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Quiet Sunset Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Secluded cottage on 8 acres- 300 ft unobstructed waterview - sleeps 7

This property was formally a campground and is now a private meadow for a open plan cottage nestled on the Back River in Boothbay. Sea Mist cottage was built in 2004 and has expansive views from every window. it is also well equipped with all the modern amenities including Wifi, cable, washer, drier, two TV's. Outdoor equipment includes picnic table, fire pit, grill and 4 adirondack chairs for nighttime star gazing, two kayaks come with the house.

Sea Mist Meadow cottage is an open airy cottage with valuted ceiling screened in porch, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, second bedroom is in the loft with stair access (steeper than a conventional staircase). Perfect for families, friends or a couple's retreat.

Quiet, comfortable and spacious, it's truly a home away from home. Enjoy cookouts on the lawn, cocktail parties at sunset on the deck, or warm summer night dining on the screened in porch or just catch up on some R & R. Located 5 miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor, and 3 miles from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Harbor Country Club.

More Details

Denise Leighton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Denise Leighton

My husband Don, Landscape Architect, has been contributing to the Boothbay Landscape since The early 90's. He designed the initial Master plan for the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, made landscape improvements for the Spruce Point Inn and designed the 'Whale Park' in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Our family has been vacationing here every summer for more than 25 years.

Denise Leighton purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Denise Leighton chose Boothbay

This property was formally a campground. It's unique feature is the large open Meadow spanning over 300 feet of waterfront with unobstructed views. The property's water access is on the west with views spanning from southwest, west to northwest.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets are absolutely amazing and starry nights breathtaking. In June the firefles perform and incredible appearance with a haze of twinkling glow over the meadow.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Boothbay in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single sink. This bathroom is located on the second floor.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink located on first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Loft type bedroom upstairs sleeps 4
  • First floor bedroom, Queen size bed, dresser and two nightstands, closet. Larger window seat- northwest views of the water.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

VERY Relaxing and Quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing! The setting is very relaxing and quiet. 10 Mins or so from Boothbay Harbor! The kayaks were a nice added touch. The property manager Mike went above and beyond to make sure we got the most out of our stay and our experience in Maine! (Thank you for that!) 5 Stars! Would have given it a 10 if we could!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We love hearing the wonderful experiences of our renters. We look forward to your return!
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A perfect gateway.

  • 5 of 5

If you have a fast pace life and want to slow down, this would do the trick. A quiet place with a great view. Both the owner and the property manager, Michael were very nice and helpful.

There are tons if great things about this place others have already mentioned so I try to cover what may be helpful to you.

If you are into bird watching, bring a good pair of binoculars. They look amazing in the morning.

There is no dedicated dock to launch kayaks from. This can be a good thing because you have a better view from the house. If you like Kayaking, bring rubber boots otherwise you will get your feet or shoes muddy without an easy way to clean them. If you get over the getting in and out difficulties, the kayaking is great in the area. I am not sure if it is possible to make some sort of deal with folks next door to use their dock or seup something next to the bridge to have the best of both worlds.

There are bug repellents for mosquitos in the house so you don't need to bring any. We didn't use them and were hit on the warmer days but it was not bad when the tempreture was lower.

We didn't have a problem going up to the second level. If you think of it as a ladder, you will like it. If you think of it as steps you will be disappointed. I for one would have the design of the house exactly as is if I had the same square footage to play with. We loved the open space on both levels which would be reduced significantly had it have a more convenient step.

My google map sent me to a place three miles north of the actual location. Make sure you get it right before leaving. Here is the coordinates: 43.917148,-69.657738

The place and the people are lovely and will make you consider moving to Maine. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Back River Reverie

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine a more serene and relaxing place than Sea Mist Meadows. This was our third summer there and it was, once again, a perfect retreat. Enough off the beaten path to afford us privacy and yet, within 10 minutes of the Harbor and all the activity. We saw an abundance of wildlife, fox, geese, gulls, fish jumping in the river and the weather was perfect. The owners see to all your needs and make you feel very welcome. We are already signed up for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and complimentary words. We truly LOVE accommodating our guests. Our joy is your enjoyment ❤️
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The location and style of the house made for an absolutely perfect vacation. The house is beautiful, very clean and fully stocked. The property manager Micheal was very accommodating to our changing arrival time and available all week to answer our questions via text. The beds were so comfortable and plenty of room for our extended family to spread out. An overall wonderful time, we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, private, idyllic Maine get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is a home that is even more spectacular person than in the photos! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us, Denise! My husband, 3 young children, and our dog fit perfectly in your beautifully appointed home in this incredibly special and peaceful setting on the water. We enjoyed kayaking, grilling and having dinner on the deck, roasting marshmallows on the firepit, playing in the meadow, and watching the sunset from the porch. In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed all Boothbay has to offer from your home's central location -- we love how close you are to the Botanical Gardens and train museum, farmers market and even the playground, as well as many dog-friendly hiking trails. Thank you, Mike, for meeting us upon our arrival to show us around the home. Your warm welcome and knowledge about the home and the area as well as your efficient responses to our texts were much appreciated. We can't wait to return to Sea Mist Meadows next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie! We are delighted that your family enjoyed your vacation. We take great pride in providing a wonderful experience for our guests. We hope to have you retuning again for a other vacation in the future.
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Outstanding views, privacy & location

  • 5 of 5

My family of three (including a 5-year-old) had a wonderful time at Sea Mist Meadows, the property is outstanding! We ended up making dinner at the house instead of going out much of the time, because the views there are better than any restaurant! We also very much enjoyed the kayaks and exploring Tibbet Island.

Denise, the owner, is very pleasant and communicative, and Michael, our contact at the house, took great care of us. I have been coming to Boothbay for a long time, but usually stayed in the downtown harbor area. No more! This property offered so much more, and far outweighs the walkability of downtown, in my opinion. The harbor is only a few minutes away by car.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boothbay Railway Village
Great for families with young kids. Adults would enjoy the museum.
Red's Eats
Le Garage Restaurant
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Oceanpoint Shoreline
Great for shoreline exploration or picnic on the shoreline ledge.
Whale Park
In the heart of Boothbay Harbor overlooking the Harbor surrounded by shops and restaurants. ...
Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.29
Pet Fee £71.43
Damage Deposit £214.29

100% refundable 120 days prior to stay

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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