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WATERFRONT COTTAGE on 53 acre private preserve, pet friendly

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage Right On Heal Cove Located on a 52 Acre Private Preserve

The DAL House is a recently renovated, antique, Cape Cod, cottage that sits on the edge of Heal Cove on Westport Island, Maine. The house is part of the Hubbard Point Trust, a 53 acre private land preserve that is also home to the Dunn House, which sits on the western shore of the property. The houses are close enough to rent together for a larger group yet far enough apart that each is very private and quiet. Just .2 mile walk down the driveway. The Hubbard Point Trust is a true “get away from it all” location yet just a short drive to Route 1, midcoast attractions, shopping, antiquing and dining.

Staying at the Hubbard Point Trust is like staying in your own private park. Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming are all possible as soon as you step out the door!

The DAL house has a large sunroom/family room, kitchen with large dining area, a large first floor bath with washer and dryer, and a spacious first floor master bedroom. The second floor has two more bedrooms and a loft area with an additional twin bed. A first floor bath, bedroom and rear entry ramp make this house very accessible.

You will never want to leave the sunroom with three walls of sliding glass doors that lead to a stone patio in the front with the sweeping lawn that leads down to the cove or the large, sunny deck in the back. Relax on the comfy couch(which is also a pullout bed) or in one of the club chairs or the recliner while looking out onto Heal Cove and it’s islands while being surrounded by the Maine woods. A peaceful retreat to read, relax, meditate, practice yoga or even watch tv. Feel the cool breeze blow in from the cove while listening to the shorebirds and crickets. Watch out over the cove to see gulls, osprey, loon, bald eagle and the occasional lobster boat pulling up their traps or kayakers exploring the cove. You will never tire of the incredible view!

Enjoy coffee in the dining room while the sun rises over the cove. Grill a steak on the Weber charcoal grill on the deck or cook up a lobster dinner in the cottage kitchen and enjoy your seafood dinner while the cool shore breezes blow in. If it gets a little chilly and you don't want to put the heat on, you can put a few logs in the wood stove and enjoy the smell of the wood burning.

The spacious first floor bedroom has a queen bed, new pillows and crisp sheets. Read a book or watch a little tv on the love seat. Wake up to the beautiful views and sounds of the cove.

On the second floor you will find two bedrooms and a loft area with a skylight. Each bedroom has been recently renovated and has two twins in each and new, fresh bedding and pillows. There is also an additional twin bed in the loft area. Both rooms have views of the water, forrest and the barn.

The large first floor bath has a combination tub/shower, a double vanity, and a washer and dryer.

The Hubbard Point Trust is 53 acre private preserve that is yours to explore. Water access is right outside the front door. Fish or swim of the rocks right down in front. Bring a kayak or canoe and drop it in Heal Cove, a tidal cove. We also have suggestions for rental equipment nearby, they will deliver. Bring your boat and launch it at the nearby town landing. There is plenty of parking at the house for your boat. Hike along the shore line and through the woods with its tall pine and low-lying fern. Follow the marked trails and make your way to the point, a great place to watch for seal, to fish, or have a picnic with a stunning view. Take your bike out on the long driveway and out for a spin on the rural roads of Westport Island. The Hubbard Point preserve is a dog's paradise that offers acres to run and fun places to swim and cool off. We are pet friendly and will consider a well behaved dog. Please inquire about our policies regarding dogs.

Westport island is conveniently located on Maine’s mid-coast and accessible by bridge. A quiet non-touristy island that is a perfect get away from the congestion of Route 1, yet a close drive to attractions, beaches, restaurants, shopping and antiquing. The Island is the perfect jumping off point to visit Wiscasset, Booth Bay Harbor, Bath, Damariscotta, Freeport, and Rockland. Westport's winding rural roads are perfect for a long scenic walk, bike ride or run. Just a short drive from the house you can enjoy hiking on one of the islands public preserves or launch your boat at the public boat dock. If you get hungry, pick up a lobster on the island at the NorthEnd lobster Co-op or head over to the Squire Tarbox Inn/Restaurant and organic farm for a delicious farm-to-table dinner or Monday night pizza!

Just a short drive from the island and you will be on the scenic Route 1 where you will find Shaw's grocery store, restaurants, antiquing, canoe/kayak rentals, a ropes/zipline/gorilla laser tag park, and gas stations.

Head North on Route 1 and you will find yourself in “the prettiest village in Maine”, Wiscasset. Walk along the water front, enjoy a lobster dinner on the dock, eat at the famous Red’s or explore one of the many antique shops.

