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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: 07/10/2014

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

South Bristol cottage 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

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      • 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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                      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

                       

                      Owner 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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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $900 per week (USD)
                      11

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 07/10/2014
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