UNIQUE, ROMANTIC, MOTORLESS FLOATING ISLAND (TESSIE ANN) W/ 4 HP SKIFF

Warren or Melanie

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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UNIQUE, ROMANTIC, MOTORLESS FLOATING ISLAND (TESSIE ANN) W/ 4 HP SKIFF

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1 stateroom, 3/4 bath, 1 convertable dinette sleeper. Sleeps 4

Step: aboard the Island 40 and enjoy the peace, beauty and wonder of the waters of mid-coast Maine with no big boat responsibilities. No experience required. Training to operate the 15' 4 hp skiff is included.

Imagine: Your own floating island moored in pristine Robinhood Cove. Tie up your runabout, kayaks, and canoes (or sign out Riggs Cove Rentals' Cape Dory Typhoon) and use the Island 40 as a base camp for your sailing, fishing and exploring passions. Our dock crew is available seven days a week in season to provide you with outboard fuel, ice, daily newspapers and general assistance.

Wine: and dine (and spin a yarn or two) at the Osprey Restaurant and the Tavern at Riggs Cove or cook and eat aboard. The galley is fully equipped and there's a rail-mounted propane barbecue grill for steaks and the freshest, finest Maine lobster anywhere.

Anniversary? Birthday? Celebration? Relaxing! Refreshing! Renewing! Adventure and Romance, Rest and Play. That's Tessie Ann.

As part of the Robinhood Marine Center complex, you'll have use of all the amenities the marina provides in season such as use of the Typhoon Daysailer, the pulling boat Maid Marion, free wifi, the Osprey Restaurant and Tavern at Riggs Cove, a free library, Friday evening bands, and the Wednesday evening lecture series. A 15' skiff with a 4 hp outboard is included to access the Island 40 and to explore miles of protected coastline.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Warren or Melanie

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

.IF YOU WANT A SPECIAL VACATION...DO A HOUSE BOAT

  • 5 of 5
wonderful trip. great vacation. the accommodation were generous. the trip will be a savored memory, clean boat and grounds, friendly and helpful staff
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

THE BEST IDEA FOR A COASTAL MAINE VACATION GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We hate to write this glowing review of our five days aboard the Tessie Ann as it will certainly encourage more folks to book their own getaway on her...and we don't need more competition for booking our own many returns there! ;)

Not enough "positives" can be said about this experience. From being met at the Robinhood Marina by Andy, the owner both of the marina and the Tessie (and her builder) in the pouring rain with his offer of loaner raingear for our transit out to the houseboat on the mooring to buying lobsters right from the fishermen hauling their traps fifty feet from our stern on the morning of our departure this was a phenomenal time!

Not to be confused with camping, life aboard Tessie Ann is comfortable and warm and even "plush"...! More akin to a condo on the water. Nice soft queen bed, hot running water, a shower, a stove, a fridge, central heat (!), lounge chairs, kayaks right on board for your personal use! Of course the skiff is included to get back and forth to the marina and to explore the local waters. The views!...as you swing gently on the mooring the vistas change through the many large windows. Do you enjoy living with the local "inhabitants"? Seals will swim by beside you and an eagle might glide overhead as well. You're immersed in it all!

Tessie Ann is provided to you in immaculate condition and the very friendly marina staff is just a very short skiff jaunt away or available by hailing them on the included marine VHF radio in the unlikely event you need something you don't have! We would say that a "must do" is to wander in one evening and go to dinner at the Osprey Restaurant right there in sight of your houseboat. Tremendously good food! And, while you're onshore, visit the marina library and Gallery...

Finally, although everyone won't do this, we brought our own nineteen foot boat along on our getaway and launched it nearby in order to tie it up alongside Tessie for our own aquatic transportation to various scenic locales. With some local knowledge you can navigate to the city of Bath, Boothbay Harbor, the unspoiled fishing town of Five Islands, or simply find a warm cove who knows where and throw out the anchor and picnic and "take it all in"...
Your home base of Robinhood Marina has boat fuel available so it couldn't be more convenient!

Plan your vacation around spending some quality time on the good ship Tessie Ann. Disappointment is impossible!

Mary Pat and Jim
September 2013
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank your for your Five Star review! We appreciate your comments and expect our guest to leave us highly satisfied.
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
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LIVING THE DREAM!

