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Classic Coastal Farmhouse Near the Water

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Last updated: 06/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Fall Special!! Only $700 a week Details

Friendship farmhouse description

Half of a large, classic Maine farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and is within walking distance to the Back River. The other half of the house is reserved for our use, however, we make a concerted effort to keep it vacant throughout the duration of our renters' visits.

The rental space is comprised of approximately 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms plus a twin bed in an area located off of the master bedroom (perfect for a child who appreciates being close to a parent), as well as a pullout sleeper sofa in the great room. The master bedroom is located up a steep antique-style stairway with a queen sized bed and an en suite bath. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and contains a full sized bed (as well as a twin mattress stored under it) and is served by a nearby half bath with the outdoor shower just steps away (an experience not to be missed).

The great room boasts lovely views of spruce forests and the adjacent gravel terrace that has all of the amenities for outdoor cooking and dining or just relaxing in the lounge chairs.

Just off of the great room you will find a charming barn area complete with barn swing overlooking the farm and a ping-pong table and other barn/outdoor games.

The rental also offers a well-stocked kitchen with commercial grade oven and range, spices, gourmet olive oils, cast iron pans, Riedel wine glasses, etc., in addition to a lovely adjacent sitting area.

The property exudes privacy sitting on 6 acres of farmland and 3 acres of woods, gardens and natural Mid-coast Maine habitat. The space has heat, for the colder seasons, and its own private entrances and gravel parking area with space for several cars. Enjoy a short walk to a pristine salt water estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing as well as many other water activities. Kayak rentals are available just a few miles away Friendship Village. It is the perfect place to relax and recover from a busy life but also offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, a Dell laptop, cable television, home phone and a well-stocked kitchen.

Thomaston (15 minutes), Rockland (20 minutes) and Camden/Wiscasset (30 minutes) are easy and scenic drives and Portland is about 90 minutes away. In these towns you will find boutiques, award winning restaurants, harbor front cafes, museums as well as the fleet of antique schooners that ply the waters of Muscongus bay.

Our farmhouse is truly a magical place and not to be missed. We look forward to hosting you.

Keywords: Salt water farm, near the water, large lounge area

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Only non aggressive, house trained pets. Dogs must always be on a lead or on a leash when outside of the house. $100.00 pet fee required....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smokers are asked to smoke out doors....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • Queen Bed (1) in second floor master bedroom, Double Bed (1) in the first floor second bedroom, Day Bed (1) in master bedroom, Twin bed (1) in small area outside the master, Sleep Sofa (1) in living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

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          • 1 full bath with shower upstairs, 1 half bath downstairs off the living room plus an enclosed, heated outside shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Our dining room table is located in the great room. Couples may also wish to dine in the sitting room in the kitchen. We also love to dine outside and enjoy the peaceful backyard area. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Thirsty upon arrival? Just open the fridge and enjoy one of the many complimentary beverages we have stocked. Perhaps a glass of Award Winning New England wine? Bottle of water? Enjoy!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            This is not your typical rental house. The pantry is stocked with all the spices you could ever need, gourmet olive oil and a few 'treats' just in case you are hungry upon arrival. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Extensive set of cast iron pans etc...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            The gas fireplace heats the great room and the Renai heater in the kitchen heats the kitchen and rises into the master bedroom. We also have several space heaters if needed....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            1 portable window unit air conditioner is available if you need it however Maine is usually nice year round....moreless

          • Parking:

            large gravel parking lot on the 'barn' side of the house is large enough to accommodate RV's, boats etc....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels (bath, wash and hand) and linens are provided....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            The gas fireplace is in the great room/living room...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Beautiful yard, walk to water, 9 acres of farmland, forest views, antique chic. Very private, charming and remote yet only 15-20 minutes to a plethora of restaurants and stores in Rockland. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                We provide a Dell laptop (connected to the wireless network) that has a DVD player. There is also a traditional DVD player stored in the laundry room that you can connect to the TV and watch movies....moreless

              • Stereo:

                We have a Bluetooth iPhone/iPad/etc stereo which will wirelessly play music you have on your devices via Bluetooth technology. It also serves as a clock and FM Radio....moreless

              • Games:

                Scrabble, Cards, Jenga, Puzzles, Yahtzee etc are all in the great room/living room....moreless

              • Books:

                Enjoy the diverse selection of books in the second bedroom (downstairs) bookshelf!...moreless

              • Television:

                32 inch flat screen HD TV in the great room/living room....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                100+ channels of Time Warner Cable...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Time Warner Cable Wifi (internet) on the property. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Time Warner High speed via Wifi...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Our rowboat is available for casual paddles around the estuary. It is located less than a 1/4 mile down our street from the house. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                A gas (propane) Weber grill with a deluxe grill tool set is located on the back patio....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor garden area with seating and table....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Fly Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Snowboarding
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Photography
              • Whale Watching
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Winery Tours
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Fishing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Cycling
               

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              Special offer: Fall Special!! Only $700 a week

              Enjoy our farmhouse during the beautiful Fall and early Winter season for a very special price (which includes cleaning!). A perfect respite for those who want to escape from busy lives and relax for a week.

