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Handcrafted Post and Beam Saltbox

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Awaken to the sounds of lobster boats as they dart their way between the many islands of Hockomock Channel. Enjoy your coffee basking on the sun-drenched deck. Launch your kayak at the bottom of the hill and explore the many islands that are easily in your reach.

This post and beam open concept home is anchored by a large center chimney and a relaxing fireplace in the living room. It features a modern kitchen, an open loft area with day bed and TV. The home has phone and wireless internet service. Two bedrooms with full size beds and a quaint bunk in a loft in the downstairs bedroom. A cozy jacuzzi tub room features an antique stained glass window. A gas grill is provided on the deck which also has two roll out awnings to provide shade

The home is located on a dead-end street in a quiet fishing village. Minutes away from fresh and salt water beaches. A five minute walk to the Broad Cove Marine, a lobster pound that will cook and serve you up some lobster and clams right on their deck. The town landing is only a short walk down a quiet road. Shopping and galleries are 15 minutes away in Damariscotta, or 30 minutes to Boothbay Harbor.

Keywords: Post and Beam Saltbox

More Details

Marc Poirier
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Marc Poirier

I built this post and beam home to resemble an antique post and beam saltbox I visited in Freeport. I crafted all the interior cabinets, doors as well as the frame. I now use the home as my winter residence and have my artwork hanging throughout the home.

Marc Poirier purchased this house in 1985

Why Marc Poirier chose Medomak

Quiet setting in a rural fishing community that is an easy reach to many local attractions, like Pemaquid Point, Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta.

What makes this house unique

As soon as you walk in the door you go into the relax mode. Sitting in front of the fireplace sharing some wine is quite peaceful. Then a little stargazing from the deck is absolutely breathtaking!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marc an Linda,

Thanks! I loved staying in your house. It's beautifully made.


Aug 2008
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Medomak House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (2), Sleep loft(1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Handcrafted Post and Beam Saltbox
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

It couldn't have been better.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a last minute place to get away, far away, after a hectic spring and early summer work schedule that left us in need of a complete change of scene and change of pace, with no time even to think about planning a vacation in advance. As a VRBO owner, myself, I went to that website first. I don’t know what I even typed in to the search bar, but Marc Poirier’s “Artist Retreat” was the first possibility to pop up on the screen. I read the description: “post and beam open concept home,” “dead-end street in a quiet fishing village,” “five minute walk to…a lobster pound that will cook and serve you up some lobster and clams right on their deck.” “Beam me up, Scotty,” my heart sang as I checked the calendar and discovered that it was available for the dates I needed.

The “Artists Retreat” did not disappoint. It was, indeed, a great and gracious home base for us to regroup and refocus, and enjoy the central Maine coast, from Wiscasset to Bar Harbor, from its many art galleries, museums and antique shops, to its breathtaking coves and coastline. Though the house came with a full kitchen, we found ourselves on the road most evenings at dinner time feasting harbor side in one town after the other on some of the best seafood I have had in my life.

But, most special for me, was sitting at the kitchen table at 7 a.m. every morning, savoring my first cup of coffee, looking out the window at the cove beyond shrouded in mist, watching as the sun slowly rose burning through the haze to reveal the lobster boats riding at anchor and the islands beyond. It couldn’t have been any better.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Artist's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Marc's post and beam was absolutely wonderful.The craftsmanship and detail in his home is much to be admired.The home in on a cul de sac and overlooks a small harbor filled with lobster boats. Close walk to enjoy lobster and seafood delights bringing along your favorite beverages. Close to Damorascotta for dining and strolling and Pemaquid Beach. Route 32 recently paved making for excellent biking. Truly enjoyed stay and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for the great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful time at the house. It's a gorgeous little place that actually worked well for us with our two small children (3 1/2 and 13 months). The kids loved the deck and it was easy to keep an eye on them with the fairly open floor plan. The owner was nice and purchased a pack-n-play for us before our stay so that we didn't have to check it on the plane. Whew!

We also enjoyed walking to buy lobsters and bringing them home to cook them for dinner-- yum! The house was set up with everything one would need for a vacation-- lots of kitchen supplies, linens, etc. My husband loved the grill! Of course, the best part of all was the location-- Bremen fell in the middle, geographically, of a lot of the day trips we wanted to take-- Wiscasset, Rockland-Camden area, Boothbay. There was lots to do!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marc...It's beautiful. Ch...

  • 5 of 5

Marc...It's beautiful. Christine and I will have to drive by when we are up in Maine. Give my your email address and I will send you some pictures of Tennessee. Don

  • Submitted: May 6, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Ki ng Eiders Pub Damaricotta
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Monhegan Ferry in Port Clyde
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Samoset Resort
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Schooner Landing Damariscotta
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Deep sea fishing, whale watching tours and ferry to Monhegan Island located in New Harbor 12 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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