Captain's Quarters Overlooking Christmas Cove!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
South Bristol apartment description
The romantic Captain's Quarters are located in a spacious open-plan cottage on the McFarland Estate at the center of Christmas Cove. The estate contains several buildings and over an acre of lawns and gardens with commanding views of the Cove, Johns Bay and the Atlantic. Part of a compound which was once the center of boat-building in the area, the Captain's Quarters were totally renovated in 2007 to resemble the interior of a ship. This magic was achieved by adding gleaming hardwood walls and floors, a high beamed ceiling, charming red and green running lights in addition to ample overhead lighting, and even an authentic ship's mast! At night you may hear the sound of waves hitting the shore of Johns Bay and imagine you are being rocked on a gentle sea in your own safe and cozy ship. Cathedral ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness. The new deck off the living room offers private views of Christmas Cove, perfect for sunset-watching! And just across the front lawn is the massive shipbuilding barn, where you may store your bicycles, kayaks or water equipment.
A new bathroom and kitchen were added in 2007 when the building was renovated. The Captain's Quarters boasts a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, kingmattress, linens, kitchen utensils and china. A daybed can be added in the living room as an additional sleeping space if desired. Air conditioning is available, though frequently not needed because of regular offshore breezes. Have the best of both worlds--the ambience of living like a ship's captain of old while enjoying high speed internet access and cable TV.
Rutherford Island is the quintessential Maine coastal getaway--sea views all around, glittering night skies, perfect summer temperatures. When you return home from antiquing, touring, sailing or other salty sports, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck while you watch the sun set over Christmas Cove, listen to the waves crashing on Johns Bay and stare at the amazing night stars and Milky Way. Do bring your telescope!
For larger parties, we also have another cottage for rent on the same compound. See VRBO® #288046.
Keywords: cottage, bungalo
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Cross Country Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
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Beauty and comfort!
Beauty and comfort!
Christmas Cove is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! And the Captain's Quarters are fitting to the place. Plenty of space for a couple, well equipped and maintained. The owners have taken great care to add nautical details that really make the apartment unique. Lots of windows, and warm wood everywhere make me a happy camper! The owners and caretaker were very responsive to our calls when had a problem with the internet connection. We had a picnic on the back lawn one day, with great views of the water on both sides. We walked every day along the beautiful shoreline, and bought lobster from the local fishermen's co-op. I would go back here in a heartbeat! Thank you Bobbee and Leo, for this wonderful retreat!
- Guest Prabha (United States)
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 10/03/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Ideal Maine Hide away!
Ideal Maine Hide away!
We loved staying at the Captains Quarters. We've been visiting Maine for years and this is by far the best mix of charm and modern functionality we've ever found. It had everything we needed to relax and enjoy ourselves without feeling like we had to bring a uhaul of stuff to be comfortable. They really have thought of all the necessary comforts.
- Guest Melonie (Murrells Inlet, SC)
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 09/21/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children, people with disabilities.
Leo and bobbie, My girlfriend and I had a marvelous time last august in the Captain's Quarters. As an artist it was wonderful to get up each morning and go out and paint landscapes in beautiful Christmas Cove! The beauty of the area is beyond belief. The Captain's quarters was perfect for us and I really enjoyed sitting on the deck at the end of the day and having a glass of wine. Bobbie, thanks so much for making your studio available for me to paint in when it was raining. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed. Wish we could have stayed for another week! Your property is very nice and the views are wonderful! We will be back! Thanks for everything! Jack
- Guest Jack P. (-)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 05/16/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
May-Jun .. $800/week. Get $100 discount by booking 90+ days in advance. Jul-Aug .. $1000/week. Get $100 discount by booking 90+ days in advance. Sep-Oct .. $800/week. Get $100 discount by booking 90+ days in advance. 7% Maine Tax. $125 Cleaning Fee.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Leo is retired from government service and enjoys golf, flying model airplanes, bridge and sailing. Bobbee is a real estate agent in VA and enjoys painting and swimming.
Why the Owner Chose South Bristol:
We visited friends in Christmas Cove for many years and were always eager to return, as we loved the sea, the sailboats and the peacefulness of the area. In 2007 we had an opportunity to purchase the perfect property in the perfect location, directly across from the Cove. Now we look forward to driving through the quaint town of South Bristol to our perfect island getaway.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Crossing the swing bridge onto Rutherford Island and driving a mile, past the church and through the woods to the property, you will immediately relax. Here you can listen to the sea and experience nature with a Rachel Carson sense of wonder.
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Exterior with Deck
Living Room with extra bed
View to south of Christmas Cove visible from deck
Kitchen with wood walls, floors, cabinets and countertops.
Captain's bedroom quarters with king bed, boat mast and transom headboard
Deck facing western sunsets
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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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