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Unique multifamily home on Southport's Decker Cove. No others like it.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 separate apartments with 6 bedrooms/6 baths. Sleeps 12 adults plus children.

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 .

More Details

Inder or Jane Cheema
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

About Inder or Jane Cheema

We are Jane and Inder Cheema. Retired from ExxonMobil in 2000, which is when we established permanent residency on Southport in a home that we have had since 1978. We both immigrated to the US, Jane from Canada, and Inder from Kashmir, India, so Southport is special to was our anchor during the many years of living and working overseas, and is now a summer base for children and grandchildren, and our year round home.

Inder or Jane Cheema purchased this house in 2000

Why Inder or Jane Cheema chose West Boothbay Harbor

Close to our home on Southport; sounded like a good retirement project, which it was and continues to be.

What makes this house unique

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.


West Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is no security deposit nor a cleaning fee, therefore we ask our renters to leave the premises in a reasonably tidy and clean condition.
  • Items moved from one living area to another during a renters stay should be returned to their original locations before departure.
  • The BBQ,s should not be moved to lower levels, closer to the house, as the support structures are relatively fragile.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 and 5 are downstairs. All bathrooms are close to or adjoining bedrooms, with the exception of bathroom 1 which is on the ground floor and adjacent to a large living room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , add: crib or child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , add: crib or child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon : in sitting area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , futon in sitting area
  • Bedroom 5 is on the ground floor; all the other bedrooms are on the second floor. Bedrooms 1, 3 , and 6 have deck access. 100$ extra charge for linens ( sheets/pillow cases/towels ) unless provided by renter. All other bedding, bath mats, and dish towels are provided. Bedroom 2 and 4 have views of the cove. The bedrooms with deck access look onto the surrounding garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a 140yr old home which has been through may uses and alterations, most recently available as 4 independent apartments. In its current form as a 6 bedroom/6 bath contiguous home, it is unique in that it still has several living rooms with TV and Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens which can be viewed as being part of a suite of rooms, each with its living room, kitchen, bedroom ( s ), and bathroom( s ) . This provide for independence , but also togetherness in the larger communal of the dinning areas with a large kitchen, can seat 10-12 people ( refer pictures ) .


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Unique multifamily home on Southport's Decker Cove. No others like it.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for grandparents,parents, aunts, uncles and cousin to vacation in. We were able to spend quality time in common space yet each family had their own suite to escape to for quiet time. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best house in the best location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hendrick's Cove was a delightful spot for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Inder and Jane Cheema have a great property, particularly for a large family gathering. Because the house is divided into 4 apartments there is room for everyone and a good gathering space. We actually fit 17 into the dining room one night for dinner! Hendrick's Cove is conveniently located for kayaking andjjsailing, as well as close to Boothbay. Bc

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and location. Had everything we needed and plenty of space for all 19 of us (9 of which were children). We had an.awesome time!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place near everything.

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely place. The property worked out really well for us because the multi family setup was ideal. We used the kayaks and The town is nearby and adorable. Beautiful yard and everything you need. We found it to be a great value and would recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 had an amazing time and a wonderful vacation at the Coveside House! The apartments allowed for plenty of options and were all very comfortable and nicely decorated. The main house provided a nice dining room area for all of us to eat together. The dock with the kayaks was great for our teens. We rented a couple of more from a local kayak company who dropped off and picked them up. The teens really enjoyed being able to go out and kayak around the area. The grounds are beautifully kept and it was great to have the 2 gas grills. It was also convenient having the restaurant Robinson's Wharf a short walk from the house. They will steam your lobsters for 50 cents. There is some road noise since the house is located on the main island road but it didn't bother us. There is no dishwasher or air conditioning (there are portable fans though) but again this was not a problem during our stay. Cable TV was available but the TVs were old school 21 inch screens. The home was well equipped with soap, toilet paper, tissues, laundry detergent, dish soap and shampoo. The internet worked well although was a little spotty the further away you were from the router. Southport Island is very hilly which was a little challenging for walking and biking. The house is very conveniently located to all of the area attractions. We enjoyed the hiking trails, shopping in Boothbay, visiting the Boothbay Brewery, whale watching tour, the local beach, the Alpaca farm and much more.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland International Jetport, Portland
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Brunswick, Me
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Southport, Me
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Hendricks Head Beach, Southport
Car: necessary

Southport is an island about 6 miles long and 2 miles across at its widest. Access is by means of a swing bridge which opens on the half hour for boat traffic. The serenity of this island setting is augmented by nearby Booth bay Harbor and its varied marine activities, restaurants, art galleries, shops, antique stores, live theater, movie theater, aquarium ,etc. For families with children the nearby beach at Hendricks Head is fun and picturesque.Biking enthusiasts have various possibilities on and of the island. Small boats, kayaks, and canoes can tie-up at our dock from where access to the open ocean and surrounding islands and waterways/coves is feasible and safe. There is much to be explored on the island...a quaint seaside church, the landing at Newagen and its bold ocean views, hiking trails, a historical museum, a town library, and a couple of picturesque harbors. Both formal and informal dining is within walking distance of the home.

Golf: A challenging and well maintained 18 hole golf course is within a 10 min. drive; includes golf school/academy .




Additional information about rental rates

Linens $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Property must be left reasonably tidy and clean.
A 25% deposit is required with the reservation.
In general, a full refund is given if a cancellation is made within 3 months of the occupancy date. Refunds for shorter cancellations periods will also result in a full refund if the property can be re-rented for the same time period as the original reservation.
The linens charge is optional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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