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Sunrises From Every Room of this Beautiful Deepwater Retreat

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 16+

Relax on the large wrap-around or the private master bedroom deck and watch the seals on the small island in front of the house, or watch the ospreys and bald eagles flying by. If you want to get away from it all, this waterfront home is what you are looking for but still only 20-60 minutes to shopping, historical sites, quaint villages, forts, and beaches. This area is truly a boater's paradise with many rivers and islands to explore with a secure deep-water private dock and mooring, or just enjoy the water from the large deck with southern exposure, private deck from first floor master bedroom suite, beach access, fully equipped kitchen for preparing those gourmet meals, or the gas grill for barbecues. Also include 2 gas fireplaces for atmosphere or outdoor fire pit for relaxing with a cocktail and/or smores. Each bedroom has a TV, surround sound family room with cable and wireless internet to stay connected.

Location: This beautiful retreat is located just 75 feet from deep water frontage with a private dock, mooring and beach access. The island does have a boat landing or you can just sail or power your boat over to a secure dock or mooring to explore the many sites surrounding Westport Island such as the Boothbay Harbor region, Five Islands, Fort Popham or the other many surrounding islands and attractions. Great restaurants are a short boat ride away. No boat no problem enjoy watching the lobster-men at work, sailboats, seal watching or just relax and read a good book on the large deck. Located on a private road for walks or bicycling or take advantage of several walking trails located on the island. Enjoy beautiful sunrises from any room in the house and if you are here during the full moon you can enjoy the spectacular moonrise. In the evening open up the dining room to the screened-in deck or just sit and enjoy a glass of wine or nightcap.

Amenities: Enjoy the modern kitchen for creating gourmet meals or the gas grill for that great barbecue. Arrange for fresh lobster for a lobster-bake. All the comforts of home including dishwasher, washer/dryer, separate ice maker in the sun room/wet bar area with blender for all those frozen drinks and wine cooler. Stay in touch with high-speed wireless Internet, unlimited US phone calls, cable TV, DVR, great books in the library, DVD, VCR, CD players, games, etc. There is a crib and a pack and play available also. All linens and towels are provided, as well as toiletries. The master bedroom suite and great room have fireplaces or enjoy a campfire on the terrace.

What to do?: If exploring is on your mind, the midcoast area has lots to offer. There are many antique shops and markets up and down the coast, a great botanical garden with a special 'kids' garden, great restaurants and of course the best seafood in the country, many beaches such as Reid State Park, Popham, Pemaquid, or Damariscotta State Park, Maine Maritime Museum , Fort Edgecomb, Fort Pemaquid and Fort Popham. All these areas are within 1 hour or less driving time.

More Details

Owner
Doris Baker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

Amenities

Wiscasset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Loft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , master bath walk-in shower two person tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - Two sets of bunks with a double bottom and twin tops
  • Master Bedroom Suite on main floor and TV's in every room. We have a crib, pack n' play and gates to keep toddlers away from the stairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets accepted only with permission of owners and a $100 fee will be added.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Sunrises From Every Room of this Beautiful Deepwater Retreat
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Poughkeepsie
5

Terrific house on the water with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

From the first glance at the house to the last look back as we were leaving, the house was special. The layout of the house was perfect - large living room, large kitchen (with all the amenities you could think of) - comfortable beds/bedrooms, and bathrooms for everybody. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here - capped off each night with a lobster feast from the North End Lobster Coop. We all had a very nice week staying at this house and hope to be back again !

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible family reunion in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our goal was to have our kids and grandkids under one roof for more than one meal. We spent a week at Doris's house. At the end our kids and grandkids said it was the perfect vacation. They also said the house was perfect! We loved the location and the layout of the house. The dock was great as we rented a boat for the week to explore around all the nearby islands, and go into Boothbay Harbor. The house has everything you could want. We boiled lobsters on three nights, and had s'mores nearly every night.

The location was incredibly beautiful and peaceful. I did not want to leave at the end of our week. It was quite a change for us being from Southern California and Manhattan. Doris was great to work with in responding to questions. The house had everything a person needs to cook and serve meals for large families.

I think the only negative was the size of the lobster pot. We could only get seven lobsters in it, but we were cooking up to eleven lobsters for dinner. However, since it only takes about 12 minutes to boil a batch, this was not a big deal.

I'm hoping I can convince the family to return. We love seeing new places, but we also really enjoy great places like this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of renting this beautiful house and can't say enough great things about it. We were a group of ten people ranging in age from 3-63. The house is big enough to all come together as a group or to go in a corner by yourself and relax. HUGE plus!

