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Historic, quiet barn on country property

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, loft, 1 bath, large deck, sleeps 5

Private and quiet country location - The Joshua Lassell Barn - walk to harbor, beaches, nature preserve, village. Located on the grounds of the ancient 1716 Joshua Lassell House in the Old Seabury area. No other houses are in sight - you may hear the horses whinny to themselves. York River is right out back. Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, NH - historic hip music, foodie and theatre meccas - are a 10 minute drive. Ogunquit art colony just up the Shore Road. Boston and Portland are both 50 minutes away by major highway. Kennebunkport 25 minutes. Bike and canoe for your use. Due to high deck and horses on property, no children between ages 3 - 10. Laundry, deck, charcoal grille, outside dining. Our neighbor is a lobsterman - ask us about lobsters fresh off the boat . Well-behaved pets welcome for $100 extra. We have a Cocker - Boo Boo, and Hank the Scnauzer.

Spring and Fall - good Striper fishing. Fall is lovely for autumn colors, York Harvestfest, and peaceful days.

74 Seabury Road, 03909

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Brud Weger
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2016

About Brud Weger

I was in California and sorely missed New England, so here I am.

In winter we go into semi-hibernation mode, but spring, summer and fall are well worth it. I'm an architect and a sailor, so this is a great place for both.

Brud Weger purchased this barn in 1999

Why Brud Weger chose Southern Coast of Maine

An ancient timber - framed house, 4 fireplaces, enough property to have horses and privacy, the barn. And chipmunks - many chipmunks of different tribes - the barn group, the stonewallers, the house bunch, led by 'Superchip'.

We're going to give the place a 300th birthday party in 2016.

What makes this barn unique

Private and quiet, yet close to the beaches, ocean. Good walking in all directions. This area has a country feel, yet there are some really great restaurants, galleries, museums, theatre, music - Portsmouth, Boston, Portland close at hand. Several conservation areas and large parks.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Historic, quiet barn on country property
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in York, especially this wonderful loft. We shared a week with our adult son and his girl friend. We had plenty of room, the kitchen was adequate for entertaining. We had two large groups of 9 for dinner with adequate seating. The lobsterman who lives in the neighborhood gave us such a great deal on lobster. The deck is spacious with a grill and view of the woods. The area has great restaurants, shopping, beaches, and great walking paths. The loft was clean, comfortable and bright with skylights that make it bright and cheerful. We are hoping to spend more time this fall. Sonia, Brud and Rocky are so welcoming, friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doris - thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you this summer - remeber, 10% off on returning guests! Yours - Brud and Sonia
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Tucson, Az.

joshua lassell barn, York Harbor

  • 5 of 5

This is the greatest place! The apartment is the upper story of a converted barn behind the main house. Tree top height views, very private, very quiet. The main bedroom has open beam ceiling and a fairy-tale feel. Bath is spacious with claw foot tub under a big skylight for star-gazing while soaking and reading. Big deck over the forest for entertaining, outside dining. Kitchen is ample and very useable. The apartment is such a pleasure to be in that even a rainy day is something to look forward to. Within easy picturesque walk of the York River where local fishermen angle for striper on the tide twice a day then across the bridge to John Hancock's colonial era warehouse on the river, thru the Steedman Woods Reserve, over the Wiggly Bridge on the millpond where children try to catch crabs on strings, then cross the pond and into the village for breakfast, or an afternoon drink, or swim and sun at small and cozy York Beach. Take a canoe up the York River in the morning and spend the day drifting back on the out-going tide. Great walks along the harbor shore. Further out, accessible by bus, is Long Sands, traditional boardwalk resort town. Going out the other direction from the house gets you to a great hike along Brave Boat Harbor, then down thru Kittery area and across the Piscataqua River to Portsmouth, for bars, restaurants, beautiful park, home of John Paul Jones, sight seeing, shops. Perfect starting point for sight seeing and exploring up or down the coast. We've stayed here many times, with kids and without, and hope to spend many more. If you are only going to have one New England experience, this will make a great memory.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cnaterbury, nh

The Cozy Barn

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the Barn Apartment for 2 summers in a row with my 2 children and husband. There is plenty of space for all 4 of us and even though it is literally 5 minutes from the attractions of York Harbor, Long Sands beach and Short sands activities, it feel extremly private. Brud and Sonia provide a comfortable atmosphere- actually, we didnt really even see them! Last summer we asked if we could bring our dog (she is very well behaved) and they accepted with us providing a reasonable deposit.

We plan on returning here yearly for as long as they will have us!

Thank You Brud and Sonia- we'll see you next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Boy! Oh! Boy!

  • 5 of 5

Above all else, the striper fishing will stick in my mind. Your accommodations are lovely and the adjacent seacoast was pure Maine. The bicycle was a welcome relief from the jogging routine.

Thank you for a lovely getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Boston or Manchester
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many courses
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor beach or York River
Car: recommended

Southern Maine Seacoast - beaches, fishing, sailing, walking. Nice Autumn festival and colors.

Other Activities: Museums, Art, wonderful restaurants in area, Kittery Shopping Outlets 3 miles, LL Bean and Freeport 65 miles


Rates & Availability

York Barn Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

10% State of Maine lodgings tax and cleaning and added to bill.
Returning guests get 10% off.
Full payment requested to guarantee reservation.
$500 security deposit due upon arrival.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM Saturday afternoon, check-out is 11:00 AM the following Saturday morning.
Cancellations: full refund if cancelled 45 days before arrival date. Otherwise, we will cheerfully refund you

50% due in advance to hold reservation, 50% + $500 damage deposit due upon arrival

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York Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Washer / Dryer in bathroom closet
  • Large skylight, antique claw foot tub, washer and dryer, shower. Soap, towels, laundry detergent supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV and DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV
    Loft - 1 double
  • Main bedroom has antique writing desk and sled seat, large closet, beamed ceiling, wood floors 2nd bedroom is away from it all upstairs and has a loft area adjacent with a double bed - comfortable! Very green - the feeling is like being up in the trees. Fresh linens on beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are 3 levels - Entry foyer on 1st. Living room, kitchen, pantry, bathroom, large deck, breakfast area, formal dining on 2nd. 2nd bedroom and loft on 3rd - this really feels like a hideaway in the trees.

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