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Waterfront Cozy Harbor-Accepting Summer 2014 Reservations

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The view of Cozy Harbor from the cottage.

The view of Cozy Harbor from the cottage. Cozy Harbor through the front window Cozy Harbor Cottage from the harbor Rent or bring kayaks--you can launch right from the front yard. The cottage with Cozy Harbor in the foreground

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southport cottage description

Now Accepting 2014 Summer Reservations...

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!).

We now have wireless Internet at the cottage and it easily reaches to the lounge chairs on the front lawn.

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 below 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, each with a full bed and bureau. 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.”

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

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Kitchen

                  Amenities

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Towels Provided

                  Other Amenities

                      • Cable TV, DVD player, Gas Grill (BBQ) and picnic table, No Smoking or pets please...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Plenty, including years of National Geographics....moreless

                      • DVD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Television

                      Communications

                      • Internet:

                        Wireless Internet reaches out to the lawnchairs....moreless

                      • Telephone

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Rent or bring your own. You can pull them right up on the front lawn....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Nearby--free most of the summer...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                          • Oceanfront:

                            The lawn goes from the back porch right to the water. Perfect for kayaking or tiring out the kids!...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Racquetball
                          • Restaurants
                          • Antiquing
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Boating
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping

                          Other Activities

                              • 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....moreless
                               

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                              • The Perfect Cozy Harbor Retreat

                                The Perfect Cozy Harbor Retreat

                                • Guest Joanne (Jacksonville, NC)
                                • Date of stay 05/30/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/25/10
                                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.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Low Season
                              Jan 1 - Jun 28, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $795
                              Summer Season
                              Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,195
                              Fall Season
                              Aug 31 - Oct 11, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $795

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                              • Tax Rate 8%

                              Notes:

                              $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.


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                              Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1925

                              About the owner: 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.


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                              Photos

                              • The view of Cozy Harbor from the cottage.

                                The view of Cozy Harbor from the cottage.

                              • Cozy Harbor Cottage from the harbor

                                Cozy Harbor Cottage from the harbor

                              • The cottage with Cozy Harbor in the foreground

                                The cottage with Cozy Harbor in the foreground

                              • Cozy Harbor through the front window

                                Cozy Harbor through the front window

                              • Rent or bring kayaks--you can launch right from the front yard.

                                Rent or bring kayaks--you can launch right from the front yard.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2004.

                              Date last modified - Friday, February 14, 2014

                              $795 - $1,195 per week (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 04/22/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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