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With stunning, panoramic river views, this is more than mere waterfront.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom upstairs with 1 double and 1 single. Pull out couch in living area.

This simple, charmingly rustic cottage sits right over the Damariscotta River, affording serene waterfront seclusion; at high tide, the river laps the shore beneath your feet. Upstairs, you'll find one bedroom with a double bed, futon, and closet. Downstairs, the living room couch folds out to a double bed. The ground floor includes living room, full kitchen, and bathroom, opening up onto a spacious deck and float, providing access to several miles of island-studded river views--perfect for exploring by kayak or rowboat (rowboat available upon request).

Moreover, at your feet sits a remnant of old Maine - a real working waterfront, complete with fishermen, yachts, and a thriving aquaculture oyster farm. Lobsters and other seafood are available right on the wharf.

The cottage itself sits below a field two hundred yards from a country road, seven miles south of the market town of Damariscotta.

PLEASE NOTE: this property is only available on a weekly basis, renting Saturday to Saturday. No smoking is allowed. On weekday mornings, the fishermen may start their engines early, but it is a brief and a minor disturbance.

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017


South Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 1 room with a double and single bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a large deck with a picnic table. The deck has 2 ramps that lead down to the shore and to a dock.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

With stunning, panoramic river views, this is more than mere waterfront.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Queensbury, NY

A great Maine get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our week at the Honeymoon Cottage! The interior of the cottage is dead basic, but was clean and did the trick for us.

We spent our days sunning ourselves on the deck, using the rowboat, getting lobster and local oysters at the shack right outside the door, communing with the seals, walking the dog at the land conservancy down the road and visiting Damariscotta (don't miss the Walpole Barn!) to eat and shop; generally forgetting about the world.

As much as we would like to keep the cottage all to ourselves, don't hesitate to book it for a real Maine experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kristina. We are glad you enjoyed the stay and are glad you mentioned our neighbors the Walpole Barn. Our area is replete with natural beauty, not to mention seafood!
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14 0

Absolutely gorgeous and relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend this spot more highly. The coast of Maine is so beautiful in July and my husband and I had the best vacation in this little hidden gem. The rustic cottage suited our need for simplicity and relaxation and we watched the stars over the cove from the deck every night. The owners were available if we needed them but otherwise we were left alone to watch the boats and the sea birds. Wonderful. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 0

great vacation

  • 5 of 5

my wife and i had been going farther east until we found this cottage. it was every i expected and the area was perfect. pemaquid lighthouse, boothbay area, damarscotia were excellent. perfect vacation to relax and just enjoy peacful surroundings. thank you for this cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aimee and Joe, for taking the time to write. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage!
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7 0

Looking For A Quiet Vacation Spot?

  • 5 of 5

This truely is a "Honeymoon cottage" it is rustic and away from it all. Awake in the morning to the sound of lobstermen on their way out to check their traps and buy lobster straight off their boat! Go whale watching or ride the train into Rockland. Visit historic Pemaquid Lighthouse. There is plenty to do!

Oh, bring a flashlight to keep in your car because it gets really dark at night and if you come back late, finding your way down the stairs to the cottage can be a bit tricky!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wavenock Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Amtrak - Portland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 129
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy the the peace of this waterfront retreat, or explore the wonderful opportunities for hiking and seaside exploration that abound. A simple 15-minute's drive from the cottage will introduce you to Pemaquid Beach, the historic Fort William Henry archaeological site, picturesque Pemaquid Lighthouse, the quaint fishing village of South Bristol, and the thriving summer colony of Christmas Cove.

Hiking can be found at nearby Dodge Point, whether you're interested in a leisurely walk along the Old Farm Road or exploring the forests and streams along the more challenging Ravine Trail. Be sure to get there at dawn or dusk to witness our local wildlife, from seals to birdwatching. After a different brand of outdoor activity? The Wawanock Golf Club is a mere two minute's drive away, and the country roads are perfect for walking and biking.

Shopping and fine restaurants abound in our Midcoast towns; explore the charming villages of Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, and Boothbay Harbor. Day sails set out from any of these villages and water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing, swimming, and skipping stones dominate the summer months here.

Of course, you could always stay put on our sunny dock-, perfect for reading, napping, and lounging, watching the light change as the fishermen come and go, until late into the sweet quiet the long twilit evenings.


Rates & Availability

South Bristol Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

this cottage is available for weekly rentals only

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