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Cozy, family/pet friendly B&B/vacation rental features: 12'x38' indoor heated pool (3 walls of screened, picture windows), unique woodland labyrinth, gorgeous organic gardens feature perennials/annuals, vegetable, herb, and fruit (owners share their gardening knowledge), four comfortable, colorful rooms - 1 suite (sleeps 4: pull-out couch, one room sleeps 3 (with a twin) . All with private baths. Pets: $25 extra charge
On-site services: breakfast, housekeeping. Owners/staff live on-site for upkeep of pool, home, and gardens. Baby-sitting. Huge kitchen - all equipped - is shared. Extra refrigerators, coffee/tea pots, blenders. All amenities: lawn/beach chairs, games, toys, umbrellas/pop-up tents, blankets, board games. Large gathering room with unique stone/shell fireplace in our lodge-style dining/sun room.
Expansive, clean, white sandy beaches nearby (six miles of them). Beach erosion has created shallow, "reasonably" warm water temperatures for Maine - really!
Areas for body/regular surfing, kayaking, river floating, tidal pools, sand castle building, long walks, surf-fishing, beach sports (the ultimate, ultimate frisbee beach at Popham Beach State Park). Plenty of recreation, cultural, dining possibilities.
Please see our web site below for more information and pictures.
Bill & Carol Emerson are seasoned travelers all over the US, Canada & parts of Europe (family in Bavaria, Germany). They met in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, serving there after graduating from Dartmouth (Bill) and Saint Joseph's College (Carol) Before starting a family, Carol took an MAT from UNH, then had three boys (now dads themselves), Bill an MA from the U. Arizona; they settled in Acton, MA for 25 years: there they ran day care centers, a crafts business, started Emerson Ecologics, Carol got an MED in Theater from Emerson College, directed and then they moved to Maine to start EdgeWater Farm B&B. They also have a Lake Sunapee lakefront property for rent in both summer and winter.
Bill & Carol Emerson -207-389-1322 or 877-389-1322 (long distance) purchased this farmhouse in 1995
It's beautiful - with plenty of acreage for farming & gardening; nice people live here; it's near fabulous beaches, cultural offerings, clean air, nature & wildlife; and it's quiet, clean, safe - AND - you can see the stars, Milky Way and galaxies at night!!! Also - we're not too far way from family & Sunapee, NH - where we have gatherings several times a year. (See second photo on Photo page)
This comfortable house is a home; we want our guest/renters to feel at ease, so they can kick back and enjoy everything this place has to offer, from the gardens and pool to the the nearby beaches and activity-rich area. We have a large sunny, lodge-feeling, cathedral-ceilinged, Sun Room gathering area where we serve/share meals, games and birdwatch. Leave-taking the other day, a guest remarked: "I love it here!" and we shared a big hug. That's why we're still B&B-ing after 20 years!
Beaches: Popham Beach State Park (4 miles), Sea Wall (2 miles). Expansive, very clean, white sandy, reasonably warm June - September. Tidal pools, rocky outcrops, large wading pools, 'float-down, rivers, body/regular surfing, kayaking (ponds/ocean), surf-fishing. (See more below)
Historic sites: Forts at Popham, Maine Maritime (Bath) with a boardable sloop, lobster/boat building demos, cruises. Lighthouses, foliage, island, nature, etc. Also: Civil War - Joshua Chamberlain - Brunswick; Arctic-Peary/McMillan - Bowdoin College; Maine State Augusta; railroad, docks, museums, other forts. Museums: Farnworth (Wyeth) Rockland; Portland Museum of Art; Children's Museum in Portland.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, hands-on aquarium, whale watches, Island Ferries, Windjammer sails, car museum & model trains - all in Boothbay Harbor, 45 minutes away; nature sails, bay sails, kayaking - here on the peninsula! Theater at Summer-long venues: Maine State Music theater, Theater at Monmouth, Music at The Chocolate Church, Highland Games, Blues Festivals, lobster festivals, 4th of July Heritage Days. Family/fine/ethnic dining.
Other Activities: beach combing on 6 miles of white, sandy beaches; hiking on beautiful conservation trails and the backup of our indoor pools on rainy days.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1240: 2 nts, $2260: Sun - Wed/ 5 nts, $4000/week
Whole House (breakfast & housekeeping services included):
$1240/ 2 nights (Fri.-Sat.)
$2260/ 5 nights (Sun.-Wed.)
Also: extended off-season, do-it-yourself stays for writers, artists, and hobbyists: $190.75 for one; $327 for a couple (9% tx incl)
$25.00 extra per person per night
$1000 deposit at time of reservation by check; balance due 3 months in advance.
Cancelation charge: $100