|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The Dunn House is a beautifully restored and updated antique Maine coast home located on the 53 acre Hubbard Point Trust, a private nature preserve located on Westport Island, Maine. The house is located on the western shore of the property and overlooks Hockomock Bay.
The preserve is also home to our other house, the DAL house, which is located on the eastern side of the property, and sits right on Heal Cove. We offer the unique opportunity for larger groups to rent both houses. The houses are far enough apart to offer true privacy and seclusion yet only a short walk down the driveway to visit one another. A perfect spot for extended family, friends, reunions or a small gathering. The two houses combined, sleep 14 with a several sleeping options. The DAL House- homeaway.com listing #3878870.
Hike, bike, kayak, swim or fish, the property is yours to explore with it’s miles of marked woodland trails, rocky coastline and water access to Heal Cove. It is like staying in your own private park, with wildlife all around. Deer, turkey, loon, osprey, eagles, raccoon and porcupine are just a few of the creatures you may spot on Hubbard Point. Hike the trails to find the point, a perfect place for a picnic or bring one of the the fishing poles and try to catch some dinner. The expansive lawns are perfect for a game of badminton, volleyball or soccer. Build a fire in the fire pit, roast some marshmallows and enjoy the stars of the Maine sky or just relax in the hammock under the trees. In the fall you can pick your own apples or pears, perfect for some a pie or some applesauce! Bring your kayak or canoe and drop them in Heal cove(tidal) for a different view of the point. We also can suggest local kayak rentals that will deliver. The property is a dog’s dream! Acres of lawn to run about and chase a ball with a natural grass boarder all round. Swimming in the cool Maine waters, walking on the trails or exploring the scenic, rural roads of Westport Island, it is the perfect vacation spot for your furry family member
The Dunn House is an antique Maine home that has been lovingly restored and updated to be a well equipped and comfortable family home. Historical paint colors, onion lamps, wide plank pine floors, bead board paneling, a spiral staircase, stone fireplace and built-ins all add to the historical charm of this home. The feel of a traditional, old coast home has been preserved while we have payed attention to the needs of the modern world. An HDTV Smart TV with satellite connection and wireless internet will keep you connected to the outside world, if you wish. A whole house, multi zoned, baseboard hot water heat system and window air conditioners for the bedrooms keep you comfortable in any season. A whole house water filtration and reverse osmosis filtration system in the kitchen sink and refrigerator ice maker insure sparkling clear well water. There is also a home security system with a direct dial for fire and 911 emergencies. All the amenities and needs have been thought of for an enjoyable stay.
Relax in the sunroom surrounded by the views of Hockomock Bay, the sweeping lawns and the Maine forest. Enjoy your coffee as the morning sun peeks through the tall pines while you watch the loon sun themselves on the rocks in the bay. Open the windows and feel the cool shore breezes blow in while you relax in the recliner and read a good book. The large room is perfect for relaxing, meditation, yoga or birdwatching. If the weather is chilly you can light the gas stove, sit around the coffee table and play games while enjoying an incredible sunset.
Cook up a Maine lobster dinner in the well equipped, cooks kitchen while the sun shimmers over the bay. The kitchen and dining room are the perfect place for your group to gather after a day of Maine fun. A gas range, dishwasher, RO water filtration system, coffee maker and grinder, toaster, Henkel knives, ice cream maker, waffle iron and lobster pot are all the tools you will need for your gourmet meal. Spices and basic pantry supplies are also there for your convenience. There is a gas grill located outside.
Stay connected in the library with wi-fi, and a 50' flat screen smart tv with satellite and access to Netflix and other apps. Go low tech and enjoy one of the many books or magazines in our library or play a game or puzzle from our large assortment. We also have a small ping pong table and a dart board for more fun. On a chilly night, enjoy a crackling fire in the stone fireplace.
Three bedrooms are located on the second floor. The master, with it’s beautiful view of the yard and the bay, has a queen bed and a tv with satellite reception. The second bedroom has two twin beds that can also be converted to a king with a wedge, mattress topper and all needed bedding. This bedroom also has a tv and a beautiful view of the yard and bay. Sleep under the stars in the third bedroom. The beautiful arched widow and the four skylights make this room a special place to spend your night. It has two twin beds and can be accessed through the other bedroom or by the spiral staircase. We provide bedding and all the bedrooms have LL BEAN comforters and extra blankets and pillows. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the first floor library.
