This beautiful and enchanting historic center-chimney white clapboard farmhouse was owned by a famous American painter, Frank W. Benson.
The ‘Captain's House', a guest cottage for four people, is available for rent separately for $3000 a week.
There is an incredibly well-constructed and enormous post & beam barn above the tennis court which Frank Benson used as his art studio; there he painted his iconic oils of his family. His paint is still on the walls where he cleaned his brushes.
There is a romantically long pier and float for boating and swimming and there are two expansive and private beaches on which you can picnic, hunt for sea glass and enjoy sunsets. Finally there is my favorite clay tennis court in the world, with views of the ocean and cool breezes .
This secluded, charming waterfront property simply takes your breath away. You will want to come back every year, as all of our renters do. From your rooms, watch sailboats and lobster boats cross Penobscot Bay. The 5-BR farmhouse sleeps ten and the separately rented 2-BR Captain's House sleeps 4.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets, a deep water granite pier/ramp & float system with 530' waterfront and a boathouse on the thoroughfare, play on a gorgeous clay tennis court with views of the water on both sides, ride bicycles, collect mussels, crabs, wildflowers or wild raspberries, stroll or walk in peaceful serenity with nature, paint, draw or take photos. Or read a book, get away from the world and remember what you used to do as a child. Children absolutely love this place and feel it is their summer dream home.
Keywords: 1795 farmhouse with guest cottage, ocean pier/ramp & float system, boathouse, beautiful clay tennis court with water views on both sides, post & beam barn used by Frank Benson, famous American painter.