THE GULLS COTTAGE - Town of Boothbay

LOCATION: Boothbay, Back River - Great Waterfront Location Near the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Downtown Boothbay Harbor

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Allows Pets Yes
Property Size 800 sq. ft.

Property Info


Main Level - Living Area, Kitchen, Dining Area, Tub/Shower Bathroom, Queen Bedroom, Two-Twin Bedroom, Two-Twin Bedroom, Covered Deck

DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2


A comfortable cottage nicely furnished- The Gulls Cottage was selected for purchase by owner's looking for a cottage that defined their idea of a perfect Maine vacation destination. They selected a kayaker's dream location - a place where one can explore protected coastal hideaways among lobsterman and other recreational boaters. Coincidentally, they chose a place close to the highest ranked (by TripAdvisor) attraction in Maine as of the Autumn of 2013. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are located just over a mile away. Rental of this property includes 2 adult tickets to the gardens.

Entering the cottage you are greeting by comfortable furnishings, original artwork, a well-equipped kitchen, and comfortable sleeping quarters. The front of the cottage faces the water with an open living room, kitchen, and dining area in the same space. The rear of the cottage contains the three bedrooms and full bathroom.

Walk out on to the pier and dock in front of the cottage to launch kayaks (not included) or just enjoy sitting with a book or glass of wine.


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however kayaks, stand up paddle boards and even bicycles are offered for rent through Tidal Transit Kayak Tours & Rentals. Their website with contact information is located by clicking HERE.

LINENS & TOWELS: The Gulls property does not have a Washer or Dryer, so the rental of this property includes all bed linens and a double set of towels.  Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be 2 bath towels and 2 wash cloths per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen.  Additional bath towels can be rented.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.

Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental assuming the average 6-hour cleaning is needed. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to Guest at $35 per hour
Washer & Dryer: No
Dishwasher: No
Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters
Air Conditioning: No - but fans are located in each bedroom
Heat Source: Electric Heaters, Wood-Burning Fireplace
Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi
TV: TV with basic cable service and DVD player
Water Source: Well Water (Guests may prefer bottled water for drinking)
Grill: Charcoal Grill
Usable Fireplace: Yes, Guests must supply their own firewood
Closest Shopping Village: Boothbay Harbor, 4.2 miles
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 25 Plus
Water Frontage: Yes
Beach Access: Yes
Dock/Pier Access: Yes - Boats up to 20 feet - no water at low tide
Boat Mooring: No
Property Good For Fisherman: Yes
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Swansea, US
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2017
Property Manager
Easy and accurate
A peaceful and relaxing cottage
Brunswick, US
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2017
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine was great to work with. Our dog doesn't fit perfectly into the dog policy, but I was able to speak with someone and they were very accommodating given he is 10 years old and just sleeps all day (I'm not even sure he noticed we were on vacation). Directions for renting, payment, getting to and from the property, check in/out were all very well communicated and easy. Thank you!
The Gulls was perfect for our stay. The cottage was charming and well-equipped. The location was great. It was very easy to get to and from town if we wanted, and secluded and private for when we just wanted to relax and enjoy the view. You can see the water from almost every window in the house, and the deck and dock were lovely. The two sets of sliding doors in the living room made an easy transition from the deck to inside, and allowed for protection from the mosquitoes after the sun went down. It was great to be able to bring the dog and not have to worry about road noise or having neighbors too close by.
Exeter, US
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
Property Manager
Easy to work with
Excellent location and water views
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2016
Property Manager
Very efficient and helpful .
We loved everything about the Gulls. It's on a beautiful spot on the water,. Peaceful and full of life. It is also just a short drive to eatting and shopping . The house had all the provisions you need already there.
Fairfield, US
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2016
Property Manager
The view was wonderful, and the property was both private and close to town and attractions.
Apache Junction, US
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2016
Property Manager
This agency was terrific with regard to communication prior to as well as during our stay. I would definitely seek other rentals from this agency in the future.
We absolutely loved everything about this property. The house was situated in a quiet location on the back bay with gorgeous views of herons and Osprey diving for food. And the Boothbay area in itself was beautiful with many preserves and an amazing Botanical Gardens. A couple of highlights of our trip was taking a boat ride from the Botanical Gardens into the bay on a guided tour with boat captain Shawn and visiting the Alpaca Farm in South Port. In general this area was so friendly to travelers....thank you for the wonderful vacation experience!
Meredith, US
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2015
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine did a great job keeping us well informed. Particularly liked the email that suggested favorite things to do and places to go. Or what to do on rainy day.
The Gulls is really a home with enough personality and decorations that it is homey without being fussy or things getting in the way. love the landscaping, natural as well as sweet garden areas. Layout is perfect with living area and porch giving perfect views. Love that front is all glass doors for view. Love that it gets the sunsets and not the morning sun. Porch was perfect even on hot humid days. And most times there is a nice breeze coming up the river. Location to town and other areas was perfect. Couldn't see one neighbor other than the ones across the river which is still far away. Wonderful, private, well-amenitied, little home. would be tight for 6 people but perfect for 3 or 4.
Mystic, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2015
Property Manager
On the water in Maine is very easy to work with. All paperwork is done electronically and there was always someone who was able to answer my questions. It's a very professionally run business.
Beautiful view! Great dock
Reviewed: Mar 6, 2014
Property Manager
Reviewed: Mar 5, 2014
Property Manager
I did not use On the Water in Maine when I rented this property last year because it was with another company then - but I am impressed with your website and information. This is the most perfect spot you'll find in Maine. Water & scenic views from everywhere; quiet spot but near town, pretty/cozy house & porch; could sit on dock & never want to go anywhere else.
Reviewed: Mar 5, 2014
Property Manager


Cat Disclosure: The Owner of this property, while using it, occasionally has a cat in the cottage. The property is of course thoroughly cleaned after the owner`s personal use and before rentals, but in case a renter could have allergies to cats, we like to disclose this information.

No Smoking is permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.

Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.

Boat Rentals and other amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.

Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.

Town Info - Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor & Southport Island

Boothbay Harbor is one of the best-known boating centers in New England and boasts a natural harbor known as "The Boating Capital of New England," home to many fishing boats as well as pleasure craft. Southport Island borders the south side of Boothbay Harbor and is accessible by a bridge.

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