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Classic Coastal Farmhouse Near the Water

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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. However, PLEASE check with us to see if it will be vacant during your stay.

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.

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday only.

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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers are asked to smoke outdoors....moreless

  • 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 non-refundable pet fee required....moreless

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 (with twin mattress under it which can be used as an additional bed), 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

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

  • Books:

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

  • 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

  • Game Room:

    The barn is our 'de facto' game room. Enjoy!...moreless

  • Games:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    100+ channels of Time Warner Cable...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

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

    We have a variety of toys in the barn for the kids to enjoy. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Broadband Access:

    Time Warner High speed via Wifi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • 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

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet (Wifi)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra linens stored in the drawers under the queen bed in the Master bedroom...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large airy living room with TV, stereo, antiques etc....moreless

  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited local and nationwide calls using our Time Warner Cable cordless phone located in the laundry room...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and (most of the time) an assortment of coffee in the freezer for you to use....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensive set of cast iron pans and everything you need to cook a nice dinner with if you wish to dine at home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enjoy the Riedel wine glasses!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry is stocked with all the spices you could ever need, and typically we have a few 'treats' just in case you are hungry upon arrival. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Thirsty upon arrival? We do our best to stock your fridge with award winning New England wines and beers as well as bottled water, soda etc. Enjoy!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Vulcan gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven in the kitchen....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Depending on the time of your visit their may be fresh basil, mint, tomatoes etc. Feel free to enjoy anything from our garden. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Camden Snowbowl is a 30 minute drive...moreless

 

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7 night min stay

$900 $3,540

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $118 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50
  • 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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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. Our goal is that you will "get away from it all" but still enjoy the comfort and attention to detail of a 5 star hotel. 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

  • Our peaceful farmhouse

    Our 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

  • 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

  • Low tide at the boat ramp (1/4 mile from the house). Shelling, clamming etc!

    Low tide at the boat ramp (1/4 mile from the house). Shelling, clamming etc!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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