South Bristol Vacation Rentals

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Make South Bristol your next getaway

Charming, quaint, and pleasing to the eye are all apt descriptions of South Bristol, Maine. This small town - which also includes the villages of Walpole and Christmas Cove - boasts tree-lined streets and rollings hills, making it the perfect spot for a relaxation vacation. Our South Bristol vacation rentals make that dream a reality! 

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Charming South Bristol Cottage
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8 (6 Adults Max)

Charming South Bristol Cottage - South Bristol, ME

$216 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
South Bristol Gardens
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

South Bristol Gardens - South Bristol, ME

$261 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Rustic Riverfront Retreats
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 11

Rustic Riverfront Retreats - South Bristol, ME

$424 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Rustic Apartment on the River
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Rustic Apartment on the River - South Bristol, ME

$165 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Rustic Retreat on the River
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 7

Rustic Retreat on the River - South Bristol, ME

$270 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)

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Recent South Bristol guest reviews

Absolutely charming, authentic cabin in mid coast Maine (South Bristol). Loaded with charm, history and location. Very spacious for a family and peaks of the Damariscotta River.
Pam H. | Sep 2023
This is a beautiful, airy, well-equipped, well laid-out country home with a water view, in a quiet spot close to a fishing cove.
Lisa G. | Aug 2023
Interior well done, bedrooms comfortable, good kitchen, good neighbors
William R. | Jun 2023
South Bristol vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 53 of our South Bristol homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 158 of our South Bristol vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local South Bristol team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for South Bristol, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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First spotted by Europeans in the 15th century, the town of South Bristol wasn't permanently settled until the mid-17th century. The Wawenock tribe gave way to English settlers who named the town after its sister city in England. A brick-making, ship-building, and ice-harvesting mecca, South Bristol today maintains a reputation as a bucolic hamlet with a friendly populace. Fishing, lobstering, and tourism are its biggest draws, and a stay at one of our South Bristol vacation rentals will make you see why. 

Where is South Bristol, Maine?

South Bristol lies in Midcoast Maine in Lincoln County. It abuts Edgecomb, Bristol, Boothbay Harbor, and part of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Things to Do in South Bristol, Maine

South Bristol is a nature lover's dream, offering scenic woodland and coastal bluffs with views of the Atlantic. Witch Island is an 18-acre wildlife sanctuary off the east coast of town that features an unspoiled beach and places to hike and observe native birds. 

There are two notable historic sites in South Bristol. The S Road School, built in 1860, is a one-room schoolhouse that features artifacts from the town's heyday. 

The Thompson Ice House showcases the town's history as an ice-making stronghold. You can inspect how ice was harvested and stored before refrigeration. It's especially fun to visit during the annual ice harvest in February or the ice cream social in July. 

Day Trips from South Bristol, ME

The Boothbay Region encompasses miles of pristine land in the beautiful state of Maine, and South Bristol is a great starting point to explore the whole region. Boothbay Harbor is only 30 miles away and offers a wealth of cultural and natural activities. Charming Edgecomb features historic Fort Edgecomb, and Wiscasset is home to beautiful Softwell Memorial Forest and Morris Farm. 

Enjoy the pristine natural surroundings of this beautiful region at one of our South Bristol vacation rentals!

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