WATERFRONT WITH LARGE PIER - EASTERN GUT - RUTHERFORD ISLAND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATERFRONT WITH LARGE PIER - EASTERN GUT - RUTHERFORD ISLAND

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This is a modest house that once was a a stable, the village fire house and since 1939, a residence. Two bedrooms upstairs, kitchen and living room on the first floor and newly renovated ground level family/play room with elevated bunk area.

It is located just on to Rutherford Island, up a bit from the Swing Bridge on the left, facing into the Eastern Gut. The house has spectacular water views from 3 sides, with the sunrise over the Gut and sunset over the Damariscotta River. The land drops quickly to the pier, causing dramatic height and views from the kitchen and master bedroom. All the rooms (including the bathroom) have ocean views.

The Gut is in the village of South Bristol with shops, grocery stores, lobster pounds and 2 full service boat yards. Damariscotta is a 15 minute drive back up the river. Pemaquid sandy beaches are 15 minutes away. Hideaway beaches on Rutherford are close by.

This is a kayackers dream house. Christmas Cove is 2 miles on the south end of the island. Bring your big boat, moorings are available. A 36x40' pier is 35' from the back door with a gangway and float. This pier is located in the lee of most all summer breezes and gets hot during the daytime. There are 2 Old Town Kayaks on the pier for your use.

There is plenty of activity during the day in and out of the nearby swing bridge and it quiets down very nicely in the evening. Local long hikes and short ones right from the house. Eagles, osprey, loons, heron, starfish, crabs, little lobsters, seals, all kinds of gulls, traditional wood pleasure and work boats all to be seen daily without moving from the pier. 10' of tidal range, moving in and out every 12 hours.

This is a cozy house, perfect for a couple and a few kids or 2 couples. Plenty of interior photos upon request.

Rental price recently reduced.

Keywords: Waterfront Cottage

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2008
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About The Owner

I've been a small wood sailboat enthusiast and restorer since I was a child. Residential choises have been made principally on the town's harbor. 20 years in Marblehead, 20 years on Mount Desert Island, near 20 years in Portland and maybe the next 20 in S. Bristol. Lisa and I just got real lucky with this sweet little house, with never an idea we could not only own a waterfront place but located most likely in one of the prettiest places in the world. We are likely to end up in S. Bristol year-round in a few years. Until then, we could use the extra income while we easliy share this place.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose South Bristol

The Gut, South Bristol is the finest and one of most protected harbors on the east coast. Our wood boat is moored in the Gut year round 50' off the pier. Working up from the boat, we have a float and gangway attached to a 30 X 40' pier. 40' up from the pier is the house that overlooks the Gut from 3 floors. The house is a comfortable residence that is manageable, comfortable and affordable. Our 14 year old daughter and her friends get to play around the house, pier, boats and the Island like few other kids get to.

What makes this cottage unique

Pretty well described in the house profile. I will guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
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Waterfront with Large Pier - Eastern Gut - Rutherford Island
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Waterfront with Large Pier - Eastern Gut - Rutherford Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216215vb
(207) 831-1792
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
4

Quiet spot

  • 4 of 5
Cute little house at a quiet spot of many. Many attractions within an hours drive or 15 minutes away. Owner was very easy to work with and very nice. Wish we lived closer so that we could do long weekends here.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Waterfront with Large Pier - Eastern Gut - Rutherford Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216215vb
(207) 831-1792
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Seacoast, NH
5

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5
This vacation on the water was just what we had hoped for. The house was charming and well located. The waterfront was really great, with the huge wharf on which to relax and entertain. We especially appreciated the kayaks, and used them to explore the harbor and Witch Island.
Our boat fit well on the dock, which was sheltered from the boat traffic and the weather.
The working waterfront gave us something to watch all the time, and the nearby fisherman's co-op provided delicious lobsters and clams.
We look forward to returning next summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Waterfront with Large Pier - Eastern Gut - Rutherford Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216215vb
(207) 831-1792
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Gloucester, Ma
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5
This has got to be one of the most special spots in the state of Maine-The house is simple but supplied with all you need and the location is fabulous! We spent an ideal week eating all our meals on the dock overlooking the harbor, kayaking, rowing, sailing and paddle boarding ( we brought the paddle board, the rest was there). Chris was a pleasure to deal with and we feel lucky to have gotten to spend time in this special place.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfront with Large Pier - Eastern Gut - Rutherford Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216215vb
(207) 831-1792
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Buffalo, NY
5

Old-school Maine haborfront heaven

  • 5 of 5
Just back from a week of July-Maine living here, next to the sweet 1930s-era drawbridge, the calm harbor that turns to gold at sunset and the working waterfront where we watched lobstermen haul traps as we paddled by on the canoe and a kayak that came with the place. It was my first time renting from old Maine friends.

The house is just a few doors in from where South Bristol's peninsula stops and continues on by bridge as Rutherford Island, like a jagged dot at the end of an exclamation point. The house dates back to the late 1800s when it was the town fire hall. Right next to the historical society with a giant anchor on the lawn commemorating the Canadian shipwreck that locals helped rescue, the house, with old wood floors that feel soft on bare feet, is comfortable and eclectic: Nautical maps of the coast and islands on the wall. The master bedroom had one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in & a harbor view we never tired of. We went to the dock to sip morning coffee, eat lobster with messy abandon & watch the boys play on the tire swing. This was a great family home base: 12-year-olds had a basement hangout w. twin beds and TV for video games. The kitchen with a wall stretch of counter was a roomy workspace with more of that dreamy view. It was well-stocked w. cooking tools – even a long pancake griddle. Bought lobster to steam just doors away. Found gourmet black raspberry frozen custard at grocery around the corner with crisp Martha Stewart charm. Ate the best raspberry pie at the funky-elegant Christmas Cove restaurant. Made short car trips to a freshwater swimming hole, sandy Pemaquid beach and Fort Henry with a great kid scavenger hunt quiz of 17th-century archeological finds. Boys wanted to stay longer. Eager for next summer so we can do this again… :-)
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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South Bristol Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

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Tax Rate 7.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
36'x40' pier 35' from back door of the house. Moorings available in one of the better protected harbors in Maine. Lobster pounds within rowing distance. Have lobsters delivered to the pier. Swell neighbors. Water views from every side of the house.
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