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Last Minute Availability 8/23-8/28. Enjoy This Epic Summer on Your Dock & Kayaks

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Enjoy a picnic lunch, rocking, kayaking, searching for seals from your own dock.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Georgetown cottage description

Last minute availability due to our own change of plans. Reserve 8/23-8/28 for the BEST of Maine Summer.

We recommend reserving directly on our website bettervacationrentals dot com or call 800-277-2734. Our calendar is up to date.

Relax and watch the tides change on your own spectacular cove or hop in our kayaks and get a taste of the best lobster in Maine at Five Islands Lobster Company.

On The Water
2 Kayaks Included
Reid State Park Pass
Sleeps up to 4 Adults, 3 Kids
Over 5 acres
Waterfront dock and float with deep water at low tide
Boat Mooring included
Linens included
Beach chairs included
Firepit included
Gas grill included

Claim your right to a vacation on Maine's beautiful rocky coast, and do it affordably at our classic mid-coast Maine cottage on the water in the Five Islands section of Georgetown, just 20 minutes from Historic Bath. Our cottage can sleep up to 7 people (4 adults and 3 kids) and the waterfront side has so much glass, you'll think you are on a boat. Of course, you can park your boat in our yard, and launch it at the public launch, or keep it at our dock or one of our 3 moorings. We have 6 feet of salt water at low tide. Our cottage is comfortable and fully appointed including the all important Lobster Pot and crackers. You can buy your lobster from our friends and neighbors, your whoopie pies at Maine Sweets, and satisfy your fried clam cravings at several 'in the rough' locations within a few minutes by boat or car. Steamers can be dug at Reid State Park at low tide (we include the state park pass). No need to bring books or games, because we supply those and unlike most New England vacation rentals and camps we supply linens!!!

Our vacation cottage is the kind you dream of when you see those pictures of Maine and the rocky coast and lighthouses, only better. We have a nice quiet cove, a dock with deep water even at low tide, and places to relax both inside and outside, always with a view of the water and changing tide.

This quaint Maine cottage is close to the beautiful sandy beaches and trails at Reid State Park. We even supply you with a pass to Reid so it's free to enter (and dig clams in the Little River)! Our 'camp' (that's what Mainers call them) is very close to Five Islands Harbor and Wharf, which was named the prettiest harbor in Maine, where you can enjoy Maine lobster and hand made ice cream. Even closer is the fisherman's co-op with fried clams, scallops, and lobster in the rough (Sarah's Dockside). Take your boat or car.

This cottage provides the perfect setting to sit back and relax, but is close enough to do more if you choose. Historic Bath and the Maine Maritime Museum are just 20 minutes away and famous Freeport shopping (including LL Bean) is only about 40 minutes.

Our rustic cottage has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 4 adults, 3 children), 1 bath, full kitchen, living room and eating area. It boasts two decks, dock, float, a grassy play area and 5.5 acres of woods. For the boater and water enthusiast there are 200' of frontage on the Little Sheepscot River (saltwater) and our float and three moorings available for power or sail boats. There are currently two kayaks available for use at your own risk. We are the first in the area to provide linens with your rental. We live far away and know what it is like to have to pack an extra suitcase full of sheets and towels - and with airlines charging for baggage - this saves our flying guests even more. No worries about our distance though, we've owned here for 10 years and have reliable (and good) cleaner, caretaker, plumber, and friends and neighbors that keep our place perfect for your stay and respond in the case of an emergency.

If you choose to come during our early season or late season, you will get the beaches and hiking trails to yourself. It doesn't get much better than a good book, a warm stove, sitting in our family room watching the tide come in during the early summer months. If you are lucky in the fall you'll enjoy 'indian summer' and incredible foliage - not to mention incredible rates.

We are absolutely pet and smoke free so please leave Fido, Fluffy, and smokes at home.

Additional Fees: $100 cleaning, % tax, $45 damage waiver.

