Beautiful Waterfront Location- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
About Connie Boyd
We chose Maine over Cape Cod for a vacation one year and instantly fell in love with this great state. Now we are recently retired and loving exploring our new home state of Maine... so much to discover. We enjoy sailing, hiking, gardening and testing out new craft brew pubs!
Connie Boyd purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Connie Boyd chose Westport
The Midcoast is the perfect location is perfect for exploring from Portland to Bar Harbor. This cottage is great for families or friends traveling together as it offers many places to gather and offers privacy. You'll agree it's your home away from home!
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Great July 4th!
My family and I, wife and two sons stayed for the week. Great house and location. Remote feel but close to many things to do. Check-in was super simple with Connie. Enjoyed coffee in the morning watching the lobster boats do their thing. Also counted four osprey one morning. Had a great time.
Gem of Westport
My family and I were delighted, overjoyed really, when we finally arrived in Maine and discovered the understated beauty of Connie’s home. From nearly every room in the house, one can sit and be inspired by the natural beauty of the Sheepscot River. My family thoroughly enjoyed the ample dining room, with a Shaker Inspired drop-leaf table and chairs. We plan on visiting Maine every summer and hope that we can return to this lovely, charming cottage again and again.
Perfect family destination
This was the perfect place to celebrate my mom's birthday! The home was comfortable, clean, and had all of the amenities we could ever imagine. We are already planning a return trip. The owner responded quickly to all inquiries and included many of the small touches to make us feel at home - games, books, etc.
Thank you Tyra,
We appreciate the great care you showed our cottage. Hope you return soon!
R & R
This home was perfect: clean, spacious, and comfortable. Beautiful water view abound. Hosts were exceptionally communicative and helpful. We will be back!
Great getaway property
Worked out perfectly for our family. Lots of space inside, very clean and well maintained. Owner responded quickly to all of my questions prior to our visit and provided lots of helpful information. Since it rained most of the time, we did not get to enjoy the outside grounds, but it would be awesome with good weather. My only complaint is that the king bed is way past due for replacement. It might be noted that the hot water heater recovers quickly, but it gets cold if all three showers are going at the same time. Otherwise- highly recommended!
Cozy, Private, and Perfect!
My husband, myself, and my mother stayed in this lovely home for one week in October. It was the perfect home for us! The home is on the banks of the beautiful Back River. Most mornings (we actually had snow flurries and high winds one morning!), we sat in the living room, with it's many, many windows looking right out onto the river, and watched the lobstermen collect their catch. We practically lived in the living room, as it did have beautiful water views (as did the dining area and Master Bedroom and the awesome screened in porch!). In the evenings, we were treated to gorgeous sunsets. We also enjoyed watching the Hitchcock DVD set provided, and also "Harvey", which pleased me to no end to find in the DVD selection, as it is one of my favorites! There are also an array of games (Scrabble!) provided, which was wonderful. My mom and I had a blast reconnecting over games we had not played together since my childhood. We only used the two bedrooms on the main floor, and they are at total opposite ends of the house, so if we needed "me time", it was not hard to find. The kitchen had everything one would need to cook whatever their heart desired, and the Shaw's supermarket just up Route 1 is very nice and has a wide selection of offerings.
Water's Edge is in a very convenient location, and during our stay, we visited Bailey's & Orr's Islands (Harpswells), Rockland (Farnsworth Museum is a must-see!), South Thomason (Maine State Prison Store is another must-see!), Boothbay Harbor (Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens were even a delight in late October!). It was so nice to be within so many great attractions, and return to the serenity of Water's Edge and be able to relax and enjoy our evenings together.
I cannot recommend this home enough. Not only is it a lovely home in a lovely, peaceful setting, but the owners were absolute gems to work with. I hope to return again soon!
WESTPORT ISLAND: The island was settled in the 1700’s. Originally part of the town of Edgecomb and known as Jeremisquam, Westport was incorporated as a separate town in 1828. Island history includes colonization dating to the 1600’s, and a role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. There are more than 70 cemeteries dotting the Island and numerous private structures with historical significance. The history is a source of pride, and an attraction for geneaologists and historic preservationists. Westport Island is accessible via a bridge opened in 1972 connecting to the Town of Wiscasset. It’s an 11-mile island, covering an area of approximately 25 square miles, surrounded by the Sheepscot and Back Rivers. It is a self-contained neighborhood of sorts, because there is little reason for those who do not live, summer or vacation on the Island to visit. There are few businesses, no fast food restaurants or chain stores. For the most part, development has let the Island be. State Highway Rte. 144, the main road, snakes along the rocky spine of the island. Trees border much of the road, giving only occasional hints of the tidal rivers and coves that give the Island its natural beauty. The road itself is the only ingress and egress to the Island. As a “dead end” without views of the island’s surrounding waters, the Main Road effectively contributes to the quiet and serenity — even when State Rte. 1 is brimming with non-stop summer traffic and noise a few miles away. Being off the beaten track makes the Island a home for those who value privacy and for those who want to be a part of a small community with qualities of a simpler time.
Beyond its historical attractions — the North End Lobster Co-op, a handful of hiking preserves, the Historic Squire Tarbox Inn, and the newly opened public boat ramp are the most common reasons for visitors to venture onto the Island.
This cottage has a great spot on the Island being only a few miles from the bridge and walking distance to one nature preserve and the North End Lobster Co-op. While there are an abundance of things to do within a short drive many guests choose to spend much of their time at the cottage enjoying the serenity. If you go off island, you can enjoy area restaurants including a huge lobster roll at Red’s Eats (Voted Best Lobster Rolls time and time again-Google it), Sprague's Lobster, Cook's (voted best seafood)-more. Great sandy beaches and swimming at our state parks w/in a 30-minute drive (Reid State Park and Popham State Park-fee charged), museums, and Mid coast sightseeing. A short drive to Boothbay Harbor, Camden and LLBean, Freeport Outlets! Midcoast Maine offers many festivals, gatherings, harbor seal watches, water adventures, craft fairs, sailing & fishing charters, more.
Other Activities: Tennis nearby, Fishing charters, Beautiful beaches a short drive