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Spacious home in private woodland setting

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BRs & 3 full baths; rec room with pool table, piano & futon; sleeps 8+

This unique home, built in 1990 for its owners, is nestled in a very private woodsy setting. You'll love the deck & patio out back (without pesky mosquitoes--the SkeeterEater really works), the pond in front, and gardens, birds and fireflies all around. You're just a little over a mile from Route 1 but you'll never know it. Great place to relax at the end of a busy day exploring Maine's mid-coast area. Perfect for extended families or 3-4 couples. It boasts a full-sized slate pool table, 2 libraries, and a piano. Musicians built this house so there is sound in almost every room and thousands of CDs to enjoy. Large fully-equipped kitchen; the beds are new and comfy. In Autumn, the sugar maples around the home explode in crimson, orange and yellow.


Owner
Becki Clarke / Tom Hostage
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Amenities

Wiscasset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • 1st floor bathroom is wheelchair-accessible.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Rec Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There are 2 full-sized futons in this room.
  • Luxury linens throughout. Also available: 1 single-sized fold-away bed, 2 fold-out single-sized cushion sets (no frames), and 1 Graco portable crib. There are 2 full-sized futon beds (one in the form of a couch, the other without a frame) in the recreation room. (There is no permanent sleeping arrangement on the 1st floor.)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Unlimited national phone service. Change-over day is often flexible during off-season. Kitchen stocked with spices & many condiments (take a look before you buy anything).

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
5

Exceptional home in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this home from August 19 to 26, 2017 with our two small dogs. We have rented other properties in the Maine Mid Coast area and have always had good experiences. However, this home was truly exceptional. It is the first rental where we found the saying "just pack your tooth brush and come" is actually true!! The home is beautiful. Very large and spacious with comfortable living room furniture and a large dinning table to accommodate a large family. The bedrooms were also very comfortable with tons of extra bedding in the closets for those cooler nights. Bathrooms were clean and spacious. The kitchen is the best we have ever had in a rental. The owners have included top quality cooking pots, pans and utensils - some of them looking brand new! The cupboards were also stocked with an excellent assortment of spices, cooking oils, etc - again, all fresh (not looking like they've been in the house for years). But the best was the yard - the yard is gorgeous and surrounds the entire home. If you have dogs, you can let them outside with total peace of mind because the house is located well away from the road. We travel often with our dogs and they seemed more settled and calm in this rental than others we have rented, and I think its because the location is so quiet. Cons of this rental: Note that is it not accessible for anyone with mobility issues as the bedrooms are upstairs; the home does not have air conditioning (however the house was well equipped with ceiling fans and cooled off each night); the house is located in the woods so bugs are an issue. Pros of this rental: house is very well maintained and extremely clean; excellent, top quality kitchen; well stocked house (kitchen supplies, bed linens, etc) and very peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Having just spent a week in August in this amazing home, I am in total agreement with the other reviewers who rave about the house. The photos don't come anywhere near showing how spacious, comfortable, beautifully decorated and well-situated the house and property are. We spent more time at home than we had planned, mostly because we instantly fell in love with it and were so relaxed. We enjoyed day trips to several neighboring towns, took a long drive to Acadia, and ate lots of lobster. Thanks you for sharing your home and allowing us to have a memorable week away from New York City!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Freedom Song

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this great house. It well kept and very clean. This house had everything we needed. Becki and Joan gave us excellent recommendations as far as places to go and eat. I was a little doubtful about being bug free in the back patio, but I was pleasantly surprised. We sat out there with no bugs. I would highly recommend staying here, especially if you have 4 to 8 people.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burke, VA
5

A lovely family home in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Maine to visit with our oldest daughter's future in-laws and needed a large space for our big family, our dog, and entertaining other new family members. This house was absolutely wonderful with a well-appointed kitchen and plenty of space for people to sit and eat as well as bunk down at night. The yard and grounds are beautiful and natural--the younger set had a blast down by the pond, catching and releasing frogs, and the grown-ups loved having morning coffee with the birds at the bird-feeders. We were within a 30-minute drive of plenty of attractions--the aquarium at Boothbay was a huge hit, as was Pemaquid Point, Porter's Reserve, and the Maine State Museum in Augusta.

Our only desire to make this house even more perfect would be more outdoor entertaining furniture. We so enjoyed the table and chairs on the patio, but would have liked more seating outdoors for a larger group, as well as deck chairs on the smaller decks around the house. The turtle pond waterfall wasn't operating properly while we were there, but I know that would have been the highlight of the house had it been. Hopefully if we come back next summer we'll get to see it in action!

One last thing--as you can imagine in a house built by musicians, the acoustics are fabulous. My daughters are all singers and had the most amazing time singing in different areas of the house. The spot at the top of the stairs was a particular favorite!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Tawnia, for your kind words and great suggestion to add more chairs on the decks. We think our patio is a bit too small to accommodate larger furniture but I will happily look into options. As for the fountain, we too are saddened by its misbehavior and are working to correct the pump issues. It is indeed a centerpiece when it is happily operational!
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Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

This house made the perfect home base for our family. It's delightfully comfortable and homey.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This house is perfect for family.

  • 5 of 5

We were a bit apprehensive when renting this house; would it be as the pictures portrayed it, well it was better than expected. The house is a large three bedroom with a fully equipped kitchen and room for 8 to dine in comfort. It's location in the charming town of Wiscasset is a plus. We hosted two different family groups and both enjoyed the house and gardens. Having three full bathrooms, all with showers (and one with a bathtub) made it a breeze for everyone to get ready in the morning. We spent our days exploring the Maine coast; the Booth Bay Botanical Gardens are not to be missed. The lobster rolls at Red's in Wiscasset are the best, they live up to all the hype. After a long day out, it was a pleasure to return to the comforts of Freedom Song House. If you need a large house in a quite and peaceful setting, don't hesitate to book with these very accommodating hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Coastal Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Montsweag Roadhouse, Woolwich, ME
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Reid State Beach
Car: necessary

Relax at the end of a busy day in this lovely spacious home set privately in the middle of 5 woodsy acres.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

PAYMENT POLICY. We accept 3 installments: 1/3 at booking, 1/3 60 days' ahead, and the last 1/3 30 days' ahead. There is no way to indicate this on HomeAway.

CANCELLATION POLICY. Full refund if cancelled with 60 days' notice. Refund of all but booking deposit (and tax on that portion) if cancelled with 30 days' notice. Refund of half the rental fee (and tax on that portion) if cancelled with fewer than 30 days' notice unless we can re-book your dates, in which case you will be provided a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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