Amenities

Glorious Fall from Seanook's sunroom looking down Linekin Bay

Glorious Fall from Seanook’s sunroom looking down Linekin Bay

Seanook Amenities and Bedrooms, East Boothbay Cottage Rental

Seanook was built on the beach! It is tucked in next to a rocky point with the ocean as close as it can get. Originally serving as an annex to the East Boothbay General Store, it was used by the owner to store boats underneath and to sell gas, food, and supplies to local lobstermen. This rare, grandfathered proximity to the water is what makes Seanook so special, as federal guidelines require a deep setback for new structures. Not only can you look straight down into the water from the windows and decks on two sides, but at night the soothing sounds of its lapping are delightful for sleeping. The calm and the storms alike are all right there. With the floor to ceiling windows, you are front and center to nature and wildlife when you stay at Seanook!

Montauk daisies by the road in Fall; forecast increasing clouds with gusts up to 30mph

Montauk daisies by the road in Fall; forecast increasing clouds with gusts up to 30mph

Upstairs you will enjoy the large deck running on two sides of the house. On the first floor are two small decks; one sheltered from the north wind opens onto the front lawn, and the other overlooking the bay to the west where it is sheltered from the predominant southwest wind. The fourth deck is at the level of the basement, very close to high tide. The picnic table and gas grill are there.

The top deck at Seanook by Jack Keegan, master bedroom on the right

The top deck at Seanook by Jack Keegan, master bedroom on the right

from the livingroom into the sunroom looking out at Linekin Bay

from the livingroom into the sunroom looking out at Linekin Bay

Seanook is heated by a gas fired unit in the dining room that will carry the whole house in fall and spring. It is easily operated using the keypad with an on/off button and up and down arrows for temperature. There is also a gas heater in the lower-level laundry room with-a-view. The gas fireplace/stove in the master bedroom is controlled by a thermostat on the wall by the entry door.

Best of all is the ambiance of our wood burning fireplace/stove insert in the livingroom. If you use the fan, it will blast you with heat. We provide firewood.

We trust that you will use common sense and close the doors and windows if you are going to use heat. However, on a sunny afternoon, even in the coldest part of winter, you will have to dial everything back because of the wonderful passive solar gain from the southwest facing floor to ceiling glass.

Also downstairs there is a sunroom with fantastic views, and a double hide-a-bed in the sitting area adjacent to the dining room, another chair-and-a-half hide-a-bed in the livingroom, a bathroom with a glass vessel sink and a large shower, a laundry room with a view. An iron and ironing board are provided. High speed internet is accessed from the dining room.

The full kitchen has lots of counter space, a Samsung bottom freezer refrigerator, a GE Profile gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, and of course a lobster pot, besides all utensils, pots and pans, and dishes, including two coffee pots. It has many open shelves, so things are easy to find. A repeat visitor to Seanook loves this kitchen both because of the views in three directions and because she can take just a couple of

Seanook's kitchen from the seating area. Open shelves, the last remnant of the old cottage

Seanook’s kitchen from the seating area. Open shelves, the last remnant of the old cottage

steps and reach everything. There are some spices and staples on the shelves.

For your lodging upstairs at Seanook you will find three bedrooms and another bathroom with two sinks and a shower. The Master Bedroom features

spectacular windows that wrap Linekin Bay around you on three sides. It has a gas stove, a sliding glass door to the upper deck, and a king sized bed that can be converted to two twins with advance request if you prefer. The middle or front bedroom has a queen bed from which you can look down the

View from the rocking chair next to the bed in the Master bedroom with a view across Linekin Bay

View from the rocking chair next to the bed in the Master bedroom with a view across Linekin Bay

 

bay, and a door to the upper deck. The third bedroom has two twins that can be put together to form a king on advance notice. The view from there is to the head of the bay. For your convenience we can provide a porta-crib and a booster high chair that can be strapped into a regular dining chair.

Please see our “photos” page on the drop-down menu above for pictures of the other bedrooms.

 

Available for you to borrow are our personal two person sit-on-top kayak and a lapstrake rowboat.  The latter floated in; Ron has reconditioned it, and it is now ready for fun exploring Linekin Bay.  You may use either or both after signing our release.  We provide life jackets which are required by law to be  worn on the water.

Our rowboat moored in the cove, evening.

Our rowboat moored in the cove, evening.