BELOVED WATERFRONT COTTAGE -- COLUMBUS DAY & PUMPKINFEST AVAILABILITY

Ann Dibble

Speaks english, french, Geechee
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Damariscotta Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 5.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE..One mile south of the lovely village of Damariscotta (charming shops, fine dining and cafes, book store, community movie theatre) is a private road leading into Cottage Point, a quaint little settlement on the saltwater/tidal Damariscotta River evoking neighborhoods of yesteryear. The cottage, barely visible from the winding road, perches high above Huston Cove and overlooks Hog Island, that has been the home to a nesting pair of bald eagles! The garden has plantings of hydrangeas, lilacs, rugosa roses, and rhododendron. Swim or kayak from the private dock. Built in 1941, this cottage is a charmer with comfortable furnishings (new firm mattresses and cotton sheets) and warm pine paneling! It is perfect for a quiet and private relaxing get-away. IThere are fantastic water views from the cottage. The kitchen is well equipped for those who like to cook. An outdoor shower is discretely hidden at the back of the cottage.http://southernexposuredamariscotta.shutterfly.com

'Southern Exposure' is sited on a 1/2 acre lawn perfect for children. There is a wonderful collection of books and games if you're vacationing with the younger set. The Cottage Point community is a quiet safe area for bicycling and walking.

Read the on-line guest book and you will learn why this cottage is so beloved and why everyone wants to return to this waterfront 'slice of heaven!' Although it is a simple cottage, it is not rustic. Just like Reny's, anything you need is there.

If the date you want is shown as unavailable on the calendar, contact me anyway since I have a waiting list in case of cancellations. http://southernexposuredamariscotta.shutterfly.com/

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Ann Dibble (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Speaks english, french, Geechee

About Ann Dibble

Native South Carolinian who LOVES Maine! I live in Charleston, SC..the other most wonderful place to live...other than Maine. Southern Exposure was bought for a retirement spot...but since I can't retire, I live vicariously through others who also love the cottage.

Ann Dibble purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ann Dibble chose Damariscotta

My Realtor called me about Southern Exposure before it hit the market! I bought it 'sight unseen' and still pinch myself for my good forturne. The Pemaquid Peninsular is the best place to be and Damariscotta is a hub of fun shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The best neighbors anywhere!

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location (very private, yet close to everything)...View, view, view!

Guestbook comments from the owner

FROM COTTAGE GUEST BOOKSouthern Exposure was a dream come true!! My first trip to the beautiful state of Maine was more than I expected...I do plan to return.Your cottage was the most perfect place to stay...the view from the living room and bedroom would always start the day with a genuine feeling of happiness...what a view!!We loved:Having lobster steamed at Fisherman's CatchMacoun applesFriday morning Farmer's MarketAntiquing, shopping, eating, etc. Red's Eats to die for lobster rollSteamers -- first time--loved!Trips to Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, East Boothbay, Freeport, Thomaston, Pemaquid PointAcadia National Park was an experience everyone should have.Thanks for sharing your fabulous cottage -- it was great!
Oct 2004
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
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Reviews

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Beloved Waterfront Cottage -- Columbus Day & Pumpkinfest Availability
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Fabulous Week at Southern Exposure!

  • 5 of 5
Our week at the delightful cottage, Southern Exposure, exceeded all expectations for me and my guests! I've been summering in Maine for many years but had not stayed in the Damariscotta area until now. And, everything could not have been better. From the beautifully appointed cottage, Southern Expsoure, the charming humming birds in abundance, the bald eagle on Hog Island, the kayaking around the area, walks along the river, drives to Pemaquid Point & Wiscasset to yummy chowder from SeaBasket Cafe on Route 1, fabulous shops in all the surrounding towns, beautiful late spring weather, gorgeous garden created by the owner and the delight of staying in the comfortable, cozy cottage where the owner has anticipated most any need and has supplied whatever you might consider. Highly recommend the accommodations and the centrally located spot in mid-coast Maine.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

Wonderful stay at Southern Exposure

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently returned from our third stay at Southern Exposure and our visit once again exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful time in Damariscotta and just relaxing at the cottage. The view from the cottage is spectacular! We really enjoyed watching the tides and wildlife from the deck. The cottage was cozy and had everything we needed. It was clean and comfortable. The owner really thought of everything! There was so much to do thanks to the owner’s wonderful recommendations. The location is great as many of our destinations were just a short drive away. I already miss the beautifully landscaped yard, countless hummingbirds, spying on the bald eagle, and trips on the kayak. I highly recommend Southern Exposure and cannot wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great Maine Hide-Away

