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Unique Multilevel Waterfront Residence At End Of Private Road With Dock.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR, 3 Bath, 185' water frontage. Dock and two moorings.

Sea legs are essential inside this charismatic custom residence which is in 'Bristol' condition, and boasts built-in furnishings crafted from Honduran mahogany by the owner and local craftsmen including well known shipwrights and furniture makers. Most of the rooms are split-level to take full advantage of the 170 degree water views beyond the 185' frontage on the Damariscotta River. This property has almost every desirable amenity to make your stay memorable. It has just been made available for seasonal rental after having been taken off the market for the past 10 years.

The multi-level residence is entered from the private road and has a herringbone brick courtyard. Three wide granite steps lead down to a covered bridge spanning a moat that empties into adjacent gurgling waterfalls and small ponds. There is also stone stairs which lead to the rear patio and kitchen door.

The double door entry affords choice of the mud/laundry room or the entry foyer. This overlooks the bar entertainment area which is 4 steps down, and also leads to the stairway to the master bedroom suite above.

This central entertainment level contains a large mahogany bar with sink and 8' of cabinets with Corian countertop for buffet type dining. It opens to the living room (up two steps), the large mullti-level deck, and also down four steps to the main level.

The 20'x30' living room with cathedral ceiling has a massive stone fireplace, ceiling fan, large flat screen TV, stereo, well-tuned 6' grand piano, extensive library of books and music. The custom upholstery was done by the late, great Al Sherman. The sofa is down filled. The carpet was replaced this year with hardwood flooring.

On the main level, there is a large open area with cathedral ceiling which contains the kitchen at the rear and the dining area towards the water. Centrally is the island where most folk gather while waiting for dinner or helping the cook with the prep work.

The kitchen allows the cook(s) to join the conversations and boasts a brand new commercial Wolf/Vulcan six burner range and custon fabricated commercial hood. Adjacent to the stove is a special faucet for filling large pots. The kitchen has a glass ceiling for the afternoon sun and windows which when opened allow the sounds of the waterfalls to permeate the room. There is a pantry off the kitchen which also has a prep area and a commercial salamander (broiler). There is also a secret larder/pantry behind the well-stocked cookbook library, There is almost every conceivable utensil including baking pans, pizza pans, crepe pan, and large collection of cookware, bamboo steamers, with more large stock pots than most local restaurants. Also a wok, large paella pan etc. There is a Ninja blender, Cuisinart food processor, panini press, waffle iron, submersible mixer, mandolin (bought in Paris). You can even find four custom-made wooden sushi boards and tons of chopsticks. There is an excellent pepper mill. The kitchen is equipped with most spices and there is an herb garden on the deck.

The range is a 6 burner putting out 30,000 BTU each (watch out) commercial Wolf/Vulcan (they merged, so it's actually a Vulcan with Wolf knobs) and the 35,000 BTU oven is full size, holding one full or two half pans on each shelf. A special pot-filler faucet adjacent makes it easier for those with marginal upper body strength.

The dishwasher is the very best model Miele. The refrigerator is a s/s side by side Jennaire with ice maker. There are slate counter tops with fabricated large country sink. A second sink for prepping is in the pantry below a commercial salamander (broiler) which is used occasionally.

The dishes and coffee mugs are heavy and oven-proof. There are some china cups and saucers for the afternoon tea and cups soft-boiled eggs. There is an assortment of utilitarian glasses and the wine glasses are just basic (sorry, no Reidel stemware).

The master bedroom in the tower has a queen bed constructed like in a yacht with vented mahogany drawers below it and a comfortable mattress. The 14 foot high ceiling has intersecting beams and an original Hunter fan. It has window seating and opens onto a private deck (with awning) where a couple can share their morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. The master bath is in the rear of the room and is up two stairs through a dressing area. The tub is a reconditioned claw foot (skirted in a mahogany deck, with plumbing moved to the side to accommodate two bathers who each have a water view. There is a separate shower with two heads. All furniture is built-in yacht style and made from mahogany (including the drawer interior parts). Counter tops are Corian inlaid with tavle edge moldings. Some counter tops are inlaid with mahogany pieces.

