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Quiet, authentic Maine village overlooking historic harbor in Mid-Coast Maine

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Two bedroom cottage with water views in a small village with many amenities.

Restored Cottage overlooking historic harbor with natural beauty and authenticity.

Walk to buy fresh lobsters or to restaurants overlooking the ocean. Watch lobster boats head out to John's Bay and classic boats from the Damariscotta River.

Local markets available for necessities, coffee, and newspapers. Easy drive to art, botanical garden, museums in Rockland and Brunswick. Music concerts in Damariscotta Region and Camden. Pemaquid Lighthouse and museums nearby. Boat cruises to nearby islands.

Christmas Cove within walking distance and Rutherford Library with Wifi, books and films.

Deck overlooks harbor and is quiet, sunny, and peaceful.

Off-street parking and backyard with waterview.

Enjoy a true Maine village without commercialism, but all of the amenities that one needs.

Lighthouses and walks along the rocks nearby.

Perfect for small family or couple.

Local telephone, cable, DVD, gas grill. A/C if necessary.

More Details

Lad Mills
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Cozy cottage with deck and wonderful views from all rooms. Walk to village stores for coffee, newspapers, and necessities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Quiet, authentic Maine village overlooking historic harbor in Mid-Coast Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little town. Home was very quaint.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Week in Coastal Maine

  • 5 of 5

Within walking distance of "The Gut" and Damariscotta River, 3 shops for essentials and great local eats, Mills Cottage is ideal as a starting point for exploring the mid-coastal region. The cottage is cozy and well-equipped for 1-4 people; a sofa bed is also included. We were impressed that every detail seems to be covered, from oyster shucker to pencil sharpener to large fish griller. The deck is great. Bedrooms cool with breeze off the water. Lots of interesting local info with books, pamphlets and brochures. Owners are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

We could have happily spent all summer there in this part of mid-coast Maine and in this cottage (instead of just 2 weeks.) It was just about perfect. Casual yet very comfortable cottage with a spectacular view of a lovely harbor with lots of fishing boats. Toughest decision each day was whether to sit on the deck, pretending to read, but in fact staring out at the water, or heading to any of scores of lobster shacks for lobster rolls, clams, scallops, Damariscotta oysters, haddock chowder, fish 'n chips, even hotdogs. The cottage was very well-furnished. But we were on vacation, so we took paper plates, plastic utensils and red Solo cups so we wouldn't have many dishes to wash. For $1 extra, Osiers - half a block away - cooked their fresh-caught lobsters for us, so we didn't even have to use the 2 big lobster pots there in the cottage. But for some bridge construction work during the week, the area is very quiet and peaceful. The neighbors were all lovely and helpful. We were a week or two ahead of the summer tourist season, but most everything was open and most tourists bypass the village of So. Bristol and head to Pemaquid Beach and Pemaquid Lighthouse - an easy drive from the cottage and well worth seeing. It's only about 15 minutes up the peninsular to the lovely town of Damariscotta and Rte 1, from where you can get to anyplace along the coast easily. The owner has provided a very fat folder of places to see, things to do, and places to eat - to which we added some more maps and brochures. We highly recommend the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay for young and old - spectacular! Also, the blueberry pie at Moody's Diner in Waldoboro. Needless to say, we highly recommend this property for 2 friends (us), a couple, 2 friendly couples (there's just 1 bathroom), or a family with 1 or 2 children. Our little dog loved her walks around the neighborhood or just relaxing with us on the deck. And there are many pet-friendly places to eat. This is a great place to vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Virginia

A perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our recent trip to South Bristol was so relaxing! The cottage was just the place to unplug and unwind from the busy lives we live in Northern Virginia. Coming in late at night, we easily settled in and were able to wake up in the morning and walk up to Harborside Grill for some of the best blueberry pancakes in Maine. Between the Lobster Coop, the market and locals selling eggs we didn't need to leave the island for any staples. Much of our time was spent on the deck reading, walking around the island or simply watching the sunsets. The beds were comfortable and the cottage had plenty of towels, extra blankets and everything we needed for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is pretty, clean and comfortable. There is a nice little deck where I could sit and read. It is in a little fishing village and convenient to wonderful sites in midcoast Maine. I received calls from the owner welcoming me and giving me information about the cottage, and later asking about my stay. They were available for any questions I might have, and quite gracious.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto,CA

Perfect Maine Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for an all to brief 3 day stay in Mid Coast Maine. This sweet cottage is right on the water at the gut in South Bristol. A well equipped kitchen made our 3 nights of cooking, what else, lobsters and clams a breeze. Beds were comfortable and clean. Plenty of blankets available for cooler fall nights and an efficient propane heater took away the morning chill. Perhaps 100 yards from the cottage is a small convenience market right at the bridge that sold not only beer, milk and bread but live lobsters too! They also have a great little restaurant that made a killer fried fish sandwich easily split between the two of us. Damariscotta is the closest town for major grocery shopping approximately 8 miles away but a lovely, scenic drive. When you're in Damariscotta check out Larsen's Lunchbox roadside stand for awesome lobster rolls. The purpose of our visit was the one day celebration of oysters in Damariscotta the last Sunday of September and we were not disappointed. The Pemaquid Oyster Festival was well worth traveling 3,000 miles for. And after a day of eating some of Maine's finest food we'd highly recommend this well located cottage for a few days, a week or two.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Damariscotta is the market town for the small villages surrounding it. Major grocery stores, shops, and physicians are available there.There are two nice markets in the village and three local restaurants with fresh lobsters. The village offers newspapers, coffee shops, Wifi and a library branch.


Rates & Availability

South Bristol Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

Refundable damage deposit of $250, within a week after rental. Cleaning fee already included. Maine tax required.

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.
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South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath has shower and towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One queen bed, and a second bedroom with twin beds. both rooms have a view of the water.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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