Contemporary pet-friendly, high-tech house with private dock on lake

Close to everything in Boothbay Harbor, yet very private

On Lakeside Drive, Sunny Woods House is just minutes from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, Southport Island, and Boothbay Commons. It is 5 minutes into the heart of Boothbay Harbor. Hike 18 Boothbay Region Land Trust trails within 20 minutes. Tour the area on the four bicycles provided.

Swim, paddle and fish on West Harbor Pond—an 84-acre freshwater lake—from your private dock, just a short walk down a trail from the house.

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You will find everything you’d expect to find in a modern year-round house:  fully-equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher), gas grill, washer and dryer, three TV sets with cable ( even a 62 inch screen with HD and surround sound). Free long distance land line and WiFi. Kayaks, canoe, two bicycles, beach chairs and coolers are all supplied.

Sunny Woods offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living and dining space, kitchen, dedicated office, and bedrooms are all on one level—no stairs!



Bright and cheery house with porch, patio and deck

The house is surrounded by flowering trees, perennial gardens and Maine sculpture. Views are of the Maine woods. Watch sunrises and sunsets. Rooms have large windows providing lots of light. Trail leads to the lake.

dogPets Love this Getaway

We welcome pets. No additional charge for the second pet.

Gardens Aglow Special of $449 for 2 night stay. Max of 6 people.

Available All Year Round. Boothbay Harbor is a four-season destination. Experience the fiery colors of fall foliage, winter sports such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and ice fishing, the greenery and blossoms of spring and the joys of summer. Minimum stays vary from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the time of year.

Our Philosophy and Rates

Our aim is to provide a hassle-free vacation. Everything you need is included from towels and linens to hair dryers to lobster pots-just pack some clothes and come.  Discounts offered for stays of two weeks or longer as well as in special short getaway stays in the shoulder and low seasons. Educators and those in military service, please accept our 5% discount.

What Guests Say

  • A wonderful place

    “We arrived at the house on Sunday 6/9 and left Sunday 6/16 and had such a wonderful time we changed our plans so we could come back for the Windjammer party. We came back Friday 6/21 and left Thursday 6/27. The house is very comfortable and convenient to everything. The owners are terrific and easy…

  • Home away from home

    “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sunny Woods House. The house is welcoming and has all the amenities you can ever need. The kitchen is well stocked, the house is clean and well taken care of, and the owners, Chip and Susan, are lovely. The location is perfect. It is close to the water and…

  • Delighted with our stay

    “We were delighted with our stay at the Sunny Woods House. The owners provided all the comforts and information we could possibly have wanted – how to manage the state of the art appliances and technology, maps, listings, restaurant menus and reviews, etc. Everything was clean and bright. The house is easy to find and…

  • A peaceful haven in a wonderful setting

    “Space and comfort of the house are superb, with great bedrooms, baths and all the equipment you could ever need. How beautiful the gardens and surrounding property are! And such a short walk down to the lake for a lovely view and the peace that being next to water can bring. The whole Boothbay area…

  • Perfect!

    “Sunny Woods lives up to every description. The house was spotless, fully outfitted and comfortable. The owners’ art collection and grounds sculptures were a surprise and a delight. We were a multi-generational group of six and the house comfortably satisfied all our needs–quiet space, outside lawn for impromptu soccer games and comfortable cooking and eating.…

  • Peaceful getaway

    “My husband is a teacher in Cape Elizabeth and had school vacation late April. I had heard about this great home close to Boothbay Harbor and we decided to make the quick hour trip up from Portland. We arrived late afternoon. The home immediately felt comfortable and peaceful. Everything was so clean and decorated so…

  • A slice of heaven

    “Loved this rental! The property is so special and if you are a nature lover you’ll be in heaven. More than comfortable accommodations with everything you need from reading materials, WiFi, TV, cooking and baking and entertaining small or larger groups for dinner. The sun room is spectacular with lovely seasonal views and a lot…

  • A wonderful home

    “Five stars is an understatement. I agree with the earlier reviewers and so won’t repeat what a great place this is. I will just give my unconditional recommendation that you choose this house if you’re going to the Boothbay Harbor area.
As the former residence of the owners, Sunny Woods House is much better equipped and…

  • A great stay in Boothbay

    “This is one terrific place to stay and enjoy Boothbay. The house is extremely comfortable, decorated with the most tasteful furniture and artwork we have encountered in a rental, reflecting the sophisticated taste of the owners—Susan and Chip—who have thought of EVERYTHING…even the kettle warms the water at special temperatures for coffee vs. tea and…

Sunny Woods is a contemporary ranch-style house with an open kitchen and living area. The dining room is off of the kitchen with windows on three sides. Easily seats 6-8. On the same level are the master bedroom, a second bedroom (both with queen beds), a dedicated office and a huge sunroom/media room with both a queen size hide-a-bed and a futon. The master bedroom has a private bathroom and others share a full bathroom in the hallway. The is an abundance of outdoor space; a porch with a grill and outdoor seating off of the kitchen, a massive deck off of the sunroom for sunbathing and sunsets, and a patio between the deck and the porch. There are gardens, woods and sculpture visible from all of the rooms and a lawn for playing games. In the garage, two bicycles, coolers, beach chairs, toboggans, etc. are stored for your enjoyment. A short walk down a trail leads to your private dock on West Harbor Pond where the water reaches the mid 70’s in the summer. Fantastic for swimming, paddling (a canoe and two kayaks are provided) as well as skating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. For those who need to work while away, there is WiFi, a free long distance land line and a printer in the dedicated office. For those into movies and sports viewing, there is a 62 inch screen in the media room, an extensive DVD collection and the ability to stream movies and TV series. Lots of games and puzzles are provided and there is a lending library as well as a book exchange. Everything you need for a hassle-free vacation is provided, pack your clothes and head to Sunny Woods House and the Boothbay Harbor area in mid-coast Maine.