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Cozy Oceanfront Cottage-Panoramic Lighthouse View

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6

Located on unspoiled Westport Island, this best-kept coastal secret is 11 miles east of Wiscasset and 22 miles from bustling Boothbay Harbor. Fully furnished cottage with vaulted ceiling in living/dining area; one bedroom with queen-size bed and bath down, 2 bedrooms with twin beds and bath upstairs. Deck overlooks sweeping views of Sheepscot Bay and surrounding islands with daily sightings of lobster boats and harbor seals. Experience breathtaking sunrises, kayak across the river around Barter's Island or throw a fishing line off the dock. Use of dock, mooring and small private beach included.

Meg Skidmore
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017


Wiscasset Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
1 queen, 4 twins. toaster oven, dock usage, nearby small private beach, possible mooring.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cozy Oceanfront Cottage-Panoramic Lighthouse View
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful, pet friendly getaway, and Gull Cottage was exactly what we were looking for. The cottage is lovely, comfortable and furnished with everything one could ask for.

The views from the deck, and even the living room, are well worth the fee. Lobster boats set their traps about 50 feet off the dock, and the barking of seals and call of the loons are there to listen to during the days.

Boothbay Harbor is about 45 minutes away for shopping and entertainment, the Freeport Outlet Malls the same distance south. Wiscasset is as picturesque as everyone says, and certainly everyone needs to try lobster rolls from both Reds and Spragues! The Windjammer lobster pizza from Sarah's is terrific, and the baked goods from Judi's Country Store were a treat, especially her whoopie pies. Shaw's Grocery is just off the bridge and Montsweag Roadhouse is a great place to get a cold one or if you need a lobster break.

The week passes far too quickly, but we could reassure ourselves that each day passed meant our trip next year was a day closer.

Meg is a delight and I hope we can be on her list of regulars. 5 Stars plus.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable Views!

  • 5 of 5

Gull Cottage is truly spectacular for anyone looking to experience a coastal Maine vacation! The cottage is perfect (all as described and presented by the owner, very clean, tidy/ well-equipped, etc. and the owner is very easy to work with), but nothing prepares you for the unbelievable long-coastal views that the house offers (including seals!). Words cannot adequately describe how breathe-taking the view is from the family room/dining area/kitchen, etc. Very easy to relax with these surroundings. In the guestbook, one guest had written "the way life should be." I think that sums it up here at Gull Cottage and on Westport Island. Once you leave the cottage, easy drives to Wiscasset, Bath, Boothbay, Camden, Popham Beach, and Reid State Park, and lots more for beach time, boating, sightseeing, cute towns, etc. If you like seafood, you're in for a real treat! We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing "Enchanted Cottage"

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent the last week of August in Westport Island, Maine at Gull Cottage. It was everything it said it was and more. Plenty of parking, bi-level steps to go down to the cottage and everything you needed was stocked up for you. The view was unbelievable. Two sides of the cottage had decks to sit and enjoy the beautiful water and below was a private deck to enjoy the peacefulness of God's miracles. The sunrises, lobster boats and seals were remarkable! Inside was just gorgeous! The decor was simply seashells all over the place. Twenty minutes and you were off the island and heading to Route 1, so you could enjoy the delicious pastries from Judi's. Further down, you come to Wiscasset to enjoy more delicious food like lobster rolls from Sprague's and Red's Eats. Now to Boothbay Harbor for shopping and then returning to enjoy the evening sunset from the cottage deck.

But the most important part of my journey was our host, Meg. What a special person. She was right next door in case we needed anything and was very helpful, yet we still had our privacy. We saw some of her family, which was a joy. Hopefully, we will be able to make a return visit to such wonderful people. I would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends!!

Thank you Meg for coming into out lives.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded all our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our Maine vacation objective was to rent a pet friendly cottage half way between Camden and Portland and take day trips. We chose Meg's cottage because of its location and the pictures and reviews on VRBO. The cottage met our every expectation. The view off the deck was terrific and even better than the pictures on the site. The small dock with rocking chairs set right over the water. It was fully stocked with everything we needed and had nice areas for our dogs. We looked forward to getting back to the cottage every afternoon and cooking the lobsters we got at the co-op on the island. Meg was terrific to work with, sent great directions and helped with day trip ideas.

Barry and Linda

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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More than expected

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to spend two very relaxing weeks at Gull Cottage. Meg has done an excellent job in stocking the house with anything and everything you could possible need. We loved sitting on the deck watching lobster boats, seals and ducks. Coming from Houston, TX we enjoyed the cool temperatures. We took day trips to whale watch, Cabbage Island (Downeast Maine clambake - highly recommend), Acadia which is a long drive but well worth it, and all the beautiful light houses in the area.

Meg is so thoughtful and friendly and even treated us to a sunset cruise. Maine is so beautiful and made more so by the warmth of the people.

This vacation was one of the best I have ever taken and coming home each evening to Gull Cottage was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, quaint, cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? What a wonderful place, just as described. We really felt like we were at home, everything was comfortable and we had just what we needed. The view is fantastic. Did I mention the seals?!?!? Yes the seals, they live on the little island directly across from the cottage - they were there everyday and at night sometimes we could hear them softly barking - it was AMAZING!

Meg is such a gracious host - she gives you tons of information - where to shop, where to get the freshest lobster, local sightseeing events.

We look forward to returning to this cozy hide-a-way!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Reid State Park, Popham Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy day trips to Popham Beach, Reid State Park, Pemaquid Point and Camden, or consider fishing charters and boat trips from Boothbay Harbor to Monhegan Island. This tranquil island that developers overlooked reflects the way life used to be in Maine. So relax, pick blueberries, read a book, pick up a paintbrush, ride your bike, hike Westport's 2 nature preserves or go antiquing . Good supply of in-house videos, books and games .


Rates & Availability

Wiscasset Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

1400/week June 4th - June 25th
1600/week June 25th - Sept. 24th
1100/week Sept 24th - Oct. 15th
A 8%% Maine State Lodging tax will be added to the weekly rental rate and appear on the rental agreement. We require a $300 damage deposit which is returned less the $60 cleaning fee (a $75 pet fee if applicable) and 1/2 of total rent is payable 2 months prior to occupancy.

$300 deposit required to hold reservation. 1/2 of total rent due approximately 8 weeks prior to booking date.

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