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! Relax and breath in the fresh, clean, and invigorating salty sea breeze!
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.
Looking from the living room into the sunroom and out at Linekin Bay
Seanook is heated by a gas-fired unit in the dining room and one in the living room that will carry the whole house in fall and spring. They are 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 in winter is the ambiance of our wood-burning fireplace/stove insert in the living room. You must use the fan, it get BTU’s from the
firewood, which we provide.
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.
Seanook is located in a natural wind tunnel that funnels the prevailing southwest sea breeze through the house. Most days, if you open the sliding glass door downstairs, and windows on the north side of the house upstairs, natural circulation occurs. Fans are provided in case of still days in summer. We do not have air conditioning becausse we have not needed it! Part of the summer experience is to have all doors and windows open and be in tune with the outside.
The full kitchen encourages cooking. It 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, for your cooking needs. 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 steps and reach everything. You are welcome to use whatever spices and staples you find on the shelves. Hannaford groceries, Pinkham’s Gourmet Seafood Market, and Brown’s Farm Stand all offer the makings for delectable meals. If you live somewhere else in Maine, in Vermont or New Hampshire, come for a change of scene. Snuggle in and enjoy in a cottage by the sea, our cabin rental in Maine!
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 an advance request if you prefer. The middle or front bedroom has a queen bed from which you can see down the 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 two single kayaks, ready for fun exploring Linekin Bay. You may use them after signing our release. We provide life jackets which are required by law to be worn on the water. Unfortunately, the wooden rowboat has sustained some damage and needs work before it can return to the bay, but we do have a less romantic metal one.