|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
We're pretty much rented out for the spring and summer, but there are still some great weeks left after Labor Day and into the fall. That's a great time up here with fewer crowds on the road, leaves changing colors and great weather (and off-season rates!).
First-time renters are always pleased when they walk up the path and see the view of the harbor exactly like the picture suggests. The only thing I can't guarantee is that it will be high tide when you arrive!
My sons and I run and maintain the cottage and we think we have one of the prettiest and most relaxing spots in the area for the price (maybe at any price!).
There is wireless Internet at the cottage and it easily reaches to the lounge chairs on the front lawn. Also have cable tv, blue ray dvd players, and on-line streaming for your Netflix, Hulu accounts, etc.
Kent St. John, senior editor of GoNomad, an on-line travel website, has stayed at the cottage and wrote an article about it, 'The Perfect Summer Rental,' that you can view on the Cozy Harbor Cottage website. Just go to the Cozy Harbor Cottage link listed under the "Owner Information" tab for more information on the cottage and a link to that article.
From the picture above, you can see that it's a beautiful, private spot, with the lawn leading right down to Cozy Harbor.
We are the Maine you imagine! Your first hint that life might be slower on Southport Island is if the swing-bridge is open as you make your way to our waterfront cottage. Yachts, fishing boats, sailing ships and pleasure craft keep the bridge tenders pretty busy in summer months and give visitors an opportunity for a true taste of Maine.
But it’s just a short wait for the bridge to close and then only a few minute drive to Cozy Harbor on Southport Island, one of the most charming and unspoiled harbors along the Maine Coast.
Our turn-of-the-century cottage sits at the head of Cozy Harbor providing a panoramic view in a private setting. Through the picture window, young sailors and seasoned fishermen navigate past the cottage. Lobster boats chug by the property on the rising tide. Great blue herons, osprey and the occasional eagle all visit the harbor.
The front lawn slopes gently right to the water and is perfect for morning coffee, a book, or an afternoon nap. There is a small kitchen and bathroom on the first floor along with a larger dining/living room that looks over the harbor. There are two small bedrooms on the second floor, the front bedroom with a queen bed and the back bedroom with a full bed. The front bedroom looks out over the harbor with the open Atlantic in view.
You might want to explore a little, too. Back out to Beach Road and up the hill to the right, it’s a two minute walk to the Southport General Store, Post Office, school playground, and the Southport Museum (home to one of the three pairs of Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz. Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch, was a frequent visitor to the island).
Out to the left, it’s a two-minute walk to the Boothbay Harbor Trust Nature Walk and the Hendrick’s Head Beach with its famous lighthouse in view. Pass the beach, take the right up the hill, and it’s a picturesque one and a quarter mile “loop” walk that will bring you back to the cottage.
And all of this is just a short drive to Boothbay Harbor with its multitude of summer/fall activities, boat trips, kayak rentals, golf, shopping, and restaurants. (You can paddle your kayak and tie it up right out front of the cottage.)
Some specific ideas? Kids and adults will enjoy the Maine State Aquarium, just across the swing bridge and to the right. Sometimes there are even sand sharks to “pet.” Kids will also enjoy the Boothbay Railway Village and a Mini-Golf course back in town. Another great option is taking a day trip from Boothbay Harbor out to Monhegan Island. It offers a trip back in time to an artist colony and lobstering community with some of the best cliff views in Maine, or anywhere along the East Coast.
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is also a must-see. Their website calls it a…250-acre phenomenon some are calling “The Miracle in Maine.”
Close by and completely updated is the Boothbay Harbor Country Club, now one of the premier golfing destinations in Maine. Check out their website....
Back at the cottage, there's a big new recliner for naps and a rolling front lawn for tiring out the kids!
Two requests, though. No smoking and no pets please.
We’ll make every effort to ensure you have a wonderful Maine visit. Bed linens and towels are included in the price. Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me with any questions. You'll get a quick response. Thanks. John Blois
Keywords: Maine, Waterfront Cottage
While I'm the current 'owner,' I'm really just care-taking the property for my 2 sons so that Cozy Harbor Cottage will continue on in the family. My great grandmother purchased the property in the 1920's. Those were the days before indoor plumbing. Don't worry. Things have changed. Each successive family member has added this or that to the cottage. I wonder what my great grandmother would think about high-speed wireless?
I do all the yard work too, and I never take the view for granted if I'm mowing the lawn or watering the flowers.
The picture is pretty accurate. That's just the way it looks over the water from the cottage.
John Blois purchased this cottage in 1925
The Cozy Harbor Cottage was the perfect spot to support our annual Boothbay Harbor summer trip. Long-time visitors of the area with a cabin on West Harbor Pond, our extended family has grown beyond the capacity of our cabin and we needed a place for our family of four to stay. We love Southport Island, and the Cozy Cottage was the perfect home base for all of our favorite activities. We launched paddleboards and kayaks directly from the water and paddled around to Hendrick's Head Beach for our relaxing beach days. The extensive yard was perfect for expending the energy of two young boys (12 and 8), complete with a grill and a large picnic table. The cottage is also within walking distance of the general store, so any forgotten necessities are just a few minutes away. The accommodations are cozy and easy to settle in to. John is an excellent host; he was very responsive and easy-going throughout the booking, check-in, and check-out processes. He is local in town and accessible if needed. Our stay was awesome - would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone visiting the area.
Cozy, adorable, rustic cottage on the harbor. It is an easy walk to the beach and to the local store. There is a beautiful yard for the kids to run around, a rare find on the water in mid-coast Maine. We have returned several years in a row.
What a gem this little cottage is. Rustic, but cozy and comfortable. It was a beautiful setting to wake up to each morning. The walk along the coast with the little trails and coastal road made it a joy to get a little exercise in. It would be perfect for kayakers to launch right from the waterfront, while the tide was right. Our main intention was to host my stepson's rehearsal "cookout". He being from North Carolina was marrying a lovely Maine girl. They wanted to host a southern BBQ for the family gathering. It was a huge success and just the perfect setting. Thank you, to the owner, John, who was an outstanding and accommodating owner. We will surely visit Cozy Harbor again.
Live Theatre at the Boothbay Opera House, HarborSide Cinema showing the latest releases, The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has opened. It's the largest botanical garden in New England and one of the largest in the world located on the ocean. Different flowers bloom in all seasons and it's definitely worth a trip. In addition, the Boothbay Harbor Golf course is one of the premier golfing destinations in Maine.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 15 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
$500 deposit to reserve your week, $250 of which is the security deposit that is returned within the first week of your departure.
Balance due on arrival.