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Majestic Views of Fort Popham and the Open Ocean

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Georgetown House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Perched high on a hill and nestled amongst the cottages on the village side of Bay Point, this three-bedroom, three baths cottage has great views of Fort Popham located on the mouth of the Kennebec River and the open ocean. Enjoy watching several working lobster boats in the waters just in front of this charming cottage. You can also enjoy outstanding sunsets from two enclosed sitting areas as well as a large open deck. This cottage has access to a private beach, which is less than a 10 minute walk away.

This cottage is only a 10 minute drive to scenic Reid State Park with its miles of beautiful beaches and sand dunes. Also, a 10 minute drive is the picturesque fishing village of Five Islands where you can enjoy dining on the wharf eating your favorite seafood dinner. On the island of Georgetown you will find a marina, boat charter, general store, restaurants and a farm stand with fresh local vegetables, cheeses, wines and much, much more.

A twenty minute drive up Route 127 is the historic city of Bath with its rich maritime history as well as several large old sea captain homes. While in Bath visit Maine Maritime Museum . . . there are several stores, wonderful shops and restaurants in Bath. A forty minute drive from the this cottage is the outlet shopping in Freeport, home of LL Bean's flagship store. Antiquing is available 30 minutes away in Wiscasset. For sightseeing, you will want to visit Boothbay Harbor and Portland one hour away.

This two story cottage can accommodate 6 people with two bedrooms on the first floor (queen-size and a double) and a master suite (king-size) on the second floor with a sitting area. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. There is dining area on the front enclosed porch . . . a living room and a fully equipped kitchen completes this very comfortable and relaxing cottage.

Keywords: Waterfront, waterview, coastal, cottage, oceanfront, oceanview, Maine

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner


Glad you loved the home. Sorry for the tattered towels! We have inspected all our linens and repalced any items showing wear. Just to be sure, anything even slightly in question got an early retirement!

Thanks for your comments!


Keith & Valori

(Property Owners)
Jul 2010
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Majestic Views of Fort Popham and the Open Ocean
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful, well kept, family friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home with our two daughters, ages 3.5 and 14 months, and my aunt and uncle. From the stand point of a mother of two young children this home could not have been more perfect. I think it was actually more baby-proofed than my own home! There were baby gates, covers on the electrical sockets, and kid gear galore (plates, cups, utensils, toys, games, and a pack'n'play to name just a few). The layout was ideal for our vacation. When the kids were playing on the main floor we could see them from just about anywhere. My aunt and uncle took the upstairs master and said it was a magical, restful retreat (maybe because the kids were downstairs?) and the bathroom was their favorite part. There was even a pocket door that enabled us to shut out the early morning noise from reaching upstairs. The queen bedroom was tucked away nicely for the baby's midday naps and earlier bedtime. My favorite was the dining/sunroom where we shared many memorable meals with family and played, all while enjoying the amazing views. There are amazing views from every room and huge windows that let in the breezes. The deck is great to relax on and the kitchen was well set up for cooking meals. Oh, and I can't forget the THREE bathrooms! That sure made getting ready to go out easy.

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful sunsets and views across the Kennebec.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and clean cottage. The second floor porch is the perfect spot for morning coffee, to enjoy a good book or take a nap. The breeze off the water was refreshing with all of the heat this week. Close to all our favorite spots: Popham beach, Anna's Waterfront Restaurant, Bath Sweet Shoppe and the Mustard Seed Bookstore.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So much good and yet...

  • 4 of 5

This home has so much going for it and yet falls far short of a five out of five. Poor effort to make a visitors stay comfortable and easy is what holds her back. Amazing views, charming decor, comfortable beds are all to be found in the home. The master bedroom was amazing with it's own porch and view of the water! It also had one of the most interesting bathrooms I've seen. It's connected to the bedroom via a tunnel of sorts. We called it the Hobbit hole. But again this only added to the charm but might be a problem for someone with back issues. Some of the curtains and furnishings are starting to show wear but this was easy to overlook when you had amazing view beyond them.

So what holds the home back from five stars for me and perhaps even lower for some of the other guests? The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and sleeps 6 guests. We had five people with us for our visit and we found three towels and three wash cloths in the entire home! This wouldn't be a problem if the listing advised of this but it says linens provided. We found used soap in one of the showers... yuk and after a long day on the road and a rather late check in of 4 pm we found we all got to make the beds throughout the home. Not a great way to start your week. Clean bedding was provided but not installed. Parking was also very tight. Finally, trash is to be collected and dropped off at a collection center that's only open on certain days and certain hours. This can make departing for home early or on a day they're closed very difficult.