The bathroom is on the first floor and there you will find an ample supply of towels and a hair dryer. A washer and dryer are in the basement and a ironing board, iron and starch are also available or you to use.
Westport island is conveniently located on Maine’s mid-coast and accessible by bridge. A quiet non-touristy island that is a perfect get away from the congestion of Route 1, yet a close drive to attractions, beaches, restaurants, shopping and antiquing. The Island is the perfect jumping off point to visit Wiscasset, Booth Bay Harbor, Bath, Damariscotta, Freeport, and Rockland. Westport's winding rural roads are perfect for a long scenic walk, bike ride or run. Just a short drive from the house you can enjoy hiking on one of the islands public preserves or launch your boat at the public boat dock. If you get hungry, pick up a lobster on the island at the NorthEnd lobster Co-op or head over to the Squire Tarbox Inn/Restaurant and organic farm for a delicious farm-to-table dinner or Monday night pizza!
Just a short drive from the island and you will be on the scenic Route 1 where you will find Shaw's grocery store, restaurants, antiquing, canoe/kayak rentals, a ropes/zipline/gorilla laser tag park, and gas stations.
Head North on Route 1 and you will find yourself in “the prettiest village in Maine”, Wiscasset. Walk along the water front, enjoy a lobster dinner on the dock, eat at the famous Red’s or explore one of the many antique shops.
A little farther north and you can take a turn and head to Boothbay or Damariscotta. Both coastal towns are known for their shopping, dining, and antiquing. Boat tours for whale/seal watching and sailing or fishing adventures can be taken from both locations. Boothbay is also home to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a stunning display of Maines natural coastal landscapes enjoyed by adults and children. The children’s garden is a magical place to explore. Pemaquid Point Light house and beach is a short drive form Damriscotta.
A short drive on Route 1 and you will cross the Kennebec river to head into Bath, “the city of ships”. Great dining and shopping along with the Maine Maritime Museum can be found in this waterfront town. Don’t forget to pick up some local Maine produce at the waterfront farmers market which runs year round.
Not far from Westport you will find two beautiful Maine beaches. Reid State park’s sandy beaches, tidal pond, and bath house is the perfect place to cool off on a warm summer day. Popham Beach is a “must see” in Maine. One of the most beautiful parks in Maine!!! This is where Maine keeps all it’s sand! Miles of beach, tidal rivers, and and island(at low tide) to explore. Surf, boogie board, kite sail, paddle board, swim, relax or beach comb. There is something for everyone at this stunning beach. Walk to the island at low tide or swim in the warm waters of this beach.
While only renting through Homeaway since the fall of 2014, our reviews speak for themselves. We have had wonderful guests who have enjoyed our beautiful family home and acres of private land on the mid-coast of Maine. Our renters have enjoyed the secluded property while being close enough to explore from Portland to Camden and all of the great stops in between that the mid-coast has to offer. We have made sure to provide every amenity to make your stay comfortable, relaxing and fun. We are always here to help you plan your trip to the mid coast and are extremely attentive to your questions and needs.
While I am the representative for the rental of the Hubbard Point Trust properties, the Trust is owned by my family, the Ahlers.
The Hubbard Point Trust was left to my family by our Aunt Doris, who purchased the property during the sixties.
Everyone in the family has many wonderful memories of our travels to Maine from NewJersey and our many adventures on Westport Island with Aunt Doris. We feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to enjoy this beautiful Maine property many years after her passing and to introduce Maine life to the continuing generations of our family.
Memories of our aunt are here everywhere for us on the point. The Dunn house has been carefully restored and updated with addition of a beautiful sunroom that Aunt Doris, an architect, would certainly approve of. She loved to use skylights and windows to take advantage of the beautiful Maine views. She even was known to do her drawings in the net house that sits upon Heal Cove. Any addition or update is always done with her in mind. We think she would be proud of the care and love that has been put into her beloved Westport Island homes.
