Ocean Point of View Additional Information


The Cottage


Ocean Point of View is a classic oceanfront cottage in the beautiful summer community of Ocean Point in East Boothbay, Maine, just a few miles from Boothbay Harbor.  Built in 1894, the cottage retains much of its original charm and has been "family" owned since it was built. It is set on a point of land with spectacular ocean views from almost every room.  From the front porch, on clear nights, you can see the lights of four light houses - Ram Island, Seguin, the Cuckolds and Monhegan Island. The setting on the rocky shore provides an ever-changing vista of sunrises, sunsets, sea gulls, surf crashing on the rocks, sailboats and lobstermen pulling their traps directly in front of the cottage.  Here you can relax on the wrap around covered porch or curl up with a good book in the enclosed sun porch. 

The cottage is open stud construction, comfortably furnished, and has been updated with all new wiring, new windows, a washer and dryer, and a Rinnai heater to warm the house on cool days.  You will enjoy the eat-in kitchen which is fully equipped with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher and all the pots, pans and utensils needed for making your favorite dishes.  The kitchen also has a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, griddle, waffle-maker, and a blender.  A second refrigerator in the laundry room is great for storing drinks, etc.  We have a large dining room stocked with dishware, a cozy living room with stone fireplace (Duraflame logs only, please!) and two full baths, one on each floor.  Cable TV, internet with free WiFi, and telephone are included in your rental.  We have parking space for two cars.  Ocean Point of View is a smoke-free home.  No smoking of any materials on the property, please.
We have sleeping accommodations for a maximum of 7 people. Infants and children are included in the maximum.  There are three bedrooms (1 Queen, 2 Twins, 1Twin) on the second floor and a first floor bedroom with a Double/Full bed.  All linens and bedding are provided.  Our maximum of 7 people is firm and non-negotiable due to our wastewater discharge license. 
Ocean Point is a relaxed summer community with numerous activities going on throughout the summer.  Grimes Cove swimming beach, the Ocean Point tennis courts (for a fee) and the Ocean Point Casino (a community center) are within walking distance of the cottage.  The beautiful stone Wilson Memorial Chapel, which offers Sunday services with a rotating roster of ministers, is just a short walk from the cottage.  There is a Hannafords Supermarket in Boothbay Harbor and an East Boothbay General Store on the road to Ocean Point. 
In addition to our lovely family home, our greatest asset is our view of the Atlantic Ocean.  Relaxing here in the yard, on the porch, or inside the cottage can give you a whole new "point of view".  We hope you will come and experience it!
Minimum rental - 7 days, 2 weeks preferred. You may contact owner using form below. Please visit "Ocean Point of View" on Facebook for more photos.


View from porch

High Tide and Surf​


Dining Room

Living Room



Living Room




Ram Island Light from porch

Sun Porch

Sun Porch

Sun Porch



Tower Room






Tower Room with View

Squirrel Island Room

 East Room

Music Room

Music Room


Our Buoy Base

Looking West


Ocean Point of View


The best way to describe what staying at Ocean Point of View is like is to share some of the comments previous guests have written in our Guest Book.    


“I felt my body and mind begin to relax as soon as I saw the waves, rocks and spectacular view on your point”. (Aug, 2011).
“Heaven, if there is a heaven, must be right here at Ocean Point of View” (Aug 2006).
“We’ll miss the sound of the sea lapping or crashing on the rocks, and these fantastic views – Ram, Fishermans’, Monhegan – Stepping back in time into this very special “Wyeth” type cottage we felt very much at home.   Especially loved the alcove in the master bedroom, and the light pouring in and bouncing off the sea into the rooms and onto the porch” (Aug 2006).
“Sun, waves, lobster boats, mist, foghorn, fill me up with the wonder of Maine coast at Ocean Point.  Most of all, we’ve found this home on the rocks and the long views out to sea the most enjoyable of all.  What a delicious view from this cottage with history” (Aug, 2011).
“Well, here we are again .. we just couldn’t stay away!  This sweet old house looked so welcoming as we drove up the driveway.  One must do as she says “Relax, enjoy, listen, just be still”.  We have followed her rules and will do so again if ever we are lucky enough to return once more to this little slice of heaven” (Sept, 2011).
“Three generations gathered this week to catch up with each other’s lives at the coziest, cleanest and best ocean view cottage on the Point.  The beauty of the ocean, so accessible from every room, nourished us body and soul!  We took advantage of the well stocked country kitchen to create delicious feasts.”  (Aug, 2012)
“I am sitting out on the porch as I write this note and our family would like to let you know how grateful we are to experience such beauty here at Ocean Point.   Watched beautiful sunsets, gazed up at the moon and stars .. the cottage is charming and comfortable.  What a beautiful place.  We look forward to visiting Ocean point again.  Many thanks. ”  (Sept, 2011)




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