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Come and discover why Down East Magazine named Bowdoinham one of the 'BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN MAINE' in March 2014, and branded it 'THE CRAFTIEST TOWN IN MAINE' in 2008. Renowned for its wonderful community of farmers, gardeners, potters, woodworkers, chefs, carpenters, photographers, fiber artists, musicians, and boat builders, Bowdoinham has its own artisans guild, arts center, and farmers market. Enjoy the way life really should be in Maine, and stay in Bowdoinham, on beautiful Merrymeeting Bay: a rural town that is laid back & relaxed, it is convenient to Bath/Brunswick; Portland; Augusta; & Lewiston/Auburn; and to all that Midcoast Maine has to offer. Many thanks for considering the Bowdoinham Village Guest Suite.
Unique Educational Opportunities: If you are interested in spending your leisure time learning a new craft or enjoying the local arts scene, Bowdoinham offers fabulous opportunities for you at the Merrymeeting Arts Center--MAC offersr opportunities for your creative enrichment, and make this town a uniquely wonderful place to explore and enjoy.
Recreational Opportunities: Midcoast Maine offers so many opportunities for outdoor recreation: boating, hiking, biking, ice fishing, hunting, fishing, paddling, aviation, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing. Opportunities to enjoy all of these are right around the corner from the Bowdoinham Village Guest Suite.
Local Attractions: No visit to Maine would be complete without exploring the Old Port in Portland; shopping at LL Bean in Freeport; visiting the world-class Boothbay Botanical Gardens; taking in a show at the Maine State Music Theatre at Bowdoin College; enjoying lunch at Moody's Diner in Waldoboro; viewing an exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art; or renting an ice shack here on the Cathance River--the best ice fishing anywhere! All of these activities are only forty-five minutes or less from the Village Guest Suite.
(The Bowdoinham Village Guest Suite is a private suite in the residence of Kathy and Scott Gallant. Guests have their own entrance. The Gallants have a beloved black lab, Buddy; and a cat, Hally. The pets remain in the main residence, but those with severe allergies need to be aware of them. During the summer of 2016, there is construction going on at an abuttin property.)
Greetings from Bowdoinham, Maine. I am Kathy Gallant, owner of the Village Guest Suite, and a Realtor with RE/MAX Riverside in the neighboring town of Topsham. I invite you to visit Bowdoinham and discover the picturesque village that I've been delighted to call home since 1995.
Kathy Gallant purchased this apartment in 2004
Enjoy 'the way life really should be' in Maine, and stay in Bowdoinham, on beautiful Merrymeeting Bay: a rural town that is laid back & relaxed, and renown for its wonderful community. Described by Down East Magazine as 'A Very Crafty Town' (November 2008), it is comprised of many farmers, artisans, and musicians--and just plain-old-nice folks. Bowdoinham is convenient to Bath/Brunswick; Portland; Augusta; Lewiston/Auburn; and to all that Midcoast Maine has to offer.
Bowdoinham Village is absolutely beautiful--a classic New England Village. The Cathance River flows through town, and to Merrymeeting Bay. A canoe is available to explore both, or bring your kayaks.
Kathy, the proprietor is such a friendly person who has done an awesome job with this little inn. We traveled for business and this little place was perfect! Great places to walk around town, easy commute to Portland, gorgeous views out the top floor bedroom and super comfy furniture. Also, there is a Keurig for late night work sessions. We LOVED meeting Kathy's rescue lab, Buddy, who lives downstairs. He sometimes greeted us when we came back in the evening with his sock monkey toy and it just made us smile! Highly recommend for solo travelers, business travelers, couples, or pals on a getaway.
Thank you Kathy and family for a great week!
we stayed here visiting our family that lives here. This was a charming change to staying in the area motels. clean, just delightful. we will be back.
This was our second visit this year to the Bowdoinham Village Suite! The accommodations are clean, comfortable and accessible. We were visiting family in the area so when we returned to the suite in the late evening we were welcomed "home" by the outside light!
My son and I stayed in this rental for 2 nights, looking at Maine colleges. Location of rental is quiet, but not near any facilities (restaurants etc). Weather was hot when we were there- living room area had portable AC, but bedroom had ceiling fan only. Unit was very private. I slept on sofa bed in living room- sun was bright in morning- might consider darker curtains.
Overall, I recommend staying here if you have a car and are visiting this region of Maine. It is quieter and larger than a hotel, but need to drive to nearest town (maybe 10-15 min) for restaurants, shopping etc. Unit was very clean and well appointed. Owner was very responsive over the phone- did not meet in person.
We spent three nights at this property. We were visiting family in the area so left early in the morning and returned later in the evening. The dining area was equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and toaster so we could have easily prepared breakfast and snacks. Comfortable bed and well furnished bath.
We would definitely recommend this property to others.