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All newly renovated open concept design! Waterfront spacious studio cottage located in the summer colony of Sabino. This is on tidal water with the New Meadows River near the mouth of Cundy's Harbor, it is a great place to kayak and watch the sunsets, boats, and other ocean activity.Brand new kitchen w/granite counters & new appliances, wood floors, cathedral ceilings, & loads of windows to view the sunset.
Accommodations: This is a studio w/a full bath - sleeps 3. There is a queen size sofa bed with a 4' foam topper & a twin air mattress. Ideal retreat for a couple and pet-lovers. Please note this is a three-season cottage - there is no heating system - no winter stays.
Activities In & Around Bath, Maine: Nature: Reid State Park & Popham Beach State Park are classic New England beaches w/rocky headlands & long stretches of sandy beaches & dunes. The fall foliage is legendary! For great bird watching & walking trails, head to Josephine Newman Wildlife Sanctuary, Montsweag Preserve of Butler's Head Sanctuary. Also be sure to keep an eye out for eagles & osprey on the Kennebec River. See lobster men in action in nearby harbors. Launch your boat from 1 of the city's ramps. Hire a guide for a day of fishing. Check out the harbor seals & osprey at Fort Popham.
Activities In & Around Bath, ME: History/Museums: Stroll the quaint downtown area of Bath, recently designated 1 of a dozen Distinctive Destinations in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Step back into history at Fort Popham. Built in the 1800s, the fort tells the story of protecting Mane's coast from the Civil War through WWI. Take a historical cruise on the Kennebec River to Merrymeeting Bay & area lighthouses. Take a guided walking tour of the Bath historic district w/a representative of the Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., or take a self-guided walking tour or ride the Bath trolley for a tour of Bath & the historic district. Visit the extensive complex of the Maine Maritime Museum w/ the Percy & Small Shipyard & hands-on exhibits.
More to do in Bath: Downtown Bath is filled w/a variety of independently owned shops & galleries selling antiques, art, books, jewelry, kitchen supplies, marine supplies, photography gear, pottery, quilting materials, wine & yarn. The Bath Farmer's Market (May-October) is open every Thursday & Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30 pm at Waterfront Park. Bath's Chocolate Church Arts center brings the arts alive w/a range of musical & dramatic performances, along w/exhibits in its gallery. Bath celebrates Heritage days the 1st weekend of July. Step back into time & enjoy the festivities. Patten Free Library & its wonderful Library Park are a short walk from downtown. Great for Internet access as well as genealogical & historical research of the area. Bath summer concert series takes place on Friday evenings at Library Park beginning at 7 pm.
PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required sixty (60) days before arrival. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. Payments by personal checks or wire transfer only. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due thirty (30) days before your arrival date.
CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.
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Just 30 minutes North of Portland, this vacation retreat is less than 5 minutes to the quaint city of Bath, voted 1 of the best small cities in America. Downtown Bath has a nationally recognized cluster of shops & restaurants & Bath is home to the Maine Maritime Museum. Kayaks & canoes are available for rental nearby. New Meadows Marina offers power boat rentals in the area. For kayak rentals, contact Sea Spray Kayak Rentals. They are just a few miles from the property and do deliver.
Fort Popham, Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park, as well as music, theater & golf are all nearby. Take a drive through the coastal villages along scenic Route 1; antique stores & local artisans abound. The Freeport outlets are only 20 minutes away, including the L.L. Bean flagship store.
Golf: Public Championship golf courses await golfers of all abilities.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: It has always been a dream of mine to purchase and renovate a home. Paul and I are Connecticut Yankees who adore the Maine coast. In 2005, we found this small cottage in West Bath. While Paul immediately zeroed in on all the work that needed to be done – and it was extensive, I simply looked dreamily at the water view. Location, location, location!
Built in 1940 on posts, the 'camp' was beginning to sink into the ground and was lop-sided. The cottage had to be raised hydraulically and placed on what looked like Lincoln logs while a cement basement was built below to support the structure. The original home was literally gutted – only one exterior wall was left standing while we went to work to rebuild the cottage. It was important for me to maintain the original look and feel of the cottage so that it remained integrated into the surroundings. After much blood, sweat and tears… (and did I mention money?...way over budget!), we completed the bulk of the renovations.
Each year we select additional projects that we hope to complete to further enhance the charm of this little cottage. Almost every item in the cottage has “a story” and a connection to our experience in Maine. It is truly a joy to share our “little slice of heaven” with folks from all over the world.
Why the Owner Chose West Bath: West Bath is located on the Maine coast between Brunswick and Bath, approximately 35 miles north of Portland on Route 1. With the New Meadows River on one side and Casco Bay on the other, West Bath enjoys its coastal character. It is a place of delightful surprises, such as the small, private coves that curl into its salt marshes and sloping fields. Some of the region's loveliest homes rest there at the crests of those fields, overlooking the bay on their doorstep.
Easy drive to Portland, Rockland, Freeport, and Boothbay.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: This property is perfect for couples looking for the laid back feel of Maine living. Although the cottage maintains its original Maine-charm, the interior has been totally renovated and offers many updates and amenities. Within a 10 minute drive you will be able to enjoy shopping in Bath and tasting the freshest seafood Maine has to offer.
Bath is known as “Maine’s Cool Little City” - big enough to be a commercial and cultural hub and compact enough to be intimate and walkable, Bath is vibrant, friendly, and a Maine visitor’s paradise. The compact downtown district of the “City of Ships” has lovingly preserved 19th century architecture lining pedestrian-friendly Front and Centre Streets…a hold over from the days of the Tall Ships, and the perfect place for an afternoon of browsing downtown’s many shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.
Just a couple of miles downriver is the Maine Maritime Museum, ranked one of the “Ten Best” maritime museums in the world.
From its vantage point along the Kennebec River at the head of the Phippsburg and Georgetown peninsulas, Bath is also a great central location for enjoying a day at the beach, hiking trails, fishing or deep-water sailing.
Easy drive to Portland, Rockland, Freeport, and Boothbay.