About the property
- Studio700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
- 1 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 2.
This large studio space is located on a private road in South Bristol. High ceilings with many windows and skylights, this space has a feeling of peace, privacy and spaciousness. Queen sized bed, washer/dryer, full kitchen facilities, as well as a fully equipped artist's studio. Perfect for artists and writers or anyone wanting a retreat space. A 2 minute walk through the woods takes you to the Damariscotta River and deep water access to the beauty of Maine's waters. Close to beaches, restaurants and shopping. A small cabin behind the studio building is available as another bedroom for guests or as a music or writing room. Nearby attractions include a beach, a lighthouse, movie theater, gift stores, cafes, a bookstore, and a health food store that is "better than Whole Foods".
This apartment is available for rent all year. I rent by the week in July, August and September. All other months by the day - 2 night minimum.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Joy Vaughan
I am an artist. I've lived in this town for 44 years and know all the best trails to hike. I love the salt water river that runs by this property.
Joy Vaughan purchased this Studio in 1974
What makes this Studio unique
This is a quiet road. Very peaceful. Everyone notes how tranquil they feel when staying here.
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Awesome hospitality and beautiful surroundings
Excellent location on the beautiful mid coast Maine
Our experience here was positive. The studio decor is white and pastel with a little pop of primary color. This gave a surprise feeling every time we entered the studio. It was spacious, open concept, with the feeling of peace and relaxation. Many windows boasting a beautiful fall view. A short walk and we were at the water’s edge. Awesome view of a New England town on the water. Will book here again.
Whatever expectations you might have about renting an art studio for a retreat/ vacation in Maine this place will exceed your expectations. The space itself is airy, full of gorgeous light, tastefully appointed, equipped with everything you might possibly need. Grilling? No problem. In a mood for cooking your own lobster? There is a lobster pot. The kitchen not only has every gadget, but those gadgets are high quality. Chef's knives, garlic press, handheld blender, coffee pot, every size of a pot and pan. Iron skillet? Yup!
The very first impression I had of the place was that it was rented out by a person with a generous spirit. There is a sign of concern for renters' comfort and every need satisfied in everything. From hand drawn maps, whole binders with detailed explanations of what the local area offers, to an invitation to use the bikes or feeling free to use the studio for making art and utilizing art supplies.
We had a great pleasure of meeting Joy, who graciously responded to our question about where to get kayaks with an invitation to use hers and even upon hearing that I'm a birder invited us for a boat ride to see a Bald Eagle's nest. She is there if you need her but if you are looking for a very private vacation you will never see her.
The property has access to shore and I can't possibly describe adequately the magic of kayaking on a tranquil bay with over 40 seals frolicking around you and no other boat or person in sight.
Both the studio and the local area spell retreat. If you are in a mood for a more touristy place, you have options within 20-40 minute drive, while enjoying total magic of serene place to come back to.
The purpose of our trip was to have a vacation with our dogs and to go on a Puffin tour. Puffins are beautiful seabirds with characteristic colorful beaks. They were brought back to Maine in an incredible conservation effort. I highly recommend taking a Hardy Boat Cruise to see these magnificent birds between June and August. However, seeing puffins, a long time dream of mine, was not even the highlight of our stay. It was the immersion in the unspoiled, beautiful local area, a fabulous home away from home, and the lovely private shore. We will most certainly return.
Great place to find your creative side!
The studio was a cozy spot that was a great headquarters for our trip to mid-coast Maine.
Joy was so welcoming and generous and provided a space that was of the same qualities. I highly recommend this beautiful studio to everyone and anyone. I will be back! xo
Located on a private, quiet road, you have access to the salt water river by following a path through the woods. Bring your kayak or canoe. There are Nature Conservancy properties within walking distance. Short ride to beaches, tourist attractions and shopping.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All rates include Maine Lodging tax and cleaning fees. If you bring a pet, there will be a $40 cleaning fee.