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Connie Boyd

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Cottage on unspoiled Westport Island- 3 BR/3BA-Booking Fall Weeks Now

39 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Boothbay Harbor Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful Waterfront Location- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 6

Stay at our private, comfortable, quiet waterfront cottage- Water's Edge Retreat-on Westport Island and enjoy your own private getaway nestled in the woods with beautiful water views from nearly every room! Perfect for a romantic getaway, couples traveling together, and family vacations. The cottage offers both private and common areas to enjoy.

The six Adirondack chairs at water's edge are a perfect retreat for morning coffee or an afternoon beverage. The private dock with mooring is great for kayaking and boating on the Sheepscot and Back Rivers (rentals available nearby). Enjoy the serenity of watching working lobster boats, bald eagles, low-flying osprey, harbor seals on the incredible Sheepscot River. Play yard/board games or just relax on the deck, screen porch, & hammock.

Cable TV in every bedroom and family room as well as WIFI throughout the property.

You will enjoy a very private 1st floor Captain's Quarters-Master Bedroom w/ a high quality king bed, private bath w/ newer stall shower, flat screen TV, and serene water views.

The First Mate's private suite on the 1st floor is at the opposite end of cottage and has been recently remodeled in a Maine sea glass decor. It features a queen bed, private newly remodeled full bath, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, and custom made built-in bookshelves stocked with a variety of good reads.

The Crew's Quarters encompasses the entire second floor and features a large room with two twin beds, private full bath, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, small balcony and is decorated in a nautical theme.

The family room has a comfortable sectional sofa, chair with ottoman, flat screen TV, DVD, gas fireplace, and surround water views.

The dining room with gas fireplace seats 8 and leads to the wrap around deck also with beautiful water views. On the deck is a great teak dining set with seating for 6 and has an umbrella for sunny days.

The kitchen is nicely appointed with a new gas convection oven, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, two lobster pots, two coffee makers (Keurig and 10-cup Mr. Coffee), blender, quality pots and pans, wine glasses, lobster platters and more. There is an additional breakfast table for 4, screen porch facing the water, a gas BBQ (propane provided).

Ask about our kayak rentals.

For our early and late season guest rentals the cottage has central heat and high quality Andersen windows so if it's chilly outside it's toasty warm inside. Especially perfect for fall foliage and Thanksgiving holiday getaways.

Easy access on and off the island by bridge. The cottage is not too far down the island so only a few minutes off and on and the perfect location for exploring the Midcoast area from Freeport to Boothbay to Camden and beyond.

We provide two propane tanks for the gas BBQ grill so you never run out and a 'starter package' of paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap, and more. Newer linens for bed and bath, down comforters, beach chairs and towels, coolers, picnic basket, wine glasses, cork screw, lobster pot steamer and crackers, blender, quality pots and pans, numerous books, indoor and outdoor games and puzzles.

Westport Island with its central Mid Coast location is the perfect base camp to enjoy all the Mid Coast has to offer. Start your vacation off right and schedule an appointment with Westport Island's own "traveling massage therapist". No need to leave the Island to get your lobsters, just a 5- minute lobster crawl away is the North End Lobster Coop where you can chat with the local lobstermen and buy the day's catch right off the dock! Head down island (by car or bike) and get back to nature for a walk along the Back River walking trail.

Choose from two fantastic beaches, both under a 30-minute drive- Reid State Park and Popham Beach.

Wonderful Wiscasset (the Prettiest Village in Maine) is a 10 minute drive and home to the famous Red’s Eats (AWESOME LOBSTER ROLLS), a plethora of antique stores, and Monkey C Monkey Do Zip Line for kids of all ages.

Freeport/L.L. Bean, located 35 minutes away, offers outlet malls and free weekend concerts as well as a variety of restaurants.

Historic Bath, a shipbuilding town and home to Bath Iron Works, is about 15 minutes away. Front street offers numerous shops, including “Made in Maine”, restaurants and the Maine Maritime Museum. A great walking town to enjoy century old architecture.

For coastal and nautical excursions, dining and shopping, head to scenic Boothbay Harbor or Camden for whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing excursions and numerous shops/galleries and restaurants. Boothbay is also home to the Maine Botanical Gardens.

Maine is touted to have more festivals than any other state. Listed below are some of the most popular. For a complete listing, go to http://www.maine.info/events/festivals/march.php

MAY

Bath Mayfair, Bath

Spring Festival-Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport

JUNE

Windjammer Days, Boothbay

Greek Festival, Portland

Great Gardiner River Festival, Gardiner

JULY

Numerous Independence Day Celebrations, Everywhere!

