Charming Victorian House & Garden in Scenic Coastal Village

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


In 1879, when Captain Elliot Gamage built his Mansard-roofed Second Empire house, South Bristol, Maine was a quiet, coastal village. He picked a location where he could watch over his father's boat building operations and his own boats coming and going through the Gut - the narrow passage and harbor between the Damariscotta River and John's Bay. South Bristol has not changed much in 119 years. Captain Gamage's home, Anodyne House, is available to rent by the week. Come and enjoy the quiet life of South Bristol and mid-coast Maine. Anodyne House, located 150 feet from the shore, has 11 rooms, four upstairs bedrooms that sleeps seven, two full baths, a wrap around porch with screened dining pavilion, Victorian decor, central heat, private yard with wonderful flower gardens, and all the amenities. The large living room has a new fireplace and lots of books. The dining room seats 10 people easily. The kitchen is very well equipped and we have both a gas and charcoal grill. A large veranda wraps around the south, east, and north sides of the east wing of the house and includes a screened octagonal dining pavilion. WIFI and high speed, broadband internet connection of course but no TV. We offer the additional rental of the house's 'East Wing'. This room, with its summer cottage decor, is attached to the main house. It has a private bath and fireplace. A laundry room comes with the East Wing. It can be either a second family room with DVD player, projector and screen bedroom that sleeps 2 on a very comfortable convertible sofa (yes it is really comfortable)- your call. Anodyne House is in a village setting on the Western Gut in South Bristol Village, about 75 feet from the waterfront. There are views across the small harbor. Just out of sight, but only a few hundred yards away, is the bridge connecting the mainland to Rutherford's Island and Christmas Cove. On the other side of the bridge is the Eastern Gut where most of So. Bristol's fishing fleet is moored. Shipyard Road is a quarter mile long dead-end road which winds along the shore with 19th century summer cottages at the end. The house sits on 3/4 acre of lawn, gardens and trees, bordered on three sides by tall cedars and oaks. Although it is in the middle of the village, it is very private, . There are flower gardens, fruit trees, a tiny stream, a greenhouse, a hen house with real live chickens and plenty of lawn. The house is well suited to families with small children as well as elderly guests and is a wonderful setting for small weddings and multi generational family vacations


  • Internet
  • Parking
  • A/C
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace


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