I know some people in previous reviews found that the location of the house to the nearest town (approximately 20 mins) was troublesome. That was definitely not the case for us. So incredibly peaceful...it was probably the best night's sleep that anyone has had in a very long time.

The house is well stocked and I mean WELL stocked. We have NEVER stayed in a house that had this many amenities. We especially liked the fact that there was a separate beverage station so that all the drinks (like soda, water, etc) could be put in the small refrigerator and not take up valuable space in the kitchen refrigerator. There was every kind of kitchen utensil, more than enough dishes and cups for everyone, pots and pans galore, electric griddle, and TONS of silverware. There were also a variety of platters and other serving dishes in the house. Super important with such a big group. Things like dish soap, dishwasher tabs, garbage bags, etc were all there for us to use. In house laundry was wonderful and there were laundry products there for us to use. I think the ONLY thing missing were laundry baskets but if that's the ONLY thing missing then we can totally deal with it.

Bedrooms were of great size with lots of extra bedding included (sheets, blankets, pillows, etc). Loved the fact that were are room darkening shades in the bedrooms so that the little one could sleep a little later than the 530am sunrise and could take a nap during the day. We also loved the fact that we didn't have to bring our own bath towels. Lots of towels are provided.

The views were spectacular. We spent so much time outside at the house....bird watching, looking for seals, watching the lobstermen empty there traps etc. Nice that a grill is provided too. I think the only thing we didn't get to was making s'mores on the firepit.

We did several daytrips to Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Popham Beach, Pemaquid etc. Dinner at the Squire Tarbox Inn is a must (2 miles from the house). We would not hesitate to recommend this house to friends and family - it is well taken care of, very clean and comfortable and Doris was a DELIGHT to work with. We WILL be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of five adults and five kids spent a great week in this house, enjoying the beautiful water views and the fine amenities. We took day trips to Boothbay and to Reid State Park, kayaked off the dock, swam in the little cove on Kehail Point, and enjoyed dinners cooked at home in the beautiful, well-appointed kitchen, and at restaurants in Georgetown and Boothbay. The downstairs area was a great space for the five kids with plenty of sleeping room and a full bathroom (and fast wifi, much appreciated by the teens). The upstairs rooms were spacious and comfortable, and even with multiple showers, loads of laundry, and the dishwasher, we never once ran out of hot water. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memphis, Tn.
5

Lots of amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

Every year three couples take a fall trip and this year we chose Maine. Looking on VRBO for a place to stay we found this wonderful very roomy place, from the beginning, Doris was very easy to work with. We got in after dark and was kind of hard to navigate but we found it and was very much surprised to find out how big it was. All the rooms on main floor are very roomy. The next morning we woke up to beautiful views overlooking the inlet. We got to enjoy fall foliage, pumpkin festival, boat ride, lobster dinners cooked at the house, fire in the fire pit on patio, full moon and bottles of wine and beer. The house is well equipped for everything you need, games and books included. All 3 couples agreed this was the most spacious place we have rented in our 20+ years of doing our fall trip. We would definitely recommend it to others. We all wanted to stay an extra week but had to get back. Thanks for sharing your Beautiful Home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The home, views, and yard are much lovelier than the photographs. We (a group of ten ranging in age from almost three years old to 98 years old) had a wonderful time, taking day trips (Bath, Wiscasset, Morse Mountain, Popham Beach, local forts, Boothbay Harbor, e.g.), and putting together wonderful meals in the evening. I think we maybe turned the tv on once. The outdoor spaces (screened in porch, decks, docks, patio, pathways) are just as lovely as the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Amtrak Portland Maine
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-295
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

This property is off Route 144 - 10.5 miles from US Route 1 in Wiscasset. Westport Island is a great location to get away from it all but only 20-60 minutes away from historical downtown Bath, the City of Ships, Brunswick Naval Air Station, Boothbay Harbor where you can go whale watching, deep sea fishing, great restaurants, sightseeing cruises, etc. Many forts and beaches in the area, Fort Popham/Popham Beach, Fort Pemaquid/Pemaquid Beach, Fort Edgecomb, and Reid State Park. If you like antiquing, this mid-coast area has 100+ shops in all the quaint villages within an hour drive.

Golf: Bath and Boothbay Country Clubs both within 1 hour commute

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Rates & Availability

Wiscasset House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Spring
May 19 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$8,800
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
$11,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$8,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Per dog $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

$500 refundable damage deposit required. Owner reserves right to keep partial deposit for excess cleaning.
$500 deposit required when booking with the remaining amount, tax and deposit due 60 days prior to occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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