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

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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. Golf clubs available if needed. DVD library. Nice deck and backyard for taking in views.

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:
March 21, 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.

Lad Mills purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Lad Mills chose South Bristol

Very authentic part of Maine, with lovely views and walkability.

What makes this cottage unique

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


South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Quiet, authentic Maine village overlooking historic harbor in Mid-Coast Maine
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Very Nice place!

  • 4 of 5

Great views and accomodations

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Maine Village Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little town. Home was very quaint.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Malden, MA

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: June 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: June 2015
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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. Small, Enjoyable Golf Course is close by, and Golf Clubs are on Site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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