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This converted barn was beautifully renovated to a 4 bedroom house. It is on a private peninsula jutting into one of the last pristine bays on the mid-coast of Maine. Walk across a beautiful sweeping hay field to a small pebbled beach for some of the best swimming around. Feast on local lobster or dine in one of many great local restaurants. Bring your boat because there is a paved launch ramp just down the street. The fishing is great. This house is a perfect place to bring family and friends.
Waldoboro: Waldoboro is on the Medomak River, at Muscongus Bay. It was originally a German settlement and was known for its local shipyards, which built five-masted schooners in the 19th century. Waldoboro is within easy reach of the Midcoast towns of Pemaquid, Damariscotta, Boothbay, Freeport and Portland to the south and Rockland, Rockport, Camden and Belfast to the north.
We were delighted with our stay in this rustic and charming home! We did a lot of exploring of the area and it was always nice to come home to 'the barn'. We, two senior couples, began our days with coffee in the sun room and ended there with sunset drinks. What a lovely area to take a brisk walk, either to the boat landing or all the way to the end at Butter Point. Folks who lived along the road were delightful. Owner Eric was very quick with his responses when I made the reso about a year ago. We didn't do any cooking, but the kitchen had everything one would need to do so. We really enjoyed the town of Rockland, it's museums and a great bakery!! Great tour of the perfectly preserved old Farnsworth home and great exhibits in the museum, including three generations of Wyeths. If I could only figure out how to make California closer to Maine, we would stay at the barn every year!! Thank you, Eric!!
We were delighted with our stay in this rustic and charming home! We did a lot of exploring of the area and it was always nice to come home to 'the barn'. We began our days with coffee in the sun room and ended there with sunset drinks. What a lovely area to take a brisk walk, either to the boat landing or all the way to the end at Butter Point. Folks who lived along the road were delightful. Owner Eric was very quick with his responses when I made the reso about a year ago. We didn't do any cooking, but the kitchen had everything one would need to do so. We really enjoyed the town of Rockland, it's museums and a great bakery!! Great tour of the perfectly preserved old Farnsworth home and great exhibits in the museum, including three generations of Wyeths. If I could only figure out how to make California closer to Maine, we would stay at the barn every year!! Thank you, Eric!!
Once in a while you come across a summer rental owned and operated by someone interested in more than just providing their tenants with shelter, a working microwave, a few nice wine glasses and a comfortable bed. Rare is a rental anchored by a commitment to preserving an actual experience. But this is that sort of find, not just a structure but an experience, one informed by attributes of the surrounding landscape and community that, though faced with the inexorable forces of change, are part of something that people like these owners are fighting to retain. How fortunate for us...
This is the place for you if you are a person who enjoys being surrounded by the quiet timelessness of rural, seafaring Maine. Part of this experience is the location of the property…down a country road on a peninsula in Midcoast that mixes the nearby hustle and bustle of town with long, sloping, open views of bays and fields. But the balance is supported by the old Oxen Barn space itself, the eclectic and tasteful articles chosen for furnishing the rooms and the gorgeous bit of land that surrounds it and extends across the road to the coastline.
My wife and our two young children were enchanted by the moments we had together during our week here…and though school and work have now intruded on our memories, there is a part of us that will always be reading together on the porch, sailing a frisbee over the freshly mown field, sailing across the unspoiled bay or enjoying a quiet, candlelit dinner on the rough-hewn farm table in front of the soaring barn windows. Kudos to the owners of this property for giving the rest of us the opportunity to experience Maine as it once was, and how we hope a part of it will always be.
This is a well cared for property with so much charm and character and space. My group of 8 women artists had room to work indoors and out, to sleep, cook and relax. It is really unusual and the surrounding towns and countryside provided everything we wanted, from great food to good painting subjects.
...but that would be unfair to the owner of this wonderful property, which is just as lovely in person as it is in the photos. We stayed at the barn for a week in early summer recently, and had such a relaxing, pleasant time that I felt sad to close the door behind me on the last day. This is truly impressive considering that we were a party of two families with four boys under the age of five among us. The boys were enchanted by the yard and by the water (which is everywhere around you in this place) and we were able to combine short day trips to kid-friendly locations with relaxing evenings at the house, enjoying a little wine and cooking for ourselves while the kids watched a movie in the sitting room.
The barn, itself, is absolutely charming. The folks who serve as the caretakers literally appeared in the driveway as we were stepping out of our car and made themselves available at all times, offering generous help and advice. The owner's recommendations were also very useful and you absolutely cannot miss the lobster down at Broad Cove Marina. We sat there on a sunny day with our boys and showed them their first lobster meal right on the water. It was totally memorable.
If you want to feel like you've escaped the stress of your life and you want little more than to look at a lush view, hear the birds, and unplug from it all, this is a great place in which to do it. And there is still a grocery store, pizza, ice cream...just minutes away. We are grateful for for a week we will always remember.
Our extended family stayed in this property the last week of July 2010. The property is beautiful, spacious and gives you the true "summering" in Maine experience. The house is an old ox barn and is tastefully decorated and has all the amenities and comforts that you would want. The walk to the river is through a sloping field and the boat ramp is also close by. Great for canoeing and kayaking. The area is great for biking too. Waldoboro is centrally located to so many things, you definitely will want to come back again and again. After staying in this property we want to come back again and again.
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