|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Half of a large, classic Maine farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and is within walking distance to the Back River. The other half of the house is reserved for our use, however, we make a concerted effort to keep it vacant throughout the duration of our renters' visits.
The rental space is comprised of approximately 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms plus a twin bed in an area located off of the master bedroom (perfect for a child who appreciates being close to a parent), as well as a pullout sleeper sofa in the great room. The master bedroom is located up a steep antique-style stairway with a queen sized bed and an en suite bath. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and contains a full sized bed (as well as a twin mattress stored under it) and is served by a nearby half bath with the outdoor shower just steps away (an experience not to be missed).
The great room boasts lovely views of spruce forests and the adjacent gravel terrace that has all of the amenities for outdoor cooking and dining or just relaxing in the lounge chairs.
Just off of the great room you will find a charming barn area complete with barn swing overlooking the farm and a ping-pong table and other barn/outdoor games.
The rental also offers a well-stocked kitchen with commercial grade oven and range, spices, gourmet olive oils, cast iron pans, Riedel wine glasses, etc., in addition to a lovely adjacent sitting area.
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 salt water estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing as well as many other water activities. Kayak rentals are available just a few miles away Friendship Village. 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.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday only.
Thomaston (15 minutes), Rockland (20 minutes) and Camden/Wiscasset (30 minutes) are easy and scenic drives and Portland is about 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 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
My wife, Lisa, and I purchased her family's farm house from her brother, David, in the fall of 2013. David and his partner, Paul, had relocated to Sicily 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 the renovations. We are ecstatic to be carrying on their tradition of lovingly maintaining the property and providing our renters with the most relaxing and a unique experience possible.
Alan Stewart purchased this farmhouse in 2013
Our farmhouse was built in 1860 by my wife's great-great grandparents. It remained in Lisa's family until 1943 when her great-great grandparents discontinued farming the land and moved to Friendship Village. Lisa and David grew up listening to their grandmother tell stories about her life in Friendship back when the house was a working farm. From childhood they dreamt of bringing the farm back into their family. That dream was realized in 2001 and 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 with ingredients from the local farm-stands as well as our well-stocked kitchen. Our hope is that you enjoy the property as much as our family does.
Quiet comfortable antique Maine farmhouse with European vibe.
Off the beaten path but within scenic drives to surrounding peninsulas.
Birch Point State Park, Owls Head recommended.
Artisan pizza can pick up on way back "home" in Waldoboro.
Waterman's Lobster for best soft shell and great crab roll.
Olson house for a stroll over farmland and taste of Wyeth inspiration
Rockland Rockport and Camden for quintessential Maine coast and village activities.
Or just stay hang out at farmhouse in Friendship and soak in silence in a secluded but not isolated location. On beautiful country walking road. If you want privacy, just ask owners if anyone will be on other side of house during your stay.
Owners make it easy to rent and welcome you with nice libations in fridge and supply basics such as coffee and spices for home cooking if needed.
This is a classic farmhouse with a great barn (with a swing by the sliding door) and beautiful gardens with fresh herbs, tomatoes and plenty of places to rest. Peaceful views of forest and fields are at every window. The indoors were immaculate, well maintained amazingly decorated with non-fussy antiques and very comfortable furniture. (Somebody had a fantastic ability to put things beautifully together for our comfort!)
Our host generously stocked the fridge with local wines (several bottles and varieties), beer and sodas. The pantry was filled with spices and cooking basics: There was even a watermelon to greet us! The attention paid to guest comfort was wonderful! (The knives were even sharp!)
The farmhouse is located on a road in quietly out-of-the-way Friendship. The village has all the basics you need and choices of where to get fresh lobsters off the docks. It is still an easy drive to the areas many attractions in Rockland, Cushing, Camden and more.
This was a wonderful place to visit and we recommend it highly.
P.S. Our cat enjoyed it, too.
What a beautiful house! My sister and I just returned from a week's vacation in Maine where we were fortunate enough to stay in this wonderful farmhouse. Booking was easy: Alan was very responsive and gave us lots of great information about the property. Upon arrival, everything was very clean and the pantry and fridge were stocked with food and beverages for our consumption. There is lots of space in the house and the grounds are beautiful. We ate dinner outside in the garden every night and loved having a grill to use. It was fun to wander in the yard while the dog frolicked. The kitchen was well-stocked with equipment and had a great stove. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were very soft.
Friendship itself is small, but Rockland and Camden are an easy drive. The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland has great little exhibits and there are plenty of good restaurants to try in town. Camden State Park has nice hiking trails and beautiful views of Penobscot Bay.
We would love to return!
This farmhouse was exactly what we needed to get away from big city life. We came here to celebrate a birthday, and my sister and I enjoyed the spacious and beautifully appointed accommodations. The graciously stocked refrigerator and pantry contained lots of helpful ingredients for gourmet cooking, and the kitchen was easy to use and wonderfully functional. We enjoyed grilling, and the back patio was absolutely beautiful! Alan was an incredible host-he gave us tons of helpful information and was beyond generous and conscientious with his responses. Although there were only two of us staying here this time, we hope to come back with the whole family.
We had a lovely vacation at this calm inducing farmhouse. Everything about the house was what we could have wished for: large, comfortable living and dining room, great kitchen to cook in and well stocked for the travelers, grill outside, outdoor shower, big barn with a view to the meadow, nice master bedroom with very comfortable bed. It was the perfect place to just hang out in and to come back to after an afternoon of discovery and lobster rolls in the area. Thank you to our hosts for this beautiful place.
Everything you could ever need was in this house tucked away in a small Lobstering Village not far from all the great towns on the Mid-Coast of Maine. The owners of this house have painstakingly restored the house with an interior designers touch; everything was done right, from the kitchen to the bathrooms and bedrooms. The elegant touches of colors and respect toward the architecture, it was warm and inviting, extremely clean and large. It had everything you could ask for in a vacation home with a great range to cook on, kitchen tools to make a dinner with more then enough room for the two of us. The property was expansive and the area quiet from any noise. This was truly a great stay as the owners were also kind enough to leave us some delicious food for out stay, fresh cut flowers and a neatly and organized home for us to enjoy. We absolutely wished we could have stayed the whole summer here and thank the owners for being such great people to have us!
Recommended for anyone who truly wants to experience Maine as a local!
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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