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Whispering River Reeds Cottage - views from every room

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Perched on a bluff overlooking the wide and majestic Kennebec River, this is the quintessential Maine 'camp'. You will find all the comforts of home in a quiet and peaceful wooded setting, Cast your line, right from the rocks, for some of the best striper fishing on the East Coast.

The queen bedroom has a full bath. The twin room has a full bath. Only minutes to Reid State Park and the quaint fishing village of Five Islands. Visit Bath and Brunswick for the Maine Maritime Museum, the Chocolate Church Gallery and Performing Arts Center, The Maine State Music Theatre, historic house tours, lighthouse cruises, fairs and festivals, fine dining and, of course lobster.

Susie & Dave Reed
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017


Georgetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Whispering River Reeds Cottage - views from every room
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Lovely, well maintained cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay at Whispering Reeds, and perfect for my husband and myself! The cottage is so well constructed, clean and beautifully decorated. We especially enjoyed relaxing and reading on the screened in porch, or just the view of the water and boats.

Dave and Susie left home baked cookies and coffee for us as a warm welcome, and were very responsive to any concerns. The cottage is at the end of a long, curvy road, but their directions were great!

Having a season pass to Reid State Park allowed us to enjoy daily walks on the beach. Also recommend lobster roll at Five Islands and the Osprey restaurant. We appreciated their recommendations of restaurants in Bath, a wonderful small town with much to see.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kathleen. We are so glad you made good use of the porch. I agree that it is the perfect place to sit and watch the boats go by. Hope to see you next year!
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I Would Rent It Again in a Hearbeat

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cozy cottage is clean, comfortable, and sits on a lovely high spot overlooking the bay. It has everything a small family or two couples need for a relaxing time off the grid. The hammock, screened in porch with plenty of seating, firepit, grill and Adorondeck chairs were all we needed for enjoying the outdoors while at home. We were amazed that it was truly the quietest place we had ever sounds except for the wind and falling acorns could be heard. The locals at the little grocery store and at Georgetown Pottery just up the road were friendly and helpful about where to go and what to see. Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Acadia National Park, as well as plenty of others are within easy driving distance. We were especially interested in local art, and there is plenty. We found the Trip Advisor app to be extremely helpful in taking us down winding roads to artists studios where we found truly talented local artists of all ages. This app also took us to the best pizza, local. music and just about anything else you would want to do.

Owners Dave and Susie could not have been kinder or more responsive from my first email to my most recent. Little touches of home like comfortable beds, fluffy towels, coffee and homemade cookies waiting for us, and just about everything else you need were supplied. They also have a National Park pass and plenty of books for your enjoyment during your stay. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly our pleasure to host you. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading Shoutin' into the Fog by Thomas Hanna. His story of growing up in the Five Islands area of Georgetown in the Depression really made me want to explore and visit every place he mentions in the story. We love providing books to help give our guests a feel for the area. By the way, the next guests said "Thanks" for the items you left in the fridge. Hurry back!
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Terrific Cottage

  • 5 of 5

As usual, had a terrific time at the cottage this summer. A few years ago I discovered this gem that suits so well. It's a great base from which to visit with local family and friends in the summer. It's remote enough to give you space to breathe, but close enough to enjoy lobsta', the beach and just hanging out.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us again this summer. We agree that the cottage is a gem. Perhaps you will return during blueberry season so you can enjoy blueberry cake with your lobsta' dinner.
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Another great stay at Whispering River Reeds!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the cottage. It's in a beautiful location, right on the water. The cottage is always very clean, and is in very good general condition. It's the perfect size for us and our two kids, though you could fit more. Can't beat the location in Georgetown, very close to Reed State Park, which is spectacular. In general it's an amazingly beautiful area to visit. Great lobster at 5 Islands a few minutes away, and close to other great food (especially breakfast at the STarlight Cafe in Bath) and great non-seafood alternatives in Brunswick. Also not far to Boothbay, which we love to visit for the aquarium and botanical gardens. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to host you and the kids again this year. I'm glad you got some use from the hammock! Next year, try the Osprey restaurant in the Robinhood Marina. Gorgeous views, new management and closer than Boothbay for a quick dinner.
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Perfect vacation get-away!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was better than expected! There is truly a view from every window. We enjoyed the sunset on the water almost every evening.

The rental was clean, and had every amenity you would want. (We prepared many of our meals there and they had everything.) The interior is cozy and welcoming. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee in the screened-in porch soaking up the view.

Very quiet and peaceful - for those who like privacy and seclusion.

Activities we enjoyed included hiking in Bradbury State Park, the beaches of Reid State Park (bring bug spray), and trips to Rockland (Farnsworth Museum), Bath and Freeport.

The Georgetown Country Store was a great resource and also had the best lobster rolls ever!

Restaurants we enjoyed included The Osprey in Georgetown, The Beale Street BBQ in Bath, and Archer's On the Pier in Rockland.

I would highly recommend this beautiful, comfortable and roomy rental to all my friends. Also for kids - there is an adorable loft.

Susie and Dave answered all of my many questions and were perfect hosts!

A truly terrific find.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You certainly went to some of our favorite places. Bradbury Mountain is great anytime of year. We annually hike there when the foliage is at its peak. Come back and visit in the Fall!
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Great out of the way place

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip back to Maine over the last 21 years. The cottage was off the beaten path and not in the tourist section. Yes it is a little drive out but well worth it. The owners provided the items they said they would along with a few extras like charcoal, coffee and cookies were there as a treat when we got there. The screened in porch was where we mostly stayed in the evening to listen and watch the boats on the river. The cottage is well kept and maintained. Even though we did not meet Dave and Susie, when we had questions we e-mailed them and they got right back to us. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. Glad you liked the cookies. Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cream together: 6 oz. shortening, 1 cup sugar, 1 TBS molasses Add: 1 flax "egg" (1 TBS ground flax seed, 3 TBS warm water - allow to gel) or 1 egg Mix together: 2 cups oatmeal (not quick cook), 1 cup whole wheat flour (spooned), 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking soda. There is no salt within this recipe. It comes later. Add oat/flour mix. Add 6 oz. chocolate chips or, for variation, add 4 oz. Craisins. Drop by teaspoon full onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet and press down slightly. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for about 7 minutes, turn front to back and top to bottom. Check after another 4 minutes. Hope we get to meet you next time.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: necessary

Whispering River Reeds Cottage is a perfect retreat. You can spend the entire week communing with nature. But don't miss all that the Midcoast has to offer. The Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick has Broadway style shows. The Maine Maritime Museum charts the history of Shipbuilding in Bath. Reid State Park, the loveliest beach in Maine is only 4 miles away. You can rent kayaks, visit lighthouses, go fishing with a guide, take day trips to Boothbay, Monheagan Island, Augusta and Freeport (LL Bean). The possibilities are endless.


Rates & Availability

Georgetown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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