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Gorgeous Restored Victorian Mansion in Old Mill Town

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    None....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We apologize that Trafton House currently is not wheelchair accessible. The house has no wheelchair ramps and a lot of steps on the front. But one of the staircases onto the back porch and into the kitchen is only three steps. This is how Tamara's father, who has trouble with steps, comes in when he visits us. We can covert one of the 1st floor living rooms (w. a half-bath attached) into a bedroom w. a queen-sized bed moved down from one of the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    We can move 1 bdrm (queen) to the downstairs 2nd living room...moreless

  • 4 sunny bedrooms on the 2nd floor (2 with Queen-sized beds, 1 with double bed, 1 with double futon); if you need a 1st-floor bedroom, we can move one of the queen-sized beds down to the 2nd living room, which has a 1/2 bath; this works very well 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; 1/2 bath on 1st floor; if you need a 1st-floor bath tub/shower, to avoid stairs, we can open one for you....moreless

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! Good dining at Mill 67 in Sanford and the Bradford Block Bistro in nearby Springvale (see photos). The Dirty Dozen Donuts shop is just down Main Street, and delicious Shain's of Maine premium ice cream is made in Sanford and sold at their ice cream shop (next to their restaurant) on South Main Street (Rt. 109)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our bookcases are stocked....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    A TV is available for watching DVD movies....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Television:

    Basic cable brings you the networks, PBS, THIS (for old movies), etc....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • 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: churches, mills, Goodall Mansion...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Elegant Victorian oak table and chairs (see photo). This is a warm, inviting room....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Room air conditioners keep you cool on hot days....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, right in the house....moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large eat-in kitchen (see photo). Your family or group will love hanging out here and cooking. Fully stocked with kitchenware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

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Jun 29 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,300 $5,000

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$250
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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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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Location

31.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport, Portland, ME
Sanford
Nearest Barpub
Back Street Grill
2.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pine Hollow Little Par
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Wells, ME
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
Sanford
Nearest Restaurant
Back St Grill; fine dining, Bradford Block Bistro
14.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wells Beach, York, ME

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 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, Springvale, ME and enjoy our favorite restaurant, the Bradford Block Bistro. And start your day with Dirty Dozen Donuts, just down the street.

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

 

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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Photos

  • 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

  • Grafton House gleaming after its new paint job—"sun-dried tomato" and white.

    Grafton House gleaming after its new paint job—"sun-dried tomato" and white.

  • Take me out to the ballgame—with the Sanford Mainers summer collegiate league.

    Take me out to the ballgame—with the Sanford Mainers summer collegiate league.

  • Picnic in  the park by the lake in Sanford

    Picnic in the park by the lake in Sanford

  • Sandy Wells Beach—where we go for sunning and swimming

    Sandy Wells Beach—where we go for sunning and swimming

  • Yummy grilled salmon at Bradford Block Bistro—our favorite local restaurant

    Yummy grilled salmon at Bradford Block Bistro—our favorite local restaurant

  • Nearby Mill 67—in old Goodall Mill—has tables too.  Great food, great service.

    Nearby Mill 67—in old Goodall Mill—has tables too. Great food, great service.

  • Donut Nirvana just down the street at The Dirty Dozen—truly the best you'll eat.

    Donut Nirvana just down the street at The Dirty Dozen—truly the best you'll eat.

  • 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)

  • "The prettiest house in town" as it looked a century ago—when it was new in 1914

    "The prettiest house in town" as it looked a century ago—when it was new in 1914

  • The Sanford Mainers playing at Goodall Park—just 1 block from Trafton House.

    The Sanford Mainers playing at Goodall Park—just 1 block from Trafton House.

  • Nubble Light—our nearest lighthouse

    Nubble Light—our nearest lighthouse

  • Victorian Mansions along Wells Beach

    Victorian Mansions along Wells Beach

  • At Mill 67 the delicious Stuffed Pork loin is served with mash & gravy.  Oh!

    At Mill 67 the delicious Stuffed Pork loin is served with mash & gravy. Oh!

  • And Sanford is the home of Shain's of Maine Ice Cream—oh so many flavors!

    And Sanford is the home of Shain's of Maine Ice Cream—oh so many flavors!

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