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Cozy Cottage with Freshwater Frontage & Saltwater View **No Service Fee Charged

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Clarks Cove is the setting for this comfortable waterfront cottage on 3 acres of land - the perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing vacation. Located in a scenic, rural area it borders a 35 acre freshwater pond and lets you glimpse the saltwater across the road. It's within walking distance of a nature preserve with marked trails and saltwater access and an ideal location for quiet walks.

Enjoy nature, take the canoe out to explore the pond, or go fishing right on the property. The porch makes a great place to relax and enjoy the large grassy backyard.

The home is an original Sears Roebuck kit house from the 1920s. It has been thoroughly updated and renovated. The layout however, has been left unaltered, giving the cottage and “old fashioned” cozy feeling. The rooms are all situated on the ground floor level, making it easily accessible for young and old. The original wood floors have been refinished and provide warmth and character to the home.

No extra fees are charged when you book this property - no service fee, no cleaning fee - just the rent and the Maine lodging tax.

Nonsmoking property

We maintain a pet-free environment to accommodate allergic guests

More Details

Christa Mayer-Bohne
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a splendid little place you have here - and the location, location, location. Just great!Accolades for the amazing completeness of the accomodations - right down to a zester!And the canoe and lovely peaceful pond were just wonderful.Hope to be back!
Jun 2007
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South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , New mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 bedroom with one double bed, new mattress 1 bedroom with two single beds All sheets and towels supplied
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Washing machine in the basement, picnic table, canoe, back deck with table and chairs, Weber charcoal grill, fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, full size refrigerator with freezer, all paper & cleaning products supplied, puzzles and games, books, cable TV, wireless high-speed internet, bring your own computer. Non-smoking cottage. No pets, no exceptions.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage with Freshwater Frontage & Saltwater View **No Service Fee Charged
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Peaceful Retreat--Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Cottage one week this summer and one week in autumn. The cottage is a small gem, with everything you need for basic housekeeping ready to hand. The location is superb--quiet and relaxing, between the fresh water pond and the salt cove, with lots of water birds and other wildlife (turkeys, beavers) to observe. There are wonderful walks everywhere, from the road in front of the cottage, to the many local preserves. Enjoyed paddling the pond, and walking trails at Darling Marine Center and Seal Cove, Glidden Point in Damariscotta and Dodge Point Reserve all lead to wonderful water views. Though the cottage is off the beaten path, it is convenient to shopping and dining, and a terrific base for day trips--one day I went all the way to Campobello. Lots of opportunities for kayaking and boating in the area as well. Christa is very helpful and a wealth of knowledge about the area. I look forward to a return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lucy, for taking the time to share your experience about the cottage. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and love the location.
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Myrtle Beach


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have visited "cozy cottage" for our Maine week getaway for many years now. It is just lovely, with lots of homey features that make it feel like home rather than a rental. We started our stay with watching the finals of the US Open tennis tournament on cable TV, but then relaxed

The property is large and private and well maintained with freshly mowed grass and scattered gardens and a path to the lake/pond with a canoe if you choose to paddle. We explored the lake in it and observed wildlife. (Beaver, osprey, bald eagle)

The area provides solitude yet is only about 15 minutes from town (Damariscotta) which has great restaurants (Chrissy's, River Grill, Rising tide Health market).

Christa is a gracious host. We look forward to our return to this cozy cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Maine holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband retired in September and we had long wanted to visit New England in the Fall. Our daughter organised a two week holiday for us, the second week being in this cosy, well equipped and beautifully situated cottage, We arrived after a long drive in the rain and dark and it felt like heaven - the door unlocked, the lights on and a welcoming message and everything ready for our arrival. Christa came to visit and welcome us the next day. We had a wonderful week exploring the peninsula, walking in the woods and by the sea, picking apples, and, of course, eating lobster! Our daughter with her husband and baby joined us for the last two nights and the cottage comfortably accommodated all of us. We would happily stay there again if we get the chance. Gini and Martyn Crompton.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our fam ( children 10 and 11 years with parents)for one week in this lovely and cosy Cottage. The cottage has everything you wil need,and Christa is also very helpful when you have any questionsThere is so much to do in the area. THE children dit not want to go home. We loved THE place for nature and pemmaquid beach only 7 Miles. Mariska from The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great week at the cottage. Yes, we are in a beautiful area where nature abounds and there is lots to you for young and "old". Thank you Mariska!
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Gemütliches Häuschen im friedlichen Maine