A little farther north and you can take a turn and head to Boothbay or Damariscotta. Both coastal towns are known for their shopping, dining, and antiquing. Boat tours for whale/seal watching and sailing or fishing adventures can be taken from both locations. Boothbay is also home to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a stunning display of Maines natural coastal landscapes enjoyed by adults and children. The children’s garden is a magical place to explore. Pemaquid Point Light house and beach is a short drive form Damriscotta.

A short drive on Route 1 and you will cross the Kennebec river to head into Bath, “the city of ships”. Great dining and shopping along with the Maine Maritime Museum can be found in this waterfront town. Don’t forget to pick up some local Maine produce at the water front farmers market which runs year round.

Not far from Westport you will find two beautiful Maine beaches. Reid State park’s sandy beaches, tidal pond, and bath house is the perfect place to cool off on a warm summer day. Popham Beach is a “must see” in Maine. One of the most beautiful parks in Maine!!! This is where Maine keeps all it’s sand! Miles of beach, tidal rivers, and and island(at low tide) to explore. Surf, boogie board, kite sail, paddle board, swim, relax or beach comb. There is something for everyone at this stunning beach. Walk to the island at low tide or swim in the warm waters of this beach.

More Details

Owner
Kimberly Moore
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Kimberly Moore

While I am the representative for the rental of the Hubbard Point Trust properties, the Trust is owned by my family, the Ahlers.

The Hubbard Point Trust was left to my family by our Aunt Doris, who purchased the property during the sixties.

Everyone in the family has many wonderful memories of our travels to Maine from NewJersey and our many adventures on Westport Island with Aunt Doris. We feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to enjoy this beautiful Maine property many years after her passing and to introduce Maine life to the continuing generations of our family.

Memories of our aunt are here everywhere for us on the point. The DAL house was recently renovated and decorated so as to make it available for summer rentals. The Dunn house has been carefully restored and updated with addition of a beautiful sunroom that Aunt Doris, an architect, would certainly approve of. She loved to use skylights and windows to take advantage of the beautiful Maine views. She even was known to do her drawings in the net house that sits upon Heal Cove. Any addition or update is always done with her in mind. We think she would be proud of the care and love that has been put into her beloved Westport Island homes.

What makes this cottage unique

The Dunn and DAL houses are located on our private 52 acre preserve. The Hubbard Point is surrounded by water on all sides with the Dunn house on the western shore on Hockomock Bay and the DAL on the eastern shore, sitting right upon Heal Cove.

This offers renters a unique opportunity to rent both houses for larger groups. The houses are only are short walk away from each other on the property, separated by the tall pines of the forrest between them. The houses are close enough for a group yet far enough away that if you are renting one home you have privacy. 52 acres with its miles of shoreline, woodland trails, expansive yards are yours to explore. Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing,kayaking, bird and nature watching are all right here. You may never want to leave!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Westport in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor bathroom with NEW washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , NEW Bedding
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , NEW BEDDING and NEW mattresses
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor large master with sitting areas and NEW bedding.
  • Pullout queen sofa bed in sunroom. Extra twin captain's bed in second floor alcove.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Bring your own boat. Public boat ramp is nearby and we have plenty of room to park your boat. Bring your own canoes or Kayaks or rent nearby, we can provide suggestions for rental. There is access to Heal Coven front of house.

Reviews

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WATERFRONT COTTAGE on 53 acre private preserve, pet friendly
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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5

Beautiful and peaceful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent 10 days at the DAL house along with our dog & it was the perfect spot for us to stay! It is so peaceful...it feels very secluded though not far from town.

The cottage has everything that you need...fully stocked kitchen, comfy beds, large bathroom & the view from the sunroom is spectacular. Everything was clean & well maintained and we had no issues with anything that was provided. We saw eagles, deer, turkeys, seals, an owl & the resident porcupine throughout our stay. Kimberly was very easy to work with & answered all of our questions very quickly.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for some peace & quiet yet close to the many coastal towns in the area. Wiscasset was a 15 min drive...grocery store & lots of good restaurants. Lobster rolls at Red's were phenomenal & worth the wait in line! Lots of other nice coastal towns are within driving distance & well worth checking out...Booth Bay Harbor, Popham Beach, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, etc. We hope to be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

a well-equipped cottage in a peaceful, private setting.

  • 5 of 5

The DAL cottage is perfectly suited for a quiet relaxing break, but also well located for visiting Bath, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and the very picturesque town town of Wiscasset. Don't miss the Little Village Bistro in Wiscasset, the Salt Pine Social in Bath, and the very close-by Squire Tarbox Inn (for a taste of Switzerland in Maine).

