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.
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.