The second 'master' bedroom has an antique double rope bed of tiger maple. There is a walk-in closet and ensuite bath. the 3'x5' custom tiled shower can accommodate two bathers and has a high bench. It has a water view (through the porch).

The porch is fully winterized with radiant heating in the tiled floor. Brown Jordan outdoor furniture ... what else. The mahogany door was designed made by the owner and served as the model for the double front doors, which were made later by the late David Margonelli (who helped with the original one).

At the rear of the main floor is the third bathroom with a similar shower and serves the third bedroom, which is a large loft tpwer suite at the top of the stairs. It has large windows for view and ventilation along with a ceiling fan. It overlooks the main floor, but has the privacy of a half wall (book cases). There are two trundle beds which can open to sleep two people, and there is a L-shape sofa which also can open to sleep 2 also.

There is a semi-detached timber-frame barn at the southern end of the property with garage at street level and artist's studio above. The owners reserve this for the caretaker or their own use. Privacy canvas is installed on the decks for guests' privacy. The owners or caretaker try to be "invisible" but available.

More Details

Owner
David Blumin
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2018

About David Blumin

Karen and David arrived here from California in the summer of 1982 aboard their 44' Pembo trawler 'Pilgrim' and settled down in the small original log cabin where they were married the next spring next to their model 1015 Wurlitzer jukebox which played "Big Bopper's Wedding." Thus explaining the photo . The log cabin eventually morphed into the "Log Castle" over the next 30 years ... the result of David's passion and vision aided by many talented and sometimes gifted local builders, architects, tradesmen furniture makers, shipwrights, artists ... all who gave their best efforts and ideas into the seemingly endless project.

David Blumin purchased this house in 1982

Why David Blumin chose East Boothbay

This residence is like a rare a jewel. It is interesting and inique with hidden surprises like hidden closets and secret rooms, many levels with nooks and crannies, yet has the ambiance of serenity and balance. It has every amenity one would expect in a vacation rental on the coast of Maine except a swimming pool or hot tub. New 4,000SF irrigated sod lawn installed in the spring of 2016. All carpets were replaced by hardwood flooring in 2016. A/C in the great room as well as a 7 foot grand piano.

What makes this house unique

The gourmet chef will love this kitchen which has a commercial range and oven and every imaginable piece of cooking equipment. There is also a wood-burning stove for simmering stews etc and an outdoor BBQ with rotisserie.

The private dock has 7 feet at low water and the float is only two years old; the aluminum runway is new 2015. The moorings have 3200 and 2200 lb granite blocks and the chains are inspected and replaced as needed.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in East Boothbay

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower is tiled, 5' x 3' with built-in bench.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower is tiled, 5' x 3' with built-in bench.
  • The master bath has a two-person tub with water view plus a separate shower. Other bathrooms have large (5' x 3') enclosed tile showers with a high bench for the convenience of older guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 4 single bed
  • Two master bedrooms with ensuite bats, plus a loft dormitory-type bedroom, with 2 trundle beds that open to sleep two people each. Also an L-shaped sofa which opens to sleep two.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Magical Rambling Retreat on the Water

  • 5 of 5

As great as the pictures are online, they don’t adequately do justice to the beauty of this place! Upon arrival, we fell in love with the property. The views are stunning from every room in the house and the setting felt like a private retreat. Our family of seven—4 adults and 3 teen boys (plus family German Shepherd)—all had a wonderful time, with more than enough space to spread out, never feeling like we were in each other’s way. The impeccable design and love that went into building this dream home is evident in every detail. In fact, each day we were enamored with something new. The house is very well-equipped and the beds were all very comfortable. One of my favorite spots in the house that I would have spent more time in had we not had perfect weather was the sunroom (even comes with heated floors). Instead, we enjoyed hours on the endless decks, all adorned with fantastic flowers and herbs. We took in Great Blue Heron and seal views right in front of the house each day while looking forward to stargazing every night from the master bedroom deck. The boys (and I) went fishing off the private dock at least once a day and caught catfish, cod and mackerel…even cooking a few in the chef’s dream kitchen—with Wolf range commercial stove no less!

