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Oceanfront Cottage Southport 3 BR 2BA, Handicapped Accessible

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Snowman Cottage -- Southport Enjoy water views of Cape Harbor and the open ocean from nearly every room in this 3-bedroom/2-bath cottage! The cottage has hardwood floors with area rugs. It comes fully equipped with cable TV and VCR in the living room and a well-equipped kitchen including a lobster pot, or course, microwave and a washer/dryer. It is just a short walk to the Newagen Seaside Inn where you can enjoy the amenities that include tennis courts and a pool at no cost. You supply the linens. Sorry, no pets!

During your stay, partake in the Boothbay Region’s wonderful art galleries, shopping, and the many restaurants. While here, rent a sailboat or kayak, or better yet, bring your own. Join a boat cruise, a whale-watching excursion, or go deep-sea fishing. Play golf on the region's newly redesigned 18-hole course. Hike a nature trail of which there are several, bike around the island and surrounding areas, or just relax in the serene natural setting of coastal Maine.

We are approximately 3 hours from Boston, 3 hours from Arcadia National Park and Bar Harbor, 1 hour from Camden/Rockland and 35 minutes from Bath/Brunswick. It is about an hour’s drive to the famous L.L. Bean store and the great outlets in Freeport if you like to shop.

If you like the beach, it is available at the end of Southport Island. It’s a short drive to Southport Beach, a small, but sandy public beach close by the Hendricks Head Light. There is also a small general store on the island, but a full service supermarket is available in Boothbay Harbor.

The interestingly named Cuckolds Lighthouse, at the entrance to Newagen Harbor, is still an active lighthouse. It is said to be named after a point of land on the Thames River in England, granted to a Londoner to sooth his anger after King John had an affair with his wife. The lighthouse has many stories. One of which is that around the lighthouse the ledges around it are called “collector ledges” as it has been the site of many boating mishaps and marine rescues. It is a beacon to generations of fishermen, and a chosen burial site for some, including our region's much beloved Leland Snowman. Although Leland never lived in this “Snowman” cottage, family members have owned it in the past, thus its name.

Keywords: Ocean Edge cottage, open water views from almost every room, private, quaint,This cute cottage is on a dead end road on peaceful Southport Island. It is only a few feet from the water! Wonderful views abound of the open ocean, boats in the harbor and large vessels out to sea. Located at Cape Newagen Harbor, this cottage blends old and new for a light, airy feeling. The living/dining room has spruce floors and a picture window looking out to the sea, directly at Cuckhold’s Light. Charming and spacious master bedroom on the second floor windows looking right out to see with an unobstructed view of the Cuckhold’s Light. The inviting back yard is private, nicely grassed and goes right down to the ocean with a boathouse and deck. Enjoy sitting out on the open deck with chairs and a table to watch the boats go by, or enjoy the starlit sky in Maine in the evening. Sit on the open deck facing Cuckhold’s Lighthouse to enjoy great views of the Atlantic Ocean, nearby islands, and the harbor.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Why Jill chose Southport

I chose this particular house for its location. My children and I spent every summer here for a number of years much to their delight. We loved to use the swimming pool at the Inn and have spirited family tennis matches.. Wr also moored our sailboat out in the harbor and used the dock for our dinghy.

What makes this cottage unique

There are lots of things to do. Walking on the nature paths is a favorite, reading on the deck, and using the Southport Library which is open everyday except Sundays during the summer as well as some evenings. Kayaks and canoes can be launched directly from the ocean's edge at the cottage. Use of any of the Inn's ammenities at no charge is also a plus. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is only 165 miles away. LLBean and lots of other outlet shops in Freeport is only a 45 minute drive. The cottage is only 20 minutes from the heart of Boothbay Harbor for whale watches, deep sea fishing, seafood restaurants. and various boat trips. The cottage is centrally located for many other day trips including Bath Iron Works Shipyard or the marine museum.