              Offer for: Sep 13, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
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              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $900 $3,540
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $100
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Please call for off season or short stay rates


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 06/28/2014
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              Location

              23.49 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Camden Snow Bowl

              Car: Necessary

              Friendship is an unspoiled lobstering village just south of the Rockland/ Camden area of the midcoast. The village has one general store (well stocked with groceries, wine, beer, liquor) with a gas station, an antique shop, kayak rentals, a tiny museum, farm stands offering local produce as well as few open artists' studios. On the other side of the Meduncook river is the town of Cushing, made famous by the Wyeth family of painters. The Olson house portrayed in 'Christina's World', now a museum is just a short drive. Fifteen to twenty minutes north is the Rockland, Rockport, Camden area with award-winning restaurants, various museums and the schooner fleet. Rockland is host to numerous summer festivals and is the port for most of the island ferries. Monhegan can be reached by boats in either New Harbor or Port Clyde. Hiking and mountain climbing can be found in the Camden Hills, with pristine lakes and good blueberry picking mid to late summer. In short, the area has much to offer both in scenic beauty and cultural attractions, and locally, the Friendship peninsula is a great place to unwind and enjoy tranquility, local seafood and the fishing/ farming culture.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: My wife, Lisa, and I purchased her family's farm house from her brother, David, in the fall of 2013. David and his partner, Paul, had relocated to Sicily and we wanted to ensure that the farmhouse remained in the family. David and Paul spent 13 years renovating the property and truly put their 'heart and soul' into the renovations. We are ecstatic to be carrying on their tradition of lovingly maintaining the property and providing our renters with the most relaxing and a unique experience possible.

              Why the Owner Chose Friendship:
              Our farmhouse was built in 1860 by my wife's great-great grandparents. It remained in Lisa's family until 1943 when her great-great grandparents discontinued farming the land and moved to Friendship Village. Lisa and David grew up listening to their grandmother tell stories about her life in Friendship back when the house was a working farm. From childhood they dreamt of bringing the farm back into their family. That dream was realized in 2001 and Lisa and I now carry on the tradition.

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              There's really no way to adequately describe this farmhouse with words. It needs to be experienced in person. One previous renter described it as 'antique chic' and that seems appropriate. There's something magical about swinging on the barn swing while overlooking the farm or sitting in the backyard gazing at the gardens and wildlife or cooking a farm fresh breakfast with ingredients from the local farm-stands as well as our well-stocked kitchen. Our hope is that you enjoy the property as much as our family does.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Peaceful farmhouse

                Peaceful farmhouse

              • Sitting area off the kitchen

                Sitting area off the kitchen

              • dining room table and sliding doors to outside patio

                dining room table and sliding doors to outside patio

              • Backyard with outdoor shower, lounge chairs, table and an outhouse 'if you dare'

                Backyard with outdoor shower, lounge chairs, table and an outhouse 'if you dare'

              • View of the barn from the farm

                View of the barn from the farm

              • Well stocked kitchen which includes a Vulcan gas stove/oven

                Well stocked kitchen which includes a Vulcan gas stove/oven

              • small part of the backyard area

                small part of the backyard area

              • outdoor sitting area... great for morning coffee as the sun rises

                outdoor sitting area... great for morning coffee as the sun rises

              • Washer / Dryer

                Washer / Dryer

              • Wide shot of the back of the house

                Wide shot of the back of the house

              • Enjoy playing Ping-Pong in the barn!

                Enjoy playing Ping-Pong in the barn!

              • More of our farm (which includes the land across the street from the house)

                More of our farm (which includes the land across the street from the house)

              • Large airy Living and dining area with high ceilings and sliding doors to patio

                Large airy Living and dining area with high ceilings and sliding doors to patio

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Take a short walk to our row boat on the estuary

                Take a short walk to our row boat on the estuary

              • Enjoy swinging in the barn while enjoying the beautiful view of the farm

                Enjoy swinging in the barn while enjoying the beautiful view of the farm

              • Second bedroom downstairs off the living area

                Second bedroom downstairs off the living area

              • Another view of the vast farmland on our property

                Another view of the vast farmland on our property

              • more views of our farm property

                more views of our farm property

              • Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water...a lovely experience!

                Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water...a lovely experience!

              • Front of the house

                Front of the house

              • You never know what you will discover when adventuring around the property!

                You never know what you will discover when adventuring around the property!

              • Another shot of the backyard

                Another shot of the backyard

              • The old sheep farm on our property. We hope to have sheep again soon!

                The old sheep farm on our property. We hope to have sheep again soon!

              VRBO #370987

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              Date last modified - Sunday, August 17, 2014

              $900 per week (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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