Cozy newly renovated boathouse cottage, 3 bedrooms, beautiful surroundings
- english, french, german, dutch
About Caroline Elbers
We are a Dutch/American family. Many years ago my husband and I lived in Norfolk, Virginia, where we studied and worked for several years. We moved to Boston where our daughter was born. Our two sons were born in Amsterdam and we live there still. As a matter of fact we live in Amsterdam right at the water as well. With our boat we visit the canals all the time. As our daughter went to Brown's, we traveled the United States again and rediscovered it once more. We totally fell for Maine, and were lucky enough to have found this perfect spot. My husband works as an architect and I am a landscape architect and work for the city of Amsterdam. We hope to visit Maine as often as we can, as it is a lovely place to be, and in the meantime it's available for rent.
Caroline Elbers purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Caroline Elbers chose Westport
We think this house is just perfect. It's right at the water and has lots of charm. The area around it with the terrain a litle sloped is great for exploring. You can sit on the grass in the sun, pick blackberries in August, walk the beachline, fish at the pier or just sit with a book. We love the area, the 'outdoor' feeling, the closeness to small towns, to beautiful parks with beaches and lots more!
What makes this Cottage unique
It's a wonderful place to be away from it all. The rooms are comfortable and cozy with great views at the water or the outside. The character of the house and its unique location make us feel at home immediately every time we're here.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Little Slice of Paradise in Maine
My family and I had the pleasure of staying in the Elbers family's Boat House this past week, and I cannot wait to return next year. Everything about their home makes it easy to relax and let the stress melt away. We woke up well rested each morning to the sound of water lapping at the shores and the cries of sea gulls. The beds were incredibly comfortable - the best sleep I have ever had in a rental, the furnishings in the living room were perfect for curling up to read book, and everything we needed was right at our fingertips. There are many incredible restaurants within a 20-30 minute drive including the Little Village Bistro and the Montsweag Farm. My daughter and I had a great day shopping in Wiscasset, while my husband and son fished off the pier at the Boat House.
Caroline is an excellent host and was so easy to communicate with through email. She answered all of our questions and even checked in with us to make sure we were comfortable and situated.
I highly recommend the Boat House to anyone who needs a vacation where you can relax and get away from it all.
The boathouse is just perfect for your Maine getaway, so peaceful.
Renting this beautiful place from Caroline was easy , everything was exactly like we imagined and more, the views are just perfect !
The house is rustic but has all the commodities you need.
The area is just fantastic, so much to do and see!
I highly recommend this beautiful place.
Thank you for having us .We love Maine.
We had a wonderful stay at the Boathouse on Westport Island. The weather was perfect for a lazy weekend of fishing off the dock and watching the boats go by on the river. We only ventured out to Damariscotta to eat fresh oysters and then stopped at the fish market to select fresh fish to cook for dinner - so good! We were really able to relax at the boathouse cottage - very peaceful.
Beautiful place, peaceful
What an amazing place. Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful home, very rustic but nice and amazing views, especially on the first floor, the second floor with the bedrooms, very nice, light, and airy, still with the amazing views :) A great place for a getaway!
Rustic water-side cottage
We had a very enjoyable stay at this property!
We definitely want to go back. The cottage has everything you need. Very peaceful place. Next time we want to come back in the summer to enjoy the water a bit more but the cozy fireplace and amazing views made it all worth it.
The boathouse is only 20-30 minutes away from Wiscasset and Damariscotta, two beautiful historic towns with many antique shops and art galleries. Quaint little restaurants, ice cream parlors and small shops to browse. Wiscasset's famous Red's Eat! Lobsters!
Bath and Brunswick, two other nice towns, only 30-45 minute drives. Bath: farmer's market each Saturday, Brunswick's Fleamarket during the weekends. Closerby: Montsweag's flea market.
Camden (shops, antiques, golf)and Rockport only 1 hour drive.
Boothbay: whale watching, eating lobsters, strolling along the harbor.
Beaches and more nature: Reid State Park or Popham Beach State Park at 30-45 minutes drive. We provide free use of our membership card.