Coveside Bed and Breakfast

6 Gotts Cove Lane , Georgetown, ME 04548 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


All rooms have views of Sheepscot Bay in this stylish inn, located on a secluded ocean cove on Georgetown Island, in mid-coast Maine. Use our bikes or canoe to explore the island. Walk to the popular lobster wharf in the hamlet of Five Islands. Bike or drive to dramatic Reid State Park. Kayak the surrounding waters. Or just relax on the screened porch or terrace, watching the lobster boats.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 09, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Coveside for our honeymoon, and we really enjoyed our stay! The breakfasts prepared by Carolyn each day were definitely a highlight of our stay, everything was delicious. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms and shared spaces are comfortable and cozy. We would definitely recommend Coveside to a friend!

Beautiful Setting

4.6 on September 14, 2015

Gorgeous and peaceful! Innkeepers were most helpful and breakfast was delicious every morning of our 5 day stay. Room was a little small but clean and comfy. Want to return!


5 on September 03, 2015

We just spent 4 days at Coveside B&B,,,,,,,it was wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious, the rooms were comfortable and the hosts Tom and Carolyn could not have been nicer. Highly recommend this B&B.

Quintessential Maine coast retreat

4.6 on August 11, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Coveside B&B. Carolyn & Tom Church are gracious and informative hosts. Picturesque gardens, rolling back lawn that goes down to a cove, watched the lobster boats delivering to a co-op dock. Enjoyed the sites in the Georgetown area as well as our visit to the Botanical Garden in Boothbay. A must see.

Delightful experience at Coveside!

5 on October 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay of 6 nights at Coveside. Fabulous! Love the setting, Tom and Carolyn, our room, our view, the food, Maine! Cannot praise Tom and Carolyn enough for their hospitality and eye for detail. We enjoyed meeting fellow guests and wished we had had more time to visit. We highly recommend Coveside! Stella and Robert

Just as good the third time!

4.4 on October 04, 2014

We recently returned to Coveside for the third time and had a wonderful four day stay there. Tom was away but Carolyn and the girls made us welcome as always. We stayed in Tom's room which is about the same size as our bedroom at home so no problems there. Breakfasts were as good as we remembered, the weather was kind and the only thing wrong was that 5islands Lobsters were closed in the week! Never mid - we shall just have to come back again! Howard & Liz London UK

R & C

4.0 on September 21, 2014

Setting was picturesque & relaxing

Birthday at Coveside B & B

5 on September 15, 2014

Just a short two night stay, came to have lobster and celebrate my wife's birthday. Carolyn and Tom are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts are spectacular and the lodging even better. Everything clean and spotless. The grounds are beautiful. We will be back next year.

best BNB experience we've ever had

4.4 on September 14, 2014

Superb setting: landscaping, architecture, views, plus outstanding rooms with well maintained, decorated rooms, private porches with water views, refrigerator stocked with complementary wine/beer/soft drinks. Hostess welcoming, well-informed and articulate, with excellent breakfast. Can't ask or hope for more!

Recent Visit

5 on August 31, 2014

Superb in every way. Beautiful, quiet location. Tom and Carolyn very friendly and helpful with information about the area and things to do locally.

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Rooms & Rates

Bart's Room

Bart's Room is a downstairs room in the main house furnished in oak antiques. It has a private bath with tub and shower, a water view, queen-sized bed, and a private porch overlooking the Cove.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Alice's Room

Alice's Room is an upstairs room in the main house, furnished in wicker. It has a queen-zied bed, full bath with tub and shower, a lovely water view and a sitting area in front of the windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Tom's Room

Tom's room, our smallest room, has a lovely water view, a queen-sized bed, and a private bathroom with tiled shower. It is furnished in painted cottage furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Marty's Suite

Marty's suite is our most elegant guest room, furnished in Stickley arts and crafts furniture and antiques. It has a full view of the cove and Sheepscot Bay, a gas fireplace, a sitting area, and a queen-sized bed. The spacious bathroom has a Jacuzzi-style spa tub and a tiled shower. Sometimes possible to add a 3rd person -- call or email us.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cottage Forest Room

The cottage forest room is located downstairs in the guest cottage. Furnished with a Maine woods motif, it has a queen-sized bed, a private balcony overlooking the cove, a gas fireplace with sitting area, and a private bath with tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cottage Blue Suite

The cottage blue suite can be set up with either a king-sized bed or twins (we'll assume you want the king configuration unless you indicate a preference for twin beds). It is very spacious, with cathedral ceiling, a private balcony overlooking the cove, a gas fireplace and sitting area, and a private bath with tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cottage Red Suite

The cottage red suite is very spacious, with a cathedral ceiling and a private balcony overlooking the cove. It has a king-sized bed, gas fireplace and a comfortable sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Island, Oceanview, Village


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Cross Kennebec River on US 1; turn right immediately on Maine 127. Follow 127 for about 12 miles. About one mile after the turn for Reid State Park, turn left onto Old Schoolhouse Road (there is a flag pole, white church, and cemetery on the left). In about a quarter mile, after passing the Sheepscot Bay Boat Co., turn left onto North End Road. In about 200 yards, you will see the Coveside Bed and Breakfast sign on the right. Turn right into Gotts Cove Lane. Bear right at the Y.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wired internet , canoe, bicycles, dock for kayak launch

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Bicycles and canoe free for guest use, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two-night minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: half cost of stay if two nights or longer; full cost on one-night stays
  • Cancellations: 14 days or more prior to check-in date, return of deposit less $20 cancellation fee; with less than 14 days notice, return of deposit if room are rerented.



Tom & Carolyn Church

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

our grand-dog on occasion

About the innkeepers

Tom is a recently retired university professor; Carolyn is a former pastry chef and travel agent. Hobbies include kayaking, hiking, travel.

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  • Time Served: 8 to 9 am
  • Serving Location: on terrace in nice weather, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Crab cake breakfast
Our "signature" breakfast -- fresh blueberry muffins with homemade jams, followed by Maine crab cakes, herbed scrambled eggs, and oven-roasted potatoes.