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1860 Saltwater Farmhouse on Beautiful Corea Harbor

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Situated on beautiful Corea Harbor, you can sit and watch the lobster boats at work from both inside the house or on the outside porch! Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from this charming, entirely renovated1860 farmhouse. Ocean beach steps away.

Great for family reunions of up to 10 people!

Walk 200 yards to the Lobster Co-Op to get fresh lobster right off the boat and cook them outside on the side burner of the gas grill ! WiFi, 2 TV's, DVD, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, with laundry soap provided.

Seven miles to Acadia National Park Schoodic Peninsula section. Forty-five-minute drive to Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor.

Public swimming at Jones Pond, with boat access. Kayak rentals at the pond also.

Great biking in the entire area right from your door ! Bike rentals in Winter Harbor, 7 mile drive.

Come and explore the lighthouses along the spectacular rocky coast of Downeast Maine.

PLAN A STAY IN THE WONDERFUL MONTHS OF SEPT. & OCT. THE WEATHER IS MILD, THE AUTUMN COLOR IN SEPT/ OCT. IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE COST OF RENTALS ARE MORE AFFORDABLE. IT'S A FINE TIME FOR A VACATION ALONG THE MAINE COAST!

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More Details

Owner
Stephanie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Stephanie

My husband and I were searching for a new place to live after having our home in Cape Cod, MA for nearly 25 years. When we discovered this area of Maine we knew that we had found someplace very special. There is beauty everywhere you look and a deep sense of home for us here in Prospect Harbor, Maine.

Stephanie purchased this house in 2005

Why Stephanie chose Acadia

We decided that a weekly rental property was something that I might like to do. After hosting our friends and family for stays at our home on Cape Cod for 25 years I decided that it might be fun to have guests who will be taking care of themselves!

We looked at a number of properties to buy but when we saw this 1860 old farmhouse in such sad condition you could still see the charm that was still there and the history of generations of one family owning the house since it was built. The icing on the cake was when we went upstairs to see two of the bedrooms in the attic part of the house. Those rooms were so much like the bedrooms where my sister and I have such fond memories of growing up in an old schoolhouse that our parents bought.

It didn't hurt that the farmhouse sits on one of the most outstandingly beautiful harbors in Maine!!

What makes this house unique

My husband and I get pulled to the outside porch. The views, the hummingbirds, the eagles, the lobster boats, the long history of the working life at sea all call to us and the time drifts by making you so relaxed that you don't want to leave!

Amenities

Corea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3) Twin beds in 3 of the bedrooms can be made as King beds or twins., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom has 2 twins and 3 of the 5 bedrooms all have 2 twins that can also be made up as King beds, with king linens, Baby Cribs (1) One pack and play bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Linens and towels provided, bar of soap in each shower, Central Heating, Hair Dryer, Outside Seating and picnic table, Wheelchair Access, Pets Considered

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

1860 Saltwater Farmhouse on Beautiful Corea Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
5

History, a working harbor, and "home"

  • 5 of 5

For the fourth straight summer, I returned to what is no doubt the best house to rent in the serene tranquility that is Corea, Me. My new dog and I settled in for an extended stay and, as always, found everything we would need available in this wonderfully restored 1860 Young Family Farmhouse. The sunset views from either the living room or outside on the covered back porch are unparalleled and the sweeping view overlooking Corea Harbor is so soothing. The owners, who live in the adjacent village, are always available and take care of the immaculate house and grounds during your stay. The interior is like a mini history museum and splashed with color throughout. Whether cooking a lobster dinner for one, or many, or just reading a book indoors or out, the homey feel of the farmhouse is conducive to utter relaxation. And the cooling sea breezes are at their best on the side of the island where the farmhouse sits. All in all, a true "home away from home." I hope to return for years to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and glowing review. Our goal is to provide warm comfort but at the same time have the modern conveniences that people expect today. Corea is a destination itself and it's people like yourself who appreciate that and we are grateful for your return visits. We look forward to seeing you again!
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5

The Real Maine

  • 5 of 5

My goal in renting this lovely farmhouse was to create lasting memories for my husband, myself and family especially my six grandgirls. Corea is a "piece of heaven" and a secret that I would selfishly like to keep to myself but it must be shared. The farmhouse met every need and overlooking Corea harbor every morning brought a whole new meaning to a cup of coffee. Stephanie and Joe were extremely helpful in planning this rental and are not very far away if needed. When they remodeled the house they were so thoughtful in preserving the history of the house by displaying old pictures and materials found in the walls. My girls still talk about going to the island on the causeway collecting sandollars while knee high in salt water or going to the big Corea beach down the road. I think they are still combing seaweed out of their hair! This property lets you experience "the real Maine". My mission was accomplished.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taking the time to spend with family, especially all of your grandgirls, are moments remembered probably for their lifetime! We are very pleased the history that we tried to incorporate into the renovation of our Young Farmhouse was noticed and appreciated by you. We hope that you will return someday for another stay in Corea, a special place where you step back in time, we feel. Stephanie & Joe
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is the seond time we have stayed in the Young Farmhouse and just like the first time everything was perfect. The house was very clean and well maintained. The updates that have been made to the home make it a very comfortable place to stay while keeping that nostalgic feeling. The backyard provided us with spetacular sunsets over the harbor and a wonderful place for three active little boys to run around. I highly recommend this house to anyone looking for the peace and beauty of Corea. We enjoyed daily walks to the beach and island and loved spending evenings barbequing and playing in the yard. Nearby Fishermans Warf restaurant was excellent for a dinner out. We also visited nearby Schoodic pennisula with its awsome and inspiring views. In one word everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a wonderful thing when we have people who return to our farmhouse for another stay. We appreciate being considered for their vacation and we very much enjoy seeing them come back. Thank you! Stephanie & Joe
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Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
5

