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Farmhouse with Private Beach and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

19th century farmhouse set in the foothills of the White Mountains. Located in Sweden, Maine -- between Lovell, Fryeburg, and Bridgton.

Six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an oversized kitchen that features the original fireplace hearth with granite mantel and brick oven.

The kitchen opens onto a spacious screen porch with long farmers table for summer dining with sweeping mountain views and stunning sunsets.

Private wilderness beach with a sandy bottom is perfect for toddlers and swimmers of all ages and abilities. Beach includes cabana, kayak, canoe and swim raft. There are no motor boats allowed on the lake.

The farmhouse sits on a small mountain on 25 acres amidst two open fields with a breathtaking panorama of the Presidentials and the White Mountains.

The private beach, surrounded by deep woods with striking views of a granite mountainface, is nestled on the lake, 1-1/2 miles from the house, an easy 3-4 minutes away.

Keywords: Lovell, Fryeburg, Bridgton, Waterford, Sweden, Kezar Lake, Highland Lake, Long Lake, Moose Pond, Keyes Pond, Saco River, Mt. Washington, White Mountains, Evans Notch, AMC, mountains, wilderness, hiking, view, lake, beach, historic, antique, farmhouse

More Details

Peter J. Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Peter J. Johnson

This farm was settled in the early 1800s and was held by the same family through multiple generations until 1960 when it passed to the current owners -- now in their third generation -- who have carefully maintained and protected this historic property for over 50 years.

We are accessible 24x7 by phone. Our property manager and our house cleaner reside locally.

Peter J. Johnson purchased this farmhouse in 1960

Why Peter J. Johnson chose Sweden

Our family has enjoyed this property for three generations and we are delighted to invite you to experience a vacation in the lakes and mountains of Maine.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Travel north and west and you'll find nothing but unspoiled wilderness with an occasional general store. Travel just seven miles south to the town of Bridgton for all the services and amenities you will need to insure that your summer vacation is a success!


Sweden Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.25
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Tent platform with fire pit on the property.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Old New England at its finest

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is truly a step back into the early 19th century with sweeping views of pastures and distant mountains. Our extended family of 10 had plenty of room for games, puzzles, indoor and outdoors dining, comfortable sleeping spaces and bathrooms! Grandchildren wandered in wildflower fields picking wild blueberries and swam and boated in the clean sand bottomed lake. Wonderful hiking less than an hour away in New Hampshire's White mountains or just around the corner in Maine. An idyllic family escape from our daily hectic worlds. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again next summer!
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Great house in Maine,

  • 5 of 5

We are a family travelling from France to discover New england. We loved the house which was spacious clean very charming in a very quiet location with stunning views over the mountains, great stars at night. It is close to bridgton with all amenities and lake beaches. Would strongly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra for your kind words! We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your New England holiday and had a safe trip back to France!
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South Berwick

Perfect for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

There is something for everyone at this absolutely gorgeous property. The house furnished beautifully and the assortment of accommodations suited our diverse group perfectly. Despite our large group, there was enough space on the property for everyone to spread out and we did not feel the least bit crowded. Our group included 4 generations with ages ranging from 8 months to 70+ years. We also had 2 dogs with us and a good time was had by all! The young and the young at heart in our group enjoyed swimming, boating, relaxing, hiking, photography, antiquing and puzzling. Would heartily recommend to anyone looking for a picturesque spot just close enough to the white mountains. And as an added bonus, the blueberry picking was superb! We had an amazing time and we couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and beautiful place to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with family. We hope to stay again in years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again in the years to come!
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Bridgton, Maine

The Perfect Place for Total Relaxation, Back-to-Basic/Quality Family Time & Reconnection w/ Nature

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were blessed to have our very small, intimate, outdoor wedding in one the gorgeous fields and it was everything we hoped it would be. We stayed for the remainder of the week as our family vacation/honeymoon and it was delightful.

The house has an immediate feeling of comfort, much like the one you get when you return home after being away for a while. The antique style suited us well and the entire house is furnished with nostalgic, classy touches. We had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen and this saved us a great deal of packing/unpacking. While there is a TV and I understand that the internet is coming to this corner of the world, we greatly appreciated the opportunity to detach from our online habits and instead spent solid quality time playing games, reading books, playing music, and cooking big meals that were enjoyed on the screened porch with a breathtaking view and magnificent breeze. The porch and kitchen were our favorite rooms to spend time in.

Walking the fields at sunset was unforgettable. The yard is so beautifully landscaped; it reminded me of the secret garden at times. And finally, the beach was beyond serene. I've never had a more private, peaceful, wilderness beach experience and I've lived in Maine almost my entire life! We left feeling totally satisfied and with many unforgettable memories.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweden, Maine

A family freunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 21 members was looking for an additional space to have a family reunion.

My house in Sweden, Maine was too small to accommodate everybody. The farmhouse was the ideal solution. It was the first house built in Sweden and has been beautifully restored.

It offered many activities such as climbing Mount Sabbatus, canoeing on the Saco river and swimming in Keyes pond. Everyone returned home with the best of memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne! We were delighted to provide your family with additional accommodations and thank you for your kind words! Best, Peter
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Portland, Maine, USA


  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse was a perfect home base for our extended family of 11 spanning 3 generations, from one year old to mid-sixties. We had everything we needed and it was big enough for all of us to be together, whether eating on the porch, playing games on the endless fields, or roasting marshmallows at the fire pit behind the barn. The many rooms allowed us to have space to read, play board games, and even watch a movie. The location was great -- amazing views; easy access to the pond which was heaven for paddling and swimming, especially for the kids; a traditional country store with a counter and tables for basic but delicious food; and, for the necessities of life, a short distance from groceries in Bridgton with its quaint shops, hiking paths, and helpful public library. As we packed up to leave, a quick but very scientific poll confirmed that one and all couldn’t wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again this summer! Best, Peter
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Tent platform with fire pit on the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1925 a week.
Weekly rental only. Saturday-to-Saturday only.
Linens included. (Not including beach towels.)
Pet friendly. Tent platform with fire pit on the property.
Rentals are subject to 9% state tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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