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South Bristol Boathouse

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Dock that you are welcome to use
View of ocean from boat house deck
Overhead shot of property, main house is closer to water, boathouse is off to one side.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Rental Home
Beautiful new build cottage (2015) on Rutherford Island looking out onto John's Bay. The 'Boathouse' has two spacious bedrooms upstairs along with a bathroom with tub. There is also a nice little reading nook on the landing separating the two bedrooms. The building itself is approximately 15 years old; it was a wood working shop that was converted into a guest house. Downstairs there is a spacious kitchen with new appliances including a super quiet dishwasher. A large island with seating is a great place to enjoy morning coffee or to chat with the chef. A large pantry separates the kitchen from the downstairs bathroom. A dining table can seat 6 and enjoys water views. There is a Rumford wood burning fireplace (wood supplied) along with a 3 seat couch and two armchairs and a television wit...Beautiful new build cottage (2015) on Rutherford Island looking out onto John's Bay. The 'Boathouse' has two spacious bedrooms upstairs along with a bathroom with tub. There is also a nice little reading nook on the landing separating the two bedrooms. The building itself is approximately 15 years old; it was a wood working shop that was converted into a guest house. Downstairs there is a spacious kitchen with new appliances including a super quiet dishwasher. A large island with seating is a great place to enjoy morning coffee or to chat with the chef. A large pantry separates the kitchen from the downstairs bathroom. A dining table can seat 6 and enjoys water views. There is a Rumford wood burning fireplace (wood supplied) along with a 3 seat couch and two armchairs and a television with a media player. Window seats on either side of the fireplace add more seating to the living area. There is a laundry room with deep sink and washer/dryer off the kitchen for your convenience. All towels and linens are provided. There is wifi and a roku media player for entertainment. We have two sea kayaks that you are welcome to use. The harbor is around the corner, just a 10 minute paddle away. There is a propane grill that is hooked into the house supply-no running out! We are right on the water with a nice dock that can accommodate a few chairs at cocktail hour. We have a friendly dog who roams the property. Your well-behaved dog is welcome. Housekeeping is included in the rate. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Well behaved dogs are welcomed, we have a yellow lab and a spaniel that will be staying at the main house. Please bring your own dog towels.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Sean D
Hosting since March 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 94%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (3)
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Navigate787966
Ellicott City, MD1 contribution
Our family had such a memorable vacation staying in this beautifully remodeled boathouse (cottage). Sean and Monica designed this vacation home to have everything a visitor needs and then some. They were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed swimming from their dock, sunsets and just relaxing and enjoying the view from their adirondack chair. The Village of Damariscotta is nearby with wonderful shops and restaurants. Booth bay Harbor, a family favorite, is a 40 minute drive. We took a light house cruise out of the harbor which was a lot of fun. We also enjoyed visiting Camden and Lockport. Closer to the boathouse are Larson's lobster pound (one of the best lobster rolls we had and we sampled many) and Round Top ice-cream (our favorite ice cream in Maine). We hope to visit again soon!
Visited July 2018
Written August 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David K
David K
1 contribution
Spent the first part of September at the South Bristol Boathouse and enjoyed every minute of it. This area, South Bristol, is what I would consider the quiet side of Maine. Not a lot going on locally with few restaurants or other commercial properties. Being September some local businesses were closed as well. But it's picturesque, quiet and nice for hanging out, morning walks and just enjoying the area. The town of South Bristol is tucked out of the way but it's a great place to relax, hike and take day trips from. So if you're looking to get caught up in the more commercial side of Maine, this area would not be a good fit However, if relaxing in a lawn chair reading a book while overlooking the bay as the sailboats glide past, grilling out on the deck after a day of hiking or, having a nice fire on a cool night, then South Bristol Boat house hits on all those elements. Sean and Monica did an excellent job rebuilding the cottage and it's a wonderful and almost brand new space to spend your time in Maine. Every room from the kitchen to the bedrooms is well planned and pretty perfect. It's a quality build cottage with nice finishes and comfortable furnishings. One criteria for us in our search for a cottage in Maine was a wood burning fireplace. South Bristol Boat house did not disappoint and the fireplace in the living room worked well and the garage is well stocked with dry firewood that needs little to get a nice fire going. (we had a fire every night) Sean and Monica were great hosts and advertised their property accurately which is always appreciated when booking long distance. We look forward to visiting again.
Visited September 2017
Written January 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sean d
sean d
David! Thank you for a wonderful review, and more than this we're glad you had a good time and the cottage was as advertised. Having rented ourselves for years, this was important to us. Again, so glad you had a good time,we would be delighted to host you in the future. Warm regards Sean & Monica
Written January 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathy T
Kathy T
Hertford, NC1 contribution
We had a very short trip to Maine's Mid-Coast and could not have chosen a better location! The house was comfortable, well maintained and equipped, and beautiful. The owners, Sean and Monica were attentive, friendly and made our stay simply wonderful. We will return and would highly recommend this home to family and friends.
Visited September 2017
Written September 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sean d
sean d
Kathy! Thank you for the lovely review, we're very happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. Sean & Monica
Written September 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about South Bristol Boathouse

South Bristol Boathouse is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

South Bristol Boathouse has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

South Bristol Boathouse has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at South Bristol Boathouse must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.