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Romantic Studio with Shore Access

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

- 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".

Joy Vaughan
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

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.


South Bristol Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 queen bed. Cable TV; wifi; fully equipped artist's studio; waterfront


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(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Stunning experience

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little Gem in South Maine...

  • 5 of 5

What a gem... Staying in Joy's Studio has been a experience we will not forget... The pictures don't do justice to the beauty of the place. It is so sunny and well-lit, even on rainy days, because of a very high ceiling and some skylights (bring your sleep mask so as not to wake up at dawn)... one-room studio extremely well furbished with everything you need... and more. Beautiful works of art adorning the walls everywhere. Very comfortable double bed. A wonderful vibe of generosity and openness in this apartment. The owner, Joy, an artist herself (read her inspiring and touching book, available in her apartment!), is living nearby, but SOOO discreet (we didn't even get the chance to meet) yet available... Everything was so well organized in the studio (instructions everywhere... and beautifully done too!).

We also took the oportunity to draw and paint with the material so generously provided by Joy (so much!)... It was a wonderful experience...

There are three bird manger feeders that we loved to use and see the various colorful birds come and eat!

We loved the fact that we could compost and recycle almost everything too!

Nearby is Pemaquid Beach ... wow... Bring a small umbrella, a couple of chairs and good books, and smell the ocean.

We also loved Damariscotta's Used Bookstore (Skidompha Secondhand Bookship, 17 backstreet Landing) where we made some super discoveries and chatted with the really sympathetic booksellers (retired teachers).

We were down with the flu and the weather was real cold, and, of course, the apartment was a bit off the beaten track (yet near a sometimes noisy road)... but, still, it was a wonderful vacation because of the beauty of this place, the vibe, the amenities, the art... Very inspiring! MERCI Joy! Thank you. We may come back! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. High ceilings, comfortable space and Joy was super easy to communicate with. The location is perfect for a day trip to Boothbay, or stick around Bristol/South Bristol and explore the local trails.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Joy's studio space

  • 5 of 5

Joy's place is lovely, both in its spaciousness and sense of peace. The host thought of everything to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. We especially enjoyed watching (and feeding) the birds outside the windows. And there was a beautiful trail to hike in nearby Seal Cove.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed. Lots of light and cozy. Clean with all the kitchen supplies to make it a home away from home. Minutes from plenty of hiking trails. Having access to art makes this the perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uniquely beautiful, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My wife, Joann, and I stayed in Joy's fantastic studio. It was a special treat to be in such a unique space. This was a special treat for Joann since she is a pastel artist and this was her first time in Maine. We literally wanted for nothing. Joy made the garage available for us which helped us avoid the rain on a couple of days. The Kitchen has every thing one needs. The art section of the studio is a wonderful carefree work space. The bed was comfortable and the light during the day is a real treat. Every morning we spent time watching the birds at the 3 feeders suspended from the front porch railing while enjoying breakfast. It was a bit chilly while we were there, but the studio apartment was perfectly warm and comfortable. The location is also fantastic for sightseeing along the mid-coast and beyond if you desire. We easily visited a number of the towns along the coast and enjoyed daily lunch in a different place and restaurant each day of our stay. There is plenty of shops nearby for books, food, baked goods, seafood, etc. You will want for nothing! We very much enjoyed our autumn outing and I would recommend Joy's studio for a wonderful get away any time of the year. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Coveside Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Wawenock Public Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Coveside at Christmas Cove
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

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

South Bristol Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50

All rates include Maine Lodging tax and cleaning fees.
If you bring a pet, there will be a $40 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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