Classic Coastal Farmhouse Near the Water(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 5)
The rental space is comprised of approximately 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms plus a twin bed in an area located off of the master bedroom (perfect for a child who appreciates being close to a parent). The master bedroom is located up a steep antique-style stairway with a queen sized bed, a day bed and an en suite bath. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and contains a full sized bed (as well as a twin mattress stored under it) and is served by a nearby half bath with the outdoor shower just steps away (an experience not to be missed).
The great room boasts lovely views of spruce forests, the pear tree and the adjacent gravel terrace that has all of the amenities for outdoor cooking and dining or just relaxing in the lounge chairs.
Just off of the great room you will find a charming barn area complete with barn swing overlooking the farm and a ping-pong table and other barn/outdoor games.
The rental also offers a well-stocked kitchen with commercial grade oven and range, spices, gourmet olive oils, cast iron pans, Riedel wine glasses, etc., in addition to a lovely adjacent sitting area.
The property sits on 6 acres of farmland and 3 acres of woods, gardens and natural Mid-coast Maine habitat. The space has heat, for the colder seasons, and its own private entrances and gravel parking area with space for several cars. Enjoy a short walk to a pristine salt water estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing as well as many other water activities. Kayak rentals are available just a few miles away Friendship Village. It is the perfect place to relax and recover from a busy life but also offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, cable television with 100+ channels, home phone and a well-stocked kitchen.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday only (with exceptions in the off season) and we are HAPPY to rent for a month or even for a year however we do not offer an discount for long-term rentals.
Thomaston (15 minutes), Rockland (20 minutes) and Camden/Wiscasset (30 minutes) are easy and scenic drives and Portland is about 90 minutes away. In these towns you will find boutiques, award winning restaurants, harbor front cafes, museums as well as the fleet of antique schooners that ply the waters of Muscongus bay.
Our farmhouse is truly a magical place and not to be missed. We look forward to hosting you.
Thank you for reading! Alan
Keywords: Salt water farm, near the water, large lounge area
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Member since: 2011
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen bed (sleeps 2) in second floor master bedroom, double bed (sleeps 2) in the first floor second bedroom (with twin mattress under it which can be used as an additional bed - sleeps 1), twin bed (sleeps 1) in small area outside the master bedroom. There is also a day bed in the master bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning $50
- Tax Rate 7%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Friendship is an unspoiled lobstering village just south of the Rockland/ Camden area of the midcoast. The village has one general store (well stocked with groceries, wine, beer, liquor) with a gas station, an antique shop, kayak rentals, a tiny museum, farm stands offering local produce as well as few open artists' studios. On the other side of the Meduncook river is the town of Cushing, made famous by the Wyeth family of painters. The Olson house portrayed in 'Christina's World', now a museum is just a short drive. Fifteen to twenty minutes north is the Rockland, Rockport, Camden area with award-winning restaurants, various museums and the schooner fleet. Rockland is host to numerous summer festivals and is the port for most of the island ferries. Monhegan can be reached by boats in either New Harbor or Port Clyde. Hiking and mountain climbing can be found in the Camden Hills, with pristine lakes and good blueberry picking mid to late summer. In short, the area has much to offer both in scenic beauty and cultural attractions, and locally, the Friendship peninsula is a great place to unwind and enjoy tranquility, local seafood and the fishing/ farming culture.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My wife, Lisa, and I purchased her family's farm house from her brother, David, in the fall of 2013. David and his partner, Paul, had relocated to Sicily and we wanted to ensure that the farmhouse remained in the family. David and Paul spent 13 years renovating the property and truly put their 'heart and soul' into the renovations. We are ecstatic to be carrying on their tradition of lovingly maintaining the property and providing our renters with the most relaxing and unique experience possible.
Why the Owner Chose Friendship, ME, USA:
Our farmhouse was built in 1850 by my wife's great-great grandparents. It remained in Lisa's family until 1943 when her great-great grandparents discontinued farming the land and moved to Friendship Village. Lisa and David grew up listening to their grandmother tell stories about her life in Friendship back when the house was a working farm. From childhood they dreamt of bringing the farm back into their family. That dream was realized in 2001 and Lisa and I now carry on the tradition.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
There's really no way to adequately describe this farmhouse with words. It needs to be experienced in person. One previous renter described it as 'antique chic' and that seems appropriate. Our goal is that you will "get away from it all" but still enjoy the comfort and attention to detail of a 5 star hotel. There's something magical about swinging on the barn swing while overlooking the farm or sitting in the backyard gazing at the gardens and wildlife or cooking a farm fresh breakfast with ingredients from the local farm-stands as well as our well-stocked kitchen. Our hope is that you enjoy the property as much as our family does.
- Primary: +1 6153005049
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Our peaceful farmhouse
Sitting area off the kitchen
dining room table and sliding doors to outside patio
Enjoy swinging in the barn while enjoying the beautiful view of the farm
Second bedroom downstairs off the living area
Another view of the vast farmland on our property
more views of our farm property
Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water...a lovely experience!
Front of the house
You never know what you will discover when adventuring around the property!
Another shot of the backyard
Low tide at the boat ramp (1/4 mile from the house). Shelling, clamming etc!
Large airy Living and dining area with high ceilings and sliding doors to patio
Backyard with outdoor shower, lounge chairs, table and an outhouse 'if you dare'
View of the barn from the farm
Well stocked kitchen which includes a Vulcan gas stove/oven
small part of the backyard area
outdoor sitting area... great for morning coffee as the sun rises
Washer / Dryer
Wide shot of the back of the house
Enjoy playing Ping-Pong in the barn!
The old sheep farm on our property. We hope to have sheep again soon!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017
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