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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

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 Wayne

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.


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Beyond all expectations! It had everything you could ask for for the perfect family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds were beautiful. The town was lovely and everyone was so freindly! There was plenty of room for our three grown children son in law and new grandchild. I hope a new tradition has just begun!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing week at Gott Farm! It was perfect for children, parents, and grandparents! Plenty of room to spend quality time together. Beautiful surroundings, quiet, cool weather. A tree swing that was a huge hit!! Comfortable house with open floor plan that kept everyone connected. Super, spacious laundry/bathroom upstairs that made life easier. The separate cabin was also a special, beautiful place to go and enjoy the beauty of the lake. The blueberry picking was fantastic!! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to any families wanting to have a special experience together. Many wonderful memories were made this past week. I cannot wait to see the book of pictures that our daughter-in-law will put together filled with all our memories of the week! Special thanks to Dwain and W.A.P. John for such quick responses whenever we had questions!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blissfully relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

As someone who spends about 10 weeks a year traveling around the world, I can say with confidence that if you're looking for a place to just tune out and take it easy, this is the place! It is also very comfortable and surprisingly convenient. The location on the lake was just right. Loved the green space for lots of games. The tree swing was a bonus for all our kids. Between the camp and the house, we had plenty of space for 4 adults and 4 children. We all took turns sleeping in the camp so we could enjoy the sounds of the lake water and loons. We also particularly appreciated all the toys, kitchen equipment and staples that were made available for us. In many cases, it seems that they were brand new and purchased just for our convenience. We had thought we would do lots of adventures, while basing ourselves in Wayne, but then it turned out that we enjoyed the house and the grounds so much, we ended up spending every day just playing in the water or hanging out around the house. We also loved the enormous variety of books that we could peruse. All in all, it was such a great time and we only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks to Dwain and Hildie for taking good care of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year I have rented the Gott Farm house. It's a beautiful old farmhouse that has all of the modern amenities you need. The house was very clean upon check in - which is very important to me. It's a steep hike down to the water but everybody made the trip without incident. I rented a pontoon boat from Beacon Boat Rentals and was able to arrange a mooring at the local yacht club by purchasing a $95 annual membership. Wayne is very quaint and the Gott Farm is a perfect place to stay when you are there.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, peaceful waterfront with lots of history and wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 generations who all grew up on the lake. It was wonderful to visit friends and family. The home was well stocked with spices, pots, cooking pans, food wraps, etc. The home had games and books and the beds and bedding were excellent. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We upgraded all the linens this year to 100% cotton...They might be a little wrinkly , but are soft and cool, perfect for Maine evenings...enjoy! ;-)
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  • 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: October 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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