|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
Up over a walkway over a roof to a storage room which you go thru to enter your space. The loft is good size with a kitchen/living area bedroom and tiny bathroom hard to sit straight forward on toilet because of how close sink unit is. Windows looking out to river are great. We were told an exhaust fan would help run the air thru the loft but it did not work. Internet was extremely finicky. Could not figure out how to get tv to work. Water "full of minerals" ( salt is a mineral) be sure to use bottled for drinking coffee brushing teeth. We used the loft for sleeping, bed was comfy, having breakfast, making lunches for our kayaking trips and it was fine late in evening to sit quietly and read some evenings did wish for a screened in outdoor space as weather was quite warm while we were there. All in all I think we got what we paid for.
Minus only one burner working on the stove, the Loft was a very nice cottage to stay at.
The loft we stayed in, with its breathtaking views, made for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. The place was very comfortable and everything we needed was there for us to enjoy a cozy stay. Since the loft does not have a balcony or dock facing the water, there is ample space outside to sit and enjoy the fresh air.
Upon our arrival, we unloaded our belongings and drove back in town to get food. The few gallons of water provided to start us off were a nice addition.
The surrounding towns we took time to discover during our stay were little gems (Bath, Brunswick, Phippsburg, Bailey and Orr's islands, Harpswell, to name a few). Reid State Park and Popham Beach were great places to spend a lazy afternoon. Long stretches of sand and water, a bit too cool to swim but a very comfortable place to take in the sun, breeze and the sound of the waves while reading. Thanks to Sam and Ruth for providing a pass to the parks/beaches. It was well worth it!!
Although we had brought our bicycles, we did not get much use for them since the only trail we found was a short one in Brunswick. Even if the area is bike friendly, since we were not familiar with the area, we didn't venture out on the roads.
A day-trip to Portland, Maine was also quite enjoyable. Maine is THE place to have seafood and we enjoyed it every day of our stay. A great place to get fresh live or steamed lobster is a mere 20-minute drive away, at the Five Islands Lobster Co which we visited on a few occasions.
Overall, the Loft, with its great views, is a perfect place to stay if you want to explore and discover the surrounding areas.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$35 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional fees will be incurred for pets, linen service or boat rentals.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.