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt in diesem perfekt ausgestatteten kleinen Häuschen. Die Besitzerin hatte viele gute Ausflugstips in die nähere Umgebung parat. Alles war sauber und sehr gut in Schuss.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die freundlichen Worte. Im Hinblick auf Gäste, die von weit her anreisen, versuche ich, das Cottage mit all dem auszustatten, was ich selbst gerne in einem Ferienhaus vorfinden möchte, wenn ich mit dem Flugzeug anreisen muss. Schön, dass Sie meine Ausflugstips hilfreich fanden. Ich wohne schon lange hier und kenne mich in der Gegend hier gut aus. Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie sich hier so wohlgefühlt haben. Kommen Sie wieder! Thank you for your kind words. With guests in mind who travel a long distance, I try to equip the cottage with everything I would like to find in a vacation home, specially if I had to take a plane to get here. Great that you found my excursion tips helpful. I have lived here for a long time and am filled with information about the area. I am so glad that you had a great stay and found the cottage neat and tidy. Come again!
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Rest and Be Thankful

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at this lovely Maine cottage for over 10 years now and find it extremely cozy and comfortable. It is wonderfully maintained, well-stocked , and situated near lovely attractions, good restaurants, and many cultural events. The owners and their family are extremely pleasant and always available to share their knowledge of the area and to provide help whenever needed. We can't guarantee the weather but we can guarantee a restful, pleasant holiday. Sharon and Duke Hemmer NJ

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport, Maine
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Hardy Boat Cruises, New Harbor, Maine
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Wawenock Country Club, Walpole
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Portland Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Wawenock Country Club, Walpole
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Pemaquid Beach, Bristol
Car: necessary

The cottage is located on the Pemaquid peninsula about 7 miles south of Route 1 in the beautiful Midcoast Maine region. Situated in a rural area it is within walking distance of a nature preserve with marked trails and access to the shore.

It's an easy drive to a nice sandy beach (Pemaquid Beach), golf course, children's attractions, fishing villages, lobster wharfs and many restaurants. The closest shopping stop Damariscotta provides all the essentials, has cultural offerings, and much more. It is a quaint village that boasts many speciality shops from internet cafe, health food store, chic boutique, and seafood store to farm stands, antique shops, book store, and movie theater. Also, there is a YMCA with gym (visitor passes available), children’s playground, and tennis courts.

Local attractions include the famous Pemaquid Lighthouse, featured on the Maine Quarter coin and Fort William, a historic landmark originally dating back to 1692. Several museums (Farnsworth, Maine Maritime, Bowdoin College to name a few) are also within an hour's drive.

Book a day cruise to go sailing fishing or whale watching, visit a nesting puffin colony with a nature guide, or visit Monhegan Island, a year-round fishing community and famous artists’ colony. Stop by one of the numerous local nature preserves, parks, and sanctuaries (such as Dodge Point and La Verna Preserve) to take a stroll and/or explore the shoreline.

Attend an auction, check out the arts and crafts galleries, play a round of golf, visit one of the many close-by coastal towns such a Rockland, Camden, or Boothbay Harbor, or rent a kayak and explore the tidal Damariscotta River. Kids might enjoy a visit to the Maine State Aquarium with touch tanks and tide pools (in Boothbay Harbor), go on a lobster-catching tour, or sample some of our delicious local ice creams.

A 45-minute drive takes you to Freeport, home of LL Bean and numerous outlet stores.


Rates & Availability

South Bristol Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

You will not be charged the 6 - 9% Homeaway Service Fee. We decided not to use their online payment service in order to save you money. (We request a personal check instead.)
We do not require a security damage deposit, however, we expect you to notify us immediately and replace or pay anything that's broken or damaged.

50% rent payment to hold your reservation, balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment method: personal check
Cancellation Policy:
90 days or more before Check-in: Funds are returned
89 - 45 days before Check-in: 50% of rent is retained
44 days or less: 100% of rent is retained
If adequate replacement tenant is secured rents are refunded minus expenses
No refunds for late arrival/early departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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