Private Maine Cottage with 2 bedrms, 1 bath, 2 living rooms, dining room, kitchen, screened porch with views of water, private dirt road. Sleeps 6. First bedroom has queen size bed, second has two twins. One living room has full size futon. We supply linens and towels. Because we are walking distance to public boat launch you can put in your own boat, tie up at the cottage and spend the week exploring all the coast of Georgetown has to offer. Kayak the local islands. If you are not a boater, you can hike the miles and miles of trails available to the public. Or drive less than 5 miles to Reid State Park where you can swim in the waves or sit/walk the sandy beaches. 1car pass included with rental. We are 15 minutes to historic Bath, Maine and the maritime history there. We are located 40 minutes to Freeport and L.L. Bean store and shopping outlets. There are great local restaurants with views of the ocean - including The Osprey at Robinhood Marina and Gray Havens. Or you can bring your own wine and eat the best lobster roll at Five Islands while you enjoy the spectacular views. We offer internet and gas grill. Eat lobster, dig your own clams. Relax, rest and enjoy with us. Enjoy the views, swimming in the ocean, the wildlife from your window including eagles as they fly by and the fish and seals as they jump in the bay. Smoking outside of the home only please. Sorry, no pets.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
2 livingrooms, 2 bedrooms, dinning room, 1 bath, ocean frontage, great views
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Aug 2018
About Lisa Bowen
My husband Rick and I live in Maine and spend as much time as possible in Georgetown. We love the miles of undeveloped coastline the town has to offer. We dig clams, and hike the public trails available. We have 5 children and 6 grandchildren who keep us very busy. But nothing is better than family gatherings on the coast. Rick was born in New Hampshire but has spent most of his life in Maine. I moved to Maine after graduating from high school in New York. Both of us have attended Maine colleges. We are both employed but have dreams of retiring to Georgetown in the future. In the meantime, we want to make our home available to folks who want to enjoy the ocean, boating, watching the wildlife including eagles and seals, fishing, reading good books, and just enjoying the salt air.
Lisa Bowen purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Lisa Bowen chose Georgetown
Rick and I bought this property because we love Georgetown. We are in hopes that some day our children and grandchildren will want to spent all or part of their days here. Our goal in purchasing the home was to restore it and pass it along to the family.
What makes this Cottage unique
We hope that our visitors will love the screen porch which is completely redone. You can relax there, read, watch the cars pass over the bridge, or watch the tide come in and out. One living room offers spectacular views of the bay. There you can watch fish jump, seals play and eagles fly. The second living room provides a quiet place to sit and relax. There are two bedrooms on the 2nd floor - one with a queen size bed, the other with 2 twins. One living room has a full size futon. The bathroom has a shower. We have a dinning room that seats 6+. The kitchen is fully furnished with pots/pans/dishes. We supply linens and towels. The property offers a gas grill and internet. We are less than 5 miles from Reid State Park and renters have the use of a free car pass to access the miles of sandy beach there. We are only miles from Five Islands where you can bring your own wine and enjoy the best lobster roll while sitting at the picnic tables on the dock. The 5 islands surrounding make spectacular scenery. Local restaurants include the Osprey with views of Robinhood Marina and Gray Havens which overlooks the Atlantic in all it's glory. We are within walking distance to the public boat launch, so drop your boat in, tie up at our home and boat the islands while you stay with us. The boating/kayaking is amazing! We are only 15 miles from historic downtown Bath, Maine with it's maritime history. We are 40 minutes from Freeport, Maine and L.L. Beans and shopping outlets. Head north on route one and find Wiscassett or spend a day in beautiful Boothbay.
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Charming cottage and wonderful owner
This small house was perfect for my daughter's little family. Having linens provided ( along with a pass to Reid State Park) and a fully outfitted kitchen makes it even more appealing. Location is near scenic water but there's no easy access from the property, but everything in Georgetown, including Reid and the 5 Islands pier are a quick and easy drive. Owner Lisa is wonderful, responsive and accommodating. She left a baby gate there for the stairwell when she heard the ages of the grandkids. We would rent again without hesitation.
Thanks so much for your positive review. Loved having your family as our guests and I'm so happy it met your expectations and needs. It is a place meant for relaxation and fun! Enjoy what is left of summer.
Cute, cozy cottage
We had a great time and the Gem was a great place to come back to every night to rest and relax. Had everything we needed.
Randy - Thanks for staying with us and for being wonderful guests. Very happy that your vacation went well and that you found the cottage to your liking. Enjoy the rest of summer! Lisa
The Gem was tidy, well maintained, and very pleasant.
We enjoyed staying at the Gem. It was a great base for day trips to the beaches, islands, hiking, and museums. It's a cozy feeling home, but had plenty of space, with a porch, living room, dining room, and den on the first floor. The updates are tasteful, yet keeps the historic "vibe" of of a vintage coastal home. We loved it.
Thanks Sean - Appreciate you choosing us to stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. You are wonderful guests and we welcome you any time. Hope you enjoy the rest of summer. Lisa
Wonderful antique cottage. Very clean. Close to many beaches.
Very well equipped. Owners very attentive. Pleasant and shady screened-in verandah. We found there to be lots of space for 5 people. Lots of room to store numerous kayaks and paddle boards. Wonderful corner-store nearby where fresh-boiled lobster can be obtained, and breakfast ordered.
The Gem was true to what was advertised. It was very clean and well stocked.
Christine and Myles - Thank you for staying with us. You were the perfect guests. Appreciate so much your efforts to leave the house clean and the head start on the laundry. Please let us know if we can offer you a place to stay in the future. Enjoy the rest of summer and happy boating!
Great place, location and owner
We had a wonderful time coming back to "The Gem" to play games and watch movies after beach and non-beach days.
Lisa (owner) was great to deal with and has thought of every detail including adding a beach (Maine State Park) pass in the rental.
Enjoyed the relaxing river views from the house.
Thanks Michael - We appreciate you staying with us and loved having you as guests. It's so nice that you were able to share your childhood adventures with your family! If we can be of service in the future, please let me know. Enjoy the rest of summer.
The town of Georgetown offers a country store. Also located in town is a marina. There are local restaurants. Georgetown pottery is located in Georgetown Center. For more shopping travel approximately 15 miles into Bath/Brunswick. There you will find grocery stores and many restaurants. Travel to Freeport for outlet shopping, or go antique hunting along route 1. Portland jetport is approximately 50 miles. Reid State Park is 5 miles. Boothbay, Maine is approximately an hours drive. There you can catch a whale watch or go on a deep sea fishing adventure. Visit the Brunswick Music Theater during the summer. Catch a great show. Visit Bowdoin College in Brunswick. There is the maritime museum to see in Bath, the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Brunswick, or the Joshua Chamberlain Museum.
There is no cleaning fee associated with the home as long as the wear and tear is usual and expected. If excessive cleaning is required there may be charge deducted from the security deposit.