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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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Southport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

'An Tigin' means Tiny Cottage in Gaelic, but this one has a big heart within its cozy, cheerful interior. Curl up by the woodstove to watch the tide change from low to high and back again. Bring back lobster & enjoy the view from the deck. Enjoy the feeling of island living all with comfy beds, comfy furniture & new appliances (2009). Our property is about 1 and a half acres, water views on the one side and woods on the other, a little of both of what Mother Nature can offer. Easy access to walk down to the water, no cliffs or dangerous rocks to fall from here. A nice view across to Capitol Island and Squirrel Island beyond. A safe little 'harbor' between Capitol & Southport Island, perfect to swim or kayak in if you are apprehensive about strong currents. Sit on the rocks or the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee for a peaceful start to the day or a glass of wine to relax the evening away. Listen to the foghorns, the gulls crying or the lobster boats going by, a sound to be truly memorable. Use our kayak or bring your own & discover the inlets around Southport. Only a short drive to a few beaches for relaxing and swimming, fish off the Swing Bridge. Fragrant flowers galore in my gardens and plenty of songbirds in the trees, along with peace, quiet & the ocean, what more can you ask for? Great place for walking, oh & don't forget the camera for those beautiful landscapes. Slow down, take a deep salt air breath & relax, you are at 'An Tigin'!!

Things to See & Do in Boothbay: What is there not to do in Boothbay Harbor!!! Southport has a swing bridge with a fantastic view, great to fish or daydream from, three lighthouses can be seen from various island locations. Southport also has a small, clean beach close to a lighthouse, fun for swimming, shelling and enjoying the view all without leaving the island. The aquarium is 2 miles, the Railway Station & the mini putt-putt golf course is 7 miles and fun for kids of all ages. Shops & restaurants galore. Boat trips, both power & sail leave the harbor all day long. Kayak rentals to go out on your own. Charter a fishing boat for the day. A world class Botanical Garden and many Land Trust hiking trails. Antique shops and flea markets too! Take a day trip to Monhegan, a trip worth experiencing, a step back in time!! The entire Boothbay peninsula has so much to offer and such beautiful scenery you have to go no further than that, but if you do want to head out further, it is a great base for sightseeing!

Short Stay rentals in shoulder season: During shoulder periods where 3 or 4 days rentals can be booked, the dates must be consecutive and within a Saturday to Saturday period. If dates booked straddle two weeks a $75 fee will be charged. An example of this is a Friday arrival, departing on Monday, this takes up two separate weeks where a full week booking can be otherwise made, if you book more than seven days and would like more days, you are able to cross over into another week at no extra charge. Our season is so very short here that to 'chop' up full Satruday to Saturday weeks will only lose potential bookings. I hope this poses no inconvenience to future guests, but a financial fact of Home/cottage rentals.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brooke, BEST CONTACT E-MAIL! please check your box for reply!!!!!!!!! (Owner)
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Born and raised in Ohio we first came to Maine in 1968. I absolutely fell in love with Boothbay Harbor as a child. I brought home small stones, shells and sand to remember my time spent there. I moved to Boothbay Harbor in 1989 permanently and have never regretted it. I am fortunate to be able to live here, I am an artistisan/craftsman and find my inspiration on the shores of the area.

Brooke, BEST CONTACT E-MAIL! please check your box for reply!!!!!!!!! purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Brooke, BEST CONTACT E-MAIL! please check your box for reply!!!!!!!!! chose Southport

My family came to Maine every summer since 1969, though accidentally as we were heading to Nova Scotia and we had to find a destination for the night. Thankfully it was the Boothbay Region. A few years later after spending a few trips at hotels on Southport we found a property to rent very close by, this we did for ten years. One year the day before we headed back home there was a 'For Sale' sign up on this property, it was on the water, had a little over an acre, but the building was an old car garage. Well, once a car garage, now a cute little cottage. My parents in 1978 bought it, only 5 yrs later my dad died, so my love for this place took over. I was the one who took responsibility for its care. My mom remarried a few yrs later and they bought a summer home nearby. I continued to Maintain this little cottage, it was a place I connected to my dad. After my mom died in 2010, thankfully I was the recipient of the cottage. Since I took care of it all those many years and my mom saw how much I loved it and cared for it, she knew who it needed to belong to for that I am very thankful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a wonderful week in your cozy, little cottage. Loved all of your personal touches, your garden is so lovely! Perfect location for a cottage, we spent the week touring, eating lobster, shopping and relaxing. Thank you for the use of this dear little house."

