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Sweet New England Cape in the Heart of Bath, Maine

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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. Soap and paper products are 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 three 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.

Linda Martenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

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, and The Doll House 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.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mae's Cafe
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Popham State Beach
Car: necessary


Bath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • 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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(35 traveler reviews)

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Sweet New England Cape in the Heart of Bath, Maine
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Sweet Little House

  • 5 of 5

Hello Linda,

We loved our stay at the Doll House! Your attention to detail was evident in that everything we could have possibly needed was provided. We all agreed the house was very comfortable and clean. I know I will never forget our entering the house, turning the lights on, and finding a chocolate cake on the dining table! It just happened to be one of our friend's birthday so, the cake could not have been more perfect! The beds were comfy and with the cooler night temperatures, we just opened the bedroom windows a bit---no a/c or fans needed!

Mae's Café was in easy walking distance and we had a great breakfast there. The birthday girl was looking forward to a lobster dinner so, we asked a young man, John, who worked at Mae's, where he liked to go for lobster. He suggested --A Taste of Maine--across the bridge in Woolwich--maybe all of 4 miles from the Doll House. I watched my two friends devour 3 lobsters between them! We drove to Popham Beach one afternoon and spent 3 hours on a leisurely walk. It was always nice to come "home," have a cup of tea (and more cake!) and talk around the dining table or stretch out in the living room. The Doll House is a charming little house in a charming town and I hope to return sometime next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you were comfortable, and that you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you next summer.... The Martensons 🏡
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Very Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at the Doll House for the second time. It's a very comfortable and well-maintained house. Easily walkable to town, but far enough from the town to be quiet at night. During my stay, I brought my family to Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Popham Beach, Georgetown Island, Wiscasset, Brunswick, Camden, Rockport--all more or less within an hour's drive. And the house is well stocked, beds are very comfortable. Strongly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Doll House again for your family vacation. We are honored to have guests who love their experience and return for another stay. 🏡💕
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Clean and quaint

  • 4 of 5

Property worked out great for 5 of us adults. Grandpa had his own room downstairs close to the bathroom, and the rest were nestled upstairs. Everything very clean and organized. And perfect weather, so not hot without AC. Very comfy beds and quality linens. An extra 3rd room upstairs became the ladies vanity area! A full length mirror would have been nice somewhere in the house since we were in town for a wedding and everyone needed mirrors. And extension cords would have been handy since outlets were limited in this older style home - everyone needs to charge stuff by their beds! We cooked a little and kitchen was efficient. Plenty of hot water too. Wish we had more time to use the bikes! A great little place for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at the Doll House. We appreciate suggestions we can implement in order to improve everyone's experience. There were two extension cords in drawers, but I can understand the need for more. I will definitely take note of that, and add a full length mirror. We have had several wedding party guests, and that was never suggested...thank you! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that everyone found their comfortable niche within our vintage home. The Martensons
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Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed the Doll House. Very clean and decorated perfectly. The location was perfect for day trips and 1/2 day trips. I would highly recommend this location to anybody/family that wants to experience the coastal towns and beaches of Maine. Not a ton of activity in Bath, but you just cannot find a better location for exploring different beaches, and different towns. We never did the same thing twice, every day was a new experience. Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay, and that you found so many wonderful places to explore in and around Bath. Guests like you and your family are the reason we have the Doll House. It truly makes us happy your vacation was unforgettable. Linda and Carl 🏡
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A true gem in a quiet yet convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated little but spacy house. Everything has been perfect and exactly as shown on the pictures. Beds are new and comfortable, kitchen is complete and all appliances are updated. We felt home and enjoyed every minute in a great location for Bath downtown and the peninsulas and beaches south of. We will certainly return and want to thank Linda for the great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home to spend a few days with your parents showing them the area, and introducing them to Bath. You were perfect guests, and we enjoyed meeting you! Good luck with your new home! Kind Regards, Linda and Carl
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Our first impression was that Linda has created an inviting and warm home to relax and enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

The Dollhouse is centrally located so that you can walk to the downtown or take a short ride to Popham beach. My wife and I were in touch with Linda and received some great suggestions for dining out. The Dollhouse is very spacious and comfortable and we would never hesitate to return for another great vacation.

Thanks Linda

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for choosing to stay at the Doll House for your Maine vacation. We appreciate our guests so much, and we are pleased you found your dining experiences enjoyable! Please come again. The Martensons 🏡
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
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. Soap and paper products are 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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