South Bristol House Rental Photos and Description
Anodyne House-4Bedrooms 1.5 Baths -Additional bedroom/bath available
Anodyne House is in a village setting on the Western Gut in South Bristol Village, about 75 feet from the waterfront. There are views across the small harbor. Just out of sight, but only a few hundred yards away, is the swing bridge connecting the mainland to Rutherford's Island. On the other side of the bridge is the Eastern Gut where most of So. Bristol's fishing fleet is moored. Shipyard Road is about a quarter of a mile long, a dead end road which winds along the shore, with 19th century summer cottages at the end.
The house is well suited to families with small children as well as elderly guests and is a wonderful setting for small weddings and for family vacations.
We can now offer the additional rental of our 'East Wing'. This room, with its summer cottage decor, is attached to the main house. It has a private bath, fireplace and home theater with digital projector, DVD and wall screen. It can be either a family room or bedroom - your call.
Amenities: On the main floor of the house are the kitchen, dining room, a combination of a large living room and library (undergoing renovation), bathroom and the 'East Wing'. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom.
The upstairs bathroom has a tub and shower; the downstairs bathroom has a shower. The laundry room is equipped with a low water use washing machine and a dryer; the kitchen is equipped with an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and the usual small appliances.
A large veranda wraps around the south, east, and north sides of the east wing of the house and includes a screened octagonal pavilion. We have many guests with small children and it is a wonderful house for multi generational families.
The house sits on 3/4 acre, bordered on three sides by tall cedars and is very private, although it is in the middle of the village. There are flower gardens, fruit trees, a tiny stream, a greenhouse, playhouse, and plenty of lawn.
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
Betsy and I are native coastal Mainers. Her family has been coming to South Bristol since 1900 andI was raised on the water in Kennebunkport. We are both 'still working' professionals. Our hobbies are gardening, boating, town history and contradancing.
We have a family summer cottage not far from the Anodyne House.We fell in love with Anodyne House while looking for a winter home in South Bristol as well. We bought Anodyne House with the idea of renting it in the summer to families to enjoy her charm and, frankly, to help fund her renovation.
Anodyne House has hard to describe magic. She is a comfortable old house that that seems to bring out the best in everyone. Summer family gatherings, small wedding, a week of relaxing..that is what she is best at.