Cabin by the Sea

Ocean Point

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Rent this oceanfront treasure on magnificent Ocean Point near Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Stay at one of the most talked about homes and coveted locations anywhere in the entire Boothbay Harbor region. Pack your bags for paradise and experience this rare opportunity to enjoy the quintessential Maine coast lifestyle.

About the Cabin

Unusual craftsmanship abounds throughout this historical Ocean Point home. This true one of a kind cabin was erected in the late 1920's by local builders hand selecting smooth hewn logs taken from nearby woods originally inhabited by Penobscot Indians. Built on land purchased from the Gillette estate in 1921 by the family of the current owners, the original structure with magnificent stone fireplace remains in place today reflecting the authenticity and natural beauty of this classic. Tastefully updated, the cabin blends the past and present into an unparalleled ocean getaway.


This log cabin originally was built to house the workers who re-assembled the large colonial home that stands next door. The house, a part of the original Bradbury estate in Augusta, Maine, had been moved down the Kennebec River from the capital city to Ocean Point. Upon completion of the home next door, the cabin became a summer cottage delighting an array of guests over the years.


Here is a rare opportunity to enjoy the best spot Ocean Point has to offer as you unwind and vacation in one of the few ocean side cabins. Fall asleep to the sound of water rhythmically swirling as it surrounds the cabin at high tide, closest to being on the water without being in it. Awaken to the sounds of a seagull calling in the distance, or watch a lobster boat meandering as it pulls its uniquely colored lobster buoys and traps.


Embrace the slower pace lifestyle relaxing with a favorite book or glass of wine as you overlook the sea or watch one of the glorious sunsets. This rental property is sure to create magical memories to last a lifetime. The character of this cabin is like no other and truly captures the essence of Maine in summer.


Unleash your creative nature as you unwind at this magical oasis by the sea. Settle into this cozy cabin by the sea and share in the same inspiration + atmosphere generated by the serenity and beauty of the tranquil Maine coast as experienced by the Wyeths, a veritable art dynasty; Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement; the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, horror great Stephen King, and cherished children's author + illustrator, Robert McCloskey.



Accommodations

Discover why people visit from all over the world. Enjoy magical Ocean Point and all that the entire Boothbay Region offers. Located on the tip of the East Boothbay Peninsula, the Ocean Point colony has a private island feel while being conveniently located just 10 minutes from the highly regarded town of Boothbay Harbor that offers activities, restaurants, shopping, boating, aquariums, art galleries, and golf.


Spend the vacation of a lifetime experiencing a part of coastal Maine's heritage and Ocean Point's history. Having a generational presence in Ocean Point for nearly one hundred years, we understand first-hand what makes for the perfect summer cottage experience at Ocean Point and in the region. The ultimate summer vacation begins with a rental home on the ocean side with unobstructed panoramic views that offers the ability to enjoy sitting inside or outside the glassed-in porch to take in the spectacular scenery.


Accommodations: Cabin, 1 Bedroom + 1 Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 3 people + 2 dogs)


Highlights of this classic coastal Maine cabin include a spacious glassed in sun-porch with views of nearby islands, the Cuckolds Lighthouse, Linekin Bay, Card Cove, and the entrance leading into Boothbay Harbor. The original pine interior exposes rough hewn beams, natural hardwood floors, oceanfront dining, and a commanding native stone fireplace. A spacious living room leads to the compact kitchen with breathtaking views from each window. A small set of stairs leads to the loft area above. The cabin layout provides plenty of room for comfort.


A front and side yard allows for great outdoor accessibility to read or write while enjoying the tastefully furnished Adirondack chairs by water's edge. Ocean Point's large private pier and deep water floating dock is a quick walk down the road. A well maintained mooring is available for an additional fee if you opt to bring a boat.


FIRST FLOOR: This quaintly crafted cabin offers a comfortable living room with commanding native stone fireplace and adjoining dining area + small kitchen with amazing ocean views. Windows with screens surround the house providing great ventilation and ability to let in those ocean breezes. Enclosed side porch offers steps to outdoor sitting area. Fully updated bathroom with walk-in shower has beautiful wood cabinetry and a large window overlooking the sea. Provided are flat screen cable TV with cable with built in DVD, Wi-Fi, and books, games, and jigsaw puzzles. Remodeled kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and brand new appliances, and there is a choice of dining areas overlooking the ocean.


