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Waterfront with Large Pier - Eastern Gut - Rutherford Island

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This is a modest house that once was a a stable, the village fire house and since 1939, a residence. Two bedrooms upstairs, kitchen and living room on the first floor and newly renovated ground level family/play room with elevated bunk area.

It is located just on to Rutherford Island, up a bit from the Swing Bridge on the left, facing into the Eastern Gut. The house has spectacular water views from 3 sides, with the sunrise over the Gut and sunset over the Damariscotta River. The land drops quickly to the pier, causing dramatic height and views from the kitchen and master bedroom. All the rooms (including the bathroom) have ocean views.

The Gut is in the village of South Bristol with shops, grocery stores, lobster pounds and 2 full service boat yards. Damariscotta is a 15 minute drive back up the river. Pemaquid sandy beaches are 15 minutes away. Hideaway beaches on Rutherford are close by.

This is a kayackers dream house. Christmas Cove is 2 miles on the south end of the island. Bring your big boat, moorings are available. A 36x40' pier is 35' from the back door with a gangway and float. This pier is located in the lee of most all summer breezes and gets hot during the daytime. There are 2 Old Town Kayaks on the pier for your use.
There is plenty of activity during the day in and out of the nearby swing bridge and it quiets down very nicely in the evening. Local long hikes and short ones right from the house. Eagles, osprey, loons, heron, starfish, crabs, little lobsters, seals, all kinds of gulls, traditional wood pleasure and work boats all to be seen daily without moving from the pier. 10' of tidal range, moving in and out every 12 hours.

This is a cozy house, perfect for a couple and a few kids or 2 couples. Plenty of interior photos upon request.
The bathroom was completely rebuilt in the winter 2015.

Keywords: Waterfront Cottage
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 36'x40' pier 35' from back door of the house. Moorings available in one of the better protected harbors in Maine. Lobster pounds within rowing distance. Have lobsters delivered to the pier. Swell neighbors. Water views from every side of the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Stereo:

    Bring you music device to plug in....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Full access to the ocean from private pier. 40' from back door...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Bring your own. There is decent reception on all services. AT&T service is poor....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Hard line. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked. Lobster steamer on the pier....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is really well equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    36X40' pier with attached gangway and float....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2-12' kayaks for your use. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private ocean to swim in from your own float....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000
Summer
Aug 1 - Sep 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I've been a small wood sailboat enthusiast and restorer since I was a child. Residential choises have been made principally on the town's harbor. 20 years in Marblehead, 20 years on Mount Desert Island, near 20 years in Portland and maybe the next 20 in S. Bristol. Lisa and I just got real lucky with this sweet little house, with never an idea we could not only own a waterfront place but located most likely in one of the prettiest places in the world. We are likely to end up in S. Bristol year-round in a few years. Until then, we could use the extra income while we easliy share this place.

Why the Owner Chose South Bristol, ME, USA:
The Gut, South Bristol is the finest and one of most protected harbors on the east coast. Our wood boat is moored in the Gut year round 50' off the pier. Working up from the boat, we have a float and gangway attached to a 30 X 40' pier. 40' up from the pier is the house that overlooks the Gut from 3 floors. The house is a comfortable residence that is manageable, comfortable and affordable. Our 14 year old daughter and her friends get to play around the house, pier, boats and the Island like few other kids get to.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Pretty well described in the house profile. I will guarantee you won't be disappointed.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Photos

  • Float activity in August

    Float activity in August

  • View from kitchen

    View from kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

VRBO #216215

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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