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1820's artist owned cape on 50+ acres near town and mid coast activities

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type farmhouse


About the property

This antique country farmhouse is near the Thomaston town center offering a country setting with town amenities. A short drive to summer activities and festivals in the Rockland, Camden area. One and a half hours from Portland or Bangor. Where the mountains meet the sea, take pleasure in the nearby beaches, parks, lobsters, light houses, lakes, golf, skiing in winter. Many scenic and historical sites for day trips. An hour to Bowdoin or Colby colleges.

The home has 3,075 feet of tidal frontage on the Oyster River. There are three bedrooms and a bath, one double bed first floor, two single beds in rooms upstairs. Other bed arrangements can be made for longer stays if needed. It has a washer dryer, and all bedding etc. is included. Enjoy the mowed walking trails through 50 acres of hay fields. If lucky you may, toward dusk, spot an albino deer in a field by the pine woods. Lots of other animal and birds to see.

Pet and child friendly. Owned by artists living in the pumpkin colored farm house next door. A private painting lesson can also be arranged or ask for a tour of the barn and studio.

Feel free to pick the raspberries when in season and enjoy the gardens. A nice collection of games and reading material for a rainy day, also wifi and cable television.

Take a walk to the small cabin in the back field. Sit by a campfire in the evening. Listen to the peepers and watch fireflies sparkle in summer evenings.

More Details

Tim or Susan Van Campen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2018

About Tim or Susan Van Campen

Susan and I are both professional artists. We have lived in Maine for 36 years. You are welcome to visit our studio or schedule private painting instruction from Susan.


Thomaston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • downstairs - bath with walk in shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • downstairs 2 bedrooms with double bed, three bed rooms with single beds upstairs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1820's artist owned cape on 50+ acres near town and mid coast activities
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely perfect stay! Everything was provided and then some. It’s a stunning property, which we loved roaming with our dog. We couldn’t ask for more and can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amanda, Your welcome again anytime, Thanks for your kind review. Tim and Susan
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, charming, peaceful house and property. Generous hosts who go above and beyond, with art on the walls and food in the fridge. House is immaculate, while still allowing dogs - a great find!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Clean & cozy. Beautiful grounds and very nice owners.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A warm and cozy winter retreat with access to winter activities just outside the front door!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this charming 1820's New England cape. The house offers plenty of room, comfortably accommodating additional family members for several days, and the snow covered farm provided plenty of outdoor entertainment for all. I'm in complete agreement with previous reviews that the Van Campens are wonderful, welcoming hosts. I look forward to visiting again to experience this beautiful retreat in spring, summer, and fall.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, welcoming experience

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful if you love the look and feel of old New England. Big house with lots of bedrooms. Furnished mostly with 18 century style. The three of us each had a bedroom and were warm and comfortable for our Thanksgiving holiday. Close enough to Portland for a day visit and far away to feel like a real get away. House was stocked with eggs and coffee for the morning. Owners were gracious in giving us lots of privacy. The property is gorgeous for a walk to the water and a kayak is provided for use in the summer. Just a simple lovely house.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good trip to midcoast Maine! You’re welcome back any time. Susan and Tim
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Beautiful Maine cape nestled in lovely fields

  • 5 of 5

A friend of mine and I stayed here just for a night before heading on a longer camping expedition. Both native Mainers we very much enjoyed the house: its architecture, decoration, layout, feel. While only there a short while, we very much enjoyed the surrounding grounds.

Tim and Sue were very considerate hosts, and clearly put a lot into this home. Strongly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Olws Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Water Dog Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Route One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Slip Way
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

Country feeling with town activities near by. Yearly lobster, film, and blues festivals. Art galleries, transportation museum, winery tours, sailing, light houses, beaches, all a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

There is an extra $35. per night fee for each person over four people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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