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Charming Summer Cottage Nestled in Quaint Lobstering Village

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Riddiford Cottage - Driveway Entrance

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Experience the serenity and charm of the Riddiford Cottage. In the family since 1947, the cottage communicates the warmth, character, and rustic beauty of Maine. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the setting surrounded by trees with glimpses of the Damariscotta River (ocean inlet) while you sip coffee on the wrap around deck, take a short walk to the water's edge and the historic swinging bridge in the active lobstering village of South Bristol, or venture out to nearby Pemaquid to visit the lighthouse or swim on the beach. There's no doubt that a vacation to be cherished awaits.



A little history...: In 1947, Charles Riddiford purchased this property from its previous, and only other, owner. He was a British citizen working as a cartographer for the National Geographic Society. His only stipulation before moving to the States was that he would get the summers off, which he did. The family began making this cottage its vacation destination, a tradition that has been carried on by his sons and grandchildren to the best of their abilities! We're happy to share this slice of the Riddiford family with you.

Things to do...: There are a number of hiking trails in the area - you should find some maps in the cottage. Ask the locals about some great trails not far from the elementary school. We also love getting lobster at the local co-op, sampling as much clam chowder as possible, visiting the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Beach, excursions to Damariscotta, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Reid State Park, crackling fires, lazy mornings and walks viewing the lobster boats and quaint coastline.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bunk Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Can convert library to bedroom...moreless

  • The master bedroom is a new addition as of 2008. The twin bedroom has new beds and bedding as of 2009. The library can be converted to a makeshift bedroom with a new futon that sleeps two. The cottage sleeps six comfortably, then you can sleep two more on the library futon if necessary....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Built-in shower seat...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Built-in shower seat...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are new. The master bath was added along with the bedroom in 2008 and it has two sinks. The second bathroom was added in 2009 and it has one sink. Both showers are enclosed and have built-in shower seats....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is no central air/heating, but there are heaters in both bathrooms and all bedrooms. The water in Maine is soft and contains iron. You will probably see evidence of that. We have provided a Brita filter for you to use for your drinking water....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Arrival Day

  • Saturday

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
 

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7 night min stay

$900

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  • Taxes Included

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We only reserve at weekly rates.

$200 reservation deposit secures your dates, and the remainder ($700) due one month before rental date. We also collect a SEPARATE $100 security deposit which is returned after cleaning company confirms there has been no property damage.


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Location

South Bristol is divided by the 'Gut,' a connecting waterway navigated frequently by lobstering boats via the swing bridge and capturing the quaint scene of Maine's bustling industry. Up the road fifteen minutes in Damariscotta are all the amenities of a small city, and nearby Boothbay Harbor (about 40 mins.) boasts whale watching, deep sea fishing, shopping, and historic venues. A bit farther down the road, one hour away, is the shopping center of Freeport, Maine: home of L.L. Bean and many other outlet stores.

Other Activities: kayaking

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1947


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Riddiford Cottage  - Driveway Entrance

    Riddiford Cottage - Driveway Entrance

  • Deck - Grill Not Seen But Available

    Deck - Grill Not Seen But Available

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bunk Bed Room

    Bunk Bed Room

  • Bittersweet Landing in South Bristol

    Bittersweet Landing in South Bristol

  • Pemaquid Lighthouse - 15 Minutes Away

    Pemaquid Lighthouse - 15 Minutes Away

  • Nearby Wharf

    Nearby Wharf

  • Freeport - 1 Hr. Drive

    Freeport - 1 Hr. Drive

  • The Colors of Fall

    The Colors of Fall

  • Full View of Cottage with New Addition on Right

    Full View of Cottage with New Addition on Right

  • New Decking

    New Decking

  • Dining Area - Seating for 8

    Dining Area - Seating for 8

  • Master Bedroom, Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom, Queen Bed

  • Twin Bed Room

    Twin Bed Room

  • One Minute Walk from Cottage

    One Minute Walk from Cottage

  • South Bristol Harbor and the Swing Bridge

    South Bristol Harbor and the Swing Bridge

  • Nearby Wharf - One Minute Walk

    Nearby Wharf - One Minute Walk

  • Reid State Park - 1 Hr. Drive

    Reid State Park - 1 Hr. Drive

  • Harbor Seals

    Harbor Seals

  • A Common Sight

    A Common Sight

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Date last modified - Thursday, May 21, 2015

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
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Charming Summer Cottage Nestled in Quaint Lobstering Village

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