Built by Captain John Kent in 1832, this farmhouse style summer cottage is still owned by the Captain's family. It is best known for its ideal location on the edge of Sawyer's Island with boathouse and salt water on three sides of the property. Two floors with kitchen, dining room, living room, boathouse, dock & float.
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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 boathouse –you can almost hear it 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-and-a-half acres of land (most along the rocky coast), there is so much to see, do and experience on this unique and magical property.
THE HOUSE: While many modern conveniences have been added, the cozy, homey atmosphere of this cottage remain much the same as when it was built in 1832. Nestled beneath indigenous trees, the warm and inviting ambiance reflects the waterfront area, and the large, well-kept lawns are great places for both playing and relaxing. The First Floor includes the kitchen, butler pantry, dining room and family room, as well as a ¾ Bathroom with tub, and one bedroom with one Double Bed. Period pieces and antiques abound in every room. The Second Floor has one bedroom with Two Twin Beds as well as a King Bed, one bedroom with two Twin Beds, and the fourth bedroom has One Queen Bed. A ¾ bathroom with shower completes the second floor of this Sawyer's Island gem.
NOTE : This house was built in the 1830's when staircases were steep and narrow and there was no such thing as indoor plumbing. Fortunately, the outhouse was replaced with indoor plumbing, but the staircase is original. Please let us know if mobility is an issue for anyone in your party so we can make sure we connect you with the right cottage for your perfect Maine vacation.
PETS PERMITTED? Yes, pets are allowed
LINENS & TOWELS INCLUDED? No, linens and towels are not provided for your stay, however, they can be rented through us for $45 per bedroom, or you may bring your own.
At Captain Kent's, guests will experience camp the way summer folk in this area have been for generations.The large, expansive yard dips right down to a tidal inlet (the property is on a spit of land with salt water on three sides). Nicely protected, the inlet provides a bounty of wildlife. You can kayak, sail, swim, bird watch, canoe, fish or simply float all in this idyllic and secluded setting.The mudflats warm up during low tide, making swimming warmer than usual when the tide comes back in. At the water’s edge, you will find the boathouse, a two-story building with barn-style doors facing out to the dock and float. The boathouse 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, alfresco 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. From the boathouse you can see and boat over to Indiantown Island; Marilee Ellis, one of Captain Kent’s descendants found an Indian Chief skeleton in the pigeon mounds, which remains on display at the Harvard University Museum of Natural History. Boat on over and participate in your own scavenger hunt! The private dock and float at Captain Kent's are the perfect spot to launch boats, enjoy cocktails, watch the moon rise or simply let the lazy days slip by.
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.
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 the 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.
Bedrooms: (1) Double Bed, (2) Twin with (1) King Bed, (1) Queen Bed, (2) Twins
Bathrooms: (1) 3/4 Bathroom with Tub and (1) 3/4 Bathroom with shower
A FOUR-NIGHT MINIMUM IS REQUIRED FOR NON-PEAK SEASON RENTALS.
We require at least 72 hours’ notice of intent to rent so the cottage can be prepared for your stay.
Check-In Time: BEGINS AT 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time: NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM
Pets Allowed : YES
Linens Included (bed sheets & towels) : NO
Pillows and Blankets Included : YES
Cleaning Fee : YES
Washer/Dryer : YES
Dishwasher : YES
Microwave : YES
Lobster Pot : YES
Coffee Maker : YES
Internet - WIFI : YES
TV - Cable/Satellite : YES
TV- Antenna : NO
TV for movies & games : YES
Fireplace, Wood : NO
Fireplace, Gas : NO
Air Conditioning : NO
Heat : YES
Town/Body of Water : Boothbay / Sheepscot River
Type of Waterfront : Tidal, Saltwater River
Swimming Area Rating 5/5 : Very easy water access, sandy or pebble beach, great for all ages!
Privacy Rating 5/5 : Very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, but close to the road.
Bedrooms : (1) Double, (1) King with (2) Twins, (1) Queen, (2) Twins.
Bathrooms : (1) 3/4 bathroom with shower, sink & toilet on the first floor (1) Full bathroom with soaking tub, sink & toilet on the second floor.
Association Beach/Other Beaches Nearby : YES
Dock/Float : YES
Beach or swimming at cottage : YES
Grocery Store - within 10 minutes : YES
Boats Provided : NO
Mooring for a fee : NO
Deck/Porch : NO
DVD player : YES
Gas Grill : NO
Charcoal Grill : NO
Fire Pit : NO
Lawn/Deck Furniture : YES
Smoke/CO Detectors : YES
Fire Extinguisher : YES
On-Site Parking : YES
Expansive Lawn : YES