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Saltwater Farm on Phipps Point, Woolwich, Maine

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Wonderful 200-year old saltwater farm is located on a dead end road with little traffic. The farmhouse has been updated, but retains most of its period charm. The estate consists of 56 acres with frontage on Montsweag and Brookings Bays. A combination of open fields and wooded areas contains over two miles of private trails for hiking and cross country skiing. Tidal bays offer 2/3 tide access for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing.

During warmer months a large woodshed (studio) provides an area for socializing, dining, and entertaining. The woodshed provides views of open fields and Montsweag Bay. Abundant wildlife and woodlands add to the enjoyment of "The Farm".

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Saltwater Farm on Phipps Point, Woolwich, Maine
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

A classic coastal Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for only two days and wished we had stayed longer! we loved the location as its the perfect place to experience coastal Maine the way it should be. The historic home was just the way it should be and we felt at ease instantly there. We highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for peacefulness and beauty in the Maine coastal country side! we will be back to stay for sure!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the farm. Also, thanks for leaving everything so nicely for us. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Catherine
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Rustic, delightful old farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

The Saltwater Farm on Phipps Point, Woolwich, Maine was a great place to get away with our 3 small children, ages 2.5 - 6. The kids loved exploring the house and grounds around it. There are a number of trails around the property. The farm is about a 15 minute drive from Bath which has large supermarket and a number of attractions. Freeport, ME with its outlet stores is about a 30 min drive. Between Bath and the farm is Nequasset park, a town owned swim park and public boat launch on fresh water which the kids enjoyed.

The farmhouse does not have a dishwasher or wifi. This was OK with us as we sought a slower pace, so didn't mind handwashing the dishes, and wanted a chance to get off the grid. The barbecue is an old-style shallow bowl on a stand. Contrary to some of the older reviews, there is now a shower installed.

The house had everything we needed for a great stay. The house was very clean and well maintained. The owners also provided some board games, a croquet set, and even bubble wands for the kids. The towels and linens were all new and of high quality. We also appreciated the good quality pots, pans, and knives. Sometimes rentals have the cheapest crockery and one or two dull knives. It is clear that the owners use the property and so it is very functional. These small things make a difference.

We would definitely come back.

This property is not for everybody. If you are looking for a more modern property with gas grill, dishwasher, wifi, AC, etc that is within walking distance to shops and restaurants, then this is definitely not the place for you. On the other hand if you want a quite location with a number of hiking trails, easy access to swimming and boating, and a short drive to town, then it is a delight.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review, and for leaving everything in such great shape. We're happy you were able to enjoy some of the Iocal attractions that we hold near and dear, and that you took advantage of the trails on the property. I also really appreciate the messages you sent upon your departure. Your communication was very helpful. We wish you and your family all the best and hope to have you here again in the future. ~CDJ
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A step back in time with great views and some modern conveniences

  • 4 of 5

This is an incredible home and I recommend it for a launching pad for exploring the mid coast of Maine. Worlds away from civilization while being close enough (10 minutes) for groceries, restaurants and sightseeing... Stayed here for a wedding weekend and wish I had more time and more of my family with me to enjoy the home, farm and salt water. It's a neatly preserved old Maine home with neat decorations and knick·knacks. Ideal for a romantic get away, family vacation or group of friends getting together to celebrate. It gets 4 out of 5 stars only because it did not have a shower (only a tub). Internet would be a bonus but you may want to get away. It does have satellite TV and movies for rainy day entertainment.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have recently received requests from guests, friends and family to add a shower and hope to make improvements in the near future. Jonathan Jim, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and positive review of our family's home. Like Jonathan indicated we are working toward a shower, and hope to continue making other improvements that will make it more comfortable and enjoyable for our guests. Thanks for leaving everything in such great shape when you left. We hope you'll be back again! The DeWick Family (Catherine)
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Quaint family farm-house packed with books & games

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this lovely old home near Bath for a long weekend with family members from Canada (it was a good halfway point for meeting up). The farm has a magical quality to it; staying there felt like going back in time. It seems a rare opportunity to get to stay in a spot that has been in a family for so long, and there is clearly a lot of history and Maine lore to bask in if you so choose! We loved that the house was packed with books and games. There is a nice patio area with umbrella, chairs and chaise, there was a croquet set, a kayak, a grill. We spent a lot of time in the "shed" where we ate meals and played games and chatted in the evenings. The shed is an attached structure with a screened side that looks across a meadow to the water of the bay, and we were continually seeing deer in the meadow. Very tranquil. The evenings were super quiet and peaceful... No lights except for fireflies, no sound except for Route 1 far in the distance. During the day we made excursions in the area--one day to the beach at Reid State Park on Georgetown island (at the owner's suggestion), another day we went to the Bath Farmer's Market followed by the Freeport outlets. The house was a good fit for our needs since we have 2 kids that could use the room with twin beds, plus a couple and two more individuals took up the remaining 3 rooms. The kitchen was well appointed (handwash dishes) and we did a lot of cooking. A large coffee maker was also very welcome! (Bathtub only)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It's so heatwarming to read... you've really captured the essence of why our family loves this place so much. We're currently working toward adding a shower. We'll also continue to make other improvements. Thank you for taking such good care of everything, and for leaving the house in such great shape when you left. We hope you'll be back! The DeWick Family (Catherine)
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on the farm. We had a party of six, my husband, myself, our two kids ages 11 & 6 and my parents. The owner was waiting on us as we arrived and made us all feel at home. The house was lovely and everything we expected. We all agreed our favorite room was the wood shed room. It was fun explaining to the kids what a "privy" was. We enjoyed exploring and trying our hand at fishing in the bay. When the owner found out we had no luck he called to tell us where the fish were biting. We hated to leave but hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, and for leaving everything in such great shape when you departed. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and very much hope that you'll be back! The DeWick Family (Catherine) PS. I was sorry to miss meeting you... hope we can remedy that if you're ever back this way. ~CDJ
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Weeklong stay late in May 2013

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of May. We were met at the house by Steve, the owner, who was very helpful in showing us the ins and outs of the house. We've rented many VRBO properties and Steve is one of the most helpful owners we've encountered.

The house is 200 years old with beautiful wooden floors and it's located in a quiet remote spot with a distant view of the water. The woodshed was, by far, our favorite room in the house and we enjoyed sitting there in rocking chairs watching the landscape and the wildlife, e.g. deer. The lane the house is on is good for walking (and there's a Morgan horse ranch just down the lane where we enjoyed watching the horses).

There is one bedroom downstairs and all the others are upstairs (with some fairly steep stairs to navigate). Since it was just us, we used only the downstairs bedroom. The downstairs toilet was a bit odd, located in the bedroom without any partitions - so we did tend to use the upstairs bathroom which is a full bathroom with a nice tub.

Some of the upholstered furniture needs to be updated. We've conveyed that to the owner and he's indicated that he'll be taking care of that.

We had an enjoyable time there. It was remote enough to be quiet and relaxing and yet was within 8 miles of a large grocery and several restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Reid State Park or Popham Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Woolwich House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $25
Property Damage Protection $59

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Woolwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Within Bonus Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1, Upstairs - 1 double
    Bedroom 3, Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2, Upstairs - 1 double
    Bonus Bedroom, Downstairs and 1/2 Bath, Within - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
56 acres with two miles of hiking/xc trails, access to two tidal bays

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