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Charming Victorian House & Garden in Scenic Coastal Village

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Last updated: 04/04/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

Other Amenities

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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are available for an additional charge...moreless

  • Living Room:


  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Three cars easily...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available at nearby marina...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Modern, large capacity low water use...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password protection...moreless


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Better than the average House...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 10...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    All the basics...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Second floor deck looking into the harbor...moreless

  • Bicycles:

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

  • Boat:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    Classic 9 hole links course nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill


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Early Season: June to mid July $1500/week
High Season: mid July and September $2000/week  August on the Coast of Maine!
September $1,000/week
For the East Wing which includes a bedroom (sleeps 2) bath and laund add $500/week
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, Maine International Jetport (PWM)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Coveside, South Bristol, Maine
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station Brunswick, Maine
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Route 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harborside, South Bristol, Maine
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pemaquid State PArk

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



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VRBO #63445

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Charming Victorian House & Garden in Scenic Coastal Village

South Bristol #63445

4 BR  0.5 BA  Sleeps 9

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