18 reviews

1 / 34 Seanook at a very high tide taken from the dock in Fall



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8604718

About the area

Seanook is located in Mid-Coast Maine only three miles from Boothbay Harbor. Day HIKES in one of the many land preserves are a favorite outdoor activity. How about a romantic SAIL at sunset? Many BOAT EXCURSIONS are offered in nearby Boothbay Harbor. Perhaps you would like a whale-watch cruise. We recommend the boat ride to Burnt Island for an HISTORICAL LIGHTHOUSE TOUR on Mondays and Thursdays in summer. You will also find MUSEUMS, and ART STUDIOS starting with nearby Paradise Studio Some of the best EATERIES are right here in Boothbay. The East Boothbay General Store has morning paper & coffee, breakfast pizza and gourmet take-out. THEATER has a dramatic presence in Boothbay Harbor with events nightly at the Opera House, including Family Night on Tuesdays. Visit the AQUARIUM in summer, where added children's programs and classes enhance the quality of the coastal experience. You can go ANTIQUING all up and down Route #1. As you will discover, it is not necessary to do much traveling once you arrive at Seanook, because the essence of Maine and the relaxation can be experienced right here at your doorstep. A fun adventure is to row across the bay to the town dock or launch ramp, then hike to the East Boothbay General store, or go the other direction all the way to Boothbay Harbor over Boothbay Region Land Trust trails. There are many wonderful eateries in Boothbay. Chefs pride themselves on original high quality offerings, many of them featuring seafood.

Getting around

You will need a car to adequately appreciate your stay. The nearest commercial airport is in Portland, ME, (PWM).

Getting here

As soon as we receive the completion of our two brief contracts along with your deposit check, we will email your receipt and driving directions. The closest international airport is in Portland, which is a minimum of 1 hour 15 minutes' drive from East Boothbay.

Interaction with guest

We are Mary Ellen & Ron and will be available should you need us during your stay. We live at our Shop/Studio which is situated diagonally up the hill and across the street from Seanook. We will greet you on arrival, give you the tour, and try to answer any questions you may have about the house and the area. You will have our phone numbers, should you need anything while you are here. In summer we may use the dock occasionally. Other than that, we will leave you to enjoy on your own, except that Ron will be down on the dock in the evening to take photos of the sunsets, his special passion.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (18)

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18 reviews

“Snowy Retreat at Seanook”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2017

We started driving north from Pennsylvania on Thursday, February 16th and saw the beginning of snow flurries in Connecticut; then snow-covered trees through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Mary Ellen, Seanook cottage's owner, assured us the roads were in good condition, despite a blizzard of 31 INCHES of snow from a nor'easter, which ended on February 12. She was right, and we arrived safe and sound at Seanook on Thursday afternoon. What a wonderful job they did clearing the cottage of all that snow!! Even though it was a light, fluffy snow, it was a huge undertaking. Mary Ellen and Ron had Seanook all ready for us~plenty of kindling and wood to build a nice fire, freshly made beds and a well-appointed kitchen stocked with every utensil and pot needed. We simply stopped at Hannaford and purchased everything we wanted to make all our meals right there. Seanook is so beautiful and comfortable, one doesn't want to leave~and we didn't! (only to take walks!) The views from every window are breathtaking, especially with all the snow! By Sunday, we cleared off the deck outside the master bedroom and were able to sit out there (with our coats on) in the sun, having cocktails and watching the snow melt away. We were so sorry to have to leave on Monday morning, but it was a fantastic get-away! Thank you, Mary Ellen and Ron, for a truly relaxing winter vacation at your special cottage on the bay.

Owner's reply: Thank you for writing about your happy adventure. We are glad we were able to help you feel cozy and comfortable at Seanook.

“Seanook is the only vacation spot you will ever ws”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2017

We have been coming to Seanook for years now, and every time the experience is better than before. We prefer going in the winter months and the quiet, the awe inspiring views and the different weather aspects of each day are just unmatched. We only go a couple times a year and each time we count down the days. It's like a dream. Seanook is such a beautifully maintained cottage, and an obvious labor of love for Ron and Mary Ellen. There is heart in every paint stroke, every gorgeous antique, the exquisite countertops to the seamlessly blended original artwork by Mary Ellen. Believe me, you will never find another place quite like it. As a bit of a bird nerd, myself, the water fowl and the eagle! offer so much to watch you can literally lose hours just observing them all, not to mention the red fox we saw at dusk. Once you go you will never want to be anywhere else. Thank you Aron and Mary Ellen, as always, for sharing such an amazing jewel with the rest of the world. We are eternally grateful.

Owner's reply: And we appreciate you as well every time you return. We are happy to share Seanook with you.

