1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4
About Ruth Francis
We, Sam and Ruth Francis, are the owners and hosts of eight rental properties in Georgetown, Maine. We have four wonderful grown sons and are proud grandparents. We worked for years to finish our timber frame dream home at the tip of the peninsula. We now enjoy our role as pastors to a growing church in Bath, Maine.
Ruth Francis purchased this Studio in 2000
Why Ruth Francis chose Georgetown
We purchased this unique fifty acre property with its half mile long peninsula over thirty years ago. Since then we have lived here and operated a traditional wooden boat shop. Over the years we have built six charming cottages, as well as, converted a Sailor's Loft to a rental with breathtaking, panoramic views. We also, offer the home that we first built and lived in to renters, with it's ideal location at the tip of the peninsula with deep water frontage and a private dock. We have added other touches to our property with a garden house, ten slip boat dock, a hiking trail and clearings for fishing and picnics.
What makes this Studio unique
The cottages are situated to allow privacy but also to maintain the quality of the open, natural spaces. Each cottage overlooks the marsh and adjacent Back River which flows off the mighty Kennebec and Nature Conservancy land beyond.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great getaway in Georgetown
The loft was cosy and the river view was amazing, even better than what we expected. Katie was very nice and helpful. They even provide a pass to access Reid State park and Popham beach which was a nice bonus, we used it 4 times during our stay. As others have stated before, the water smells bad, but it's not that big a deal. They even provide a few gallons of bottled water to get you started. All in all we were satisfied and would recommend it.
It was just as advertised. It was very relaxing and calming. Just what the dr ordered.
Peaceful, simple solitude. Perfect.
Tidal river views, easy access to Reid State Park, and dog friendly. Great experience. Thank you!
loft with wonderful views
What a wonderful place and area Everyone was very friendly and the Back river was so quiet we brought our kayaks and canoe. OH MY What a wonderful time we had . Would recommend any of there cottages they are very clean and in a very quiet setting
Great location and wonderful setting
We've just returned home from our week in Georgetown at one of the lovely cottages in this peninsula. On our way up we received a surprise text from Katie letting us know the cottage was ready and we could check-in a little earlier if we had wanted to. When we did arrive the cottage was exactly as we had expected and the views were fantastic. On our first walk in the grounds we met Katie who was very welcoming, provided several suggestions for food, and asked to let her know if there was anything we needed.
We have 2 toy poodles and were really happy that they could come along for a reasonable fee (Some owners on here asked that we list them as 2 extra people!!! Seriously? They are like 30lbs combined and don't shed). They had a blast and the surrounding towns were always so welcoming of the dogs. Practically every shop has a water bowl out for them and that just made the trip so great. Everyone was friendly and very considerate of the dogs (Even the little children asked if they could pet them).
We went several times to the Five Islands Lobster Co to enjoy the amazing views, and sat out eating a variety of delicious food with the dogs. We would definitely recommend this to anyone staying. The staff are really nice and everyone is just having a good time.
Overall, we wouldn't hesitate to go back. The area is wonderful, cottage is an excellent price and well situated, and the food is simply delicious. Thank you Katie for hosting us and our boys.
Great view nice location ok accomodations
Up over a walkway over a roof to a storage room which you go thru to enter your space. The loft is good size with a kitchen/living area bedroom and tiny bathroom hard to sit straight forward on toilet because of how close sink unit is. Windows looking out to river are great. We were told an exhaust fan would help run the air thru the loft but it did not work. Internet was extremely finicky. Could not figure out how to get tv to work. Water "full of minerals" ( salt is a mineral) be sure to use bottled for drinking coffee brushing teeth. We used the loft for sleeping, bed was comfy, having breakfast, making lunches for our kayaking trips and it was fine late in evening to sit quietly and read some evenings did wish for a screened in outdoor space as weather was quite warm while we were there. All in all I think we got what we paid for.
Obviously, to get to get to a 2nd floor Loft, you will have to climb some stairs to get there. There is a photo of the stairway on the site which we feel makes the access easy. Then you do walk through a large room one quarter of which I use to store supplies such as extra blankets and pillows, a Pack n play and high chair for guests with small children. I will put up a photo of that too. Its also a place guests can store misc items while they are here.
It is too bad this guest did not let us know of any of this while they were here as we live practically next door and could have shown them how to use the TV, Wifi, and exhaust fan, which are all pretty basic. There is also an airconditioner in the Loft which works beautifully to cool the whole place down.
I supply spring water by the gallon for guests to use for drinking. Being right on the water has the draw back of high mineral content. The water is crystal clear and has no odor and passes the the board of health test every year. We have the same water in our home next door and use it year round for everything but drinking.
I believe this guest was quite large, because no other guest has ever mentioned a problem with using the toilet!
Within 15 minute drive to: Reid State Park, known for its uncrowded sandy beaches and rocky cliffs; Five Islands Seafood, known for their shore dinners and lobster rolls served dock side in one of Maine's most picturesque harbors; Maine Maritime Museum, housing local marine artifacts dating back to 1607; and antiquing, over 25 shops within a short drive. There is a hiking trail at water's edge and a nearby deep water dock for fishing, swimming or to tie up your own boat.