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Our Waterfront Retreat overlooking beautiful Casco Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This new two-story house allows for ocean-views from every room with the exception of the downstairs bathroom. Sleeps four adults comfortably. Short walk to a small sandy beach which is ideal for searching for seashells, taking a dip in the ocean, launching your kayak, or sunbathing.

Just minutes from the Sebasco Harbor Resort and Popham Beach, as well as local restaurants and hiking trails. The screened-in, first floor deck is perfect for early morning coffee and insect-free dining, with gorgeous harbor views. Enjoy sunbathing on the upper deck.

Keywords: year round 2 story rental on the coast of Maine

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2016

About The Owner

Full-time lobster fisherman and his retired wife of 36 years.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Portland & Casco Bay

We built this second home in West Point to enjoy classic Maine living on the ocean.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy walking to Cat's Cove to look for flotsam and jetsam and to splash in the waves. It is a relaxing place to just sit and read or just look out over the ocean.

Amenities

West Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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(2 traveler reviews)

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Our Waterfront Retreat overlooking beautiful Casco Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Just as Pictured!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in August here and absolutely loved it. The house is as bright, immaculate, and beautifully decorated as in the pictures, and the views really are that good. The neighborhood is very walkable and charming and the neighbors are friendly. We rented kayaks for the week from someone just down the street and were able to beach them in the cove at the end of the neighborhood, about a 5 minute walk from the house-- very convenient. We bought some art from another neighbor who has a stunning studio in her home.

The only caveat is that the water is not drinkable and you must bring your own-- they provided a gallon which for us was not enough but we didn't re-stock early enough so go ahead and bring more than you think you need! Also, if you are a person who wants long showers or baths, this is not the place for you. Only a stand-up shower that isn't designed to run for a long period of time (water well).

Our hosts were helpful, responsive, and hospitable. They even shared some of their fresh-caught Maine lobsters and showed us how to prepare them! This was one of our best vacations and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had such an excellent vacation. Please keep us in mind as you plan another vacation!
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5

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

After staying in a number of "rustic" (code word for run down) camps in Maine over the years, we really appreciated staying in this lovely new cottage. Robin and Keith thought of everything to make our stay comfortable - paper goods, soap and linens. All we had to bring was our clothes and some groceries. It's even baby-proofed for families with little ones.

Downstairs is the well-equipped kitchen, large dining area, spacious screened porch, half bath and a bedroom. Upstairs is the comfortable living room with flat-screen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs, a larger bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom with shower and a deck. The DR, LR, porch and deck have amazing views of the water and islands. The cottage has lovely tile and maple floors. It is tastefully decorated.

The cottage is in the active fishing village of West Point which located about 15 miles from Bath (groceries, shops, gas) - at the end of the Phippsburg peninsula. You can watch the lobster boats come and go. Keith is somehow related to William Wallace (Braveheart) and is a lobster fisherman. The cottage has interesting photos of the fishing village in years gone by as well as four generations of Keith's family - his grandfather with a prize tuna catch in the '30s, his father with his boat brimming with tuna, Keith with an unbelievably large shark tail, and his daughter with a blue lobster. We bought lobsters from Keith and Robin at a great price. They even delivered them right to the cottage!

There are walking trails. Just down the hill from the cottage is Cat's Cove where you can swim, scramble on the rocks and look for treasures in the sand. The cottage is near Head Beach and Popham Beach State Park and not too far from Reid State Park. It's just down the road from Sebasco Resort where there is a golf course and a spa. It's less than an hour from Freeport, the home of L.L. Bean (open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year) and many other brand name shops.

The only down side was the water situation which is the same for all of the residents of the village. Water from the well was OK to drink but was high in iron and had an odd odor. Robin and Keith provided bottled water to drink and cook with, so it was not a problem.

All in all, it's a great cottage in a great location. It was just what we were looking for. We hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

West Point House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

$ 200.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve the week, which will be deducted from the $ 1,000.00, if you keep your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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