Steamboat Landing Cottage

  • Enjoy watching sailboats drift past
    Enjoy watching sailboats drift past
  • Outdoor living at its best
    Outdoor living at its best
  • Solar lights light up the deck at night
    Solar lights light up the deck at night
  • Enjoy the views of Ebenecook Harbor
    Enjoy the views of Ebenecook Harbor
  • Steamboat Landing
    Steamboat Landing
  • Lounge on the deck, take a nap or read a book!
    Lounge on the deck, take a nap or read a book!
  • "We enjoyed having our morning coffee and afternoon cocktails on the deck.  The ocean views from the deck are amazing!" Guest July 2023
    "We enjoyed having our morning coffee and afternoon cocktails on the deck. The ocean views from the deck are amazing!" Guest July 2023
  • "We loved Steamboat Landing, it is spacious, comfortable, and beautiful" Guest October 2022
    "We loved Steamboat Landing, it is spacious, comfortable, and beautiful" Guest October 2022
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Plenty of space for everyone
    Plenty of space for everyone
  • Eat in Kitchen/ Breakfast nook
    Eat in Kitchen/ Breakfast nook
  • Enjoy a coffee in the morning in the sun filled kitchen
    Enjoy a coffee in the morning in the sun filled kitchen
  • All your mixology needs thought of :)
    All your mixology needs thought of :)
  • "The house is beautifully decorated with a well-appointed kitchen, comfortable family room, dining room, and spacious bedrooms." Guest July 2023
    "The house is beautifully decorated with a well-appointed kitchen, comfortable family room, dining room, and spacious bedrooms." Guest July 2023
  • Spacious dining room table- seats 8
    Spacious dining room table- seats 8
  • "Gillian was such a gracious host.  She was very responsive and accommodating." Guest August 2023
    "Gillian was such a gracious host. She was very responsive and accommodating." Guest August 2023
  • An invitation to slow down...
    An invitation to slow down...
  • First floor full bathroom with washer and dryer
    First floor full bathroom with washer and dryer
  • Stairs to second floor
    Stairs to second floor
  • Master bedroom with stunning views of the water
    Master bedroom with stunning views of the water
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Queen bedroom
    Queen bedroom
  • Queen bedroom private balcony ( A great place for morning coffee)
    Queen bedroom private balcony ( A great place for morning coffee)
  • Full sized bedroom
    Full sized bedroom
  • Full sized bedroom
    Full sized bedroom
  • The 'kids room' - two twin beds
    The 'kids room' - two twin beds
  • Second floor full bath
    Second floor full bath
  • Deck at night
    Deck at night
  • All your beach needs thought of!
    All your beach needs thought of!
  • General Store - perfect place for picking up lunch, a pizza or a bottle of wine!
    General Store - perfect place for picking up lunch, a pizza or a bottle of wine!
  • Local treasures at the Barn - amazing giftshop!
    Local treasures at the Barn - amazing giftshop!
  • Cozy's Dockside Restaurant - 5 minutes away
    Cozy's Dockside Restaurant - 5 minutes away
  • Robinson's Wharf Restaurant and working wharf - 7 minutes away
    Robinson's Wharf Restaurant and working wharf - 7 minutes away
  • Some of the islands rich history
    Some of the islands rich history
  • Hendrick's Head Lighthouse
    Hendrick's Head Lighthouse
  • The island library; a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon
    The island library; a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon
  • Amazing sunsets!
    Amazing sunsets!
  • A short walking trail next to the beach
    A short walking trail next to the beach
  • "Southport is a little piece of heaven. I was overjoyed to learn of Margaret Hamilton's home on the island and stared at it with adoring eyes and goosebumps. The history of the island is so rich and interesting!" Nancy October 2022
    "Southport is a little piece of heaven. I was overjoyed to learn of Margaret Hamilton's home on the island and stared at it with adoring eyes and goosebumps. The history of the island is so rich and interesting!" Nancy October 2022
  • The swinging bridge!
    The swinging bridge!
  • Hendrick's Beach, 15 minute walk from the cottage, very kid friendly
    Hendrick's Beach, 15 minute walk from the cottage, very kid friendly
  • Robinson's Wharf
    Robinson's Wharf
  • Quintessential Maine views
    Quintessential Maine views
$300-600/night
4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 5-8
Internet Ocean View (more...)

Steamboat Landing is a large cottage overlooking the Sheepscot River on Southport Island. Located between Sheepscot Bay and Booth Bay, Southport Island is connected by a swing bridge to the town of Boothbay Harbor. Southport Island is a little known island oasis offering the best that Maine has to offer without the hustle and bustle of busier tourist towns. This little island community offers a slower, quieter pace where you will find classic Maine coastline views, friendly locals and fresh seafood. 

