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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

Back Bay Cottage - Portside: Luxury Condo on Water

Portside is a year-round luxury condo with the charm of a cottage in the heart of historic Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The cottage is in the town center and yet you will find tranquility and privacy inside. We share a dock and float with the other two Back Bay Cottage units and have our own deck on the water’s edge. With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, Portside can sleep up to six people. The Portside unit is on the ground floor of the 3-unit Back Bay Cottage, built in 2006. Amenities include a state-of-the-art kitchen and appliances, an outdoor gas grill, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, high-speed internet/wifi and free private parking.

Note--the den has two twin beds (trundle beds), not bunk beds, but Flipkey doesn't give this option in the drop-down menu!

TripAdvisor property ID 2302464

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Book this 3 bedroom apartment in Boothbay Harbor today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1350 to as high as $3145, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 63% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 11, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Abigail G.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 Dec 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Boothbay-harbor Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

Very Good

“Some positives and one disappointment”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2017

The condo is spectacular in a perfect location and view. Lots to do! Condo offers all you could need and many extras such as picnic equipment etc. Great shopping and sights. One over the top restaurant the others pretty good. In hot weather, bed rooms warm. Really sleeps 5 adults comfortably with low 2nd trundle fine for a child or young person. If the ad you see has twin beds that is an old shot of available sleeping arrangements. There is a king bed, double bed and trundle.

“Waterfront Condo in the Heart of Boothbay!”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2014

My family recently spent the week in the Portside condo and had such a fabulous time. The condo is beautifully furnished and maintained and right on the water. It is within steps of all of the restaurants and shops in Boothbay. We were there for a wedding and were able to see some of the other B&B's in town where guests were staying, and this place was by far the best, both in terms of comfort and price. We have a toddler, so staying in a condo with multiple rooms and living space was important to us over staying in a one-room lodging. This place is everything its cracked up to be - I would highly recommend it to anyone!

“Perfect Home Base”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2014

This lovely waterfront condo was cozy, comfortable, beautifully furnished, and very well equipped. It was so convenient to the shops and restaurants in the Boothbay Harbor area. A notebook prepared by the owner was extremely helpful in planning activities in the area and recommending restaurants to try. It made the perfect home base for exploring the coastal area of Maine.

“Fantastic In Every Way!”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2013

Our vacation was picture perfect partly due to this incredible property and the amazing care the owner has taken to making it so comfortable and inviting. The location was fantastic. An easy walk to everything the wonderful town had to offer. The views from the home were spectacular. I so enjoyed the sound of the water that even when it was cold outside I couldn't stand to have the windows closed which made for bundling up on the cozy couch with the fireplace roaring all that much better. Abby has thought of everything and I hope to have the chance to return again some day in the near future!

Response from the owner Joy, I am thrilled that you had such a nice stay in Boothbay and at Back Bay Cottage! I hope you return again very soon as well! Best, Abby

“A Gem!”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2013

Our stay at Back Bay Cottage was perfect in every way. The condo is right in the heart of lovely Boothbay Harbor, with its many restaurants and shops. It's cozy, impeccably maintained, charmingly decorated, and superbly equipped; Abby has thought of everything a guest might need. We felt at home right away, and we never wanted to leave. The deck/dock is the best; we were out there at sunrise, sunset, moonrise and many times in between to enjoy the superb view and watch the tides. We would have been happy to curl up and spend all our time "at home," but we had magnificent fall weather, so we walked all around town, took a harbor cruise and explored the nearby Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (a "must-see"), the Maine Maritime Museum and Iron Works in Bath, and the excellent Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. Back Bay Cottage is a gem. Highly recommended.

Response from the owner Francy, I'm thrilled that you had such a lovely time! And thanks so much for mentioning these must-see's for future guests! I hope you visit Boothbay again soon! Best, Abby

“Loved our stay!”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2013

This was the best vacation rental we have ever used! The kitchen is amazing and so well stocked! Everything is stocked, lots of extra pillows, blankets, anything you need. We could not have been happier in this spacious and still cozy cottage. I didnt even mind the stormy day that kept us inside. Snuggled up with hot tea a good book and relaxed. My family loved the town of Boothbay and we are excited to go back again. The town is great and being able to walk to everything and be on the water was the best. So convenient, we loved the easy walks to shop and eat. Perfect location to enjoy the town and water!