North Atlantic Blues Festival, Rockland

Yarmouth Clam Festival, Yarmouth

Maine Brewers’ Guild Summer Festival, Portland

Bath Heritage Days, Bath

Yarmouth Clam Festival, Yarmouth

AUGUST

Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland

7-City Traveling Beer Festival, Portland

Raggae Fest, Portland

Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous, Damariscotta

SEPTEMBER

Windjammer Festival, Camden

Boothbay Harbor Fest, Boothbay Harbor

Great State of Maine Air Show, Brunswick

Common Ground Country Fair, Unity

OCTOBER

Cumberland County Fair, Cumberland

Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta, Damariscotta, ME

Fall Foliage Festival, Boothbay Harbor

Freeport Fall Festival, Freeport

NOVEMBER

Camden Festival of Lights, Camden

Brunswick Tree Lighting Festival and Santa Visit, Brunswick

Bath Old Fashioned Christmas Festival, Bath

Gardiner Days of Light, Gardiner

Have a special request? Just ask, we make every effort to accommodate our guests whenever we can.

WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO RESPOND TO EMAIL WEB INQUIRIES WITHIN AN HOUR.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Connie Boyd (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say we really enjoyed your cottage and we could not have asked for better weather. We knew that week was risky and might have been cold when we booked it, so we were really appreciative of the great weather. Our vacation was very enjoyable and restful. Thanks for all the helpful info you provided. We are happy that you choose to rent out your cottage. We also enjoyed meeting Sandy as she was arriving just as we were leaving.



We would definitely rent from you again. Have a great summer.
Jun 2012
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4.9
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Waterfront Cottage on unspoiled Westport Island- 3 BR/3BA-Booking Fall Weeks Now
average rating of 4.948718 based on 44 reviews
Hollis, New Hampshire
5

A Great, Peaceful Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at Waters Edge. We love this place and will continue to come back in the future. It is always neat, clean, and very well kept. The owners pay a lot of attention to detail and work hard to make sure that the house has everything that you need for a great time, regardless of the weather. Every year, they have something new that makes things even better. On our first weekend, we have a great cookout where family comes up and enjoys the property with us. The week following is 'quiet time', with lots of reading, puzzle making, and snoozing. The dock is great for kayaking and I even took a swim, this year. The lobster co-op down the road is great. This year we picked up a dozen lobsters and made a huge lobster stew. The area is great and everything is convenient (close, but far enough away). I don't think that rental property gets any better than this.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Owner's Response: Thanks Joe and Sandy.... you are always marvelous guests.... looking forward to having you back again next year.
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5

Our Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage and we absolutely love it. It's so central to all the things we like to do in Maine. We'll go paddling in the river with our kayaks, go fishing, hiking, shopping, and of course eating out. Some new things we did this time was to go charter fishing for stripers in the Kennebec River, visit Sebago Lake, and go whale watching from Boothbay Harbor.

New to the cottage this time was the addition of kayaks to rent. Connie and Garth have provided a wide selection of kayaks onsite to choose from, single to tandems, sit-in to sit-on, and angler to touring. We rented the angler kayak to go with the two we brought with us, and had just a fun time paddling up and down the river and fishing.

Connie and Garth do an excellent job at maintaining the cottage. The house and property are well maintained. The cottage is also well stocked that we don't have to bring anything other than ourselves and food.

We so thoroughly enjoy our time at the cottage that we now consider it our home away from home. We can't wait to to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We love having you and your family as our guests. So glad you enjoyed your 2nd year with us and we're looking forward to your next visit to your Home Away from Home! Take care, Garth and Connie
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5

Serene Sheepscot Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long Memorial day weekend at Connie's Cottage with my cousin and her family of four. The Sheepscot River was surprisingly serene and quite (especially for a holiday weekend). The house is picture perfect and spotless. The layout is perfect for multiple families to all have their own space. Everything promised in this listing delivers! I've been coming to Maine for 30 years, this location does not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liz... It was wonderful to have you and your family as our guests. So glad you all enjoyed your stay at our cottage and had a chance to enjoy a few days of relaxation on our island. You were perfect guests and we look forward to having you return soon.
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5

Very nice place-perfect for 3 couples

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to stay here and again we were very impressed. The three bathrooms , four televisions and four fireplaces(which we used on several mornings) make it wonderful for multiple families. Everything that you would need for a weeks stay is included. We were in direct contact with the owner via email at any time if we had any questions or even problems-not to say that we had any problems. The cottage is easily accessible to Hwy 1 and the rest of midcoast Maine including Bath, Freeport, Boothbay, Damariscotta and Rockland/Camden. Hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leesburg, VA
5

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Water's Edge Retreat. When we arrived, the cottage was all prepared for our arrival. The cottage is in great shape, nicely decorated and stocked with the necessities. There are great views of the river from the cottage.

The location was perfect, secluded (very serene and quiet) and convenient (close to restaurants and sights). There are several great places to eat nearby. Our favorites include, J.R. Maxwell, Beale St BBQ, Sea Dog Brewery, Frosty's Donuts, and Moody's Restaurant. As for sights, we went as far north to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park to down south to Portland.

The floating dock was in the water, so we were able to launch our kayaks from the platform and paddle up and down the river. We tried our hand at fishing for stripers at the rivers edge, but were a couple of weeks to early. Damariscotta Lake is nearby and was a great place for freshwater fishing.

