Coveside Bed and Breakfast

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


All rooms have private baths and views of Sheepscot Bay in this stylish inn, located on a secluded ocean cove on Georgetown Island, in mid-coast Maine. Several have fireplaces, private decks, a spa tub. 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. Paddle the world-class kayaking waters of Sheepscot Bay. 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

A Great Time

4.4 on August 19, 2018

We were warmly welcomed into the lovely home of Carolyn and Tom. Our accommodations were immaculately clean as was the entire premise. The views from our room over the well tended landscape and the beautiful gardens only added to our enjoyment of the two days we spent. Carolyn did an outstanding job on both breakfasts meals, not to mention the incredible oatmeal raisin cookies in a jar that never seemed to empty. We met some amazing guests who return every year to enjoy this little slice of paradise!

Another memory made at the Coveside

5 on August 12, 2018

Just came back from another stay with Tom and Carolyn at the Coveside. They have a great spot with great views, grounds and accommodations. Breakfast is always superb.Maine never felt better. Tom and Carolyn always make you feel right at home. Betsy and Bill Wish 8-8 to 8-10-2018

Will book again next year

5 on August 12, 2018

Our hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming and gracious. Not one speck of dirt anywhere; I have never stayed anywhere cleaner, including my own home and that says a lot. Fabulous and luxurious bedding. Beautiful setting. A great place to stay a half hour from the Coastal Botanical Gardens, which are absolutely lovely. This is a great bed and breakfast, you will love it.

Extra help

4.0 on September 16, 2017

We had a most enjoyable stay at Coveside. Carolyn helped us to make a lobster picnic happen down at Five Islands, even when it was closed. It was her suggestion to get the lobsters at the Georgetown Store and take them to wharf. She happily supplied plates, crackers and picks for us. It was one of our most memorable times in Maine. Coveside is cozy, friendly and so clean. The breakfast was absolutely fabulous right down to the Maine Maple syrup!!! We hope to visit again next year.

Had a great weekend!

4.6 on August 13, 2017

We stayed 2 nights in the red room in the cottage. We had lovely breakfasts, the blueberry cream cheese coffee cake was my favorite. It was a very relaxing stay, the rooms were clean, the bathroom large and we felt very comfortable on the grounds. Definitely would go back again.

The nicest B & B we've stayed at!

5 on August 08, 2017

Carolyn and Tom are marvelous hosts and outstanding chefs! Our suite (cottage red) was lovely, roomy, and airy. The view from our deck was incredible. We also enjoyed the common spaces. The extras (including complimentary beer in fridge!) were special. They have thought of everything.


5 on July 06, 2017

we have stayed here four years; once for five days and three times for ten days. A wonderful experience with both the hosts and other guests. Breakfast by Carolyn and served by Tom on the patio is a perfect way to begin the day. The peninsula is several miles from Bath, Coveside is quiet, restful and lovely. Classic port towns like Wiscasset, Boothbay, and Damaricotta are a short drive.

Relaxing site, amazing view!

4.6 on October 08, 2016

A gem of a spot with great view that included working lobster boats. Our hosts were friendly and great breakfast cooks. We had a restful, relaxing time.

Love the Coveside B&B

4.6 on October 07, 2016

Could look at that view forever! There are few places on earth so comfortable and serene! We love staying there and plan to go back. House and grounds are as beautiful as photos show. Rooms are well maintained and clean. They have thought of everything you might need. Breakfasts are amazing! Hosts are so welcoming! A definite must stay!!

True Maine Experience

5 on September 30, 2016

We have stayed in excellent Inns in many scenic areas. Coveside is by far the most delightful we have found. From the amazing water views, to the charming gardens, on to the welcoming and comfortable decor, guests are charmed by the sights, sounds and smells of Maine. Further, Tom and Carolyn create a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. Their two course breakfast are fresh and scrumptious! We kayaked each morning from the Inn's dock, around the near islands and had the delight of seeing seals in the water near us. Wonderful stay!!

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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

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

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

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

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: 2

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: 2

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Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Rural, Secluded


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

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Inn Details

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, 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:: 11:00 - 11:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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

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Tom & Carolyn Church

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

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 with some notice, we can accommodate virtually any food restrictions.

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.

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