Walk out the door, across the lawn and be on the water. Just like that. Sailing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating –right from your own dock & float. Captain’s Quarters is for anyone who loves the ocean and all things nautical! Located on the ocean side of Linekin Bay, just across from Cabbage Island, this luxurious three-story Victorian estate in East Boothbay is the real deal. Luxurious grounds and beautiful period appointments mix with modern amenities to create an authentic, unique and memorable seaside vacation spot.
Built originally as a wayfarer’s inn, the home is gracious, open and features many sitting vignettes and gathering areas.
SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO!
This is the perfect home-base for sailors, boaters, fishermen, photographers, walking and nature enthusiasts. An excellent area for fishing; blue fish, mackerel, stripers and sea bass are worth trying for. Enjoy day sailing in and around the Boothbay peninsula as our famous rocky coast line offers endless destinations and gorgeous views! Explore Linekin Bay with the two tandem kayaks that are provided by the owners for a couple hours or for entire days! You will never run out of things to see and marvel at. Walk from the house to the Burley loop of the Boothbay Region Land Trust, a gorgeous and gentle trail. Little River is a beautiful ocean trail also within walking distance of the house. Keep reading for more ideas on how to enjoy the amazing Midcoast of Maine and the beautiful Boothbay Peninsula. Have a lobster bake. Do it yourself or ask us about catering one right there in your yard!
THE DOCK & FLOAT
Extending out into Linekin Bay, the low tide depth of the float is 10’. The dock & float is shared with the family next door who do use it during the season as well. Two tandem kayaks and a row boat are kept on the dock and are available for your use. Adirondack chairs on the dock are perfect for sunrises and coffee or cocktails and evening views. Be sure to bring your camera! Just a few feet off Cabbage Island is an area renowned by the locals for sun-bathing seals. Osprey, eagles, loons, herons, cormorants and more frequent this diverse natural habitat. Swimming, sunning or fishing from the float are sublime. Two deep water moorings are also available, ask for details while making your reservation. Bring your own boat, or rent one locally, this location is perfect for all from expert boaters to novice kayakers! Did someone say lobster? If you happen to be down at the dock and the lobsterman is pulling his traps, wave him in and you may be able to buy them right from the boat. You can sail into town to pick-up provisions The dock and float will be a huge part of your vacation!
The gracious lawn cascades in tiers and gentle slopes from above the house down to the water. Small vignettes of flowers, flowering bushes and seating arrangements create beautiful gathering spots as well as private reading areas. Humming birds, butterflies and dragonflies are here throughout the entire season as are many nesting birds. A gas BBQ and cook-out area with picnic tables are great for outdoor grilling and provide the perfect venue for an old fashioned lobster bake. Croquet, horse shoes and bad mitten games are available. There is even a swing set! And of course, the views are stunning!
An enclosed porch wraps around three sides of the house with glass and screen windows letting in sunshine, sea breezes and amazing views! White wicker furniture with summer inspired cushions lead from one seating arrangement to the next. Dining tables, a foosball and Ping-Pong table along with games, puzzles, a reading library and DVD’s will provide hours of endless entertainment. In the evening, warm lighting and salty air lend a festive ambiance for music, games and storytelling and togethering.
Overlooking Cabbage Island and Linekin Bay, Captain's Quarters is rich in history and began life as an Inn in service to the steamships traveling the coast of Maine and later became a Sea Captain's home. Come see how the current Captain and his family have brought this gracious lady into a modern world without destroying the charm and character of the house.
On the first floor you will enjoy the well equipped kitchen, formal dining room, large living room and 3/4 bathroom (shower). The large spacious kitchen is well equipped for preparing big meals with two coffee makers, two refrigerators and an additional freezer plus an island for socializing, the kitchen is large enough for folks to ‘hang out’ while preparations are under way. The living room has a gorgeous fireplace and several furniture groupings offering plenty of space for conversations and indoor activities such as puzzles, board games and Wi-Fi. Mementos from the current owners as well as historic pieces from over a century of visitors, this cottage welcomes you to come right in and make your own memories!
The second floor has four bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The Lilac Room has a king bed, gracious lilac wall paper and soothing accents. The room is spacious, uncluttered and very welcoming with views over the terrace and lawn.
The Nautical Room has a Queen bed and just enough nautical touches to have you dreaming of adventures on the high seas. Lace curtains frame views of Linekin Bay and Cabbage Island.
The Butterfly Room has two Single Beds. Hand-painted butterflies flitter about the walls of the room creating a soothing oasis of whimsical magic with beautiful touches adding to the charm.
The Bird Room has One Single Bed and one Double Bed. Hand-painted art depicts life size images of local birds and their habitat. Civil War era furniture and appointments add beauty to this incredible room.
There is a full bathroom and four bedrooms located on the third floor. Each bedroom has two Single Beds.
The Garden Room, with two single beds, is complete with a white picket fence around the hand-painted garden circling the room. Little bunnies, birds, lady bugs and more make delightful roommates!
The Harry Potter Room, with two single beds, is a wizard’s delight with all manner of secret magic paraphernalia. Should the need to look up a potion recipe arise, a set of the books is on hand!
The Red, White & Blue Room, with two single beds, is replete with red and blue roses on the walls and carpet with white blankets making this room the perfect haven for the patriot in your group.
The Soldier’s Room, with two single beds and tin soldiers marching wall paper will inspire child-hood nostalgia you will want to share with your grandkids!
On the second floor:
The Lilac Room with a King Bed
The Nautical Room with a Queen Bed
The Butterfly Room with Two Single Beds
The Bird Room with a Double Bed and a Single Bed
On the third floor:
The Garden Room with Two Single Beds
The Harry Potter Room with Two Single Beds
The Red, White & Blue Room with Two Single Beds
The Soldier Room with Two Single Beds
The first floor has a 3/4 (shower only) Bathroom
The second floor has a full bathroom
The third floor has a full bathroom
Captain’s Quarters is available Friday to Friday by the week. We welcome multi-week bookings. This home is pet friendly. Linens are provided at no additional charge. Wi-Fi included with this cottage.
WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED?
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WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION?
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Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manage their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore, when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!
The Boothbay Peninsula is a beautiful region rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course it’s own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, a championship golf course and country club, mini-golf, bowling, museums, antiquing, hiking and walking trails. We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet friendly trails in protected areas. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings Click Here!
East Boothbay is an area that stretches from Boothbay Harbor out to Ocean Point. There are several little seaside communities that are part of East Boothbay. Rich in boat building history, East Boothbay in renowned the world over for the ship yards of the region. With many seasonal seaside cottages and homes, there are a few brave souls who call East Boothbay home year-round! Restaurants include Lobsterman’s Wharf, Ocean Point Inn and East Boothbay General Store. A full service Marina is located behind the Post Office. Great walking trails and of course incredible ocean views abound in this unique part of the Boothbay Peninsula.
Additional amenities include: washer/dryer, cassette player, cd player, moorings available for additional fee, 2 tandem kayak s, heat, also accessible by boat, shared dock and float (just you and one other family.), ironing board, linens (sheets & towels) are included for your stay....Read more
Left on 02/06/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | Mena
Although Captains Quarters does not have a/C (and we were told it did), I would totally go back again. The house is full of charm and very welcoming. It is fully equipped to house large families with double coffee makers, fridges and freezers and every spice you can think of. The screened in porch is fabulous to watch the gorgeous sunsets and not be bothered by the mosquitos. We were there in the heat of the summer and were never affected by the heat. I wish it were closer to town so we could walk to places rather than drive. That's the only draw back.
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