4 Bedrooms main cottage, attached unit sleeps 4 or 5
Why Ellen Grant chose Westport
We have been renting this cottage as a weekly vacation rental for 28 years. We have never received anything other than a 5 star review! We strive to give our guests the best Maine Experience available!
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A special place
Wow! What a special place. Spectacular views, cozy charm, comfortably stocked and clean as a whistle. Our host, Ellen, was most gracious and accommodating. Our group did most of the activities mentioned in previous reviews and the 'cottage' was a great getaway for our family reunion. Everyone in our family said that they would definitely come here again. Give it a try … you won't be disappointed.
We had a great week. Ellen was terrific. Make sure you get recommendations from her ahead of time. Then you can arrange for any equipment rentals ahead of time. We rented bikes, a kayak and a paddleboard. She's also great for restaurant suggestions! The house is a little out-of-the-way which for us was a plus. You should look closer to town if you want to walk to stores.
We are thrilled with the perfect house, perfect view, perfect hostess, and perfect vacation. The house was everything we wanted in a Maine vacation. The bedrooms were spacious and well appointed. We appreciated having multiple spaces which allowed us to gather together but also afforded us our own space when quiet time was needed. You also have everything so well stocked! We particularly loved all of the fun plates, table cloths, butter dishes, etc. to make our lobster bake a very special one! The house is so very special, and it was fun to imagine the history it has seen. Proudly set on a bluff of the Sheepscot River, the house affords views of the lobstermen checking their traps, kayakers paddling the river, seagulls fishing the waters, and most special of all regular gatherings of 50-75 seals perched on the two shoals which appear as the tidal waters recede. We paddled with the seals daily and were mesmerized by these intriguing mammals. What a week of fires, roasting S’mores, cooking lobster, paddling the river, hiking the Bonyun Preserve, riding bikes, watching the seals, playing games, and many fun trips to explore the precious Maine towns. Paddling to the Trevette General Store for lobster rolls and then to the Botanical Gardens was amazing. We loved chartering the Hayval, owned by Captain Bruce, and motoring with Captain Sue. Ellen, thank you for everything. You were amazing as were all of the wonderful people who enhanced our trip..Lisa, bike man, kayak guy, pie lady, Captain Sue etc. So much appreciation to you for our perfect Maine vacation.
Perfect location for the whole family!!💖
This house & property did not disappoint. Everyone had their own bedroom, we had 6 adults and one toddler. We were able to cook our meals right in the well stocked kitchen with the best views.Ellen even brought me a mixer so I could bake. We watched lobster boats check their traps and enjoyed watching the seals basking in the sun right from the yard as the girls relaxed in the yard also soaking up the sun. We rented kayaks for the week, such a fun way to paddle your troubles away! Went fishing on the boat with Peter as Ellen had suggested. Seeing all the little islands, Eagles & Ospreys as well as striped bass fishing made for an amazing day! We went to the lobster co-op and had our own lobster fest right in the backyard. The girls (ages 27-35) loved putting all the puzzles together as they had done as kids. The toddler with us loved going out just to explore in the fabulous yard. We played lawn games and just enjoyed being together. Most meals were enjoyed right out in the backyard. It is the perfect place to just relax and enjoy everything Maine has to offer. We definitely would love to return to Ellen’s cottage next year! Thanks, Ellen for helping to make this girls week vacation nothing short of amazing!!💖�💖�
Great Family Experience!
The house is just as shown. Great location and awesome views. Enjoyed evening fires under the stars. Went fishing with a guide and they picked us up at the dock at the house. Ellen was a very helpful and knowledgeable host and went out of her way to stock some groceries in the house when our flight was delayed and we ended up arriving around midnight.
Lovely Maine House
My family of 14 people ranging from 6 months old to 70 enjoyed our time at this house. We managed to comfortable find sleeping arrangements for all, including the toddler and infant sleeping with their parents. The pictures are completely accurate. Note there is only one full bath and a half-bath in the main house so people must share, but the kitchen is terrific.
The bridge to Westport Island is located 3 miles down off Route one, between Bath and Wiscasset. The cottage is 7 miles from the bridge. Our 3.5 acres of vast green lawn, stonewalls and 800 feet of deep water frontage offer privacy and spectacular views of the Maine Coastline and Sheepscot Bay...looking out to open Ocean. The island itself has only a General Store, Country Inn and Town Hall, but we are close and convenient to all of the attractions that the midcoast has to offer. Sheepscot Bay is a Boater's Paradise, with beautiful islands and easy access to the open ocean by boat.