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New ! Dramatic Maine Coast Couple's Retreat, Sunsets, Private Deepwater Dock

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Cabin from the River (View from NW)


Last updated: 01/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Bath cabin description

SPECIAL NOTE: DUE TO CONSTRUCTION PLANNED FOR THIS PROPERTY IN 2015 WHICH WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT OUR GUESTS' ENJOYMENT, WE REGRET THAT RENTALS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL MAY 2016... 'SpruceLedge Cabin', built in 2007, is a cozy, private, spectacular salt-waterfront vacation retreat on Maine's New Meadows River. Its remote woodland location is in the town of West Bath, on a peninsula just 15 minutes south of coastal Route 1. Dramatic sunset views from its rugged slopeside location. Perfect for couples: one bedroom with twin beds (with additional king-size mattress loft over), premium queen sleep sofa in living room. Full bath, modern kitchenette, outside deck with bar, laundry, other amenities. Easily-navigated 24/7 boating access, secure mooring, large private deep water dock with utilities for visiting tie-ups. Perfect for coastal yachtsman’s private land base while cruising the beautiful Maine coast. Public transportation, restaurants, museums, theater, galleries, fitness, beaches, marinas and other facilities available in nearby Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, etc. No smoking, pets or open fires. Ours is a steep site and the cabin has a small living area, so ask about suitability for toddlers and the infirm. For this reason and to better assure our guests' vacation satisfaction, we prefer couples-only. However, two (at most) age-appropriate family members, or adult visitors for only a night or two, could be considered.

Amenities' Details: Laundry (washer/dryer) & hospitality service room off deck. Jotul 'chill chaser' (gas) stove in living room.

Entertainment/Computer Access: CD / DVD / AM&FM radio / Hi-Definition Cable TV w/DVR / High-Speed W-Fi Internet Access.

Outside: Deck includes patio furniture seating 4-plus. Beverage service/storage room keeps hospitality 'out of my kitchen'. Ambient deck lighting at night enhances one's enjoyment of sunsets. Stainless Char-Broil BBQ. An additional gas tripod allows off-deck use of a large hospitality lobster / corn pot (provided). Private deep water dock with night-time lighting, adjacent heavy-duty mooring and 24-ft float has 24/7 utility (no mud outs), 30-Amp AC power and fresh water for boater tie-ups. On-site Services: A post-departure cleaning by Housekeeper is required ($115), with extra multi-week cleanings in accordance with the rental agreement.

Amenities' Details: Cellphone reception at SpruceLedge Cabin is good, depending on the device, service host, other conditions and where caller is standing (outside on deck, inside, etc). Subject to availability, the hard line telephone offers free local calling. You'll be billed for the others, but bring your cellphone if you wish to avoid these, along with an answering machine if you want one.

Suitability: SpruceLedge Cabin is only available for rent on a WEEKLY Saturday-to-Saturday basis (or multiples thereof) to people who are responsible and generally at least 25 years of age. Though the cabin can technically accommodate additional occupants, due to limited space it is best suited for a couple looking for a private retreat and for anyone who is able to walk up and down a secure, well built, woodsy, nighttime-illuminated, 74-step pedestrian riverbank stairway/ramp system (see photos), or an adjacent gravel trail of about 150-feet in length varying from 0-20% in slope (approximate). Therefore, though having a spectacular view, private access to the water and modern amenities, the property may not be suitable for anyone needing close supervision or who is physically infirm; so please ask about your own circumstances.

Picture this--- you're sitting on the deck surrounded by the quiet woods, or you're down on the dock catching a fish for dinner--- and you're watching the sun set in a spectacular sky over the far shore. Or, on a beautiful morning with the sun just peeping over the ridge behind you--- with a hot cup of breakfast coffee in hand--- you're on the deck, high above the river, watching the local lobstermen haul, harvest and re-set their numerous multi-colored pots, the wide variety of other boating activity on the river, and the abundant wildlife. Great blue heron, ducks, ospreys, if you're lucky even a resident pair of bald eagles pass by your gaze--- or perhaps you've gone down to the river to arrange for lobster drop-offs from one of the local fishermen, just in time for a classic Maine dinner--- 'finest kind '' !! For a real Maine Coast vacation, what can be better than that? Please inquire about your own reservation now !


