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I invite you to take a peek at 'An Tigin', come look inside!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 975 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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. A Saturday to Saturday rental in high season (June-Sept) offering a "Pet Free" Environment for those with allergies. 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 approx. 1.5 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 Islands, 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 gulls crying or the lobster boats in the distance, a sound to be truly memorable. Use our kayaks 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. Beautiful 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, & don't forget the camera for those beautiful landscapes. Slow down, take a deep salt air breath & relax, you are at 'An Tigin'!!

Please open all tabs on my listing to see details of mileage to airports, stores, calendar, rates as it is all on my listing.

Due to Short Term Rental Homeowners Insurance costs, I am sorry to say I am no longer accepting children six years and younger. So, please let me know their ages. Thank you!

Sorry NO pets, due to family allergies, no exceptions.

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. For those of you who have children 7 yrs and older, we have an aquarium, mini-golf and a Railway Village (small railroad station) close by. 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.

Thank you!

More Details

Brooke, BEST CONTACT E-MAIL! please check your box for reply!!!!!!!!!
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Brooke, BEST CONTACT E-MAIL! please check your box for reply!!!!!!!!!

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 Boothbay Harbor Area

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."

Sep 2008
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Southport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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. .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
A two-person (tandem) kayak & a single person kayak also 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 (6 and up) and adults. And Please, Due To Family Allergies!! Absolutely NO PETS Allowed! No Exceptions Please!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

I invite you to take a peek at 'An Tigin', come look inside!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

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
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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New Jersey

Peaceful and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this cottage in October of 2015, and have found our home away from home. The pictures are representative of the cottage, but can't capture the peacefulness, the clean crisp air, and the joy of star gazing from the deck!

Clean and tidy, and a kitchen with everything you need. The washer and dryer was a plus.

Lovely walks, kayaking, seafood, glorious scenery all easily accessible from this cottage.

Would highly recommend staying here, owner is so friendly and very helpful

Hope to stay often, on our treks through Maine!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl & Bob for your nice review. I am happy you enjoyed the cottage and its surrounding area. This cottage is my heart and soul and I truly hope my guests see it the same way I do. I always have a project inside or out to make it more special or at least try. I hope you have a wonderful stay this upcoming October and you can see more of what we have to offer in the region and beyond. Again, thank you for your wonderful review and your business! Happy New Year! Brooke
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Northboro, MA

Magical Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at An Tigin while taking a one-week art course at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The cottage was a perfect choice except that instead of studying and practicing what I had learned in class all day, I was so distracted by the beauty of An Tigin's setting, I relaxed and decided the studying could wait until another time. I enjoyed the comings and goings of the tide, the bright glow of the moon, the flashing sparkles of many fireflies, and the delightful flowers in the gardens. Southport Island is a tranquil place, yet it is close enough to the hustle and bustle of Boothbay Harbor. An Tigin exceeded all of my expectations as a comfortable, cozy, and classic Maine retreat. The cottage is bright, it is joyful, it is clean, and the views are extra special. Brooke has created a very unique bit of history on the coast of Maine and what a pleasure it is to escape from the madding crowds to a place where romance grows, and glows, all around you.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theresa! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at "An Tigin". Yes, I agree with the magic you felt while here, this cottage and location is very near and dear to my heart. We hope to see you back again and maybe we can "talk gardening". Cheers! Brooke
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"An Tigin"

  • 5 of 5

We liked our stay in the cottage very much. It has been equipped with a passionate dedication to detail and you have everything which you may need. We took the chance to go by canoe nearly every day. We enjoyed the beautiful landscape from the seaside and we also make a trip to Burnt Island which was very nice. We like to thank Brooke and her family.

Sandra and family from Germany

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sandra, So nice to receive a review from you. We so enjoyed having you and your family here from Germany, and I am happy you had a wonderful time at "An Tigin". We hope to see you again here in Maine! Thank you again for your business & friendship! Brooke
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  • 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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Robinson's Wharf Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Boothbay Region Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Robinson's Wharf Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hendrick's Head Beach
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.

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


Rates & Availability

Southport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Week #1
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Week #2
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Week #3
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Week #4
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #5
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #6
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #7
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #8
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #9
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #10
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #11
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #12
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #13
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #14
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #15
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #16
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #17
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #18
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #19
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #20
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #21
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #22
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week #23
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

I do rent "An Tigin" prior to and after peak season time frame. Minimum is a 3 day stay. Rentals are from SATURDAY to SATURDAY from June-mid-October, being my high season time frame. Please ask about age of children as I no longer can accept children under age 7. Please send inquiry for more information. An agreement with all terms and conditions will be e-mailed to you upon making your booking reservation. I am sorry that neither VRBO or HomeAway shows that arrivals for high season are only Saturday to Saturday, shoulder season arrival dates can be accepted. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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