Southport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms, one upstairs with tub shower combination, downstairs bathroom has stall shower with handicapped grab bars
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
· Toaster · Coffee-Maker · Blender · Spices · Soaps-Basic · Paper-Towels · Toilet-Paper · Lobster-Pot · Washer · Dryer · Laundry-Soap · Books-Adult · Books-Kids · Games-Adults · Games-Kids · 2 Cable TVs · VCR · Alarm-Clock · Radio · CD-Player · Phone · Internet/Local-Dialup · Local-Maps · Restaurant-Dining-Guide · Local-Activities-Guide · Sunrises-Exceptional · Views-Exceptional


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Cottage Southport 3 BR 2BA, Handicapped Accessible
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews

Perfect girls vacation week house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so well suited to anyone wishing to enjoy the quiet of Maine as well as see all the sights. Boothbay is lovely as well as Wiscasset which is also nearby. We had a fabulous time shopping and eating tons of lobster!

Five of us stayed very comfortably and the owner was so hospitable! She made us feel at home. Everything was provided for us. The photos,listing descriptions and locations provided in the listing were honest. That says a lot to me! The house was clean and we had the most wonderful neighbors you would want. I would recommend this home to anyone and everyone!! A fantastic place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet on Southport Island

  • 5 of 5

Our two-week vacation at Snowman Cottage was a great summer getaway. The owner, Jill, made sure the cottage was well equipped, with new kitchen and laundry appliances and everything else we needed for a carefree stay. Views of Cape Newagen from the cottage’s deck can’t be beat. Access to the amenities of the Newagen Seaside Inn, especially the beautiful swimming pool, were also a big plus for our family. We had stayed in the Boothbay area on several previous vacations, but this was our first rental on Southport Island, and we loved it. Southport is close enough to Boothbay Harbor to take advantage of all the attractions, yet quiet and peaceful. There are plenty of dining-out options on Southport, and great take-out from the Southport General Store. Would we do this again? You bet we would!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting a review. We are glad you all had such a good time and all went well. We try to make improvements every season to make your stay more enjoyable.Remember, that I give discounts for returning guests.
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Great stay and truly fully equipped. Fabulous week!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and the 2 full baths came in so handy.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to send a review in. I am so glad you had such a great experience. Remember for returning guests, I give a discount.
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Perfect Maine Coast getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how wonderful our week in the Snowman cottage was. We enjoyed everything about it. The location is absolutely spectacular as we knew it would be, but the condition and comfort of the cottage exceeded expectations. We all remarked on how well we slept and how comfortable the beds were. Being able to use the pool at Newagen was a nice perk, especially for the youngest among us, my ten year old son.

It brought back great memories for all of us as my family has vacationed on Southport for many many years but it's been a while since we've stayed near Newagen.

Thanks so much. I hope we can rent the cottage again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure for us to share our special place on Southport. It's great that your son had so much fun at the pool. We hope you were able to enjoy all the other amenities that are available. Thanks for letting us know you had such a great experience. Hope that you will be able to return again soon. Remember that we give a discount for returning guests.
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Great couple get away

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this property if you are looking for a place to "get away from it all". The house was clean, comfortable and well stocked. It gave us a chance to sit and watch the sea and the tides away from the hustle bustle of the Maine coast vacation centers but close enough to drive to in a few minutes to enjoy those. The property was clean and well cared for. We were able to enjoy several meals by cooking them ourselves in the 'ready and waiting' kitchen or to buy prepared food and bring it back to enjoy on the deck at sunset. Many restaurant choices were nearby in Boothbay Harbor and at the bridge.

