About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 Georgetown
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.
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The best vacation
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.
loft with wonderful views
What a wonderful place and area Everyone was very friendly and the Back river was so quiet we brought our kayaks and canoe. OH MY What a wonderful time we had . Would recommend any of there cottages they are very clean and in a very quiet setting
Great location and wonderful setting
We've just returned home from our week in Georgetown at one of the lovely cottages in this peninsula. On our way up we received a surprise text from Katie letting us know the cottage was ready and we could check-in a little earlier if we had wanted to. When we did arrive the cottage was exactly as we had expected and the views were fantastic. On our first walk in the grounds we met Katie who was very welcoming, provided several suggestions for food, and asked to let her know if there was anything we needed.
We have 2 toy poodles and were really happy that they could come along for a reasonable fee (Some owners on here asked that we list them as 2 extra people!!! Seriously? They are like 30lbs combined and don't shed). They had a blast and the surrounding towns were always so welcoming of the dogs. Practically every shop has a water bowl out for them and that just made the trip so great. Everyone was friendly and very considerate of the dogs (Even the little children asked if they could pet them).
We went several times to the Five Islands Lobster Co to enjoy the amazing views, and sat out eating a variety of delicious food with the dogs. We would definitely recommend this to anyone staying. The staff are really nice and everyone is just having a good time.
Overall, we wouldn't hesitate to go back. The area is wonderful, cottage is an excellent price and well situated, and the food is simply delicious. Thank you Katie for hosting us and our boys.
Great view nice location ok accomodations
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.
Obviously, to get to get to a 2nd floor Loft, you will have to climb some stairs to get there. There is a photo of the stairway on the site which we feel makes the access easy. Then you do walk through a large room one quarter of which I use to store supplies such as extra blankets and pillows, a Pack n play and high chair for guests with small children. I will put up a photo of that too. Its also a place guests can store misc items while they are here.
It is too bad this guest did not let us know of any of this while they were here as we live practically next door and could have shown them how to use the TV, Wifi, and exhaust fan, which are all pretty basic. There is also an airconditioner in the Loft which works beautifully to cool the whole place down.
I supply spring water by the gallon for guests to use for drinking. Being right on the water has the draw back of high mineral content. The water is crystal clear and has no odor and passes the the board of health test every year. We have the same water in our home next door and use it year round for everything but drinking.
I believe this guest was quite large, because no other guest has ever mentioned a problem with using the toilet!
Minus only one burner working on the stove, the Loft was a very nice cottage to stay at.
Great spot for a cozy, serene vacation
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.
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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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional fees will be incurred for pets, linen service or boat rentals.