CAPTAIN KENT’S HOUSE | SUMMER COTTAGE | 1832 FARMHOUSE | WATER’S EDGE | BOAT HOUSE | PRIVATE DOCK & FLOAT | SECLUDED COVE | SAWYER`s ISLAND | FAMILY VACATION | BOOTHBAY | MIDCOAST MAINE
CAPTAIN KENT’S PLACE
Step back in time on this secluded piece of land, water and sky! Take a nap in the bottom of a canoe as the gentle water rocks you. Watch the sun slip into the Atlantic from the boat house –you can almost hear the sizzle! Spin on the hand-hewn wooden tree swing like you did when you were a kid and explore the mud flats at low tide, maybe you will even find some clams! With three 1/2 acres of land, most along the rocky coast, there is so much to see, do and experience on this unique and magical property!
From a by-gone era, Captain Kent’s Place is a lovely vintage farmhouse-style summer cottage located at the water’s edge on beautiful Sawyers’ Island in Boothbay, Maine. Built by Captain John Kent in 1832, the home is still owned by his off-spring with his second wife, Matilda Pinkham. The 7th generation of the Kent/Pinkham clan are now enjoying their idyllic summer ‘house’ and invite you to share it as well!
SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO!
Captain Kent’s Place is all about the water. The large, expansive yard dips right down to a tidal inlet. The boathouse, dock and float are the perfect spot to launch boats, nap and lunch, enjoy cocktails, watch the moon rise or simply let the lazy days slip by. Nicely protected, the inlet provides a bounty of wildlife. The property is on a spit of land with salt water on three sides, jutting into a protected tidal inlet. The mudflats warm up during low tide, making swimming warmer than usual when the tide comes back in!
At Captain Kent’s Place you will experience camp the way summer folk in this area have been for generations. Kayak, sail, swim, bird watch, canoe, fish or simply float in this idyllic and secluded setting! From the boathouse you can look across to Indiantown Island. Marilee Ellis, one of Captain Kent’s descendants found an Indian Chief skeleton in the pigeon mounds that remains on display at the Harvard University Museum of Natural History! Be sure to kayak/canoe over to Indiantown Island, maintained by the Boothbay Region Land Trust, and participate in your own scavenger hunt!
Captain Kent’s Place enjoys unsurpassed beauty from sunrise to sunset - even when the weather brings storms and fog. While many modern conveniences have been added, the cozy, homey atmosphere remains much the same as when it was built in 1832. The warm and inviting ambiance reflect the waterfront area and large, well-kept grounds as a great places to play, relax or just "do your own thing’. The cottage is nestled beneath indigenous trees with lawns sweeping down to the water offering plenty of places to hide with a good book.
At the water’s edge, you will find the Boat House a two story building with barn-style doors facing out to the dock and float. The boat house is like having another living room. Though quite rustic, this space is an absolute favorite of all ages as THE place to hang out. Equipped with outdoor furniture it has served the family as an extended patio, family room, al fresco style dining, lanai, nap room, kids play area and just about anything else you could think of! You can close the barn doors in inclement weather or watch the storm come in over the river!
The main floor includes the kitchen, butler pantry, dining room and family room as well as a ¾ Bathroom with a tub and Bedroom One with a Double bed. Period pieces and antiques abound in every room.
The second floor has a bath with a shower and three bedrooms. Bedroom two contains Two Single Beds and a King Bed. Bedroom three contains Three Single Beds. Bedroom Four contains One Queen Bed.
WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED?
Peruse our web site for local vendors, eateries and activities. Replete with all things vacation; if you can think of it, our site most likely covers it! Be sure to reach out to us if you need any help creating the perfect vacation!
WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION?
Vacation Rentals. Privately Owned. Professionally Managed. Trusted since 1993.
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 manager 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 its own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, golf, 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!
Sawyers’ Island is approximately 175 acres and is connected to Hodgdon’s Island and to the Boothbay mainland by bridges. It floats comfortably in the Sheepscot River enjoying views of Barter’s Island, Porter Island and Indiantown Island. Stunning views, quiet, protected inlets and peaceful island attitudes are the signature finds of Sawyer’s Island. Though equipped with cell and satellite service, many visitors and inhabitants alike enjoy the slower pace and the ‘step-back-in-time’ feel that washes over you as you cross the hand-crank bridge. Ferry service to Isle of Springs is available from the town landing. A canoe or kayak can get you to Indiantown Island and the Boothbay Region Land Trust preserve there. The land trust has scavenger hunts that are fun for all ages. Be sure to stop by the Trevett Country Store for some of the best lobster rolls in the Mid-coast on your way to explore Porter Island. And of course, no trip to this side of Boothbay would be complete without exploring the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Barter’s Island.
Additional amenities include: lobster pot with crackers & picks, coffee maker / toaster / microwave, half-tide dock / float, furnace with oil heat, no room in your car or luggage for linens? order linens today for your stay!, boathouse, electric range, dsl (internet plug in)....Read more
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
New to FlipKey?
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 300,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
Find the vacation rental perfect for you. Learn how.