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The Bath House-The Best View in Town

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Overlooking Back & Bath Creeks in Historic Bath, the oldest town in NC

Welcome to The Bath House overlooking both Back and Bath Creeks in Historic Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina.

The Bath House, our family summer home, is comfortably and lovingly appointed, and features 3 downstairs bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite has a queen bed, full bath and separate dressing table with sink, not to mention full-length windows, allowing beautiful views of the water. Two guest bedrooms share a bathroom, with queen bed and the other with 2 twin beds. The fourth upstairs queen bedroom has a half bath and a downstairs shower off the garage. Bed and bath linens are provided.

The spacious great room with beautiful cathedral ceilings, full-length windows and large brick wood-burning fireplace provides plenty of room for gathering and relaxing with access to deck and 4 comfortable rocking chairs and built in benches: ideal for enjoying waterfront views and spectacular sunsets. A cozy sun room adjoins eat-in kitchen with dining table that seats eight, and more floor-to-ceiling windows for those unforgettable views.

Extras include a 110-foot pier with two Adirondack chairs (and plenty of folding chairs) that affords fishing, crabbing, swimming, and sunning. Deep water access welcomes boats (a boat ramp is just minutes away). Two grills, one large gas and one charcoal, high speed wireless, family-sized kitchen with large and small appliances galore --- all designed to make it easy to soak in the sun and the local culture, and truly escape.

Make yourself at home. Play corn hole, ride bikes (2 in the garage), kayak at daybreak. We left our rafts, large-brimmed hats, and a few beach towels.

The promise of a memorable and restorative vacation can be yours !!

More: Visit the Historic Bath Visitor Center to learn about Bath's history. Enjoy a walking tour of the town and visit what was once the residence of Blackbeard the Pirate, take guided tours of 2 historic homes and see St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the oldest church in North Carolina. "Little Washington" is 15 minutes away with locally owned boutiques, galleries, antique shops, jewelry and gift shops, and a surprising collection of wonderful restaurants that are well-known for their superb local fare. Belhaven is located just down the road from Bath (8 miles by boat) and the Outer Banks of N.C. lay 15 miles east(by boat). The Bayview/Aurora Ferry is located 6 miles down the road. Enjoy digging for fossils at the Aurora Fossil Museum.


More Details

Maude Bishop
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Bath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shared Bathrooom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet
    Garage Shower - shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master suite has a full bath. Two bedrooms share a full bath. The upstairs bedroom has a half bath. There is a shower off the garage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Master Suite - 1 queen , Separate dressing table with sink. Full-length window
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The master suite has a queen bed, full bath and separate dressing table with sink, not to mention full-length windows, allowing beautiful views of the water. Two guest bedrooms share a bathroom, one with a queen bed and the other with 2 twin beds. The fourth upstairs queen bedroom has a half bath and sitting area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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The Bath House-The Best View in Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Denver, CO

A Beautiful Place and a Relaxing Time

  • 5 of 5

Another year and another awesome family getaway to the Bath House on Bath Creek. We first rented the house last summer when my family’s beach plans fell through and we didn’t miss a chance to stay on the creek again this year. Last year we explored Bath on the bikes from the garage and this year we tried out the kayaks to get a closer look at the waterfront view. We grilled and fished and crabbed during the day and played cards over wine and laughs every evening.

Both times we’ve stayed we felt at home immediately. Maude makes an effort to accommodate every preference and adds small “necessities” to the offering as guests make requests. We cannot wait to stay again next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was everything we hoped it would be; you walked in and knew you were on vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were looking for a vacation rental on the water for a long weekend getaway and this one made a great impression online and lived up to our expectation. It felt like home, it was warm and cozy, but was large enough that 7 adults and 5 children could comfortably hang out in the main areas of the home. The kids were happy that they could fish and crab off the docks right outside and the yard space was massive for them to play. We would recommend this property to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Bath House Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property and furnishings were exceptional. Even inspirational. Here is a poem I wrote while visiting with my brother, sons and grandsons in July.

Pamlico Reflection

Is it the water lapping, licking the shore?

The purple martins chirping, chattering, then leaping to soar?

A soft damp breeze off the Pamlico

Could make you want to forego,

The outside world that seems like so much clutter.

The breeze through the leaves helps the wind chimes find their voice.

Gulls dip and swirl seeming to rejoice,

In this place and its soul quenching peace.

It is the place, it is the time, it is the family that grants release,

From the everyday, workaday that now seems like distraction.

But . . . this is the connection, the intersection of that world.

The peace, the love, the art, the happiness keeps you from dying with your sails unfurled.

Like poor George Gray, lying in Spoon River's cemetery,

Aching for the world, but choosing to be sedentary.

So, no. This time and place cannot last.

But will fade into a sepia-toned memory of the past.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun time!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a kicked back vacation. We fished from the dock, caught crabs and kayaked the backwater areas. The sunsets are fantastic. We love the house and view from the property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in gorgeous location. Clean, spacious, well supplied. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our family and would love to come back if we are in the area again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect Cousin Trip

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I have been taking an annual summer trip for several years now. Our families are super close, and we started this tradition back when we were teenagers. The Bath House was absolutely perfect for our long weekend getaway! It was close enough from our homes that even with work schedules, almost everyone was able to come at some point. The house is (super clean), quaint and homey-but very spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed. We cooked and grilled out and ate every meal outside! We couldn't stay inside much with such an awesome yard and relaxing porch. Morning coffee was wonderful topped off with an amazing view. The dock is larger than it looks in the pictures and has plenty of room for us to relax in the sun and shade (umbrella provided!) We swam, fished, crabbed, tubed, knee boarded, skied and kayaked! We played as hard as any young adults possible could. (Good, clean fun!) Our favorite part was the extremely generous renter. Mrs. Maude could not have been any nicer and more accommodating to us. She was very easy to work with and checked on us to ensure we were enjoying our stay. She shared her beautiful waterfront home with us as if we were family, and we can't thank you enough the opportunity you gave us. We made memories that will last forever.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blackbeard's Slices & Ices
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Bayview/Aurora Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bayview Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NC 264
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Country Kitchen
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Outer Banks
Car: recommended

Bath has a general store, diner, pizzeria, marina, bank, post office and ABC/Spirits store. The Inner Banks of the Pamlico and Tar River are 20 minutes away. The Swan Quarter ferry to Ocracoke is just a 40 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

One family maximum with responsible party at least 30 years of age. Deposit will not be refunded if smoking or pets are allowed on the premises.

Long-Term renters are welcome, please call for special rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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