Keywords: cottage, camp, bungalow, vacation rental, vacation home, waterfront rental, mid-coast maine vacation rental, georgetown main cottage, five islands vacation rental

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Adult 25 or older must sign rental agreement and be present for entire term....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Our Maine vacation rental is perfect for families. We supply games, puzzles, yard games and toys. This is a waterfront cottage, dock, yard, with a slope down to the water. Please be sure to provide proper supervision at the vacation rental. At the time of this writing there are several child PFDs at the dock and 2 adult PFDs. We cannot guarantee that will always be there....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking at our vacation home or on the property....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Please don't even ask. We love animals, but we offer this as a pet free cottage and out of respect for all of our guests ask that you leave them at home this time....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master Bedroom - First Floor: 1 queen

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          • Guest Bedroom-Upstairs: 1 queen

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          • Bunk Room-Upstairs: 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

            3 beds total...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) New mattresses July 2009 for your vacation sleeping pleasure. We now have plush queen beds in the master and in the guest bedroom! Our guests rave about our comforters (duvets)., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is a singe twin bed in the 'bunk room' loft, which now has a door. There is also a built in bunk bed (with two twins)., Bunk Beds (1) There is a built in bunk bed with two twins in the 'bunk room.' We prefer these beds be used for children and teens only....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Downstairs. Also has a washing machine. The dryer is an ocean view clothesline....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The only thing we don't have here are TV, telephone, and high speed internet. Why? We can't get cable at the cottage and satellite is not practical in a seasonal vacation rental. We recommend a laptop with DVD player and a broadband wireless card for the laptop. There are three cell towers on Georgetown Island so reception is typically excellent at our waterfront cottage. You won't miss the TV-vacation rental guests thank us when they leave for allowing them to unplug. Blender, Toaster, Lobster Pot/crackers, stove & oven, space heaters, Kayaks, Dock, Float, Deep Water Moorings, Board Games, books, dockside rocking chairs and picnic table, beach chairs & toys, fire ring, Puzzles, Lawn Games, No Pets...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Local interest books, and a lending library....moreless

              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                This is a riverfront cottage in the sense it is on the Little Sheepscot River. However if you understand Maine geography, you'll also understand this is salt water oceanfront, with 9 foot tides. Thank the glaciers for this unique land and drop the kayaks in off our dock and float. Landlubbers will enjoy watching others, including authentic Maine lobstermen and summer island people work and play in our protected waters. Boaters will love our 2 moorings and deep water float. We also supply the Georgetown resident pass for boat launching....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                This is a riverfront cottage in the sense it is on the Little Sheepscot River. However if you understand Maine geography, you'll also understand this is salt water oceanfront, with 9 foot tides. Thank the glaciers for this unique land and drop the kayaks in off our dock and float. Landlubbers will enjoy watching others, including authentic Maine lobstermen and summer island people work and play in our protected waters. Boaters will love our 2 moorings and deep water float. We also supply the Georgetown resident pass for boat launching....moreless

              • Water View:

                This is a riverfront cottage in the sense it is on the Little Sheepscot River. However if you understand Maine geography, you'll also understand this is salt water oceanfront, with 9 foot tides. Thank the glaciers for this unique land and drop the kayaks in off our dock and float. Landlubbers will enjoy watching others, including authentic Maine lobstermen and summer island people work and play in our protected waters. Boaters will love our 2 moorings and deep water float. We also supply the Georgetown resident pass for boat launching....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                See the details under ocean front. This property is on the Little Sheepscot river, but the river is salt water and has nine foot tides - considered oceanfront here, but no waves....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Oak table with a leaf. Pull the 7th chair from another room. There is ample seating outside as well....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Linens Provided:

                We leave the sheets folded for each bed. This is one way BETTER Vacation Rentals stays 'green.' Provision of linens is unusual in Maine, but we don't like to travel with 4 sets of sheets and towels either! All kitchen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels and blankets...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                Private waterfront drive. Perfect for your boat, truck, even RV. Our lot has plenty of room, but please park in the drive, without driving over the well....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Bring your boat and tie it up at our dock or moorings. Plenty of room on land too. Your RV, trailer, and toys are welcome on our 5.5 acre lot. Your boat can be launched at high tide at the Georgetown launch on Rte 127 before the second bridge, using our resident pass that comes with the cottage rental....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Towels, wash clothes, hand towels for 7 people. Kitchen wash clothes and towels. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer on site. Ocean view dryer (old fashioned clothes line). We have a small carbon footprint and have decided to keep it that way. One of our vacation rental guests installed a clothes line at her NY home after staying at our waterfront cottage....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                We have a very old fashioned wood stove that does a nice job of heating up the cottage. This is a seasonal cottage. We also have 'personal' heaters for specific area heating should a cold snap hit. For the most part our guests prefer the personal heaters when needed. Wood provided. We also have fans for when the weather gets hot. This is Maine; weather is unpredictable....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Can't imagine we've forgotten any detail in our vacation rental kitchen, but just ask. Here are some of the items we provide: -lobster pot, 2 lobster platters, lobster crackers and picks, butter dishes -2 sauté pans -2 sauce pots -large pot with steamer tray and lid -large plates, small plates, mugs service for 8 -cutlery service for 12 -glasses -frosted beer mugs -reusable plastic plates, bowls, cups, cutlery for use on the decks and dock -serving bowls and trays -colander -mixing and storage bowls combo -canisters with flour, sugar, coffee -cookie tray, cake pans, muffin tins, 9x12 pan -outdoor grill utensils...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                This vacation rental comes with a fully appointed kitchen uniquely outfitted to enjoy your Maine lobster and clams! There is an oven, 4 burner electric stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and full size refrigerator and freezer. There is not an ice cube maker but we supply trays and a holder. There is a large cooler and cold packs supplied for picnics. There is not a dishwasher, but there is a drainer....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Microwave oven is perfect for making popcorn, melting butter for lobster, or for a cup of tea....moreless

