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Ocean and Harbor Steps from Your Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to the Seaside Cottage!. It is a lovely cottage that has amazing views of the harbor, nearby islands and the open ocean from its decks. This is the ideal location for guests who require solitude and beauty. Honeymooners, painters, writers and photographers would do well here for inspiration from nature. The cottage has one bedroom that has a queen size bed. A futon in the living room sleeps two more people. The cottage is comfortable with a full kitchen that has everything you need entertain family and friends. Kayaks available for rent.

The Sea Side Cottage was remodeled this Spring (in 2009) complete with all new furniture and open for the first time this year. We are starting late and have lowered the price for this year because of our late start. The views are unbelievable from every room of the cottage, whether you are inside or out, in your bed or on the couch you can see the open ocean and nearby islands. Just relax and enjoy one of the most peaceful places around.

Take a short walk down to Cat Cove for shell collecting and swimming. Cat Cove is an excellent site to launch your kayak for a tour around the harbor and islands close by. A trail through the piny woods will lead you to a secluded area that is fun for exploration. Among the rocks there is tide pool where some of the locals learned how to swim. Be sure to look for sea creatures in the tide pools. You can fish from the rocks, or watch the lobster and sailboats go by. Keep your eyes open for eagles, loons, cormorants and seals.

For those vacationers who need more adventures, there are many exciting things to do near West Point. Phippsburg has many wooded walking trails that are both easy to hike and pretty. Historic Popham Beach, settled in 1607, is a short distance down the road. The 500 acre beach is worth a visit for those who enjoy smooth, white sandy beaches. Popham Fort, from the Civil War years, is close by and ready to be explored. Sebasco Resort is also close by, and has a golf course, spa services and several restaurants.

The nearest city to West Point is historic Bath, “The City of Ships”. Maine’s first ship was built here in 1607-1608. If you are interested in ships the Maine Maritime Museum offers a glimpse into Maine’s boat-building past. Maine’s boat-building future can be seen at the Bath Ironworks, where some of the most sophisticated Navy ships are built today.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John-

We had a wonderful vacation, thank you. The cottage was perfect. We would definitely consider coming back to West Point and I see you have other properties that could accomodate our entire family. We've been going to Nantucket the past couple of years, but I will check in with everyone to see if they want to go to Maine instead next Spring.

So I'll be in touch. And thanks again!
Aug 2011
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West Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Ocean and Harbor Steps from Your Cottage
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews

It is a nice little one bedroom. Very cozy with everything you need including a lovely deck.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to get away. Quiet location when I traveled. Great view from deck! There is a little beach just a short walk away for some fun rock explorations. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northampton, MA

Beautiful view, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this cottage in Phippsburg. Beautiful view of the ocean and small harbor from the porch (front and side) and yet very private. Cottage was clean and comfortable--unpretentious, i.e. 'cottagey'. Bed was especially comfortable. Kitchen included everything for cooking and eating, though bring a sharp knife for food prep. I very much appreciated that sheets and towels came wrapped up; since we made up our own bed we knew it was clean. both towels and sheets were wonderfully white. We did not meet the owner, but we very much liked Bill who takes care of the place. We didn't need anything, but if you did he lives right up the hill.

End of July we had absolutely perfect weather, warm sunny days and cool nights. Some nights were clear and we saw stars and meteors!

For eating out, we especially liked Anna's, which is nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Albans

Our Summer Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in the cottage for the last 4 years now. It's peaceful, quiet and very serene. A place where we heal, rest and solve the worlds problems. Easy to get anywhere from there, groceries, dining, beaches and shopping. We will be extending our stay next year to 2 weeks. We love the Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my husband and 2 yr old son. It was an amazing place for a relaxing family visit. We did lunches in Bath and visited the state park for some tide pools/hiking, but honestly we didn't see much of a reason to leave our cottage area. My son enjoyed the backyard and the huge deck and we took several walks a day down to the cove where he played in the sand for hours and we basically had a private beach. He loved seeing the boats and there was a short trail from cat cove to an overlook that we enjoyed climbing for the views and a little adventure. It was the most relaxing 3 days ever and that's hard with a 2 yr old. Would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

A great vacation getaway. Pictures show just how lovely the area is. The cottage was spotless, bed super comfortable, and the kitchen well supplied. Bill was thoughtful and available. John answered emails promptly. Would recommend this for anyone who enjoys the Maine coast and peace and quiet.

Stop at Percy's store for a delicious lobster roll!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Felt like a honeymoon!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely love spending time at this little gem in rural Phippsburg, Maine! The location is amazing - within an hour of the Freeport shopping outlets and only 2.5 hours from Boston, yet it feels like a WORLD away! The views are incredible as the pictures show and the location really encourages you to be "off grid". There are many local walks, hikes, and even a lovely lobsterman just down the street to supply your dinner. The cottage is pretty rustic and not "modernized" but has all the basics you'd need. The bathroom is rudimentary but do-able, so don't expect luxury in this remote Maine spot. You do need to plan ahead for groceries as the larger stores are easily 30 minutes away on Rt 1, although there is a little general store about 15 minutes away which is a fun throw back to when I camped as a child. This cottage is also a rare dog friendly location! We love to bring our yellow lab with us whenever we can. Our pup loved the hiking & swimming and slept the whole way home on Monday. We enjoyed long lazy mornings, making breakfasts to enjoy outside on the deck. Went on day trips to Popham Beach, the Fort, geocaching, hiking, kayaking, etc. There's a great restaurant on Main St in Bath - MAXWELL'S - that is worth the trip for a "night out". It was really really nice to reconnect with my husband over three days of significant down time. This was our second visit to Seaside, and it lived up to the first visit in every way. We will definitely be back. ;-)

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles


Rates & Availability

West Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Cleaning and Linen Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Kayaks available for rent, single seats $100 per week, tandem seats $125 per week.

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