6 BEDROOM HOME ON DECKERS COVE IN SOUTHPORT NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR WITH KAYAKS .

Inder or Jane Cheema

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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6 BEDROOM HOME ON DECKERS COVE IN SOUTHPORT NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR WITH KAYAKS .

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6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, sleeps 12, plus additional space for children.

Coveside House, a Sea Captain-style home overlooking Decker's Cove,is located 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 140 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, bedroom ( s ) , bathroom ( s ) , 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, golfing walk-ons are accepted at the local golf club ( private ). 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 .

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Inder or Jane Cheema

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We are Jane and Inder Cheema. Retired from ExxonMobil in 2000, and settled into property purchased in 1978, also on Southport, which served as our home base while working mostly overseas. We both immigrated to the US, Jane from Canada, and Inder from Kashmir, India, so Southport is special to us...it was our anchor during the many years of living overseas, and is now a summer base for children and grandchildren, and our year round home.

Inder or Jane Cheema purchased this house in 2000

Close to our home on Southport; sounded like a good retirement project, which it was and continues to be.

Away from the hustle and bustle of Boothbay Harbor, but close enough for convenient access if and when desired. Dock at property provides safe boating within protected Decker's cove, but also convenient access to a variety of adjoining interior and open ocean waterways.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368354
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Southport Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Perfect family vacation in Maine!

  • 5 of 5
From booking coveside house to our actual stay, the experience was absolutely perfect! Inder went above and beyond to meet the needs of our family.

Our family of 9 spent a week at coveside house this summer.
The house with all of its separate living spaces made it perfect for having quiet time with our individaul family. Yet the open/connected layout made whole group family time a bonus!

Our kids loved playing on the kayaks in decker cove and the front yard was a favorite spot for whiffle ball games. We loved having Robinsons Wharf across the street. Great place for happy hours and getting lobsters straight off the boats. Cooking lobster dinner in the perfectly equipped kitchens was a huge treat and made so easy with all of the kitchen space.

We plan on making a family vacation at coveside house a tradition. Great house in a great location with all the amenities needed to make a memorable vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368354
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Southport Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
The owner/host was terrific to work with -- all requests and questions were answered quickly and completely. The accommodations were exceptional. Our entire family agreed that our week in Maine was the best vacation of our lives to date. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great place to relax in first class quarters.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
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Southport Boothbay Harbor Area
Hampton, NH - seacoast
5

family of 15 - 3 generations

  • 5 of 5
This was my first ever attempt at renting anything on line and it turned out to be a great experience. The pictures were accurate and there were no surprises. The home was perfect for our family of 5 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws and 5 grand children. The largest area was big enough for all of us to gather and the individual living areas made it possible for the married sons and their families to have their own space when needed The porch and lawn space was perfect for picnic dinners, botchi, football, and just chasing the younger ones around. The availability of the kayaks and dingy were a hit - even in the drizzle everyone had a time to paddle around. The home and all it's areas were spotless. Linens were plentiful, and we found that the kitchen had everything we needed.

Boothbay was charming and we found public conservation land for family hikes / walks that everyone enjoyed. Osprey and a seal were spotted and the rocky coast with the inlets are always scenic. The roads were hilly with virtually no shoulders so I would not recommend planning on biking in the immediate area with younger ones.

The owner was friendly and receptive to my many inquires - it felt as if I was talking to my neighbor, or a friend. He was extremely helpful and was quickly available to answer our questions when we first arrived. We all felt welcomed and that his home was ours during our time there.

This was our first attempt at gathering the whole grown family under one roof and everyone agreed it was a success.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
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Southport Boothbay Harbor Area
Freeport, ME
4

Fun Week in Southport

  • 4 of 5
We rented this house with three families, including four children, ages 2-8. The house itself is great as it is set up in four separate apartments, so we could be together, but still have our own space. The kids loved the maze-like atmosphere of the house. The yard is great for sitting out and playing yard games. However, when we arrived, we were very disappointed to see that the house is on a very busy road which was a concern with the young kids. The road is in between the house and the cove so even though the view is great, the fast-moving cars are noisy and disrupt the view. The traffic noise was also an issue at night with the windows open.

