"Southern Exposure" in Damariscotta, Maine - southernexposuredamariscotta
"Southern Exposure" in Damariscotta, Maine Sleeps 4-5
Waterfront paradise overlooking Damariscotta River and Hog Island
- Queen - overlooks water
- Twins or King
- Twin trundle - okay for one adult or two small children (5 or younger)
Kitchen - well equipped
Side deck for outdoor dining and grilling
Private dock for swimming and kayaking
Approximately 1200 square feet
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"Southern Exposure" is conveniently located in the midcoast of Maine, 60 miles north of Portland. Portland (PWM) is the closest airport and is serviced by Delta, US Airways, AirTran, Continental, Northwest, JetBlue, and United.
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Pictures of cottage, neighborhood, and area
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A Welcoming sight
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Carol's Hog Island.JPG 2010-01-31
The cottage from the hilltop
Overlooking Huston Cove and Hog Island
Adirondack Chairs overlooking the cove
Great place to have an afternoon libation! There's a hammock also on the knoll.
Deck dining is the best!Many a steamer and lobster have been enjoyed on this deck. There's also a charcoal grill for cooking steak or salmon.
Front Deck with Glider and Rocking ChairsPut your feet up! Enjoy sipping your morning coffee or afternoon libation!
Dock at high tide
In early summer, seals are often seen in the cove with their pups!
Sunroom entranceGet comfortable with cards, a book, or jigsaw puzzle...and catch the breezes. A TV and DVD player are also here.
Front door opens to Hog IslandStep outside for your morning coffee or afternoon drink! Keep an eye out for the eagles and osprey fishing in the cove.
A bright and sunny living room"Southern Exposure" has very comfortable furnishings.
How can that view be beat?This is standing at the kitchen sink...who can mind washing dishes with this view!
The gas stove takes off any chill in the air!There's a gas log stove in the corner that comes in handy early in the morning or after the sun goes down.
Gas logs in living room
Dining area..if you choose to dine inside, otherwise it's the deck, or a nearby restaurant or lobster pound!
View from master bedroom
View from master bedroom
Upstairs room can be made up as King or Twins
"upstairs" bedroom made up as twins
Trundle bed room
The Plein Air ShowerHouse rule --- don't shower inside until you try the outdoor shower experience! Where else do you get to take a shower and see seagulls fly overhead?
Yes, there is a lobster pot, picks, and crackers!Bon Appetit!
Side garden off the deckThis is the shade garden by the deck dining area.
Hollyhocks in the garden
The hummingbirds love these!
Blueberries in the garden
If you're lucky enough to be at "Southern Exposure" when they're ripe, enjoy picking and eating these!
The garden and Huston CovePick bouquets for your table from the garden of rugosa roses and perennials.
Hog Island & Huston Cove in Various Moods...and the Eagle in Residence
Huston Cove eagle
Handsome, isn't he?!
Double rainbow off the deck
Welcome to Southern Exposure
Magical Hog Island and its nesting bald eagles steals everyone's heart.
A blue moon rises over Huston Cover
A still summer day
A typical summer's day
Dawn breaks on an autumn day over Huston Cover
Double rainbows..where are the pots of gold?!!
Early morning fog in October
Huston Cove and Hog Island.
Hog Island at half-tide
Hog Island in October fog
Hog Island with an ebbing tide
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Carol's Hog Island.JPG 2010-01-31
Turn onto Cottage Point Road, relax, and breathe!!
Cottage Point Road sign in summer with Queen Anne's Lace
Slow down and relax!
October foliage at the end of the cove
A long and winding road......
But it's not too long...only .9 mile to "Southern Exposure."
The end of Huston Cove at the dam
Autumn on the road
Escape the "real" world when you turn onto Cottage Point Road
Autumn colors on the road
Fall foliage and reflections at the dam
A great blue heron usually hangs out here....
You made it.....Welcome to Southern Exposure!
Enjoying Huston Cove
Hog Island Close up
A Ramp on the Cove
A Still Summer's Night
One of the Hog Island Eagles
Coming home via kayak.....
Cottage Point from your Kayak
The Point -- Southern Exposure is the small cottage second from right.
View from the water
"Southern Exposure" from the south
It's the cottage in the middle
Looking for treasures
Low tide at Southern Exposure opens up a world of treasures. Some of them (oysters!) can be served for hors d'oeuvres!
Hog Island, Huston Cove, and kayaking!
In Huston Cove, the water is pleasantly warm but refreshing!
Fall at the Cottage and Damariscotta's Pumpkin Festival
Welcome to Cottage Point in October...
Huston Cove and fall foliage
The dam on Cottage Point Road in October
The winding dirt road that leads to Southern Exposure.
