PINETREE COTTAGE - Town of Bristol

LOCATION: South Bristol, near Pemaquid Harbor - Great Family Cottage

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Guests 8
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 4
Allows Pets No

Property Info


1st Floor- Living Room, Dining Room, Media Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Queen Bedroom, Two-Twin Bedroom, Stall shower Bathroom, King Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom, Covered Screen Porch
2nd Floor- Queen Bedroom, Twin Bedroom, Twin Bedroom, Queen Bedroom, Tub/Shower Bathroom, Stall Shower Bathroom

DOGS PERMITTED? Sorry, Dogs or any other pets are NOT permitted at this property.

Quite possibly the nicest vacation rental on the Pemaquid penninsula, this beautiful cottage in Bristol, 20 minutes south of the village of Damariscotta, is a great Maine vacation retreat. It underwent a major renovation over the winter of 2014/15 and although the rustic lines are still there, this is like an almost new cottage.  The mix of old and new is spectacular!  Pottery Barn could come do a catalog shoot at this house, and no staging would be needed.  

The cottage is located in a family neighborhood.  The property owner's cousins and other family own surrounding real estate.  While this cottage is the first one along the road leading into the family community, renters will feel welcomed by others in the neighborhood.  The large lawn to the right of the cottage as you look at the property, along with the beach, belongs to a family member of Pinetree's Owner.  Guests renting this home may use the lawn as long as they use care to clean up after themselves.

Pinetree Cottage is located in Mid-Coast Maine, right on the Ocean, exactly one and a half hours northeast of Portland and perfectly situated along the middle of the coast, between Portland and Camden. This is an area of rocky unspoiled shoreline, gentle inlets, charming fishing villages and a relaxed lifestyle. Return to a simpler life of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, the freshest and most delicious seafood in the world, spectacular coastal scenery and the scent of sea salt in the air.

This lovingly decorated and cared for cottage consists of an approximately 2000 square foot building with a covered porch and open deck overlooking the ocean, a new bright and open kitchen, and 7 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. A gravel beach is located on the property as well as a shared deep water dock.  Boating in the area is wonderful.  The kayaking in this area is world famous, and you can explore dozens of pristine islands right from off of the dock. 

A local lobster pound is just a short distance away. Damariscotta, with its famous harbor, restaurants and a Hannaford`s shopping center, is only 20 minutes from the house. Pemaquid Point Beach, one of Maine`s most gorgeous sandy beaches and home to the most photographed lighthouse in the world, Pemaquid Point Light, is about 10 minutes from the house.

This is a short drone video taken in August of 2016 that shows the landscape and ocean around the property...


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however River Mist Kayaks will deliver kayaks, canoes, or paddle boards to the property.

OFF-SEASON PRICING: In order to make some of our larger or "Elite" properties more attractive to smaller groups in the Off-Season, we`ve created a Custom Pricing Option. Pricing for rentals that occur in the advertised Off Seasons (1/1/17 - 6/17/17 & 9/2/17 - 12/31/17) for this property are based on 4 people. Additional people, up to the maximum allowed for the property, will be charged an additional $175 per person - per week if a rental occurs in these time-periods. Guest must select this option during the reservation process.

CLEANING FEE & LINEN/TOWEL RENTAL FEE: Yes, a cleaning and linen/towel towel rental fee of $425 per rental applies.  VIP Towels are included at this rental.  Guests may add additional towels or bed linens through the reservation process.  Learn more about our linen & towel rentals on the Rental Guidelines Page of our website.  Guests may reduce this fee to $200 if they choose to bring their own bed linens and towels.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.

