THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor: Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room with Queen pull out sofa, Deck, Screened in Porch 2nd Floor: King bedroom with dressing area, Bedroom with 2 Twin beds, Full bathroom with tub/shower, Laundry room
DOGS PERMITTED? Sorry, dogs are not permitted at this property.
Sea Gate Cottage is located on Arrowsic Island, a rocky, woodsy, serene slice of Midcoast Maine. Overlooking the majestic Kennebec River, Sea Gate offers expansive water views and a quiet yet convenient location for exploring some exceptional Maine destinations. An open-air dining deck, a screened outdoor living room, a leafy hammock, and bright, airy indoor spaces with large windows invite your family to connect and enjoy comfortable, nature-infused relaxation.
With 3 acres of woods and 250 feet of tidal waterfront, Sea Gate’s idyllic setting is only six miles from downtown Bath. It’s even closer to the Island’s historic light stations, secluded swimming pond, nature hikes, and, on neighboring Georgetown Island, gorgeous sandy beaches. Strategically perched half way between Bath and the Atlantic Ocean, Sea Gate is your gateway to both refreshing tranquility and iconic Maine excursions.
The cottage is well designed with a comfortable, seamless indoor-outdoor flow. The outdoor living room, reached by its own covered portico, is a special place for practicing morning yoga, reading, or catching up on work. Early risers might spy bald eagles fishing, a graceful blue heron, jumping sea bass, bobbing harbor seals, as well as pleasure boats and charter ships sailing by. Make use of the house binoculars to watch it all unfold. Coffee at the breezy dining deck keeps you close to preparing breakfast in the well-appointed kitchen. Comfortable seating in the living room overlooks floor to ceiling windows and a working fireplace. Sit back and surrender to the relaxing rhythms of sun, moon and tide.
Life by the river is mesmerizing all day long but truly sparkles in the hours before sundown. The outdoor living room is the ideal place to unwind. Sip your favorite beverage as you watch the tide create powerful currents and swirling eddies, while the sun casts a diamond-like glitter across the water. With its throw blankets and festive lighting, it’s a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the outdoors long into the evening. There's also a small vintage cottage on the property where the discreet caretakers stay on occasion. Sea Gate is tastefully furnished and recently updated with new kitchen appliances, textiles, and fresh paint.
On a hot day with low tide and a bit of moxie, you can swim from the property in the Kennebec’s refreshing mix of salt and fresh water. Kayaks and canoes can be launched in harmony with the tide; outfit yourself with water shoes for the foray. Kayak tours, lessons and delivery are available from Seaspray.
If more activity calls you, the trail to Squirrel Point Light is merely 1.5 miles from Sea Gate’s door. Don’t miss Arrowsic’s other fantastic light station, Doubling Point Lighthouse. Fond of swimming, sunbathing or paddling? Try beautiful Sewall Pond, nestled in pristine conservation land and 2.3 miles from Sea Gate. Bring your bikes and pedal (or walk) the Island’s timeless gravel roads. Hike meadows and rocky ridges to a reversing waterfall, 5.6 miles away in Georgetown. Exhilarating days await you at gorgeous Mile and Half Mile beach at Reid State Park. Then hit Five Islands Lobster, serving meals on picnic tables overlooking a working waterfront (and 5 islands). Visit charming villages such as Wiscasset, explore Bath’s scenic hikes and maritime museum, shop at fiber mecca Halcyon Yarn, or try an amazing whale watch! Sea Gate cottage is within easy reach of them all.
BEACH CLASSIFICATION: We have categorized this property as having or being near a sandy beach. More specifically for this property - it is a short 9-mile drive to one Maine's best beaches at Reid State Park Beaches. There is not an actual usable sandy beach in front of this property.
BOATS INCLUDED? No, however, Seaspray Kayaks offers boat rentals in the area and may be able to rent a boat to you at the property.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
PROPERTY SPECIFICS: Linens & Bath Towels: Yes, one set of bed linens and one bath towel set for each guest are included. Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: No Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters Trash Removal Service: Included with rental - very strict trash and recycling needs to be adhered to per Arrowsic collection. Clear directions are outlined at the house. Water Source: Well water, OK to drink from tap Usable Fireplace/Woodstove: Yes, guests are responsible for providing firewood. Air Conditioning: No, but fans are located in each bedroom Heat Source: Electric baseboard, wood fireplace Outdoor Fire pit: No. Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi (about 3 mbps) TV: Smart TV with HD antenna Grill: Charcoal (owner provides briquettes and lighter fluid) Closest Shopping Village: Bath, 6.3 miles Number of Restaurants within 10 Miles: 20 plus Water Frontage: Yes Beach Access: No, tidal flats, however Reid State Park Beaches is 9 miles away and a great spot for a beach day Dock/Pier Access: No Property Good For Fisherman: No Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
This was the second year renting a water front house, and our places have been great.
The screen in porch.
Saint Paul, US
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2021
Very thorough and responsive.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely, and we "lived" on the screen porch which allowed us to really enjoy nature and relax.
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2021
Ellicott City, US
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2021
Riverfront. View from living room. Location is great.
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2019
I was able to make all the arrangements online or via email which was very convenient and the process was seamless. The one question I had about the property was answered promptly via email. It was our first time working with your agency and we were very impressed. All the correspondence and preparations were clear and well-organized and the house was immaculately clean.
The screen room/porch overlooking the water. There was always a beautiful breeze from the water and we were able to be out there enjoying the beautiful surroundings, no matter what the weather was. Also, the location was wonderful - not overrun by tourists, little traffic, quiet and serene.
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2019
Beautiful home on an amazing setting with a westerly view so sunsets are remarkable.
