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Tom

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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14 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Boothbay Harbor - Aerie (Penthouse)

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2

Second 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!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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 Boothbay

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews
4

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: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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5

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: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful people - and we'd love to have you back.
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5

Above It All

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had been looking forward to our first trip to Maine for a long time. We were not disappointed. We like to rent with VRBO, and this experience was a good one. We stayed in the third floor apartment. The stairs were a bit tiring, but we needed the exercise and the view from the top is amazing. If I had done nothing more than sit on the balcony and gaze at the harbor, the trip would have been a success. The owner Tom greeted us cheerfully shortly after we arrived and gave us many helpful hints to make the most of our stay. It is so nice to have the advice of a local. The apartment itself is very clean and roomy. We only ran the air conditioner a short while. We slept with the doors open and drank in the ocean breezes. It was quite comfortable. Amazingly, there was little noise overnight even though we were right in the center of town. The sun comes up early in Boothbay Harbor, so be prepared to be an early riser. You will want to get up and get started on the many things to do and see in the area. My favorite thing was the sailboat ride. We just walked across the street and booked the ride as well as a trip to Cabbage Island for a lobster bake. We enjoyed shopping and browsing the Boothbay Harbor shops and eating in the local restaurants. The library was across the street and hosted a local arts and crafts fair as well. We visited the botanical gardens which were lovely. We drove to nearby sites such as L. L. Bean and Bar Harbor. There was so much to see and do in this state that we wished we could have stayed much longer. The only thing we did not enjoy was the whale watching/puffin excursion. It was too expensive for just brief glimpses of whales and tiny puffins flying in the distance. Plus, the boat goes far out in international waters which were choppy and made many people on the boat sick. We would highly recommend BoothBay Harbor and this property to anyone who wants to have a genuine Maine experience. The only drawbacks to the property were minor ones. Get ready to sleep in twin beds if you are a couple, and be prepared to wear wrinkled clothes. Even though the description says iron and board, there is none. There is a washer and dryer on site with detergent; this was quite helpful since there were only two towels to use all week. I want to end this review by saying a big thank you to Tom for being such a friendly and nice person. It was so nice meeting him and listening to his accent. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - it was pretty clear you didn't want to go! The great pleasure of the place has been in meeting people like you - who are open to suggestions and enthusiastic about the place - and our little piece of heaven on earth. The location is the best in town - as I'm told over an over again and you took full advantage of it - and the apartment is quite comfortable - but there's always things I'll need to do - it's an old building with lots of charm (a euphemism for "projects"). I have to laugh about the "accent" comment as I am (as I explained) from Boston and a Mainer would be offended if I didn't make that clear (!). And, mea culpa, there is no iron (I am fearful of fires) and did have a steamer (for those pesky rinkles) - but the truth is no one asks any more. The twin beds are as advertised and have been quite popular with Sisters, friends traveling together... etc... and I've been asked to stick with them (and they're antique frames - like me - so they don't join together well). Guests who want a queen bed are encouraged to rent 500093 in the same building. You both were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed meeting you in what is, in-the-end, a personal relationship between a homeowner and his guests. And you left the place spotlessly!
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5

Perfect spot to stay

  • 5 of 5

If you've never been to Boothbay Harbor - and are traveling alone or with close family or friend - this is the perfect spot to stay. You'll be in town but close enough to the water to enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine out on the balcony and drink in the view!

There are stairs to navigate but they also mean you have great cross breezes at night. The landlord is helpful, full of local information, and willing to advise.

A full kitchen means you can boil your own lobster for dinner, make breakfast before you head out for the day, or pop up for lunch if you aren't in the mood for one of the great restaraurants nearby. Additionally, you can make what you want to take along for walking the nearby nature preserves or kayaking the estuaries.

You will not regret choosing this spot while in BBH.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that we could be the place for your escape from Houston heat. Yes, thank you for reminding people that there are stairs to navigate and once settled you can't get much better views over our classic harbor. And thank you for taking time to write a review - so many others have said the same things in person in our busy summer - but saying it on line really helps.
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5

Perfect Place to Stay in Boothbay Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The view from the balcony is a delight, made even more so when, on a lovely summer morning, one shares it with a companion, coffee in hand. The apartment is perfectly located, close to the many local restaurants and shops. Our very helpful and generous host's restaurant suggestions proved excellent. He also described a number of activities that our short stay would not permit, so we are planning to visit again. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. As others will note, when there is a time between other reservations in high season that is less than 7 days I may allow shorter stays on a case-by-case basis. I knew from our discussions that you both needed this getaway and I hope that you can come back for a longer stay soon.
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Our home away in Boothbay Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Perfecte plek voor een vakantieweek aan de kust. We voelden ons zeer welkom geheten door de eigenaar, met onze eigen vlag wapperend vanaf het balkon.

Uitstekende uitvalsbasis voor geweldige tripjes per boot op zoek naar walvissen en papegaaiduikers. boothbay Harbor biedt het allemaal. Onze gastheer had een perfect logboek voorbereid met tips voor ontbijt, lunch en de heerlijkste diners. Het uitzicht vanaf ons balkon was fantastisch (zeker met het vuurwerk op 4 juli). Alle faciliteiten waren op loopafstand. De eigen parkeerplaats was luxe

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review in your native language. I had a lot of fun with Google Translate! Good guests keep coming in from around the world and it was a pleasure flying the flag of the Netherlands with the U.S. flag on our own national holiday. Please come back soon and bring your friends - you brought fantastic weather!
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
McSeagull's
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
Southport
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Gardens A Glow
16 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£441
for 2 nights
From
£201
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£643
for 3 nights
From
£201
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154
Cleaning £38
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Boothbay Harbor in Boothbay Harbor Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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