Excellent

6 reviews

1 / 21 Birdhouse View on Westport Island, Maine

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4836656

About the area

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. Also , the famous "Red's Eats" is in town. 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 "Monkey See, Money Do". 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. There are golf courses nearby...Sheepscot Links in Whitefield, Bath Country Club in Bath, and Sebasco Estates in Phippsburg. We like all of these courses, and play as often as possible! Cove and boat house right on the saltwater river. Walk to the old ferry landing on the other side of the island, and look out on Montsweag Bay. Le Garage, Sea Basket, Montsweag Roadhouse, Red's Eats in Wiscasset; Estes in Harpswell; Five Islands Lobster in Georgetown; Muscungos Bay Lobster in Round Pond; Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta;

Getting around

Best to have a car to see the sights!

Getting here

Property is located at 1 Lester road, Westport island, Maine. Airport in Portland, Maine. Bus service to Wiscasset, Maine.

Interaction with guest

We do not live near the cottage, but we have wonderful neighbors, and emergency numbers are listed next to the phone. There is a loose leaf folder with lots of information regarding restaurants and activities near-by. Keys to the house will be left in an area and we will tell you this prior to arrival.

Owner profile

Deb K.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews

“Oasis in the woods of Maine”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2015

If you want a quiet, relaxing week this is the place for you. Expertly made quilts by the owner on the beds and displayed in the home. Be aware there are no TV's but there are many games to play, books to read and there is Wi-Fi for those who can't totally disconnect. We actually found we didn't miss having the TV around. The home is big enough that you are not bumping into each other if you have multiple couples. Lovely to sit in the yard with the morning cup of coffee or afternoon glass of wine and overlook the lake. Much to do -- walk to fishing, golf within a half hour, day trips to Boothbay Harbor, Bath, LL Bean, the beach, and more available to see and do if you browse through the book compiled by the owners of the many wonderful options. Very satisfied with this rustic but clean home.

Owner's reply: Hi! There is no lake, but there is the Sheepscot River which is saltwater! Thanks for the great review!

“Wonderful retreat to relax & enjoy coast of Maine”

Reviewed 23 Jun 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.

“Authentic Coastal Maine”

Reviewed 9 Jun 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!

Owner's reply: Apt description of our Victorian Cottage!!! Thank you!!

“Away from it all, yet good for day outings”

Reviewed 18 Apr 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks, Dawn. Speaks well of our dear Victorian Cottage and location.

“Peaceful and lovely”

Reviewed 11 Apr 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.

Owner's reply: Thank you, Linda. It is very peaceful, but close enough to activities if you want more action!!

“Great midcoast location!”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2013

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

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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 45 years. We have a new bathroom, and a new mudroom with washer and dryer. The cottage is lovingly maintained, and every effort is made to provide a clean and comfortable stay for our guests.