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Alan Stewart

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Classic Coastal Farmhouse near the water

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Half of a large, classic Maine farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and is within walking distance to the Back River. The other half of the house is reserved for our use. As you can tell from the reviews we will not intrude on your vacation however please email us with any concerns.

The rental space is comprised of approximately 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms plus a twin bed in an area located off of the master bedroom (perfect for a child who appreciates being close to a parent), as well as a pullout sleeper sofa in the great room. The master bedroom is located up a steep antique-style stairway with a queen sized bed and an en suite bath. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and contains a full sized bed (as well as a twin mattress stored under it) and is served by a nearby half bath with the outdoor shower just steps away (an experience not to be missed).

The great room boasts lovely views of spruce forests and the adjacent gravel terrace that has all of the amenities for outdoor cooking and dining or just relaxing in the lounge chairs.

Just off of the great room you will find a charming barn area complete with barn swing overlooking the farm and a ping-pong table and other barn/outdoor games.

The rental also offers a well-stocked kitchen with commercial grade oven and range, spices, gourmet olive oils, cast iron pans, Riedel wine glasses, etc., in addition to a lovely adjacent sitting area.

The property exudes privacy sitting on 6 acres of farmland and 3 acres of woods, gardens and natural Mid-coast Maine habitat. The space has heat, for the colder seasons, and its own private entrances and gravel parking area with space for several cars. Enjoy a short walk to a pristine salt water estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing as well as many other water activities. Kayak rentals are available just a few miles away Friendship Village. It is the perfect place to relax and recover from a busy life but also offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, a Dell laptop, cable television, home phone and a well-stocked kitchen.

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday only and we are HAPPY to rent for a month or even for a year but it is still $900 a week. We do not offer a discount for long-term rentals.

Thomaston (15 minutes), Rockland (20 minutes) and Camden/Wiscasset (30 minutes) are easy and scenic drives and Portland is about 90 minutes away. In these towns you will find boutiques, award winning restaurants, harbor front cafes, museums as well as the fleet of antique schooners that ply the waters of Muscongus bay.

Our farmhouse is truly a magical place and not to be missed. We look forward to hosting you.

Keywords: Salt water farm, near the water, large lounge area

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alan Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alan Stewart

My wife, Lisa, and I purchased her family's farm house from her brother, David, in the fall of 2013. David and his partner, Paul, had relocated to Sicily and we wanted to ensure that the farmhouse remained in the family. David and Paul spent 13 years renovating the property and truly put their 'heart and soul' into the renovations. We are ecstatic to be carrying on their tradition of lovingly maintaining the property and providing our renters with the most relaxing and a unique experience possible.

Alan Stewart purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Alan Stewart chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Our farmhouse was built in 1860 by my wife's great-great grandparents. It remained in Lisa's family until 1943 when her great-great grandparents discontinued farming the land and moved to Friendship Village. Lisa and David grew up listening to their grandmother tell stories about her life in Friendship back when the house was a working farm. From childhood they dreamt of bringing the farm back into their family. That dream was realized in 2001 and Lisa and I now carry on the tradition.

What makes this farmhouse unique

There's really no way to adequately describe this farmhouse with words. It needs to be experienced in person. One previous renter described it as 'antique chic' and that seems appropriate. Our goal is that you will "get away from it all" but still enjoy the comfort and attention to detail of a 5 star hotel. There's something magical about swinging on the barn swing while overlooking the farm or sitting in the backyard gazing at the gardens and wildlife or cooking a farm fresh breakfast with ingredients from the local farm-stands as well as our well-stocked kitchen. Our hope is that you enjoy the property as much as our family does.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Classic Coastal Farmhouse near the water
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Terrific Experience

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location! We had a wonderful, relaxing week here. We enjoyed cooking on the commercial stove and grilling outside, and the outdoor shower is terrific. Recommend the place highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, lovely spot. We had a great time relaxing in this beautiful house. Our dogs loved playing field next to the barn.

If you plan to use the rowboat, bring something to bail the rainwater out!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you all and the dogs. I am glad they were able to enjoy some of the vast open space on the property!! Have a great rest of your summer, Alan and Lisa
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this charming farmhouse! The owners were very nice and pleasant to work with. They went above and beyond in every interaction we had with them, and were very responsive. The house was stocked with everything we needed plus many extras that made it feel really welcoming upon our arrival. The layout of the house is wonderful, and it is decorated beautifully. We loved cooking on the commercial gas stove and enjoyed entertaining in the great room. This rental really feels like a home- and I have to admit, after a week there, it was very hard to leave. Thank you, Alan, for providing the perfect getaway for my family and our 2 pups!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to host you and yours. We're glad you enjoyed the property and you are welcome back anytime!!! Best, Alan and Lisa
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Comfortable coastal home!

