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Come relax! Special Midcoast Maine farmhouse w/100 acres of natural beauty

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 baths, and 100 acres of land

Come stay at our much loved, light-filled country home in the mid-coast Maine area. Our guests will enjoy a tranquil, relaxed environment for a quiet retreat or an active family vacation within close proximity to Belfast and Camden. This wifi-equipped and updated 1800’s farmhouse, located on over 100 acres of land abutting the St. George River, is surrounded by 8 acres of pastures, woodland trails, and a spring-fed pond.

A short 15-20 minute drive away are all the mid-coast Maine attractions, including the artist’s haven of Belfast, and Camden, the charming “jewel” of the mid-coast. Visitors will have easy access to hiking in Camden Hills and swimming/kayaking/canoeing/fishing in pristine Maine lakes or on the Penobscot Bay. Guests can enjoy day trips to Acadia and Popham beach (approximately 1.5 hours away) or a take a short ferry ride from Lincolnville to Islesboro. It is also fun to set up a tent and sleep under the stars (no light pollution here!), with the bullfrogs singing through the night. Searsmont offers the experience of communing with nature, while enjoying convenient access to fine dining, boutique shopping, and antique store browsing!

The main house comfortably sleeps four (one queen and two twins), while the unheated but renovated attached barn comfortably sleeps more guests during warm summer months (there is one king bed and one double bed, so the renovated barn could accomodate 4 people if they share the beds, bringing the total potential guest accommodation to 8). Standard rental rate is based on 4 guests, with $25 per additional guest per night. The house has a fully equipped, eat-in kitchen with a table that seats eight. “Single-level living” gives the cozy house a sense of spaciousness and ease of movement. There are 2 bathrooms--one full and one small, 3/4 bath. Renovated by an accomplished artist and builder, the home has been lovingly maintained for over 30 years, and guests will enjoy some of the unique art of owner Tom Wills. If you are bringing children, let us know! We have a closet full of games and plenty of toys! Dogs are welcome, as we are dog-owners ourselves, but we recommend keeping them leashed at night and at dawn when “the critters” and deer are out and about in the fields and woods surrounding the house.

Midcoast Maine is heaven for those who enjoy biking, kayaking (lake, river, and sea), fishing, and walking/hiking. You won’t have to leave the property to kayak and fish on the river! We have two single person kayaks and a canoe that you are welcome to use (at your own risk).

Check in: 4:00 pm

Check out: 11:00 am

4 Bedrooms (king, queen, two twins, one double); sleeps 4-8: down comforters and quality linens provided

Wifi

Four season sunroom

Washer and dryer on premises in basement

Fully equipped eat-in kitchen

2 bathrooms - Towels and beach towels provided

2 Kayaks and a canoe available - bring your own rack for transportation

Trails on land

Walk 1 mile to general store

Access to all of Midcoast Maine within 1/2 hour -- from Searsport to Rockland

More Details

Property Manager
Frances Wills
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Frances Wills

Tom and Fran Wills, along with their children, are working together on this VRBO. Fran has been an educator for 45 years, and Tom is a retired nurse and social worker, and has been an artist and builder his whole life.

Frances Wills purchased this farmhouse in 1972

Why Frances Wills chose Mid-Coast & Islands

This house was a family home for 30 years, and is now a beloved retreat for grandchildren who spend hours by the pond catching frogs, and evenings playing games.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This home allows you to connect with nature. The feeling of space and privacy is truly special.

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Amenities

Searsmont Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms. This site lists 2.5--that's an error we can't seem to correct on the web!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • House comfortably sleeps 6; can sleep 8 if two double beds are shared. We have two extra twin mattresses that we can move to accommodate two more people, if needed. They would be placed on the floor, without a bed frame. Kids can also sleep on the couch in the living room!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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A Quaint Farmhouse get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. This is an older house, but it has lots of character. This house has a large yard with a little pond and apple trees. The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed sitting in the sunroom in the evenings. Camden and Belfast are just minutes away. The countryside is beautiful. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I had a great stay in this rental. Beautiful property, a lot of space, and everything we needed. Hoping to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-equipped farm house located on an absolutely beautiful property, and conveniently located close to Camden. If you need a place to stay in the midcoast Maine area, and you enjoy the peace and quiet of being out in the country, this is where you need to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property, wonderful area of Maine

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for six days in August, 2016. Noteworthy is how complete the kitchen is - there isn't much you would have in yours that you can't find there. As we were staying for family vacation with family we only get to see once a year we spent a fair amount of time at the house, which included cooking as a family. We take vacation rentals quite a bit in different parts of the country, and this one had easily the best kitchen of all.

The house layout has a sleeping area with a king and a double in two rooms connected with a room somewhat separate from the rest of the house, and a queen and two twins attached to the main house. This is perfect for larger families, or two couples vacationing together.

I had not previously been in this part of Maine, and found it wonderful. Belfast and its harbor walk are a mere 20 minutes away, Bar Harbor is a slightly longer drive (but absolutely worth it, together with the beauty of Acadia state park). There are plenty of hikes in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely farmhouse in the country!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our two-night stay at the farmhouse. The location is perfect to get to Camden, Lincolnville and Belfast all within 20 minutes. The house is well-appointed with everything you would need, including details that are often missing in rentals: the little things that make a house a home. It's large and comfortable. We slept in the renovated barn part of the house and enjoyed the high ceiling and fans. There is not much TV reception, so it's a great time to enjoy a book! We were a little disappointed that the pond was low and the water looked murky, as we were hoping our dog could go for a swim there. But Maine is experiencing a drought, and nature had it's way! The property is private and the house has a nice cozy atmosphere, being funky yet attuned to the traveler's needs. A great find!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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August in Searsmont

  • 5 of 5

The Moody Mountain house is a special place. This is our family's second time there, and once again, everyone had a wonderful time. The house is comfortable and well-appointed, and the property is very taken care of very well. It shows that the owners love their home and property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates based on four guests; $25 per guest over four.

Manager'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.