Newkirk Historic Retreat - Wiscasset, ME

Charming, historic home located in a quaint seaside village - dogs ok!
Newkirk Historic Retreat 5 out of 5 21 ratings 17

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Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 12
Sleeps Comfortably: 10
Pet Policy: Dog Friendly

Newkirk Historic Retreat 33 Washington Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578

This historic, Greek Revival Wiscasset vacation rental is the perfect base for a seaside retreat. This well-maintained property boasts three levels, four bedrooms, a beautiful deck, and is dog-friendly, too! Up to 12 people can stay here and reap the benefits of this beautiful historic manse.

Located in downtown Wiscasset, a sleepy seaside village in the heart of the Boothbay region, this home is within walking distance of antique shops, restaurants, and galleries but also close to the water as well.

While there is no common living room, this home is expansive and comfy, offering many places for quiet reflection and relaxation amid glorious antique furnishings. Head onto the covered porch and enter through the front door. You'll find a full gourmet kitchen with all the necessary gadgets and appliances to make your stay a welcoming one. Pine wood floors and white cupboards abound.

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee at the two-seat breakfast bar and place your used cups in the large dishwasher afterwards. The wooden island boasts plenty of counter space to prep for dinner and the windows offer a scenic view to the environs.

A formal meal can be planned at the large Victorian-style, 10-seat dining table. A vintage white lace tablecloth envelopes the beautiful wooden table and a wooden hutch displays the home's exquisite china. Wash up at the full bathroom just down the hall or enjoy a good book in the small sitting room with its comfy floral sofa and desk for letter writing. Head through the lovely French doors and you're in a gorgeous bedroom, named Alna for the nearby town, with a beautiful queen bed, beige armchair, bed bench, and antiques.

Upstairs you'll find more bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and some with additional sitting areas. One is called the Boothbay Suite and features salmon-colored decor, a queen bed in a wooden frame, and traditional furniture, including a writing desk.

The Camden Suite boasts pumpkin-colored pine floors, a pillow-top queen bed, desk, built-in cabinets, and an antique wing chair for relaxation. The green walls feature a fleur de lis stencil over a faux finishing. You can relax in the adjoining sitting room with a beautiful blue, printed chesterfield sofa and a small brocade bench.

The Dresden Suite occupies the top floor of the home, offering a full bed, kitchenette with sink, small refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. Another sitting room comes complete with a desk and chairs and leads into another full bathroom. In total, there's room for 10 guests to sleep comfortably (with a maximum occupancy of 12).

Relax on the deck and enjoy a BBQ on the gas grill. WiFi is available throughout the property but the second and third floors need to use the extension (the modems need to be power-cycled occasionally) and every bedroom has its own TV.

Up to three dogs are welcome, though a nightly fee per dog and minimum fee per stay will apply. Weddings can be held on the property as well. There's also one sofabed for additional sleeping options.

Wiscasset village has been named the prettiest village in Maine and one can see why. The tiny hamlet boasts rolling hills, freshwater streams, and plentiful wildlife. Enjoy a variety of hiking trails in the area or tour one of the neighborhood farms.

A number of historic homes downtown are also available for a visit. End your day at one of the quaint seaside eateries and breathe in the fresh air and detox from the every day.

Gorgeous furnishings, a historic feel, and expansive sitting rooms make this Maine vacation rental the choice spot for your next midcoast adventure.

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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C: partial
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music: CD player
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • Newkirk Historic Retreat

    Cassy J.

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    The four bedrooms/ four baths were perfect for our group getting ready for a nearby wedding in Westport. The showers were a tad small and the water got extremely hot if someone flushed or turned on the sink. But besides that everything was fantastic! We're a kitchen dwelling kind of group so the lack of a formal sitting/living area was a none issue!
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    Julie W.

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    Great location for relaxation. There was ample sleeping space. Really missed a common gathering place. The dining room sufficed. I was a bit disappointed with the cleanliness. Dryer over stuffed with towels. Stove did malfunction but the property manager and owners were great! I would stay here again.
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    Hector R.

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    Enjoyed our time very much. The rental house was very spacious and suited our family size comfortably. The town of Wiscasset was great and not too far from Boothbay if you really want to experience the touristy vibe, I would recommend. Popham beach is not far and a great place as well. Overall very pleased and will be visiting again soon.
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    Susanne P.