  • 5 of 5
This was the best hide-away in the mid coast.We had a great time.This house is good for 2 couples or a small family. The views are spectacular and the daily hummingbirds are a added treat. Damariscotta is a great small town with great restaurants. We were in daily contact with Ann, telling her of our daily outings. The house is fully equipped with everything you need. We even added to a few things that others can use.we will defintely be returning as this is truely a piece of heaven. We even travelled further up the coast and never really felt we were far from home. Great centrally located for all of your venturing out into the Maine countryside
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed yourselves at Southern Exposure and have you down for 2013!
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Southern Exposure Damariscotta, Maine

  • 5 of 5
The house is very comfortable and cozy. The bedrooms fit our needs perfectly, the kitchen, dining room, living room and porches were very comfortable, neat, functional and user friendly. The bathrooms are small and dated but perfectly fine unless you want something really new and modern.

The yard is beautifully landscaped. The view is beautiful and the deck and dock are perfect for capturing the view and spending the time outdoors. The water in the bay and the view of Hog Island with all of the birds and wild life makes this cottage so ideal.

The location and access to the coast and small towns in Maine is ideal. There are ample hikes, day trips and activities to keep families or couples occupied for a long time.

We loved our time at the cottage and would love to rent it again next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Phoenixville, PA
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Cousin Catch-Up

  • 5 of 5
I enjoyed 4 wonderful days at "Southern Exposure". The weather was perfect and the cottage was very warm and inviting. It was easy to settle into the peace and serenity of this well maintained cottage on the Damariscotta River. What a treat sitting on the deck to take in the never ending views across the river to Hog Island, the birds, the sky, the stars. There was so much to do....kayaking, biking, hiking, antiqueing, and eating in the many delicious lobster houses throughout the area.

I loved the outdoor shower....it was great looking up at the pine trees overhead and taking in the scent while scrubbing sea mist from my skin.

Even with all the activity I still had time to catch up with my southern cousin and share many stories on the deck and in the cozy living room. I certainly look forward to a return visit!!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Charleston, South Carolina
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  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time in Damariscotta and loved the cozy cottage and splendid view. Everything you need - and more - is there (wonderful touches like fresh flowers throughout). It is tidy, immaculately clean, comfortable and as welcoming as a big hug. It feels like home. We relaxed, kayaked, ate incredible meals, explored charming seaside towns and lived large all week. If you have half as much fun as we did you will have done well. I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, ME (PWM)
Car: necessary

The water is warm in Huston Cove so don your bathing suit and swim, kayak, or canoe from the dock. Explore the galleries, shops, and restaurants in Damariscotta, cruise to Eastern Egg Rock and see puffins, go on a whale watch, spend the day on Monhegan Island, watch the eagles on Hog Island as you have your morning coffee, buy Maine blueberries and make pies and muffins, play golf at one of the nearby courses, go out on a chartered fishing boat and grill your catch when you get home, enjoy lobster and steamers dunked in butter, attend an antiques auction, meander down to Bristol Mills to the swimming hole and then onto New Harbor for ice cream, explore Rachel Carson's Saltwater Pond, take a day trip to Acadia National Park .... so much to do, no matter what your interests. http://southernexposuredamariscotta.shutterfly.com/

Other Activities: kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Damariscotta Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 9 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $1,200 - 1,625 per week
2014 Rates

**Note that Rentals are Friday to Friday***

ONE WEEK MINIMUM

STRICT NO PET (NO EXCEPTIONS !!) POLICY

STRICT OCCUPANY LIMIT OF 5


High Season (June 13 - September 4, 2014):
$1625 per week

Summer Shoulder Season (May 23- June 12, 2014):
$1200/week

Fall Shoulder Season (September 5 - Oct. 10, 2014)
$1250/week



Plus 8% Maine occupancy tax and a cleaning/
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Amenities

Amenities

Damariscotta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Great view!
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Either twins or king option
    Cozy Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • 'Southern Exposure' sleeps 6 if two are very small children (under 5 years old). It is best suited for up to five people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • pond
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
1 queen, 2 singles (can be made into king), 1 single. Lobster pot, crackers and picks, and plein air shower. There is a small TV, DVD player at the cottage but this non-techno owner doesn't guarantee that they will work or that reception will be good. There is also an iPod player/radio but reception isn't always good for the radio (NPR).

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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