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Maine Saltwater Farmhouse

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This Saltwater Farmhouse is a classic 130+ year-old clapboard house with attached barn on 80 private acres, including woods and a hay field gently sloping to the rocky Maine coast. Reminders of its days as a working farm can be found in the carefully maintained barn, including stalls and antique farm equipment. The farm equipment is displayed in the barn with safety fencing to protect small curious visitors. Bicycles of all sizes, ping-pong, croquet, badminton and lawns large enough for soccer and baseball games will provide plenty of 'at home' activities. Cooking out can be on the deck or a short walk to grill on the rocks.

Located on St. George Peninsula between the fishing villages of Tenants Harbor and Pt.Clyde, you are only a short distance from popular restaurants, kayaking, fishing, sailing, hiking, beaches, movie theaters, antique & novelty shops, Marshall Point Lighthouse, which was seen in the movie Forrest Gump, and ferries to nearby scenic islands. In nearby Rockland, the Farnsworth Museum with its collection of Wyeth paintings , is well worth a visit.

The farmhouse has 6 bedrooms, so there's plenty of room for family & friends.The dining room seats 10-12 for fun family dinners. The living room's lovely natural light make this a cozy room for quiet reading by the fireplace. A forced air furnace keeps you warm on cool Maine evenings. The back deck is just the place to begin your day, as you look across the hayfield to the ocean. Watch the local lobstermen as they check out their traps, then head into town to pick up fresh lobster for dinner.

The farmhouse can be your base as you explore the beautiful state of Maine, including Acadia Park to the north and Freeport with infamous L.L.Bean's to the south.

Keywords: Farmhouse with Attached Barn

More Details

Owner
Maggie & Bill Lang
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Maggie & Bill Lang

Bill's family purchased this home in 1959 with many summers spent enjoying the Maine coast, big family dinners, playing on the rocks and antiquing, all contributing to family memories. Our children have grown up spending parts of every summer here and we continue to enjoy coming in early summer for family reunions. Sitting on the back deck at the beginning & end of each day and long walks have become some of our favorite activities.

Maggie & Bill Lang purchased this farmhouse in 1959

What makes this farmhouse unique

The quiet community, beautiful views and lots of available activities in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that you had a nice stay.

Maggie & Bill Lang
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Martinsville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs, full, also has washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs, charming old claw-foot tub
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Listen to breeze in spruce trees while showering outside
  • New hot water heater ensures plenty of hot water. Outdoor shower is not just an extra shower but a unique experience with spruce trees on one side and an ocean view peeking over the side of the deck.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lovely corner bedroom with closet, chest,view to back yard
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large corner downstairs bedroom, quiet, chest of drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Smaller corner bedroom, closet with chest for clothes
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 double , Large upstairs corner bedroom, lovely light, 2 chests
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Corner smaller bedroom, quiet, looks across front yard
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs twin beds, perfect for kids, puppet stage
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (3) Three doubles upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twins in bedroom upstairs. This bedroom has curtain partition, not door. Good for older children/ single adults., Baby Crib available on request. High chairs available in mud room off kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Maine Saltwater Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Peaceful, relaxing and lots to do

  • 5 of 5

We loved the charm of the old house. We enjoyed playing basketball in the barn. It was nice to walk to the water. The house had everything we needed. Acadia National Park was spectacular. The Brewery in Rockland was the best. We loved our time here. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Holly, for your review and so glad that you enjoyed your visit here. We also love the 3 min. walk through the field and are always amazed at how easy it is to just sit on the rocks and watch the waves....the time just slips away! Visit us again, Maggie
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La Vista, Nebraska
5

Large, beautiful, peaceful home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful 7 nights at the farmhouse with 4 of us (my husband and I and our 2 sons (age 9 and 5). We had a plethora of room and plenty room for more! :) The mosquitoes and ticks were quite bad, so make sure bug spray is kept handy. But that did not detract from our amazing experience on the St. George Peninsula. We enjoyed the activities in the barn, loved the view of the water and the walk to the rocky beach, and we took advantage of the nearby communities (Tenants Harbor, Pt. Clyde, Thomason, Rockland, etc) in planning extra activities for our days. We did a lobster boat tour in Rockland, which I would highly recommend. Just don't pack your days too full, because you won't want to miss relaxing in the farmhouse and cooking in the kitchen! Maybe someday we'll be back...if only Nebraska wasn't 1500 miles away :-).

