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Private Waterfront Rental W/Trails, Kayaks, Dock, House+Cabins

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

House and 2 cabins included; 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths (Sleeps 8)

Peace and privacy await you at this Mid-Coast Maine retreat. Surrounded by over 75 acres of conservation land with coastal trails, you’ll enjoy acres of private woods and waterfront with dock, deep-water mooring, tide pools, and a mini beach. Seals sun themselves on rocks and cavort in the water just yards from shore. Eagles and osprey soar overhead while coastal birds dive for fish, and you relax with sunset views from land or water.


* We now require a 2-week minimum stay during the summer season due to complications of ensuring the three buildings, waterfront, and outdoor areas are perfectly ready for guests. When we rented by the week, all visitors wished they could stay longer-- see reviews!

* Because we only rent outside family for a few weeks each year and generally have repeat travelers, we have few reviews. Contact us, and we'll discuss whether Plummer Point is as perfect a match for you as it has been for others! (or not)

More Description!

Living space at Plummer Point is divided between a comfortable year-round Deck House and two rustic summer cabins “a stone’s throw away.” The main house offers views from inside and out: 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a gracious living room with wood-burning fireplace insert, dining room that seats 12, a fully-stocked kitchen, office space, a cathedral-ceilinged screen porch, and a wrap-around deck. The house has central heating. One cabin holds 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The other cabin offers a comfortable lounging area focused on a granite fireplace, as well as a small kitchen and another screened porch. Books fill both the main house and cabins!

Without leaving Plummer Point, you can spend your days peacefully hiking, birding, fishing, reading, watching lobster boats, playing games, and enjoying the stately pines that surround you. Right out the door, you can hike the trails, sail, canoe or kayak in the tidal Damariscotta River, seek the geo-cache, play croquet, swim out to the seals, discover the property’s historic quarries, or create your own active adventure! From the house, a walking path leads about 200 yards to the private dock. Three generations of kids and parents have loved playing and inventing games in the clearing, on the shore, along the trails, and among the trees – you will too!

From the peaceful seclusion of Plummer Point, you can easily venture to Maine’s vibrant summer scene. A short drive from Plummer Point brings you to restaurants, lobster pounds, Pemaquid lighthouse, historic Fort William Henry, golfing, antique dealers, shopping, and many other coastal preserves for hiking and boating. Not far away, you’ll also find museums, summer theater, concerts, ocean cruises, and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Please note: This property is non-smoking only.

Dogs may be permitted with fee and signed agreement: please contact owner.

Due to septic system limitations, Plummer Point sleeps a MAXIMUM of 8.

**Because this is a unique rental, and we want to be sure visitors find the right match for their needs, we ask travelers to communicate with us before finalizing payment.**

Keywords: Secluded, waterfront, deep-water dock, acres of conservation land with trails, seals, birds, lobster boats, rocky islands, mini beach, swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, kayaks and canoe available. Nearby lighthouse, beach, restaurants, golf, shopping, and more.

More Details

Marjorie Ulin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2017

About Marjorie Ulin

Plummer Point is owned by 3 generations who grew up vacationing here -- loving the adventures for little kids, freedom for older kids, and serenity for adults. Now we're spread around the world with new jobs and growing families, so we hope others can enjoy Plummer Point when we're not able to be there.

Marjorie Ulin purchased this house in 1946

Why Marjorie Ulin chose South Bristol

In 1946 our parents/grandparents/great-grandparents searched for a piece of undisturbed paradise along the Maine coast for vacationing with their children and pets. They camped for years, built the cabins, then later retired to Plummer Point for 30 years. During this time, they donated all but the tip of the peninsula to conservation.

We love Plummer Point for all the natural space... the limitless opportunities for creative fun... and many relaxation spots for our kids and our families.

What makes this house unique

Seals! Our closest 'neighbors' are a colony of 35-50 seals on the rocks offshore! With respect, we paddle or swim out to them and wait for their curious heads to pop out of the water around us!


South Bristol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cabin - toilet , shower , In the cabin with beds
    House Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs across from bedroom with twin beds
    House Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , House: main level; across from master bedroom
  • While the bathrooms are certainly clean and fully functional, they are not luxurious. House upstairs shower has flexible (un-hookable) shower head fixture.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • In Cabin Twins - 2 twin/ single , In rustic cabin -- 2 firm twins
    In Cabin Master - 1 double , Rustic cabin double bed -- fairly firm
    House Twins - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs, high quality beds, firm
    House Master - 1 queen , On main level (up a half flight of steps) High quality, firm
    Bedroom 5 - Office space with desk
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Plummer Point is a private 9-acre peninsula surrounded by 75 additional acres of conservation land with trails. The house and cabins are set privately back from the water with views through the trees and shore access by a short trail. Kayaks and a canoe are available to guests (with liability waiver). Fish from the dock while watching bald eagles soar and seals cavort just offshore.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

We had a wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and has been very clearly loved by its owners. The house is a comfortable place to relax and visit. Our daughters are gourmet cooks and very picky. They cooked a lot of meals and found everything they needed.

We liked walking along the trails on the property, kayaking from the dock and exploring the rest of the peninsula by car and bike.