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    Loved the cottage and was perfect after 5 days on a schooner!! Wished we had more time to spend there. Would definitely stay her again!!!!
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    Romeo A.

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    My family and I were very pleased with this property. All the rooms were very spacious. The kitchen and dining areas were ideal for cooking and eating. The presence of so many bathrooms was very convenient for all of us. We could not have asked for a better property.
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    Lila M.

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    This place is amazing!
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    Anne B.

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    The house is an easy walk to town and worked well for our group. Route 1 was noisy and closer to house than we expected, but that's part of being "close to everything." We would definitely return.
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    Sue B.

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    This house worked really well for a gathering of 9 of us. It is not a place for the location or view. But it is great to be able to have a large group all together. The street is noisy but once you are inside you don't really hear it. Easy walking around town. Lots of great side streets with old homes and picturesque views.
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    Heather W.

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    The home was wonderful! Very well equipped for all your needs. Very comfortable beds. Having 4 bathrooms was wonderful!!!! This is huge! The town of Wiscasset is so nice and enjoyable.
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    Dimitri I.

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    Beautiful, comfortable and tastefully decorated/reserved the house, though it is located on the main road, is house is the perfect New England experience. Wiscasset is ideally situated for exploring coastal and culinary Maine. Highly recommended.
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    William J.

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    I stayed here with 6 people. My mother got one room, my grandmother got another, and there were two other couples. The house fit us all perfectly. It is set up without a living room, but it was not a problem, as we either gathered in the dining room, or the downstairs bedroom, which was essentially a living room to begin with.
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    Libby M.

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    Upon arrival it seemed like the place wasn't going to house all the guests we had booked it for, but then we found the 3rd floor! It doesn't really have a living/family room to hang out in (especially if you have a large group staying there), but the kitchen/dining room suffices. We were only there for 2 short nights and it fit our needs well!
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    Mercedes P.

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    I always wanted to stay in Wiscasset and found the perfect house with the Newkirk Historic Retreat in the village. I felt right at home, especially at night when I returned home from a long day of adventures & hunting around Mid-Coast Maine. I loved the homey feel of this home. And did a ton of Christmas shopping in the area and was relieved to have found so many unique gifts for my family and friends. This home is also dog friendly and was very comfortable for my almost 10 year old Chocolate Lab.
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    Sarah H.

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    Our troupe of six adults and three teenagers stayed here for a nearby family event. The fully appointed kitchen was very convenient and the house's location was ideal for visiting the area. The house was immaculate and is furnished/decorated with antiques. There is slight traffic noise from Rt 1 and, if all beds are used, the largest separate hanging out space is the kitchen and dining room. That worked fine as we were out and about and were home only to breakfast and later to collapse into bed. The bedroom suite on the first floor was perfect for my grandmother who has mobility issues.
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    Marie W.

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    With four bedrooms and four bathrooms our party of 6 had plenty of space and privacy. Our dog enjoyed running in the field behind the property. The owners are nice people who care deeply about the historical significance of the town and have maintained the historical home.
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    Cynthia P.

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    We were a large group (9 adults and 1 baby) and had just enough space for everyone to be comfortable. While there wasn't a family room that we could use, we gathered in the dining room and kitchen. We didn't spend much time in the house as we were out an about exploring the area and attending a wedding in Boothbay. We found everything we needed--plenty of towels, kitchen supplies. I will say the area can get congested, but traffic is no where as bad as Boston! Cars/trucks can be heard when in the house, especially on the first floor bedroom, but it didn't bother us even with our windows cracked (might bother light sleepers). It was great to be able to walk to the town center within 5 minutes, especially in the morning to enjoy the quietness of the river and to grab coffee and goodies. We also met Chris, the owner of the house. He lives next door and gave us a lot of good suggestions on what to see and do. This house was perfect for us (and dogs!) and would highly recommend!
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    Stephen O.

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    The property is wonderful -- beautifully maintained. The owners were extremely helpful to us. Thye neighborhood is historic and quite interesting. But access to the house fromRoute #1 and especially vice-versa is difficult and somewhat dangerous because it is located on both a curve and hill which limits visibility, especially when leaving the property..
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    Carolyn J.

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  • September, 2015

    Aloys F.

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  • September, 2015

    William F.

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  • July, 2015

    Charles C.

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