Washer & Dryer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters
Air Conditioning: No - but fans are located in each bedroom
Heat Source: Fireplace and central heat
Usable Fireplace: Yes - Guests must supply their own firewood
Outdoor Firepit: No
Grill: Propane Gas Grill
Trash Removal Service: Included with rental
Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi
TV: 40 inch flat screen smart TV with WiFi and BlueRay DVD player, with basic cable
Water Source: Well water
Closest Shopping Village: Damariscotta, 12 miles away
Number of Restaurants within 5 Miles: 4
Water Frontage: Directly on the Atlantic Ocean
Beach Access: Yes
Dock Access: Yes, Pier, Shared Dock with Owner's neighboring cousins (with swim ladder)
Property Good For Fisherman: Yes
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Fleming Island, US
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2017
Property Manager
The staff was wonderful. Calls were answered promptly and they always had a the answer.
The view was amazing. The home was private but not isolated. We wanted to get away from "big city" living and this home was a perfect location. Outside it reminded you of an old Maine home but inside was lovely and comfortable.
Walnut Creek, US
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2016
Property Manager
This is our third rental from On the Water in Maine, and each time, my appreciation for their detail, efficiency, responsiveness, and thoughtfulness increases. Satisfied customer!
This was the second time we've stayed in The Pinetree Cottage. It's a beautiful home in a spectacular setting (especially when surrounded by fall foliage!). We appreciated the many spaces to either gather or have quiet time by yourself. Breakfasting on the porch became a favorite thing, and it's great to have four bathrooms. If you have a large party and intend to use the single beds--they are very firm and are uncomfortable for me (but that might be your preference). Also, be aware that you are in the middle of a very private family compound. This is good because it's relatively quiet and very peaceful. But the dock is shared--and so you will have people occasionally walking within yards of your front door. The first time this happened, we were taken aback; but our neighbors were very gracious and friendly, and we soon grew accustomed to this and appreciated the privilege of enjoying this cottage for a week.
Lancaster, US
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2016
Property Manager
Our experience with On the Water in Maine was smooth and seamless. Very specific instructions.
Enjoyed the ocean view. Property was very comfortable inside and out with great seating. Bathrooms were beautiful and kitchen was lovely.
Highland, US
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2016
Property Manager
In general it was good. Finding a property and working to secure the property was easy, and the people were very pleasant. The check in and check out process was easy.
The view was absolutely amazing. The house was beautiful. The property was serene and quiet.
Meriden, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2016
Property Manager
Great team. Responded quickly when we had questions. Clear directions and responses. Even sent an email warning us about Saturday morning traffic leaving the area.
The house and the setting are picture perfect. Watching the boats go by, swimming off the dock, watching the sun rise, listening to the waves wash ashore all night, and eating lobster fresh off the boat made for a memorable vacation.
Wayne, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2016
Property Manager
Justin was extremely responsive to our questions. We really appreciated Justin coming to the house on Sunday to deliver more fans and propane gas. So impressed with On the Water in Maine, Inc. I won't rent from anyone else! I trust them completely.
Pinetree cottage is an exquisite location with room for our family to be together or spread out through the the house and outside. This newly refurbished home was updated thoughtfully, blending the old and new. We loved it here. You just can't beat the view! Having water access for kayaking and swimming was a delight! Wish we had better outside seating to enjoy the view, but we enjoyed sitting on the lawn and looking out towards the ocean.
Richmond, US
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2016
Property Manager
Very well handled from the beginning with no questions. Before we could think of things to ask here comes an email explaining it. Justin, the gentleman that did the check in was wonderful.
This home is amazing and very well decorated. The views from the house are like moving postcards. This has to be the best location ever. We could have sat on the porch the entire time.
Walnut Creek, US
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2015
Property Manager
This is the second time we've rented from On the Water in Maine. The first time, I was a bit dizzy with all the emails and instructions. We've never had such detailed communications with a rental agency before. This time, I was very grateful to be able to express some concerns and ask questions (by phone) about the property before we rented (we had a less-than-satisfactory experience last year from a VRBO rental, and were a bit wary.) This time, I was not taken by surprise at all the emails and reminders and I appreciated them. Also, during the week I did have one occasion to call about maintenance, and that was painless.
A wonderful house and spectacular setting! We especially enjoyed the spaciousness of the house -- plenty of room for folks to find a quiet corner or all gather in one room, whatever is desired. Many extra, unexpected touches made our stay a pleasure -- like two TVs, the gas stove that kept things cozy, so many bathrooms, and very comfortable couches and chairs--plenty of seating for all of us. Least favorite feature? The twin beds were uncomfortable.


Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.

Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.

Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.

Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.