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Waterfront Home, Idyllic for Family Vacations or Tranquil Solitude

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Westport Island house description

This inviting 18th century dwelling at cove’s edge comfortably sleeps 12-14, but is cozy enough for singles or couples with its inviting dining room, sunny sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a double-car garage, nearby wooded trails. It is surrounded almost 360 degrees by water, complete with warm sunrises over a quiet pond viewed from a fieldstone patio and magnificent sunsets over the Tyler Islands and a deep-water dock, viewed from the lovely screened porch or from the hillside fire pit on a second patio. The setting offers large lawn areas for playing volleyball, croquet, frisbee, bochee ball plus opportunities for fishing, biking, hiking wooded trails, canoeing, wind surfing, kayaking, or boating as well as area sightseeing, antiquing, and shopping. It’s unique charm is in the quiet it offers surrounded by nature while rocking on the screened porch overlooking the Tyler islands. Relaxing or socializing: it's all here

While the setting offers on-site fishing, biking, hiking wooded trails, canoing, wind surfing, kayaking, or boating as well as area sightseeing, antiquing, and shopping, it’s unique charm is in the quiet it offers surrounded by nature while rocking on the porch or basking in sun on the patio. Reading, writing, napping, relaxing: it's all here.


ACCESSIBILITY AND NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: This home is accessible by bridge and situated well for those who enjoy exploring nearby tourist attractions, antiquing, visiting art galleries and restaurants found in the nearby towns: the picturesque village of Wiscasset, location of Red’s Eats world-famous for its lobster rolls; the bustling town of Boothbay Harbor offering the acclaimed Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens or boat trips to watch whales or puffins or a day trip to Monhegan Island as wells a railroad village or theatre.


ACTIVITIES A BIT FURTHER AWAY: For those wanting a bit further jaunt, it’s not far to other destinations: Pemaquid Point with the crashing surf and its historic lighthouse, not to mention the delicious food; Five Islands in Georgetown with lobster cooked and served on the pier; Rockland with its historic museum housing Wyeth paintings and a ferry to Vinalhaven; Camden with it’s wonderful shopping and hiking; or even to Augusta, with the historic State of Maine Museum. For those wanting a bit of beach time, it’s less than an hour to Popham Beach, complete with fort, or Reid State Park.


SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS: For those interested in bargains and retail shopping, it’s only ½ hour to the weekend long flea market in Woolwich or a 45 minute drive to Freeport, home of LLBean and a plethora of outlet stores, and just an hour to Portland with its wide choices of fine Maine-based or ethnic restaurants. Internet access is available on an in-house computer.

Keywords: house, reunions

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

                Lovely sunny corner room, looking at cove and at pond...moreless

              • Bedroom 4, Pink Room: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 5, Peach Room or 'The Cousins' Room': 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Room for a cot or sleeping bags on the floor....moreless

              • Bedroom 3, Green Room: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                Option: King or 2 twins; plus rollaway twin cot...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Bed is actually high quality futon,looks out over patio/pond...moreless

              • There are two pac'n'play sets available, plus a potty seat and a booster seat....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1, First Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Grab bars for safety in tub and shower, and by toilet....moreless

              • Bathroom 2, upstairs: toilet

                And a sink of course!!!...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • FIRE PIT: on the ledge by the barn, overlooking the islands and Heal Cove....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Yes, many board games for inside, and lots for outside: soccer ball, football, Hungarian horseshoes, frisbee, croquet, softball....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite reception is excellent....moreless

                  • Television:

