6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, sleeps 12 to 14 plus space for children. Mid-coastal Maine, minutes south of Boothbay Harbor . Tranquil, yet close to many tourist attractions. Dock with kayaks provides access to ocean. Ideal for family/group
Coveside House, a Sea Captain-style home overlooking Decker's Cove, is located at 41 Hendricks Hill Road, on beautiful Southport Island on the coast of Maine, just an hour's drive from Portland, and minutes from Boothbay Harbor. This coastal home is approximately 200 years old having gone through several transformations and uses, most recently as four separate apartments. Currently, this property is rented as a single home comprising four independent suites of rooms, each with a living room/sitting area, kitchen, bedroom(s), bathroom(s), etc. This layout is ideally suited for family /group gatherings as it provides for communal togetherness in one of the larger living spaces, but also independence. The six (6) bedrooms comfortably accommodate 12 people plus more space for children. The outside comprises a large garden with picnic area/BBQs, and a dock with kayaks for exploring a variety of interior and open ocean waterways. All this, and Boothbay Harbor with its restaurants, shops, and harbor/ocean tours.
Other Amenities: Dock with dinghy and 2 Kayaks provided for the renter's use . House has comprehensive central heating, and is provided with all house keeping consumables except for food and drink . The floor plan is unique...four ( 4 ) independent suite of rooms, each having a living room/sitting area, kitchen, bedroo(URL HIDDEN)bathroo(URL HIDDEN)etc. This provides for group/family togetherness in one of the larger kitchen/dinning areas ( seating for 10-12 ), but also independence
Other Activities: Extensive Nature Trails, Protected Sandy Beach,and extensive
open ocean/ tidal river/ inter island waterways for Kayaking. The property has a float with 2 kayaks and a dinghy. Also, near by Boothbay has one of the best golf courses in the state. The South port yacht club has an excellent sailing school...min age 8yrs; min enrollment 1 week . Aquarium is nearby. Also the area has one of the best Botanical Gardens in the country...a real treat for young and old alike .
Kayaking from our dock on Deckers Cove to innner islands and waterways or the open ocean. Beach at Hendricks Head and unpretentious yacht club with renowned sailing school are 2 miles up the road from the apartment, as is Olivers Restaurant and a substantial general store. Also available are hiking trails ( a bigger network is off the island ), biking and a well stocked, modern library. Boothbay Harbor with its full slate of marine activities, an aquarium, and the now famous Botanical Gardens, are just minutes away. LL Bean, Portland, Rockland/Camden, Owls Head Motor and aircraft museum, are all just over an hour away.
Interaction with guests
The Owners also live on the island and are available to provide assistance and help quickly. There is no formal check-in/check-out procedure; the facility is unlocked when guests first arrive with keys inside. At the front end the owners provide a short orientation about the facility and the area, and generally visit daily to pick up garbage and to water the plants.
Other things to note
Southport is an island about 6 miles long and 2 miles across at its widest. Access is by means of a swing bridge which opens on the half hour for boat traffic. The serenity of this island setting is augmented by nearby Boothbay Harbor and its varied marine activities, restaurants, art galleries, shops, antique stores, live theater, movie theater, aquarium ,botanical gardens,etc. For families with children the nearby beach at Hendricks Head is fun and picturesque.Biking enthusiasts have various possibilities on and of the island. Small boats, kayaks, and canoes can tie-up at our dock from where access to the open ocean and surrounding islands and waterways/coves is feasible and safe. There is much to be explored on the island...a quaint seaside church, the landing at Newagen and its bold ocean views, hiking trails, a historical museum, a town library, and a couple of picturesque harbors. Both formal and informal dining is within walking distance of the apartment.
Golf: A challenging and well maintained 18 hole golf course is within a 10 min. drive; includes golf school/academy. Sailing School : one of the nations best is at Cosy Harbor on Southport. Tennis classes : available just of the island at Juniper Point.
This is a no-smoking/ no- pets facility.There are no cleaning fees nor a security deposit. But, we expect our renters to leave the premises in a resonably clean and tidy condition. More specifically, all trash must be removed, soiled laundry collected in certain areas, all house furnishings returned to their original locations, all kitchenware cleaned and stowed as found, central heating switched off. On the outside, all garden furniture, and BBQ units should be returned to their original locations.