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Maine Coast House with Spectacular Ocean Views and Sandy Beach for Swimming

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The house has amazing views and has access to a private sandy beach (rare in Maine). It is located on one of the the highest points on a quiet peninsula in South Bristol. The house overlooks Mcfarland's Cove on one side and John's Bay on the other.

The nearby town seems as if it has been ripped from the pages of story books. It is an authentic working lobster village with one of the oldest swing bridges in the state. It is a picturesque as it gets!

Become immersed in the Maine coast lifestyle! You will wake up to the sounds of seagulls and fishing boats that are off in the distance. You can buy just caught lobster on the nearby docks for the lowest prices imaginable. In the evenings watch the osprey hunt for fish in Mcfarland's cove. If you are lucky you might even see a bald eagle. If you like fishing and boating you will not be disappointed!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017


South Bristol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second floor - toilet
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to bedrooms. Very bright, clean - recent construction.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Has private deck overlooking McFarland's Cove
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Has large 3rd floor deck overlooking John's Bay
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Has large 3rd floor deck overlooking John's Bay
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Maine Coast House with Spectacular Ocean Views and Sandy Beach for Swimming
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Spectacular views of the water. It was magical sitting in bed watching the sun rise with my son.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, cozy. Had everything we needed and more. This was our first experience with VRBO and will definitely use again. We look forward to coming back and enjoying all those decks.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The accomdations were just right for our family. The views are fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely getaway, very nicely appointed, modern and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This house is just lovely, well equipped and comfortable. The general area is beautiful and there's lots of touristy things to do somewhat nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refreshing sea air in the quietest neighborhood...

  • 5 of 5

We love to come to ME off season and try a different area each year and thru VRBO we've always been happily satisfied...and this year, Maggie's place in S. Bristol was no exception. The house is immaculate; brand new, and everything we needed was there. No surprises! What a wonderful thing it is to borrow a family's home, land, and history for a few days get-away and then return to our own places with new memories. I enjoyed waking each morning to the sunrise over the water-the house is simply filled with light and the decks offer great views. Like her brother, Dave, said, "You're on Maine time now!" Something about the sea air @ Mac Farland's Cove makes you...happy to be there. My 87 yo mom enjoyed a schooner sail @ nearby Boothbay (East Wind) and even made it up the narrow stairs @ Pemaquid Lighthouse to the view of crashing waves, (her highlight). Mine was revisiting Popham Beach -an hour drive away, but worth it, and hiking to the island during low tide and finding sand dollars. Coming back to the Cove for grilling on the deck was home! (Nearby Osier's or Pemaquid Co-op were great for take -out or eat there seafood-and the Boothbay Harbor Co-op.) Much appreciated, Maggie!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5

After a drive through narrow roads to get there we found the house and it was lovely - not too far from Damarascotta, perfect views of the water in two directions, neighboring several other properties full of nice, helpful people. The three story house was well stocked, from the ping pong table in the basement to the fully outfitted kitchen to the balconies off each of the upstairs rooms. We loved every moment of our stay, climbing on the ocean rocks in low tide to the east of the house, playing on the beach to the west, curling up on the balconies with the books gathered from Damarascotta's excellent bookstores. It was an idea long weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely Time!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a week (2 adults) and had a good time. The house is well-located along "Mid-Coast" Maine at the top of a hill, and has a view of water on two sides. It's a short walk to a small sandy beach. The house is comfortable, well-furnished from our point of view, and had laundry facilities and good kitchen appliances, dishes and tools. We truly enjoyed the decks for coffee each morning and planning our day!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Bristol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/ Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $129 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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