On the Water 2BR 1BA Newly Built Cottage with Screened Porch
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.
Great vacation spot
We enjoyed our stay. The porch was a relaxing place to enjoy the view. We were able to get to the beach every day and the passes were a plus!
Great place to relax, peaceful in all weather conditions.
Beautiful view of the mash and river. Bring your favorite mosquito and bug clothing for outdoor enjoyment. The porch is screened and a great place to read or sit.
A wonderful week
The cottage is small and rustic and everything we needed for a week away. The views of the water from the back porch were a highlight and we appreciated being able to travel with our dog. It was a short 10 minute or so drive to Bath but also felt remote with a short hiking trail on the property and ability to get my paddle board in the water without having to drive to a put in site. Please note, you need to bring drinking water but this isn't much of an inconvenience.
Great location and views.
We spent hours each day sitting in the back porch watching the salt marsh change with the tides and walking the short trail that starts next to the house. Lots to see and do within a few miles of the house.
Exact;y what we were looking for and as advertized
We had a wonderful week in Maine, and the cottage was perfect -- rustic, but comfortable with a great view and easy access to kayaking from the property. We slept well with a cool breeze every night, after very active days. The inclusion of a pass to Reid State Park and Popham Beach was a real bonus and a money-saver because we went to each a few times. I am rating our stay as 4 stars rather than 5 primarily because the mosquitoes in the area were awful during our stay; worse in the woods and by a river than if we were closer to open ocean. Also, the nature of staying in a cabin is hard to describe as 5 star.
It was very unusual to have mosquitoes in August this year. We usually have some in early June but due to the fact that it was so unusually dry in June and July of this year (some called it draught conditions) the mosquitoes never hatched till the rain came in August. A weird quirk of nature that I have not seen before in the 40 years I have lived here and I don't think it is likely to happen again.
Rustic cabin in a quiet, peaceful setting. Screened in porch offered a great spot for reading and relaxing. One evening we saw a deer running along the marsh. Internet connection was very reliable. For anyone with any physical limitations this is not the spot for them. Both bedrooms are upstairs with the bathroom downstairs. Bedrooms get very hot during the day but do cool down at night with the help of a fan. Queen size bed is not very comfortable but twin beds are ok.
August 2016 has been an unusually hot summer and especially the week this guest was here. I have never heard anyone else mention the bed being uncomfortable and I have repeat guests every year who have never mentioned it, but I will check it out and replace it if necessary.
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.