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Cottage featuring a Screened Porch overlooking the Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6) ~ Fully Equipped Kitchen ~ Screened Porch

This cottage is on a small bluff overlooking the water and surrounding marshes. It is located on a secluded peninsula just 5 miles from Bath, Maine (The 'City of Ships').

There is a hiking trail along water's edge and also kayaks or a canoe for rent to explore the waterways.

The cottage has wood beamed ceilings and pine floors. There is a good size screened porch from which you can enjoy sunset views over the water.

There is a queen size bed in one bedroom and two twin size beds in the other. The couch in the living room converts to a bed for additional sleeping accommodations.

For those who desire to stay 'plugged in' we offer Satellite TV and Wireless Internet.

The kitchen is complete with full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster and coffee pot not to mention all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils you will need. If you enjoy to BBQ there is a grill just outside the front door. For lobster lovers we have a large pot available for you to cook them fresh in your cottage.

The Midcoast area of Maine is known for its miles of white sandy beaches and Lobster wharfs where you can enjoy their famous lobster dinners on the dock as you watch the lobstermen bringing in their catch for the day. What makes the midcoast so appealing is the fact that you get to enjoy all this without the crowds. You will love the slower pace of life and the pristine beauty of this untouched area.

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Property Manager
Katie Francis
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Katie 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.

Katie Francis purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Katie 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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Georgetown, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This cottage offers two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two twins. Additionally, the living room offers a pull out couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Cottage featuring a Screened Porch overlooking the Water
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Our Favorite Spot in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage. Our kids love taking walks on the Waterman's trail and we love the close proximity to the Beach. We love the owners of the property, Sam and Ruth Francis. They are some of the best people we've ever met. Such warm, caring folks. Georgetown is a hidden treasure of Maine. Perfect Summer weather, secluded and surrounded by the Kennebec River. We would suggest that anyone looking for a great place to relax, stay at Back River Bend Cottages.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in the Hockomock cabin at the Back River Bend Cottages in late September 2017. The cabin was adorable, had plenty of space, and plenty of hot water. We watched beautiful sunsets over the marsh while listening to the sounds of nature on the screened in porch! It was the perfect spot to have day trips to Freeport, Rockport, Camden, Wiscasset, and Bath. There was even a pass to the State Parks in the cabin for our use that got us into Reid State Park and Popham Beach. The bed was plenty comfortable and the cabin was clean. There were plenty of pots, utensils, and plates to use! We were also able to bring our two cavalier king charles spaniels who loved looking out the screened in porch. They were kind enough to provide some bottled water for our use. This cabin is right next to the boat storage area. The peninsula has a short trail to explore, and Georgetown has plenty of other trails to peruse. Overall, a very relaxing cabin!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little place

  • 4 of 5

Centrally located! Clean upon our arrival, and comfy except for the mattresses. I don't expect top of the line mattresses for this price but that is my only complaint. We had a wonderful time! Kayaking, biking , awesome trails close by - Squirrel Point light house was our favorite at sunset! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid back & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin!! It was cleaned and well-maintained. It was awesome to go sight-seeing during the day and relax in total seclusion. There are no lights around once the sun went down, which made it feel like you were the only ones around. Windows were open 24/7 with constant sea breezes. None of us wanted to go back to reality.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing rental.

  • 1 of 5

Quiet and rather secluded cabin. Little more rustic than anticipated. No place to sit outside. Luckily, there was a screened porch for sitting. We had to clean off the porch furniture before we could sit on it. We did not plan to spend the first hour there cleaning after a 10 hour drive. Could not get major TV stations. Mosquitoes were brutal. Had to dash from door to our vehicle. Their tap water was not good to drink, but they did supply couple of gallons of spring water. Way too expensive for what we got. We have vacationed in Maine 5 times now and this was very disappointing and cost much more than the other places.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christel, I'm so sorry you weren't happy with your accommodations. We hate to disappoint! I apologize on the porch, we want the porch to be a comfortable place for our guests to retreat- especially if the bugs are bad-which they were that week. The pollen was also out in full force, as the meteorologist were calling it- it was a "dense" week for pollen. If only those screens could also filter the pollen. We do have cable TV available for all our guests, I'm going to make sure the TV is working properly in the cabin. I would have been happy to address anything you were unhappy with in person during your stay, I wish you had reached out- my number is on the fridge. Again, sorry to disappoint. Sincerely, Katie
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well-designed and equipped. Beautiful scenery looking out from the screened-in porch. A quiet and restful spot.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Bath
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bath Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bath Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 1 & Rte 127
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Georgetown, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$46.01 + Tax
Pet Fee C$65.73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$262.9

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional fees will be incurred for pets, linen service or boat rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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