BEDROOM: one downstairs bedroom adjoins the living room and covered porch. The bedroom offers a queen bed with plush new mattress, two coastal furniture dressers and mirror. Clothes hanging area upstairs and downstairs. Free standing space heater + fans provided for added convenience and comfort if desired. Total sleeping space including loft area: 3 people and 2 dogs.


Please note: We provide linens and bath towels.


LOFT: Feel on top of the world as you look down to the open floor space below or take in the view from the side windows. The spacious loft has cross ventilation with free-standing fan, double bed, dresser, desk with great work space and monitor for your laptop to plug into. Ample room for extra storage.


OUTSIDE: Easy access with across the road parking area for two vehicles. This cabin endures as one of the remaining "grandfathered" structures allowed to stand within 50 feet of waterline. Our property location offers a fun + easy walk down to the Ocean Point pier which is fully furnished with large deep water dock complete with swimming ladder. Perfect for fishing or a daring plunge into the ocean. For a small usage fee we offer a professionally and annually maintained cement block mooring that can accommodate up to an 18 foot boat. Boat launch nearby. An outdoor Weber Grill is available.


Ocean Point is an exercising enthusiast's pure delight! Rise with the sun or stroll with the sunset as you enjoy an early morning run, brisk walk, or evening stroll around the famous Ocean Point loop. Step outside your front door and onto one of the most scenic drives in the entire mid-coast area. The loop around Ocean Point is approximately 3 miles in which to enjoy spectacular ocean views, wildlife sanctuary, and the leafy trees and pines that abound. Within walking distance to beaches, rocks, ball field, children's playground. Use of tennis courts available for a small fee. Land Trust hiking trails are also accessible.


BOATS AVAILABLE: Boats (motor, paddle, and sail) may be rented in Boothbay Harbor and can be tied up to our mooring ball. Ocean Point is a wonderful area for kayaks and canoes as well. Boat launch available in East Boothbay and Grimes Cove at Ocean Point.


BIKES: Bikes available for rental in Boothbay Harbor. Ocean Point offers a great and scenic ride for cyclists of all ages and riding skill. Bike helmets are recommended as additional safety precautions.


PROVISIONS: Start the day by walking to the nearby Ocean Point Inn for either a continental or full hot breakfast or enjoy dinner selections ranging from exceptional American and continental cuisine featuring the freshest local seafood, lobster, crab cakes, and top-quality meats. Or you can opt to grab a bite from the Pub Menu which is offered nightly and unwind in the Tavern Lounge. Ice cream and novelties are available at the Ocean Point General Store which is within walking distance. The East Boothbay General Store, a quick drive, offers homemade goodies, sandwiches, pizza, beverages, and sundries perfect for packing a picnic to go; while there grab the latest Boothbay Register, Boston Globe, New York Times or Wall Street Journal. Lobsterman's Wharf for drinks/dining inside or out is in the East Boothbay village as well. Boothbay Harbor, a short drive into town, offers a chain supermarket and local shops. Ocean Point is home to sculptors and artists whose work is showcased in studios and galleries in Boothbay Harbor and throughout the region. The Ocean Point Studio is within walking distance.


FOR YOUR SAFETY: During our recent cabin remodel and renovation process the fireplace and chimney were checked. All wiring was replaced and brought to code with smoke alarms installed and cabin is outfitted with modern wiring system, including new lighting, exterior lights, new appliances, cable TV service, and WI- FI available for Internet access.



Amenities


Pets

It is truly the Dog Days of Summer as delightful dogs are always welcome to join in the fun! We invite humans and their companions - whether two or four-legged - to partake in the magic of Maine and enjoy this special place and create memories to last a lifetime. Spend a Maine Mid-Coast getaway at the Cabin-by-the-Sea without worrying that your pets are missing all the fun. Please review our section on pet policies. We ask that the pet(s) is not left unattended in the cabin at any time, tied outside the property, or left unattended in any vehicle for an extended period.



