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Waterfront Studio Cottage With Great Views!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Large open-space studio, approx 700 sq ft, 1 full bath, sleeps 3

All newly renovated open concept design! Waterfront spacious studio cottage located in the summer colony of Sabino. This is on tidal water with the New Meadows River near the mouth of Cundy's Harbor, it is a great place to kayak and watch the sunsets, boats, and other ocean activity.Brand new kitchen w/granite counters & new appliances, wood floors, cathedral ceilings, & loads of windows to view the sunset.

Accommodations: This is a studio w/a full bath - sleeps 3. There is a queen size sofa bed with a 4' foam topper & a twin air mattress. Ideal retreat for a couple and pet-lovers. Please note this is a three-season cottage - there is no heating system - no winter stays.

Activities In & Around Bath, Maine: Nature: Reid State Park & Popham Beach State Park are classic New England beaches w/rocky headlands & long stretches of sandy beaches & dunes. The fall foliage is legendary! For great bird watching & walking trails, head to Josephine Newman Wildlife Sanctuary, Montsweag Preserve of Butler's Head Sanctuary. Also be sure to keep an eye out for eagles & osprey on the Kennebec River. See lobster men in action in nearby harbors. Launch your boat from 1 of the city's ramps. Hire a guide for a day of fishing. Check out the harbor seals & osprey at Fort Popham.

Activities In & Around Bath, ME: History/Museums: Stroll the quaint downtown area of Bath, recently designated 1 of a dozen Distinctive Destinations in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Step back into history at Fort Popham. Built in the 1800s, the fort tells the story of protecting Mane's coast from the Civil War through WWI. Take a historical cruise on the Kennebec River to Merrymeeting Bay & area lighthouses. Take a guided walking tour of the Bath historic district w/a representative of the Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., or take a self-guided walking tour or ride the Bath trolley for a tour of Bath & the historic district. Visit the extensive complex of the Maine Maritime Museum w/ the Percy & Small Shipyard & hands-on exhibits.

More to do in Bath: Downtown Bath is filled w/a variety of independently owned shops & galleries selling antiques, art, books, jewelry, kitchen supplies, marine supplies, photography gear, pottery, quilting materials, wine & yarn. The Bath Farmer's Market (May-October) is open every Thursday & Saturday from 8:30am - 12:30 pm at Waterfront Park. Bath's Chocolate Church Arts center brings the arts alive w/a range of musical & dramatic performances, along w/exhibits in its gallery. Bath celebrates Heritage days the 1st weekend of July. Step back into time & enjoy the festivities. Patten Free Library & its wonderful Library Park are a short walk from downtown. Great for Internet access as well as genealogical & historical research of the area. Bath summer concert series takes place on Friday evenings at Library Park beginning at 7 pm.

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Dawn Sarro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2017

About Dawn Sarro

It has always been a dream of mine to purchase and renovate a home. Paul and I are Connecticut Yankees who adore the Maine coast. In 2005, we found this small cottage in West Bath. While Paul immediately zeroed in on all the work that needed to be done – and it was extensive, I simply looked dreamily at the water view. Location, location, location!

Built in 1940 on posts, the 'camp' was beginning to sink into the ground and was lop-sided. The cottage had to be raised hydraulically and placed on what looked like Lincoln logs while a cement basement was built below to support the structure. The original home was literally gutted – only one exterior wall was left standing while we went to work to rebuild the cottage. It was important for me to maintain the original look and feel of the cottage so that it remained integrated into the surroundings. After much blood, sweat and tears… (and did I mention money?...way over budget!), we completed the bulk of the renovations.

Each year we select additional projects that we hope to complete to further enhance the charm of this little cottage. Almost every item in the cottage has “a story” and a connection to our experience in Maine. It is truly a joy to share our “little slice of heaven” with folks from all over the world.

Dawn Sarro purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dawn Sarro chose West Bath

West Bath is located on the Maine coast between Brunswick and Bath, approximately 35 miles north of Portland on Route 1. With the New Meadows River on one side and Casco Bay on the other, West Bath enjoys its coastal character. It is a place of delightful surprises, such as the small, private coves that curl into its salt marshes and sloping fields. Some of the region's loveliest homes rest there at the crests of those fields, overlooking the bay on their doorstep.

Easy drive to Portland, Rockland, Freeport, and Boothbay.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is perfect for couples looking for the laid back feel of Maine living. Although the cottage maintains its original Maine-charm, the interior has been totally renovated and offers many updates and amenities. Within a 10 minute drive you will be able to enjoy shopping in Bath and tasting the freshest seafood Maine has to offer.

Bath is known as “Maine’s Cool Little City” - big enough to be a commercial and cultural hub and compact enough to be intimate and walkable, Bath is vibrant, friendly, and a Maine visitor’s paradise. The compact downtown district of the “City of Ships” has lovingly preserved 19th century architecture lining pedestrian-friendly Front and Centre Streets…a hold over from the days of the Tall Ships, and the perfect place for an afternoon of browsing downtown’s many shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

Just a couple of miles downriver is the Maine Maritime Museum, ranked one of the “Ten Best” maritime museums in the world.

From its vantage point along the Kennebec River at the head of the Phippsburg and Georgetown peninsulas, Bath is also a great central location for enjoying a day at the beach, hiking trails, fishing or deep-water sailing.

Easy drive to Portland, Rockland, Freeport, and Boothbay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment Posted from Cottage Guestbook: "We enjoyed a fabulous long weekend! The cottage was perfect for us. We enjoyed a perfect anniversary getaway. Brunch at Mae's, Autumn Fest, Halcyon Yarn, Popham Beach with the dog and Red Sox games on the couch! It's difficult to leave such a lovely place with the spectacular scenery and pace of life that's just right. We'll be back for sure! Many thanks."
Oct 2013
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Sabino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 1 Continued - 1 twin/ single , Portable Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Studio Cottage With Great Views!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 64 reviews

Lovely cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a cottage with a waterfront view in a quiet, cozy, charming town. And I found it with this lovely cottage in Bath, Maine! You can tell a lot of care went into the finish out of the cottage. All materials used are top notch and the furnishings are high quality as well (for example, many items in the kitchen were from Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, etc). The decor is cute without being nauseatingly kitschy - very appropriate for the area (i.e., lots of lobster decor!). The bed is very comfy and warm, the softest sheets I've ever experienced! Basically, we had everything we needed - even two lawn chairs and a throw blanket to go enjoy the Bath Swing Band play at the gazebo downtown. Dawn is very communicative about genuinely concerned about the comfort of your stay. She has created a fantastic welcome book that covers everything you'd need to know about the cottage, the town and surrounding areas (dining, activities, etc). It was the most valuable resource for us since cell service was not always reliable (which is EXACTLY what we wanted - to be unplugged). Our favorite activity was enjoying coffee on the two Adirondack chairs on the lawn (as shown in picture), overlooking the calm waters of the cove. It's really beautiful and the neighbors were friendly as well. We hope to make it back to Maine in the future and will certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and your detailed review. I so appreciate when my guests share details of their visit as it provides potential guests with a flavor for the area and the cottage. Please do visit us again!
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Barkhamsted, CT

Very Nice and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

El Nido cottage was great overall! Well decorated, well stocked in the kitchen and a beautiful and relaxing view of the water. And don't forget to bring your kayaks! There's so much to explore in the area - every peninsula had its own character. And for the dog lovers, the far end of Popham Beach allows dogs all day. Finally, Dawn was great! Very responsive, even texting on the day of arrival to make sure everything was in order. We also very much appreciated their welcoming of dogs into their home away from home. We would definitely recommend El Nido cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed for a week with my girlfriend and pup Stella at Dawns cottage and we had a fantastic time. The cottage was clean and cute and had everything we needed for our stay. The location is perfect to relax. The view over the water is amazing and Stella loved going for swims.

I highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking to have a nice quiet relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible view

  • 5 of 5

Dawn's cottage in Bath is a very nice little getaway. It is very comfortable and had everything we needed to cook lobster, relax, and feel like we were in a home away from our home. The most outstanding part of staying here was the view. We so enjoyed sitting out of the lawn chairs, looking at the Kennebec River. You could hear birds, smell salt water, and see boats mooring right off the shore. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atkinson, New Hampshire

A Beautiful Cottage That Has It All!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is clean, fresh and beautifully decorated, and PET FRIENDLY! We enjoyed our stay, and look forward to returning again and again. The owners did not miss a thing, a great welcome book with details about the area. The cottage is overlooking the tidal river, where we kayaked and enjoyed the wildlife and scenery. The neighbors are friendly, and we found the location to be private, but close enough to so many great spots to visit along the Maine coast.

I highly recommend if you are looking for a romantic and clean place to stay, this would be the cottage to pick!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at my cottage. I strive to make the cottage comfortable for all my guests - even my "pet guests". It is a pleasure to be able to share this spot with so many wonderful people. I welcome you back anytime!
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Cleveland oh

A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a little less than a week. It was so relaxing, sitting by the water, drinking a cup of coffee and just enjoying the stillness. The cottage is cozy and comes with everything you could want. We really enjoyed the town of Bath, and we took a trip to Boothbay Harbor and Portland as well. We'd definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Boothbay-Monhegan Island
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Portland AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Just 30 minutes North of Portland, this vacation retreat is less than 5 minutes to the quaint city of Bath, voted 1 of the best small cities in America. Downtown Bath has a nationally recognized cluster of shops & restaurants & Bath is home to the Maine Maritime Museum. Kayaks & canoes are available for rental nearby. New Meadows Marina offers power boat rentals in the area. For kayak rentals, contact Sea Spray Kayak Rentals. They are just a few miles from the property and do deliver.

Fort Popham, Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park, as well as music, theater & golf are all nearby. Take a drive through the coastal villages along scenic Route 1; antique stores & local artisans abound. The Freeport outlets are only 20 minutes away, including the L.L. Bean flagship store.

Golf: Public Championship golf courses await golfers of all abilities.


Rates & Availability

Sabino Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required sixty (60) days before arrival. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. Payments by personal checks or wire transfer only. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due thirty (30) days before your arrival date.

CANCELLATIONS - Cancellation Policy:
2. If you must cancel your reservation more than 60 days prior to arrival, you will not be liable for balance due. The damage/reservation deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.
3. There is a no cancellation / no refund policy within 60 days of arrival
4. Early departure, or late arrival, does not warrant a refund on any kind.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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