Water-Front bungalow, Pet Friendly, Active Family Get-a-Way, Boating, Kayaking, Spectacular Sunsets, 360` Views Westport Island

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets Yes
Property Size 2,018 sq. ft.


Bella Vista is all about being on the water in Maine. With a private dock and float from which you can easily swim, kayak, canoe, fish or float. You will be happy as a clam to simply stay put and relax and enjoy all this cottage has to offer! Enjoy the uncluttered, contemporary furnishings with a well stocked kitchen for cooking. Breathtakingly beautiful sunsets, river smoke rising in the mornings and the most amazing light make this a photographer’s dream!  This lovely home schedules arrivals for Fridays during the summer months. Pet Friendly too.

Explore the waterway and shoreline by kayak or boat, leaving from your own dock & float; rent locally or bring your own. Take in views of Montsweag Bay. Create your own extraordinary meals in the gourmet kitchen or grill and dine outdoors. Enjoy family and friends with the large yard for a game of croquet or badminton. Swim off the dock or enjoy bird watching either from the lawn, deck, dock or house itself; Hawks, Eagles, Heron, Osprey and possibly a seal are there to make your stay at Bella Vista truly memorable. You are just a short drive into Wiscasset or even Boothbay Harbor or over to Bath to enjoy the activities there such as the Maine Maritime Museum or Reid State Park, whale watches, guided tours, a round or two of golf, spas, shopping and more!

Clean lines, contemporary stylish furnishings, an open inviting feel is what you will find at Bella Vista. Floor to ceiling windows on the water side on both the first and second floors make you feel like you are part of the landscape and the beautiful Sheepscot River. The wide open rooms let sunshine and salty air move through Bella Vista like your favorite friend. Hard wood floors, lovingly chosen furnishings and minimal window treatments all combine to create a wonderful ambiance.

A small deck on the front of the house overlooks Montsweag Bay as does an open deck with Adirondack Chairs. The large expanse of lawns are perfect for lawn games and a picnic table provides a wonderful alfresco dining area overlooking the water

The entire The First Floor has huge windows to the water that bring fantastic views inside for you to enjoy. Sunsets here are the best and can be enjoyed panoramically with the wonderful wall of windows overlooking the Bay.

An open concept living, dining room and kitchen area makes socializing easy. A tiled sun porch provides more spectacular views and seating -a great spot for reading and conversation and includes a single-sized sofa sleeper. If you can tear your eyes from the views, a large flat-screen TV with Direct TV and WIFI are included! The gourmet kitchen is a modern delight with a professional gas range and comes fully equipped.

A second bedroom has two Single beds that can be turned into a King if requested. A ¾ bath (with shower) and small office area are also on the first floor.

The Master bedroom is located on the Second Floor which also enjoys floor to ceiling windows facing the water. A ¾ Bathroom (with a shower) is located just off the bedroom. There is also a laundry room with an additional Single bed.

First Floor: One bedroom with two single beds that can be converted into one king.
Second Floor: Master Bedroom has One Queen Bed

First Floor: 3/4 Bathroom (shower)
Second Floor: 3/4 Bathroom (shower)

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Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manage their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore, when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!

The Boothbay Peninsula is a beautiful region rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course it’s own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, a championship golf course and country club, mini-golf, bowling, museums, antiquing, hiking and walking trails. We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet friendly trails in protected areas. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings Click Here!

Westport Island is 14.2 square miles and has a population of just under 750 people and nestles in the Sheepscot, a tidal salt-water river. Accessible via bridge from Wiscasset, or via boat from just about anywhere, it is just off Route One which affords easy access to mid-coast Maine while still giving a sense of remote, peaceful tranquility. Still referred to by the locals as Jeremysquam, the island has a rich nautical history and a deep love of the sea’s bounty. The island has a couple distinguished eateries including the famed The Squire Tar Box Inn. Also close by is the MacNamara Foundation where you can watch, or join, artists at work using various mediums. Within an easy drive, or scenic boat ride, are Wiscasset, Damariscotta, Boothbay and more! You can also make easy trips to the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Popham Beach and Reid State Park.


