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Cottage featuring a Screened Porch overlooking the Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6) ~ Fully Equipped Kitchen ~ Screened Porch

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Katie Francis
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Katie Francis

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

Why Katie Francis chose Boothbay Harbor Area

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Georgetown, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • This cottage offers two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two twins. Additionally, the living room offers a pull out couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Cottage featuring a Screened Porch overlooking the Water
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Our Favorite Spot in Maine

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well-designed and equipped. Beautiful scenery looking out from the screened-in porch. A quiet and restful spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Maine Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely little cottage

  • 3 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we greeted this guest upon their arrival at the cottage, there was no apparent problem with the screen or it would have been fixed immediately. They did surprise us with bringing a total of four dogs when we had specifically only given approval of two small dogs. Four dogs on a small screened porch may have caused the problem with the screen. We did have and issue with the Wifi but after the repair we have had no further problems since.
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Just relax

  • 5 of 5

Un bel endroit pour relaxer. Cuisine bien équipée, endroit agréable pour faire un feu extérieur et bbq. Bien situé près de 2 belles plages.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Bath
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bath Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bath Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 1 & Rte 127
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Georgetown, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$46.82 + Tax
Pet Fee A$66.89 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$267.56
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional fees will be incurred for pets, linen service or boat rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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