We are 10 minutes from downtown Bath with its great restaurants, local art & culture, including the exceptional Maritime Museum. 23 minutes from our door are the beaches of Popham State Park. We are 2 miles from the town public boat launch into the tidal waters of the New Meadows River and out to sea. In nearby Georgetown are the beaches of Reid State Park. You will love our quiet country setting, the privacy of your cozy room, the extensive cottage gardens, and pine forest we enjoy.
Your room on the second floor is quite private and secluded from the rest of the house. It has a unique, cozy, built-in double bed as well as built in drawers, a small refrigerator, electric teakettle, and an adjacent private bath, with shower-tub stall. We provide reverse osmosis filtered water for drinking and there is a faucet in the kitchen that provides it if you need more.
The house was originally built in Bath on the Kennebec River and moved to this location. We suspect it was built by a shipbuilder, as the spaces are ship like tight. The stairs to the room are narrow and steep like in a ship or an old colonial house. European guests have commented that the space is reminiscent of European houses.
You are welcome to enjoy the outdoors, the upper and lower gardens and fruit trees, the pine woods behind the house and the outdoor sitting areas on the deck and the glider up the hill overlooking the upper garden.
You are welcome to enjoy our Earth Circle Art Gallery in a separate building near the road. On exhibit is the work of three generations: My watercolors, my son Brian Gehan's photography of intimate and expansive views of nature, in his footsteps is the work of granddaughter Theona Gehan. She has an exceptional eye for catching beauty with a camera. Also included is the sculptural ceramic work of Dan Gehan, Brian's dad.
We are happy to socialize if we both have time, but are also happy to give you space. Some of the time we may be too occupied with our young granddaughters or work in the garden, studio, and art gallery to socialize. But please let us know if you need anything or if there is any way we can be of assistance. We do provide information about local restaurants, hiking trails and other local attractions in the room and are also happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you are out after dark, when you return please turn off the outside lights we will leave on for you. The switch for the deck light is just inside the door on your left as you come in. The remote switch for turning off the arch lights over the walk will be left on the kitchen table.
Both Peter Dennett, my beloved husband and I are hosts for Airbnb. So expect to be greeted by both or either of us. We are both here to make you welcome. We love working out of doors. Peter is the amazing supportive fix-it man, and I am the fanatic gardener who he supports. We love the wind and fresh air. I have the care of two beautiful granddaughters a couple of afternoons and sometimes one or two mornings a week. But generally, it is quite quiet hereabouts. When not in the garden or with family or clients, I can be found working on my book, currently entitled The Power of Conscious Love or in my art studio. The building to the left of the driveway as you drive in is in the process of being converted to a gallery for my artwork. You are welcome to take a peep inside. Along with the transition mess, you will find blank cards with images of my work available for purchase. Enjoy!