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annette, Thank you for your review and we're so glad that you enjoyed your time in Maine. We haven't done the lobster tour and glad to hear that your family enjoyed it. Our sons, now grown, still love the barn activities, especially playing basketball. We definitely are on the lookout for ticks and have found that bug spray around the bottom of pant legs is very effective. Hope that you return as guests again if Maine is ever in your future plans. Best wishes, Maggie & Bill
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5

Magical property, great for a group stay

  • 5 of 5

We've spent NYE at the Farmhouse for 2 years in a row now. I can't say enough about this place!

Totally spacious for 10 people. We cooked all of our meals at the house - cookware and dish ware is plentiful. We spent our days hanging out by the fire in the living room (plenty of chopped wood available), playing ping pong and basketball in the barn (it's decorated with christmas lights which make for a really cute environment in the evening), and walking out to the ocean. Maggie is a wonderful host, super responsive. I highly recommend this property for any type of stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christine. We are delighted that you had a nice visit at the Farmhouse over New Years. We have also enjoyed having family & friends gather together for fun meal prep adventures, basketball contests & ping pong tournaments. Glad you were able to include those also. Walking to the shore and watching how the ocean changes throughout the day is also one of our favorite pastimes. We hope that you'll visit again next year and thank you for taking the time to send in a review. Best regards, Maggie
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Hancock, Maine, USA
5

Perfect for pre-wedding festivities

  • 5 of 5

We rented the farmhouse to accommodate family and friends for a week in anticipation of our son's wedding nearby. It was perfect for our needs. We hosted the rehearsal dinner in the barn, a wonderful indoor space that easily held the 30 or so guests (we rented tables and chairs from a nearby service). The bedrooms were very comfortable, the kitchen well appointed, and all of us who stayed at the farmhouse enjoyed relaxing on the deck and wandering down to the ocean. The owner and caretaker were very helpful and gracious, and the farmhouse was in perfect order when we arrived. We recommend this highly for small gatherings of family and friends, and for anyone who likes a quiet retreat on the Maine coast that is close to Rockland and its restaurants, activities and the Wyeth museum.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We have also found it a wonderful location for family reunions with walks to the shore being a favorite activity. We also enjoy having a cookout on the rocks with the set up of the rocky campfire being the older children's responsibility. They loved roasting marshmellows, which usually led to some version of s'mores! Maggie
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COLUMBIA FALLS
5

Paradise in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Maine Saltwater Farmhouse was the perfect start to our vacation in New England for our group of eight. Everything was perfect right from the start, fresh bowl of fruit on the table to the fresh flowers in every room, lovely furnishings and comfortable beds and fresh linens . Everyone in our group said the farmhouse was their favorite place that we stayed on our 2 week vacation, they felt like they were at home. The farmhouse was very clean, well organized and well equipped in the kitchen. Thank you for letting us having a piece of your paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A delightful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th anniversary with our children, their spouses and our grandchildren at the farm in August. We enjoyed every aspect of our week vacation. The kitchen was well equipped. Beds comfortable. All the CDs available for the children early in the morning were appreciated especially by the adults. Our evenings spent on the back deck and our daily walks through the fields so enjoyable and the barn was wonderful for the little ones to ride bikes. Our entire family found many things to do away from the farm. A wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary and a very enjoyable week for the family. Thank you for sharing this lovely farm.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Saltwater Farm for your family celebration. We have also found it a wonderful place for all of our family to spend time together. Best regards, Maggie & Bill
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Owl's Head Airport in Rockland
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Pt. Clyde
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Train
88 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pt. Clyde & Tenants Harbor
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Drift In Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Tenant Harbor and Pt. Clyde areas are beautiful in scenic views and ocean/fishing activities. Ferry trips to the islands offer a different landscape and glimpse into island life. We love the quiet peaceful times on the farm , reading by the fire, playing games or sorting out puzzles, walks to the ocean and cookouts on the rocks.

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Rates & Availability

Martinsville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holiday rentals do not include utilities; heating & electric costs will be deducted from deposit.

If you have to cancel and we can re-rent your week, your fees will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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