A LUCKY CAST | WESTPORT ISLAND MAINE | SALT WATER RIVER | DEEP WATER DOCK & FLOAT
Description from the manager
A LUCKY CAST With a deep water dock and float stretching out into the Sheepscott River, you will love all things salt-water when you stay at A Lucky Cast on Westport Island! Kayaking and canoeing, floating with the tide, practicing your cast or simply relaxing and enjoying the sights, A Lucky Cast is a lucky find! Views of Barters Island and more are yours from the dock, lawn, decks and house! Away from city lights, stargazing on Westport Island is so awesome the owners of A Lucky Cast have created the perfect spot for their telescope on the top floor of the house!
SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO! Like most salt-water tidal rivers, the aquatic life is bountiful around Westport Island. You will enjoy bird-watching even if that is not your norm! Expect to see egrets, herons, loons, osprey, eagles and more. Also seals, porpoise and otters have been known to frequent the area! Wave the lobstermen in from your dock and share in the local bounty! Did you say lobster for dinner? Of course, you can get out in the water yourself! Sailing, kayaking, rowing and more are easy to do from your private dock & float. This is the perfect home for an active family. Just getting up and down the many steps leading from the house to the water is a better workout than most gym equipment offers! But the effort is absolutely worth it! The owners have generously provided the home with four kayaks for your use!
THE HOUSE A Lucky Cast is truly beautiful inside and out. You will enjoy the magical gardens on this property as much as the stunning views and private dock & float.
The main floor has the large living room with stuffed leather couches, hardwood floors, flatscreen TV, gorgeous wood furniture and a built-in fireplace with wooden mantle and raised hearth. The room’s floor to ceiling windows let light; from the sun, from the stars, from the moon fill the room! You will love this gourmet kitchen with the professional grade range and oven, custom tiled back splashes, glass fronted cabinets, warm wood floors and, you guessed it, more windows! The kitchen opens to the dining area making meal prep an inclusive and social event! A small reading area is perfect for catching up with your favorite author! Entry to the screened porch makes cocktails and appetizers, outdoor dining and morning coffee easy and enjoyable! Large sliders lead from the open concept first floor to the open-air deck with more incredible views of the river, dock & float below. A Queen Bedroom, laundry room and 3/4 bathroom with shower are also located on the main floor.
The second floor has a large family room with plenty of space for children and teens to relax and enjoy their activities while the adults congregate downstairs. The family room has toys and games as well as another flat-screen TV. An upstairs balcony houses the library, floor-to-ceiling windows and a telescope perfect for star gazing! The Master Bedroom Suite opens to a private Juliette deck with seating for two and breath-taking views. Romantically appointed, this room is a sweet treasure in this house of sweet surprises! An ensuite bathroom and plenty of closet space make this room just about perfect! One other bedroom with a queen bed and a fourth bedroom with a set of bunk beds and a full bath round out the second floor. First Floor One Bedroom has a Queen Bedroom Second Floor: The Master Bedroom has a Queen Bed One Bedroom has a Queen Bed One Bedroom has Bunk Beds -Two Single Beds The Family Room has a Fold out Sleep Sofa
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 nestled 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 Jeremy Squam, the island has a rich nautical history and a deep love of the sea’s bounty. The distinguished eatery Squire Tarbox Inn and Restaurant offers fresh locally grown foods, expertly prepared. 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....Read more
Left on 11/04/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | JMCSTLReviewed Nov 4, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
A_Lucky_Cast_Westport_Island was the perfect spot for my party of 6 adults to enjoy a quiet & relaxing week in Midcoast Maine in autumn. The two-story house in the woods is nearly new, very well constructed and thoughtfully furnished, with four bedrooms and three fully fixtured bathrooms. There was plenty of room to spread out & have some privacy, but plenty of places to gather as a group both on the main floor & on the second floor. We didn't use the outdoor spaces & amenities much due to time of year, but the rear deck provided a great view of the sunrises over the Wiscasset River. The house is remote & on a dead-end gravel road, but still within a half-hour drive (once you figure out the winding roads) of either Wiscasset or Bath. Dining options in Wiscasset & Bath & Newcastle/Damariscotta are varied and convenient and of very good quality/value, when you don't feel like preparing meals in the large & well-equipped kitchen. And dinner our last night on the Island at the Squire Tarbox Inn Restaurant was an excellent way to wrap up our memorable week.
The staff at Cottage Connection was friendly & helpful throughout the booking process, and they were very responsive to my party's split arrival & departure schedules. Just two items that could have been improved: (1) We weren't told that household supplies (particularly paper towels & trash bags) were our responsibility after initial supplies were used; (2) the master suite lacks window treatments on the glass pane entry doors & so privacy can be an challenge at night.
Despite those small issues, the property & its location & the service were as good as any vacation rental my family members have booked in many parts of the country. Thanks to the ladies @ CCM, and thanks to the property owners for sharing their wonderful home with us!
So glad you enjoyed your vacation. We know vacations are precious times for family and friends and strive to make them as carefree as possible. Thank you for a wonderful review of this great property and our comopany.
A Lucky Cast is a great spot for a famiy and the set-up is ideal - with spread out gathering areas so adults can enjoy each other and children can be together to enjoy each other too. We will share your observation about the window treatment with the owners. Again thank you and hope to see you again soon.
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