BARN APARTMENT ON A SMALL ORGANIC FARM 15 MINS FROM THE BEACH.

Pamela and Nicol Tifft

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BARN APARTMENT ON A SMALL ORGANIC FARM 15 MINS FROM THE BEACH.

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Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

We have a studio apartment on our small organic farm which is located in our restored barn that was built in 1793. The apartment has a private deck which overlooks beautiful perennial gardens and small ponds.

Guests are highly encouraged to pick organic vegetables in season. Fresh eggs from our pasture raised hens are always available.

The apartment features a queen sized bed and if needed, twin air mattresses for children. A full sized kitchen with a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave will allow you to 'cook in' with ease. There is Wifi and satellite television as well as a DVD player for those evenings you might want to relax at home.

The back deck is a lovely place to sit for a meal or to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Visitors always comment that we provide them with an environment that is comfortable and serene.

We are located 4 miles from the Maine Turnpike, a 10 minute drive from the Saco train station, or a 30 minute drive from the Portland airport.

For those who are interested in more physical activities, our rural 'back roads' are wonderful for biking. We are a short 7 minute drive to the Saco River for swimming and kayaking/canoeing. Wonderful mountain hiking trails are within a 30-60 minute drive. Some of Maine's most beautiful beaches are also 15 - 30 minutes away.

If you prefer the 'fun parks', we have water parks,' Funtown', and an adventure park within a 10 minute drive.

For the shoppers, Kittery and Freeport outlets are each 40 minutes away, Portland's Old Port district is 25 minutes,and the Maine Mall is 20 minutes.

Keywords: Close to beautiful beaches and the Saco River. Fresh organic vegetables available in season as well as fresh organic eggs. Very private deck and gardens. Lifelong Maine resident with excellent knowledge of tourist destinations. Only 10 minutes from Maine turnpike or the Saco train station and 25 minutes to Portland.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pamela and Nicol Tifft (Owner)
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About Pamela and Nicol Tifft

Our small farm is indicative of our 'self-sustainable' lifestyle. Nicol is a veritable 'jack-of-all trades' who did the restoration of our home and our barn. He is the organic vegetable gardener, the logger, the farm maintenance man and an excellent cook. Pamela is the native Mainer who keeps the perennial beds in some semblance of order as well as being the managerial staff of Rocky Hill Farm. We have traveled extensively over the years and some of our favorite places to stay have been small apartments or cottages in rural communities.

Pamela and Nicol Tifft purchased this studio in 1988

Why Pamela and Nicol Tifft chose Saco

We built our studio apartment in our beautiful restored barn for our daughter and her husband. When they moved to New York City, we decided that it was time to invite travelers like ourselves to our little corner of the world. It has been a wonderful experiment and we are very happy to be host/hostess to the amazing people who choose to visit.

What makes this studio unique

Our farm allows you the opportunity to experience first hand a small working organic farm. Our location is an excellent 'jumping off' point for many of southern Maine's wonderful attractions.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356713vb
2072849149
Saco Southern Coast of Maine
Wantage, NJ
5

Children will love it!

  • 5 of 5
My two children, ages 10 and 12, and I spent a week on this fabulous farm. Pam and Nicol are extremely pleasant, giving people. Their home, gardens, ponds and apartment are so beautiful. Then, there's the awesome barn! When the rope swing in the barn came down, I knew this was the place for us. My kids would swing for hours - it was such an unexpected treat! The experience is one we will remember and my kids are asking when we can go back! Always a good sign!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356713vb
2072849149
Saco Southern Coast of Maine
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I along with our dog so thoroughly enjoyed our five week stay at Rocky Hill Farm that I find it difficult to describe adequately just how wonderful this experience was. For starters, our hosts, Pam and Nicol, were extremely attentive to our particular interests, which included fresh garden produce and eggs, and acres of land to walk with our dog. Nicol placed eggs and veggies from the farm at our doorstep every day - much appreciated indeed. Our hosts were never too busy to stop working and chat with us. The serenity of the location suited our desires, but for folks who want the constant commotion and glitz of Old Orchard Beach, this farm might not be the right place, although the shore is only about 15 minutes away. The apartment is lovely, clean and cheerfully bright. The owners descriptions of the property and the reviews are all accurate. If you enjoy the tranquillity and ambience of a well maintained Maine farm in a rural setting, you will not find a better vacation location than Rocky Hill Farm.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356713vb
2072849149
Saco Southern Coast of Maine
Boston
5

Summer on an Organic Farm- an A+++Experience

  • 5 of 5
The place is peaceful, gorgeous and eye popping...the gardens offer a delicious bounty of yummy vegetables...but the best part of Rocky Hill Farm is the owners! Pamela and Nichol were so gracious and welcoming, we felt like friends from the first day on the farm. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and provide for our needs. They exceeded our expectations! The apartment is VERY comfortable...so bright and well situated, private, with a well appointed kitchen. I love the many windows and hardwood floors. I made many meals and even baked desserts for my children in this kitchen, often with ingredients grown on the farm. I learned a lot from this very knowledgable and lovely couple-including how satisfying it is to live the self - sustaining lifestyle, even though I had not done any of the work!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356713vb
2072849149
Saco Southern Coast of Maine
cheyenne, wyoming
5

lee-kathy

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place just to chill out! Nick outdid himself as a carpenter, naturalist, and raising of chickens. The landscape of the yard was inviting and relaxing with the solitude of nature.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356713vb
2072849149
Saco Southern Coast of Maine
United States
5

You won't be disappointed!!

You won't be disappointed!!
  • 5 of 5
My family and I loved staying here. We are a family of four plus a dog and it was very comfortable, clean and furnished nicely. The owners were very welcoming and let our twin boys collect the eggs from the chicken coop in the evenings. They were very helpful with any questions that we had about the area. I highly recommend staying here if you like quiet places, but also it is not far from the beach or the city.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Barn Apartment on a Small Organic Farm 15 Mins from the Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356713vb
2072849149
Saco Southern Coast of Maine
United States
5

Abundant charm, in property and hosts

  • 5 of 5
Pam and Nicol were such lovely hosts and we felt so grateful for this hospitality during our stay. They lent us their basinet for our 3-month old to sleep in, they were incredibly friendly to our dog, and showered us with a delicious bounty from their farm. I couldn't recommend this stay more for those who want a relaxing and peaceful trip in Maine, and appreciate the natural elegance of a farmhouse estate. Plus, we were given great tips and advice on exploring around Saco. What more do you want? :)
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Downeaster/Amtrak, Saco
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bayview
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Run of the Mill Pub
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Several courses
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Run of the Mill Pub
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Saco Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$500
$1,500
 
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$600
$1,800
 
 
Summer
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$600
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Notes 50% of the total is required when the reservation is made. The balance is due upon arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saco Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • sailing
Notes:
We are a small organic farm with beautiful gardens and open space. We encourage people to pick fresh fruit and vegetables in season and to visit the hen house for fresh eggs from our pasture raised hens. We are able to accommodate a small family of three or four by adding twin air mattresses for the children. There is a washer and dryer available for use in the farmhouse. The barn deck is very private and has a lovely sitting/eating area overlooking small ponds in the beautiful garden.
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