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Charming, Private & Peaceful Waterfront Farmhouse, Studio and Camp / Great Town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse with 2 water view camps. Perfect for families/guests

Built in the late 1700's by Japheth Washburn, The Gott Farm is one of the original platted properties of Wayne, Maine. The town was incorporated in 1796. The Farm's cattle pastures once covered the eastern hillsides of Lake Androscoggin, comprising several hundred acres. Gott Farm has been continuously inhabited for over 200 years. The Gott family owned the farm for three generations until the Lawrence family purchased it in the 1950's. In the 1960's the Lawrence family sold the farm to Nathalie and Rhyno Stinchfield. They lived here for 30 years, until a few years after Rhyno’s death. Nathalie was determined to sell to respectful new owners. W.A.P. John and Julie Ritter became the delighted stewards of this wonderful property in 1997 and have loved and nurtured it ever since.

For the designer/craftsman couple from the Midwest, the Gott Farm has been an ongoing renovation project: originally as a summertime experience for their twin daughters, now as a special place of rest and relaxation for families and small groups. To learn about all the wonderful things to do in Wayne and our part of Maine, go search for "wondrous wayne" and you'll find a comprehensive list of nearby activities and day trips!

With 10 acres and 450 ft of lakeshore with stone fence lines that vector deep into the woods, the farm continues to be a serene retreat from a hectic world.

More Details

W.A.P. John
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About W.A.P. John

We grew up in the car culture suburbs of Detroit, went to University of Michigan and now live in Ann Arbor where we run a company called Grafaktri Inc., that designs and builds environmental graphics of all types.

W.A.P. John purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why W.A.P. John chose Kennebec Valley (Central Maine)

The beauty. The history. The serenity.

The deep roots and softened edges.

The plants. The space. The animals. Our neighbors.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Secluded, yet not isolated.

One can feel a connection here to an earlier place and time.

Wildlife are drawn to the open vistas.

You can sometimes hear your heart beat.


Wayne Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom is tiled, lights with dimmer and has a strong fan
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Room is tiled.Corian countertops.2 good fans.Washer & dryer.
  • The camp has a chemical port-a-potty.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Camp / Bedroom - 1 queen , On waters edge: sofa, chairs, desk, kitchenette, porta potty
    The Studio (at additional cost) - 1 queen , The studio has a piano, two desk areas and ethernet.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , New king gel/foam top mattress 2014. Lots of storage
    Childrens bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Comfy window seat. New pillow-top mattresses 2015.
  • Full occupancy at Gott Farm is 10. The house and camp are included in the listed price...they sleep 8.. The camp is a separate building. The studio is available for an additional $450 a week. It is in a 3rd separate building. There is a queen sized bed that sleeps 2. It has AC and a Monitor heater.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The camp is a special place. It feels like a treehouse over the water... With a little kitchenette, coffee and drinks are always at hand. Guests love to start and end the day at their own speed. With the windows open, and the sound of waves lapping and the occasional loon call, life is good. The farm and camp are perfect situation for a family with visiting guests.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming, Private & Peaceful Waterfront Farmhouse, Studio and Camp / Great Town
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at Gott Farm! I grew up in Wayne and felt like I was at home. The peacefulness and serenity were just what I needed.

Thank you Julie and John:)

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Home for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

The house and cabin and located on a beautiful lake and are very private.

The property is located in a beautiful private setting with wonderful views of the lake. The owner was very helpful with advance information, such as where to rent kayaks.

The local caretakers were there to meet us when we arrived, and gave us a tour of the property. They live nearby and were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun by the lake in Wayne, Mayne

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the enthusiasm! We are always happy to know our guests are as delighted to be at the Gott Farm as we are. We originally purchased the Farm so our two girls could spend summers surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor adventures in the woods along the lake. Knowing other children are having as much fun makes it all worthwhile.
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Gott farm in Wayne, Maine. Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This property is very privately situated on lake androscoggin. For a family reunion or just a get away you could not ask for more. Our family loved it and is looking forward to going back. Everything you could need is there!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely that you enjoyed your stay at the Gott Farm! We try to provide everything you need so that once you arrive you can simply kick back and relax in the peace and beauty. Thanks for the appreciation of all the possibilities!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion of 20 was a total success! Gott farm was as relaxing and idyllic as all the pictures we saw before arriving. It was absolutely perfect for all ages.. from the toddler set to the young adults and seniors. The house was so open and roomy and accommodated all of us for many memorable dinners and get-togethers. The little kids had plenty of room to explore and ride their bikes, swing on the tree swing, play with toys from the barn, and even eat blueberries and blackberries that grew wild on the property. The view of the lake with its quiet setting was just magical. We have all taken away wonderful memories of our time spent together at Gott Farm and cannot thank you enough for allowing us to share your little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Byrne Family! Thank you so much for your kind review. Others reading this might want to know that the Farm only accommodates ​8-​10 people​ (the last two staying in the studio at an additional cost)​. Your family also rented another location in Wayne, and everyone gathered together at the Farm. There is so much space, to get together, so many things to do that bring people back to nature. We are very happy you all enjoyed it as much as we do.
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had twins 7 weeks ago, and our stay at Gott Farm was our first trip away from home with them (to attend an annual family gathering very nearby). Based on the pictures on this site, we had a sense that we'd enjoy the property, but were completely blown away when we arrived. Even the driveway -- lined with large oaks (?), some of which must date back to the farm's earliest days -- is magical!

The house is delightful. It's immediately clear that an incredible amount of pride and energy has been put into restoring what was possible to restore, and improving what needed improvement, all the while maintaining the integrity and purity of the house. So often, folks destroy these old homes, but call it "renovating." Not here.

The "camp" (cabin) is wonderful as well. It's a very comfortable space, perched right directly at the water's edge, with a serene, expansive view of the water. And the light that floods this space all day is amazing.

It'd be easy to overlook the incredible detail that's gone into maintaining the grounds, too, because it all appears quite consistent with the natural landscape, but you'll very much appreciate the obvious level of care paid to maintaining the grounds.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say: if you're looking for a private, charming, peaceful escape, look no further.

We can't wait to return...

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Sully's in Winthrop Maine
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
On the hour drive
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Turner Highlands Golf Course, Augusta Country Club
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 133
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Androscoggin Yacht Club
Car: necessary

Located around two beautiful lakes in central Maine, within an hour's drive of mountains and the ocean, Wayne is a wonderful community of about 1100 year-round residents who live close to nature and embrace the small town fellowship. With the Cary Library, the Community Church, the General Store and the Ladd Rec Center as touch points in their lives, they honor family, friends (new and old) and tradition.


Rates & Availability

Wayne Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
May 21 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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