Victorian Cottage on Westport Island

Birdhouse View on Westport Island, Maine
Birdhouse View on Westport Island, MaineEast side of the cottageView to saltwater river....the SheepscotLarge screened porchKitchenWoodstove for warmth!Card room or sun roomcozy living room
89 Lester Road, Westport Island, ME 04578

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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Cottage
Per week: $875
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes

Description of the Westport Island vacation cottage rental

Go back in time and experience the unusual by staying in a turn-of-the-Century Victorian Cottage on the coast of Maine. Located on Westport Island, 10 minutes from Wiscasset, Maine. Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 porches, in a quiet setting. $875.00/week, sec. deposit required, no pets allowed and non-smokers preferred. Available weekly June 28, 2014 to August 2, 2014. Rent Saturday to Saturday in July, and any combination of days in May, June, and September, and enjoy all that the coast of Maine has to offer.
The cottage on Westport Island is a 1913 Victorian Cottage which we have owned since 1970. It has been lovingly maintained by head carpenter, Paul, over the years. Many members of my family have poured their love and sweat into this property. The cottage has four bedrooms, two large screened porches, two bathrooms, washing machine, standard simple kitchen, and high ceilings on the first floor. Warning: there is a small t-v in the house to watch DVD’s, but no cable or satellite, so come prepared to listen to the radio, and play cards, games, and badminton. In 2011, we did add Wi-Fi, so you can get E-mail. The owner uses moth balls to guard against critters, so be aware of that. We own frontage on the Sheepscot River, and belong to an association which owns a steep path to the water where there is a boathouse and small mussle-covered beach. The river is tidal, and the saltwater is cold, so it is a great river for boating. There are wonderful lake and ocean swimming beaches within a half hour drive.

Area Information

There are wonderful lake and ocean swimming beaches within a half hour drive. We love Popham Beach in Phippsburg, and Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.
There are many restaurants in the area, and our favorites are Sea Basket, Le Garage, and Montsweag Roadhouse. These businesses are in Wiscasset, which is a 10 minute drive from the house. Estes Lobster House is in Harpswell. five Islands Lobster is in Georgetown. There are many restaurants in Boothbay Harbor, and many other activities including boat tours and bowling! There is a Botanical Garden in Boothbay which has quickly become a family favorite.
Shaw's grocery store is less than 10 minutes from the house. We have a wonderful fish market in Bath, Maine.

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Jul 06 2013 Aug 03 2014 - - $875 - 1 Week
Check In: 5 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: $200.00 security deposit refunded after the stay; The deposit is non-refundable if renters fail to send rental fee two weeks prior to rental time. Lodging tax to be added to the rental price ($875 + $70) I am able to accept all major credit cards now, but I need all of the information related to your card. Please email me or call me.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
  • Beach
    (12 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (12 miles)
  • Boating
  • Ocean
  • Bowling
    (12 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (12 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Grocery Store
    (6 miles)
  • Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Tennis
    (12 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (6 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Playground
    (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Portland Childrens Museum, Portland Museum of Art,
Restaurants: Sea Basket, Le Garage, Montsweag Road House, Kennebec Tavern; Five Islands Lobster;
Mariners Compass Quilt Shop; Reny's;

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Westport Island, Maine

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Dawn Cynamon

Mount Airy, MD

Away from it all, yet good for day outings

Some quilting friends and I have stayed here a number of times. We love having our family style meals in the screened porch. It is near historical seafaring sites and homes to tour. This place is relaxed, maybe even rustic and has lots of windows to watch nature as you visit friends and family.

Deb Keiner

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Dawn. Speaks well of our dear Victorian Cottage and location.

Linda Boisvert

Goffstown, N.H.

Peaceful and lovely

We have stayed at this lovely country cottage a couple of different times. It is very roomy comfortable. We played games, read, and I brought my sewing machine and did some quilting. Very relaxing and peaceful but yet not far at all from places to visit and things to do.

Deb Keiner

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Linda. It is very peaceful, but close enough to activities if you want more action!!

Lesley Herzberg

Pittsfield, MA

Great midcoast location!

We stayed here with our two young sons. Great location and lots to do: beaches, lakes, Boothbay Harbor, LLBean, Portland, and more!

Deb Keiner

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your good words!!! We think the house is the greatest. Good location, and lots to do in the area. DTK

Owner Supplied Testimonials


Our cottage is a large, comfortable house, with quiet surroundings, and a pleasing and relaxing feeling about it. We have enjoyed this house and location for more than 40 years. The cottage is lovingly maintained, and every effort is made to provide a clean and comfortable stay for our guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What can you do at our Birdhouse View?
A:You can play cards, read, listen to music, play badminton, have drinks on the porch and enjoy the view, watch the osprey, etc..
Q:what makes your home special?
A:Our home is special because of the quiet, the view, and the general ambiance that is "Coast of Maine".
Q:What is the best activity nearby?
A:Coastal Maine Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, Popham Beach, Reid State Park, Sebasco Estates Golf

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Deb Keiner

Deb Keiner

603 487-2445

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  • School:

    College and beyond
  • Work:

    Substitute teacher and quilter
  • About:

    I am a professional quilter, and I live in New Boston, NH. My husband and I have lived here for 29 years. We have owned our summer home on the coast of Maine for 42 years. I am a substitute teacher in the local elementary school, and I sing in the choir in the New Boston Community Church. I love...
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