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Charming Rustic Cabin

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Property type cabin


About the property

Remote Cabin in Woodland Overlooking the Mouth of the Harbor

This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for somewhere quiet and cozy to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life! Nestled in a wooded hillside, the front views look out to the ocean. It is heated by a wood burning stove, with an optional electric heater. It sleeps 4-6 people comfortably with one queen bed, two bunks and a sleeper sofa. Guests are required to bring their own sheets, pillowcases and towels. Cell service is limited and the cabin does not have a television or internet. The kitchen if fully equipped with refrigerator/freezer, stove, cooking utensils.

Property Manager
Julia Truax
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

Why Julia Truax chose Bristol

The cabin was built by our grandparents in 1951 to serve as a summer home for the family who lived in Middlebury, Vermont. It was used as a summer home for the following three decades. The cabin has remained in the family, but life paths do not allow it to be used as a summer home any longer. The cabin has all the charm it once did, and not much has changed!

What makes this cabin unique

The front porch is partially screened in so guests can sit in the peace and quiet and listen to the sounds of the ocean, the buoy at the mouth of the harbor, and the wildlife. This is the perfect place if you are looking for peace and quiet! Very limited views of the neighboring houses. There is no television, and cell service is limited so it is the perfect retreat for those who like to "get away from it all!". The cabin is heated by a wood stove, and there is a wood shed at the back of the cabin and axes available to chop wood.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at this amazing cabin for 7 nights. We loved the privacy, quite, view, charm, cleanliness and ambiance of the cabin. Julia was quick to respond to all of our inquiries prior to our arrival, and provided us with detailed instructions on how to get to the cabin, operating the house, general information, and local and regional attractions. We were very surprised to find it more spacious than we imagined by looking at the photos online. And although rustic we would also describe it as cozy and charming. We loved riding our mountain bikes around Salt Pond and Long Cove Point Road. We enjoyed the sunset views down Pemaquid Loop Road and the cinnamon buns at the Cupboard Cafe in New Harbor. We appreciated and used the fully equipped kitchen. It was a great get a way for us. We are relaxed and refreshed ready to face our hectic schedules in NJ and NYC.
Jul 2015
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Bristol Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Please bring your own towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed. Closet and shelved cupboard for clothes and belongings. Second bedroom has two bunk beds, sleeping up to four people. The beds have pillows and bedspreads, but you will need to bring sheets, pillowcases and any additional blankets. Shelved cupboard for clothes and belongings.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing


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Charming Rustic Cabin
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews

Quaint Downeast Maine Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights in the cabin and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cabin is simple, clean, and stocked with essentials. It's location is ideally nestled on the woody hill above the harbor. Julia sends specific instructions to reach the cabin. We loved the historic decor and all the maps. Thank you for sharing your family's cabin with us! We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for leaving the place in such good shape. We hope you’ll visit again!
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Great, clean cabin in amazing area!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, we had the pleasure of meeting Lian, who is responsible for cleaning this cabin. We stayed in a lot of cabins in a lot of woodsy areas and know that dust and bugs always find their way in to some degree. This was the cleanest cabin we’ve ever stayed in, so hats off to Lian!

This cabin makes a great base as there are a number of day trips within 45 minutes. We explored Boothbay Harbor, several local villages, as well as the Pemaquid peninsula. From the local beach and lighthouse to the great lobster rolls and small-town charm, we just wish we had more time to enjoy this beautiful part of the country.

Julia, thanks for sharing this special place - we loved it and hope to return! The bunkbeds and wood-burning heater were a hit with the kids, and we left a couple new games to your collection.

If you are reading this, I strongly suggest you just book it. I am sure you will not be disappointed, and will walk away with fond memories as we have.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved the rustic and peaceful cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I am so happy we discovered Hitchcock Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My boys would say that the lack of wifi was difficult. I found the experience of not having that distraction rather peaceful and refreshing! (And we do travel with a hot spot so they weren't totally cut off from "civilization"!) Sitting on the screened-in porch looking out at the ocean over the treetops , especially in the evenings and even well after dark - without the torment of insects - quietly enjoying the sea breezes, the sounds of the water breaking on the rocks below, and the harbor bell softly tolling... it was positively blissful. The cabin has its own quiet woodland setting off the main roads and it's spacious, clean, and comfortable. It is well outfitted with everything you need. I was intrigued with the family history both told and evident around the cottage. I can imagine so many great memories being made here! In addition to the property itself being a great spot there is a lot to do on and around the peninsula, too. I simply love Damariscotta and New Harbor. The Pemaquid Point light and other local historic spots are great places to visit. Monhegan is amazing (though we didn't make it out there on this trip) and Boothbay is not far away. We kayaked on the Muscongus Bay, enjoyed lobster at Shaw's wharf, and explored the area both by car and on foot. We had a fantastic visit! I'm so happy we discovered Hitchcock Cottage - I really look forward to visiting again soon! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was even nicer than we expected and in a great location. So secluded in one way since you're above the street and in the woods, but within a short walk to a good restaurant. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night, but would have loved to stay longer. It is clean, well stocked and has a very nice bathroom. There is a lot of room for a family to stay and was well equipped with kitchen supplies, books, games and a wood burning stove. We loved the location and all the charming spots to visit. We would highly recommend staying here if you like having a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy each other's company. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage cabin - Perfect for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin in the woods with its partial view of the bay. Isolated but an easy short walk to ocean dock and Rachel Carson Salt pond and trails.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

A few minutes drive to Pemaquid Beach and Pemaquid Point lighthouse. Also very close to the historic Fort William Henry, the largest fort in New England.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until rental agreement is confirmed.

Linen service is not provided for rentals, but can be at an additional charge. Please contact for more information.

Manager'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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