Steamboat Landing is the perfect family getaway. The cottage sleeps 8 ( 4 bedrooms/ 2 full baths with laundry) and is located at the end of a dead end road, it is a safe area for children to play and ride their bikes and the town beach is just a 15 minutes walk (or 3 minute drive) away. Pack a picnic or grab lunch from the General Store (near both the beach and the cottage) and head to the beach for an afternoon of sun, swimming, playing in the sand and finding sea shells and crabs. The island school has a playground that is open to the public when school is not in session or visit the local library to check out the children's area or enjoy a book in one of their cozy rooms. End the day by going to Robinson's Wharf for dinner, a restaurant and working wharf just a 7 minute drive away, where the seafood you order for dinner was caught that morning by a local fisherman. 

Looking for more to do? Boothbay Harbor is an easy 12 minute drive away where you will find a charming downtown boasting many shops and restaurants, cafes and bakeries. Visit the Boothbay Harbor footbridge to see beautiful boats and yachts up close, ride the trolley for an easy tour of the area or go whale watching and spot a humpback whale. 

Other nearby attractions include the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, The Maine State Aquarium, the Railway & Village Museum & Boothbay Harbor Country Club. A complete guidebook will be provided with suggestions for these and other area attractions. 

Southport Island also boasts an intriguing history, The Abenake people that originally inhabited the island called it Capanewagen, thought to mean “Place where there is a swift current.” Early European fishermen came to call it Cape Newagen, which is now the name of the southern most tip of Southport Island. The first European settlement was established in 1623 and Southport became incorporated as a town on February 12, 1842.
 
Famous people who have lived on Southport Island include Margaret Hamilton, wicked witch of the west in The Wizard of Oz, who summered in a cottage on Cape Island located just off the tip of the tiny village of Cape Newagen. Rachel Carson, marine biologist, writer and conservationist, also lived on Southport Island. It is said that the Maine coast particularly inspired her work; she loved being surrounded by the mystique of the sea and its creatures captivated her at an early age. 
 
Steamboat Landing is named after the steamships that used to deposit summer visitors on the big rock that is at the end of what is now called Dogfish Head (named more recently after the brewery of the same name). Steamboats were an essential part of the region’s transportation network, sailing on the Sheepscot and Kennebec Rivers until 1920, bringing visitors to Maine each summer.  Where the cottage stands is said to have once been the location of the ticket office.

 

Cottage Layout: The downstairs is open concept with the living room and dinning room flowing into each other; the kitchen is located in the back of the cottage; there is also a full bath downstairs with laundry. Large windows allow plenty of light and a spectacular view of the water. Two sliding glass doors allow easy access to the wrap around deck. The deck has an outdoor eating area and an outdoor couch plus other chairs for enjoying the view. Upstairs there are four (4) bedrooms and a full bath.  
Stairs: There are multiple stairs (10+) leading up to the property as well as uneven ground leading to the deck stairs. There are no bedrooms on the first floor and another set of stairs (10+) up to the second floor. This property may not be suitable for those with mobility challenges.
Neighborhood: The cottage is located in a neighborhood. The position of the cottage (built on a ledge) does allow for some privacy but there are other cottages very near by. This is not a private setting. It is generally a quiet neighborhood but you will hear children, dogs, & cars and will see the neighbors out in their yards. 
Parking: Please note there is a STRICT two vehicle maximum. The driveway is shared with the neighbors and no additional cars can be accommodated

 

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

We purchased Steamboat Landing in 2021 and feel like we stumbled upon a truly magical spot. Southport, and specifically Dogfish Head, have a rich history, quintessential Maine views and a slow pace that nurtures the soul. As multigenerational Mainers, we love owning a piece of this amazing island. We hope our house will be a place of love, laughter, and good times for many years to come. We’ve enjoyed morning coffee on the deck while watching seals and porpoises; leisurely walks to the local beach to soak up the sun in the small, quiet cove overseen by the historic Hendricks Head Lighthouse; trips to the General Store for their homemade treats and a bottle of wine; and no visit is complete without eating at Robinson's Wharf and visiting their gift shop (our 6 year old twins insist on it!) We are honored to open our doors to your family and hope you make some beautiful memories of your own.

Southport, Maine

Property Type Cottage
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Lockbox
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Free Internet
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • 1st Floor – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • 2nd Floor – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 5-8
  • Master – 1 King bed
  • Queen – 1 Queen bed
  • Full – 1 Double bed
  • Twin – 2 Twin beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Outlet Covers
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Beach Essentials
  • Outdoor Dining
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Theme
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Limited Parking
  • Cameras/Surveillance