I hope that you had a wonderful stay in the cottage and in the Boothbay region and that you will be back to visit again one day soon. I would ask each and every guest to please leave your impressions of your stay and any suggestions for future guests in this online guest book.  (Don't worry, your e-mail address will not appear in your post.)

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  1. My wife and I had a fabulous, off-season getaway at the Portside unit of Back Bay Cottage in Boothbay Harbor, ME. This 2-bedroom (plus den) unit sits right on the inner harbor with a walk-to-everything location. This condo is roomy, exuding Maine cottage life, yet luxurious and immaculate – gleaming floors, state-of-the-art kitchen, beautiful furnishings, gas fireplace, flat screen TVs throughout. Then there are the little touches – welcome basket, tide clock, plush towels, video collection, framed original photos, and much more. Even though it was off-season, a number of shops had opened and many offered big discounts. Many restaurants were open too. We shopped, ate, and did some sight seeing. But our favorite thing was simply being in the cottage, watching the tide go in and out, reading and relaxing. This place is a real find – any time of year.

  2. We loved our week at Back Bay Cottage Portside! This place is so beautiful, clean, amazing views from inside and outside, and right in the middle of the harbor! The condo was so comfortable and had everything a person could want or need right there. We loved being able to walk for anything we wanted to do…shopping, restaurants, ice cream parlors, boat excursions, park with entertainment and much more. We did a couple of day trips, but mostly enjoyed just relaxing on the deck (trying to read but couldn’t take my eyes off the view). We will definately return!!

  3. We just returned from a wonderful 1 week stay in BBH – Backbay Cottage – Portside. We had such a wonderful time!

    The cottage is so well appointed, all of our needs were taken care of. We enjoyed the comfy and cozy beds, the ample seating and the amazing deck! There was plenty of space for the entire family (4 adults and a toddler).

    The little touches really set Backbay Cottage – Portside apart from other rentals. There were many things to do on a rainy day (thankfully, we only had one); picnic baskets, beach towels, even pails and shovels for the little ones. Everything was thought of and taken care of it!

    The cottage is well located right in the heart of BBH “downtown” – walking distance from shops, restaurants, and other attractions. Close to the action during the day but quiet and peaceful at night.

  4. We stayed at Backbay Cottage during August. We have been coming to Maine for 25 years….this is by far the best rental we have ever stayed in…great beds, good towels, and everything you could possibly need….

  5. We stayed for a week in July and could not have been more pleased. BEAUTIFUL condo, perfect location and a VERY attentive and responsive owner.

    Hans Roehrig

  6. My husband, sister, and I enjoyed our September week at this truly luxury unit with all possible amenities. Watching the tide each day.. Lobster at a local pound or grilling fish on the deck..Coastal Maine Botanical Garden..Visit to Pemaquid Point lighthouse. You do not need to go far for interesting things to see and do.
    Abby has a keen understanding of little things that add so much to a vacation rental!

  7. This was my second stay this year in Back Bay Cottage. In June, my sister and I stayed in the smaller Starboard unit and had the opportunity to view the Portside one day. We loved it and kept it in our minds for another trip. We had that opportunity the first week of October and were so pleased with the unit’s roominess and comfort. There was plenty of room for me and my husband, my sister, and my mother. We had some rainy days but couldn’t complain with the gorgeous view, the closeness of restaurants and shops, and the terrific amenities of the Portside. This is truly a unique and luxurious rental!

    • Thank you, Christine! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, despite the rain! I hope we see you back again soon.

  8. My husband, son and I stayed a week at the Port Side cottage and loved our stay! We all agreed it was the best vacation rental we have ever used. So beautiful, well stocked and the perfect location. We loved being able to walk in town to shop or eat and then back to enjoy the water from the dock. We felt very spoiled and truly enjoyed our time at this Back Bay cottage. I cant wait to go back!

  9. The Portside Cottage is a lovely waterfront condo that is cozy, comfortable, beautifully furnished, and very well equipped. It was so convenient to the shops and restaurants in the Boothbay Harbor area. A notebook prepared by the owner was extremely helpful in planning activities in the area and recommending restaurants to try. It made the perfect home base for exploring the coastal area of Maine. We hope we can return some day in the near future!

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