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Romance and Adventure on the High Seas! The Charles Andrew with Motorized Skiff

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


Photos and Description of this Georgetown holiday house boat

1 Queen private cabin, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Charles Andrew joins Tessie Ann as part of a fleet of non-powered houseboats moored in Riggs Cove by Riggs Cove Rentals LLC at Robinhood Marine Center, a full service marina in Georgetown, Maine. Charles Andrew has accommodations for five and is accessed by way of the included 16' skiff with 6 hp motor which can also be used to explore the coves and islands within the cruising area. Leisure, peace, romance and, best of all, no boating experience required! Three night minimum stay required.

A Romantic Getaway: The full bulwarks (high sides) of our houseboat Charles Andrew provide protection from the wind, but better yet, virtual seclusion while lounging on deck. Levolors on all the windows provide privacy at night, and shade during the day.

Cook on board with the three burner propane stove and oven, or go ashore to the Osprey Restaurant and Tavern on the Robinhood Marine Center site.

Our Beautiful Setting: While you're swinging on a mooring in Riggs Cove, ospreys nest nearby and dive for fish, seals bob by, lobster boats work their traps, and sailors and yachtsmen arrive and depart to and from ports unknown. A glass of wine, a good book, your best friend(s), 360 degrees of water views.

Cool nights? Two marine Fireplaces. Too much sun and salt? Walk in shower with on demand hot water. A little more than life at sea.

Gunk holing, adventure and remembering: exploring with the skiff or the 2 kayaks on board along the miles of shoreline in the cruising area. There's history here, sea people, traders, fishermen, boat builders. Want to come? Three night minimum stay required. The Charles Andrew, Tessie Ann (Home Away 295122)

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Warren (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Warren

Robinhood Marine Center

Warren purchased this house boat in 1981


based on 10 traveller reviews

Romance and Adventure on the High Seas! The Charles Andrew with Motorized Skiff
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Best way to spend a 3-day weekend on coastal Maine

  • 5 of 5

Our Labor Day weekend aboard the Charles Andrew exceeded all expectations. The boat is new, well appointed and perfectly maintained, all amenities are as advertised. During the day we explored under power, paddle, sail. . . Evenings we enjoyed great dinner at the boatyard restaurant (with full bar), watched a movie aboard and did some reading. Kids had a blast boating, fishing, watching seals right from their berth, etc. most important, the boatyard staff are delightful people who bent over backwards to make sure that we were having a great time. We strongly recommend this venue if you are looking for a memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Stress Reducer!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our four day stay on The Charles Andrew! It was a definite 'get away from it all' vaca and we relaxed and had some unique fun. We had our little boat to take us to 'shore' and drove the short distance to quaint downtown Bath for shopping and a few very nice meals. The whole area around the cove is beautiful, the weather was perfect and we were like kids on an adventure. Highly recommend it to all you work-alcoholics and local folks, as well!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everyone was friendly and helpful!!

  • 5 of 5

The views were beautiful; we were there later in the season so it was very peaceful. We did some excellent kyaking and explored Riggs Cove with the skif. We went ashore and walked around Reid State Park then went to dinner at a nearby Inn. Our cabin was bright and sunny, warm and comfortable. Everything was well appointed. The nights were nippy but the gas stoves kept us warm. We also enjoyed lounging the zero gravity chairs after kyaking. We had plenty of towels, hot water, and the shower had good pressure. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to cook in. In all, we could not have picked a better little get away. We have spread the word and hope many of our friends will also try this fun and fine adventure! Thanks Riggs Cove Rentals! Oh, and we enjoyed the "history" hut. I was looking at pictures of the area from so many time periods.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect ! Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house boat was as it was described in the advertisement. The views were awesome.The staff very helpful. There was not anything missing.

We were looking for a quiet getaway for our 22nd anniversary, and this was perfect.We cooked on the boat as well as ate at some of the area restaurants. Reid state park was nearby and the weather was great for a walk on the beach. We will definitely be making a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on the Charles Andrew was idyllic. The description of the houseboat (tugboat) was perfect, it was all it was described to be in the brochure. It was roomy enough, yet still had a cozy feel. Everything you could imagine needing or wanting on the boat was provided. It was very clean and in fact it appeared brand-new. The owner, managers and all the staff were " at your service" at all times. They were courteous, helpful and friendly. I have already recommended this property to numerous people and we plan to visit again next summer. The beauty of this harbor was you really didn't have to ever leave it, since 2 kayaks, a sailboat and the Osprey Restaurant were right there. I suggest you pack a stack of good reading, drive the skiff over to a local lobsterman to buy his catch and sit back to watch the harbor at various times of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

If what you seek is peace and down time this is the vacation for you. If you want for that fresh ocean smell, then look no more. Every night you slip into dusk to the cries of the hunting osprey.

Everyday a lobster boat or two enters the cove a few hours after sunrise and go about their tasks. You can even buy your lobster directly from them. From the cove's bottom into your pot!

Everything you need is on the boat from cooking pans/pots/utensils, glassware, dishes, linen and towels, AM/FM radio with Ipod connection, WX weather radio, and a DVD player for the movies you bring. The “put-put”, your small motorized skiff, connects you to the shore. Food shopping is only 10 miles away in Bath, so there is no need to byo like we did.

Down the road 10 minutes away is the 5 Island lobster shack with fabulous sea food and fresh cooked lobsters. You can buy them to go then take them back to the boat all cooked and ready to eat.

If it is the beach you crave, Reid state park is just down the road from 5 Island.

We did a lot of nothing: sunning on the deck in the zero gravity chairs, midday naps, lobster boat watching, watching the seals and the osprey and even the leaping 3 foot sturgeons. We took the “put-put” out to explore the cove, you might like to use the two on board kayaks to go exploring. If you can handle a sailboat, there is one at the docks for your use.

We stayed a week. We plan to return and perhaps stay longer. We went there stressed, we returned relaxed. What more could you want from a vacation?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gerry. I worried that our concept of being self-contained and without additional water and power could be a problem for a week's rental. We were prepared to bring her in for a recharge/refill if necessary. But you were very conservative...there was ample battery and water still available after your seven days. Well done. And we're in the process of addressing the swim ladder issue. Thanks for pointing that out. But you forgot the beer! Next year? Warren
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
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
50 Metres
The Osprey Restaurant (on premises)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Reid State Park
Car: recommended

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 the peace, beauty and wonder of life on the rivers, coves and bays of Maine.


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
Spring Shoulder
15 May 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%

check in time is 3:00 p.m.
check out time is 11:00 a.m.

a 50% deposit is due when booking to hold the dates. Balance us due 14 days prior to check in date.
we accept MC, Visa, Discover 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:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Private cabin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , convertable dinette
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , settee
  • The Charles Andrew 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 slides out to sleep one more. Both cabins are heated by separate marine fireplaces (pictured).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
No smoking, no pets. Three night minimum rental.