Spectacular Oceanfront House - Deep Water Dock

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Spectacular oceanfront house


Last updated: 09/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

This spectacular oceanfront house sits on two acres and overlooks peaceful McFarland’s Cove, Johns Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The location is beautiful and idyllic. It’s located in the heart of New England’s most picturesque region, mid-coast Maine, and includes all the essentials to delight the senses: the smell of fresh sea air, the sounds of the lobster boats hauling in their catch, the taste of fresh seafood and local produce, and the lovely sunrise and sunset views enjoyed from the large porch overlooking the bay. From spring flowers to fall foliage, the area is serene and peaceful.

The house itself is unique and classic. It has exposed wood throughout, pine floors, a nice open floor plan which combines the living and dining rooms, and a fireplace to gather around at night. Outside, a large porch with rocking chairs and a wicker seating area provides a perfect spot to soak in the stunning views. Other features include Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, picnic tables, and a private dock (perfect for swimming and fishing) and mooring. A spacious lawn in the front allows for fun and games.

Although the house is a classic Maine oceanfront cottage, everything is brand new including all the appliances, all the beds (high-end Serta hotel beds), the linens (300+ thread count), the down blankets, the TV (a 39” HD flat screen with DirecTV), the DVD player with a movie library, and a fully furnished chef’s kitchen. We also have high speed wireless internet access.

The house has five bedrooms and sleeps 12 comfortably (one king, three queens, and one large bedroom with four XL single beds).

Island Grocer, a gourmet shop/deli, is two minutes down the road so you never have to worry about getting your morning latte with the daily New York Times. Additionally, there are many great restaurants minutes away.

Local attractions include:
• Pemaquid Lighthouse – perhaps the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S.
• Boothbay Harbor – one of Maine’s most charming harbors with great shopping and restaurants
• Monhegan Island – a famous artist colony and long-time home of Andrew Wyeth
• Fort William Henry – A National Historic Landmark built in 1692

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Keywords: Classic Maine House

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Spring water delivery, Firewood provided, and garbage removal included. Phone and high-speed wireless internet service included....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Assortment of adult and childrens movies...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Stunning views of McFarland's Cove, Johns Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    firewood provided...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new appliances with a full chef's kitchen!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive water view from spacious porch. Have rocking chairs and wicker seating area. Also have a screened porch with dining table/chairs facing water....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two sit-on-top single kayaks, paddles, and vests for your use...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Porch is covered....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    fishing rods and reels for your use...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Relaxing and taking in the fabulous view of McFarland Cove 10/21/2009

VRBO Bear stayed here:

When the Bear, his family and friends arrived at this quaint cottage home in South Bristol, Maine, we were immediately charmed by its idyllic location. The cottage was nestled above McFarland’s Cove, a secluded and tranquil cove which led out to the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by gorgeous trees dappled in autumn colors and a view of the bay that was postcard-perfect, the cottage was a real hidden gem! The cove and its calm turquoise waters were absolutely perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. We truly enjoyed watching the local lobstermen coming in and out of the bay as they pulled up their catch of the day. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to flag down a boat for some fresh Maine lobster straight from the sea!

The cottage has a terrific deck overlooking the cove complete with plenty of comfy seating for relaxing and taking in the breathtaking views. We especially enjoyed watching the sunrise over the bay as there’s simply nothing as serene and as peaceful as an East Coast sunrise. The cottage’s interior was very cozy, with a great cabin feel and a warm fireplace to gather around with the family. The dining room boasted perfect bay views and was ideal for nightly dinner feasts as well as fun and games with family and friends. The rustic charm of the home included a fully stocked country kitchen and hotel grade beds… what more can a bear ask for?! The Bear had to pry himself from the luxuriousness of his bed to begin exploring Southern Maine.

We walked the leaf-strewn roads, explored the beautiful coves and frolicked in the leaves. We enjoyed the local fare of “lobsta”, “clam chowda”, steamed and fried clams. We stopped at a few wineries in the Maine area for tastings. Plus, we toured a few of the neighboring towns of Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Camden, Rockland, and Pemaquid. Whether it’s autumn, winter, spring or summer, a scenic drive is best for photographing the area’s vivid landscape. There was so much beauty to be seen in Maine, you cannot take a bad photo of the region’s ponds, rivers and hidden coves.

Overall, we enjoyed the beauty and history of the Pemaquid Lighthouse, historical homes, shops, and harbors. Maine’s motto tells it all… “Maine, the way life is supposed to be!”

The VRBO Bear

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
May 27 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 11 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Indian Summer
Sep 3 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Autumn Foliage
Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates vary seasonally from $2000/wk to $3500wk. Rates are based on a maximum of 10 guests. The cottage sleeps up to 12 guests.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/08/2016
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Owner info

About the owner: John and Susan Holbrook have four daughters and own an educational tour and travel company in North Carolina.

Why the Owner Chose South Bristol, ME, USA:
Every summer since 1973 our extended family has made the annual pilgramige to this very special place, MacFarlands Cove, in South Bristol,Maine. Our family has grown in size over the years and I felt it was neccessary to acquire the adjacent property to the one that has been so special to us for so long. I rented this property last summer and loved it so much I purchased it as soon as I discovered that it was on the market.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The fishing is outstanding right off of the dock !

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Speaks: english



  • Spectacular oceanfront house

    Spectacular oceanfront house

  • Looking out

    Looking out

  • Contemplation point

    Contemplation point

  • A cozy place to gather at night

    A cozy place to gather at night

  • Lush landscape

    Lush landscape

  • Stunning views

    Stunning views

  • View from the water

    View from the water

  • Coming up the path

    Coming up the path

  • An elegant setting for dinner

    An elegant setting for dinner

  • A perfect spot to enjoy the stunning views

    A perfect spot to enjoy the stunning views

  • Top of the path

    Top of the path

  • Paradise!


VRBO #28318

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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