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Spectacular Oceanfront House - Deep Water Dock

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Spectacular oceanfront house


Last updated: 06/10/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

South Bristol cottage description

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

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Limited Accessibility

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher


              • Fireplace:

                firewood provided...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Spring water delivery, Firewood provided, and garbage removal included. Phone and high-speed wireless internet service included....moreless


                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Games
                  • Books
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player


                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Expansive water view from spacious porch. Have rocking chairs and wicker seating area. Also have a screened porch with dining table/chairs facing water....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    two sit-on-top single kayaks, paddles, and vests for your use...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    fishing rods and reels for your use...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Porch is covered....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Stunning views of McFarland's Cove, Johns Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean...moreless

                  • Ocean View
                  • Beach View


                  • Museums
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hunting


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Relaxing and taking in the fabulous view of McFarland Cove 10/21/2009

                  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

                  The VRBO Bear
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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  Rates vary seasonally from $2000/wk to $3500wk. Rates are based on a maximum of 10 guests. The cottage sleeps up to 12 guests.

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                  Owner info

                  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

                    Spectacular oceanfront house

                  • Looking out

                    Looking out

                  • Contemplation point

                    Contemplation point

                  • A cozy place to gather at night

                    A cozy place to gather at night

                  • Lush landscape

                    Lush landscape

                  • Stunning views

                    Stunning views

                  • View from the water

                    View from the water

                  • Coming up the path

                    Coming up the path

                  • An elegant setting for dinner

                    An elegant setting for dinner

                  • A perfect spot to enjoy the stunning views

                    A perfect spot to enjoy the stunning views

                  • Top of the path

                    Top of the path

                  • Paradise!


                  VRBO #28318

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $2,000 per week (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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