                    There is 42' HD flat screen TV....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    child's rocking horse, toddler size; tricycle and small child's bicycle....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    There are over 40 videos available for adults and children....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Well, a very large pond, large enough for kayaking and canoeing with float in the middle to swim to....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Property is surrounded by water, ocean on front with deep-water dock and boat ramp available for use....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Long table seats 12-14, plus there is room to squeeze in a card table for overflow...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Contents are not available for use....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Yes, but also 3G on iPhone works well, good reception....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens are provided; guests make up their own beds, and strip beds at the end of their stay. Beds are then 'remade' without sheets, i.e. to look presentable for the next guests....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Two long couches, 2 overstuffed chairs, a rocking chair, a child's rocker, plus 3 video-game type floor chairs. Seats 10+...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    in driveway but NOT along road anyway in front of house. Instead, use off street parking as noted below....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    The is a very large mowed lower field where 60+ cars can park for weddings and reunions. NO PARKING is allowed on lawns in front of house or along road. There is room in driveway for 6 cars....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    RV or boat/trailer can be parked in lower field. There is a ramp next to dock where boats can be launched at high tide....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Renters should bring their own cell phones, as there is NO LAND LINE ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    NOTE: NO FIRES are allowed in the house fireplaces or wood stoves, due to insurance company regulations. THE ONLY place fires are permitted on the property is in the fire pit on the ledge by the barn, overlooking Heal Cove....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    plus a Melita drip coffee pot....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    well equipped, including lobster pot, crock pot, large pancake griddle, outdoor gas grill....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    enough for 20 people...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    There is a small drop-leaf table that seats 2-4....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    There is a second refrigerator that can be plugged in, available in the woodshed, off the sitting room....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    electric...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio is off the sitting room, and faces Heal Pond. A lovely setting for morning coffee, or just sitting in the sun. A 2nd patio on ledge by barn, with firepit, overlooking islands and sunsets....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Pond kayak and large sturdy canoe, plus paddles available for use....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    This 7 acre property is 2/3 mowed lawn, plus gardens greet guests as they enter kitchen or from pond side....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    gas grill...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    life jackets; floating 'noodles'...moreless

                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,495

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  NOTE: Exceptions could be made for rentals less than one week, minimum 4 nights for $2500. For large parties, such as family reunions and weddings, there is an additional charge of $500 due to excessive wear and tear on the property.

                  Total rental amount includes the following: 8% Maine SALES TAX and $160 cleaning fee. Rental contract is submitted along with a 50% deposit; balance plus $500 security deposit is due 90 days before rental date.


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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Wiscasset Airport
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Wiscasset
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Wiscasset to Belfast
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rt 1,
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Squire Tarbox Inn
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Reid State Park; Popham Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Smith House is ideally located along picturesque rocky Maine coast, with it's many islands and lighthouses. It is 25 minutes to picturesque Wiscasset with art galleries and shops, 40 minutes to Boothbay where boat trips or visits to the botanical garden are possible, 45 minutes to LLBean and Freeport outlet stores, and 1 hour to Portland, which has fine shops and many ethnic and New England restaurants.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1947

                  About the owner: While I am the contact person for this property, I share the joy and responsibility for maintaining it with my sisters and in-laws, our children and their spouses, partners, and friends. We are grateful to our parents, Jack and Jean Smith, not only for this property but for teaching us the importance of family and the value of balancing hard work with fun, and for instilling in us a love of nature. When we come together we start off with a bountiful family meal, then go straight to ‘the list’ of projects to be accomplished. But of course we always have time for family football or basketball, kayaking, playing games, reading, or just sitting on the porch enjoying the birds, the breeze, and the spectacular sunsets.

