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Captain's Quarters Overlooking Christmas Cove!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The romantic Captain's Quarters are located in a spacious open-plan cottage on the McFarland Estate at the center of Christmas Cove. The estate contains several buildings and over an acre of lawns and gardens with commanding views of the Cove, Johns Bay and the Atlantic. Part of a compound which was once the center of boat-building in the area, the Captain's Quarters were totally renovated in 2007 to resemble the interior of a ship. This magic was achieved by adding gleaming hardwood walls and floors, a high beamed ceiling, charming red and green running lights in addition to ample overhead lighting, and even an authentic ship's mast! At night you may hear the sound of waves hitting the shore of Johns Bay and imagine you are being rocked on a gentle sea in your own safe and cozy ship. Cathedral ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness. The new deck off the living room offers private views of Christmas Cove, perfect for sunset-watching! And just across the front lawn is the massive shipbuilding barn, where you may store your bicycles, kayaks or water equipment.

A new bathroom and kitchen were added in 2007 when the building was renovated. The Captain's Quarters boasts a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, kingmattress, linens, kitchen utensils and china. A daybed can be added in the living room as an additional sleeping space if desired. Air conditioning is available, though frequently not needed because of regular offshore breezes. Have the best of both worlds--the ambience of living like a ship's captain of old while enjoying high speed internet access and cable TV.

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!

For larger parties, we also have another cottage for rent on the same compound. See VRBO® #288046.

Keywords: cottage, bungalo

More Details

Bobbee Cardillo
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Day Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Adjacent boat-builder's barn stores easels and paint tables available to you; can also store your bicycles or kayaks. New heating system installed in 2011! Back-up generator.


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Coastal Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sand Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Coveside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Swing Bridge to Rutherford Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice House
Nearest Point of Interest
Fisherman's Coop
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary


alpaca farms

windjammer cruises

botanical gardens

marine museum


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$170.81
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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