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Summer Getaway Close to Beaches, Shopping!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in West Bath - River Views in Maine

- 3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

This year-round house is perched on four acres of privacy, offering a breathtaking water view of the Kennebec. This vacation retreat is minutes to the quaint city of Bath, home of the Maine Maritime Museum and historic downtown boasting several fine restaurants and great shopping! Bath is also home to the Bath Iron Works (BIW), where you can view advanced naval ships being designed and built in the Harbor. Just minutes to Fort Popham, Reid State Park, and Popham Beach State Park. Popham Beach State Park is one of the finest and longest sandy beaches in Maine. 35 minutes from Freeport, LL Bean and the Outlet Stores. Outdoor activities abound including fishing, golfing, bird watching, biking, and nature trails. Take a ride north to Boothbay and enjoy a day whale watching. Complete your day with a lobster meal in town or purchase local fresh lobsters to take home.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jonathan & Michelle Helitzer
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2016


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Summer Getaway Close to Beaches, Shopping!
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Great location, Needs Care

  • 3 of 5

Our initial impression was that the home really needed some care. I wiped off as many surfaces as I could before the rest of my family arrived. To be honest, it was embarrassing to have to clean at the start of our stay. I was not expecting that. I agree with another guest's comment that if the house was cared for, it would demand more respect from guests and would be overall in better shape. We did enjoy our stay in Bath...especially the maritime museum and beach and the size of the house and quiet suited us well. Nice decks and well stocked kitchen too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you were disappointed in your stay. We do not charge a customary cleaning fee of up to $250 in order to keep costs down and rely on our guests to clean up after themselves. From your feedback, we will re-evaluate our cleaning fee stance and add that to our rental prices in order to cover the costs for professional cleaning between guests.
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Beautiful setting with privacy. Very nice front and rear deck area. Quick ride into downtown Bath .

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home from an eight day stay at the property for our daughters wedding in Bath and a week long vacation with our youngest daughter and her family. The home was exactly what we needed for a great stay. Johnathan and Michelle had everything there you could possibly need for a vacation get away. Two of the three bedrooms had ceiling fans as well as the kitchen and living room areas. Possibly bring a box fan for the third bedroom if you like. Overall, we loved it and will be returning again for a Maine vacation. Reasonable cost and short rides to Reid State Park beach and Popham Beach.

Richard and Tammy Bohr Sr


  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

enjoyed our trip Maine is absolutely beautiful needed more time though. We will definitely be back. The house was just what we needed. julie

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Vacation Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This will be our third time staying at this place, and we are looking forward to it!

One of the many features we like about this property, is its proximity to so much; ie, lovely Popham Beach, quaint Bath, wonderful museums nearby, Brunswick, Reid State Park and oh, so much more!

The kitchen area makes it so easy to cook and enjoy wonderful meals! Another great feature we love are the views from all the rooms and having coffee in the mornings in the master suite deck is a great way to start the day.

Owners are most accommodating! Would recommend this property any time.


Elsa & Tony

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tariffville, CT

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Labor day Weekend at this home and found it ideal for our family. The beds were very comfortable and the place was perfectly clean. The house is family friendly with simple, tasteful contemporary decor. The best part of the home was its location, close enough to the beach and town, but far enough to avoid all the noise of vacationers and tourists. The kitchen was nice (lots of counter space) with a large fridge and had a good sized table to eat around. The kitchen opened up to the living room and included a beautiful vaulted celings and a large leather sofa. A big plus was the stunning expansive view from the large bay window (in the living room) and bay doors leading to the master suite deck down the mountain which includes a gorgeous morning sunrise that illuminated the river below. The deck on the front of the home was a great place to relax with the kids while hubby grilled burgers and dogs. Overall the house felt comfortable and inviting; allowing us to settle in and have some much needed family time. Thank you for having us, we hope to stay again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

Charming getaway. Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed last fall on a trip north for the autumn colors. We found this property to be a perfect fit for our vacation needs. The place was clean and well-maintained and the furniture tastefully appointed. The master bedroom downstairs with a deck running off it was palatial in size.

As the description says the house is close to Bath, a very quaint New England town. Never been here before and the town was exactly what we expected.

Anyone seeking a vacation getaway might consider this location since it is centrally located. While the house is not within walking distance of the beach, it is close to town and the main road leading points north and south along the Maine coast.

I think what we liked best was the quiet. The house is on a side road off from main street traffic and sits on some acreage atop a hill. Very restful. Which is what a vacation should be about.

While access to this house might prove difficult for people with disabilities, for anyone else, this house should meet all your vacation needs. Big yard for kids and secluded for a romantic getaway. If friends were ever to visit the Maine coast, we would definitely recommend this property for a vacation destination.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1 in Bath
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

All sorts of activities are close by including antiquing, tennis, mountain biking, fishing, golf, surfing, swimming, beachcombing, bird watching, and sight seeing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Bath, Boothbay Harbor Area

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £205 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Bath in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Opens onto deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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