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Guests 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets No


Due to allergies, this is a non pet friendly home with no exceptions.  Merwick Cottage is perched atop a rise overlooking the Sheepscot Bay.  Enjoy panoramic views and ocean breezes from the deck and its generously windowed interior.  Look for the Osprey nest on the channel marker in front of Merwick Cottage, close enough to watch the nestlings grow up over the summer.  Much like Merwick's owners, the Osprey's keep coming back - just like we hope your will!  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 responses. 

"My favorite place to walk is Ledgemere Road, just above the Five Islands wharf.  It is a dirt road running along the Sheepscot Bay for almost a mile, part of which is owned by the Nature Conservancy which provides a couple of parking spots.  There is a small beach and you can walk out on the granite ledges where the surf crashes.   The woods around are pine, and in the summer Ledgemere Road smells of balsam."   

"Sometimes, as we got older, the water from the ponds permitted a longer frolic than the ocean.  Charles' Pond, which is within 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."

"My favorite time of day is dawn, when the sun breaks over the horizon - lavenders, blues, gold's, and scarlet's 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."


From Merwick Cottage 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 with over 200 feet of rocky shore-front to enjoy watching the comings and goings of lobster boats and elegant yachts.  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. Watch the moon rise over the bay from the cozy living room, glimmering on the surf crashing off Crow Island.  You are within walking distance of award-winning Five Islands Lobster Co. and, coincidentally, Merwick's 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 rocky shoreline.  Merwick Cottage was built on an acre of land that has been in the family sense 1935.  The first Merwick Cottage was burnt in the 1934 forest fire, and the second, known as Rockmere Cottage, was built in its place.  The contemporary Merwick Cottage replace Rockmere in 1993.  The names Rockmere and Merwick date from the early 1900's

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 Two Singles Beds 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 Master Bedroom has a Queen Bed
The Second Bedroom has a Double Bed
The Third Bedroom has Two Singles 

Linens are not provided for your stay

The Main floor has One Full Bathroom.
The basement has a ¾ (shower) Bathroom, great for rinsing off after a dip in the ocean.

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!

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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, antique shopping, 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


No Pets
Wood Burning Fireplace (wood not provided)
Dock/float (can host up to 16’ boat) Float is taken out and not available after mid September each year
Linens not provided (bring your own or rent them from Cottage Connection)
Open Deck with Awning
TV, Satellite
VCR with film library
CD Player
AM/FM Radio
Washer & Dryer
Gas Range
Drip Coffee Maker
Lobster Pot, along with lobster crackers and picks
No Pets due to Owners Severe Allergies!

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Write a Review
Rutland, US
Reviewed: Oct 15, 2016
Property Manager
Although it was hard at times to reach someone when I did I found them very friendly and helpful.
I thought the house and the view was very nice. I was nervous about the mention of the sulfur smell but as indicated it did disappear. Otherwise I believe it would have been a problem. When we used the heat it kept the house cozy. Loved waking up for the sunrise, lobster boats and birds!! After site seeing it was a pleasure to come back to the house and relax on the deck again.
Charles Town, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2016
Property Manager
Everyone on your team was helpful, polite, and friendly
We had a wonderful vacation at the property
Jackonsville, US
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2016
Property Manager
The team was always helpful. Always pleasant, eager to make our stay one to remember. The Cottage Connection will take care to help make your vacation one to remember. I would use them again.
It was a pleasant and relaxing visit. We loved the property. The bed sheets were very nice and fresh. The house was clean and everything we needed was there. The view was wonderful and the people on Five Islands and Georgetown Were very friendly. we hope to rent this lovely house again.
Fairfield, US
Reviewed: Apr 8, 2016
Property Manager
When you plan a memorable event that will last a life time, you want to have Lucy in your corner. she was unbelievable, constantly going the extra mile to insure that our special day was perfect, and it was. I have recommended her to a lot of people that are looking for that personal touch and is so lacking in this new world. By the time it was all said and done we felt that we were family, that type of person is an attribute to any company and I am sure that you feel the same. Give a hug from me and Donna to Lucy.
Donna & I were looking for a place that would be spectacular in location and cozy in atmosphere. It was our wedding week and we planned to eat, drink and be merry, which we were able to do very nicely with this cottages location and the homes layout. The whole house felt like our home away from home.
Bethlehem, US
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2016
Property Manager
we had a few small issues, all minor, but all were handled by staff of Cottage Connection and they did a good job.
The view was great and we had a great time! We celebrated our honeymoon in the old place in 1980 and came to Merwick to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The place looks great. Many fond memories.
Waterford, US
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2016
Property Manager
millersville, US
Reviewed: Dec 11, 2015
Property Manager
We were able to visit MacMahan Island, where my grandmother & her family was from.


Check-In Day:  Saturday, June 25-Sept 1, 2016 (Prime Season Week’s)

Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM during prime season

Check-Out Time:  no later than 10:00 AM

Town:   Georgetown

Body of water:     Sheepscot River

Type of Waterfront:   Rocky Ledge /  Dock & Float

Swimming Area Rating for this property is a…,   1

5 – very easy water access, sandy or pebble beach, great for all ages!
4 – Easy water access, may be a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
3 – Somewhat easy water access with a rocky shoreline, or rocky bottom, not suitable for young children, but fine for older children/adults, water shoes recommended.
2 – Water access only for agile young adults or adults, rocky shoreline or bottom, may be a hill down to the water or subject to strong currents.
1 – Swimming off dock only due to a seawall or rocky/wooded shoreline
0 – not a waterfront property.

Privacy rating for this property is a…,   3

5 – very private, secluded location, lots of protection from trees, cannot see any neighbors from the house, not close to any roads, long driveway.
4 – Private location, protection from trees, neighbors a comfortable distance away, not close to any roads.
3 – Still in a quiet location, but one neighbor close by, little protection from trees, may be close to a road.
2 – Semi-quiet location, neighbors close by, may have road noise.
1 – in-town home, little or no privacy

# of Bedrooms:    3
Bed Sizes:  (1) Queen  (1) Double (2) Twins

# of Bathrooms:   2
Bathroom Type:  (1) Full main floor  (1) Shower only, lower level

Smoking AND/OR Fireworks Are Prohibited on EVERY Property

Cottage Connection of Maine represents a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made by the owners to furnishings, amenities and equipment. Once a change that has occurred is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.

In other seasons (Spring or Fall), arrival dates may be flexible, speak to the reservationist.  Also, if you book a 7 night stay in the shoulder season, a 15% discount will be applied to your weekly rate.

No pet- owners has SEVERE Allergies

Linens are not provided for guests stay - guests will either need to bring their own from home or rent them through Cottage Connection of Maine Linen Service.

The float will be put in the water in time for the rental week commencing June 17, and will be removed close to the full moon September 16.

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