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This wonderful 1850 classic Maine farmhouse was completely renovated in 1996, with a spectacular 14 x 40 waterside wing creating a four-rooms-in-one 'great room'. This house is wonderful, warm, and inviting 12 months a year. One expects the Maine Summer to be glorious, with warm days and cool nights. And it IS. BUT Fall is spectacular with the leaves changing and the autumn evening sun hi-lighting the New England fall foliage across the bay. The Osprey migrate in late fall and the Bald Eagles happily move into their nest on the island right in front of the house. Winter and the snow and the quiet times are spectacular in the cozy house. The outdoor hot tub is exhilarating as the snow lands on your nose. Spring happily arrives, the goldfinches return to the feeder, and the jonquils, lilacs, and tulips emerge. In other words, in our house, you can discover the 'real Maine' 12 months a year.Standing at the dishwashing and counter-dining fire-slate island, you can chat with friends sitting in the family area and spot the eagle hunting from the Osprey nest on the island in the middle of Pleasant Cove. While you are preparing the next meal, you will be able to enjoy the 6 burner Viking range, double wall ovens, a self contained warming drawer, and a separate free standing ice-maker. This is truly a gourmet chef's delight kitchen!!! (In fact, cooking classes have been given in this kitchen.)Sitting before the open wood-burning classic fireplace in the living room, you can look out over the family dining table made of 200 year old polished pine planks seating 12 (16 with the 'company boards') with Pleasant Cove behind the wall of windows.The golden sunrises and reflected sunsets on the far shore are not to be missed.Beyond the original 1850 'old front door' and staircase is the downstairs bedroom with private bath. Don't miss the wall of cabinets re-assembled from the original country kitchen.The floor of the bath is the original floor from the birthing room in which the seven Reed sisters were born in the early 1900s (there's a seven sisters climbing rose on the trellis by the full length water-side deck in their honor).Upstairs, the original bedroom has been restored with brass beds and Maine/European country furnishings. You look out on the granite trackbed of the original Boston to Bangor single track with its charming wood bridge, the front door to the property.Three bedrooms on the water side all have their own unique views of the Sasanoa ... you can see all the way to Georgetown Island and the sacred Indian burial grounds at Hockomock Rock.The Chocolate Room has a large walk-in closet and private bath. Linking the other bedrooms with a large shared bath with built-in laundry is a lofted hallway, playroom video room. Don't miss the peek through 'elf's door' from the sleeping loft in the Peach Room ... a perfect venue for a puppet show, or just a terrific way to catch a cross breeze on a cool Maine summer's night.Of course, those summer evenings are also well-spent on the fully screened in south side porch or the hot tub on the deck. From both, it's an easy walk to the deep water dock, for a swim, canoe or kayak ride, or open woodside campfire. It's Maine!No Smoking, Please.Please be advised that there is an attached, but SEPARATE 'granny flat,' or 'mother-in-law apartment' which is NOT included in the rental. From time to time, the owner may be staying in this attached flat, which in NO WAY affects your rental. This is a separate unit. If you would like further details, please drop us an email. The house is limited to a MAXIMUM of EIGHT guests over age 3. Yes, children count.
This is truly a 'family' house. Those coming here should expect to feel comfortable and 'at home' here. We leave spices and condiments for your enjoyment and just hope that you will take great pleasure in relaxing and having a good time with your friends and/or family. Welcome to Maine, 'the way life should be'.
We chose to buy a family home in this location as it is within walking distance to Bath and has a view that simply does not end. We only started renting the house when our children were not able to use it. This house is too special not to share and when purchased was never intended to be a rental.
This is a special place. The dining room table seats fourteen and is the starting point for many wonderful conversations. The house is about being! Outside there are lovely gardens and a walk through the woods to a dock with great boating and swimming - when the tide is right! The city of Bath, Maine is within walking distance and you get to walk right by the Dairy Queen to get there. There are so many wonderful things to do here.
What a wonderful time our family had at Graywoods. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed our time swimming off the dock and taking the kayaks and canoe out. We also had a great time shopping in Freeport but had even more fun shopping in Bath. Reny's and Now You're Cooking are not to be missed. We cannot wait to come back to Graywoods and next time we may have time to hike and even go to Boothbay. It was a great vacation..
