About the property
- House Boat550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
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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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Birthday gift get-away
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.
Exceeded our expectations.
Beautiful, well maintained property. A peaceful setting and a great place to rejuvenate. Highly recommend and plan to return.
Thank you, Phil.
Most excellent vacation
Beautiful, beautiful rental. Awesome customer service from Meg
UNIQUE AN IDYLLIC GETAWAY
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!
.if you want a special vacation...do a house boat
wonderful trip. great vacation. the accommodation were generous. the trip will be a savored memory, clean boat and grounds, friendly and helpful staff
THE BEST idea for a Coastal Maine vacation getaway
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!...as 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
Thank your for your Five Star review! We appreciate your comments and expect our guest to leave us highly satisfied.
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.