Coveside House, a Sea Captain-style home overlooking Decker's Cove, is located at 41 Hendricks Hill Road, 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 200 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 2 Kayaks provided for the renter's use . House has comprehensive central heating, and is provided with all house keeping consumables except food and drink . Discerning cooks will find the kitchens well equipped ; one of the living spaces ( suite 1 ) has a washer/dryer; and, all have up to date cable TV and Wi-Fi connections. Apt 3 ( suite 3 ) is on the ground floor with wheel chair access and appointments to facilitate the day to day living of the physically handicapped...also, wheel chair access is provided between this living area and suite 1/ apt 1, which usually serves as the communal gathering place. The premises also provide for ample onsite parking, which in the past has accommodated a RV and boat with trailer, plus cars. Boat launching facilities are near by, as is Robinson's Wharf Pub/Restaurant...2 minutes walk from the rental.
Other Activities: Extensive nature trails in surrounding areas, safe biking along the island's roads, protected sandy beach on Southport, lake swimming in nearby Knicker Bocker Lake ( 10 min drive ), and extensive
open ocean/ tidal river/ inter island waterways for kayaking, and sailing. Also, golfing walk-ons are usually accepted at the local golf club which also has a variety of eating facilities that are open to the general public. . The Southport yacht club has an excellent sailing school...min age 8yrs; min enrollment 1 week , and tennis courts with a resident instructor, are available at nearby Juniper Point, which also has an impressive Aquarium. Also, the area has one of the best Botanical Gardens in the country...a real treat for young and old alike .