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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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!'

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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 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have an eclectic selection of books, from classic to contemporary, fiction and nonfiction, travel and ID guides. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    New Bluetooth stereo with CD player and AM/FM radio...moreless

  • Television:

    New large flat-screen, Netflix- and Hulu-enabled TV....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 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:

    Comfy couches and a Lazy Girl. Large new Netflix-enabled TV....moreless

  • 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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio in the back of the house, and we 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
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 1 - Jun 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,250

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Autumn
Sep 5 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,250

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $650
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • 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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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, its southerly orientation facing Sargeant Mountain, or something deep in the old wood rafters and beams, this house instills a sense of peace, wholeness, and joy. We can't help but imagine the many generations of families and friends here over the years have felt the same way.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Summer morning at Fox Hollow Farm

    Summer morning at Fox Hollow Farm

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Looking from the dining room to the living room

    Looking from the dining room to the living room

  • Double doors from the living room to the parlor

    Double doors from the living room to the parlor

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • The green bedroom

    The green bedroom

  • Sailors' room to the hall

    Sailors' room to the hall

  • Cupboard and colorful dishware

    Cupboard and colorful dishware

  • 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

  • Evening bike ride to Lamoine Beach

    Evening bike ride to Lamoine Beach

  • The sunroom

    The sunroom

  • The dining room, with seahorse

    The dining room, with seahorse

  • The living room with comfy couch

    The living room with comfy couch

  • The parlor

    The parlor

  • Upstairs, the two front bedrooms off the hall

    Upstairs, the two front bedrooms off the hall

  • The sailors' room

    The sailors' room

  • Summer morning

    Summer morning

  • 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

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 66%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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