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The Perfect House and View - Any Time of Year!

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Last updated: 06/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bath house description

This wonderful 1850 classic Maine farmhouse was completely renovated in 1996, with a spectacular 14 x 40 waterside wing creating a four-rooms-in-one 'great room'.  This house is wonderful, warm, and inviting 12 months a year.  One expects the Maine Summer to be glorious, with warm days and cool nights. And it IS. BUT Fall is spectacular with the leaves changing and the autumn evening sun hi-lighting the New England fall foliage across the bay.  The Osprey migrate in late fall and the Bald Eagles happily move into their nest on the island right in front of the house.  Winter and the snow and the quiet times are spectacular in the cozy house. The outdoor hot tub is exhilarating as the snow lands on your nose. Spring happily arrives, the goldfinches return to the feeder, and the jonquils, lilacs, and tulips emerge.  In other words, in our house, you can discover the 'real Maine' 12 months a year.Standing at the dishwashing and counter-dining fire-slate island, you can chat with friends sitting in the family area and spot the eagle hunting from the Osprey nest on the island in the middle of Pleasant Cove. While you are preparing the next meal, you will be able to enjoy the 6 burner Viking range, double wall ovens, a self contained warming drawer, and a separate free standing ice-maker.  This is truly a gourmet chef's delight kitchen!!! (In fact, cooking classes have been given in this kitchen.)Sitting before the open wood-burning classic fireplace in the living room, you can look out over the family dining table made of 200 year old polished pine planks seating 12 (16 with the 'company boards') with Pleasant Cove behind the wall of windows.The golden sunrises and reflected sunsets on the far shore are not to be missed.Beyond the original 1850 'old front door' and staircase is the downstairs bedroom with private bath. Don't miss the wall of cabinets re-assembled from the original country kitchen.The floor of the bath is the original floor from the birthing room in which the seven Reed sisters were born in the early 1900s (there's a seven sisters climbing rose on the trellis by the full length water-side deck in their honor).Upstairs, the original bedroom has been restored with brass beds and Maine/European country furnishings. You look out on the granite trackbed of the original Boston to Bangor single track with its charming wood bridge, the front door to the property.Three bedrooms on the water side all have their own unique views of the Sasanoa ... you can see all the way to Georgetown Island and the sacred Indian burial grounds at Hockomock Rock.The Chocolate Room has a large walk-in closet and private bath. Linking the other bedrooms with a large shared bath with built-in laundry is a lofted hallway, playroom video room. Don't miss the peek through 'elf's door' from the sleeping loft in the Peach Room ... a perfect venue for a puppet show, or just a terrific way to catch a cross breeze on a cool Maine summer's night.Of course, those summer evenings are also well-spent on the fully screened in south side porch or the hot tub on the deck. From both, it's an easy walk to the deep water dock, for a swim, canoe or kayak ride, or open woodside campfire.  It's Maine!No Smoking, Please.Please be advised that there is an attached, but SEPARATE 'granny flat,' or 'mother-in-law apartment' which is NOT included in the rental.  From time to time, the owner may be staying in this attached flat, which in NO WAY affects your rental.  This is a separate unit.  If you would like further details, please drop us an email.  The house is limited to a MAXIMUM of EIGHT guests over age 3.  Yes, children count. 
This is truly a 'family' house. Those coming here should expect to feel comfortable and 'at home' here. We leave spices and condiments for your enjoyment and just hope that you will take great pleasure in relaxing and having a good time with your friends and/or family. Welcome to Maine, 'the way life should be'.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1 - Downstairs Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                There is a full bathroom attached to this bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3 Peach Bedroom: 1 double

                This has a water view...moreless

              • Monhegan Bedroom: 1 double

                This room has a waterview...moreless

              • Bedroom 5 Lemonade Room: 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2 Master bedroom: 1 queen

                A water view and a full bath attached...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet kitchen, double wall oven, warming drawer, Viking 6 burner range, separate ice machine....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                14...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 14 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Only in downstairs bedroom. Fans in all other rooms - It is Maine!!...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • this is a great place for a family, girls weekend, or a romantic getaway. What's not to like!!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • Games
                  • Toys
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        2 kayaks, 1 canoe, 2 padleboards...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront

                          Activities

                          • Cinemas
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Swimming
                          • Golf
                          • Sailing
                          • Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hunting
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Tennis
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Racquetball
                          • Laundromat
                          • Cycling
                          • Hospital
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Museums
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Antiquing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Sledding
                          • Boating
                          • Groceries
                          • Basketball Court
                           

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                          There is a 20% reduction for 2 or more weeks.

