Oceanfront cottage with fantastic views of Islands, Cuckolds Lighthouse, boating traffic and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets Yes


Come spend your vacation at the edge of the sea. Ledgemere Cottage provides you with spectacular 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Fisherman's Island, Ram Island, Squirrel Island, Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, and Cuckolds Lighthouse - not to mention the boats you will enjoy watching. Walk down on the rocks to see what the ocean left behind as it comes and goes with each tidal change. Enjoy the majesty of a storm from the comfort of your living room. There is even a section of rock which creates a small salt water pool when the tide comes in and disappears as the tide recedes. Walk down the path to a small beach (shared with a neighbor), collect sea glass, or driftwood. Sun yourself on the sandy beach or on the large open deck overlooking the sea. Sit and enjoy the bird life - Heron frequent this cove. Eagles, Osprey and other birds are frequently seen from this cottage. Small, landscaped lot with the whole focus on the Ocean. Wake up each morning to the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean. Have a front row seat to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks from one of the lovely screened porches (no worrying about parking or the mosquito's that way).

Read the owner's story of this wonderful cottage:

"As little girls, we had to entertain ourselves. There was no television in our cottage. We were in nature, collecting starfish, snails, mussels and sea glass. We played on the rocks, playing house, tag, hide and seek and building forts. We walked to Newagen Harbor to go crab fishing. We collected moss in the woods to build terrariums. We took sailing lessons at Cozy Harbor on the west side of the island. Cozy Harbor is a beautiful small protected inlet. The Southport Yacht Club is located there and they give sailing lessons to children all summer long. A completely renovated, lovely restaurant for lunch and dinner. It also offers a Kayak launch. Kayaking has become popular all around the island.

Close to Cozy Harbor is the Southport General Store. Pick up sandwiches, the paper, great coffee, wine, beer and whatever else you forgot from Boothbay. A small Post Office is located close by to the General Store.

As children, we read constantly. We walked to the tiny two room Newagen library to check out the latest Nancy Drew book. Today the library has vastly expanded through the generous support of the people of Southport. It has become a center of the community and offers a fabulous selection of books and DVD’s along with notices of upcoming events, art shows, flea markets, etc.

Our family always took boating trips and picnics with friends to any number of the scenic islands you see from our living room. We took commercial deep sea fishing trips and sightseeing trips around the islands and out to Monhegan Island, an enchanting artists’ colony.

If it was a rainy day, we’d head into Boothbay to visit the shops and get a hot dog at Dunton’s Doghouse or visit The Ebb Tide for homemade strawberry or peach shortcake. Or we might stay home and play board games, and work on a jigsaw puzzle that would be left out over the course of our stay.

Being in our cottage is like being on a boat. We perhaps have one of the loveliest locations on the island. Our view is a 180 expanse from Cuckolds Lighthouse to the Outer Islands, Squirrel Island, Spruce Point and up to Boothbay Harbor. The parade of lobster boats, sail boats, cruisers and yachts is a constant delight -- as is the nature; the eider down ducks, osprey, seals, the gulls and the songbirds and the chattering of the chipmunks. My sister and I feel so lucky to experience this enchanted place. We shake off the cares of our too hectic lives and are so grateful to experience this part of the world, so full of nature and free of the noise and din, hustle and bustle of 21st century America. We feel like we have a small piece of heaven. "

Three generous size bedrooms, full bath and laundry room on the upper level. Two bedrooms share a small screened porch. Main floor houses the great room with its walls of windows to the ocean, a shower bath, kitchen and den (TV hides in here). Enjoy your meals on the screened dining porch just off the living room or open the wooden dining table in the great room to dine inside in style. This cottage has been in the family for five generations now. Original cottage which burned was built by the current owners' grandfather in the early 1900's and replaced after the fire by his son and enjoyed today by grandchildren and great grandchildren who are inviting you to share this treasure and make your own life-long Maine memories. A cottage to truly come "home" to each summer.