View from cottage on an October day
Cottage Point Road is a great place to walk or run
Fog rising on an October morning
Sunrise at the cottage
A foggy sunrise at the cottage
Fog breaking on Hog Island
A lovely September garden on River Road
Only in Damariscotta...the Pumpkin Festival on Columbus Day Weekend
A very scary pumpkin outside King Eider's Pub
A Ghoulish Pumpkin on Main St.
A pumpkin snowman
A Simian pumpkin
Pumpkin Regatta...Paddle Division!
Pumpkin Regatta...they're off and still afloat!
Pumpkin Regatta ... motor division!
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Bell Tower and Bell House
Lighthouse keeper's home and Lighthouse
Bell house and bell tower
View from the point
Taking in the view
Bell tower and bell house
Crashing surf...a 20 minute drive from Southern Exposure.
Monhegan Island Day Trip
The Island Inn on a clear day
Day Trip to Monhegan Island
Hardy Boat Cruises are in New Harbor, a 20 minute drive from Southern Exposure.
Weathered Charm of Monhegan
Cruise 50 minutes from New Harbor and you're on Monhegan Island.
The Island Inn on a gray day
Leaving Monhegan Island
The perfect way to spend a day!
Black Head on Monhegan Island
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE....One mile south of the lovely village of Damariscotta (charming shops, fine dining and cafes, book store, community movie theatre) is a private road leading into Cottage Point, a quaint little settlement on the saltwater/tidal Damariscotta River that evokes neighborhoods of yesteryear.
The cottage, barely visible from the winding road, perches high above Huston Cove and overlooks Hog Island, that has been the home to a nesting pair of bald eagles! Hummingbirds abound at the feeders overlooking the cove. The garden has plantings of hydrangeas, lilacs, rugosa roses, and rhododendron. Swim or kayak from the private dock.
Built in 1941, this cottage is a charmer with comfortable furnishings (new firm mattresses and cotton sheets) and warm pine paneling! Works by local artists decorate the walls. It is perfect for a quiet, secluded, and private relaxing get-away. There are fantastic water views from the wrap-around deck, living room, kitchen, and master bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped for those who like to cook. An outdoor shower is discretely hidden at the back of the cottage.
The cottage is comfortable but not prissy, and simple but not rustic. It is purposely not too electronically connected so your time at Southern Exposure is focused on the company, the food, and the setting.
Favorite Links & Things To Do
*Rentals are Friday to Friday*
$1,175- $1,600 per week
Summer Shoulder Season (May 24- June 21, 2013):
High Season (June 21 -September 6, 2013):
Fall Shoulder Season (September 6 - October 18, 2013):
- Cleaning/linens fee of $110
- Payment required in full at time of reservation. All monies fully refundable if canceled 90 days prior to requested date
Sorry, no pets!
Please email or call to check availability.
The water is warm in Huston Cove so don your bathing suit and swim, kayak, or canoe from the dock!
Explore the art galleries, shops, and restaurants in Damariscotta. The cottage is less than 2 miles from the center of town, yet feels miles away. Cruise to Eastern Egg Rock and see puffins, go on a whale watch, spend the day on Monhegan Island, watch the eagles on Hog Island as you have your morning coffee. Buy Maine blueberries and make pies and muffins, play golf at one of the nearby courses, take a hike, go out on a chartered fishing boat and grill your catch when you get home, enjoy lobster and steamers dunked in butter. Attend an antiques auction, tour the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, meander down to Bristol Mills to the swimming hole and then onto New Harbor for ice cream, explore Rachel Carson's Saltwater Pond, take a day trip to Acadia National Park .... so much to do, no matter what your interests!
Ann W. Dibble
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August 2008, Matt (Brooklyn, NY)
A group of 4 of us (2 couples) have been to the cottage twice now and hope to keep coming back (even if a child or two enters the picture).
We've reserved numerous hotel rooms and vacation places online, and Southern Exposure is one of those rare places that is actually better than it appears online. The beauty and quiet of this spot is simply ideal. I can't imagine a better vacation rental of this size and price.
The cottage is cozy and clean with beautiful views from the decks and a floating dock down on the water. Ann has made sure that the cottage is set up with everything you could possibly want or need for a relaxing stay on the waterfront. We cooked a lot while we were there, and the kitchen is well-stocked with utensils and cookware. (There are ample groceries and gourmet and natural food supplies within 10 minutes by car). We wanted to explore the water and wildlife, and two kayaks were there on the dock along with binoculars and birdbooks in the house. The outdoor shower is a real treat for rinsing off after a dip in the salty water. If it rains there are games, cards and paperbacks. And for long afternoon naps there are two comfy couches and an outdoor hammock.
We also wanted to check out the local area, and just before we arrived Ann emailed us details about a local gallery opening and a great place to get fresh lobster in nearby Round Pond. Damariscotta with it's fun stores and restaurants is a short hike (or kayak ride) away.
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