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Spectacular!!! 180 Degree Panoramic Ocean Views And Just Steps To The Shore

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Quaint Maine Cottage With 200 Ft. Of Shoreline Including Dock, Pier And Beach

Our cottage is located on Rutherford Island, in the town of South Bristol, and overlooking John's Bay. Picturesque Christmas Cove is less than mile away. Upon entering our the Cottage, you will find.. .An open floor plan for the main floor living room, dining area and kitchen, with 25 ft ceilings and skylights for a natural lighting effect. There are two sliding glass doors and many over-sized windows for enjoying the panoramic ocean view. The tongue-and-groove pine wood paneling throughout the house and wood floors create a cozy, wooded ambiance. The wood burning stove in the living room is perfect for a chilly evening. The main floor master is very spacious, with a walk-in closet, and the upstairs bedroom is also large with ample closet space. The upstairs has an entertainment loft with a pull-out bed and an adjoining office area. At any time during your stay, you can step outside to enjoy the ocean on the private deck, pier, dock, rocks, or low tide beach.

Shannan Greenbaum
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

About Shannan Greenbaum

Fritz Voelker and his family are the owners of the Heron Oaks properties. Fritz lives right next door at Heron Oak’s Big House. He lives there from June through October. Fritz is available to help you anytime with questions or concerns that you might have regarding either the Cottage or the region. During the winter months, Fritz enjoys living in Colorado.

Shannan Greenbaum purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Shannan Greenbaum chose South Bristol

Fritz’s family began the family tradition of enjoying summertime Maine in the 1800’s. His grandchildren are the 6th generation to vacation in the area. Fritz and his mother, Margaret, had a vision of building two houses on this stunning John’s Bay oceanfront property. Their vision came to be in the 1990’s when the construction of the Heron Oak’s Cottage and the Big House were completed.

What makes this cottage unique

This location in Maine is impossible to beat. South Bristol has the true small-town, Maine fishing village ambiance without the hectic tourism or isolation of other vacation areas. Its central location lends easily to day trips to popular areas. The summertime visitors have the common goal of their passion for family, blue oceans and the stunning and pure beauty that is Maine.


South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master/main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs/loft - toilet , shower
  • The master bedroom has a full bathroom. The upstairs bedroom has a full bathroom. Both bathroom are accessible to the bedrooms and the living spaces.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master/main floor - 1 king
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The large master bedroom is on the main floor. It has ample closet space, adjoining laundry room, bathroom and a king bed. The large upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, a large closet, adjoining bathroom and loft area. The loft entertainment area has pull-out bed and an office.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Rutherford Island Preserve is located on West Side Road and is a great place to hike, walk and picnic...and is dog friendly!!!!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Wonderful Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Heron Oaks. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. The owners went the extra mile to make sure our time here was special. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and serving meals. Everything was truly as described or better. We loved exploring the property and hanging out on the dock. It's hard for me to put into words how beautiful the view is from the deck and the many windows in the house. We all slept like babies in the super comfy beds. The weather was perfect for leaving the windows open and listening to the many sounds of Maine. We spent most of our days checking out the nearby villages and lighthouses. Our two teenage girls enjoyed the ropes at Monkey C Monkey Do obstacle course about 30 minutes from the house. We went on a Hardy Boat puffin cruise as suggested by "Fritz" the owners dad who lives next door. It was so much fun! One evening we were treated to a lobster dinner and delicious blueberry muffins by Fritz. This was our first "lobstah" experience and would have been disastrous if we had tried it on our own! This dinner was a kind and thoughtful touch to a near perfect vacation. We all fell in love with Maine. Everything just seems to be a little better there. I would surely recommend Heron Oaks to a friend and we can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coveside Bar/Restaurant ranked top 20 by Esquire
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 129
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Osiers/Harborside/Coveside/South Bristol Co-op
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Heron Oaks is less than a mile away from South Bristol, Christmas Cove, which is located in the heart of New England's most picturesque region. In South Bristol you can enjoy an authentic seafood lunch on the decks of the Lobsterman's CO-OP or Osiers while admiring the picture perfect views of the harbor. The world famous Christmas Cove is home of the Coveside restaurant, bar and marina where you can dine on fresh clams and lobsters, and feast on the dramatic and spectacular out-island views of the Atlantic ocean. It is also famous for summertime live music three times a week including Sunday afternoon on the deck. If you are in the mood for a Maine tourist town, the infamous Boothbay Harbor is 30 miles away. Pemaquid Point Light House is a MUST SEE and is 15 miles away. After dining in the restaurant, you can enjoy an ice cream cone while touring the lighthouse and viewing the local art. Pemaquid Beach (12 miles) is a true sandy beach and it is a great place to take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic. You can eat lunch at their picnic style grill and they offer beach supplies at a low daily rental rate. For a high-end, sit down dinner to celebrate that special occasion, the Bradley Inn in New Harbor (13 miles) is your place. New Harbor also has a grocery store and the popular Shaw's Fish, Lobster Wharf and Restaurant. On a day of calm seas, from New Harbor you can catch the Hardy Boat ferry to Monhegan Island. The island is an artist colony and was designated a National Landmark for its coastal and island flora in 1966. No cars are allowed on the island so be prepared to hoof it with a picnic to the breathtaking cliffs! If you are in the mood for a historical tour, visit Fort William Henry (12 miles) , also located in the Pemaquid region. If you have seen the Last of the Mohicans, you will recognize this historically important fort!!! The town of Damariscotta (15 miles) has a hospital, grocery stores, movie theater, pharmacy, seafood market (with Maine oysters!!!) and everything else you might need during your stay. It is renowned for it's shopping New England style, local restaurants, award-winning bookstore and wonderful farmer's market. This is just the tip of the dive in!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

9% USE Maine Taxes Apply.
$50 per week to use the mooring.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.