                  Why the Owner Chose Westport Island:
                  Driving around while visiting friends in the ‘40's, my parents were so struck with the beauty of this place that my father knocked on the door to inquire if the owner would sell. Indeed she was interested! Lacking sufficient funds, they struck an agreement: to divide the house; Mabel would live there until it was fully paid. The homestead has had many phases since the mill owners lived there in the late 1700's: first as a vacation place for our family before there was a bridge, electricity or plumbing; then refurbished for retirement in ‘71; and now, it continues to serve our parent's purpose as a place for the family to come together.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our family has always enjoyed the quiet beauty of the natural surroundings of birds, ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets, kayaking through the islands, boating off to Robinhood or Five Islands for lobster on the pier, waterskiing, canoeing on the pond, or just sitting for hours on the porch, taking in the evening shadows and glorious sunsets. My son's wedding in 2009, however, helped up realize how ideal this spot is not only for those wanting to 'get away from it all' but also for those wanting this kind of idyllic setting for large gatherings, such family reunions. There's room for the whole family to stay together, with nearby rental cottages for any overflow, a large flat lawn for playing games, a deep water dock for those bringing their own boat, a patio overlooking the pond, a fire pit by the barn overlooking the islands in Heal Cove, and a wonderful gentle breeze that seems always to keep the temperature just right. The place is too uniquely beautiful not to share!


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                  Photos

                  • Smith House on Westport Island

                    Smith House on Westport Island

                  • Heal Cove, Tyler Islands, and our dock.

                    Heal Cove, Tyler Islands, and our dock.

                  • The barn is not available for rent, but it makes for great pictures.

                    The barn is not available for rent, but it makes for great pictures.

                  • Sunset over Heal Cove

                    Sunset over Heal Cove

                  • The dining room table can seat 12-14, plus there's room for a side card table.

                    The dining room table can seat 12-14, plus there's room for a side card table.

                  • A misty morning in Heal Cove

                    A misty morning in Heal Cove

                  • The porch, off the living room, offers splendid views day and evening.

                    The porch, off the living room, offers splendid views day and evening.

                  • The Sitting Room, with door to patio and access to Heal Pond. Queen sofa bed.

                    The Sitting Room, with door to patio and access to Heal Pond. Queen sofa bed.

                  • Patio off sitting room and BR #2, overlooking pond and sunrise.

                    Patio off sitting room and BR #2, overlooking pond and sunrise.

                  • BR#3: Upstairs, the green room. Can be king or twins, plus a twin rollaway cot.

                    BR#3: Upstairs, the green room. Can be king or twins, plus a twin rollaway cot.

                  • BR#5: Upstairs, 'the cousins room'. Has a queen plus two twins, overlooks pond.

                    BR#5: Upstairs, 'the cousins room'. Has a queen plus two twins, overlooks pond.

                  • BR#7: Upstairs, the blue room. Either twins or a king. Looks at yard and pond.

                    BR#7: Upstairs, the blue room. Either twins or a king. Looks at yard and pond.

                  • The barn and deep-water dock

                    The barn and deep-water dock

                  • View of Tyler Islands in Heal Cove

                    View of Tyler Islands in Heal Cove

                  • Fire pit on barn knoll offers sunset views over Heal Cove night after night....

                    Fire pit on barn knoll offers sunset views over Heal Cove night after night....

                  • A fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinets.

                    A fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinets.

                  • LR: sofa, love seat, 3 overstuffed chairs, rocking chair, 42' flat TV, cable.

                    LR: sofa, love seat, 3 overstuffed chairs, rocking chair, 42' flat TV, cable.

                  • LR, with 42' flat screen TV, cable, and lots of games on the shelf.

                    LR, with 42' flat screen TV, cable, and lots of games on the shelf.

                  • BR #1, Downstairs: a corner room with views to pond and cove.

                    BR #1, Downstairs: a corner room with views to pond and cove.

                  • BR#2, overlooking patio and pond. Double high-grade futon.

                    BR#2, overlooking patio and pond. Double high-grade futon.

                  • Canoe and kayak at our dock on Heal Pond, plus a middle of the pond float.

                    Canoe and kayak at our dock on Heal Pond, plus a middle of the pond float.

                  • BR#4: Upstairs, the pink room, has a double bed and looks out towards the pond.

                    BR#4: Upstairs, the pink room, has a double bed and looks out towards the pond.

                  • BR#6: Upstairs, the yellow room: looks out at pond. A double plus a twin bed.

                    BR#6: Upstairs, the yellow room: looks out at pond. A double plus a twin bed.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $3,495 per week (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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