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Spectacular Ocean Views from Every Room

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Gulls Rest is a fully equipped vacation rental with modern amenities.

Gulls Rest is a bright and spacious 4 bedroom Maine coast vacation home, located on Rutherford Island, in mid-coast Maine. This oceanfront house sits up high above John’s Bay with extensive ocean views spanning 180°.

Gulls Rest comes fully equipped with all amenities included and a delightfully decorated, comfortable interior.

During the summer, spring and fall there is a separate lower level apartment available with 1 more bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen, and living room. The apartment can be accessed through the main house basement and also through a separate outdoor entrance. The apartment is not available during the winter months.

Carrie Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Christmas Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Separate Lower Level Apartment Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • First Floor Bedroom with Full Bathroom - 1 queen
    Second Floor Double Bedroom with Rooftop Deck - 2 twin/ single
    Second Floor Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Separate Lower Level Apartment - 1 queen
    Second Floor Master Bedroom with Breathtaking Views - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
See website link for more information about the house and local information.


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Spectacular Ocean Views from Every Room
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Dallas, TX

The views from this house really are spectacular.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the beautiful coastal views at this house. Having our morning coffee and sitting in the sun room or out on the deck watching the sun come up and the lobster boats heading out was so relaxing. The house served us very well as a good base for our day trips around the Maine coast and had most everything we needed. The fireplace and wood supply was also a nice addition as it was fall and cooled off after the sun went down.

Over all we were very happy with the house and location. The only changes we could ask for would be to have a faster internet connection and the bathrooms updated.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at Gulls Rest in late August. The views from the house is spectacular. It was clean and had everything we needed. The owner called to check and make sure everything was OK.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Hickory, TN

Gull's Rest

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Christmas Cove, but our first time at Gull's Rest. The house met all of our expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Fantastic Stay at an Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gull's rest couldn't have been better. The location is somewhat out of the way, but that's part of the beauty of Christmas Cove. In return, you get amazing views of both the open ocean on one side and the cove itself on the other; and you can see both views at the same time from the second floor deck, which isn't to be confused with the second deck that sits even closer to the ocean. We've stayed a number of places in the area, and the views here are easily the best that we've encountered.

Above and beyond the views, which really are amazing, the house itself is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Downstairs, the house is broken up into a front mud room (comfortable, great views), the maint living room (centered around the working fire place, which is perfect for those colder Maine evenings), the kitchen (not super fancy, but nice and functional), and an absolutely stunning dining room with sweeping views of the ocean. There is also a nice bedroom on the main floor with great views and its own restored bathroom. Upstairs, the large master bedroom has a giant wall of windows looking out on the water and a separate sitting area. There are also two smaller bedrooms upstairs, one of which is off of the second floor deck mentioned above.

Finally, although we didn't need it, there is a nice separate apartment off of the basement.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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W.Hartford, CT

Gulls Rest Rental

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this house for several summer vacations and love this house. The house is really well equipped with everything you can possibly need. The house is very well maintained with a lovely flower garden below the front steps. The house has a gorgeous stone outdoor fireplace/grill with a stone terrace and picnic table next to it. This is a great place to enjoy the stars and an evening outdoor fire. The views are spectacular from the entire house, especially the roof top deck with almost 360 degree views.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coveside Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Boothbay Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wawenock Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coveside Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: recommended

Christmas Cove is a beautiful small summer community that is surrounded with spectacular ocean views. Damariscotta, Maine is 15 miles from the house and has a great variety of shopping, restaurants and amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Lower level apartment is not available during the summer, spring and fall only. It has a separate outdoor entrance as well as access through the main house basement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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