Spectacular Oceanfront House - Deep Water Dock
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
This spectacular oceanfront house sits on two acres and overlooks peaceful McFarland’s Cove, Johns Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The location is beautiful and idyllic. It’s located in the heart of New England’s most picturesque region, mid-coast Maine, and includes all the essentials to delight the senses: the smell of fresh sea air, the sounds of the lobster boats hauling in their catch, the taste of fresh seafood and local produce, and the lovely sunrise and sunset views enjoyed from the large porch overlooking the bay. From spring flowers to fall foliage, the area is serene and peaceful.
The house itself is unique and classic. It has exposed wood throughout, pine floors, a nice open floor plan which combines the living and dining rooms, and a fireplace to gather around at night. Outside, a large porch with rocking chairs and a wicker seating area provides a perfect spot to soak in the stunning views. Other features include Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, picnic tables, and a private dock (perfect for swimming and fishing) and mooring. A spacious lawn in the front allows for fun and games.
Although the house is a classic Maine oceanfront cottage, everything is brand new including all the appliances, all the beds (high-end Serta hotel beds), the linens (300+ thread count), the down blankets, the TV (a 39” HD flat screen with DirecTV), the DVD player with a movie library, and a fully furnished chef’s kitchen. We also have high speed wireless internet access.
The house has five bedrooms and sleeps 12 comfortably (one king, three queens, and one large bedroom with four XL single beds).
Island Grocer, a gourmet shop/deli, is two minutes down the road so you never have to worry about getting your morning latte with the daily New York Times. Additionally, there are many great restaurants minutes away.
Local attractions include:
• Pemaquid Lighthouse – perhaps the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S.
• Boothbay Harbor – one of Maine’s most charming harbors with great shopping and restaurants
• Monhegan Island – a famous artist colony and long-time home of Andrew Wyeth
• Fort William Henry – A National Historic Landmark built in 1692
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Keywords: Classic Maine House
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
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VRBO Bear stayed here:
When the Bear, his family and friends arrived at this quaint cottage home in South Bristol, Maine, we were immediately charmed by its idyllic location. The cottage was nestled above McFarland’s Cove, a secluded and tranquil cove which led out to the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by gorgeous trees dappled in autumn colors and a view of the bay that was postcard-perfect, the cottage was a real hidden gem! The cove and its calm turquoise waters were absolutely perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. We truly enjoyed watching the local lobstermen coming in and out of the bay as they pulled up their catch of the day. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to flag down a boat for some fresh Maine lobster straight from the sea!
The cottage has a terrific deck overlooking the cove complete with plenty of comfy seating for relaxing and taking in the breathtaking views. We especially enjoyed watching the sunrise over the bay as there’s simply nothing as serene and as peaceful as an East Coast sunrise. The cottage’s interior was very cozy, with a great cabin feel and a warm fireplace to gather around with the family. The dining room boasted perfect bay views and was ideal for nightly dinner feasts as well as fun and games with family and friends. The rustic charm of the home included a fully stocked country kitchen and hotel grade beds… what more can a bear ask for?! The Bear had to pry himself from the luxuriousness of his bed to begin exploring Southern Maine.
We walked the leaf-strewn roads, explored the beautiful coves and frolicked in the leaves. We enjoyed the local fare of “lobsta”, “clam chowda”, steamed and fried clams. We stopped at a few wineries in the Maine area for tastings. Plus, we toured a few of the neighboring towns of Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Camden, Rockland, and Pemaquid. Whether it’s autumn, winter, spring or summer, a scenic drive is best for photographing the area’s vivid landscape. There was so much beauty to be seen in Maine, you cannot take a bad photo of the region’s ponds, rivers and hidden coves.
Overall, we enjoyed the beauty and history of the Pemaquid Lighthouse, historical homes, shops, and harbors. Maine’s motto tells it all… “Maine, the way life is supposed to be!”
