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Classic waterfront cottage in South Bristol, w/ private dock, and porches

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A light and airy charmer on the "Gut" in South Bristol. Minutes from the summer community of Christmas Cove.

The Sumner McFarland House is three stories and boasts porches on two floors. The large eat-in galley kitchen has multiple picture window views of the harbor. There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor and a larger bedroom on the third floor. There are bathrooms on each floor. There is private driveway and parking next to the house. The true front of the house faces the water, and gently slopes to a large dock with picnic table, a ramp, and float to tie up your boat or launch your kayaks and paddle boards.

On the second floor there is one room with a pair of twin beds, and two bedrooms with full sized beds. There is also a small sun deck to sit and enjoy your morning coffee or your afternoon book and wine. On the third floor there is a bedroom suite with a queen sized bed, kitchenette, 3/4 bath, and nook to view the water.

The living room is bright with views of the water. There is also a second living space for watching TV (or the water if you prefer). The covered porch is the perfect place to escape and relax and enjoy the salty air.

Live or cooked lobsters are walking distance away at the Fishermen's Coop. You can also walk to Osier's for fresh off the boat fish or a quick lunch.

The public boat launch is nearby and you have a choice of Bittersweet Landing Boatyard or Gamage Shipyard for your boating needs.

Kayak and paddle board rentals are available and can be delivered by Mitch at Midcoast Kayak.

Watch the boats, the gulls, the seals, the morning mist rising off the water. Paddle or motor to the islands and ocean.

Washer and dryer are on the first floor.

More Details

Natalie Norris
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Natalie Norris

I am a mother of 3 grown (or almost grown) children. I live here in Maine with my husband. I am a teacher and volunteer in the local school. I also have a passion for art and painting, and hiking, and travel.

Natalie Norris purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Natalie Norris chose South Bristol

We lived quite close to this house when my kids were small and we were looking for a second home in the area where we could enjoy the water and the summer community of South Bristol.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is perfect for relaxing and spending time with family. There is plenty of space inside and out. From the windows, the porches, to the dock, you are never far from some way to enjoy the water, the boats, and the beauty of Maine. We are walking distance to the lobster coop where you can get fresh caught lobster live or cooked.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Bristol in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main bathroom with linen closets.
    Second Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Antique claw foot tub and sink. Slated for renovation 2018.
    Third floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attic bathroom with sloped ceiling. 3/4 bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd floor bedroom with water views, 3/4 bath and kitchenette
    Second floor Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Smaller master bedroom. Faces the water.
    Second floor Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Faces the water and the Gut.
    Second floor Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Faces the trees.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Classic waterfront cottage in South Bristol, w/ private dock, and porches
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful spot, very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (all adults) had a great time on a little winter escape - plenty of room for us to spread out in this house. The views of the harbor are fantastic (it was too cold to use the porch but every room has water views). The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Natalie was a very responsive host. We hope to come back sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage, Gorgeous Setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. It is a very charming old cottage with attractive, modern furniture. The cozy and sunny dining room overlooking the harbor is just a dream.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lobster fanatic must

  • 5 of 5

Walkable next door to lobster shack and beautiful view of the bay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property--house has a ton of character with great views, all the necessary amenities, and it's in a beautiful, sleepy part of Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful! Perfect location, and wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge, and has a wonderful view of the water. The dock is great, it's so much fun to wake up and go for a swim. The beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is perfect to cook in. The property is perfect for a weekend or week! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Farnsworth Art Museum
Pemaquid Beach Park
King Eider's Pub
Mount Battie
Beautiful views of the Atlantic coastline.
Pemaquid Lighthouse Park
Maine Maritime Museum
They also offer lighthouse cruises, sunset cruises, etc.
Damariscotta River Grill
Newcastle Publick House
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf
A fun place to eat outside on the dock in New Harbor.
Round Top Ice Cream Stand
A local favorite since 1924!
Rising Tide Community Market
Our local equivalent to Whole Foods. Farmer's Market in the parking lot on Mondays: June 5...
Marshall Point Lighthouse
Muscongus Bay Lobster
Long Grain
Rockland Breakwater Light
Popham Beach State Park
Our favorite beach. Go at low tide so that you can walk out to Fox Island. Explore the sho...
Island Grocery
Stop by for some ice cream, a baguette, a bottle of wine, coffee, fresh fruits, birthday can...
Morse's Sauerkraut
Closed Wednesdays. European market and lunch restaurant. "Select Speck and Schinken hams ...
Primo Restaurant
People travel from New York and California to eat at Primo's. The place to go for a special...
Portland head lighthouse
Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Coveside Marina and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
Wawenock Gold Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Coveside Marina and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Pemaquid Beach, Bistol, ME
Car: necessary

Hardy Boat Cruise and tour to visit puffins or Monhegan Island.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.1
Damage Insurance £44.79
Damage Deposit £227.76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.