MaryAnn
Sep 2008
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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Southport Boothbay Harbor Area
Noank, CT
5

A Place Time Forgot

  • 5 of 5
No review can convey how truly special this cottage is. Brooke has lovingly decorated this cottage with art and beautifully restored furnishings. The cottage is fully supplied for a holiday - and if you like to cook you can cook about anything from boiling lobsters to baking an unforgettable desert. Everything about An Tigin is spotlessly maintained.
The cottage garden,visible from every window in the front of the house, is set off against the changing light of sky and harbor.
Ocean views surround you- in the dining area, the bedroom, the living room and the comfortable deck. The cottage's large yard is on the waterfront and set among other handsome cottages with quiet, but friendly neighbors.
Just beyond the cottage a magical narrow bridge invites you to Capitol Island with its cottages, rocky shore and secluded beach. It was so relaxing to walk around the island in the evening and see the twnkling lights of Boothbay Harbor from the bridge.
If you want to experience the quiet and beauty of the gulls, tides, sunsets and star gazing or the adventure of kayaking and bicycling, An Tigin will provide you with a perfect vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My heart and soul go into this little cottage, and I hope all who walk through the door feel what I have done to make it this way, it truly is an enchanting cottage and area! Each year I fuss to make "An Tigin" nicer and I will continue to do so to make those memories last for those who come and stay! Thank you and we hope to see you again!
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
I treated my wife to a week in Maine for her 70th birthday and I could not have chosen a better place. An Tiggin cottage is a wonderfully comfortable and cozy home with beautiful gardens and placid views. The cottage is in great condition with all the amenities one would need. Our host, Brooke, has created a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the Boothbay region. Our week, the last of September 2014, blessed us with terrific weather. We hope to come back again in 2015.
Thanks Brooke for sharing your cottage with us.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am pleased to hear your week at "An Tigin" was a nice one. Of course the weather made that a super treat for a birthday celebration. We do hope to see you again for a 71st birthday.
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5

One word: Perfect.

  • 5 of 5
This was my second summer at An Tigin--I couldn't stay away, and I can't imagine a more perfect cottage. The location is ideal, especially the magical and ever-changing view of the water. The dramatic tides are fascinating to watch from the deck, and the view is mesmerizing whether in bright sunshine or wispy fog. The cottage is a quick drive from the swing bridge that leads onto Southport Island, with very easy access to other sites on Southport (like Oliver's restaurant or the general store) as well as the more bustling town of Boothbay Harbor back across the bridge. The garden and backyard are truly idyllic, stretching down to a tiny cove, with views out toward more distant islands.

My first summer there we used the kayak every day, kayaking out to Burnt Island (a lovely nearby island with a lighthouse) and around the coastline of Southport Island. That summer I was visiting with my parents, both in their 70s, and the cottage was perfect for them--very comfortable, a great homebase for day trips and a wonderful place to relax. This past summer I went to An Tigin with younger, more active friends, and it was perfect for our purposes as well! After a day of hiking, hours of kayaking and sailing, or swimming in the cool local waters, returning to the cottage was blissful, and we also made a point of balancing time at the cottage with all of that activity, since the cottage itself is so pleasant.

Finally, it also must be said that Brooke is an amazing landlady! The care she has taken in renovating this lovely cottage is also reflected in how good she is at making guests comfortable. She went above and beyond for us, turning on lights for us so we could easily find our way upon our late-night arrival from the Portland airport. The cottage itself is immaculate, with cozy bedrooms and plenty of indoor space for the occasional rainy day, and outdoor space for barbecuing and sunbathing.

Both summers it has been very hard to leave such a lovely place, and I hope to return soon...
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! I, too, adore this little cottage and each year I hope my little improvements make my guests happier and have a memorable stay. This is my passion, "An Tigin" pulls me there to fuss and I am glad it shows!
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5

Perfect cottage for a relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5
An Tigan one of the nicest cottages we have ever rented. Although Brooke’s description is very accurate the house exceeded our expectations. As others have said it was like staying in a real home rather than a vacation rental. It’s described as “tiny” but there really is lots of space for 4 particularly when you include the decks and lovingly maintained garden. The view from the deck (and from all of the property) was fantastic and we enjoyed some great family meals cooked on the gas BBQ - including locally bought Lobster. There is loads to do in the area within a short drive; Whale watching, organised kayak trips, nice walks in the preserves and swimming in the sea. At high tide we used Brooke’s Kayak and paddled round the islands. Brooke made the booking process really easy and she couldn’t have been more helpful whilst we were there. At the same time she respected our privacy. The only problem was a week went too quickly. Hope to go again and did I mention the view from the deck? Thanks again Brooke
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonathan! It was a pleasure meeting you and having you as a guest. I do try to make "An Tigin" special and hope that people find it and my surrounding property a magical place to stay and want to come back. This place is in my heart and I continue to make improvements inside and out every year. We do hope to see you and your family again someday. Thank you for your business! Cheers! Brooke
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Missing Maine Already!

