Harborfields On The Shore is your family-friendly, pet-friendly, and boater-friendly vacation destination, with a quarter-mile of shoreline and over 8 acres of woods and fields. Located on the west side of Boothbay Harbor, Harborfields overlooks the boats coming and going in the harbor and the beauty of the village, a mile across the water. The Harborfields dock is a hub of activity for boating, swimming, and fishing. We are secluded, yet only two miles by land from the town center, convenient to restaurants, shops, churches, theatres, yacht club and boat landings.
The cottages are old-fashioned and "rustic," but we do have the basics, like indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water, and electric lights! No televisions, radios, or telephones; no pools, hot tubs, or spas ... just quiet simplicity, peaceful views, waterfront activities, and friendly hospitality -- ideal for a Maine vacation! -- since 1948!
But don't take our word for it -- read what guests have written in unsolicited reviews and comments that we have found on the internet:
"... Only recommendation would be to bring plenty of groceries, there's really not much need to leave the property once you get there."
Alex on our AirBnB Listing
"Harborfields holds a warm spot in our vacation experience. For more than twenty years (and more if you count my wife's childhood trips) we have enjoyed a uniquely pleasant time on the shore....."
Jack S. on TripAdvisor
"... perfect for families who enjoy the out of doors, the rugged sea coast of Maine, and time away from the hectic world...."
Dodie F. on TripAdvisor
"Harborfields Cottages is a wonderful location on Boothbay Harbor. Pets and children are welcomed with lots of grassy areas to play on...."
GlenTerra on TripAdvisor
"... a beautiful spot on the water and an equally beautiful walk into town. Wonderful communication and hospitality by our hosts Tim & Wendy... Many upgrades to most cottages since we last visited, but same waterfront view and peace of mind! Great for family stays in Boothbay area!"
Kimberley H. on InsiderPages
"Another fabulous A+ vacation at Harborfields! What an incredible cottage..clean, comfortable, beautiful, ..right on the water! The harbor is ever changing!... Hope to come to Harborfields 'forever' !!!"
Judy and Joe on TripAdvisor.com
"We were extremely pleased with our stay from check-in to check-out... the Wharf Cottage, although rustic and basic in it's appearance, was just what we needed.... You can't get any closer to the water or more scenic than this."
dminehart on TripAdvisor.com
"The accommodations, while rustic, suited our needs perfectly. If you're looking for luxury, this place is not it. But it's on the waterfront and our kids adored (it)...."
Krenster on the TripAdvisor Travel Forums
"The location was beautiful and the owners very friendly and attentive, without being overly so. Liked the location, the privacy and the coziness."
Robert Levite on our Vacation Home Rentals listing
"We had a great get-away. The view from the cottage was breath-taking. The tire swing was a great hit with our five year old."
Deb Kavanagh on our Vacation Home Rentals listing
"...cottages right on the Harbor. The location was so peaceful and scenic. We stayed in the "Shore" cabin - just a couple feet from the water's edge. It was rustic, simple and oh so relaxing.....we would definitely return there."
dlspellman in the TripAdvisor.com travel forums
"A Peaceful Place to Stay. We stayed here for a week one summer and we were very happy. The cabins are well appointed and have the basic necessities. The Cottages are located very close to the water and have a beautiful view."
Cindy L on InsiderPages.com
"5 stars. I really like this place. It has a good vibe. Of course, it doesn't have fresh water, like Knickerbocker Lake does, but it's a fine, salty alternative."
Paula Ragsdale in Harborfields Reviews on Facebook
"We recently spent a long weekend in the Boothbay Harbor area. We stayed at Harborfields, which is a family owned grouping of cottages on West Boothbay Harbor. It was a cluster of small individual cottages right on the Harbor. The location was so peaceful and scenic."
4KarlyCF in the World Travel Forum - travel to Maine discussion thread
"Harborfields sells out this month [May] for the season I reckon - a nifty place with no radios, TV's or 21st century intrusions, they are nicely green and ten minutes driving slowly from Boothbay Harbor..."
ploughandstars in the Chronicle Forum - Vacation help: Maine discussion thread
"5 stars. Harborfields has always given me energy and peace in my very hectic life. I look forward to our return there. My favorite thing is grabbing my first cup of coffee and going out on the deck before the sun comes up and watching the sunrise all while reading a book. All the peace is there. Love It!"
