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Secluded charming waterfront getaway, right in town. Let your cares drift away!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps six plus

Relax on our deck and you'll never want to leave! Charmingly restored 1880-house tucked away, right on the water yet easy walk to town with choice of restaurants, shopping, antiquing, library, groceries, museums and live theater. Options for fun are limitless. Relax on one of two decks or the private boathouse.where you can see eagles soar and fish jump. Tie your boat up on our deep water dock and explore the beauty of Maine's inlets and harbors. Discover Bath, the 'City of Ships' or travel up and down the mid-coast for a perfect Maine vacation.

John Dodge
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016

About John Dodge

We have painstakingly created a wonderful ambiance inside and outside the home. It also has been meticulously maintained for your enjoyment. I've been going to Bath since I was very small and love the area.

John Dodge purchased this house in 2002

Why John Dodge chose Boothbay Harbor Area

We love its close proximity to both the river and downtown Bath. We also love the house's charm and that it has a lot windows looking out to the river. And we able too put in a dock and a float off the boathouse.

What makes this house unique

The house is 140 years old and has been renovated, but we've maintained its Downeast charm with antiques and period furnishings. The "boathouse" is great place for drinks or dinner and is right on the water...and at high tide, over it.


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(4 traveler reviews)

Secluded charming waterfront getaway, right in town. Let your cares drift away!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A peaceful place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

We had a glorious vacation in this beautiful home! It was well equipped and so artfully decorated.We were able to entertain friends and family easily! We were lulled to sleep with the sounds of the calm waters of the river every night. In addition we laughed to hear the slap of the sturgeons, who periodically jumped and hit the surface fairly regularly! The house felt so private, yet was in walking distance to the downtown. The restaurants and shops were excellent. The farmers market was spectacular. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property and House!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a relaxing vacation! Our two daughters ages 20 and 17 loved the dock and boathouse, my husband and I loved the deck over looking the Kennebec River. Just sitting in the Adirondack chairs watching the water flow by we could feel the stresses melt away. We were able to walk to the charming downtown area of Bath and enjoy many of the local restaurants and of course, several trips to Dot's ice cream were made! The kitchen was stocked with all the necessary pots and pans to be able to cook in if we wanted and did several times. Having a washer and dryer on the first floor was so convenient!

Three large bedrooms upstairs and a full bath complete with a claw foot tub! Linens and towels were provided and there were plenty!

The house is centrally located that trips to Wiscassett, Boothbay Harbor and Brunswick were easy. All in all it was a great vacation! Thankyou to Ann and John for sharing their lovely home!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house August 2010 for my sister's wedding. The pictures do not do it justice. The views from the house are wonderful. The house is so popular we had to stay at two different rentals this summer and they couldn't measure up. Wonderful house for entertaining, cooking meals, plenty of parking space, etc. I would highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamsburg, Virginia

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my partner and two small children (two and four years old) and we loved it! The house is beautiful and very well maintained and stocked. It is right on the river, with beautiful views, and feels very secluded although there are other houses around. We were within walking distance of lots of outdoor space to play in as well as shops (toys and books) for the kids and places to eat. The kids mostly wanted to play on the rocks by the river and loved getting muddy!

The house overall was better than I had even imagined and the owners were very attentive. They left notes for us and tried to anticipate our needs given the ages of our children and their interests. They called to check on us and to answer questions as soon as we arrived. For us, this was the perfect place for a quiet getaway, although I'm sure for others it could be a homebase for more adventurous expeditions. I wish we could have stayed all summer and recommend it highly to families like ours.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bath Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Reid State Beach
Car: recommended

Perfect location - easy ride from Boston and close to Freeport outlet shopping and the pleasures of Portland. Located on the water, Bath offers the atmosphere of a small New England village with upscale charm. Visitors can boat, kayak, fish, bicycle or stroll past old-world ship captains' homes, explore for treasures in the many antique shops or buy local goods in the farmers market. Revisit the 'City of Ships' by touring the Maine Maritime Museum or the Bath Iron Works or simply relax and watch eagles soar and fish jump. You may never want to leave!


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Tax Rate 8.0%

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Bath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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