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Abby Gordon

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Boothbay Harbor holiday condo

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Portside is a luxury condo with the charm of a cottage on the ground floor of the 3-unit Back Bay Cottage, built in 2006. We are next to the Chowder House and kayak and bike rentals and just one block from the footbridge. The cottage is in the heart of the harbor and yet you will find tranquility and privacy inside. Over thirty coffee shops and restaurants and numerous shops are within an easy walking distance, including many places open year round.

Portside shares a dock and float with the other two Back Bay Cottage units and has its own deck on the water’s edge. Comforts include state-of-the-art kitchen and appliances, gas fireplace, gas grill, flat screen TVs, a large video collection, wine cooler, iPod stereo, Wi-Fi and free reserved parking. All linens, towels, paper products and basic condiments provided.

Please ask about our website for more details on Back Bay Cottage, information on the history of the Boothbay Region, restaurant, shopping & entertainment recommendations, information on activities in the region, including walks right from our door, scenic drives, boat trips & day trips, practical information that may be useful during your stay, and much more!

Keywords: condo

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Abby Gordon (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Why Abby Gordon chose Boothbay

Although I just purchased this home at the end of 2010, I have been vacationing in Boothbay my entire life (since the age of three weeks) and my family has been vacationing in the area since 1914, owning property in the region and spending summers here since the 1930s. Whether this is your first time in the region or you have been coming for years, I hope you enjoy your stay to the fullest and discover why this place is so special to me and my family.


based on 23 traveller reviews

Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Across the pond

  • 5 of 5

Superb accommodation that was both restful and peaceful. Very handy for all the facilities.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks, Phil!!
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Madison, AL

Great week at Portside!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first trip to Maine and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. Portside was a home away from home. The bedrooms were perfect for our family of six (4 adults, 2 kids) - just enough space so that we were together without being crowded. The kitchen was perfectly appointed with everything we needed to prepare meals and eat together at the dining room table - which also doubled as our poker table! When we were not inside, we were outside on the private deck, lazing on the float, or exploring the shops, restaurants and scenery of Boothbay. Having the kayak rental right next door was a huge plus for us too. We used the YMCA membership every day it was open as well - a great amenity for both the adults and the kids! Abby's effort into making Portside fit every possible need is evident from the collections of books, DVDs and boardgames, the basket of local menus/information, and all the extra touches like binoculars, picnic baskets, and blankets. Well done, Abby! We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jennifer! I am so glad you enjoyed. And happy you were able to take advantage of the YMCA membership too. Please do visit again soon! Abby
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Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Portside Cottage is the ideal place for a relaxing vacation. We parked our car (nice parking spot, by the way) and never moved it all week. The location is great for walking to restaurants and shops and to the Red Cup Coffeehouse where we would pick up blueberry muffins or croissants for the next morning. An almond or chocolate croissant with coffee on our deck at Portside; what a way to start a day!

In the afternoon after lunch at McSeagulls or Boathouse Bistro we'd return to the cottage and sit on the dock. The view from the dock and from the windows in the cottage was super. Some evenings were cool enough to turn on the gas fireplace in the living room, a cozy place to have drinks and snacks and watch a DVD.

When other reviews say, "Abby has thought of everything," that is no exaggeration. We have never stayed at a rental with such a beautiful kitchen that is so well-equipped. Thank you, Abby, for the welcome gift and for the email before our visit about the concert at the Opera House. For us, a week at this luxury condo was a perfect romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Judith, I am so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay! I have done the same in the warmer weather--parked the car and not moved it for days! I do hope you visit again soon! Thank you very much for your kind review! Abby
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Portside Back Bay Cottage- Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! It was better than I expected! I felt right at home- the perfect home away from home. She provided everything. Although I stayed during the winter, the new addition to the local Y(YMCA) was a nice bonus! Nice therapy pool, swim laps in the lanes, and to conclude your visit, relax in the sauna. I am from Maine myself but I wanted a nice little getaway for my birthday. (Originally from Portland) It was beautiful to have the deck and being right on the water. And the kitchen! Beautiful bar, I enjoyed cooking meals every day I was there. The location is perfect. RIGHT in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor. Everything is in walking distance. This place definitely exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to booking this place again next time I am up!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, Jessica! And honored that you decided to stay here for your birthday. Please come back and visit again soon! Abby
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New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

Perfect location with good support staff if needed.

