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Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,478 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Abby Gordon
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

Why Abby Gordon chose Boothbay Harbor

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.


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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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 Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
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Year Round Luxury Waterfront Condo, Heart of Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

A Cozy Place for a Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at Portside so much last summer that we decided this would be the perfect place to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary in February. We took champagne and caviar and other food and drinks for the week. We enjoyed the beautiful water view from the living room and started each day there with coffee by the fireplace. That was a favorite spot in the evening, too, for watching movies on the new big screen TV.

Some of our favorite restaurants and coffee shops were closed for the season or had limited hours, but we walked to China by the Sea for lunch a couple of times. Thanks, Abby, for recommending this restaurant. The service was friendly, and the food was wonderful. We also walked to Eventide, a shop where we bought cheese, bread, pate and homemade soup to take back to the cottage.

The quiet time in Boothbay Harbor in February was nice for taking walks every day in the village or across the footbridge. Anyone looking for a peaceful winter vacation, this is the place. Portside is a spacious, yet cozy, luxury condo right in the middle of the village.

We’re looking forward to returning in June, visiting lots of shops and restaurants and spending time on the deck and the dock at Portside.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for a holiday get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have a seasonal cabin in Boothbay Harbor that we love, but we have to close it up and winterize it in October. We live in Pennsylvania and wanted to see the Gardens Aglow exhibit at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens this December and found Abby's cottage on the Home Away website. What a perfect place! Four of us stayed there for a long weekend in early December, but it would have been excellent for six people also. It is well-appointed and Abby has supplied it with just about everything you could possibly need~linens, towels, blankets and extra pillows for the bedrooms, to sugar, spices and condiments in the refrigerator. The cottage was very clean and toasty warm. It was even snowing when we left on Monday morning! Thank you, Abby, for a wonderful, relaxing holiday get-away! (By the way~the light show was excellent!)

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, I'm thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed! Please visit again soon! Abby
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Across the pond

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 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: 12/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 28/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Falmouth, Maine

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: 02/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 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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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
23 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
25 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
22 Jun 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
28 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

2017 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
October 28 – December 31 $1350, or $850 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $1050 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)

2018 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
January 1 – March 22 $1350, or $850 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
March 23 – May 25 $1795, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
May 26 – June 22 $2295
June 23 – September 28 $2995
September 29 – October 26 $1795
October 27 – December 31 $1350, or $850 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $1050 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)

2019 Dates Weekly rate (for up to 6 people)
January 1 – March 22 $1350, or $850 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
March 23 – May 24 $1795, or $950 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)
May 25 – June 21 $2395
June 22 – September 27 $3145
September 28 – October 25 $1845
October 26 – December 31 $1350, or $850 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights) **Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks: $1750, or $1050 for a long weekend (up to 3 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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