CLASSIC COASTAL FARMHOUSE NEAR THE WATER

Alan Stewart

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSIC COASTAL FARMHOUSE NEAR THE WATER

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Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Half of a large, classic farmhouse near the water which has been lovingly restored. (The other half of the house is reserved for the owners and we are rarely there). With approximately 1500 square feet, the space contains two bedrooms plus a twin bed in the small hallway area off the Master and a pullout sleeper sofa in the living room. The Master is up a steep antique style stairway with an ensuite full bath, queen bed; the second bedroom downstairs is off a cathedral ceilinged great room. It contains a full bed which is served by a nearby half bath and has a great outdoor shower, an experience not to be missed. There is also a queen sized sofa bed and two extra singles. The great room enjoys lovely views of hayfields and spruce forests, and has a small front gravel terrace with a table and chairs for outdoor dining as well as lounge chairs. The property exudes privacy sitting on 6 acres of farmland and 3 acres of woods, gardens and natural mid-coast Maine habitat. The space has heat, for the colder seasons, and its own private entrances and gravel parking area with space for several cars. Enjoy a short walk to a pristine estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing and other water activities. Kayak rentals are available in town. It is the perfect place to relax and recover from a busy life but also offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, a Dell laptop, cable television, home phone and a well-stocked kitchen (spices, cast iron pans, gourmet olive oil, Riedel wine glasses etc). Thomaston (15 minutes), Rockland (20 minutes) and Camden/Wiscasset (30 minutes) are easy and scenic drives and Portland is only 90 minutes away. In these towns you will find boutiques, award winning restaurants, harbor front cafes, museums as well as the fleet of antique schooners that ply the waters of Muscongus bay.

Our family farmhouse is truly a magical place and not to be missed. We look forward to hosting you.

Keywords: Salt water farm, near the water, large lounge area

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Alan Stewart

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My wife Lisa and I purchased her family farm house from her brother David last year. David and his partner Paul have moved to Italy and we wanted to ensure that the farmhouse remained in the family. David and Paul spent 13 years renovating the property and truly put their 'heart and soul' into it. We are ecstatic to be carrying on their tradition of taking care of the property and providing a relaxing and unique experience to our renters.

Our farmhouse was built in 1860 and remained in our family until 1943 when Everett Russell bought it from our great-great grandparents. Lisa and David grew up listening to their grandmother tell stories about life in Friendship in the horse and buggy days. It was always their dream to somehow bring the house back into the family. The dream was realized in 2001 when David bought the house from Everett when he decided to move into his sister's house after her death. Lisa and I now carry on the tradition.

There's really no way to adequately describe this farmhouse with words. It needs to be experienced in person. One previous renter described it as 'antique chic' and that seems appropriate. There's something magical about swinging on the barn swing while overlooking the farm or sitting in the backyard gazing at the gardens and wildlife or cooking a farm fresh breakfast utilizing the well-stocked kitchen. Our hope is that you enjoy the property as much as our family does.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Classic Coastal Farmhouse near the water
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Houston, TX
5

WHAT A GEM!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have rented several times in South Bristol but decided to "branch out" a bit and explore other parts of the mid-coast. We love Maine before it gets busy in July and August. We came upon this farmhouse and decided that it was exactly what we were looking for. It exceeded our expectations. The owners sent us an extensive email with information which made us feel a bit more comfortable. We showed up expecting a rustic experience but the house is in exceptional condition and offers a lot of amenities (yes, my husband did watch NBA on TV and as much as I tried to resist I checked my work email. ha). It's an absolutely gorgeous house and they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. (We had bottled water, wine, beer, coke, diet coke, coffee, tea, pasta etc) all waiting for us when we arrived. The best part about it for us was the "relaxation" factor. We had planned to take road trips every day to the various cities around Maine but we ended up (for the most part) doing NOTHING. We sat outside reading books and I even used the swing in the barn! It was a much needed escape from our incredibly busy lives.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visit. We are happy that (even in the early season) you were able to enjoy some lovely sunny days. We hope to see you next year!! Alan and Lisa
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
United States
5

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY...

  • 5 of 5
couldn't pass up the chance to share how wonderful the host and the accommodations were, despite my fear that all persons looking for a relaxing, warm, and inspiring get away in the mid-coast region will want to flock to this delightful farmhouse. two big dogs and a two year old arrived in the autumn rain and david said "welcome, no worries"! we were made to feel right at home despite our motley crew and the wet, muddy conditions. artisan breads and stories of the home and community were shared upon arrival and potatoes from the garden were given as a parting gift. we spent the early morning watching the sunrise from the barn and the dining room table asked us to sit for hours to catch up on conversation in the evening. the pictures and other reviews encouraged us to try a vrbo (our first experience) and although these were great, the feeling you get when here is indescribable - still having sweet dreams about this adorable abode. a wonderful spot that we feel lucky to have had the opportunity to experience!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Shippenville, PA
5

ANTIQUE CHIC!