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                          Last updated: 06/02/2014
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                          Location

                          There is terrific theatre, music and various cultural activities easily within a half hour of the house. And, of course, Freeport and L.L.Bean are also within that distance!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1991

                          Why the Owner Chose Bath:
                          We chose to buy a family home in this location as it is within walking distance to Bath and has a view that simply does not end. We only started renting the house when our children were not able to use it. This house is too special not to share and when purchased was never intended to be a rental.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          This is a special place. The dining room table seats fourteen and is the starting point for many wonderful conversations. The house is about being! Outside there are lovely gardens and a walk through the woods to a dock with great boating and swimming - when the tide is right! The city of Bath, Maine is within walking distance and you get to walk right by the Dairy Queen to get there. There are so many wonderful things to do here.


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                          Photos

                          • My college roommate painted this for us - it was a cool and crisp fall day.  the

                            My college roommate painted this for us - it was a cool and crisp fall day. the

                          • Sunrise over the bay.  Can you see the eagle's nest?

                            Sunrise over the bay. Can you see the eagle's nest?

                          • Many wonderful meals have been produced in this gourmet kitchen.

                            Many wonderful meals have been produced in this gourmet kitchen.

                          • The living room off the kitchen is always cheery and bright - even in the rain!

                            The living room off the kitchen is always cheery and bright - even in the rain!

                          • Downstairs bedroom, 2 twin beds, full bath with shower.

                            Downstairs bedroom, 2 twin beds, full bath with shower.

                          • Taken from the master bedroom at low tide.

                            Taken from the master bedroom at low tide.

                          • Upstairs 'Monhegan Island' room, overlooking the water

                            Upstairs 'Monhegan Island' room, overlooking the water

                          • The upstairs hall.  The large bathroom is at the end of the hall - a sunny room!

                            The upstairs hall. The large bathroom is at the end of the hall - a sunny room!

                          • The hot tub awaits you 24/7/365!

                            The hot tub awaits you 24/7/365!

                          • Protective parent is protecting babe from threatening osprey-Photo from our deck

                            Protective parent is protecting babe from threatening osprey-Photo from our deck

                          • Canoes and kayaks are great fun to enjoy.

                            Canoes and kayaks are great fun to enjoy.

                          • the waterfront with reflected setting sun - the end of a terrific day.

                            the waterfront with reflected setting sun - the end of a terrific day.

                          • Welcome to Graywoods.  The porch is on the right, entrance on the left.

                            Welcome to Graywoods. The porch is on the right, entrance on the left.

                          • A clear day in Maine...'the way life should be'

                            A clear day in Maine...'the way life should be'

                          • living room with working fireplace.  Large dining room table in fore ground.

                            living room with working fireplace. Large dining room table in fore ground.

                          • The table can easily seat sixteen; note the kitchen in the background.

                            The table can easily seat sixteen; note the kitchen in the background.

                          • Master bedroom with a full bath off of it.  Picture window overlooking the water

                            Master bedroom with a full bath off of it. Picture window overlooking the water

                          • 'The Lemonade Room'....one of 4 upstairs bedrooms.

                            'The Lemonade Room'....one of 4 upstairs bedrooms.

                          • The original of the first picture is on the wall in the room.  Great water view!

                            The original of the first picture is on the wall in the room. Great water view!

                          • Always a wonderful breeze on the screened in porch

                            Always a wonderful breeze on the screened in porch

                          • The proud parents are keeping watch over their babe.  Photo taken from our deck.

                            The proud parents are keeping watch over their babe. Photo taken from our deck.

                          • The yard on the side of the house.  Note the swing for all ages.

                            The yard on the side of the house. Note the swing for all ages.

                          • Can you believe this?  The pot of gold awaits you!

                            Can you believe this? The pot of gold awaits you!

                          • Plowed roads, a warm fireplace encourage you to visit particularly in the winter

                            Plowed roads, a warm fireplace encourage you to visit particularly in the winter

                          VRBO #49565

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                          $330 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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