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
Simple and straight forward to work with. No surprises & pleasant on the phone.
The cottage is beautiful- bright & cheerful and lives up to the photos on the website. We loved the screened porch - perfect for a morning coffee or a glass of wine at the end it the day.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2018
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2017
Very otganized, easy, streamlined.
Great hammock! Loved the location. Nice place!
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2017
The condition of the house exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely spotless. The living areas were open and had great flow so you could all be in the same room, whether you were in the kitchen, dining, or living room. Many large windows allowed us to enjoy the water view from every room, and to allow plenty of sunlight in. The screened in porch is what really sold us. We spent hours and hours there making it our outdoor living room. Since the walkway is also roofed, we could enjoy the outdoor space rain or shine. We cooked most meals at the house during our 2 weeks at Seagate. We had absolutely everything we needed from cookie sheets, to measuring spoons and cups, cheese grater, plenty of pots and pans. We appreciated the owner's thoughtful touches such as the driftwood sculpture outside the kitchen window, flower boxes, the hammock, games, books, grill, you name it. The house is well located between Popham and Reid, a quick ride to Bath, as well as nearby favorites such as Five Island and Osprey Restaurant. Sewell Pond was a great bonus.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2017
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2016
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
OWM is by far the most professional agency to work with! Thank you for another amazing vacation. Your services make everything seamless & we really appreciate all you do to make our stay comfortable! We will definitely return next year. Perhaps sooner:) Thank you, Thank you. We are so fortunate to have found you.
What a perfect spot. Thank you for providing the perfect home to unwind & have solid quality family time. We left happy & relaxed. A few tears when it was time to depart...a true sign of a lovely vacation. Thank you.
Reviewed: Aug 2, 2016
This company is very straightforward. What they promise is what you get.
Such a comfortable house, lots of space and had everything we needed.
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2016
Silver Spring, US
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2016
You guys were great! Extremely well-organized and easy to work with.
We loved Seagate Cottage. The screened in porch quickly became our favorite spot to lounge, read, and watch the river. The house itself was very well-appointed and comfortable.
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2016
On the Water in Maine is seriously the only way to vacation. Courteous, responsive and they really go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is perfect.
As a return customer we can't say enough great things about this property! A secluded oasis with breathtaking water views that is only a 10 minute drive to town! The expansive windows allow you to take in the water from every view but the screened in porch is by far our favorite part!
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2015
Professional & responsive.
All of our questions were answered before I even had to ask.
What a gem. Beautiful waterfront views from each window. The house is tucked nicely in the wooded lot to ensure privacy & keeps the house cool on warm days. The porches were the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine as the sun sets (gorgeous views). Thanks for a memorable vacation. We will definitely return.
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2015
On the Water in Maine is a company with integrity. Justin et al are very professional, reliable, prompt with returning calls and emails, and well informed about the properties and the area. We have great confidence in their ability to solve any issue before it becomes a problem.
Compact comfortable house offers tranquility, birds, and beautiful river views. A second living room - a large
screened porch - is furnished as a charming outdoor room and sits apart from the house in the breeze from the water. This is a lovely peaceful spot for getting away from it all. We intend to come back.
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2015
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2015
On the Water in Maine was incredibly accommodating and went above and beyond to make our stay extremely comfortable and easy! Prior to our stay I had asked for some recommendations for horse back riding options. Within hours I received an email back with detailed descriptions of two places that would be within an hour of our property. Upon arrival, I called to check in and was greeted by an extremely nice gentleman that just seemed happy to be doing his job! We did not have any issues while staying at the cottage but I know that if we had, the agency would have done everything they could to fix the problem. I can't wait to rent from On the Water in Maine again!
Seagate cottage was everything we had hoped for in our vacation rental and then some! By far our favorite feature of the property was the screened in room where we spent many evenings watching the sun set and enjoying a beverage! You simply can not beat the location! The property provides privacy and quiet while only being a short ride to town. We also loved the ability to throw our kayak in the water right from our property. Seagate truly made our vacation one for the memory book!
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2014
Organized and professional. The one problem we had was attended to efficiently.
Secluded, quiet, lovely views,amazing sunsets. Great screened room to enjoy outdoors and foil the bugs. Very tastefully decorated. Good information about local activities/services. Drive to all services, but a great area.
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2014
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2014
Your agency was delightful to work with and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Nice house with awesome views from the living room, master bedroom and screened porch. Lots of casement windows with good screens so we were able to get plenty of fresh air. The screened porch is a terrific place to sit having your morning coffee, an afternoon read or an evening cocktail. Was too bad that there's not a downstairs powder room or that the living room furniture was all oriented towards the fireplace rather than the spectacular water view. We enjoyed our stay but next year will be looking for a place more directly on the water with a dock for our kayaks and, hopefully, a bit less in the woods.
Reviewed: Apr 14, 2014
The house is situated in a cluster of trees and thus very cool in summer days. The location is very serene and quiet offering a great sense of 'getting away from it all'. Yet it's an easy ride to town for lobster and other goodies. Nice house design and layout, and the screened-in porch was perfect for afternoon tea. The view from the deck is unobstructed and expansive. Great place for a vacation!
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.
Town Info - West Bath, Popham Beach & Westport Island - Southern Midcoast
Site of the Popham Colony, Phippsburg was between 1607 and 1608 the first English settlement attempted in New England. Popham Beach is in Phippsburg where it is routinely recognized as one of the best beaches in the entire USA. If it isn't the best, it is certainly the least visted - with lots of room to stretch out. West Bath neighbors Popham Beach and Westport Island is just to the north.