Charming, Private and Peaceful Lakefront Farmhouse and Camp

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Built in the late 1700's by Japheth Washburn, The Gott Farm is one of the original platted properties of Wayne, Maine. The town was incorporated in 1796. The Farm's cattle pastures once covered the eastern hillsides of Lake Androscoggin, comprising several hundred acres. Gott Farm has been continuously inhabited for over 200 years. The Gott family owned the farm for three generations until the Lawrence family purchased it in the 1950's. In the 1960's the Lawrence family sold the farm to Nathalie and Rhyno Stinchfield. They lived here for 30 years, until a few years after Rhyno’s death. Nathalie was determined to sell to respectful new owners. W.A.P. John and Julie Ritter became the delighted stewards of this wonderful property in 1997 and have loved and nurtured it ever since.

For the designer/craftsman couple from the Midwest, the Gott Farm has been an ongoing renovation project: originally as a summertime experience for their twin daughters, now as a special place of rest and relaxation for families and small groups.

With 10 acres and 450 ft of lakeshore with stone fence lines that vector deep into the woods, the farm continues to be a serene retreat from a hectic world.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


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

    Renters must be 30 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    The Gott Farm is a non-smoking facilitiy. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property, whether inside or outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Guest bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Camp / Bedroom: 1 queen

    On waters edge: sofa, chairs, desk, kitchenette, porta potty...moreless

  • The Studio (at additional cost): 1 queen

    The studio has a piano, two desk areas and ethernet....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    New king gel/foam top mattress 2014. Lots of storage...moreless

  • Childrens bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Comfy window seat. New pillow-top mattresses 2015....moreless

  • Full occupancy at Gott Farm is 10. The house and camp are included in the listed price...they sleep 8.. The camp is a separate building. The studio is available for an additional $450 a week. It is in a 3rd separate building. There is a queen sized bed that sleeps 2. It has AC and a Monitor heater....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • First floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Bathroom is tiled, lights with dimmer and has a strong fan...moreless

  • Second floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Room is tiled/Corian countertops/Strong fans/Washer & dryer...moreless

  • The camp has a chemical port-a-potty.

Other Amenities

  • The camp is a special place. It feels like a treehouse over the water. With a little kitchenette, coffee and drinks are always at hand. Guests love to start and end the day at their own speed. With the windows open, and the sound of waves lapping and the occasional loon call, life is good. The farm and camp are perfect situation for a family with visiting guests....moreless


  • Books:

    Wide variety of summer reading on site. The Cary Library is a short drive or medium walk away in the village center....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    And a selection of family friendly DVD's...moreless

  • Game Room:

    We call it the playroom. An alternative space from the living room....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Broadband...moreless

  • Stereo:

    NAD tuner with Ipod plug. 4' tall Timewindow speakers...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    From the house you can see the lake through the trees that line the shore. From the camp you just look out the windows....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    With long green vistas of grass and trees....moreless

  • Village:

    Please visit the website to find out about the Village of Wayne and the numerous amenities available....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    With windows facing the lake, the room turns golden at sunset. Will seat ten total (extra chairs in garage)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units / Large one for first floor / small ones or fans for 3 upstairs bedrooms. Camp has A/C also....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer, racks in upstairs bathroom....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    No insert (yet), impractical at this time....moreless

  • Garage:

    Not for cars...holds games and sporting goods and is partially finished off as a studio......moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Monitor fuel oil furnace in basement. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless broadband...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    7 cozy spots with outside view, fireplace view, and pop-up flatscreen view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking in front of the barn...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New larger capacity washing machine in 2014...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Glass front / has the ability to heat entire house. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder, drip coffee maker. Drip coffee maker in camp....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for 10, plus lots of pots, bowls, cooking and serving utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch super quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cabinets still have the 50's Davy Crockett knotty pine look. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic herbs and spices, flour, sugar....moreless


  • Balcony:

    A natural one; a rocky cliff over the water for sunset watching...moreless

  • Boat:

    You can anchor boats at the Androsroggin Yacht Club. $55 membership.

  • Deck / Patio:

    3: North east deck catches morning sun. Southern front porch and west side patio with waterview...moreless

  • Golf:

    Augusta Country Club to the east: is a top rated club. More rustic is the Turner Highlands Course to the west:

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available from Belgrade Lakes: Androscoggin Lake is at the southern end of a 30 mile long chain of lakes starting in Mt. Vernon. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:


  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill in 2014....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts are available at the Ladd Recreation Center. A ten minute walk...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 14 - Jun 25, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 26 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7%

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sully's in Winthrop Maine
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
On the hour drive
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Turner Highlands Golf Course, Augusta Country Club
57 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland Maine
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 133
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
55 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sunday River
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Androscoggin Yacht Club

Car: Necessary

Located around two beautiful lakes in central Maine, within an hour's drive of mountains and the ocean, Wayne is a wonderful community of about 1100 year-round residents who live close to nature and embrace the small town fellowship. With the Cary Library, the Community Church, and the Ladd Rec Center as touch points in their lives, they honor family, friends new and old, and tradition.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We grew up in the car culture suburbs of Detroit, went to University of Michigan and now live in Ann Arbor where we run a company called Grafaktri Inc., that designs and builds environmental graphics of all types.

Why the Owner Chose Wayne:
The beauty. The history. The serenity. The deep roots and softened edges. The plants. The space. The animals. Our neighbors.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Secluded, yet not isolated. One can feel a connection here to an earlier place and time. Wildlife are drawn to the open vistas. You can sometimes hear your heart beat.

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Speaks: english



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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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