don't forget to enjoy our fresh local seafood and hospitality while you are here.

Outlying areas: Maine boasts not only coastline, but mountains, rivers, lakes and a desert, yes a desert. When you arrive here you will see there are endless opportunities for outdoor and indoor entertainment. If you are here to relax and enjoy the quiet way of life, that is available as well. You have to see it to believe it!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2017

About Becky

Kevin and I have lived in the beautiful, Boothbay Region since 1993. We love it's quaint New England fishing village appeal as well as it's close knit community that welcomes thousands of visitors every summer. We are currently the caretakers of our parent's retirement home. Mom and Dad are currently living in Virginia Beach. When the time is right they will move here to be closer to family. We live in the bigger home in the front, mom and dad's house is behind us over the garage.

Becky purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Becky chose Boothbay Harbor Area

We love our quiet little neighborhood just yards from the coast. We can't see the water from our home, but a short walk or drive brings us all the beauty of coastal living. The height of this home will allow you to have a bird's eye view of the the tree tops. Watch birds and squirrels scamper about on the branches of our many oaks and maples.

What makes this apartment unique

The home is located on a dead-end ocean inlet. The ocean is a short distance away a 7 or 8 minute walk.

Downtown Boothbay Harbor is less than 5 miles away.

An Irving station and the big grocery store is located less than 3 miles.

Traffic is minimal. Within 2 miles there is a beautiful town playground.

Owl hoots, crickets and croaking frogs disturb the quiet of evenings and nights in our surrounding forest.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Boothbay in Maine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The master bathroom was constructed to meet the needs of a handicap individual, it has railings for safety near the toilet and in the shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This sleepers sofa sleeps 2, egg crate in closet.
  • Master suite with beautiful wainscotting, hardwood floors, luxurious bedding , captains frame bed with drawers underneath, a large walk-in closet, and a larger master bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
In order to access this beautiful apartment you must climb a minimum of five stairs from the front of the owner's home.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Friendly, well-appointed Maine getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the Boothbay area and were, for the most part, happy with our first vrbo experience. Becky is a gracious and attentive hostess, as well as very informative about the area, and the apartment is clean, bright, well-appointed, furnished and supplied. The property is close to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which was one of our vacation goals, and a wonderful experience including a delicious lunch in the cafe. The main entry to the apartment is a quite long and steep staircase which was a somewhat daunting experience when transporting heavy bags over several trips. We ended up using the family’s entrance which was only five steps, because one of us had an accident and ended up on crutches and simply could not manage the long staircase. We were fortunate to have had the option. Also, because the apartment is above a garage the noise of the opening and closing of the garage doors early in the morning when the family is leaving for work, etc. prevented us from sleeping in on our vacation. This would not be a problem obviously for early risers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorothy We glad to hear you enjoyed your VRBO experience for the most part. We sincerely regret that the noice of the garage doors was loud enough to wake you from your sleep during vacation. We will work to resolve this issue. Our jobs to require us to depart in the morning before 8am most days, but perhaps the doors need some maintenance we weren't aware of and are making more noise than they should in the apartment above. We try very hard to come an go from there as quietly as possible in the morning. The shorter staircase is always an option whether our guests are injured or not. Carrying your bags in and out is much less work from the front of the residence. We welcome you to park in either driveway. Thanks for your review! We hope you will get to spend more time in Maine. in the future.
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment right out of Boothbay run by a nice local family. Clean, well furnished, pretty much all that you could need and easy to access BB harbor, village and access to coastal towns. Would definately recommend it to others. Thanks for a nice quiet stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Becky and Kevin
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Spacious, Quiet, and Cozy Boothbay Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Becky's apartment was perfect for our stay in Boothbay! We spent two nights and were very pleased with the spacious, comfortable accommodations. Although the above-garage unit is situated just adjacent to the main house, it is very private. The location is great - only 10 minutes or so (driving) from the shops and restaurants in Boothbay, but in a more quiet, secluded area, which we really enjoyed. Highly recommended! I would certainly stay here again if I were to return to the area! Thanks for everything, Becky!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann! We love our cozy, quiet location here on Backriver too! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will find your way to the Boothbay Region again someday.
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Great space for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this well built oasis. The place was well appointed. Kitchen had everything we needed. We did not need anything. We loved the screened in porch. Spent most of our time out there. The yard is an amazing place for star gazing at night. The only downside to the experience was the beds. In particular the twin sized bed was extremely firm and not comfortable. Thank you to Becky and Kevin for accommodating our needs. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We regret that you found the twin bed uncomfortable. A foam mattress cover is available in the closet for either the couch bed or twin bed so that our guests can adjust the bed for their comfort. We love to star gaze from our deck and yard as well. Please consider staying with us again if you visit Maine again. Regards, Becky and Kevin
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Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with this property. It is clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. Very quiet and peaceful...nestled in the woods and off the beaten path. I loved the screened in porch. It was really close to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (within a 5 minute drive), which is now one of my favorite places in the world. The property is within a 10 minute drive to Booth Bay Harbor which is a fun little village with many good restaurants and a great grocery store (Hannaford's). I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much we are so happy you loved our home! Please consider staying with us again sometime! Kevin and Becky Alley
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Very clean and comfortable property. Owners are very helpful in giving tips on local restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the property. You get a ten in our book

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love our little piece of Maine too! Please consider staying with us during your next visit to Vacationland!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Too many to tell
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Grimes, Cove
Car: necessary

The Boothbay Region has been a destination for travelers for over a century. The unique character of our rocky seacoast makes it a pleasure to enjoy from both land and sea. The Boothbay Region is found at the end of a peninsula in the Midcoast area of Maine. It is a picturesque area with rich maritime heritage. The region boasts several festivals which celebrate this heritage. The architecture of the region reflects the charm of a New England fishing village with white, clapboard homes, specialty shops, galleries, boat yards and marinas. You won't want to miss our beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, amazing whale watches and harbor tours. If you love to golf you need to play a round or two on our state of the art greens at Boothbay Harbor Country Club.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Boothbay, Maine

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61.2
Damage Deposit £76.5

We are keeping our home open and available for the Boothbay Region Festival of Lights this season. We plan to put some Christmas decorations and lights in the home for our holiday visitors. The region will be open for you eating and shopping pleasure. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will be putting on a fabulous show for you too!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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