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Jonathan & Michelle Helitzer

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
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Summer Getaway Close to Beaches, Shopping!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Portland and Casco Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

- 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german


based on 7 traveler reviews

Summer Getaway Close to Beaches, Shopping!
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

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


  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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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

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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St. Petersburg, Florida

The Bath House

  • 5 of 5

We desired a property in the mid coast area of Maine to accommodate ourselves and our daughter's family. This home suited us perfectly and was just as described and was well maintained. The owners were a delight to deal with and we would decidedly recommend it to others with requirements similar to ours. The location made it easy to visit the varied activities in mid coast Maine. Our day trips included visits to many lighthouses, forts, beaches, nature trails, and museums, as well as a wide range of eating establishments. We enjoyed preparing meals on premise, including grilling on the deck, when not on an adventure. We will definitely include this home in our future Maine plans.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
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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.


Rates & Availability

Bath House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Portland and Casco Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Opens onto deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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