About the property
- Cottage3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
4 Bedrooms main cottage, attached unit sleeps 4 or 5
1800's restored Vintage Summer Cottage/House sits up high on the rocky shoreline of Westport Island in the mid coast area of Maine. SPECTACULAR VIEWS of surrounding Islands, Working Lobster Boats and Harbor Seals. There is also easy access to the water and a dock that is shared with owner only. Hendrik's Head Lighthouse and the open Ocean are directly south and easily visible. The wonderful southeastern exposure allows stunning views of the water, wildlife, boating traffic and the sunrise from every window! Airy and spacious rooms with cottage furniture and antiques. Central heat. A large wrap around porch on the West side of the cottage, to watch the sunsets. There is a deep water dock on a beautiful peninsula overlooking a cove to the north of the cottage and a mooring for your boat.
The main cottage is 4 bedrooms, (3 Queens and a King) and a single bed on the enclosed porch. The attached unit has a full kitchen, a waterfront deck and it sleeps 4. It is accessible from the main cottage or from a seperate outside entrance.
A Boater's Paradise!: If you have a boat...Bring it along! There is a mooring in the cove which will accomodate a 32 foot Boat. Kyak rentals are available just up the road and can be delivered and picked up. The Sheepscot Bay area is a Boater's paradise, with wonderful destinations close by...
Cleanliness!: I have had the same reliable wonderful cleaning gal for 19 years. The cottage is always spotless and mattresses are new, comfortable atnd completely covered with high quality mattress protectors. This cottage has been rented each summer for 23 years! It is a 5 star EXCEPTIONAL property!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Why Ellen Grant chose Westport
We have been renting this cottage as a weekly vacation rental for 24 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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect Maine Vacation Spot
Beautifully maintained, historic bay front home perfect for family and friends. Filled with antiques and hidden spots for reading or enjoying a drink. Adirondack chairs spread throughout the property which also includes a fire pit, hidden trail to shoreline, and lobster pot for lobsters you can pick up at local co-op. One of my favorite memories...spreading a blanket on the bluff in the backyard and watching the seals on a rocky outcrop in the middle of the bay.
Perfect for Friends and Family
Twelve of us (6 adults and 6 kids) stayed at this beautiful location in Mid-August. We had a blast! The fire in the fire pit, every night, was perfect. The kids loved fishing for Mackerel off the dock (and, we even caught a few small Stripers off the dock!). Kayaking and seal watching was a treat for everyone. Our fishing charter boat came right to the house and picked us up for a full day of fishing - great service!
You can’t beat fresh lobster from the nearby co-op. Handpicked and 5 minutes off the boat, fresh! How does it get any better than fresh lobster dinner every day? Even some of the less adventurous kids gave it a try…
There was plenty of room for everyone – the kids (ages 11-14) took over the attached annex and loved their freedom. They quickly discovered that the house is perfect for hide and seek and they played deep into the night. There are some interesting hiding places to be found…
Could not recommend more for a coastal Maine vacation. Ellen was a pleasure to deal with and had great advice for us, at every turn!
Beautiful property. The house is very large and the rooms are much more spacious than the photos make it look. Especially the effiency apartment. Beautiful views, very private. The owner was very accomodating and answered every single email promptly and mailed out a packet of things to see, do and eat at...very well done. The yard is very large and although we had made reservations for dinner one night, we canceled them in order to have our own mini clam bake outside....perfect weather. The only thing it lacked was a cribbage board and deck of cards.....we left both behind. I would definitely recommend staying here...be sure to claim the bedroom with the balcony!
Amazing house, views, and location.
Gorgeous large Victorian home with an amazing view overlooking the Sheepscott River.
AWESOME MAINE COASTAL EXPERIENCE
This lovely cottage and piece of property is quintessential Maine. This was our families 12th stay in this wonderful home, and we can't wait to go back!
The view is outstanding from every room, the house is clean and nicely decorated with lovely old antiques. It is well supplied with everything you might need. There are books galore, games, puzzles etc.
Ellen, the owner, is always so friendly and helpful.
If you are looking for the whole Maine experience this is the place for you!!!
Heaven on Earth
My wife, myself and 3 other couples visited this beautiful home October 4th thru the 7th, 2016. I cannot say enough good things about this property and property owner Ellen. The views are fantastic. The home and cottage was very clean and comfortable. We visited some quaint towns not far from this location and enjoyed the beauty of the Maine coastline as well as the outstanding restaurants. We purchased six 2 ½ pond lobsters at the near lobster co-op for $7.50 lb and boiled them in the large pot and propane pot cooker supplied by Ellen. Boiled them up in the sea water we got at the dock near the home. They were absolutely delicious. I think my favorite activity was just hanging around the evening fire with our friend and reminiscing about our day. Ellen could not have been a better host by keeping in contact from the day we booked to the day we left. She was gracious enough to accept our invitation for a glass of wine by the fire on our final night. What a wonderful person she is. Thank you Ellen we all had a fantastic time in Maine.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
standard rate is for all weeks before and after July1 to september7