SPACIOUS WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PRIME FOLIAGE WEEK OPEN DUE TO CANCELATION

Connie Boyd

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPACIOUS WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PRIME FOLIAGE WEEK OPEN DUE TO CANCELATION

Westport Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful Waterfront Location- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 6

--- Due to a cancelation we have a PRIME FOLIAGE WEEK available at a very REDUCED RATE. Coastal Maine usually reaches peak foliage around the 3rd week of October according to www.mainefoliage.com

---THANKSGIVING SPECIAL - Spend your family Thanksgiving on the coast of Maine. Enjoy a football game in the front yard while the turkey cooks in the gas oven. Seating for 8 at the main dining table w/another 4 and 2 at additional tables if needed. And don't forget the FREE LOBSTERS- we'll deliver up to 10 free lobsters to you from our local lobsterman. Take a coastal drive to Reid State Park where admission is usually free during late fall. Walk the beach and take in the scenic views of the rocky coast.---

Retreat to secluded Westport Island and enjoy your own private waterfront cottage nestled in the woods with beautiful water views of the from every room! Perfect for a romantic getaway, couples traveling together, and family vacations. The cottage offers both private and common areas to enjoy. The six Adirondack chairs at water's edge are a perfect retreat for morning coffee or an afternoon beverage. The newly constructed private dock with mooring is great for kayaking and boating on the Sheepscot and Back Rivers (rentals available nearby). Enjoy the serenity of watching lobster boats, bald eagles, low-flying osprey, harbor seals on the incredible Sheepscot River. Play yard/board games or just relax on the deck, screen porch, & hammock. You will enjoy a very private 1st floor Captain's Quarters-Master Bedroom w/ king bed, private bath w/ new stall shower, flat screen TV, and serene water views. The First Mate's private suite on the 1st floor is at the opposite end of cottage and has been recently remodeled in bright sea glass colors. It features a queen bed, private newly remodeled full bath, flat screen TV, and custom made built-in bookshelves stocked with a variety of good reads. The Crew's Quarters encompasses the entire second floor and features a large room with two twin beds, private full bath, small balcony and is decorated in a nautical theme. The family room has a comfortable sectional sofa, chair with ottoman, flat screen TV, DVD, and surround water views. The dining room seats 8 and leads to the wrap around deck also with beautiful water views. On the deck is teak dining/seating for 6 with umbrella for sunny days. Newer appliances in the kitchen include a gas oven, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, two lobster pots and more. There is an additional breakfast table for 4, screen porch facing the water, a gas BBQ (propane provided). HDTV cable. TVs in the family room, master bedroom and the first mate suite. The entire property has high speed wireless Internet.

Each room has either or both a ceiling fan or stand fan for warm days.

For early and late season rentals the cottage has central heat for chilly evenings. Perfect for Thanksgiving or December holiday getaways.

Easy access on and off the island by bridge. The location is idea for exploring the Midcoast area from Freeport to Boothbay to Camden and beyond.

Relax from the moment you arrive: unlike many rentals, our cottage rental comes with professional arrival and departure day cleaning service, two propane tanks for the gas BBQ grill so you never run out. We also supply a 'starter package' of paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap, and more. Newer linens for bed and bath, down comforters, beach chairs and towels, coolers, picnic basket, wine glasses, cork screw, lobster pot steamer and crackers, blender, quality pots and pans, numerous books, indoor and outdoor games and puzzles---virtually everything you need for a wonderful vacation.--- ALL AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. We take care of the details so you can just relax from the moment you arrive.

We treat our guests the way we would want to be treated and keep things simple and straight forward.

Our Private Dock: Our dock was reconstructed in 2011. We also installed a mooring this year. It is perfect for exploring the rivers by boat, kayak and canoe from your front door and is PRIVATE for the enjoyment of you and your guests. Note to boaters- river is tidal.

Have a special request? Just ask, we make every effort to accommodate our guests whenever we can.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Connie Boyd (Owner)
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About Connie Boyd

Water's Edge Retreat is one of two waterfront cottages on Westport Island that we own and offer to travelers for vacation rental. Also see listing for First Light Cottage which is our other waterfront property on the island. Both are great choices for a Maine vacation.

