Idle Ours Cottage: Waterfront in Maine

  • Welcome to water front Maine Living!
    Welcome to water front Maine Living!
  • Open concept living room/kitchen
    Open concept living room/kitchen
  • Big backyard with outdoor seating and fire pit
    Big backyard with outdoor seating and fire pit
  • Firepit overlooking the water
    Firepit overlooking the water
  • Fully stocked kitchen
    Fully stocked kitchen
  • Welcome to Idle Ours!
    Welcome to Idle Ours!
  • Half bathroom on 1st level
    Half bathroom on 1st level
  • Stairs to bedrooms on lower levels
    Stairs to bedrooms on lower levels
  • Water view from Primary Bedroom
    Water view from Primary Bedroom
  • King Bed in primary
    King Bed in primary
  • Second Bedroom - King Bed
    Second Bedroom - King Bed
  • Second bedroom
    Second bedroom
  • Full bathroom with walk in shower on 2nd level
    Full bathroom with walk in shower on 2nd level
  • Laundry on 2nd level
    Laundry on 2nd level
  • Lower level lounge
    Lower level lounge
  • Two sleep spaces on lower level
    Two sleep spaces on lower level
  • Happy Hour in the lounge!
    Happy Hour in the lounge!
  • Full bathroom with tub on the lounge level
    Full bathroom with tub on the lounge level
  • Direct access to backyard from the lounge
    Direct access to backyard from the lounge
  • Thoughtful details throughout the cottage
    Thoughtful details throughout the cottage
  • Direct access to the quintessential Maine coast line
    Direct access to the quintessential Maine coast line
  • Rent a boat and explore the New Meadows River or Casco Bay
    Rent a boat and explore the New Meadows River or Casco Bay
  • Popham Beach and Reid State Park Beach are an easy 30  minutes away
    Popham Beach and Reid State Park Beach are an easy 30 minutes away
  • Enjoy beautiful coastline in West Bath
    Enjoy beautiful coastline in West Bath
  • Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary is walking distance from the cottage
    Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary is walking distance from the cottage
  • There are multiple beautiful walks in the area
    There are multiple beautiful walks in the area
  • Casco Bay
    Casco Bay
  • The 'cool little city' of Bath
    The 'cool little city' of Bath
  • Summer concerts in Waterfront Park, Bath
    Summer concerts in Waterfront Park, Bath
  • An example of our guidebook
    An example of our guidebook
  • Explore local coastal towns
    Explore local coastal towns
  • Welcome to Maine!
    Welcome to Maine!
$289-485/night
2 Bedrooms • 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 4-6
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Welcome to Idle Ours Cottage! Hosted by Of Sea and Pine, Maine Vacation Rentals, this charming cottage is located in West Bath, a small coastal town just minutes from the ‘cool little city’ of Bath, Maine. Idle Ours cottage inspires you to let your whims for leisure dictate how you spend your time...


Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King bed
Family room with futon and day bed
2.5 bathrooms
Washer/Dryer
Fully Stocked Kitchen / Dining area
Water views and (tidal) water access
Outdoor space with grill & fire pit

Full description: Located in the popular Rock Haven Drive neighborhood, Idle Ours cottage enjoys spectacular water views and recreational water use on the New Meadows River and is just a quick boat ride to open ocean. The main (top) floor of the large cottage has an open concept kitchen/dining area with beautiful water views. The kitchen is fully stocked for making all of your meals, including steaming lobster! There is also a half bath on this level.

Heading downstairs to the second level, you will find the two enclosed bedrooms and a full bathroom with laundry.

The ground level is the perfect place to hang out! Spend time with your family in the ‘lounge’ complete with a bar, comfy chairs and games. You can also easily access the backyard to enjoy the fire pit and take in the views of the river and spectacular sunsets. The ground level also has a futon & day bed as additional sleeping spaces and a full bathroom with a tub.

At Idle Ours we encourage you to cozy up with a good book, or sleep in, or bake a pie, or spend time outside, or play a card game with a friend, or have a nap. It depends on what you fancy at that very moment—that’s what you get to do in an idle hour at Idle Ours, making this the perfect place to spend your Maine vacation!


About the area:
West Bath is a peaceful, rural community with lots of nice walking trails and views of the coastline. Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary is just a stone’s throw from the cottage and includes a 2.75-mile trail system that winds through the coastal forest of pine, spruce, and fir and is home to many wonderful species of birds including bald eagles, great blue heron, and many migratory birds.

If you are looking for a bite to eat, head into the City of Bath: Bath is a beautiful, quintessential New England town located along the banks of the Kennebec River. Deemed a 'distinctive destination' by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the downtown is lined with historic brick and granite buildings that showcase locally owned restaurants, bakeries, bars, and shops. Simply walking around the quiet, cozy side streets to admire the 100-200 year old homes that have been fully restored, is a wonderful activity. Or if you’d prefer, take the beloved trolley, named Charlie, to see the sights around town. Bath is also home to the world class shipbuilder, Bath Iron Works, a working shipyard established in 1826. We encourage visitors to check out the Maine Maritime Museum to learn about the rich history of shipbuilding in the area.

Things to do in the area:
Bath is the gateway to Midcoast Maine - the most glorious part of Maine in our humble opinion. The cottage is located only 30-minutes from two epic beaches: Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park. A day at either beach with a picnic lunch, pails for collecting seashells, and a good book will not disappoint. Looking for a fun day trip? Head further east into the heart of the Midcoast region to explore quintessential coastal towns like Wiscasset (15 minutes), Boothbay Harbor (45 minutes), Camden and Rockport (both 1 hour). Head south to explore Freeport (20 minutes and home to L.L. Bean) or the City of Portland (45 minutes). Bowdoin College is in the neighboring town of Brunswick (15 minutes away).

The cottage is also well situated to explore the coastline; charter a boat to go fishing or sightseeing on the Kennebec River or Casco Bay. A complete guidebook will be provided at the time of booking with many suggestions for day trips, restaurants, and activities in the area. Looking for a specific activity? Just ask! We are happy to help you plan your time in Maine.

Neighborhood: This is a not a private setting, there are other cottages very near by including one that sits to the left of the cottage and one directly behind. There are shared stairs to the yard. You will hear and see neighbors in their yards, children playing, dogs barking, etc. This is a friendly community and neighbors will stop to say hello and chat. We ask that guests be respectful of quiet hours between 9pm and 7am.

Accessibility: There is a flight of stairs to enter the cottage and stairs are required to get to the bedrooms. There are three levels. Bedrooms are downstairs.

Parking: There is free, off-street parking for 2-3 cars.

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

West Bath, Maine

Property Type Cottage
Accommodation Entire Home
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
General
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half)
  • First Level – Toilet
  • 2nd Level – Shower, Toilet
  • Ground Level – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4-6
  • Primary Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • 2nd Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Family Room – 1 Twin bed, 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon

Bedrooms are downstairs on the second level, there is a full shared bathroom on this level

The third bedroom is on the ground level; it is an entertainment space with a futon; there is a full bathroom on this level

Entertainment
  • Smart TV
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Theme
  • Family
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Limited Parking
  • Shared Spaces
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body