|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Retreat to secluded Westport Island and enjoy your own private waterfront cottage nestled in the woods with beautiful water views from nearly 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 private dock with mooring is great for kayaking and boating on the Sheepscot and Back Rivers (rentals available nearby). Enjoy the serenity of watching working 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.
Cable TV in every bedroom and family room as well as WIFI throughout the property.
You will enjoy a very private 1st floor Captain's Quarters-Master Bedroom w/ a high quality king bed, private bath w/ newer 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 a Maine sea glass decor. It features a queen bed, private newly remodeled full bath, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, 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, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, small balcony and is decorated in a nautical theme.
The family room has a comfortable sectional sofa, chair with ottoman, flat screen TV, DVD, gas fireplace, and surround water views.
The dining room with gas fireplace seats 8 and leads to the wrap around deck also with beautiful water views. On the deck is a great teak dining set with seating for 6 and has an umbrella for sunny days.
The kitchen is nicely appointed with a new gas convection oven, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, two lobster pots, two coffee makers (Keurig and 10-cup Mr. Coffee), blender, quality pots and pans, wine glasses, lobster platters and more. There is an additional breakfast table for 4, screen porch facing the water, a gas BBQ (propane provided).
For our early and late season guest rentals the cottage has central heat and high quality Andersen windows so if it's chilly outside it's toasty warm inside. Especially perfect for fall foliage and Thanksgiving holiday getaways.
Easy access on and off the island by bridge. The cottage is not too far down the island so only a few minutes off and on and the perfect location 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, 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.
Westport Island with its central Mid Coast location is the perfect base camp to enjoy all the Mid Coast has to offer. Start your vacation off right and schedule an appointment with Westport Island's own "traveling massage therapist". No need to leave the Island to get your lobsters, just a 5- minute lobster crawl away is the North End Lobster Coop where you can chat with the local lobstermen and buy the day's catch right off the dock! Head down island (by car or bike) and get back to nature for a walk along the Back River walking trail.
Choose from two fantastic beaches, both under a 30-minute drive- Reid State Park and Popham Beach.
Wonderful Wiscasset (the Prettiest Village in Maine) is a 10 minute drive and home to the famous Red’s Eats (AWESOME LOBSTER ROLLS), a plethora of antique stores, Winter’s Gone Alpaca Farm, Wiscasset Trading Post kayak rentals, and Monkey C Monkey Do Zip Line for kids of all ages. Wiscasset is the summer home for the Texas Flying Legends (WWII Warbirds).
Freeport/L.L. Bean, located 35 minutes away, offers outlet malls and free weekend concerts as well as a variety of restaurants.
Historic Bath, a shipbuilding town and home to Bath Iron Works, is about 15 minutes away. Front street offers numerous shops, including “Made in Maine”, restaurants and the Maine Maritime Museum. A great walking town to enjoy century old architecture.
For coastal and nautical excursions, dining and shopping, head to scenic Boothbay Harbor or Camden for whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing excursions and numerous shops/galleries and restaurants. Boothbay is also home to the Maine Botanical Gardens.
Maine is touted to have more festivals than any other state. Listed below are some of the most popular. For a complete listing, go to http://www.maine.info/events/festivals/march.php
Bath Mayfair, Bath
Spring Festival-Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport
Windjammer Days, Boothbay
Greek Festival, Portland
Great Gardiner River Festival, Gardiner
Numerous Independence Day Celebrations, Everywhere!
North Atlantic Blues Festival, Rockland
Yarmouth Clam Festival, Yarmouth
Maine Brewers’ Guild Summer Festival, Portland
Bath Heritage Days, Bath
Yarmouth Clam Festival, Yarmouth
Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland
7-City Traveling Beer Festival, Portland
Raggae Fest, Portland
Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous, Damariscotta
Windjammer Festival, Camden
Boothbay Harbor Fest, Boothbay Harbor
Great State of Maine Air Show, Brunswick
Common Ground Country Fair, Unity
Cumberland County Fair, Cumberland
Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta, Damariscotta, ME
Fall Foliage Festival, Boothbay Harbor
Freeport Fall Festival, Freeport
Camden Festival of Lights, Camden
Brunswick Tree Lighting Festival and Santa Visit, Brunswick
Bath Old Fashioned Christmas Festival, Bath
Gardiner Days of Light, Gardiner
Have a special request? Just ask, we make every effort to accommodate our guests whenever we can.
WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO RESPOND TO EMAIL WEB INQUIRIES WITHIN AN HOUR.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 24 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
|Pet Fee||$75.00 + Tax|
$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 are historically successful.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday.
Less than 7 day rentals considered for early spring and late fall rentals (cleaning fee addl). Please inquire.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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