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This wonderful 1850 classic Maine farmhouse was completely renovated in 1996, with a spectacular 14 x 40 waterside wing creating a four-rooms-in-one 'great room'. This house is wonderful, warm, and inviting 12 months a year. One expects the Maine Summer to be glorious, with warm days and cool nights. And it IS. BUT Fall is spectacular with the leaves changing and the autumn evening sun hi-lighting the New England fall foliage across the bay. The Osprey migrate in late fall and the Bald Eagles happily move into their nest on the island right in front of the house. Winter and the snow and the quiet times are spectacular in the cozy house. The outdoor hot tub is exhilarating as the snow lands on your nose. Spring happily arrives, the goldfinches return to the feeder, and the jonquils, lilacs, and tulips emerge. In other words, in our house, you can discover the 'real Maine' 12 months a year.Standing at the dishwashing and counter-dining fire-slate island, you can chat with friends sitting in the family area and spot the eagle hunting from the Osprey nest on the island in the middle of Pleasant Cove. While you are preparing the next meal, you will be able to enjoy the 6 burner Viking range, double wall ovens, a self contained warming drawer, and a separate free standing ice-maker. This is truly a gourmet chef's delight kitchen!!! (In fact, cooking classes have been given in this kitchen.)Sitting before the open wood-burning classic fireplace in the living room, you can look out over the family dining table made of 200 year old polished pine planks seating 12 (16 with the 'company boards') with Pleasant Cove behind the wall of windows.The golden sunrises and reflected sunsets on the far shore are not to be missed.Beyond the original 1850 'old front door' and staircase is the downstairs bedroom with private bath. Don't miss the wall of cabinets re-assembled from the original country kitchen.The floor of the bath is the original floor from the birthing room in which the seven Reed sisters were born in the early 1900s (there's a seven sisters climbing rose on the trellis by the full length water-side deck in their honor).Upstairs, the original bedroom has been restored with brass beds and Maine/European country furnishings. You look out on the granite trackbed of the original Boston to Bangor single track with its charming wood bridge, the front door to the property.Three bedrooms on the water side all have their own unique views of the Sasanoa ... you can see all the way to Georgetown Island and the sacred Indian burial grounds at Hockomock Rock.The Chocolate Room has a large walk-in closet and private bath. Linking the other bedrooms with a large shared bath with built-in laundry is a lofted hallway, playroom video room. Don't miss the peek through 'elf's door' from the sleeping loft in the Peach Room ... a perfect venue for a puppet show, or just a terrific way to catch a cross breeze on a cool Maine summer's night.Of course, those summer evenings are also well-spent on the fully screened in south side porch or the hot tub on the deck. From both, it's an easy walk to the deep water dock, for a swim, canoe or kayak ride, or open woodside campfire. It's Maine!No Smoking, Please.Please be advised that there is an attached, but SEPARATE 'granny flat,' or 'mother-in-law apartment' which is NOT included in the rental. From time to time, the owner may be staying in this attached flat, which in NO WAY affects your rental. This is a separate unit. If you would like further details, please drop us an email. The house is limited to a MAXIMUM of EIGHT guests over age 3. Yes, children count.
This is truly a 'family' house. Those coming here should expect to feel comfortable and 'at home' here. We leave spices and condiments for your enjoyment and just hope that you will take great pleasure in relaxing and having a good time with your friends and/or family. Welcome to Maine, 'the way life should be'.
We chose to buy a family home in this location as it is within walking distance to Bath and has a view that simply does not end. We only started renting the house when our children were not able to use it. This house is too special not to share and when purchased was never intended to be a rental.
This is a special place. The dining room table seats fourteen and is the starting point for many wonderful conversations. The house is about being! Outside there are lovely gardens and a walk through the woods to a dock with great boating and swimming - when the tide is right! The city of Bath, Maine is within walking distance and you get to walk right by the Dairy Queen to get there. There are so many wonderful things to do here.
