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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HURRY BOOK FALL STAYS-SUMMER IS FULL. ENJOY MAINE LOBSTER ON YOUR DOCK!

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

We recommend reserving directly on our website bettervacationrentals dot com or call 800-277-2734. Our calendar is up to date.

Relax and watch the tides change on your own spectacular cove or hop in our kayaks and get a taste of the best lobster in Maine at Five Islands Lobster Company.

On The Water

2 Kayaks Included

Reid State Park Pass

Sleeps up to 4 Adults, 3 Kids

Over 5 acres

Waterfront dock and float with deep water at low tide

Boat Mooring included

Linens included

Beach chairs included

Firepit included

Gas grill included

Claim your right to a vacation on Maine's beautiful rocky coast, and do it affordably at our classic mid-coast Maine cottage on the water in the Five Islands section of Georgetown, just 20 minutes from Historic Bath. Our cottage can sleep up to 7 people (4 adults and 3 kids) and the waterfront side has so much glass, you'll think you are on a boat. Of course, you can park your boat in our yard, and launch it at the public launch, or keep it at our dock or one of our 3 moorings. We have 6 feet of salt water at low tide. Our cottage is comfortable and fully appointed including the all important Lobster Pot and crackers. You can buy your lobster from our friends and neighbors, your whoopie pies at Maine Sweets, and satisfy your fried clam cravings at several 'in the rough' locations within a few minutes by boat or car. Steamers can be dug at Reid State Park at low tide (we include the state park pass). No need to bring books or games, because we supply those and unlike most New England vacation rentals and camps we supply linens!!!

Our vacation cottage is the kind you dream of when you see those pictures of Maine and the rocky coast and lighthouses, only better. We have a nice quiet cove, a dock with deep water even at low tide, and places to relax both inside and outside, always with a view of the water and changing tide.

This quaint Maine cottage is close to the beautiful sandy beaches and trails at Reid State Park. We even supply you with a pass to Reid so it's free to enter (and dig clams in the Little River)! Our 'camp' (that's what Mainers call them) is very close to Five Islands Harbor and Wharf, which was named the prettiest harbor in Maine, where you can enjoy Maine lobster and hand made ice cream. Even closer is the fisherman's co-op with fried clams, scallops, and lobster in the rough (Sarah's Dockside). Take your boat or car.

This cottage provides the perfect setting to sit back and relax, but is close enough to do more if you choose. Historic Bath and the Maine Maritime Museum are just 20 minutes away and famous Freeport shopping (including LL Bean) is only about 40 minutes.

Our rustic cottage has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 4 adults, 3 children), 1 bath, full kitchen, living room and eating area. It boasts two decks, dock, float, a grassy play area and 5.5 acres of woods. For the boater and water enthusiast there are 200' of frontage on the Little Sheepscot River (saltwater) and our float and three moorings available for power or sail boats. There are currently two kayaks available for use at your own risk. We are the first in the area to provide linens with your rental. We live far away and know what it is like to have to pack an extra suitcase full of sheets and towels - and with airlines charging for baggage - this saves our flying guests even more. No worries about our distance though, we've owned here for 10 years and have reliable (and good) cleaner, caretaker, plumber, and friends and neighbors that keep our place perfect for your stay and respond in the case of an emergency.

If you choose to come during our early season or late season, you will get the beaches and hiking trails to yourself. It doesn't get much better than a good book, a warm stove, sitting in our family room watching the tide come in during the early summer months. If you are lucky in the fall you'll enjoy 'indian summer' and incredible foliage - not to mention incredible rates.

We are absolutely pet and smoke free so please leave Fido, Fluffy, and smokes at home.

Additional Fees: $100 cleaning, 7% tax, $45 damage waiver.

Keywords: cottage, camp, bungalow, vacation rental, vacation home, waterfront rental, mid-coast maine vacation rental, georgetown main cottage, five islands vacation rental

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Melinda DiPerna

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Hi, this is a photo of Melinda DiPerna. My husband, Paul, and I own this little slice of heaven in Maine. I'm sitting in a restaurant in Athens Greece in this photo - WE love to travel, and hope you'll enjoy our cottage as part of your travels. I believe every vacation is one to cherish and that they are all great. We are New England natives (me=NH, Paul=MA) and love water and sailing, and the rocky coast of Maine. We find just watching the tides to be entertaining here. We have two girls, now teens, and they've been coming to the coast of Maine since they were babies, even before we bought this cottage. We can't spend the time we could when they were little, so we rent our cottage out to help us afford it until we retire. We have over 5 acres here so we hope that when we retire and spend our summers here we'll be able to have a modest little compound, surrounded by our family and friends. Until then, we love to share with others, and many of our guests feel like family. We treat every guest even better than family: we don't ask you to stop and pick up milk!

