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Relax & Enjoy Beautiful Views From This 2BR with Loft Cottage On the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 921 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 1 Bath On A Protected Salt-water Cove. Perfect For Couples And Families!

Come and enjoy a vacation to remember at The Little Dipper Cottage! This cottage, built in 2006 and refurnished in 2015, is one of two cabins on an acre of waterfront land. The cottage sits on a quiet peninsula of the Little River, uniquely positioned at one end of the Little River Dam. Only minutes from Boothbay Harbor -- a fantastic tourist area with whale watching, restaurants, and shopping! This cottage is non-smoking and is perfect for both couples and families with children. East Boothbay, and Glen Cove in particular, is very dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs are welcome!

The salt water cove, called Glen Cove, was formed in the 1920s by damming the Little River to form the world's largest salt water swimming pool. Swim in the cool water while enjoying the stunning beauty this location offers. Bring your own kayaks or canoes and launch from the private dock in the cove side of the dam. Or take a short 10 minute stroll to view the Atlantic ocean. One of the reasons we named this cottage "The Little Dipper" is because of the amazing night views of the Milky Way, unobstructed on a non-cloudy evening when you walk onto the dam at night. (The other is the obvious swim-ability of the cove.)

One of the amazing aspects of this quiet property is the the large, well furnished shared screened porch with ceiling fan that is available to you. Sit and enjoy a cool breeze off the water as you watch the sun rise - or enjoy a book as your children play a card game. The screened porch is non-smoking as well.

There are 2 bedrooms, living/dining area, well-appointed kitchen, and 1 full bathroom on the main floor with wide, knotty pine floors throughout. With large windows and skylights, the main room remains sunny and airy throughout the day. The larger of the two bedrooms has a view of the water, a queen bed with new mattress, large closet, and ceiling fan. The second bedroom has sturdy bunk-beds, also with new mattresses. Bathroom has tub/shower combo with great water pressure, large vanity, and a separate toilet room. In addition, there is a large carpeted loft accessible via a "ships ladder." The loft makes for a terrific play area for older kids while adults might find the low ceiling a challenge.

The living room has a comfortable love-seat and chairs, flat screen TV with internet access (no cable), Blue Ray/DVD, and stereo. WiFi is available throughout. The kitchen has an electric stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and ample cooking equipment including a full sized lobster pot! The dining table has seating for six and can expand with two built-in leaves.

There are also french doors that provide easy access to a clearing next to the water where you can watch ducks, geese, and egrets and even spot an eagle. Two Adirondack chairs and a fire pit offers a great spot to enjoy the sounds of the water while making s'mores.

Finally, this cabin is assigned two convenient parking spaces, large enough to accommodate a trailer.

Note: This cottage shares the screened porch and dock with the owner's cabin. There are times when the owner's cabin is vacant, so please check if that is important for you.

More Details

Leslie Dietiker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Leslie Dietiker

We are former Californians who went to graduate school in Michigan and then settled with jobs at Boston University! Making Maine our second home only makes sense - it reminds us of the nature plentiful in Northern CA and the New England feel of our new Massachusetts home. We have two boys and love nature.

Leslie Dietiker purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Leslie Dietiker chose East Boothbay

The dam is the first place I have seen so many stars in the sky at night - all at once! It lets the sea water from the Little River pass in and out for tides - which offers a wonderful walkway with the sound of rushing water. Our trees shade the buildings but yet allow ample views of the water to catch lovely birds and the jumping fish!

