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Antiques, Orientals, and an Upscale, Private Oceanfront Home

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront Guesthouse with private pier, boats, antiques, Orientals. 3BR/2BA

Immaculate, year-round 3 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront home on 7 1/2 acres with private pier overlooking Muscongus Bay & islands. Antiques, Orientals, cathedral ceilings, gleaming wide pine floors & skylights, along with top of the line mattresses & appliances including single jacuzzi tub provide a very comfortable setting for an unforgettable vacation. Wake to the nostalgic scent of fresh salt air & the plaintiff call of seagulls. Watch the occasional local fisherman check his pots for lobster from the elevated sun deck, spot the family of seals on Haystack Island or see the resident Ospreys nesting with the guest house binoculars. Use the two sit on top kayaks, two sit in kayaks, (a total of 4!) or take the rowboat provided to explore the endless coves and islands. Take advantage of our large take one/leave one library to read on the deck which is complete with patio furniture, gas grille and magnificent views. Later enjoy a cocktail on your private pier as the ducks and seals swim & the tides change below.

And that's just the beginning... you haven't even left the property!

The downstairs living room has beautiful & comfortable seating, a large picture window & the TV/VCR/DVD. Off this is the double bedroom with private bath. Upstairs the great room has a mix of antique & new furnishings where you can enjoy the cd stereo & the panoramic view of boats, islands and spruce trees thru huge French doors that lead out to the 2nd floor deck. The kitchen is large, bright & well equipped. The master bedroom has a stately queen antique four-poster bed & the main bath has the jacuzzi tub, separate shower & skylights. Upstairs the protected loft holds two comfortable twin beds. It is a truly beautiful & restorative vacation home. Although there are beds for more people, we are limiting the number of Guests to a very strict 4 people. This way you can choose which of the bedrooms would best suit you, and will assure you of many years of a wonderful vacation in a well appointed and carefully kept home

The nearby Farnsworth Museum is famous for its collection by American artists, & the Transportation Museum has the first Ford Mustang ever built!

We are only 30 minutes from Camden and Rockland to the North and 30 minutes south will bring you to Damariscotta, Pemaquid and the Boothbay region. Fine dining, world class golf, museums, festivals, concerts, the opera house, schooner trips, hiking, biking, & fabulous antiquing are all only a decision away. Waldoboro itself has an active summer playhouse/theater and the local pier in Friendship is only minutes away where you can buy succulent lobster fresh off the boat. Or on vacation, why not treat yourself to an organized clambake on the beach where all the work & cleanup is done for you! We have compiled an extensive list of activities and ideas, complete with phone numbers, etc. that is available at the guest house. Included in your rental is the use of 5 separate kayaks, (2 sit-on-top, 1 tandem, 2 regular) and a 14 ft. aluminum boat

Lease Details: The lease you will be signing, should you decide to rent the Guest House, is a very important document, and is legal and binding. Please understand that all of the people who will be staying at the guest house, and any and all visitors to the property, or the guest house, even for a short period of time, must be clearly recorded on the lease and have been discussed with the owner previously. Pets are not allowed, and smoking is not allowed inside the guest house. Having people on the property who are not named on the lease is considered a violation. If the terms of the lease are violated, please understand that you may be dismissed without a refund.

Rental Periods and Details: We strictly rent from a Saturday to a Saturday during the "High Season" in weekly periods to accommodate all of our guests. You may take multiple weeks. During "Off Season" (before and after High Season) we can be more flexible and often rent for long weekends, or other available weekdays.

The minimum amount of days we rent for is two.

Maine charges a 9% "hospitality tax" which we must collect, based on the rental fee.

More Details

Owner
Suzanne Thompson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Suzanne Thompson

Francesco grew up in Sicily, studied at the Nautical Institute in Catania where he bacame a Captain for any tonnage vessel in any waters in the world. Suzanne grew up in Squantum, MA (named for Squanto the native American Indian who lived in the area), a seaside suburb south of Boston. She graduated from Boston College with a BS in Nursing. The two met while they were working on Cruise Ships in the Caribbean, arriving on the same day. Three years later they married, but stayed on the Ships two years more. They have two grown children, a girl, Marguerite, and a boy, Alessandro. Their primary home is in Boston, but they winter on the West coast of Puerto Rico in the Rincon area. Many summer weeks are spent in their beloved home on the coast of Maine... through the woods from the Guesthouse. Travel is a passion and they travel home to Italy at least once a year. Twice a year they do Medical Missions in the Dominican Republic. They remain very much in love after almost 35 years of marriage.

