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Peter Allen

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Frank Benson 18 Acre Oceanfront Farmhouse Tennis Estate

2 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Maine Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 7 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Historic center chimney Federal farmhouse owned by a famous American painter, Frank W. Benson, ('The Captain's House' guest cottage for four people is available for rent separately for $2500 a week), an incredibly well constructed post & beam barn set up and used as an art studio and a gorgeous clay tennis court. This secluded, charming waterfront property takes your breath away. From your rooms, watch sailboats and lobster boats cross Penobscot Bay. 5-BR farmhouse sleeps ten and 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.

Keywords: 1795 farmhouse with guest cottage, ocean pier/ramp & float system, boathouse, beautiful tennis court with water views on both sides, post & beam barn used by Frank Benson, famous American painter.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Peter Allen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

About Peter Allen

My family has summered on North Haven since 1914. My grandfather was a sculpter and knew Frank Benson, the owner of Wooster Farm from 1905 to 1951. I grew up playing tennis on the clay court.

Peter Allen purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Peter Allen chose Maine

As a tribute to Frank Benson and to my father and grandfather, I bought Wooster Farm in 2011 and have renovated it and preserved it in its original condition and have opened it up to thousands of art lovers who have enjoyed seeing where Mr. Benson painted and etched.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Wooster Farm is an enchanted place where people make happy memories; there have been a lot of weddings and dances in the Barn and families have had fun playing on the tennis court and baseball in the front lawn and walking the pristine beaches nearby.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Frank Benson 18 Acre Oceanfront Farmhouse Tennis Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Duxbury, MA
5

You can't beat Wooster Farm

  • 5 of 5

In late June, my three generation family of 15 will return to Wooster Farm for a week for the fifth time. The place is idyllic. Views to the west of the Camden Hills and to the east of the Fox Island Thorofare are picturesque. North Haven is a terrific place to get away from it all and live simply surrounded by natural beauty. Days are spent jogging, riding bikes, playing tennis, exploring beaches, and just plain relaxing. Our grandchildren spend many happy hours playing under or in the old apple tree. Evenings we play cards and board games. Our favorite activity is exploring the waters and islands around North Haven. We favor Brimstone Island located about five miles south of Vinal Haven. It's uninhabited and has an amazing shingle beach and a hill with great views of Penobscot Bay. In short, Wooster Farm is a true piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A GREAT PLACE FOR THE FAMILY

  • 5 of 5

WOW..... I don't have enough words to describe how beautiful this house is. The property is spectacular the views of the water sensational. It is a piece of paradise. Not to meniton the history and that beautiful barn........My family have many many memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a joy to have Chris and his wonderful family staying at Wooster Farm for the last five years. They stay five weeks every summer and live a full island life there including boating, seashore walking, tennis on our clay court, ball playing, bicycle riding and of course lobster eating. We plan on having them for years to come.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
rockland maine
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
nebo lodge
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
state ferry service
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
north haven golf
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
route 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
nebo lodge
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
wooster cove
Car: necessary

Gorgeous private clay tennis court on property surrounded by water on both sides. Paint/draw/take photos (Bartlett's Harbor was an artists' colony); the barn was used by Frank Benson, famous American painter. Community center with movies, plays & lectures, gift stores, library.

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Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

One half is due in January and last half is due in May

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Amenities

Maine Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Two king size beds and 6 single beds in main house; queen and 2 singles in cottage
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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