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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.
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
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
1 full bath with shower upstairs, 1 half bath downstairs off the living room plus an enclosed, heated outside shower...moreless
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
Enjoy the diverse selection of books in the second bedroom (downstairs) bookshelf! ...moreless
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
The barn is our 'de facto' game room. Enjoy!...moreless
Scrabble, Cards, Jenga, Puzzles, Yahtzee etc are all in the great room/living room....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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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.
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.