5 makuuhuonetta, 5 täyttä, oma kylpyhuone, vuodepaikkoja 11
Melissa Thornton, Owner
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Children are welcome, under parental supervision.
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Wonderful time in Boothbay
Family of 10 looking to spend a week together before 2 of the grandkids head off to college and this was a perfect home for it.
We were looking for an affordable home that had plenty of bedrooms/bathrooms, a large dining area where we could all sit together, and was located along the coast of Maine. This home checked all the boxes.
The home sits on a large piece of property with plenty of walking trails and outdoor activities. Unfortunately for us it was black fly/mosquito season. After a very wet spring it was nearly impossible to enjoy a walk in the woods without the bugs swarming around.
Highlights for us were spending time in the family room reading a book from the home’s extensive library, playing board games or enjoying a family meal at the large dining table, sitting around the campfire, or just hanging out on the porch sharing stories.
We arrived and the property and home was just like the pictures. There was 10 of us and everyone had their own space. The owner was there and very informative about the area. We had a wonderful 80th birthday celebration. Now have 3 80 year olds in our family.
Thanks so much for choosing the Bold Colorful Life Estate for your 80th birthday party, and nice long getaway. It was a pleasure to have you here...every interaction was friendly and warm. Do come back for other events.
Warm smiles, Melissa
Gorgeous property! Gorgeous house!
We had a wonderful time renting this house. We had two families - 4 adults, 5 kids ranging in age from 3-8. The views from the house were stunning and the loft was a special favorite of the kids. We had plenty of space especially in the kitchen. Better organized and better amenities that nearly any rental kitchen I have been in. And Melissa was always available to help if we needed anything.
Though we didn’t explore the grounds to the fullest as we had a particularly humid (buggy!) week, we did find the views lovely. We also had easy drives to every location we wanted to visit during our stay.
Great house and great hosting!
Large place needed for large party
We had to find a place for 7 adults and 3 children for a family reunion for the memorial for my mother. Places that can accommodate parties that large can be difficult to find. From the moment I began to communicate with Melissa (and mind you this was a very emotional time), I felt her kindness and her enthusiasm for our reunion at her farmhouse. I was BLOWN AWAY upon arrival to the property and even more so when she gave us the tour of the grounds and the home. We never felt crowded and the kitchen was SPECTACULAR! Lots of tears, lots of laughter and LOTS of great meals filled 802 Back River Road during our week. The place is absolutely MAGICAL both inside and out. The price may sound high at first but when split it up it was quite reasonable. You will not regret it! Thank you, Melissa, for everything!
It was a complete honor to be the site you chose for your week of family reunion...and your gathering in memory of your mother. I'm so glad that you felt the place was magical...and healing. That's just what we hope for our guests! Our plan is that you leave life's tensions and struggles behind, immerse yourself in the colorful beauty of mid coast Maine...and when you're ready, go home to have a more bold and colorful life. Grins.
Every interaction with you and your family was a delight...your upbeat energy, even in the midst of grieving, was remarkable. I do hope you return SOON!
I will look forward to hearing about your return to your lovely ranch...and hope to see you all again.
Warm smiles, Melissa
Fantastic Family Vacation Retreat
This is a fantastic spot! The Farmhouse and the grounds give you a lot of space to relax and also enjoy Boothbay Harbor. We had a group of 10, which include 5 adults and 5 grown grandkids. The kids had plenty of choices inside to do their thing We especially loved the large kitchen and dining room. It easily handled the 10 of us when making meals and fixing snacks & cocktails . The Library/Study on the main floor is an especially cool space. The five COLORFUL bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, was just perfect for our family. The teenagers loved having their own space.
The outside and backyard were really great. Lots to explore. The kids loved the various activities and made good use of both the kayaks and the outside games and firepit for some mores.
There was a nice view of the tidal river from both inside the house and from the back deck. Just the right amount of water view to help you appreciate the area.
It was just 15 minutes to downtown Boothbay Harbor and the all the restaurants and shopping. You don't have to over-plan the day in order to get into town. This kids really loved Chowders Restaurant and we all enjoyed fresh Maine lobster at Robinsons Wharf. So Good!!!!!
