TARBOX COTTAGE | WESTPORT ISLAND | HISTORICAL FARM HOUSE | 600ft OF WATERFRONT | PET FRIENDLY

Classic 1840`s hillside Maine farmhouse on quiet Westport Island; Among the blueberry barrens overlooking the Sasanoa River.

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.5
Allows Pets Yes

Description

THIS PROPERTY RENTS FRIDAY-FRIDAY JUNE - SEPTEMBER. 7-NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED.

Built in the 1800's, this classic Greek Revival farmhouse on Westport Island is ready for you to settle in for a memorable Maine Vacation. Enjoy the ambience of this gem perched on a hillside overlooking an historic stone wharf and granite-clad waterfront. This three bedroom, two and a half bath home is well equipped and thoughtfully furnished throughout. Historic and artistic significance as well as beauty abound here at Tarbox Cottage.

THE HOUSE: Classic Maine farmhouse built by seafarers in 1848. Newly renovated in 2014. Located on the rugged coast surrounded by blueberry barrens, farmers’ fields, woods, and the sea. Offers modern amenities, antique furnishings, and roomy and comfortable living spaces. Three bedrooms, two and 1/2 baths AND one outdoor shower. Charming galley kitchen with old-fashioned dining table. Two front parlors from which to enjoy the water views. A cheery bedroom and bath are located above the kitchen while the other two bedrooms and bath are located on the second floor of the house and have views of the water. A wonderful mural depicting life in the 1800’s stretches from the front door, down the main hallway and up the stairwell. The home-owners are in the process of lovingly restoring the mural and the home includes a history of the artwork.

BEDROOMS
The Master Bedroom has a King Bed (can be broken down into two XL single beds).
The Second Bedroom has a King Bed (can be broken down into two single beds).
The Third Bedroom has a set of bunk beds (two single beds).

BATHROOMS
The Bathroom over the kitchen has a shower (no tub.)
The other bathroom, also on the second floor has a claw foot tub –no shower.
First floor - 1/2 bath (sink and toilet)
Outdoor Shower

LINENS & TOWELS INCLUDED? No, Linens & Towels are NOT provided for your stay; ask your reservation agent about ordering linens through us, or you may bring your own from home.

PETS PERMITTED? Yes, DOGS are allowed. No cats please due to owner allergies.

Guests can experience convenient access to Mid-coast attractions and dining only 20 minutes away. Hiking, kayaking, bird watching, blueberry picking and swimming (for the brave) are just outside your front door. The property includes 600 feet of shoreline along the Sasanoa River, a tidal, salt-water river full of aquatic sea-life. The Sasanoa River is great for fishing, bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more. Visit neighboring Tarbox Farm to pick up your CSA (included) on Fridays at the 1770’s barn.  Buy your lobsters straight off the boat a few miles up the island. Tarbox Cottage is a nostalgic, family-friendly escape to a simpler, bygone era. The cottage sits amid two and a half acres of blueberry bushes and lawn, 2 miles off the main road. Follow the path down to the waterfront to swim or kayak from the original stone piers.

The “spreading chestnut” tree in the side yard invites you to sit under its shade and enjoy a visit with family and friends or just read a book. Maybe sit on the stoop and shell some peas or shuck some corn that you got from the neighboring Tarbox Farm. This is a wonderful house and perfect location to “unplug” from the everyday world.

Located at the end of a country lane, where the only sounds are the cries of birds and the muffled engines of lobster boats making the rounds of their traps offshore.  A family of seals sometimes hauls up on the rocks of Willis Point a few hundred feet away.  For a feeling of complete calm and solitude, start your day sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the front terrace sipping your coffee while watching the ripples spread on the bay (as the fog burns off, you will often spot eagles and ospreys) – and end it sipping a glass of wine and watching the sunset turn the water pink and orange.  If you want action, the attractions of Wiscasset (1/2 hour) Damariscotta (40 minutes away), or Bath (1/2 hour) are of world-class interest.  There is always the lively waterfront at Boothbay Harbor or the L.L. Bean outlet in Freeport less than an hour away. For every taste or age group there’s more than plenty to do, from the fish ladder to the Indian shell midden, to the antiques shops, house museums, or the Maine Maritime Museum; excursions of all kinds are available nearby, off- and on-shore ones, from cruises to group paddles.  As far as dining goes, a list and descriptions of some local restaurants are available at the house; you certainly won’t be disappointed here!

There are miles of scenic walking paths and trails on and around the property. Walk over to the Bonyun Preserve; a member of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust with a tidal inlet, Mixed old-growth woods, fresh water marshes, estuary, riparian and pocket woodlands. Another path will take you to the neighbor’s Tarbox Farm; an organic farm dating back to 1770 that is still active today. During the season, feel free to explore the blueberry bushes and brambles, eating as you go or bring back enough for blueberry pie!


WESTPORT ISLAND
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 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.

Amenities

Dog Friendly Property
Linens are NOT included for your stay; ask your reservation agent about ordering them through us (for a fee), or if you plan to bring your own from home.
Waterfront Old Wharf (Pier) to launch kayaks or swim, with care
Hiking Trails on and near property
Bonyun Preserve (Kennebec Land Trust Trail)
Blueberry bushes
Outdoor Shower
Charcoal Grill
Woodstove in dining room
Washer/Dryer
Dishwasher
WIFI - High Speed 
Microwave
Collect your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box from Tarbox Farm (a 5 minute walk) when you check in on Friday, this box is included with your stay.
NO Television 

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Reviews

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Greenville, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
Property Manager
The folks at The Cottage Connection are very friendly and easy to work with.
Property
Absolutely fabulous. We came last year and loved it so much we came back again this year.
Hillsborough, US
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2016
Property Manager
Conversations with members of the team gave us more appreciation for life in Maine and made us feel welcome.
Property
This property is ideal for creative pursuits.
Reviewed: Apr 25, 2016
Property Manager
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Greenville, US
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2015
Property Manager
Very friendly and helpful staff. My son lost his photo ID on the flight up, and the team were very cordial and helpful in accepting a replacement by Fed Ex from my secretary back at my office.
Property
Tarbox Cottage was absolutely beautiful and isolated. A truly charming and well-maintained cottage off the beaten path. Both the cottage and the view from the cottage were very photogenic - could be on the cover of a travel magazine.

Disclosures

A 4-NIGHT MINIMUM IS REQUIRED FOR NON-PEAK SEASON RENTALS. We require at least 72 hours’ notice of intent to rent so the cottage can be prepared for your stay.

Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season
Check-Out Time:  no later than 10:00 AM

Town/Body of Water:  Westport Island/Sasanoa River
Type of Waterfront: Old Sea Pier

Swimming Area Rating 4/5: Easy water access, may be a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes. Owner discovered a set of stairs going down into the river from old sea pier
Privacy Rating 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.
 
SMOKING AND/OR FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED ON EVERY PROPERTY MANAGED BY CCM, INC.

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 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.
WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION?

Vacation Rentals. Privately Owned. Professionally Managed. Trusted since 1993.
 
Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Since being created by Jeff and Audrey Miller in 1993, Cottage Connection has been trusted by homeowners and vacationers alike to “connect” each family with the perfect vacation cottage. 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.”

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