1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
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 Cottage 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 Cottage 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.
Cute little place with great views! Loved the screened in porch, it was great to look at the water without worrying about bugs!
To date the best vacation I’ve had!! My wife and I were very pleased with everything!
Fantastic. Beautiful. Peaceful.
Great place, really nice people.
We got to meet the owners on the first day. They were warm and welcoming. Everyone we meet was very friendly (their dog Otto seems to love new people). The Cottage was small and cute, with everything we needed, we spent most of our time in the screened in porch just taking in the view. While we went in early June and so it was too cold to go swimming this place is very close to Reid State Park, and we had a great time walking around there. There is also a great little wooded hike to a small lighthouse nearby that was a fun picnic spot. The Cottage's little kitchen had everything we needed to cook all our meals, and there was a grill provided that we used as well. I took one star off of accuracy of online listing because it lists a fireplace/fire-pit, and this cottage did not have a fireplace, and the fire-pit options were communal. (This might also be because we where early in the season) It did not effect out stay. All in all we had a great time, and I would very much recommend this place. We are already thinking about planning another trip here, maybe next time with some family or friends to try renting one of the bigger cottages. Thank you guys so much for our great week!
Lovely little place, geat view.
We loved the cabin and the area!! We really enjoyed Reid State Park, it’s the most beautiful park I’ve ever been to! We are very happy with our choice to stay at The Back River Bend Cottages and will definitely stay again if in the area! Being able to bring our dog was great!!
Perfect spot to reset your mind from daily stress...
A gem! Perfect sized cabin-in-the-woods for two people, with a view of the Back River. We sat a lot on the screened in porch looking at birds, the tide and boat life. We rented kayaks a couple of days and went upstream with the tide and returned when the tide turned. I should stress that motor boats were very polite and slowed down every time we encountered one - and that was not many, so no worries if you are a "newbie" to kayaking, like we were.
Very quiet spot in spite of the nearby boat yard operation. So close to Reid State Park with a very large sand beach...
"Lobstah shack" (Five Islands Lobster) at the end of Rte 127 on Georgetown Island - a "must visit" place, if you are into fresh seafood.
What about the cabin?
* Close to Bath, state parks and general mid-coast scenery - a great "hub" for exploring the area, museums, parks, hiking... art...
* Upstairs bedroom plenty big for the two of us
* Nice screened-in porch to enjoy a breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening, or any other time you feel like just sticking around and read a book or making sure that the tide comes in as it should
* Comfortable sitting area downstairs
* Kitchen is well equipped, but a little small to work in
* Bathroom is also well equipped - maybe a bit small for my liking, but for a week or two, it really does not matter
* TV and Internet - who watches TV when you are in Maine on vacation? The Internet came in handy when looking for activities, places to visit, maps, etc.
* Kayak and canoe rentals, several sizes and styles to match our (in-)experience level
The landlady Katie Francis is a real gem as well; she is a great source for information about the area and very accomodating. A pleasure to meet.
Great two weeks for us!
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.