Barnacles Cottage Southport Island Maine
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.
Linens are provided for your stay
Wood Burning Fireplace
Общение с гостями
Personalized check in and out at our office. We are not present on the property during the stay. Staff are available 24/7 via our cell phone for any problems that arise outside of normal office hours.
Другие важные подробности
15% Discount will be applied when you book a 7 night reservation in the shoulder seasons
Check-In Day: Saturdays from June 24-Sept 5, 2016 (Prime Season Weeks)
Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season
Check-Out Time: no later than 10:00 AM
Town/Body of water: Southport / Atlantic Ocean
Type of waterfront: Ocean front
Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…, 5
5 – very easy water access, sandy or pebble beach, great for all ages!
4 – Easy water access, may be a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
3 – Somewhat easy water access with a rocky shoreline, or rocky bottom, not suitable for young children, but fine for older children/adults, water shoes recommended.
2 – Water access only for agile young adults or adults, rocky shoreline or bottom, may be a hill down to the water or subject to strong currents.
1 – Swimming off dock only due to a seawall or rocky/wooded shoreline, may be difficult to access the waterfront also.
0 – not a waterfront property.
Privacy Rating for this property is a…, 3
5 – very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, not close to any roads, long driveway.
4 – Private location, protection from trees, neighbors a comfortable distance away, not close to any roads.
3 – Still in a quiet location, but one neighbor close by, little protection from trees, may be close to a road.
2 – Semi-quiet location, neighbors close by, may have road noise.
1 – in-town home, little or no privacy.
# of Bedrooms: 1 along with sleeping loft
Bed Sizes: Double, Two Single
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Bathroom Type: Half Bath and Shower bathroom
Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited On EVERY Property
We represent a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed above are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made by the owners to furnishings, amenities and equipment. Once a change that has occurred is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.
What if I am bringing my pet(s), what is expected of me?
We want to remain a pet friendly company and that requires your help. Bringing your pet requires you and your veterinarian to complete a simple form proving that your pet is up to date on all immunizations and is currently and has been (for at least 2 months prior to your visit) on a flea control program. There is a nonrefundable Pet Fee. Our region has a leash law and so your pet must be on a leash when outside the cottage. Please do not leave your pet alone in the cottage all day. There are doggie day-care services in our area, and we are happy to help you find one if need be.
Do I need to bring linen?
All cottages will have blankets and pillows as well as quilts/bedspreads. Some cottages provide the sheets and towels, others require you to bring your own or rent them through our linen service. None of the cottages provide beach towels. You should plan to bring those. Dish cloths and dish towels are not supplied either.
Linen Service is available and provides a set of sheets and one bath, one hand, one face cloth per person as well as a bath mat for each bathroom. Linens must be ordered 2 weeks in advance. Please be sure to check with your Reservationist about linens for your cottage.
No Smoking, Outdoor Fires and/or Fireworks
No smoking, outdoor fires and/or fireworks are allowed inside or outside this Property. This wonderful cottage sits among the pines and fire danger is always of utmost concern. If evidence of smoking is found, it will result in a cleaning fee/penalty and possible eviction without refund. Use of Fires or Fireworks will result in termination of your Rental Agreement without refund.
Are guests responsible for bringing/filling the propane tanks on gas grills?
No, if you find your tank is empty, please call the office and we will do an exchange for you. Most owners with gas grills leave a spare tank. If you need to hook up the spare tank, let us know so we can exchange the empty one.
Are guests responsible for bringing/providing wood for the fireplace or wood stove?
Some owners provide wood at the beginning of the season and when it is gone it is gone; others supply it for the entire season; while others do not supply it all. If you have a question about this, please call the office. Wood is readily available throughout the area should you need to purchase it.
What is expected of me when I leave?
We understand you are on vacation and the last thing you will want to do is clean the bathroom before you leave. What we ask is that you take care of and respect this private family home as if it were your own and leave it the way you found it. We expect you to leave the home and yard free of clutter and trash, the dishes clean and put away and all personal belongings removed including any open food items. (It is OK to leave unopened, non-perishable pantry items.) Our cleaners will sanitize the kitchen and bathroom and mop all the floors, freshen the windows and fluff the pillows.
For an additional fee, we offer Departure (End) Cleaning, Mid-Week or Mid-Stay `fluff` as well as Chambermaid Services. Please reserve these services in advance of your arrival to help us with staffing needs. Prices vary depending on the size and complexity of the house.
All we ask for at check-out:
• Garbage bins should be out where they can be easily seen from the road. Trash should always be bagged and placed in trash containers (hopefully, raccoon proof), ready for pick up at or by 8:00 A.M.l on the posted pick up days
• Wipe out and empty the refrigerator and cupboards of all items brought into the house.
• Wash and put away dishes. If you start the dishwasher and it is not finished, please leave a note so we can be sure to empty it.
• Gather all personal items. We cannot be held responsible for items lost or left behind. Items that are recovered will gladly be mailed for the cost of packing and postage. Items left by the end of September will be given to local charities.
• Leave all furniture arranged in the order it was found.
• Lock all windows and doors.
• Turn off all interior and exterior lights.
• In the summer, please water the flowers as needed during your stay
• In the cold weather months, keep the thermostats turned on and leave at 55 degrees.
• Return all keys and linens to our office and report any problems by 10:00 A.M. from cottages on the Peninsula. Cottages out of the area will have separate instructions.
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