SANDY BEACH, BOLD OCEAN FRONTAGE, LIGHTHOUSES , DECK+MOORING

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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SANDY BEACH, BOLD OCEAN FRONTAGE, LIGHTHOUSES , DECK+MOORING

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3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps six

The Seaspray, with its bold ocean frontage, offers nature at its best! The Atlantic is just 5' from your window or deck. Look out to two lighthouses and and a scattering of islands on the horizon or watch the lobster boats putt by in the morning on their way out to haul traps. Walk across the lush lawn to a sandy beach with water at all times. Relax on the deck and watch the gulls, osprey or an occasional eagle hover above & dive for fish. Look down onto tide pools in the rocks from your bedroom window or search for sea glass while strolling on the beach. Fish from the beach or rocks for striped bass or mackerel for dinner. The house is decorated in cottage style with comfortable furnishings. A mooring is available with the cottage for you to moor your small to medium sized boat. A stay at Seaspray cottage will be the highlight of your vacation. As Maine author Rachel Field said, 'Once you have slept on an island, you'll never be quite the same...'

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

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Sarah Wilbur

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Sandy Beach, Bold Ocean Frontage, Lighthouses , deck+mooring
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Sandy Beach, Bold Ocean Frontage, Lighthouses , deck+mooring
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

We love First Beach for summer vacations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Our stay was better than we could have expected since we had never been to Maine. The cottage was quaint, clean, equipped with all our needs. The owners were very helpful with information of nearby attractions & we LOVE that they are DOG FRIENDLY! We will book again next year hoping to come in July when it is a little warmer so we can swim at the most peaceful, beautiful beach ever. Walking the beach each morning with my coffee looking for shells and sea glass was exactly what I needed. Thank you for this perfect location to unwind. We wish we owned a cottage just like this.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sandy Beach, Bold Ocean Frontage, Lighthouses , deck+mooring
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187333
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We had the most amazing week at Sea Spray! The most important thing to understand about this cottage is that the location is absolutely astounding. You are literally perched at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, and there are sweeping views from every single room in the house. And to top it off, a gorgeous sandy beach is just steps away from the house!
I was looking at the site to try to book the cottage for the same week next year, and I noticed the most recent review and felt like I just had to write one of my own. My family of five took showers, we used the water for cooking and general purpose and had no problems at all. We definitely didn't drink it, as the property manager recommended that we use the bottled water for drinking. As for the cleanliness and general state of the cottage we didn't have a single issue the week we were there. The house is definitely an older cottage, but to us, at least, that's part of the charm. I would recommend Sea Spray to anyone looking for an authentic Maine coast vacation. We're definitely booking it again!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Sandy Beach, Bold Ocean Frontage, Lighthouses , deck+mooring
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This was our 18th year in Georgetown. My kids were babies when we started coming Fourth of July week. At one point, we came for 2 weeks. I was showing a friend the place when I saw the last review.

I have to say I was a bit shocked by it. 99% of the review should be about the view. I mean you can see the ocean from the toilet! Yes, the water is awful but you only use it for toilet and shower. If you were told to bring your own water, then, maybe this person will never be satisfied.

For all the years I have visited, there have been few issues. Any problems, ie: microwave and grille broken....were taken care of immediately. Someone in the family was always available.

This place is panoramic, majestic. Early mornings, seals come in. Rent canoes and kayaks and they will bring you to wonderful places.

Should it rain...say in, open a book, and enjoy the views!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Sandy Beach, Bold Ocean Frontage, Lighthouses , deck+mooring
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
2

Pros & cons

Pros & cons
  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Pros:
#1). The view - As stated, the view from the cottage is very nice & unobstructed, quite exceptional really - the many large windows offer good harbor and open ocean views from both the downstairs living room and upstairs bedroom.
#2). The people - Everyone we worked with during the rental process was helpful, friendly and seemed genuinely interested in providing good customer service during our stay.
#3). The linens - The furnished linens were clean, comfortable and in good condition. However, there were a few serious issues that need to be addressed.