  • 5 of 5
It is essential to point out that upon the approach to the farm, you will travel through miles of unspoiled Maine landscape, and when you finally reach your destination you will be enchanted by the almost fiction-esque quaintness that exudes from the farm itself. The house sits, surrounded by fields that, daily, we watched wildlife wander up and down, unaware of the world around them. My husband, one year old son, and I called the farm our home from 8/4 to 8/11, and it served as a base of operations for our very first trip to Maine. As we arrived, we were greeted by our hosts, Paul and David, who eagerly gave us a tour of the living space and added anecdotes about the history of the home, as well as the process by which the house came to be a vacation rental. Simply stated, the house is “antique chic,” with the vast array of décor and furniture from a time long past. There are modern touches, but these only add to the eclectic charm. The appearance of the house is as inspired as the hosts. Not only were Paul and David a complete delight to rent a vacation home from, but they were also lots of fun to hang out with! An additional advisement would be to allow the other residents, Matt and Rena, who happen to be professional chefs, to prepare a meal for you. Their delectable samplings served as the perfect ending to a perfect coastal vacation experience. Finally, the home is centrally located to many attractions that should not be missed on a trip to Maine, in my opinion, however if you are looking for a simple, peaceful retreat, then this home is pure perfection.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Western Pennsylvania
5

TWO WEEKS IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
As this was my first online rental and not knowing exactly what to expect, I must say that within moments of arriving at Paul & David's in Friendship, my teenage granddaughter and I felt at home. The listing description and the photos were exactly what we found and we were able to settle in right away. As this was a return visit to Maine for me after 14 years--but my first to Friendship, I found the location central to all that I wanted to see and do. My youngest son and his son spent the second week with us--their first time in this beautiful state and they, too, were able to experience the best of the best. Paul was able to make arrangements for my son to spend a day on a working lobster boat, making the wish of a lifetime come true for him and one that he will NEVER forget. Will we return? Yes...yes...yes, indeed! Thank you, again!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
NY
5

A JEWEL BOX OF A HOUSE IN COASTAL MAINE

  • 5 of 5
Let me begin by stating that we have never rented a vacation home before. We were warned by friends that we would never find a house good enough for our discriminating taste. Once we opened the front door to this jewel box of a house we knew that they were quite wrong.
The photos above do not do justice to the charm that this house exudes. The furnishings are beautifully appointed, the decor the epitomy of country chic,cabinets well stocked, bed linens lovely. A fabulous kitchen, complete with a Vulcan stove, invites you to whip up a country breakfast each morning despite the fact that i said I was not cooking on vacation! You needn't bring a thing with you - it is all there. The location is perfect for day trips in all directions. So much to do we ran out of time despite the fact that we extended our stay by two days. ( we did not want this vacation to end) We will have fond memories of my husband and I cooking with the cast iron pans, my son swinging on the barn swing, our puppy scampering in the garden and each night ,my son and I curled up on the day bed, me reading to him as the sun set out the window .....priceless....This is a special place that I hope to return to often.....our hosts, Paul and David, could not be more lovely and accomodating......Do not think twice about trusting your vacation to them or their wonderful home.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting your family and little Percy too. I am glad that we were able to help you have a fun and relaxing stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Paul and David
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
New York City
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in August at this spot and it far exceeded our expectations. coastal Maine is a fabulous place to be, but the owners of this renovated farmhouse have taken special measures to make sure that you are spending some time in a home that is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and a pleasure to be in.

For those that like to eat at home- this a chef's delight-replete with good cookware and a nice working kitchen. The decor is way above "beach cottage". Paul and Dave are about the most pleasant home owners I have ever met and this spot was about as relaxing and perfect a vacation as one could ask for.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendship is an unspoiled lobstering village just south of the Rockland/ Camden area of the midcoast. The village has one general store (well stocked with groceries, wine, beer, liquor) with a gas station, an antique shop, kayak rentals, a tiny museum, farm stands offering local produce as well as few open artists' studios. On the other side of the Meduncook river is the town of Cushing, made famous by the Wyeth family of painters. The Olson house portrayed in 'Christina's World', now a museum is just a short drive. Fifteen to twenty minutes north is the Rockland, Rockport, Camden area with award-winning restaurants, various museums and the schooner fleet. Rockland is host to numerous summer festivals and is the port for most of the island ferries. Monhegan can be reached by boats in either New Harbor or Port Clyde. Hiking and mountain climbing can be found in the Camden Hills, with pristine lakes and good blueberry picking mid to late summer. In short, the area has much to offer both in scenic beauty and cultural attractions, and locally, the Friendship peninsula is a great place to unwind and enjoy tranquility, local seafood and the fishing/ farming culture.

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7 night minimum stay
$900
$3,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Please call for off season or short stay rates

Cancellation Policy

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

Friendship Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 1 full bath with shower upstairs, 1 half bath downstairs off the living room plus an enclosed, heated outside shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen Bed (1) in second floor master bedroom, Double Bed (1) in the first floor second bedroom, Day Bed (1) in master bedroom, Twin bed (1) in small area outside the master, Sleep Sofa (1) in living room
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Beautiful yard, walk to water, 9 acres of farmland, forest views, antique chic. Very private, charming and remote yet only 15-20 minutes to a plethora of restaurants and stores in Rockland.
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