MERWICK COTTAGE | FIVE ISLANDS | GEORGETOWN, MAINE | WATER-FRONT| OCEAN VIEWS & ACCESS | PRIVATE DOCK & FLOAT
Description from the manager
On the channel marker in front of Merwick Cottage is an Osprey nest which has been inhabited for the past 20+ years. Much like Merwick’s owners, the family just seems to keep coming back –just like you will! For the past five years, eagles have nested on the island in front of the house. You will love how the rich history of the Five Islands section of Georgetown blends with the contemporary style of Merwick Cottage.
When we asked the owners if there was any information they would like to share with future guests, we received these wonderful reponses.
"My favorite place to walk in Five Islands is Ledgemere Road, a side road just above the Five Islands wharf. It is a dirt road running parallel to the edge of the Sheepscot Bay for almost a mile (although it becomes private at some point). There is a strip of woods between the road and the water, part of which is owned by the Nature Conservancy. There are a couple of parking spots at the Nature Conservancy entrance as well. There is a small beach in a tiny inlet across from Hen Island, and you can walk out on the granite ledges right next to the water where the surf crashes. The woods around are pine, and in the summer Ledgemere Road smells of balsam. I have been scolded by squirrels for walking there but otherwise it is very peaceful."
"Sometimes, as we got older, the water from the ponds permitted a longer frolic than the ocean. Charles' Pond, which is walking distance, is cool and deep. Sewell Pond, off of Old Stage Road, and a short hike from the road through a nature preserve is a favorite, rope-swinging place to play. The most convenient place to cool off, on very hot days, of off the dock. The ocean water is so cold, you will be comfortably refreshed for quite a long time on the hottest days."
"My favorite time of day is dawn, when the sun breaks over the horizon - lavenders, blues, golds, and scarlets silhouette the trees, boats and rocks. The song birds' songs echo across the water from the islands. The full moon on the water is hypnotizing and relaxing. Sometimes you can get both - a rising sun and a setting moon."
"My very favorite thing about Maine and especially Five Islands is the smell of the fresh ocean air mingled with pine and roses. I suppose I could be a millionaire if I were able to bottle that and sell it. There is nothing like it in all the world."
SO MUCH TO SEE, SO MUCH TO DO!
From the house atop a rise, you have stunning views of the fishing village of Five Islands, the Sheepscot Bay and out to the open ocean. Head on down to your private dock and float, 8’ mooring and over 200 feet of shore front. Bring your own boats or rent locally for a spectacular day of exploration along this beautiful stretch of rocky coast line. Fish, swim, float or simply relax. You are within walking distance of a wonderful lobster pound and, coincidentally, the kitchen has the needed pots and crackers to serve up a bountiful lobster dinner! There are miles of hiking and biking trails in Georgetown and more on preserved lands throughout the Mid-coast area.
Head over to Reid State Park to enjoy over a mile of sandy beaches, into Bath for shopping, souvenirs and restaurants or explore the many museums and galleries in the area. A week will fly by before you can see all there is to see, so you better book two!
Merwick Cottage is a two-story contemporary home overlooking Sheepscot Bay and the open Atlantic beyond. Views can be enjoyed from the living room, master bedroom and the two open decks. The expansive lawn slopes away from the house and down to the private dock, float and 200’ of shoreline.
The master bedroom has a Queen Bed and sliders to an open deck with that spectacular view. An incredible spot for that early morning cup of coffee! Also on this floor are two additional bedrooms, one with a Double Bed and one with a Trundle Bed (Two Singles) and a Full Bathroom.
The open concept design includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a living area with sliding glass doors to an open deck with another spectacular set of views! After a dip in the ocean, there is a ¾ (shower) bathroom in the basement!
The third building to be built on this site, Merwick Cottage was built in 1993 on an acre of land that has been in the family since 1935. The first two structures, burnt in area forest fires, have been known by the names Rockmere and Ledgemere since the very early 1900’s. The name Merwick comes from the French word Mer meaning ocean and the German word wick meaning area. Linens come standard with this cottage.
The Master Bedroom has a Queen Bed
The Second Bedroom has a Double Bed
The Third Bedroom has Two Singles
The Main floor has One Full Bathroom.
The basement has a ¾ (shower) Bathroom, great for rinsing off after a dip in the ocean.
WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NEED?
Be sure to let us help you create the perfect vacation! We love this sweet little cottage and have all kinds of ideas and information on how you can enjoy your vacation at Merwick Cottage. Reach out to us for help in planning your trip!
WHY BOOK WITH COTTAGE CONNECTION?
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Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manager their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!
The Boothbay Peninsula is a beautiful region rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course its own unique niche in nature. The area offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, golf, mini-golf, bowling, museums, antiquing, hiking and walking trails. We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet friendly trails in protected areas. For a more comprehensive list of local offerings click here
Home to Bath Iron Works and the Maine Maritime Museum, Bath has a history steeped in the Maritimes, nautical and seafaring trades and of course boat building on a grand scale. Located at the mouth of the Kennebec River, Bath is a modern and vital community in Mid-coast Maine that has deep historical roots dating back to the original Popham Colony established in 1607. Enjoy local shops, eateries and galleries downtown and explore Reid State Park, Popham Beach State Park and Kennebec Land Trust Be sure to check the calendar for the Summer music series while you are here!
?Georgetown is a seaside town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,020 at the 2000 census. Home to Reid State Park, the town is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located on an island accessible by car from the mainland, Georgetown includes the villages of Five Islands, Georgetown, Bay Point, Marrtown, West Georgetown and Robinhood. It is a popular tourist destination
Additional amenities include: dock/float (can host up to 16’ boat), cd player, am/fm radio, save a little room in your car and rent your linens from us!, VCR with film library....Read more
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Last updated on May 29, 2015
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