Connie Boyd purchased this cottage in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say we really enjoyed your cottage and we could not have asked for better weather. We knew that week was risky and might have been cold when we booked it, so we were really appreciative of the great weather. Our vacation was very enjoyable and restful. Thanks for all the helpful info you provided. We are happy that you choose to rent out your cottage. We also enjoyed meeting Sandy as she was arriving just as we were leaving.



We would definitely rent from you again. Have a great summer.
Jun 2012
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Spacious Waterfront Cottage, Prime Foliage Week Open due to cancelation
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
Hollis, New Hampshire
5

A Great, Peaceful Spot

  • 5 of 5
This was our third year at Waters Edge. We love this place and will continue to come back in the future. It is always neat, clean, and very well kept. The owners pay a lot of attention to detail and work hard to make sure that the house has everything that you need for a great time, regardless of the weather. Every year, they have something new that makes things even better. On our first weekend, we have a great cookout where family comes up and enjoys the property with us. The week following is 'quiet time', with lots of reading, puzzle making, and snoozing. The dock is great for kayaking and I even took a swim, this year. The lobster co-op down the road is great. This year we picked up a dozen lobsters and made a huge lobster stew. The area is great and everything is convenient (close, but far enough away). I don't think that rental property gets any better than this.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe and Sandy.... you are always marvelous guests.... looking forward to having you back again next year.
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
Sandown, NH
5

Relaxing in a Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about this beautiful house and location. No description would do this home justice. It was very clean and well maintained, and the home was well decorated to feel New England beach style. Everything we could possibly want and more. Fantastic locale right on the water. My husband fished all week long and we watched him from the livingroom. Groceries were close by and outlet shopping in Freeport was not too far away. We also went to see a play intown. What a great week!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5
The house and property are beautiful! It is probably the most relaxing place I have ever stayed. It is quiet, peaceful, yet near wonderful places to visit. Everything was as described in the listing. I most enjoyed sitting by the water and watching the lobster men do their work. Our first night there we headed to the lobster co-op right near the cottage, and purchased our supper. From my first inquiry re the cottage and every interaction in between, Connie was wonderful to work with. Tonight is my first night at home and am missing the Water's Edge. I hope to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests, looking forward to having you back next year.
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

A great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great vacation experience that was relaxing and a chance to unwind from the normal chaos of life.
The house is perfectly set in the woods with a beautiful lake view to greet you when you awake (master bedroom), the house is fully equipped with everything you need, and close to Maine's finest (lobster co-op at end of road, lobster rolls at Red Eat's, and whale watching and shopping in Boothbay Harbor).
We've raved to friends and family about our trip since we returned home and look forward to coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks and we're looking forward to having you back next year. Just a note to others- we are on the great Sheepscot River (not the lake)! See you next year.
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5

A special place to stay.

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is just as is pictured on the website and even better. Very, very clean and well kept. So nice and quiet. Loved watching a few working lobster boats and reading some books by the water or in the hammock. Nice dining on deck and was nice to have the screen porch. Traveled to Camden, Boothbay, Freeport and really liked walking through Wiscasset. Yes, we waited in line (about 45 mins) for a lobster roll at Red's but it was worth it. A whole lobster in a bun! A vacation to remember.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and two children and I stayed at Water's Edge in June and had an absolutely wonderful time. The cottage is exactly as pictured and super clean. Having 3 bathrooms was awesome! The beds were very comfortable with new linens and cotton sheets. Not only are the accommodations perfect but they also provided many books, games, DVDs, puzzles and beach towels and chairs. We spent a day at Reid State Park, went to Freeport, and the Monkey See Monkey Do Rope climb nearby. The kids loved going to the North End Lobster Coop and talking with the fishermen. The owner is incredible to work with and always responded to emails immediately. We're hoping to come back to this cottage again next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 1 and 144
Car: recommended

