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Saltwater farmhouse on 2+ acres of waterfront with private dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Southport Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Hartwell House has origins in the 1770s and expanded in the 1800s and 1970s. It is in a protected cove off Ebenecook Bay with deep water accesss for all water activities. Located on the fully contained community of Southport Island and accessible via a bridge. Hartwell House is within 15 minutes of its more famous, and oft times more 'busy' neighbor, Boothbay Harbor. In addition to a private dock, the house offers:

. An immense living/family room with fireplace

. A charming country eat-in kitchen with fireplace

. Cable and high speed internet

. A well planted patio on a sweeping front lawn that edges the cove

. Many edible offerings from the blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb, apples and grapes that grow on the property (While edibility depends on when you are there, the beauty of the growth is constant)

Pets on a case by case basis

Kayaks available for your use

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Ree Hartwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful house on a wonderful island. The beach is a 10 minute walk (or 2 minute drive) from the house. Boothbay Harbor, which has everything from clothing stores, to a taffy factory, to restaurants, is a 10 minute drive away, and was a wonderful way to spend two of our days. The house has a custom built playhouse which my children fell in love with and spent all day playing in. We went crabbing off the dock, and enjoyed sunset kayak rides. It had everything we possibly needed to enjoy our vacation. We may even want to buy our own house on Southport now!
Aug 2016
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Reviews

Saltwater farmhouse on 2+ acres of waterfront with private dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Charming and comfortable summer cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented this lovely Maine house for the past four summers. Located on Southport Island, the house has wonderful access to everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer.

The house is perched above a quiet cove with gorgeous views of the water from bedrooms, kitchen and the large, comfy den. We enjoyed many afternoons on the pretty patio and watched beautiful sunsets from the lawn. An expansive lawn stretches down to the water and dock, perfect for letting children run and play. Raspberry bushes produce fruit in July, which provides a fun family activity. We actually collected enough raspberries two summers to a make cobblers!

If you choose, you can kayak around some of the small islands which is lots of fun. This past summer we saw harbor seals and playful dolphins while kayaking just minutes from the cove! This house provides both life jackets and kayaks without any additional charge (which is a huge plus)! Also, my youngest child fell in love with the adorable playhouse...spending hours playing in it each day.

All of the bedrooms are nicely decorated and cared for and have comfortable beds in them. Plenty of blankets are available for chilly nights.

The den is a nice large size that can accommodate families playing games and relaxing at night. Plenty of books, games and puzzles are available. The den also has a fireplace, desk, daybed and a nice large plate glass window that looks out to the water.

I loved the charming country kitchen with a view down to the water and out to the side yard. We cooked many of our meals in this kitchen and found it to be the right size for a family of six, with everything we needed from lobster pots to coffee maker. Also, there is a nice grill out on the patio that we used to grill fish and steaks.

The island has a general store, library and two great waterfront restaurants and there are many more just a 5 - 10 minute drive. Also, you will find a hiking trail on the island down by the low water beach, Hendricks Head Beach.

The owners have provided friendly customer service, responding promptly when ever we had questions. There is a caretaker who lives nearby who also promptly came out to the house the few times we needed his assistance.

Bottom line: This home has so much character and is so comfortable, that I cannot imagine a better summer rental on the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times in the last few years. House has everything needed. The owners' ongoing improvements and the beautiful setting are very special. Memories created here with friends and family will last forever.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Robinson's Wharf
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boothbay Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bath, Maine
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Rt. 295
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Robinson's Wharf
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Southport Beach
Car: necessary

Southport Island offers unique views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sheepscot River. A relatively large island, but isolated from the 'buzz' of Boothbay Harbor, it has its own marina, grocery store, post office, library, several churches and beach. There are places to hike, history to absorb and great places to eat.

Boothbay Harbor is, arguably, the quintessence of Maine. While is has maintained its fishing and ship building heritage, it offers all you want to view, eat and buy.

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Rates & Availability

Southport Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season - Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
In season- Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Off season - Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check out cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% when making reservation
50% one month prior to rental
Fees/tax/damage deposit - one week before rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southport Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin/single is a trundle bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Alcove - 1 twin/ single , At top of stairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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