GRIFFIN COTTAGE - Town of Southport

LOCATION: Southport Island, Boothbay Harbor - Traditional Maine Cottage with Fantastic Ocean Views

  6 guests
  3 bedrooms
  1 full / 1 half bathrooms
  1700 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1- Upstairs
1 Queen
Bedroom 2- Upstairs
1 Double / Full
Bedroom 3-Upstairs
2 Twins

Property Info


1st Floor: Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Stall shower bathroom, Laundry, Enclosed Sunporch, Deck
2nd Floor: Queen bedroom, Full bedroom, Bedroom with 2 twins, Half bathroom

DOGS PERMITTED? No, dogs are not permitted at this property.

A beautiful vacation spot for a family group looking out over Boothbay Harbor and neighboring islands. This antique Maine oceanside cottage includes a private dock great for kayaking and boating as well as a fantastic back deck to relax and enjoy the views. The cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and also includes 1 and a half baths. The cottage was featured in the March 2019 issue of the Maine Magazine! 

Noteworthy is the land and dock immediately to the right of the cottage as you look at the water. This dock is the private association dock for the neighborhood, but only a few neighbors actually use it. So, this property not only has access to its dock immediately in front of it, but also the neighboring community dock. Finally, it offers a convenient location to unpack your car upon arrival.

Griffin Cottage is located on a quiet one lane private road only 2 and half miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor, 1 mile from the Southport General Store and 2 miles from the Hendricks Head Beach and Lighthouse. Robinson's Wharf - which has the Restaurant & Tugs Pub, a Gift Shop, and Seafood Market, as well as an ice cream stand, is within a short half mile walk from this property.


BOATS INCLUDED? None.  Further, our sister company Maine Watercraft Rentals, Inc. does NOT service the Boothbay area.  Kayaks, Stand-Up-Paddle boards and even bicycles are offered for rent through Tidal Transit Kayak Tours & Rentals. Their website with contact information is located by clicking HERE.  For Power and Sail boats, check out West Harbor Recreation by clicking HERE

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.

