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Price reduced for rental with great weeks available. Beautiful bright blue skies, breathtaking water frontage with foliage abound. 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.
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-man 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.
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, 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.
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 !
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.