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ONE WEEK OPEN in the 2017 SEASON ~ AUG. 5 - AUG. 12 ~ BOOK NOW!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 213 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, family room sleeps 1, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 9 TOTAL

Morning Star Cottage is the perfect year-round Maine vacation rental! This Victorian custom-built home is situated on a narrow peninsula, affording sunrise and sunset water views from the porches and the third-floor balcony. A small cobble beach can be accessed at low tide for wading, shelling, and sunning. An easy kayak launch from this location provides exploration of the near and distant islands as well as a close look at the seals, loons, and lobster boats which inhabit the surrounding waters.

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical garden in New England is just 1/2 mile from this home. The CMBG is a horticultural gem and is considered one of the Maine's premier natural attractions.

Beautifully appointed with vintage and antique furnishings, this seaside home comes equipped with every amenity anyone could want for a truly carefree and memorable vacation.

A new deep water dock, shared only with owners' other home next door is now in place! Relaxing on the float, feels just like being in a boat.

All of our guests have raved about the accommodations and the spectacular views at our cottage. We choose to inform all of our potential guests that our property is adjacent to a grass and gravel long term parking area. The area is for residents of a small off shore island community called the Isle of Springs. We have been renting Morning Star Cottage for twelve years and have never had a single complaint about it. Everyone who spends time at Morning Star Cottage loves it, and we are confident you will too!

Family Reunions and Special Occasions

Morning Star Cottage is located next to Little Dipper Cottage, both of which have fabulous waterfront locations. These homes can be reserved jointly for a fabulous family reunion, anniversay, or birthday celebration.

Little Dipper Cottage HomeAway Property # is 164329

More Details

George and Kathy Hervochon
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2017

About George and Kathy Hervochon

George left his job on Wall Street in 1975 after picking up a newspaper left on an empty seat of his commuter train. He read about "owner-built homes training" in midcoast Maine and decided to build our home and move there with our two young daughters. We purchased 130 acres and built our home in Newcastle, which is located about 20 miles from Boothbay Harbor.

Just a few months after moving into our home, a nice young couple knocked on the door and asked George if he would build them a house just like ours. He agreed and continued to build homes, under the company name of "Hervochon Construction" for the next 39 years!

We have remained in the Damariscotta/Newcastle area all this time, although we moved into different houses built by my husband.

George has designed and built a variety of styles to suit many clients over the years. The project he is most proud of is St. Patrick's new church in Newcastle, of which he is a member. We give God the glory for that blessing!

I am a retired elementary school teacher, and George has turned the building business over to our daughter AnniPat, and our son-in-law. We stay busy with our two summer rentals, and our three grandchildren.

~Kathy Hervochon

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Words cannot fully express how much we enjoyed staying at your home. It was more than we ever expected it to be. It was embracing, beautiful and felt "like home". It was so peaceful and calm. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to make the wonderful family memories we now have."
Jul 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Boothbay, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed
    Other - 1 single bed
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

ONE WEEK OPEN in the 2017 SEASON ~ AUG. 5 - AUG. 12 ~ BOOK NOW!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
DuBois, PA


  • 5 of 5

Staying at Morning Star was absolutely delightful! The minute we got to the house, our children described the cottage as a minature dollhouse. Everyday when we returned back to the cottage, from the many different activities there were to do in the area, it was just like coming home. Very relaxing! We would go back to stay in a heartbeat! Thank you Kathy and George.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2007
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Maine

  • 5 of 5

We experienced Maine for the first time this year and we found the perfect Maine home to stay in. The home itself is lovely. The time, love and great decorating makes this house exceptional in every way. Also, spotlessly clean and comfortable beds.

The property is right on the water with a long dock to get your best views of islands and sun sets. Boothbay Harbor is just a few miles away for great restaurants and excursions on the water.

We enjoyed lobster everyday! There is a little store right down the road to buy fresh lobsters to cook.

Thanks to George &Cathy for making this home so special for us.


Traverse City, MI

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Home in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing in Maine for the past 40 years and we’ve had the opportunity to stay at many accommodations in the Boothbay Harbor region but none have come close to matching the enjoyment we experienced by our stay at the “Morning Star” cottage. It’s proximity to all the region’s attractions coupled with the solitude and surrounding beauty all contribute to deliver the “perfect” vacation. Our thanks to George and Kathy Hervochon for sharing their immaculate and beautiful home.

D&T families – Strongsville, OH

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply The Best!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have been coming to Morningstar in the fall for three years now and each time we walk through the front door, it feels like coming home. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures and the view is spectacular. I could spend all day on the third floor balcony swing just looking out on the water and listening to the quiet. The water is especially pretty in the afternoon as the way the sun hits it it looks like millions of little bubbles dancing on the water. Kathy and George are great, they keep the house immaculate and have always been very responsive to any questions we had. We are all very sad when we have to leave but also happy as we know we will be there again next year (and hopefully many more years to come)! Do not pass up an opportunity to stay at Morningstar, it is a little bit of heaven on earth!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Kept Secret in Boothbay, Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our stay last September was a dream holiday. The house is beautifully furnished and equipped, the view is stunning, and the week we had there was restful and ever so enjoyable. Easy access to Boothbay Harbor, grocery shopping, and the Botanical Gardens. A winning combination. We highly recommend this bright, cheery, and gorgeous spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Family Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great vacation staying at the Morning Star Cottage! The property has fantastic views and it is maintained at an extremely high level. The location is perfect, with close access to Booth Bay Harbor and many other Maine attractions. We have been vacationing for in Maine for over thirty years and of all the properties that we have rented this is our favorite place. The owners are friendly, family oriented, and great to deal with. We will certainly want to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
trevet store-ma and pa grocery, lobster
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Hendrick's Headlight Beach,
Car: necessary

Morning Star Cottage is located in the heart of the mid coast region of Maine. The area bustles with antique auctions, fairs and lobster and clam festivals all along the coast. Whether you travel north or south on Route # 1 you will marvel at New England charm at every glance. Crystal clear fresh water lakes, famous Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and the Maine Maritime Museum are within an hour's drive from the cottage. Boothbay also boasts a first class YMCA, galleries, and of course, the freshest lobster in the world!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Boothbay, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late spring
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
early summer
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
prime weeks
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
early fall
10 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$670.04
Cleaning A$0
Tax Rate 9.0%

$2400.00 - $4200.00 2016 season
+ 9% Maine State Lodging Tax
Comment: Holiday weeks are $2,500.00 (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, only)
Linens Rental Fee (Includes, all the sheets for the beds, towels for both the bath and the kitchen) ...$150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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