River Bend Cottages - Georgetown, ME Home | Boat Yard | Cottages
Cozy cottages with Maine charm
The cottages are nestled on a half mile long peninsula in the midcoast region of maine. For thirty years the owners, Sam and Ruth Francis, have lived and operated a traditional wooden boat shop on this unique fifty acre property. Over the years, as time permitted, they have built eight charming cottages, a luxury suite, a garden house, a ten slip boat dock, a hiking trail, clearings for fishing and picnicing, planted gardens, raised four sons and finally have completed their timber frame dream home.

Recently, they decided to share this haven with guests. The cottages are situated to allow privacy but also to maintain the quality of the open, natural spaces. Each cottage overlooks the saltmarsh and adjacent Back River which flows off the mighty

There is also a 3 bedroom, 2 bath summer home  located at the very tip of the peninsula. This special place comes with private dock, panoramic sunporch and deck overlooking the water and all the comforts of a complete home.

Some visitors have described Riverbend as a "place of rest". "Our goal is for all who come here to experience the same relaxation and renewal that this tranquil setting has always brought to us." Sam and Ruth Francis, proprietors

Conveniently located, River Bend Cottages are less than:
  • 15 minutes from Rt. 1, Bath, Maine
  • 1 hour drive from the Portland Jetport
  • 3 hours drive from Boston

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River Bend Cottages - Georgetown, ME Home | Boat Yard | Cottages
Here on our Peninsula:
  • Hiking trail along the salt marsh
  • Fishing and boating of all kinds
  • Dockage and moorings (call for availablility and rates)

Thinking of a Family Reunion?

This is an ideal spot . Rent all or some of the cottages and enjoy a vacation with the whole family.

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Secluded...yet close to Maine attractions
Within 15 min. drive to:
  • Reid State Park, known for it's beautiful sandy beaches (State Park Pass Included w/Rental)
  • Five Islands Seafood, known for their shore dinners and lobster rolls served dockside in one of Maine's most picturesque harbors.
  • Maine Maritime Museum, housing local marine artifacts dating back to 1607.
  • Antiquing, over 25 shops within a short drive.
River Bend Cottages - Georgetown, ME Home | Boat Yard | Cottages
The entire Back River corridor has been designated as a resource protection area and much of the bordering land is owned by the Nature Conservancy. This pristine area abounds with fish and wildlife of every kind and is known as one of the best striped bass and bluefish passages in the state.

Local registered guides are available to pick you up at our dock for an unforgettable day of fishing on the Kennebec.

River Bend Cottages - Georgetown, ME Home | Boat Yard | Cottages
Explore the rivers, coves and inlets. Rent one or more of our watercraft by the week or day.
  • One person kayak with paddle and life vest: $30./day & $90./week
  • One canoe with paddles and life vest: $30./day & $90./week

Note: Boats are rented on a first come, first serve basis with priority given to full week rentals. Thank You

Friendly Service
If you want a day of really great fishing we recommend:
  • Forrest Faulkingham, Maine Salt Water Guide Service
  • Email him: mesaltwtr@yahoo.com
  • Call him: 207-882-8392

A Member of the
Coastal Conservation Association.

River Bend Cottages - Georgetown, ME Home | Boat Yard | Cottages
We have had a delightful variety of guests:

Josh and Alison, recent law school graduates, stayed in "Sasanoa" for two months to study for the bar.......they both passed!
Jonathan and Pam, university professors from N.Y.C., spent a month in the "Kennebec" cottage. They were both writing books during their stay. Pam shares, "In a lovely spot, shaded by tall pines, the Kennebec cottage is quiet, clean, full of light , well maintained, and utterly relaxing. It feels remote yet is actually close to the beach, a swimming lake, and a dirt cheap lobster pound."

Michelle and her daughter, Emma, were guests in the "Loft". In Michelle's Christmas newsletter she relates: "The Loft overlooks an inlet where the sun would set and the moon would shine like no other place on earth. We awoke one morning to see two eagles flying overhead..........We spent all day at Reid State Park splashing around.......We had Ben and Jerry's ice cream every night......ate steamers and lobsters at The Lobster pound.......what a fabulous time."

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David and Sherri, gourmet restaurant owners from New Jersey, even invited us to dinner one night to celebrate David's birthday and he did the cooking. What a meal!!!

River Bend Cottages - Georgetown, ME Home | Boat Yard | Cottages
The Loft
Family Owned and Operated
One and two bedroom cottages on the water, each with full kitchen, queen size bed, bath, one or two bedrooms and screened porch are available weekly. Rates range from $600 to $700. 

The Loft, a newly converted sail loft perched at treetop level, affords panoramic views of the river and surrounding marshes. Full kitchen, bath, bedroom with a queen size bed and living room with pull out couch. Available weekly for $650.

Peaceful, comfortable two bedroom cottages can be rented weekly for $775. Recently built is our 3 bedroom picturesque cottage overlooking pristine marsh and waterfront for $1300 weekly.

Three bedroom, two bath, summer home with private dock has newly renovated kitchen with dishwasher and new gas range. Also has washer/dryer and whirlpool tub. The screened sunroom and deck just 20' from the water, offer a magnificent view. Available weekly for $1700.

All kitchens are fully applianced with refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, toasters and coffee pots and are equipped with pots, pans, and dishes, silverware and ovenware. For those who desire to stay "plugged in," most rentals include Satellite TV and wireless internet modems are also available. 

Call or write for reservations:
  • Business phone (207) 837 - 0998
  • Make Checks payable to Back River Bend Properties LLC

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  • Direction: From points South: Take the Maine Tpke. to exit 44 South Portland (1-295) Take I-295N to exit 28 for Coastal Rt l. Continue N to Bath. Immediately after crossing the Bath bridge turn right onto Rt. 127 South. Go exactly 5 miles on Rt. 127. Cross the Georgetown/Arrowsic bridge. Slow down & look for our Back River Bend sign just 100 yds. from the bridge on the right.
Mailing Address:
116 Back River Bend
Georgetown, Me 04548
email: backriverbend@gmail.com 
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