              • Oven:

                Electric...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We leave basic pantry items that guests leave behind....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                There is a refrigerator and freezer. Ice cubes are made in trays. We stock the Maine cottage with cold packs for the cooler and and 4 frosted beer mugs. Please leave them for the next guest....moreless

              • Stove:

                Small 4 burner electric stove....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Side deck, back deck, and the giant waterfront dock...take your pick. All the water views are great. Plenty of seating, and dining options. When the weather is good and you aren't out exploring the Maine coast, pull up a chair, sit under the umbrella and enjoy watching the lobster men and pleasure boaters ply the waters of the Little Sheepscot River. Our waterfront cottage has become the gathering point for summer cookouts and barbecues as well as evening bonfires where the moonrises are something out of a fairy tale. Picture yourself rocking down at the dock on our LL Bean all weather rockers, or enjoying a picnic on our locally made picnic table, while the kids fish for mackerel on our float (we have PFD's (lifejackets) on our dock). After you are finished pull down one of the kayaks (single or double) and explore the protected waters of White or Hagan Coves or adventure to the world known sailing haven of Robinhood Cove....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Double kayak. Single kayak with seat for a preschool sized child. Life jackets are provided but due to individual needs and sizes we recommend bringing your own....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall Foliage
              Sep 22 - Oct 19
              3 night min stay
              $175
              $750
              Value
              May 15 - Jun 15
              3 night min stay
              $175
              $750 $3,000
              Early Summer
              Jun 16 - Jun 30
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,100
              Summer
              Jul 1 - Sep 2
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,400 $6,000
              Early Fall
              Sep 3 - Sep 21
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,100
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning $125 + tax
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              Please don't ask to bring your pet. NO PETS means no pets. Also, I recommend looking and booking on our website bettervacationrentals.com for up to the minute pricing, specials, and availability. VRBO calendars update once a day.


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              Last updated: 10/02/2014
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              Location

              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Portland International Jetport
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Bath, Topsham, Brunswick
              25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Brunswick Amtrak Station (Downeaster)
              12 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 1
              2.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Five Islands Lobster Company & Wharf
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Reid State Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Boating, Kayaking, Sailing, Reid State Park, Art Galleries, Tidepools, Outlets, Lobster, Clamming, Antiques

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: Hi, this is a photo of Melinda DiPerna. My husband, Paul, and I own this little slice of heaven in Maine. I'm sitting in a restaurant in Athens Greece in this photo - WE love to travel, and hope you'll enjoy our cottage as part of your travels. I believe every vacation is one to cherish and that they are all great. We are New England natives (me=NH, Paul=MA) and love water and sailing, and the rocky coast of Maine. We find just watching the tides to be entertaining here. We have two girls, now teens, and they've been coming to the coast of Maine since they were babies, even before we bought this cottage. We can't spend the time we could when they were little, so we rent our cottage out to help us afford it until we retire. We have over 5 acres here so we hope that when we retire and spend our summers here we'll be able to have a modest little compound, surrounded by our family and friends. Until then, we love to share with others, and many of our guests feel like family. We treat every guest even better than family: we don't ask you to stop and pick up milk! I'm a California License Real Estate Broker & ran a vacation rental management company for 6 years based on my personal experiences owning and renting. I still use that name, (dba) BETTER Vacation Rentals, because it reflects what I want to offer our guests: a BETTER experience. Don't be confused though, this Maine cottage is a vacation rental by owner. CA BRE License # 01809497

