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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse

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Last updated: 09/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Lamoine farmhouse description

Rusticate in style! Enjoy a carefree and relaxing Maine vacation at Fox Hollow Farm. This comfortably elegant antique farmhouse is fully equipped with all modern conveniences--cable, wi-fi, full country kitchen--plus games and books for cozy evenings, and much more. The decor is elegant, cheerful and comfortable. Surrounded by woods and fruit trees with tidal views of Raccoon Cove and the mountains of Acadia National Park, the house is serene and secluded, yet it’s perfectly situated for exploring...it's a short walk or bike ride down a quiet country road to sandy beaches and a local swimming hole; you can explore the shoreline and islands of Frenchman’s Bay by kayak or sailboat; and Acadia National Park is under a half-hour away. Visit the Farm when you're ready to slow down and enjoy a perfect vacation in Down East Maine.

Inside the House: The story goes that the sunroom was originally the General Store for the area in the late 1700s; the shelves today display vintage glassware. The sunroom is a bright and cheerful room to curl up with a book in the wicker chair or sort your seashells. You'll also find croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes to take out on the lawn. The adjacent mudroom has a washer/dryer, ironing board, and iron. The kitchen is a terrific family hangout, with bench seats around the kitchen table and a moose chandelier, exposed antique wooden beams along with beautiful views of Raccoon Cove and Sargeant Mountain. The living room, den, and dining room are off the kitchen. Each room is painted a different color. Vintage furniture includes incredibly comfy couches, a large desk, and seating for up to six.

Outside: The farmhouse is on two+ acres surrounded by open grass and a big red barn, without a neighbor in sight. A front porch under the lilacs provides a serene spot to relax in one of the Adirondack chairs and take in the amazing view. The new back patio is a delightful location for evening gatherings and barbecues. A colorful, fragrant perennial garden attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The wildlife here is phenomenal: you’re likely to spot eagles and osprey soaring overhead, and a variety of warblers in the woods. We’ve also seen moose and foxes on the property. Come dusk, you may hear the drumming of a grouse or the ethereal song of a thrush. Fireflies and crickets provide lively evening entertainment. And if you’re here in the fall, the autumn foliage is spectacular. Outdoor amenities also include a picnic table, a charcoal barbecue, kayaks, bicycles, and beach chairs, coolers, and clamming equipment you can take to the nearby beaches.

Some of Our Prior Guests' Comments:

'This was truly one of our most wonderful family vacations. The farmhouse is gorgeous, the property lovely and the location absolutely perfect.'

'Family meals in the kitchen, frisbee in the yard, and Lamoine State Beach were excellent things to do. Thank you for your tasteful and welcoming place.'

'What a great place! We loved exploring the house and yard. The kids picked raspberries along the periphery, and we had a terrific football game in front of the barn.'

'We feel like we've found a real jewel. None of us was ready to leave, and we can't wait to come back!'


Keywords: farmhouse

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs are considered. Sorry, no cats....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            New large flat-screen, Netflix-enabled TV....moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            We have a small assortment of favorites....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            Sargeant Mountain (Acadia National Park) from the kitchen and all front windows of the house...moreless

          • Rural:

            Broad, bright views of Lucky's Field to the south, a meadow lined with woods on either side and rich in wildlife...moreless

          • Water View:

            Partial water view of Raccoon Cove...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Free Long Distance:

            Free nationwide calling....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Forced air furnace....moreless

          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Mobile Phone:

            Cell phone reception is spotty in this region....moreless

          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone:

            (2) Answering machine is in the study....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            Reliable and fast!...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Microwave, coffee maker, espresso maker, blender, waffle maker, ice cream maker, lobster pot, and a full assortment of pots, pans, and utensils....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Assorted herbs and spices, other non perishables...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Brand new, large Whirlpool French-door refrigerator...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas range...moreless

          Outside

          • Bicycles:

            Three adult mountain bikes in good shape; 1-2 smaller bikes for kids....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            We recently built a patio in the back of the house, and have assorted outdoor furniture to enjoy....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            2 single kayaks and 1 two-person kayak; paddles and lifejackets also provided....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.5
          from 6 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Autumn
          Aug 30 - Nov 30, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $175 $250
          Fri, Sat
          $1,250
          Winter
          Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $125 $175
          Fri, Sat
          $900
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $200

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $15
          • Cleaning Fee $85
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $650
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Notes:

          Rentals are Saturday through Saturday during peak season. $100 off weekly rate for multiple week stay. $100 off weekly rate for returning guests. Security deposit required to hold your reservation: $650. Cleaning fees are deducted from your deposit ($85). Approved pets are welcome at an extra $15/day per pet. Approved additional guests over 6 are $10/per guest per night.

          Security deposit due within 7 days of reservation.

          50% payment due within 60 days of stay.

          50% payment due within 14 days of stay.

          Security deposit will be returned minus cleaning fees within 14 days of departure.


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          Last updated: 09/30/2014
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          Location

          10 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Bar Harbor Airport
          10 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Downtown Ellsworth
          5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Rte 1, Rte 3
          10 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Downtown Ellsworth
          5 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Lamoine State Beach

          Car: Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: We fell in love with Maine a few years ago when Lee's Mom moved to the area. Even though we both grew up in California, we each have family roots in New England and we feel a deep connection to the region. We're currently splitting our time between San Francisco and the farmhouse.

          Why the Owner Chose Lamoine:
          Having been longtime renters in San Francisco, we wanted a home to call our own. In the summer of 2004 we became lost on the way to Lamoine Beach, and found this house for sale. Lee still plans to actually farm the land one day, when she quits her day job!

          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
          This house has an undeniably positive energy about it. Every year that we return we recognize it. Whether it's something about the layout of the house, it's southerly orientation facing the sun and Sargeant Mountain, the way it sits on the land, or something deep in the old wood rafters and beams that instills a sense of peace, wholeness, and joy. I can't help but imagine the many generations of families and friends over the hundreds of years here have felt the same way.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english, french

           

          Photos

          • Summer morning at Fox Hollow Farm

            Summer morning at Fox Hollow Farm

          • The country kitchen

            The country kitchen

          • Dining room, with seahorse

            Dining room, with seahorse

          • Hallway

            Hallway

          • Double parlor...the study opens into the den

            Double parlor...the study opens into the den

          • Den opens up to the bright study

            Den opens up to the bright study

          • The green bedroom

            The green bedroom

          • The master bedroom

            The master bedroom

          • Vintage glass on the kitchen sill

            Vintage glass on the kitchen sill

          • Peonies

            Peonies

          • Kayak under the pear tree on a summer's evening

            Kayak under the pear tree on a summer's evening

          • An early evening bike ride to Lamoine Beach

            An early evening bike ride to Lamoine Beach

          • The sunroom

            The sunroom

          • Cupboard

            Cupboard

          • Toward the hall

            Toward the hall

          • The study

            The study

          • Cozy den, overstuffed couch.

            Cozy den, overstuffed couch.

          • Upstairs, the two front bedrooms off the hall

            Upstairs, the two front bedrooms off the hall

          • The sailors' room

            The sailors' room

          • The moose chandelier

            The moose chandelier

          • Front of the house with garden

            Front of the house with garden

          • Adirondack chairs on the porch

            Adirondack chairs on the porch

          • Local swimming hole down the road

            Local swimming hole down the road

          • Autumn on the Farm.

            Autumn on the Farm.

          VRBO #337747

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          This listing was first published here in 2011.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

          $125 - $250 per night (USD)
          6

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 09/30/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2011
          Speaks: english, french
          • Calendar last updated: 09/30/2014
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