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Former Sea Captains' 1850s Greek Revival home minutes to town and boat launch

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Beautiful house in quiet river village, with optional use of attached workshop!

Beautiful Greek Revival home with wide wrap around porches poised for sunset views over the tidal Medomak valley and river. Set on 3 acres of hillside, and a 5 minute walk to the quiet village of Waldoboro and its town dock (kayaking/canoeing, etc), this is a peaceful getaway home close to so many beautiful parks, waterways, and other more famous areas of mid midcoast Maine (but more crowded!), such as Damariscotta, Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Acadia. In summers charter the owners sailboat at a discount as renters (explore the islands around Muscongus and Penobscot Bays), or in the winter sit by the wood stove and the fireplace, and consider cooking at the working wood cook stove.

Rooms are lovingly furnished with owners' finds from antique and flea markets, and virtually every room has a working turntable with a handful of records ready to play (or bring your own!). This house is the primary home of it's owners, Paul and Erica, and in wanting to share it's beauty, they hand it over to visitors to take opportunities to visit family and sail the coast, or they stay in the barn loft to focus on their studio work. Contact is advised prior to booking to assure latest updates in availability!

In the attached post and beam barn is a well appointed metal and wood shop, available upon request for guided use and/or furniture to sculpture, we can arrange to be a sort of Maker Space B&B! We also offer a 15% discount off our handmade wares to guests and their friends & family, purchased at the house or at our website.

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Owner
Erica Moody
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Erica Moody

Paul and Erica relocated here recently to live in a quieter and more environmentally rich location, after living on their sailboat in Boston Harbor for 3 1/2 years. They also moved and operate their business, Magma Metalworks, in the attached post and beam barn, where lodgers can also arrange to receive instruction on custom metal work techniques (including welding and brazing for sculpture or furniture for example), or vintage motorbike maintenance or restoration (ask them for more details and package discounts). Hand made metal wares can also be bought at a 15% discount to renters and their guests.

Erica Moody purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Erica Moody chose Waldoboro

Quiet and out of the hectic tourist towns, walking distance to town and boat launch, and other convenient amenities of a small village. The house is beautiful, with tall ceilings and many large windows, with a beautiful hillside pasture and Ash forest that lead to acres of town land with trails. Beautiful views of the Medomak Valley and the tidal river from the house, and close to an incredible choice of many trails and cultural entertainment.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Optional extras include chartering a skiff down the Medomak River, and/or getting a welding/metalworking lesson in the barn studio. If interested, please inquire!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Former Sea Captains' 1850s Greek Revival home minutes to town and boat launch
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Central Maine
5

Rambling house with lots of interesting nooks and crannies, and great furnishings!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days and 2 nights at the house, as a holiday getaway for us, our two adult children and their partners. We loved the interesting furnishings and especially enjoyed being able to cook in the kitchen. The beds were very comfortable, and each couple had a separate bathroom, which was a bonus. The owner was clear that we could set the thermostat where we wanted, so we were comfortable even on cold winter nights. The owner was very responsive to my questions before we arrived. We took a day trip to nearby Pemaquid Point, a family favorite, to watch the sun set. It was beautiful. I would recommend this property for a large family or 3-4 couples who want an especially laid back experience on the coast of Maine.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space, better than the pictures. Many interesting items throughout the well maintained home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Waldoboro to celebrate Christmas with family travelling to Maine from far and wide. The house was large enough to accommodate 7 adults and 2 children comfortably. The owners were very accomodating and even set up a Christmas tree and left decorations which really helped make for a festive atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed the warmth of the wood stove, the comfortable beds, the great trail system behind the house and the vintage records we played all weekend on the turn table. We all would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely and entertaining house, and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. Our stay here was perfect for our wedding weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to rent Erica & Paul's lovely and spacious home for our overflow guests. The house was very roomy with lots of personal touches. Six guests (4 women, 2 men) had plenty of options to pick from with respect to bedrooms and bathrooms. Everyone especially loved the cast iron stove in the kitchen and the farmhouse kitchen table. The house is close to many amenities (Hannaford Grocery, Moody's Diner, Borealis Breads, etc. on Route 1) and has easy access to the larger towns such as Damariscotta or Rockport/Camden. More personally, Erica and Paul were gracious enough to give us a tour of their metal workshop behind the house, where they create metal architectural design elements, and make beautiful artisanal tools from brass and copper. Thank you for sharing your home and workshop.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful location, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with Home Away and it was a very positive one. We loved the house with it's antique décor and beautiful wrap around porch-it was perfect for our family reunion. Having coffee in the morning and watching humming birds from the kitchen window was delightful. The location was a perfect springboard for exploring the beauties of Maine. We were charmed by the little town with its art galleries and tavern. Our hosts, Erica and Paul, could not have been more accommodating! We were fortunate to meet them and found them to be both interesting and kind. We highly recommend this property and would also consider staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very comfortable. We had 7 in our party, and there was more than enough room for everyone. The owner was very easy to communicate with, and even left fresh flowers in almost every room. It really felt like we had just stopped in at a friend's house to stay... it was that comfy and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
65.6 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Narrows Tavern, Broad Bay Bistro
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Narrows Tavern, Broad Bay Bistro
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Waldoboro Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
 
 
Summer off peak 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Summer Peak 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,650
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holiday Rates (December holidays, Thanksgiving) will be priced same as summer peak rates. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Sailing charters can be priced separately upon request (beautiful and solid 38' Shannon Ketch sailed by owners, who are both licensed captains).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Waldoboro Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to Master Bedroom
    Central Bathroom - toilet , shower
    East Bathroom - toilet , shower
    1st Fl Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 full bathrooms on the 2nd floor, and one half bath (commode only) on the 1st floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , w/ private bath with tub/shower.
    Gable Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Access to shared East Bathroom or Central Bathroom.
    Gabled bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Access to shared East Bathroom or Central Bathroom.
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , Access to shared Center Bathroom or East Bathroom.
    Small Front Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Best view in the house, access to East or Central Bathroom.
  • All bedrooms are on the 2nd floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Please note that we do not have a television, but do have wifi access in the house to use with your own devices. Owners may stay in barn studio during rentals, but full house is always private to renters. If there is a preference for a completely private property, that can also be arranged with prior agreement. Hand made metal wares that we make in the barn are offered at a discount to guests - please inquire if interested.

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