South Bristol House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8-10
Large two-story cottage-style home built in 1911, preserved and furnished with charm. On hill above (and a few blocks away from) the picturesque fishing village and harbor of South Bristol. House is on 5 acres at end of lane and surrounded by forest. First floor has living room with large stone fireplace, den, two bedrooms (twin-beds), sunny dining room with fireplace, modern kitchen, two bathrooms, and deck off back, surrounded by majestic tall pines. Second floor has a huge vaulted-ceiling lodge living room with massive stone fireplace, large master bedroom (queen bed), roomy second bedroom (double bed), bathroom, and covered, open back porch, with long-distance views across the trees toward John’s Bay (snap-shot view).
South Bristol: South Bristol is centrally located in mid-coast Maine where centuries-old towns engaged in fishing and lobstering are combined with summer colonies. It is 14 miles from Damariscott, located at the top of the ocean-entry Damariscotta River with shops, boutiques, and restaurants (serving the famous Pemaquid oysters). Nearby across John's Bay are Pemaquid Light House (Maine's most spectacular light house and symbol of Maine on the back of the 'Maine state quarter'), Pemaquid State Park (with white sandy beach), and 18th century Fort William Henry.
Activities: South Bristol is a charming fishing village with several lobster pounds and cafes. A mile away is Christmas Cove, discovered by Captain John Smith in 1607, now with lovely summer homes and lively Coveside Restaurant and marina, offering excellent food and musical entertainment. Shops and boutiques, and antique galleries (including auctions), are all nearby. Seal and whale-watching boat rides available to the bays and islands around South Bristol. There are two lobster pounds within a couple of blocks of the house.
Area around South Bristol: From South Bristol it is a short trip to the historic ship-building towns of Bath (with the Maine Maritime Museum) and Wiscasset (termed the 'loveliest village in Maine') to the south, lively Boothbay Harbor to the southwest, the towns of Gardiner and state-capital Augusta on the Kennebeck River to the east, the seaside towns of Rockport, Rockland, and Camden to the north, and art-colony Monehegan Island and other islands off the coast.
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible