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Charming 3BR Cottage Overlooking Johns Bay and Christmas Cove!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Johns Bay Cottage is part of the McFarland Estate in the center of Christmas Cove. The estate contains over an acre of lawns and gardens with commanding views of the Cove, Johns Bay and the Atlantic. In addition to the cottage, there are two other residences and a boat-building barn on the compound, which was once the center of boat building in the area.

Everything has been rebuilt since 2007, from plumbing, electric, roof and floors to the interior. Renovated bedrooms, baths and kitchen boast stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, linens, kitchen utensils and china. Upper level bedroom with twin bed and full bath just completed in 2011. Separate deep, drilled well with excellent water and water filtration system -best water on the Island! Digital TV, 32" with high-definition cable bundle. High Speed Wireless Internet Access is provided - FREE! Unlimited nation-wide telephone calling - FREE! Entire compound protected by auto-start and auto-switch generator. Air conditioning window units installed on both levels. 24 hour handyman and professional cleaning service.

Rutherford Island is the quintessential Maine coastal getaway--sea views all around, glittering night skies, perfect summer temperatures. When you return home from antiquing, touring, sailing or other salty sports, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck while you watch the sun set over Christmas Cove, listen to the waves crashing on Johns Bay, and stare at the amazing night stars and Milky Way. Do bring your telescope!

We have an apartment above the garage that may also be rented, please contact owner for details.

Keywords: bungalo, beach house

More Details

Bobbee Cardillo
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Bobbee Cardillo

Though we live in Virginia much of the year, we eagerly await summers in Maine. We are often in residence in the other home on the compound and would be happy to answer any questions guests may have. While Leo is retired from government service, Bobbee is still active in real estate in VA. Leo is a sailing, golf and model airplane enthusiast. Bobbee enjoys oil painting and swimming. Both of us love to share our enthusiasm for the area with visitors!

Bobbee Cardillo purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Bobbee Cardillo chose Christmas Cove

We visited friends in Christmas Cove for many years and were always eager to return, as we loved the sea, the sailboats and the peacefulness of the area. In 2009 we had an opportunity to purchase the perfect property in the perfect location, directly across from the Cove. Now we look forward to driving through the quaint town of South Bristol to our perfect island getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

Crossing the swing bridge onto Rutherford Island and driving a mile, past the church and through the woods to the property, you will immediately relax. Here you can listen to the sea and experience nature with a Rachel Carson sense of wonder.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Christmas Cove, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One on main level One on upper level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Day Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Adjacent boat-builder's barn stores easels and paint tables for use by oil painters or store your bikes, kayaks & boating equipment. We often host 'Bridge-in-the-Barn' twice a week. Players welcome!


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Charming 3BR Cottage Overlooking Johns Bay and Christmas Cove!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Highly Recommend Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation. Bobbie and Leo are great hosts and the property is clean, comfortable and very accommodating. Beautiful views, modern amenities and everything that you need to relax and enjoy. Just bring food or dine out in some amazing and convenient restaurants. We highly recommend this as a great place to vacation. We would ABSOLUTELY stay here if we visit this area again. 5 stars plus, plus.

The Shannon family.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that the Cottage suited your needs and that you had a great time at your family wedding! Thanks for the plus, plus!! Christmas Cove is just such a special place. Looking forward to your return!
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Beautiful location!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our first visit to Christmas Cove! Perfect rental for family with two teenagers. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookline, MA

Great location! Lovely amenities!

  • 5 of 5

There aren't many spots on Rutherford Island with a water view both east and west, but this is one. The house is finished and furnished very nicely and comfortably and the owners couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Connecticut

A very Happy Christmas Cove visitor who plans many future return visits to this idyllic destination

  • 5 of 5

To sit by the cottage's front bay windows - or stand on the deck - to watch the late-day sun slowly descend over the Cove as it puts on a nightly show of ever-changing hues of beautiful blues, purples, pinks, yellows and oranges, or to look up into the quiet, starfilled night skies of this magical Maine landscape, or to join the morning's welcome of the new day's sun with its bright invitation of another day in paradise - this is what I see in my mind's photo album of my stay at the Christmas Cove Cottage. Comfy, spacious and spotless, with all the t's crossed and the i's dotted, it was evident that pride of ownership and a congenial and always helpful but never intrusive manner on the part of Bobbee and Leo were very much the order of the day. Want to know where to go for the best Maine lobster? or a swim? or a whale-watching cruise? Or even a bridge game? Just ask. And as for swimming, a quarter mile stroll or bike ride through the neighborhood ends at the local beach where, yes, on sunny days I loved to swim.

The accommodations are superior, as is the ocean view from the kitchen window and even the upstairs extra bedroom. Morning coffee on the deck competed with afternoon tea back on the deck again as a favorite personal passtime. The ocean waves crashing in and flowing back out with her reassuring dependability and ever picturesque scenes of sailboats just off shore or farther out into John's Bay - it just couldn't have gotten any better. Truly an artist's painting come to life.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

What a lovely cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bobbee and Leo,

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The cottage was perfect, just what we were hoping for. Super clean, very cozy and comfortable.....and the views!!! We also really appreciated your hospitality and all the tips you shared with us on things to see and do on the island. We enjoyed our stay so much and hope to come back another time!

Emily, Bob, and Anna Janke

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have met you. We look forward to your next visit so we can see how much Anna has grown! Thanks again for your kind words. Leo and Bobbee
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wawenock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
Route 129
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sand Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Swing Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice House
Nearest Point of Interest
Pemaquid Point

windjammer cruises

Hardy Boat cruises to artist colony on Monhegan Island, to see puffins, whale watching, lighthouse tour


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Christmas Cove, Maine

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$166.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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