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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 stateroom, 3/4 bath, 1 convertable dinette sleeper. Sleeps 4

Step: aboard the Island 40 and enjoy the peace, beauty and wonder of the waters of mid-coast Maine with no big boat responsibilities. No experience required. Training to operate the 15' 4 hp skiff is included.

Imagine: Your own floating island moored in pristine Robinhood Cove. Tie up your runabout, kayaks, and canoes (or sign out Riggs Cove Rentals' Cape Dory Typhoon) and use the Island 40 as a base camp for your sailing, fishing and exploring passions. Our dock crew is available seven days a week in season to provide you with outboard fuel, ice, daily newspapers and general assistance.

Wine: and dine (and spin a yarn or two) at the Osprey Restaurant and the Tavern at Riggs Cove or cook and eat aboard. The galley is fully equipped and there's a rail-mounted propane barbecue grill for steaks and the freshest, finest Maine lobster anywhere.

Anniversary? Birthday? Celebration? Relaxing! Refreshing! Renewing! Adventure and Romance, Rest and Play. That's Tessie Ann.

As part of the Derecktor Maine LLC complex, you'll have use of all the amenities the marina provides in season such as use of the Typhoon Daysailer, the pulling boat Maid Marion, free wifi, free libray, the Osprey Restaurant and Tavern at Riggs Cove. A 15' skiff with a 4 hp outboard is included to access the Island 40 and to explore miles of protected coastline.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Georgetown House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet, vanity, and full shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Stateroom - 1 queen
  • The dinette table converts as in most yachts to sleep 2.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
– The Island 40 when moored is “off the grid” and renters should be aware of and practice normal methods of conservation when using water and electricity. Members of your party will be given a briefing on dinghy operation and 'Tessie Ann' systems and a systems manual will be aboard. The Island 40 can be moved to a slip at additional costs should renter need access to full 115V, 15 amp electrical service. The refrigerator, stove and heating system are powered by propane. A large battery bank and a solar panel provide 12V, and an inverter will provide limited 115v power. You'll need shore power to operate the air conditioning system.


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Unique, romantic, motorless floating island (Tessie Ann) w/ 4 hp skiff
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Birthday gift get-away

  • 5 of 5

For my birthday my four children gave me a 3 night stay on the Tessie Ann which I shared with my husband in August. It was delightful - everything on the houseboat was of excellent quality. We were fortunate to have wonderful weather and enjoyed sitting outside and watching the activity in the busy harbor. A gift certificate for dinner at the Osprey Restaurant was part of the present. While the food was excellent, we were disappointed that they were out of many items including mussels which we had wanted. Just a heads up, don't have your mind set on anything specific or you may be disappointed. That said, the trip was very enjoyable and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained property. A peaceful setting and a great place to rejuvenate. Highly recommend and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Phil. Cheers. Warren
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Most excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, beautiful rental. Awesome customer service from Meg

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third-? fourth? time on the Tessie Ann and we look forward to returning! We are always impressed at the care in which she is taken and how helpful the staff at Riggs Cove is! There really are no words to describe the beauty of the cove- the quiet and stillness of the early morning as lobstermen pass by and seals peek out of the water , and the beauty of shooting stars in the evening. We went kayaking, as well a sail and enjoyed the beauty of of the environs. Cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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.if you want a special a house boat

  • 5 of 5

wonderful trip. great vacation. the accommodation were generous. the trip will be a savored memory, clean boat and grounds, friendly and helpful staff

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE BEST idea for a Coastal Maine vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hate to write this glowing review of our five days aboard the Tessie Ann as it will certainly encourage more folks to book their own getaway on her...and we don't need more competition for booking our own many returns there! ;)

Not enough "positives" can be said about this experience. From being met at the Robinhood Marina by Andy, the owner both of the marina and the Tessie (and her builder) in the pouring rain with his offer of loaner raingear for our transit out to the houseboat on the mooring to buying lobsters right from the fishermen hauling their traps fifty feet from our stern on the morning of our departure this was a phenomenal time!

Not to be confused with camping, life aboard Tessie Ann is comfortable and warm and even "plush"...! More akin to a condo on the water. Nice soft queen bed, hot running water, a shower, a stove, a fridge, central heat (!), lounge chairs, kayaks right on board for your personal use! Of course the skiff is included to get back and forth to the marina and to explore the local waters. The views! you swing gently on the mooring the vistas change through the many large windows. Do you enjoy living with the local "inhabitants"? Seals will swim by beside you and an eagle might glide overhead as well. You're immersed in it all!

Tessie Ann is provided to you in immaculate condition and the very friendly marina staff is just a very short skiff jaunt away or available by hailing them on the included marine VHF radio in the unlikely event you need something you don't have! We would say that a "must do" is to wander in one evening and go to dinner at the Osprey Restaurant right there in sight of your houseboat. Tremendously good food! And, while you're onshore, visit the marina library and Gallery...

Finally, although everyone won't do this, we brought our own nineteen foot boat along on our getaway and launched it nearby in order to tie it up alongside Tessie for our own aquatic transportation to various scenic locales. With some local knowledge you can navigate to the city of Bath, Boothbay Harbor, the unspoiled fishing town of Five Islands, or simply find a warm cove who knows where and throw out the anchor and picnic and "take it all in"...

Your home base of Robinhood Marina has boat fuel available so it couldn't be more convenient!

Plan your vacation around spending some quality time on the good ship Tessie Ann. Disappointment is impossible!

Mary Pat and Jim

September 2013

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for your Five Star review! We appreciate your comments and expect our guest to leave us highly satisfied.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Tavern at Riggs Cove (on site)
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Portland, Me (from Nova Scotia)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bath County Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Brunswick, ME (Downeaster)
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Osprey Restaurant (on site)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: recommended

The Island 40 is moored in Riggs Cove on Georgetown Island in midcoast Maine and is part of the Robinhood Marine Center complex. Georgetown Island, with its marinas, restaurants, lobster wharfs, public beaches, and hiking trails is the quintessential Maine seaside vacation community, just 8 miles from Bath and 50 minutes from Portland. Reserve for Spring, Summer, Fall, now. Combine with Home Away 329828 for family reunion, etc. or see Home Away 393636 for additional availability options.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.