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Sweet New England Cape in the Heart of Bath, Maine

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Bath House Rental Photos and Description

This adorable, 3 bedroom/1 full bath cape is the perfect place for couples or families alike to come explore all mid-coast Maine attractions. Located in a quiet, historic neighborhood in Bath and only a 10 minute walk to downtown, 5 minute walk to walking trails, 25 minute drive to Popham Beach, or 45 minutes to Portland or Boothbay Harbor. This newly offered home has new mattresses and couches featuring a vintage beach motif. Upstairs is a spacious master bedroom with queen bed and second bedroom with two twin four poster beds. This home features one full bath which is located downstairs. Downstairs is a cozy livingroom and open diningroom with seating for 6. There is also a bedroom/den with a double sleeper sofa perfect for TV viewing (DVD only) or relaxing with a good book. Includes Cable TV (in living room) and wireless INTERNET. Browse a collection of books and DVD's. A small office space upstairs is the perfect place to escape and read or browse the Internet. The kitchen includes all appliances including a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, pots and pans, dishes, silverware and more! There is even a washer/ dryer in the basement. "Starter kit" provided for kitchen, bath, and laundry. Enjoy a relaxing escape after enjoying Maine's beaches or a day exploring the quaint, coastal towns in Maine. Included are two beach cruisers which make exploring our "cool little city" an adventure! This New England Cape Cottage has a sweet flower garden welcoming you through a glassed-in porch where you can leave your shoes, beach chairs, and cares by the door.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Martenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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About Linda Martenson

My husband and I live in California, but Maine is our summer home. I am a teacher in California, and we plan to one day retire in Maine. We currently have three properties in Maine, but this is our special, seasonal rental. We hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Linda Martenson purchased this house in 2013

Why Linda Martenson chose Boothbay Harbor Area

Aside from teaching, restoring homes and antiques is my passion. This home was purchased, renovated and decorated with loving care. It provides a special place for guests to unwind after sightseeing or as a home base for all the activities in the surrounding area. A large, private yard is perfect for a relaxing evening. Sit on the glassed-in porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of cool lemonade. Take a ride on the beach cruisers downtown and enjoy a picnic on the waterfront or a latte at Cafe Creme. A cottage is the perfect place to experience this picturesque New England town. If you dream of staying in a cottage like those you see in magazines, this is it!

What makes this house unique

This property has all the amenities of home and is within walking distance to walking trails, downtown shopping, restaurants and more. It is centrally located where guests can easily reach many darling mid-coast beach towns along the coast or on neighboring islands.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Sweet New England Cape in the Heart of Bath, Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

The Perfect Doll House.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent an enjoyable and relaxing week at the Doll House. The moment you enter the front porch you feel relaxed and "right at home." The vintage/ beach décor is charming, homey and comfortable. All of the rooms are attractive and immaculate. The owners thought of all the needs of the renters from a well-equipped kitchen, extra bedding, plenty of fresh towels and a washer and dryer. Brochures for area attractions are provided. The location is an easy walk to the historic city of Bath, which has quality shops and restaurants. We would highly recommend the Doll House for its' vintage charm, cleanliness and great location. It is a perfect rental for families and or a couple. Our stay was wonderful and we will be booking at the Doll House in the near future.

Thank you to the owners for providing a rental that is quality, spotless and a convenient location.

Groton Ct. 11/2016

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing The Doll House for your family vacation to Bath. We are grateful to share our home with such wonderful people, and we welcome your return trip. Happy Holidays! The Martensons
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very nice and cute house in quiet part of town

  • 5 of 5

Really a 'doll-house'. The house is very nice and cute. It resides in a quiet part of town and can be reached easily. The owner is flexible and can be contacted easily with all the questions that we had. Positive points: quiet location, cute house, clean and organized, well managed. Improvement: kitchen could be better equipped. We had a wonderful stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and welcome any suggestions for making our home a perfect "home away from home". Please come again!
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I tremendously enjoyed my stay here

  • 5 of 5

Very well-maintained, well-stocked, and clean place to stay. The location is's not exactly in the center of Bath, but just a five minute walk to the stores. So the neighborhood is quiet, but not remote. It's also really convenient as a jumping off point for touring Midcoast destinations. The beds were very comfortable, which was really important to us. I'm glad my wife and I and our daughter stayed here, and we're likely to come back

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for choosing to stay at The Doll House for your family trip to Maine. We are pleased you enjoyed the accommodations and found the cottage comfortable as well as convenient for your day trips exploring Maine. You were perfect guests, and we would love for you to stay with us again. The Martensons
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  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated clean house with more room than the pictures show.

Came with just about everything needed to keep things clean.

Well stocked with dishes and cooking pans. There was even a butter dish.

It could use an outdoor table and chairs for eating messy seafood (we brought our own steamer for clams & lobsters).

Nice walkable neighborhood a stone's throw away from the tourist part of Bath.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Doll House in Bath. I am glad you enjoyed the accommodations, and I appreciate the suggestion of an outdoor table and deep pot to cook lobster/ steamers. Each year we try to add items we think our guests will enjoy. I will definetely consider adding these two items. Some items we added this year include a cot for a child to sleep in their parents room, high chair, baby gate, and a window air conditioner in the master bedroom. The Martensons
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  • 5 of 5

The Doll House is exactly as described, located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. The house has all the amenities you could ask for, and Linda is only a phone call away should you have questions or concerns. She's a perfect landlady, and fun to meet should you have the chance.

Bath, Maine is a desirable town with fine dining and many specialty shops. I would suggest a drive down to Popham Beach on Route 209 not only to put your feet in the ocean, but to have breakfast or lunch at Spinney's restaurant. Good food with an ocean view. Wonderful! I would also recommend J.R. Maxwell's for their prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights, and the Taste of Maine, across the big bridge for lobster and other seafood.

I hope to come back to the Doll House next year. It was a wonderful stay. Couldn't have been better.

Thanks, Linda.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing The Doll House for your visit to Bath. I enjoyed our correspondence and meeting you was a treat! Please do come again. Linda
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Adorable rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home and it was just perfect for our long weekend stay in Bath. We were in town for a family wedding and are so glad we chose this rental. The owner was very quick to respond to all my questions leading up to our arrival, and also provides her cell if you need her during your stay. The home is outfitted with everything you'll need - plenty of extra blankets, pillow, bikes, beach chairs, games, even a baby gate for the stairs...and the decor is gorgeous - love the colors, pictures and furniture. The location of the home is also nice because you can easily walk into the busier section of town but it's on a dead end street and is relatively quiet. We walked to the Galley Restaurant (more like a diner) the first night we arrived, it was super close and convenient. Thanks again, Linda - we love your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Doll House. We love and appreciate having families like yours stay in our home. Please come again! Linda
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Popham State Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bath House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Blessings
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 12 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions about this rental.
Children are welcome! Sorry, no pets. This is a non-smoking, pet dander-free home. All bed linens, bath towels, and kitchen towels are included for your use. A "starter kit" is provided for kitchen, bath, and laundry needs. Enjoy- and Welcome Home!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo (downstairs)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Den (downstairs) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New full sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - 2 twin/ single , Slanted ceiling over beds.
    Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 queen , Large closet and built-in dresser drawers. Window A/C
  • Additional cot is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
There are 4 beach chairs and four beach towels available for use. Please wash and return beach towels to the basket if used. We have selected and included many amenities for our Doll House which we hope you will enjoy and appreciate. Please treat our home with care.

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