What makes this cottage unique

This location is on a cudesac off of a country road - it is rare to see or hear a car nearby. We love kayaking on the cove - on a warm day, it feels 10° cooler on the water. However, when you want to explore away from home, there is plenty of entertainment and shops nearby as well - Boothbay Harbor (about 15 minutes drive) is a lovely seaport village with craft fairs, whale watching, and wonderful restaurants. Closer to home, in East Boothbay, the General Store has a surprising selection of wonderful sandwiches, along with all the vacation staples (i.e., ice cream and beer). One of the best aspects we love is the ability to talk long walks and see amazing views of water in all directions!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 921 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo with great water pressure. The toilet room is located in a separate room off the main bathroom with tub and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
  • There are beds for four people. The bedrooms have new beds, mattresses, and bedding in 2015. The smaller bedroom has twin bunk beds. There are two IKEA "cubby" cabinets with colorful multi-sized tubs (search "IKEA TROFAST" to view) that allow for multiple children to store clothing and toys for easy access. The larger bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, closet, and chair. This room faces the cove with windows of trees and water. Note that there is a carpeted loft with no beds - but our teenagers love to sleep up there in sleeping bags! So that is also an option if your party would like to spread out.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful walk to the tip of the peninsula with expansive view of the Atlantic Ocean!


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Relax & Enjoy Beautiful Views From This 2BR with Loft Cottage On the Sea
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Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, private

  • 5 of 5

The Little Dipper is everything one would want for a relaxing vacation! On a cove with a floating deck, surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife, it was hard sometimes to leave it to go "downtown" to the harbor, only about a 10 minute drive! Very comfy bed, excellent water pressure and great shower, plentiful lighting, skylights, wideplank wooden flooring, open and airy. Pet-friendly and our doggie absolutely loved it! Would love to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this clean and charming cabin with our family of 4. Water visible out of most windows, and swimming off the dock was fantastic, as were walks along the coast. Owners were very responsive and on the ball in all respects. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay for some relaxation! The Little Dipper was perfect for the two of us, and is in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was perfect for the two of us. Amazing location. Beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The location was quiet and private. Great for kayaking and hiking. It is remote enough and close enough to the grocery and town. The cabin was bright, clean and comfortable. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Beauty Jim and Gretchen

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Boothbay for the last 15 years, and this sweet little gem exceeded all of our expectations. The setting was stunning with gorgeous views from the house. The house was very comfortable and so perfect for relaxation. We were thrilled to take along our dog; she loved the walk across the dam and the short walk to the open ocean. ( Ok, we all loved those walks!) Boothbay was a short drive, but to be honest we loved this place so much we spent most of our time on the property. We did not have a kayak, but if you do bring it along because it is such an easy and safe place for families to enjoy. We loved having lunch out on the dock and thoroughly enjoyed the fire pit almost every night. We are hoping to return in the future!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portage Lakes, Ohio

Clean, quiet and bright!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a lovely week at this clean, quiet and bright cottage on a quiet cove. It is fully up to date and with the high ceiling and loft, spacious and perfect for a relaxing vacation for a writer or artist (also for families and couples, but I went there to read, write and paint). The owners were responsive, accommodating, professional and friendly. No matter what I needed to contact them about, I received a quick and friendly reply. The grounds are well-maintained and nicely done. I enjoyed sitting out at the firepit in the late evenings, the only sounds an occasional owl. The cottage is 20 minutes from the lovely Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens and equidistant from Portland and the Rockland area. Thanks so much Leslie and Laura for a wonderful week in Maine!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Carriage House Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Ocean Point beach
Car: necessary

This cottage is in a serene, quiet location on a salt-water cove. Boothbay Harbor, a lovely seaside village with great restaurants and things to do, is only 15 minutes away. Many people come for the craft fairs, boating opportunities, lobster and other seafood, and whale watching. It is a great New England feel - but without any traffic or crowds.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.04
Pet Fee £37.22
Damage Deposit £223.29

Only one well-behaved dog is allowed during a visit - please get advanced approval for a dog. Also - important policies to be aware of: There is no smoking in the cottage or in the screened porch. In addition, there is a washer and dryer available in the basement, but it is only accessible via stairs from the outdoors. Also, please note that there is no cable television. The HDTV has internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. You can also sign into and use other services if you have a subscription. Please email us if you have any questions about this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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