About the property
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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. Golf clubs, croquet available if needed. WiFi, DVD library and basic cable. Nice deck and backyard for reading and taking in views. Local dock across the street and another across the water. Boat tours out of nearby towns.
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Lad Mills
We appreciate the quaint village and cottage, and hope our guests will, also. The town dock is a great place to tie up a dingy or canoe, or sit at the table so nicely situated. We enjoy the village atmosphere, the beautiful views, and close proximity to fresh lobster. Wifi was added this year, to accommodate our friends and guests.
Lad Mills purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Lad Mills chose South Bristol
Very authentic part of Maine, with lovely views and walkability. Great art museums within an hour. Lobster and good food available on Rutherford Island, Round Pond, and Damariscotta.
What makes this Cottage unique
Cozy cottage with deck and wonderful views from all rooms. Walk to village stores for coffee, newspapers, and necessities.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very Nice place!
Great views and accomodations
A Perfect Maine Village Getaway
This is such a cute, cozy cottage for a week spent in the small towns and tiny villages of Maine! The harbor is right there, but the cottage is so tucked away and private that it is very quiet. We enjoyed the well-furnished rooms with the added touch of historic photos and books about the local area. South Bristol and Round Pond are tiny, interesting towns. We had day trips to the Pemaquid Historic Site, Rockland for the Farnsworth Art Museum and great shops, lobster in Spruce Head and Round Pond, The Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, and Damariscotta and Wiscasset for antiques, food, books, and general charm.
The kitchen is stocked with anything you might need, and there is a washer and dryer too, which is so handy when you're traveling. The bed was so comfy, we slept perfectly with no intruding thoughts of business back home!
Beautiful little town. Home was very quaint.
Lovely Week in Coastal Maine
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.
An absolute gem
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!
A perfect Getaway
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.
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. Small, Enjoyable Golf Course is close by, and Golf Clubs are on Site.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable damage deposit of $250, within a week after rental. Cleaning fee already included. Maine tax required.