              Why the Owner Chose Georgetown:
              Paul and I are native New Englanders. We met in 1986 and are always in search of real estate, but most importantly we learned to sail in 1987 and knew that we needed a place someday where we could walk down to our own sailboat (and now power boat) and just hop on. We started staying in Maine in Camden at a great B&B and moved on north as far as Bar Harbor. When we started looking to buy, we knew we needed to come south so we could be closer to an airport and good health care. We rented cottages and looked for YEARS. We moved to CA and IL in the meantime, but we kept coming back to this place in 1998 and 1999. It had everything: 200' of frontage with deep water at low tide, 3 moorings, a dock (we didn't know it was rotten because it was under lobster traps) and float (that a fisherman took with him), and plenty of land. The cottage was AWFUL! It was a fishing camp that was unused and infested with everything. The floors were particle board and you had to duck to get upstairs. The roof didn't leak, and the transformation began!!! We closed in April 1999 and 5 weeks of sweat, money, and mosquito bites later, we hosted our first guests...every year we improve something, but the original structure remains. We did need a new roof recently though! We don't have a sailboat here right now (the Windy Mindy II is still on the grounds but just a dingy that's too heavy), but we have kayaks that we let guests use at their own risk, and we have a boat and a dinghy for our own use. Many of our guests come just because they can bring their own boat(s). Over the years we've made local friends and have grown to really appreciate and enjoy our neighbors. Although we will always be regards as 'from away' arriving at our cottage in Maine makes us feel like we are home.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Exploring the rivers by boat. Fishing and catching absolutely nothing. Exploring Reid State Park. Clamming. Eating lobster the neighbors caught. We find the down to earth qualities of Mainers to be refreshing after 11 months in CA. We love the Laura Richards Library, sea food in the rough. I absolutely LOVE the live auction at the firehouse which is usually the first or second Saturday of July...hate it when I miss it! Five Islands farm. Reny's in Bath. Antiquing in Bath. Reading many good books. Doing puzzles. Varied wildlife. In 2009 I started a rock and fairy garden at the footpath over our stream with my dear friend. We built the fire pit 2 years ago and it's proven to be our favorite evening spot. In 2011 I planted some great hostas which the critters (deer?) mowed down overnight. We spend lots of time entertaining family and local friends with barbecues on the grill, lots of fresh clams we dig ourselves, lobster our friends catch, and roasted marshmallows at the fire.


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              Photos

              • Enjoy a picnic lunch, rocking, kayaking, searching for seals from your own dock.

                Enjoy a picnic lunch, rocking, kayaking, searching for seals from your own dock.

              • Full Wall of Glass  Comfy Sofa and Love Seat in Cottage Family Room - Maine

                Full Wall of Glass Comfy Sofa and Love Seat in Cottage Family Room - Maine

              • Comfort is the word in the 1st floor master bedroom

                Comfort is the word in the 1st floor master bedroom

              • Bring the kids for a slumber party in the bunk room

                Bring the kids for a slumber party in the bunk room

              • View from our Five Islands ME cottage: "calm before a storm."

                View from our Five Islands ME cottage: "calm before a storm."

              • Enjoy Maine lobster at home, in the rough, or at local restaurants. Freshest!

                Enjoy Maine lobster at home, in the rough, or at local restaurants. Freshest!

              • Maine lobster men and their boats from our Five Islands vacation rental.

                Maine lobster men and their boats from our Five Islands vacation rental.

              • View of "White's Cove" from our Georgetown Maine vacation home. Wake up to this.

                View of "White's Cove" from our Georgetown Maine vacation home. Wake up to this.

              • Kitchen, dining, wood stove: Note-wicker has been replaced with full sofa

                Kitchen, dining, wood stove: Note-wicker has been replaced with full sofa

              • Cozy up with a good book in the guest room

                Cozy up with a good book in the guest room

              • Our ramp & float at high tide, 6' H2O at low-tie up your boat or use our kayaks

                Our ramp & float at high tide, 6' H2O at low-tie up your boat or use our kayaks

              • New Firepit - Maine - The Way Life Should Be

                New Firepit - Maine - The Way Life Should Be

              • Sunset on the Little Sheepscot River: in our cove. Experience Maine on the water

                Sunset on the Little Sheepscot River: in our cove. Experience Maine on the water

              • Maine lobster caught from The Sheepscot river just hours before. Ready to boil.

                Maine lobster caught from The Sheepscot river just hours before. Ready to boil.

              VRBO #48469

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              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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