Experience the serenity and charm of the Riddiford Cottage. In the family since 1947, the cottage communicates the warmth, character, and rustic beauty of Maine. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the setting surrounded by trees with glimpses of the Damariscotta River (ocean inlet) while you sip coffee on the wrap around deck, take a short walk to the water's edge and the historic swinging bridge in the active lobstering village of South Bristol, or venture out to nearby Pemaquid to visit the lighthouse or swim on the beach. There's no doubt that a vacation to be cherished awaits.
A little history...: In 1947, Charles Riddiford purchased this property from its previous, and only other, owner. He was a British citizen working as a cartographer for the National Geographic Society. His only stipulation before moving to the States was that he would get the summers off, which he did. The family began making this cottage its vacation destination, a tradition that has been carried on by his sons and grandchildren to the best of their abilities! We're happy to share this slice of the Riddiford family with you.
Things to do...: There are a number of hiking trails in the area - you should find some maps in the cottage. Ask the locals about some great trails not far from the elementary school. We also love getting lobster at the local co-op, sampling as much clam chowder as possible, visiting the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Beach, excursions to Damariscotta, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Reid State Park, crackling fires, lazy mornings and walks viewing the lobster boats and quaint coastline.
South Bristol is divided by the 'Gut,' a connecting waterway navigated frequently by lobstering boats via the swing bridge and capturing the quaint scene of Maine's bustling industry. Up the road fifteen minutes in Damariscotta are all the amenities of a small city, and nearby Boothbay Harbor (about 40 mins.) boasts whale watching, deep sea fishing, shopping, and historic venues. A bit farther down the road, one hour away, is the shopping center of Freeport, Maine: home of L.L. Bean and many other outlet stores.
Other Activities: kayaking
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|$200 reservation deposit secures your dates, and the remainder ($700) due one month before rental date. We also collect a SEPARATE $100 security deposit which is returned after cleaning company confirms there has been no property damage.|
|Notes||We only reserve at weekly rates.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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