We had the pleasure of staying at Greywoods for 5 days with 4 generations, while enjoying a nearby wedding in Bath. The home was a perfect fit, with plenty of room for 3 couples, one great grandma and one toddler! Anything you could have ever needed was there for us to use, including plenty of toys and books for the toddler. The view of the river was stunning, along with the bald eagles and osprey. The setting was very relaxing, and we made use of the kayaks, canoe and hot tub. The open living area and kitchen made it easy for us to eat casual meals together, as well as a couple lobster dinners. The screened in porch was a bonus with two comfortable rockers. We loved having so much space, both inside and out. A very convenient location for many activities! Can't wait to return!
We had the pleasure of staying at Greywoods for our daughter's college graduation. It was a wonderful experience! Owners are incredibly friendly and thoughtful - going out of their way to place flowers on the lovely screened in porch when they learned we were planning a small gathering of our daughter's friends and their families after the ceremony. Beautiful location - roomy, comfortable home, great kitchen from which we were very easily able to cater for a party of 25+ guests. The bald eagle nest on the property - easily visible from the back deck complete with two nesting birds - was an unexpected delight. Can't recommend enough!
We stayed for three nights (our only regret is we couldn't stay longer). There were four adults four children (ages 1.5 to 7) and one dog. We had the best time. This house is HUGE and there was plenty of space to spread out. It was great because there were some toys there for the kids and pack n plays, as well as lots of books. We got to do a little sledding. there is a small hill that is perfect for little ones.
The kitchen is amazing and well stocked! I mean it is a COOKS KITCHEN! all the appliances and giant pots you would need for a feast. It really makes it feel like a vacation.They have everything from wine glasses, cocktail shakers, ice maker and a kitchen aid mixer! next time I'll be bringing the fixings to make bread.
Also, the owners were very attentive. We couldn't find bathrooms and before we knew it, someone dropped off the bathrobes. The hot tub is amazing!
It really was a wonderful time and we are planning to go back!
As we drove over the railroad bridge onto Reed Rd we knew we were seconds away from our destination. People were so friendly and welcomed us with a kind wave as we passed by. Our hearts were warmed by the beauty of Graywoods and its surroundings. An Eagle greeted us as we parked and we knew that this was going to be a spectacular vacation. Meeting Judy was Memorable! She shared places to go and things to do .... "Reds Eats " was by far the best lobster roll you will ever experience. The house was extremely comfortable and the location was perfect for us to attend our nephews wedding in Bath. We will cherish our memories at Graywoods and will definitely be back... Maybe sooner than you think. Graywoods is home away from home.
When looking for a vacation rental, we check the reviews early on. For this lovely home, the only problem was that the five stars everyone gave it understated the quality of the experience. From the first contact with the very responsive owners to the follow-up checking whether we found all to be in order, this was first-class. We arrived after dark and were immediately impressed with the attractiveness and comfort of the home, and when we looked outside the next morning, we could see that the setting was amazing! Our Christmas vacation at Greywoods included some warm days for walking on the nearby beaches, yet before we left we experienced the beauty afforded by seven inches of snow. Every amenity--and we mean every amenity--has been thoughtfully provided. The feeling we had was that of being in the home of a beloved aunt, whose only wish is that you be comfortable and want for nothing. This has been our easiest and most perfect vacation rental, and while we'd like to keep it a secret, we want others to know that a wonderful experience awaits you at Greywoods.
We rented Greywoods for a week after our son's wedding in Cambridge and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Maine. We had friends and family from Boston join us throughout the week and the house easily accommodated our guests. The setting is great and the eagles are a bonus. Judy is a joy to work with and we really appreciated her sharing their family home in Maine with us.
There is terrific theatre, music and various cultural activities easily within a half hour of the house. And, of course, Freeport and L.L.Bean are also within that distance!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Bookings made after 1/1/2015 will be $350 per night. Bookings for more than two weeks may be eligible for reduced rate.
!/2 payment will be required with a signed contract to guarantee the reservation. The balance is due 1 month before stay.