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Gorgeous Restored Victorian Mansion in Old Mill Town

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The Historic Trafton House, Sanford, ME


Last updated: 09/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sanford house description

Elegant eight-room house (4 up, 4 down) with 4 sunny bedrooms, 2 living rooms (or living room + 5th bedroom), large family dining room, huge country kitchen, 2 1/2 baths, and a secret passageway. All rooms are very ample.

Beautiful, rich quarter-sawn golden oak trim throughout creates a warm ambiance, highlighted by a carved fireplace with large mirror and built-in cabinetry in the dining room (see photos)

Furnished with oak antiques to match its beautiful woodwork.

Trafton House is a great place for families attending nearby weddings or folks just needing a large house to hold a New England reunion.

Safe and convenient neighborhood in the center of a small former mill town.

4-car off-street parking

Trafton House is not your usual rental property! This warm and gracious house is our dream home, and we hope it will be yours too during your visit!

Here's your chance to live in a 'grand old lady' beloved by the small town in which she resides.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Please tell us about your pet. Generally we allow one small, well-behaved dog....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children love finding the 'Secret Passageway'...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double


          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            One of the living rooms can be converted to a 5th bedroom....moreless

          • 4 sunny bedrooms (2 with Queen-sized beds, 1 with double bed, 1 with double futon); one of the living rooms downstairs (with 1/2 bath) can become a bedroom (single bed only; listing saying queen is wrong, but we can't seem to correct it!), especially for those who need to avoid stairs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Victoria claw-foot tub w. shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Has a sink too...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            with sink too...moreless

          • 1 full bath w. Victorian claw-foot tub (w. shower); 1 3/4 bath w. walk-in shower; 1 1/2 bath on 1st floor...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Elegant Victorian oak table and chairs (see photo)...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large eat-in kitchen (see photo)...moreless

          • Stove:

            Ceramic top...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Fireplace:

            Carved golden oak fireplace for display only....moreless

          • Living Room:

            2 lovely living rooms...moreless

          • Parking:

            4-5 cars, off-street...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • This house oozes charm and character, and will make for a memorable vacation or occasion—as we've been told by all of our visitors!...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Books

              Outdoor Features


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Sanford, incorporated a town in 1768, is a small former mill town at the center of York County, near many other quaint southern Maine towns. Historic buildings in churches, mills, Goodall Mansion...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Groceries
                  • Swimming
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Library
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fishing


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 28 - Sep 15
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,300 $5,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Taxes Included


                  If the Renter wishes to terminate the rental agreement for any reason, the Owner agrees to readvertise the house for a “New Renter.” If a “New Renter” is found, the Owner will return the Renter’s security deposit and all of the rent covered by the “New Renter,” minus a $200 rebooking fee. If a “New Renter” is not found, the Owner will return the Renter’s security deposit but not the rent.

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                  Last updated: 09/23/2014
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                  31.4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Portland International Airport, Portland, ME
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak, Wells, ME
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  14.4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Wells Beach, York, ME
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Back Street Grill
                  2.9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pine Hollow Little Par
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Back St Grill; fine dining, Oak St Grill, Alfred

                  Car: Necessary

                  Indulge your fantasy to live in a gorgeous restored Victorian home in a small New England town, close to numerous lakes, the Mousam River, white Atlantic Ocean beaches, rocky coast line, and convenient Amtrak service.

                  At the middle of York County, Trafton House is centrally located to all sites in Southern Maine and New Hampshire: 40 minute drives to historic and lively Portland, ME, and Portsmouth, NH; excellent antiquing and shopping nearby; fresh- and salt-water activities; amusement parks, Old Orchard Beach attractions, and Nubble Lighthouse at York Beach.

                  In the autumn, Sanford is an excellent jumping-off point for seeing the beautiful foliage. Or just look out of your bedroom windows!

                  In June and July Sanford is the home of the Sanford Mainers, two-time champions of the New England collegiate baseball league. A two-block walk brings you to Goodall Stadium, where you can 'root-root-root for the home team' to blow off steam 2-3 nights a week.

                  Enjoy the town's restaurants, go up to Shaw's Ridge Farm for first-rate BBQ and their own delicious ice cream, or drive to the next town over, Alfred, ME—where 'time has stood still' since the 19th century—and experience fine dining in a mission-style setting at our favorite restaurant, the Oak Street Grill.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: George and Tamara Bozarth, the owners of Trafton House, are classical musicians. She is a concert pianist and he writes books on music and is a Professor of Music History at the University of Washington in Seattle.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sanford:
                  With Trafton House it was love at first sight! Like finding that perfect piece of antique furniture—only this was a whole house! And WE live most of the time on the opposite coast! Trafton House and the gentle countryside and expansive beaches of southern Maine is where we go to rest and recharge our batteries, and when we're not there we like to share with others the pleasure of living in the graceful century-old Trafton House.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  What we like about being in Sanford is living away from all of the clogged traffic of the Maine coast in summer, but still within easy reach of all those enjoyable sights, scenes, and activities.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • The Historic Trafton House, Sanford, ME

                    The Historic Trafton House, Sanford, ME

                  • The Formal Dining Room, easily seats 8-10 people for elegant dining

                    The Formal Dining Room, easily seats 8-10 people for elegant dining

                  • The Shaded 'Forest Room'

                    The Shaded 'Forest Room'

                  • Still another bedroom!

                    Still another bedroom!

                  • Tamara aglow after a successful concert

                    Tamara aglow after a successful concert

                  • The Living Room with its grand oak fireplace

                    The Living Room with its grand oak fireplace

                  • The Large Country Kitchen, with ceramic-top stove and bright sunlight

                    The Large Country Kitchen, with ceramic-top stove and bright sunlight

                  • The Victorian Room

                    The Victorian Room

                  • Sanford from across its own lake

                    Sanford from across its own lake

                  • 'Professor Bozarth' (University of Washington photo)

                    'Professor Bozarth' (University of Washington photo)

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