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Luxury Waterfront, Casco Bay, 1840s Farmhouse, 8 acres, 4K sqft, 800 f shor

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Freeport House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 to 10

Fair Fields Farm, the name of our Old Farmhouse with White Picket Fenced in Perennial-Herb Garden, on Casco Bay, in Freeport, Maine, an L.L. Bean catalogue house (2006) was bought from the 4th owner (since 1842), moved to the water from the road, and fully renovated. There is no other rental property in Freeport with such privacy: nearest neighbor: 1/4 mile away. Our new, deepwater well brings the freshest, purest water into the house daily. House is situated facing south, the sun warming the rooms in the winter, while the covered porch and sea breezes cool them in the summer. There's a hammock for long summer naps, wicker chairs for watching the bay, porch table for morning, afternoon and evening summer meals. Outdoor fire pit (or regular grill!) for grilling steaks and marshmallows. Prehistoric Indian trail through woods down to water. Kayaking, Canoeing. Freeport shops 3.8 miles; Wolfe's Neck State Park 1.0 miles; L.L. Bean's kayak school .5 mile; Wolfe's Neck Farm day camp for little ones and many other activities for adults 1.0 mile. Portland's fabulous restaurants 20 miles. Brunswick (6.0 miles away) and Freeport have some really good restaurants, too. Excellent farmer's markets in Brunswick.

Come stay at an idyllic private coastal Maine home (only 30 mins from the airport). The property is located off Flying Pt. Rd, 3.8 miles from Freeport Village, home to L.L. Bean, where throughout the summer on Saturday evenings there are free concerts on the green, hosted by Beans. There are great outlet stores, too, including Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, the Gap, Banana Republic. A great new toy store and food court with good local food (Kamasouptra, Peachy's Juices), too. There is all sorts of dining in Freeport from lobster on the wharf at the Harraseeket Yacht Club (no membership needed) to the New England Harraseeket Inn in town. You want more than Freeport? Portland's Old Port offers brew pubs and restaurants with local surf and turf, concert halls, Friday Art Walks, galleries, and ferries to the islands in the Bay. Take a bike, rent a bike, and go over for the day.

On the premises, a long deck that faces Maquoit Bay inside Casco Bay and beyond the open ocean. Children and adults alike can enjoy memorable breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the deck overlooking the bay, listening to the lobster boats collect their traps, the osprey locate their prey and call out for their children, the seagulls dropping the clams from above onto the rocks below. You look out at Little Flying Pt, Birch, Upper Goose, Lower Goose, and Sisters Islands as well as in the far distance Harpswell peninsula and Middle Bay. Eagle's island is not far where the recently renovated Admiral Peary's island residence is located. (An easy day trip). To the south, less than an hour, are some fabulous sandy beaches: Old Orchard, Ferry, Crescent, Scarborough and Higgins Beach. Or, less than an hour to the northeast, are the exquisite Popham Beach (be sure to go at low tide) and nearby historical forts. If you want to stay local, there's a small sandy beach in Winslow Park (3.0 miles)

Activities on-site include: - path to a private beach (not sandy), great for exploring marine life -- a kayak and canoe to explore FFF's private estuary, as well as Maquoit Bay and the islands of Casco Bay (maps here to show you the bay and which islands are kayak friendly) - Biking, hiking and large grass area--5 acres-- for the kids to enjoy. Other off-site activities include: (but definitely not limited to): The Maine Mall - South Portland, Portland Museum of Art - Portland, The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Children's Museum of Maine - Portland, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park - Bristol, Reid State Park - Georgetown, Maine Maritime Museum - Bath, Maine Wildlife Park - Gray, Funtown Splashtown USA Amusement Park / Waterslide - Saco, Two Lights State Park - Cape Elizabeth, Fort Williams&Portland Headlight - Cape Elizabeth (One of the most photographed places in the United States), LL Bean's free (yes - FREE!) Summer Concerts - Freeport (Saturday nights.)

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Liza Bakewell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2016
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About Liza Bakewell

We are a family that loves our farmhouse, and loves to travel, which makes it perfect for us to share our house on the water with other families. One of us is a writer and anthropologist. The others of us are budding individuals, majors still undeclared.

Liza Bakewell purchased this house in 2001

Why Liza Bakewell chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

All our lives we wanted to live in an old farmhouse on the water in Maine. So, finally, after living in Providence, Rhode Island, and Mexico City, for many years, we moved.

