I just returned from a trip to Boothbay Harbor and I had the very pleasant experience of staying at Captain Sawyer's Place, a 10 room Inn dating to 1874. Although it is technically not a water-front property (it is located across the street), it takes 30 seconds from the time that you leave the front steps to be standing on a pier. Perfectly located, it is within easy walking distance of boat tours, restaurants, shopping and the Village Grocery Store. The room was perfect for my needs with TV and a wireless internet connection. Kim, the Innkeeper, and her gentle giant Akita, Sierra, were perfect hosts. A tremendous breakfast is served (ask Kim for the ham quiche). I strongly urge all future visitors to Boothbay Harbor to stay at Captain Sawyer's House. It is open year-round and Kim can be reached at 800/434-9657.