The VRBO Bear
My husband had a big project on his hands when I asked that he find a place for our family and a few friends. A place that was in Maine..not touristy Maine, but true Maine. Someplace that was right on the water, large enough not to feel cramped, clean, beautiful, quaint, and with a fully equipped kitchen. John you were delightful to deal with and you spoke the truth when you suggested that your home would exceed our expectations. BOY did it! We fell in love the second we walked in! The house is very well kept..with an extroidinarily well stocked kitchen! Seriously..those salad bowls were the BIGGEST bowls I have ever seen! The beds, as advertised were wonderfully comfortable..soft sheets, new sturdy beds! The (huge) dining room table saw amazing meals..as well as the picnic tables outside for our lobster bake. My most favorite spot in the house though was that porch! I have not found that much relaxation all summer long! What a view! The kids loved bunking up in the bedroom with the best view in the house..what a great room! They also loved how easily the fish were caught right off the dock! We kayaked and stand up paddled, fished, ate, imbibed, relaxed, played games, enjoyed fire pits, and fires in the living room. We played lacross in the front yard, visited the Fort, as well as the Pemaquid lighthouse. Perfect! For a large group (we had up to 5 kids ages 8-12 and 7 adults), we never felt cramped and we never grew bored! There was nothing that we didn't have at our fingertips in this house. It truly was like walking into 'home'. We highly recommend this beautiful home! Thanks again John for your communication, and for sharing your outstanding home with us! We would love to come back to enjoy it again!
- Guest M & S
- Date of stay 08/29/12
- Review Submitted 09/04/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Our family of eight thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful place in MacFarland Cove. The spectacular views, climate and wonderful accommodations made our visit quite special. Our two kids (ages 9 and 11) enjoyed fishing off the dock, roasting marshmallows, and short hikes over to the cove beach just down the road. We enjoyed fresh lobster dinners most nights, courtesy of the fisherman's co-op daily catch in nearby South Bristol. The location was perfect, allowing for some easy day trips along the midcoast to Camden and Popham Beach. John was most helpful and informative, making our stay most pleasant and relaxing. We're looking forward to our next visit to this hidden gem!
- Guest Ken & Cathy
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 08/04/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Total relaxation with fantastic views
Total relaxation with fantastic views
John, your cottage was wonderful. The location and interior accommodations were very pleasant. my wife and I travel all over the world and we agree that the view from your porch over looking McFarland Bay was among the best we have experienced. Our kids were on the dock every day fishing, kayaking, or just chatting with their cousins. We hope to be there again next year. The Munson's Boulder Colorado
- Guest Mike M.
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Perfect House for a Family Reunion!
Perfect House for a Family Reunion!
Our extended family of 12 enjoyed a fabulous week here in July 2011. The accommodations were wonderful with a fully equipped kitchen containing everything we could possible need, plenty of bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds, and more than enough space for gathering around the dining table, or on the front porch. We were mesmerized by the water view from the front porch and spent many hours out there whether it was sipping coffee in the early morning or enjoying cocktails in the evening. Activities included swimming off the deep water dock, fishing, kayaking and playing badminton in the large front yard. We had planned to explore more of the area around South Bristol and Damariscotta, but once we were settled in at the cottage, we didn't want to leave! We did take a drive over to New Harbor and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse one afternoon which was well worth it. Prior to arrival, the owner was very good about answering through email the many questions that I had. Upon arrival we found the cottage to be very clean. I would highly recommend this beautiful oceanfront house as it exceeded all of our expectations (it's even nicer than the beautiful photos!) It was a very memorable vacation for us all and the perfect place for a family reunion!
- Guest mainelover
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 01/02/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Great Maine Experience
Great Maine Experience
The panoramic view of John's Bay upon our arrival was even more spectacular than the photos could show. This home is perfect for a large group. There were 11 of us in our family and the accomodations and amenities were not lacking a thing. The home was notably clean and fresh and even the landscaping was nicely manicured. Only 30 minutes from Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid Peninsula with a nice sandy beach. Fishing fun off the dock and flag down a lobster boat right here to buy lobster right off the boat. Lots of antiquing along the area highways. Great spot on the mid-coast. Don't think twice about deciding to spend some time here.
- Guest Greg & Kim
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 08/05/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Weekly Rates. Sleeps up to 12. Rates based on 6 people - $100 per extra person. April - May: $1,500 - $2,000 June - Sept: $2,000 - $3,500 Oct - Nov: $1,500 - $2,000 $175 weekly cleaning/linen laundry fee per 6 people. 7% Maine Sales Tax Additional. We are happy to accomodate your special requests. Please ask.
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About the owner: John and Susan Holbrook have four daughters and own an educational tour and travel company in North Carolina.
Why the Owner Chose South Bristol:
Every summer since 1973 our extended family has made the annual pilgramige to this very special place, MacFarlands Cove, in South Bristol,Maine. Our family has grown in size over the years and I felt it was neccessary to acquire the adjacent property to the one that has been so special to us for so long. I rented this property last summer and loved it so much I purchased it as soon as I discovered that it was on the market.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The fishing is outstanding right off of the dock !
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Spectacular oceanfront house
A cozy place to gather at night
View from the water
Coming up the path
An elegant setting for dinner
A perfect spot to enjoy the stunning views
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