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Captain's Quarters Overlooking Christmas Cove!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The romantic Captain's Quarters are located in a spacious open-plan cottage on the McFarland Estate at the center of Christmas Cove. The estate contains several buildings and over an acre of lawns and gardens with commanding views of the Cove, Johns Bay and the Atlantic. Part of a compound which was once the center of boat-building in the area, the Captain's Quarters were totally renovated in 2007 to resemble the interior of a ship. This magic was achieved by adding gleaming hardwood walls and floors, a high beamed ceiling, charming red and green running lights in addition to ample overhead lighting, and even an authentic ship's mast! At night you may hear the sound of waves hitting the shore of Johns Bay and imagine you are being rocked on a gentle sea in your own safe and cozy ship. Cathedral ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness. The new deck off the living room offers private views of Christmas Cove, perfect for sunset-watching! And just across the front lawn is the massive shipbuilding barn, where you may store your bicycles, kayaks or water equipment.

A new bathroom and kitchen were added in 2007 when the building was renovated. The Captain's Quarters boasts a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, kingmattress, linens, kitchen utensils and china. A daybed can be added in the living room as an additional sleeping space if desired. Air conditioning is available, though frequently not needed because of regular offshore breezes. Have the best of both worlds--the ambience of living like a ship's captain of old while enjoying high speed internet access and cable TV.

Rutherford Island is the quintessential Maine coastal getaway--sea views all around, glittering night skies, perfect summer temperatures. When you return home from antiquing, touring, sailing or other salty sports, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck while you watch the sun set over Christmas Cove, listen to the waves crashing on Johns Bay and stare at the amazing night stars and Milky Way. Do bring your telescope!

For larger parties, we also have another cottage for rent on the same compound. See VRBO® #288046.

Keywords: cottage, bungalo

More Details

Bobbee Cardillo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Bobbee Cardillo

Leo is retired from government service and enjoys golf, flying model airplanes, bridge and sailing. Bobbee is a real estate agent in VA and enjoys painting and swimming.

Bobbee Cardillo purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Bobbee Cardillo chose Boothbay Harbor Area

We visited friends in Christmas Cove for many years and were always eager to return, as we loved the sea, the sailboats and the peacefulness of the area. In 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase the perfect property in the perfect location, directly across from the Cove. Now we look forward to driving through the quaint town of South Bristol to our perfect island getaway.

What makes this apartment unique

Crossing the swing bridge onto Rutherford Island and driving a mile, past the church and through the woods to the property, you will immediately relax. Here you can listen to the sea and experience nature with a Rachel Carson sense of wonder.


Christmas Cove Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Day Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Adjacent boat-builder's barn stores easels and paint tables available to you; can also store your bicycles or kayaks. New heating system installed in 2011! Back-up generator.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Captain's Quarters Overlooking Christmas Cove!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Highly Recommend Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation. Bobbie and Leo are great hosts and the property is clean, comfortable and very accommodating. Beautiful views, modern amenities and everything that you need to relax and enjoy. Just bring food or dine out in some amazing and convenient restaurants. We highly recommend this as a great place to vacation. We would ABSOLUTELY stay here if we visit this area again. 5 stars plus, plus.

The Shannon family.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shannons! It was so nice to have you visit for your family wedding. Glad everything was as you needed and expected so you could just concentrate on having a great family time on this magical island! Hope you'll return in the future.
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Very sweet place!

  • 4 of 5

The Captain's Quarters was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay while we looked at properties in nearby towns. It was a very comfortable, pleasant place to return to each night. The kitchen is terrific and the view of the water from the deck, lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

My husband's family goes to Christmas Cove each summer, and this time we wanted to find a place for just the two of us. The Captain's Quarters was absolutely perfect! It is a very large space, decorated with a fun nautical flair. All the furnishings were very comfortable and well laid out. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. I have only good things to say and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty and comfort!

  • 5 of 5

Christmas Cove is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! And the Captain's Quarters are fitting to the place. Plenty of space for a couple, well equipped and maintained. The owners have taken great care to add nautical details that really make the apartment unique. Lots of windows, and warm wood everywhere make me a happy camper! The owners and caretaker were very responsive to our calls when had a problem with the internet connection.

We had a picnic on the back lawn one day, with great views of the water on both sides. We walked every day along the beautiful shoreline, and bought lobster from the local fishermen's co-op. I would go back here in a heartbeat! Thank you Bobbee and Leo, for this wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Maine Hide away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Captains Quarters. We've been visiting Maine for years and this is by far the best mix of charm and modern functionality we've ever found. It had everything we needed to relax and enjoy ourselves without feeling like we had to bring a uhaul of stuff to be comfortable. They really have thought of all the necessary comforts.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artist Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Leo and bobbie, My girlfriend and I had a marvelous time last august in the Captain's Quarters. As an artist it was wonderful to get up each morning and go out and paint landscapes in beautiful Christmas Cove! The beauty of the area is beyond belief. The Captain's quarters was perfect for us and I really enjoyed sitting on the deck at the end of the day and having a glass of wine. Bobbie, thanks so much for making your studio available for me to paint in when it was raining. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed. Wish we could have stayed for another week! Your property is very nice and the views are wonderful! We will be back! Thanks for everything!


  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Coastal Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sand Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Coveside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Swing Bridge to Rutherford Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice House
Nearest Point of Interest
Fisherman's Coop
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary


alpaca farms

windjammer cruises

botanical gardens

marine museum


Rates & Availability

Christmas Cove Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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