Minimum Stay: 3 nights Internet: Yes
Sleeps: 8 Pets: No
Bedrooms: 4 Smoking: No
Bathrooms: 1 Wheelchair Accessible: No
Property Type: Cottage (1352’ sq.) Children welcome
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
No Smoking or Pets Allowed (Due to the Allergies of Many People)
Wheelchairs are Inaccessible
An 1893 cottage built in the center of a double lot on water’s edge near the head of Linekin Bay, enjoyed and maintained by the family for five generations. While retaining the charm of a Victorian era open-stud construction, it has entered the 21st century with modern conveniences. This house was featured in “The Hand of the Small Town Builder, Vernacular Summer Architecture in New England, 1870-1935.”
Four Bedrooms - Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bedroom 1: Queen size bed with over the bed reading lamp. Two windows; front window affords a high point view of Linekin Bay.
Bedroom 2: Large room at end of the hall in the back. Queen size bed with reading light, two windows; side one gives partial view of the bay.
Bedroom 3: At rear, Queen Size bed, two windows.
Bedroom 4: Downstairs off dining room, one single bed, one camp bed, one window. Also a rear door leading to laundry room and bathroom.
Each bedroom has antique oak bureaus and mirrors, with closets for clothing. The duvets are handmade, and there are electric blankets for cooler nights.
DINING ROOM & LIVING ROOM
The living room has a large modern picture window with another great panoramic view of Linekin Bay as well. Double doors lead to a full length porch and domed cupola flying the American flag. A stained glass window on the stair landing offers a unique red tinted view of the rising sun and bay.
Another feature of the living room is the fireplace made from the pebbles, stones and shells found on the beach. The fireplace has a propane-fired Jotul stove that, on cool nights will heat the entire living room and give warmth to the upstairs bedrooms as well. A large flat screen 32” HD TV, a radio and board games are there, too. The dining room can seat ten comfortably with the addition of two more leaves, and a side door leads to the porch.
The kitchen was expanded some years ago and now has a large stainless steel sink set in a Formica countertop. There is a large refrigerator (new 2012) with a mini refrigerator in the back hall.
The five burner electric glass-top stove is new, as is the Bosch dishwasher in 2016. There is also a propane Rinnai heater on the back wall. A double toaster, microwave and two coffee makers help to make a kitchen our great grandmother would not believe!
Besides the appliances already mentioned, it is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes and utensils. Every-day dinnerware is on the kitchen shelves; finer dinnerware is in the dining room cabinet. Whatever is in the pantry cupboard is yours to use.
The supermarket (Hannaford’s) is 3 miles back to the first traffic light at Rte. 27.
One bathroom on first floor off the kitchen and laundry room. Completely renovated three years ago. Large modern shower stall, marble vanity and sink, toilet. Front window lends a peek at Linekin Bay. Towels and washcloths are new as are the bedroom linen.
The back hall has a newer washer and dryer.
YARD & PORCH
Outside, the side porch has a propane Weber grill, leading to the full front porch where a central round table under the cupola dome offers a great place for breakfast and coffee while watching the bay’s activities of swimmers and boaters using the public wharf and dock just two houses away. A great spot for fishing and swimming!
Keep your ears alert for the cry of osprey as they circle the bay looking for fish. Bald Eagles also make their own appearance from time to time, and low tide will find herons stalking the shallows, while families of ducks swim the bay in search of food as well. The honk of geese alerts you to a V formation of the large birds soaring overhead. Seagulls abound and lobster boats and all sizes of sailing and motor craft traverse the bay throughout the day. Exploring the beach for sea glass and old pottery bits as well as shells will keep kids of all ages (aren’t we all while on vacation?) busy.
32” HD cable flat screen TV, Roku, radio w/stereo speakers, a second radio in the kitchen, Wi-Fi, Internet, games, cards, some books.
Fully stocked kitchen (pots, pans, microwave, coffeemaker)
Washer & Dryer
Propane heaters in Living Room & Kitchen
Internet, Wi-Fi, cable, 32” HD TV, and local telephone are available.
Steam Iron and Ironing board, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock, Parking for four cars
A walk to the East Boothbay General Store is a half mile stroll past many turn- of-the-century cottages. Traffic is light, as Murray Hill Road is a long dead end road. Around the corner is the public boat ramp. Past the general store In the village, a restaurant on the water gives open deck diners a view of a marina and two ship building operations. The Post Office is nearby as well, with a Hannaford’s Supermarket and Boothbay Harbor with its many shops only three miles away.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
Botanical Gardens Hiking Trails Swimming Fishing
Golf & Miniature Golf The Opera House Music Theater Boat Cruises
Sailing: rent or Charter Whale Watch Puffin Watch Clam Bake
Schooner Cruise Deep Sea Fishing Lobster Tours Maine State Aquarium Lighthouse Tours Narrow Gauge Railroad Antique Auto Museum
Brunswick/Rockland Train Ride Owl’s Head Transp. Museum Antique shops
Many Restaurants Library Movie Theater Art Galleries
Kayak & Canoeing Boat Ramp Launch Fall Foliage Churches
Exceptional YMCA Marina Cycling Fairs
LOCAL BUSINESS & SERVICES
Banks & ATMs Supermarket Fitness Center Hospital/ Emergency Ward
Laundromat Cycling Post Office Marina/Boat Yard
Gas Station Police Station Ambulance Svc Bakeries
Beauty Salons Boat/Marine Supplies Book Store
Candy Stores Newspapers Chamber of Commerce Car Wash
Pharmacies Florists Museums