Once owned by local author Dr. A. Power Davies, this Classic Maine vacation cottage is where another noted author, Thomas Wolfe, edited “Look Homeward Angel”. In the collection of his personal writings he mentions his stay here in Ocean Point in letters to his mother. Facing Negro Island (which many locals believe was part of the underground railway), The Haven faces southwest with spectacular view of the islands and the Atlantic as far as the eye can see. Maybe you too will be inspired by your stay.
With views like this you will see a parade of boats: big boats, little boats, motor boats, sail boats, leisure boats and working boats, and during Windjammer Days (a local celebration and tradition) you will have one of the best views of the schooners as they enter and leave Linekin Bay where they will anchor overnight before they parade into Boothbay Harbor on Tuesday under full sail.
There are the birds; osprey, cormorants, eider ducks, terns and all manner of migratory and year round aquatic and shore birds. Plus the dolphins and seals that come in close and the whales that pass by farther out. The sunsets are particularly fantastic and if you are lucky enough to be here on the full moon, you will be able to enjoy that magical moonlights reflection playing on the surface of the ocean. So bring your camera and bring your binoculars –you won’t want to miss a minute!
SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO!
If watching the wonders of the ocean is not what you want to do, there are many additional options! Take a walk down to Grime’s Cove and swim out to the swim float. Explore the craggy shore line and the multitude of tide pools on your way there and back. Take in the local and varied architecture that exists in this quaint and beautiful sea-side summer community. Walk over to Ocean Point Inn for locally inspired cuisine. Take a guided kayak tour and explore the rugged coastline from the water! The Boothbay Region Land Trust has miles and miles of pet friendly trails, several in East Boothbay, which offer an enticing way to see more of this beautiful peninsula. Grab a breakfast pizza from East Boothbay General Store or mosey over to Lobsterman’s Wharf for some exquisite food in a wonderfully laid back ambiance!
Head into Boothbay Harbor for even more options like shopping, antique hunting and some great galleries! Fishing trips, sightseeing excursions for whales and puffins, lobster bakes, music and sunset cruises and of course, lots more options for stellar food and live entertainment throughout the summer!
The owner has written in her guest book, "I hope you have a chance to just sit on the porch and unwind. If it's a rainy day, please fee free to enjoy the games and puzzles on the shelves, and of course the books that are everywhere. You will find that the quiet can make this place truly a haven!" Many of our past guests have said so and come back time and again to unwind.
The owner has created a welcoming atmosphere of comfort and historic memorabilia. Explore the history of the house, the families who have owned and visited here and the area in general through pictures, writings and generations of personalities!
The full kitchen, while basic, is a delight to work in and has sunny windows. The rest of the first floor flows from dining area to living area to sun porch. And of course, the open deck is like having another room in which to gather! The back yard is large and hilly, perfect for kids and dogs alike in this pet friendly home!
The First Floors Bedroom has Two Twin Beds (that can be converted into a King)
The Second Floors front bedroom has a new queen bed and the back bedroom have new stacked bunk beds (singles).
Located on the Second Floor is a ¾ Bathroom with a Shower.
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?
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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 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!
East Boothbay is an area that stretches from Boothbay Harbor out to Ocean Point. There are several little 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 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: wood stove, cassette player, cd player, TV, direct TV, 2 fans, heat, no room in your luggage or car for linens? order them today for your stay!, tennis courts, association for fee....Read more
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We have stayed at the Haven several times and always enjoyed our time there. Our grown children insist we stay there and we all love the privacy yet the ability to walk through Ocean Point and the beautiful scenery. The evening sunsets on the rocky coastal meeting point are second to none. We love The Haven and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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