Southport House Rental Photos and Description
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 .
- limited accessibility
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
Inder or Jane Cheema
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.
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.