A summer place

Stephanie Rosenbloom’s story, “Fast Forward to Summer Breezes” in The New York Times Travel section  offered advice on booking summer vacation rentals in popular northeast destinations like Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and the Hamptons. Precautionary tips from “book early” to “watch for hidden fees” were solid and carefully researched.

We have a better idea: book a cottage at Spruce Point Inn!

Boothbay Harbor is a summer delight, cooled by sea breezes and livened by multiple diversions that has attracted vacationers since just after the Civil War. It is one of Maine’s most popular seaside vacation destinations, filled with galleries, boating, lobsters, lighthouses and options enough to entertain an extended family of divergent interests.

Spruce Point Inn has helped visitors create “oceanside memories made in Maine” since 1892. The eight cottages offer all the advantages of a vacation rental and all the benefits of the full-service Inn and spa, from three restaurants when you tire of cooking for yourself, two swimming pools, bikes and kayaks to borrow, complimentary WiFi, van or motor launch shuttle into town and daily housekeeping services.

Oh – and if you’d like to do as the Vineyard rental expert suggested and check out an aerial view of the resort before you book “sight unseen” – consider this view of Spruce Point Inn.