About the property
- Farmhouse1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 floors, 2 living rooms, separate spaces
Like Belfast, this 7 room home is a mix of old and new, gardens and art, fun and relaxation. It's nestled in a quiet neighborhood, 1 block from the Bay, a 10 minute walk to town, 15 min. walk to the park, pool, tennis courts, boating, fishing and more.
There are 2 separate living areas. The front of the house has a sitting room, simple office, bathroom with claw-foot tub and stairs to a bedroom, study, and bathroom with shower. The open kitchen, dining area, sun-room, is an extension on the back of the house where a set of stairs leads to a second bedroom.
Relax in the shade of plum trees or pick fresh herbs, raspberries, strawberries, and veggies if in season from the raised bed gardens. Non-smokers only. Stairways may be challenging for those with mobility issues and toddlers.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 17, 2018
About Deidre Sousa
Semi-retired school teacher moved to this very special community 18 years ago to escape the fast paced work life in Massachusetts and enjoy the slower pace of Maine 'the way life should be' ( the state slogan).
Deidre Sousa purchased this Farmhouse in 2001
Why Deidre Sousa chose Belfast
Located in the heart of Belfast where music,dance, yoga, poetry, theater, art, great food, boating, history, farmer's market, COOP grocery, and parks share sun and moon rises on the Bay. A half hour or less to lakes, mountains, and state parks, a little more than an hour to Acadia National Park.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The little long house provides indoor separate spaces for privacy, contemplation, light- filled dining, kitchen, sun-room combination, arches and art, levels and surprises of color that uplift the spirit. there are 2 separate sleeping areas, one in the front upstairs of the house. The other in the far back of the house, again upstairs but not connected to the front area for a feeling of separateness and privacy. Outside the flower and vegetable gardens, shaded hammock and sitting area nourish body and soul. WIFI capability.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely garden and quaint cottage in a quiet neighborhood about one block from the waters of Penobscot Bay.
Comfortable, clean and full of charm.
Lovely small house
My husband and I rented this house near the center of Belfast and found it to be well-located and very comfortable. There are two bedrooms, one off the living room in the front of the house, and one off the back sitting room. I didn't like the one in the back as the stairs were difficult and there was no bathroom. However, the front bedroom was very comfortable and we had an extra small bedroom that we used for clothing. The downstairs living quarters are very pleasant. We stayed in the back room with a comfortable couch and table and ate at the table by the bay window looking into the garden. The kitchen is well-equipped and we made many of our meals. The garden and grounds are lovely and there is a nice view of the river and boats across the street. Everything was very clean. We took a number of enjoyable walks from the house and found this to be a good location for travelling north to Acadia and Blue Hill and south to Rockland. Our only beef was that there didn't seem to be many good restaurants that served dinner.
Great Winter Holiday Retreat
My husband and I came to Belfast, Maine, from Florida, for the 2014 Christmas season and it was the best of holidays.
Before we arrived in Belfast, Deidra provided us with information we requested regarding activities around the community during this time. There was an amazing array of activities - International awarding holiday choral music, in a candle lit historic church, within three blocks (not to be missed) of the rental house; New Year revelries downtown (just a 10 minute stroll away along the bay), a city bonfire by the Bay with hot chocolate for all, etc. We wish we could have done everything that was suggested.
Deidra’s home was way beyond expectation. In the middle of winter it was always warm, cheery and very comfortable. The home is situated in a quiet neighborhood and it was so restful to be there. The artistic design and decor of the home inside and out made it a pure pleasure to be there. We can’t say enough good things about our stay at 75 Bayview, Belfast, ME., or our most gracious host, Deidra. We plan to go back and highly recommend it to our friends.
Beautiful cottage with lots of charactor
When arriving at the cottage we felt totally welcome and at home. The cottage was fantastic with tons of special touches. It was better than described. We even had a bag of fresh Maine blueberries waiting for us. The garden was beautiful and to be able to pick fresh vegetables to use for our meals was a delight. The beds were very comfortable sitting area both inside and out were great. I can't say enough about the decorating!!! Loved every minute we were there. Lots of books to read and CDs to listen to. Thank you so much for letting us use your little piece of heaven in Belfast!
Magical and Relaxing
From the moment we walked up the little path (paved with numerous shards of china) to the entrance, I could feel the positive energy of this darling, little cottage and its owner. It is much more charming than the photos depict. It is filled with original art, wonderful reading material, and a great selection of music CDs. We relaxed in the Zen-like garden area from which we picked tomatoes, chard, kale and fresh herbs for several of our meals and drank our coffee from hand-made cups. The little pantry was filled with a vast selection of organic spices, oils and vinegars for those of us who like to cook. We were charmed with this little house and it provided us with the relaxing serenity we were looking for. My husband and I are school teachers in our late 60's and my sister is a widow also in her late 60's and we come to Belfast every year for all of its magical charms. This was our first stay in this lovely home and I feel it was the most relaxing. There were only two negatives---the open stairway to the one bedroom is a little dicey to negotiate and the little steps between rooms can present some tripping if you don't pay attention. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this wonderful home in this fabulous town to anyone seeking relaxation and charm.
This lovely and honest review describes what pictures cannot including the up and down quirks that this old house offers to help keep you mindfully present to where you are!
Perfect Creative Getaway
Close to Penobscot Bay on a quiet street with other historic houses, this fully equipped and sparkling clean house was perfect for two creative types looking for the perfect working vacation. Two separate "wings" each with a living/dining room area provided us with enough distance to work on our respective pieces, while the gorgeous garden room and productive kitchen garden gave us a great space for our down time. We walked to the ocean, and to town every day and enjoyed the many fantastic restaurants, shops and festivals that Belfast has to offer.
The smallest city in Maine, combining the best of the land and the sea, Belfast is a community that attracts artists, performers, writers, adventurers, health enthusiasts, farmers and ecologists, birders and boaters.Within walking distance you will find outdoor free Thurs. evening summer concerts, the Friday Farmer's market and evening Art walk, live theater, yoga and dance classes, City Park with pool, playground and tennis courts, etc. . For the health of it, get a massage, acupuncture treatment or Ayurvedic consult. Shop at the local COOP market or eat out, vegetarian, Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, gourmet,seafood, some on the Bay. Save room for dessert at a new old fashioned ice cream parlor or bakery. Take a walk or fish over the foot bridge over the Bay. Rent a kayak to experience it up close and personal or sign up for an hour row on an 8 person Community Boating Row. Rainy days can be spent at the local movie theater, library, historical museum, or shopping for fabric, books, art, yarn, gifts, clothes. We also have a Green Store for those ecologically conscious. Belfast is full of surprises listed on the COOP bulletin board: poetry readings, Reiki treatments, garden tours, wine tastings, puppies, or piglets for sale!
Rates & Availability
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pet fee is refundable if no damage/smells left because of pets A FULL REFUND FOR RENT WILL BE MADE ONLY IF PROPERTY CAN BE RENTED