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1 mile walk from Bath yet almost isolated-10 ft tide and eagles. Perfection!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) or just perfect for 2 people.

Please read all of this to the end..... Just ask our friends, family, and renters and they will all tell you that Graywoods is the perfect house, with the perfect location (1 mile from Bath), with the perfect opportunities for you to enjoy a fabulous vacation, ANY TIME OF THE YEAR!!!

The house has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. One of the bedrooms and bathrooms is on the ground floor which is perfect for those who might have difficulty navigating stairs. 3 of the 4 bedrooms upstairs have glorious water views.

The main floor is open space with a dining room table that can easily seat 14 and two "living areas" one of which has a lovely wood burning fireplace.

The screened in porch and deck serve as more living space with a grill, hot tub, and comfy porch furniture for relaxation and conversation.

The grounds/lawn/garden are expansive and very guest friendly. A simple tree swing has been enjoyed for many years by children of all ages. Cornball is also a lively option. Of course within a 5 mile area, one finds tennis courts, golf courses, and a vibrant YMCA.

A very short walk on a forest path takes you to our dock where you will find two paddle boards, two kayaks, and a canoe. The dock comes in during the winter but "the fleet" remains always accessible. 10 foot tides provide incredible opportunities to explore our bay.

Finally, Graywoods is our family house. Our kitchen is fully equipped (Viking 6 burner stove, double wall ovens, commercial ice machine, warming drawer and all the utensils and machines you could possibly use) to help you to prepare delicious meals. Don't worry about bringing spices, condiments etc as you will find most of them waiting for you.

Linens and towels are all monogrammed and beautiful.

There is a treasure chest of games, toys for children of all ages, and books that will offer you opportunities to relax like you haven't been able to do for many years!

We have lived in many places and our furniture and art all reflect the full lives we have been privileged to lead.

There is still one thing that makes Graywoods special and different from almost any other rental - OUR EAGLES

Just off our deck and with no need for binoculars is our eagle's nest and it is HUGE. This year we had two babies hatched on May 1 and taking their first flight on July 4th!! Although they have left their nest, parents and babes return daily for old times' sake. What a privilege this is.....

If you have ANY questions, just send them on or call at 207-233-9120. We care about Graywoods and rent it not just for the $$$$ but really because it is so very special that we want to share it with you particularly as we have lived in it during all four of the seasons. It rocks! Hugh and Judy

More Details

Judy and Hugh Tilson
Member since: 2004
Speaks german
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Judy and Hugh Tilson

We are a happily retired couple with 4 grown kids and 11 grandchildren. Our professional lives have required travel worldwide and while we continue to travel, Graywoods is our favorite place to be although we do divide our time between Chapel Hill and Maine. We love answering questions from our renters!

Judy and Hugh Tilson purchased this house in 1991

Why Judy and Hugh Tilson chose Woolwich

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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..
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Woolwich, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Downstairs Bedroom - 2 single bed , There is a full bathroom attached to this bedroom
    Bedroom 3 Peach Bedroom - 1 double bed , This has a water view
    Monhegan Bedroom - 1 double bed , This room has a waterview
    Bedroom 5 Lemonade Room - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , A water view and a full bath attached
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
this is a great place for a family, girls/guys weekend, or a romantic getaway. What's not to like!!


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1 mile walk from Bath yet almost isolated-10 ft tide and eagles. Perfection!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

An absolute wonder

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our New Year's vacation at this magical house, and can not speak more highly about the accommodations and the location. The house is so cozy, the beds are extremely comfortable and have the most elegant bedding along with them. The kitchen has the top notch chef quality stove, oven and any kitchen equipment to prepare a big family meal you can wish for. But what struck us most was the amazing landscape surrounding the house, the views of the river during the sunset or the sunrise would take our breath away. The hot tub waiting for us to relax in every evening was a much welcomed bonus 😊? We can not wait to spend another vacation at this wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when we can share our wonderful house with those who also love it. Although the weather was bitterly cold, the house was warm and welcoming. One day we would like to meet this lovely family that greeted the new year at Graywoods!
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We can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an unbelievable time at Graywoods! It seemed to have a true family home feeling in a very picturesque setting perched on a beautiful waterfront who could ask for more? The house had an off the beaten path feeling and felt so peaceful and quiet. Yet we found it very walkable to Bath's main center where there were so many shops and restaurants to explore.

We found the house very well stocked with cooking tools, endless towels, and so many extras. Judy gave us so many recommendations on local things to do that we would have never found on our own. Yet we could have stayed at the house the whole time and found so much to do. Watching the bald eagles that were nesting on the property was a truly magical experience and we can't wait to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE loved having this dear family. They would not recognize the eagles now as they are flapping their wings and starting to hop around the branches. Thanks for the kind words. Hugh and Judy
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New Hampshire

Another great visit to Greywoods!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Judy's home in November. It was even better than we remembered it! The eagles nest was so close to the house that we did not even need the binoculars. We spent lots of time enjoying the hot tub and big deck overlooking the water. The wood burning fireplace kept us all cozy and warm. We especially enjoyed the big dining room table where we had Thanksgiving dinner and played games. As for activities close by, we spent each day hiking and sight seeing. I highly recommend staying at this beautiful Maine home.

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanksgiving at Graywoods is really special. The kitchen works so well as the center of activity and then the wonderful dining room table serves as a setting for many terrific meals and conversations. Thanks to the eagles for their performances and we always like to welcome back our friends. So glad your visit went well. Judy and, of course, Hugh
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  • 5 of 5

They go over and above expectations. Most accommodating and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And our guests even got to experience a true "Mainenoreaster" followed up by our generator in action. You never know what experience awaits you at Graywoods! Thanks to all for being so flexible. Judy and Hugh
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Burlington, Vermont

Graywoods is the perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The tasteful decor and idyllic setting will feed your soul. With little or no light pollution, the starry sky is magnificent - not to be outdone by glorious sunrises over the water. There is bountiful room for spreading out, for discovery or finding a peaceful spot to read. We had plenty of room to entertain a few cousins one day and some former neighbors another. Hugh and Judy left a comprehensive volume of things to do and places to explore in the area, shopping ideas, and restaurant recommendations. They were also available to answer any and all questions we had , with a quick email turn around! No running around is necessary, tho, as there is plenty to keep you occupied on the grounds! We feel very privileged to have been guests at Graywoods.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having family reunions at Graywoods and glad yours was so special. It is particularly nice when the sun, moon, and eagles cooperate. Come back and see us anytime as now you are part of our family.
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Fun for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family stay. Loved walking into Bath for coffee. Kids enjoyed the beaches and the dock with the paddle boards. The eagles performed beautifully and flew for the first time on the 4th of July. Sorry to see the

Vacation end but we will definitely return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance AU$79.93

Bookings made after 1/1/2015 will be $350 per night. Bookings for more than two weeks may be eligible for reduced rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.