Southport is a fantastic place to visit and we loved spending every day at Hendrick's Head Beach and visiting Boothbay and the Botanical Gardens. I recommend this location for the unique house set up and attentive owner, just be prepared to hear the cars!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: In the 12 years that we have been renting , no one has raised the issues that appear in this review. The VRBO website contains an aerial view of the location that clearly shows the relative proximity of the house, the road, and the cove. Therefore this should not have been a surprise. Additional photos on the website show the large garden area that is bounded on the road side by a fence, thus providing a safe and expansive playing area which has always been utilized by renters and their children, as has also been acknowledged in the review.
The concern about traffic and associated noise is a surprise. Southport Island ( 6 mi by 2 mi ) is a rural coastal community whose population grows in the summer time as all Maine coastal communities do. This is a residential community with one general store, a couple of Inns, a couple of restaurants, no entertainment centers, a single ring road, and a traffic pattern that ebbs and flows through the course of the day with very little activity after 5 pm. Additionally, the bridge that connects the Island to the mainland, opens for boats on the half hour, which results in car waiting lines, which when released would give the uninitiated the impression that wow ! there is a lot of traffic on Southport....this is not the case. In summary, Southport is not in the back of beyond, remote and inactive. Neither is it I-95. It is simply an area that takes on a new life in the summer, active and alive, and people still keep their windows open at night.
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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
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Millersville, MD
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We had four adults in our party and stayed for a week. The property was spacious, clean, well furnished, modern and comfy. It was truly home away from home. The yard is incredibly beautiful and the water view is awesome. There is a large parking area, and great gas grills in the picnic area. The location was excellent--easy access to restaurants and shopping. We had a great time exploring the area by bike and car. The house has easy internet access. This is an excellent rental central to everything and quiet too. I highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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6 bedroom home on Deckers Cove in Southport near Boothbay Harbor with Kayaks .
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Southport Boothbay Harbor Area
The Villages, FL
5

Excellent place to stay; great owners

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at this home for two seasons and will return. It is an excellent place to rest and relax, and close to many wonderful sights and venues to enjoy. The access to wifi, TV enable guests to stay connected and enjoy their favorite entertainments. It is clean and comfortable. The owners Inder and Jane are a delight to know and personally interact with their guests making you welcome from the beginning to the end of your stay. We give it the highest recommendation possible in every way. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Jetport, Portland
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Brunswick, Me
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Southport, Me
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Hendricks Head Beach, Southport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Southport
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Camden
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Boothbay
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Southport
Car: necessary

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 Booth bay Harbor and its varied marine activities, restaurants, art galleries, shops, antique stores, live theater, movie theater, aquarium ,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 home.

Golf: A challenging and well maintained 18 hole golf course is within a 10 min. drive; includes golf school/academy .

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Southport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
$12,800
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
$11,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $3200-2800/week
A 25% deposit is required with the reservation.
Lodging Tax : 8.00 %
In general, a full refund is given if a cancellation is made within 3 months of the occupancy date. Refunds for shorter cancellations periods will also result in a full refund if the property can be re-rented for the same time period as the original reservation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Southport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 and 5 are downstairs. All bathrooms are close to or adjoining bedrooms, with the exception of bathroom 1 which is on the ground floor and adjacent to a large living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , add: crib or child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , add: crib or child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon : in sitting area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , futon in sitting area
  • Bedroom 5 is on the ground floor; all the other bedrooms are on the second floor. Bedrooms 1, 3 , and 6 have deck access. 100$ extra charge for linens ( sheets/pillow cases/towels ) unless provided by renter. All other bedding, bath mats, and dish towels are provided. Bedroom 2 and 4 have views of the cove. The bedrooms with deck access look onto the surrounding garden.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • racquetball
  • surf fishing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
Notes:
This is a 140yr old home which has been through may uses and alterations, most recently available as 4 independent apartments. In its current form as a 6 bedroom/6 bath contiguous home, it is unique in that it still has several living rooms with TV and Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens which can be viewed as being part of a suite of rooms, each with its living room, kitchen, bedroom ( s ), and bathroom( s ) . This provide for independence , but also togetherness in the larger communal areas....one of the dinning areas with a large kitchen, can seat 10-12 people ( refer pictures ) .
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