We were able to meet the owners, Connie and Garth, who are friendly and gracious. They made every effort to make sure our stay met our expectations. In fact, our stay at Water's Edge exceeded our expectations. We certainly highly recommend Water's Edge Retreat. Our only disappointment is that our vacation had to end.

We highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plan to stay at this wonderful home every May. Connie is a pleasure to work with and each year we find new updates to this beautiful home. This year we enjoyed Freeport for the first time and all the great restaurants close by the home. The pictures of the home are all updated and accurate. I would recommend this home in a heartbeat! Once you stay here you will be counting down to your next visit. I know we are.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 1 and 144
Car: recommended

WESTPORT ISLAND: The island was settled in the 1700’s. Originally part of the town of Edgecomb and known as Jeremisquam, Westport was incorporated as a separate town in 1828. Island history includes colonization dating to the 1600’s, and a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. There are more than 70 cemeteries dotting the Island and numerous private structures with historical significance. The history is a source of pride, and an attraction for geneaologists and historic preservationists. Westport Island is accessible via a bridge opened in 1972 connecting to the Town of Wiscasset. It’s an 11-mile island, covering an area of approximately 25 square miles, surrounded by the Sheepscot and Back Rivers. It is a self-contained neighborhood of sorts, because there is little reason for those who do not live, summer or vacation on the Island to visit. There are few businesses, no fast food restaurants or chain stores. For the most part, development has let the Island be. State Highway Rte. 144, the main road, snakes along the rocky spine of the island. Trees border much of the road, giving only occasional hints of the tidal rivers and coves that give the Island its natural beauty. The road itself is the only ingress and egress to the Island. As a “dead end” without views of the island’s surrounding waters, the Main Road effectively contributes to the quiet and serenity — even when State Rte. 1 is brimming with non-stop summer traffic and noise a few miles away. Being off the beaten track makes the Island a home for those who value privacy and for those who want to be a part of a small community with qualities of a simpler time.

Beyond its historical attractions — the North End Lobster Co-op, a handful of hiking preserves, the Historic Squire Tarbox Inn, and the newly opened public boat ramp are the most common reasons for visitors to venture onto the Island.

This cottage has a great spot on the Island being only a few miles from the bridge and walking distance to one nature preserve and the North End Lobster Co-op. While there are an abundance of things to do within a short drive many guests choose to spend much of their time at the cottage enjoying the serenity. If you go off island, you can enjoy area restaurants including a huge lobster roll at Red’s Eats (Voted Best Lobster Rolls time and time again-Google it), Sprague's Lobster, Cook's (voted best seafood)-more. Great sandy beaches and swimming at our state parks w/in a 30-minute drive (Reid State Park and Popham State Park-fee charged), museums, and Mid coast sightseeing. A short drive to Boothbay Harbor, Camden and LLBean, Freeport Outlets! Midcoast Maine offers many festivals, gatherings, harbor seal watches, water adventures, craft fairs, sailing & fishing charters, more.

Other Activities: Tennis nearby, Fishing charters, Beautiful beaches a short drive

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Rates & Availability

Westport Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,100
 
 
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning (if < a week) $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

$300 Refundable damage deposit required for new guests

Cancelation Policy: Full refund if rental can be rebooked under same terms. We make every effort to rebook and are historically successful.

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Less than 7 day rentals considered for early spring and late fall rentals. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Boothbay Harbor Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washer / dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor, water views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • The Captain's Quarters (master bedroom) is located on the FIRST floor and is private from the rest of the cottage. It is a larger room with a cherry four-poster bed, king-size premium mattress, ceiling fan, great water views, large private bathroom (stall shower), full size washer/dryer, 2 dressers and closet. ~ At the other end of the cottage is the First Mate's Suite which is also on the first floor. The suite is newly redecorated with sea glass colors and is bright and cheery. It has a queen mattress, built in bookcases, ceiling fan, dresser, closet and a private, newly remodeled bathroom with shower/tub combo. ~The Crews Quarters encompasses the entire second floor with twin beds, ceiling fan, dresser, two closets, a private bathroom with shower/tub combination, a small balcony with a view of the waterfront and in the distance the village of Wiscasset (beautiful at night). All bedrooms offer excellent privacy, comfort and convenience.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This cottage is ideal as it suits all types of guests (couples, families, friends). There is both privacy and areas to gather and socialize both inside and out. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, comfortable beds, beddings and linens. Water views are abundant from most rooms and the beautiful Sheepscot River is just steps from the wrap around porch. Whether you like lawn games, board games, fishing, kayaking, family BBQs, or just simply lounging in the hammock or Adirondack chair with a good book, Water's Edge can accommodate your style. Bring your own kayak and rent one near-by and tie up to your private dock. Visit the island's lobster co-op (just down the road) and buy today's catch off the dock. Get a permit at the town hall and harvest your own clams to go with your lobster! Take a walk in one of two of the island's nature preserves.

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