|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
On the western shore of a private peninsula, this one bedroom cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. Surrounded by conservation land, the area abounds with wildlife. The screened in porch makes a great place to watch the sun setting over the water.
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 screened porch from which you can enjoy sunset views over the water and feel the fresh sea breeze on your skin.
The bedroom offers a queen size bed. 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 at 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.
Kennebec Cottage was charming and well equipped. The view from the porch, especially when there was a sunset or a boat going by, was spectacular. We appreciated having passes to beaches on both peninsulas and took full advantage of them. We enjoyed lobster at Five Islands Lobster Pound, then had another lobster dinner at the cottage (lobster pot and tools were provided). Even the weather cooperated to make a terrific vacation.
We had a wonderful stay at the Kennebec Cottage! The screened in porch was our favorite spot to have breakfast and we were able to rent kayaks for a trip down the river one day. The property is in a convenient location to Bath and Five Islands and only a short drive to Freeport and Boothbay Harbor. Ruth was very welcoming and helpful, we will definitely be back!
The only things we would have changed would be to have a more comfortable mattress on the bed and the shower didn't seem to have been cleaned from the last guests, some of their items were left over.
We had a lovely stay at the Kennebec Cottage with its screened porch and views of the river. Everything at the cottage was as described and the pictures are very accurate. Best thing for us is that our dog was able to be with us! Ruth & Sam are very friendly and helpful. The generosity of the local people and artists was truly amazing. We loved visiting the shops in Bath and various artists' galleries in Georgetown, Arrowsic and Bath. People everywhere are so friendly and interesting. There are lots of excellent dining options nearby that were excellent. Back River Bend is an excellent location to kayak, relax and explore.
Very nice and well kept cottage with ample space and a great view of the
river and wildlife. We always enjoy our stays at Back River Bend. Sam and
Ruth are so nice.
Ken & Nina Pollard
This was our 5th year at Back River Bend in the Kennebec Cottage. BRB is a peninsula with about 8 cottages and a loft right on the Back River owned and hosted by Ruth and Sam Francis. Kennebec is an idyllic one-bedroom cottage that is both rustic and modern (think Direct TV and wifi). It has a screened porch looking out onto the river (as do most of the cottages) that is a perfect spot for reading, talking or just lazing without bugs. We have spent a month there each year and plan to return.
Nearest town - Bath. Not so touristy. A pass to all the State Parks and Beaches is included. Great hosts. We've stayed here for a week in summer for the last five years. Best prices in area. Local outstanding attractions are the Maritime Museum in Bath, the Botanical Garden in Booth Bay, and the trip to Seguin Island from Popham Beach. I would say forget the sofa bed.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning Fee||$35 + Tax|
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.