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Ocean and Harbor Steps from Your Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to the Seaside Cottage!. It is a lovely cottage that has amazing views of the harbor, nearby islands and the open ocean from its decks. This is the ideal location for guests who require solitude and beauty. Honeymooners, painters, writers and photographers would do well here for inspiration from nature. The cottage has one bedroom that has a queen size bed. A futon in the living room sleeps two more people. The cottage is comfortable with a full kitchen that has everything you need entertain family and friends. Kayaks available for rent.

The views are unbelievable from every room of the cottage, whether you are inside or out, in your bed or on the couch you can see the open ocean and nearby islands. Just relax and enjoy one of the most peaceful places around.

Take a short walk down to Cat Cove for shell collecting and swimming. Cat Cove is an excellent site to launch your kayak for a tour around the harbor and islands close by. A trail through the piny woods will lead you to a secluded area that is fun for exploration. Among the rocks there is tide pool where some of the locals learned how to swim. Be sure to look for sea creatures in the tide pools. You can fish from the rocks, or watch the lobster and sailboats go by. Keep your eyes open for eagles, loons, cormorants and seals.

For those vacationers who need more adventures, there are many exciting things to do near West Point. Phippsburg has many wooded walking trails that are both easy to hike and pretty. Historic Popham Beach, settled in 1607, is a short distance down the road. The 500 acre beach is worth a visit for those who enjoy smooth, white sandy beaches. Popham Fort, from the Civil War years, is close by and ready to be explored. Sebasco Resort is also close by, and has a golf course, spa services and several restaurants.

The nearest city to West Point is historic Bath, “The City of Ships”. Maine’s first ship was built here in 1607-1608. If you are interested in ships the Maine Maritime Museum offers a glimpse into Maine’s boat-building past. Maine’s boat-building future can be seen at the Bath Ironworks, where some of the most sophisticated Navy ships are built today.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John-

We had a wonderful vacation, thank you. The cottage was perfect. We would definitely consider coming back to West Point and I see you have other properties that could accomodate our entire family. We've been going to Nantucket the past couple of years, but I will check in with everyone to see if they want to go to Maine instead next Spring.

So I'll be in touch. And thanks again!
Aug 2011
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West Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Ocean and Harbor Steps from Your Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 36 reviews
Milford, NH


  • 5 of 5

Comfy, clean cottage with sunny deck in a great little working harbor. Friendly people, pretty views, a minute's walk to the cove beach. A nice long weekend for two, not far from Route 1. Great getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and enjoyed the quietness. The cottage was lovely and clean. The property manager was great. He answered all questions and really made our stay a great one. The views and surrounding areas really make this a sweet spot to get away from it all. Thanks for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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North Yarmouth, Maine

Awesome Spot to unwind from the daily grind

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous ocean views (from practically every window of this quaint cottage). Great amenities. (Dishwasher! Hot showers!) Excellent getaway for 2 people, a bit snug for 4. Doable if you do not require a lot of space and the weather cooperates. The deck is a great area to entertain,: overlooks islands and lobster boats in the harbor . You can walk down and buy the freshest lobster you have ever tasted!

This was my first time using the HomeAway App. The communication was not as personal as with previous rentals. We experienced some communication difficulties the first evening of our stay. It all worked out in the end . We highly recommend this little gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with a wonderful view. Loved watching the activity

at the dock. Management responded to a request I had very quickly.

Perfect size for a couple.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nice ocean views

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views! Cleanliness of cottage could have been better. Nice place to stay for the weekend we enjoyed the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Maine experience

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location with views of a rocky shore lined cove with moored lobster boats.

We had to change our vacation plans because of a cancelled flight and decided to travel to Maine instead, the same day. We were lucky that this property had a last minute cancellation. John, the owner, replied right away to our inquiries, was extremely accommodating and confirmed our booking within a couple of hours of our initial inquiry.

Please be aware that this is not a luxury rental, but a typical Maine cottage, small and unpretentious, with a very compact bathroom area and shower and is part of a quiet community of closely spaced houses set on a little point. However, it was clean and reasonably equipped. The beds were comfortable and it was perfectly adequate for our family of 4 and a dog. There is a small hedged in yard out in front which was convenient for letting our dog out.

The porch has has fabulous views over the cove, the islands at the mouth, and the sea beyond. I would have been perfectly happy to have spent our entire vacation on the rocking chairs contemplating the vista, the lobster boats going back and forth and the cormorants and other seabirds as they pursued schools of leaping fish.

There are some beautiful beaches within a short driving distance and good restaurants. As outlined in the description, Cat Cove was perfect for hanging out with the kids and the dog and for launching the kayaks. 15 minutes of brisk paddling to the East will bring you to a beautiful, broad, long and pristine expanse of sandy beach at Flat Point. We spent two afternoons here during the busy weekend and shared the entire beach with at most a couple of other boaters.

Bill, the property manager was available and very helpful and all in all it was one of the best vacations we have had. We very much look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Route 1


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linen Fee $125
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Kayaks available for rent, single seats $100 per week, tandem seats $125 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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