THE PERFECT HOUSE AND VIEW - ANY TIME OF YEAR!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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THE PERFECT HOUSE AND VIEW - ANY TIME OF YEAR!

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

WE HAVE JUST HAD A CANCELLATION; THE HOUSE IS AVAILABLE SEPT 6 - SEPTEMBER 12!!! 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'.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
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..
Jul 2010
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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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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The Perfect House and View - Any Time of Year!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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The Perfect House and View - Any Time of Year!
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Bath Boothbay Harbor Area
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5

EXCELLENT HOUSE FOR ALL AGES

  • 5 of 5
This house was much more than we expected and we had high hopes. Very clean, full of amenities, everything we wanted was there. Would rent this house again in a flash. We had grandpa to grandchild with us and we all had our place to be and were comfortable. Owners extremely helpful. The bald eagles nest in front was the icing on the cake.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having guests of all ages and stages and our eagle shares our enthusiasm!! Thanks for the kind words.
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The Perfect House and View - Any Time of Year!
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207-233-9120
Bath Boothbay Harbor Area
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5

A PERFECT HAVEN!!!

  • 5 of 5
WOW! GRAYWOODS IS, QUITE SIMPLY, AWESOME! A MAINE GEM! THE LOCATION, OVERLOOKING HANSON BAY AND PLEASANT COVE, IS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR! US1 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, YET IT FEELS AS THOUGH YOU'RE TWO HUNDRED MILES AWAY! ADD TO THIS MAJESTY THE AHH-MAZING "EAGLE FAMILY" NESTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES, AND IT IS TRULY MAGICAL. IF YOU'RE BLESSED WITH MEETING JUDY, HUGH, AND LEXI, THEN YOU, MOST CERTAINLY, WILL HAVE A TREASURED HOLIDAY! GRAYWOODS...IT'S ALL YOU EVER HOPED FOR...AND MORE! WARNING!...YOU WILL NOT WANT TO LEAVE!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect House and View - Any Time of Year!
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207-233-9120
Bath Boothbay Harbor Area
Massachusetts
5

GREAT QUIET LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully restored farmhouse with river views. This great home has everything you will need for a relaxing vacation. The beds and furniture are very comfortable and the kitchen and dining space perfect for cooking and dining in. The deck jacuzzi just outside the door was splendid on those cold October evenings and Judy even supplied robes!
Ten minutes to downtown Bath, we also explored Rockland, Freeport and the great State Parks in the area. We were in residence during the World Series (Go Sox!) and the only recommendation is an updated TV for a clearer picture when watching movies (and World Series games). Thank you Judy for sharing your lovely home, we had a wonderful adventure.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Ah, thanks so much for the TV reminder! Hugh and I keep talking about changing to a newer version but somehow it hasn't happened. I promise that the next time you come to Graywoods, you will see a leaner, sleeker, clearer TV. Judy
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The Perfect House and View - Any Time of Year!
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Bath Boothbay Harbor Area
5

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous week in Woolwich....the river view, the eagles soaring and a most warm, comfortable home! We look forward to returning again.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bath Boothbay Harbor Area
Arlington, VA
5

A WONDERFUL RESPITE

  • 5 of 5
If you can possibly stay longer than a week, do! I was sad to leave after a month at this comfortable, charming home so ideally situated on a beautiful river. My goal was to "be, not do" and this home was perfect for that. But if you wish things to do, Bath (love Reny's general store!) and Brunswick (where Gelato Fiasco is a must!) are delightful and easily accessible. Many other lovely towns are also within an easy drive. If you're lucky, owners Judy and HughTilson will be in residence in their attached "granny flat." They made my stay exceptional.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Houston, Texas, United States
5

25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to spend a romantic few days! The home was well appointed and beautiful. The grounds were lovely, and the homeowners were delightful. Though we didn't see much of them during our stay, they were very helpful in sharing the best local spots to visit and just good all around information about the awesome state of Maine. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! Hope to get back there again one day!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Since the 25th was soooo successful, let's aim for the 50th! Hugh and Judy
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There is terrific theatre, music and various cultural activities easily within a half hour of the house. And, of course, Freeport and L.L.Bean are also within that distance!

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3 night minimum stay
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!/2 payment will be required with a signed contract to guarantee the reservation. The balance is due 1 month before stay.
Notes During off season December - April, there may be a price/night reduction.
There is a 20% reduction for 2 or more weeks.
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Amenities

Bath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , There is a full bathroom attached to this bedroom
    Bedroom 3 Peach Bedroom - 1 double , This has a water view
    Monhegan Bedroom - 1 double , This room has a waterview
    Bedroom 5 Lemonade Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 Master bedroom - 1 queen , A water view and a full bath attached
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • racquetball
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
Notes:
this is a great place for a family, girls weekend, or a romantic getaway. What's not to like!!
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