Cons:
#1). The water - Though we were told that the cottage's water supply is not considered potable and that we would need to provide our own bottled water, we were not prepared for just how bad it was - it's disgusting, there's no other way to describe it. The water is simply not fit for human contact by any commonly accepted sanitation standard. It has a distinct off odor of rotten eggs, has a light brownish-tan color and appears only suitable for flushing the toilet.
#2). Property cleanliness - Besides the condition of the water, this is the other main area which contributed to the low rating. There were many areas in the cottage that required basic cleaning, such as: the kitchen floor (should be washed at least once a year); the kitchen cabinets; the living room windows (note that removing the film would enhance the magnificent view of the surf); dishes, glasses and silverware (note that we had to take all the silverware out of the drawer and wash the drawer compartment to avoid cross contamination with some unknown material in the drawer).
#3). Overall property condition - The cottage's interior walls, doors, windows, trim, lighting and plumbing fixtures are outdated and in many cases, in need of replacement and/or refurbishing. Though quaint, at the price of this rental, you expect higher quality/newer interior components. For example, getting in and out of the bathroom was a challenge due to the door sticking against the jamb. There were several places where extension cords distributed power to multiple devices, electrical outlet switch plates with open holes (code violation?), lights that operated erratically, etc.

In summary, this could be a very nice cottage if some simple updates & more stringent cleaning schedules were adopted. Would we stay there again? No.
Owner's Response: We are always saddened to read a review such as this, as Bay Point Cottage Rentals is always available and in contact with our renters to make their stay as pleasant as possible. We urge our renters to let us know of any problems or concerns they may have so that we may remedy them, as it does none of us any good to wait until the end of the vacation to air one's complaints.

We understand people used to treated city water can find the well water in Georgetown a bit of an adjustment. The water is tested yearly, and is very much safe for cooking and drinking. Because of the high mineral content (sulfur, iron, salt), we do prefer the taste of bottled water, which we provide for our renters. The water can have a slight "egg" smell due to the sulfur, and the iron can slightly discolor the water, but this does not mean that it is unsafe or unsanitary. The water is run through an ultra-violet light and water softening system in order to purify it as much as possible. In rare instances, a dry spell in the summer, combined with excessive water use, can amplify the mineral content as the well gets to lower levels. That is why we always ask our renters to let us know if something seems unusual, so that we can switch over to our back-up well. Our renters in the past have never had a problem with the water and have been very understanding of the limitations of a cottage perched mere feet from the ocean's edge.

We do understand as well that our cottage is getting by in years, having been built in the 1920's. While some see this as part of the cottage's charm, others may be better suited to a more refurbished, newer structure with the latest amenities. Our renters often comment that staying at our cottage is like being on a boat, as the waves crash right up onto the lawn, sending a salt spray that often coats the windows. This can leave some residue on the windows and screens towards summer's end.

We stand by the fact that our cottage is clean and tidy. Due to our tight turnover schedule, things may be accidentally missed. We urge our renters to let us know if something has not been cleaned properly and we will be more than happy to fix the issue as soon as possible.

Our cottage is a popular vacation spot for many renters who come back year after year and have nothing but wonderful things to say about the unique charm of Bay Point. We understand it may not be for everyone, but have only had one negative comment in our 15 years of renting.
Helpful votes: 1/7
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
Amherst, NH
5

Excellent Views and Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
I rented this house for one week in Aug. It was my first time visiting Georgetown and will not be my last. I enjoyed this house with a friend, dog, and two nieces. It was perfect!! The location is very quiet and has a private small beach. The house is equip with all of the comforts of home. It is located at the end of a private street and is the last house so the view from the deck is amazing! The bedroom with the queen size bed has two large windows which is great for watching the sunrise. Every room is wrapped in large windows so the breeze and ocean views can be enjoyed throughout the house. Prudence was a pleasure to work with, always available, and very friendly. We hope to return again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-95
Car: necessary

Georgetown offers many things and nothing to do. Beautiful Reid State Park has sandy beaches, lagoon for small children, surf casting, biking, rollerblading and an abundance of nature. Restaurants, working wharves' general store, post office, Georgetown Pottery, West End Gallery, fishing excursions. Venture in to Bath and enjoy a multiple of antique shops, galleries, restaurants, quaint and beautiful old homes to stroll past.

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Availability & Rates

Georgetown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early
May 3 2014 - May 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,650
7 nights
 
 
May/June
May 25 2014 - Jun 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,850
7 nights
 
 
Sept
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,850
7 nights
 
 
Late
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,400
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,050
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Linens $100.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Georgetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Dialup Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs. One bedroom has a queen with large windows looking out to the ocean and lighthouses. The second bedroom has two single with a large window and an ocean view of beach, islands and lighthouses. Third bedroom has two single and is downstairs with a small view of the beach.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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