THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor- Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Queen Bedroom, Queen Bedroom with Laundry Closet, Shared Tub-Shower Bathroom 2nd Floor- Open Balcony with TV Area at Top of Stairs and Twin Day bed, Bedroom with 1 Twin bed, Bedroom with 2 Two Twin beds (can be converted to king), Queen Bedroom, Shared Stall Shower Bathroom
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J1
Located near the Ocean Point area of East Boothbay, and on the Little River, Rip's View is in a quiet cove just off the bold Atlantic Ocean. Updated in 2019, Rip's View has a new master bathroom, new carpets, and new bedding. Down a long private driveway - Rip's View sits high above the cove with a great view of the harbor. There are beautiful English gardens around the property as well as custom made firepit with Adirondacks to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the boat buoys.
The well manicured lawns and attention to detail around every aspect at Rips View are noticeable and makes for an enjoyable visit to East Boothbay. The house is a short drive to downtown Boothbay Harbor where great shopping boutiques, restaurants, whale watches, homemade ice cream, schooner rides, amazing seafood, and mini golf await. East Boothbay has a couple restaurants including the world famous East Boothbay General Store which has phenomenal sandwiches and basic groceries. East Boothbay Lobsterman's Co-op is a short drive from the house and has some of the freshest seafood around.
This house is a multi-generational gem passed down to the current owner. Each year, Rips View is updated, re-painted and every thought of guest comfort is reviewed. The open concept living, dining, and kitchen area are great for families to gather while enjoying a cup of coffee or lobster bake on the large deck. The peaceful sounds of the river and boat traffic below allow guests to enjoy the busy downtown and then retreat to a quiet oasis. This property is great for your four legged furry friend as well and is located on a dead end road which is great for morning or evening strolls.
Each room is comfortable and well-appointed. Two queen bedrooms are located directly off the main living area with a shared full bathroom. Upstairs has great skylights allowing sunshine during the day and cooling air to circulate at night; a queen bedroom, twin bedroom, two twin bedroom that can be converted to a king upon request; newly renovated full bathroom; and a day bed in the reading loft which is great for kids.
Access the dock on the tidal fresh water Little River via a well manicured path to the shoreline - perfect for launching kayaks, docking a boat, sunbathing, or fishing.
Enjoy being minutes away from downtown where each year the town celebrates Fishermans Festival, Windjammer Days, Jazz Festival, Art Walks, 4th of July parade and fireworks, the Coastal Botanical Gardens and so much more! Checkout the events page of happenings in town HERE.
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.
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.
PROPERTY SPECIFICS: Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival). Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at an hourly rate Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, combination standard automatic drip with filters and K-Cup Trash Removal Service: Included with rental Water Source: Drilled Well - safe to drink Air Conditioning: No, but fans are provided Fireplace Usable: Yes, gas stove in living room Grill: Yes, propane gas grill and seafood cooker Internet Access: Yes, with WiFi TVs: HD TV with Time Warner basic cable and DVD player in living room. Second floor TV has a built-in DVD/VHS and cable Outdoor Fire pit: Yes, custom made Closest Shopping Village: Boothbay Harbor - 5 miles away Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 20 Plus Water Frontage: Yes, via dock Beach Access: No, but there are public swimming areas nearby Property Good For Fisherman: Yes Dock/Pier Access: Yes - requires good agility to access as it is rather steep Deep Water Boat Mooring: Yes - can accommodate up to 30' boat. Has label "Jordan" on the mooring pick-up. Backup Generator: Yes Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
Staff was very easy to work with and responded quickly to my inquiries. Megan was my primary contact and was wonderful.
It was a very comfortable house, fully appointed with every comfort of home. I loved the deck best. One thing I noted was that there wasn't any kind of "guide book" to local restaurants and attractions. (Usually when I have rented vacation houses the hosts leave take out menus, local park guides, and/or places that are dog-friendly in the area.)
Reviewed: Jun 29, 2021
I found it very easy and hassle free working with On the Water in Maine. It was a completely hassle free vacation! We normally like to stay in hotels so I dont have to be too concerned about cleanups and cooking etc. My husband was not comfortable with a hotel stay given the state of the pandemic so I was able to convince him to take this vacation at the house. I loved having the option to BBQ at the house or go out to dinner in town. It was the best of both worlds! I loved the ability to have kayaks delivered and at our fingertips whenever we wanted to use them! It was overall just a great experience and such a welcomed experience after an incredibly difficult 16 months.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Rips View. I packed so many things trying to be Super Mom and cover anything we might need while at the house and when I got there the house was fully stocked with everything we could have ever needed. It was AMAZING! The property was perfect! The home had plenty of space to spread out. Loved the yard and the ability to cook lobsters and eat outside/ The access to the water was amazing. Protected space for novice layers not needing to be exposed directly to the open ocean and close to hiking on some of the conservation lands! The house also was just fully stocked with anything we could have needed for our stay!
