FIRST LIGHT COTTAGE: WOW- WHAT A VIEW! WATERFRONT COTTAGE, DOUBLE DECKS, QUIET.

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FIRST LIGHT COTTAGE: WOW- WHAT A VIEW! WATERFRONT COTTAGE, DOUBLE DECKS, QUIET.

Westport Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 3 Br, 3 Ba Waterfront W/ 2 Decks, Deep Water Dock, Pier And Mooring.

First Light Cottage is a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom waterfront cottage on the Sheepscot River with astounding easterly and southern views for perfect sunrises and star-filled nights. The cottage is located on desirable, quiet Westport Island. PARTY OF 2? INQUIRE ABOUT OUR SPECIAL RATES FOR COUPLES NEEDING JUST ONE BEDROOM.

This is the perfect setting for those seeking a quiet relaxing vacation or one filled with sightseeing and waterfront activities. The cottage and grounds are ideal for a romantic getaway, couples traveling together, or a gathering of friends and family. The cottage is located on a quiet dead-end road offering a true 'getaway' vacation.

First Light Cottage is truly a dream for boaters and kayakers alike with over 150’ feet of waterfront and a state of the art dock and mooring. Its prime location on the Sheepscot River puts you just minutes from the open ocean, yet securely nestled in the mouth of the Sheepscot for protection as well as easy access to Boothbay Harbor and downtown Wiscasset. On the waterfront is a private, state-of-the-art deep water dock, 100' pier, and float with dinghy ramp for enhanced ease and safety. The float offers at least 8’ at mean low tide and for deeper draft, you can tie up at the mooring. Also located on the pier is a fabulous boater's shed to store all your gear, making water excursions a breeze. A mooring just off the dock is also included with the rental.

The moment you step into the cottage you can't help but notice the quality of construction, hand-craftsmanship, and attention to detail. The spacious cottage will comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests with three comfortable bedrooms, three nicely appointed bathrooms, and a bonus sleeping loft. Nearly every room in the cottage features spectacular water views.

MAIN LEVEL: A spacious, open and airy living room w/vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows which enhance the spectacular view of the waterfront. This level also includes a separate TV room, nicely appointed kitchen with top of the line appliances, a large screen porch that serves as the dining room, and master bedroom and bathroom. Perched above the living room is a sleeping loft which is accessed by a large handcrafted staircase (not by a ladder).

KITCHEN: Large kitchen w/ample custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, soap stone sink, gas cooktop, double wall ovens, large capacity stainless steel refrigerator with in-door water and ice, dishwasher, microwave oven, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, blender, lobster pots and much more.

DINING ROOM: Just off the kitchen, a newly-built three season porch acts as the cottage dining room. It features a vaulted ceiling and beautiful dining table which seats 10.

SITTING ROOM: With a lovely view of the waterfront, this room has a sofa, armchairs, flat screen TV, DVD player, and bookcases with a selection of books, games, and DVDs.

MASTER BEDROOM: A large room with a newer king-size high quality Sealy Posturepedic mattress, quality linens, en suite bathroom with oversized luxury shower w/multiple shower heads, his and her cedar closets, dresser, vaulted ceiling w/ceiling fan, and air conditioner for uncommon warm evenings. Off the master bedroom is a private screened porch with seating for two and an outdoor hot water shower and view of the Sheepscot- perfect for morning coffee or a book before bedtime.

LOFT: The sleeping loft is perched above the living room with unmatched views of the waterfront. It features twin beds and cubby storage for clothing. The room is easily accessible by a large hand-crafted staircase (not a ladder). A large capacity LG energy star air conditioner is located in the loft and cools the entire first floor (although rarely needed with the cool ocean breezes off the waterfront).

GARDEN LEVEL: Bedrooms two and three are located on the garden level. BEDROOM TWO: Features a queen size bed with linens by Laura Ashley, en-suite private bath w/shower, and French doors leading to a large deck with incredible water views. BEDROOM THREE: Features a queen size bed with linens by Laura Ashley, direct access to the garden level deck and just steps to a large hall bath w/oversized shower. This floor also houses the laundry area featuring new Maytag front load washer and dryer, and a storage area for suitcases and beach/party supplies.

EMERGENCY GENERATOR: A nor'Easter headed our way- no worries! The cottage has a new Generac automatic whole house generator to keep the vacation on track!

WILDLIFE: It is not uncommon to see mature bald eagles and their offspring perched in the tall evergreens just feet from the deck. You’ll also enjoy observing harbor seals, waterfowl, ospreys, and many song birds.

OTHER FEATURES: HD cable TV service, high-speed wireless Internet, stereo w/speakers in master bedroom and living room, high quality furniture and furnishings, new bed and bath linens featuring Laura Ashley and Ralph Lauren, telescope and binoculars, beach towels and beach chairs, ample parking, trash removal, and much more.

LOCATION: First Light Cottage is located at the southern end of Westport Island about 7 miles from the Westport Island Bridge on a private dead end road. The island itself is quiet and serene with walking trails, two nature preserves, as well as a quintessential Maine lobster co-op where you can purchase the day’s catch right off the dock. The local lobstermen love to chat and you can meet the dock dog 'Why Not Willie'. Westport Island is an ideal mid-coast location as it is close to many wonderful Maine attractions such as the Town of Wiscasset village, known as Maine’s prettiest village and home to Red’s Eats (voted Best Lobster Roll by pretty much everyone!), the Town of Bath, working waterfront and home of Bath Iron Works, the town of Damariscotta, the Maine Botanical Gardens, Freeport Outlet Shopping, and the coastal destinations Boothbay and Camden. Reid State Park, one of the best state parks in Maine, is a nice coastal drive away.

