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Luxury Waterfront, Renovated 1840s Farmhouse, 8 Acres, 4k Sqft, 800 F Shore

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Freeport house description

Only 3 weeks left, summer 2014. Fair Fields Farm, the name of our Old Farmhouse with White Picket Fenced in Perennial Garden, on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine, an L.L. Bean catalogue house (2006) was bought from the 4th owner (since 1842), moved to the water from the road, and fully renovated. There is no other rental property in Freeport with such privacy: nearest neighbor: 1/3 mile away. Our new, deepwater well brings the freshest, purest water into the house daily. House is situated facing south, the sun warming the rooms in the winter, while the covered porch and sea breezes cool them in the summer. There's a hammock for long summer naps, wicker chairs for watching the bay, porch table for morning, afternoon and evening summer meals. Outdoor fire pit (or regular grill!) for grilling steaks and marshmallows. Old Indian trail through woods down to water. Kayaking, Canoeing. Freeport shops 3.8 miles; Wolfe's Neck State Park 1.0 miles; L.L. Bean's kayak school .5 mile; Wolfe's Neck Farm day camp for little ones and many other activities for adults 1.0 mile. Portland's fabulous restaurants 20 miles. Brunswick (6.0 miles away) and Freeport have some really good restaurants, too. Excellent farmer's markets in Brunswick.


Come stay at an idyllic private coastal Maine home (only 30 mins from the airport). The property is located off Flying Pt. Rd, 3.8 miles from Freeport Village, home to L.L. Bean, where throughout the summer on Saturday evenings there are free concerts on the green, hosted by Beans. There are great outlet stores, too, including Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, the Gap, Banana Republic. A great new toy store and gelato place there, too. There is all sorts of dining in Freeport from lobster on the wharf at the Harraseeket Yacht Club (no membership needed) to the New England Harraseeket Inn in town. You want more than Freeport? Portland's Old Port offers brew pubs and restaurants with local surf and turf, concert halls, Friday Art Walks, galleries, and ferries to the islands in the Bay. Take a bike, rent a bike, and go over for the day.

On the premises, a long deck that faces Maquoit Bay inside Casco Bay and beyond the open ocean. Children and adults alike can enjoy memorable breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the deck overlooking the bay, listening to the lobster boats collect their traps, the osprey locate their prey and call out for their children, the seagulls dropping the clams from above onto the rocks below. You look out at Little Flying Pt, Birch, Upper Goose, Lower Goose, and Sisters Islands as well as in the far distance Harpswell peninsula and Middle Bay. Eagle's island is not far where the recently renovated Admiral Peary's island residence is located. (An easy day trip). To the south, less than an hour, are some fabulous sandy beaches: Old Orchard, Ferry, Crescent, Scarborough and Higgins Beach. Or, less than an hour to the northeast, are the exquisite Popham Beach (be sure to go at low tide) and nearby historical forts. If you want to stay local, there's a small sandy beach in Winslow Park (3.0 miles)

Activities on-site include: - path to a private beach (not sandy), great for exploring marine life -- a kayak and canoe to explore FFF's private estuary, as well as Maquoit Bay and the islands of Casco Bay (maps here to show you the bay and which islands are kayak friendly) - Biking, hiking and large grass area--5 acres-- for the kids to enjoy. Other off-site activities include: (but definitely not limited to): The Maine Mall - South Portland, Portland Museum of Art - Portland, The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Children's Museum of Maine - Portland, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park - Bristol, Reid State Park - Georgetown, Maine Maritime Museum - Bath, Maine Wildlife Park - Gray, Funtown Splashtown USA Amusement Park / Waterslide - Saco, Two Lights State Park - Cape Elizabeth, Fort Williams&Portland Headlight - Cape Elizabeth (One of the most photographed places in the United States), LL Bean's free (yes - FREE!) Summer Concerts - Freeport (Saturday nights.)

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Large w/Water View...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Large w/ Water View...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                Large w/Garden View...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

                Large w/Garden View...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

                Large w/Water View (Beds each wider than single)...moreless

              • All bedrooms are large. The Master bedroom is the largest with its own bath and sweeping views of the ocean. All have bureaus and closets. Three of the bedrooms have an ocean view. Two a garden and field view. All are uncluttered. Four of the bedrooms, including the master bedroom, have desks. There is Wireless Internet access throughout most of the house. More photos of inside on request....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Shared with Bedrooms 1,2...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

