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

Warren or Meg

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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

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

Overview

Georgetown House Boat Rental Photos and Description

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 Meg (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 -800 255-5206
Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
5

UNIQUE AN IDYLLIC GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This was our third-? fourth? time on the Tessie Ann and we look forward to returning! We are always impressed at the care in which she is taken and how helpful the staff at Riggs Cove is! There really are no words to describe the beauty of the cove- the quiet and stillness of the early morning as lobstermen pass by and seals peek out of the water , and the beauty of shooting stars in the evening. We went kayaking, as well a sail and enjoyed the beauty of of the environs. Cannot wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 -800 255-5206
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
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 -800 255-5206
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 -800 255-5206
Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Area
Hyannis, Mass.
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 -800 255-5206
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
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122
+1 -800 255-5206
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
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Tavern at Riggs Cove (on site)
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Portland, Me (from Nova Scotia)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bath County Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Brunswick, ME (Downeaster)
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Osprey Restaurant (on site)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Georgetown House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Shoulder
May 1 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,875
 
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 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.
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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:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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