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Ashgrove--Farm and Gardens on the Ocean

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A delightful location on Penobscot Bay, five-minutes drive from Camden, with its picturesque harbor, full of sailboats from around the world and its own schooner fleet. Trail heads, accessing Camden Hills State Park, are just a few minutes away. Views from the high points in the park are renowned for their extraordinary beauty and expansiveness, inspiring artists and poets for generations.

Surrounded by woods and fields, with a path to our private ocean shore, our deliciously cozy apartment is perfect for couples of all ages. It is situated in five acres of woods with several hundred feet of shoreline and is located about 100 feet from the main house. A footpath leads to the shore with views of the islands and passing sailboats, and where wind and tide bring sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic changes, from day to day.

Guests may stroll through our organically certified vegetable garden nearby, where vegetables are free for the picking!

The owner is a registered Maine guide and offers hiking and fishing trips in the area.

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More Details

Lucy Pincince
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a lovely long weekend. We enjoyed all things Maine--windjammer sail, lake swimming, seafood and watching a fisherman pick up lobster traps from our private beach! You have a lovely home & garden and we felt so welcomed here. We hope to see you again and will certainly recommend this retreat to friends! Thanks again.
Jul 2010
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Lincolnville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you would like an in-town experience, please see the VRBO listing of our Belfast, Maine, studio apartment: The Studio--Suite Inspirations, Downtown Gem. Both The Studio and Ashgrove offer fresh water fishing excersions with owner and Maine Guide, John Pincince.


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Ashgrove--Farm and Gardens on the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Lovely Lincolnville

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay in Lincolnville at Ashgrove. The property is very private and quiet. We were greeted by Lucy and a beautiful woodpecker. Although there is so much to do in the area, we were there for rest and relaxation. The studio is very efficient and comfortable for two people. Our host Lucy was more than gracious and helpful. The cat Ivan is not terrible at all. We took up several of Lucy's suggestions. One did not have to go far for a good restaurant or a good walk. For a great climb Mt Batti (sp ?) is a reasonable drive. We'd be happy to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia's western mountains

Wonderful hosts; Convenient but private; Peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ashgrove above-garage apartment! The open design was fine for us; windows across the living area wall gave an airy feel, with nearby trees and a view to a field. The steps to the apartment entrance are somewhat steep, but we had no trouble with them. The bathroom is small, with a small wash sink in the adjoining room, along with a day bed there. It was unusual, but we adapted to it okay. That bed became the platform for our suitcases to lay, for easy access to clothes, etc. The queen bed was very comfy for us, even tho' I'm hard to please, spoiled by our Tempurpedic adjustable. We couldn't really take advantage of free produce Lucy kindly offered from their farm because we ate out almost all the time. Another time, we might plan some meals in, but the seafood is so good in the area, we eat all we can stand while we are there. I am confident we would stay at Ashgrove again in the cooler seasons. (Though most locals tend to think AC is rarely needed, we don't do well without it, so we wait till September, when odds are better that even with too-warm days, the nights will be cool enough to cool the space down with open windows. We had no trouble here on this visit, even though it did get a little warmer than average. Fans are provided, and we did use them some.) We didn't stay around the place that much because we stayed on the go a lot, but we definitely enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee or eating a bite, and we walked down to their private shore a couple times to watch the loons and ducks and enjoy the sounds of the waves lapping the rocks. Considering the very reasonable price of this rental, and the absolutely wonderful hosts in John and Lucy, we are very thankful to have found this rental, and we hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dale – Thank you for your kind words, and I am so glad that you really enjoyed yourselves. I have to apologize for not explaining that the heater in the wall next to the tuner is a heat pump and so provides either heat or AC as you need it— maybe next time! :)
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August Vaca, 2017

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed from Wisc, and are familiar with the small town feel and scenery. We were not prepared for the unforgettable views of the coast. Our stay at Ashgrove was so comfortable, everyone's description of staying there spot on. We stopped prior for a few groceries, and had no trouble locating the property. We ventured south a few days and then one day to Bar Harbor, always happy to return. We had several all alone times on the beach, and even a campfire. A nearby winery visit, and live lobster purchased. We saw John on the property here and there, and was always helpful with travel directions/ suggestions. His best tip was to go to Port Clyde for a light house and true fishing harbor site. No yachts. He gave us directions to the best lobster purchase in the area, a short drive away. The experience was fun, and the cooking your own was a first time experience. We appreciated both John's & Lucy's hospitality. You can rent a hotel and eat out every day, you can pay a B&B, both are great. But we liked having our own kitchen, for a few meals. The path to the ocean was easy. The location let us have late mornings to venture out. We never had a plan. We never missed no tv stations. Bring your iPad, pick up a map, and vacation restfully. Totally would return, no one could imagine the price we paid, and enjoyed every moment. 40 th Wedding Anniversary trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on central Maine coast. Everything you will need for two people.

  • 5 of 5

Lucy and John made us feel welcome and comfortable in our vacation home. It is a no stress experience to stay in the 'apartment up the stairs' as it became known to us. Everything is provided and is very clean. We visited Belfast, Camden and Rockland, all within easy driving distance. Each has a harbor with its own character and attractions. We also relaxed in Rockport's harbor onre afternoon, sitting on one of the benches provided for visitors.

It was nice to return to the apartment in the evening, cook dinner on the grill, check the internet and relax with a book.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine Seacoast, Ultimate Convenience

  • 5 of 5

Lucy and John couldn't have been nicer. Upon arriving they literally had the welcome mat (or chalkboard) out to greet you! They were responsive to all our needs and were quite helpful with dining suggestions both in Lincolnville and nearby Camden. I attended a week long class at Maine Media Workshop. All my classmates were jealous that we were staying at Ashgrove was convenient when we took photos at sunrise at nearby Lincolnville beach.

We would definitely come back! Gorgeous spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, secluded, close to everything - a GREAT value! Not to detract from the location, but just be aware that this is a BAD tick season, so keep your bug repellent handy.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Owl's Head, Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Snowbowl, Camden
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lincolnville Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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