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded Getaway for Summer

  • 5 of 5

The DAL house was a great getaway for our August visit- Westport felt quiet and secluded, but close enough to Wiscasset and Bath to enjoy amenities. We had 4 people and plenty of space, even on a rainy day that forced us indoors. The sun room was our favorite- views of the water, and plenty of comfortable seating. We also planned to do a lot of cooking, and the kitchen had every utensil we could need or think of. The dock was convenient to launch a canoe, though we had to be very cautious about the tides.

Our only struggle was fighting mosquitoes! That's what we get for visiting Maine in August. Would definitely come back for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The house was great, but the mesquites were terrible, could not enjoy the outside space. Luckily we also rented a house nearby were the grounds were treated and were able to enjoy the amazing scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house sits on 52 acres of conservation land. We use chemicals as little as possible since we are surrounded by wildlife and water and are sensitive to the fact that chemicals can be detrimental to young children and pets . We make every possible attempt to make our guests comfortable even providing various natural and regular bug repellents which all work very well if used properly.
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Rural, natural setting with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at DAL house. It fit our family size perfectly, was very clean and well equipped. The kitchen was well outfitted and had some pantry items as well. Wi-fi and tv worked fine but we tried to limit that and enjoy nature instead. The family enjoyed the kayaking (saw some seals and osprey) and trail hikes. Day trips to Bath, Wiscassset, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid Point filled our days with rocky shoreline, lighthouses and lobster rolls. The blueberry pie we bought from the lady up the street was delicious. We even got lobster rolls from Red’s without too long a wait – go during the week if possible.

As I have arthritis, I welcomed the rear entrance via the deck as well as the downstairs master bedroom, which left me with no stairs to deal with. The front granite stair entrance was too unstable for my abilities (not a complaint, just reality for me). As the owners have obviously been putting money into renovations, maybe someday a front facing deck might be added as I think it would enhance the property beautifully. It is a distance to market so don’t forget your shopping list. The only downside we encountered were relentless mosquitoes. Our s’mores campfire was cancelled as the little ones were under attack, but we substituted other activities. We love Maine and always look to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded, Tranquil and Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the DAL house with our Golden Retriever. We enjoyed the beautiful view of Heal Cove from the spacious and comfortable sunroom. The house is comfortably outfitted and has all amenities. Kimberly, our host was a pleasure to work with via text or email and made the entire rental process a breeze.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Montsweag Roadhouse
Squire Tarbox Inn
Taste of Maine Restaurant
Le Garage Restaurant
Sarah's Cafe
Popham Beach State Park
"Best beach in Maine"
Reid State Park
Five Islands Lobster Co
Sprague's Lobster
Red's Eats
Glidden Point Oyster Farm
"Best and freshest oysters ever"
Pemaquid Lighthouse Park
Starlight Cafe
Seabasket Restaurant
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
"Beautiful ! Worth the visit. Enjoy lunch here too. "
Boothbay Harbor
North End Lobster Co-Op
Sprague's Lobster
The Marketplace Cafe -- CLOSED
"Great breakfast with the locals"
Seaspray Kayaking Rentals
The Cabin
Beale Street Barbeque and Grill
Maine Maritime Museum
Waterfront, coastal GET AWAY on 53 acres, Pet friendly
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Montsweag Roadhouse
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Squire Tarbox
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Popham Beach/Reid State Park
Car: necessary

Westport Island is the perfect midcoast location. A true " get a way form it all" , Westport is away from the tourist attractions yet only a short drive to many local attractions, dining antiquing, shopping, boat cruises, museums and coastal towns.

Stay right at the house and enjoy biking, fishing hiking, swimming or just relax and enjoy the wildlife of Maine or cook a seafood dinner in the kitchen while enjoying the cove views.

Or use our home to explore the incomparable Maine midcoast. Our location is midway between Portland and Rockland. Everything is within a short drive. Explore Wiscasset, Bath, Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Booth Bay Harbor, Damariscotta, Camden, Rockland. So many beautiful destinations and sights so close by.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Westport, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£938
for 4 nights
From
£206
£1,021
£3,495
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,103
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£732
for 3 nights
From
£206
£1,433
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.98
CLEANING fee £113.49
Pet Fee £56.75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Reservation is not confirmed until rental contract is signed and returned.
Changeover day is Saturday. May be flexible off season but subject to cleaning and maintenance availability.
Long term rentals considered.
No short term rentals during winter season.
For larger groups please inquire about our additional property on the preserve.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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