What a wonderful time our family had at Graywoods. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed our time swimming off the dock and taking the kayaks and canoe out. We also had a great time shopping in Freeport but had even more fun shopping in Bath. Reny's and Now You're Cooking are not to be missed. We cannot wait to come back to Graywoods and next time we may have time to hike and even go to Boothbay. It was a great vacation..
I have stayed at Graywoods twice and it has been wonderful both times. It is a very comfortable house that can manage a group to stay over, have meals, watch the eagles nesting on the river through the big windows in the great room and use the fireplace at night. The well equipped kitchen is fun to cook in and there are many restaurant options in the area. If you are lucky enough to be there during a full moon it is spectacular! The house is located in a beautiful part of coastal Maine - lots to explore even in the winter. The caretaker lives next door and is there if you need him. I will be back!
What a lovely home away from home! Our long weekend getaway to beautiful wintery Maine at Judy's home was delightful. Our 3 young children had a fantastic time sledding and playing in the abundance of snow. The home is so inviting and easy to feel at home in. After a day of exploring all that the area has to offer it's a treat to settle into the comfy and cosy beds. The views over the estuary are breathtaking and we were lucky enough to see the eagles flying past. Thank you so much Judy and Hugh, we will definitely be back!
Our expectations were exceeded when we stayed at Judy's beautiful home in Woolwich, Maine. Just over the bridge from Bath, this comfortable, bright and warm New England family home was perfect for our family getaway. We arrived in a snow storm, and lit the wood burning fireplace. It was magical! Plenty of room and comfortable beds for our stay. Can't wait to visit again!
Our family of 7 spent four fabulous nights during over Columbus day weekend. This beautiful home on a magnificent bay front setting with a huge private property very close to Bath is everything we imagined it to be and so much more. The house is really a home more than a vacation rental. The furnishings are lovely and comfortable. The home is equipped with everything you would want including high end appliances and every conceivable thing you need in a kitchen. The bedding is lovely and luxurious. The entire home is immaculate and decorated to perfection. The owners have left everything you would ever need to be used generously and they encourage you to use everything as if it was your own home. We boated and fished and played tons of games. We used the hot tub and had wonderful dinners made in the huge fully equipped kitchen and enjoyed the surrounding towns. But nothing matched the incredible views of nesting bald eagles in the backyard which overlooks a gorgeous bay. Thank you to the Tilsons who own this wonderful home, communicate so quickly and openly and attended to our every need so graciously. We will be back!
For the past eight years, our group of friends from high school (many years ago!) have had a week-long reunion somewhere in the USA. We have always rented from VRBO and have never been disappointed. Graywoods was by far the best supplied in terms of kitchen utensils, cookware, oils, spices, condiments, etc. Although we did not get to meet Judy and Hugh, they took great care in making sure our time at Graywoods was very special. The surroundings are peaceful and quiet you would never know you are close to the town of Bath.
Our typical days were coffee on the screened in porch or on the deck watching the eagles, then off for a great adventure somewhere along the coast. We covered territory from shopping at LL Bean in Freeport to a day at Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor and everything in between. Back home each evening, the kitchen was large enough for all those cooking and helping prepare our dinner. Having our own icemaker was an added plus!
If we were to decide to return to Maine another year we would definitely come to Graywoods!
Our family stayed at Graywoods during our son's wedding festivities. The house and it's gorgeous setting provided us with the perfect gathering place for family, friends, groomsmen, new in-law's. We started referring to it as "the Compound". Everyone who drove over the little bridge was so taken with the beauty, the comfort, the space, the views. We felt entirely at home(wishing it were) and used the kitchen to its fullest. And having all the little extras needed for daily cooking was a big plus. The bedrooms were inviting and comfortable- the linens so special. The first floor bedroom was well suited for an elderly family member. The eagles performed daily and the tidal river was always different. The proximity to Bath was ideal as our wedding at the Maine Maritime Museum. We simply loved it and would return in a heartbeat.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Bookings made after 1/1/2015 will be $350 per night. Bookings for more than two weeks may be eligible for reduced rate.
!/2 payment will be required with a signed contract to guarantee the reservation. The balance is due 1 month before stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.