Amy Baker in Harborfields Reviews on Facebook
John Jorgensen, who spent summers at Harborfields in the 1950's, came back with his wife in August 2012 and had this to say:
"What did we like the most? The Relaxed laid-back environment. It is a place where families with young and older children can find plenty to keep them entertained. Those without children can find peace and quiet and be as active or inactive as they wish. The Thorpe Family hallmark hospitality remains strong with Wendy and Tim."
We extend a warm invitation to spend your vacation time in Maine with us, and enjoy the many activities to be found both right at Harborfields and in the Boothbay region, while relaxing in friendly informality and discovering what our guests have been discovering for more than 65 years - the way life can be!
"I can see clearly now the rain is gone!
gonna be a bright, bright, bright sunshiny day!"
We are looking forward to another beautiful summer here at Harborfields On The Shore in Boothbay Harbor, Maine!
We will be opening up the cottages again for the vacation season in mid-May, and are now accepting
reservations for 2015 from returning and new guests alike on a first-come, first-served basis. Things have been filling up fast, so check the availability calendars for each cottage (or search our online reservation system) to see what is still available.
You can always e-mail us, Tim and Wendy, at reservations@harborfields.
com or call us at 207-633-5082 to inquire. The calendars on our website are always up-to-date -- in fact, they are what we look at to see what is available when you call!
The Hillside Cottage has an excellent view of the harbor over the fields, from a large wrap-around deck. Large master bedroom with queen bed and vaulted ceiling. Sleeps up to 5.
With a spacious patio overlooking the Harborfields meadow and the water, the Terrace Cottage sleeps up to 4 in a bedroom with two twin beds, and two twin day beds in the living room.
A cozy covered porch puts you right at the harbor’s edge! The Shore Cottage features a small bedroom with two twin beds, plus another two twin beds in the living room, along with two upper bunks; altogether sleeps 6.
Built over the water, with views up and down the shore. The Wharf Cottage sleeps up to 4 in a one room studio/efficiency layout.
The one-bedroom Rock Cottage offers perfect water views! Right on the shore with room for four, the Rock is a perennial favorite!
Offering great waterfront views, from the harbor to Carrying Place Cove, Pine Cottage is a real treasure. One bedroom, sleeps up to 5.
Renovated and expanded in 2011, the Deck Cottage features a 2nd-story master bedroom suite with incredible views. Two bedrooms, sleeps up to 8. Heated for cozy comfortable three-season use. Everyone's new favorite!
The Thorpe family's original homestead, this circa 1780 Farmhouse features many period details. Five bedrooms and two baths, sleeps up to ten. Heated for comfortable three-season use. Great for family reunions or group retreats!
Built in 1947, the Lodge overlooks fields and the water. Sleeps up to ten in six bedrooms, with three baths. Great for family reunions and group retreats!
An August morning view from the kitchen window of the Hillside Cottage at Harborfields On The Shore. The water is hot for your tea!
Weddings and other Gatherings
Are you looking for a place to hold a wedding or similar event? Steve and Natalie will be getting married here over Memorial Day weekend, Christy & Aaron will have a small wedding in the Lodge in June, and Amanda and Alex will have their wedding here in the midst of the Boothbay Harbor HarborFest Celebration in September! Check out our Weddings and Events packages and then contact us to discuss plans for your event. We do still have some openings for weddings of up to 100 guests for Fall 2015!
Sailboat and power boat rentals are available from the Harborfields dock, through our partnership with West Harbor Recreation, Inc. We also have a couple of rowboats available for Harborfields guests free of charge! Want to bring your own boat? We have very reasonable rates for dockage or moorings.
We are coming up on Memorial Day, the unofficial start of tourist season in Boothbay Harbor. Soon the Lady Slippers will be out, to be followed by our lilacs: