Nestled at the end of Grimes Cove, this Ocean Point Cottage is perfect for walking, beach combing, sunsets and communing with nature. This is a dog friendly property.

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Guests 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1.5
Allows Pets Yes


Here is the Family history of Ocean Point and Thankfulnest: My great grandfather and grandfather built a small cottage near the casino in the early 1900's. My mother and 3 brothers grew up there during the summers from then on. As she married and had 3 children, we spent the month of August with my grandparents. One of her brothers purchased his own cottage on the shore road and my Dad purchased the cottage on Grimes Ave in 1960. Over the years, I have met life long friends from all over the country who keep coming back to Grimes Cove. After many years of blood, sweat and tears, the cottage was transformed into what we know today as Thankfulnest. We have been so blessed to own property on a quiet dead end street with a view of the ocean and access to the water measured in only hundreds of feet. A cove for swimming and boating is at the end of the street with a boat landing to launch if desired. The salt air smell and the pounding surf can be smelled, heard and felt as the ocean crashed on the rocks at the foot of the street. Many nights are spent on the rocks watching a meteor shower, staring at the stars or being in awe of the full moon's reflection on the ocean. Our grandchildren are playing on the same rocks, caves and swimming in the same tidal pools as my Mom, my siblings and I and my children did. It is a special place for folks of all ages and one that we are most thankful for. We look forward to sharing Thankfulnest with those that have a love for solitude, fresh salt air, the ocean breeze and being surrounded by God's creation. We look forward to your visit. Sincerely, The Alden/Eddings Family.

Grime’s Cove Avenue is a pine tree lined street on the Eastern most tip of the coastal community of the Ocean Point Colony. The ocean is seen and the salt air smelled from the Ocean facing front windows of the cottage on both levels of the house. The rock-bound coast is 200 yards from the front door, easily accessed and great for walking, exploring, sitting, napping, hiding and seeking. Grimes Cove, a public beach, boat launch and gathering place for vacationers to swim, kayak and read on the rocks and is just a short walk from the cottage. The Shore Road winds along the coast for over a mile allowing one to throw a stone in the ocean at any point. The magical sunsets and gorgeous views make for unlimited `photo ops`. Thankfulnest evokes a thankfulness for the natural beauty that is the Maine Coast.

Walking, birding, kayaking, canoeing and swimming are on the agenda from Thankfulnest. Ocean Point is a beautiful tip of land in East Boothbay, a quaint little cottage community. Photographers the world over come here for the beautiful scenes nature serves up every single day. With views stretching out to the ocean, there are islands, shoals, boats of every size and type as well as aquatic wildlife to watch for! Whales, seals, otters and porpoise along with all kinds of shore birds play hide-and-seek off the shore.

Make that morning cup of coffee and sit on the deck enjoying the sounds of the ocean and sight of the sun rising – what a great beginning to the day. Or end the day with family conversation or yard games as you watch the sunset.

Head over to The Ocean Point Inn for their famous chowder or lobster rolls, a traditional lobster dinner or just for cocktails. Heading back towards town are several restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries for you to explore. And of course, you are a beautiful 10-minute drive from the village of Boothbay Harbor.

Thankfulnest is a dog-friendly, two-story Maine Cottage with 4 bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms, a lovely large yard that would be perfect for hide and seek or horse shoes.  The open porch in the back yard with outdoor table and chairs allows an outdoor eating option with the sound and smell of the nearby to help generate a big appetite. Lobster and seafood is bountiful and delicouse. This cottage has been lovingly cared for by the owner’s family for generations. The memorabilia found on the walls and shelves is typical of this type of summer cottage in the area. There are views to the ocean from the front room, yard and the two front-facing upstairs bedrooms. The house sits atop of a small hill, the tree-lined dead end road that stretches down towards the ocean and rocky shoreline as well as the public beach and boat launch at Grimes Cove.
The main floor has a nice sized, open living room with picture windows letting in the natural light.  The furniture is comfortable with plenty to accommodate the family watching a baseball game comfortably with the large flat screen TV. On the occasional chilly or foggy night, have a fire in the wood burning fireplace to ward of the chill.  The fully equipped kitchen has a little breakfast nook for those early risers.  A door to the porch off the kitchen for more dining seating and to access the grill. There is a dining room on the first floor that would easily accommodate the family for a meal.  There is a full bathroom with tub/shower on the main level - great for bath times with little ones.  Between the fresh air, sunshine and playtime at the beach, getting them to sleep should not take too much effort.  The second floor has the homes four bedrooms along with a half bath and washer/dryer.
The owners have left two kayaks for their guests use, which you can launch from the boat launch at Grimes Cove at the end of your road.

The southeast bedroom has a Queen Bed and slight views of the ocean.  The southwest bedroom has two single beds that we can put together as a king if desired as well as slight views of the ocean.  The northeast bedroom has a double bed with the windows opening to views of the spruce and pines in the back yard and the northwest bedroom with stacked double beds is perfect for the youngest members of the family, or those young at heart.

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Pets Allowed  Dogs Only Dryer
 Linens Included Lobster Pot
Pillows and Blankets included Coffee Maker
Cleaning Fee Fireplace, Wood
Trash Removal - see instructions at cottage Fireplace, Gas
Dock/Float Air Conditioning
Mooring for a fee Heat
 Beach or swimming at cottage TV - Cable/Satellite
Association Beach/Other Beaches Nearby TV- Antenna 
Boats Provided - see write for description TV for movies & games only
Deck/Porch Internet
Gas Grill Internet - WIFI
Charcoal Grill No Internet
Lawn/Deck Furniture Grocery Store - within 10 minutes
Fire Pit Smoke/CO Detectors
Dishwasher Fire Extinguisher
Microwave On Site Parking

Nice lawn for games
Iron / Ironing Board

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Reviewed: Sep 17, 2016
Property Manager
East Wareham, US
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2016
Property Manager
They were awesome!
one of the most memorable, enjoyable, and relaxing vacations we have ever had!!!


Check-In Day:  SaturdaysJune 24-Sept 5, 2016 (Prime Season Week’s).  See below for shoulder season details

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

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

Town:  East Boothbay

Body of water:  Atlantic Ocean (views of)

Type of Waterfront: N/A/

Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   0

Very Short Walk to Grimes Cove Beach which 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…,   3

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:  (1) Queen (1) Double (2) Singles (2) Singles in stacked bunk beds

# of Bathrooms:  1.5
Bathroom Type:  (1) full bath and (1) half bath

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited on EVERY Property

Cottage Connection of Maine represents a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made by the owners to furnishings, amenities and equipment. Once a change that has occurred is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.

In other seasons (Spring or Fall), arrival dates may be flexible, speak to the reservationist.  Also, if you book a 7 night stay in the shoulder season, a 15% discount will be applied to your weekly rate.

Linens not provided for your stay  /  Just a quick walk to Grimes Cove Beach and its boat launch  /  Located on a quiet, dead end street for privacy and great location /  Dog Friendly Property - No Cats due to Owners Allergies / 2 kayaks for guests use

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