Stunning Waterfront Views, Luxuriously Renovated Historic 1884 Cape on 20 Acres

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Begin each day with breathtaking Medomak River water views from Jacobs Place, a unique and beautifully renovated 1884 Cape-style Saltwater Farm set on 15 acres of rolling meadows. This historic property has recently been transformed and redecorated by a team of architects and interior designers and features a modern architectural interior with big open spaces, taking great care to respect the original structure and features. This Maine home is luxuriously appointed and has been equipped to a very high standard to enable the owners and guests to enjoy it year-round. Every season offers it's particular charm - Spring and Summer offer the classic Maine Vacationland experience, Fall colors are beautiful and we love to spend late afternoons after a hike in front of the outdoor granite fireplace (For Fall Foliage information, go to Winter and especially the Holiday Season is a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful interiors and chef's kitchen.
Its New England coastal retreat style, enhanced by locally sourced antiques and unique decorative touches, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is a wonderful place for families and friends to gather in a cozy and very private setting.

There are breathtaking views from the entire ground floor, including the contemporary country-style Chef’s kitchen with state of the art stainless appliances as well as cherry-wood countertops.

Sliding doors from the living/dining area open onto the spacious curved deck that runs the length of the home with steps leading down to the cobblestone circular patio area, which is equipped with a granite fireplace. Complete with built-in seating and LED riser lights, the space extends indoor entertaining outdoors.

The 2400 sqft home has a large open concept living/dining/kitchen space, mixing contemporary design with historic architectural features and custom-built furniture. The spacious ground floor master suite has deck access and a spa-style ensuite bathroom. Upstairs, the 2-room guest suite, 2nd guest room and family/media room offer plenty of additional space.

Your days might start (early or later…) with a morning walk down to the water, possibly with a thermos of coffee as we often do, to sit and enjoy the peaceful views from the bench installed at the water’s edge. Or for those of you so inclined, do your morning exercises watching the sun rise. I myself will tend to open the deck doors from the master bedroom and watch the view from there with my first cup of coffee. You will want to spend time relaxing on the elevated deck while planning trips to the beach or some of the nearby villages and towns such as Damariscotta, Rockland or Camden to name a few. Further afield, you will find spectacular hiking trails available in Camden Hills State Park or Acadia National Park.
If you don’t feel like going out for dinner, get lobster from a local supplier or decide to cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or simply use the large gas grill on the deck for a simple barbecue. Later in the evening, light a fire in the outdoors granite fireplace, cook smores or just enjoy conversation with your friends and family.

This home was the featured remodel on the DIY Network show Blog Cabin 2012.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Guest Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2-room guest suite with sitting area...moreless

  • Guets room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • A long hallway accommodates two 4-foot-wide storage closets. A king-sized bed complemented by locally sourced antique furniture is framed by the original interior doors which form a compelling wainscot in the home's bright and airy bedroom. The standout feature of the master bedroom, a decorative wall treatment, incorporates interior 4-panel rail and stile doors reclaimed during the renovation of Jacob’s Place. Dark wood plantation shutters provide privacy in the master bedroom while allowing light to stream in through the sliding doors and window. Guest Suite – 2nd Floor: This beautifully decorated suite with a queen-size bed boasts a Maine-inspired 'lodge living' design theme where dusty gray walls allow vibrant colors and textures to take center stage. A casual sitting area continues the guest bedroom's cozy lodge theme with an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, jetted tub

    Spa-style bath with air jet bath and separate rain shower...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom 2nd floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Spacious full bathroom with tub/shower combination...moreless

  • Farmhouse antiques pair with vintage-style fixtures and a soothing blue glass tile in the spa-style bathroom. One of the home's original doors becomes the master bathroom pocket door. The 6-foot-long custom vanity is clad in natural quartz as is the nearly 3-foot-deep air bath, offering breathtaking views of meadlowlands. The ceiling-mounted tub filler creates a unique sensory experience. The user controls massage intensity, body target and the color scheme of chromotherapy lighting via a remote control. A series of awning windows is installed to provide ample light while offering the ultimate in privacy. Plantation shutters allow light to stream into the master bathroom, while providing privacy as one enjoys the air bath. ...moreless


