Boothbay Harbor Vacation Rentals & Cottages - 6 Rentals Available
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- 5 bedrooms 5
- 5 bathrooms
- sleeps 11 11
- min stay varies
- Beach/lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
- Air conditioning
from $500.00 / night
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About Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor, Maine is a quaint town with a rich coastal heritage. It's been a tourist town since the mid-1880s and once you visit you'll understand way. The crystal clear (albeit cold) waters provide a bounty of activity including the very popular yachting and sailing the area is known for. Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals are the best way to enjoy the "down east" casual lifestyle.
Things to Do
For a small town, Boothbay Harbor offers plenty to do. In addition to popular activities on the water, visitors enjoy ferry trips to Burnt Island Lighthouse. The Maine State Aquarium is also in Boothbay Harbor. There you can see lobsters of all sizes and colors and dip your fingers into the touch tank (Don't worry. No lobsters there.) Boothbay Railway Village offers guests the opportunity to take a trip on a vintage steam locomotive. The museum houses a variety of exhibits including hundreds of salt & pepper shakers. As wonderful as these attractions are, they're only open during the summer so plan accordingly.
A small town, Boothbay Harbor also provides lots of family-friendly entertainment and fun. Boothbay Harbor offers whale watching, boating, yachting, fishing excursions, and an abundance of outdoor activities. After spending time on the water, head to Ocean Point to enjoy the scenic views, and pack a picnic to dine while overlooking the water.
The most enjoyable way to see this town is from the water. The harbor marina is the place to catch one of the sightseeing boats, a Windjammer cruise, or rent a kayak. Landlubbers will enjoy the pedestrian-friendly downtown or biking on the windy ribbons of back roads. Coastal Maine is dotted with beautiful towns and villages. Unless you're a distance biker, the best way to visit them is by car.
Boothbay Harbor's location on the Atlantic Ocean means cool ocean air and dramatic cloud formations. Winters are long and cold, but summers are glorious in the low 70s with cooler temps at night. Since many of the attractions close during the winter through Memorial Day, staying at a Boothbay vacation rental in the off-season means you'll experience the type of undisturbed quiet where you can hear the snow fall.
Downtown Boothbay Harbor is home to many quaint shops. From pottery to unique down east souvenirs, there is a wealth of local treasure to find. If you're looking for a traditional Maine coastal town of classic buildings with wooden shutters, painted signs, and flower pots brimming with rainbows of flora, Boothbay Harbor doesn't disappoint.
The biggest event of the year is the annual Windjammer Days held in late June through early July. The week-long event is held to welcome the Windjammers, which sail into Linekin Bay midweek and then into Boothbay Harbor during the parade of sail. This tall ships celebration pays tribute to Boothbay Harbor's significant contribution to the ship-building industry. The local chamber runs Windjammer Days and it brings a significant amount of traffic and visitors into the area. You'll want to plan ahead if you're vacationing during this time.
Those who want to experience Maine culture may want to check out Cabbage Island Clambakes. The event includes a scenic boat tour of Cabbage Island followed by a clambake. You’ll experience Maine lobsters and steamed clams cooked by traditional methods.
Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals provide a lovely escape to the sea. Stroll the rocky shoreline and discover the quaint town. Explore the area's rich history and take in the invigorating salt air while you leave your worries behind.
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