Victorian Cottage on Westport Island

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 roomthe girls\' roomguest roomqueen bed in upstairs roominside dining area
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6 Reviews
89 Lester Road, Westport Island, ME 04578


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Cottage
Per night: $150
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 27, 2015 to August 1, 2015. 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. The house is NOT wheel chair accessible. 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. Children under 10 years of age must wear a PFD when near the water. A new safety rule to keep kids safe. There are wonderful lake and ocean swimming beaches within a half hour drive. Renovation of the downstairs bathroom should be complete this Spring, and hopefully we will have a dryer to sit alongside our washer. It will be splendid!
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.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 - $150 - - 3 Nights
Jul 06 2014 Aug 03 2015 - - $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
Other Fees: The minimum stay of a week applies in July, but a three night stay is the minimum at any other time. Rate is $150/night plus Maine tax


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

  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
  • Aquarium
    (12 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (12 miles)
  • Boating
  • Ocean
  • Beach
    (12 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (12 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Grocery Store
    (6 miles)
  • Bowling
    (12 miles)
  • Tennis
    (12 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (6 miles)
  • Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Playground
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (12 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; Estes Lobster House;
Mariners Compass Quilt Shop; Reny's;

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Westport Island, Maine

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Susan McNeill

Susan McNeill

Kittery ME

Wonderful retreat to relax & enjoy coast of Maine

June 23, 2014

Have stayed at this wonderful cottage a number of times. It is the perfect place to relax and leave the stresses of everyday life behind. Much to do -shopping, restaurants, beaches, sightseeing.

Deb Keiner

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Susan. Yes we do relax here!

Christine M.

Christine M.

Canterbury, NH

Authentic Coastal Maine

June 9, 2014

A wonderfully comfortable and tranquil home with a lovely view. A beautiful natural setting, yet very close to everything. Mornings we spent on the porch listening to the song birds while watching the morning fog lift off the river. The home was on nice quiet road, a perfect place to take a morning walk down to the dock. This home had a well equipped kitchen, plenty of plates, pots, pans, glasses, etc and also a great grill for evening meals. The house was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Each room gave us a great view of the surrounding woods or of the river. Cottage doesn't seem an adequate description, as this home is very large and spacious. Owners gave lots of tips on best state parks to visit, what sandy beaches were best for kids to play at, what restaurants to eat at, great places to shop, etc. and each suggestion was spot on. If you want a place to get away and have and have an authentic coastal maine experience this is the place. Will definitely stay again! It was such a memorable experience!

Deb Keiner

Owner's reply:

Apt description of our Victorian Cottage!!! Thank you!!



Goffstown, NH


April 28, 2014

Have been to this lovely spot many times over the past 20 years. Totally relaxing and peaceful. Lots to do if you wish or just sit out and view the river. Many spots to sit and read a good book! Cozy and comfortable.

Deb Keiner

Owner's reply:

So glad you enjoyed our "Birdhouse View"!!! Looking forward to having you visit again!

Dawn Cynamon

Dawn Cynamon

Mount Airy, MD

Away from it all, yet good for day outings

April 18, 2014

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

Linda Boisvert

Goffstown, N.H.

Peaceful and lovely

April 11, 2014

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

Lesley Herzberg

Pittsfield, MA

Great midcoast location!

November 23, 2013

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"., and the proximity to great restaurants, and many activities.
Q: What is the best activity nearby?
A: Coastal Maine Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, Popham Beach, Reid State Park, Sebasco Estates Golf, Five Islands Lobster in Georgetown

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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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