WESTPORT ISLAND: The island was settled in the 1700s and was 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 1600s, 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 reason for visitors to venture onto the Island is to seek a respite from every day life and spend a week or more in one of the coveted vacation cottages available for seasonal rental.

FIRST LIGHT: The cottage was named First Light in recognition of the incredible sunrises which can be enjoyed from nearly every room. Situated on the Sheepscot River at the southern end of the island, the cottage is located on a quiet dead-end road and offers incredible views of the Maine coastline. . If you go off island, you can quickly find many fine 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. Located just an hour or so from Portland, it offers fast and easy access to an abundance of tourist attractions, festivals, sailing excursions, whale watches, hiking, beaches, botanical gardens, outlet shopping, and much more.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Connie Boyd

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Speaks english

Close enough yet far enough away! Westport Island is located in the Boothbay Harbor region which offers travelers many choices for water excursions, sight seeing, shopping, beaches, hiking trails, and more. The island itself is very quiet and features the North End Lobster Co op and a few nice hiking trails thereby providing a quiet place to retreat to at the end of your day. The cottage is located near the end of a dead end street offering a quiet spot to relax. There are expansive water views by day to watch the sailboats, lobster boats and sea life. The starlit sky by night is astounding and we provide a telescope for stargazing. The cottage and grounds are so enjoyable you may never want to leave it!

All vacationers will love this property, however, boaters and kayakers will especially enjoy the unique state-of-the art dock, pier, float, and dock shed. We know of no other cottage in the area with these amenities. Not to mention the ease of sailing or kayaking on the tranquil Sheepscot River and just minutes from the open ocean.

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

5
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First Light Cottage: WOW- what a view! Waterfront cottage, double decks, quiet.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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First Light Cottage: WOW- what a view! Waterfront cottage, double decks, quiet.
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

A GREAT VACATION SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this cottage last year. It has a great location on a private road which is nice for morning walks. The cottage is very clean and spacious. It is great to come back to the cottage at the end of a day of exploring as it is a very relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this for a quiet or romantic get-a-way or for 2 or 3 couples traveling together. If you are a kayaker or boater it has an incredible dock. The owners are very nice and quite helpful in answering all our questions. We are looking forward to our return visit.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks C! Glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to having you back again.
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First Light Cottage: WOW- what a view! Waterfront cottage, double decks, quiet.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3563604
Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

GREAT COTTAGE, GREAT LOCATION, AWESOME VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage with 4 of our friends and everyone loved it. It is in a nice location with incredible views. We spent many mornings and evenings on the large deck. We barbecued and steamed lobsters and enjoyed both the large table on the deck and the one in the screen porch when it rained. All bedrooms are very comfortable and there are 3 good sized bathrooms. It was very clean and had everything (more really) that we needed. I would highly recommend this cottage. The owners are a delight to work with.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Light Cottage: WOW- what a view! Waterfront cottage, double decks, quiet.
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Westport Island Boothbay Harbor Area
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, GREAT COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We previously stayed at this owner's cottage at the other end of the island in 2012. They offered their new cottage to us for our 2013 vacation since our desired dates for that year were already rented to someone else. We were so glad we accepted as this cottage is exceptional. The location offers great unobstructed views of the coastline and is very quiet. We loved sitting on the deck with morning coffee and watching the sunrise and lobster boats. The bedrooms are very nice and all have views of the water and private bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked, there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't there. We highly recommend this cottage and the owners. We are coming back in 2014 and are looking forward to our upcoming vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi K! Thanks to each of you for this review and the one below. You were fabulous guests and we are so glad you enjoyed the new cottage. We're looking forward to having you stay this summer. Thanks again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Wiscasset
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Reid State Park
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Many along Route 1.
Car: necessary

WESTPORT ISLAND: The island was settled in the 1700s and was 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 1600s, 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 reason for visitors to venture onto the Island is to seek a respite from every day life and spend a week or more in one of the few vacation cottages available for seasonal rental.

FIRST LIGHT: The cottage was named First Light in recognition of the incredible sunrises which can be enjoyed from nearly every room. Situated on the Sheepscot River at the southern end of the island, the cottage is located on a quiet dead-end road and offers incredible views of the Maine coastline. 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 driveMid-coast Maine is an ideal vacation spot. Located just an hour or so from Portland, it offers fast and easy access to an abundance of tourist attractions, festivals, sailing excursions, whale watches, hiking, beaches, botanical gardens, outlet shopping, and much more. Westport Island is mid-coast Maine's 'best kept secret' offering vacationers a both easy access to a variety of tourist attractions but also a quiet, relaxing spot away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas.

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Westport Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Peak 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rentals are Saturday to Saturday.
Party of 2? Special discounts for couples who utilize one bedroom. Please inquire.

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:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are very comfortable with newer fixtures, oversized showers, and quality towels. They also come stocked with a starter supply of bath soap and toilet tissue.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping loft w/hand crafted staircase. Clothing cubby.
  • The main level master bedroom features a newer king-size Sealy Posturepedic mattress w/Ralph Lauren linens, his and her cedar-lined closets, two dressers, bathroom with oversized shower, and a private screen porch- perfect for morning coffee or to relax with a book before before bedtime. The garden level bedrooms each have a queen bed, dresser, closet and direct access to the garden level deck with seating and incredible water view. If you like, leave the blinds open on the sliding french doors and enjoy the star-filled sky and water view from your bedroom. If you need extra room, a sleeping loft with twin beds is perched above the living room. The loft is easily accessible by a large hand-crafted staircase (not a ladder).
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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