We really enjoyed our stay and Melissa was more than accommodating and helpful. She was always available if we needed her. She truly places her guests as her first priority. We highly recommend Melissa and her home for
your next family celebration! Thank you, M, for sharing your beautiful piece of Maine with our family.
I've been hosting guest groups at both houses on the Bold Colorful Life estate for ten years...and this is one of my all-time FAVORITE families!
What makes a fabulous guest group?
First, they do research online to find a place that the whole group will enjoy. Then they read the Policies and Information manual, so they'll have a sense of where things are and how things work...as well as what fun things there are to do on the site and in the area.
They are engaged in the house and grounds tour and the map orientation, and their questions are tuned-in and helpful. Their comments are enthusiastic; their energy is friendly; their interactions show obvious caring for each other. Donna and Jim head up a whole family that fits this description. They took great care of the place and every interaction was a delight. I truly hope they make this site an annual pilgrimage.
Coming back— Soon!!!
We couldn't have picked a better spot to recapture and share with family & friends our memories of Down East Maine. First the all important tour— nice touch because there was so much there. It was Father's Day, so for the fist day we decided to make a Lobster feast (Pinkhams for Lobster) at the Farm. Everything was accurate down to the last detail. There really was so much to do right there, with all the trails, and gardens (the girls adored the fairy-gardening, kayaking, etc... but as far as outside activities, the Cabbage Island tour was the all-around favorite, with Botanical Gardens coming in a close second—oh, and the Royal River Grillhouse in Freeport on our way back to Portland was Fabulous. Still, for me, another week at home at Bold Colorful Life Farm, listening to the night frogs, smelling the peonies, and cooking up more lobster would have been just fine. Thanks for making everything so perfect, Melissa.
One of the most delightful aspects of running a vacation rental is getting to interact with people from all over the world. Sarah and I began 'chatting' when she booked the Farmhouse in June of 2017 and kept up communication throughout the year, before she arrived with her whole family, in June of 2018. By then, we felt we knew each other...and how fun to actually make the personal connection! Gathering the whole family to help Dad celebrate Father's Day is such a great idea. Thanks for choosing the Bold Colorful Life for your gathering and I hope to see you again soon!
Tule pois kaikkea ... pidä hengitys. Siirry 15 hehtaarin kartanopuutarhoihin ja metsäpolkuihin .... lainaa puhallettava vene meloa varten paikallisilla hylkeillä .... tapaa ystävällisiä kaljuja kotkiamme ja muita ottelijoita .... kuuntele loonoja River View -penkillä ... pelata krokettia tai sulkapalloa monilla nurmikoilla .... katsella Mainen maalattuja kilpikonnia tai kuunnella sammakoita makeanveden lampilla .... vaeltaa puistomaisilla tiloilla .... pulahtaa kylmään tai purjehtia joella .. nauti kirja riippumatossa. Päivitetty, uskalla lähteä Boothbayn alueelle. Lähellä merta, ravintoloita, golfia, minigolfia, veneilyä, maailmanluokan golfia, Coastal Mainen kasvitieteelliset puutarhat ja kaikenlaiset ostosmahdollisuudet ja galleria. Knickerbocker-järvellä, 3 mailia tiellä, on 13 vaellusreserviä 10 mailin päässä, makean veden uima ja kalastus. Siellä on pieniä Maine-rantoja 10 mailin päässä ja suuria yhden tunnin luonnonkaunis ajomatkan päässä. Muita aktiviteettejä: Ostokset, melonta, veneily, lumilautailu, villieläinten katselu, vaellus, terveys- / kauneuskylpylä, hevosenkengät, minigolf, antiikkimuseo ja rautatiekylä, valtion akvaario, retket saarten, sufffien, valaiden ja hummeriveneiden katseluun. Siellä on ympäri vuoden oopperatalo; leikkimökki, elokuvateatteri ja historiallinen seura. Ja mainitsimmeko paikalliset ravintolat ja kaupat ???
Lihavoitu värikäs elämägalleria tarjoaa värikkäitä tyylikkäitä koruja, upeita luonnonvalokuvia ja dramaattisia taideteoksia öljyssä ja pastellina vuokra-asiakkaillemme .... kun se on auki.
Bold Colorful Life Estate on myös Retreat Center, joten suunnittele liittyämme Retreat-tilaan henkilökohtaisen kasvun, uudistumisen ja henkisen keskittymisen ...