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View of cottage from the beautiful Sheepscot River
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View of cottage from the beautiful Sheepscot River
View of cottage as you arrive through the woods Awesome private dock is great for fishing and kayaking- Mooring too
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8 reviews
View of cottage from the beautiful Sheepscot River
View of cottage as you arrive through the woods
Awesome private dock is great for fishing and kayaking- Mooring too
Most guests most favorite spot - Adirondack chairs by the water!
Family room with TV, FP, comfortable seating, water views
Another view of the family room.
Shaker dining table seats 8, leads to wraparound deck
CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS: 1st floor Master bedroom, king bed, ensuite bath, water view
FIRST MATE'S QUARTERS: 1st floor bedroom, queen bed, ensuite bath
CREW'S QUARTERS: 2nd floor bedroom, twin beds, ensuite bath, small balcony
Well stock kitchen with gas oven, dishwasher, coffee maker and more
Teak dining table on deck & screen porch
View of sunset over dock-Awesome!
Kayakers on the river at sunset
Island lobster co-op is walking distance-buy the day's catch right off the dock
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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Rachel K
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
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“Great Location- Great Cottage- Great Owners- Highly Recommend”
Reviewed November 11, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My husband and two other couples spent a week at this cottage in September. It was one of the best vacation spots and cottages we've ever rented. We are seasoned travelers and have rented through many rentals sites including this one and this was one of the best experiences we've had. The owners were extremely helpful and always answered our emails very quickly. They even made special arrangements for an early check in so that we could start enjoying our vacation sooner. The cottage is exactly as pictured and described on the site. Its 3 nice bedrooms and 3 private bathrooms were perfect for us. We spent most of our time outside on the Adirondack chairs and the screen porch. We saw working lobster boats and ospreys. We even saw a bald eagle once. One of our favorite things to do was to walk down to the lobster co-op and buy lobsters from the local lobstermen. Best lobster I've ever eaten. The location of Westport Island was ideal. Just a short drive and you can get to Boothbay Harbor, Reid State Park, and Freeport. We ventured out almost every day but couldn't wait to get back to the cottage to relax. Most nights we steamed lobsters or cooked on the grill. I would highly recommend this cottage and these owners. We will definitely return next year.

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Liked best: The cottage had everything we needed and offered privacy. The owners are terrific.
Liked least: We had to leave after just 1 week.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Oski59
Washington DC
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Vacation Place”
Reviewed June 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Myself, wife, youngest adult son, and brother and sister-in-law spent an awesome time at Water's Edge retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very spacious. With three bedrooms and three baths we had ample room for everybody. We did not feel cramped at all.

When we arrived, the cottage was all prepared for our arrival. The cottage is in great shape, nicely decorated and stocked with the necessities. There are great views of the river from the cottage.

The location was perfect, secluded (very serene and quiet) and convenient (close to restaurants and sights). There are several great places to eat nearby. Our favorites include, J.R. Maxwell, Beale St BBQ, Sea Dog Brewery, Frosty's Donuts, and Moody's Restaurant. As for sights, we went as far north to Bar Harbor (about a 2 1/2 hr drive) and Acadia National Park to down south to Portland (less than an hour).

The floating dock was in the water, so we were able to launch our kayaks from the platform and paddle up and down the river. We tried our hand at fishing for stripers at the rivers edge, but were a couple of weeks to early. Damariscotta Lake is nearby and was a great place for freshwater fishing.

We were able to meet the owners, who are friendly and gracious. They made every effort to make sure our stay met our expectations. In fact, our stay at Water's Edge exceeded our expectations. We certainly highly recommend Water's Edge Retreat. Our only disappointment is that our vacation had to end.

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Liked best: the house
Liked least: too early for stripper fishing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Mgl14
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Beautiful setting, fabulous cottage”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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My husband and I spent two weeks in the cottage and the only negative we had was the weather! It was cold-mid 50s and rainy for most of our trip. The cottage was cosy and very comfortable, having everything you could need regardless of the weather. The setting is beautiful, peaceful and quiet right on the river and when we did see the sun it was fun to go down to the dock and watch the osprey. It is obvious that the owners care about there property as everything is well maintained and spotless.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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CT
Reviewed March 28, 2015 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: Wonderful owner to work with.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chantal T
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Relaxing in a Beautiful spot!”
Reviewed March 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

I can't say enough about this beautiful house and location. No description would do this home justice. It was very clean and well maintained, and the home was well decorated to feel New England beach style. Everything we could possibly want and more. Fantastic locale right on the water. My husband fished all week long and we watched him from the livingroom. Groceries were close by and outlet shopping in Freeport was not too far away. We also went to see a play intown. What a great week!

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Liked best: Awesome amenities with something for everyone
Liked least: Wish we could have stayed longer
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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