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Mazu, the Bed&Boat, the most waterfront cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live aboard a boat and have a great home base for all your adventures in midcoast Maine? Step aboard your private yacht, Mazu, a luxurious 42 foot floating vacation rental hotel - floatel - boatel that rides the tides of the scenic Damariscotta River, and experience a unique boating adventure without ever leaving the dock or the mooring. Imagine relaxing on the deck, inhaling pure ocean air and nautical vibes, drink in hand, the freshest oysters on the table, lobsters in the pot, enjoying your own private sunset between Portland and Bar Harbor! No previous boating experience required. The use of two kayaks and a canoe is included. Description of the Yacht: The 42-foot boat features elegant bedding, a sleek kitchen, and spacious decks for ...Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live aboard a boat and have a great home base for all your adventures in midcoast Maine? Step aboard your private yacht, Mazu, a luxurious 42 foot floating vacation rental hotel - floatel - boatel that rides the tides of the scenic Damariscotta River, and experience a unique boating adventure without ever leaving the dock or the mooring. Imagine relaxing on the deck, inhaling pure ocean air and nautical vibes, drink in hand, the freshest oysters on the table, lobsters in the pot, enjoying your own private sunset between Portland and Bar Harbor! No previous boating experience required. The use of two kayaks and a canoe is included. Description of the Yacht: The 42-foot boat features elegant bedding, a sleek kitchen, and spacious decks for sunning and entertaining. Two private staterooms are perfect for four guests, but with an additional bed, Mazu can accommodate up to six. In the magnificent aft Captain's Cabin, with a king-size bed and private head (WC) and shower, you can stretch out and relax. The roomy forepeak stateroom, V-berth, features a queen-size bed, a large hanging locker, and head. The large galley (kitchen) is open so the chef is never isolated from salon conversation. It's equipped with an upright refrigerator, electric stove, large sink, and coffee and tea maker. The cheerful dinette, opposite the galley to port (left), seats up to six adults comfortably. The spacious Main Salon (living room) provides an elegant setting for entertaining. Huge wrap-around windows flood the room with light, painting an ever-changing seascape. A sofa here can convert to a double bed. Mazu is docked right in the village, two minutes from Route 1; and parking is free. For maximum privacy, Mazu can be moved to a secluded anchorage and we can train you how to operate a modern inflatable boat with oars and a small four stroke outboard motor. Plus there is plenty of extra space for other boats and toys you might bring along. PRICES Off Season Rates: 5/22 thru 6/19 & 9/09 thru 11/02 Sunday – Thursday $270.00 / night 5/22 thru 6/19 & 9/09 thru 11/02 Friday & Saturday $295.00 / night Holidays & Festivals $325.00 / night Peak Rates: 6/20 thru 9/08 . Sunday – Thursday $300.00 / night 6/20 thru 9/08. Friday & Saturday $325.00 / night Holidays & Festivals $325.00 / night Lodging tax: 8% Weekly rates are available. Minimum three night stay, no pets. Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times. Please contact us for family rates. Non smoking facility - smoking is permitted outside on the dock only. Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m. Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa Reservation: 50% of full payment is required at the time of reservation and balance is due 30 days in advance. Cancellation Policy: There is a 20% service fee for any cancellations. Refunds are available with a 30 day notice to the reservation date. If cancellations are made with less than 30 days’ notice, we will try to rebook the boat then the deposit will be refund. If we cannot rebook the dates then the deposit and balance is then forfeited. No refunds for late arrivals or early departures. More
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About the Owner
Olga O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
We will greet you upon arrival to introduce you to the particulars of staying on a boat, a process of 15 or 20 minutes. We'll ensure you are comfortably settled and offer information about the area, things to do, places to eat, etc. Then we will leave you in peace. But we are only minutes away and will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns that may come up.
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

I loved the idea of staying on a boat overnight, and booked this stay as a special treat for myself because I was about to have foot surgery and would be laid up for several weeks. My two stars are because the Mazu is a...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Excursion24850
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Staying on Mazu was a delightful experience, spacious, clean and stylish accommodations with all the comforts of home, and Chip and Olga providing full concierge services when asked. Their River Tripper is an educational and fun cruise of the numerous oyster farms on the Damariscotta...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank treeeeman1
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Wife, 7 year old and so has a great tip aboard Olga's boat. Clean, tasteful and very comfortable. Be sure to take the canoe or kayaks out and don't miss her river boat tour and oysters. One of the most unique accommodations we have had....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank BP60606
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My husband and I spent a long weekend at this wonderful accommodation that is right on the water with 360 degree views of the river and the town. What a joy to sit outside relaxing and and watching the seals frolicking in the river. Restaurants...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank MillieM451
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Olga's boat was so cozy and so roomy at the same time. My 3 kids and I spent 3 nights on the boat. This was the first time any of us had slept on a boat and the Mazu is like a floating cottage. We...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank Wendy T
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
Stereo System
Parking
Boat Available
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The area: The Twin Villages of Damariscotta - Newcastle conveniently located only 2 min. off of the major highway, Route 1, in Midcoast Maine. Damariscotta, the 'river of many fishes' in Abernaki, is named for the alewives that annually migrate the Damariscotta River and then 'climb' the amazing fish ladder at Damariscotta Mills in order to spawn in the Lake. The river is also one of the northernmost mating grounds of the primitive and marvelous horseshoe crab. And these waters support seals, ospreys, bald eagles, king fishers, great blue herons, mackerel and stripe bass, just to name a few. Humans have also worked this river for about 13,000 years. Their most famous legacy forms immense, white oyster shell mounds on the riverbanks. These shell heaps are testament to the oyster be...
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Nearest airport: Portland International Jetport, PWM
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