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Barn sleeps up to twelve, available for school-year rental in school choice town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Converted barn in rural setting in Midcoast Maine

Three stories in post-and-beam converted barn in Mid-coast Maine. Three double bedrooms (one queen w/ additional day bed, one double and one with two twins) and loft which sleeps five. Dog friendly. Perfect for families, or several couples, wedding parties or guests, family reunions. Many beautiful wedding venues in area. Alna includes scenic historic areas of Sheepscot and Head Tide. Sheepscot River runs through property. Fields, woods, hiking trails. Area boasts many restaurants and opportunities for outdoor activities: tennis, golf, canoeing and kayaking, boating, fishing. Near quaint towns of Damaricotta and Wiscasset; in the Boothbay Harbor region. Easy three hour drive from Boston. Available for school-year rental at monthly rent. The rate of $1,400/month during the school year applies only to longer-term rentals (minimum of three months.) Should you wish to rent for a shorter length of time during the school-year-period, short-term rates would apply, either $1,600/week, or $300/day if less than a week. Alna is a school-choice town.

There is an additional $50 per person/per stay charge over 2 guests FOR ALL RENTAL RATES

More Details

Judith W. Fossel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Judith W. Fossel

I live next door to The Barn in another post-and-beam barn, with my cats and dogs. Have lived in Maine for 36 years, but am originally from Wisconsin

Judith W. Fossel purchased this farmhouse in 1981

Why Judith W. Fossel chose Mid-Coast & Islands

My family moved from Connecticut and purchased an 18th century central chimney colonial home, with almost seventy acres of woods and fields, on this property in 1981. The house later burned down, and I converted and moved into the new post and beam barn across the street. A year or two later I built another post and beam barn nearby (the rental property).

What makes this farmhouse unique

Dog friendly. Barn sleeps up to twelve; ideal for several couples or families. Would also be ideal for wedding parties and guests (there are a number of beautiful wedding venues nearby.) Family reunions welcome. The Barn is available for longer term or school year rentals during the off-season at a reduced rate. Please inquire. Alna is a school choice town. For more information contact the Superintendent of RSU #12 at 207-549-3261.


Alna Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 5 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen bedroom includes day bed to sleep additional person. Toddler bed available in twin bedroom upon request
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Conveniently in the middle of nowhere!

  • 5 of 5

At Judy's place you get the privacy of being in the middle of nowhere with the convenience of being close to so many things--the beach, the lake, a charming village. The Barn is beautiful and so well appointed. Thank you Judy for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had an enjoyable visit and a safe trip home! Hope to se you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about it!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large group

  • 5 of 5

We went to Maine for our son's wedding. The whole family traveled from Florida to Maine. At times we had 11 people in the barn, plenty of space for all. Outside there is lots of room for the kids, with toys and balls in the carriage house. As you see in the pics there are alot of games to play and we had a great time with those. The bedrooms are spacious, bedding nice. The bunkroom/loft was a great hit with the younger ones.

The barn is in a great location, removed, but within easy driving distance from Portland, the coast, even Acadia(but start early for that one, not to be missed). Many good places to eat. Everybody wants to know, where's the best lobster roll? Had about a half dozed, all good, our best was Trevett Country Store. Whole belly clams were very good too.

Back to the Barn. We have been using VRBO/Homeaway for many years now. This was without a doubt one of the best places we have stayed. The Barn is well laid out and the construction is impressive. Judy, the owner, is right next door, but not intrusive. She was very, very nice and addressed any concerns very quickly. We may never make it back to Maine, but if we do, I know where we'll be staying.

Thank you Judy!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal accommodations for our family of 7.

  • 5 of 5

Judy has created a home away from home for guests that stay at The Barn. She has thought of everything. A great place to enjoy indoor activities with family (our favorites were the chalkboard, the open space for charades and board games and making blanket forts in the loft) and outside space for rambunctious kiddos and great reading books.

Alna is picturesque and provides a sanctuary of sorts - early morning fog, birds, sun - peaceful coffee conversations.

We will be recommending The Barn to friends and family and look forward to another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Been Any Better

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to say thank you for the most amazing New Year's Eve we've had in a while. Every member of our group loved your barn and it was absolutely stunning. It's so clean, impeccably kept and the fact that we could bring our dogs made it even more luxurious. As dog owners we often find ourselves renting places that are less comfortable so our dogs can tag along--this is not the case with the barn.

Everyone was comfortable and we have already talked about coming back. From the moment we walked in the barn door and saw our welcome sign and names on the chalkboard wall, to the Christmas tree, to the champagne and doggie treats and the chocolates in the refrigerator, we felt like we were staying at a five star resort. The surrounding fields and nature trails provide the exact Maine experience we were looking for. Thank you, thank you for such a wonderful stay. You absolutely went above and beyond and we will not only be back, but we'll be recommending your location to everyone we know. See you again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Christmas 2015 Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Christmas our family enjoyed together! "The Barn" was very easy for us to access from both VT and NH. The accommodations provided a very 'homey' atmosphere with just the right amount of space and were perfect for our large family. Loved the layout ~ provided everything we expected and then some! Walking trail on the back property and a trip to LL Bean in Freeport were a couple activities we enjoyed, as well as playing games and just enjoying family time together. We would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for a great "home away from home". You do not need to bring anything with you except food. "The Barn" is very clean and well maintained and is decorated with the theme of Maine throughout with books, pamphlets and maps of the area. A great place to visit and experience a big part of Maine. On our way home we enjoyed breakfast at the "Miss Wiscassett Diner" ~ definitely recommend this diner for their food and hospitality. We hope to be able to come back to "The Barn" sometime again and take in some of the great things in the area that we missed and did not have time for.

Thank you owner, Judy!

The Rollins Family

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawenock CC
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downeaster, Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Me Tpke. (I-295)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Wiscasset, Damariscotta, Newcastle
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Camden Snowbowl
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Crescent Beach, Jefferson
Car: necessary

Rural setting near quaint towns of Wiscasset, Damariscotta, and others. Shopping and restaurants galore. Ocean adventures close by. Historic sites. Many beaches accessible within driving range.


Rates & Availability

Alna Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
school year
Sep 1 2017 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Additional person>2@$50 $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

School-year* rentals (Sept.-June): $1,400/month + utilities; Minimum monthly rental flexible based on availability. For monthly rental less than six months, please make special arrangement with owner.
*Alna is a school choice town. For more information contact Superintendent at RSU #12 at 207-549-3261.
There is an additional $50 per person/per stay charge over 2 guests FOR ALL RENTAL RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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