  • 5 of 5
I was lucky girl to be asked by my best friend, of 25 years, to join her on a getaway to Maine. The trip was a gift from her loving husband. After a 20 hour ride in the car, we walked into An Tigin and the first minute there, we looked at one another and said “We’ll be back!” Your photos on line do not begin to capture the magic within the walls and outside. We felt like we were staying in a spotless home filled with everything one could possible need, instead of a vacation rental. Comfy beds, nice linens and fluffy pillows were greatly appreciated. If one takes the time to look at your photo albums on the coffee table, they’ll learn how much a labor of love went inside. The weather was not in our favor but we loved every moment. Our best times we’re just laughing while we flew kites in the rain and talking as we picked up shells on Capitol Island. There is something about the ocean that soothes the soul! Thank you for allowing two friends to rekindle our friendship and feel refreshed. We loved meeting you and felt as if you could have been one of our friends back home in Michigan! What I will miss the most is the view out the front bedroom window every morning. (So much so, that I took a photo while standing at the window so I will always have it to remember.) The only thing one could want for from an Tigin is to spend more time there! With fond memories, Cyndi ~ Michigan
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cyndi, I am so happy you and Julie loved the cottage. It is my heart and soul in that little building. In fact, today I spent hours working outside planting more flowers and improving more in the landscape, a job I never tire of. I do hope to see you both again and yes, I could have sat down and chatted the day away to you both myself. I am sorry the weather was not the best for you, but I could see that you did not let it stop you from enjoying your time there. Funny, when I was a child, I, too, flew kites over there when we came up for the summer, yes, all super memories. Thank you again and I do hope to see you both again! Cheers!! Brooke
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Massachsetts
5

A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
"An Tigin" is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, especially the kitchen. Sally was inspired to make popovers when she found the popover tin. Paul found a collection of adventure travel books, including one by his hero Ernest Shackleton, in a bedroom cupboard. We actually bought our own copy of a book about canoeing across Canada on Amazon so it was waiting for us when we got home.

It was like living in someone's house rather than an ordinary rental space.

We enjoyed walking around Capital Island, biking on Southport Island and visiting the local sights. The Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens are truly exceptional. We visited them twice and still didn't see them all.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul & Sally, it was very nice meeting and chatting you folks. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed staying at "An Tigin", I hope to see you again in the near future and we can share some more travel stories!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Robinson's Wharf Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Boothbay Region Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Portland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Robinson's Wharf Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

'An Tigin' is located on Southport Island, travel over the swing bridge with scenic views to a beautiful island where peace will calm your soul. The small, cozy, quiet neighborhood is nestled on the leeward side of the island with distant views into Boothbay Harbor & overlooking other beautiful islands. Many guests love this neighborhood and comment how nice it is and how peaceful it is here. We are located just 5 miles from town, a nice scenic drive into Boothbay is just 10 minutes away. The 'Town' is where it all happens, shopping, restaurants, boat trips, aquarium, kayak trips, you name it, Boothbay Harbor has it. The property is a little over one acre, most of it in a wild state with wildflowers, plenty of evergreen trees, a nice lawn with two gardens & many flowering shrubs for the butterflies and birds to enjoy. Great for the birdwatcher & garden lover. Cute cottage, super location and peaceful. Our family cottage sits at the far end of the property, we stay there in order to be close to help with guest questions or finding activities for them in the region.

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Other Activities: Kayaking, mini golf, aquarium, boat/sailing tours, boat rentals, beach combing, YMCA, local summertime events, July 4th fireworks, retail shops, hiking trails

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
#1
May 2 2015 - May 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
$770
 
 
#2
May 9 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
$770
 
 
#3
May 16 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
$770
 
 
#4
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
#5
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
$805
 
 
#6
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
#7
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$925
 
 
#8
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
#9
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
#10
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#11
Jul 11 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#12
Jul 18 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#13
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#14
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#15
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#16
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#17
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#18
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
#19
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
#20
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
#21
Sep 19 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
#22
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
#23
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
#24
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes I do rent "An Tigin" prior to and after peak season time frame. Minimum is a 3 day stay. Please send inquiry for more information. An agreement with all terms and conditions will be e-mailed to you upon making your booking reservation.
An agreement and invoice with terms will be e-mailed upon reservation booking. 35% non-refundable booking fee is due within 5 days of making reservation. Final payment including lodging tax and Refundable Security Deposit will be due 45 days prior to your stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Southport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , old fashioned ball foot tub with shower head attached
  • Small, but sunny bathroom is close to the bedrooms for night-time ease. Bathtub is an old fashioned ball /foot tub, which is great for a long soak looking out at the trees after all that sightseeing or swimming in the ocean. Shower head is attached at the wall for shower use. A stool beside the tub for stability for those not as 'able' as others to get into and out of the tall sided tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The cottage comfortably accommodates four (4) guests. Both bedrooms have closets in addition to one dresser in each room. Bedroom #2 has a view of the water with 2 twin beds, mattresses new in 2011, Bedroom #1 has a woodsy view of evergreen trees. The queen mattress in bedroom #1 is a year 2000 model & only used during the summer months, so there is no uncomfortable night sleep. Bedrooms are close to the bathroom for night-time ease. .
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A two-person (tandem) kayak available for guest use. Tidal waterfront property good for launching the kayak in near or high tides, no current or waves in our tiny cove while getting into or out of the kayak. Cards & some grown up games. An Tigin has a small monitor (heating system) to take the chill off in very cold weather, though the wood stove is quite ample for summer/fall use. Small video library for the kids and adults. Few herbs in the garden to use for cooking and of course plenty of flowers. And Please, Due To Family Allergies!! Absolutely NO PETS Allowed! No Exceptions Please!!
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