2+ private acres of riverfront. Swim, canoe, watch wildlife; enjoy hammock
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - No smoking even on the propertyNo smoking even on the property
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 24 - 2424
- Email Q's, ages of all in party. No loud noise/ music after 9. Empty trash/recyclables in bins. Strip beds ; take linens & towels to laundry.
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Damariscotta is in the heart of the mid-coast and ideal for exploring up and down the best of the Maine coastline, including several wonderful peninsulas. The lighthouse featured on the Maine quarter, Pemaquid Light, is right at the end of 'our' peninsula, about a 20 minute drive. There are scenic drives on back roads, some with overlooks. Wiscasset, Brunswick, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockport and Rockland are all easy day drives. Maine's largest city, Portland, with its world class restaurants, museums, symphony, professional theaters and mall is just an hour. Freeport, home of L.L. Bean and extensive outlet shopping, is 45 minutes. Boats to Monhegan Island and puffin and whale watching are just 15 minutes away, as is Pemaquid Beach. There's also a small freshwater beach at the north end of Damariscotta Lake. In Jefferson, there is a boat launch for the lake, which is 10 miles long.
Damariscotta itself has 3 food markets, a Walgreens, 3 farm stands for fresh corn and other vegetables, a weekly farmers' market, and at least 6 restaurants. During the pandemic, most have outdoor dining and curbside takeout.
The Boothbay Botanical Gardens are stunning and a great outdoor activity the whole family will enjoy, just 20 minutes away.
About Ruth Monsell
I am an artist, so my home is filled with original paintings, mine and others'. I was widowed in 2012 and my children live in SC and CA, so I like to go spend time with them when I can. I also travel for my work, cutting silhouette portraits at weddings, corporate events and historical homes.
Ruth Monsell purchased this House in 2000
Why Ruth Monsell chose Damariscotta
We knew when we first saw the breathtaking views from this waterfront property in 2000 that this was what we had come to Maine for. It has been a daily treat since then. The fact that we're at the end of little peninsula means we see the river from front and back. A huge bonus is the commonly owned private point, with park benches and a small stony beach. Indoors there is ping pong, pool, a bar, a massage chair. TIVO and streaming apps. We completely renovated the house top to bottom when we bought it, making it very much our own. The furnishings are a blend of antique and comfy-contemporary. I always get compliments on the colors and artistic feel of the house.
What makes this House unique
Unique benefit? I have to say the view, again. It's pretty idyllic here! But it's also lovely to be just a mile or two from grocery stores, a drug store, post office, Reny's ('A Maine Adventure' with two stores in Damariscotta), gift and clothing stores, the movie theater and half a dozen restaurants! That can not be said about the majority of homes in mid-coast Maine. We also have the Great Salt Bay and Damariscotta Lake very near by, and a lovely sandy beach, rarely crowded, within 15 minutes. The lighthouse pictured on the Maine quarter is a 20-25 minute drive down the very scenic Pemaquid Peninsula, along with Fort William Henry. A short drive (15-40 minutes) bring you to the picturesque villages and harbors of Wiscasset, Boothbay, Rockport and Camden. We have a local lobsterman downtown who will even cook the lobsters for you if you prefer (as will the supermarket) Or you can spend a few hours with a lobsterman and learn to haul! You'll see all manner of shore birds. Most summers bring a resident Great Blue Heron. On my property there have been bald eagles, deer, turkeys, fox, and even once a bull moose (but, no guarantees he'll make a return appearance!)