|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Vacation at this Westport Island deep waterfront Red Cedar Timberframe Home, built in 2004, on 6 acres of woods. Spectacular views of Sheepscot River and Upper Sheepscot Bay! Enjoy watching sunrises from the huge deck and screened-in porch, as low-flying osprey and eagles pass before you along the river. Home is just steps away from a private, deepwater dock with 2 moorings. Bring your own boat or kayak or rent one nearby and explore the local waters, islands and nearby Boothbay Harbor while seals surround you. These waters include some of the world's finest striped bass fishing! Explore the woods around you, or hike, bike, and enjoy nearby nature preserves, Reid State Park or Popham Beach. Watch the lobster boats hauling in their catch, while sailboats catch favorable winds along the riverfront. Enjoy bike rides on quiet dirt roads, and eat dinner outside on the deck under the stars or on the screened in Porch. Enjoy the nearby towns of Brunswick, Wiscasset, Bath, Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor
Westport Island is a bridge-accessible island. Home is of timberframe construction with main level, deck and screened-in porch wheelchair-accessible. House and natural garden chosen to be one of only nine featured on 2008 Garden Club of Wiscasset tour of Westport Island gardens and homes. 'Green-friendly' home: grid-tied solar panels on roof provide supplemental power; super-insulated walls, roof and windows keep house cool in summer and warm in winter; floors and ceilings made from recycled wood; and property features native Maine plantings, including abundant wild Maine blueberry plants, with no pesticides used.
Hike or mountain bike (with mountain bikes on the property) on nearby trails and dirt roads and explore island interior. Sit on the dock and watch seals and harbor porpoises swim by. Ospreys and eagles fly by all summer, fishing in the river to feed their young on nearby nests.
My husband and I went to this gorgeous home with our two kids aged 3 and 7 and had the best time. The house was even more beautiful than we expected and it was immaculate. The location is quiet and we were able to bird watch, see seals and go fishing. The location is great for biking and walking and also close to so many attractions that the kids loved including a railway for kids, beaches, mini-golf, boating excursions and fun towns within 40 minutes. We will be back.
Our vacation group has rented half a dozen houses in this area and this one was the nicest and most relaxing. We tend to be around the house in the morning, for dinner and into the evening. During the day we are at the beach, cycling, hiking, kayaking, swimming. This is a great place to come home to at the end of the day. Great bathrooms for cleaning up and a well equipped kitchen for making group dinners.
This house and location would also be fun in the fall and spring.
We took our 3-year-old yellow Lab and there were many places to walk with her. The property is open (ie no fences) and we were not comfortable letting her off her leash outside. Inside she was fine and she spent lots of time on the screened in porch.
Every attention to detail makes this a lovely home to rent. From the large windows, beautiful wood, well- equipped kitchen, spacious deck and screened in porch, this is the place to relax and unwind. The attractive bedrooms provide privacy. There are two downstairs with bathrooms which address mobility issues your family or friends might have. We were familiar with the area which provides many things to do and areas to explore in all seasons. A new restaurant, The Little Inn Bistro on Rte. 27 in Wiscasset is jewel. Just make reservations!
There is something for everyone here. This is not a typical rental. It has a much higher quality of furnishings and is very comfortable and lovely.
The property was amazing with a beautiful fire place, up to date kitchen, and cozy atmosphere. The house was equip with everything we needed from dishes and linens to paper towels and cooking staples. The bay was perfect and we were able to enjoy seals and porpoises swimming by from the dock. The house is located about 45 minutes from Freeport and Boothbay both great places to spend some time sightseeing. I would absolutely stay in this house again with no questions.
This is a nice home and a great location. We liked it because it was out of town away from traffic, yet close enough to some small towns. The nearby towns were great to visit and we loved being near Boothbay and Freeport. Also, perfect for the dogs without having to worry. The house was clean and equipped with needed items. Also a nice big grill on the deck. Very peaceful and enjoyable.
We've been to Maine with VRBO before but this will be our go-to from now on! This home was set in the perfect natural environment - you felt like you are really away from it all! On the water with so many acres, we weren't crowded by neighbors and the landscaping so carefully incorporated Maine's natural bounty with accessibilty that young and old alike could explore, relax, and unwind! Both wild and culivated blueberry bushes were a real treat! The design and decoration of the house were flawless! Pocket doors, accessible bathrooms, open-space living area with cozy reading spots - all made us feel comfortable at once - plenty of room to share but enough places for privacy without being entirely removed from the rest of the group. Completely conducive to a rewarding and easy mixed-group vacation spot. All furnishings in the house were just as carefully selected - most done by local craftspeople and artisans - a welcome change from your typcial rental where the owner offloads junk from their attic. No detail was overlooked - from the quality bedding and towels to the roll up screens in the windows and luxe appliances - would gladly stay here again and again. We would have been perfectly content to stay here all day - but neary excursions were unforgettable. Don't miss Reid State Park, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, antique shopping in Wiscasset, or whale watching in Boothbay! Maybe my favorite time was on the river in the early morning calm with my daughter and being surrounded by shy but curious seals - surfacing and diving - snorting their hellos. Cooking-in was fun but exploring local eateries was a great time too! I'm not sure which of the local lobster eateries was the best, but we had fun trying to decide. Ships Chow Hall is not to be missed - prepared from scratch by friendly owner and staff - loved the patty melts and fries! We were fortunate to notice a sign for a fish chowder supper at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wiscasset - those ladies know Chowder! Don't miss a trip to Five Islands Lobster Company for their fried haddock. Also stopped by Micucci's Italian Grocery in Portland on the way in for anti-pasti and not-to-be-missed pizza kits for the week!
This home is close enough to where you want to go, but far enough that you can really get away from it all - Perfect in Every Way! My only regret aside from not being able to stay longer - is that we only got to see it in the Summer and couldn't use the gorgeous fireplace!!
This vacation home is spectacular! It was built with love and designed with attention to every possible detail. The materials are beautiful - reclaimed wood and slate are used throughout the home. The exposed beams are the perfect blend of art and architecture. The setting is peaceful and serene. It has been described as having a tree house feel. I agree but this is a very luxurious tree house! The master suite beautiful and the jacuzzi tub is a treat at the end of the day. The home is well equipped and very comfortable. I have stayed at many vacations homes and this one is special.
Westport Island is bridge-accessible, and is an easy 40 minute drive to Boothbay Harbor. Wiscasset, with its antique shops, wonderful restaurants, and gourmet wine, cheese and bread shop is 20 minutes away from the house by car or boat. Sandy beaches can be found at Reid State Park and Popham Beach within 30 minutes. Freeport's L.L. Bean and the Maine State Theatre at Bowdoin College are all within 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous festivals mid-coast Maine has to offer including the Camden Tall Ships Festival, Lobster Festival, the Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Folk Music Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Fishermans Festival and the Arts Festival. Numerous hiking trails nearby, including great hike up Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park.
Other Activities: hiking, kayaking, sailing, birding, whale watches, island tours