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

Special Offer! Fall Special!! Only $700 a week September 13 - December 20

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

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.

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

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

Alan Stewart

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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.

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
New York, NY
5

Fantastic Farmhouse in Friendship

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you, your sister and your lil dog. I'm so glad that you were able to escape from the city and relax on the farm. We'd love to have you back anytime!! Alan and Lisa
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Silver spring, MD, USA
5

Hilary

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
New York, New York
5

Wonderfully Peaceful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you! We're very happy that you were able to enjoy the serenity of the house and the town of Friendship. Thank you so much for leaving the farmhouse in such wonderful shape. We welcome you back anytime!
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Roslyn, N.Y.
5

Perfectionis Possible in this Maine Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Lisa and I enjoyed meeting you and getting a chance to tell you a bit more about the house and its history. We hope to see you both next Summer!
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Philadelphia
5

Great Coastal Farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! This is the perfect spot to stay. You can get a real sense of Maine in the town of Friendship. The location also afforded easy travel to other nice towns in Maine. The swing in the barn got a lot of use while we were there. The house is fantastic; a fully stocked kitchen while traveling was a revelation! David was a pleasure to meet and was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kathleen and Don, Thank you for the glowing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our farmhouse and took advantage of its proximity to the river. David said that you have a lovely family and we hope to host and meet you in the future. Lisa and Alan
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Friendship MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Houston, TX
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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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Nearest Ski
23.49 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

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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Availability & Rates

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Friendship Farmhouse Rental Rates

Special Offer! Fall Special!! Only $700 a week

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 13, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014

Enjoy our farmhouse during the beautiful Fall and early Winter season for a very special price (which includes cleaning!). A perfect respite for those who want to escape from busy lives and relax for a week.

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7 night minimum stay
$900
$3,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
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

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:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • cycling
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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