|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Cape's End Cottage is located on the southern tip of Southport Island in the Boothbay Harbor Region of Maine. Situated at the end of the road in a quiet neighborhood, the cottage has a large deck with lovely views of Newagen Harbor, Cuckold's Lighthouse, Damariscove Island and the open ocean. With two bedrooms (one queen bed, one double bed), one bath (with a large shower), a living room with plenty of comfortable seating, a large fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a brick patio with a gas grill out back, this is a wonderful spot for two couples or a small family to vacation in. It is a short walk from the cottage to the town dock, from which the view of Newagen Harbor is absolutely stunning. A five-minute walk in the other direction brings you to the Newagen Seaside Inn, where they have a dining room and pub and a great walkway right along the harbor's edge. A five-minute drive along the west side of the island brings you to the Island Store and a little further to a sandy town beach. At the top of our road is the town library with Wi-Fi and a butterfly collection you won't want to miss. The beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are also nearby.
Boat Mooring: We also have a boat mooring available suitable for your boat up to 35 feet that includes an 8 foot skiff at the town dock to get to your moored boat. Your boat would be visible from the cottage and protected from the sea in Cape Harbor. If you wish to or need to use a boat launch site, there are two located just off Southport Island and a third boat launch site on Hodgdon Island. All are public access usage with the site on Hodgdon being the easiest launch site to use. Refer to your area map.
Town Library/ Wi-Fi: The Southport Town Library is located at the top of our road. The library has computers and Wi-Fi available. There are several reading rooms, used books for sale, a large children's room, a butterfly collection, evening programs...Quite an amazing library for a small island town!
My husband and I rented this wonderful cottage for the month of July this year. We wanted to be close to the water in an affordable cottage and have our my son's family with 2 grandchildren come to visit. Cape's End fit that criteria. All the reviews have stated everything we loved about the cottage. Ours days began end ended on the deck, breakfast in the morning, then we couldn't wait to get home before sundown to sit out again with a glass of wine and enjoy the birds flowing overhead and listen to the sounds of the ocean.
We really appreciated how well stocked the cottage was with games, DVDs, puzzles and more. We used the wood burning stove many evenings and on the occasional cold, rainy day having the warm stove going was very comforting. Southport is a gem, walks to the dock, the library and the Inn along with drives up to the general store and gift shop are a must. We even got to be a part of the first ever Southport 4th of July parade. Also, go visit the neighbors up the road next to the library who are raising alpacas. Great folks who are very happy to have you visit. After spending a day out with lots of other tourists Cape's End was a perfect retreat to come home to. And yes, it did feel like home, rustic but cozy.
We have never been to Maine before, and this was our first time using Homeaway. So I think we were a little naïve in thinking the cottage was nicer than it was.
We brought 2 small children; this cottage is much better suited for adults. The wood stove doesn't have any protection around it so we could not use it- and the nights were in the 50's. The carpet is well used and pieced together, so we didn't let the children lay on it. Anne was very disappointed that we didn't vacuum before we left and that we left some small shells on the picnic table and the porch cushions were damp when we brought them in which Anne was also very upset about. We were disappointed that we had to go 3 miles to get to any water access and a fisherman on the town dock warned us away from the row boat because it leaks too much to bail it out fast enough. The yard is small and there is not a lot for kids to do here- no TV- just a very small monitor and DVD player. The neighbor's houses are much closer than they appear in the photos, and the view was disappointing. You can't get closer to the water because of the neighbors yard's taking up the whole ocean side of the house.
Adults would do fine here; the grill was nice and there are lots of places to walk and the library was perfect on a rainy day. (No wi fi or cell towers, so you will be unplugged unless you are at the library.) The kitchen was well stocked- no toaster but that's a little thing for adults. There is room for two cars. And best of all- it is very quiet and peaceful. There are two bikes to use as well.
So the price was right but you get what you pay for. Not the whole cottage- just the back 4 rooms.
If I had any complaints I wouldn't have stayed here for 3 out of the last 4 years. (I wanted to stay that one year but I had other family commitments.)
I echo the sentiments of the reviewers before me. You will feel right at home, as if you were staying at a favorite relative's home who could not bear the thought of it being empty and not enjoyed while they went away.
There are games to be played, bicycles to be ridden, oars to be paddled, and flowers to be loved.