This home is Pet Friendly! Talk to our reservations staff for details.
A working Fireplace
Private Dock & Float
Open Porch off Living area faces water
Small deck on side of the house has views of water and expansive side yard
Deck off kitchen has water views, gas grill and easy access to picnic table
Expansive side yard, great for outdoor games
Beautifully kept yard with flowering plants
Outdoor dining
Gas Grill
Large, flat screen TV
Direct TV
Washer & Dryer
Professional Gas Stove
Linens are provided for your stay 

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Reviewed: Oct 6, 2016
Property Manager
Columbus, US
Reviewed: Sep 6, 2016
Property Manager
Extremely friendly and helpful. Wonderful to work with.
We could not have asked for a better experience. The house was beautiful and the location even more spectacular. We met the owner briefly and he was very friendly and welcoming.
Presque Isle, US
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2016
Property Manager
I read three books and got a tan! Our favorite feature was Bella Vista's location, its kitchen and the view!
Savannah, US
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2016
Property Manager
All good
Bella Vista was wonderful
Mississauga, CA
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2016
Property Manager
Everyone was so helpful and friendly and made our stay wonderful! What a great company and team!
The property was amazing. We loved the views from all parts of the cottage - especially the master bedroom. What a vision to wake up to! The cottage was gorgeous. Up to date, clean and well kept. We enjoyed the cottage and the Bay so much we made sure that we were back each day to spend time kayaking and watching the breathtaking sunsets. The property was private which was wonderful but close to amenities and towns. Westport Island was great and the people were very friendly.
Summit, US
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2016
Property Manager
The team was courteous and attentive and when we had trouble with the existing television, a new one was provided. It wasn't necessary but was a welcome treat.
Bella Vista was a lovely, well-maintained cottage with breathtaking views, privacy and every modern convenience. This vacation ranks among our favorites and we hope to return again.
Lake Placid, US
Reviewed: Feb 26, 2016
Property Manager
The Cottage Connection people were extremely responsive and helpful.
Everything about Bella Vista was Great. Checking in, support, amenitie
Kathleen & Dale
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2015
Property Manager
Bella Vista was wonderful and well appointed. Very relaxing.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2015
Property Manager
1. Was check in and check out easy? "Check in by code access was wonderful and should be on every rental if possible." 2. Would you return again? "yes definitely".
1. Did the house meet your expectations? "yes, more than met expectations. Really a spectacular setting with a clean house and amenities. 2. What were your favorite things to do while you were here? "Cycling, Flea Market/Antique and shopping in Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor. Schooner Harbor Cruise."
Polly & Gary
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2015
Property Manager
Cottage Connection is very good to work with and make it easy. Check in and out is easy, especially as it's done with a lockbox at the property and we don't have to travel further north to the office. Definitely will return again if possible with our schedule.
The house meets all of our expectations, which is why we rented it again after last year's vacation. We specifically like this property because we need peace and quiet on a vacation, so we don't do much besides enjoy the view, sit on the dock and relax.


Check-In Day:   Fridays from June 24-Sept 5, 2016 (Prime Season Weeks)

Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season

Check-Out Time:  no later than 10:00 AM

Town/Body of water:  Montsweag Bay (Saltwater / Tidal)

Type of Waterfront: Dock & Float (Ledge / Rocky)
Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   1

5 – very easy water access, sandy or pebble beach, great for all ages!
4 – Easy water access, may be a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
3 – Somewhat easy water access with a rocky shoreline, or rocky bottom, not suitable for young children, but fine for older children/adults, water shoes recommended.
2 – Water access only for agile young adults or adults, rocky shoreline or bottom, may be a hill down to the water or subject to strong currents.
1 – Swimming off dock only due to a seawall or rocky/wooded shoreline, owner has provided a swim ladder to make getting in and out of water easier. 
0 – not a waterfront property.

Privacy Rating for this property is a…,   5

5 – very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, not close to any roads, long driveway.
4 – Private location, protection from trees, neighbors a comfortable distance away, not close to any roads.
3 – Still in a quiet location, but one neighbor close by, little protection from trees, may be close to a road.
2 – Semi-quiet location, neighbors close by, may have road noise.
1 – in-town home, little or no privacy.

# of Bedrooms:  2
Bed Sizes: Queen upstairs, 2 singles downstairs.  Fold out sofa in Sun Room and Single bed in Laundry Room.  Even with the extra sleeping options offered at this location, the maximum occupancy has been set at 6 guests.

# of Bathrooms: 2
Bathroom Type: Shower Only both bathrooms

Linens (sheets and towels) are not provided with this cottage.  Rent them through our linen service or bring them from home.  In other seasons (Spring or Fall), arrival dates may be flexible, speak to the reservation agent for details.  

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited On EVERY Property

We represent a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed above are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made by the owners to furnishings, amenities and equipment. Once a change that has occurred is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.

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