The quaint shops and beauty found in Boothbay Harbor is just a 5 minute drive away where you can take in this picturesque coastal community— ‘magnet’ for fishing and sailing. We recommend the famous Cabbage Island clambake that includes boat tour and feast on the island, leaving from Pier 6 in town. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the beautiful islands and lighthouses that make up Mid-Coast Maine, then end the adventure with an island feast of lobsters, steamers and more.

While there are many great spots for dining, our favorite thing to do was utilize the fully-equipped dream kitchen or grill on back patio—for memorable meals together either on the dining room table that was big enough to seat 15 adults or outside on the decks in the afternoon.

We highly recommend this house to anyone seeking rest and relaxation in a beautiful setting. I can’t say enough about David and Karen's hospitality. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with them, tour the property together and learn more about the history and love that went into making this home.

My only regret is that our week went by far too quickly.

Thank you for sharing your home with us...we look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you all, and so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. We take no responsibility for the good weather. Thank you for the gracious comments.
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5

Super house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Log Castle was an awesome house. The kitchen was well stocked and the rooms clean and neat. Loved spending time on the dock enjoying the sun, views and a bit of swimming although the water was FREEZING! Location was convenient to groceries at Hannafords, movie theater, hiking trails offered by the Land Trust, the local gym for our sons but peaceful and quiet on our street with friendly neighbors (especially when our dog escaped for a short visit!).

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Incredible property, great location with a chef’s kitchen that made it a pleasure to cook for the family. One of the most relaxing vacations we ever had. Plenty of wildlife that embraces you in the moment. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. The pleasurable vacation you and your family enjoyed at "the Log Castle" gives us great satisfaction. David & Karen
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5

Very beautiful and relaxing - excellent hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the Blumin's hospitality, and loved the log castle. The river views, especially at sunrise, were amazing. The flowers and grounds were beautifully kept, and we spent as much time as we could outdoors. The log walls and ceilings are impressive throughout.

Highly recommended for a private getaway... Thank You!

PS-- East Boothbay General Store is right down the street and has exceptional sandwiches.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious comments. We hope to meet again. David & Karen
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5

What a wonderful home and the owners were just the BEST!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering and we could not have had a more wonderful place to stay. The views each day were peaceful and fun as we watched wildlife and lobstermen.

The owners David and Karen were the absolute most helpful and thoughtful for all our needs.

Our dogs had an equally awesome vacation swimming off the floating dock. Thank you David for the steps!!

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Maine vacation home

  • 5 of 5

David & Karen have an awesome home in East Boothbay. It's the "real deal". Every amenity possible in the home with "working antiques" - so much custom work. The kitchen is a delight to cook in from blueberry pancakes to steamed lobster with sea water. The views from every room are amazing. We delighted in coffee and cocktails on the deck every day. The Boothbay Harbor region has much to offer. A day trip to Pemaquid Point, Monhegan Island, the Botanical Gardens ( a must) and tooling around Boothbay and all of the shops. Lobsters and oysters ruled the week. And kayaking. We had a golden eagle viewing right off the deck. They are very gracious hosts. We enjoyed them immensely. A great family gathering place.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Wiscasset
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Grimes Cove
Car: recommended

At the end of a private road; very private. Less than a quarter mile walk to the quaint village of East Boothbay. Three miles to downtown Boothbay Harbor.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the East Boothbay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,822
AU$16,532
 
 
Fall
29 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,133
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$81.28
Pet Fee AU$137.77 + Tax

June 1 - June 29: $3,500 per week.
June 30 - August 28: $4,200 per week.
August 28 - Sept 21: $3,500 per week.
Sept 21 - Oct 12: #3,000 per week
9% Lodging tax not included.
Fee will be refunded if able to re-book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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