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A Water Getaway. Vacation On A Houseboat in Maine, A Virtual Private Island.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Georgetown holiday house boat

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

The Nancy Lou is our newest moored houseboat for rent (three night minimum) to experience the peace, beauty and wonder of life on the water in Riggs Cove, Georgetown, Maine.

The Nancy Lou has a roof top deck (Sun Deck) for you to relax and enjoy the surroundings as well as accommodations for five. The private forward bedroom (cabin) features a queen sized bed with doors forward to the front deck and aft to the kitchen (galley) and bathroom (head). The salon area converts to sleep two, and the settee pulls out for one.

A walk-in shower and on-demand hot water, a three burner stove with oven, a refrigerator, lobsters from passing lobstermen, a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou. Birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, kid's science project? Just hangin' out on the mooring, exploring the coves in the skiff, paddling kayaks (two on board), watching boats, watching nature and being one with the sea. All the comforts of home are on Nancy Lou. Experience a getaway you won't forget, and, best of all, no boating experience required.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Warren (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Warren

Riggs Cove Rentals LLC at Robinhood Marine Center in Georgetown, ME offers unique rental opportunities aboard one of three floating islands, Tessie Ann (HA 295122), Charles Andrew (HA 393639) and now, Nancy Lou,a sundeck model (HA 3546511).

Warren purchased this house boat in 2013

Why Warren chose Boothbay Harbor Area

Experience the Maine coast firsthand, surrounded by the sea. Twelve foot tides, seals, sea birds, eagles and osprey...indulge as little or as much as you want. Cook, eat and drink aboard, or visit the Osprey Restaurant and Tavern at Riggs Cove on site. We even include a pass to Reid State Park for a day at the beach if you like sand.


based on 7 traveller reviews

A Water Getaway. Vacation On A Houseboat in Maine, A Virtual Private Island.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Stupendous Time!

  • 5 of 5

We were so very overwhelmed and impressed with our three night stay. I can't rave enough about the service at the Marina and the condition of the Nancy Lou and the stunning setting. It has convinced me that I may have to look into buying a houseboat for retirement!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nancy Lou

  • 5 of 5

We found heaven on earth! My family spent 5 glorious days aboard the Nancy Lou. The boat was so comfortable, the movement was calming and the scenery was spectacular. Loved seeing the seals and watching the lobster boats. We had a mild thunderstorm that didn't even bother us. We found a great "restaurant" at the end of Rt 127, 5 island lobster. Great food! not all was seafood so you had a variety. Highly recommend this houseboat for a relaxing vacation. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Paradise awaits you on the Nancy Lou"

  • 5 of 5

If you have ever thought about combining the adventure of Huck Finn's raft with the charm of uncle jeb's fifth wheel trailer, then you are ready to head to sea with the Nancy Lou. This floating refuge has all the modern conveniences but still with an essence of camping that you might not be able to find anywhere else. All this supported by an outgoing dock staff that aims to please and can procure any manner of products and services. Be sure to ask about the "Dick Nixon" impersonation.

Comfortable for two adults or a small family, there is sleeping space for 4 with the “bench bed” being only suitable for a smaller person, or child. The kitchen and bathroom accommodations are quite good and more than one might expect while moored in the tidal currents of the Maine coast. At first I was concerned about getting my sea legs but movement is never much more than gentle rocking. However, one might want to be careful on your first night on the boat. I found the undulations of the water seemed to potentiate the generally mild effects of my Negroni.

The Nancy Lou also has a top-side fly deck which greatly increased your living space and offered a fine location to relax, enjoy a cigar or take a nap. Climbing up the ladder has a very nautical feel but caution is warranted to ensure solid footing when coming topside (See above Negroni reference).

So, paradise awaits you on the Nancy Lou as does the DVD of the movie Jaws that we left behind, which I recommend should be shown continuously. In fact, I have to say the similarity of the eating areas of the Nancy Lou and the Orca cannot be a coincidence.

However, you can ignore one of Chief Brody's recommendations.... you are not going to need a bigger boat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love the Nancy Lou!!!! Everything was perfect, just not enough time! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Saw ad in newspaper, tried it and loved it. Fantastic views everywhere inside or out. Very clean and comfortable, top deck is great on the Nancy Lou. Watched lobster boats and seals,fun and relaxing. Everyone very nice and helpful. Going again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Escape!

  • 5 of 5

The Nancy Lou is the tugboat we stayed. It had probably only been in use for a month. It was beautiful, super clean, wonderfully appointed with everything you'd ever need. The color and design inside was very restful and thought out. We especially enjoyed the location of it in the harbor where we could watch all the activity go by and never have to move if we didn't want to. We really enjoyed the boat that came with it and explored around the waterways. We slept like babies and woke one morning to fog and then wind the next. So fun! We enjoyed sitting up top when it was nice outside. Nancy Lou is like a wide motor home on water and was a delightful escape. Both Andrew and Melanie were very through in getting us settled and following up on any of our needs. We will totally come back when we are able. Book early as they fill quickly early. Enjoy!

P.S. They supply ice each day and a cooler. You can also buy lobster from the locals as they pull the traps around the tugboat in the morning. Shop in Bath for groceries before you go down to the boat. Oh, they also had coffee on-board for you so you won't need to bring that. We only ate once at the Marina and it was good but we really hated to leave the Nancy Lou.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Jet Port (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
The Tavern at Riggs Cove ( on premises)
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Portland, Me (from Nova Scotia)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bath County Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Brunswick, ME (Downeaster)
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
The Osprey Restaurant (on premises)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: necessary

Robinhood Marine Center is located on Georgetown Island in Mid-Coast Maine. Robinhood Marine Center is a full service marina with slips and moorings to accommodate vessels up to 65 feet. Our 'Island 40' rental program, initiated in 2010 with Tessie Ann (Home Away 295122), is a means for people with little boating knowledge to experience a relaxing and peaceful stay on the water. Just a few miles away is the beautiful Reid State Park and the Historical City of Bath.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Georgetown, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Super Fall Shoulder
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Super Spring Shoulder
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Shoulder
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Super Fall Shoulder
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

50% deposit required to hold the booked dates.
Balance due 14 days prior to check in date.
We accept MC, Visa, Discover, AMEX and Checks

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Georgetown, Maine

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Soap, toilet paper, bath and hand towels, paper towels are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed in birth (separate room)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sette in dining area sleeps one (futon/sofa)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed , Dinette table converts to double bed (sleeps 2)
  • The Nancy Lou has typical small vessel accommodations. The forward cabin is private with entrances aft to the main cabin and forward outside to the foredeck. The salon table/dinette converts to sleep two and the settee sleeps one more.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing