WATERFRONT HOME, IDYLLIC SETTING FOR FAMILY VACATION OR PEACEFUL SOLITUDE

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Connie Ostis

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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WATERFRONT HOME, IDYLLIC SETTING FOR FAMILY VACATION OR PEACEFUL SOLITUDE

Westport Island House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms including 2 on ground floor, 1 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 12-14

This inviting 18th century 'get-away-from-it-all' dwelling on 7 acres at cove’s edge offers an idyllic setting for your family reunion, or a relaxing vacation of solitude. While it comfortably sleeps 12, this home is cozy enough for singles or couples. It has a well-equipped kitchen, an inviting dining room, a large living room leading to a porch overlooking Heal Cove and the Tyler Islands,a sunny sitting room leading to a patio overlooking the pond, 7 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a double-car garage, and almost 360 degrees of water views, complete with warm sunrises over a quiet pond and magnificent sunsets over its deep-water dock. The setting offers large lawn areas for playing volleyball, croquet, frisbee, bochee ball plus opportunities for fishing, biking, hiking wooded trails, canoeing, wind surfing, kayaking, or boating as well as area sightseeing, antiquing, and shopping. It’s unique charm is in the quiet it offers surrounded by nature while rocking on the screened porch overlooking the Tyler islands. Relaxing or socializing: it's all here.

Accessibility and Nearby Attractions: This home is accessible by bridge and situated well for those who enjoy exploring nearby tourist attractions, antiquing, visiting art galleries and restaurants found in the nearby towns: the picturesque village of Wiscasset, location of Red’s Eats world-famous for its lobster rolls and Treats of Maine reknown for its homebaked goods, great soups, fine wine selection and catering service; the bustling town of Boothbay Harbor offering the acclaimed Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens or boat trips to watch whales or puffins or a day trip to Monhegan Island as wells a railroad village or theatre.

Activities a Bit Further Away: For those wanting a bit further jaunt, it’s not far to other destinations: Pemaquid Point with the crashing surf and its historic lighthouse, not to mention the delicious food; Five Islands in Georgetown with lobster cooked and served on the pier; Rockland with its historic museum housing Wyeth paintings and a ferry to Vinalhaven; Camden with it’s wonderful shopping and hiking; or even to Augusta, with the historic State of Maine Museum. For those wanting a bit of beach time, it’s less than an hour to Popham Beach, complete with fort, or Reid State Park.

Shopping and Restaurants: For those interested in bargains and retail shopping, it’s only ½ hour to the weekend long flea market in Woolwich or a 45 minute drive to Freeport, home of LLBean and a plethora of outlet stores, and just an hour to Portland with its wide choices of fine Maine-based or ethnic restaurants. Internet access is available on an in-house computer.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Connie Ostis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
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While I am the contact person for this property, I share the joy and responsibility for maintaining it with my sisters and in-laws, our children and their spouses, partners, and friends. We are grateful to our parents, Jack and Jean Smith, not only for this property but for teaching us the importance of family and the value of balancing hard work with fun, and for instilling in us a love of nature. When we come together we start off with a bountiful family meal, then go straight to ‘the list’ of projects to be accomplished. But of course we always have time for family football or basketball, kayaking, playing games, reading, or just sitting on the porch enjoying the birds, the breeze, and the spectacular sunsets.

Connie Ostis purchased this house in 1947

To develop a deeper appreciation for our property's unique beauty and charm, please go to our website: smithhousewestportisland.com where you'll find a gallery of over 50 pictures plus click on 'contact' and at the bottom is a google map virtual satellite tour of the entire 7 acre homestead. Move along the property and enjoy its spectacular views.

Driving around while visiting friends in the ‘40's, my parents were so struck with the beauty of this place that my father knocked on the door to inquire if the owner would sell. Indeed she was interested! Lacking sufficient funds, they struck an agreement: to divide the house; Mabel would live there until it was fully paid. The homestead has had many phases since the mill owners lived there in the late 1700's: first as a vacation place for our family before there was a bridge, electricity or plumbing; then refurbished for retirement in ‘71; and now, it continues to serve our parent's purpose as a place for the family to come together.

Our family has always enjoyed the quiet beauty of the natural surroundings of birds, ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets, kayaking through the islands, boating off to Robinhood or Five Islands for lobster on the pier, waterskiing, canoeing on the pond, or just sitting for hours on the porch, taking in the evening shadows and glorious sunsets. My son's wedding in 2009, however, helped up realize how ideal this spot is not only for those wanting to 'get away from it all' but also for those wanting this kind of idyllic setting for large gatherings, such as a family reunion. There's room for the whole family to stay together, with nearby rental cottages for any overflow, a large flat lawn for playing games, a deep water dock for those bringing their own boat, a patio overlooking the pond, a fire pit by the barn overlooking the islands in Heal Cove and a wonderful gentle breeze that seems always to keep the temperature just right. The place is too uniquely beautiful not to share!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Reid State and Popham State Parks
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Squire Tarbox Inn
Car: necessary

As can be seen on the map above, the 7-acre Smith House property creates the shape of a large boot surrounded by water with Heal Pond at the toe and Heal Cove and Hockomock Bay at the heel. If you go to our personal 3-page website with over 50 pictures on page 2 plus a satellite-video tour of the property on page 3 .

Try this: go to our personal website: smithhousewestportisland.com Then go to page 3 at the bottom and you'll see google's video tour.

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Availability & Rates

Westport Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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$3,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Renters must have their own liability insurance for any large gatherings.
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Amenities

Westport Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Basic Soaps
  • Backpack
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Laundry Soap
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Lobster Pot
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2-upstairs - toilet
    Bathroom 1-downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Grab bars in Shower and by toilet, for safety.
  • The downstairs bathroom is newly remodeled, and is now suitable for elderly or people needed grab bars (by the toilet and in the shower) as well as a high rise toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1- Downstairs - 1 double
    Bedroom 2-Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double , high quality
    Bedroom 3 - Green room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king OR 2 twins; plus roll away full twin cot
    Bedroom 4 - Pink room - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - Peach room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Nicknamed 'the cousins' room': queen + two twins;
  • Downstairs sitting room has a door leading out to a patio and another door leading to the woodshed and garage. Laundry facilities are also in this room, and it is a walk-through to BR #2. Downstairs bath has grab bar beside toilet plus 2 grab bars is tub/shower area for easy access. Two pac'n'plays are available and can be set up in any room. Also there is room for blow up mattress in 4 of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Piano
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Large Cooler
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Canoe
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • bay/sound
  • pond
  • live theater
  • library
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Besides the living room, guests can gather in the sitting rooms or on the porch or patio, or in Adirondack chairs on the lawn. NOTE: Although the house has fireplaces and 2 wood stoves, NO FIRES are allowed anywhere inside the house due to home insurance restrictions for rental purposes. Fires are permitted, however, in the fire pit on the patio by the barn, on the knoll overlooking the cove and islands. A basketball net is available on paved driveway. While we do NOT provide a motor boat, there is a deep water dock and ramp for putting in one's personal boat. Internet access is available. Best to also bring you iPhone 3G or other connections, as internet time is not unlimited. Changeover day is typically Friday but this can be negotiated if there is not a prior rental..

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