South Bristol, Updated Christmas Cove Cottage
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
- One indoor bath/shower, outdoor shower
- 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
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
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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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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.
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.
Christmas Cove Cottage on Rutherford Island. Front & screened-in porches
Dining room, kitchen
Master Bedroom, back stairs
So. Bristol Bridge
Take a trip to Monhegan Island
Damariscotta River sunset (not taken from our home)
Front Porch, and screened porch
View of Christmas Cove, view near Coveside (down the street from our home)
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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