3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Melissa Welles
We have spent many summers in this house and love the area.
Melissa Welles purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Melissa Welles chose Christmas Cove
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
Many sightseeing options, comfortable and well appointed home.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Charming house in a beautiful spot
We had a lovely stay at this charming house on Rutherford Island near Christmas Cove. The eat-in kitchen is to die for and we had many happy meals there.
Another favorite spot was the porch, where one could get a glimpse of the bay and a few boats and seabirds.
The owner gave us some excellent suggestions for day trips. We went to Monhegan Island after she was so kind to tell us about that.
We would surely love to stay in this house again. It was very nice.
We loved it except for the stairs which we got used to.
We were pleased at all the things provided. Basically, all we needed to bring was food. The view from the front porch was great.
Just about perfect Maine vacation cottage snd location
This is a lovely Maine cottage with a brilliant kitchen if you like to cook, which is next to a lovely dining room. The porch is ideal and the living room is cozy in the evenings. Christmas cove has been a summer spot for outsiders for nearly 150 years when boat was the only way to get there - the kind of outsiders who liked simplicity. The South Bristol lobster co-op is 5 miles away where you can watch the lobstermen bring in their catch while partaking of it. This is the place if you want peace and quiet.
The four of us felt that we had landed on exactly the place we had meant to find when we decided on Maine this summer!
We love the island and the house
This was our second stay at the cottage at Christmas Cove and we weren't disappointed. The location is perfect. The house has everything we needed plus a kitchen I wish I could take home with me. I complained about a few ants after a rainy day and the owner sent someone to deal with them a few hours after I texted her. We were grateful and impressed by the quick response. We hope to stay again next year.
Great cottage in a great location
We love Christmas Cove, and we loved the cottage. Everything was as advertised: beautiful views, lovely rooms, and great working kitchen with everything you'd need. Maybe next year we'll do more than make toast and coffee. The porch is the best room not in the house, I regret that we didn't spend more time lounging. The only problem for some will be the steep and shallow stairs which might be dangerous for older guests. Also, Google maps sent us to the other end of the street. Other than that, the place is perfect and we hope to return next year.
Wonderful week at Christmas Cove Cottage
The cottage is so charming and well appointed. Beautifully decorated and very well kept. It's off the beaten path, but suitable as a home base for visiting the Midcoast region.
Upon our arrival there were fresh cut flowers on the dining room table to welcome us. We enjoyed cooking many of our meals in the large cook's kitchen. There's a deck off the kitchen where we liked to grill on warm evenings, as well as a large screened in area to dine al fresco.
The front porch was the perfect place to relax and listen to the birds or the foghorn and decompress after a long day of touring. The yard surrounding the house is nice for youngsters to run off some energy. Our son loved his big room with a library of storybooks for bedtime, plus toys and games to play.
The owner is very friendly and provided lots of useful information about the area, and promptly answered all my questions.
We wish we could have stayed longer. It was a great family holiday and we would love to return next year.
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.