One bedroom on the second floor has a Queen Bed
One bedroom on the second floor has a Queen Bed
One bedroom on the second floor has two Single Beds that have can be put together and used as a King

3/4 (Shower only) located on the first floor.
Full Bath (tub/shower combo) on the second Floor

Peruse our web site for local vendors, eateries and activities. Replete with all things vacation; if you can think of it, our site most likely covers it! Be sure to reach out to us if you need any help creating the perfect vacation!

Vacation Rentals. Privately Owned. Professionally Managed. Trusted since 1993.
Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manage their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore, when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!

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, a championship golf course and country club, 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. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings Click Here!

Southport Island is a hidden treasure on the Boothbay Peninsula. Just three miles from Boothbay Harbor, you cross the bridge onto the island and feel the world change around you. You know you are on vacation. Small sandy beaches, large expanses of rocky shoreline, views of Islands and open ocean, walking, kayaking, fishing and more! This quaint and historical part of Maine is treasured by the few who know of it! From the shore you can see Cape Island owned by Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. A pair of Ruby Red Slippers are on display at the Islands library. Hendricks Head Lighthouse and Beach are just a short ride away for those who prefer swimming on more of a sandy beach. Rachel Carson frequented Southport often and mentions the area in her books. Cuckold Lighthouse can be seen just off shore. This small little spit of land is rich in history, marine life, unique ecology and more. You will come back again and again!



Large wrap around deck
Lounge chairs, table and chairs for deck
Screened in dining porch with overhead heating for cooler nights
Shared beach
Screened porch shared by two bedrooms
Weber Gas Grill
Coffee Maker
Lobster Pot, crackers and picks
Wifi Internet
Large Flat Screen TV
Working Fireplace (Wood is not provided)
Linens provided for your stay
Dog Friendly House -  Dogs only ask about the conditions

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Write a Review
Bradenton, US
Reviewed: Sep 9, 2016
Property Manager
You all are terrific---very helpful and generally quick to respond to any questions!
Ledgemere has a stunning location with spectacular water views of sunrises and sunsets on rocks that are flat enough to safely explore. Nearby cove is quiet and perfect for shell and rock collecting. House itself has expansive windows, inviting screened porches, and generously-sized bedrooms. All in all, a terrific property!
Derwood, US
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2016
Property Manager
The team is responsive and helpful!
We've used Cottage Connection several times. It's very easy to make the arrangements on line. The descriptions of the houses are accurate. We've never had any problems.
Woodbury, US
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2016
Property Manager
All of our experiences with Cottage Connection have been first-rate from arranging a rental to seeking advice when the unexpected occurs I.e the owner's boat slips its mooring, no water due to a water main break to name a couple. Should an answer to a question not be readily at hand, staff calls the owner and gets right back with a solution. One can't ask for more!
Simply delightful and now on our list of truly favorite properties. We hope to return!
Eldersburg, US
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2015
Property Manager
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2015
Property Manager
Past guest of Cottage Connection and when asked if they would recommend Cottage Connection to friends and family Judith wrote "Cottage Connection is a competent realtor, responsive to the wants and needs of the renter". When asked how we could serve them better? "All in all, it was a job well done on Cottage Connection's part".
What was the best part of your vacation..., "beautiful house, fabulous view, delicious lobsters, quiet getaway".


Check-In Day:  Saturday, June 24-Sept 5, 2016 (Prime Season Week’s)

Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season

Check-Out Time:  no later than 10:00 AM

Town: Southport

Body of water: Atlantic Ocean

Type of Waterfront: Rocky Ledge and Rocky Beach

Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   2

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, owner has provided a swim ladder to make getting in and out of water easier. 
0 – not a waterfront property.

Privacy rating for this property is a…,   4
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: 3
Bed Sizes: (2) Queens, (2) Twins (may be converted to King)

# of Bathrooms: 
Bathroom Type:

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited on EVERY Property

Cottage Connection of Maine represents 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 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.
In other seasons (Spring or Fall), arrival dates may be flexible, speak to the reservationist. 

Dogs are allowed at this house but must be crated when you are not there to supervise or schedule a stay at either the local kennel or the local dog day care facility.  Must not leave pets unsupervised in the home during your stay.


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