Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
My name is Betty and I'm the on-site caretaker at Timberwoods Farm. A native New Yorker, I relocated to Maine upon my retirement in 2004 and have never looked back! I love the people and the quiet, slower paced lifestyle that Maine has to offer.
Why Betty chose Paris
What's more charming than an old 1820's farmhouse that's been lovingly cared for over the years? The house is simple, comfortable, and lends itself beautifully to friend or family gatherings. While located in the Village of South Paris, the surrounding fields and woods give the place a 'rural' feel that's both pleasing to the eye and delightfully relaxing. Many guests have found our proximity to three very popular wedding venues - Granite Ridge Estate, Kings Hill Inn and the Inn at Pinnacle Mountain - most convenient. The house also lends itself beautifully to those visiting the area for family reunions and graduations!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Watching the deer and wild turkey feeding in the fields. The occasional freight train passing by on it's way to Canada and a wave from the Engineer. The quiet stillness of the night with only the sound of 'peepers' in the spring-summer months.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Maine farmhouse! Lots of space to relax.
This was the best Christmas vacation we have ever had! Plenty of space for friends and family to get together. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. Betty is fabulous and knowledgeable! If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy Maine at its best this is it! We will be back!
Thank You! It was such a joy to have you all here for a family Christmas! I'm thrilled that the kids got to slide and enjoy the outdoors. Will be looking forward to a summer visit soon.
Woderful stay. We will be staying here again.
Unique and charming New England farmhouse. The décor was fabulous and Betty was even better. Very, very helpful and attentive. Both Location nd caretaker were 5 star. Beautiful house and grounds if you are looking for authentic New England charm. This location is close to our Downeast family, and we will definitely be staying here again.
Thanks so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure having you all here .... please come again soon!
The propety was amazing.nice and big house also a quiet Area
I really liked the house.but the owner of the propety has an attitude that i did not like!!!!she was not welcoming,and very very rude!
Loved this farmhouse immensely!
House was clean and extremely well stocked! We really enjoyed our stay and Betty was so great to work with!! No AC! I thought was gonna be a problem, but not really, with fans everywhere and portable AC upstairs, even though we were there when temps were in high 80's and 90, it was manageable. I would definitely stay here again any season, although hoping to come back in Fall.
It was lovely having you here. I'm anxious for a return Fall visit when the temps are a bit more comfortable and our beautiful Maine woods are showing off their colors!
Exceptional family getaway
This VRBO is exceptional. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies so that several large meals were put together easily. Most impressive for us was that 18 people could sit down for meals at once...There was also plenty of room outside to roam, fly kites and hike. Both kids and adults will enjoy this location. Within 2 hours of beaches, lighthouses and ski slopes, this place is great as a launching point for many Maine adventures as well as a quiet family retreat. The caretaker was present on sight and quickly responded to our questions and concerns. We loved playing games in the large game room and talking late at night around the kitchen table. The highlight for the kids was learning about honeybees from the beekeeper-neighbor. We even got to take some of the honey home!
Grocery stores are scarce, so make sure you stock up on staples if you plan to cook. When you forget eggs, though, the local corner store actually has really good prices. As for nearby food, just about every corner store makes to-die-for Italian sandwiches and pizza at reasonable prices, so buy local!
As for activities, nothing beats a lobster boat tour in Portland (Lucky Catch provided a great time and we enjoyed, catching, measuring, banding and even naming the lobsters). Hope we can stay here again.
Outstanding, Simply Outstanding. Tell Only Your Best Friends.
This gem stands tall and proud and is without a doubt the finest vacation rental that I have ever had, and I've had many. This is a truly unique property that can easily accommodate a large group as well as the foursome that I had here for a week in June. We four retirees came to Maine for a week of fishing in several of the dozens of lakes in this area. What a pleasure to have private bedrooms and bathrooms for each of our group. We cooked up a storm in a country kitchen that was extraordinarily well equipped and quickly became the focal point for evening cocktails, meals and conversations. This farmhouse is huge and drips with charm and character throughout. Every convenience that we needed was here in abundance. Plenty of room for our boats and trailers, plug in's for our battery chargers, cleaning station, fire pit, horse shoe pits, large deck, and all within a stones throw from a delightful Maine Village where you'll find restaurants, groceries etc. The maintenance of this house, inside and out, is incredible. Every bit is detailed, polished and clean that it would appear to have never been used and that is simply outstanding! And I mean everything...bathrooms, stove, sinks, tubs. And if that's not enough, the best is yet to come, and that's Betty. She's the property care taker who will arrange for your stay, greet you when you arrive, tend to any needs or concerns, then stand in the driveway and wave goodbye to you when you leave. We love Betty.Oh yes, and there's Walter too. He takes care of the grounds, barn and gardens. Good folks, indeed. We're already picking our dates for next Spring and look forward to returning.
Oxford Plains Speedway features mid-week and weekend stock car racing during the spring-summer months. And just 10 minutes away is the Oxford Hills Casino where you're welcome to try your luck! Mining for semi-precious stones, pin bowling, and farmers markets offering a variety of fresh produce, local honey, homemade jellies/jams, as well as delicious baked goods - are all nearby.