  • 5 of 5

We rented Abby's Boothbay Harbor home for our 50th wedding anniversary destination event. We had 14 quests from throughout the U.S. flying in for the celebration. NO...the cottage does not hold sixteen people. Most were here for only three nights and we placed them at Brown's Wharf Inn for their stay.

The cottage has all of the amenities you could wish for and is beautifully decorated. There are cheaper rentals in Boothbay, but they do not compare to the attention to detail that you find at Portside.

Being from Florida we appreciated the fireplace in the morning probably the most. The kitchen has everything a chef would want. We don't cook when we come to Maine so we did not get the oven dirty. Another nice touch was the presence of the various household products that we usually have to go out and purchase.

We will book this property for our future visits to Boothbay Harbor. We usually come up every two years.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntersville, NC

Backbay Cottage - Incredible Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

How rare it is to find a vacation residence that is in the middle of a small community with numerous activity options and still feel a strong sense of privacy and serenity. That is Backbay Cottage in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The amenities of the cottage exceeded our expectations as did the quality of the cottage itself. Stepping through the french doors that open onto a private deck, we found ourselves literally at the water's edge. Stepping out of the cottage directly onto one of the main streets of Boothbay Harbor allowed us to have access within a few walking minutes to restaurants and shops of all kinds. I probably sound to enthusiastic, but this was such a delightful experience for all of us in my family. These were the best vacation accomdations we have every enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! I do hope you visit again soon! Abby
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Chowder House
Nearest Golf
2 Metres
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
The Chowder House
Car: recommended

Boothbay Harbor is a small town on the coast of Maine with a year-round population of just over 2,000 people that was established as a fishing camp and whose economy and whose spirit are linked to the fishing industry to this day. Boothbay draws more and more visitors each year, in the summer season, for the fall foliage and to a steadily increasing extent, in the off season months. The town offers numerous boat excursions including trips to nearby islands and whale watching and deep sea fishing tours, historical sites, a world-class botanical garden, an aquarium, numerous shops and art galleries, a network of hiking trails, sea kayaking, sailing, while not losing sight of its small town New England traditions. And of course the seafood cannot be matched anywhere in the world (and believe me, I’ve tried!)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

2016 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
January 1 – March 25 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
March 26 – May 20 $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
May 21 – June 17 $2115
June 18 – September 30 $2755
October 1 – October 28 $1750
October 29 – December 31 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)

2017 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
January 1 – March 24 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
March 25 – May 26 $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
May 27 – June 23 $2180
June 24 – September 29 $2840
September 30 – October 26 $1750
October 27 – December 31 $1150, or $650 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
Rental rates are subject to 9% Maine sales tax. All other fees (cleaning, etc.) are included except for a fully refundable $500 security deposit. We take a 30% non-refundable deposit to hold the reservation and the remainder (plus security deposit) is payable four weeks before your arrival.


30% deposit due at booking. Full refund for cancellations 6 months or more before the rental start date. For cancellations within 6 months of arrival, the 30% deposit will not be refunded unless the property is rented for the identical term or longer and only once payment has been received by the new guest. For cancellations within 1 month of arrival, the full amount will have been paid and is not refundable unless the property is rented for the identical term or longer and only once payment has been received by the new guest. I highly recommended purchasing travel insurance that will reimburse your rental payments should you have a family or medical emergency and be unable to travel.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1478 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • There is a Queen bed in the master bedroom, and a King bed in the second bedroom. The trundle bed/twin beds in the den can be separate or pushed together to make one king bed.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis