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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:
December 17, 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

We enjoyed our week in September

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week here - eagles flying by in the morning, beautiful sunsets across the river in the evening. The screened porch was our favorite room. Enjoyed the fire pit several nights (after temperatures dropped enough to quiet the mosquitoes).

Lots of good reading in the house about the history of the area (and more at the local history museum nearby - you'll go there anyway to use their internet connection).

Beds were comfortable. Our Verizon phones got good service at the house.

Yes, get lobsters (and chowder) at Five Islands (check as soon as you get in about when they're open).

Our favorite hike was to the Squirrel Point light house. It's in the process of being restored, and we got to talk with the folks who are actually doing the work. Great walks along Marrstown Road.

Tour the downtown and old residential neighborhoods of Bath.

Read the house descriptions carefully about amenities: no internet at the house, spotty - at best - TV reception, etc. Know what to expect. Those things may be improved over time, so pay more attention to more recent reviews/descriptions than this one.

Bottom line: a nice house, great location = great week.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughtful review. I know future guests will find it very helpful. September is such a great time to be in Maine. We're glad you enjoyed the many delights of the Midcoast.
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Beautiful cottage with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very clean, kitchen well equipped with cooking utensils, and the screened in porch is awesome. There is a terrific view out every window!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. It really is a small world that our children work at the same place and know each other. We hope to see you again next time you are in Maine.
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Simply Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Whispering River Reeds was perfect! We loved the location and the cottage was exactaly what we were looking for! So peaceful, quiet, fully equipped, and with many thoughtful extras. The location allowed us to see so much of the area. It was wonderful coming back each night to this peaceful riverside location. We have traveled widely and we both felt this is one of the finest lodging accommodations we have found on Home Away. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will be recommending your gem of a cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish we were still there -

  • 5 of 5

This was so relaxing and a wonderful place to be. The owners take pride in maintaining this cottage and are very thoughtful. We arrived and found such a nice welcoming gift. Unfortunately, my companion ate the cookies before I had a chance to have one :) We were far enough away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough so we enjoyed our daily excursions as well as the local beach, parks and villages. We visited the Maritime Museum in Bath, LLBean in Freeport, Boothbay Harbor area and Orr and Bailey Island areas. A wonderful Park in Bath and if you stay be sure to go to Reny's - a pretty neat store. The cottage has wonderful water views and sits on a bluff so you can see the water when you wake up and anywhere from outside or inside. We will look forward to our next stay at Whispering River Reeds.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: He ate all of them? Remind me when you come next year and I'll leave a double batch. PS - I'll hide the extra in the freezer...he'll never know they're in there. Glad you discovered Reny's. It is, as they say in their advertising, "A Maine Adventure". You can find just about anything there.
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Wonderful serene, scenic cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every day we spent at Whispering River Reeds Cottage. Nicely, comfortably decorated. All our needs our needs were supplied. The porch is so restful and great for early morning coffee. As for the yard, the view, fire pit, hammock, Adirondack chairs (my favorite), again the VIEW....what more could one ask for!!!

If you need a get-away from the mad rush, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful note you left for us. We hope you will come back again! Also, you win the prize for leaving the cottage the very cleanest this summer. I would proud to have my mother-in-law inspect it. She has white gloves.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This sweet cottage was just the right size and set up for our family of 4. Our kids, 4 and 7, loved their bedroom and the 7 year old loved escaping up to the loft for some quiet time. The cottage was very clean, clutter free, had everything needed for cooking and felt very calming. I loved reading on the screend in porch at night. Outside, the kids loved the hammock and we loved the water views. The only thing I didn't get enough information on prior to booking (my fault) was that there is no shore to access. There is a path to get down to the water line and once down there it's all ledge. I was a nervous wreck watching my kids navigate this! The cottage made for a good home base and we enjoyed Reid state park several times, ate at 5 islands and loved that little farm stand on the way. We discovered a tiny beach just before you get to 5 islands. There is a right hand turn and a little nature preserve with a path down to a small sand beach and rocks to explore and a walking path. The owners were very helpful, kind and easy to contact. I would reccomend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amy for your sweet words. Reading on the porch is my favorite pastime. I just finished A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Loved it. My all time, best book I ever read is The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood. Hope you get a chance to read them both.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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