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3rd Year With More Improvements - Private/Spacious/Conveniently Located

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Wiscasset House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

This private two bedroom, two bath home is in a world of its own, yet only minutes from Rt. 1. Boasting one of the most beautiful, unobstructed views of the Sheepscot River available, the home comes with full kitchen, high-speed WIFI, phone with free domestic long-distance, and, due to a request from a couple of past guests, cable TV!

Fully equipped modern kitchen includes all the appliances you'd expect (refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, electric range/convection oven, microwave) and some you wouldn't (coffee maker, panini maker, blender, lobster pot, beater, toaster oven) . Last year, we have also added a new washer/dryer, so you can go home with clean clothes. Detergent and dryer sheets provided.

Home has monstrous outdoor deck with equally monstrous 6 burner grille and table with seating for six. All bedding, towels, plates, cups, glasses, cookware and tableware provided. Every room has a view, including newly built large sunroom with two couches and additional access to deck. Two bedrooms, maximum occupancy 4 people.

Dock with deep-water float (14 foot at low tide) capable of holding boats up to 24 foot is available for use at guest risk. Dock also has fresh water for boat and fish cleaning.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING JULY AND AUGUST HOUSE IS RENTED BY THE WEEK ONLY, WITH CHANGEOVER DAYS ON SATURDAY.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Kathy and Bob
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Kathy and Bob

No matter where we travel in the world, we always look forward to returning to our little house on the river. Peaceful, scenic and minutes away from great fishing, bird watching or just cruising the backwaters of coastal Maine, this house is truly a sanctuary from the outside world.

Kathy and Bob purchased this house in 2004

Why Kathy and Bob chose Boothbay Harbor Area

Waterfront property, at least with a decent view and not miles and miles from civilization is something not easily found in Maine. We fell in love with Cowseagan Narrows the moment we saw it. Just coming down the drive will be enough to make you fall in love with it, too.

What makes this house unique

Magnificent views, secluded setting off lightly travelled road and moments to shopping and dining. Ultra convenient by boat or car to Boothbay Harbor.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

3rd Year With More Improvements - Private/Spacious/Conveniently Located
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews
Indianapolis IN
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our teenager, and I stayed here October 17-21st and had a really nice time. Rustic area, really great views, close to parks to go hiking in as well as the coast and restaurants. The fall colors were great. Lobster fisherman are right out in front of the home on the bay and it was neat to see them fish. I would stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words... you really lucked out this year with the foliage. Best it's been in years and the view from the deck onto that panorama was really spectacular. Thanks again!
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4

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a comfortable and clean home.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prudence Island, RI
4

Mostly good

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is situated on the banks of the Sheepscot River at the Cowsweagen Narrows where the current runs very quickly at all but slack water between tides. Care must be taken, but it is lovely and fascinating. The site gives the feeling of privacy and is just beside and below the bridge to Westport Island. Having spent the majority of our life on or adjacent to the ocean, we felt close to home.

The cottage is immaculate and comfortable and the kitchen is fine. Our only problem was that six out of seven of the recessed light fixtures had burned out bulbs and lamps are at a premium, so reading after dark was difficult to say the least. Consequently we found it uncomfortable to be there after dark and left one day early. We hope the bulbs will be replaced prior to the arrival of subsequent visitors.

The deck is a fine place for morning coffee or afternoon Happy Hour.

The location is also ideal for visiting our long time friends in Wiscasset and on Westport Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about your stay at our vacation home. We make sure everyone arrives to a spotless house, so it's nice to know you noticed. However, we're confused about the lights. When we checked them, only one had burned out. One has been intentionally left off, as it reflects on the TV and is annoying for people sitting on the couch. All told, there are 7 recessed lights, two track lights, one ceiling lamp, one floor lamp and one table lamp, all of which were completely operational, not to mention ceiling lights and lamps in all bedrooms and out in the sunroom. Additionally, there were and are backup bulbs for all fixtures in the closet in the kitchen. People have loved the fact that the house is private and quiet (as you also point out), but no one has ever mentioned being too uncomfortable to stay there after dark.
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5

Clean, quiet, well equiped, beautiful location and near many points of interest

  • 5 of 5

Greetings, Kathy and Bob!

Our visit at your cottage in Cowseagan Narrows was extremely pleasant. We enjoyed the beautiful location overlooking the Sheepscot River watching the remarkable tidal changes, lobster boats at work and the water birds. The perfectly situated deck was a grand way to enjoy ones early morning coffee and just soak up the views!

The house was spotlessly clean, well equipped and satisfactory in every way. We have never felt as comfortable in stocking feet in a rental. Just like home.

We traveled in the area and enjoyed the beautiful Maine coast villages, profusion of antique shops (wife) and Bath Iron Works (me). As woodworking is a hobby, I very much enjoyed a trip to the town of Liberty and the Liberty Tool Company. A great collection of old and used tools. I came away with a few gems. Your cottage was a perfect homeport and a pleasant place to come home to after a day of tripping.

With our thanks and best regards,

Cynthia and Roy Smith

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cynthia and Roy, Thanks so much for staying with us, and for your very kind words. Had we known you were into woodworking, we would also have recommended Lie-Nielsen Toolworks up in Warren. They have a remarkable collection of really cool tools. A woodbutcher's paradise. Kathy takes a lot of time and attention to detail when servicing the house between guests. I guess that's why you can be comfortable in stocking feet! Thanks again and our best regards, Kathy and Bob
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New Jersey
5

Very peaceful .

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very gracious and left a very sweet welcome basket for us on our arrival. The home was clean , spacious and comfortable . My dogs were at home there and had some freedom in the yard which was good since that's what they are used too. There are plenty of natural wonders to see right at the house and in the area. We saw a bald eagle and a osprey fight right off the back deck. Sunrise and sunsets were stunning. If we went back we would want to spend more time in Boothbay and Bath in town browsing the quaint homes and shops. We recommend this home.

Tamara

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind words. Usually, our guests are arriving after a long day of travel, often late at night, so we think it's nice to walk in to some snacks, and make some coffee in the morning. You really do see some great shows on the deck, no matter what time of the day or night. Totally agree with you on Boothbay Harbor. That's actually where we take our boat on the weekends, and fish the area. Thanks again!
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5

Heavenly views!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, location & owners! The long view up the river can't be beat, and the deck is so relaxing. House has everything you need (laundry, wifi, tempurpedic mattress pad) with great flow from the huge kitchen/living/dining space out to the equally huge porch. Town is a short drive away, unusual for midcoast Maine living. Yet you feel quite rural. Just lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, and for choosing our home for your vacation. We're so happy you were able to enjoy all mid-coast Maine has to offer, and still have time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Kiwi (General Aviation-3 miles), Portland
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Monsweag Road House
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Vinalhaven
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Bath Country Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Brunswick (Down East)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sarah's
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: necessary

Wiscasset is conveniently located at the southern end of the Mid-Coast region. 45 minutes north of Portland Jetport, 45 minutes south of Camden, two and a half hours from Mount Desert and Bar Harbor. Sightseeing, bird watching, mountain climbing, whale watching are all short, scenic drives away.

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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
 
Pre-Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
In-Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Leaf Peeping
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Wiscasset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Includes master bath and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
Notes:
The coast of Maine at its best!

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