Response from the owner Tracey, I am thrilled that you and the whole family enjoyed your stay at Back Bay Cottage and fell in love with Boothbay! We hope to see you again soon! Abby

“Best vacation rental ever!”

Reviewed 21 Dec 2012

We've been renting vacation homes for over twenty years.Mid Coast Maine became our favorite location about five years ago. This trip was with my sister and our 89 year old dad so being close to a town and having a hospital nearby was essential.We made our arrangements a little later in the season than usual staying for two weeks late October into November. We were at Back Bay Cottage - Portside when Sandy hit. Even through high winds and tons of rain we felt completely safe in this first class rental. When we asked abby if we should tie down the deck furniture and grill - she contacted the caretaker and he came over right away to take care of it. A couple of days later a nor 'ester dropped snow, sweet! The front sitting room was easily made into a bedroom providing complete privacy. Abby recommended it be used by someone who might the the early riser due to its proximity to the front room. It was perfect! There is a TV in each bedroom and a nice flat panel in the main living room - one of our necessities for dad being football season. I wanted to take the kitchen home with me - it had every single essential to enhance our comfort and a drop dead gorgeous black stone farm sink. The accommodations were first class and immaculate. We spend tons of hours researching our vacation rentals and the proximity to conveniences is very important to us. This location could not have been better. We were one short block to the main street of Boothbay Harbor. Condo parking is super easy. Some of the summer restaurants were closed for the season but there were plenty of restaurants that were open and welcomed us. Days were spent revisiting our favorite towns - Stonington, Wiscasett, Rockland, Tenants Harbor and the St George Peninsula and for the first time - Portland where we had a magnificent lunch at Eastender. We would highly recommend Back Bay Cottage - Portside!

Response from the owner Jill, I am so glad that you and your family had such a nice stay, and despite the tricky weather! Thank you so much for your kind words and I do hope you visit again soon! Happy holidays! Abby

“a coastal Maine fantasy fulfilled”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2012

Mellowing shingled siding, white trim, white rockers on the front porch. You enter the shared vestibule. Nautical charts, antique oars. Then left into Portside, and the decor and views unfold. Beautiful finishes, comfortable furnishings. Kitchen with everything. Spotlessly clean. Lots of windows unto the harbor, deck and dock. Finally, location, location. We have booked for next year already.

Response from the owner Janet, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and thrilled to have you visit again next year!!

“Awesome relaxing vacation!”

Reviewed 2 May 2012

We loved our week at Back Bay Cottage Portside! This place is so beautiful, clean, amazing views from inside and outside, and right in the middle of the harbor! The condo was so comfortable and had everything a person could want or need right there. We loved being able to walk for anything we wanted to, restaurants, ice cream parlors, boat excursions, park with entertainment and much more. We did a couple of day trips, but mostly enjoyed just relaxing on the deck (trying to read but couldn't take my eyes off the view). We will definately return!!

“Can't wait to come back to Back Bay Cottage!”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2012

My wife and I have been to Back Bay Cottage in both February and May and love it in the off-season! The place is warm, cozy and beautiful inside and out. The views from the living room, dining room, kitchen and den - and from the deck and dock - are spectacular from this location right on the harbor. Or we should say right over the harbor; you feel like you are floating on the water here. It's tempting to just snuggle in, but there are so many places to explore nearby that some days we never used our car at all. The owner has a long association with the area, and shares her great suggestions on the website: Enough to do for a whole week? We needed at least eight more! Of course not all the shops and restaurants were open the times we came, but plenty were - many an easy stroll from the door. We love the serenity of the winter and spring in this town that bustles in the summer. We are walkers and this is a walker's heaven. Best of all, you come back at the end of your hike to Back Bay Cottage!

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