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect home base for exploring the Maine mid coastal region. Comfortable and cozy, the owners really thought of all the little important details to make our stay perfect, from high end toiletries and fine olive oils, to local beers and wines in the fridge. We enjoyed spending time in the barn playing games and sitting on the swing. It was easy to get to other towns including Camden, Rockport, Rockland and even boothbay harbor, which was a pretty hour drive down route 1.

We loved being on the coast, and having several fresh seafood options close by. We went to the bordering town, Bremen, and launched our kayaks into the Muscongus Bay and did an overnight camping trip on the islands off of Friendship. A truly beautiful area to visit, and very hidden from all the touristy hullabaloo.

I highly recommend this great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing, inspiring, and great time at the coastal farmhouse! When we arrived we were so happy to find beverages , popcorn, a lovely selection of beer and other amenities left for us! The directions and communication were top notch! The setting is just fantastic at the end of a lovely peninsula with fields and trees and a great view from the barn swing. We played ball, and ping pong and walked to the rowboat a short distance away to explore the coast. We traveled with a young girl, her dad, me and my wife, and a dog and there was plenty of room, as it is a true 2 bedroom sprawling over 2 floors with a lovely secluded back yard area...and there is another half bedroom upstairs that could fit another person I think. All in all we saw 5 beds in 2.5 rooms. The inside shower is in a brand new high end bathroom and I will dream of the outside shower for the rest of my life. I think I took all but 1 shower outside! I even showered in the rain. There were also high end lovely bath products left for us. BRAVO!

If you want row the boat at the nearby boat launch...NOTE: go about 1 hour before high tide. Low tide is very very shallow! ;) You probably need 2 people to move the boat but it was not a problem to drag it 5 feet to the waterline. We LOVED IT.

The home had very sophisticated decor that was somewhere between the coolest museum shop and a high end cozy hotel. Our hosts just made us feel totally welcomed and it really felt like home. The area is a very special area just over the bay from the famous " OLSON HOUSE" of Andrew Wyeth's painting " "CHRISTINA'S WORLD" . The area and countryside just has this pull over you. Rockland and Camden are 30 minutes away and we also loved Belfast..about an hour away.

It was really hard to leave Alan and Lisa's place. We felt at home and felt such a connection and you could tell that the hosts cared about their place, their guests and were just good people. We hope to come back soon and can't say enough good things about this home and the peace and love that come with it! THANK YOU ALAN and LISA!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have such a lovely, nice and thoughtful couple open up our farmhouse this year. We'd love to have you back! Alan and Lisa
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Maine farmhouse with European vibe

  • 5 of 5

Quiet comfortable antique Maine farmhouse with European vibe.

Off the beaten path but within scenic drives to surrounding peninsulas.

Birch Point State Park, Owls Head recommended.

Artisan pizza can pick up on way back "home" in Waldoboro.

Waterman's Lobster for best soft shell and great crab roll.

Olson house for a stroll over farmland and taste of Wyeth inspiration

Rockland Rockport and Camden for quintessential Maine coast and village activities.

Or just stay hang out at farmhouse in Friendship and soak in silence in a secluded but not isolated location. On beautiful country walking road. If you want privacy, just ask owners if anyone will be on other side of house during your stay.

Owners make it easy to rent and welcome you with nice libations in fridge and supply basics such as coffee and spices for home cooking if needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Nearest Ski
23.49 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

Friendship is an unspoiled lobstering village just south of the Rockland/ Camden area of the midcoast. The village has one general store (well stocked with groceries, wine, beer, liquor) with a gas station, an antique shop, kayak rentals, a tiny museum, farm stands offering local produce as well as few open artists' studios. On the other side of the Meduncook river is the town of Cushing, made famous by the Wyeth family of painters. The Olson house portrayed in 'Christina's World', now a museum is just a short drive. Fifteen to twenty minutes north is the Rockland, Rockport, Camden area with award-winning restaurants, various museums and the schooner fleet. Rockland is host to numerous summer festivals and is the port for most of the island ferries. Monhegan can be reached by boats in either New Harbor or Port Clyde. Hiking and mountain climbing can be found in the Camden Hills, with pristine lakes and good blueberry picking mid to late summer. In short, the area has much to offer both in scenic beauty and cultural attractions, and locally, the Friendship peninsula is a great place to unwind and enjoy tranquility, local seafood and the fishing/ farming culture.


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7 night minimum stay

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Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 1 full bath with shower upstairs, 1 half bath downstairs off the living room plus an enclosed, heated outside shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen Bed (1) in second floor master bedroom, Double Bed (1) in the first floor second bedroom (with twin mattress under it which can be used as an additional bed), Day Bed (1) in master bedroom, Twin bed (1) in small area outside the master, Sleep Sofa (1) in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Beautiful yard, walk to water, 9 acres of farmland, forest views, antique chic. Very private, charming and remote yet only 15-20 minutes to a plethora of restaurants and stores in Rockland.

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