A dream that has been repeating but now seems to be coming true has often been used to characterize past guests experiences after staying at Barnacles. What one will often describe when asked what they envision their Maine vacation on the rocky coast of Maine would look like. This classic Maine summer cottage has the perfect setting for your memorable holiday: rocky coastline, open ocean, and a small private beach. What more could you ask for? This cottage features hand-hewn beams and wide boards circa 1790, when the original house was built and moved to its present location by barge. Located on Southport Island, a short drive from Boothbay Harbor, Barnacles Cottage offers spectacular views of lower Mark Island from its open deck, easy access to the ocean to explore the tidal pools left by the receding tide or the coastline by kayak. When you come to this little cottage, you will learn to love solitude with the sound of the ocean close by, or stroll hand in hand with that special someone. This will be a true vacation. Along with those incredible sunsets, enjoy the star studded night skies. Linens included with this cottage.
This is island living the way we do it in Maine! Barnacle Cottage is a beautiful little cottage located on Southport Island, about three miles from Boothbay Harbor. Once you come across the swing bridge, notice the second hand on your watch slow right down. Stunning views, cove and inlets, beautiful gardens and landscaping are to be seen everywhere you look, with plenty of local color thrown in to keep it real.
Launch your kayak from the water's edge. Head out and enjoy a paddle around the island. Take time to explore the many inlets and coves that are an integral part of this little island. Don’t want to do anything? That’s OK too. Relax on the deck or at the beach which enjoying the sites, sounds and smells of the ocean.
SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO!
From your own yard you can kayak, fish and play lawn games. Nearby you will find hiking trails, biking, Southport Historical Society Museum and Southport Beach with views of Hendrick’s Head Light. Visit the Southport Memorial Library and check out the Ruby Slippers and learn about their connection to the area. While you are there, borrow a Rachel Carson book and then explore some of her favorite spots on the Island. Come experience Maine like a native. Visit our local farmers market and farm stands to buy local and buy fresh. Don't forget the seafood. Lobster abounds in this area and can be purchased at the many lobster pounds on the peninsula, including Robinson's Wharf or Oliver's Restaurant. The Southport General Store is known for its breakfast pizza and sandwiches as well as its wine collection and gift barn.
With all the charm and grace of a true Maine cottage, Enter into the homey kitchen with its picture window to the ocean. A half bath is located off the kitchen. To the left as you enter is the living room with its fireplace and window to the ocean. Back hallway provides door to the large open deck with stairs leading to a path through the bay bushes to the beach with its tidal pools and sandy area for playing. Clean, uncluttered lines invite you in and ask you to stay. Off the living room is the twin bedroom with an en suite shower bath. The loft (stairs are hidden behind a door in the back hall) which overlooks the living room has a queen bed and slanted ceilings. Well appointed with all the important amenities - washer/dryer, dishwasher, cable TV, Internet, open deck, microwave, grill and more. Ready for you to unpack and enjoy your time here in Maine.
First Floor Bedroom two Twin beds
Loft has a Queen bed
First Floor: Shower Bath en suite bedroom; half bath off the kitchen
WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED?
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WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION?
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Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manager their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!
The Boothbay Peninsula is a beautiful region rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course it’s own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, golf, mini-golf, art galleries, museums, antique hunting, hiking and walking trails. We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet friendly trails in protected areas. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings Click Here!
Southport Island is a hidden treasure on the Boothbay Peninsula. Just three miles from Boothbay Harbor, you cross the bridge onto the island and feel the world change around you. You know you are on vacation. Small sandy beaches, large expanses of rocky shoreline, views of Islands and open ocean, walking, kayaking, fishing and more! This quaint and historical part of Maine is treasured by the few who know of it! From the shore you can see Cape Island owned by Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. A pair of Ruby Red Slippers are on display at the Islands library. Hendricks Head Lighthouse and Beach are just a short ride away for those who prefer swimming on more of a sandy beach. Rachel Carson frequented Southport often and mentions the area in her books. Cuckold Lighthouse can be seen just off shore. This small little spit of land is rich in history, marine life, unique ecology and more. You will come back again and again!
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