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Set up a base for your Midcoast activities in this spacious, sunny in-town New Englander. Home retains original charm throughout its fully renovated sunny rooms. Well stocked kitchen with attached sunroom overlooking the garden may be the focal point of family activities, but could be rivaled by the large living room with two couches and entertainment center. Opportunities to unwind abound, including three bedrooms, 'reading nook' at the top of the stairs, the covered front porch or even the sunny laundry/exercise room. Bath's many amenities are only steps away: an 8-minute walk to the west will bring you to the shopping center, while a 10-minute walk to the east will bring you to Bath's thriving downtown Main Street. This street includes one of Maine's best stores for cooks. The sunny kitchen will be an excellent place to experiment with the cookbooks and ingredients you may find there, and you should feel free to use herbs from the gourmet garden outside your window and the spices from the spice cabinet. Bath is truly an excellent base point for exploring the Midcoast. Opportunities for mushroom foraging, hiking, beachcombing, fishing, shopping, and many other activities abound within an easy drive, and many are within an easy walk.
Master bedroom includes new memory foam king bed, air conditioning (window unit) and satellite TV. Also large closet and bureau. Second bedroom includes full bed, two dressers and closet. Third bedroom includes full size bed, bookcase and closet. Full bathroom upstairs includes large shower with separate clawfoot tub. Laundry room with folding table and storage area on first floor. First floor also has half bath off the living room.
Keywords: town, spacious, cozy, sunny, home
My expertise is in fisheries management. I managed Maine's scallop fishery for several years, and now work as an independent consultant in fisheries, as well as working to promote Maine scallops and improve the economic viability of Maine's scallop fishery. I also round this out by waiting tables at a waterfront bar in Portland. One of my favorite hobbies is mushroom foraging, and the summer of 2011 was amazing!
Togue Brawn purchased this house in 2004
This home offers the benefits of the Midcoast while being an easy commute to Portland, Freeport, Augusta and Rockland. It's extremely sunny (that's why I bought it), with a kitchen/sitting area that's a great place to entertain.
Easy drive to Portland, Rockland, Freeport, Boothbay, and quick walk to Bath's charming downtown. The home is extremely sunny, but also gets excellent breezes because of the way it's laid out.
What a lovely property! My sister & I came w/our husbands, & we all had a fabulous time using Togue's charming house as our home base for a week's vacation in July 2013. The photos on this site accurately show how cozy yet spacious the house is. Despite the heat wave it was very comfortable with the A/C on in the largest of the upstairs rooms; windows opened on cooler days provided ample cross-ventilation of refreshing breezes. Everything was clean, welcoming, & comfy. As others have mentioned, we were treated to a 6-pack of local beer in the fridge and a very friendly & informative multi-page note from Togue detailing property info & neighborhood recommendations on what to see & do in Bath & the surrounding area.
I'd asked in advance whether or not there were pots for steaming multiple lobsters, & was assured there were -- this was so, but we ended up eating out most of the time because of all of the wonderful restaurants in Bath & other nearby towns! Next time we rent this wonderful house we'll be sure to make use of the well-appointed kitchen & use some of the lettuce & herbs from the backyard garden. We walked to the Shaw's supermarket the first evening to pick up a few things, & passed by a place called Gilmore's. This is a seafood market & restaurant where you can get fresh local goodies which you can either take home to cook yourself or have some things prepared by the staff. We bought 7 soft-shelled lobsters & a bag of Ipswich (a.k.a. pisser) clams, and had them steamed for just $3 more so we could eat them at the picnic tables outside the market. Delicious & reasonably-priced feast! However, be sure to wear bug repellent if you choose to eat outside. Next time we'll take the food back to the house. There's a building on the same lot with a Shamrockgreen Farm banner where you can buy fresh fruits, veggies, sodas, & other Maine treats.
Mae's Cafe is just a block away -- we had brunch there several times because the food's so good. You won't be disappointed!
Downtown Bath is picturesque & charming; don't miss Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine for locally-made treasures. We did day trips to Portland (huge raw scallops at J's Oysters are incredible!), Freeport, Rockland, Wiscasset (if you love lobster rolls you MUST go to Red's in Wiscasset!), Georgetown (Five Islands Lobster Co. is excellent), and briefly visited Boothbay Harbor as well. Needed more time to explore properly.
This is a wonderfully charming house, and we look forward to renting it again!
When my friends and I arrived at Togue's home, we were surprised by how big and homey it was! We were welcomed with a pack of beer and a sweet note from Togue, and we were pleasantly surprised by all the amenities available to us, including Netflix on the TV! With 8 people, this house was the perfect size for our group and everyone loved it. It was close to downtown Bath and was right down the street from our favorite cafe, Mae's, and it was decently close to Freeport. There is even a small garden in the back of the house that had green onions and mint! Aside from creaky floors upstairs and bathroom doors that didn't really shut all the way, the house was beautiful on the inside! Overall, the house was very nice and we really enjoyed our stay there!
The house was exactly as pictured, just a short walk to downtown to get coffee or ice cream. Had breakfast on the corner at Maes one morning, staff was friendly and the food was good. Brought my 88 year old Grandmother with us as well as my 13 year old daughter. The house had plenty of space for entertaining family for dinner as well. Definitely a house I would come back to.
Very comfortable house, conveniently located in the heart of Bath, well appointed kitchen, great vegetable garden, the whole house overflowing with charm. Only drawback is the swish of cars from Rte 1 that you can hear in the back bedroom. A goof strong fan helps to drown this out.
The owner is a pleasure to do business with--promptly responsive to all our needs. We had a great week there.
Easy walk to train station and all the shops and bars in Bath, less than 10 minutes to the Montsweag Roadhouse (north on Route 1), with a large friendly bar and lots of local beers on draught, plus excellent food. A few minutes further north is Wiscasset, with excellent restaurants, a great gourmet shop (Treats) and a unique gift and stationery shop - Rock Paper Scissors. To the south, Brunswick is only 10 minutes away, and Portland another 20 beyond that.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.