I'm a California License Real Estate Broker & ran a vacation rental management company for 6 years based on my personal experiences owning and renting. I still use that name, (dba) BETTER Vacation Rentals, because it reflects what I want to offer our guests: a BETTER experience. Don't be confused though, this Maine cottage is a vacation rental by owner.

CA BRE License # 01809497

Melinda DiPerna purchased this cottage in 1999

Paul and I are native New Englanders. We met in 1986 and are always in search of real estate, but most importantly we learned to sail in 1987 and knew that we needed a place someday where we could walk down to our own sailboat (and now power boat) and just hop on. We started staying in Maine in Camden at a great B&B and moved on north as far as Bar Harbor. When we started looking to buy, we knew we needed to come south so we could be closer to an airport and good health care. We rented cottages and looked for YEARS. We moved to CA and IL in the meantime, but we kept coming back to this place in 1998 and 1999. It had everything: 200' of frontage with deep water at low tide, 3 moorings, a dock (we didn't know it was rotten because it was under lobster traps) and float (that a fisherman took with him), and plenty of land. The cottage was AWFUL! It was a fishing camp that was unused and infested with everything. The floors were particle board and you had to duck to get upstairs. The roof didn't leak, and the transformation began!!! We closed in April 1999 and 5 weeks of sweat, money, and mosquito bites later, we hosted our first guests...every year we improve something, but the original structure remains. We did need a new roof recently though! We don't have a sailboat here right now (the Windy Mindy II is still on the grounds but just a dingy that's too heavy), but we have kayaks that we let guests use at their own risk, and we have a boat and a dinghy for our own use. Many of our guests come just because they can bring their own boat(s).

Over the years we've made local friends and have grown to really appreciate and enjoy our neighbors. Although we will always be regards as 'from away' arriving at our cottage in Maine makes us feel like we are home.

Exploring the rivers by boat. Fishing and catching absolutely nothing. Exploring Reid State Park. Clamming. Eating lobster the neighbors caught. We find the down to earth qualities of Mainers to be refreshing after 11 months in CA. We love the Laura Richards Library, sea food in the rough. I absolutely LOVE the live auction at the firehouse which is usually the first or second Saturday of July...hate it when I miss it! Five Islands farm. Reny's in Bath. Antiquing in Bath. Reading many good books. Doing puzzles. Varied wildlife. In 2009 I started a rock and fairy garden at the footpath over our stream with my dear friend. We built the fire pit 2 years ago and it's proven to be our favorite evening spot. In 2011 I planted some great hostas which the critters (deer?) mowed down overnight. We spend lots of time entertaining family and local friends with barbecues on the grill, lots of fresh clams we dig ourselves, lobster our friends catch, and roasted marshmallows at the fire.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Hurry Book FALL STAYS-Summer is Full. Enjoy Maine Lobster on your Dock!
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Small cozy cottage in a great location

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
If you are looking for a place to really have some together time, this is perfect! The cottage is small with no tv and very limited internet access, so our usually distracted teenagers were forced to interact with the family - exactly what we wanted! And there is plenty to do - kayaking was a blast, crabbing, fishing, Reid park is beautiful and a short drive away. If it rains, the cottage is full of games and puzzles and Freeport and Portland are only about 35-45 minutes away. We had a wonderful vacation and loved the location of this property!
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A Much needed return, and stay at the Cove!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We were excited, and happy to be able to return this year. Our last stay seemed so short, and as it turns out, this year's stay felt the same. Fantastic location for Privacy, relaxation, for "winding" down from the Hectic norm. Great weather, only one day of rain, but plenty to do in Bath/Wiscasset area on a rainy day. A notable 'change' since our last stay-Being greeted in the Morning by a Chipmunk we named "Dale" on the deck for breakfast! "Dale" likes Peanuts, Sunflower seeds, and Bread/rolls, and is the friendliest Chipmunk we've ever seen. He'll eat right out of your hand once he get's comfortable! Note: Nighttime on the Dock is one of the most Peaceful, and relaxing places I've found to sit and "zone". Thanks, we'll be looking to schedule another trip back next year.
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Wonderful Weekend

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
We had an awesome time at this cottage in Georgetown! It is just as advertised and really comfortable. Georgetown is very quiet over labor day and the Reid State Park pass is a huge bene of this rental! It was also great to be able to rent for a couple nights rather than only a whole week. We hope to come back in the future for a whole week!
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--A Delight--

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
Melinda made the reservation process clear & simple ; she demonstrated real follow-through and flexibility. Additionally, the family's thoughtfulness was evident throughout the cottage.

We enjoyed how clean the cottage was and how many thoughtful details had been arranged--incl. a mosquito shield net @ the door and a small laundry drying rack--in case of rain.

The location afforded us a chance to explore Georgetown in greater depth than we had in earlier years. The pass for Reid State Park was esp. helpful--what a lovely place that is.

