About the property
- House3600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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 .
Inder or Jane Cheema
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 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 us...it 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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great extended family vacation
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.
The best house in the best location
We could not have been more pleased with the property.
Hendrick's Cove was a delightful spot for our family vacation.
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
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!
Nice place near everything.
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.
Relaxing and enjoyable
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.
I commend the reviewer for the in depth critic. All aspects of this rental and its location were very objectively covered.
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 .
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.