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
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.
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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