Westport, ME, USA

Westport, ME, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 805 vacation rentals near Westport. From 347 houses to 291 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Westport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

An unspoiled island fishing community

The isolated town of Westport, Maine, is a striking island community cut off from the mainland by the Sheepscot and Back River systems. From its earliest settlement, the island has been predominantly an economic center for fishing and lobster potting. To this day, most of the island's inhabitants make a living in the same way that generations of their forebears have done before them. The rocky, windswept extremities of the island are lapped by the flowing waters of both rivers, but protected by its position further inland from Southport, Georgetown and MacMahan Islands.

A step back in time

Island life is slow-paced and tranquil, the main activity being fishing, both for commerce and entertainment. The numerous sheltered coves, which once made perfect sites for small-scale boatbuilding, are now great places to escape to for some peace and quiet. If you don't want to cast out some lines, you could walk out of your Westport vacation rental to explore the island's coastal pathways on foot. Alternatively, you could hop in a car to get across to the mainland in minutes, to eat in one of the local restaurants or browse the quaint antique shops.

Go ape for the seafood

Just a short drive away from your Westport vacation rental you'll find plenty to keep the family occupied. Monkey C Monkey Do is an outdoor aerial adventure zip line park with more than 60 obstacles, an enormous swing and multiple zip lines that kids go crazy for. If heights aren't for you, they also have 4 laser tag arenas. On Westport Island itself, the North End Lobster Co-Op could claim to be the freshest place to buy seafood in Maine. Watch the boats come in and buy straight off the dock at fantastic prices all year round.

Avoid the crowds for a peaceful family break

Being an island in the North Atlantic, Westport has winters that can be extremely cold and frosty. Like much of Maine's many miles of coastline, Westport is best appreciated in the summer months when you can sit on its beautiful shoreline, bask in the midday sun and look across at the islands. That said, Westport is a place to get away from the crowds and spend time alone or with the family. If this is the main aim, a Westport vacation rental is also enjoyable in the late spring and fall, when prices dip before and after the high season.

Shellfish a'plenty

The Island of Westport is teeming with wildlife, including eagles, osprey and other seabird species. However, it is most famous for its high quality and quantity of shellfish. At the dock you can watch the fishermen unloading lobster, crab, scallop and shrimp in huge numbers, while a walk along the island's tidal coves and saltmarshes reveals mussels, clams and other mollusks for the taking. There are also numerous oyster farms in the surrounding area. Leaving the island and your Westport vacation rental, you can visit a number of preserves to see deer, otters and beavers, in stunning natural locations.