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Classic Maine Ocean Front Cottage. Sunrise over Ocean and Islands.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms; screened porch on ledge at water's edge; open ocean views

Feel the warmth and take in the charm and beauty of this wonderful example of a Classic Maine summer cottage which has been in the family for generations. Make your own memories here. Sit on the screened porch and sip your morning coffee, watch the early morning smoky fog recede and the sun begin to glisten on the ocean as the water laps the rocks right beneath you. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Atlantic. Explore the beach and tide pools right in front of cottage. The main floor has a half bath; all bedrooms and full bath are on the second floor. Ocean views from almost every room. Fall asleep to the sound of the tides right outside your window. Yard with small garden. Access to dock, a few minutes' walk.

Kayak rental nearby.

Beds:

2nd Floor: King, Queen, Double, 2 Singles

Bathrooms:

1st Floor: 1/2 bath; 2nd floor 1 full bath

Additional amenities include: iron & ironing board, washer & dryer, association/shared dock and float. Fully equipped Kitchen.

Access to dock

More Details

Owner
Katherine Stiles
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Southport, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires or candles
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Classic Maine Ocean Front Cottage. Sunrise over Ocean and Islands.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful waterfront property but...

  • 3 of 5

If you like semi-rustic, this place is for you. The view and the ocean front is superb but...

- The house needs a thorough cleaning. There are spider webs everywhere and spiders to go with them. We captured spiders in the kitchen sink, bathtub, bathroom sink and saw one furry black one scurry under the kitchen cabinets. There are tiny little flies that fly in the lights at night and which we find dead all over the counter tops in the kitchen in the morning.

There was dog/cat (?) hair on all the couches and balls of hair (?) on the steps leading upstairs. The refrigerator leaks water (clogged drain?) so don't put anything on the shelves except the top one.

- It is not private. You can hear (and see) the next door neighbor's (on both sides) entire conversations and their dogs barking and screen doors slamming.

- The best thing about the house was the caretaker Bob, who helped us when we had questions and also showed us how to work various things in the house such as the fireplace and stove. He was also just an all around great person and we enjoyed talking to him.

- And we cannot complain about the view and the front porch which reminded us of why we came to Maine in the first place!

- I gave the review three stars because after all the house is in Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood is a a great location for families. Curious children can explore the the sea rocks right on the property that provide entertainment for hours. We enjoyed the privacy of this classic Maine cottage while only being minutes from Boothbay Harbor. Our family had a relaxing stay and will miss the view and sounds of the water beneath us.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Cottage cozy, warm, authentic. Everything we needed, owners so helpful. We'll be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 14/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

Driftwood IS a classic cottage. A bit on the funky side, but charming. Being RIGHT on the water, so you can hear the rhythm of the tide coming in and going out, is just lovely, as are the views and the proximity to All Saints By the Sea, which I love to attend when I'm in BBH. We will definitely rent again.

A few suggestions to make it even more delightful (with these things addressed, I'd definitely give it an "excellent" rating):

- Needs new fridge -- during our stay, it leaked badly and we had to call Bob. And it just looks old.

- Replace the double mattress in the "blue" room (the one towards the back of house) with a queen -- because two people just don't sleep in doubles anymore, which effectively renders the bedrooms with double beds rooms for one person (unless you have small children). The mattress in the blue room also squeaks badly -- so if you don't go for a queen, at least replace that mattress. My younger sister & her husband tried to sleep together in that bed, and it squeaked so much (just from normal tossing and turning!) that he ended up sleeping in the bunk room downstairs.

- The sink and bathtub in the bathroom were draining VERY slowly. I told Bob M about it.

- I missed being able to build a fire -- and that stone fireplace looked so lovely. If it's truly a matter of the chimney needing to be repaired (versus an insurance issue), I hope you'll get it fixed. A classic Maine cottage needs a working fireplace for cool foggy nights!

And this isn't a suggestion, just an observation: having just one bathroom with a shower might not make this an ideal rental for a family with teenagers (which we don't have anymore, so we were fine). If you could expand the downstairs bathroom to accommodate a shower stall, that would ease the morning traffic jam in the bathroom!

Cheers, Jane

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

college reuion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. A true Maine cottage. 8 of us stayed there and so enjoyed the screened porch and dinners around the table. Would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the water. Very relaxing and the view is great. We have stayed in Boothbay and Southport for 20 years and this was our second summer at Driftwood and we plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Southport, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,878
 

Additional information about rental rates

Sales and Lodging Tax AU$240.69
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$654.05
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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