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Charming Victorian House & Garden in Scenic Coastal Village

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Last updated: 05/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Bristol house description

In 1879, when Captain Elliot Gamage built his Mansard-roofed Second Empire house, South Bristol, Maine was a quiet, coastal village. He picked a location where he could watch over his father's boat building operations and his own boats coming and going through the Gut - the narrow passage and harbor between the Damariscotta River and John's Bay.

South Bristol has not changed much in 119 years. Captain Gamage's home, Anodyne House, is available to rent by the week. Come and enjoy the quiet life of South Bristol and mid-coast Maine. Anodyne House, located 150 feet from the shore, has nine rooms, four bedrooms, sleeps seven, one-and-one-half baths, a large porch with screened pavilion, Victorian decor, central heat, private yard with wonderful flower gardens, all the amenities.

We can now offer the additional rental of our 'East Wing'. This e room, with its summer cottage decor, is attached to the main house. It has a private bath and fireplace. It can be either a family room or bedroom - your call.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Very kid friendly. Quiet street and great backyard....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • Double Beds (2) A third double bed can be provided if the East Wing is rented., Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Converta-crib/play pen...moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                We can help you arrange a great Downeast lobster bake...moreless

              • Dining:

                Most folks eat in the outside screened pavilon...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Better than the average House...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full service for 10...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                All the basics...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Linens Provided:

                Linens are available for an additional charge...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Modern, large capacity low water use...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Available at nearby marina...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Modern, large capacity...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • No extra charge for the fresh hen's eggs and the quiet neighborhood.


                  • Stereo
                  • Music Library
                  • Games
                  • Books


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Password protection...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    If you bring one, the marina is just across the street....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Great wrap around porch with large screened pavilion...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Everyone raves about the gardens. We have CHICKENS...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Second floor deck looking into the harbor...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Bring your own...great biking area...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Classic 9 hole links course nearby...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    The house faces South Bristol working harbor and the the 'Gut', a passage from the Damariscotta River to John's Bay....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The harbor is across the street...moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Fishing
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Golf


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 28 - Aug 22, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Late Summer
                  Aug 23 - Sep 20, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 7%


                  Check or PayPal are accepted. Rent above is for main house that sleeps 7 on the second floor. Add $350 per week for East Wing bedroom on first floor (no stairs).

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                  Last updated: 05/31/2014
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                  55 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland, Maine International Jetport (PWM)
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Station Brunswick, Maine
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US Route 1
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pemaquid State PArk
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Coveside, South Bristol, Maine
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Harborside, South Bristol, Maine

                  Car: Necessary

                  South Bristol is NOT on the tourist track. We are a quiet village with great walking paths and friendly people.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  About the owner: Betsy and I live year round in South Bristol, summering in our family cottage on the shore and wintering in Anodyne House. Landscape and vegetable gardening, boating and maintaining Anodyne House are our pastimes.

                  Why the Owner Chose South Bristol:
                  Anodyne House is our winter residence. We live in South Bristol because it is a quiet, friendly town that typifies the coast of Maine. Our summer guests have found the same to be true for them.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Anodyne House is a great place for a a small family to gather in a quiet, comfortable house and village. Small wedding are our specialty

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Anodyne House

                    Anodyne House

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • South Bristol Harbor

                    South Bristol Harbor

                  VRBO #63445

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Monday, May 26, 2014

                  $1,300 - $1,700 per week (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 05/31/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  (207) 644-8785 (Maine, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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