Two bedroom cottage with water views in a small village with many amenities.
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Summer Vacation!
The Mill's Cottage was perfect for our family of 4. It was clean and had everything we needed. We made at least 2 meals a day at the cottage and it had pretty much everything we needed to do so. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and watching the activity in the Harbor. It was easy and convenient to use the boat ramp next to the South Bristol fisherman's Co op to put our kayaks in and explore the area from the water. We did a fun little paddle out to Witch Island for a hike. We really enjoyed some great meals and live music at The Coveside Bar and Restaurant only about a mile down the road. Our best day was probably our trip out to Monhegan Island, the boat ride there and back was fun and relaxing, we saw all kinds of wildlife that the boat captain pointed out and educated us on, and the hiking on the Island was amazing. We love the fact that the cottage was in a very quiet area yet there was plenty to see and do.
Quiet, relaxing stay
This was perfect for our family of three. Quiet location, but close enough to eateries and shops. Would definitely stay again.
A simple cottage overlooking the harbor
The courage was a quiet get away that lets you relax and enjoy perfect weather. Almost everything you need for your stay (bring your own food). Make sure you tale time to enjoy the view of the harbor in the yard chairs and bring plenty of reading for the cool breezy back deck.
The shed holds activities for land and water.
Be sure to visit King Eider's Pub in Damariscotta - the seafood pot pie is out of this world.
To top it off, the Mills are super responsive to any request. You will enjoy your stay at Mills cottage.
The Mills were the nicest of hosts and helpful with regard to information in the area. We would stay there again (Two adults, two kids). The house is a small cottage with the back having a view of the water below. Nice, quiet getaway.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. It was fun having your family at Mills Cottage, appreciating the views and the amenities.
Spent a wonderful week at Lad and Christine's cottage. It is a cozy 2 bedroom with nice views of the tranquil waters of The Gut, a secluded inlet of John's Bay. I appreciate that linens and towels are provided (not all places do), and the kitchen was well stocked (we eat about half our meals, in). Lobsters were $6.99 / lb at Fisherman's co-op and Osiers. Not a whole lot around in otherwise in South Bristol except for Harborside Grocery & Grille which we missed. The Mills had a well stocked video library, although the TV is quite small. A couple nights we pulled a couple chairs up and wired in my bluetooth speaker. But let's face it, we didn't drive all the way from Michigan to Maine to watch TV.
We have been to the mid-coast region in the past staying at Boothbay Harbor and Bailey Island and thought we would try South Bristol. It is rather remote by comparison, but since we were on a road trip, not that big a deal. This trip, we finally got to see Fort William Henry at Pemaquid Point (amazing views from the top!), dip our toes at Christmas Cove beach, see The Giant's Stairs on Bailey Island and tour the historic homes and Maritime Museum in Bath - that's the wonderful thing about mid-coast, so much to see and do within a short drive.
When at Colonial Pemaquid, try The Contented Sole (they also had a band). Another great nearby hidden gem of a restaurant we stumbled on was Coveside (it looked like mostly locals, not tourists - always a good sign). A little further out we visited the Maine State Aquarium and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. We took the Puffin boat cruise to Egg Island out from Boothbay (absolute best lobster roll at Karen's Hideaway / Mainiacs), we spent a day in Damariscotta (try lunch at the Damariscotta River Grille), we attended a play at Maine State Music Theater, Bowdoin College (try Richards in Brunswick for some great German food). On the drive home we had the best fried clams at the Lobster Shack at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth (south of Portland).
Maine has become our new go-to road trip destination. Great weather, people, scenery, and ahhhh...... the seafood. Although we chose to make this a non-stop whirlwind of a trip, the Mills cottage would also make for a great quiet escape.
Very Nice place!
Great views and accomodations
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.