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Rutherford Island Turn-of -the-Century Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 7

Charming cottage across the bridge on Rutherford Island. Has path to water views and great views of 'The Gut', Damariscotta River and East Boothbay. Quick walk or ride to picturesque Christmas Cove and Coveside Restaurant and marina. Enjoy this spot as a base to explore the beauty of coastal Maine.

Pam Bird
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018


South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • No sheets or towels provided. Renter must provide.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
1 queen, 5 twins. Deck and front screened porch; heated and winterized; situated on large lot with field for games, soccer, baseball and more! .


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Rutherford Island Turn-of -the-Century Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Troy,NY, USA

our best rental yet.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our cottage, and would rent again in a second. Actually we plan on going back this coming summer, although the cottege is winterized for year round living, I understand. The cottage is on a quiet working fishing harbor, and the island is beautiful. A small cafe, bakery, deli. market,store is 2 cottages away. It is non tourist-y, and the deck was fabulous. The furniture very comfortable, clean, beds great, bathroom, newly redone and spacious. We could not believe, renting an unseen property, was so perfect. I would highly reccommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage in quaint area!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! Felt like we were staying at a friend's house. The kitchen was well stocked, loved the gas grill and the deck had a fabulous view of the water. The front porch was a fabulous place to just sit and read. We hiked many of the free trails on/near the cottage. Our week went by too fast. We can't wait to visit the area again and stay on Rutherford Island!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Fine location, pleasant cottage, great deck, wonderful sunsets, quiet neighborhood, easy arrangements, owner helpful. Kitchen worked well. Good value.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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September in South Bristol

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. A very cozy and comfortable house in a perfect location. Great for kids with a yard to play in, walks to the water and into town, a big deck with water and sunset views, games, boats and a swing bridge to watch right down hill, and easy drives to many nearby locations. The Birds were wonderful to coordinate with and very helpful, and their beautiful house was just as expected. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay at the Bird's Nest!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week at the Bird's Nest with my family of 7 on Rutherford Island! The house is very well maintained and had plenty of room for all of us. Pam and Greg do a great job of balancing the historic charm of their cottage with modern amenities like a beautiful bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, TV, and WIFI. We loved enjoying the view of the Damariscotta from the back deck, walking down to "the gut" and the fishermen's co-op, and exploring South Bristol by canoe and bike. The only bad part was having to pack up and leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect home away from home !

  • 5 of 5

Loved this charming home. Very cozy and full of charm. This was the perfect place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary ! We choose it because of the online photos and found the house to be just like the photos. Quiet and private. We would highly recommend this lovely home . The owners were wonderful to work with. We would definitely rent this lovely home again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, Thank you so much for your feedback! And, Happy Anniversary! Pam
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy biking, walking and kayaking in this picturesque setting. Dining and entertainment just five minutes away at Christmas Cove, with more great dining, shopping and recreation in nearby Damariscotta and Pemaquid Point.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1,000/week mid June - mid September
$700/week mid September - mid June
All rentals subject to a $75.00 cleaning fee
Maine State Lodging Tax of 8% added
Rates for partial weeks, during off season, available upon request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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