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1920's Cottage on Rutherford Island Overlooks Picturesque Harbor

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Located on Rutherford Island near Christmas Cove, this 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom renovated 1920s Sears Catalogue cottage is framed by natural ledge and lovely perennial gardens. Watch the pleasure and fishing boats from the deck while you enjoy lobster prepared by local fishermen's co-op. Harbour Ledges is only a 15-minute drive to Damariscotta, Pemaquid Beach & Lighthouse. Boat rentals and quiet island beach are within 5 minutes of the cottage. Kayak rentals and golfing are a short drive away. The cottage is tastefully decorated with antiques, heirlooms, art and oriental rugs. Master bedroom with queen size bed and guest bedroom with full size bed are located on the second floor. The kitchen is host to a 1920's Garland gas stove as well as modern amenities: microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster oven, Dansk china, bar ware. The living room has an easy to operate gas fireplace to take the chill off those sometimes cool Maine evenings. Cable HDTV, wireless, internet, VCR/DVD/CD included.


Owner
Donna Peaker-Ritzo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Donna Peaker-Ritzo

I am a semi-retired holistic nurse and homeopathic educator and consultant who resides in Florida with time to enjoy Maine in the summers. After raising my family in S. Berwick, Maine and returning to school for healthcare and nursing, I spent time in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine before moving to Florida in 2009.

Donna Peaker-Ritzo purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Donna Peaker-Ritzo chose South Bristol

After a long hiatus from Maine, I began what became a three year search in 1995 to find a property in mid-coast Maine. I kept returning to S. Bristol and specifically Rutherford Island. From the moment I saw this 'little house on the harbor', I knew it was a keeper. The house is co-owned by myself and my daughter, Julie Erickson, a Maine resident.

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Coveside Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wawanok
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coveside
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pemaquid
Car: necessary

Amenities

South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
Notes:
Coastal Botanical Gardens - Boothbay Farnsworth Art Museum - Rockland

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1920's Cottage on Rutherford Island Overlooks Picturesque Harbor
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

as advertised -a home away from home- even nice on a rainy day

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with everything you need for a week -short drives to grocery and restaurants- South Bristol doesn't offer much besides picture post card views, a drawbridge and a convenience store with some real folks from Maine. Nice quiet spot with Wi-Fi and cable if thats your thing. Very nice owner and everyone was friendly. Would go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bob & Judy, Thank you for the positive review on VRBO about your stay at Harbour Ledges. I was pleased we were able to meet for a few moments prior to your departure. You and your family would be most welcome to stay in the future. For repeaters, I offer 10% discount on the rental fee. I requested your security deposit reimbursement and rated you 5-star guests! Happy trails... Donna
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5

Very restful

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely home. Found everything we needed for a comfortable and quiet stay

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, Thank you for your positive review of your stay at Harbour Ledges. We are so pleased you enjoyed the rest and quiet here. We do too! I hope you were able to explore the area and find things you enjoy doing. Let us know if there is anything we can improve to make our guests' visits more interesting and comfortable. Also, I would like to thank you for maintaining the cottage and leaving it in such a clean state. Please send me your mailing address and I will mail your security deposit to you. Have a blessed summer. Donna Peaker Ritzo
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4

Comfortably back in time

  • 4 of 5

Harbour Lodges is a lovely 1930's style New England home on the shore of an inlet known as The Gut. It is so very peaceful, the main noise being acorns dropped by squirrels onto the roof! We have spent a week looking around the Pemaquid and Boothbay area, where life seems so slow and we have found rest and relaxation in the lovely old house. Not everything is old. The heating is quite up to date and the beds are definitely not old horse hair ones. Overall impression, 3000 mile trip, well worth it!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved our week in South Bristol

  • 5 of 5

Donna and her daughter have done a wonderful job of making this cozy little cottage a home away from home. The kitchen was well equipped, the sitting rooms accommodating, and the bedrooms and baths spacious enough for two couples to be very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the deck out back with its view of the cove - relaxing for our morning coffee and evening cocktails! Donna was very helpful with information about boat rentals and things to do in the area and we found this to be the perfect location to enjoy the surrounding area from Bath to Boothbay and Pemaquid to Demariscotta! Lots of wonderful hikes, drives, seafood spots, and shopping within 1/2 hour of the house. At first I was disappointed that there was no laundry facilities at the cottage, but we found a lovely drop office service 20 minutes away. I would recommend Harbor Ledges to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely 1920's cottage, beautifully furnished and good kitchen and kitchen equipment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 11-day stay on Rutherford Island in this lovely 1920's Sears' kit cottage. It's beautifully decorated and has a good kitchen, including the 1930's stove. (I grew up with a stove that required matches to start it; this was no challenge.) The kitchen is well-furnished with appliances and dishes and food preparation equipment. Everything was as it was represented to be.

The two bathrooms are light and bright, there are plenty of towels and the showers were great.

We loved the front porch and the deck overlooking the water and spent quite a bit of time on both. We also walked a lot on the island, including in the Rutherford Island Preserve, well within walking distance of the cottage, and from end to end of the island, about 2.3 miles long.

Of course, we enjoyed Maine seafood and fish at several restaurants in Damariscotta, visited the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, with its Andrew Wyeth, N. C. Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth paintings, and some local galleries as well.

I would recommend this property to friends and relatives easily. The owner called to make sure we had everything we needed and to tell us not to hesitate to call if something were lacking, but there was no need.

We stayed from Sept. 1-11, and were completely satisfied. S. Quaintance, Buffalo, NY

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! The home is comfortable, well furnished and the deck was a real plus! We enjoyed meals on the deck with water views. Donna was the perfect host and communication with her was easy.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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