  • Game Room:

    Plenty of space for games, movie night and quiet conversation with cosy reading corners. A 65-inch flat-screen TV and sound system bring state-of-the-art technology to cosy interiors....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3 flat screen TV's: 1 in kitchen area, 1 in master bedroom and 65 inch TV in upstairs family media room....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The home is situated on 15 acres of rolling meadows leading down to Medomack River...moreless


  • Dining:

    A casual gathering space, pairing classic shaker style cabinetry with stainless steel and weathered wood surfaces. The focal point is the custom-built barn wood table and cafe style chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand-new GE...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas stove fireplace in living room space, outdoors wood-burning fireplace on patio...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Year-round property; floor-heating on ground floor, baseboard on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless connection available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    On request or can be rented through agency service. If renters use owners' linens, they must be laundered and folded before departure...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The open and expansive living room, illuminated by a custom composite window assembly, invites cozy gatherings with comfortable seating areas and spectacular views....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ourdoor parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    On request or can be rented through agency service. If renters use owners' linens, they must be laundered and folded before departure...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand-new GE...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker + french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of utensils, high-quality cookware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Energy efficient cafe-style dishwasher (smaller loads for energy efficiency)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Contemporary farm style open plan cooking space around stainless steel/wood island, cherry wood countertops and state-of-the-art appliance....moreless

  • Microwave:

    micro wave oven provided...moreless

  • Oven:

    double oven - gas + electric convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic items such as salt, pepper, sugar, flour, basic spices. Please replenish what you use for next renters...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large double door GE French Door unit with pull-out drawer freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    A gas range with double-oven offers vintage styling with the convenience and technology of a state-of-the-art appliance....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio furniture placed outdoors Summer season only; placed in indoors storage from Fall to spring due to severr Maine seasonal weather changes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    large gas grill (not available outside Summer Season)...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer/Fall Colors
Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016
Oct 29 - Nov 22, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 28 - Dec 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2017 Special Offer
Jan 21 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$850 $2,000
Spring/Early Summer
Apr 1 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Season 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 8%


Stays less than 7 nights we require a 3 night minimum and rental period must commence on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Please note that we cannot accept short term rentals commencing on Thursday or Friday as this would effectively block two subsequent weeks for other guests.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We require a reservation deposit of 50% of the total term rent. This deposit and all documents signed by renter which form part of the rental agreement are due within 14 days of us confirming your reservation. The balance due (remaining term rent, state tax, security deposit) are due within 3 months/90 days of arrival. All amounts must be received by owner by the due dates.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We, Jim and Mia, come from a multinational background and have lived and worked in many different places throughout the world. Currently we divide our time between Europe and USA with frequent stays in Asia. We continue to enjoy travelling both for work and pleasure, and having spent several vacations in Maine, we fell absolutely in love with the mid-coast area and were lucky enough to drive past our dream home one day which happened to be for sale. We plan to use this wonderful house as much as possible ourselves, and have furnished and equipped it as such - as a home we dream of returning to at any time of year and one we are delighted to share with friends and renters who share our love for beautiful spaces inside and out. We speak English, German, French and Danish.

Why the Owner Chose Waldoboro, ME, USA:
While vacationing in the Mid-Coast Region, we drove past this unique property one rainy day by pure coincidence and saw a 'for sale' sign. We were enchanted by the stunning views as well as the cosy look and feel of the home and figured “it was just meant to be”. Apart from being a very beautiful home, we love the fact that it has a history going back to 1884. We have albums at the house documenting the extensive remodelling and renovations which were carried out during 2012 when this place was the featured home in the DIY Network's programme 'Blog Cabin'.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When planning the renovation of this home, great care was taken to respect the original structure and features and a great effort was made to use many reclaimed materials, either by incorporating them in the new structure such as the original red double front door, now dividing the living space from the hallway leading to the master bedroom suite where again the beautiful wooden paneling is made of the house’s original inside doors. Wooden gutters were used both on custom-built tables as was barnwood reclaimed from an old structure. We very much feel that many parts of the old home which was build in 1884 continue to live on and we hope it will continue to do so for many generations to come.

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Speaks: english, french, german, danish

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