“A little piece of heaven”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2016

Staying at Seanook is always the highlight of our year. No matter what the season Seanook always has something to offer you. My husband and I always find it hard to leave and go sightseeing although there is plenty to see and do. We could just sit and gaze at the landscape with the wildlife ,boats and fishing without getting bored. This September was a banner year for fishing and the weather spectacular. Even the fog rolling in made the landscape that much more interesting. If you need time to relax and unwind from life's hectic schedule this is the spot for you. Every time we return it feels like coming home,very clean and cozy.Don't forget to light a fire and enjoy a glass of wine. Can't wait for next year! ! ! Pattie and Peter

Owner's reply: We enjoy having you unwind at Seanook; it is such fun when we occasionally catch a glimpse of Peter fishing off the dock. Life as it should be!


Reviewed 31 Jul 2016

This is our 4th year renting Seanook. The views of the water are amazing from every spot in the house. The amenities are all there. We look forward to it every year a perfect place to relax and enjoy with family. Truly a Maine getaway.

Owner's reply: We especially appreciate our repeat guests who delight in what we offer: comforts of home sequestered amid water and wildlife. Their respect for our amenities in always leaving things nicely earns them a preferred rate for subsequent visits.


Reviewed 30 May 2016

I did not find Seanook, it found me. Quite by accident it appeared on my computer after months of stress. I glanced at it and there was one available week the end of May. I booked it and when we arrived I knew that is where I needed to be. I went off property for a total of 2 hours that week. The beauty, peacefulness, cannot be described, one has to experience it. Thank you so much Mary Ellen and Ron.

“Seanook a Pleasant Stay”

Reviewed 16 May 2016

Thank-you Mary-Ellen and Ron for sharing Seanook! There were no surprises it was described accurately. Seanook is a lovely clean spacious, comfortable well equipped cottage located down a quiet deadend road on the water in a picturesque section of East Boothbay. The 3 sided view of the water upstairs and down was delightful with Osprey building their nest along with the heron, seagulls, ducks and birds all a pleasure to watch. Seanook is perfect for day trips as it is conveniently located close to downtown town Boothbay Harbor and scenic surrounding towns all offering Lobsters, seafood, organic food co-ops, grocery, theaters and in Boothbay a fun eclectic cinema. We thourghly enjoyed our week. There were good Seafood restaurants and we enjoyed beautiful hiking trails throughout parts of the Boothbay Land Preserve and in Camden and Bristol. The owners Mary-Ellen and Ron were pleasantly hospitable greeting us on arrival and giving helpful suggestions. We would love to visit again in the future. Thanks again, Cyndi & Jim

“A little slice of Heaven”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2014

The moment you open the door to this little gem you will say out loud "Now this is what I have been looking for!" Walls of windows greet you with their beautiful views and you instantly feel at home and at peace. The kitchen is open with everything you need to cook or bake. Large new fridge and great stove. The living room has comfortable seating with a great fireplace that we kept going the whole week and Ron made sure we had enough wood. The master bedroom is big with a king size bed, very comfortable. Attention was given to detail in this house by Mary Ellen with good quality sheets, blankets and towels. There were so many extra touches that made are stay so special that we truly appreciated. We will definitely return. The only thing we would love to see in the future if it is at all possible, is a hot tub. There is no bath tub in the house so a hot tub under the stars would truly be heavenly! Thank you Mary Ellen and Ron for sharing this very special home with us.

Owner's reply: It is indeed our goal to make the Seanook experience one of calm comfort compatible with the wooded slopes and rock-bound shore bordering Linekin Bay. We particularly delight in pleasing those guests who appreciate the homey details of our enhancements. That is what keeps us interested in forever tweaking this labor of love with creativity.

“Fantastic, wonderful, loved it!”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2014

Staying at Seanook, one experiences the gift of Maine - rustic beauty and quiet elegance, all wrapped up by Mary Ellen and Ron with attention to detail, graciousness, and kindness. Our family had relatives visiting from Sweden, and we wanted to give them a "Maine Experience". After looking at a few houses, we decided upon "Seanook" and were not disappointed; in fact, our expectations for our days together were exceeded. Our guests arrived in time for dinner, easily prepared in the well- equipped kitchen, and Mary Ellen had fixed the dining table so all 13 of us could sit together. It was already dark upon their arrival, so they had no idea of the spectacular sights in store for them in the morning- water on all sides, and a view from every bedroom. Furnishings are unique, thoughtful, artistic, and lovely. We felt like we were in someone's very cared-for home, not a rental house. It was simply the perfect spot to enjoy the natural beauty that is Maine, to sit by the fire for long visits, and to simply enjoy being together. We had sunny weather, rainy weather, and even a snowstorm (October!), most stores and restaurants were closed, and it did not make a bit of difference- we had a spectacular time. Four days was simply not long enough to enjoy what Seanook has to offer; we are already planning our next stay, and, in fact, I would like to stay forever! Carolyn Orne

“Great View”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2014

Very nice home right on the water. Great views any time of the year. Home is in good condition and was clean.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

A (very) cool Yule
A family finds its longed-for white Christmas in New England
See a fantastic article about a family's stay at Seanook for Christmas by searching the above title published in the Washington Post, December 11, 2014.