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Luxury Waterfront, Casco Bay, 1840s Farmhouse, 8 Acres, 4k Sqft, 800 F Shor

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Last updated: 11/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Fair Fields Farm, the name of our Old Farmhouse with White Picket Fenced in Perennial-Herb Garden, on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine, an L.L. Bean catalogue house (2006) was bought from the 4th owner (since 1842), moved to the water from the road, and fully renovated. There is no other rental property in Freeport with such privacy: nearest neighbor: 1/4 mile away. Our new, deepwater well brings the freshest, purest water into the house daily. House is situated facing south, the sun warming the rooms in the winter, while the covered porch and sea breezes cool them in the summer. There's a hammock for long summer naps, wicker chairs for watching the bay, porch table for morning, afternoon and evening summer meals. Outdoor fire pit (or regular grill!) for grilling steaks and marshmallows. Prehistoric Indian trail through woods down to water. Kayaking, Canoeing. Freeport shops 3.8 miles; Wolfe's Neck State Park 1.0 miles; L.L. Bean's kayak school .5 mile; Wolfe's Neck Farm day camp for little ones and many other activities for adults 1.0 mile. Portland's fabulous restaurants 20 miles. Brunswick (6.0 miles away) and Freeport have some really good restaurants, too. Excellent farmer's markets in Brunswick.

Come stay at an idyllic private coastal Maine home (only 30 mins from the airport). The property is located off Flying Pt. Rd, 3.8 miles from Freeport Village, home to L.L. Bean, where throughout the summer on Saturday evenings there are free concerts on the green, hosted by Beans. There are great outlet stores, too, including Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, the Gap, Banana Republic. A great new toy store and food court with good local food (Kamasouptra, Peachy's Juices), too. There is all sorts of dining in Freeport from lobster on the wharf at the Harraseeket Yacht Club (no membership needed) to the New England Harraseeket Inn in town. You want more than Freeport? Portland's Old Port offers brew pubs and restaurants with local surf and turf, concert halls, Friday Art Walks, galleries, and ferries to the islands in the Bay. Take a bike, rent a bike, and go over for the day.

On the premises, a long deck that faces Maquoit Bay inside Casco Bay and beyond the open ocean. Children and adults alike can enjoy memorable breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the deck overlooking the bay, listening to the lobster boats collect their traps, the osprey locate their prey and call out for their children, the seagulls dropping the clams from above onto the rocks below. You look out at Little Flying Pt, Birch, Upper Goose, Lower Goose, and Sisters Islands as well as in the far distance Harpswell peninsula and Middle Bay. Eagle's island is not far where the recently renovated Admiral Peary's island residence is located. (An easy day trip). To the south, less than an hour, are some fabulous sandy beaches: Old Orchard, Ferry, Crescent, Scarborough and Higgins Beach. Or, less than an hour to the northeast, are the exquisite Popham Beach (be sure to go at low tide) and nearby historical forts. If you want to stay local, there's a small sandy beach in Winslow Park (3.0 miles)

Activities on-site include: - path to a private beach (not sandy), great for exploring marine life -- a kayak and canoe to explore FFF's private estuary, as well as Maquoit Bay and the islands of Casco Bay (maps here to show you the bay and which islands are kayak friendly) - Biking, hiking and large grass area--5 acres-- for the kids to enjoy. Other off-site activities include: (but definitely not limited to): The Maine Mall - South Portland, Portland Museum of Art - Portland, The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Children's Museum of Maine - Portland, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park - Bristol, Reid State Park - Georgetown, Maine Maritime Museum - Bath, Maine Wildlife Park - Gray, Funtown Splashtown USA Amusement Park / Waterslide - Saco, Two Lights State Park - Cape Elizabeth, Fort Williams&Portland Headlight - Cape Elizabeth (One of the most photographed places in the United States), LL Bean's free (yes - FREE!) Summer Concerts - Freeport (Saturday nights.)