Why Suzanne Thompson chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

You won't find a nicer house or a more perfect spot for a vacation than the Gueshouse. We have never had a disappointed guest, and many, many repeat travelers. We would love to share our idyllic spot in midcoast Maine with you!

Suzanne's grandfather, Joe Will, was an avid sailor, as was her mother, Louise Will. Her grandmother, Gertrude and her Uncle James completed the ocean loving family.They often vacationed in Friendship, Maine where they had wonderful friends. Joe would buy older Friendship Sloops, sail them home, restore them and build a cabin aft and sell them in the Boston area. The Friendship area is stunning, and has a nostalgic attraction for both Suzanne and Francesco. We would love to have you visit.

You will be 'hooked', too!

What makes this house unique

Whether you take one of the 4 kayaks, or the rowboat out for a tour, you will fall in love with this part of the coast. The Guesthouse is lovely with every comfort thought of and the peace and tranquility that one needs on vacation. You will relax and unwind and return renewed. So much to see and do and eat and experience at your fingertips, but sometimes the best and only thing you want to do is sit on the deck and revel in the peacefulness. You decide, you have found it all at the Guesthouse.

Amenities

Waldoboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The max. number of guests is 5. No guests allowed unless specifically named in the lease. No children on the pier unless accompanied by an adult.
  • During "High Season" we rent from Saturday thru Saturday only to accomodate all of our guests.You may take multiple weeks. Off Season we are flexible.
  • We are often at our own house through the woods and are very happy to help if you have questions or need assistance. Please read the lease thoroughly.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Master bath is sparklingly bright and beautifully spacious with a skylight, jacuzzi tub, and separate shower unit. The private bath downstairs is just off the double bedroom with a vanity sink, toilet, and comfortable neo-angle shower unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master bedroom is beautifully appointed and holds an antique four poster bed. Double bedside tables and lamps are provided for comfortable reading before falling asleep on the top of the line pillow top mattress. Hardwood bureau and double wide closet allow more than ample space for belongings. The Double bedroom is downstairs off the downstairs living room and has it's own private bath. Again a full dresser and closet, comfortable chair and reading lamp are provided, as well as bedside table and lamp. Upstairs above the great room the loft holds two twin size beds, colorful rug, built in bureaus, reading lamps and a rocking chair. All the mattresses are new and top of the line for a truly comfortable and restful vacation.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Twins all with excellent mattresses for restful, refreshing sleep. Full kitchen with all amenities including toaster, blender, coffee maker, microwave, etc., even a fine assortment of spices! Four single kayaks, one two person tandem kayak, aluminum rowboat, multiple life jackets, pier w/ seating, dock, soaring cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, and skylights; bright and beautiful. We have an extensive book library, and a very large video library with TV, VCR, and DVD players. Stereo w/ AM/FM,& Cd player. Wireless Internet (wifi) Outside oceanfront dining on elevated deck, deck chairs, beach chairs, binoculars, & gas grille w/ spare propane in garage. W/D available. Local periodicals, maps, restaurant menus, local tips and suggestions. In short, everything you might possibly need or want for a very enjoyable and comfortable vacation. Anything missing or lacking in accessories or accommodations please let us know for the next time! Best contact is by e-mail

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Antiques, Orientals, and an Upscale, Private Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Gainesville GA
5

Exceptional in every way !

  • 5 of 5

Most relaxing and complete Maine coast vacation in 16 years! Guest house and property the best! Secluded but easy access to local towns and sites. Kitchen fully equipped for many lobster dinners 5 out of 7 nights!

Owners very easy to contact and work with. They made sure everything was right for our arrival and throughout our stay.

Kayaks and rowboat available a big bonus.

Exceptional value, great midcoast location, and truly the best caring owners. Felt like we were welcomed into their home, rather than a rental agreement.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to agree G., you feel like family. I am so glad you and J. were able to come. You certainly fit everything in the entire New England area into a wonderful, exciting vacation for her and showed her all the highlights. You guys are the best! Obviously welcome anytime!! Warmly, S. & F.
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Maine Coastal Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This property is nothing short of spectacular! Its hard to take your eyes off the view. An ideal location for relaxing, kayaking, exploring and a great starting point for many popular day trips. Close to wonderful harbor towns like Camden, Boothbay and Damariscotta and a day trip to Acadia. Our whole family loved the kayaks and spent many hours exploring the bay and islands, several times with the company of some friendly, curious seals. Watching the lobsterman pull traps, while I was catching mackerel nearby in a kayak was a great experience also. We also befriended a local lobsterman, who had a few traps near the pier and checked them in his smaller boat from his nearby house. He was very friendly and would sell us lobsters fresh out of the traps at a price below wholesale! We never ate so much lobster in one week! (I left his name and number in the guest book, enjoy!) The property has a really great remote, private feeling about it, but not too remote, with homes nearby through woods. One thing that really struck us was the peaceful quiet (even more so, I'm sure, after our after our teenagers left.) Other than the occasional lobster boat, it was rare to hear other man made noise, even a car or a plane. Just the breeze, a seagull or a crow. The owners could not be more friendly or accommodating, thank you so much Suzanne and Francesco for sharing this piece of Maine coast paradise with us, we can't wait to return!