                Shared with Bedrooms 4,5...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                Downstairs...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • For computers: There is wireless throughout the house. We have Cable television, but limited. That can be upgraded for monthly rentals, if guests prefer that. Televisions: There are two televisions, each with DVD. Children: The house is fine for children, but it is not immediately safe for toddlers (no locked cabinet doors, plugged outlets, or blocked stairs. Also, house is on the water). Housekeeper: There is no housekeeper, but a housekeeper can be arranged. For monthly rentals, there is a housekeeper who comes once a week for four hours. She will clean all bathrooms, kitchen, and vacuum upstairs only. If more is wanted of her, that can probably be arranged with her for an additional cost. No wheelchair access, and all bedrooms are on second floor. Water: is fresh from the well. Not treated with any chemicals....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    There is basic cable only....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    There are a few toys and games for kids. ...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Radio
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games For Kids
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Photography
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Antiquing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    On the ocean, on Maquoit Bay in Casco Bay...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    12 acres of open field and woods. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    800 feet of waterfront ocean property on Maquoit Bay, which is in Casco Bay, which is in the Bay of Maine. A cozy view of several islands....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Dining:

                            There is a separate dining room that seats 8 comfortably, four on each side. If two at either end, then 10....moreless

                          • Seating for 10 people

                          General

                          • Living Room
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen is fully furnished for cooking and baking....moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Canoe
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                See photos of covered, back porch/deck overlooking the sea....moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                One of each. Easy to rent more from local vendor who delivers and picks up....moreless

                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              End July-August
                              Jul 12 - Aug 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $4,399
                              Fall 2013
                              Sep 10 - Nov 30
                              3 night min stay
                              $1,000
                              May Weekend
                              May 22 - May 26
                              2 night min stay
                              $1,000
                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $4,399 $16,500
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                              • Tax Rate 7%

                              Notes:

                              SPECIAL OFFER for JULY ONLY: We still have availability this summer: 2014, in July and August. See calendar for specific weeks. They are going quickly, but we'd love for them to go to you. We are running a special for the first two weeks in July. Take --at booking--- $300.00 off from the weekly rate. Do you want both weeks? Take $800.00 off for the two weeks combined.

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                              Last updated: 06/19/2014
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                              Location

                              25 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Portland Jetport
                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Portland Casco Bay Lines
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Freeport Amtrak Downeaster
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              295

                              Car: Necessary

                              Fair Fields Farm is a perfect place for those who enjoy privacy, quiet, relaxing days, while overlooking Casco Bay, hardly a house in site. Closest neighbor: 1/3 mile. Yet it is 5 minutes from town, 30 minutes from the nearest airport (PWM). Located only 3.8 miles from L.L. Bean, .5 miles from L.L. Bean's Paddling Center, and 1 mile from a great and wonderful day camp @ Wolfe's Neck Farm (just in case you have young ones; also you can rent kayaks and bikes there, attend lobster bakes and join hayrides). For more adventure? Whale watching, island hopping, Old Port in Portland, only 25 mins away. Large sandy beaches about 30 mins to an hour away. (We rent the house only to small parties of no more than 8-10. We do not rent the house for small or big events, nor for weddings).

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2001

                              About the owner: We are a small family that travels in the summer. We love our farmhouse, but like any family, we also love to travel and get out of Dodge, which makes it perfect for us to share our house with other families. One of us is a writer and anthropologist. The others of us are budding individuals, majors still undeclared.

                              Why the Owner Chose Freeport:
                              All our lives we wanted to live in an old farmhouse on the water in Maine. So, finally, after living in Providence, Rhode Island, and Mexico City, for many years, we moved.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Character, charm, lovely views, close to what really counts: trees, summer breeze, open fields, views of the water, slow days, calm. For almost 200 years, families (we are the 5th family) have lived in this house.


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                              Speaks: spanish, english

                               

                              Photos

                              • House from water at high tide.

                                House from water at high tide.

                              • House in July, garden side.

                                House in July, garden side.

                              • Perennial Garden

                                Perennial Garden

                              • Drive to house

                                Drive to house

                              • Porch with Fog

                                Porch with Fog

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Dining Room Seats 10

                                Dining Room Seats 10

                              • Downstairs 1/2 bath

                                Downstairs 1/2 bath

                              • Master Bath, shower and sink on left, out of view

                                Master Bath, shower and sink on left, out of view

                              • #3 Bedroom

                                #3 Bedroom

                              • Upstairs Bath #2

                                Upstairs Bath #2

                              • #5 Bedroom, desk, seating area out of view

                                #5 Bedroom, desk, seating area out of view

                              • Morning at Low Tide

                                Morning at Low Tide

                              • Perennial Garden

                                Perennial Garden

                              • Field with House (rooftop)

                                Field with House (rooftop)

                              • Back Porch from Firepit

                                Back Porch from Firepit

                              • Back Porch

                                Back Porch

                              • Family Room

                                Family Room

                              • View of Porch from Sun Room

                                View of Porch from Sun Room

                              • #1 Master Bedroom

                                #1 Master Bedroom

                              • #2 Bedroom, 2 (larger than twin) beds, Desk/seating area to left

                                #2 Bedroom, 2 (larger than twin) beds, Desk/seating area to left

                              • #3 Bedroom, Window View

                                #3 Bedroom, Window View

                              • #4 Bedroom, desk/seating area to right

                                #4 Bedroom, desk/seating area to right

                              • Sun, morning-coffee room

                                Sun, morning-coffee room

                              $628 - $1,000 per night (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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