We enjoyed the quiet and meditative atmosphere and the view of the sunset from Newagen Inn's property next door is best described as 'spectacular'.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Arrived at the cottage for a month lease and found the following: Yard unkept with weeds growing up against the house about a foot high, deck and deck furniture filthy, entry door screen torn open allowing flys and bees in, no screens on living room windows, syrup drippings on dining table and house in a generally unclean condition. Called Manager and Owner regarding the condition. No response from them for 2 days. Bought $50 of rugs and cleaning supplies to make the house livable(Owner did reimburse us for the $50 after my compliant) On first Friday there, water heater quit working, called Manager and Owner, no resonse. Finally called Plumber myself and got fixed. Finally heard from Owner on Monday(4 days later). At end of second week, yardman showed up and was taking deck furniture. Said they were going to replace it, but couldn't say when replacements would come. We had to ask that he leave old furniture until new comes, otherwise we would have no deck furniture!! Plumbing issues prevail, shower drips, tub doesn't drain unless lever is held down, etc. My point is, if you lease this house, you are on your own, You will get no help from the so called Manager(never returned a call) and mostly excuses from the Owner why she couldn't respond sooner. We just gave up and handled issue ourselves. On the positive side, the view is great and Inn next door is a big plus. Its just a shame that these good points are offset by the mismanagement of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you chose the Snowman Cottage for your vacation. Yes, it has a beautiful view and is homey. All your points have been addressed and should not be of concern in the future. One of my previous guests may have misappropriated the new door mats and cute kitchen rugs that were put in this year. We had no notes left in the cottage diary regarding cleaners, lawn crew, or your other concerns. You have done us a favor by informing us in your review. The two people that I have had managing the property have been replaced and are out of a job. This is the first year I have had problems with my staff, but there will be new ones in place for next year. I want the best for my guests. As far as the yard man, he has been coming every week. The grass grows fast at this time of year, but he was called immediately to mow and was asked to mow more frequently. As far as the water heater, no one knows when there will be a problem. Glad to hear that you had a good experience with the plumber and the use of the emergency contact list at the cottage to get those unexpected problems addressed. It is embarrassing that I was not able to be contacted . I thought that triple coverage would insure insure no problems with your month long stay. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be become a regular renter.
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Deptartment of Marine Resources & Aquarium
"Educational, Touch tank for kids, Nice facility for kids and adults alike"
Schooner Eastwind Sailing Trips
"Great harbor cruises and lighthouse tours,family owned, lots of history about the area"
"Good local seafood"
Cabbage Island Clambakes
"Good old fashioned Maine Lobster Clambake with all the fixings"
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Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
"Local entertainment, educational programs"
Cabbage Island Clambakes
"Good local restaurant with bar and good seafood."
Robinson's Wharf
"Nice local restaurant on Southport. You can eat outside at picnic tables watching the boats ..."
Balmy Days Cruises
"Great for experiencing the sea with many tours offered."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Newagen Seaside Inn & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Boothbay Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Newagen Seaside Inn & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Hendricks Head Beach-Hendrick’s Head Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowman Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Pool at Newagen
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Court
Nearest Point of Interest
Southport Memorial Library
Car: necessary


· Restaurants

· Outlet-Shopping

· Craft-Shopping

· Antiquing

· Laundromat

· Marina

· Beaches

It’s a short drive to Southport Beach, a small, but sandy public beach close by the Hendricks Head Light.

· Beachcombing

· Swimming

· Scuba-Diving

· Boating

· Sailing

· Yachting

· Canoeing

· Kayaking

· DeepSea-Fishing

· Surf-Fishing

· Pier-Fishing

· Freshwater-Fishing

· Fly-Fishing

· Golfing

· Tennis

· Bicycling/Biking

· Bird-Watching

· Hiking

· Mountain-Climbing

· Spelunking

· Fitness-Center

· Gym

· Recreation-Center

· Massage-Therapist

· Horseback-Riding

· Eco-Tourism

· Botanical-Garden

· Forests

· Ocean

· Lake

· Bay/Sound

· River

· Pond

· Creek/Stream

· Public-Library

· Museums

· Live-Theater

· Cinemas

· Churches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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