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South Bristol, Updated Christmas Cove Cottage

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Last updated: 06/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Bristol cottage description

This South Bristol 19th c. Cape in picturesque Christmas Cove on Rutherford Island has new amenities yet retains its charm as a shipbuilder's home.

The home has been remodeled and updated with a large eat-in gourmet kitchen and tastefully decorated with local antiques and artwork. Honed black marble counter tops, kitchen island with seating for 5, top brand appliances including KitchenAid and Thermador gas burners, Damariscotta Pottery tile work, and well stocked kitchen make for a wonderful retreat. New England charm abounds in this well appointed cottage with top-grade bedding, down pillows and comforters and new mattresses. Outdoor living is equally inviting with a covered front porch, fire pit, and large outdoor screened-in porch. The cottage is surrounded by gardens and lawn with has access to woods on three sides.

In addition to the full bathroom and two half bathrooms there's an outdoor shower with hot/cold water. High speed internet access is available.

Christmas Cove is well known as one of Maine’s prettiest harbors. The destination of many yachtsmen, the island is peaceful and serene. It's easily accessible over a swing bridge from the working harbor village of South Bristol.

The Coveside Bar & Restaurant, just down the street, serves lunch and dinner. Access to dingy docks and mooring rentals are available at the Coveside Marina. South Bristol is a historic working fishing village and offers additional dining and shopping options.

It is a smallish island with summer homes and year-round residents (maybe 100). In the summer months there are many families and kids. The area feels remote and peaceful yet has all the modern-day comforts.

So. Bristol is an active fishing village with many commercial lobster and fishing boats, two small markets and delis.

A wonderful outing is a drive to Pemaquid Point and also the harbor (about 20 -30 minutes drive) for touring of the historic lighthouse and old fort, antique and art stores, and additional seaside restaurants. There's a very nice sandy beach there, as well. It's also close to where you can catch the ferry for a day on Monhegan Island, an absolute must if you have the time.

The closest town is Damariscotta. It's about 15 minute drive away with couple grocery stores, bookstore, restaurants, antiques shops and art galleries and fun shopping. A great stop on the way is Walpole Barn for tasteful house gifts, oysters, and wine. They host fun wine tastings on the weekends.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                large room...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • California king bed in master bedroom; 2 Twin Beds in each bedroom. Note: new mattresses w/down comforters and pillows....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                newly remodeled gourmet kitchen w/ island, new appliances, 5 burner gas cooktop, honed granite counter tops...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                fully equipped for the gourmet chef ...moreless

              • Dining:

                Indoor and outdoor dining...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New double door...moreless

              • Stove:

                5 burner - gas...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Wood Fireplace:

                outdoor firepit...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, oven, microwave, icemaker. High speed internet with wireless and two phone lines, propane BBQ grill, washing machine & dryer, outdoor shower, large covered porch, screened dining/ sleeping porch, lawn. Smoking not allowed....moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys


                  • Telephone:

                    2 phone lines, fax machine, laser printer (compatible w/ Macs & PCs via USB port)...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Good Connection to Verizon via a Verizon Network Extender...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    outdoor fireplace, outdoor shower, large grass yard...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill


                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View


                          • Marina
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hiking
                          • Golf
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Groceries
                          • Sailing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Photography
                          • Boating
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Antiquing
                          • Restaurants
                          • Walking
                          • Swimming


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          June - September
                          Jun 1 - Oct 4, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 06/17/2014
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                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Portland, ME
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Pemaquid Beach

                          Car: Necessary

                          Hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, biking (outstanding road biking on quiet roads), swimming, sightseeing, restaurants, historic sites, antiquing, and many interesting places to explore. Boat ramp, dingy dock, moorings are available for rent - all within walking distance. Christmas Cove Restaurant & Bar with live music close by. South Bristol Fisherman's Co-Op serving live and cook lobsters and steamers to go.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: We have spent many summers in this house and love the area.

                          Why the Owner Chose South Bristol:
                          Kayaking, swimming, hiking/walking and biking; oysters and wine from Walpole Barn, pre-cooked lobsters and steamers from the Co-op or the Coveside for lunch and dinner.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Many sightseeing options, comfortable and well appointed home.

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                          Speaks: english



                          • Dining room, kitchen

                            Dining room, kitchen

                          • Den


                          • Master Bedroom, back stairs

                            Master Bedroom, back stairs

                          • So. Bristol Bridge

                            So. Bristol Bridge

                          • Whiling the afternoon away on Monhegan Island

                            Whiling the afternoon away on Monhegan Island

                          • Damariscotta River sunset

                            Damariscotta River sunset

                          • Kitchen


                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • 2nd bedroom

                            2nd bedroom

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • Front Porch, and screened porch

                            Front Porch, and screened porch

                          • Christmas Cove, view near Coveside

                            Christmas Cove, view near Coveside

                          VRBO #232215

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

                          $1,190 - $1,200 per week (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 06/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          South Bristol, Updated Christmas Cove Cottage

                          South Bristol #232215

                          3 BR  1.75 BA  Sleeps 6

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