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 670 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or older....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    For fire safety reasons, absolutely NO smoking or open fires of any sort are permitted at any time. Our woodsy, relatively remote location is at considerable distance from first-responder fire services. 'Nuff said....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Young children, that is. Ask about toddlers or anyone in your party who is physically infirm. Due to the dramatic, secluded steepness of our site, their access to the cabin or their supervision requirements may be safety issues....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We strive to maintain a clean, low-allergen environment for our successor renters. Also, our unique location raises safety concerns for pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Living Room/Great Room: 1 queen

    Premium quality queen sleep sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Ladder-accessed sleeping loft over, with king mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom: Two built-in twin beds (linens provided), with roomy storage drawers under, supplement a common hallway closet. Additional open loft sleeping space above bedroom has ladder-access to a king-size floor mattress. Sleeping bags are recommended for the loft. All walk-through portals have doors which close for privacy and sleeping quiet. Insulated (soundproofed) throughout. Well ventilated, so air conditioning is seldom necessary (this is coastal Maine after all). Great room w/View: Features a premium, very comfortable master queen sleep sofa in this living / dining room with galley kitchen, offering incredible sunset river views and a compact, forced-air Jotul propane stove with thermostat for your maximum comfort on cool, fall-like evenings....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    No tub...moreless

  • Unlimited on-demand fresh hot water. Additional outside hot /cold swim shower on lower level deck....moreless

Other Amenities

  • On-site Services: A cleaning service is provided prior to check-in and following departure, usually at no additional cost to the renter (cost is included in a separate prepaid departure fee on the rental agreement). For multi-week renters, additional between-week cleaning(s)--- one per week, usually on Saturdays--- are also provided, on the same prepaid basis, with final scheduling arranged by the renter with the housekeeper (minimum of 48 hours notice to housekeeper). Weekly housekeeper pickup service is provided for refuse and beverage recyclables as part of the departure (or weekly) cleaning service, provided such refuse or recyclables are timely deposited by the renter in the parking area barrel(s). Though we own and love a well-behaved pet ourselves, some of our renters have animal allergies and do not. Therefore, we regret that we must enforce a no-pet policy--- for ourselves too. Sorry, no exceptions. :-(...moreless


  • Books:

    Small number of adult titles (history, adult novels, Maine hiking and cruising guides, etc.). ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD available for hookup to TV...moreless

  • DVR
  • Games:

    All ages (Scrabble, etc.), playing cards, several moderate-difficulty puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small number of classical & pop CDs. Bring own favorites if desired. ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV (Comcast channels as may be available)....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Compact table-top stereo CD player/AM-FM clock radio w/built-in speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV cable TV and DVR seasonally available. Compact out-of sight equipment storage as desired....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Check Sebasco Resort website. Golf, restaurant, marina....moreless

  • River
  • Rural:

    Rural? Of course, this is Maine!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Western sunsets over the New Meadows River to the forested island across the way, lobster boats & lobster pots, soaring ospreys & eagles below eye-level!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private dock, large float and nearby heavy-duty mooring for swimming and securing watercraft, No mud-outs, 24-7 boating access, deep well-marked channel with lighted government buoys to Casco Bay....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Salt water riverfront with spectacular view, private deepwater dock with utilities and a mooring for larger boats. Accessible to eastern Casco Bay and the Gulf of Maine. Buy lobsters from the locals!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table seating 6 is adjacent to river-view window in great room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Free high-speed wireless broadband internet access (Comcast)....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The mate to the Maytag washer In the bar/laundry room off the deck....moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Jotul 'chillchaser' propane warming stove in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Free-standing gas stove (Jotul)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi wireless, high-speed broadband (Comcast/Xfinity)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedsheets, pillows, pillow cases sufficient for 1 queen and 2 twin mattresses. Advise bring sleeping bags for use on king-size loft mattress....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room combines sitting, dining and galley (kitchen) areas. Can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people (except when also used for sleeping)....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Large parking areas at top of riverbank stairway behind cabin....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large parking area...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free local (contiguous towns) landline service included. Long-distance service billed to renter unless arranged otherwise. Availability not guaranteed, so bring own cellphone if desired....moreless