The Dunn and DAL houses are located on our private 52 acre preserve. The Hubbard Point is surrounded by water on all sides with the Dunn house on the western shore on Hockomock Bay and the DAL on the eastern shore, sitting right upon Heal Cove.
This offers renters a unique opportunity to rent both houses for larger groups. The houses are only are short walk away from each other on the property, separated by the tall pines of the forrest between them. The houses are close enough for a group yet far enough away that if you are renting one home you have privacy. 52 acres with its miles of shoreline, woodland trails, expansive yards are yours to explore. Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing,kayaking, bird and nature watching are all right here. You may never want to leave!
Dunn House is my ideal of a cottage : quiet and secluded, with lots of property to allow for free-ranging dogs; a shoreline to explore; glorious, ever-changing light and views of the ocean; a thoughtfully renovated house that preserves enough of its historic features that you're always aware of your specific location in time and place; a well-equipped kitchen with easy access to star ingredients like local lobster and Glidden Point Oysters. I'm not sure my husband, or my two big dogs, will ever forgive me to dragging them back to the city!
This is a large and very comfortable home. The kitchen is very well equipped (not your typical two pots and four steak knives rental); it was like cooking in my own kitchen.
We loved the quiet and serenity, the views of the water, the birds, the hammock. I also fell in love with the lazy boys (no standard NYC apartment accommodates a lazy boy); even my toddler was convinced to just sit back and relax for 15 minutes.
The only downsides were the mosquitoes on most days - you do need to use a lot of bug spray - and the spotty internet connection.
It was the perfect place to unwind and reconnect as a family. The drive down the island is rewarded with peace and serenity. The water is right there. Living close to Boston we were thrilled to hear the local "traffic" here- birds, geese, the tide, breezes and the occasional boat.
It really did have everything you need, the photos are acurate, the kitchen is really that nice and well stocked. Everything is clean and working, easy to find.
We used the bikes for a ride around the island, had a fire in the firepit, hiked around, fished, did the ropes course, visited Popham Beach and Boothbay Harbor. We had to bribe the kids to get out of the hammock.
Kim was easy to work with. Everything was thought out and easy. Kim even helped me with local vet and hospital information as we have a child and dog with special medical needs. Everyone agreed this was the best place we have rented as it met everyone's needs and then some.
The huge bonus too was we were able to bring our dogs. The old guy just laid in the yard sniffing the air while the younger golden romped with the kids all around the yard. Everyone was asking to stay again for 2 weeks next time.
Other than the mosquitoes and ticks, we loved the property.
We had a wonderful two week stay on Westport Island. The location was perfect for us to explore the region from Camden to Portland.
The house was great - very clean, well stocked kitchen, plenty of room for our family of four. We loved the big yard for soccer and baseball. Our dog loved running around with a leash or fence! The hikes on the property were great and bikes rides beautiful all over the island. Lovely sunset views from the house.
Pizza night at the Squire Tarbox Inn was our favorite meal.
Owner very responsive and easy to work with - highly recommend this for vacation spot in Maine.
A fantastic place for a quiet family get-away. The house was clean and homey, with all of the modern conveniences (wi-fi, net-flix, washer/dryer, etc.). There was also a sense of history that we enjoyed. But the yard, the views, the private trails all made this property exceptional. We would definitely recommend a stay here to anyone!
Westport Island is the perfect midcoast location. A true " get a way form it all" , Westport is away from the tourist attractions yet only a short drive to many local attractions, dining antiquing, shopping, boat cruises, museums and coastal towns.
Stay right at the house and enjoy biking, fishing hiking, swimming or just relax and enjoy the wildlife of Maine or cook a seafood dinner in the gourmet kitchen.
Or your use our home to explore the incomparable Maine midcoast. Our location is midway between portland and Rockland. Everything is within a short drive. Explore Wiscasset, Bath, Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Booth Bay Harbor, Damariscotta, Camden, Rockland. So many beautiful destinations and sights so close by.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
Month long or long term renter inquiries are welcomed.
Long term winter rentals considered. Contact owner for rates and terms.
Damage deposit returned with in 30 days if property is left in good condition and check out is followed.