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Cozy Oceanfront Cottage-Panoramic Lighthouse View

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017


Westport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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.


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Cozy Oceanfront Cottage-Panoramic Lighthouse View
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Rest, renew, re-energize….

  • 5 of 5

Gull Cottage was just what my husband, our dog Cooper and I needed. The cottage is perfect and the location is amazing! You are so close to the water you feel like you are on a boat. When you arrive at the cottage, which is easy to find, there is a lovely parking area. You walk down a path that is combination stone and wood stairs to the cottage that is surrounded by a beautiful deck, lovely natural landscaping and Maine pine trees. I don’t know what was better the smell of the pine trees or the crisp ocean air.

When you enter the cottage it is bright, cheery, charmingly decorated with a nautical theme and original art work. And, it was immaculate. We have rented other homes in the past and Gull Cottage is by far the cleanest. In addition, it is warm and cozy with the most comfortable beds and linens. So comfy that I slept like a baby. It was heavenly to sleep so well and wake up so rested and relaxed. Gull Cottage definitely lends itself to major relaxation.

Though there is plenty to do in the area, and there is an excellent information book on the desk, the cottage is so perfectly located and the views are so heavenly that we didn’t want to leave. It is so easy to sit and relax in one of the cozy seating areas each with a magnificent view.

We ate lobster from the local coop and amazingly fresh fish from the fish market in Damariscotta. The cottage kitchen is well stocked, CLEAN, and easy to cook in. I even entertained 6 people one day.

Located on a lovely private dirt road that lends itself to long lazy walks with little to no traffic. It is very private but not so far removed that you would feel isolated. It has beautiful views of the ocean, rocks and you are surrounded by wildlife. You can sit on the deck with coffee or a cocktail and watch the seals fish and play as the tide comes in and out.

I can’t say enough about what a lovely spot this is and how nice Gull Cottage is. Meg is a very gracious host who makes you feel right at home. This was a very special vacation and we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Train
25 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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