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Ruth Francis

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Loft with Breathtaking Panoramic Water Views

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Boothbay Harbor Area Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Loft is perched at treetop level and affords panoramic views of the river and surrounding marshes. It is located on a secluded peninsula just 5 miles from Bath, Maine (The 'City of Ships').

There is a hiking trail along water's edge and also kayaks or a canoe for rent to explore the waterways.

Refinished with knotty pine walls and flooring the Loft has a comfortable cabin feeling while offering breathtaking panoramic water views at treetop level.

There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and pull-out couch in the living room making it comfortable for 2-4 adults.

For those who desire to stay 'plugged in' we offer Satellite TV and Wireless Internet.

The kitchen is complete with full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster and coffee pot not to mention all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils you will need. If you enjoy to BBQ there is a grill available. For lobster lovers we have a large pot available for you to cook them fresh.

The Midcoast area of Maine is known for its miles of white sandy beaches and Lobster wharfs where you can enjoy their famous lobster dinners on the dock as you watch the lobstermen bringing in their catch for the day. What makes the midcoast so appealing is the fact that you get to enjoy all this without the crowds. You will love the slower pace of life and the pristine beauty of this untouched area.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth Francis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Ruth Francis

We, Sam and Ruth Francis, are the owners and hosts of eight rental properties in Georgetown, Maine. We have four wonderful grown sons and are proud grandparents. We worked for years to finish our timber frame dream home at the tip of the peninsula. We now enjoy our role as pastors to a growing church in Bath, Maine.

Ruth Francis purchased this studio in 2000

Why Ruth Francis chose Boothbay Harbor Area

We purchased this unique fifty acre property with its half mile long peninsula over thirty years ago. Since then we have lived here and operated a traditional wooden boat shop. Over the years we have built six charming cottages, as well as, converted a Sailor's Loft to a rental with breathtaking, panoramic views. We also, offer the home that we first built and lived in to renters, with it's ideal location at the tip of the peninsula with deep water frontage and a private dock. We have added other touches to our property with a garden house, ten slip boat dock, a hiking trail and clearings for fishing and picnics.

What makes this studio unique

The cottages are situated to allow privacy but also to maintain the quality of the open, natural spaces. Each cottage overlooks the marsh and adjacent Back River which flows off the mighty

Kennebec and Nature Conservancy land beyond.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Loft with Breathtaking Panoramic Water Views
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

The best vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the very first time for us in Maine and we decided to bring our dog (a pug) Tchad.

We looked for places where we were all going to be comfortable and drove from Montreal to the new adventure.

There are no words to explain the beauty of the location. It is as the name says it, "breathtaking".

The inside of the loft was exactly as indicated in the ad, but there are no pictures that could captured the views and the beauty of the place.

It is peaceful and yet nature is so alive!

We loved being so close to the beach.

Both Karen and Same were there and made us feel very comfortable. They are very good hosts.

We definitely recommend the place and it is a certainty that we will return a week is not enough time to enjoy everything that the peninsula has to offer.


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A great place for boaters.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the owners Sam & Ruth. The loft was clean & well maintained. Great views over looking Back River. Sam helped me launch and recover my boat. They let me store my boat after I left for Swans Island. Sam and Ruth had excellent knowledge of the local waters and the local area. Sam & Ruth are great people to deal with. Hope to visit them next year for another month.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Tranquil nest

  • 5 of 5

The loft is truly a unique spot. The perfect location for a quiet place to relax, and a great base to explore Mid -Coast Maine. Ruth and Sam carved out a great place on the Back river, secluded yet close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Mills River, NC

A Cozy Honeymoon Week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here for our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better week! The lofty was cozy and quiet. The view is amazing. I loved getting up in the mornings and having a cup of coffee or wandering the grounds to take photos. We brought our kayaks and would explore the river where it was easy to spot seals and bald eagles and other water birds. Sam and Ruth were very helpful with anything we needed and suggestions for places to eat. Definitely a great place to get away from it all. Brunswick and Bath were also not too far away to go into town for visiting and eating. There is a great restaurant on the island called the Osprey that Sam suggested that we were fortunate enough to get to eat at on our first weekend before they closed for the season. Reid State Park on the island is also a beautiful spot to visit. A day trip up the coast is full of things to do and see. We also took the Maine Eastern Train and it was a fun beautiful afternoon trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Pepperell, MA

Oh, we had such a lovely time!

  • 5 of 5

We came for a week over Labor Day, and had a wonderful, relaxing, laid-back vacation that we both really needed. We had coffee or wine on the floating dock and just watched the tide turn, or went walking in the morning along the trails. There is a seal in the river, who comes up to watch, and eagles, a great blue heron and lots of ravens and crows and coyotes, all living right there. There were very few mosquitoes, just down in the marsh itself, and while there were some biting flies at Reid, the pass was also good for Popham Beach, which is only 20 minutes away, and that was perfect for a lazy beach day. We found that we went to Bath for our town needs rather than Georgetown (many closer food places including Five Islands close or limit hours after Labor Day, so Bath worked out much better). There is a cheap IGA for basics, and other places where you can get higher end goodies if you want. We really enjoyed the Bath Maritime Museum's river cruises--we got on the last wildlife cruise of the season, and saw lots of bald eagles, and then did one of the lighthouse cruises...and saw more eagles, seals, and even a sturgeon. We should have left more time for the museum, but we'll have to do that next time. Anyway--the property was very comfortable, clean and quiet. There is another guesthouse that seemed at first to be quite close from the front window--it turned out that we could hear them occasionally but it wasn't at all annoying. If you have a dog, there are two flights of stairs connected by a ramp every time they have to go out and the dog may have to learn to use the open stairs. One mild surprise is that I somehow thought there would be water down in the boathouse, but the water is out front--the boathouse is a repair and building area, but extremely well sound-insulated and quiet. There is lots of hot water for showers; the bed is comfortable. You will want spring water for ice cubes, cooking, drinking and brushing your teeth as the tap water is quite salty; Ruth and Sam start you out with a couple of gallons in the fridge. Get more at the IGA! And while you're there, go to the quirky old books shop, Remy's if you need anything mundane, the ice cream store, and get some ginger cardamom gelato to eat in the riverside park. Oh, and there really is only one dog beach during this time--it's right next to Fort Popham, not to be confused with Popham Beach. Double check anywhere you plan to take your dog--access varies widely. A great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A perfect--and perfectly beautiful--spot

  • 5 of 5

The Loft is cozy and comfortable, with a beautiful view out the huge livingroom window. In any direction, kayaking on the river was quiet and lovely. The nature trail provided a lively walk and I enjoyed contemplating the river from a granite bench placed carefully on a promontory. Just a few minutes in the car and we were in Bath. The restaurants are excellent, and the farmer's market a real treat. The botanic gardens in Boothbay are not too far away and are breathtaking--even in late August!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Bath
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bath Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bath Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte.1 & Rte. 127
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: recommended

Within 15 minute drive to: Reid State Park, known for its uncrowded sandy beaches and rocky cliffs; Five Islands Seafood, known for their shore dinners and lobster rolls served dock side in one of Maine's most picturesque harbors; Maine Maritime Museum, housing local marine artifacts dating back to 1607; and antiquing, over 25 shops within a short drive. There is a hiking trail at water's edge and a nearby deep water dock for fishing, swimming or to tie up your own boat.


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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Boothbay Harbor Area Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Loft offers one bedroom with a queen bed. Additionally, the living room offers a pull out couch.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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