WATER'S EDGE RETREAT: WATERFRONT COTTAGE ON QUIET WESTPORT ISLAND, PRIVATE DOCK

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Connie Boyd

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATER'S EDGE RETREAT: WATERFRONT COTTAGE ON QUIET WESTPORT ISLAND, PRIVATE DOCK

Westport Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

NOTE: If this cottage is not available for your dates- please see our other vacation cottage 'First Light Cottage' (listing #3563604) also on Westport Island.

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, gas fireplace, 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, gas fireplace 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 seats 8, has a gas fireplace 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 and 4 gas fireplaces 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----paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, bath soap, 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 considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Connie Boyd

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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
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Water's Edge Retreat: Waterfront cottage on quiet Westport Island, private dock
average rating of 4.928571 based on 33 reviews
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Water's Edge Retreat: Waterfront cottage on quiet Westport Island, private dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p146063
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
Hollis, New Hampshire
5

A Great, Peaceful Spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 10/10
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Water's Edge Retreat: Waterfront cottage on quiet Westport Island, private dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p146063
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Another wonderful vacation at Water's Edge Retreat

Another wonderful vacation at Water's Edge Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This was our second year at Water's Edge Retreat. Never before have we spent two years in a row at the same place but we couldn't wait to come back. The cottage is exactly as pictured in the photos (better actually) and the owners keep it ship shape. It is very clean and well maintained. We had one small issue (our fault) during our stay and the owners had it rectified within an hour. The midcoast location is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. It is easy to get on and off the island to where you want to go. We went to the North End Lobster Co-op 3 times so we could cook at home and enjoy the serenity of the river. Sad we had to leave but we've already booked a return visit for next year! Can't wait.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Water's Edge Retreat: Waterfront cottage on quiet Westport Island, private dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p146063
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Another wonderful vacation at Water's Edge Retreat

Another wonderful vacation at Water's Edge Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This was our second year at Water's Edge Retreat. Never before have we spent two years in a row at the same place but we couldn't wait to come back. The cottage is exactly as pictured in the photos (better actually) and the owners keep it ship shape. It is very clean and well maintained. We had one small issue (our fault) during our stay and the owners had it rectified within an hour. The midcoast location is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. It is easy to get on and off the island to where you want to go. We went to the North End Lobster Co-op 3 times so we could cook at home and enjoy the serenity of the river. Sad we had to leave but we've already booked a return visit for next year! Can't wait.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Water's Edge Retreat: Waterfront cottage on quiet Westport Island, private dock
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Very relaxing, couldn't ask for more....

Very relaxing, couldn't ask for more....
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This was our 3rd time at Water's Edge Retreat and each experience has been better than the previous one. The owners add improvements to the cottage each year to make the guest experience even better. We love sitting by the water and eating on the deck. Of course, the North End Lobster Co op down the road is a real treat to get fresh lobster. The owners are very accommodating and always quick to respond. The location is ideal with easy trips to Freeport, Reid State Park, Boothbay, Camden and more. You couldn't ask for more. We will be back again, maybe even this fall, as we'd love to see the color changes.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Water's Edge Retreat: Waterfront cottage on quiet Westport Island, private dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p146063
+1 8607299816
Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Relaxing Anniversay in Maine

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The owner if this home Connie was amazing to work with. Connie went above and beyond by answering all of my e-mails promptly(there were a lot of them) and helped us to plan our first trip to the mid coast area. The home is exactly as pictured with well kept grounds,wonderfully stocked kitchen,clean towels and linens and plenty of cleaning supplies. We had a full week of rain but in between we were able to fit in everything we wanted to do such as:Red's Eats(amazing),Reid state park,Popham state park,a day trip to Portland,Boothbay Harbor(Orne's candy shop for fudge),Maine Cheese Company(we made cheese!),Bath Iron Works(A must see,Loved it)and many lighthouses. We had breakfast in every morning and enjoyed many delicious local restaurants for dinner and quick lunches. My husband,myself and our little Yorkie had a relaxing, wonderful anniversary week, and can't say enough good things about Connie or her beautiful home. We will definitely recommend this home to both family and friends and we plan to stay again in the near future. Thank you again for the use of your home!
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela- we couldn't have asked for better guests. My housekeeper wasn't even sure you had stayed the week because the cottage was so clean when she arrived to prepare for the next guests! I'm glad to see how many things you did while you were visiting. We are looking forward to having you back again very soon. Best, Connie
Helpful votes: 7/7
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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

Westport Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring Arrives!
Apr 26 2014 - May 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$925
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 24 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,550
7 nights
 
 
Windjammer Days
Jun 21 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$2,150
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,650
7 nights
 
 
Peak
Jul 26 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,750
7 nights
 
 
September
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,600
7 nights
 
 
Leaf Peeping Season
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,600
7 nights
 
 
November
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,250
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,750
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $300 Refundable Damage Deposit Required.
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Backpack
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washer / dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , fireplace
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , fireplace
  • 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, fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, fireplace
  • 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 gas fireplace, 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, gas fireplace, 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • swimming
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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