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Captain's Quarters Overlooking Christmas Cove!

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Exterior with Deck


Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The romantic Captain's Quarters are located in a spacious open-plan cottage on the McFarland Estate at the center of Christmas Cove. The estate contains several buildings and over an acre of lawns and gardens with commanding views of the Cove, Johns Bay and the Atlantic. Part of a compound which was once the center of boat-building in the area, the Captain's Quarters were totally renovated in 2007 to resemble the interior of a ship. This magic was achieved by adding gleaming hardwood walls and floors, a high beamed ceiling, charming red and green running lights in addition to ample overhead lighting, and even an authentic ship's mast! At night you may hear the sound of waves hitting the shore of Johns Bay and imagine you are being rocked on a gentle sea in your own safe and cozy ship. Cathedral ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness. The new deck off the living room offers private views of Christmas Cove, perfect for sunset-watching! And just across the front lawn is the massive shipbuilding barn, where you may store your bicycles, kayaks or water equipment.

A new bathroom and kitchen were added in 2007 when the building was renovated. The Captain's Quarters boasts a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, kingmattress, linens, kitchen utensils and china. A daybed can be added in the living room as an additional sleeping space if desired. Air conditioning is available, though frequently not needed because of regular offshore breezes. Have the best of both worlds--the ambience of living like a ship's captain of old while enjoying high speed internet access and cable TV.

Rutherford Island is the quintessential Maine coastal getaway--sea views all around, glittering night skies, perfect summer temperatures. When you return home from antiquing, touring, sailing or other salty sports, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck while you watch the sun set over Christmas Cove, listen to the waves crashing on Johns Bay and stare at the amazing night stars and Milky Way. Do bring your telescope!

For larger parties, we also have another cottage for rent on the same compound. See VRBO® #288046.

Keywords: cottage, bungalo
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    1 level living. Open floor plan....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Adjacent boat-builder's barn stores easels and paint tables available to you; can also store your bicycles or kayaks. New heating system installed in 2011! Back-up generator....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    See Christmas Cove from the Deck and John's Bay and the ocean from the front door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Usually not needed, as there are ceiling fans and cross ventilation. But there is also a window AC....moreless

  • Heating:

    Suitable for 3 season use. Property has a generator in case of power outage....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    New in 2010 Lobster pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New in 2007...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off living room overlooking Christmas Cove...moreless

  • Golf:

    Wauwonock Gold Course available 8 miles away-straight shot!...moreless

Building Type

  • Cottage


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Route 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Cove

Car: Necessary


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marine museum


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Leo is retired from government service and enjoys golf, flying model airplanes, bridge and sailing. Bobbee is a real estate agent in VA and enjoys painting and swimming.

Why the Owner Chose Christmas Cove, South Bristol, ME, USA:
We visited friends in Christmas Cove for many years and were always eager to return, as we loved the sea, the sailboats and the peacefulness of the area. In 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase the perfect property in the perfect location, directly across from the Cove. Now we look forward to driving through the quaint town of South Bristol to our perfect island getaway.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Crossing the swing bridge onto Rutherford Island and driving a mile, past the church and through the woods to the property, you will immediately relax. Here you can listen to the sea and experience nature with a Rachel Carson sense of wonder.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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  • Exterior with Deck

    Exterior with Deck

  • Living Room with extra bed

    Living Room with extra bed

  • Captain's Bath

    Captain's Bath

  • View to south of Christmas Cove visible from deck

    View to south of Christmas Cove visible from deck

  • Kitchen with wood walls, floors, cabinets and countertops.

    Kitchen with wood walls, floors, cabinets and countertops.

  • Captain's bedroom quarters with king bed, boat mast and transom headboard

    Captain's bedroom quarters with king bed, boat mast and transom headboard

  • Deck facing western sunsets

    Deck facing western sunsets

VRBO #306846

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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