WESTPORT ISLAND: The island was settled in the 1700’s. Originally part of the town of Edgecomb and known as Jeremisquam, Westport was incorporated as a separate town in 1828. Island history includes colonization dating to the 1600’s, and a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. There are more than 70 cemeteries dotting the Island and numerous private structures with historical significance. The history is a source of pride, and an attraction for geneaologists and historic preservationists. Westport Island is accessible via a bridge opened in 1972 connecting to the Town of Wiscasset. It’s an 11-mile island, covering an area of approximately 25 square miles, surrounded by the Sheepscot and Back Rivers. It is a self-contained neighborhood of sorts, because there is little reason for those who do not live, summer or vacation on the Island to visit. There are few businesses, no fast food restaurants or chain stores. For the most part, development has let the Island be. State Highway Rte. 144, the main road, snakes along the rocky spine of the island. Trees border much of the road, giving only occasional hints of the tidal rivers and coves that give the Island its natural beauty. The road itself is the only ingress and egress to the Island. As a “dead end” without views of the island’s surrounding waters, the Main Road effectively contributes to the quiet and serenity — even when State Rte. 1 is brimming with non-stop summer traffic and noise a few miles away. Being off the beaten track makes the Island a home for those who value privacy and for those who want to be a part of a small community with qualities of a simpler time.

Beyond its historical attractions — the North End Lobster Co-op, a handful of hiking preserves, the Historic Squire Tarbox Inn, and the newly opened public boat ramp are the most common reasons for visitors to venture onto the Island.

This cottage has a great spot on the Island being only a few miles from the bridge and walking distance to one nature preserve and the North End Lobster Co-op. While there are an abundance of things to do within a short drive many guests choose to spend much of their time at the cottage enjoying the serenity. If you go off island, you can enjoy area restaurants including a huge lobster roll at Red’s Eats (Voted Best Lobster Rolls time and time again-Google it), Sprague's Lobster, Cook's (voted best seafood)-more. Great sandy beaches and swimming at our state parks w/in a 30-minute drive (Reid State Park and Popham State Park-fee charged), museums, and Mid coast sightseeing. A short drive to Boothbay Harbor, Camden and LLBean, Freeport Outlets! Midcoast Maine offers many festivals, gatherings, harbor seal watches, water adventures, craft fairs, sailing & fishing charters, more.

Other Activities: Tennis nearby, Fishing charters, Beautiful beaches a short drive

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Availability & Rates

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Westport Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPECIAL RATE due 2 cancelation
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
 
Spring Arrives!
May 2 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,565
 
 
Windjammer Days
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Peak Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $300 Refundable damage deposit required for new guests


Cancelation Policy: Full refund if rental can be rebooked under same terms. We make every effort to rebook and usually succeed.

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Less than 7 day rentals considered for early spring and late fall rentals (cleaning fee addl). Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Westport Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Backpack
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washer / dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor, water views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • The Captain's Quarters (master bedroom) is located on the FIRST floor and is private from the rest of the cottage. It is a larger room with a cherry four-poster bed, king mattress, ceiling fan, great water views, large private bathroom (stall shower), full size washer/dryer, 2 dressers and closet. ~ At the other end of the cottage is the First Mate's Suite which is also on the first floor. The suite is newly redecorated with sea glass colors and is bright and cheery. It has a queen mattress, built in bookcases, ceiling fan, dresser, closet and a private, newly remodeled bathroom with shower/tub combo. ~The Crews Quarters encompasses the entire second floor twin beds, ceiling fan, dresser two closets, a private bathroom with shower/tub combination, a small balcony with a view of the waterfront and in the distance the village of Wiscasset (beautiful at night). All bedrooms offer excellent privacy, comfort and convenience
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
This cottage is ideal as it suits all types of guests (couples, families, friends). There is both privacy and areas to gather and socialize both inside and out. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, comfortable beds, beddings and linens. The kitchen is fully applianced including gas stove, refrigerator with ice maker, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher and more. Water views are abundant from most rooms and the beautiful Sheepscot River is just steps from the wrap around porch. Whether you like lawn games, board games, fishing, kayaking, family BBQs, or just simply lounging in the hammock or Adirondack chair with a good book, Water's Edge can accommodate your style. Bring your own kayak and rent one near-by and tie up to your private dock. Visit the island's lobster co-op (just down the road) and buy today's catch off the dock. Get a permit at the town hall and harvest your own clams to go with your lobster! Take a walk in one of two of the island's nature preserves.
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