South Bristol/Christmas Cove Cottage
Built by a ship’s captain in the 1840's, this classic cottage has all the amenities in picturesque Christmas Cove on Rutherford Island.
The home has recently been remodeled and updated with a large eat-in gourmet kitchen, local antiques and art, plus comfortable furnishings. Honed black marble counter tops, gas burners, new appliances and well stocked kitchen make for a wonderful culinary retreat, if so inclined. New England charm abounds in this well appointed cottage with comfortable bedrooms including top grade bedding, down pillows and comforters. Outdoor living is just as inviting with a covered front porch and large outdoor screened eating porch. The house is surrounded beautiful gardens and a large lawn with has access to wooded areas on three sides and occasional water views through the trees.
In addition to the full bathroom and two half bathrooms there is also an outdoor shower. If you absolutely need to check in with the outside world there are two phone lines and high speed internet access is available.
Christmas Cove is known as one of Maine’s prettiest harbors. The destination of many yachtsmen, the island is peaceful and serene, and easily accessible over a swing bridge in the working harbor town of South Bristol.
The Coveside Bar & Restaurant, serving lunch and dinner, is around the corner and in easy walking distance. Access to dingy docks and mooring rentals are available at the Coveside Marina. South Bristol, the historic working fishing village, is moments away and offers additional dining and shopping options.
There are many beautiful outings you can take, or just kick back on the porch and relax. Kayaking, swimming, hiking and biking the local trails; Pick up some oysters at the Walpole Barn and a delicious bottle of wine, order pre-cooked lobsters and steamers to enjoy on the porch, or head to one on the many wonderful restaurants, and the Coveside for live music.
The best location with many sightseeing options yet a peaceful setting in a comfortable and well appointed home.
Long strolls of the island's perimeter are a must.