FAIRVIEW is all about its amazing location. Close to the water with a gorgeous, unobstructed westerly view, this cottage is in a peaceful out-of-town spot on Barter's Island. Only 2.5 miles from the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, closer still to Porter Preserve, Fairview is an easy drive to grocery stores and local farmers markets. This cottage is only minutes away from Boothbay Harbor restaurants and shops as well as Southport's Hendrick's Head Beach. The owners of A Fairview love having their morning coffee or evening cocktail on the screened porch or on the dock. From there you can watch the waterfowl while the tide ebbs and flows. They are kayakers and love launching right from the house. Guests can also easily launch from nearby Knickerkane Landing if they wish to explore a whole different part of the coast line and Sheepscot River. Away from city lights, stargazing is unforgettable. This cottage comes with a telescope for your use. Whether you rent kayaks locally or bring your own, you will love this kayaker's delight! This cottage is large enough to sleep six, but small enough to be cozy and is easy to care for. SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO! Like most salt-water tidal rivers, the aquatic life is bountiful around Barters Island. You will enjoy bird-watching even if that is not your norm! Expect to see egrets, herons, loons, osprey, eagles and more. Also seals, porpoise and otters have been known to frequent the area! Wave the Lobstermen in from your dock and share in the local bounty! Did you say lobster for dinner? Of course, you can get out in the water yourself! Sailing, kayaking, rowing and more are easy to do from your dock.Several local vendors can help outfit you with the boats, guides, etc for a fantastic aquatic adventure leaving daily from your own dock! THE HOUSE Fairview has lots of windows, throw them open and enjoy the incredible Maine light and fresh, salty air! Did we mention the incredible sunset views from the living room, master bedroom and porch? The look and feel of this cottage is clean and comfortable and has been freshly painted with not even a hint of fussiness! The main floor entrance lets into the family room with a flat-screen TV and comfortable furnishings. From there you can pass into the open living/dining room with the wall of windows and the incredible views! The updated kitchen and summer dining on the screen porch make it fun to cook in or bring home some famous lobster rolls from the nearby Trevitt Country Store. Two bedrooms (one Queen, one with two Twins) and two full baths complete this floor. From the second floor retreat to the Master Bedroom with a Queen Bed and en-suite bath. Relax curled up with a good book while enjoying the view; wake to the sounds of nature and lobster boats beginning a busy day. WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED? Peruse our web site for local vendors, eateries and activities. Replete with all things vacation; if you can think of it, our site most likely covers it! Be sure to reach out to us if you need any help creating the perfect vacation! WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION? Vacation Rentals. Privately Owned. Professionally Managed. Trusted since 1993. Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who 'got it' to manage their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to "connect" each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; "The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore, when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation." Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect! BOOTHBAY REGION The Boothbay Peninsula is a beautiful region rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course it's own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, a championship golf course and country club, mini-golf, bowling, museums, antiquing, hiking and walking trails. We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet friendly trails in protected areas. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings Click Here!