  • 5 of 5
The minute you step on the Tessie Ann your relaxed. The house boat was clean and had everything we needed for the five day stay. Andy the owner was very helpful and friendly. The location is not only beautiful but peaceful. We took the skiff out daily to explore the area, saw seals and fish jumping on a daily basis. The 5 Island restaurant down the street was yummy. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to really relax and have fun. We'll be going back.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 2073712525
Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND FUN!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay on the Tessie Ann! I was amazed how well equipped the houseboat was. It had everything - full kitchen including an oven, full bath, and all the amenities from kayaks to salt and pepper! Robinhood Marina staff gave us a thorough briefing on both the houseboat and the skiff. Even people who aren't boaters would enjoy this experience - its that easy! We had friends join us for a night and they didn't want to leave. The bedroom is very comfortable and had plenty of room for all our stuff. The windows make it perfect for
stargazing as the boat swings on the mooring. It was like being in a planetarium. Cool breezes, seals swimming by, and great views make this something really special and a unique way to enjoy the coast of Maine.
Kayaks are included in the rental and are a perfect way to explore the cove. The skiff is easy to operate and the dock staff was incredibly helpful as well. I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for a coast of Maine getaway that's totally unique.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 2073712525
Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

PARADISE AFLOAT

  • 5 of 5
Tessie Ann lived up to our expectations and more. The history and background of Riggs Cove and Robinhood Marina was an added bonus. All amenities were thoughtfully provided and the towels and linens were plentiful and lovely.We wanted to take the comfy bed home. We will definitely be back! By far, the most peaceful vacation I have ever enjoyed. We loved the quiet beauty.The Osprey was very nice and we loved The Love Nest in Georgetown.If you love to read,adore water and nature-this is a dream come true!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
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Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

AMAZING ROMANTIC WEEKEND ABOARD THE TESSIE ANN!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed aboard the Tessie Ann for Memorial Day weekend to celebrate her birthday and had an incredible time! I really can't say enough wonderful things about our stay.

First of all, it's a freaking houseboat! How cool is that?! But beyond that, I have to say how impressed I was with the graciousness and helpfulness of the Robinhood Marine Center staff as well as with Andy the owner showing us everything we needed to know about the marina and our boat. The Tessie Ann is a wonderful and extremely well thought out little houseboat that truly had everything we could have wanted to make our stay comfortable including a stove, microwave, ample cooking utensils and dishes, very comfy bed, hot water, central heating for those chilly Maine evenings, a stereo, a grill, a TV/DVD combo, a skiff and kayaks to explore the cove with and even outside table and chairs on which to enjoy breakfast on the bow of the boat!

Robinhood cove is a beautiful area with a really interesting history that is well represented in several of the buildings located at the marina. We saw tons of wildlife as we explored the cove including lots of osprey and even a bald eagle! Robinhood Marine Center is also just down the road from Reid State Park and if you've never been, I promise it affords some of the prettiest views I've ever seen in Maine. The marina also offers a very nice looking restaurant called the Osprey which we did not visit simply because we were having such an incredible time either exploring the cove, hanging out on the beach at Reid or enjoying our time on the Tessie Ann that we just couldn't find the time.

I would recommend the Tessie Ann without hesitaion, especially to a couple as it affords plenty of space for two people to stretch out and relax or to cuddle up and enjoy each other's company. We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Island 40 is moored in Riggs Cove on Georgetown Island in midcoast Maine and is part of the Robinhood Marine Center complex. Georgetown Island, with its marinas, restaurants, lobster wharfs, public beaches, and hiking trails is the quintessential Maine seaside vacation community, just 8 miles from Bath and 50 minutes from Portland. Reserve for Spring, Summer, Fall, now. Combine with Home Away 329828 for family reunion, etc. or see Home Away 393636 for additional availability options.

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Georgetown House Boat Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 27 2014 - Sep 8 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
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$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 9 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of 50% of the balance is due to hold the dates. Balance will be due 14 days prior to check in date. we accept MC, Visa, Discover and checks.
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Georgetown House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet, vanity, and full shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Stateroom - 1 queen
  • The dinette table converts as in most yachts to sleep 2.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Motorboat
  • Sailboat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
– The Island 40 when moored is “off the grid” and renters should be aware of and practice normal methods of conservation when using water and electricity. Members of your party will be given a briefing on dinghy operation and 'Tessie Ann' systems and a systems manual will be aboard. The Island 40 can be moved to a slip at additional costs should renter need access to full 115V, 15 amp electrical service. The refrigerator, stove and heating system are powered by propane. A large battery bank and a solar panel provide 12V, and an inverter will provide limited 115v power. You'll need shore power to operate the air conditioning system.

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