|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This cottage is on a small bluff overlooking the water 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.
The cottage has wood beamed ceilings and pine floors. There is a good size screened porch from which you can enjoy sunset views over the water.
There is a queen size bed in one bedroom and two twin size beds in the other. The couch in the living room converts to a bed for additional sleeping accommodations.
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 just outside the front door. For lobster lovers we have a large pot available for you to cook them fresh in your cottage.
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.
Katie Francis purchased this cottage 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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We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage. Our kids love taking walks on the Waterman's trail and we love the close proximity to the Beach. We love the owners of the property, Sam and Ruth Francis. They are some of the best people we've ever met. Such warm, caring folks. Georgetown is a hidden treasure of Maine. Perfect Summer weather, secluded and surrounded by the Kennebec River. We would suggest that anyone looking for a great place to relax, stay at Back River Bend Cottages.
The cottage was well-designed and equipped. Beautiful scenery looking out from the screened-in porch. A quiet and restful spot.
We love staying at Back River Bend, and this cottage is perfect. The downstairs is open and airy, the screened in porch adds to the living space. The bathroom in this cottage is larger, the shower roomier. Upstairs has two comfortable bedrooms, fans are provided to help if it gets hot. The area is quiet, Ruth and Sam have.created a special place. My family has returned for many years, and enjoyed each cottage and every visit.
We spent a lovely week (myself and two of my best friends) in the Hockomock Cottage. The inside is charming, the porch & views were breathtaking, especially the sunsets. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, the shower was great, and we were secluded up at the end of the road. We had fires in the fire pit on several occasions and also used the charcoal (Weber!) grill.
We walked the road leading to the cottages every day, enjoying the view of the river. This area is centrally located, so that you can drive to beaches, the state park, the supermarket and several excellent restaurants without going too far. Downtown Bath, Wiscasset & Boothbay Harbor are a nice drive as well.
Ruth and her assistant Crystal could not have been more accommodating. We plan to stay here again.
Thank you again for a totally relaxing stay in your cabin!
Ellen, Patty & Susannah
I enjoyed the vacation very much. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We had a rocky start. The screens on the porch were in need of repair and there were several large open areas in them which would have allowed many mosquitoes to join our time there. We informed the owners the night that we arrived. Luckily we have some nails and a hammer and "patched" the areas the first night. We called again the next day and the screens were restapled that night. There were also some issues with the wifi. NOrmally this would no be an issue for us at all. We like to stay unplugged normally while on vacation. My husband was taking online courses during the summer and this proved to be a big inconvenience. Again the owners tried to resolve the issue and the internet company was able to set up an alternate system within the first 2 days.
The area was beautiful and we really enjoyed kayaking and hiking. We were able to leave our kayaks at the water's edge so in and out was very easy.
My mother also joined us and we had all 4 of our dogs with us. THey had a great time too especially watching the watercraft go by our cottage.
We definitely would consider returning to this very quiet place to vacation
Marie, Fred, Terry, Houston, TUcker, Benji and Lexi
|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.
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.