All in all we had a great trip. Just wish the owners would spend another twenty dollars on towels and pay someone to make the beds and remove the trash. If they would this home would be a five out of five any day of the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, We are so sorry we could not meet your expectations for a five star rental. I agree...someone else's soap found in the tray is a bit icky to say the least. We have addressed this with our cleaning service and they assured us it will not happen again. As far as the towels go, our housekeeper leaves a corresponding number of towels for the number of guests staying at the cottage. Obviously this did not happen during your stay and we apologize. Should you choose to stay with us again, a phone call to our housekeeper or to us will easily remedy problems of this nature. I wish we had known and would have gladly taken care of this. We are VERY responsive to the needs of our guests and quick to answer problems and concerns sent to us via phone call, text, and/or email. However, the fault is ours as the correct number of towels were not there to begin with. As far as the beds not being made on check-in, there is a method behind our madness :-) We leave the clean, laundered bedding on each of the beds in the home so guests know they are arriving to just that: clean, fresh linens. When beds are already made there is always the potential for folks to question whether the sheets have been cleaned from previous guests, so we do not have have the beds made up for that very reason. Finally, the trash. Georgetown is a small community and the dump serves about 1,000 folks. Because of that they do not have extensive operating hours. Wed, Fri, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM is all we are offered from the town. If we leave trash removal to the housekeeper it increases our cleaning fees so we leave it up to the guests to hit the transfer station on their way out of town (it is on the way when heading off island) to keep costs down. If folks have to depart on a day the dump is not open, our housekeeper can sometimes find a way to gain access to the transfer station to accommodate. Again, in the future please let us know about situations like this and we’ll do our best to figure something out. Again, I am sorry we could not cut the mustard to earn a five star review from you. We will do our best to learn from your review and make the home better for those coming after you. We thank you for your review and if your plans take you back to Maine we would love to have you back again. Best, Keith and Valori
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Quiet, well appointed, beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Like all previous reviewers, we loved this place. There's not much to add, but I'll mention a few things: Super comfortable bed, and a very well appointed kitchen. Vacation rentals usually have a sorry array of pots, pans and utensils; we were happy to find a kitchen fully stocked with quality cookware, sharp knives, and plenty of plates and glasses. The well tended flower garden was also a nice touch.

I particularly enjoyed an early cup of coffee on the porch looking across the river with no sound except the seabirds. What a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect base for our MidCoast Maine holiday

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly as described - comfortable and roomy with lots of windows sporting beautiful views of the ocean. Much of the time that we were in the cottage we were sitting in the front room overlooking the ocean and enjoying the numerous changes it goes through each day with the tides, weather and wildlife. It's simply mesmerizing. I did at times wish there was a dock out front, but as described, the private beach is a quick walk away and it's quiet and lovely. Reid State park is very close also - another beautiful spot. You really don't have to leave the area, but we did a few day trips - visited Popham Beach (more impressive than you realize from looking at it across the river), Wolf's Neck State Park and Camden State Park not to mention Bath, Freeport and other small towns. There wasn't time to do it all - we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Online and approaching appears a fantastic vacation cottage, but upon entering one realizes it is truly a lovely decorated and totally comfortable home. The owners paid attention to detail and certainly did not hesitate to think of the comfort of their renters. We always relaxed on either of the two perfect porches. Georgetown's seemingly remote location is a large part of its attraction as the area offers beautiful views, picturesque sunsets, a nearby private beach - all to be enjoyed in extreme quiet. The drive from the highway to Georgetown has to be executed cautiously but is not without its merit. We saw herds of as well as individual deer on every trip. Georgetown is a paradise for anyone who loves being on, in, or near beautiful bodies of water. It is certainly a kayaker's dream.The girls, ages four and six, loved searching for sea glass at the private beach and for sand dollars at Popham Beach (forty minutes away but well worth the time). Should one tire of the sand and surf, there are boat tours, shopping, and great restaurants in nearby Bath and Brunswick. Two of our favorites were Five Islands Lobster Company and the Sea Dogs Brewery (totally acceptable restaurant for children). We all loved every minute we spent at the beach home as well as in and near Georgetown! We're looking forward to a return stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Brunswick Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
First Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Georgetown House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

All payments are to be made in US dollars. A $25.00 service charge on any returned check will be added to Tenant's balance due the Owner. Personal checks are only accepted on reservations made greater than 30 days from check-in date.

NOTE: The service fee charged by and can be avoided by paying with a personal check. Please contact us for more information.

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Georgetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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