Vintage Pet Friendly Cottage on Historic Sawyers` Island, Relaxing, Casual, Perfect Family Vacation Spot

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Guests 10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets Yes


Step back in time on this secluded piece of land, water and sky! Take a nap in the bottom of a canoe as the gentle water rocks you. Watch the sun slip into the Atlantic from the boat house –you can almost hear the sizzle! Spin on the hand-hewn wooden tree swing like you did when you were a kid and explore the mud flats at low tide, maybe you will even find some clams! With three 1/2 acres of land, most along the rocky coast, there is so much to see, do and experience on this unique and magical property!  This lovely home schedules its arrivals for Saturdays in June through September.

From a by-gone era, Captain Kent’s Place is a lovely vintage farmhouse-style summer cottage located at the water’s edge on beautiful Sawyers’ Island in Boothbay, Maine. Built by Captain John Kent in 1832, the home is still owned by his off-spring with his second wife, Matilda Pinkham. The 7th generation of the Kent/Pinkham clan are now enjoying their idyllic summer ‘house’ and invite you to share it as well!

Captain Kent’s Place is all about the water. The large, expansive yard dips right down to a tidal inlet. The boathouse, dock and float are the perfect spot to launch boats, nap and lunch, enjoy cocktails, watch the moon rise or simply let the lazy days slip by. Nicely protected, the inlet provides a bounty of wildlife. The property is on a spit of land with salt water on three sides, jutting into a protected tidal inlet. The mudflats warm up during low tide, making swimming warmer than usual when the tide comes back in!

At Captain Kent’s Place you will experience camp the way summer folk in this area have been for generations. Kayak, sail, swim, bird watch, canoe, fish or simply float in this idyllic and secluded setting! From the boathouse you can look across to Indiantown Island. Marilee Ellis, one of Captain Kent’s descendants found an Indian Chief skeleton in the pigeon mounds that remains on display at the Harvard University Museum of Natural History! Be sure to kayak/canoe over to Indiantown Island, maintained by the Boothbay Region Land Trust, and participate in your own scavenger hunt!

Captain Kent’s Place enjoys unsurpassed beauty from sunrise to sunset - even when the weather brings storms and fog. While many modern conveniences have been added, the cozy, homey atmosphere remains much the same as when it was built in 1832. The warm and inviting ambiance reflect the waterfront area and large, well-kept grounds as a great places to play, relax or just "do your own thing’. The cottage is nestled beneath indigenous trees with lawns sweeping down to the water offering plenty of places to hide with a good book.

At the water’s edge, you will find the Boat House a two story building with barn-style doors facing out to the dock and float. The boat house is like having another living room. Though quite rustic, this space is an absolute favorite of all ages as THE place to hang out. Equipped with outdoor furniture it has served the family as an extended patio, family room, al fresco style dining, lanai, nap room, kids play area and just about anything else you could think of! You can close the barn doors in inclement weather or watch the storm come in over the river!

The main floor includes the kitchen, butler pantry, dining room and family room as well as a ¾ Bathroom with a tub and Bedroom One with a Double bed. Period pieces and antiques abound in every room.

The second floor has a bath with a shower and three bedrooms. Bedroom two contains Two Single Beds and a King Bed. Bedroom three contains Three Single Beds. Bedroom Four contains One Queen Bed.

Peruse our web site for local vendors, eateries and activities. Replete with all things vacation; if you can think of it, our site most likely covers it! Be sure to reach out to us if you need any help creating the perfect vacation!

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Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manager their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!

The Boothbay Peninsula is a beautiful region rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course its own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, golf, mini-golf, bowling, museums, antiquing, hiking and walking trails. We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet friendly trails in protected areas. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings Click Here!

Sawyers’ Island is approximately 175 acres and is connected to Hodgdon’s Island and to the Boothbay mainland by bridges. It floats comfortably in the Sheepscot River enjoying views of Barter’s Island, Porter Island and Indiantown Island. Stunning views, quiet, protected inlets and peaceful island attitudes are the signature finds of Sawyer’s Island. Though equipped with cell and satellite service, many visitors and inhabitants alike enjoy the slower pace and the ‘step-back-in-time’ feel that washes over you as you cross the hand-crank bridge. Ferry service to Isle of Springs is available from the town landing. A canoe or kayak can get you to Indiantown Island and the Boothbay Region Land Trust preserve there. The land trust has scavenger hunts that are fun for all ages. Be sure to stop by the Trevett Country Store for some of the best lobster rolls in the Mid-coast on your way to explore Porter Island. And of course, no trip to this side of Boothbay would be complete without exploring the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Barter’s Island.


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Pet Friendly
WiFi & Cable Television
Private Dock / Float
DSL (internet plug in)
Furnace with oil heat
Lobster pot with crackers & picks
Electric range
Coffee maker / Toaster / Microwave
Washer / Dryer
No Grill

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Hillsborough, US
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2016
Property Manager
Had a good week just wasn't long enough. The location and historical artifacts allowing us to go back in time and imagine what it was really like was very enjoyable. There is plenty of room on the property for grandchildren to play. Loved the boathouse for leisure time.
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2014
Property Manager
We chose Cottage Connection because the cottage we were looking for was on your site. When we arrived I found that the house had been described accurately and it was well priced.
This location is SO beautiful and it allows dogs. The view of the ocean was unbelievable.


Check-In Day:  SATURDAYS June through September

Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season

Check-Out Time:  no later than 10:00 AM

Town/Body of water:  Boothbay / Sheepscot River 

Type of Waterfront: Tidal, Saltwater River
Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   5

5 – very easy water access, sandy or pebble beach, great for all ages!
4 – Easy water access, may be a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
3 – Somewhat easy water access with a rocky shoreline, or rocky bottom, not suitable for young children, but fine for older children/adults, water shoes recommended.
2 – Water access only for agile young adults or adults, rocky shoreline or bottom, may be a hill down to the water or subject to strong currents.
1 – Swimming off dock only due to a seawall or rocky/wooded shoreline, owner has provided a swim ladder to make getting in and out of water easier. 
0 – not a waterfront property.

Privacy rating for this property is a…,   5 - but this house is close to a road

5 – very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, not close to any roads, long driveway.
4 – Private location, protection from trees, neighbors a comfortable distance away, not close to any roads.
3 – Still in a quiet location, but one neighbor close by, little protection from trees, may be close to a road.
2 – Semi-quiet location, neighbors close by, may have road noise.
1 – in-town home, little or no privacy.

# of Bedrooms:  4
Bed Sizes:. king, queen, double, 4 singles

# of Bathrooms: 2
Bathroom Type: Main floor bathroom contains a soaking tub (no shower).  Second floor contains shower.

NOTE: This house was built in 1832. Back then staircases were steep and narrow.  When this home was built,  there was no such thing as indoor plumbing. Fortunately, the outhouse was replaced with indoor plumbing, but the stair case is the original. Please let us know if mobility is an issue for anyone in your party so we can make sure we are connecting you with the perfect cottage for the perfect vacation for everyone in your party!  In other seasons (Spring or Fall), arrival dates may be flexible, speak to the reservation agent.  

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited on EVERY Property

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