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Large w/Water View...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Large w/ Water View...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Large w/Garden View...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Large w/Garden View...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Large w/Water View (Beds each wider than single)...moreless

  • All bedrooms are large. The Master bedroom is the largest with its own bath and sweeping views of the ocean. All have bureaus and closets. Three of the bedrooms have an ocean view. Two a garden and field view. All are uncluttered. Four of the bedrooms, including the master bedroom, have desks. There is Wireless Internet access throughout most of the house. More photos of inside on request....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shared with Bedrooms 1,2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Shared with Bedrooms 4,5...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Downstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For computers: There is wireless throughout the house. We have Cable television, but limited. That can be upgraded for monthly rentals, if guests prefer that. Televisions: There are two televisions, each with DVD. Children: The house is fine for children, but it is not immediately safe for toddlers (no locked cabinet doors, plugged outlets, or blocked stairs. Also, house is on the water). Housekeeper: There is no housekeeper, but a housekeeper can be arranged. For monthly rentals, there is a housekeeper who comes once a week for four hours. She will clean all bathrooms, kitchen, and vacuum upstairs only. If more is wanted of her, that can probably be arranged with her for an additional cost. No wheelchair access, and all bedrooms are on second floor. Water: is fresh from the well. Not treated with any chemicals....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is basic cable only....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    There are a few toys and games for kids. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    On the ocean, on Maquoit Bay in Casco Bay...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Maquoit Bay in Casco Bay...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    800 feet of waterfront ocean property on Maquoit Bay, inside Casco Bay, which is in the Bay of Maine. A cozy view of several islands....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a separate dining room that seats 8 comfortably, four on each side. If two at either end, then 10....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully furnished for cooking and baking....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    See photos of covered, back porch/deck overlooking the sea....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One of each. Easy to rent more from local vendor who delivers and picks up....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,998

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Damage Deposit is 1,000.00. Damage deposits are returned after subtracting the base cleaning fee of 300.00 and any additional cleaning fees (rare) required to clean the house.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portland Casco Bay Lines
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Freeport Amtrak Downeaster
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
295

Car: Necessary

Fair Fields Farm is a perfect place for those who enjoy privacy, quiet, relaxing days, while overlooking Casco Bay, hardly a house in site. Closest neighbor: 1/3 mile. Yet it is 5 minutes from town, 30 minutes from the nearest airport (PWM). Located only 3.8 miles from L.L. Bean, .5 miles from L.L. Bean's Paddling Center, and 1 mile from a great and wonderful day camp @ Wolfe's Neck Farm (just in case you have young ones; also you can rent kayaks and bikes there, attend lobster bakes and join hayrides). For more adventure? Whale watching, island hopping, Old Port in Portland, only 25 mins away. Large sandy beaches about 30 mins to an hour away. (We rent the house only to small parties of no more than 8-10. We do not rent the house for small or big events, nor for weddings).

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We are a family that loves our farmhouse, and loves to travel, which makes it perfect for us to share our house on the water with other families. One of us is a writer and anthropologist. The others of us are budding individuals, majors still undeclared.

Why Freeport, ME, USA:
All our lives we wanted to live in an old farmhouse on the water in Maine. So, finally, after living in Providence, Rhode Island, and Mexico City, for many years, we moved.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Character, charm, lovely views, close to what really counts: trees, summer breeze, open fields, views of the water, slow days, calm. For almost 200 years, families (we are the 5th family) have lived in this house, farmed the land, and breathed the fresh air.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

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Photos

  • House from water at high tide.

    House from water at high tide.

  • House in July, garden side.

    House in July, garden side.

  • Perennial Garden

    Perennial Garden

  • Drive to house

    Drive to house

  • Porch with Fog

    Porch with Fog

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining Room Seats 10

    Dining Room Seats 10

  • Downstairs 1/2 bath

    Downstairs 1/2 bath

  • Master Bath, shower and sink on left, out of view

    Master Bath, shower and sink on left, out of view

  • #3 Bedroom

    #3 Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bath #2

    Upstairs Bath #2

  • #5 Bedroom, desk, seating area out of view

    #5 Bedroom, desk, seating area out of view

  • Morning at Low Tide

    Morning at Low Tide

  • Perennial Garden

    Perennial Garden

  • Field with House (rooftop)

    Field with House (rooftop)

  • Back Porch from Firepit

    Back Porch from Firepit

  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • View of Porch from Sun Room

    View of Porch from Sun Room

  • #1 Master Bedroom

    #1 Master Bedroom

  • #2 Bedroom, 2 (larger than twin) beds, Desk/seating area to left

    #2 Bedroom, 2 (larger than twin) beds, Desk/seating area to left

  • #3 Bedroom, Window View

    #3 Bedroom, Window View

  • #4 Bedroom, desk/seating area to right

    #4 Bedroom, desk/seating area to right

  • Sun, morning-coffee room

    Sun, morning-coffee room

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Luxury Waterfront, Casco Bay, 1840s Farmhouse, 8 acres, 4K sqft, 800 f shor

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