Destination guide

The prettiest harbor in Maine

Georgetown sits on the island of the same name, and is renowned for having the prettiest harbor in Maine. The town was founded in the early 18th century, before which the native Abenaki Indians inhabited it. They called the island Erascohegan, meaning good spear fishing, and they weren't wrong. The deep cold waters around the island teem with lobsters and marine life. If you love seafood, be sure to visit the Five Islands Lobster Co. which serves up freshly steamed clams and some of the best lobster rolls in the state.

Activities

Hike and picnic in Reid State Park

Using a Georgetown vacation rental as a base, you can visit the nearby Reid State Park, one of the most popular in the state. The beach estuaries, rolling meadows, and lush forests draw in outdoorsy types looking to swim or hike. If you're on vacation with your family, it's a wonderful place to bring kids for a picnic and some tide pooling. You can also take to the waters by canoe and head off in search of curious dolphins which playfully swim up close. Of course, if all this sounds like a lot of effort, you can just spend lazy days working on your tan on the beach.

Weather

A mild, year-round destination

Though the island is busiest in summer, the Georgetown vacation rentals are open all year round. Spring is typically warm with clear sunny skies and is best spent hiking or mountain biking along the trails in Reid State Park, or gorging on freshly caught lobsters. It can get a little humid in the summer, but the island enjoys glorious sea breezes, particularly when kayaking out on the ocean. During fall, the melting sunsets match the colors of the forests, and December to February brings flurries of snow and the opportunities for winter sports.

Natural features

Meandering moose and playful seal pups

Georgetown Island is blanketed in thick pristine woodland which is home to many species of wildlife. Moose meander through the marshland, while deer bound through the forests. Beavers can occasionally be seen damming up the streams and coyotes and foxes roam along the rocky coast. If you stay in one of the Georgetown vacation rentals on the shore, you may spy playful seals sunning themselves near Sheepscot. The island is also a birder's paradise and home to noisy puffins and bald eagles which circle on the thermals overhead.

Transport

Transportation options to and around Georgetown

Fly into Wiscasset, ME (ISS), the closest airport, located 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Georgetown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 686 vacation rentals near Georgetown. From 272 Cabins to 272 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Georgetown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Georgetown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgetown:

  • Bailey Island: 148 vacation rentals
  • Orr's Island: 201 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Beach: 26 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Point: 16 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Cabins in Georgetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 272 Cabins in Georgetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Georgetown include:

  • Cottages: 272 rentals available
  • Houses: 328 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 272 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Georgetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Georgetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.