Local Attractions & Itineraries

Down East magazine listed Boothbay Harbor as one of Maine's 10 prettiest villages. In fact a few of the other prettiest villages are within a short drive from your base at Ocean Point. Boothbay Harbor received the accolades to position it in second place for the Prettiest Village in Maine.


"A laid-back village far from busy Route 1, Boothbay Harbor features authentic charm, a working waterfront, drop-dead natural beauty, and a great mix of restaurants, cultural events, and artisans. It's surrounded by islands and lighthouses, while the village itself shines, thanks to brick sidewalks, handsome hand-painted signs, and a gentle hilly terrain." - Susie Saudek of Capitol Island, Maine.


Follow along the path of Charles Kuralt's America as you explore one of his most beloved areas and peninsulas in the United States. In his 1995 book, Charles Kuralt wrote about his 12 favorite places in America. In the August chapter, he wrote about Boothbay Harbor. Charles Kuralt went on to describe that, "then, with no plan, I'd go out into the day, on foot down to the docks, or by car along the coast, happy just to be there. Each day I'd feel a little more of Maine soaking into my bones." During your visit also make sure to take in a dinner at Brown's Wharf, one of his favorite local spots. Brown's Wharf entrance is marked by the iconic yellow lobsterman.


As you drive from Ocean Point stop in nearby East Boothbay where Hodgdon Yachts hails as home to where world renowned boats have been built for nearly two centuries. Make a stop at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Take a short drive to Linekin Preserve which boasts close to three miles of hiking trails, ten minutes to festive and busy Boothbay Harbor for a variety of dining choices, shopping, local bookstore, farmers' market, the library, numerous art galleries. Plan to attend one of the regular summer concert series on the library lawn, or hop aboard one of the many excursion boats for an informative trip to learn more about the region.


Boothbay Harbor attracted the likes of John Fitzgerald Kennedy; sit in the pew where he sat on the occasion of his attending Mass at our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and listen to the church bells toll. Rumor has it ~ the bells, badly in need of repair, were replaced by the late Jimmy Dean of sausage fame who used to enjoy listening to them chime throughout the summer as he lounged on his yacht nearby. Over the years the Region has made its debut on the movie screen with the filming of Carousel, and has played host to Calvin Klein, Robert Plant, Mark Knopfler, James Cagney, Gene Tunney and been home in the summer to the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton. In the summer the harbor is always welcoming yachts from around the world.


Go on to discover the amazing and award winning Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Cap'n Fish's Boat Tours, explore Monhegan Island, visit the Farnsworth Museum, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay Playhouse, The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Maine State Aquarium, Deep Sea Fishing charters, kayaking, Burnt Island Lighthouse tours; visit Pemaquid Peninsula Region, enjoy a quick drive over to Camden and Rockland, or on a foggy day consider destination shopping in nearby Freeport home to various outlets and the flagship L.L.Bean company. Check out Edgecomb Potters, Sheepscot River Pottery, jewelry galleries + the various antique selections interspersed around the Route 1 region.


Not sure where to begin? As part of our Summer Experience Service our concierge is more than happy to help you plan your itinerary based around your budget, time frame, and interests to ensure you get the most from your time spent in this beautiful and abundant region.



Our Rates

Summer rental season extends from June 15 - September 15.


$1495 for one week plus 7% lodging tax

$2750 for two weeks plus 7% lodging tax

$5200 per month

$15,000 for entire season (13 weeks, June 15 - September 15)




Policies

Cancellation Policy: Deposit is refundable less a $250 cancellation fee if canceled more than 14 days prior to reservation. Cancellations within 14 days are non-refundable.


Deposit Policy: 50% due at time of booking. We accept all major credit cards, cash, or cashier's check. We do require a credit card to remain on file for duration of stay to ensure against any additional charges, services, or damages. Payments or deposits made by credit card are assessed a 3% surcharge.


Children: Our guests at the cabin have come to enjoy a quiet and private retreat; because of this, the atmosphere is not appropriate for children under the age of 8.


Smoking: 100% smoke-free policy. There is to be absolutely no smoking on or near the entire cabin property which includes inside/outside or in assigned vehicle parking area. No exceptions. Found in violation you will be asked to leave immediately and be responsible for any necessary smoke removal smell and cleaning expenses.


