COVESIDE WATERFRONT SECLUDED COTTAGE ON SEAL COVE

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Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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COVESIDE WATERFRONT SECLUDED COTTAGE ON SEAL COVE

South Bristol Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath

People who stay with us comment on the peace and beauty of the place. Some relax on the porch and listen to the wind in the trees. Others spend their days out on walks in the area, or go for drives around the beautiful peninsulas of mid-coast Maine.

The cabin was remodeled in 2010 with a new kitchen, an additional bedroom, and an updated bathroom. There is a large living room with a fold-out couch and a single bed for guests. We have purposely avoided bringing in cable or TV, and the sound system is minimal so you can enjoy the nature around you. You can walk to water's edge in seconds, and put your kayaks in for a paddle around the Cove or out to the Damariscotta River.

Each bedroom has a double bed, closet, and bureau. The great room has a sofa bed, soft chairs, and a dining area for six. The bathroom has a full tub and shower.

Seal Cove is teeming with wildlife and you'll have a great view of the seals and waterfowl from the bench in front of the cabin.

Most of our guests have been returning for years. It is a very special place.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, home, house, cozy, warm, secluded, water, waterfront, Seal Cove

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

Sheila and Gordon live in Santa Barbara, California for 9 months a year, and in South Bristol for 3. Their grown daughters live in California but come to South Bristol every summer, as they have for the last 21 years.

Gordon is COO of a software company in Goleta, CA; Sheila is an artist who sells her work in Damariscotta, just a few miles from the cabin.

We've been married since 1976, have been living in the same house since 1979, and have had the property in Maine (next door to the cabin) since 1991. While change is good, good things don't have to change.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1997

We fell in love with the South Bristol area quite by accident. We were on our way home from a vacation on North Haven Island when we turned off Hwy 1 at Damariscotta. Three months later we owned the property on Pine Bluff Lane and have spent some time there every summer.

What we love most about the area is that it provides peace and quiet when you want it, and yet there is plenty to do all around. Whether hiking (or walking on the trails nearby), fishing, boating, kayaking, or shopping and visiting the many restaurants nearby, there's something for everyone.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Coveside Waterfront Secluded Cottage on Seal Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
business
Coveside Waterfront Secluded Cottage on Seal Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407748vbi
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Where do you live?
5

Even Nicer Than Expected

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Wonderful vacation experience! The cabin and the location exceeded our expectations - beautiful, quiet spot and a cozy home-away-from-home atmosphere. The cabin was spotless and tastefully decorated, partly with Sheila's art. Put our kayaks in the water and enjoyed Seal Cove and Damariscotta River, spying eagles and lots of seals. Great location to reach New Harbor, Pemaquid & Round Pond quickly, with beautiful hiking trails nearby. Gordon and Sheila are terrific, friendly hosts, ready to help out in any way they can. If you are new to the area, be sure to check the list of restaurants and places to visit that they put together. Both thumbs up!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Now we're thinking that we should change our overview of the cottage ... and use this review instead! We are so gratified when our guests enjoy their stays here. It's truly a wonderful place, which is why Maine is "Vacationland" and "The Way Life Should Be."
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Coveside Waterfront Secluded Cottage on Seal Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407748vbi
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Fenton, MO
5

Cozy Cabin Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
What a great place to get away from it all! The cabin was clean, comfortable and a perfect location for relaxing and enjoying nature. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We hope to come back during the lovely (so we've heard) Maine autumn some day soon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We agreed! It is a great get-way-from-it-all spot. And yes ... autumn is gorgeous. Crisp days, cool nights, and fall colors. Come back!
business
Coveside Waterfront Secluded Cottage on Seal Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407748vbi
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
5

A perfect Maine vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We have just returned from a lovely week at this charming cottage and we were delighted with everything! The location was perfect and a great base for trips to Pemaquid Point, Boothbay Harbor, Camden and Monhegan Island. We brought our kayaks and ventured out to view the seals in the cove and viewed fireworks for the 4th of July right on the water in nearby Damariscotta. It was the quintessential Maine vacation and it was all the more enjoyable as the cottage was perfect. A well equipped kitchen for cooking meals and comfortable beds. The screened-in porch was great at night for watching fireflies and having a glass (or two) of wine. The owners are fabulous and we would certainly stay at this property again!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: OK - these people really knew how to take advantage of Midcoast Maine, but they also got out on the water and just relaxed. The cabin on Seal Cove is a great place for active goers and for people who just want to hang out and watch the 10 foot tide ebb and flow.

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!
business
Coveside Waterfront Secluded Cottage on Seal Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407748vbi
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Massachusetts
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
What an incredible little cottage- It exceeded all of our expectations.
We were looking for a peaceful get a way and this cabin fit the bill. The owners have thought of every detail to make their guests comfortable- they even supply all of the lobster tools needed!
Our highlights included:
Many candlelight meals on the screen porch
Kayaking with the seals right out of the backyard
Every sunset was stunning
Very comfortable beds
And so many more...

We got to meet Gordon, one of the owners and is such a nice man. I wish our schedules had aligned so we could have shared a beer.

Looking forward to returning again and we are still talking about what a special place it is.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sheila and I are looking forward to your return and let's be sure to have that beer together next time. The microbrews up here are fantastic!
business
Coveside Waterfront Secluded Cottage on Seal Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407748vbi
South Bristol Boothbay Harbor Area
Barnesville MD
5

Sublime!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My husband and I have been vacationing in this adorable and charming cottage on Seal Cove for over 10 years. I can't say enough good things about it. It was updated in 2011 but is still rustic and charming; the location -- 50 feet from the water -- is dreamy; the owners are great and lots of fun; and it's a good base for visiting mid-coast Maine and beyond. Seal Cove, off the Damariscotta River, has it all: kayaking, sailing, lobstering, swimming, watching gorgeous sunsets, and leaving your cares behind. Hiking trails are nearby. South Bristol's lobster pounds will cook up succulent lobsters for you. Damariscotta is 15 minutes away and offers great shopping, restaurants, art, book store, markets, etc. There's a nice little golf course nearby, too. We're totally smitten!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: No - we didn't pay these people to write the review. And yes - it's all true. Especially the part about the owners. Come find out for yourself!!
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Rockland, Maine
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Coveside
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Walpole (9 holes)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coveside
Car: necessary

VRBO says this section is for 'certain unique activities' that are not listed above. We think Seal Cove is unique and we believe you will, too. Sheila and Gordon live in the house next to the cottage and if schedules allow, we love to meet our guests over a glass of wine, some cheese and crackers, and together we watch the sun set over the cove. How unique is that?

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Availability & Rates

South Bristol Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $850 weekly
  • US Dollars
  • $850 per week, Saturday to Saturday

Amenities

South Bristol Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • Queen Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The cottage has a screened porch for sitting out at night.

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