About the property
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 90 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
as advertised -a home away from home- even nice on a rainy day
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!
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!
Very lovely home. Found everything we needed for a comfortable and quiet stay
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
Comfortably back in time
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!
Loved our week in South Bristol
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.
Lovely 1920's cottage, beautifully furnished and good kitchen and kitchen equipment
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
Fantastic vacation in Maine!
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.