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The historic Harrington House. In-Town Coastal Get Away

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 people very comfortably.

This historic home has been beautifully restored and features plenty of room and modern conveniences with an ocean view. While a cool ocean breeze blows in most summer nights, our home offers air conditioning to guarantee comfort. Only a minute walk from downtown Boothbay Harbor, you are close enough for the fun but not too close to the commotion. Great seafood dining, live music and shopping can be reached without your car! Weeks worth of entertainment are very close by including whale watching tours, deep sea fishing, kayaking, lighthouse tours, a botanical garden, aquarium, art galleries, shops and great dining. Also close by is a grocery store, YMCA (with short term memberships), drug store and hospital.

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About Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor is one of the most picturesque and active boating harbors on the coast of Maine. Explore the famous footbridge and winding streets with an array of shops, art galleries, restaurants (open air to fine dining), sightseeing boats, whale watches, island ferries, fishing excursions, kayaking, concerts on the library lawn, craft fairs, and more. The Boothbay Region is home to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a State Aquarium, and more than 20 parks & preserves including a large system of hiking trails maintained by the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Golf is available at the Boothbay Country Club; athletic and fitness facilities are available at the newly renovated YMCA for reasonable daily rates. Enjoy fun day trips to: Monhegan Island, Damariscotta, Pemaquid, Freeport, Rockland, Camden, Popham Beach and many more. Return after a fun filled day making use of all of the activities only steps away to the tranquility of your vacation home.


There is always something fun going on in the BBH area! Most people think of Maine only for the summer, but some of the most special events happen 'off season'. The Claw Down lobster cook off in Sept, Fall Foliage in October, your family Thanksgiving dinner, a wreath making party or Holiday Party weekend, A quite Jan get away to unwind, a romantic Valentine trip, welcome in spring...

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More Details

Jim & Lisa Stover
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Jim & Lisa Stover

We spend the rest of the year in Chicago in the very busy fields of Real Estate, Wine Sales, Hotel Management, Senior Care, Medicine, Research and School. After a crazy year we all look forward to a short but special visit to our home in Maine!

Jim & Lisa Stover purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim & Lisa Stover chose Maine

This home was ours the moment we found it! There was no question that we would enjoy many years and great times raising our family and watching it grow in this home.

What makes this house unique

This home affords both a quiet serene ocean view and a quick walk into town. We think it's the best of both worlds, accommodating the reader and the shoppers in the group. Park the car and forget about it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Boothbay Harbor in Boothbay Harbor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Room 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Room 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has it's own personality and are all very comfortable.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is an additional dining table in the living room that can be opened up to accommodate more seating for meals. There are 4 folding chairs and a folding table as well.


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The historic Harrington House. In-Town Coastal Get Away
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent property and just as described in the listing. We came to Boothbay for a family vacation week in late July with my wife and three boys who are six and under. Perfect location--5 minute walk to town, spacious property with three good size bedrooms, excellent kitchen and all the necessities for a week stay with your family. My kids loved the loft. We will return to this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great historic home, well furnished, clean, well stocked. Awesome location.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time in Boothbay Harbor and we enjoyed staying at this house very much. It was well stocked because there was nothing we needed that wasn't there except for food. As an example, Jim provides both a gas and a charcoal grill. How cool is that?

Jim, I have to say, is very accommodating and communicates quickly. At first when you book this place it seems automated, but believe me he's there for you when you need him.

Back to the house. It's very clean, comfortable and homely. We only had a couple issues which didn't slow us down.

1) wifi was acting up, but not a big deal. It gave us an opportunity to realize we needed to get away from electronics and go into town for fun.

2) we didn't get to use the upstairs bathroom too much for showers because of the configuration. If you like baths it's perfect, but you'll have to shower downstairs.

I really want to rate this house a 4.5 (no upstairs shower), but no way to do that here. Trust me when I say that you will enjoy your stay here. Make sure you raise the flag every morning and walk into town. Grab a few lobsters and head back for grilling.

Cheers Jim! Many thanks. Looking forward to being back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Duane Sorry about the wi-fi issues. Time-Warner told me they were having issues for a few days with the whole area. Didn't know that was possible. Still trying how to add a shower upstairs - we need to blow out the roofline to do so. Glad you had a great stay!
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The house was clean, quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was conveniently located and close enough to walk to all the shops and restaurants. We were very pleased with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was charming & well cared for. Everything we could possibly need was provided & we would certainly recommend it to friends!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful coastal Maine Home

  • 5 of 5

Great, comfortable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay. You discovered the hidden gem of Maine and that is visiting in January! As we are always fully booked in the summer, not only are the rates and availability much better in the winter but the Harbor is arguably at it's most beautiful then. We enjoy or own visits most in the off season when the crowds are down and our local friends actually have some time to relax and socialize, which is hard to do during the summer tourist season. Thanks again for the review!
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  • 5 of 5

Quaint New England cottage, plenty of space for the 4 of us , could have doubled that and still been comfortable. Excellent location within walking distance to town, and what a cute town to stroll around. Went to the botanical gardens, which was awesome, took the advise of your kindly neighbors to take the shuttle, all went well.

would definitely contact you again for rental in another season to enjoy the seashore. Your home is very comfortable and inviting.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looking for a wonderful change of pace? This vacation home is your cure! Located in the quaint fishing village of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this is the perfect get away for enjoying ocean life, fall foliage, holiday lights, a family get together or just peace & quiet. Hilltop views of the ocean including 2 lighthouses. Located only 2/10 of a mile from downtown, there is plenty to do & see including great shopping, dining, boating, hiking, golfing, etc! This historic home is bright and comfortably furnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, family room, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 8 very comfortably with 2 queen ,1 full, 2 twin + full size futon. Sits on almost 1 acre with nice sized front and back yards.

Other Activities: whale watching

Golf: Boothbay Harbor Country Club is open to the public. 3 miles away.

Ski: Lost Valley Ski Resort in Auburn, Maine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Boothbay Harbor, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Aug prime
20 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Oct low
20 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
late dec
26 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
new years
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.65
Pet Fee £50.5
Damage Deposit £388.45


We are happy to work with special situations and shorter/longer term pricing. Feel free to email or call if you have a unique circumstance or additional questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.