TARBOX COTTAGE | WESTPORT ISLAND | 600 FEET OF WATERFRONT | STUNNING VIEWS OF KNUBBLE BAY | HISTORIC FARMHOUSE IN PEACEFUL RURAL SETTING | PET-FRIENDLY

Classic Maine farmhouse built by seafarers in the 1840`s or 50`s, on quiet Westport Island; newly renovated, nestled on a hillside among blueberry barrens overlooking the Sasanoa River. Stunning views; historic and artistic significance.

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Guests 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.5

Description

TARBOX COTTAGE

Enjoy the ambience of this gem of a Greek Revival farmhouse perched on a hillside overlooking an historic stone wharf and granite-clad waterfront; breathtaking sea and field views on all sides. Experience convenient access to Mid-coast attractions and dining only 20 minutes away, while enjoying hiking, kayaking, bird watching, blueberry picking and swimming (for the brave) right out your front door.  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.

SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO!
Located on Westport Island in Midcoast Maine this 1850’s Farmhouse sits amid two and a half acres of blueberry bushes and lawn. Follow the path down to the waterfront to swim or kayak from the original stone piers. 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.

Located about 2/3 of the way down Westport Island, this cottage is two miles off the main road 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!

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.

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 of those wonderful outdoor showers. Historic and artistic significance and beauty abound.

This delightful three bedroom, two bath cottage is a gem of Greek Revival architecture with great modern amenities. Fix breakfast in the charming galley kitchen and then enjoy it with family as you gather around the old-fashioned dining table. There are 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

This home is Dog friendly.

WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED?
Peruse our web site for local vendors, eateries and activities. Replete with all things vacation; if you can think of it, our site most likely covers it! Be sure to reach out to us if you need any help creating the perfect vacation!

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. 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!

BOOTHBAY REGION
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
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

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.
Linens are not included for your stay
NO Television 

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Reviews

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Eric
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.
Elon
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.
Betty
Reviewed: Apr 25, 2016
Property Manager
Property
Eric
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.

Notes

Check-In Day:  FridaysJune 24-Sept 5, 2016 (Prime Season Week’s).  See below for shoulder season details

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

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

Town:  Westport Island

Body of water:  Sasanoa River

Type of Waterfront: Old Sea Pier

Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   4

Owner discovered a set of stairs going down into the river from old sea pier

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 
1 – Swimming off dock only due to a seawall or rocky/wooded shoreline, 
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: 3
Bed Sizes: (2) Extra Long Singles that are set up as King Bed (2) singles set up as King (2) Singles in a stacked bunk bed

# of Bathrooms: 2
Bathroom Type: (1) with claw foot tub only (1) with shower

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited on EVERY Property

Cottage Connection of Maine represents 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 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.

Linens are not provided for your stay.  You will either need to order them through Cottage Connection of Maine linen service or bring them from home  /  Is dog friendly  / Kayaks are available to rent nearby, ask us for details  /  There is no television at this home.

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