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South Bristol, Updated Christmas Cove Cottage

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Christmas Cove Cottage on Rutherford Island. Front & screened-in porches


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This South Bristol 19th c. Cape in picturesque Christmas Cove on Rutherford Island has new amenities yet retains its charm as a shipbuilder's home.

The home has been remodeled and updated with a large eat-in gourmet kitchen and tastefully decorated with local antiques and artwork. Honed black marble counter tops, kitchen island with seating for 5, top brand appliances including KitchenAid and Thermador gas burners, Damariscotta Pottery tile work, and well stocked kitchen make for a wonderful retreat. New England charm abounds in this well appointed cottage with top-grade bedding, down pillows and comforters and new mattresses. Outdoor living is equally inviting with a covered front porch, fire pit, and large outdoor screened-in porch. The cottage is surrounded by gardens and lawn with has access to woods on three sides.

In addition to the full bathroom and two half bathrooms there's an outdoor shower with hot/cold water. High speed internet access is available.

Christmas Cove is well known as one of Maine’s prettiest harbors. The destination of many yachtsmen, the island is peaceful and serene. It's easily accessible over a swing bridge from the working harbor village of South Bristol.

The Coveside Bar & Restaurant, just down the street, serves lunch and dinner. Access to dingy docks and mooring rentals are available at the Coveside Marina. South Bristol is a historic working fishing village and offers additional dining and shopping options.

It is a smallish island with summer homes and year-round residents (maybe 100). In the summer months there are many families and kids. The area feels remote and peaceful yet has all the modern-day comforts.

So. Bristol is an active fishing village with many commercial lobster and fishing boats, two small markets and delis.

A wonderful outing is a drive to Pemaquid Point and also the harbor (about 20 -30 minutes drive) for touring of the historic lighthouse and old fort, antique and art stores, and additional seaside restaurants. There's a very nice sandy beach there, as well. It's also close to where you can catch the ferry for a day on Monhegan Island, an absolute must if you have the time.

The closest town is Damariscotta. It's about 15 minute drive away with couple grocery stores, bookstore, restaurants, antiques shops and art galleries and fun shopping. A great stop on the way is Walpole Barn for tasteful house gifts, oysters, and wine. They host fun wine tastings on the weekends.

Keywords: Cottage


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    large room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • California king bed in master bedroom; 2 Twin Beds in each bedroom. Note: new mattresses w/down comforters and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, oven, microwave, icemaker. High speed internet with wireless and two phone lines, propane BBQ grill, washing machine & dryer, outdoor shower, large covered porch, screened dining/ sleeping porch, lawn. Smoking not allowed....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 23 - Sep 8, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $135
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, ME
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pemaquid Beach

Car: Necessary

Hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, biking (outstanding road biking on quiet roads), swimming, sightseeing, restaurants, historic sites, antiquing, and many interesting places to explore. Boat ramp, dingy dock, moorings are available for rent - all within walking distance. Christmas Cove Restaurant & Bar with live music close by. South Bristol Fisherman's Co-Op serving live and cook lobsters and steamers to go.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We have spent many summers in this house and love the area.

Why the Owner Chose Christmas Cove, South Bristol, ME, USA:
Kayaking, swimming, hiking/walking and biking; oysters and wine from Walpole Barn, pre-cooked lobsters and steamers from the Co-op or the Coveside for lunch and dinner.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Many sightseeing options, comfortable and well appointed home.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Christmas Cove Cottage on Rutherford Island.  Front  & screened-in porches

    Christmas Cove Cottage on Rutherford Island. Front & screened-in porches

  • Dining room, kitchen

    Dining room, kitchen

  • Den


  • Master Bedroom, back stairs

    Master Bedroom, back stairs

  • So. Bristol Bridge

    So. Bristol Bridge

  • Take a trip to Monhegan Island

    Take a trip to Monhegan Island

  • Damariscotta River sunset (not taken from our home)

    Damariscotta River sunset (not taken from our home)

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Front Porch, and screened porch

    Front Porch, and screened porch

  • View of Christmas Cove, view near Coveside (down the street from our home)

    View of Christmas Cove, view near Coveside (down the street from our home)

VRBO #232215

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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