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2019
It was all good. We enjoyed the fire pit, the porch, the layout of the house. All the rooms were tastefully decorated, bathrooms nice. Appreciated the welcoming gifts and fresh flowers.
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2019
Toms River, US
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2019
All courteous, and accommodating! Our experience was professional and efficient. Everything was spelled out explicitly!
The house was in a beautiful location on the water as advertised. It was clean, comfortable, well appointed and in good repair. The gardens were gorgeous! We were happy inside and out. It was convenient to the General Store and several restaurants as well as a botanical garden, tide pools, etc
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2019
Always a fabulous experience. Friendly, helpful, easy to work with!
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
Working with your agency was very easy.
The house was very nice. It was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and items needed to prepare meals. The location was beautiful. We enjoyed going down to the boat dock and watching the lobstermen check traps from the deck.
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2018
East Aurora, US
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2017
I (We) have had and enjoyed a fine working relationship with all staff at On the Water in Maine Inc. over many years now. So glad they are our 'go-to' agency.
It fits our group perfectly. Plenty of space to spread out but with living and dining rooms large enough for us all to hang out together be it dinner at the table or game night in the livingroom. We love the tiered yard, the secluded dock, and the wraparound deck. Great place.
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2017
Great company to work with!
Loved the rental property with the exception of the walk down to the dock. Very open and relaxing home!
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2017
Working with the agency was pleasant and hassle free
The house was very well equipped. Had a delightful stay in the cooler weather from our accustomed 100 degree weather
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2017
Rip's View is the perfect relaxation spot, the house is spacious, clean and was perfect for our entire family!
The view of the water, the dock, yard are all amazing and such a short distance to town. We will definitely return to this
exact vacation spot and rental again, so many wonderful memories made!!
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2017
Reviewed: Jul 4, 2017
We just spent a beautiful week at Rip's View with our family. The house was spotless and charmiing in every way and had everything we needed as well as a place to grill and a fire pit for enjoying evenings outside. The dock was a perfect place to fish and we had rented kayaks for the week which were easily accessible. We feel like Rip's View is a little piece of heaven and we look forward to returning.
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2016
So sorry this took so long. was really saddened that the vacation went so fast. The house was just about perfect. the rap around deck, the living spaces, and closeness to water made our experience one to remember. the only problem that stopped this from being a perfect visit was the climb from the water. pretty steep
East Aurora, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2016
Easy to deal with, responsive and pleasant.
The house is perfect. Great location. Comfortable and cozy.
Fort Plain, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2016
Working with On the Water in Maine, Inc. was a pleasant experience. The staff was very personable and accommodating!
Rip's View in East Boothbay is a lovely well maintained cottage. There was plenty of room for our party of 7 and we enjoyed our stay very much!
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2016
Extremely professional. Great.
Wonderful, relaxed family home with access to water at house! Kids did lots of fishing off the dock. So nice to have the water available for use after a day of exploring the area!
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2015
You exceeded our expectations!
We stayed at "Rips View" early October and were delighted with the property and our stay. The home is beautiful and in a serene location which was exactly what we needed. The propety is so close to Boothbay Harbor and other places that we could just go back and forth and still be able to enjoy the healing serenity of it's location.
East Aurora, US
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2015
This is the 5th time we have rented from On the Water, we have never been disappointed .
Loved the property , especially the view from the deck
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2015
All the communication with On the Water in Maine, both on-line and by phone, was easy, friendly and helpful.
Rip's View was a great location and house for eight adults of three generations to spend a week. The main floor is close to meeting the requirements of being handicapped accessible. The open space facilitated conversation and group interaction. Although there was not much activity on the water, there was a good view from the house and deck. The well equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, and lobster cooker made meal preparation easy.
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2015
I found working with On the Water in Maine to be refreshingly personal. Thank you.
Our stay was very nice. Favorite features: the view, the wonderful sea air, the seclusion, the deck, the hummingbird that looked in the window almost everyday.
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2015
I found Rips View to be very comfortable! The dock was a huge bonus for the kids. Great fishing!
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2014
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2014
I have to say, I have rented at least 1 - 2 vacation homes every year, and by far, On The Water in Maine was the best I have ever dealt with! They were so accommodating, as were the owners to our needs. Anything I needed, they jumped to help with. I would definitely use them again when we come back to Maine as well as recommend them to anyone I know traveling to Maine.
Rip's View was amazing!!! As soon as we pulled into the driveway and saw how gorgeous the location was, we knew it was going to be heaven for the week!! And once you walked inside, you couldn't help but feel like you were home. It was very cozy. It was nice to wake up to the trees blowing and the water below every morning.
Smoking Is Not 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.
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.
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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.