Get up early and ride a bike to the Inn's waterfront or the public dock. Watch the ospreys and cormorants as the sun rises.
Cook for yourself on the grill or in the kitchen. Eat on the deck. Take-out from Robinson's or Bet's.
The coziest cottage at the Cape's end!!
Cool ocean breezes. Quiet cups of coffee on the deck. Contemplation of the cove's beauty.
Countless stars at night. The cadence of the waves caresses your slumber.
Clean and well-kept.
I'm coming back.
Our family of three enjoyed everything about our experience staying at the Cape's End cottage. We had pleasurable and professional communications from the moment we were inquiring about the cottage to the moment we left for home.
When we arrived, we immediately felt at home. The location has a wonderful view of Cape Harbor and the Cockolds Lighthouse. For activities during our stay, our 10yr daughter went to a local camp during the morning and we would spend the afternoons going into town, visiting local sites (like the amazing Boothbay Botanical Garden) or sitting on the back deck and reading in the shade.
The cottage was stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen and bathroom which made for easier packing. There is a wood stove and we did end up using it (even in July) for a few rainy nights.
In conclusion I would recommend staying at this cottage - its cozy experience made for a wonderful two weeks in July.
A comfortable and accommodating place to stay. Rustic decor reflects the feel of an older Maine coast cottage. The location at Cape Newagen is ideal for day-dreaming on the deck, short walks to the town landing and library. Clean, well-maintained property, comfortable beds. Robinson's twin lobster dinners, the Puffin cruise and kayaking in the Sheepscot River were highlights. Be sure to Southport General Store, for good eats, great wines and sundries.
My husband and I had a fantastic time on the Maine coast, we love this area for its quiet, calm, peaceful setting. Close enough to Boothbay but away from the hustle and bustle of tourism. We had a great little outing with the dingy, loved the ocean and Lighthouse. We are "ocean people" from way back, so this was the perfect place for us. We really appreciated Anne and Conrad working with us as our vacation schedule was a bit different due to Charlie working in the medical field. They were the best hosts ever and we appreciated the fact that no one was in the other "half".
There are neighbors close by and they keep to themselves and wave. The library was great and right up our alley as well as the lovely walks to the Inn and pier. Don't miss the quaint little store on the way to the town beach, great people and snacks!
Sorry it took this long to write, have wanted to sooner. Only negative was the heat, but that was really only one day, unseasonably warm and even Portland set a new record!
Take time to see the Botanical Garden, Farmer's Market and drive up to the other side of Boothbay where there is a lovely beach and picnic, walking area.
Everything at the cottage was as described, primative and lovely and supplied. We mostly stayed in at night and cooked fresh seafood.
Thank you Anne and Conrad for being such wonderful hosts and sharing your home-we will be back!
Marlene and Charlie DeFrancesco Mineral Bluff, GA
Cape's End Cottage is located on the southernmost tip of Southport Island, Maine. Listen to the surf breaking during incoming tides between Cape Island and Hunting Island. View live lobsters sparring on the ocean bed a few feet below the town dock. Tall ships in full sail from around the world often pass by in full view heading to Boothbay Harbor. There are nature trails over moss covered paths free to the public. A protected sandy beach for sun bathing and safe for children overlooks Hendrick's Head Lighthouse. Fishing off many of the bridges draw locals willing to spin a yarn or two for those willing to listen. Dine in the gracious rooms of the Newagen Seaside Inn and Colony for breakfast and dinner. Hear the occasional classical musicians play for you. Sit and watch the sunset at Sunset Rock while the sea washes your cares away. The Cuckold's Island light seen from your bedroom window, distant fog horn, and sweet salt air lulls you to sleep.
Other Activities: kayak and canoe rentals in harbor; a row boat is available at town dock
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
July and August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$750 per week for June and September; $850 per week for July and August
The rental fee is $750 per week plus 8% casual renters state tax for the months of June and September, and $850 per week plus 8% casual renters state tax for July and August. Minimum stay is 1 week starting Saturday at 3:00PM thru 10:00AM the following Saturday. Towels and linens can be provided for an additional $25.
Travelers send half the rental fee/taxes to the owner to confirm the reservation, the rest of the monies are due 30 days before the rental period starts.