Pets Welcome: We welcome up to 2 dogs per rental period. Dogs must never be left unattended in cabin, tethered to a rope outside unattended, left in parked vehicle, become a barking nuisance, or cause a disturbance in the neighborhood. Dog(s) must remain on a leash outside due to local ordinances and Maine law.


Pet parent is responsible solely for picking up after pet and paying for any damage and any additional clean-up costs that pet causes during stay. Due to liability reasons we are unfortunately unable to accept any Pit Bull related breeds. We do require each renter with pet(s) to sign a pet agreement prior to check-in.


Please note: We have the right to refuse anyone service or ask tenant to leave prior to the end of rental term if guest does not abide by rules, exhibits unruly behavior, becomes a nuisance, or abuses property in any way deemed inappropriate to property management team. Property owner has right to terminate rental contract within the jurisdiction and act in accordance under the State of Maine laws, rules, and regulations. Any need for legal action due to tenant will be at renter/tenant's expense for complete reimbursement of all legal and rental/damage fees.



Testimonials

It was love at first site as soon as we walked into the cottage. If you are looking for a place to truly experience the Maine rocky coastline, crashing waves and beautiful sunsets then this is the cottage for you. There are beautiful views from each window and the closed in porch is a real bonus. The cottage itself consists of exposed beams and a beautiful stone fireplace with a very spacious loft, along with a first floor bedroom. The property is clean and well maintained with recently updated bathroom and kitchen. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the Adirondack chairs and watching the lobsters being pulled from the traps. For those of you who wish to stay connected internet service is very good. The property owner lives next door. She and her daughter were so accommodating and they made every effort to ensure our stay was a pleasant one. We also enjoyed time spent with the owner learning a little bit about the history of her home and the cottage. Ocean Point is a very laid back area and is a pet friendly environment. Walking is a favorite past time so it is easy to get in your daily exercise while enjoying the amazing views. You are a short drive from many surrounding towns including Boothbay. Our days were spent exploring the area and we particularly enjoyed our train ride to Rockland for the annual Lobster Fest. All and all it was a wonderful vacation and we would highly recommend this Pet-Friendly Oceanfront Treasure. We will definitely rent again and hope to do so in the future.


Patrick W.

Carlisle, PA

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We just returned from our week in paradise made all the more special by our stay at the wonderful Cabin By The Sea !!! If you want Maine at it's best while enjoying rustic, yet very clean & efficient amenities, this is your place. The sunsets from from the outdoor sitting area (or enclosed front porch) are the things songs are written about. The stretch along Shore Road and Ocean Point are very walk, pet and child friendly ... you almost feel as if you're in a car-free community on one of the area islands. Our host was available for anything we needed (including the day we locked ourselves out) and the space was impeccably clean on our arrival and everything - and more - than we expected.

This place is a gem !!


Joe L.

McLean, VA

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I just wanted to send a quick note and let you know what a privilege it was to meet you and to stay in your cabin by the sea. It was a wonderful first time Maine experience for both of us and we miss it already. We were fortunate enough to be able to share one last lobster dinner with our kids on Saturday night, as we brought home 8 large lobsters to cook for them. Cindy and I loved everything about your cabin and look forward to contacting you soon about reserving for next year. Quite simply it was better than expected.


Mark & Cindy F.

Muskego, WI

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Contact Us & Reservations

Cabin-by-the-Sea Location: 226 Shore Road at Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor Region of Maine, USA. Cabin is approximately 60 Minutes from Portland, Maine and 10 Minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor.


Directions: Upon arrival into the Boothbay Region (when you arrive to the Hannaford Grocery Shopping Center) turn onto Route 27 at the stop light onto Route 96. Follow Route 96 for approximately 6 miles. You will enter through the small village of East Boothbay. Turn right onto Van Horn Road which becomes Shore Road at the ocean. Follow Shore Road as it winds through Ocean Point. The Cabin-by-the-Sea is the fourth cottage, a brown log cabin on the right (oceanside). It is marked by a scallop sign #226. Parking is in designated area across the street.


Please email the cabin crew for more information, any questions, or to make a reservation - info@cabinbythesea.me