What makes this house unique

Character, charm, lovely views, close to what really counts: trees, summer breeze, open fields, views of the water, slow days, calm. For almost 200 years, families (we are the 5th family) have lived in this house, farmed the land, and breathed the fresh air.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Luxury Waterfront, Casco Bay, 1840s Farmhouse, 8 acres, 4K sqft, 800 f shor
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely amazing! It accommodated our family of 10 extremely well. The home is spacious with a beautiful, serene location. We enjoyed mornings and evenings on the back porch, cooking over the fire pit and the canoe and kayak with great ocean access at high tide. The kitchen and dining room were perfect for our evening meals. The home is extremely close to a great grocery store in Freeport as well as several farm stands. The property was very clean and well-maintained. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying our house and for being lovely guests.
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
5

Fair Field Farm - Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic and the location... well all I can say is "Wow!". We all enjoyed having coffee on the porch in the morning and watching the postcard view in front of us. Amazing!

I wish our stay was longer. There was not enough time to do every thing we wanted to do. Each day we took off to discover the towns along the shoreline. We shopped, ate lots of lobster and blueberry pie, rented a sailboat, took a three hour ferry boat ride, kayaked, shot a rifle at LL Bean Adventure Center, shopped some more, and had lots of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in town. At night, we came back to the house to sit around the fire pit and enjoyed a glass of wine from the local vineyard.

The house itself was perfect and has all the amenties. Could not have asked for a nicer place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City
5

Amazing House with a View to Die For

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in an amazing spot -totally private with views to die for. There is lots of lawn for playing and a hammock on the porch that is perfect for reading and relaxing.

The house is furnished in with charm and taste, though is not at all fussy. The rooms are all comfortable and all are light, airy and super clean.

Town is about a 10 minute drive away and Brunswick, home to Bowdoin college and lots of great restaurants and theater, is only about about 8 minutes away.

This house is a total find, in a great area that has lots of outdoor activities and fun events.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2000
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terrific.
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Map

Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company
Isabella's Cafe And Bakery
"Great for breakfast. "
Jacqueline's Tea Room
"I've heard this is nice, although I've never been. Need to make a reservation."
Azure Cafe
"Good basic restaurant. Nothing fancy, priced well."
Old World Gourmet Deli & Wine
"This is a nice sandwich place and take out."
Mainely Custard
"Their ice cream is delicious. Don't count calories. Privately owned."
Harraseeket Inn
"Superb. Not cheap but as good as it gets and all locally produced and grown foods."
The Corsican Restaurant
"Nice family restaurant. Good lobster rolls and good soups. "
Delorme Map Store
"Worth a visit if you are into maps."
The Gelato Fiasco
"Delicious. "
Wealden Farm LLC
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Portland Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Freeport Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
295
Car: necessary

Fair Fields Farm is a perfect place for those who enjoy privacy, quiet, relaxing days, while overlooking Casco Bay, hardly a house in site. Closest neighbor: 1/3 mile. Yet it is 5 minutes from town, 30 minutes from the nearest airport (PWM). Located only 3.8 miles from L.L. Bean, .5 miles from L.L. Bean's Paddling Center, and 1 mile from a great and wonderful day camp @ Wolfe's Neck Farm (just in case you have young ones; also you can rent kayaks and bikes there, attend lobster bakes and join hayrides). For more adventure? Whale watching, island hopping, Old Port in Portland, only 25 mins away. Large sandy beaches about 30 mins to an hour away. (We rent the house only to small parties of no more than 8-10. We do not rent the house for small or big events, nor for weddings).

Rates & Availability

Freeport House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$3,998
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Damage Deposit is 1,000.00. Damage deposits are returned after subtracting the base cleaning fee of 300.00 and any additional cleaning fees (rare) required to clean the house.

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Amenities

Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared with Bedrooms 1,2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Shared with Bedrooms 4,5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large w/Water View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Large w/ Water View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Large w/Garden View
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Large w/Garden View
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Large w/Water View (Beds each wider than single)
  • All bedrooms are large. The Master bedroom is the largest with its own bath and sweeping views of the ocean. All have bureaus and closets. Three of the bedrooms have an ocean view. Two a garden and field view. All are uncluttered. Four of the bedrooms, including the master bedroom, have desks. There is Wireless Internet access throughout most of the house. More photos of inside on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For computers: There is wireless throughout the house. We have Cable television, but limited. That can be upgraded for monthly rentals, if guests prefer that. Televisions: There are two televisions, each with DVD. Children: The house is fine for children, but it is not immediately safe for toddlers (no locked cabinet doors, plugged outlets, or blocked stairs. Also, house is on the water). Housekeeper: There is no housekeeper, but a housekeeper can be arranged. For monthly rentals, there is a housekeeper who comes once a week for four hours. She will clean all bathrooms, kitchen, and vacuum upstairs only. If more is wanted of her, that can probably be arranged with her for an additional cost. No wheelchair access, and all bedrooms are on second floor. Water: is fresh from the well. Not treated with any chemicals.

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