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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Bold Colorful Life Estate is the perfect location for family gatherings and making memories! Celebrating our parents 50th wedding anniversary, 15 family members spent a relaxing fun filled week surrounded by beauty and the joyful energy created by Melissa Thornton. The house is brilliantly decorated, comfortable and well maintained. Melissa was organized, thorough and willing to help make each... More 

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Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a spectacular time at the Waterfront Cape. The house has everything one would need and a short drive into the Harbor. We spent all of our time outdoors grilling on the deck, kayaking, exploring the grounds/waterfront and enjoying the campfire. Melissa was an excellent host. She was easily accessible and accommodating during our stay and gave us the... More 

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Thank Timothy D
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Melissa was incredibly welcoming. She took the time to get us settled and give us a tour of the grounds. We had a wonderful time at her place and were blown away by the beauty of both the grounds and the house itself. The bedrooms were well-appointed and the kitchen and dining area were perfect for a large group.

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Thank Bruce K
BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

Bruce, you were an amazing mastermind of this delightful group. You were an excellent communicator before we met; very friendly and responsive during your group's stay; and the group left the home in very good condition. THANKS! Overall, it was a pure delight to have you (URL HIDDEN) was lovely to see your enthusiasm and love for one another, to... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This home is a beautiful Maine estate with quite a bit of acreage to explore. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, which is very handy when traveling with a group or large family. My only complaint would be the hour long tour the owner/manager takes you on upon arrival.

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Thank calex1956
BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

Dear Calex, Thanks so much for your kind words about the estate, the acreage and the bedrooms with private baths. Your group was absolutely delightful and I'm so glad you came...I do hope you return again and again! And just a note about the introductory tour. It's entirely voluntary. I offer it so that you have a personal welcome, lots... More 

Wichita, KS
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a great place for a group of 10. Each room had its own bath which is always appreciated. There is a large kitchen/dining area for everyone to gather, and a library room for quiet book reading. We enjoyed the fire pit (bring a flashlight) one evening for s'mores. The owner has put a lot of work into landscaping... More 

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

This was a delightful group of 10 guests traveling together from Kansas and visiting the Boothbay area after spending time in Bar Harbor. They were full of fun...each couple had set up a secret outing for part of the visit and the others just enjoyed whatever the plans were. They enjoyed the sunshine and creatively worked their plans around the... More 

Hudson, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

WOW!!! Our group has been getting together yearly on Memorial Day Weekend since our children were small and we used to go tent camping together - that's about twenty-four years ago. Our kids are all grown and gone but we still like to get together for the holiday weekend. Since we are all getting a bit older we prefer a... More 

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

WOW is right. What a fabulous group! We're open year round, but Memorial Day is really the kickoff for the 'high season' in Maine. And I could not have wished for a more wonderful group to kick off the season. This group arrived at different moments, from all over New England, but they immediately meshed...sharing positive energy, laughter, and lots... More 

Atkinson, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

This home was the best retreat house the nine of us could have hoped for. The grounds are well-kept and spacious. The house is outfitted with everything you could want and decorated in bright beautiful colors. Each bedroom has a private bath! The owner, Melissa, is helpful but not interfering. She is fun, friendly, and informative. The decks are spacious... More 

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

What a joy to have the chance to talk with most of you before you took off for home...leaving the house is in SUCH beautiful shape. Thank you so much for the care you took of the place, for your laughter and enjoyment and camaraderie, for the lovely piano strains that wafted on the spring breeze. Thanks for your caring... More 

Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This has been my 3rd trip to BoldColorLife Inn and each time I feel like I am transported to a safe haven. The atmosphere is one of such relaxation and calm that I would love to bottle it and take it home with me. The lapis room in which we stayed was a beautiful blue with accents that made it... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

First of all I'm 12, so dont think I'm a bad tripadvisor reviewer. First of all, me and my friends loved biking down the trails to the river. It was a nice view, and when low tide came you could walk in a long ways. We especially liked the hammocks and the trail around the pond. The house was nice... More 

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review...every time I read it, it gives me a great big smile. Your group was particularly fun to have on site, as you obviously enjoyed every inch of the 15 acres, the lawns and gardens, the river, as well as the woodlands. And I think your review was remarkably well-written and thorough. So...thanks for... More 

Phippsburg, Maine
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

I have recently acquired employment at the Bold Colorful Life Estate, and must admit in a professional sense that the owner/manager; represents a truly professional approach at warming the guests to the Estate and kindly followups on any of the guest requests in the fullest. I have also taken a personal interest in seeing that our guests come to a... More 

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Estate, responded to this review

Wow, H, I am completely honored by your thoughts and feedback...so kindly and caringly expressed. Thank you so much for being part of the Bold Colorful Life team, H. And thanks for taking the time to write up your thoughts and share them with Tripadvisor. It's a pleasure to work by your side to make this property the quintessential Maine... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six miles from the bustle of Boothbay Harbor is a peaceful 15 acre river-front retreat, set among rolling lawns, stone walls, apple orchards and richly colored perennial gardens. The estate consists of four New England-style buildings: the farmhouse and historic barn is one vacation rental; a renovated 1800s Antique Cape is the other; a charming garden shed and a 1700s barn-which sometimes houses the Bold Colorful Life Gallery-complete the compound. The Farmhouse combines new convenience with historical flavor, with exterior porches, dormers and gardens and five bedrooms with five private baths; the 1800s fully renovated Cape offers five bedrooms with four private baths. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bold Colorful Life Estate

Address: 802 Back River Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537-4236
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay
Price Range: $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“No room is bad. Just pick the room based on whether you want to be on the first floor or want a backyard or frontyard view.”
 of 5 bubbles B3077KQkarenh, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with the river view. It is quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles joyceg340, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Every room was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 292thet, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms have qualities in which Ms. Thorton puts a lot of time in designing the rooms; with bright colors that warm the heart.”
 of 5 bubbles Igivit, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic. Perhaps, you would want to choose a room by color. All the rooms have their own special color ... so do you like, mauve? green? blue? yellow?? Just check the pictures on line and you will find the perfect room for yourself!”
 of 5 bubbles 820janec, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
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