A treasured Maine cottage at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on Southport Island is waiting for you to settle in for a memorable Maine vacation. Here, it is all about the ocean. This could be your vacation spot, the one you will come back to year after year! Wake up and go to bed in your little slice of heaven. Feel the pounding of the surf come up through the ledge on which you stand taking it all in. The Ledge will surely excite your senses!
THE HOUSE: This charming, single-level summer cottage is as good as it gets. The sitting area with the big bay windows and waterside deck afford views of Cuckholds Lighthouse, boat activity and birds. Both of the open decks have comfortable deck furniture for relaxing and dining. The large manicured yard is another perfect hangout for the family. The cottage boasts a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and is artfully decorated throughout. Big windows accentuate just how close you are to open ocean. Talk about waterfront! The first bedroom has one Single bed, the second bedroom has one Single bed. A 3/4 bathroom with shower is closest to these bedrooms. The Master Bedroom contains one Queen bed and en-suite full bathroom.
BEDROOMS: (1) Single, (1) Single, (1) Queen
BATHROOMS: (1) 3/4 shower bathroom, (1) Full bathroom with shower/tub combo en-suite
PETS PERMITTED? Sorry, no pets allowed.
LINENS & TOWELS INCLUDED? Yes, linens and towels are provided for your stay at no additional cost.
Guest of The Ledge will enjoy the little pebble beach, great for sunning or tide pool exploring at low tide. Swimming, kayaking and sailing are all doable from the beach. The large yard is great for badminton and croquet, Frisbees or kite flying. Southport Island is great for biking and walking. The Yacht club is a short drive away as is the championship golf course. Be sure to bring your binoculars as you will love all the scenery; light houses, birds, porpoise, seals and even whales have been seen from this part of Southport. Sail boat, yachts and the occasional tall ship pass by as well! The cottage is only a short drive to dining, shopping, boat trips, hiking trails, and more in and around the Boothbay Harbor Region. You'll be less than a mile from the Newagen Inn and just a couple of miles across the Island from the Southport General Store.
Southport Island is a hidden treasure on the Boothbay Peninsula. Two miles from Boothbay Harbor, you cross the bridge onto the island and feel the world change around you. Rent kayaks locally or bring your own and launch them from right the property. Nearby you will find hiking trails, biking, the Southport Historical Society Museum and Southport Beach with views of Hendrick's Head Lighthouse. Visit the Southport Memorial Library to check out the famous Ruby Slippers and learn about their connection to the area. While you are there, borrow a Rachel Carson book and explore some of her favorite spots on the island. Farmers markets and food stands are THE spot to buy fresh and local. Don't forget the seafood! Lobster abounds in this area and can be purchased at the many lobster pounds on the island, including Robinson's Wharf and Oliver's Restaurant. The Southport General Store is known for its breakfast pizza and sandwiches and extensive wine collection and gift barn. 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, bowling, museums, antiquing, 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. Needless to say you'll want to come back again and again!