3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Charming home in Maine
Charming house and property! We loved everything about it. We saw a fox, chipmunks and deer in the field. We walked down to the water everyday and the kids loved playing on the rocks. The location is great, not far from Camden and other great spots but far enough away to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of this property.
Ocean is lovely house is underwhelming
Walk to the ocean is greater than 1000 steps (according to my fit bit). The kids loved looking for tiny crabs and finding shells. Recommendations that homeowner left for local stores and restaurants were spot on. I had to wash 50% of the dishes that we used during the stay because they were visibly soiled. The house states that it sleeps 8 which it could, however traveling as a family of 7 it is hard to manage showers in this home. One can not run the shower and well, quite frankly anything else in the house at the same time. As my husband put it, flush the toilet and the shower slows to drops. Homeowner acknowledge the "whole house filter" slows water in the binder on the counter of the home but not in the posting. The bottom line the home is old and charming in many ways. The plethora of books, board games and ocean view, however we chose to leave a day early to get to a hotel with a good shower.
Thank you for your feedback on the house. My response is overdue but the plumbing issue was resolved. It is great to have such a good water filter but it did have an out-take issue that I didn't know the extent of until after you left. I'm sorry if this affected your stay. I hope that you and your family have a good new year.
Maine at its best
Take six adults , five of them males, three of them attorneys throw in a 1860’s farmhouse within a short , albeit rocky walk to the bay, add a skydiving adventure, a trip to Arcadia, great lobster dinners with Maine based family members and a great time was inevitable. Good spot for all !
Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you had such a great vacation and found some adventures!
A great vacation, and an excellent house
We had a wonderful time in this house and on this property. The house is an ~1850 house, with all the feel of old Maine. Located just south of Lincolnville Beach, we were able to access all that Lincolnville Beach and Camden have to offer, including excellent access to Camden Hills State Park. The property has a cleared walk to a private area on the beach. We packed up dinner a few nights and took it to the firepit and enjoyed the evenings by the beach with smores. As for the house, it's quite close to Hwy 1, as are all the old houses, which is a very busy and noisy road. The house has a queen bed and bath on the first floor. Second floor has a queen in one bedroom and two twins in another, and another bath. We enjoyed all this house had to offer, especially the great outdoor space. We visited here with our two young children and a parent, and it was perfect, and offered all the privacy and space that everyone desired. The finishes are a bit primitive, but it's a very tidy house and has all that you'll need to enjoy a great week in Maine. We would definitely rent this house again.
Beautiful Property in Charming, Low-Key Area
We had a wonderful time in Lincolnville. It's a small and low-key town next to Camden with a few great restaurants and a nice sandy beach that is perfect for young kids. At low tide, my kids loved running around in the little "splashing pools" and playing with tiny crabs.
The property is huge and comes complete with a picnic table, rope swing, endless wildflowers, Adirondack chairs, and a fire pit overlooking the bay and our own private rock beach. The house is rustic, with old world charm. It isn't newly renovated but it's kept clean. The art barn is a nice bonus space but would be more usable if it were set up for guests. The house is conveniently located right on route 1. Green Tree Coffee roasters is literally across the street (we were there every day), and Dot's, an awesome breakfast/lunch spot, is next door. The only downside to the location is that you can hear some noise from cars and trucks at night.
Vivienne was an exceptional host. She made us feel right at home, and she went above and beyond to answer our questions.
I would recommend the boat tours in Camden and a day trip to Belfast or Acadia. There is so much to do in the area! We would love to return one day!
This property needs the following:
new sheets and bedding
more furniture and chairs
better outside furniture
they need to remove "Art Studio" from the listing as there is only a dusty old barn room with no windows or doors that open and no tables or anything that resembles an art studio.
more windows and doors that open (most do not)
Other than that it is fine if you want a rustic experience.
the location is good and quiet.
it is private and spacious and good parking
In response to your review, I am sorry that there were some things that were not as you expected. I wish that you had asked me about some of these issues while you were there as I could have helped. All four sets of sliding doors in the barn do open but perhaps more instruction was necessary to find the locks. I did remove the description of "Art studio" as you suggested because I can see how there might be different expectations of this. In the past our guests have been happy to have the easel and granite table in there. Our barn has the history of being the art studio of the artist who created the famous Andre the Seal sculpture in Rockport Harbor, so that is why I called it an art studio.
As far as the sheets are concerned, I buy new ones each season so I am not sure why you felt they were older. And we provide 8 chairs since the house accommodates eight people. Thank you for your feedback. I am always looking to add to the house.