We were delighted to see the various books highlighting possibilities along the coast--and inland, too. Far too muah do actually accomplish this September.

We appreciated the recommendation to try Gray Haven Inn's restaurant, The Blue. Delicious.

As ever, Robinhood Free Mtng House provided a special treat dinner. Those cream cheese biscuits: wow.

And the folks @ the Georgetown Country store were friendly and helpful--good coffee, too!

Of course, the Georgetown Lobstermen's Co-op provides the freshest seafood possible. Baskets of lobsters were off-loaded from the boat as we waited. Plus, Annabelle's ice cream there on the wharf is perfection plus. Try some.

Most of all we enjoyed just sitting on the deck watching the fog descend & rise, noting the lobster boats coming & going, observing the industrious chipmunks & various birds passing through--just plain fun.

If you want to be closer to townlife this might not be your spot, but if you love seacoast granite, observing wildlife & seabirds, ever-changing seawater and a bit of marvelous alone time, this is just perfect.
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Wonderful Fall Getaway

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
"Wonderful fall getaway"
My sister and I chose Georgetown to be near the haunts we frequented 50-60 years ago as children during summers in Maine and to be on the water rathr than a daytrip away as we were as kids. Our trip met all our expectations and introduced us to much more.

This well-equipped cottage on the Little Sheepscot tidal estuary overlooks the comings and goings of working lobster boats. It is a picture-perfect view best enjoyed by breakfast and dinner on the expansive deck. The cottage is privately situated at the end of a long winding new blacktop through dense woods ending in the spectacular waterfront.

We had everything we needed to cook in, and there were wonderful places to eat out within a few miles--the Georgetown Warf and the Osprey.

Late September was an ideal time to visit this year. It was warm--in the 70s--most days, leaves were just barely beginning to turn, and it was even warm enough to wade in the ocean at Reid State Park, a favorite from our childhood summers. The free pass provided with the cottage made that easier.

The beds are very comfortable and the comforters provided make nights cozy. The stairway to the 2nd floor bedrooms is long and steep, but there is a big bedroom on the 1st floor.

Besides some of the obvious places to visit in the region, we recommend Halcyon Yarns, a big but warm and friendly wholesale and retail yarn store in Bath. (We visited 3 times in a week.)BBC was there one day we were there to film a piece on the business owner who encourages employees to bring their young children to work. The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, located in several beautifully restored or renovated buildings downtown, had a fascinating exhibit on andrew Wyeth's famous painting, Christina's World. There were preliminary sketches and paintings made elsewhere on Christina's farm as well as lots of information about back story of the painting. Alas the painting itself was not there.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Brunswick Amtrak Station (Downeaster)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Reid State Beach
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bath, Topsham, Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Five Islands Lobster Company & Wharf
Car: necessary

Boating, Kayaking, Sailing, Reid State Park, Art Galleries, Tidepools, Outlets, Lobster, Clamming, Antiques

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Availability & Rates

This listing does not have a published calendar. Please contact the owner for availability.

Georgetown Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$250
$1,400
3 nights
 
 
Value
May 15 - Jun 15
$175
$750
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 16 - Jun 30
$225
$1,100
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 2
$250
$1,400
$6,000
3 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 3 - Sep 21
$225
$1,100
3 nights
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 22 - Oct 19
$175
$750
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Please don't ask to bring your pet. NO PETS means no pets. Also, I recommend looking and booking on our website bettervacationrentals.com for up to the minute pricing, specials, and availability. VRBO calendars update once a day.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Georgetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs. Also has a washing machine. The dryer is an ocean view clothesline.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - First Floor - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom-Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bunk Room-Upstairs - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 3 beds total
  • Queen size Beds (2) New mattresses July 2009 for your vacation sleeping pleasure. We now have plush queen beds in the master and in the guest bedroom! Our guests rave about our comforters (duvets)., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is a singe twin bed in the 'bunk room' loft, which now has a door. There is also a built in bunk bed (with two twins)., Bunk Beds (1) There is a built in bunk bed with two twins in the 'bunk room.' We prefer these beds be used for children and teens only.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The only thing we don't have here are TV, telephone, and high speed internet. Why? We can't get cable at the cottage and satellite is not practical in a seasonal vacation rental. We recommend a laptop with DVD player and a broadband wireless card for the laptop. There are three cell towers on Georgetown Island so reception is typically excellent at our waterfront cottage. You won't miss the TV-vacation rental guests thank us when they leave for allowing them to unplug. Blender, Toaster, Lobster Pot/crackers, stove & oven, space heaters, Kayaks, Dock, Float, Deep Water Moorings, Board Games, books, dockside rocking chairs and picnic table, beach chairs & toys, fire ring, Puzzles, Lawn Games, No Pets
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