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Brenda Wood

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Saltwter home access via last remaining hand operated swing bridge

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Photos and Description of this Trevett holiday house

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Salt water-front Island home located on Barters Island with expansive views from 300 foot waterfront with 2 acres 19 century vintage, comfortable home with large eat-in kitchen, bathrooms located on first & second floors, 4 bedrooms and laundry on second floor. Living room and family room with attached screened breezeway & deck with gas grill off breezeway. Office area for wireless hookup & unlimited long distance telephone, 3 TVs. Private tidal dock & runway. Great bird watching: eagles, osprey, blue herons, ducks, & loons. All viewed from most windows along with harbor seals

Barters Island has a unique manual swing bridge (not many swing bridges left) Island is 4.3 miles long & 1 miles wide. Great for walking and biking. Botanical Gardens, Land Trust trails, YMCA camp, & saltwater and lake swimming within a mile. Boothbay Harbor approx. 4 miles for shopping, eating, boat sight seeing/rentals & kayaks, Opera House with live theatre & entertainment.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brenda Wood (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Brenda Wood

Our family moved from New Hampshire to East Side Rd, on Barter Island. Dick is a builder and I am a retired Real Estate Appraiser. Our daughter attended Tabor Academy, and our son attended Kents Hill School. Our son lives in Brooklyn and out daughter lives in Livingston Manor, NY., with our one grandchild, Ameila Daisy. We did a total rehab on the Island House. We are pet less, since our last Lab died.

We keep a 30 ft, SeaRay in the Harbor at Browns Wharf and belong to the Downeast Yacht Club, a real boating club.

Brenda Wood purchased this house in 1987

Why Brenda Wood chose Boothbay Harbor Area

Barters Island is real community with an old time store which serves the best lobster rolls, crabmeat rolls, other fish, pizza and breakfast sandwiches while is located on the water next to the swing bridge. Approx less than 1/2 mile to stroll to for breakfast or lunch. We are approx. 1 mile to the now famous Botanical Gardens, which has lots of programs throughout the year. There are serveral Land Trust Preserve trails located on the Island: Porter Point, School House Preserve. Tibbets Island and Timber Island Preserve to kayak to on Back River.

The Island is approx. 4.3 miles long and 1 mile wide for walking or biking.

Very safe and may leave cars unlocked and doors open.

What makes this house unique

The Island is very quite, with working lobster boats. Lots of shore birds and eagles and Canada geese. Osprey soring from their nests, fishing for their new born baby chicks. Very peaceful reading a book while relaxing on our float or enjoy[ng the enclosed, screened breezeway with a saltwater breeze.

Good neighbors.


based on 3 traveller reviews

Saltwter home access via last remaining hand operated swing bridge
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Warrington, U.K

Traditional Maine summer home

  • 4 of 5

I live in the uk I have been visiting my family in Boothbay Harbor as often as possible since I was a child. I love this style of traditional summer house. The smell of the wood takes me back to childhood and visiting my grandmother. I now bring my family as often as possible.

This house was great for our family of five plus two others who visited us. The bedrooms are light and the beds very comfortable. We hired linens and there was plenty supplied. The kitchen was well stocked though we often ate out because BBH is so convenient.

We enjoyed using the bikes, with a few of us cycling round the island each day. Trevitt store is only 10 mins walk or 3 mins on the bike.

Would definitely recommend this house, wish I was back there now!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location about 10 minutes from Boothbay Harbor with plenty to do in the area for all ages. The house comfortably accommodated 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 2 young children (ages 5 and 7). The property has a large backyard and the front looks out onto the river with lovely views and includes a dock with lounge chairs for relaxing next to the water. At low tide, my kids enjoyed walking out and catching mussels for dinner!

There were lots of activities that the whole family could enjoy - great hiking trails (definitely check out porters preserve, which is very close to the house), Maine Botanical Gardens, Knickerbocker lake, and Boothbay Harbor with shops and restaurants. Also a very nice golf course (Boothbay Country Club) within 5-10 min drive. There is an aquarium close by as well - good for the kids on a rainy day or to take a break from the outdoors. Would also recommend recommend Hendricks Head Beach in Southport for the kids. Biking is good, but the roads are pretty hilly and narrow, so younger children may have a tough time and you need to watch carefully for cars.

The house was well maintained and clean. Beautiful wood floors and nice furnishings. All bedrooms are upstairs and the steps could be a challenge for elderly or very small children so plan accordingly. We cooked in the kitchen a number of nights with no problems - it was well stocked with all you need to prepare a meal for the entire family.

The owners were very attentive throughout our stay and checked in to ensure we had what we needed. All in all, a great vacation home in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for a memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family vacation. The house is easy to find and conveniently located close to Boothbay Harbor town, grocery stores, etc. It is in a quiet setting with amazing views. The grounds are well kept. We enjoyed sitting on the chairs overlooking the water and the peace and quiet of the front yard.

There are several hiking trails nearby. Porters Preserve was our favorite and now holds a special place in our hearts.

The home is an older home but well maintained. It is clean, very comfortable and well kept. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed, even a few spices. If you choose to rent the linens, there is an ample amount supplied as well as towels. The size of the home was perfect for 8 of us.

I appreciated the owners accommodating us with a fold away bed for my mother who couldn’t climb stairs. They stopped by on the first day to make sure everything was good and we could tell their cared about their guests.

I would definitely rent here again. It was a most memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Local Restaurants
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrack in Bath, ME
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Grimes Cove, Ocean Point
Car: necessary

Located 3 miles East of Boothay Harbor in the Village of Trevett, our Island is accessed from the mainland via the last remaining hand operated swing bridge in Maine. Relax and enjoy the charm of years gone by at this 2 acre downeast location with lobster boats working among the shore birds, osprey and eagles. The Old Trevett Store next to the bridge offers fried seafood, lobster rolls, live lobsters and a Post Office. A short mile beyond, you will find the entrance to the renowned Boothbay Botanical Gardens, and you will enjoy an 18 hole golf 1.5 miles beyond the Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Trevett, Maine

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$653
Refundable Damage Deposit A$653
Cleaning A$118
Linens A$118
Tax Rate 7.0%

Checks only, 50% down with signing of contract and balance due 4 weeks before check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Trevett, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • One bathroom on the first floor, with claw foot tub and shower. Second floor shower, sink, toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , King or can be 2 twin beds, new
  • 4 bedrooms: 1 King or can be 2 twin beds; a queen size bed in 2 of the bedrooms; and a 4th bedroom is a double bed. Beds and mattress are new. Water views from all bedrooms located on the second floor. Bathroom located on both 1st and 2nd floor. The family room located off the living-room on the first floor does have a couch, This room has double doors which could be closed off from the main house if needed for extra sleeping.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Public boat ramp .5 mile from house with parking. Major kayak training on Back River in front of house. Swimming at Kickerbocker Lake, 1.5 mile State of the Art YMCA with indoor swimming pool, racket ball, squash, indoor raised walking track, fitness, basketball courts, etc. 3 miles.