The Ashfields

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great evocative review, Brad. You really described the Guesthouse location perfectly. I don't think we have ever had a family enjoy and find so many wonderful things to do and see all in one week. You discovered things we didn't know! It is always such a pleasure to see people enjoy the spot as much as we do, and to really"get" this special part of the Maine coast. We would love to have you all back anytime! Suzanne and Francesco
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A wonderful home away from home experience

  • 5 of 5

The house and location were delightful and just as described. Everything you could need was available at the house to make for a relaxed and stress free time. The owners were very responsive and helpful with information and suggestions to ensure a wonderful vacation experience

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our week at this secluded spot. The tides provided a variety of outside adventures from tidal pool exploration to rowing and kayaking around the nearby island. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a wonderful, interactive and enjoyable family. We loved having them!
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Beautiful, Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect if you want to relax and get away from it all. The house is well-equipped for doing your own cooking and so you can spend time eating out on the deck watching the water. But the best activity here is to take a kayak and go out and explore the waterways.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Go!

  • 5 of 5

This is a magical place. Not only is the Guesthouse beautiful and comfortable with every amenity you can think of (and many you wouldn't, but they make it more enjoyable), but the setting is exceptional. We took the rowboat out, kayaked, explored two areas only accessible by water, and walked and walked on slow, old country roads just up the way. We had some fabulous dinners at local restaurants down as far as Damariscotta, and up as far as Camden.

We sat in the Adirondack chairs on the deck and watched the seals thru the binoculars, (provided, and good ones) and listened to the seagulls while we had coffee. I sat there often, just reading in peace.

I feel healed and renewed, he feels healed and renewed and we have vowed to make this guesthouse a definite destination. We had great correspondence with the owners, easy, informative and friendly. A vacation has maybe never felt this good. As I said, magical.

In one word...GO!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and sharing this restorative place with you. You would be welcome anytime. Thank you both for coming, and for taking the time to write your kind review. Our best to you, Suzanne and Francesco
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Narrows in Waldoboro. Great local pub!
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Port Clyde,BoothBay, or Rockland to Monhegan etc!
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
At least 5 within 20-40 minutes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 95N to Rt. 1 to 220
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Loads of Great Restaurants within 10-15 minutes!
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
You are right on the beach!
Car: recommended

Mid-coast Maine is full of exciting things to do. We are in a wonderfully interesting bay with multiple islands & miles & miles of rugged coastline. Take the rowboat over to Haystack Is. and let the kids hunt for real arrowheads (I've found two!) or explore the immediate coast in the kayaks and stop for lunch on Eagle Is. where you will be carefully watched by a nesting pair. Aside from the obvious boating, swimming, bird watching & fishing that you can do right out in front of the guest house, there are puffin & seal watches, deep sea fishing & sailing charters all available close by. Take a day trip (or longer) to the artist colony of Monhegan Island where the Wyeth family has painted for generations or see the famed Olsen house in neighboring Cushing.

Don't forget the fabulous and famous lobster and steamer dinners available in wonderful restaurants all throughout the area.

Other Activities: kayaking, hiking, exploring, museums, fine and/or rustic dining, Fall foliage, apple picking, hayrides, and fabulous antiquing!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Guests booking more than two weeks will receive a discounted rate. High Season rents from Saturday to Saturday during July and August.
Long weekends/ Short Visits may be available in the Off Season at prorated pricing. The minimum stay is 2 nights.
We accept Paypal and Personal Checks. Other options may be available ie; bank transfer.
All guests must be mentioned in the signed lease
Off Season: May, June, September, October $1595/week or 275.00 per night. (Discounted rate for full week)
9% Maine State Hospitality Tax applies to all rentals
Basket of Fresh Linens available from Mrs Peach's Linen Service: $100.
Season: July, August $1995.00/week Plus 9% Maine State Hospitality Tax. We accept payment thru Paypal and Personal Check
Long weekends if available Off Season (Fall Foliage and Antiquing!)
$495/weekend or two night stay.
50% deposit due at time of booking, remainder due one month before occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund