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Eric Stark

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Extraordinary Converted Barn on Broad Bay

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 8.

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eric Stark (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish


based on 5 traveler reviews

Extraordinary Converted Barn on Broad Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

The Way Maine Once Was...

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this thoughtful and sweet review! Dutch Neck is a very special place and we were delighted to share it with you. You are a wonderful writer, capturing the essence of what a summer in Maine is all about. Best, Eric
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Perfect Art Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern VA, USA

If we were smart, we'd keep it to ourselves...

  • 5 of 5

...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.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kitty Hawk, NC/Southeast US

We Fell In Love with Maine and this House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern VA, VA

Would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with everything you could need. Stayed in August, 2009. Owner was great, friendly, and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Waldoboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July and August
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

50% signing of rental agreement 50% a month in advance of rental

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd fl bathroom - toilet , tub
    1st fl bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master Bath with 6' claw footed Tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd fl master bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd fl bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd fl bedroom - 1 double
    3rd fl bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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