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Destination guide

The prettiest harbor in Maine

Georgetown sits on the island of the same name, and is renowned for having the prettiest harbor in Maine. The town was founded in the early 18th century, before which the native Abenaki Indians inhabited it. They called the island Erascohegan, meaning good spear fishing, and they weren't wrong. The deep cold waters around the island teem with lobsters and marine life. If you love seafood, be sure to visit the Five Islands Lobster Co. which serves up freshly steamed clams and some of the best lobster rolls in the state.

Things to do

Taste artisanal local produce at the market

In town, you can visit Georgetown Pottery which makes fine, hand-painted porcelain with a focus on coastal themes and marine life. Just up the road in nearby Bath, food lovers can visit the farmers' market on Saturdays which specializes in delicious local produce including artisanal cheese, jams, and cured meats. While you're in town, why not go to the Marine Maritime Museum which chronicles the rich shipbuilding history of the state and has been voted one of the best nautical museums in the world.

Activities

Hike and picnic in Reid State Park

Using a Georgetown vacation rental as a base, you can visit the nearby Reid State Park, one of the most popular in the state. The beach estuaries, rolling meadows, and lush forests draw in outdoorsy types looking to swim or hike. If you're on vacation with your family, it's a wonderful place to bring kids for a picnic and some tide pooling. You can also take to the waters by canoe and head off in search of curious dolphins which playfully swim up close. Of course, if all this sounds like a lot of effort, you can just spend lazy days working on your tan on the beach.

Weather

A mild, year-round destination

Though the island is busiest in summer, the Georgetown vacation rentals are open all year round. Spring is typically warm with clear sunny skies and is best spent hiking or mountain biking along the trails in Reid State Park, or gorging on freshly caught lobsters. It can get a little humid in the summer, but the island enjoys glorious sea breezes, particularly when kayaking out on the ocean. During fall, the melting sunsets match the colors of the forests, and December to February brings flurries of snow and the opportunities for winter sports.

Natural features

Meandering moose and playful seal pups

Georgetown Island is blanketed in thick pristine woodland which is home to many species of wildlife. Moose meander through the marshland, while deer bound through the forests. Beavers can occasionally be seen damming up the streams and coyotes and foxes roam along the rocky coast. If you stay in one of the Georgetown vacation rentals on the shore, you may spy playful seals sunning themselves near Sheepscot. The island is also a birder's paradise and home to noisy puffins and bald eagles which circle on the thermals overhead.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Georgetown

Fly into Wiscasset, ME (ISS), the closest airport, located 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Georgetown?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 651 vacation rentals around Georgetown. From 295 house rentals to 274 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Georgetown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgetown:

  • Bailey Island: 137 vacation rentals
  • Round Pond: 25 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point: 21 vacation rentals
  • New Harbor: 63 vacation rentals
  • West Point: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Georgetown?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Georgetown. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Reid State Park: 897 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown Historical Society: 907 vacation rentals
  • Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary: 911 vacation rentals
  • Half Mile Beach: 893 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park: 882 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgetown listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Georgetown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 295 Houses in Georgetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Georgetown include:

  • Cabins: 274 rentals available
  • Cottages: 274 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 274 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Georgetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 34 vacation rentals with pool available in Georgetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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