The family was always responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review here. We appreciate your care of Plummer Point and are glad your family immersed yourselves in so many opportunities while there!
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was our own private peninsula on the tidal river. Every evening we sat on the dock watching the sunset & the seals coming in to rest on the rocks nearby. There was only other people or cars passing by. The house was fully stocked & included an extensive library with many need to bring a book! Two of the owners, Polly & Jim were wonderful & very helpful. It was my birthday celebration, & they even left me a card & a bottle of wine. If you are looking for a quiet, private vacation, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our "Home Away from Home"

  • 5 of 5

Plummer Point is a special place for us. Our home state, North Carolina, is a terrific place to live, but for several years we have escaped to Maine, and specifically to the Pemaquid Peninsula, to avoid the late summer heat and humidity. About four years ago we discovered Plummer Point, which has become our home away from home in August. We enjoy the peace of its quasi-isolation; the homey comfort of the book-filled house and cabins; the restful beauty of the cove and the Damariscotta River; the familiar but unobtrusive voices of the seals and laughing gulls; and the background noise of the lobster boats' throbbing diesels. The property is suffused with the personal history of the family that created it and still own it; staying there is more akin to a visit with friends than to an ordinary holiday rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laconia, NH USA

Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

The location of Plummer Point was really nice. It is in the woods overlooking the river and it is also close to the town of Damariscotta with a huge grocery store, and two days of outside farmer's markets and a farm stand which is open every day for fresh veggies, etc. The house is comfortable both inside and out for reading, watching the lobster boats on the river, watching the many small birds on the feeder as well as the red squirrels and chipmunks checking out the fallen seeds. The screened in porch was nice for dinners outside without the bugs. And for our large group having a dishwasher was terrific. The teenagers loved the lodge for playing cards and being independent from the adults. We hiked the trails right outside our door, used the canoe and kayaks while watching the seals and terns. We found it was easier to launch the boats at high tide rather than haul them over the rocks at low tide. We bought great lobsters at Osiers in South Bristol near the swing bridge and sat on the deck at Coveside overlooking the marina and the osprey in the nest in the daymark which marks the ledge entering Christmas Cove. We explored the Pemaquid peninsula including the Pemaquid Beach, the lighthouse on Pemaquid Point, New Harbor where we took the Hardy boat to Monhegan Island for the day. We also took a Damariscotta River Cruise and learned about oyster farming on the river. This was a great place for an active family as well as for a group that wants to read, relax and commune with nature. It fit our family group of eight perfectly. It has something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to review our rental. Your family certainly took full advantage of the boats, the trails, the wildlife, the screened porch and many nearby attractions! A day out to Monhegan captures the ocean! So glad you could sample the fresh veggies and goodies at local farmers' markets too.
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Greenfield, Mass

Secluded perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing location and home. The pictures simply cannot show how beautiful the main house really is...all the gorgeous wood-ceilings, porches, is stunning. Afternoon sunshine floods the very comfortable living room, deck and huge screened porch...and you enjoy lovely river views. It is a secluded, yet accessible retreat for nature lovers, readers, artists. Incredibly comfortable and inviting. Four of us stayed in the main house and our young, newly-wed son and daughter-in-law stayed in the sleeping cabin. Because it is not directly on the water, we did not have to worry about our toddler granddaughter as much as we may have had to at other places. The short walk to the water was pretty, the dock, with rocks, seals, and sunsets, is outstanding, and the many hiking trails throughout the property added to our days. Also, our dog could happily go out the door and not get into any mischief....a blessing! We have lived in Maine and also have rented many different homes...unless you plan to go north of Acadia, you will probably not find a location that is as unique as this, and yet so well-located that everyone can find his/her entertainment for the day!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'So glad you found Plummer Point! As you explain, this magical spot in the Mid Coast offers "true Maine" without having to travel hours further north. Our family, too, loves the space available in house and cabins for multiple generations. And we're happy to provide heaven for such well-behaved dogs as yours!
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New Jersey

Wonderful, Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is exactly what my husband & I were looking for. Very secluded, yet accessible to amenities such as grocery and restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive. Being on the point surrounded by water & some 80 acres of woods was heaven for us. It was fascinating watching the shoreline change with the tides. Great birds around and we even got to watch the seals hunting for food out by the rocks. We have stayed in a lot of places in Maine, this ranks as our top spot. I think the house is even better than the photos. The owners were very helpful in answering any questions & easy to contact. It was a great spot to let our dog run around & play in the water. We only used the main house, which was immaculate and well stocked. Even though the kitchen is small, we were able to do everything we needed in terms of cooking. The appliances are newer and in good working order. The other two cabins on the property are classic Maine camps & could provide some nice memories for children/teenagers. Thanks for sharing your home with us! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you stayed at Plummer Point and plan to return! Look forward to seeing you again!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
House and Cabins
Car: necessary

Lobster pounds for live or cooked treats, Historic fort and oyster middens, Eco-tours into the Atlantic: Monhegan Island, puffins, whales, Excellent independent bookshop, Botanical gardens, Beach with environmental activities for children, Trails on the property and throughout the local area, Community playground at nearby school




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please contact owners for more information! We are happy to help you decide whether Plummer Point matches your family's needs. Well-behaved dogs welcome for $10/day pet fee-- let us know if you're bringing a pooch. Note: We offer full refunds (-5%) as long as we can re-book the property for your scheduled dates. The re-book is more likely given time, so please let us know ASAP if your plans must change. We ask that you sign and return a)rental agreement, b)canoe/kayak liability release, and c) if applicable, pet agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.