  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Over/under type (Maytag). Starter supply of special-formula laundry detergent provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    10-cup drip-filter type....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generally sufficient for 6 place settings....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchenette with modest food & supplies' storage shelving and stove-oven/ refrigerator-freezer/ dishwasher capacities....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter supply of kitchen/bath soaps, paper goods, sugar, flour, S&P....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Intermediate-size with top freezer. Also a small beverage refrigerator with ice keeper in deck bar. A commercial icemaker, to be set up on bar counter as needed is available for special requirements....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    See photos. Patio table seating 4 with sun umbrella. Extra folding chairs also available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large stainless Char-Broil propane 4-burner roller gas grille with and separate side-panel pot burner...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Preseason
May 14 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Spring Pre-Season
Jun 4 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Peak Season
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall Post-Season
Sep 10 - Oct 7, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Columbus Holiday Week
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Fall Season
Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Bkg/Secty Dep $250
  • Cleaning $115
  • Tax Rate 8%


No pets. Preliminary get-acquainted phone conversation with owner arranged by email in advance is desirable to assure mutual compatibility & answer questions. Perfect for vacationing active couples. Note riverbank stairway cabin access and steep trail to waterfront swimming/boating facility. Lower rates apply in the pre-season, after the Labor Day holiday week in Sept. and in the post season.

Minimum 1-week occupancies. Fraction(s) at the same rate. Minimum renter age 25. Rental agreement and check/money order for the applicable deposit must be received/collected ten (10) business days prior to arrival in order to confirm the reservation. Alternate payment methods on a fee-reimbursable basis if applicable. Prices and availability are subject to change until confirmed in writing.

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Last updated: 01/27/2015
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Int'l Jetport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Boothbay-Monhegan Island
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bath, Phippsburg, Brunswick
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick or Portland
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 1 - Interstate Bus (Bath)
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bath, Brunswick
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Popham State Park (20 mi.), Thomas Point

Car: Necessary

West Bath is located between Brunswick and Bath, on the east bank of the scenic New Meadows River which defines (with Casco Bay) the western edge of the historic Phippsburg peninsula. The Kennebec River is to the east of this peninsula. SpruceLedge Cabin, reached via Birch Point Road, looks west across the New Meadows River to the northern portion of Long Island, just above Birch Point Light and Winnegance Bay to the south. Thomas Point Beach is about 3 miles upstream on the Brunswick side, and a marina and kayak-rental service are located upstream also. The city of Bath and its many attractions is a 15-minute drive to the northeast, on coastal Route 1 where it crosses the Kennebec River, upstream of historic Fort Popham and the beaches of Popham State Park at the river's mouth.

Other Activities: Boat & kayak rentals

Golf: Golf: See Amenities.


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  • Cabin from the River (View from NW)

    Cabin from the River (View from NW)

  • Cabin Approach from the Patio & Trail / Stairway

    Cabin Approach from the Patio & Trail / Stairway

  • Dining Table View

    Dining Table View

  • Private Twin Bedroom

    Private Twin Bedroom

  • Bedroom Ladder to King-Size Futon-Mattress Sleeping Loft Above

    Bedroom Ladder to King-Size Futon-Mattress Sleeping Loft Above

  • Cabin View of the 'Stairway to Heaven'

    Cabin View of the 'Stairway to Heaven'

  • New Meadows River View from the Private Dock

    New Meadows River View from the Private Dock

  • The New Kitchen

    The New Kitchen

  • Living Area and Comfy Queen Sofabed with Wide-Angle Riverview

    Living Area and Comfy Queen Sofabed with Wide-Angle Riverview

  • Hallway to Bathroom, Closet and Private Quarters

    Hallway to Bathroom, Closet and Private Quarters

  • Visiting Family's Cruising Yacht at the Dock

    Visiting Family's Cruising Yacht at the Dock

  • The Trailhead/Parking Stairway/Ramp Welcomes You

    The Trailhead/Parking Stairway/Ramp Welcomes You

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