4 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse with 2 water view camps. Perfect for families/guests
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and peaceful house and surroundings
The house is very old, but it is modern and very comfortable. The kitchen is particularly well-appointed, with a full complement of dishes, pots and pans, and even an extensive array of spices. The grounds surrounding the house are extensive, and very beautiful and serene. My wife and I stayed in the "camp", while children and grandchildren stayed in the house. The camp, which is a short distance from the house, is rustic (electricity but no running water), and is perched on a ledge right over the lake, with a spectacular view of lake and woods. We loved staying there. Tom, the local manager, was friendly and very available. When the coffee maker stopped working he brought a replacement within the hour, accompanied by a jar of home-made salsa. The only challenge we experienced during our stay was that access to the lake was tricky, due to a steep descent to the dock. The owner is aware of this, and has plans to upgrade access before the 2019 season.
We loved our stay at Gott Farm! The property is beautiful, the home cozy and well stocked, and the hosts very welcoming and responsive. We enjoyed playing on peaceful Androscoggin Lake and walking into Wayne for treats!
Gott Farm exceeded our expectations, which were very high! Beauty, tranquility, charm, seclusion.
We were completely captivated by Gott Farm - from its private location to the spectacular lake, the charming camp, and the lovely, historic, and lovingly restored and decorated farmhouse. The kitchen contains every single accoutrement needed to prepare every meal, the living spaces are comfortable and homey, the bathroom is spacious and convenient, perfect for a big family. The outdoor spaces are plentiful and afford gorgeous views. We loved the village of Wayne, and the people there were so friendly, helpful, and kind. The General Store has amazing pastries and muffins, and we found wonderful treasures in Bittersweet Antiques. We highly recommend renting a boat to explore the islands of Lake Androscoggin, especially Norris Island with its black sand beach! We particularly appreciated the owners’ meticulous and detailed notebook of instructions, general info, recommendations, and background of their beautiful property, not to mention a homemade “welcome blueberry pie” when we arrived. Of all the vacation home rentals we have visited, Gott Farm tops them all by far. It was a dream vacation, and we will be back for sure! - Brenda and Jeff Acuff, Alli, Caroline & Jack
Beyond all expectations! It had everything you could ask for for the perfect family vacation.
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!
Comfortable and relaxing!
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!
Blissfully relaxing stay
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!
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.