Spectacular!!! 180 Degree Panoramic Ocean Views and Just Steps to the Shore(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
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Member since: 2015
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
May 28 - Jul 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 2 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $175
- Pet Fee $50
9% USE Maine Taxes Apply.
$50 per week to use the mooring.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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 iceberg....so dive in!!!
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose South Bristol, ME, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
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Fritz's grandson Forrest on our dock with a 4 pound-er.
The Cottage at Heron Oaks as seen from the pier.
Sunset view from the dock.
Moon rise over John's Bay as seen from the dock.
Fritz's beloved Lyman, and our namesake heron is fishing from the stern!!!
Sunset South Bristol and a view of the Gut from The Lobsterman's CO-OP.
Our kitchen includes views of the ocean while cooking!!
Living Room has all ocean views and is perfect for reading or watching movies.
The huge Master Bedroom.
Laundry Room is located off the Master has sink, iron board, linens, drying rack
The Loft also boasts an office which is perfect for the working traveler!
Upstairs Bathroom includes a dressing area, connects to loft space and bedroom.
View from the Cottage deck of the pier, dock and John's Bay.
View of the Cottage upon arrival.
A 'froggy' morning.
A view of the Big House at Heron Oaks from the dock.
Grandsons Bradley and Forrest launching for a dip!
View from dining table.
The Lovely Dining Area.
Wood burning stove is perfect to heat the entire cottage on a chilly evening.
Main Floor Bathroom connects to living space and Master.
Upstairs Loft has a pull-out queen bed and a TV/DVD player.
The spacious Upstairs Bedroom.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.......A MUST SEE!!!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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