The jewel of Corea

  • 5 of 5

For the past 11 years (with and without my dog) I have stayed in six comfy cottages and homes ringing picturesque Corea Harbor. All have had wonderful views of the harbor and bay, but this past summer, my chocolate Labradoodle and I found a place in which we truly felt at home: the immaculate 1860 Young Farmhouse. I had thought this beautifully restored structure would be more than my dog and I needed, but we used just the downstairs to perfection. Each room in this five bedroom house is colorfully and thematically decorated, the kitchen is chock full of everything one needs, and the master bedroom on the first floor with the double sliders facing the harbor provided comfort for us both and soothing, clean ocean air for sleeping. The view of the spectacular westerly sunsets from the living room or the red Adirondack chairs on the wood patio outside the bedroom is unsurpassed in the village. And the sweeping expanse of green behind the house is ideal for taking in the view or enjoying a book and a nice glass of wine as the fleet comes and goes. And, if you're inclined to cook up a lobster, the village co-op is nearby (the "Lobstah" buckets can be found in the shed attached to the house).

I most appreciated that the owners have left nothing to chance in providing for one's every need. Although I always bring household items and other necessities with me wherever we stay, this house came complete. As a dog owner, I particularly appreciated the in ground tank out back in which to dump the daily "business," which was broken down by chemicals. As I said, the owners thought of everything.

For those who are adventurous, kayaking, cycling and the nearby Schoodic section of Acadia National Park are available.

From what seemed to be original hard wood floors to the fascinating historical displays about the Young family and the house's origins, this gem of Corea beckons us back for more summers to come.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Massachusetts
5

Maine People

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Young farmhouse. The owner has tastefully restored and decorated the house, so that you feel as if you are in your own home. The memorabilia from the farmhouse, which is displayed throughout the home, is interesting and merges the visitor into the history of the farmhouse. The house is exceptionally clean and the kitchen is a delight to work in.The farm is located in an idyllic spot, as Corea is pure Downeast, ME. It is a perfect spot to relax and watch the lobster boats come and go, and it is wonderful walking territory. The sunsets, viewed from the farmhouse's deck, are stunning.We brought our golden retriever with us on vacation, and he was as relaxed as we were, once he got used to the seagulls in the yard! We have been coming to this part of Maine for over 20 years and this location is ideal. We enjoyed eating at Chester Pike's and Jordan's, both on route 1. Cooking lobsters at the house, which we did 3 times, is convenient and easy. We had internet access problems at the start of our stay and the owner was immediately helpful in resolving the problem.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Making people feel as comfortable as if in their own home is something we strive for. And for dogs too! We had guests stay this summer with their adult children who said that our Corea farmhouse made wonderful memories. We hope that happens with all of our guests!
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Hastings on Hudson, NY
5

Gorgeous Area, Comfortable and Immaculate

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a trip to lovely Young Farmhouse in Corea, and wanted to share my family's wonderful time there. I went with my husband and two children, and my brother's family flew in, as well as our parents. So needless to say, a lot was riding on the house that I had rented. I am delighted to say, it met or exceeded all expectations. First of all, it was truly immaculate, which I was so happy to see. And the owners have thought of everything when it came to stocking the kitchen, or information about the area, or anything else a family away in a new place for the week may need. In fact, there were a few times we needed something random and would make bets about whether or not we'd find an obscure kitchen implement, or something like that, and we always found it!

The area of Downeast Maine is full of lovely working harbors, one of which is right outside the house. It was fun to watch the lobster boats come in in the afternoon, and even more fun to buy cheap lobsters right off the boat. There is also a beach down the street, accessible by woodsy trail, that my kids loved digging in at low tide, as well as going out to the little island out there that you could only get out to at low tide (and had to get back from before tide came back in!)

Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert island is an hour and fifteen minute drive away, and we went a few times, it was spectacular as well, worth a couple day trips. There is just so much natural beauty in the area, it is a perfect place to go to enjoy being outside. If you want exciting nightlife, I wouldn't say this is the place for you, but if you want quality family time, exploring the beautiful outdoors with the kids, and taking things a lot slower than your usual day to day routine, there is no better launching pad than in this lovely, cozy farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Corea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
On Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Off Season
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

THE DAMAGE DEPOSIT IS $400 WITH A PET

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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