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Waterfront Bliss in Bath

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

'I want my house open to sun and wind and the voice of the sea and light, light... everywhere!' This open-concept restoration of a 100 year old Saltbox turns your life toward light, water and a way of life to which you will want to return again and again. A dock awaits your own boat which can whisk you to an island for a picnic or to Boothbay for shopping. A yard leading to the water beckons you (and your dog?) to play. A pass to Reid State Park (included) on nearby Georgetown Island will find you basking on a sunny beach or walking trails.

Hop in the car and you are shopping in Old Port, Freeport or Camden--or hiking the Camden Hills. On a rainy day check out the Wyeths in Rockland or the Maritime Museum in Bath. Restaurants abound: lobster on the dock at Five Islands, steamers on the deck of the Kennebec Tavern, jazz on Friday nights at Solo Bistro on Front Street, gourmet meals at the Old Meeting House on Georgetown Island.

This home proclaims Maine: its artists decorate the walls, its potters' lamps light every room, its furniture makers invite you to rock with a book in hand or sunbathe on the deck or sleep in the peace of Maine's cool nights (with the free standing gas stove to add warmth and charm). Upstairs the master bed has a queen bed and single futon, the second bed a double.

In the study on the main floor is a pull-out single; the living room couch pulls out to a double bed. The bathroom is large with a sink from the potter in Georgetown.

All the amenities - including high speed internet and fax--mean you can be as connected as you wish or as withdrawn as you can manage.

Only 40 minutes from Portland airport or two hours from Boston, imagine commuting to your family for weekends if you must... or imagine a summer open to the sun and wind and sea and light, light everywhere!

Keywords: 100 Year Old Restored Saltbox

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Bath Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
High Speed Internet Hook-up, FAX, Gas Stove


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Bliss in Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. Comfortable and stylish. Great view of river. Nice town. Dog friendly. Great vacation spot

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Wonderful and Charming Bath location

  • 5 of 5

Bath is a wonderful town with some of the kindest people around. We love the area, and are glad we found this place to stay. We stayed here with our 5 young children. The house had plenty of space, was very comfortable and was a perfect spot for our meals and sleep. Word of warning...It is not childproofed, so please ensure your children are house-proofed. Ours did fine, but I would hate to see any of the owner's items broken. Our kids loved exploring the place and the yard. My girl's imaginations were fueled and they wrote all kinds of stories and drew pictures of the place in their diaries. The beds were comfortable, and the instructions from the owner were very simple and easy to follow. The views were amazing and the location is incredibly convenient to Bath and the surrounding areas. A beautiful place. I hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a small but active family !!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two kids (12 & 17) stayed here recently with me and our Corgi and we all had a blast. The house was homey and comfortable, and very relaxing. The 1 bathroom created a bit of a line at times, but we knew what we were getting into. The lawn was super for throwing a ball to our Corgi until he gassed. The dock provided a great place from which to launch our small inflatable boat, and much fun was had on the river with fishing and boating.

The home was close to many destinations. We went to the Skowhegan State Fair which was about an hour away but well worth the travel time. Boothbay Harbor is only about 25 minutes away and there are great sites and restaurants there -- including Red's Eats in Wiscasset on the way. We also went to the Five Island Lobster Company and to Fort Popham on a different day. Witch Spring Hill Ice Cream is right down the road, as is a large grocery and a WalMart. The town of Bath itself boasts nice restaurants (Byrnes was awesome!), and has a Saturday farmer's market.

I would recommend this house as a cozy, comfortable vacation house!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

This house on the kennebec is definitely waterfront bliss. I took this trip to propose to my fiancé(she said yes!) and this charming house was exactly what we needed. Every night we sat out on the deck and even though the sunset was behind us the sky was still beautiful! Every morning we woke up with a cup of coffee sat on the deck and watched the sunrise right in front of us! This house I cannot say enough about it, but we have already decided we are going to come back here year after year! We're from cape cod and this house as soon as we drove up we felt at home and instantly welcomed! The pictures the landlord cynthia put up do not do justice for how beautiful this place is, you will understand if you decide to stay at this wonderful house!

Not only was the house beautiful but the surrounding towns are great, a great area to bring your kids and family and only a 25 minute drive to boothbay!

All in all this trip was amazing and my new fiancé and my daughter will most definitely be coming back again and again and again!

Thank you Cynthia this was a great experience! Can't wait to rent again from you :D

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ballston Spa

River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Charming and relaxing getaway to seguay into retirement. The house was nicely appointed and just far enough off the beaten path, yet minutes to shopping and sightseeing.

All issues were quickly resolved by the gem of a caretaker.

Markings Gallery in Bath has some of the best representation of local artistic talent.

Highly recommend Wild Oats Bakery and Restaurant in Brunswick.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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salem, ohio


  • 5 of 5

What a great house, and location. Owner has thought of everything, and the place is nicely equipped, beautifully decorated and very homey! We loved everything about it! This was our first visit to Maine, but will definitely not be our last, and this house was a great 'home base' for our travels. Don't hesitate if you are looking for a cozy 2 BR.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cynthia Jarvis
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Cynthia Jarvis

I spend most of my time as a Presbyterian minister in Philadelphia. The best way to find our more about me is to go to our website. Just google Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill or PCCH.

I love what I do but I also love Maine. When I arrive in my cottage for the month of June or the week over Thanksgiving in November, I a purely happy and awash with gratitude.

Cynthia Jarvis purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Cynthia Jarvis chose Bath

My first cottage was on Georgetown Island in Bay Point, looking over to Ft. Popham. I was where the Kennebec opened onto the ocean. I love it but had a brackish well, overboard discharge and only a woodstove for heat. If I were to retire in Maine, I knew I wanted to be in the same area but with city water and sewer! My saltbox in Bath is the best of both worlds. I am still on the Kennebec with easy access to amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

I truly loved the light, the simplicity, the location and the neighborhood of a dead end street in Bath. It is so easy to explore the coast, enjoy a night in Portland, hike the Camden Hills or just read a book on my deck and listen for the fish to jump. It is my home and I hope you feel it is your home for the time of your stay.





Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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