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Oceanfront Cottage with Panoramic Views & Its Own Tidal Dock on Casco Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 or 5

This is a spacious 1200 square foot cottage with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath that sleeps 4 or 5 people. There is a queen size bedroom, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom and a large open porch facing the water. The Blue Heron Cottage has a central heating system, a washer and dryer, dish washer, Keurig coffee maker, basic cable TV, internet service, an outside Weber gas grill and a lobster cooker.

Jim Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Jim Williams

We have been drawn to this area for some time by the stunning natural beauty, variety of wildlife, the museums, the history, the Colleges, and the diversity of activities. Having lived in Portland, Gorham and Manchester (Maine), we summered and camped in the area until moving permanently in 2002. Jim grew up on the New Meadows messing around with boats first living here year round and then staying at the cottage summers and weekends. His family ancestors first moved into the area in the mid 1700’s as subsistence saltwater farmers and fisherman.

Jim Williams purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jim Williams chose West Bath

The Blue Heron Cottage is both secluded and yet only a fifteen minute drive to downtown Bath and Brunswick, which each offer many shopping and dining opportunities. Bath is a shipbuilding community on the Kennebec, friendly to pedestrians, with boutiques and pubs. Home to Bowdoin College, Brunswick offers dramatic views of the Androscoggin and a popular walking green lined with restaurants and bookstores. Each is perfect for an afternoon of browsing in all seasons. Shops in Freeport and L.L. Bean are only another fifteen minutes away. Some of our favorite eateries in the area are Admiral’s Steakhouse, Henry and Marty’s, The Great Impasta, and the Dolphin Marina. There are over forty in the area.

What makes this cottage unique

There is also a vibrant cultural scene in the Bath-Brunswick area. The Maine Maritime Museum offers exhibits, talks, and other activities on Maine’s seafaring heritage. Take a cruise on the Kennebec River to Merrymeeting Bay and area lighthouses. Or visit the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, which offers guided tours as well as hands-on activities. Tour groups have the opportunity to try on Inuit snow goggles, play with an ajugaq, try a bow-drill, feel various types of fur, and even hold a walrus tusk! The campus also houses the Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT). Now in their 56th year, the MSMT is the premier professional music theater in Maine. In addition, the Bowdoin International Music Festival attracts performers and classical musicians from around the world.


West Bath Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Shopping and restaurants: Downtown Bath’s 19th century buildings are home to shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants lining pedestrian-friendly front and center streets… perfect for an afternoon of browsing in all seasons. Browse downtown for clothing, jewelry, antiques, books, home furnishings and decor, kitchenware, and made in Maine gifts. There are also many excellent restaurants in the area, such as: Henry and Marty’s, The Great Impasta, and the Dolphin Marina. There are over forty in the Bath-Brunswick area. Freeport’s outlet shops including the L.L.Bean flagship store are only about 20 minutes down Route one.


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Oceanfront Cottage with Panoramic Views & Its Own Tidal Dock on Casco Bay
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well appointed and serene (morning coffee on the porch!). Jim was attentive to all our needs, couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Blue Heron Cottage in August 2016 and loved it. The cottage is the perfect size for a small family or a couple. The master bedroom is full of light and has a fantastic view. As others have said, the setting is serene and peaceful. My wife swam off the floating dock every day when the tide was in. When it was out she and my son explored the mud flats and one day my son dug out an antique plate, which must have slid off a sailboat decades ago. Jim was a great host and we hired him one day to take us on a boat tour of the area, stopping for lunch at Cundy's Harbor. We saw seals as well as plenty of bird life.

Our only quibble was that the kitchen, while it had the basics, was a little thinly equipped for cooks -- if you're cooking for a larger group as we did one night you have to be creative. It needs more pots and pans.

We hated to leave. A week wasn't enough. We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Blue Heron Cottage and wish we could have stayed for a month! The peacefulness and serenity there was exactly what we hoped for. The cottage was very well equipped. The views were beautiful. And our hosts, Jim and Beth, were very gracious. We recommend taking a boat tour with Jim to see many sites only visible by water. My husband and I (and our German Shepherd) had a wonderful time. We look forward to going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great waterfront rental

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is on a serene inlet just south of Brunswick Maine. It has a dock that provides water access. Herons and Osprey and goals frequent the inlet every evening. This is a beautiful place and a great rental.

Jim is an outstanding host. The cottage was very well appointed. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super !

  • 5 of 5

We rent on the coast annually and the experience at Jim's cottage ranks as the best. Jim is a superb host with a special property. It exceeded our lofty expectations in every way ! Thanks, Jim.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Heron Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved loved loved the home and location...the house was so well appointed with everything that we could possibly need, even down to an old fashioned pencil sharpener! I really liked the way the TV/entertainment area was downstairs, so those who did not wish to watch Tv could not hear or see the activity. I for one, never even went downstairs, because my viewing area was sitting on the porch, on the only comfortable adirondack chairs I have ever sat in, and watching the herons, seagulls, and eagles fish...I could have sat there until the end of time just observing. I loved smelling the sea breezes each day, and hearing the ocean lap at the rocks right outside my bedroom window. This home and site are ideal, situated between very pretty and neat Brunswick and Bath, and also quite close to Portland. I told Jim, once you get there, you don't need to go anywhere, you have arrived at the most ideal spot ever. The kayaking was the best I have done in Maine, and being an avid kayaker, I was able to explore tons of coves, came eye to eye with a bald eagle, and a seal! I will be back next year for two weeks!!!! Thanks JIm for making this home such a wonderful place to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Maine (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Brynes Irish Pub (Bath & Brunswick) many tap brews
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Casco Bay Lines (serves Western Casco Bay Islands)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bath Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Brunswick Station (near Maine Street)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Route One (a four lane limited access motorway)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Kennebec Tavern
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Popham Beach State Park (very nice)
Car: recommended

Activities in the nearby area include kayaking (bring your own or available for rent from Seaspray Kayaking), outboard boating (also available for rent at New Meadows Marina), or you can even take a tour from New Meadows Expeditions. There is nothing like a sunny, warm day on the water. And there is nothing like getting picked up at your own dock! Take a picnic, go fishing, go for lunch at Cundy’s Harbor or Sebasco Estates or just explore around the coves and estuaries. We call it gunkholing. There are great blue herons, eiders, arctic turns, ospreys, kingfishers, harbor seals and porpoises, the occasional loon, and, if you are lucky you can even see bald eagle. Watch lobsterman hauling traps in the bay. Seafarers travel from all over the world to cruise the Maine Coast. Just up the road there is an Audubon preserve with hiking trails through spruce woods and along the area called Back Cove.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning & Admin fee $120

Our rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in time is 3 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. A written rental agreement is required. It contains the details for you to have an enjoyable stay with us. When you arrive the cottage will be clean, the bath and kitchen sanitized, clean towels will be in the bath and the beds made up with fresh sheets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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