Property Specifics:
Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel set for each guest are included (beds are made up prior to guest arrival)
Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at the current hourly rate
Washer & Dryer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters
Microwave: No
Air Conditioning: No - Fans are located in each room however
Heat Source: Electric Baseboard Heaters
Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi through Time Warner Cable
TV: TV with basic cable service and DVD player
Water Source : Town Water
Grill: Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Firepit: No
Usable Fireplace: No
Closest Shopping Village: Boothbay Harbor - 2.5 miles
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 25 Plus
Water Frontage: Yes
Beach Access: Not directly at the property however there is the public Hendricks Head Beach 2 miles away on Southport.  Additionally, the owners of the Griffin Cottage are members of the Juniper Point Association and guests of the cottage have access to the small beach at Juniper Point as well as the tennis courts less than 2 miles away
Dock/Pier Access: Yes, there is 40ft of water at the dock with tie ups. New dock for the 2020 season!
Boat Mooring: Yes, 3 moorings on 1000 lb block each for boats up to 35 feet long
Property Good For Fisherman: Yes
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Write a Review
Andover, US
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2022
Property Manager
Excellent professional experience
Love the character of the Griffin cottage. Love the deck and the dock.
West Hartford, US
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2022
Property Manager
Sterling, US
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2022
Property Manager
Working with the team was extremely easy and convenient. Your communications were timely and full of information.
We had a very relaxing and restful stay. Our favorite feature was of course the amazing views from the deck and the dock! While we loved the place, some may find it a bit too rustic.
Westport, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2021
Property Manager
Our experience was seamless and great!
We loved the incredible views of Boothbay Harbor from the Griffin Cottage. This house is obviously well loved.
Salt Lake City, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
Property Manager
Awesome as usual
Love that we are right on the water and can be picked up by boat on the dock.
Salt Lake City, US
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2020
Property Manager
Schenectady, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2019
Property Manager
Always pleasant to work with.
Island Heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2019
Property Manager
Arlington, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2018
Property Manager
On the Water is a terrific agency. Booking the house on Southport Island, arriving and departing, were all part of a smooth process that made for a great family vacation. I would book through them again in a heartbeat.
Griffin Cottage was a beautiful spot on the ocean. We loved spending time on the deck and being so close to Boothbay Harbor. The house was charming and comfortable with good-sized bedrooms and amazing views of the water.
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2018
Property Manager
Salt Lake City, US
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2018
Property Manager
Our 4th year with On the Water in Maine- they have been great every step of the way
The dock and front deck! Love the coziness of the cottage as well.
Island Heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2018
Property Manager
On the water in Maine were very helpful. When internet went out it was handled quickly and this year ( weve been here 3 yrs) we got a new mattress !!! Hooray!!!
We love it here! The location the neighbors the dock the layout of the wonderful house. The cleaning gals were terrific.
Salt Lake City, US
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine is excellent!
I love the fact that I can lay in bed and hear the ocean wash up on the shore.
Island Heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2017
Property Manager
It's always easy working with your group but this summer I had no need to even call you once as everything was in order.
As always we loved griffin cottage. It has become a home away from home for two weeks each summer. Unfortunately because of a physical problem with my husband he could only stay one week but our son and wife came some of the time.
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2017
Property Manager
On the water in Maine was wonderful. The instructions book was very helpful, and offered great suggestions for our trip.
Our stay at the Griffin Cottage was more than perfect. I could not have found a better place to stay! From the moment you wake up by the peaceful seagulls, and soft waves hitting against the rocks, and the sound of the squeaking dock to the moment you place your head on the pillow, the experience is surreal. We enjoyed the close proximity to boothbay harbor, where we could rent kayaks, and go aboard the Whale Watch. The property offered a great tidal pool area for kids, and a great place to unpack and pack up the car. In the morning, you can easily walk to the Southport General Store to buy breakfast pizza, and enjoy it by the dock. We LOVE Griffin Cottage.
Lexington, US
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2016
Property Manager
extremely efficient, thorough and helpful
You won't find a better deck with beautiful water views of Boothbay Harbor anywhere. Very comfortable and charming vintage cottage, well appointed.
Island Heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2016
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine has always been terrific..there when you need them .....reminds you to close windows when it rains friendly and helpful.
Loved our property for the second year in a row but this time we stayed two weeks and we are glad we did. It is right on the water with a dock and great neighbors.great decks. Love the cozy decor and just the who,e feeling of the place.
Lexington, US
Reviewed: Sep 6, 2015
Property Manager
Amazing thorough. Especially appreciated the notice about traffic tie ups on Route on our way home.
We loved our week at Griffin Cottage. It is a beautiful spot on Southport Island, with a view over all of Boothbay harbor, and right on the water. The house is charming and for the most part very comfortable and well appointed. We did find the second bedroom rather uncomfortable-mattress could be improved but the big problem the person who used it said was no place to put a suitcase or clothing. The master bedroom was lovely! The room with twin beds would only have been adequate for children. The TV instructions were inadequate. We had great difficult figuring it out.
Upper Saddle River , US
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2015
Property Manager
Renting through your agency was simple snd fast. You have an efficient system.
We loved having a private dock and a beautiful view. We rented kayaks and went out every day.
Island Heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2015
Property Manager
On the Water in Maine was very helpful. Very informative and have great guidance.
We loved everything about the property ...the decor, ambiance, charm the dock and proximity to the water( dock) etc. the master bedroom spectacular views and spaciousness..
South Orange, US
Reviewed: Sep 9, 2014
Property Manager
Your agency was very friendly and very helpful.
The location was fantastic. We loved being right on the water with our own dock.
Pittsburgh, US
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2014
Property Manager
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2013
Property Manager
Right on the water. Lots of activity with lobster boats pulling traps just off the dock. Beautiful views and close to town.
Rocky Hill, US
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2013
Property Manager
Emily at On the Water in Maine was most helpful! The deck at this property has a spectacular view. Being right on the water was great.
Woodbury, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2013
Property Manager
Emily greeted us as we arrived at the cottage - a lovely surprise and made for an easy check in and orientation to the cottage. She is "a natural" for her job and a positive representative for the company. The Griffin Cottage focal point for us was the expansive deck with very comfortable furniture; comfortable living room and fairly well equipped kitchen.


Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.

Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.

Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.

Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.

Town Info - Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor & Southport Island

Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor & Southport Island

Boothbay Harbor is one of the best-known boating centers in New England and boasts a natural harbor known as "The Boating Capital of New England," home to many fishing boats as well as pleasure craft. Southport Island borders the south side of Boothbay Harbor and is accessible by a bridge.

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