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
Working with your agency was a pleasant experience for us as first time renters.
The information about the property and area made the stay very easy.
Our stay in Rip's View was perfect. The accommodations were cozy, warm, spacious, and comfortable. The property is private and yet convenient to market, restaurants, stores when needed. The riverfront is very picturesque, peaceful, and serene. The property is ideal for peaceful vacationing, yet ideal for entertaining which we did for my birthday with a wonderful Clambake/Lobster Fest prepared by friends in a traditional New England fashion including homemade blueberry cake for birthday cake!
Hopefully we will be able to do a repeat trip from California same time next summer.
Reviewed: Mar 31, 2014
The peaceful setting and outstanding views compliment this charming house for a true sense of Maine living. The floor plan is open yet very cozy and we have found that it's a perfect spot for making family memories! I would highly recommend this beautiful house and all it has to offer. We will definitely be repeaters!
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.
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.