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Best Location and views (read reviews)!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2

5th Season: 1860’s top floor (3rd), private entrance, on newly renovated building. 900 sq feet bright interior living space with skylights and wonderful views. Apartment newly renovated (2013) and decorated in mid century style with a little Victorian grace thrown in. Large living room with sofa, reading chairs, desk, and LED Samsung 'Smart' TV (Broadcast, NetFlix (supplied) and access to your own accounts (not supplied) on Amazon, Hulu and others), place to read with views of harbor through glass door to small (private) balcony (for 2). Classic views of town, local hilltops, churches and restaurants that line the inner harbor on near and far shore. Bedroom with twin Jenny Lind beds (new mattresses) and new bedding (all cotton!). Large eat in kitchen with full appliances (no dishwasher). Parking on premises (1 space) in heart of town providing front door access to best restaurants in region, trolleys, shops, Opera House and all that Boothbay Harbor has to offer. Solid quiet building. Ideal for relaxation and day trips returning to your in-town location for cocktails, dinner and fireworks (on certain holidays and events – see Harbor guide). For those who appreciate being above it all. Free Wifi, heat, AC, bedding, and access to laundry room. Sleeps 2. Can be rented with 'Milliner' (500093) in same building for traveling with friends!

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Tom

Former city dweller living on nearby island. Appreciates classical tastes and small town charms. Antique and art collector for years.

Tom purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Tom chose West Boothbay Harbor

Small town character and courtesies and village community in gorgeous unspoiled setting. Easy access to best boating on east coast of America.

What makes this apartment unique

Perfect dimensions for easy living. Solid and secure yet at the heart of village. Drive and park to remote parks and gardens, walk to boats, shops and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have had a fabulous week. The apt was great. I really liked not having to use AC. I just the left doors open at night.

I love anything to do with water. So I have done the whale watch, Bay Lady Sailing, the small lighthouse tour. Tomorrow at 12:40 I am taking the other light house tour.

I found out I like the ice cream factory. I really liked the book store uptown. I ate lobster at Fisherman's Wharf. It was very good and I ate chowder at the Chowder House.

I went to East Boothbay and was sure glad I stayed here (instead): So nice to walk everywhere and across the footbridge. The homes are beautiful on Atlantic Ave. I like sitting on the balcony and watching the Harbor. Went to the Botanical Gardens and it was worth the trip.

Hope it's ok if I leave the car parked here til I get back from the lighthouse tour, then I will start home after that. As you can see I am trying to delay going home. Thank you so much Tom
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in West Boothbay Harbor in Boothbay Harbor

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tub with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed , Beds can be joined for King.
  • Jenny Lind twins (2). New mattresses and cotton sheets. Antique quilts.
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Antiques and art. Classic yet fun. More 'Shabby Chic' than 'pottery barn.' Private entrance. Private balcony. Note: The TV's are excellent for movies and basic channels. If you are coming on vacation to something specific on TV please plan on visiting the nearby pub or, select another apartment with cable.


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Best Location and views (read reviews)!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews

29 McKown - What's Not to Like?

  • 5 of 5

This property has a truly wonderful location overlooking the Boothbay Harbor, with restaurants, shops, and tours all close by the front door. The landlord Tom and 4-legged companion Ruthie were very friendly and helpful and responsive to all our questions and needs. We had relaxing days and busy days depending on our mood. We boiled live lobsters on two nights and they were great. We would recommend that visitors seek out the Maine State Aquarium on Southport Island and the South Maine Botanical Garden which we found to be special places. We couldn't have selected a property which better suited our needs for this week.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another respectful and delightful set of guests determined to have fun and always welcome back.
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Absolutely fantastic location and host!!

  • 5 of 5

Third floor apartment in lovely vintage home. Small balcony overlooking the bay! Everything in walking distance. Just beautiful and not enough time to do everything. Tom was great host with pages of suggestions, and his darling Westie, Ruthie, makes u feel welcome. Highly recommend this venue.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!
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Great view of the harbor. Very clean Tom was very helpful for area dining and local sights

  • 5 of 5

Really amazing weekend. Great place. Clean and friendly. Tom was extremely helpful and we enjoyed every minute

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just live going to grandmother's.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just what we expected and wanted. Lots of room, well appointed, just a door step away from food and fun. Good beds and our own parking slot. We had a great relaxing week visiting with relatives and chasing light houses. Will stay again when we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You had such a busy schedule we hardly got to know you. I'm so glad you used this as your base to return home to family. Please do come again.
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Great location for downtown

  • 4 of 5

Property was very neat and clean and very convenient. Off street parking was a plus, but be ready for 3rd floor walk up to the apartment. We kept the deck doors open every night and never had to use the A/C. House renovation construction across the street was somewhat noisy but only between 8 and 3:30pm. Owner Tom was on site daily and very accessible for questions and recommendations on where to eat and shop. Loved his dog Ruthie!!! The kitchen is small and the stove not easy to cook on, but lots of places to eat all meals within short walking distance. We joined the Boothbay Harbor Country Club for the week and played golf there every day. It is spectacular. Also took our family (maximum 6 people) on a sail on the Sarah Mead, a friendship sloop that leaves from Spruce Point Inn 4 times a day and goes to several lobster traps so the kids can see how lobstering is done. Our grandkids 6 and 10 also loved the Maine Aquarium.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and your comments. Yes - two flights (to floor 3) - but then the views over the harbor are fabulous and most guests there feel it's worth it. I was a bit surprised about the stove which is full sized on that floor (apartment sized on floor 2) - and it's like a lot of things in the building - in perfect condition (practically never used by guests) and vintage like me. Ruthie accepts the compliments - she has enjoyed the guests as much as they her. Come again soon.
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Great week. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Boothbay Harbor. Our host Tom answered many of our questions and was incredibly helpful. Our property was centrally located where we could walk to everything. It was a great week.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful people - and we'd love to have you back.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boothbay Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Brunswick, Maine
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ports of Italy
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Historic 3 season resort community with winter solitude. A place to finish the book you've had on the bedside forever, and unwind in small town charms. Welcoming locals where you can dress down and experience village life.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.68
Damage Deposit £150.74

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Maximum occupancy 2 persons. Day guests limited to 6, no large parties. Private balcony limited to 2 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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